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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Open Standards and the Digital Ageby Andrew L. Russell

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    This book answers how openness became the defining principle of the information age, examining the history of information networks. more...

  • The Settler Colonial Presentby Lorenzo Veracini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 32.00

    What is Settler Colonialism? explores the ways in which settler colonialism as a specific mode of domination informs the global present. It presents an argument regarding its extraordinary resilience and diffusion and reflects on the need to imagine its decolonisation. more...

  • Band of Brothersby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 17.00

    Stephen E. Ambrose?s iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War II?s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And... more...

  • 1491 (Second Edition)by Charles C. Mann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95

    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.   Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who... more...

  • Work or Fight!by Gerald Shenk

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00

    During World War I the U.S. demanded that all able-bodied men work or fight. White men who were husbands and fathers, owned property or worked at approved jobs had the benefits of citizenship without fighting. Others were often barred from achieving these benefits. This book tells the stories of those affected by the Selective Service System. more...

  • The African American Urban Experienceby Joe Trotter; Earl Lewis; Tera Hunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary anthology that explores the relationship between urban history and African-American studies. more...

  • Cahokiaby Timothy R. Pauketat

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost... more...

  • Movement Without Marchesby Lisa Levenstein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Lisa Levenstein reframes highly charged debates over the origins of chronic African American poverty and the social policies and political struggles that led to the postwar urban crisis. A Movement Without Marches follows poor black women as they traveled from some of Philadelphia's most impoverished neighborhoods into its welfare offices, courtrooms,... more...

  • The Killing of Crazy Horseby Thomas Powers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    ?More than the story of Crazy Horse or the battles between two implacable foes, Powers gives us a portrait of a place?a portrait done in the blood of the heartland, a heart still beating after all these years. Powers has given us a great book, a great painting of that still beating heart.? ?David Treuer, The Washington Post Book World ?[A] richly... more...

  • History Buff's Guide to the Civil Warby Thomas R. Flagel

    Sourcebooks 2010; US$ 16.99

    "The single best kickoff to the American Civil War...I can't imagine a better guide for any of us, whether student or scholar." -Robert Hicks author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Widow of the South "A detailed and enjoyable set of facts and stories that will engage every reader from the newest initiate to ... more...