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  • Harriet Tubmanby Marie Patterson

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Harriet Tubman was a slave who dreamed of freedom from a very young age. After her escape at 29, she did everything she could to help and rescue other slaves. In her later years, she built a home to take care of elderly African Americans with no place to live and encouraged women to stand together for their rights. more...

  • Franklin in His Own Timeby Kevin J. Hayes; Isabelle Bour

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    In his time Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was the most famous American in the world. Even those personally unacquainted with the man knew him as the author of Poor Richard’s Almanack , as a pioneer in the study of electricity and a major figure in the American Enlightenment, as the creator of such life-changing innovations as the... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slaveby Frederick Douglass; Deborah E. McDowell

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    Frederick Douglass's Narrative recounts his life as a slave in Maryland and escape to freedom in 1838. An important slave autobiography, it is significant both for what it tells us about slave life and about its author. It is here reprinted with contexualizing source material and other writings by Douglass, as well as an introduction discussing... more...

  • The Debate Over Slaveryby David F. Ericson

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 89.00

    Frederick Douglass and George Fitzhugh disagreed on virtually every major issue of the day. On slavery, women's rights, and the preservation of the Union their opinions were diametrically opposed. Where Douglass thundered against the evils of slavery, Fitzhugh counted its many alleged blessings in ways that would make modern readers cringe. What... more...

  • The Political Thought of Frederick Douglassby Nicholas Buccola

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent figures in African-American and United States history, was born a slave, but escaped to the North and became a well-known anti-slavery activist, orator, and author. In The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass, Nicholas Buccola provides an important and original argument about the ideas that animated... more...

  • Negro Comrades of the Crownby Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, Gerald Horne reveals in his latest work of historical recovery that after 1776, Africans and African-Americans continued to collaborate with Great Britain against the United States in battles big and small until the... more...

  • William Henry Sewardby John M. Taylor

    Potomac Books Inc. 1996; US$ 22.95

    From Kirkus Reviews :A friendly yet not uncritical biography of the secretary of state in the Lincoln and Andrew Johnson Cabinets. Taylor--who chronicled his father's life in General Maxwell Taylor (1987)- -offers neither much original scholarship nor more...

  • The Sugar Mastersby Richard Follett

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 17.95

    Focusing on the master-slave relationship in Louisiana's antebellum sugarcane country, The Sugar Masters explores how a modern, capitalist mind-set among planters meshed with old-style paternalistic attitudes to create one of the South's most insidiously oppressive labor systems. As author Richard Follett vividly demonstrates, the agricultural paradise... more...

  • The Making of a Patriotby Sheila Skemp

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 17.99

    On January 29, 1774, Benjamin Franklin was called to appear before the Privy Council--a select group of the King's advisors--in an octagonal-shaped room in Whitehall Palace known as the Cockpit. Spurred by jeers and applause from the audience in the Cockpit, Solicitor General Alexander Wedderburn unleashed a withering tirade against Franklin. Though... more...

  • Staat und politische Bildungby Gudrun Hentges; Christoph Butterwegge

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    Im Jahre 2012 feierte die „Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung“ ihr 60-jähriges Bestehen. Sie tritt ein für die Förderung des Bewusstseins für Demokratie und politische Partizipation. 1952 unter dem Namen „Bundeszentrale für Heimatdienst“ gegründet, unterstand sie dem Bundesministerium des Innern... more...