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  • Captive of Friendly Coveby Rebecca Goldfield; Mike Short; Richard Inglis

    Fulcrum Publishing 2015; US$ 25.95

    This artful book is an adventurous recollection of the true story of one man's capture and captivity. more...

  • This Benevolent Experimentby Andrew Woolford

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 90.00

    At the end of the nineteenth century, Indigenous boarding schools were touted as the means for solving the ?Indian problem? in both the United States and Canada. With the goal of permanently transforming Indigenous young people into Europeanized colonial subjects, the schools were ultimately a means for eliminating Indigenous communities as obstacles... more...

  • Welcome to the Oglala Nationby Akim D. Reinhardt

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00

    Popular culture largely perceives the tragedy at Wounded Knee in 1890 as the end of Native American resistance in the West, and for many years historians viewed this event as the end of Indian history altogether. The Dawes Act of 1887 and the reservation system dramatically changed daily life and political dynamics, particularly for the Oglala Lakotas.... more...

  • Confederate Saboteursby Mark K. Ragan

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    Facing an insurmountable deficit in resources compared to the Union navy, the Confederacy resorted to unorthodox forms of warfare to combat enemy forces. Perhaps the most energetic and effective torpedo corps and secret service company organized during the American Civil War, the Singer Secret Service Corps, led by Texan inventor and entrepreneur... more...

  • The World of the American Revolution: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Merril Smith

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 198.00

    What was life really like for ordinary people during the American Revolution? What did they eat, wear, believe in, and think about? What did they do for fun? This encyclopedia explores the lives of men, women, and children?of European, Native American, and African descent?through the window of social, cultural, and material history. The two-volume... more...

  • The Travels of Elkanah Watsonby Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    Elkanah Watson (1758-1842) travelled everywhere and associated with everyone--soldiers, politicians, diplomats, Indians, artists, scientists, slave traders and abolitionists. He met the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Paine and many other American revolutionaries. At 19, he smuggled funds for the Revolution... more...

  • The Power to Dieby Terri L. Snyder

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    The history of slavery in early America is a history of suicide. On ships crossing the Atlantic, enslaved men and women refused to eat or leaped into the ocean. They strangled or hanged themselves. They tore open their own throats. In America, they jumped into rivers or out of windows, or even ran into burning buildings. Faced with the reality of... more...

  • David Riesman?s Unpublished Writings and Continuing Legacyby Dr B Garrick Harden; Dr Keith Kerr; Dr Marcus Aldredge; Dr Stjepan Mestrovic

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    It has been over 60 years since David Riesman?s most famous work The Lonely Crowd brought him international acclaim. While this remains a best-selling sociology book, Riesman?s expertise and publications spanned far beyond the treatment of the American social character type offered there. This volume recasts and reintroduces Riesman by presenting... more...

  • Voices from the Frontby Peter Hart

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 22.66

    Every man who served in the Great War is now deceased, but they have left behind them an enormous collection of oral history, which captures the authentic voices of the front line soldiers. In Voices from the Front, oral historian Peter Hart brings together accounts from across the conflict, from soldiers, sailors and airmen, from officers... more...

  • The Scholar Deniedby Aldon Morris

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    In this groundbreaking book, Aldon D. Morris?s ambition is truly monumental: to help rewrite the history of sociology and to acknowledge the primacy of W. E. B. Du Bois?s work in the founding of the discipline. Calling into question the prevailing narrative of how sociology developed, Morris, a major scholar of social movements, probes the way in which... more...