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  • A Romantic Guide to Nantucketby Cynthia Mascott

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 8.99

    Based on our larger guide titled Enchanted Summer: A Romantic Guide to Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard, this book deals primarily with Nantucket, with color maps and photographs added. Following are some reviews of the larger edition:  "A superb travel guide. This book is what travel guides are supposed to be: informative, interesting,... more...

  • A Tour on the Prairiesby Washington Irving

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    In 1832, Washington Irving, America?s first literary superstar, returned to the United States after seventeen years abroad and swiftly set out to explore Pawnee country?the wild uncharted territory deep in the young nation?s interior. It was a part of the country few white men had set foot in and even fewer had written about it?and certainly none... more...

  • Reconstructing the Dreamlandby Alfred L. Brophy

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot was America's bloodiest civil disturbance of the century. In this text, Alfred Brophy draws on his own extensive research into contemporary accounts and court documents to chronicle this devastating riot, showing how and why the rule of law quickly eroded. more...

  • Rustic Warriorsby Steven Eames

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 79.00

    The early French Wars (1689-1748) in North America saw provincial soldiers, or British white settlers, in Massachusetts and New Hampshire fight against New France and her Native American allies with minimal involvement from England. Most British officers and government officials viewed the colonial soldiers as ill-disciplined, unprofessional, and incompetent:... more...

  • Death in a Promised Landby Scott Ellsworth; John Hope Franklin

    LSU Press 1992; US$ 17.95

    When a crows began to gather outside the jail in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the evening of May 31, 1921., the fate of one of its prisoners, a young black male, seemed assured. Accused of attempting to rape a white woman, Dick Rowland was with little doubt about to be lynched. But in another part of town, a small group of black men, many of them World War... more...

  • New England's Generationby Virginia DeJohn Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 30.00

    This book explores New England's founding, in terms of ordinary people and the transcendent meanings that those lives ultimately acquired. more...

  • La Harpe's Postby George H. Odell; Frieda Vereecken-Odell; John C. Dixon; Bonnie C. Yates; Eric Menzel; Mary Elizabeth Good; Kenneth L. Shingleton Jr; Isabella Muntz; Marie E. Brown; Lee Anna Schniebs; Joe B. Thompson

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    This major contribution to contact period studies points to the Lasley Vore site in modern Oklahoma as the most likely first meeting place of Plains Indians and Europeans more than 300 years ago. In 1718, Jean-Baptiste Benard, Sieur de la Harpe, departed St. Malo in Brittany for the New World. La Harpe, a member of the French bourgeoisie,... more...

  • Daily Life in Colonial New Englandby Claudia Durst Johnson

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 81.00

    Life for the individuals who chose to come to New England during the Colonial Period was anything but easy. This reference resource explores the everyday details of colonial life in New England and exposes as myth much of what we might believe about this era, environment and people. How exactly and why did their religious beliefs help structure their... more...

  • A Reforming Peopleby David D. Hall

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    In this revelatory account of the people who founded the New England colonies, historian David D. Hall compares the reforms they enacted with those attempted in England during the period of the English Revolution. Bringing with them a deep fear of arbitrary, unlimited authority, these settlers based their churches on the participation of laypeople... more...

  • First Foundersby Francis J. Bremer

    University of New Hampshire Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    An introduction to the diverse lives of the Puritan founders by a leading expert more...