Free eBooks Category: Americas

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The Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution with Bill of Rights and all Amendments (Annotated)

This edition is comprised of the most important legal documents in early American history which are considered instrumental to its founding and philosophy: The United States Declaration of Independence The Constitution and Bill of Rights. Also included The Federalist Papers and Inaugural Speeches from the first three American presidents our Founding Fathers. Their words provide...
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The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln: Illustrated Edition Containing Numerous Documents and Reminiscences of Lincoln’s Early Friends

This book is a result of a thorough research conduct by the author Ida M. Tarbell. Tarbell’s research in the backwoods of Kentucky and Illinois uncovered the true story of Lincoln’s childhood and youth. She wrote to and interviewed hundreds of people who knew or had contact with Lincoln. She tracked down leads and then...
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The Great Depression and the New Deal: Core Documents

This collection of documents on the Depression and New Deal is the second volume in an extended series of document collections from the Ashbrook Center that will cover major periods, themes, and institutions in American history and government. The series began with a collection on the Founding. This volume follows appropriately, because it makes clear...
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A Preview to Volume Four of America’s Forgotten History: Grotius Rises

The chapters of America’s story are marked by momentous events. In 1776, proud inheritors of the Glorious Revolution of 1689 declared both their independence and intention to form a government based on Enlightenment principles. Despite major missteps and contradictions, those living the story mostly stayed true to the project of minimalist government and individual rights...
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The American Founding: Core Documents

This volume presents the documents necessary to understand the essential ideas and debates that shaped the founding of the American civic order. It begins with documents that display both the problems that led to the calling of the Constitutional Convention and the ideas that shaped the debates in Philadelphia. It concludes with two documents –...
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Army Life in a Black Regiment

During the Civil War, American abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized African-American regiment, from 1862-1864. His Army Life in a Black Regiment is a fascinating account of his time leading the slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late...
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Dog Soldiers: Part 1 of 3: Love, loyalty and sacrifice on the front line

Dog Soldiers can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 1 of 3. Dog Soldiers tells the story of two brave young ‘dog soldiers’ (Army bomb dog handlers), killed in action in Afghanistan with their dogs by their side, through the inspirational words of their mothers....
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The Ninth Amendment: Key to Understanding the Bill of Rights

The Ninth Amendment is the key to a proper understanding of rights in the United States. The founders created the Ninth Amendment to protect unlisted natural law rights as they were understood in their day. This amendment was never intended to allow future generations to create new rights. Rather, it was to safeguard the morality...
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The eNotated Two Years before the Mast

eNotated Classics are a completely new approach that takes advantage of eBook technology to extend and enrich books in a way that’s convenient to use and easy for the reader. Most eBooks are simple conversions of paper books, eNotated editions add an extra layer of meaning to bring the book to life in your hands....
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Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100

From Laurie Anderson to Vampire Weekend, Roy Blount, Jr., to Renée Fleming, Stephen Colbert to Bill T. Jones—more than 100 luminaries reflect on the treasures of America’s favorite public library. Marking the centennial of The New York Public Library’s Beaux-Arts landmark at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, now called the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Know...
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Coming Back to America: a historical short story

What would our founding fathers have to say about what is taking place in America today? Is America broken? Have we seen the peak of our power and influence? For many decades the United States has been the greatest power on the planet, the leader of the free world and the place where millions aspire...
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How Iowa Conquered the World: The Story of a Small Farm State’s Journey to Global Dominance

Iowa is considered a backward farm state full of bumpkins who wear Carhartt jackets and do little besides give the world corn. But what if that understanding is wrong? What if Iowa has done more to influence the modern world than any other population group? Turns out it has. In this new book by #1...
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Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America

This book describes and characterizes responses of American readers to fiction in the generation before the Civil War. It is based on close examination of the reviews of all novels—both American and European—that appeared in major American periodicals during the years 1840–1860, a period in which magazines, novels, and novel reviews all proliferated. Nina Baym...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God-EXTENDED FREE PREVIEW (first 6 chapters): A True Story

