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  • Seizing Destinyby Richard Kluger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    Less than 100 years after its creation as a fragile republic, the United States more than quadrupled its size, making it the world's third largest nation. No other country or sovereign power had ever grown so big so fast or become so rich and so powerful. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Richard Kluger chronicles this epic achievement in a compelling... more...

  • Atlas of American Historyby Gary B. Nash

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 114.00

    A full-color atlas that spans the breadth of American history, from the precolonial times. Vivid photographs, illustrations, and maps are combined with graphs, charts, and boxed features. Beginning with the earliest settlement of the Americas more than 12,000 years ago, this atlas integrates detailed maps with narrative text. more...

  • Expansionismby Richard A. Sauers

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Ever since the first European settlers arrived on the east coast of North America, a sense of divine mission---which came to be called "manifest destiny"---prevailed. It was the belief that America's mission was to occupy the continent and spread democracy across the land. In fewer than 100 years, the United States grew from a union of... more...

  • Pacific Connectionsby Kornel Chang

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 31.95

    In the late nineteenth century the borderlands between the United States, the British Empire in Canada, and the Asia-Pacific Rim emerged as a crossroads of the Pacific world. In Pacific Connections , Kornel Chang tells the dramatic stories of the laborers, merchants, smugglers, and activists who crossed these borders into the twentieth century, and... more...

  • Turning Points, Actual and Alternate Histories - Manifest Destiny and the Expansion of Americaby Rodney P. Carlisle; J. Geoffrey Golson

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 85.00

    In this unique reference, leading historians describe not only how the expansion of the American nation in the early 19th century was a turning point in U.S. history that led to the Civil War, but also alternative scenarios?what happened and what almost happened. more...

  • Habits of Empireby Walter Nugent

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    Since its founding, the United States' declared principles of liberty and democracy have often clashed with aggressive policies of imperial expansion. In this sweeping narrative history, acclaimed scholar Walter Nugent explores this fundamental American contradiction by recounting the story of American land acquisition since 1782 and shows how this... more...

  • Fighting for Americaby Jeremy Black

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 33.95

    Prize winning author Jeremy Black traces the competition for control of North America from the landing of Spanish troops under Hernán Cortés in modern Mexico in 1519 to 1871 when, with the Treaty of Washington and the withdrawal of most British garrisons, Britain accepted American mastery in North... more...

  • Critical Regionalismby Douglas Reichert Powell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    The idea of "region" in America has often served to isolate places from each other, observes Douglas Reichert Powell. Whether in the nostalgic celebration of folk cultures or the urbane distaste for "hicks," certain regions of the country are identified as static, insular, and culturally disconnected from everywhere else. In Critical Regionalism... more...

  • American Boundariesby Bill Hubbard

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 44.00

    For anyone who has looked at a map of the United States and wondered how Texas and Oklahoma got their Panhandles, or flown over the American heartland and marveled at the vast grid spreading out in all directions below, American Boundaries will yield a welcome treasure trove of insight. The first book to chart the country’s growth using... more...

  • Regionalism and the Humanitiesby Timothy R Mahoney; Wendy J. Katz

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In the volume’s inaugural essay, Annie Proulx discusses landscapes in American fiction, comments on how she constructs characters, and interprets current literary trends. Edward Watts offers a theory of region that argues for comparisons of the United States to other former colonies of Great Britain, including New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.... more...