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20th Century

  • The American Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industryby Kathryn Steen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    American Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry: War and Politics, 1910-1930 more...

  • Victoria at Warby Michael McKernan

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 39.99

    During the First World War, in Melbourne and communities throughout Victoria, schoolchildren knitted socks for the troops serving in Gallipoli, the Middle East and on the Western Front. Their families set up Red Cross branches to support the 91,000 Victorian servicemen and women overseas. Victoria at War records the achievements of the state’s... more...

  • Failing Our Veteransby Mark Boulton

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 73.50

    The original 1944 G.I. Bill holds a special place in the American imagination. In popular mythology, it stands as the capstone of the Greatest Generation narrative of World War II, a fitting reward for the nation’s heroes. Given the almost universal acclaim afforded the bill, future generations of warriors might well have expected to receive similar... more...

  • America Writes Its History, 1650-1850by Jude M. Pfister

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    By turns irreverent, sympathetic and amusing, America Writes Its History, 1650-1850 adds to the public discourse on national identity as advanced through the written word. Highlighting the contributions of American writers who focused on history, the author shows that for nearly 200 years writers struggled to reflect, or influence, the public perception... more...

  • A Transplanted Chicagoby Robert E. Gutsche

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book looks at the movement of urban blacks into small-city America through the experience of Iowa City, a town desperately trying to redefine itself. As Chicago's urban poor have moved deeper into the Midwest, pressing questions have plagued smaller communities for decades: Why are people from Chicago coming here? By answering this question,... more...

  • Philadelphia Quakers and the Antislavery Movementby Brian Temple

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Quakers came to America in the 17th century to seek religious freedom. After years of struggle, they achieved success in various endeavors and, like many wealthy colonists of the time, bought and sold slaves. But a movement to remove slavery from their midst, sparked by their religious beliefs, grew until they renounced the slave trade and freed... more...

  • Emotional and Sectional Conflict in the Antebellum United Statesby Michael E. Woods

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book explores how specific emotions shaped Americans' perceptions of, and responses to, the sectional conflict over slavery in the United States. more...

  • Cultivating Success in the Southby Louis A. Ferleger; John D. Metz

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    Explores changes in rural households of the Georgia Piedmont through the material culture of farmers as they transitioned from self-sufficiency to market dependence. more...

  • Florida and the Mariel Boatlift of 1980by Kathleen Dupes Hawk; Ron Villella; Adolfo Leyva de Varona; Kristen Cifers; Bob Graham

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The 1980 Mariel Boatlift was a profound episode in twentieth-century American history, impacting not just Florida, but the entire country. During the first twenty days of the boatlift, with little support from the federal government, the state of Florida coordinated and responded to the sudden arrival in Key West of more than thirty thousand Cuban... more...

  • Boston Mobby Marc Songini

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    The New England Mafia was a hugely powerful organization that survived by using violence to ruthlessly crush anyone that threatened it, or its lucrative gambling, loansharking, bootlegging and other enterprises. Psychopathic strongman Joseph ?The Animal? Barboza was one of the most feared mob enforcers of all time, killing as many as thirty people... more...