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  • The N Wordby Jabari Asim

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.95

    A renowned cultural critic untangles the twisted history and future of racism through its most volatile word. The N Word reveals how the term "nigger" has both reflected and spread the scourge of bigotry in America over the four hundred years since it was first spoken on our shores. Asim pinpoints Thomas Jefferson as the source of our enduring image... more...

  • Texas Market Huntingby R. K. Sawyer

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    From its earliest days of human habitation, the Texas coast was home to seemingly endless clouds of ducks, geese, swans, and shorebirds. By the 1880s Texas huntsmen, or market hunters, as they came to be called, began providing meat and plumage for the restaurant tables and millinery salons of a rapidly growing nation. A network of suppliers, packers,... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Californiaby Clark Davis; David Igler

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 34.99

    With a land mass one and half times larger than the United Kingdom, a population of more than thirty million, and an economy that would rank sixth among world nations, the history of the state of California demands a closer look. The Human Tradition in California captures the region's rich history and diversity, taking readers into the daily lives... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Texasby Ty Cashion; de la Jesus F. Teja

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 34.99

    The rich and unique history of the 'Lone Star State' is presented in this new book through the lives of a variety of Texans who put a human face on the state's history. Biographical sketches of fifteen famous and little-known men and women of different colors, religions, and economic backgrounds offer new insight into the history of the state. Starting... more...

  • Lessons in Disasterby Gordon M. Goldstein

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 23.99

    A revelatory look at the decisions that led to the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, drawing on the insights and reassessments of one of the war's architects "I had a part in a great failure. I made mistakes of perception, recommendation and execution. If I have learned anything I should share it." These are not words that Americans ever expected to... more...

  • Pennsylvania Land Recordsby Donna Bingham Munger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1993; US$ 48.99

    The genealogist trying to locate families, the surveyor or attorney researching old deeds, or the historian seeking data on land settlement will find Pennsylvania Land Records an indispensable aid. The land records of Pennsylvania are among the most complete in the nation, beginning in the 1680s. Pennsylvania Land Records not only catalogs, cross-references,... more...

  • Race and Revolutionby Gary B. Nash

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1990; US$ 24.99

    Race and Revolution is a trenchant study of the revolutionary generation's early efforts to right the apparent contradiction of slavery and of their ultimate compromises that not only left the institution intact, but provided it with the protection of a vastly strengthened government after 1788. Race and Revolution describes the free black community's... more...

  • Slavery & the Lawby Paul Finkelman; Derrick Bell; Jonathan A. Bush; Jacob I. Corré; Michael Kent Curtis; William W. Fisher III; Ariela Gross; James Oliver Horton; Lois Horton; Sanford Levinson; Thomas D. Morris; Thomas D. Russell; Judith Kelleher Schafer; Alan Watson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 109.99

    In this book, prominent historians of slavery and legal scholars analyze the intricate relationship between slavery, race, and the law from the earliest Black Codes in colonial America to the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and the Dred Scott decision prior to the Civil War. Slavery & the Law's wide-ranging essays focus on comparative slave law,... more...

  • So Glorious a Landscapeby Chris J. Magoc

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 34.99

    So Glorious a Landscape: Nature and the Environment in American History and Culture surveys the vast and interdisciplinary subject of American natural and environmental studies. It examines the literary landscape that has inspired a local, regional, and national sense of place; explores the dynamic meaning and significance of nature across time,... more...

  • Religion and the New Republicby James H. Hutson; Daniel L. Driesbach; Jr. John Witte; S.J. Thomas E. Buckley; Mark A. Noll; Catherine A. Brekus; Michael Novak; James Hutson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 43.99

    A collection of the country's most respected historians, philosophers, and theologians examines the role of religion in the founding of the United States. This collection of never before published essays, originally delivered at the Library of Congress, presents the most original and recent scholarship on a topic that still generates considerable controversy.... more...