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- AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 38.99
Carol Ward examines persistent dropout rates among Native American youth, which remain high despite overall increases in Native adult education attainment in the last twenty years. Focusing on the experiences of the Northern Cheyenne nation, she analyses historical, ethnographic, and quantitative data. This volume will be of use to policy makers, instructors... more...
- Encounter Books 2013; US$ 15.99
America-Lite (where we all live) is just like America, only turned into an amusement park or a video game or a supersized Pinkberry, where the past and future are blank and there is only a big NOW. How did we come to expect no virtue and so much cynicism from our culture, our leaders?and each other? In this refreshingly judgmental book, David Gelernter... more...
- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95
The Early and Middle Woodland periods (1000 BCE-500 CE) were remarkable for their level of culture contact and interaction in pre-Columbian North America. This volume, featuring case studies from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee, sheds new light on the various approaches to the study of the dynamic and... more...
- R&L Education 2012; US$ 34.99
This book provides information about the importance of teaching American Indian students by bridging home and schools, using students? cultural capital as a springboard for academic success. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy is explored from its earliest beginnings following the 1928 Meriam Report. Successful education of Native students depends on... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 24.95
During the 1850s and early 1860s, Iowa, the westernmost free state bordering a slave state, stood as a bulwark of antislavery sentiment while the decades-long struggle over slavery shifted westward. On its southern border lay Missouri, the northernmost slaveholding state. To its west was the Kansas-Nebraska Territory, where proslavery and antislavery... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 16.95
While elated Northerners were celebrating victory at Gettysburg and toasting Abraham Lincoln as the Great Emancipator, Missourian Charles W. Walker was rousing his thirteen slaves in the dark of night. In defiance of a standing Union order prohibiting the transfer of slaves among states, he intended to ship his slaves by train to Kentucky, where... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Early American history is brought to life in this thrilling collection of tales from the period surrounding the tumultuous birth of the nation. It's a must-read for history buffs, or for students seeking a much more enthralling take on topics like Puritanism, pirates, witchcraft, and slave revolts that are often recounted in a dry, musty manner... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Who needs fictional flights of fancy when the truth of the matter is so wild, weird, and fascinating? In Historic Adventures: Tales From American History, author Rupert Holland guides readers through a treasure trove of true-to-life tales about the people, places, and events that helped form America. Pirates, pigs, revolutionaries and conspirators... more...
- Open Court 2013; US$ 29.95
This book combines a sweeping narrative of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war?s significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America?s turning point: simultaneously the culmination and repudiation of the American revolution. While the chapters tell the story of the Civil War and discuss the issues raised in... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 32.95
In May of 1919, women from around the world gathered in Zurich, Switzerland, and proclaimed, "We dedicate ourselves to peace!" Just months after the end of World War I, the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom--a group led by American progressive Jane Addams and comprising veteran campaigners for social reform--knew that a peaceful world... more...