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  • Between Slavery and Freedomby Howard Jr. McGary; Bill E. Lawson

    Indiana University Press 1993; US$ 11.99

    Using the writings of slaves and former slaves, as well as commentaries on slavery, Between Slavery and Freedom explores the American slave experience to gain a better understanding of six moral and political concepts?oppression, paternalism, resistance, political obligation, citizenship, and forgiveness. The authors use analytical philosophy as well... more...

  • Alexander Hamiltonby Lawrence S. Kaplan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 35.99

    Of all of the Founding Fathers of the American republic none, with the possible exception of Thomas Jefferson, has evoked more passions and aroused more controversy than Alexander Hamilton. In this absorbing new biography, eminent historian Lawrence Kaplan examines Hamilton's conception of America's role in the world and the foreign policies that... more...

  • Niccolò Machiavelli: Der Fürstby Otfried Höffe

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 26.51

    In this series the most important works in the history of philosophy are discussed with cooperative commentary from internationally renowned philosophers. Each volume contains 12 to 15 essays, and follows the organizational structure of the discussed philosophical work. Essential reading for students and academics alike, the series elucidates... more...

  • Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in Americaby Jr. August H. Nimtz

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 44.99

    While Alexis de Tocqueville described America as the 'absolute democracy,' Karl Marx saw the nation as a 'defiled republic' so long as it permitted the enslavement of blacks. August J. Nimtz argues that Marx, unlike Tocqueville, not only recognized that the overthrow of slavery and the cessation of racial oppression were central to democracy's realization... more...

  • The Education of George Washingtonby Austin Washington

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 29.99

    George Washingtona man of honor, bravery and leadership. He is known as America?s first President, a great general, and a humble gentleman, but how did he become this man of stature? The Education of George Washington answers this question with a new discovery about his past and the surprising book that shaped him. Who better to unearth them... more...

  • George Washingtonby Don Higginbotham

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 25.99

    In George Washington: Uniting a Nation , Don Higginbotham argues that Washington's greatest contribution to American life was creating a sense of American unity. In clear and concise prose, Higginbotham shows that as Revolutionary War commander, proponent of the Constitution, and president, George Washington focused on building national identity... more...

  • Necessary Courageby Lowell J. Soike

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    During the 1850s and early 1860s, Iowa, the westernmost free state bordering a slave state, stood as a bulwark of antislavery sentiment while the decades-long struggle over slavery shifted westward. On its southern border lay Missouri, the northernmost slaveholding state. To its west was the Kansas-Nebraska Territory, where proslavery and antislavery... more...

  • Incident at the Otterville Stationby John Christgau

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 16.95

    While elated Northerners were celebrating victory at Gettysburg and toasting Abraham Lincoln as the Great Emancipator, Missourian Charles W. Walker was rousing his thirteen slaves in the dark of night. In defiance of a standing Union order prohibiting the transfer of slaves among states, he intended to ship his slaves by train to Kentucky, where... more...

  • 12 Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    A powerful and riveting condemnation of American slavery, 12 Years a Slave is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, enduring unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later. Steve McQueen's powerful film adaptation starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Benedict... more...

  • Fleeing for Freedomby Willene Hendrick; George Hendrick

    Ivan R. Dee 2003; US$ 13.99

    Selected narratives from the two most important contemporary chroniclers of the Underground Railroad, Levi Coffin and William Still. Here are firsthand descriptions of the experiences of escaped slaves making their way to freedom in the North and in Canada in the years before the Civil War. "A colorful yet balanced portrait."?William L. Van Deburg. more...