Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

One of the central firsthand accounts of slavery in America A haunting, evocative recounting of...

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Founding Brothers

The Revolutionary Generation

In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a...

Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800

Uncommon Ground

Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800

Smithsonian (2012)

Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground ...

Slavery and the Making of America

Slavery and the Making of America offers a richly illustrated, vividly written history that...

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of ...

John Adams

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president...

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography...

The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

The Fires of Jubilee

Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

HarperCollins (2009)

The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that...

His Excellency: George Washington

His Excellency

George Washington

National Bestseller To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the...

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin , which Franklin himself called his Memoirs, is the...