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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99
America is best described by values of independence, freedom, and liberty. These values led our founding leaders to undertake revolution. America is American because being Americans each of us assimilates from birth these ideals and values. Americans intuitively assume that they have rights that no one?not their bosses or even government can take... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95
Hailed for his decisive victory over a Royal Navy squadron on Lake Erie in September 1813 and best known for his after-action report proclamation We have met the enemy and they are ours, Oliver Hazard Perry was one the early U.S. Navy s most famous heroes. In this modern, scholarly reassessment of the man and his career, Professor David Skaggs emphasizes... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 24.78
Manhood Enslaved' reconstructs the lives of three male captives to bring greater intellectual and historical clarity to the muted lives of enslaved peoples in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century central New Jersey, where blacks were held in bondage for nearly two centuries. The book contributes to an evolving body of historical scholarship arguing... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling British colony of 300,000? In this remarkable account of the war?s first year, Pierre Burton transforms history into an engrossing narrative that reads like a fast-paced novel. Drawing on memoirs, diaries, and official dispatches, the author gets inside the characters who fought the... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2013; Not Available
First published in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave is the narrative of Solomon Northup?s experience as a freeman sold into slavery, having spent twelve years in bondage before finally escaping. Northup?s memoir reveals unimaginable details, detailing the slave markets and horrors of life on a plantation from the perspective of a man who lived more than... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 69.00
Before the advent of modern antibiotics, ones life could be abruptly shattered by contagion and death, and debility from infectious diseases and epidemics was commonplace for early Americans, regardless of social status. Concerns over health affected the founding fathers and their families as it did slaves, merchants, immigrants, and everyone... more...