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- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 21.99
As the French Revolution gathered steam, the exact location of Jones?s grave?and, in fact, the exact location of St. Louis cemetery in Paris, where he was buried in 1792?was forgotten: information on his death and burial were destroyed in the Paris Commune and the few who had attended his burial had passed away. His body had, though, been preserved... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 59.99
African Ethnobotany in the Americas provides the first comprehensive examination of ethnobotanical knowledge and skills among the African Diaspora in the Americas. Leading scholars on the subject explore the complex relationship between plant use and meaning among the descendants of Africans in the New World. With the aid of archival and field research... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95
Against Massacre looks at the rise of humanitarian intervention in the nineteenth century, from the fall of Napoleon to the First World War. Examining the concept from a historical perspective, Davide Rodogno explores the understudied cases of European interventions and noninterventions in the Ottoman Empire and brings a new view to... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 12.99
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...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 22.99
Using the unique approach that he has employed in his previous books, author, columnist, and television commentator James Burke shows us our connections to the fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Over the two hundred-plus years that separate us, these connections are often surprising and always fascinating. Burke turns the signers... 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 12.99
Here is a brisk, accessible, and vivid introduction to arguably the most important event in the history of the United States--the American Revolution. Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern themselves. In this... more...
The American Revolution, Garrison Life in French Canada and New York: Journal of an Officer in the Prinz Friedrich Regiment, 1776-1783ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 64.00
This eyewitness account by an ensign in the Braunschweig Prinz Friedrich Regiment brings the Northern Campaign of the American Revolution vividly to life. This journal tells about events around Fort Ticonderoga, military ways, life in Quebec, and crossing the Atlantic in the late 1700s. Helga Doblin has translated the work, and Mary C. Lynn provides... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 125.00
This massive biographical reference work covers both well-known and obscure figures from a variety of backgrounds including soldiers, politicians, plantation owners, farmers, and more. Information is included for officers of the Continental Army, Navy, and Marines; leaders of state militias, for whom much information has been previously inaccessible;... more...