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  • A Year in the Southby Stephen V. Ash

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 26.95

    Experience the tumultuous year of 1865 through the eyes of four southerners. more...

  • Black Culture and Black Consciousnessby Lawrence W. Levine

    Oxford University Press, USA 1978; US$ 12.99

    When Black Culture and Black Consciousness first appeared thirty years ago, it marked a revolution in our understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, Levine uncovered a... more...

  • Trail of Tearsby John Ehle

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    The fascinating portrayal of the Cherokee nation,  filled with Native American legend, lore, and religion -- a  gripping American drama of power, politics,  betrayal, and ambition. B & W photographs From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Sugar in the Bloodby Andrea Stuart

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    1 There was a wind over England, and it blew. (Have you heard the news of Virginia?) A west wind blowing, the wind of a western star, To gather men?s lives like pollen and cast them forth, Blowing in hedge and highway and seaport town, Whirling dead leaf and living but always blowing, A salt wind, a sea wind, a wind from the world?s end, From... more...

  • Bunker Hillby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Transworld 2013; US$ 17.58

    What lights the spark that ignites a revolution? What was it that, in 1775, provoked a group of merchants, farmers, artisans and mariners in the American colonies to unite and take up arms against the British government in pursuit of liberty? Nathaniel Philbrick, the acclaimed historian and bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea... more...

  • The Astronaut Wives Clubby Lily Koppel

    Headline 2013; US$ 13.27

    As American astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from shy military spouses to American royalty: having tea with Jackie Kennedy, attending high society galas, and being featured on the cover of Life magazine. They quickly grew into... more...

  • Along the River Roadby Mary Ann Sternberg

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    Few thoroughfares offer as rich a history as Louisiana's River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this third edition of her extremely popular guide, Along the River Road, Mary Ann Sternberg provides a revised introduction, new images, and updated information on sites and attractions as well as tales and local lore about favorite and overlooked... more...

  • Intellectuals and the Search for National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazilby Ronald H. Chilcote

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book focuses on changing political thought in twentieth-century Brazil. more...

  • Picturing Chinatownby Anthony W. Lee

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    This visually and intellectually exciting book brings the history of San Francisco's Chinatown alive by taking a close look at images of the quarter created during its first hundred years, from 1850 to 1950. Picturing Chinatown contains more than 160 photographs and paintings, some well known and many never reproduced before, to illustrate how this... more...

  • Henry Clayby David S. Heidler; Jeanne T. Heidler

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to the young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full at last in this rich and sweeping biography.... more...