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- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 17.99
Introduction: Modern Times. Part One: Farmers. 1. Push and Energy: Boosterism and Rural Reform. 2. Knowledge and Power: Machinery of Modern Education. 3. A Better Woman: Independence of Thought and Action. 4. A Farmers' Trust: Cooperative Economies of Scale. Part Two: Populists. 5. Business Politics: State Models and Political Frameworks. 6. Race... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 35.95
Much of late-nineteenth-century American politics was parade and pageant. Voters crowded the polls, and their votes made a real difference on policy. In Party Games , Mark Wahlgren Summers tells the full story and admires much of the political carnival, but he adds a cautionary note about the dark recesses: vote-buying, election-rigging, blackguarding,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
"Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game?at once engaging and tightly argued." ? The New York Times Book Review ?Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities.? ? The Washington... more...
- Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 17.00
Faced with failing health and financial ruin, the Civil War's greatest general and former president wrote his personal memoirs to secure his family's future - and won himself a unique place in American letters. Devoted almost entirely to his life as a soldier, Grant's Memoirs traces the trajectory of his extraordinary career - from West Point... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 149.99
A lively, accessible overview of the important people, organizations, events, and themes in the United States between 1898 and 1917, the Historical Dictionary of the Progressive Era is the most comprehensive and coherent reference work on the Progressive Era. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 69.99
In the first book-length study of Progressive-Era presidents' views on the theme of self-government, The Dilemma of Progressivism critically analyzes their understanding of executive leadership and the office of the presidency. Will Morrisey examines both the rhetoric and the actions of Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson to... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 16.00
On a hot summer day in 1876, George Armstrong Custer led the Seventh Cavalry to the most famous defeat in U.S. military history. Outnumbered and exhausted, the Seventh Cavalry lost more than half of its 400 men, and every soldier under Custer’s direct command was killed. It’s easy to understand why this tremendous defeat shocked the... more...
- DK Publishing 2009; US$ 3.99
Travel to the Sahara Desert with Josh Smith, real-life archeologist, as he and his crew of intrepid dinosaur hunters face fierce sandstorms, long hours of difficult work, and, finally, the joy of discovering a new species of dinosaur! more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 73.00
Few periods in American history have aroused as much debate as the years immediately after the Civil War, those commonly referred to simply as Reconstruction. The victorious North had to determine how to treat the vanquished South and how to make a nation whole once again. The divisive issues of freedom and civil rights became even more complex than... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00
On February 15, 1898, the USS battleship Maine was blown up while in Havana Harbor, Cuba, leading to the Spanish-American War. This volume examines the events leading up to the destruction of the Maine, the immediate aftermath, and the long-term consequences. more...