NAMED A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A Best Book of 2017 from the Boston Globe One of the 12 Best Books of the Year from National Geographic Included in Lithub’s Ultimate Best Books of 2017 List A Favorite Science Book of 2017...
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Siege of Yorktown: The Last Major Land Battle of the American Revolutionary War (Battle of Yorktown – Surrender at Yorktown – Siege of Little York)

Siege of Yorktown What kind of impact does a battle and siege from more than 200 years ago have on the world today? Yorktown held the key to the end of the American Revolution and allowed America to become not only a sovereign nation, but also set the stage for it to become a world...
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SPIDER WOMAN – The Story of Navajo Weavers and Chanters

A STORY OF NAVAJO WEAVERS AND CHANTERS A Navajo Legend goes “Spider Woman instructed the Navajo women how to weave on a loom which Spider Man told them how to make. The crosspoles were made of sky and earth cords, the warp sticks of sun rays, the healds of rock crystal and sheet lightning. The...
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Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America’s Largest Charitable Trust (A Latitude 20 Book)

Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the largest landowner and richest woman in the Hawaiian kingdom. Upon her death in 1884, she entrusted her property–known as Bishop Estate–to five trustees in order to create and maintain an institution that would benefit the children of Hawai‘i: Kamehameha Schools. A century later, Bishop Estate controlled nearly one out...
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Notes on the State of Virginia: A Compilation of Data About the State’s Natural Resources, Economy and the Nature of the Good Society

“Notes on the State of Virginia” is the only full-length book which Jefferson published during his lifetime. Widely considered the most important American book published before 1800, this book is both a compilation of data by Jefferson about the state’s natural resources and economy, and his vigorous argument about the nature of the good society,...
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Hamilton’s Economic Policies: Works & Speeches of the Founder of American Financial System

This book presents Alexander Hamilton’s views on American economy. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration. He took the lead in the funding of the states’ debts by the Federal government, as well as the establishment of a national bank, a...
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The History of Cuba in 50 Events (History by Country Timeline Book 3)

☆ Cuban History in 50 Events ☆ Cuba is a nation with a long, rich history. The study of Cuban history is also the study of the development of the New World by Europe, and the first steps taken by New World countries to establish independent governments. Cuba played a significant role in the growth...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is a record of the life of one of the most impressive people in the American history. Franklin’s autobiography, although unfinished, represents one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. His book is the record of an unusual life told in his own unexcelled conversational style....
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The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers is a collection of 85 articles and essays written and published anonymously in 1787 and 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay exhorting voters to ratify the United States Constitution. The controversial arguments first presented here by three of America’s greatest patriots and political theorists are still hotly debated today....
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The Sources of Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848

This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political activity to constitutional thought, William M. Wiecek surveys the antislavery societies, the ideas of their individual members, and the actions of those opposed to...
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A Biographical Sketch of Michael Hileman

Tucked away in an obscure attic of a stranger’s home, Michael Hileman’s biography was nearly lost to the ages. Through a miraculous discovery, his story reemerges to reach a new generation of readers. Michael’s story is a rich, vivid description of 19th century America, revealing the unwavering character of a frontier teacher forced to endure...
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Richard Nixon: A Life From Beginning to End

Richard Nixon * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. He’s the president with the asterisk by his name: Richard Milhous Nixon, the only U.S. president to resign from office. But Richard Nixon’s legacy to the history of...
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James Monroe: A Life From Beginning to End

James Monroe * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. What American president would not relish the thought of his time in office bearing the description “Era of Good Feeling”? That was the title given to the time...
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Woodrow Wilson: A Life From Beginning to End (One Hour History US Presidents Book 7)

Woodrow Wilson * * *Download for FREE + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Before Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States, he was the president of Princeton University and the only occupant of the White House to hold a PhD. But before he...
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Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains

The Great Plains has been central to academic and popular visions of Native American warfare, largely because the region’s well-documented violence was so central to the expansion of Euroamerican settlement. However, social violence has deep roots on the Plains beyond this post-Contact perception, and these roots have not been systematically examined through archaeology before. War...
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