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  • American Economic Historyby James Olson; Abraham Mendoza

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    A study of the U.S. economy is important to understanding U.S. politics, society, and culture. To make that study easier, this dictionary offers concise essays on more than 1,200 economics-related topics. Entries cover a broad array of pivotal information on historical events, legislation, economic terms, labor unions, inventions, interest groups,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the 1960sby James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 153.00

    Few eras in U.S. history have begun with more optimistic promise and ended in more pessimistic despair than the 1960s. When JFK became president in 1960, the U.S. was the hope of the world. Ten years later American power abroad seemed wasted in the jungles of Indochina, and critics at home cast doubt on whether the U.S. was really the land of the... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940by James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 132.00

    Today when most Americans think of the Great Depression, they imagine desperate hoboes riding the rails in search of work, unemployed men selling pencils to indifferent crowds, bootleggers hustling illegal booze to secrecy-shrouded speakeasies, FDR smiling, or Judy Garland skipping along the yellow brick road. Hard times have become an abstraction.... more...

  • Indians of Central and South America, The: An Ethnohistorical Dictionaryby James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 138.00

    A survey of Amerindian peoples is a most complex subject, and historian Olson has done a magnificent job of compiling a dictionary that is comprehensive and well-supported by cross references and extensive bibliographies. Library Journal more...

  • Fair Playby James M Olson

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America?s first spies, said, ?Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.? A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is... more...

  • The Ethnic Dimension in American Historyby James S. Olson; Heather Olson Beal

    Wiley 2011; US$ 47.95

    The Ethnic Dimension in American History is a thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States.  Considering ethnicity in terms of race, language, religion and national origin, this important text examines its effects on social relations, public policy and economic development. A thorough survey... more...

  • A Line in the Sandby Randy Roberts; James S. Olson

    Free Press 2001; US$ 24.95

    In late February and early March of 1836, the Mexican Army under the command of General Antonio López de Santa Anna besieged a small force of Anglo and Tejano rebels at a mission known as the Alamo. The defenders of the Alamo were in an impossible situation. They knew very little of the events taking place outside the mission walls. They did not have... more...

  • John Wayne: Americanby James S. Olson; Randy Roberts

    Free Press 1995; US$ 32.50

    No American has been more identified with his country than John Wayne. For millions of people from the heartland to the furthest corners of the earth, he simply is America. Wayne virtually defined the role of the cowboy and the soldier, unswervingly playing the gruff man of decency, the hero who would always come through when the chips were down. On-screen... more...

  • A Line in the Sandby Randy Roberts; James S. Olson

    Free Press 2001; Not Available

    In late February and early March of 1836, the Mexican Army under the command of General Antonio López de Santa Anna besieged a small force of Anglo and Tejano rebels at a mission known as the Alamo. The defenders of the Alamo were in an impossible situation. They knew very little of the events taking place outside the mission walls. They did not have... more...

  • John Wayne: Americanby James S. Olson; Randy Roberts

    Free Press 1995; Not Available

    No American has been more identified with his country than John Wayne. For millions of people from the heartland to the furthest corners of the earth, he simply is America. Wayne virtually defined the role of the cowboy and the soldier, unswervingly playing the gruff man of decency, the hero who would always come through when the chips were down. On-screen... more...