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  • The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expeditionby Noah Brooks

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Much of the history of the great American Northwest begins with the story of the 1800s Lewis and Clark expedition. This concise narrative, based on authentic records, follows the group through Indian territory, the valleys of the Upper Missouri, the Yellowstone, and the Columbia rivers, the Great Divide, and the Pacific slope. more...

  • Joseph Smithby Richard Lyman Bushman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95

    Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age thirty-eight. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a practicing Mormon,... more...

  • Who Built Thatby Michelle Malkin

    Mercury Ink 2015; US$ 16.00

    Firebrand conservative columnist, commentator, Internet entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin tells the fascinating, little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed to American exceptionalism and technological progress. Call them America?s ?tinkerpreneurs??unsung innovators who commercialized their ?little?... more...

  • The Cowboyby Philip Ashton Rollins

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    Although the American cowboy has long been a favorite subject for novelists, filmmakers, and illustrators, too often the picture they paint bears little relation to reality. Philip Ashton Rollins, who lived in the West on and off between 1892 and 1924, set out to create a more accurate portrait of this enduring icon. Based on what he himself witnessed,... more...

  • Schooling Citizensby Hilary J. Moss

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    While white residents of antebellum Boston and New Haven forcefully opposed the education of black residents, their counterparts in slaveholding Baltimore did little to resist the establishment of African American schools. Such discrepancies, Hilary Moss argues, suggest that white opposition to black education was not a foregone conclusion. Through... more...

  • Buffalo Bill in Bolognaby Robert W. Rydell; Rob Kroes

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    When it comes to the production and distribution of mass culture, no country in modern times has come close to rivaling the success of America. From blue jeans in central Europe to Elvis Presley's face on a Republic of Chad postage stamp, the reach of American mass culture extends into every corner of the globe. Most believe this is a twentieth-century... more...

  • A Fictive Peopleby Ronald J. Zboray

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 149.99

    This book explores an important boundary between history and literature: the antebellum reading public for books written by Americans. Zboray describes how fiction took root in the United States and what literature contributed to the readers' sense of themselves. He traces the rise of fiction as a social history centered on the book trade and chronicles... more...

  • This Sacred Trustby Paul C. Nagel

    Oxford University Press 1971; US$ 94.99

    Nagel's classic work deals with nineteenth-century America's coming awareness as a nation and its agonizing struggle to turn itself into a model republic. He perceptively explores the growth of American nationalism in its political, social, religious, economic, and literary implications. The resulting book is a vivid portrait of how America viewed... more...

  • Representative Menby Ralph Waldo Emerson; Brenda Wineapple

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    Introduction by Brenda Wineapple In 1845 Ralph Waldo Emerson began a series of lectures and writings in which he limned six figures who embodied the principles and aspirations of a still-young American republic. Emerson offers timeless meditations on the value of individual greatness, reconnecting readers with the everyday virtues of his ?Representative... more...

  • The Oregon Trailby David Dary

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 35.00

    A major one-volume history of the Oregon Trail from its earliest beginnings to the present, by a prize-winning historian of the American West. Starting with an overview of Oregon Country in the early 1800s, a vast area then the object of international rivalry among Spain, Britain, Russia, and the United States, David Dary gives us the whole sweeping... more...