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  • Managing Inequalityby Karen R. Miller

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 47.00

    In the wake of the Civil War, many white northern leaders supported race-neutral laws and anti-discrimination statutes. These positions helped amplify the distinctions they drew between their political economic system, which they saw as forward-thinking in its promotion of free market capitalism, and the now vanquished southern system, which had been... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 11by Kenneth L. Holmes; Katherine G. Morrissey

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    The stories seem simple?they left, they traveled, they settled?yet the restless westering impulse of Americans created one of the most enduring figures in our frontier pantheon: the hardy pioneer persevering against all odds. Undeterred by storms, ruthless bandits, towering mountains, and raging epidemics, the women in these volumes suggest why the... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 10by Kenneth L. Holmes; Elliott West

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Forty years after the legendary overland travels of Oregon pioneers in the 1840s, Lucy Clark Allen wrote, ?the excitement continues.? Economic hard times in Minnesota sent Allen and her husband to Montana in hopes of evading the droughts, grasshoppers, and failed crops that had plagued their farm. Allen and her compatriots, in this volume of Covered... more...

  • Vanished Arizonaby Martha Summerhayes; Louise Barnett

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    When Martha Summerhayes (1844?1926) came as a bride to Fort Russell in Wyoming Territory in 1874, she ?saw not much in those first few days besides bright buttons, blue uniforms, and shining swords,? but soon enough the hard facts of army life began to intrude. Remonstrating with her husband, Jack Wyder Summerhayes, that she had only three rooms and... more...

  • Sacagaweaby Flora Warren Seymour; Robert Doremus

    Aladdin 2014; Not Available

    Learn about the childhood of Sacagawea, one of the first female all-stars in American history?and honored in US currency on the dollar coin. Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as an interpreter and guide, in their exploration of the Western United States. She traveled thousands of miles from... more...

  • Passing of the Frontierby Emerson Hough

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Midwesterner Emerson Hough nurtured a life-long interest in the Wild West, and after receiving his law degree, he set up shop as an attorney in a rural town in New Mexico. Based on his experiences in the region, he penned a series of histories of the Old West. This volume contains a series of insightful essays about the meaning of the frontier and... more...

  • Steep Trailsby John Muir

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Through a striking set of coincidences and circumstances, Scottish-born naturalist John Muir emerged as a powerful voice advocating for a renewed connection with nature and the preservation of America's natural resources and forests. In this collection of stirring essays and observations, Muir recounts the factors that spurred his affinity for... more...

  • The Story of my Boyhood and Youthby John Muir

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Although Sierra Club founder and important early environmentalist John Muir was born in Scotland, he spent much of his life traipsing through the wonders of the American wilderness -- and fighting to protect what he regarded as the country's greatest resource. This engaging autobiography tells the tale of how Muir made his way to the United States... more...

  • Snowshoe Countryby Florence Page Jaques

    University of Minnesota Press 1979; US$ 60.00

    Together, using her journal and his sketches from a winter's journey on Gunflint Lake in northern Minnesota, the Jaqueses produced this delightful book, first published in 1944 and now reissued in its original format. more...

  • Buffalo Bill Codyby Ronald a Reis

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    William "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a "boy extra," a bullwhacker, cattle driver, hunter, and an American Indian fighter on the Great Plains of the 1850s, all before becoming a teenager. He claimed to have killed nearly 5,000 buffalo to supply construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. In time, trading on his fame as Buffalo... more...