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- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 21.95
Brave, energetic, intensely patriotic, Stephen Decatur is America's first great naval hero after John Paul Jones. His short and dramatic life is a story of triumph and tragedy told by the noted historian and author of some twenty books, Spencer Tucker. Decatur's raid into Tripoli Harbor in 1804 to burn the Philadelphia, a prized U.S. warship captured... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Colorblindness has become an integral part of the national conversation on race in America. Given the assumptions behind this influential metaphor?that being blind to race will lead to racial equality?it's curious that, until now, we have not considered if or how the blind "see" race. Most sighted people assume that the answer is obvious: they don't,... more...
- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 69.95
Colloquially the term ?powwow? refers to a meeting where important matters will be discussed. However, at the thousands of Native American intertribal dances that occur every year throughout the United States and Canada, a powwow means something else altogether. Sometimes lasting up to a week, these social gatherings are a sacred tradition central... more...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 28.99
In 1656, a planter in colonial Maryland tortured and killed one of his slaves, an Angolan man named Antonio who refused to work the fields. Over three centuries later, a Detroit labor organizer named Simon Owens watched as strikebreakers wielding bats and lead pipes beat his fellow autoworkers for protesting their inhumane working conditions. Antonio... more...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 26.99
Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America?s prototypical “cowboy? president—a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdom from a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoors certainly shaped Roosevelt?s identity, historian Edward P. Kohn argues that it was his hometown of New York that made him the progressive president... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00
In Islam Is a Foreign Country , Zareena Grewal explores some of the most pressing debates about and among American Muslims: what does it mean to be Muslim and American? Who has the authority to speak for Islam and to lead the stunningly diverse population of American Muslims? Do their ties to the larger Muslim world undermine their efforts to... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 40.00
Joseph Hillaire (Lummi, 1894?1967) is recognized as one of the great Coast Salish artists, carvers, and tradition-bearers of the twentieth century. In A Totem Pole History , his daughter Pauline Hillaire, Scälla?Of the Killer Whale (b. 1929), who is herself a well-known cultural historian and conservator, tells the story of her father?s life and... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 34.95
First published almost fifty years ago and long out of print, The Shoshoneans is a classic American travelogue about the Great Basin and Plateau region and the people who inhabit it, never before?or since?documented in such striking and memorable fashion. 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...