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  • Six For The Tolpuddle Martyrsby Alan Gallop

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 16.41

    In 1834 six farm laborers from the Dorset hamlet of Tolpuddle fell foul of draconian Victorian laws prohibiting ‘assembly’. Today the names of George Loveless and his brother James, Thomas Standfield and his son John, James Brine and James Hammett, who made up the Tolpuddle Martyrs, stand high on the roll of British men who have been victimized... more...

  • It Happened in the Old Westby Erin H. Turner

    TwoDot 2017; US$ 15.99

    These are the stories of what happened in the West as the trickle then flood of Easterners and immigrants first began to flow into the plains, deserts, and mountains between the Pacific Ocean and the Mississippi River and, finally, far north into The Last Frontier. While some events would have happened regardless who was there?earthquakes, storms,... more...

  • Border Bandits, Border Raidsby W.C. Jameson

    TwoDot 2017; US$ 15.99

    Border Bandits is an account of the many, many stories of back and forth skirmishes between the Mexicans and Texans during the late 1800s and early 1900s. There practically wasn't a border, which caused a lot of problems and thievery between the two countries. These seventeen tales in this book re-create border raids that originated from both... more...

  • From Warm Center to Ragged Edgeby Jon K. Lauck

    University of Iowa Press 2017; US$ 27.50

    During the half-century after the Civil War, intellectuals and politicians assumed the Midwest to be the font and heart of American culture. Despite the persistence of strong currents of midwestern regionalism during the 1920s and 1930s, the region went into eclipse during the post?World War II era. In the apt language of Minnesota?s F. Scott Fitzgerald,... more...

  • Lincoln's Pathfinderby John Bicknell

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    The 1856 presidential race was the most violent peacetime election in American history. War between proslavery and antislavery settlers raged in Kansas; a congressman shot an Irish immigrant at a Washington hotel; and another congressman beat a US senator senseless on the floor of the Senate. But amid all the violence, the campaign of the new Republican... more...

  • Ellen Browning Scrippsby Molly McClain

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 34.95

    Molly McClain tells the remarkable story of Ellen Browning Scripps (1836?1932), an American newspaperwoman, feminist, suffragist, abolitionist, and social reformer who used her fortune to support women?s education, the labor movement, and public access to science, the arts, and education. Born in London, Scripps grew up in rural poverty on the... more...

  • The American Constitutional Traditionby H. Lowell Brown

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 90.00

    Closer examination of foundational, revolutionary documents, and of the colonial legislation enacted on the basis of those foundational documents, reveals an American tradition of constitutionalism that the Revolutionaries were able to draw upon when fashioning their constitutions for the newly independent states and for the federal government. more...

  • Making the Bible Beltby Joseph L. Locke

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    By reconstructing the religious crusade to achieve prohibition in Texas, Making the Bible Belt reveals how southern religious leaders overcame longstanding anticlerical traditions, built a formidable social movement, and, in the course of outlawing liquor, injected religion irreversibly into public life. more...

  • Counting Americansby Paul Schor

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Tracing the evolutions of the categories used by the US census to classify Americans from the first census (1790) to 1940, this book shows the centrality of power relations and of racial ideologies in census-taking, with an emphasis on slavery, segregation, and immigration. more...

  • The Billion Dollar Spyby David E. Hoffman

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 11.99

    ?One of the best spy stories to come out of the Cold War and all the more riveting for being true.? Washington Post more...