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From “Savage” to Citizen: How Native Americans were Rewarded for Centuries of Struggle and Contribution
By Jason Wallace
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by JaMa Publishing. Category: Essay » Political
For centuries, most Native Americans lived in a state of limbo, neither citizen nor foreigner, at times, considered part of "domestic dependent nations" but never really having full rights. It was not until after their efforts in World War I that universal citizenship was given to Native Americans.
“We Will Never Do An Unjust Act”: The Policies of Thomas Jefferson, Enacted by William Henry Harrison, that Forced a British Alliance with Tecumseh and Hastened War
By Jason Wallace
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by JaMa Publishing. Category: Essay » Political
A carefully researched work that shows how William Henry Harrison, thanks to the now seemingly racist plans of Thomas Jefferson, catapulted himself to the Presidency based on his greed for land and desire to push Native Americans from their lands.
Ancient Mississippi
By Brandon Herd
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
An effort to apply new theories and research to evidence found in Mississippi that will illuminate the history of the region from approximately 10,000 BC to just after first contact with Europeans. The reader will be exposed to new evidence of an ancient lost civilization and will see compelling evidence regarding America's oldest secret.
Roadblocks to Freedom: Slavery and Manumission in the United States South
By Andrew Fede
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 210,330. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Considers the law of freedom suits and manumission from the point-of-view of legal procedure, evidence rules, damage awards, and trials—in addition to the abstract principles stated in the appellate decisions. The author shows that procedural and evidence roadblocks made it increasingly impossible for many slaves, or free blacks who were wrongfully held as slaves, to litigate their freedom.
End of Theocracy in America
By Neil Olsen
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,620. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
"The End of Theocracy in America" reveals the largely unknown story of the ending of the last theocracy and the last British Colonial charter government in America. It is important not only for understanding the politics of the early nineteenth century, but understanding the separation of church and state and the first amendment to the US Constitution.
The REMINISCING of a Would-Be PROSPECTOR
By Harvey Maddux
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,660. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014 by Nancy Maddux Thornton. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
"Gold Fever": most anyone who "caught it" went to their grave, still dreaming of striking it rich. So it was with my father, Harvey Maddux. Gold forever glittered in his dreams.
Kensington: The Story and the Stone
By B. Lynn Brant
Price: Free! Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is an essay on the status quo of research into The Kensington Rune Stone, It contends that after all these years and all these claims and counter-claims, we still have little to go on other than the story and the stone. The story of the finding was told by Olof Ohman, but remains uncorroborated by either witness or documentary evidence.
Our Harvest Being Gathered In: Writings For Thanksgiving
By Doug McCoy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,290. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Holidays (non-religious)
A collection of Thanksgiving-themed writings, Our Harvest Being Gathered In helps us celebrate the holiday with thankful thoughts from pilgrims, presidents, and poets.
Jesse James - Ruthless Killer and Folk Hero
By Quik eBooks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
To some he was a handsome folk-hero representing the pioneering values of the Old West. To others he was a ruthless uneducated, hoodlum who killed at least half-a-dozen men, causing mayhem and fear wherever he went before dying at the hands of one of his own gang. This book recounts the strange double-life of Jesse James telling of the exploits that made him a Legend of the Old West.
Nathan Bedford Forrest
By Quik eBooks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Nathan Bedford Forrest had power over men, charisma it is called today. He also had that vital skill with which all great commanders are gifted – the facility to read the enemy’s mind. He made a fortune as a slave trader, was accused of racist war crimes and was Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. This book recounts the exploits of this legendary, most controversial, hero of the South.
Sitting Bull – The Greatest Warrior
By Quik eBooks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
It was 1872, a battle was in progress between the Lakota Indians and US soldiers protecting railroad workers laying track close to the Yellowstone River. Their leader was Sitting Bull, one of the greatest Native American leaders of them all. This book recounts his exploits during the 1860s and 70s and the events that made him a Legend of the Old West.
Crazy Horse. The Last Warrior
By Quik eBooks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
There were no photographs taken of the great Native American warrior Crazy Horse. It would be contrary to the spirit and culture of his people, the Lakota. Crazy Horse’s reputation as a great warrior was forged when very young and remained with him until his dying day. This book recounts his exploits during the 1860s and 70s and the events that made him a Legend of the Old West.
Explore Old West Colorado
By Darlene Corning
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 37,700. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This book is your guide to the past that was the old west: It tells of explorers who, centuries ago, trekked through this wilderness in search of land to claim; heroes who founded towns and risked their lives in the new frontier; renegade outlaws terrorizing the state; pioneers giving up everything to follow their dream; prospectors of the gold rush staking their claim to riches and so much more.
Mark Twain's Guide To Audacious Sarcasm-volume 1
By Lowell Smith
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 35,710. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Many have called Samuel Longhorne Clemens' cantankerous alter ego, Mark Twain, the greatest American humorist-philosopher of his age-if not of all times. With his wry observations and forthright humor-unleashed in his particularly pithy paragraphs-Mark Twain became one of the most prolific satirists in American literature. The New York Times, in 1910,,called him America's most quoted author.
Letters to Lyla
By Bob Fields
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The author writes of Houlton, its river and streams, and its colorful characters and special places much like Mark Twain introduced an entire nation to frontier life in Hannibal, Missouri, the mighty Mississippi River and unforgettable people like Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, Jim and Injun Joe. Indeed there are chapters in "Letters" that touch on everyday life in rural north
Clearing the Thickets: A History of Antebellum Alabama
By Herbert James Lewis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 168,610. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Herbert James Lewis’ new, extensive book on antebellum Alabama joins Quid Pro Books' History & Heroes Series. The name "Alabama" comes from the Choctaw word meaning “clearers of the thickets,” inspiring the title of this fascinating book. It examines Alabama's early history beginning with the era of European colonization and culminating with the state's controversial secession from the Union.
The Book of Poetry
By Sheldon Blair
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,160. Language: American English. Published: February 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Iconic black historical poem (in three parts), for kids of all ages, two medieval tales: 1) Dragon Slayer: A queen, a princess, a dragon, and a hero 2) Funkelstilskin: A play on the old fairy tale with a 21th century twist, starring the Wax to Gold disc jockey, Groovemaker. Musical, rhythmic poems. Plus, five assorted poems of love and laughter.
View America: South Atlantic - Part 2
By Paul Frederick
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
South Atlantic - Part 2 is a non-commercial and more or less objective chronicle of an in-depth exploration of Georgia, Virginia, and West Virginia. Each state is described with its own brief historical background and its main sights, tourist attractions and points of interest. It is illustrated with more than 100 full-sized photos. 102 pages.
View America: North East - Part 1
By Paul Frederick
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,660. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
North East - Part 1 is a non-commercial and more or less objective chronicle of an in-depth exploration of Michigan and Wisconsin. Each state is described with its own brief historical background and its main sights, tourist attractions and points of interest. It is illustrated with more than 100 full-sized photos. 97 pages
View America: North East - Part 2
By Paul Frederick
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,810. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
View America, North East - Part 2 is a non-commercial and more or less objective chronicle of an in-depth exploration of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Each state is described with its own brief historical background and its main sights, tourist attractions and points of interest. It is illustrated with more than 90 full-sized photos. 85 pages