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Life Under Slavery: Autobiographies of Three American Slaves
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 153,390. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Autoibiographies of three pre-Civil War African-American slaves."Northerners know nothing at all about Slavery. They think it is perpetual bondage only. They have no conception of the depth of degradation involved in that word, slavery; if they had, they would never cease their efforts until so horrible a system was overthrown."
Writings From WEB DuBois: Selected Writings from one of America's Most Famous African-American Fighters for Civil Rights and Black Equality
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 130,120. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
W.E.B. Du Bois combined radical politics with an uncompromising fight for social justice. This anthology contains "The Souls of Black Folk", "The Negro", and "The Conservation of Races". Preface presents a brief biography.
Séances in Washington: Abraham Lincoln and Spiritualism during the Civil War
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,910. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Nixon-Carre. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
Séances in the Lincoln White House? This book is the first-hand account of the experiences of Nettie Colburn, a medium in Washington during the Civil War. It includes much of the original work along with background information and explanations of many of the events mentioned, from the Fox sisters and the beginnings of the Spiritualist movement in the 1840’s to table tipping and trance.
The Kingdom of the Rose
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 179,410. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
This is the story of the last century told through the life of one woman, Eglantine Thorpe who first appeared as Nell’s aunt in Snow in Winter. Born in 1896, she was a great disappointment to her mother who predicted that she would never make a good marriage as she was plain and – even worse – she was clever.
The Seven Last Days - Volume I: The Voice of Day
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Series: The Seven Last Days, Book 1. Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 41,100. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A little country surrounded by the Wall everyone knows is insurmountable. But the boy who refuses to be king vows to pass over it.
Flags of War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,580. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Two cousins, one in the Confederacy the other in neutral Canada, struggle with their feelings as the Civil War explodes around them. Linking the two is an escaped slave struggling along the Underground Railroad to freedom. Their stories shockingly come together amidst the carnage of Shiloh.
The Road to Frogmore: Turning Slaves into Citizens
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Series: The Civil War in South Carolina's Low Country, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,220. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Laura Towne was a medical student, a Unitarian, and an abolitionist. In 1862 she traveled to South Carolina to work with a group of missionaries known as Gideonites. She and her friend Ellen Murray struggled to provide education for the slaves who had been abandoned by their owners on St. Helena Island. The school they founded is now the Penn Center, preserving the heritage of the Gullah people.
The Wagoners
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,520. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Her life rescued from obscurity by the discovery of an old trunk packed with dusty records, follow Cynthia, a slave woman, as she is torn from her family, undergoes traumatic experiences, and gives birth to the only child she will ever keep, her son Lonnie. He, born just before Emancipation, leaves his mother and then the South behind as he strikes off for lands unknown.
Thirty-Six Years: The Building of the Washington Monument
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,820. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Thirty-Six Years: The Building of the Washington Monument is a year-by-year look at the difficulties and delays in the construction of the Washington Monument, caused by the major social and political events surrounding the Civil War.
Midterms
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Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
"Midterms" is my entry in NPR’s Round Nine of their occasional feature, “Three Minute Fiction.” In this case, each story had to “reference a U.S. President, real or fictional.” The day before the September 23 submission deadline was the 150th anniversary of one of our history’s most momentous—and politically shrewd—decisions, I felt dutybound to indulge that reality.