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  • Upon the Ruins of Libertyby Roger C Aden

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    The 2002 revelation that George Washington kept slaves in his executive mansion at Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park in the 1790s prompted an eight-year controversy about the role of slavery in America's commemorative landscape. When the President's House installation opened in 2010, it became the first federal property to feature... more...

  • Upsetting the Apple Cartby Frederick Douglass Opie

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Upsetting the Apple Cart looks at the history of black-Latino coalitions in New York City from 1959 to 1989. In those years, African American and Latino Progressives organized, mobilized, and transformed neighborhoods, workplaces, university campuses, and representative government in the nation?s urban capital. The book makes new contributions to... more...

  • George Galphin and the Transformation of the Georgia?South Carolina Backcountryby Michael P. Morris

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This work provides a transnational analysis of the influence of the Scots-Irish upon colonial and Native American culture in the Southeast, prior to 1783. more...

  • The United States and the Armed Forces of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, 2000-2014by René De La Pedraja

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Tracing the U.S. government's efforts to shape the armed forces of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean from 2000 to 2014, this narrative concentrates on the army but also discusses air force and naval forces, including the Marines and the Coast Guard. Police forces in those regions are also covered. Mexico's ongoing struggle with drug... more...

  • A Desolate Place for a Defiant Peopleby Daniel Sayers

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95

    In the 250 years before the Civil War, the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina was a brutal landscape?2,000 square miles of undeveloped and unforgiving wetlands, peat bogs, impenetrable foliage, and dangerous creatures. It was also a protective refuge for marginalized communities, including Native Americans, African-American maroons,... more...

  • Mystery on the Isles of Shoalsby J. Dennis Robinson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 26.95

    For the first time, the full story of a crime that has haunted New England since 1873. The cold-blooded ax murder of two innocent Norwegian women at their island home off the coast of New Hampshire has gripped the region since 1873, beguiling tourists, inspiring artists, and fueling conspiracy theorists. The killer, a handsome Prussian fisherman... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Panamaby Thomas M. Leonard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Panama covers the history of Panama through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Discovering Vintage Miamiby Mandy Baca

    Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Discovering Vintage Miami takes you back in time to all of the timeless classic spots this city has to offer. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way from classic restaurants to shops to other establishments like hotels that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC 2015by Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2014; US$ 21.95

    The Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC divides the city into forty-six mapped neighborhoods. Each map is marked by NFT?s user-friendly icons, which help locate the essential services and entertainment venues in the area. From restaurants, bars, shopping, and museums to information on airports, public transportation, landmarks, and city events—NFT... more...

  • Louisiana and the Gulf South Frontier, 1500-1821by F. Todd Smith

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 42.50

    Bound together by social, demographic, and economic commonalities, the territory extending from East Texas to West Florida occupies a unique space in early American history. A masterful synthesis of two decades of scholarly work, F. Todd Smith's Louisiana and the Gulf South Frontier, 1500?1821 examines the region's history from the eve of European... more...