Free eBooks Category: Americas

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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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I Am Perhaps Dying: The Medical Backstory of Spinal Tuberculosis Hidden in the Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham

Invalid teenager Leroy Wiley Gresham left a seven-volume diary spanning the years of secession and the Civil War (1860-1865). He was just 12 when he began and he died at 17, just weeks after the war ended. His remarkable account, recently published as The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley...
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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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Mayan Civilization: A History From Beginning to End

Mayan History Making sense of our universe…It’s an age-old practice that transcends cultures and generations. From our vantage point, the larger than life Maya civilization grappled with the urge in a grand scale. Join us as we take a voyage to understand the ways of the Maya. Inside you will read about… ✓ Who Made...
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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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50 Core American Documents: Required Reading for Students, Teachers, and Citizens

The Ashbrook Center’s 50 Core American Documents is meant to introduce readers to America’s story as it has unfolded from the American Founding into the Twentieth Century. Many of the documents emphasize America’s uniqueness and contributions to the world, but they also present different views on some of the major issues and disputes in American...
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Aztec Civilization: A History From Beginning to End

Aztec History The Aztec Empire did not recoil from the face of an impending doom, they struggled faithfully. Destined to emerge from their humble beginnings, it grew into a highly-complex devoted civilization refusing to live at the mercy of more neighboring powerful rulers. Their powerful pocheca combed the valley for luxury items while markets dotted...
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THE LAST AMERICAN FRONTIER: The History of the ‘Far West’, Trials of the Trailblazers and the Battles with Native Americans

The exploration, settlement, exploitation, and conflicts of the “American Old West” form a unique tapestry of events, which has been celebrated by Americans and foreigners alike—in art, music, dance, novels, magazines, short stories, poetry, theater, video games, movies, radio, television, song, and oral tradition. Many historians of the American West have written about the mythic...
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Dwight Eisenhower: A Life From Beginning to End

Dwight D. Eisenhower * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. World War II hero Dwight D. Eisenhower had never voted in his life before he decided to run for the office of president. From the humblest of...
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Twelve Years a Slave (AmazonClassics Edition)

Born into “the blessings of liberty in a free State,” Solomon Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Bayou Boeuf region of Louisiana’s Red River Valley. Twelve Years a Slave is the chronicle of his captivity at the mercy of sadistic plantation owner Edwin Epps, who tested Northup’s tenacity and self-control under the...
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Benedict Arnold: A Life From Beginning to End

Benedict Arnold * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Benedict Arnold: a name that has become synonymous with betrayal. However, this wasn’t always the case. At one time he was General (and future first President) George Washington’s...
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Mayflower: A History From Beginning to End

The story of the Mayflower is one of adventure, courage, and destiny. The Mayflower was the ship that launched a nation. She left from England in September of 1620, carrying 102 English Separatists to a new life, one that came with the freedom to practice their religious beliefs as they saw fit. These Pilgrims had...
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War of 1812: A History From Beginning to End

War of 1812 The War of 1812 is often forgotten when we think about the history of the United States. Yet the effects of what seems a minor and insignificant conflict are far-reaching, even to today. The world settled into the roles it would play out for decades, and the boundaries of the United States...
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Murder in Stained Glass: A Miss Trumble Mystery Novel (Lost Crime Classics Book 1)

Meet Miss Trumbull, a stout talkative New Yorker with perfect manners and a passion for sleuthing. When the remains of temperamental artist, Frederick Ullathorne, are found in his own fiery kiln it looks like a ghastly murder has been committed. But with only a few bones as evidence the local police are getting nowhere fast....
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Haitian Revolution: A History From Beginning to End

Haitian Revolution Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The Haitian Revolution began in 1791 in the French colony of Saint Domingue, when a group of slaves rebelled in order to secure their freedom and the end of slavery. In the midst of the French Revolution, slaves took advantage of volatile...
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Thomas Edison: A Life From Beginning to End

Thomas Edison * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Thomas Edison passed on many decades ago, but his inventions still echo loudly through time. If you watch TV, listen to your favorite songs, or simply click on...
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Battle of Gettysburg: A History From Beginning to End

Battle of Gettysburg The bloodiest battle of the Civil War was also its turning point. From this point onwards, the Confederate forces would never gain a hold in the North again. Inside you will read about… ✓ Before July there was Lee ✓ Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? ✓ Rumours of War ✓ Hooker’s Last...
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Andrew Jackson: A Life From Beginning to End (One Hour History US Presidents Book 6)

Andrew Jackson Old Hickory. King Mob. The Peoples President. King Andrew I. The nicknames by which the seventh president is known reflect the different facets of his complicated nature. He believed in the rights of the common man because he came from humble beginnings and distrusted the vested institutions of power. The first American president...
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