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  • The Whiskey Rebellionby Thomas P. Slaughter

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 12.99

    Recapturing the historical drama and significance of the Whiskey Rebellion--the first large-scale resistance to a law of the U.S. government under the Constitution--Slaughter assesses this tax rebellion among frontier farmers in 1794 in relation to interregional tensions, republican ideology, and the social and political conflict of the 1780s and '90s. more...

  • Empty Mansionsby Bill Dedman; Paul Clark Newell

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 11.87

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. When Pulitzer Prize ? winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied... more...

  • Britannia's Shieldby Craig Stockings

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 56.00

    Through an in-depth biographical study of Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton, this book investigates imperial land defence prior to 1914. more...

  • Ensuring America's Healthby Christy Ford Chapin

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book provides an in-depth evaluation of the US health care system's development in the twentieth century. more...

  • Apostles of Reasonby Molly Worthen

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    In Apostles of Reason , Molly Worthen offers a sweeping history of modern American evangelicalism, arguing that the faith has been shaped not by shared beliefs but by battles over the relationship between faith and reason. more...

  • A Short History of the United Statesby Robert V. Remini

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    In A Short History of the United States , National Book Award winner Robert V. Remini offers a much-needed, concise history of our country. This accessible and lively volume contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions, including the arrival and migration of Native... more...

  • Republic of Driversby Cotten Seiler

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    Rising gas prices, sprawl and congestion, global warming, even obesity?driving is a factor in many of the most contentious issues of our time. So how did we get here? How did automobile use become so vital to the identity of Americans? Republic of Drivers looks back at the period between 1895 and 1961?from the founding of the first automobile... more...

  • Shaftesbury and the Culture of Politenessby Lawrence E. Klein

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 37.00

    A study of the social and political thought of the third Earl of Shaftesbury, a pivotal figure in eighteenth-century thought and culture. more...

  • The Middle Groundby Richard White

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    An acclaimed classic book, the 20th anniversary edition of The Middle Ground includes a new preface by the author. more...

  • Americasby Peter Winn

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...