Today in History: Slavery Is Officially Abolished in the US

The 13th Amendment On this day (December 18) in 1865, the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was officially adopted. This amendment states, “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude… shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” It was former Confederate States of America member Alabama that ratified the amendment [Read More…]

The Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776 In honor of our nation’s Independence Day (July 4th) celebrations, we’ve gathered up the titles that we currently have in our catalog that have been tagged with “Declaration of Independence.” We’ve also created a list of the men who are considered Founding Fathers who signed this historical document ( didn’t sign this [Read More…]

United States of America

If you’re studying United States history or state history, this index into our catalog may be helpful. The mini-catalog that we’ve compiled is of “American History,” but if you’re interested in the history of a particular state, the index below will give you a jumping off point. The item may be a state history book [Read More…]