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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. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
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. Categories: 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.
Letters to Lyla by Bob Fields
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
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. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
Steamboats on the Tar by Ronald Kemp
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,310. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
A history of steamboats on the Tar and Pamlico Rivers in North Carolina from the early 1800's into the twentieth century. Includes the Civil War and an appendix of early river landings and plantations as well as an account of steamboat travel written by Samuel Ward Stanton.
Essential Guide to the Panama Canal: History, An Army's Enterprise, Story of Fort Clayton, Panama Takeover, Security Issues, Current Expansion Program Effects on U.S. Ports and Economy by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 334,600. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Military
This unique and comprehensive compilation of official information provides a stunning, richly detailed overview of this incredible waterway. This compilation includes a professionally-formatted version of the important history book, Panama Canal, An Army's Enterprise.
Moments In American History You Might Not Know by HistoryCaps
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,380. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This book tells the stories behind a half dozen events you might not know. The topics include: Cuban Missile Crisis, Negro Baseball, Dust Bowl, MFAA, 1906 Earthquake, The Last Men to Walk on the Moon This is a collection of previous published books, which may also be purchased separately.
America ~ Love it or Leave it by J H Ellison
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,410. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
A brief look at American history from its earliest beginning to the present, giving beginning industries and many inventions. A synopsis is given for each President from George Washington to Barack Obama, with notables that happened during their term.
My Eye in the Storm - Katrina Close Up by Amy Crimi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,550. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
My Eye In the Storm – Katrina Close Up is a memoir of the time I spent working as a Disaster Housing Inspector in 2005, after the most devastating hurricane of our lifetime hit the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina. This is a story of the victims, the destruction, disaster workers, bad politics, and human behavior during a time when all aspects of life were pushed to the limit.
The Kingdom in the Country: A Journey through the Real American West by James Conaway
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 99,610. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » History » American
Welcome to the new Wild West: a vast, sprawling land of eternal hope and busted dreams, of grizzlies, dune buggies and range wars, dope growers, corporate bandits, ecotage and, yes, even gun-slinging. With grace and humor the author takes the reader along on an exhilarating land voyage from the Pecos River to the Pacific Northwest and south again to the Mexican border....
In the Arena: Reflections on Culture, History, Politics, and Faith by David R. Stokes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,090. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » American
Bestselling author David R. Stokes shares an assortment of powerful essays in IN THE ARENA: Reflections on Culture, History, Politics, and Faith. Foreword by Dr. Gerald W. Stokes. From the War on Terror, to the Cold War, to great moments in sports, to presidential politics, to Vladimir Putin, Stokes offers insightful analysis on an eclectic list of subjects.
Eyewitness to History: A Personal Journal by Robert Schrage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,580. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » American
Author Robert Schrage has a lifetime of stories and memories of many of the events that have defined America in the last forty years including the Impeachment of the President of the United States, the execution of a most evil man, the most controversial election in history, inaugurations including the first African American President, and election history too strange to believe.
America the Great Series: The Federalist Papers (Revisited) by J. Jackson Owensby
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 215,460. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
A look back at the documents and papers that our founding fathers generated to educate the doubting public as the validity of the United States Constitution.
Sketches of Our Heritage by Jerry M. Young
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 112,060. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
From the first recorded sighting of North America to the ratification of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, Sketches traces highlights of the creation of a new form of government -- one that has provided more freedom, liberty and prosperity to more people, for a longer period of time than any other form of government has ever done. These Sketches are your heritage, and mine.
Chant of Ages; Cry of Cotton by Louis Schmier
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,800. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish, Nonfiction » History » American
The beginnings of the contemporary Jewish community in Valdosta, Georgia, starts with the arrival of two Jewish confederate veterans, Abraham Ehrlich and Benjamin Kaul, in 1866 and ends with the formal establishment of the present-day congregation in 1908. It is a very warm, personal tale of three Jewish families who became revered as members of Valdosta's socially prominent "new moss."
Mama Say's It's Hogwash: A Texas Woman Comes of Age in Rosebud by Shirley Burton
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,640. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » American
This book reveals one little girl’s struggle to maturity in a small town and in a large family, her parents and seven siblings. The times of 1930s and 1940s encompassed such disasters as the Great Depression and World War II.
Inherited Secrets by Cynthia Readnower
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 53,700. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A chance Internet search started an avalanche of information for one woman. It lead to the discovery that the family she had erroneously judged to be the most boring in existence, was actually a spider web mired in secrets that spanned the range of murder, embezzlement and greed, involving a wide array of characters that encompassed Hollywood and the highest ranking officials in Washington, D.C.
Thinking Through the Cold War by David Jardini
Price: Free! Words: 207,440. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
Thinking Through the Cold War is the first scholarly history of the RAND Corporation from its inception in at the end of World War II through the organization’s diversification from military into social welfare research and policy analysis in the 1960s and 1970s. The book uses RAND as a window on the interaction among national security and social welfare policy making in Cold War America.
BRANCATO “Mafia Street Boss” by Frank Monastra
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,850. Language: American English. Published: July 31, 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The story of Frank Brancato. For the better part of half a century, Frank Brancato was one of the most feared men in Ohio. The Sicilian immigrant claimed to be a humble tire salesman, but in reality he was the right-hand man of Cleveland Mafia Boss John Scalish. Brancato—Mafia Street Boss gives an insider look at the rise of the Sicilian Mafia in Ohio in its heyday, from the 1920s to the 1970s.