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- 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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95
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...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99
The frontier has always been a quintessential part of what makes America unique, and according to renowned historian Frederick Jackson Turner, it did more than stoke the imaginations of early pioneers -- it actually helped to shape American democracy and institutions. This engaging volume explains and expands on Turner's Frontier Thesis, one of... more...
- 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...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 27.99
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 America. In this wide-ranging narrative, Black makes... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95
The American Frontier: An Archaeological Study of Settlement Pattern and Process focuses on general rules or laws for the evolution of all agrarian frontiers, emphasizing those that are expanding. A variety of frontiers is also discussed in addition to the agrarian type to pinpoint similarities and differences. Organized into 11 chapters, this book... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
With the exception of oceans, boundaries are artificial, man-made divisions of geography that many times make little sense and sometimes no sense at all. For example, why does the northern boundary of Minnesota protrude into Canada? Why does West Virginia have two panhandles? Why do Pennsylvania and Delaware have a common boundary that is a circle... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 30.00
In the volumes 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...