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Travelers to Antebellum America
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Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839 (Brown Thrasher Books)

Fanny Kemble

Originally published in 1863, out-of-print and unavailable for almost a century, Frances Anne Kemble's Journal has long been recognized by historians as unique in the literature of American slavery and invaluable for obtaining a clear view of the... (read more)

19th Century
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Toward the Setting Sun: John Ross, the Cherokees and the Trail of Tears

Brian Hicks

Toward the Setting Sun chronicles one of the most significant but least explored periods in American history, recounting the little known story of the first white man to champion the voiceless Native American cause. Son of a Scottish trader and a quarter-... (read more)

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American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill President Truman--And the Shoot-Out That Stopped It

Stephen Hunter

This electrifying book is the first full account of the historical day fanatical suicide-martyrs attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola viewed themselves as soldiers participating in the violent campaign... (read more)

Revolution and Constitution Era
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Negro President: Jefferson and the Slave Power

Garry Wills

Moving beyond the recent revisionist debate over Jefferson's own slaves and his relationship with Sally Hemings, Wills instead probes the heart of Jefferson's presidency and political life, revealing how the might of the slave states remained a concern... (read more)

First Ladies
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A Woman Named Jackie: An Intimate Biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

David C. Heymann

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis needs no introduction. For more than twenty-five years she has been the focus of unparalleled fascination and uninterrupted curiosity, the most pursued, written-about, photographed and famous woman of our time. She... (read more)

Franklin, Benjamin
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Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

Carl Japikse

A mention of flatulence might conjure up images of bratty high school boys or lowbrow comics. But one of the most eloquent—and least expected—commentators on the subject is Benjamin Franklin. The writings in Fart Proudly reveal the... (read more)

1945 to Present
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One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

Michael Dobbs

In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union appeared to be sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement of missiles in Cuba. Veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs has pored over... (read more)

Temperance and Prohibition
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Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Daniel Okrent

Can you picture the Roaring Twenties without the presence of champagne bubbles to tickle the senses? Well, legally speaking, we didn't drink a drop, thanks to the newly created 18th amendment. Not that it stopped us. Drinking became the great equalizer... (read more)

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