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  • af Howard Zinn
    207,95 - 472,95 kr.

    Its a wonderful, splendid booka book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future. Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and The Immigrants[It] should be required reading. Eric Foner, New York Times Book ReviewLibrary Journal calls Howard Zinns iconic A People's History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of thosewhose plight has been largely omitted from most histories. Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinns award-winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered. Frequent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Good Will Hunting, and the History Channel documentary The People Speak testify to Zinns ability to bridge the generation gap with enduring insights into the birth, development, and destiny of the nation.

  • af Catrine Kyster
    357,95 kr.

    Tankevækkende fortælling med to sideløbende historier om Annas og Noras familier, der begge rejser til USA, men med 120 år imellemFor 120 år siden, fortalte Annas far, at familien skulle rejse til USA. Her skulle de finde arbejde og et sted at bo. Anna var ked af at rejse fra sine venner, sin skole og ikke mindst fra sine bedsteforældre. De tager afsked og rejser med et stort skib, som er to uger undervejs, før de når New York.I nutiden, 120 år senere, får Nora også at vide, at hun skal en tur til USA med sin mor og hun glæder sig! Nora og hendes mor flyver derover og det er en spændende tur.Da Nora er hjemme igen finder hun et gammelt brev på loftet, som er fra tiden, hvor Anna boede i samme hus.Bagerst i bogen er der en uddybende forklaring på historien om 1900-tallets udvandrere til USA.En virkelig fin fortælling med to sideløbende historier, fortalt i et roligt tempo, hvor man let forstår, at de to pigers liv og kår har været meget forskellige, men også rummer visse ligheder. Det er en historie om de danske udvandrere, som er en vigtig brik i danskernes historiske arv. Oplagt til snak om livet før og nu, og en bog med rigtig søde illustrationer.Lektørudtalelsen

  • af Vilhelm Moberg
    93,95 - 297,95 kr.

    Kristina og hendes mand, Karl-Oskar, er med deres familie ankommet til det store ukendte Amerika for at skabe sig en bedre tilværelse end den, de opgav i Sverige. De forbløffes over den enorme teknologiske udvikling i den pulserende New York City og begiver sig vestpå for at finde et sted, hvor de kan slå sig ned som bønder. Undervejs rejser Karl-Oskars bror Robert og hans trofaste ven Arvid fra dem med kurs mod Californiens guldminer på jagt efter eventyr og rigdom. Livet i guldminerne byder imidlertid på lige så mange hårde prøver som det landliv, resten af familien efterstræber."Indvandrerne" er andet bind i Vilhelm Mobergs historiske romanserie "Udvandrersagaen". Bogen er oprindeligt udgivet i 1952. Vilhelm Mobergs historiske romanserie "Udvandrersagaen" fortæller den spændende historie om en svensk familie, der i midten af 1800-tallet rejser til Amerika for at få sig et bedre liv. Romanerne er filmatiseret flere gange, senest af Erik Poppe i 2021. Den svenske journalist, dramatiker og forfatter Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973) er særligt kendt og elsket for serien "Udvandrersagaen" om de svenske udvandrere, der rejste til Amerika i midten af 1800-tallet. Vilhelm Moberg begik selvmord i 1973, men opnåede inden da stor anerkendelse både i sit hjemland og i udlandet, hvor hans bøger udkom i store oplag.

  • af Vilhelm Moberg
    93,95 - 297,95 kr.

    De svenske indvandrere Kristina og hendes mand, Karl-Oskar, ankommer til Minnesota, hvor nogle af deres landsmænd slår ring om dem og gør, hvad de kan for at byde den nye familie velkommen. Kristina og Karl-Oskar møder nye venner i det lille samfund, men nogle af de samme religiøse stridigheder, som familien lagde bag sig i Sverige, ulmer også her. Samtidig tager livet endnu en drejning, da Karl-Oskars lillebror Robert, vender tilbage fra Californiens guldminer med både en masse penge og spændende historier om sine bedrifter. Efterhånden går det op for Karl-Oskar og hans familie, at turen til Californien er gået helt anderledes, end Robert fortæller."Nybyggerne" er tredje bind i Vilhelm Mobergs historiske romanserie "Udvandrersagaen". Bogen er oprindeligt udgivet i 1956. Vilhelm Mobergs historiske romanserie "Udvandrersagaen" fortæller den spændende historie om en svensk familie, der i midten af 1800-tallet rejser til Amerika for at få sig et bedre liv. Romanerne er filmatiseret flere gange, senest af Erik Poppe i 2021. Den svenske journalist, dramatiker og forfatter Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973) er særligt kendt og elsket for serien "Udvandrersagaen" om de svenske udvandrere, der rejste til Amerika i midten af 1800-tallet. Vilhelm Moberg begik selvmord i 1973, men opnåede inden da stor anerkendelse både i sit hjemland og i udlandet, hvor hans bøger udkom i store oplag.

