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- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99
This work discusses the reality of the ambiguous but galvanizing concept of the American Dream, a concept that for better and worse has proven to be amazingly elastic and durable for hundreds of years and across racial, class, and other demographic lines. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 22.00
Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations. Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to the corridors of Camelot where the Kennedy brothers weighed demands for justice against the deceptions of J. Edgar Hoover, here is a... more...
- Basic Books 2009; US$ 12.95
In 1773, the slave Phillis Wheatley literally wrote her way to freedom. The first person of African descent to publish a book of poems in English, she was emancipated by her owners in recognition of her literary achievement. For a time, Wheatley was the most famous black woman in the West. But Thomas Jefferson, unlike his contemporaries Ben Franklin... more...
- The Floating Press 1918; US$ 7.99
The Education of Henry Adams is the autobiography of the Bostonian Henry Adams. As he approached his seventieth birthday when "the mind wakes to find itself looking blankly into the void of death," Adams wrote and privately printed 100 copies of his "Education", a reflection on the incredible events of the 19th century. Adams meditates... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
At the turn of the 17th century, English writer and explorer Sir Walter Scott read an account of a great golden city in South America. He set out to explore the area, now Venezuela, and on his return he published The Discovery of Guiana . He is considered to have greatly exaggerated his findings, and his work contributed to the El Dorado legend. more...
- The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50
Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
The story of the rise to prominence of America's most influential black leader. Join Jesse on his extraordinary journey across the American political landscape -- from his days as a young civil rights activist working with Martin Luther King, Jr., to his two riveting campaigns for president. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Chronology of Wars, Revised Edition discusses the 13 wars examined in the other America at War titles from a chronological perspective. The chronology includes an introduction that calls attention to relevant themes that persist throughout America's wartime past and looks from a different perspective at many of the same subjects covered in the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00
This book provides the most comprehensive history of German migration to North America for the period 1709 to 1920 than has been done before. Employing state-of-the-art methodological and statistical techniques, the book has two objectives. First he explores how the recruitment and shipping markets for immigrants were set up, determining what the... more...