US Government Printing Office


US Government Bookstore, Washington, Feruary 2016 —

February is when Black History Month is celebrated annually in the United States and is a particularly appropriate time for all of us to reflect on the many contributions African-Americans have made to the American way of life.

In honor of Black History Month, the U.S. Government Bookstore has put together a collection of publications focusing on African Americans.

This covers the gamut of the African American experience from slavery to military service, civil rights and elected office.

Click here to browse the full collection which includes the following:


Underground Railroad USA List Price $10

Underground Railroad: This National Park Service handbook describes the many ways that blacks took to escape slavery in the southern United States before the Civil War. It includes stories of famous African American women, such as Harriet Tubman, who served in the Union Army as a nurse, spy, and scout and Sojourner Truth who helped recruit black troops for the Union Army.

E-Book $14.99 Hardcover: $127.00

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Barack Obama, 2009, Book 1: First volume of the official Public Papers of the Presidents series for President Barack Obama, in a high-quality clothbound hardcover edition. Spine title reads: Public Papers of the Presidents, Barack Obama 2009, Book 1. Contains all public messages and statements of the President of the United States released by the White House from January 20 to June 30, 2009.

This volume is part of a Public Papers series of official publications of United States Presidents’ public writings, addresses, and remarks. It is published by the Office of the Federal Register who checks each entry for accuracy against a tape recording and signed documents.

Features a foreword signed by the President, and a portfolio of full-color photographs selected from White House Photo Office files, as well as subject and name indexes, a document categories list and appendices.

The appendices provide listings of:

– A digest of the President’s daily schedule and meetings, when announced, and other items of general interest issued by the Office of the Press Secretary;
– The President’s nominations submitted to the Senate;
– A checklist of materials released by the Office of the Press Secretary that are not printed full-text in the book; and
– A table of Proclamations, Executive orders, and other Presidential documents released by the Office of the Press Secretary and published in the Federal Register.