  • af Vilhelm Moberg
    93,95 - 297,95 kr.

    Der er udbrudt krig mellem nordstaterne og sydstaterne, og det store indianeroprør spreder skræk og rædsel – også i de svenske nybyggeres små hjem. Kristina dør som følge af for mange børnefødsler, og endelig må det allersidste brev hjem skrives. "Amerikanerne" er ottende og afsluttende del i Vilhelm Mobergs udvandrersaga.Vilhelm Mobergs udvandrersaga handler om Karl Oskar og Kristina Nilsson, der sammen med andre småfolk fra Småland forlader Sverige for at slå sig ned i Minnesota i midten af 1800-tallet. Serien består af fire bøger; "Udvandrerne", "Indvandrerne", "Nybyggerne ved Ki-Chi-Saga" og "Sidste brev hjem". Hver af de fire bøger er yderligere delt i to, så serien bliver på i alt otte bind.Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973) var en svensk forfatter, der i dag er bedst kendt for sin serie om "Udvandrerne", der blev til i årene 1949-59. I Vilhelm Mobergs forfatterskab var det ofte den lille mand, der var helten, og historien blev fortrinsvis fremstillet fra folkets perspektiv, hvilket af samme grund gjorde ham til en meget folkekær forfatter. Han var i øvrigt udtalt republikaner og var en af Olof Palmes største kritikere fra venstrefløjen. I 1973 tog Vilhelm Moberg sit eget liv som følge af en langvarig depression.

  • af Vilhelm Moberg
    93,95 - 297,95 kr.

    I 1840’erne slår høsten fejl i Sverige i flere år i træk, og livet i de små landsbyer bliver stadig hårdere. Også i Småland mærker familierne hungersnøden, og Karl-Oskar forsøger ihærdigt at overtale sin kone, Kristina, til at forlade sit hjemland og sin familie og rejse til Amerika for at starte på en frisk. Kristina er modvillig, for hun ved, at hvis hun rejser, vil hun aldrig se sin hjemstavn igen. Da deres ældste barn dør, går det imidlertid op for hende, hvor farlig og dyster fremtiden er i Sverige. Sammen med en række bekendte og slægtninge begiver familien sig ud på den farlige rejse mod det store ukendte land."Udvandrerne" er første bind i Vilhelm Mobergs historiske romanserie "Udvandrersagaen". Bogen er oprindeligt udgivet i 1949. Vilhelm Mobergs historiske romanserie "Udvandrersagaen" fortæller den spændende historie om en svensk familie, der i midten af 1800-tallet rejser til Amerika for at få sig et bedre liv. Romanerne er filmatiseret flere gange, senest af Erik Poppe i 2021. Den svenske journalist, dramatiker og forfatter Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973) er særligt kendt og elsket for serien "Udvandrersagaen" om de svenske udvandrere, der rejste til Amerika i midten af 1800-tallet. Vilhelm Moberg begik selvmord i 1973, men opnåede inden da stor anerkendelse både i sit hjemland og i udlandet, hvor hans bøger udkom i store oplag.

  • af Anne Westrick
    97,95 kr.

    A powerful and unflinching story of a family caught in the period of Reconstruction. The year is 1867, the South has been defeated, and the American Civil War is over. But the conflict goes on. Yankees now patrol the streets of Richmond, Virginia, and its citizens, both black and white, are struggling to redefine their roles and relationships. By day, fourteen-year-old Shadrach apprentices with a tailor and sneaks off for reading lessons with Rachel, a freed slave, at her school for African-American children. By night he follows his older brother Jeremiah to the meetings of a group whose stated mission is to protect Confederate widows like their mother. But as the true murderous intentions of the group, now known as the Ku Klux Klan, are revealed, Shad finds himself trapped between old loyalties and what he knows is right. A.B. Westrick provides a glimpse into the enormous social and political upheaval of the time.

  • af Stephanie Spinner
    72,95 kr.

    Clarissa "Clara” Barton was a shy girl who grew up to become a teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when few women worked outside the home, she became the first woman to hold a government job, as a patent clerk in Washington, DC. In 1864, she was appointed "lady in charge” of the hospitals at the front lines of the Union Army, where she became known as the "Angel of the Battlefield.” Clara Barton built a career helping others. She went on to found the American Red Cross, one of her greatest accomplishments, and one of the most recognized organizations in the world.

