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- Utah State University Press 2013; US$ 28.00
Historians and novelists alike have described the vigilantism that took root in the gold-mining communities of Montana in the mid-1860s, but Mark C. Dillon is the first to examine the subject through the prism of American legal history, considering the state of criminal justice and law enforcement in the western territories and also trial procedures,... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 17.50
In 1977, while studying journalism at the University of Iowa, Chris Baker gave his grandmother a notebook and asked her to write about her childhood. Years later, long after her death in 1990, he found the tattered yellow notebook. In twenty-nine handwritten pages, the woman he knew as Grandma Covert had recorded her younger life in rural Iowa between... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95
In this unusual blend of chronological and personal history, Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder combines scholarly sources with family memories to create a loving and informed history of Presho, South Dakota, and her family's life there from the time of settlement in 1905 to the mid 1950s. more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 1.99
Humble farmer and tavern owner John Procter was swept up in the tide of hysteria surrounding accusations of witchcraft that rocked Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century. In the aftermath of a flurry of back-and-forth suspicions and allegations, Procter was eventually convicted and hanged. This concise account tells the story with a focus on... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 67.50
In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe and maintain boundaries between insider and outsider. In this path-breaking study, Heather Miyano Kopelson peels back the layers of conflicting definitions... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 11.99
This zany travel guide presents a more peculiar state than the Iowa Tourism Office might like out-of-towners to imagine. Leaving out the traditional scenic trips to the Mississippi River bluffs and the Amana Colonies, this guide will take the adventurous traveler to the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk, the home of the "Lonely Goat Herder"... more...
- Granite Peak Publications 2013; US$ 24.99
Covering everything there is to know about the world's first and most diverse national park, this fourth edition of the bestselling guide to Yellowstone boasts more facts, anecdotes, history, and travel tips than ever before. Mile-by-mile road logs document every approach to the park and every interior road. Through easy-to-understand explanations... more...
- TwoDot 2013; US$ 15.99
Residents of Kansas love their prairies, river bottoms, and buffalo wallows. And in spite of the difficulties of breaking sod (even building homes from the strips), planting in drought years, and neighbors miles away, these hardy pioneers stayed and wrote beautiful small love letters to their adopted country. This volume collects together some of... more...