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  • Abraham Lincolnby George S. McGovern; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 6.79

    America's greatest president, who rose to power in the country's greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president—the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which... more...

  • Strange New Landby Peter H. Wood

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 8.99

    Engaging and accessibly written, Strange New Land explores the history of slavery and the struggle for freedom before the United States became a nation. Beginning with the colonization of North America, Peter Wood documents the transformation of slavery from a brutal form of indentured servitude to a full-blown system of racial domination. Strange... more...

  • The American Revolutionby Gordon S. Wood

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 11.65

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An elegant synthesis done by the leading scholar in the field, which nicely integrates the work on the American Revolution over the last three decades but never loses contact with the older, classic questions that we have been arguing about for over two hundred years.” —Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers... more...

  • Braiding Sweetgrassby Robin Wall Kimmerer

    Milkweed Editions 2013; US$ 23.99

    Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" ( Publishers Weekly ) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal , Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a classic of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall... more...

  • Slavery and the Making of Americaby James Oliver Horton; Lois E. Horton

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    Slavery and the Making of America offers a richly illustrated, vividly written history that illuminates the human side of slavery, presenting it largely through stories of the slaves themselves. Readers will discover a wide ranging and sharply nuanced look at American slavery, from the first Africans brought to British colonies in the early seventeenth... more...

  • Dixie's Daughtersby Karen L. Cox

    UPF 2003; US$ 55.00 US$ 46.75

    ''A vital and, until now, missing piece to the puzzle of the 'Lost Cause' ideology and its impact on the daily lives of post-Civil War southerners. This is a careful, insightful examination of the role women played in shaping the perceptions of two generations of southerners, not simply through rhetoric but through the creation of a remarkably effective... more...

  • Common Senseby Thomas Paine

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    When Thomas Paine first anonymously published his series of pamphlets titles Common Sense they became an overnight success. First released in 1776 at the height of the American Revolution the treatise denounced British rule and is thought to have been so popular as to have influenced the path of the revolution itself. In the words of Historian Gordon... more...

  • The Abolitionist Movementby Claudine Ferrell

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    The abolitionists of the 1830s-1850s risked physical harm and social alienation as a result of their refusal to ignore what they considered a national sin, contrary to the ideals upon which America was founded. Derived from the moral accountability called for by the Great Awakening and the Quaker religion, the abolitionist movement demanded not just... more...

  • The Great Depressionby Robert S. McElvaine

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 18.00

    One of the classic studies of the Great Depression, featuring a new introduction by the author with insights into the economic crises of 1929 and today.   In the twenty-five years since its publication, critics and scholars have praised historian Robert McElvaine’s sweeping and authoritative history of the Great Depression as one of the best and... more...

  • Killing Lincolnby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 8.49

    A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly The iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring... more...