  • af Seth J. Wells
    130,95 kr.

    The siege of Vicksburg, from the diary of Seth J. Wells, is a classical and a rare book, that has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we at Alpha Editions have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and redesigned. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work, and hence their text is clear and readable. This remarkable book falls within the genres of History, America

  • af Thomas E. Taylor
    143,95 kr.

    Running the Blockade; A Personal Narrative of Adventures, Risks, and Escapes During the American Civil War, is a classical and a rare book, that has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we at Alpha Editions have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and redesigned. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work, and hence their text is clear and readable. This remarkable book falls within the genres of History, America

  • af Ellen Craft
    132,95 kr.

    Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; Or, The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery, is a classical and a rare book, that has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we at Alpha Editions have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and redesigned. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work, and hence their text is clear and readable. This remarkable book falls within the genres of History, America

  • af Alfred S. Roe
    240,95 kr.

    The Thirty-Ninth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, is a classical and a rare book, that has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we at Alpha Editions have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and redesigned. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work, and hence their text is clear and readable. This remarkable book falls within the genres of History, America

  • af Thomas Hart Benton
    485,95 kr.

    Thirty Years' View (Vol. 2) Or, A History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years, from 1820 to 1850, is a classical and a rare book, that has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we at Alpha Editions have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and redesigned. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work, and hence their text is clear and readable. This remarkable book falls within the genres of History, America

  • af Louis Hughes
    143,95 kr.

    Thirty Years a Slave From Bondage to Freedom: The Institution of Slavery as Seen on the Plantation and in the Home of the Planter: Autobiography of Louis Hughes, is a classical and a rare book, that has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we at Alpha Editions have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and redesigned. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work, and hence their text is clear and readable. This remarkable book falls within the genres of History, America

  • af Carole Boston Weatherford
    182,95 kr.

    A powerful portrait of a Black family tree shaped by enslavement and freedom, rendered in searing poems by acclaimed author Carole Boston Weatherford and stunning art by her son Jeffery Boston Weatherford.

  • af Nora Titone
    185,95 kr.

    Historian Nora Titone takes a fresh look at the strange and startling history of the Booth brothers, answering the question of why one became the nineteenth-century’s brightest, most beloved star, and the other became the most notorious assassin in American history.The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar: Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth, a lunatic enraged by the Union victory and the prospect of black citizenship. Yet who Booth really was—besides a killer—is less well known. The magnitude of his crime has obscured for generations a startling personal story that was integral to his motivation. My Thoughts Be Bloody, a sweeping family saga, revives an extraordinary figure whose name has been missing, until now, from the story of President Lincoln’s death. Edwin Booth, John Wilkes’s older brother by four years, was in his day the biggest star of the American stage. Without an account of Edwin Booth, author Nora Titone argues, the real story of Lincoln’s assassin has never been told. Using an array of private letters, diaries, and reminiscences of the Booth family, Titone has uncovered a hidden history that reveals the reasons why John Wilkes Booth became this country’s most notorious assassin. The details of the conspiracy to kill Lincoln have been well documented elsewhere. My Thoughts Be Bloody tells a new story, one that explains for the first time why Lincoln’s assassin decided to conspire against the president in the first place, and sets that decision in the context of a bitterly divided family—and nation. By the end of this riveting journey, readers will see Abraham Lincoln’s death less as the result of the war between the North and South and more as the climax of a dark struggle between two brothers who never wore the uniform of soldiers, except on stage.

  • af Spencer Gantt
    101,95 kr.

    What does it take to be recognized as a historian? A PhD, of course, and a lifetime spent reading and researching through piles of boring books; then, publication of another boring book. And "we the People" are expected to take everything the historian writes and utters and accept it as "gospel" without question. But what about the facts which historians ignore or those which don't fit their own "personal opinion"? WHY LINCOLN CHOSE WAR is not boring. And it contains many, many facts which you were never taught in any government school. For instance, why did the perpetrators of American slavery, the New Englanders, become so vehemently opposed to the institution and foster a "hate campaign" against the entire South which continues to this day? Why was a new Constitution which legalized slavery and the slave trade ratified by eight "free states" which claimed to abhor the institution? How did Major Anderson and his men receive food supplies at Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter? Why was their alleged "starvation" and lack of supplies not made known until just before April 12, 1861? Why was a war fleet dispatched to Charleston to deliver "biscuit and pork" when an unarmed supply ship could have sufficed? Read this book and learn for yourself what public schools never teach in history class. Determine for yourself "why Lincoln chose war". And it was a choice.

  • af Bonnie Davies
    184,95 - 262,95 kr.

