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Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

  • Abolition and Antislavery: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaicby Peter Hinks; Peter Hinks; John McKivigan; John McKivigan

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 100.00

    The struggle to abolish human slavery is one of the most important reform campaigns in history. The eventual success of this decades-long struggle serves as an inspiring example that even the most deeply rooted social wrongs can be corrected. This valuable reference work details the history of antislavery, abolition, and emancipation to illustrate... more...

  • Stephen A. Douglasby Reg Ankrom

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    When newly elected Illinois State Representative Abraham Lincoln first saw 5'4" Stephen A. Douglas, he sized him up as "the least man I ever saw." With the introduction of Douglas's first bill in 1834, Lincoln soon thought differently. The General Assembly not only passed the bill, it appointed the 21-year-old Douglas State's... more...

  • Liberty's Secretsby Joshua Charles

    WND Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    <p>As much of the world looks at the United States with disdain and distrust, it is time for us to take a cold, hard look at what we have become. John Adams said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." We have strayed from our clear moral beginnings... more...

  • 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...

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Harriet Ann Jacobs

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    After hiding in her grandmother?s attic for seven years, Harriet Ann Jacobs was finally able to escape servitude?and her master?s sexual abuse?when she fled to the North. Once there, she became a very active abolitionist, and her correspondence with Harriet Beecher Stowe inspired her to write Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl about her years... more...

  • The Wisest Council in the Worldby John R. Vile; William Pierce

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    Of all the written portraits of the delegates who attended the Federal Convention of 1787, few are as complete and compelling as those penned by William Pierce Jr. (1753–89), one of four delegates from Georgia. While at the convention or shortly thereafter, Pierce produced character sketches of fifty-three of the fifty-five delegates. Although... more...

  • War in the Chesapeakeby Charles Neimeyer

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    In the early nineteenth century, the United States of America was far from united. The United States faced internal strife over the extent of governance and the rights of individual states. The United States? relationship with their former colonial power was also uncertain. Britain impressed American sailors and supported Native Americans? actions... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenmentby James C. Thompson

    Commonwealth Books of Virginia 2015; US$ 5.95

    "Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment - Background Notes" is a self-contained collection of seventeen essays. Author James Thompson envisioned it originally as a supplement for his earlier book, "Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment - Paris 1785." Readers will find in these detailed "background notes" a feast of little... more...

  • Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slaveryby Barbara McCaskill

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    The spectacular 1848 escape of William and Ellen Craft (1824–1900; 1826–1891) from slavery in Macon, Georgia, is a dramatic story in the annals of American history. Ellen, who could pass for white, disguised herself as a gentleman slaveholder; William accompanied her as his “master’s” devoted slave valet; both traveled... 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...