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    • Shadows at Dawn

    • A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History
    • By: Karl Jacoby
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In April 1871, a group of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O'odham Indians surrounded an Apache village at dawn and murdered nearly 150 men, women, and children in their sleep. In the past century, the attack, which came to be known as the Camp Grant Massacre, has largely faded from memory. Now, drawing on oral histories, contemporary newspaper reports, and the participants' own accounts, prizewinning author Karl Jacoby brings this perplexing incident and tumultuous era to life to paint a sweeping panorama of the American Southwest.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Strange Career of William Ellis

    • The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire
    • By: Karl Jacoby
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican, the proud owner of a luxury apartment overlooking Central Park, a busy Wall Street office, and scores of mines and haciendas in Mexico. But for all his obvious riches and his elegant appearance, Eliseo was also the possessor of a devastating secret: He was not, in fact, from Mexico at all. Rather, he had begun life as a slave named William Ellis, born on a cotton plantation in Texas during the waning years of King Cotton.

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    • Fascinating Tale of Racial Passing

    • By Steven on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $27.99