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  • Confederate Saboteursby Mark K. Ragan

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    Facing an insurmountable deficit in resources compared to the Union navy, the Confederacy resorted to unorthodox forms of warfare to combat enemy forces. Perhaps the most energetic and effective torpedo corps and secret service company organized during the American Civil War, the Singer Secret Service Corps, led by Texan inventor and entrepreneur... more...

  • The World of the American Revolution: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Merril Smith

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 198.00

    What was life really like for ordinary people during the American Revolution? What did they eat, wear, believe in, and think about? What did they do for fun? This encyclopedia explores the lives of men, women, and children?of European, Native American, and African descent?through the window of social, cultural, and material history. The two-volume... more...

  • The Travels of Elkanah Watsonby Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    Elkanah Watson (1758-1842) travelled everywhere and associated with everyone--soldiers, politicians, diplomats, Indians, artists, scientists, slave traders and abolitionists. He met the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Paine and many other American revolutionaries. At 19, he smuggled funds for the Revolution... more...

  • The Power to Dieby Terri L. Snyder

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    The history of slavery in early America is a history of suicide. On ships crossing the Atlantic, enslaved men and women refused to eat or leaped into the ocean. They strangled or hanged themselves. They tore open their own throats. In America, they jumped into rivers or out of windows, or even ran into burning buildings. Faced with the reality of... more...

  • David Riesman?s Unpublished Writings and Continuing Legacyby Dr B Garrick Harden; Dr Keith Kerr; Dr Marcus Aldredge; Dr Stjepan Mestrovic

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    It has been over 60 years since David Riesman?s most famous work The Lonely Crowd brought him international acclaim. While this remains a best-selling sociology book, Riesman?s expertise and publications spanned far beyond the treatment of the American social character type offered there. This volume recasts and reintroduces Riesman by presenting... more...

  • Voices from the Frontby Peter Hart

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 22.66

    Every man who served in the Great War is now deceased, but they have left behind them an enormous collection of oral history, which captures the authentic voices of the front line soldiers. In Voices from the Front, oral historian Peter Hart brings together accounts from across the conflict, from soldiers, sailors and airmen, from officers... more...

  • The Scholar Deniedby Aldon Morris

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    In this groundbreaking book, Aldon D. Morris?s ambition is truly monumental: to help rewrite the history of sociology and to acknowledge the primacy of W. E. B. Du Bois?s work in the founding of the discipline. Calling into question the prevailing narrative of how sociology developed, Morris, a major scholar of social movements, probes the way in which... more...

  • An American Cakewalkby Zeese Papanikolas

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    The profound economic and social changes in the post-Civil War United States created new challenges to a nation founded on Enlightenment and transcendental values, religious certainties, and rural traditions. Newly-freed African Americans, emboldened women, intellectuals and artists,and a polyglot tide of immigrants found themselves in a restless... more...

  • Contrary Destiniesby Leon D. Pamphile

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 69.95

    In 1915, United States Marines arrived in Haiti to safeguard lives and property from the political instability of the time. While there, the Marine Corps controlled everything from finance to education, from health care to public works and built an army, ?La Garde d?Haiti,? to maintain the changes it implemented. For one hundred years, the decisions... more...

  • The Spirit of 74by Ray Raphael; Marie Raphael

    The New Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Americans know about the Boston Tea Party and the shot heard ?round the world,? but sixteen months divided these two iconic events, a period that has nearly been lost to history. The Spirit of '74 fills in this gap in our nation?s founding narrative, showing how in these mislaid months, step by step, real people made a revolution. After the Tea... more...