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  • Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of America's Fugitive Slavesby Eric Foner

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    When slavery was a routine part of life in America's South, a secret network of activists and escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom in what is now Canada. The 'underground railroad' has become part of folklore, but one part of the story is only now coming to light. In New York, a city whose banks, business and politics... more...

  • George Washingtonby Frank E. Grizzard Jr

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 55.00

    The range of subjects discussed in this work is not limited to Washington's roles as military leader and President. It includes much about his personal and family life, his landholdings, his business dealings and his correspondents. more...

  • George Washingtonby Tim McNeese

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00

    Washington's many victories led the colonies to freedom. Afterwad he helped draft laws at the Constitutional Convention, became the first president, and is often referred to as the father of our country. more...

  • George Washingtonby Don Higginbotham

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • Grassroots Reform in the Burned-over District of Upstate New Yorkby Judith Wellman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Great and Good Manby John P. Kaminski; Jill Adair McCaughan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 18.99

    A Great and Good Man presents a lively collection of contemporary letters, poems, addresses and newspaper reports that demonstrate the remarkable esteem in which Washington was held. Washington would become, after his death, a true symbol of the American republic. This selection of materials, many reprinted for the first time since the eighteenth... more...

  • The Grimke Sisters from South Carolinaby Gerda Lerner

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 22.50

    The only Southern white women ever to become leading abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimke encountered many obstacles and leapt many hurdles in pursuing their anti-slavery work. Their greatest accomplishment was overcoming the ubiquitous prejudices of society in regard to women. Indeed, they were the first women to take to the public platform and... more...

  • Growing Up in Slaveryby Yuval Taylor

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 9.99

    Ten slavesall under the age of 19tell stories of enslavement, brutality, and dreams of freedom in this collection culled from full-length autobiographies. These accounts, selected to help teenagers relate to the horrific experiences of slaves their own age living in the not-so-distant past, include stories of young slaves torn from their mothers and... more...

  • 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...

  • Harriet Tubman: A Biographyby James McGowan; William Kashatus

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

    The legendary Moses of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman was a fiery and tenacious abolitionist who organized and led African American military operations deep in the Confederacy. Harriet Tubman: A Biography relates the life story of this extraordinary woman, standing as a testament to her tenacity, drive, intelligence, and courage. In... more...