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  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, 7by Richard Valelly

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 170.00

    The troubled Carter Administration, 1977?1980, proved to be the political gateway for the resurgence of a more ideologically conservative Republican party led by a popular president, Ronald Reagan. The last volume of the Encyclopedia covers politics and national institutions in a polarized era of nationally competitive party politics and programmatic... more...

  • The United States and Cubaby Marifeli Pérez-Stable

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    A great power and a weaker, rival neighbor can eventually have normal relations. Prior to 1959, Cuba and the United States didn?t have a mutually beneficial and respectful relationship, and amid the Cold War, Cuba?s alliance with the Soviet Union made U.S.-Cuba normality even more elusive. What the United States and Cuba now face is relating to each... more...

  • What I Saw in Americaby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 4.99

    Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's impressions of the U.S. in the early twentieth century. Part travelogue, part cultural critique, and part historical analysis,... more...

  • Passing of the Frontierby Emerson Hough

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Midwesterner Emerson Hough nurtured a life-long interest in the Wild West, and after receiving his law degree, he set up shop as an attorney in a rural town in New Mexico. Based on his experiences in the region, he penned a series of histories of the Old West. This volume contains a series of insightful essays about the meaning of the frontier and... more...

  • Domestic Manners of the Americansby Frances Trollope

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early 1800s, an English writer named Frances Trollope spent some time touring the then-very-young country of America with her son Henry, dividing most of her time between Cincinnati and a utopian camp settlement that housed former slaves in Tennessee. Although Frances enjoyed her visit, she was absolutely appalled with what she regarded as Americans'... more...

  • Civil Rights Childhoodby Katharine Capshaw

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    Childhood joy, pleasure, and creativity are not often associated with the civil rights movement. Their ties to the movement may have faded from historical memory, but these qualities received considerable photographic attention in that tumultuous era. Katharine Capshaw?s Civil Rights Childhood reveals how the black child has been?and continues... more...

  • For a Voice and the Voteby Lisa Anderson Todd

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    During the summer of 1964, more than a thousand individuals descended on Mississippi to help the state's African American citizens register to vote. Student organizers, volunteers, and community members canvassed black neighborhoods to organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), a group that sought to give a voice to black Mississippians... more...

  • Difficult Reputationsby Gary Alan Fine

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 29.00

    We take reputations for granted. Believing in the bad and the good natures of our notorious or illustrious forebears is part of our shared national heritage. Yet we are largely ignorant of how such reputations came to be, who was instrumental in creating them, and why. Even less have we considered how villains, just as much as heroes, have helped... more...

  • Reframing Randolphby Andrew E. Kersten; Clarence Lang

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 44.20

    At one time, Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was a household name. As president of the all-black Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), he was an embodiment of America?s multifaceted radical tradition, a leading spokesman for Black America, and a potent symbol of trade unionism and civil rights agitation for nearly half a century. But with the... more...

  • Crucible of Commandby William C. Davis

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 32.50

    A dual biography and a fresh approach to the always compelling subject of these two iconic leaders—how they fashioned a distinctly American war, and a lasting peace, that fundamentally changed our nation more...