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Abolition and the American Civil War

Cover: Becoming Free in the Cotton South

Becoming Free in the Cotton South

Susan Eva O’Donovan

Cover: John Brown’s Trial

John Brown’s Trial

Brian McGinty

Cover: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

Frederick Douglass, with an introduction by Robert B. Stepto

Cover: Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly

Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly

Harriet Beecher Stowe, with an introduction by David Bromwich

Cover: Stealing Lincoln’s Body

Stealing Lincoln’s Body

Thomas J. Craughwell

Cover: The Confederate War

The Confederate War

Gary W. Gallagher

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