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  • The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstructionby Steven E. Woodworth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 35.00

    The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction brings alive this decisive period in American history by taking the reader beyond the realm of generals, presidents, and the other towering figures of history and introducing fourteen individuals who represent the variety of people who made up the great mass of the nation in the middle of the... more...

  • Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in Americaby Jr. August H. Nimtz

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 45.50

    While Alexis de Tocqueville described America as the 'absolute democracy,' Karl Marx saw the nation as a 'defiled republic' so long as it permitted the enslavement of blacks. August J. Nimtz argues that Marx, unlike Tocqueville, not only recognized that the overthrow of slavery and the cessation of racial oppression were central to democracy's realization... more...

  • The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861by James L. Abrahamson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 34.00

    This compelling, highly readable book focuses on the men who shaped the events that led to secession and the Civil War. Secessionists tore at the bonds that bound Americans to one another and their government as they maligned Northerners and found sinister intent in federal policy. But equally as adamant on the opposite side were the determined abolitionists... more...

  • Abraham Lincolnby Brett F. Woods

    Algora Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    The most comprehensive portrait of noteworthy public figures can generally be seen in their personal letters and journal entries. Lincoln’s wartime correspondence is no exception, and the letters he penned to his Civil War generals—through one of the most critical episodes in American history—are of singular importance.While Abraham... more...

  • The Education of George Washingtonby Austin Washington

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 29.99

    George Washingtona man of honor, bravery and leadership. He is known as America’s first President, a great general, and a humble gentleman, but how did he become this man of stature? The Education of George Washington answers this question with a new discovery about his past and the surprising book that shaped him. Who better to unearth them... more...

  • George Washingtonby Don Higginbotham

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 25.50

    In George Washington: Uniting a Nation , Don Higginbotham argues that Washington's greatest contribution to American life was creating a sense of American unity. In clear and concise prose, Higginbotham shows that as Revolutionary War commander, proponent of the Constitution, and president, George Washington focused on building national identity... more...

  • Gettysburgby Iain C. Martin

    Sky Pony Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia advanced into Pennsylvania in a daring offensive to win the Civil War in a single campaign. They met the Union Army at a quiet crossroads town called Gettysburg, and engaged in the greatest battle ever fought on American soil. Three days of combat ended on July 3 with Pickett's... more...

  • Necessary Courageby Lowell J. Soike

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    During the 1850s and early 1860s, Iowa, the westernmost free state bordering a slave state, stood as a bulwark of antislavery sentiment while the decades-long struggle over slavery shifted westward. On its southern border lay Missouri, the northernmost slaveholding state. To its west was the Kansas-Nebraska Territory, where proslavery and antislavery... more...

  • 12 Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Mind your businessby Theo Vorster

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 8.99

    Mind your Business is a compilation of the success stories of prominent South African businesspeople, from entrepreneurs to chief executives of multinational business giants. This book is the outgrowth of South African channel kykNet’s popular TV series Sakegesprek met Theo Vorster. After many inquiries from viewers, Theo decided to summarise... more...