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Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

  • 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 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...

  • The Half Has Never Been Toldby Edward E. Baptist

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 35.00

    Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America?s later success. But while we have long since rejected the idealistic depiction of happy slaves and paternalistic masters, we have not yet begun... more...

  • Against Wind and Tideby Ousmane Power-Greene

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 52.50

    Against Wind and Tide tells the story of African American’s battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS members considered free black colonization in Africa a benevolent enterprise, most black leaders rejected the ACS, fearing that the organization... more...

  • The Making of an Abolitionistby Denis Brennan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    William Lloyd Garrison's life as an abolitionist and advocate for social change was dependent on his training as a printer, the one constant in his life. None who have studied Garrison can ignore his editorship of The Liberator but many have not fully understood his belief in the central role of a well-edited newspaper in the maintenance of a healthy... more...