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Freedom's Journal: The First African-American Newspaper

by Jacqueline Bacon

Freedom's Journal is a comprehensive study of the first African-American newspaper, which was founded in the first half of the 19th Century. The book investigates all aspects of publication as well as using...


Era of Persuasion: American Thought and Culture, 1521-1680

by E. Brooks Holifield

The book explores the cultural and intellectual worlds of the hustling promoters, battling historians, Catholic missionaries, Native American ritual specialists, learned theologians, religious dissenters, magistrates,...


Folk Nation: Folklore in the Creation of American Tradition

by Simon J. Bronner

This lively reader traces the search for American tradition and national identity through folklore and folklife from the 19th century to the present. Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how...


Through the Prism of Slavery: Labor, Capital, and World Economy

by Dale W. Tomich

This thoughtful book explores the contested relationship between slavery and capitalism. Tracing slavery's integral role in the formation of a capitalist world economy, Dale W. Tomich reinterprets the development...


The War with Japan: The Period of Balance, May 1942-October 1943

by H. P. Willmott

Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was the beginning of the United States' battle with Japan during World War II. In the months following the attack, Japan was successful in a series of victories...


Climbing Up to Glory: A Short History of African Americans during the Civil War and Reconstruction

by Wilbert L. Jenkins

The Civil War was undeniably an integral event in American history, but for African Americans, whose personal liberties were dependent upon its outcome, it was an especially critical juncture. In Climbing Up...


Clash of Cultures

by Brian M. Fagan

In Europe it was called the Age of Discovery. To the rest of the world, it often meant slavery, epidemic disease, cultural genocide, and wholesale social and economic changes. What happened in the period when...


Rhode Island: A History (States and the Nation)

by William McLoughlin

With a Historical Guide prepared by the editors of the American Association for State and Local History. High atop the Rhode Island capitol in Providence, a bronze likeness of "The Independent Man" keeps watch...


Citizen Jefferson: The Wit and Wisdom of an American Sage

by John P. Kaminski

Citizen Jefferson is an elegantly produced collection of quotations from Jefferson's public and private correspondence—to family and friends, political allies, and rivals—and other writings.


The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations

by Ira Berlin

An award-winning historian's sweeping new interpretation of the African American experience.

In this masterful account, Ira Berlin, one of the nation's most distinguished historians, offers a revolutionary-and...


Not Your Father's Founders: An "Amended" Look at America's First Patriots

by Arthur G. Sharp

The founding fathers--reframed!

Tired of reading about stiff, snooze-worthy revolutionary rebels? How about lackluster wars and mind-numbing laws? Not Your Father's Founders breathes life back into history with...


The Everything Founding Fathers Book: All You Need to Know about the Men Who Shaped America

by Meg Greene & Paula Stathakis

George Washington. John Adams. Benjamin Franklin. These great leaders--and many others--made innumerable contributions that laid the groundwork for our nation. But who were they really?

In actuality, the founding...


The Everything Theodore Roosevelt Book: The extraordinary life of an American icon

by Arthur G. Sharp

You probably know bits and pieces about Theodore Roosevelt: He was the President of the United States, led the charge up San Juan Hill, had something to do with the "Bull Moose" party, and is represented on...


A Legacy of Innovation: Governors and Public Policy

by Ethan G. Sribnick

Top scholars examine the changing role of state governors over the course of the twentieth century. This volume of essays tracks the evolution of gubernatorial leadership as it has dealt with critical issues,...


Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo

by Thomas J. Reigstad

In August 1869, a thirty-three-year-old journalist named Samuel Clemens - or as he was later known, Mark Twain - moved to Buffalo, New York. At the time, he had high hopes of establishing himself as a successful...


Blundering to Glory: Napoleon's Military Campaigns

by Owen Connelly

Renowned for its accuracy, brevity, and readability, this book has long been the gold standard of concise histories of the Napoleonic Wars. Now in an updated and revised edition, it is unique in its portrayal...


As If It Were Glory: Robert Beecham's Civil War from the Iron Brigade to the Black Regiments

by Michael E. Stevens

In this powerful and moving memoir, Robert Beecham tells of his Civil War experiences, both as an enlisted man in the fabled Iron Brigade of the Army of the Potomac and as an officer commanding a newly raised...


A Rose by Many Other Names: Rose Cherami & the JFK Assassination

by Todd C. Elliott

Shifting the focus away from the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, to 48 hours prior in Eunice, Louisiana, this book explores the prediction made by Melba Marcades, aka Rose...


A Place to Remember: Using History to Build Community

by Robert R. Archibald

Well-known public historian Robert Archibald's personal exploration of the intersections of history, memory, and community reveals how we participate in the making and sustaining of community as well as how...


A. Philip Randolph: A Life in the Vanguard

by Andrew E. Kersten

Before the emergence of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., there were several key leaders who fought for civil rights in the United States. Among them was A. Philip Randolph, who perhaps best embodied the hopes,...