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  • 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...

  • Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic Worldby Daniel L. Schafer

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 29.95

    Zephaniah Kingsley is best known for his Fort George Island plantation in Duval County, Florida, now a National Park Service site, and for his 1828 pamphlet, A Treatise on the Patriarchal System of Society , that advocated just and human treatment of slaves, liberal emancipation policies, and granting rights to free persons of color. Paradoxically,... 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...

  • Race and the Early Republicby Michael A. Morrison; James Brewer Stewart; David Brion Davis; Jr. Lacy K. Ford; Jon Gjerde; Lois E. Horton; Joanne Pope Melish; Daniel K. Richter; David R. Roediger; James P. Ronda

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99

    By 1840, American politics was a paradox?unprecedented freedom and equality for men of European descent, and the simultaneous isolation and degradation of people of African and Native American descent. Historians have often characterized this phenomenon as the "white republic." Race and the Early Republic offers a rich account of how this paradox... more...

  • Quest Biographies Bundle ? Books 31?35by Rosemary Sadlier; Nathan Tidridge; Peggy Dymond Leavey; Ray Argyle; Ged Martin; J.J. Grant

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 32.99

    This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives. In this volume we find anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman, War of 1812 heroine Laura Secord, Canada?s first prime minister John A. Macdonald, Newfoundland premier Joey Smallwood, and governor general Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. more...

  • Texas and the Mexican Warby Charles M. Robinson

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Written for both the specialist and the casual reader, Texas and the Mexican War discusses the pivotal role Texas played in the Mexican War, battles fought on Texas soil, and the contributions?for better or sometimes worse?of Texas troops throughout the war. Since the opening of hostilities in 1846, the Mexican War has remained controversial. Author... more...