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  • Early National America 1790-1850by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    When George Washington took the reins of the presidency in 1789, the United States was little more than a youthful republic largely populated by farmers who could not imagine their country extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific. But within three generations, the nation stretched across the continent, reliant on steam power and machines to connect... more...

  • Revolutionary America 1764 - 1789by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    For more than 150 years, English men and women had planted themselves along the Atlantic Coast of the New World as colonists, intent on creating new lives of possibility and opportunity. But by the 1760s, countless thousands of people who had been loyal to king and country began to question that same loyalty. As British authorities began to hamper... more...

  • The New South and the Old West 1866-1890by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The end of the Civil War brought significant change to the United States. The war had destroyed the South, ushering in an age of rebuilding that created a new South free from slavery and open to progress and industrialization. But much of the promise of the post-war South was lost in the political heat of Reconstruction. At the same time, more people... more...

  • The President's Secret IMsby Danielle Crittenden

    Gallery Books 2010; US$ 9.95

    Uncensored. Unrestrained. Un-politically correct. It's a little-known fact that President Bush -- known to his Instant Messenger buddies as "Kickass43" -- has logged almost as much time chatting online as he has clearing brush at Crawford. Now this hilarious collection of imaginary online correspondence between the POTUS and pals sheds... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Revolutionary Americaby Paul A. Gilje

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 300.00

    The American Revolution is one of the most studied time periods in U.S. history and a substantial part of the history curriculum in schools. The three-volume Encyclopedia of Revolutionary America is the definitive reference to everything students need to know about this pivotal moment in American history. Written by a preeminent scholar in the field,... more...

  • The Crucibleby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    The Crucible still has permanence and relevance a half century after its initial publication. This powerful political drama set amidst the Salem witch trials is commonly understood as Arthur Miller's poignant response to McCarthyism. This new edition featuring new critical essays examines this important work. more...

  • The Kennedysby Richard Avedon; Shannon Thomas Perich

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 19.49

    In the early 1960s, Richard Avedon was commissioned by Harper's Bazaar to create Observations , a column that consisted of a series of nine photographic essays. The subject of the first essay was John F. Kennedy and his young family, who sat for formal black-and-white portraits just three weeks prior to Kennedy's presidential inauguration. Six... more...

  • The First Black Presidentby Johnny Bernard Hill

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00

    This is a critical reflection on the implications of an Obama administration on the issue of race in America, arguing that the presidency must be celebrated as a historical triumph based on America's racist past, but acknowledging that the problem of race in America now impacts cultures around the globe. more...

  • How Far Is America from Hereby Theo D'haen; Paul Giles; Djelal Kadir; Lois Parkinson Zamora

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 179.20

    How Far is America From Here? approaches American nations and cultures from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. It is very much at the heart of this comparative agenda that “America” be considered as a hemispheric and global matter. It discusses American identities relationally, whether the relations under discussion operate... more...

  • Against All Oddsby Scott Brown

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    Against All Odds is the extraordinary personal story of the man who rose up to meet the challenge of terrific opposition and become one of America's most promising new political figures?Senator Scott Brown. Brown is famous for succeeding popular Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy after Kennedy?s death in 2010?but, as he reveals in a compelling memoir... more...