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- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 9.99
Rough Rider is a snapshot study of the significant career of President Theodore Roosevelt. Partly biographical sketch and partly analysis, the book provides an overview of his actions, ideals, and written works, highlighting important events from Roosevelt?s early public life, his presidency, and later career. David Key sees Roosevel as a statesman... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
The "official" account of the Civil War is well known by many, but this sweeping narrative often overlooks the experiences and impressions of individuals. Life in Dixie During the War offers up a fascinating first-hand account of what it was like to actually live through this tumultuous period in American history. According to some, this... 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...
- 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 of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95
Saints and Citizens is a bold new excavation of the history of Indigenous people in California in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, showing how the missions became sites of their authority, memory, and identity. Shining a forensic eye on colonial encounters in Chumash, Luiseņo, and Yokuts territories, Lisbeth Haas depicts how native painters... more...
- Visible Ink Press 2013; US$ 18.99
Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major biographical figures and history-making events is followed by a deeper look at the development in the arts, entertainment, business, civil rights,... more...