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  • California History for Kidsby Katy S. Duffield

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    The rich story of the men and women who settled and built the Golden State is told in this engaging chronicle, from the first native inhabitants that arrived 9,000 years ago and the Spanish in the 1700s to the followers of the Gold Rush in 1848 and the Hollywood and Silicon Valley newcomers. They faced many struggles?including earthquakes, economic... more...

  • Brisbaneby Matthew Condon

    NewSouth 2010; US$ 16.99

    In this book, the third in a series on Australian cities in which leading Australian authors write about their home city, novelist and journalist Matthew Condon rediscovers the city of his childhood, Brisbane. Having returned there after many years, Condon takes the reader on a unique and personal journey through contemporary Brisbane, unearthing its... more...

  • Denver Inside and Outby Michael Childers; Shawn Snow; Jeanne E. Abrams; Azusa Ono; Rebecca A. Hunt; B. Erin Cole; Marcia Tremmel Goldstein; Betty Jo Brenner; Cheryl Siebert Waite; Melanie Shellenbarger; Eric L. Clements

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 15.95

    Denver turned 150 just a few years ago--not too shabby for a city so down on its luck in 1868 that Cheyenne boosters deemed it "too dead to bury." Still, most of the city's history is a recent memory: Denver's entire story spans just two human lifetimes. In Denver Inside and Out, eleven authors illustrate how pioneers built enduring educational, medical,... more...

  • Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915by Kevin Starr

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 39.99

    Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks to discover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but also on the rest of the country. more...

  • Mining Archaeology in the American Westby Donald L. Hardesty

    UNP - Nebraska 2010; US$ 45.00

    A group of educated Christian Natives from a variety of New England tribes came together in central New York in 1785 to form a community of their own, Brothertown, a proprietary ?Body Politick? modeled after a New England town with an elected leadership. In an effort to retain their land rights and remain self-sufficient, the Natives of Brothertown... more...

  • Becoming Mexipinoby Rudy P. Jr. Guevarra

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    Becoming Mexipino is a social-historical interpretation of two ethnic groups, one Mexican, the other Filipino, whose paths led both groups to San Diego, California from 1900 to 1965. Rudy Guevarra traces their earliest interactions under Spanish colonialism, when they did not strongly identify as Mexican or Filipino, to illustrate how these historical... more...

  • Arc of the Medicine Lineby Anthony Rees

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 24.95

    The border between Canada and the United States- the longest undefended border in the world-was laid out in many stages over more than a century, but the biggest part of the job was the long, (mostly) straight line across the prairies. On September 18, 1872, a full five years after confederation, two large teams of army surveyors-one from each country-met... more...

  • Best of California's Missions, Mansions, and Museumsby Ken McKowen; Dahlynn McKowen

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    This two-color traveler?s companion features more than 130 of California?s best missions, mansions, and museums. In addition to insider information on many of the destinations, the guide features themed tours that will appeal to tourists and armchair travelers alike, history buffs, as well as teachers and parents. Every entry details the highlights... more...

  • Virginia Cityby Ronald M. James

    UNP - Bison Original 2012; US$ 16.95

    Ronald M. James is the long-term state historic preservation officer for Nevada and chairman of the National Historic Landmarks Committee of the National Park Service. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including The Roar and the Silence: A History of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode. more...

  • A People's Guide to Los Angelesby Laura Pulido; Laura Barraclough; Wendy Cheng

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    A People?s Guide to Los Angeles offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.?s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. They introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process,... more...