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  • FDR and Lucyby Resa Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Soldiers to Citizensby Suzanne Mettler

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    Drawing on extensive interviews and surveys with hundreds of members of the "greatest generation," Suzanne Mettler finds that by treating veterans as first-class citizens and in granting advanced education, the G.I. Bill inspired them to become the active participants thanks to whom memberships in civic organizations soared and levels of political... more...

  • Medical Apartheidby Harriet A. Washington

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95

    National Book Critics Circle Award Winner (Nonfiction) PEN/Oakland Award Winner BCALA Nonfiction Award Winner Gustavus Meyers Award Winner From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America?s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. Medical... more...

  • The Unredeemed Captiveby John Demos

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Nominated for the National Book Award, this book is set in colonial Massachusetts where, in 1704, a French and Indian war party descended on the village of Deerfield, abducting a Puritan minister and his children. Although John Williams was eventually released, his daughter horrified the family by staying with her captors and marrying a Mohawk husband.... more...

  • A Concise History of Canadaby Margaret Conrad

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 23.00 US$ 18.86

    This book traces Canada's history from the arrival of the Aboriginal peoples, through European conquest, to its prosperous present. more...

  • Rhythms of Raceby Christina D. Abreu

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Among the nearly 90,000 Cubans who settled in New York City and Miami in the 1940s and 1950s were numerous musicians and entertainers, black and white, who did more than fill dance halls with the rhythms of the rumba, mambo, and cha cha cha. In her history of music and race in midcentury America, Christina D. Abreu argues that these musicians, through... more...

  • Children and Youth in Sickness and in Health: A Historical Handbook and Guideby Janet Golden; Richard Meckel; Heather Prescott

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 67.00

    Six original essays reflect the growing scholarly interest in the history of childhood and youth, particularly issues affecting child health and welfare. These important new essays show how changing patterns of health and disease have responded to and shaped notions of childhood and adolescence as life stages. Until the early 20th century, life-threatening... more...

  • Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitutionby Woody Holton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 16.99

    Average Americans Were the True Framers of the Constitution Woody Holton upends what we think we know of the Constitution's origins by telling the history of the average Americans who challenged the framers of the Constitution and forced on them the revisions that produced the document we now venerate. The framers who gathered in Philadelphia... more...

  • From Foraging to Farming in the Andesby Tom D. Dillehay

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    This book proposes a new and more complex model for understanding the transition from hunting and gathering to cultivation. more...

  • The Inconvenient Indianby Thomas King

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 16.00

    WINNER of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize The Inconvenient Indian is at once a ?history? and the complete subversion of a history?in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be ?Indian? in North America.   Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book... more...