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- University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00
Demonic Grounds moves between past and present, archives and fiction, theory and everyday, to focus on places negotiated by black women during and after the transatlantic slave trade. Specifically, Katherine McKittrick addresses the geographic implications of slave auction blocks, Harriet Jacobs's attic, black Canada and New France, as well as... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 3.99
The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration: the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United States of America, free and independent of Great Britain. Drafted by... more...
- Atria Books 2007; US$ 19.95
Much has been written of the brave deeds, acts of heroism, and intellectual prowess of the men who drafted the Declaration of Independence over two hundred years ago, yet almost no attention has been paid to the extraordinary women of that time -- women who helped found our nation with courage, sacrifice, and intellect equal to any of the famed male... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99
Here is a compelling portrait of the Revolutionary War general whose skills as an engineer and artilleryman played a key role in all of George Washington's battles including the Siege of Boston (where his use of cannons at Dorchester Heights won back the city) and the Battle of Trenton (where he was in charge of Washington's crossing of... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
?A terrific biography?.The dramatic story of how the American army that beat the British was forged has never been better told than in this remarkable book.? ?Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of Team of Rivals The true story of the Baron de Steuben and the making of the American Army, The Drillmaster of Valley... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 75.00
While the American Revolution officially began in Lexington, Massachusetts, in April 1775, the seeds of rebellion had been sown for decades. This work provides first-hand accounts of the period that illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99
Upon taking command of America's Southern Army in 1780, Nathanael Greene took on an army that consisted of 1,500 starving, nearly naked troops. Within a year, the small worn-out army was transformed into an elite fighting force. In a new approach, Carbone chronicles Greene's unlikely rise to success and his fall into debt and anonymity. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99
In this gripping chronicle of America's struggle for independence, award-winning historian John Ferling transports readers to the grim realities of that war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, and fierce dedication. As Ferling demonstrates, it was a war that America came much closer to losing than... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99
The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation in print. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize-winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of prestigious Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. From Colony to Superpower is the only thematic volume commissioned for the series. Here George C. Herring uses... more...
- Threshold Editions 2009; US$ 11.99
In any era, great Americans inspire us to reach our full potential. They know with conviction what they believe within themselves. They understand that all actions have consequences. And they find commonsense solutions to the nation?s problems. ? One such American, Thomas Paine, was an ordinary man who changed the course of history by penning Common... more...