  • af Stephen Chapin Kinnaman
    537,95 - 907,95 kr.

  • af Donald R. Shaffer
    378,95 - 610,95 kr.

    Peter Seaborg Award The heroics of black Union soldiers in the Civil War have been justly celebrated, but their postwar lives largely neglected. Donald Shaffer's illuminating study shines a bright light on this previously obscure part of African American history, revealing for the first time black veterans' valiant but often frustrating efforts to secure true autonomy and equality as civilians.After the Glory shows how black veterans' experiences as soldiers provided them for the first time with a sense of manliness that shaped not only their own lives but also their contributions to the African American community. Shaffer makes clear, however, that their postwar pursuit of citizenship and a dignified manhood was never very easy for black veterans, their triumphs frequently neither complete nor lasting Shaffer chronicles the postwar transition of black veterans from the Union army, as well as their subsequent life patterns, political involvement, family and marital life, experiences with social welfare, comradeship with other veterans, and memories of the war itself. He draws on such sources as Civil War pension records to fashion a collective biography-a social history of both ordinary and notable lives-resurrecting the words and memories of many black veterans to provide an intimate view of their lives and struggles.Like other African Americans from many walks of life, black veterans fought fiercely against disenfranchisement and Jim Crow and were better equipped to do so than most other African Americans. They carried a sense of pride instilled by their military service that made them better prepared to confront racism and discrimination and more respected in their own communities. As Shaffer reveals, they also had nearly equal access to military pensions, financial resources available to few other blacks, and even found acceptance among white Union veterans in the Grand Army of the Republic fraternity.After the Glory is not merely another tale of black struggles in a racist America; it is the story of how a select group of African Americans led a quest for manhood--and often found it within themselves when no one else would give it to them.

  • af Harry J Maihafer
    223,95 - 277,95 kr.

  • af Julian Sher
    232,95 kr.

    FINALIST FOR THE 2023 MAVIS GALLANT PRIZE FOR NON-FICTIONA riveting account of the years, months and days leading up to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and the unexpected ways Canadians were involved in every aspect of the American Civil War.Canadians have long taken pride in being on the “good side” of the American Civil War, serving as a haven for 30,000 escaped slaves on the Underground Railroad. But dwelling in history's shadow is the much darker role Canada played in supporting the slave South and in fomenting the many plots against Lincoln.     The North Star weaves together the different strands of several Canadians and a handful of Confederate agents in Canada as they all made their separate, fateful journeys into history.    The book shines a spotlight on the stories of such intrepid figures as Anderson Abbott, Canada’s first Black doctor, who joined the Union Army; Emma Edmonds, the New Brunswick woman who disguised herself as a man to enlist as a Union nurse; and Edward P. Doherty, the Quebec man who led the hunt to track down Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth.    At the same time, the Canadian political and business elite were aiding the slave states. Toronto aristocrat George Taylor Denison III bankrolled Confederate operations and opened his mansion to their agents. The Catholic Church helped one of Booth’s accused accomplices hide out for months in the Quebec countryside. A leading financier in Montreal let Confederates launder money through his bank.       Sher creates vivid portraits of places we thought we knew. Montreal was a sort of nineteenth-century Casablanca of the North: a hub for assassins, money-men, mercenaries and soldiers on the run. Toronto was a headquarters for Confederate plotters and gun-runners. The two largest hotels in the country became nests of Confederate spies.     Meticulously researched and richly illustrated, The North Star is a sweeping tale that makes long-ago events leap off the page with a relevance to the present day.

  • af George Cary Eggleston
    397,95 kr.

    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

  •  
    318,95 kr.

    Just as the Thirteenth West Virginia Infantry Volunteers had played an integral part in the defeat and containment of Confederate partisans in the Kanawha Valley in 1862 and '63, keeping the grim-visaged scenes of bitter civil war from her neighbors in States to her north, so in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, the Thirteenth rendered important service as part of the old Kanawha Division in the fierce fighting of that campaign which, it may be fairly said, decided the fate of the American Civil War itself. This volume presents their experiences marching and fighting in July 1864, in the Great Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where the military and political stakes were very high indeed.

  • af Bruce M. Venter
    292,95 - 395,95 kr.

  • af Dana Meachen Rau
    77,95 kr.

    Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, author, and playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American South, and Stowe worked with the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves head north towards freedom. The publication of her book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, a scathing anti-slavery novel, fanned the flames that started the Civil War. The book's emotional portrayal of the impact of slavery captured the nation's attention. A best-seller in its time, Uncle Tom's Cabin sealed Harriet Beecher Stowe's reputations as one of the most influential anti-slavery voices in US history.

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