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A chronicle of the rise of American civilization from its inception through the American Revolution and the Constitutional Convention of 1787, this scholarly text examines the differences between a national, or centralized and consolidated, system and a federal, or localized and state-focused, system of government. Emphasizing the Christian foundations of the United States, the colonial preference for principles of federalism, and the American rejection of socialism, Warren L. McFerran provides a detailed analysis of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, and the federal Constitution.
Pirate Black Bart Roberts roamed the Atlantic from age thirteen in 1695 until his death in an ambush by the Royal Navy off Cape Lopez on the Guinea coast in 1722. Those years, coinciding with the Golden Age of Piracy, are chronicled here in excerpts from first-hand accounts and court documents, with vintage illustrations and maps, and the superb historical analysis of Terry Breverton. Paperback.
This volume reflects an effort to restore some accuracy to the historical record with regard to black soldiers who fought for the Confederacy. Through correspondence, military records, narrative reminiscences, and newspaper accounts from these brave men who served what they considered their country, we hope to discover not only that they did fight, but also how they fought to restore honor to the fallen among them. Paperback.
Little has been written about the military role of African Americans in military campaigns of the United States despite the fact that men and women of color were involved in all national conflicts beginning with the Revolutionary War. Indeed, the thought of black men and women serving the Confederacy during the Civil War is difficult for some to believe because it appears to be a paradox. Yet the surviving narratives, writings of Civil War veterans and their family members, county histories, newspaper articles, personal correspondence, and recorded tributes to black Confederates, offer heartfelt sentiments and historical information that cannot be ignored—and demonstrate that they did serve the Confederacy as soldiers, bodyguards, sailors, construction workers, cooks, and teamsters.
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Bluebonnet, the armadillo, is on her first visit to the Texas state fair. Things get exciting when she is sent on a search through the fair to look for clues to help her find her Aunt Armadilly. Along the way, Bluebonnet is mistaken for a football during a Longhorn versus Sooner Cotton Bowl game and makes friends with Joe Bob, a rabbit who has lost his boy.
The son of former slaves, Mathew “Bones” Hooks left home at the age of twelve to pursue the rough-and-tumble life of a cowboy, during which he rubbed shoulders with other legends such as Col. Charles Goodnight. After his retirement, he devoted himself to civic and social improvements in Amarillo. Mr. Hooks’s achievements included being the first black man to serve on a grand jury in Texas, founding the first black church in the Texas Panhandle, and establishing North Heights, a black community where members were free to purchase property.
The African-American buffalo soldiers, nicknamed by the Cheyenne Indians because of their curly hair and bravery, joined the six black regiments commissioned by an act of Congress in 1866. These men, many of whom were former slaves, enlisted in the army to earn a steady income, acquire an education, and gain respect.
King puts a new twist on the old mystery of Lincoln’s death. Deep within the plot is the manipulative and corrosive character Anderson. The same man who outwitted the Confederates in King’s first novel, A Bullet for Stonewall, is back to execute the most history-altering plan of his career. King has done extensive research on the assassination as well as the years that followed. In his work, he looked at how political plans changed following Lincoln’s death. The guiding factor of his sleuthing was to determine who seemed to benefit from the aftermath. And thus he found the premise for this, his second novel. Hardcover.
Now you can bid friends and family the fondest Joyeux Noël with these fanciful Christmas cards that depict the covers of Pelican’s best-selling Cajun Night Before Christmas® and Gaston® the Green-Nosed Alligator, as well as selections from the interiors of these two modern classics. Flying alligators, moss-draped cypress trees, and the beautiful bayou will add a distinctively Cajun flavor to your Christmas greetings. Cards.
Inspired by the spicy humor of Cajun Night Before Christmas®, Cajun Night After Christmas is the story of St. Nick, an alligator named Pierre, and the Boudreau family once the holiday is over. Boudreau’s children are hollering as they play with their new toys, his wife has spent all the money, and he needs to get away.
This classic tale now becomes an ornament. A minature version of Cajun Night Before Christmas® suitable for hanging on any christmas tree. Hanger is provided! Ornament.
Master storyteller Coleen Salley narrates two timeless family Christmas stories, capturing the unique sounds of the bayou as a backdrop for these holiday tales.
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