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  • Death in Salemby Diane Foulds

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 13.99

     During the 1692 witch trials, more than 150 people were arrested. An estimated 25 million Americans?including author Diane Foulds?are descended from the twenty individuals executed. What happened to our ancestors? Death in Salem is the first book to take a clear-eyed look at this complex time, by examining the lives of the witch trial participants... more...

  • Mesoamerican Voicesby Matthew Restall; Lisa Sousa; Kevin Terraciano

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 23.00

    A 2006 collection of indigenous-language writings from central Mexico and Guatemala, written during the colonial period. more...

  • Imagining the Balkansby Maria Todorova

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 17.99

    Imagining the Balkans examines how an innocent geographic appellation was transformed into a powerful and widespread pejorative designation. In a new afterword, Maria Todorova discusses the reaction to her dubbing of the term Balkanism and recent events in the Balkans. more...

  • Jack Tar's Storyby Myra C. Glenn

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    Jack Tar's Story examines the autobiographies and memoirs of antebellum American sailors to explore contested meanings of manhood and nationalism in the early republic. more...

  • The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitutionby Richard Beeman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.00

    A unique and handy guide to the law of land from one of America's most esteemed constitutional scholars. Known across the country for his appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , Professor Richard Beeman is one of the nation's foremost experts on the United States Constitution. In this book, he has produced what every American should have:... more...

  • The Organic Machineby Richard White

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 15.99

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human history of the Pacific Northwest for both whites and Native Americans. He concentrates on what... more...

  • A Land So Strangeby Andre Resendez

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 16.99

    In 1528, a mission set out from Spain to colonize Florida. But the expedition went horribly wrong: Delayed by a hurricane, knocked off course by a colossal error of navigation, and ultimately doomed by a disastrous decision to separate the men from their ships, the mission quickly became a desperate journey of survival. more...

  • White Devilby Stephen Brumwell

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    The true story behind the famous novel The Last of the Mohicans more...

  • The Bulldozer in the Countrysideby Adam Rome

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 23.00

    Scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of US suburban development. more...

  • The Essential Diazby Bernal Diaz del Castillo; Janet Burke; Ted Humphrey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95

    Ideally suited for use in swift-moving surveys of World, Atlantic, and Latin American history, this abridgment of Ted Humphrey and Janet Burke’s 2012 translation of the True History provides key excerpts from Diaz's text and concise summaries of omitted passages. Included in this edition is a new preface outlining the social, economic, and... more...