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The Case of the Slave Ship Amistad

Subjects: Antislavery movements--United States; Slave insurrections--United StatesHISTORY / African American & Black

  • Abstract: In August 1839, what appeared to be a listless pirate ship, unidentified by any flag, was spotted off the North Atlantic coast of the United States. ...

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The Best of American Heritage: Vietnam War

Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975--United States--HistoryHISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / Vietnam War

  • Abstract: Here, acclaimed American historians - among them, Max Boot, Douglas Brinkley, and Stanley Karnow - tell the dramatic story of America's war in Vietnam. It's ...

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The Best of American Heritage: New York

Subjects: HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • Abstract: There is only one New York. It didn't make America, but it made possible the America we've come to know. Here - from American Heritage ...

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Subjects: Physicians--Great Britain--Biography; Authors, Scottish--19th century--Biography; Authors, Scottish--20th century--BiographyBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures

  • Abstract: Arthur Conan Doyle was a prolific writer proficient in a number of genres. He authored historical works - Micah Clarke, The White Company, and The ...

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Bourbon: A History

Subjects: Bourbon whiskey--HistoryHISTORY / United States / 19th Century

  • Abstract: Bourbon whiskey has had a long, rugged ride from the frontier to the top shelf. Here, in this essay by award-winning journalist Frederick Allen, is ...

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Newport's Mansions

Subjects: Mansions--Rhode Island--Newport--HistoryHISTORY / United States / 19th Century

  • Abstract: One of them was built without wood, and the other lacked doorknobs, but they flaunted all the amenities that Old World skills, Vanderbilt money, and ...

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George Sand

Subjects: Authors, French--19th century--BiographyBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures

  • Abstract: A child of the Romantic Age, George Sand had high standards for love, maintaining that life should be ruled by emotion and instinct, the heart ...

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America's First Civilization

Subjects: Olmecs--HistoryHISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)

  • Abstract: Here is the story of America's oldest - and oddest - civilization, the Olmecs of the southern Mexican jungles. Virtually unknown to archaeologists until the ...

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Rasputin Reconsidered

Subjects: Healers--Russia--Biography; Mystics--Russia--BiographyBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical

  • Abstract: Grigori Rasputin, the'Holy Devil'of Russian legend, was a well-meaning peasant with a psychiatrist's gift for healing and unusual opportunities for sexual conquest. The tsar, historian ...

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Lafayette

Subjects: Statesmen--France--Biography; Generals--France--Biography; Generals--United States--BiographyHISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)

  • Abstract: Historian Olivier Bernier draws an indelible portrait of the man who represented, more than anyone else, the idea of French nobility to all Americans of ...

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