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Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

  • Daniel O'Connell and the Anti-Slavery Movementby Christine Kinealy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Previous histories on O?Connell have dealt predominantly with his attempts to secure a repeal of the 1800 Act of Union and on his success in achieving Catholic Emancipation in 1829, Kinealy focuses instead on the neglected issue of O?Connell?s contribution to the anti-slavery movement in the United States. more...

  • Towards Modern Public Financeby James W Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Addresses the financing of the American-Mexican War of 1846-48. This study argues that the successful financing of the American-Mexican War had a long-term beneficial effect on American financial institutions and markets. more...

  • Memories of the Enslaved: Voices from the Slave Narrativesby Spencer Crew; Lonnie Bunch; Clement Price

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Today's students understandably have a hard time imagining what life for slaves more than 150 years ago was like. The best way to communicate what slaves experienced is to hear their words directly. The material in this concise single-volume work illuminates the lives of the last living generation of enslaved people in the United States?former slaves... more...

  • Henry Clayby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    A compelling new biography of America's most powerful Speaker of the House, who held the divided nation together for three decades and who was Lincoln's guiding light more...

  • Washington and Hamiltonby Tony Williams; Stephen F. Knott

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 24.99

    The Untold Story of the Extraordinary Alliance That Forged Our Nation and the Unlikely Duo Behind It: George Washington & Alexander Hamilton In the wake of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers faced a daunting task: overcome their competing visions to build a new nation, the likes of which the world had never seen. As hostile debates raged... more...

  • It Happened on the Underground Railroadby Tricia Martineau Wagner

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    From a riverboat worker who dressed as a woman to the abolitionist who died for his beliefs, It Happened on the Underground Railroad offers a gripping look at heroic individuals who became a part of the famous ?road? to freedom. more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington; Wayne LaPierre

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    In 1856, Washington was born into a family of slaves in Virginia. From there it seemed that his fate had been sealedto live out his life as a worker in Virginia. But, this was not the case for Washington, whose impoverished childhood and undying desire for education fueled him into a dedicated obsession with the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute... more...

  • The Power to Dieby Terri L. Snyder

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    The history of slavery in early America is a history of suicide. On ships crossing the Atlantic, enslaved men and women refused to eat or leaped into the ocean. They strangled or hanged themselves. They tore open their own throats. In America, they jumped into rivers or out of windows, or even ran into burning buildings. Faced with the reality of... more...

  • Undergroundby Daniel Makagon

    Microcosm Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    Underground is all about the history and future of DIY punk touring in the USA. Daniel Makagon explores the culture of DIY spaces like house shows and community-based music spaces, their impact on underground communities and economies, and why these networks matter. He shows that no matter who you are, organizing, playing, and/or attending a DIY... more...

  • Eighty-Eight Yearsby Patrick Rael

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Why did it take so long to end slavery in the United States, and what did it mean that the nation existed eighty-eight years as a “house divided against itself,” as Abraham Lincoln put it? The decline of slavery throughout the Atlantic world was a protracted affair, says Patrick Rael, but no other nation endured anything like the United... more...