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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 17.99
The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birth A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the War of Independence began, and yet we know almost nothing about it. Elizabeth A. Fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply variola affected the outcome of the... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2007; US$ 19.95
Benjamin Franklin?s autobiography is one of the greatest autobiographies of all time&mdahs;but it was incomplete. Franklin ended his life?s story in 1757, when he was fifty?one. He lived another thirty?three eventful years, serving as America?s advocate in London, Pennsylvania?s representative in the Continental Congress, and America?s wartime ambassador... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 26.95
Asians have settled in every country in the Western Hemisphere; some are recent arrivals, other descendents of immigrants who arrived centuries ago. Bringing together essays by thirteen scholars from the humanities and social sciences, Displacements and Diasporas explores this genuinely transnational Asian American experience-one that crosses... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 39.95
"African Ethnobotany in the Americas" provides the first comprehensive examination of ethnobotanical knowledge and skills among the African Diaspora in the Americas. Leading scholars on the subject explore the complex relationship between plant use and meaning among the descendants of Africans in the New World. With the aid of archival and... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 12.99
Fatherless fifteen-year-old Richard is befriended by a former military man in St. Catharines, Ontario. After attending army summer training camp in 1939, he joins the army at the start of the Second World War, lying about his age. He ships out to Britain for training. There he witnesses the Battle of Britain and is wounded during the Blitz. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95
American Soul brings together a variety of primary source documents related to the contested meaning and legacy of the Declaration of Independence, and the various speeches and writings assembled together demonstrate how competing interpretations of the Declaration have shaped, and been shaped by, two and a half centuries of political conflict in... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 44.99
Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America shows us that America?s original colonies were not nearly as united behind the concept of forming free, independent states as our society?s collective memory would have us believe. There were, in fact, numerous colonists, slaves, and Native Americans who counted themselves among the Loyalists:... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 23.99
In Never Meant to Survive, Costa Vargas presents a historical, political, and social assessment of anti-black genocide and liberatory struggles to resist it. Through examination of two cities linked by common experiences of Blackness, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro, the book identifies anti-black genocide as a prevailing force in organizing individuals... more...
- Casemate 2013; US$ 18.95
When the American Revolution began, the colonial troops had little hope of matching His Majestys highly trained, experienced British and German legions in confrontational battle. Indeed, Washingtons army suffered defeat after defeat in the first few years of the war, fighting bravely but mainly trading space for time. However, the Americans... more...