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  • The Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.95

    Erik Larson?author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS?intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills... more...

  • In Her Own Rightby Elisabeth Griffith

    Oxford University Press, USA 1984; US$ 18.99

    The first comprehensive, fully documented biography of the most important woman suffragist and feminist reformer in nineteenth-century America, In Her Own Right restores Elizabeth Cady Stanton to her true place in history. Griffith emphasizes the significance of role models and female friendships in Stanton's progress toward personal and political... more...

  • Andrew Jacksonby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 18.00

    National Bestseller  In this, the first major single-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in decades, H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in. An orphan at a young age and without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, Jackson showed that the Presidency... more...

  • Enduring Legaciesby Arturo J. Aldama; Elisa Facio; Daryl Maeda; Reiland Rabaka

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 23.95

    Traditional accounts of Colorado's history often reflect an Anglocentric perspective that begins with the 1859 Pikes Peak Gold Rush and Colorado's establishment as a state in 1876. Enduring Legacies expands the study of Colorado's past and present by adopting a borderlands perspective that emphasizes the multiplicity of peoples who have inhabited... more...

  • Crisis in the Southwestby Richard Bruce Winders

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 36.99

    The war between the United States and Mexico was decades in the making. Although Texas was an independent republic from 1836 to 1845, Texans retained an affiliation with the United States that virtually assured annexation at some point. Mexico's reluctance to give up Texas put it on a collision course with the United States. The Mexican War receives... more...

  • This Great Struggleby Steven E. Woodworth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 18.99

    Referring to the war that was raging across parts of the American landscape, Abraham Lincoln told Congress in 1862, "We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope on earth." Lincoln recognized what was at stake in the American Civil War: not only freedom for 3.5 million slaves but also survival of self-government in the last place on earth... more...

  • Working Toward Whitenessby David R. Roediger

    Basic Books 2006; US$ 18.95

    A preeminent scholar explores the history of the "new immigrants" who came to the United States in the late nineteenth century and describes how they became insiders by the end of World War II. more...

  • Lone Star Nationby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 19.00

    In Lone Star Nation , Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands demythologizes Texas?s journey to statehood and restores the genuinely heroic spirit to a pivotal chapter in American history. From Stephen Austin, Texas?s reluctant founder, to the alcoholic Sam Houston, who came to lead the Texas army in its hour of crisis and glory, to President Andrew... more...

  • The River Flows Onby Walter C. Rucker

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    The River Flows On offers an impressively broad examination of slave resistance in America, spanning the colonial and antebellum eras in both the North and South and covering all forms of recalcitrance, from major revolts and rebellions to everyday acts of disobedience. Walter C. Rucker analyzes American slave resistance with a keen understanding... more...

  • Giant's Causewayby Tom Chaffin

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1845, seven years after fleeing bondage in Maryland, Frederick Douglass was in his late twenties and already a celebrated lecturer across the northern United States. The recent publication of his groundbreaking Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave had incited threats to his life, however, and to place himself out of harm's... more...