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Gettysburg, PA: National Historical Society, 1972. quarto, 50, wraps, profusely illus., map, water damage (no pgs stuck), small rough spots & staining on covers, entire magazine wrinkled Contains an article on the great Baltimore fire of February 1904 (pp. 4-9 and 39-49), including a picture portfolio. Also contains articles on the slave family in America, the courtship of General John J. Pershing, and the founding of Jamestown, Virginia.
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, 1972. 155, wraps, footnotes, index, covers somewhat soiled and stained, some wear to spine edges. Special issue on Muscovite Russia This special issue contains articles on Vasilii Shorin: Seventeenth-Century Russian Merchant Extraordinary, Crown and Boiars Under Fedor Ivanovich and Michael Romanov, Muscovy and the Black Sea Slave Trade, and Tales of Moscow's Founding.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923. Later edition (first published in 1915). First printing thus. Hardcover. xxxvii, , 509,  pages. Frontis Illustration. Bibliography. Occasional footnotes. Illustrations. Index. Some wear and soiling to boards Some pages uncut. Some chips at index pages. Ink notation on fep. Introduction by Ernest Hamlin Abbott. Lyman J. Abbott (1835 – 1922) was an American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author. Abbot worked variously in the publishing profession as an associate editor of Harper's Magazine, and was the founder of a publication called the Illustrated Christian Weekly, which he edited for six years. He was also the co-editor of The Christian Union with Henry Ward Beecher from 1876 to 1881. Abbott later succeeded Beecher in 1888 as pastor of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn. He also wrote the official biography of Beecher and edited his papers. His son, Lawrence Fraser Abbott, accompanied President Roosevelt on a tour of Europe and Africa (1909–10). Abbott was expelled from the American Peace Society because military preparedness was advocated in the Outlook.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1999. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 694 pages. Family tree on endpapers. Illustrations. Maps. Plans, Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear, soiling and sticker residue. Adele Logan Alexander is an adjunct professor of history at George Washington University, where she has taught since 1983. She teaches the history of slavery, the civil rights movement, and African-American women. She has taught at Howard University, University of Maryland, and Trinity College. Her research focuses on the black Atlantic world, African-American history, and family history. She has written two books, Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879, and Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926. The latter book won the non-fiction prize of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. In 2003 the African American Historical and Genealogical Society recognized her contributions to family history with an award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2001. Fifth printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xix, , 706,  pages. Includes a Preface to the Paperback Edition. Illustrations. Abbreviations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Professor Harry Ammon attended Georgetown University and received his doctorate from the University of Virginia in 1948. Harry came to Carbondale in 1950 to teach in Southern Illinois University's History Department where he was influential in the department securing a Ph.D. program. He served as departmental chair from 1977 until 1983 and retired in 1984. He was a very stylish writer. His majestic book on President James Monroe was first published by the University Press of Virginia in 1971. Although Harry had an encyclopedic knowledge of the early years of the United States, and a vast view of the sweep of history, he wore his scholarship lightly. He received Fulbrights to Austria and Korea. A biography of James Monroe who became the fifth president of the United States in 1816. Ammon recreates his remarkable career, through his service in the revolutionary army, the Confederation Congress, to his exertions in James Madison's cabinet and his subsequent presidency.