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  • New Jerseyby Craig A. Doherty; Katherine M. Doherty

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    New Jersey provides intriguing descriptions of life in the early colony, including such details as the division of New Jersey into East and West; the effect of the presence of the Society of Friends; the success of farming, which contributed to the state's nickname, "The Garden State"; and the history of slavery in the colony. more...

  • Out of Ashesby Konrad H. Jarausch

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    A sweeping history of twentieth-century Europe, Out of Ashes tells the story of an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise. Konrad Jarausch describes how the European nations emerged from the nineteenth century with high hopes for continued material progress and proud of their imperial command over... more...

  • Rawhide Downby Del Quentin Wilber

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 16.99

    A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 A Richmond Times Dispatch Top Book for 2011 A minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was just seventy days into his first term of office when John Hinckley Jr. opened... more...

  • The Search for American Political Developmentby Karen Orren; Stephen Skowronek

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    Orren and Skowronek survey past and current 'APD' scholarship and outline a course of study for the future. more...

  • The Economics of World War Iby Stephen Broadberry; Mark Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    A major contribution to our understanding of total war. more...

  • Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salemby Elaine G. Breslaw

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 22.95

    In this important book, Elaine Breslaw claims to have rediscovered Tituba, the elusive, mysterious, and often mythologized Indian woman accused of witchcraft in Salem in 1692 and immortalized in Arthur Miller's The Crucible . Reconstructing the life of the slave woman at the center of the notorious Salem witch trials, the book follows Tituba from... more...

  • Silent Coupby Len Colodny

    Trine Day 2016; US$ 14.99

    This is the true story of betrayal at the nation's highest level. Unfolding with the suspenseful pace of a le Carre spy thriller, it reveals the personal motives and secret political goals that combined to cause the Watergate break-in and destroy Richard Nixon. Investigator Len Colodny and journalist Robert Gettlin relentlessly pursued the people... more...

  • Unruly Equalityby Andrew Cornell

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    The first intellectual and social history of American anarchist thought and activism across the twentieth century In this highly accessible history of anarchism in the United States, Andrew Cornell reveals an astounding continuity and development across the century. Far from fading away, anarchists dealt with major events such as the rise of Communism,... more...

  • The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fireby Charles Morris

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 16.95

    In the wake of San Francisco's 1906 catastrophe, an enterprising publisher dispatched journalist Charles Morris to obtain firsthand narratives from survivors. Morris's gripping report was rushed to press a few weeks later, providing "a complete and accurate account of the fearful disaster which visited the great city and the Pacific coast, the reign... more...

  • Education for Empireby Clif Stratton

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Education for Empire  brings together topics in American history often treated separately: schools, race, immigration, and empire building. During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, American imperial ambitions abroad expanded as the country's public school system grew. How did this imperialism affect public education? School officials, teachers,... more...