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Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

  • Freedom's Dawnby Jr. Louis DeCaro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    Louis DeCaro, Jr. , associate professor of history at The Alliance Theological Seminary in New York City, is the author of Fire from the Midst of You: A Religious Life of John Brown (2002) as well as works on Malcolm X and the urban church. more...

  • John Brown in Memory and Mythby Michael Daigh

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    John Brown's father on the day of his birth, May 9, 1800, wrote "John was born one hundred years after his great grandfather. Nothing else very uncommon." Many years later came the 1856 Pottawatomie Massacre, where his uncommon convictions led him and his band of abolitionists to kill five pro-slavery settlers in Franklin County, Kansas.... more...

  • Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slavesby Kevin P. McDonald

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, more than a thousand pirates poured from the Atlantic into the Indian Ocean. There, according to Kevin P. McDonald, they helped launch an informal trade network that spanned the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds, connecting the North American colonies with the rich markets of the East Indies. Rather... more...

  • Becoming Madisonby Michael Signer

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 28.99

    In 1941 the historian Irving Brant wrote, “Among all the men who shaped the present government of the United States of America,? Brant wrote, “the one who did the most is known the least.? Brant concluded, “When a man rises to greatness in youth, it is with his youth that we should first concern ourselves.? Seven decades have passed since Brant... more...

  • John Brownby W. E. B. DuBois

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1909, W.E.B. Du Bois's biography of abolitionist John Brown is a literary and historical classic. With a rare combination of scholarship and passion, Du Bois defends Brown against all detractors who saw him as a fanatic, fiend, or traitor. Brown emerges as a rich personality, fully understandable as an unusual leader with a deeply... more...

  • Slavery, Race and American Historyby John David Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    These essays introduce the complexities of researching and analyzing race. This book focuses on problems confronted while researching, writing and interpreting race and slavery, such as conflict between ideological perspectives, and changing interpretations of the questions. more...

  • Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York Cityby Don Papson; Tom Calarco

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    During the fourteen years Sydney Howard Gay edited the American Anti-Slavery Society's National Anti-Slavery Standard in New York City, he worked with some of the most important Underground agents in the eastern United States, including Thomas Garrett, William Still and James Miller McKim. Gay's closest associate was Louis Napoleon, a free... more...

  • Martha Jeffersonby Jr. William G. Hyland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Martha Jefferson is the first and only biography of Thomas Jefferson?s greatest love and true kindred spirit. Drawing on a wealth of newly probed sources, including family letters, documents, and the handwritten notes, William Hyland captures the charm, sophistication, grace and a profound sense of history of this little known and elusive figure.... more...

  • Washington on Leadershipby George Washington

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 9.95

    George Washington is most famous for leading America to victory during the American Revolution and for being the first president of the United States. One does not have those successes without being a great leader. In Washington on Leadership , learn firsthand from the father of our country about the skill, tactics, and techniques that go into great... more...

  • The Life of George Washingtonby John Marshall; Wayne Lapierre

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    America?s first president has captivated our interest for more than two centuries, but no biographer of George Washington knew him with the authenticity, intimacy, and depth of understanding as John Marshall exhibited in his book The Life of George Washington . This biography was begun in 1799 following Washington?s death, when chief justice Marshall... more...