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- Hunter Publishing 2011; US$ 4.99
George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore, won Maryland in a game of cards with King Charles I in 1632. The Potomac River as its southern border gave the state its unique shape and a prosperous seafood industry. Its decidedly Catholic heritage, as opposed to Protestant Virginia, is only the tip of how these neighbor states differ. There is character... more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 69.95
A national hero in Cuba and a champion of independence across Latin America, José Martí produced a body of work that has been theorized, criticized, and politicized. However, one of the most understudied aspects of his life remains his time in the United States and how it affected his attitudes toward racial politics. Martí saw first-hand the treatment... more...
- MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2009; US$ 9.99
Including topics ranging from the Missouri Compromise and statehood to the Algonquin language and the origins of L. L. Bean, this comprehensive guide showcases the fascinating state of Maine. Inventions created in Maine, such as the doughnut hole and the earmuff, as well as state delicacies—blueberries and maple syrup—are discussed in detail. Profiles... more...
- Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 24.91
"Alle Bewohner der ländlichen Gebiete [...] haben sich innerhalb von acht Tagen in von Truppen besetzten Dörfern einzufinden. Wer nach dieser Frist abseits der Befestigungsanlagen aufgegriffen wird, gilt als Aufständischer und wird als solcher bestraft." Mit diesem Befehl zur Zwangsumsiedlung der Zivilbevölkerung vom 21. Oktober 1896 sollte... more...
- Eland Publishing 2013; US$ 24.78
A Year in Jamaica is a complex memoir telling the story of two simultaneous journeys: Diana Lewes?s 1889 trip from England to visit her family?s sugar plantations in the Caribbean and, more intriguingly, the internal rite of passage of a Victorian girl on her journey to adulthood. For it is in Jamaica that Miss Lewes tries to find a place for herself... more...
- Down East Books 2011; US$ 15.99
This clever counting book from the award-winning authors of Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, combines rhyme with a fun exploration of Maine sea life. Children will be singing it to themselves and asking for it to be read to them again and again. more...
- Down East Books 2004; US$ 14.99
For more than ten years, Elizabeth Peavey has been traveling around the state of Maine, and writing about her wide-ranging experiences and discoveries in Down East magazine. This book collects her very best columns and essays. In a light and entertaining style laced with lots of entertaining humor, she weaves a wide-ranging tapestry that will give... more...
- Down East Books 2013; US$ 14.99
What better way for children to learn their ABCs?and discover a little about Maine?than with this vibrant and whimsical volume from Camden, Maine, artist Susan Ramsay Hoguet. Illustrating distinct Maine icons, such as moose, lobster, and Mount Katahdin, the rhyming verse will have children singing it, asking for it to be read again and again, and... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 24.99
Joseph J. Dimock's descriptions of Cuba in his travel diary provide a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. In the mid-nineteenth century, the United States was pursuing manifest destiny. The war with Mexico had resulted in a vast increase of national territory, and many north Americans wanted Cuba as the next acquisition.... more...
- Lexington Books 2006; US$ 37.99
Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives examines the Chesapeake region from historical, sociological, anthropological, archaeological, and literary perspectives. The anthology uses these perspectives to represent the multitude of experiences in the region and in doing so captures the essence of race, class, and ethnic and gender diversity that made up... more...