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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 8.99
At the turn of the century, Nogowogotoc Lake was considered the Newport of the Midwest, where some of the most affluent families from Milwaukee and Chicago spent their summers in luxurious "cottages" at the water's edge. The Story of the Lake weaves the tale of four of these families over the course of generations. With each decade another net of... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 0.99
This past January, the newly elected governor Scott Walker declared war on Wisconsin's progressive roots. Under the guise of budget repair, he and his Republican colleagues in the state legislature introduced a whole host of initiatives meant to roll back hard-won gains for workers and recast the role of government in the state to fit his own conservative... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00
Mystic Chords of Memory "Illustrated with hundreds of well-chosen anecdotes and minute observations . . . Kammen is a demon researcher who seems to have mined his nuggets from the entire corpus of American cultural history . . . insightful and sardonic." ? Washington Post Book World In this ground-breaking, panoramic work of American cultural... more...
- UPF 2010; US$ 69.95
Offers a unique approach to the examination of slavery. Rather than focusing on slave work and family life on cotton plantations, Damian Pargas compares the practice of slavery among the other major agricultural cultures in the nineteenth-century South: tobacco, mixed grain, rice, and sugar cane. more...
- Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 22.95
Throughout the United States' history, women have played an intrinsic role in the movement for liberty. John Blundell gives a lively portrait of more than 20 leading American women who spoke out, helping to shape the political and social fabric of the United States. Ladies for Liberty combats the myth that women want, and benefit from, big government.... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 37.99
Collected together, James F. Simon?s books share the bitter struggles and compromises that have characterized the relationship between the presidents and the Supreme Court Chief Justices across US history. The bitter and protracted struggle between President Thomas Jefferson and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall; the frustration and grudging... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 65.00 US$ 52.00
Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years redefines the historical memory of Emma Goldman and illuminates a forgotten yet influential facet in the history of American and European radicalism. This definitive multivolume work, which differs significantly from Goldman's autobiography, presents original texts?a significant group of which... more...
- AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 144.99
The Encyclopedia of Local History addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. The second edition highlights local history practice in each U.S. state and Canadian province. more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
The Civil War brought destruction and disaster to all walks of life in America. Adams has here touched upon one aspect rarely considered by other authors. The great cattle of Texas that was left uncared for and became a hazard to the owners and the government is the theme of this novel. He has dwelled on the heroic efforts made by many to solve this... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
The book chronicles the American Revolution in the most unusual way. Not a record of the events or the political ramifications of those events, but the intellectual response of the revolutionaries has been captured. It is not history in the exact sense of the word; it is history in the making! more...