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Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery

Adam Rothman · Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover

Born into slavery in rural Louisiana, Rose Herera was bought and sold several times before being purchased by the De Hart family of New Orleans. Still a slave, she married and had children, who also became the property of the De Harts. But after Union forces captured New Orleans in 1862...
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Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics

Jason Porath · Dey Street Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. Well-behaved women seldom make...
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The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

ANDREW LAWLER · Doubleday
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and what the Lost Colony reveals about America todayIn 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement...
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The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War

JARED BROCK · PublicAffairs
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

This sweeping biography about the man who was the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin is an epic tale of courage and bravery in the face of unimaginable trials.The Road to Dawn tells the improbable story of Josiah Henson-a dynamic, driven man with exceptional...
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The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

Adrian Miller · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

James Beard award-winning author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names...
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Coffin Corner Boys: One Bomber, Ten Men, and Their Harrowing Escape from Nazi-Occupied France

C AVRIETT · Regnery History
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

As a young band of brothers flies over German-occupied France, they come under heavy fire. Their B-17 is shot down and the airmen -- stumbling through fields and villages -- scatter across Europe. Some struggled to flee for safety. Others were captured immediately and imprisoned. Now, for the first...
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A Guide to the French and American Claims Commission 1880-1885: Our French Immigrant Ancestors and the American Civil War

Carol Mills-Nichol · Janaway Publishing, Inc.
Pages: 800
Format: Hardcover

The U.S. Civil War was fought mostly on southern soil where many foreign residents suffered significant monetary and personal losses. In 1880 the United States and France set up a commission to examine claims from French citizens living or doing business in America between 1861 and 1866....
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Evangeline Parish

Jane F. Vidrine · Arcadia Publishing
Format: Book

Evangeline Parish is located near the center of Louisiana, between the prairies and wetlands of the south and the hills and piney woods of the north. Culturally, too, it embraces both the French south and the English north. Evangeline is relatively young among the parishes of Louisiana,...
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City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300

Jason Berry · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 424
Format: Hardcover

In 2015, the beautiful jazz funeral in New Orleans for composer Allen Toussaint coincided with a debate over removing four Confederate monuments. Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the ceremony, attended by living legends of jazz, music aficionados, politicians, and everyday people. The scene captured...
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Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Edith Sheffer · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, aiming to treat those children, usually boys, he deemed capable of participating fully...
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March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution

Will Englund · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 387
Format: Hardcover

A riveting history of the month that transformed the world's greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I."We are provincials no longer," declared Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inauguration. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance...
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Gods, Rites, Rituals and Religion of Ancient Egypt: A Fascinating Exploration Of The Myths And Mythology Of The World'S Great Civilization, In 370 Stunning Photographs

Lucia Gahlin · Southwater
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

The fascinating mythology of ancient Egypt is explored in this detailed and beautiful volume.
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Courage Is Contagious: To Michelle Obama, with Love

Nicholas Haramis (Editor) · Lenny
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A collection of never-before-published essays celebrating a First Lady whose impact will be felt for years to come, featuring a stunning array of acclaimed contributors Michelle Obama's legacy transcends categorization; her cultural imprint is as nuanced as it is indelible. She used her time...
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Battle of New Orleans, The: "But for a Piece of Wood"

Ron Chapman · Pelican Publishing; Reissue edition
Format: Print book

The Battle of New Orleans was unknowingly fought after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, but the American victory had important consequences. This fascinating examination of the long campaign up the Mississippi River and the final battle details the high stakes and explores the true British...
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