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  • America's Political Dynastiesby Stephen Hess

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 29.00

    The Constitution states that "no title of nobility shall be granted by the United States," yet it seems political nobility is as American as apple pie. As Hess illustrates, while there always have been dynasties in America, they have not always been the same families: Dynasties are born and dynasties die, their rise and fall is part of the flux of... more...

  • Mac Baldrigeby Chris Black; B. Jay Cooper; President George H. W. Bush

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    Ronald Reagan assumed the presidency at a time when Japan and Europe, fully recovered from wartime devastation, threatened America?s position as the number one economy in the world. Manufacturing was in decline; traditional industries were being beaten by foreign competitors; many American industries had grown complacent. President Reagan named Mac... more...

  • Arizona on Stageby TwoDot

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 17.99

    Theatrical Arizona brings the colorful world of Old West theater to life through entertaining narrative, theater posters, photos of actors, newspaper images, and more. The book will include archival newspaper reviews from Arizona and elsewhere in the country that give a vivid idea of the performers and their acting styles and the strengths and weaknesses... more...

  • The Great Hound Match of 1905by Martha Wolfe

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    In November 1905, two towns in Virginia saw the coming of illustrious and wealthy men. There was to be a contest, a Great Hound Match, between two packs of foxhounds, one English and one American. This book chronicles this ostentatious match of Britain versus America at the turn of the century. more...

  • Borderland Filmsby Dominique Brégent-Heald

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00

    The concept of North American borderlands in the cultural imagination fluctuated greatly during the Progressive Era as it was affected by similarly changing concepts of identity and geopolitical issues influenced by the Mexican Revolution and the First World War. Such shifts became especially evident in films set along the Mexican and Canadian borders... more...

  • Remembering Americaby Lawrence R. Samuel

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 29.95

    American history is ubiquitous, underscoring everything from food to travel to architecture and design. It is also emotionally charged, frequently crossing paths with political and legal issues. In Remembering America , Lawrence R. Samuel examines the place that American history has occupied within education and popular culture and how it has continually... more...

  • Understanding Jim Crowby David Pilgrim; Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Selections of racist memorabilia from the collection at the Jim Crow Museum   A proper understanding of race relations in this country must include a solid knowledge of Jim Crow?how it emerged, what it was like, how it ended, and its impact on the culture. Understanding Jim Crow introduces readers to the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia,... more...

  • The Golden Era of Major League Baseballby Bryan Soderholm-Difatte

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    In The Golden Era of Major League Baseball: A Time of Transition and Integration , Bryan Soderholm-Difatte explores the noteworthy and significant changes taking place in baseball in and around the 1950s. Beginning with Jackie Robinson?s rookie season in 1947, Soderholm-Difatte provides a careful and thorough examination of baseball?s integration,... more...

  • Early Bluesby Jas Obrecht

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Since the early 1900s, blues and the guitar have traveled side by side. This book tells the story of their pairing from the first reported sightings of blues musicians, to the rise of nationally known stars, to the onset of the Great Depression, when blues recording virtually came to a halt. Like the best music documentaries, Early Blues: The First... more...

  • Guerra Contra Todos los Puertorriqueñosby Nelson A Denis

    Nation Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    Prepárese para ser enfurecido. Una lectura obligada y reveladora.? Robert Domínguez, New York Daily News En 1950, después de cincuenta años de ocupación militar y gobierno colonial, el Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico montó una fallida revolución armada contra Estados Unidos. La violencia arraso con la isla: comandos nacionalistas fueron enviados... more...