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  • Cahokiaby Timothy R. Pauketat

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost... more...

  • Movement Without Marchesby Lisa Levenstein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Lisa Levenstein reframes highly charged debates over the origins of chronic African American poverty and the social policies and political struggles that led to the postwar urban crisis. A Movement Without Marches follows poor black women as they traveled from some of Philadelphia's most impoverished neighborhoods into its welfare offices, courtrooms,... more...

  • The Killing of Crazy Horseby Thomas Powers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    ?More than the story of Crazy Horse or the battles between two implacable foes, Powers gives us a portrait of a place?a portrait done in the blood of the heartland, a heart still beating after all these years. Powers has given us a great book, a great painting of that still beating heart.? ?David Treuer, The Washington Post Book World ?[A] richly... more...

  • History Buff's Guide to the Civil Warby Thomas R. Flagel

    Sourcebooks 2010; US$ 16.99

    "The single best kickoff to the American Civil War...I can't imagine a better guide for any of us, whether student or scholar." -Robert Hicks author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Widow of the South "A detailed and enjoyable set of facts and stories that will engage every reader from the newest initiate to ... more...

  • Reckoning with Reaganby Michael Schaller

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99

    At the height of Ronald Reagan's popularity in July 1986, Time magazine wrote glowingly of how he had "found America's sweet spot." Reagan seemed a "magician who carries a bright, ideal America like a holograph in his mind and projects its image in the air." Not since the rhapsody about "Camelot" that surrounded... more...

  • Looking Like the Enemyby Mary Matsuda Gruenewald

    NewSage Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    In 1941, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was a teenage girl who, like other Americans, reacted with horror to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Yet soon she and her family were among 110,000 innocent people imprisoned by the U.S. government because of their Japanese ancestry. In this eloquent memoir, she describes both the day-to-day and the dramatic turning points... more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38 US$ 10.79

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention... more...

  • Guano and the Opening of the Pacific Worldby Gregory T. Cushman

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    This book traces the history of bird guano, demonstrating how this unique commodity helped unite the Pacific Basin with the industrialized world. more...

  • The Chinese Exclusion Actby Benjamin Railton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00

    This book explore two critical strands in American Studies: policy conversations on legal and illegal immigration and social and educational conversations on diversity and multiculturalism. As author Benjamin Railton shows, a fresh look at the Chinese Exclusion Act overturns much of the received wisdom on immigration and American identity. more...

  • Creating Choiceby David P. Cline

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 36.00

    Before Roe v. Wade, somewhere between one and two million illegal abortions were performed every year in the United States. Illegal abortion affected millions of women and their families, yet their stories remain hidden. In Creating Choice , citizens of one community in Western Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley break that silence. more...