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  • The Life and Death of Gus Reedby Thomas Bahde

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Gus Reed was a freed slave who traveled north as Sherman?s March was sweeping through Georgia in 1864. His journey ended in Springfield, Illinois, a city undergoing fundamental changes as its white citizens struggled to understand the political, legal, and cultural consequences of emancipation and black citizenship. Reed became known as a petty thief,... more...

  • Indiana Political Heroesby Geoff Paddock

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Politics has always played an important role in Indiana, and the state itself at one time furnished candidates for national office for an assortment of American political parties. From 1840, when Whig William Henry Harrison captured the White House with his ?Tippecanoe and Tyler too? campaign, to 1940, when Wendell Willkie won the Republican presidential... more...

  • Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionismby J. Brent Morris

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America more...

  • Ragged Gloryby Ray Hartley

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 20.42

    As a leading political journalist and newspaper editor, Hartley had the best seat in the house for the unfolding drama of the new South Africa, as well as privileged access to many key players, including Nelson Mandela himself. Admirably concise but rich in detail, drawing on a wide spectrum of interviews, documents and experiences, Ragged Glory... more...

  • The Prairie Travelerby Randolph B. Marcy

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The first and finest handbook for travelers of the Old American West. First published in 1859, The Prairie Traveler was the indispensable book for looking to follow the American dream, pull up stakes, head into the wilderness of the frontier, and build a new life out West. With the official blessing of the US War Department, Randolph Marcy, a... more...

  • Civil War Chicagoby Theodore J. Karamanski; Eileen M. McMahon

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    The American Civil War was a crucial event in the development of Chicago as the metropolis of the heartland. Not only did Chicagoans play an important role in the politics of the conflict, encouraging emancipation and promoting a ?hard war? policy against Southern civilians, but they supported the troops materially through production of military supplies... more...

  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Canadaby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Uncle John and the folks at the Bathroom Readers? Institute love all things Canadian and figure that just because we weren?t lucky enough to be born in the Great White North doesn?t mean we can?t devote an entire Bathroom Reader to the cause . . . and this time we?re doing it in Technicolor! Uncle John?s Plunges into Canada (Illustrated Edition)... more...

  • Savage Dreamsby Rebecca Solnit

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    "A beautiful, absorbing, tragic book."?Larry McMurtry In 1851, a war began in what would become Yosemite National Park, a war against the indigenous inhabitants. A century later?in 1951?and a hundred and fifty miles away, another war began when the U.S. government started setting off nuclear bombs at the Nevada Test Site. It was called a nuclear testing... more...

  • Ankle High and Knee Deepby Gail Jenner

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Ankle High and Knee Deep collects together essays from more than twenty ranch women, cowgirls, and farmers about what they?ve learned while standing in or stepping out of ?mud, manure, and other offal.? more...

  • It Happened on the Oregon Trailby Tricia Martineau Wagner

    Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    It Happened on the Oregon Trail 2  takes readers on a rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters and episodes from the Oregon Trail's storied past.  Including both famous tales, and famous names?and little-known heroes, heroines, and happenings. more...