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Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

  • 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...

  • Mississippiby Westley F. Busbee

    Wiley 2014; US$ 35.95

    We are especially proud to announce the publication of Mississippi: A History, the first textbook ever published specifically for use in college-level courses in Mississippi history. In his sweeping coverage of the Mississippi story—from prehistoric times to the present day— Dr. Westley F. Busbee, Jr., deftly combines narrative and topical... more...

  • The Creole Affairby Arthur T. Downey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99

    The Creole Affair is the story of the most successful slave rebellion in modern history. The Creole Affair is just as importantly a story of diplomacy: of two extraordinary non-professional diplomats who cleverly resolved the tensions arising from this historic slave uprising that, had it been allowed to escalate, had the potential for catastrophe.... more...

  • American Slaveryby Heather Andrea Williams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Europeans, Africans, and American Indians practiced slavery long before the first purchase of a captive African by a white land-owner in the American colonies; that, however, is the image of slavery most prevalent in the minds of Americans today. This Very Short Introduction begins with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s and traces the... more...

  • The Washingtonsby Justin Glenn

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    This is the second volume of a comprehensive history that traces the "Presidential line" of the Washingtons. Volume one began with the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and was the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of their descendants for a... more...

  • The Washingtonsby Justin Glenn

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 15.00

    This Royal Descents supplement is an outgrowth of the author’s multi-volume family history of the "Presidential Branch" of the Washingtons. That work collects the descendants of the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington.... more...