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  • Early African-American Classicsby Anthony Appiah

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 2.32

    This essential one-volume collection brings together some of the most influential and significant works by African-American writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Included herein are such classics as Frederick Douglass?s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass , An American Slave (1845) and excerpts from W.E.B. DuBois?s The Souls... more...

  • Californiaby Kevin Starr

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.15

    California has always been our Shangri-la?the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State?s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California?s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially... more...

  • Leading the Historical Enterpriseby Bruce W. Dearstyne

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 36.99

    Leading the Historical Enterprise presents new ideas and strategies for leading and innovating in museums, historical societies, historic sites, and other state and local history programs. The book blends insights from the best practices of model historical programs and museums with themes from the best recent studies of leadership. more...

  • In Defence of Americaby Bronwen Maddox

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2009; US$ 11.99

    The world has turned against the United States in recent years. The invasion of Iraq, America's refusal to sign the Kyoto accords, detention without trial in Guantanamo, the spread of American movies and fast food into every corner of the globe - all have contributed to a feeling that the United States is abusing its position as the world's sole superpower.... more...

  • Pox Americanaby Elizabeth A. Fenn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 11.90

    The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birth A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the American Revolution began, and yet we know almost nothing about it. Elizabeth A. Fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply variola affected the outcome of... more...

  • An Empire for Slaveryby Randolph B. Campbell

    LSU Press 1991; US$ 19.95

    Because Texas emerged from the western frontier relatively late in the formation of the antebellum nation, it is frequently and incorrectly perceived as fundamentally western in its political and social orientation. In fact, most of the settlers of this region were emigrants from the South, and many of these people brought with them their slaves and... more...

  • The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000by Hasia R. Diner

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 31.95

    Since Peter Stuyvesant greeted with enmity the first group of Jews to arrive on the docks of New Amsterdam in 1654, Jews have entwined their fate and fortunes with that of the United States?a project marked by great struggle and great promise. What this interconnected destiny has meant for American Jews and how it has defined their experience among... more...

  • The Hidden Cost of Being African Americanby Thomas M. Shapiro

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Over the past three decades, racial prejudice in America has declined significantly and many African American families have seen a steady rise in employment and annual income. But alongside these encouraging signs, Thomas Shapiro argues in The Hidden Cost of Being African American, fundamental levels of racial inequality persist, particularly in the... more...

  • What Hath God Wroughtby Daniel Walker Howe

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, critically acclaimed history, Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the period from the battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War, an era when the United States expanded to the Pacific and won control over the richest part of the North American continent. Howe's panoramic narrative ranges from the revolutionary... more...

  • A Fierce Discontentby Michael McGerr

    Free Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The Progressive Era, a few brief decades around the turn of the last century, still burns in American memory for its outsized personalities: Theodore Roosevelt, whose energy glinted through his pince-nez; Carry Nation, who smashed saloons with her axe and helped stop an entire nation from drinking; women suffragists, who marched in the streets until... more...