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  • Freedom's Ballotby Margaret Garb

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In the spring of 1915, Chicagoans elected the city?s first black alderman, Oscar De Priest. In a city where African Americans made up less than five percent of the voting population, and in a nation that dismissed and denied black political participation, De Priest?s victory was astonishing. It did not, however, surprise the unruly group of black... more...

  • Crucibles of Black Empowermentby Jeffrey Helgeson

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The term ?community organizer? was deployed repeatedly against Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a way to paint him as an inexperienced politician unfit for the presidency. The implication was that the job of a community organizer wasn?t a serious one, and that it certainly wasn?t on the list of credentials needed for a presidential résumé. In... more...

  • Contested Terrainby Beverly A. Bunch-Lyons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This in-depth study focuses on black women migrants to the North and in doing so examines the interaction of race, class, regionalism, and gender during the early years of the 20th century. more...

  • Uncle John's Facts to Go Fads & Flopsby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    Uncle John takes the nation by storm in this hip new e-book of Bathroom Reader classics and some brand-new articles! Fads & Flops is overflowing with stories of unlikely successes and colossal failures. So whether you were weaned on bell bottoms, parachute pants, baggy pants, or skinny jeans, you?ll find the one thing that never goes out of style:... more...

  • Frontier Seaportby Catherine Cangany

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Detroit?s industrial health has long been crucial to the American economy. Today?s troubles notwithstanding, Detroit has experienced multiple periods of prosperity, particularly in the second half of the eighteenth century, when the city was the center of the thriving fur trade. Its proximity to the West as well as its access to the Great Lakes and... more...

  • Top 10 Chicagoby Elisa Kronish; Elaine Glusac

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Chicago in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Chicago has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on... more...

  • Detroitby Scott Martelle

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    At its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, Detroit's status as epicenter of the American auto industry made it a vibrant, populous, commercial hub?and then the bottom fell out. Detroit : A Biography takes a long, unflinching look at the evolution of one of America's great cities and one of the nation's greatest urban failures. This authoritative yet... more...

  • Uncle John's Facts to Go Modern Mythologyby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    The ancient Greeks had Zeus; today we have the Burger King…king. In Modern Mythology , you?ll meet the world?s most fascinating heroes, villains, and corporate spokesthingies. Featuring Bathroom Reader classics plus a few new treasures, you?ll discover truths and untruths, and learn the real stories behind some of today?s tallest tales. So sit back... more...

  • The California and Oregon Trailby Francis Parkman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    The classic account of one man?s journey into the wild American frontier. In the spring of 1846, Francis Parkman, a Harvard-educated Boston-born aristocrat, headed west to experience the untamed regions of America, to acquaint himself with the wild mountain men in the Rockies, and to visit the surviving Indian tribes before all were absorbed by... more...

  • Michiganby Bruce A. Rubenstein; Lawrence E. Ziewacz

    Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95

    The fifth edition of Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State presents an update of the best college-level survey of Michigan history, covering the pre-Columbian period to the present. Represents the best-selling survey history of Michigan Includes updates and enhancements reflecting the latest historic scholarship, along with the new... more...