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Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

  • "Fire From the Midst of You"by Louis A Jr. Decaro

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    This biography offers fresh insight into the life and actions of this renowned figure in American history. more...

  • 12 Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 6.99

    A powerful and riveting condemnation of American slavery, 12 Years a Slave is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, enduring unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later. Steve McQueen's powerful film adaptation starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Benedict... more...

  • 12 Years A Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Thunder Bay Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    When Solomon Northup, born a free black man in Saratoga, New York, was offered a short-term job with a circus in Washington, D.C., in 1841, he jumped at the opportunity. But when he arrived, he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Finally, with the help of a Canadian abolitionist, he was rescued and reunited with his family in New York.... more...

  • 1816by C. Edward Skeen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    "The year 1816 found America on the cusp of political, social,cultural, and economic modernity. Celebrating its fortieth year of independence, the country's sense of self was maturing. Americans, who had emerged from the War of 1812 with their political systemsintact, embraced new opportunities. For the first time, citizens viewed themselves not as... more...

  • The A to Z of Early North Americaby Cameron B. Wesson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    The indigenous populations of North America created impressive societies, engaged in trade, and had varied economic, social, and religious cultures. Over the past century, archaeological and ethnological research throughout all regions of North America has revealed much about the indigenous peoples of the continent. This book examines the long and... more...

  • The A to Z of the War of 1812by Robert Malcomson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    This book covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815) through the use of a dictionary consisting of more than 1,400 cross-referenced entries covering descriptions of engagements, ships, weaponry, the compositions of regiments, significant political and military figures, and a full list of key places,... more...

  • Abigail Adamsby Jill K. Mulhall

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    Abigail lived during times, which were much more difficult for women than today; yet, Abigail Adams traveled, believed in women?s rights, and experienced the American Revolution. A devoted wife, mother, and American patriot, Abigail influenced history by helping her husband, John, make important decisions. more...

  • Abigail Adamsby Jean Brown Wagoner

    Aladdin 2008; US$ 7.99

    Using simple language that beginning readers can understand, this lively, inspiring, and believable biography looks at the childhood of Abigail Adams. Illustrated throughout. more...

  • Abigail and Johnby Edith Gelles

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    ?Fascinating...Gelles has provided a balanced portrait, and her mastery of the period?s issues and history is evident on every page. Her treatment of the family... [is] written with understanding and sensitivity... But it is her strength as a feminist historian that makes her treatment of Abigail the most gripping... masterful and captivating.? ?... more...

  • Abigail and John Adamsby G. J. Barker-Benfield

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 19.50

    During the many years that they were separated by the perils of the American Revolution, John and Abigail Adams exchanged hundreds of letters. Writing to each other of public events and private feelings, loyalty and love, revolution and parenting, they wove a tapestry of correspondence that has become a cherished part of American history and literature.... more...