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- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 35.99
SALEM has long been notorious for the witch trials of 1692. But a hundred years later it was renowned for very different pursuits: vast wealth and worldwide trade. Now Death of an Empire tells the story of Salem's glory days in the age of sailing, and the murder that hastened its descent. When America first became a nation, Salem was the richest... more...
- Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 15.95
This guide to 36 walks around Boston features detailed maps for each trip, original photos, and public transportation information for every trip. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a ?Points of Interest? section summarizes each walk?s highlights. Each walk includes trivia about architecture, local culture, and the city?s rich history,... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 16.95
Straightforward explanations of the new tax laws Things have changed radically in the world of housing, education, employment, health care, and other areas where a firm understanding of taxes can benefit you financially. While these changes can, and will, have a dramatic effect on taxpayers, all is not lost. J.K. Lasser provides the tips and tools... more...
- Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 17.95
Thanks to conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts, Boston-area hiking opportunities are vast and abundant. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston guides hikers on routes trodden by the likes of Wampanoag warrior King Phillip and his colonial adversaries, Concord's Henry David Thoreau, Mason Walton - the hermit of Ravenswood, and countless farmers and... more...
- UPF 2011; US$ 69.95
In Bradford's Indian Book , Betty Booth Donohue examines Of Plimoth Plantation with reference to the ways Bradford incorporated Native American philosophy and culture into his writing. By highlighting this largely unrecognized influence in a founding American literary document, Donohue sheds important light on the Native contribution to the new... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 27.95
Populist singer, Mid-Roader, editor, publisher, wife, mother of eleven, Luna Kellie was a well-informed, fervent member of the Farmers' Alliance movement in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Radicalized by railroad monopolies, corrupt government, recurring drought, heavy mortgages, and a desperate combination of rising costs and falling... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1990; US$ 19.95
Few sources before have dealt with the archaeology of African American settlements outside the Atlantic seaboard and the southern states. This book describes in detail the archaeological investigations conducted at the town site of Buxton, Iowa, a coal mining community inhabited by a significantly large population of blacks between 1900 and 1925. more...
- University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 19.95
Now back in print with a new essay, this classic of Iowa history focuses on the Old Order Amish Mennonites, the state?s most distinctive religious minority. Sociologist Elmer Schwieder and historian Dorothy Schwieder began their research with the largest group of Old Order Amish in the state, the community near Kalona in Johnson and Washington counties,... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95
At least fifty-six frontier forts once stood in, or within view of, what is now the state of Iowa. The earliest date to the 1680s, while the latest date to the Dakota uprising of 1862. Some were vast compounds housing hundreds of soldiers; others consisted of a few sheds built by a trader along a riverbank. Regardless of their size and function?William... more...