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Pre-Columbian America. The Indians

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  • Prehistoric Archaeology on the Continental Shelfby Amanda Evans; Joe Flatman; Nicholas Flemming

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 179.00

    Applying new archeological techniques to the study of climate change during the last, and previous, Ice Ages, this volume presents multidisciplinary case studies of prehistoric archaeological sites located on now-submerged portions of the continental shelf. more...

  • Yours Till Deathby John Cotton; Lucille Griffith

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    "These letters from a yeoman farmer in the Confederate Army to his wife in Coosa County, Alabama, will be of interest to historians not only for the light shed upon the life of the Confederate soldier, but also for frequent allusions to rural life and the operation of the farm in Cotton's absence. He enlisted at Pinckneyville, Alabama, on April 1,... more...

  • Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865by Eugene McCarthy; Brian S. Wills

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    This Civil War classic of soldiering in the ranks debunks all the romantic notions of war. Like his Northern counterpart, the Confederate soldier fought against bullets, starvation, miserable weather, disease, and mental strain. But the experience was perhaps even worse for Johnny Reb because of the odds against him. Never as well equipped and provisioned... more...

  • Reunion and Reactionby C. Vann Woodward

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 34.99

    First published in 1951, this historical textbook has been reissued with a new introduction by the author. It discusses the American Reconstruction period, the history of the US Republican Party and the realignment of forces that fought the American Civil War. more...

  • Trade, Transportation, and Warfareby Emory Dean Keoke; Kay Marie Porterfield

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    Trade, Transportation, and Warfare examines the contributions American Indians have made to these areas, with an emphasis on geography, economics, and social studies. The main question that the book answers is how Indians of the Americas were connected with others inside and outside of their culture group. Fascinating coverage of technology focuses... more...

  • Science and Technologyby Emory Dean Keoke; Kay Marie Porterfield

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 42.00

    Science and Technology shows how American Indians developed science and created technology by observing the world around them. The people of Mesoamerica invented the zero, created accurate calendars, and developed writing systems. Native peoples used chemical processes to make chocolate and pottery, devised number systems, and predicted the movements... more...

  • Southern Lady, Yankee Spyby Elizabeth R. Varon

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    Northern sympathizer in the Confederate capital, daring spymaster, postwar politician: Elizabeth Van Lew was one of the most remarkable figures in American history, a woman who defied the conventions of the nineteenth-century South. In Southern Lady, Yankee Spy, historian Elizabeth Varon provides a gripping, richly researched account of the woman who... more...

  • Ulysses S. Grantby Michael Korda

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 10.99

    One of the first two volumes in Harper's Eminent Lives series, Korda brings his acclaimed storytelling talents to the life of Ulysses S. Grant – a man who managed to end the Civil War on a note of grace, serve two terms as president, write one of the most successful military memoirs in American literature, and is today remembered as a brilliant... more...

  • The A to Z of the Progressive Eraby Peter C. Holloran; Catherine Cocks; Alan Lessoff

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of the Progressive Era is the most comprehensive and coherent reference work on the Progressive Era. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the key events, people, organizations, and ideas of the period, this resource is a lively, complete, and accessible... more...

  • Progressivismby Walter Nugent

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 9.99

    After decades of conservative dominance, the election of Barack Obama may signal the beginning of a new progressive era. But what exactly is progressivism? What role has it played in the political, social, and economic history of America? This very timely Very Short Introduction offers an engaging overview of progressivism in America--its origins,... more...