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- Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 17.95
Thanks to conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts, Boston-area hiking opportunities are vast and abundant. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston guides hikers on routes trodden by the likes of Wampanoag warrior King Phillip and his colonial adversaries, Concord's Henry David Thoreau, Mason Walton - the hermit of Ravenswood, and countless farmers and... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 95.00
Abandoning America brings together the biographies of hundreds of people who crossed over to New England in the 1630s but braved the Atlantic again to return home. Some went back quickly, disenchanted or discouraged. Many invested everything to make New England a success, yet after ten or twenty years resolved to leave America behind. They reached... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 29.95
"In this well-written monograph Paula M. Nelson tells the story of the settlement of 'west river country,' that part of South Dakota west of the Missouri River....Nelson's major contribution is her reconstruction of the social life of this generation of settlers....Nelson is particularly sensitive to the experience of pioneer women, both those who... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 19.95
In 1949, Iowa farm wife Evelyn Birkby began to write a weekly column entitled “Up a Country Lane” for the Shenandoah Evening Sentinel , now called the Valley News . Sixty-three years, one Royal typewriter, and five computers later, she is still creating a weekly record of the lives and interests of her family, friends, and neighbors.... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
Anne Hutchinson, America's first female religious leader and one of the best-known women in colonial history, emigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony from England in 1634 with her husband and 11 children. Charismatic and exceptionally well educated for a woman of her time, Hutchinson was banned from Massachusetts after publicly criticizing the... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 16.00
?For everyone who loves Nantucket Island this is the indispensable book.? ?Russell Baker Nantucket is a tiny island with a huge history. In his first book of history, Away Off Shore , New York Times -bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals the people and the stories behind what was once the whaling capital of the world. Beyond its charm,... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1990; US$ 44.95
In July 1909 twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth Corey left her Iowa farm to stake her claim to a South Dakota homestead. Over the next ten years, as she continued her schoolteaching career and carved out a home for herself in this inhospitable territory, she sent a steady stream of letters to her family back in Iowa. From the edge of modern America,... more...
- LSU Press 2009; US$ 21.95
In Bleeding Borders, Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel offers a fresh, multifaceted interpretation of the quintessential sectional conflict in pre--Civil War Kansas. Instead of focusing on the white, male politicians and settlers who vied for control of the Kansas territorial legislature, Oertel explores the crucial roles Native Americans, African Americans,... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 4.99
This book is for the Jewish traveler - or for anyone interested in Jewish history and culture. More than a listing of Jewish sights and resources, it is a concise, easy-to-use handbook for those who want to experience the best in Jewish sightseeing and travel in Boston and its surroundings. It provides a directory of resources - synagogues, community... more...