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Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

  • Douglass in His Own Timeby John Ernest

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    One of the most incredible stories in American history is that of Frederick Douglass, the man who escaped from slavery and rose to become one of the most celebrated and eloquent orators, writers, and public figures in the world. He first committed his story to writing in his 1845 autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American... more...

  • America 1844by John Bicknell

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The year 1844 saw a momentous presidential election, religious turmoil, westward expansion, and numerous other interwoven events that profoundly affected the U.S. as a nation. Author and journalist John Bicknell details these compelling events in this unusual history book. He explains how the election of James K. Polk assured the expansion that brought... more...

  • American Queenby John Oller

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    In this beautifully written and meticulously researched biography, John Oller captures the tumultuous, passionate, and ultimately tragic life of Kate Chase Sprague , Mary Lincoln's ambitious rival. more...

  • The Struggle for Equalityby James M. McPherson; James M. McPherson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Originally published in 1964, The Struggle for Equality presents an incisive and vivid look at the abolitionist movement and the legal basis it provided to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Pulitzer Prize?winning historian James McPherson explores the role played by rights activists during and after the Civil War, and their evolution from... more...

  • The True Benjamin Franklinby Sydney George Fisher

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    In spite of being dead for over two hundred years, Benjamin Franklin remains an object of fascination for many history buffs. He was a diplomat, postmaster, political theorist, politician, scientist, satirist, musician, civic activist, and so much more. With his manifold accomplishments, it is nearly impossible to believe that still so little could... more...

  • The Logbooksby Anne Farrow

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Three long-neglected logbooks from Connecticut?s slave trade raise questions about memory and collective forgetting more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Nathan R. Kozuskanich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Known for his influential role in the debates that established the founding documents of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was not only an astute politician, but also an Atlantic citizen whose commitment to the American cause was informed by years spent in England and France. The life of this iconic founder provides an ideal opportunity for students... more...

  • American Abolitionistsby Stanley Harrold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.99

    This book, the latest in the Seminar Studies in History series, examines the movement to abolish slavery in the US, from the origins of the movement in the eighteenth century through to the Civil War and the abolition of slavery in 1865. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists... more...

  • The American Revolution of 1800by Dan Sisson; Thom Hartmann

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson argues that Thomas Jefferson thought democratic revolutions would be necessary from time to time to break the grip of autocratic factions on the government. That is how Jefferson saw the election of 1800?and the lessons for today couldn?t be more obvious. Most historians celebrate Jefferson?s victory... more...

  • The American Revolution of 1800by Dan Sisson; Thom Hartmann

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson provides the definitive window into key concepts that have formed the backdrop of our democracy: the nature of revolution, stewardship of power, liberty, and the ever-present danger of factions and tyranny. Most contemporary historians celebrate Jefferson?s victory over Adams in 1800 as the beginning... more...