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  • Ghost Dancesby Josh Garrett-Davis

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; Not Available

    Growing up in South Dakota, Josh Garrett-Davis knew he would leave. But as a young adult, he kept going back--in dreams and reality and by way of books. With this beautifully written narrative about a seemingly empty but actually rich and complex place, he has reclaimed his childhood, his unusual family--and the Great Plains. Among the subjects and... more...

  • Lewis and Clarkby Kathleen E. Bradley

    Shell Education 2009; US$ 7.99

    Two captains of the Corps of Discovery, Lewis and Clark, are on a mission to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean. With the help of Sacagawea, a Shoshone Indian, Lewis and Clark are able to locate and barter with the Shoshone and are able to secure horses to aid them in their journey over the Rocky Mountains. more...

  • Immigrationby Harriet Isecke

    Shell Education 2009; US$ 7.99

    Follow the struggles, hardships, and tragedies of two immigrant families—an Italian Catholic family and a Russian Jewish family from their arrival at Ellis Island in 1914 until they become United States citizens five years later. more...

  • Pioneer Trailsby Christi Parker

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Pioneers experienced hardships during their journey through the West, which led them on the Oregon Trail and the Santa Fe Trail. The moving and travels of these pioneers affected not only their lives, but also the American Indians, America’s animals, and the country. more...

  • Reiseberichte und Geschichtsdichtungby Wolfgang Achnitz

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 377.00

    Volume 3 contains works on historical consciousness (e.g. chronicles, biographical writings and historical songs) and spatial experience (e.g. narratives of pilgrims, fictional descriptions of journeys and accounts of real expeditions). more...

  • Oddball Indianaby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2002; US$ 11.99

    Square Donuts. The World?s Largest Stump. Oscar the Monster Turtle. Johnny Appleseed?s grave. The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. While other travel guides tell you about yet another cozy bed-and-breakfast and bike trails through Brown County, Oddball Indiana offers wacky travel destinations and little-known historical... more...

  • Oddball Minnesotaby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    Land of the world?s largest prairie chicken, birthplace of Spam, and home of the world?s oldest rock, this is Minnesota, where summers are short, winters are long, and back-road wonders abound. This entertaining guide wastes no time with descriptions of scenic lakes, pristine bike trails, or quaint cafés. Instead it directs travelers (and residents)... 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...

  • Toward a Tenderer Humanity and a Nobler Womanhoodby Anne M. Knupfer; Leonard Silk

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 22.95

    During the Progressive Era, over 150 African American women's clubs flourished in Chicago. Through these clubs, women created a vibrant social world of their own, seeking to achieve social and political uplift by educating themselves and the members of their communities. In politics, they battled legal discrimination, advocated anti-lynching laws,... more...

  • Trespassesby Lacy M Johnson

    University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    A series of vividly rendered personal narratives, Trespasses: A Memoir recounts the coming of age of three generations in the rural Great Plains. In examining how class, race, and gender play out in the lives of two farm families who simultaneously love and hate the place they can?t escape, Lacy Johnson presents rural whiteness as an ethnicity worthy... more...