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  • Canoeing the Great Plainsby Patrick Dobson

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    ?This is a work of strength and beauty, of care and courage. Patrick Dobson?s voyage down the length of the Missouri River is not simply one of self-discovery, but a journey that allows the reader to look inward as well. . . . We are fortunate to be able to share in his odyssey of exuberance and discovery.??Alan Boye, author of Just Walking the Hills... more...

  • The Chisholm Trailby Sam P. Ridings

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    This frontier classic is one of the best books written about the world?s greatest cattle trail, the Chisholm Trail, a trail that was approximately eight hundred miles long, running from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas. It is a comprehensive book about the cattle drives of our western frontier and the interesting characters associated with them.... more...

  • Looking for Lincoln in Illinoisby Bryon C. Andreasen; Guy C. Fraker

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Bryon C. Andreasen is a historian at the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. He previously was a research historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the editor of the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association. He lives in Bountiful, Utah, near Salt Lake City. more...

  • New Harmony, Indianaby Jane Blaffer Owen; Nancy Mangum McCaslin; John Philip Newell; J. Pittman McGehee; Jane Dale Owen; Anne Dale Owen

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    For nearly seven decades, Jane Blaffer Owen was the driving force behind the restoration and revitalization of the town of New Harmony, Indiana. In this delightful memoir, Blaffer Owen describes the transformational effect the town had on her life. An oil heiress from Houston, she met and married Kenneth Dale Owen, great-great-grandson of Robert Owen,... more...

  • Frau Bertha Garlanby Arthur Schnitzler; Gerhard Hubmann; Isabella Schwentner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 280.00

    Schnitzler?s novella Frau Bertha Garlan is a subtle story of a failed attempt at female emancipation. This 5th volume in the Works in Historical-Critical Editions series presents all extant textual sources. Along with facsimiles of the manuscript, the edition offers a reading text with editorial apparatus, a commentary, biographical documentation,... more...

  • Blood on the Bayouby Donald S. Frazier

    State House/McWhiney Foundation Press 2015; Not Available

    Blood on the Bayou:  Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi takes a well-known story, the struggle for control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War, and recasts it as a contest for control of African-American populations.  The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the slaves, but the task of actually moving these liberated... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 3by Kenneth L. Holmes; Susan Armitage

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    The wagon trains to California greatly decreased in 1851 as reports of deadly cholera on the trail the year before and strikeouts in gold prospecting became known. Those who did go west?about 2,160 men and 1,440 women?tended toward Oregon's rich Willamette Valley because of a new federal land law that awarded a husband and wife a full section. Volume... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 7by Kenneth L. Holmes; Shirley Anne Leckie

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    Some of the women traveling west in the late 1850s were strong advocates of equal rights for their sex. On the trail, Julia Archibald Holmes and Hannah Keziah Clapp sensibly wore the ?freedom costume? called bloomers. In 1858 Holmes joined the Pikes Peak gold rush and was the first woman of record to climb the famous mountain.   Educator Hannah... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 8by Kenneth L. Holmes; Maria Montoya

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Kenneth L. Holmes was a professor of history at Western Oregon State College. He edited and compiled Covered Wagon Women, drawing on archives and private sources.   Introducing this Bison Books edition is Maria Montoya, an assistant professor of history and an assistant professor in the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan.... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 9by Kenneth L. Holmes; Sherry L. Smith

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Kenneth L. Holmes was a professor of history at Western Oregon State College. He edited and compiled Covered Wagon Women, drawing on archives and private sources.   An associate professor of history at Southern Methodist University, Sherry L. Smith is the author of The View from Officers? Row: Army Perceptions of Western Indians. more...