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- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 6.99
This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States. more...
- The Floating Press 1922; US$ 4.99
Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's impressions of the U.S. in the early twentieth century. Part travelogue, part cultural critique, and part historical analysis,... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Midwesterner Emerson Hough nurtured a life-long interest in the Wild West, and after receiving his law degree, he set up shop as an attorney in a rural town in New Mexico. Based on his experiences in the region, he penned a series of histories of the Old West. This volume contains a series of insightful essays about the meaning of the frontier and... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
What was military life like in the early twentieth century? That question is answered from a number of unique angles in the collection The Army Mule and Other War Sketches. While most military fiction of the era adopted a top-down approach, focusing on the experiences and perceptions of the powerful military leadership, the vignettes in this collection... more...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2008; US$ 521.00
Die USA waren bereits um 1900 die größte Nationalwirtschaft und seit dem Sieg im Seekrieg gegen Spanien 1898 eine der imperialen Weltmächte. Willi Paul Adams skizziert die Entwicklung der amerikanischen Gesellschaft durch das Jahrhundert in fünf chronologisch definierten Kapiteln. Er behandelt die Größe und Zusammensetzung der Bevölkerung, die von... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
In the early 1800s, an English writer named Frances Trollope spent some time touring the then-very-young country of America with her son Henry, dividing most of her time between Cincinnati and a utopian camp settlement that housed former slaves in Tennessee. Although Frances enjoyed her visit, she was absolutely appalled with what she regarded as Americans'... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 90.00
Childhood joy, pleasure, and creativity are not often associated with the civil rights movement. Their ties to the movement may have faded from historical memory, but these qualities received considerable photographic attention in that tumultuous era. Katharine Capshaw?s Civil Rights Childhood reveals how the black child has been?and continues... more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 69.50
In the 1920s, cultural and political reactions to the Red Scare in America contributed to a marked shift in the way Americans thought about sexuality, womanhood, manhood, and family life. The Russian Revolution prompted anxious Americans sensing a threat to social order to position heterosexuality, monogamy, and the family as a bulwark against radicalism.... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00
During the summer of 1964, more than a thousand individuals descended on Mississippi to help the state's African American citizens register to vote. Student organizers, volunteers, and community members canvassed black neighborhoods to organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), a group that sought to give a voice to black Mississippians... more...