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  • The Moral Corporationby P. Roy Vagelos; Louis Galambos

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    Roy Vagelos, Merck's former CEO, addresses controversial issues that turned the pharmaceutical industry into headlines. 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...

  • Blood Done Sign My Nameby Timothy B. Tyson

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 14.99

    "Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger." Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by one of his playmates in the late spring of 1970, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the small tobacco market town of Oxford, North Carolina. On May 11, 1970, Henry Marrow, a 23-year-old black veteran, walked into a crossroads store owned... more...

  • Cahokiaby Timothy R. Pauketat

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • Brothels, Depravity, and Abandoned Womenby Judith Kelleher Schafer

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    In Brothels, Depravity, and Abandoned Women, Judith Kelleher Schafer examines case histories from the First District Court of New Orleans and tells the engrossing story of prostitution in the city prior to the Civil War.Schafer?s rich analysis fills the gaps left by previous scholarly works on the subject and offers insight into an intriguing period... more...

  • Been in the Storm So Longby Leon F. Litwack

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 24.00

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Based on hitherto unexamined sources: interviews with ex-slaves, diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, this "rich and admirably written book" (Eugene Genovese, The New York Times Book Review ) aims to show how, during the Civil War and after Emancipation, blacks and whites interacted... more...

  • Elizabeth Iby Ilona Bell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00

    This groundbreaking book combines literary interpretation, gender analysis, and cultural, political, and diplomatic history to examine how Elizabeth I used the discourse of love to establish her political power, assert her right to marry or not, and rule the country herself either way. more...

  • Battling Pornographyby Carolyn Bronstein

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    The rise and fall of the American feminist anti-pornography movement, discovering its origins in 1970s political and cultural conditions. more...

  • Reckoning with Reaganby Michael Schaller

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99

    At the height of Ronald Reagan's popularity in July 1986, Time magazine wrote glowingly of how he had "found America's sweet spot." Reagan seemed a "magician who carries a bright, ideal America like a holograph in his mind and projects its image in the air." Not since the rhapsody about "Camelot" that surrounded... more...

  • John F. Kennedyby Alan Brinkley; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 23.99

    The young president who brought vigor and glamour to the White House while he confronted cold war crises abroad and calls for social change at home John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a new kind of president. He redefined how Americans came to see the nation's chief executive. He was forty-three when he was inaugurated in 1961--the youngest man ever elected... more...