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Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum
Prince of Humbugs: A Life of P.T. Barnum Prince of Humbugs: A Life of P.T. Barnum by Catherine M. Andronik
A profile of entrepreneurial showman Phineas T. Barnum details his personal life, ambitious rise from poverty and spectacular show business and circus career. For readers 9 to 12 years old.
Barnum's Own Story: The Autobiography of P.T. Barnum, combined & Condensed from the Various Editions Published During His Lifetime by Phineas Taylor Barnum, Waldo R. Browne (editor)
E Pluribus Barnum: The Great Showman and the Making of U.S. Popular Culture E Pluribus Barnum: The Great Showman and the Making of U.S. Popular Culture by Bluford Adams
The first book to consider the career of P. T. Barnum from a cultural studies perspective. Phineas Taylor Barnum lived from 1810 until 1891, and in the eighty-one years of his life he created show business as we know it. In E Pluribus Barnum, Bluford Adams investigates the influence Barnum had on American popular culture of the nineteenth century, and expands our understanding of the ways he continues to influence us today.
Samuel Colt
Colt: The Making of an American Legend Colt: The Making of an American Legend by William Hosley
This book recounts the story of gun manufacturer Samuel Colt and his wife, Elizabeth, who together turned a company into an empire and a name into a legend. It is a tale of two lives caught up in profound social and economic change, of a great fortune amassed and expended, of the rise of a new industry, and the transformation of an American city. Beginning with an account of Sam Colt's early failures as both inventor and businessman, William Hosley traces the development in the pre-Civil War years of the notorious Colt revolver - "The Gun That Won the West" - into the first truly global manufacturing export in U.S. history.
Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale: Revolutionary Hero Nathan Hale: Revolutionary Hero by Lori Lough
Nathan Hale: Revolutionary Hero is a biography of the school teacher turned Revolutionary War soldier who served as an American spy and was captured and eventually executed by the British army. For readers 9 to 12 years old.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life by Joan D. Hedrick
In the first full-scale biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe in over fifty years, Joan D. Hedrick tells the absorbing story of this gifted, complex and contradictory woman. Hedrick takes readers into the multi-layered world of nineteenth-century morals and mores, exploring the influence of then-popular ideas of "true womanhood" on Stowe's upbringing as a member of the outspoken Beecher clan, and her eventful life as a writer and shaper of public opinion who was also a mother of seven. It offers a lively record of the flourishing parlor societies that launched and sustained Stowe throughout the 44 years of her career, and the harsh physical realities that governed so many women's lives.
Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
This is a book that changed history. Uncle Tom's Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, "a man of humanity," as the first black hero in American fiction. Labeled racist and condescending by some contemporary critics, it remains a shocking, controversial, and powerful work, exposing the attitudes of white nineteenth-century society toward "the peculiar institution" and documenting, in heartrending detail, the tragic breakup of black Kentucky families "sold down the river." An immediate international sensation, Uncle Tom's Cabin sold 300,000 copies in the first year, was translated into thirty-seven languages and has never gone out of print.
A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents upon Which the Story is Founded by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Chapter One begins; "At different times, doubt has been expressed whether the scenes and characters pourtrayed in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" convey a fair representation of slavery as it at present exists. This work, more, perhaps, than any other work of fiction that ever was written, has been a collection and arrangement of real incidents, of actions really performed, of words and expressions really uttered, grouped together with reference to a general result, in the same manner that the mosaic artist groups his fragments of various stones into one general picture. His is a mosaic of gems--this is a mosaic of facts."
Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Stowe's second anti-slavery novel, the sequel to Uncle Tom's Cabin, is an essential primary text for students of literature and history. This vigorous and compulsively readable story, masterfully edited by Newman, combines thought-provoking themes, rich characterization, satire, and sentiment.
The Ministers Wooing by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe's third novel is set in eighteenth-century Newport, Rhode Island, a community known for its engagement in both religious piety and the slave trade. Mary Scudder lives in a modest farmhouse with her widowed mother and their boarder, Samuel Hopkins, a famous Calvinist theologian who preaches against slavery. Mary is in love with the passionate James Marvyn, but Mary is devout and James is a skeptic, and Mary is persuaded to become engaged to Dr. Hopkins. The Minister's Wooing combines comedy with regional history to show the convergence of daily life, slavery, and religion in post-Revolutionary New England.
Agnes of Sorrento by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Oldtown Folks by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Oldtown Folks is an amusing story of New England life based on her husbands stories about his hometown. Stowe draws a compelling portrait of New England and village life in the decade following the American Revolution.
Poganuc People: Their Loves, Their Lives by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe's last novel.
Noah Webster
Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot by
This biography restores Webster's legacy as a teacher, legislator, philosopher, lawyer, crusading editor, and one of history's most profoundly influential lexicographers. In the first major biography of Noah Webster in over sixty years, author Harlow Unger creates an intriguing portrait of the United States as an energetic and confident young nation, even when independence was fragile and the future unclear. Enjoying complete access to Webster's papers, letters, essays, and diaries, Unger explores with unique clarity and depth the role Mr. Webster played as a close ally of George Washington, John Adams, and John Jay and as a key player in the heated battle to ratify the Constitution.
The Classroom The Elementary Spelling Book by Noah Webster
The Webster Spelling book, commonly called the "Blue-Backed Speller," was originally published in 1788, revised as "The American Spelling Book" in 1829, and revised by Webster again in 1841 as "The Elementary Spelling Book." For over a century this book has provided America with a standardize system of spelling, grammar and word usage. The book thus became the "National Standard" in education, with over 100 million copies sold. This edition of Webster's Spelling Book is a reprint of an 1866 edition, but the type has been enlarged and many portions have been re-typeset in modern type. It has a plastic spiral binding which allows the book to lay flat making it easier for children to use and read.
Noah Webster's Advice to the Young Noah Webster's Advice to the Young by Noah Webster
This book contains reprints of two works which Noah Webster wrote to "enlighten the minds of youth in religious and moral principles and restrain some of the common vices of our country." These timeless lessons are still invaluable today for all ages.

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