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  • The Great American Missionby David Ekbladh

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    The Great American Mission traces how America's global modernization efforts during the twentieth century were a means to remake the world in its own image. David Ekbladh shows that the emerging concept of modernization combined existing development ideas from the Depression. He describes how ambitious New Deal programs like the Tennessee... more...

  • Malinche's Conquestby Anna Lanyon

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 24.50

    An engrossing and evocative quest into Mexico's past, to uncover the story of the legendary Amerindian woman who became translator and concubine to Cortes in the Spanish Conquest. more...

  • New Jerseyby Craig A. Doherty; Katherine M. Doherty

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    New Jersey provides intriguing descriptions of life in the early colony, including such details as the division of New Jersey into East and West; the effect of the presence of the Society of Friends; the success of farming, which contributed to the state's nickname, "The Garden State"; and the history of slavery in the colony. more...

  • Rawhide Downby Del Quentin Wilber

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 16.99

    A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 A Richmond Times Dispatch Top Book for 2011 A minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was just seventy days into his first term of office when John Hinckley Jr. opened... more...

  • The Search for American Political Developmentby Karen Orren; Stephen Skowronek

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    Orren and Skowronek survey past and current 'APD' scholarship and outline a course of study for the future. more...

  • Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salemby Elaine G. Breslaw

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 22.95

    In this important book, Elaine Breslaw claims to have rediscovered Tituba, the elusive, mysterious, and often mythologized Indian woman accused of witchcraft in Salem in 1692 and immortalized in Arthur Miller's The Crucible . Reconstructing the life of the slave woman at the center of the notorious Salem witch trials, the book follows Tituba from... more...

  • Mapping Space, Sense, and Movement in Florenceby Nicholas Terpstra; Colin Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Mapping Space, Sense, and Movement in Florence explores the potential of digital mapping or Historical GIS as a research and teaching tool to enable researchers and students to uncover the spatial, kinetic and sensory dimensions of the early modern city. The exploration focuses on new digital research and mapping projects that engage the rich... more...

  • "Those Who Labor for My Happiness"by Lucia C. Stanton

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Our perception of life at Monticello has changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The image of an estate presided over by a benevolent Thomas Jefferson has given way to a more complex view of Monticello as a working plantation, the success of which was made possible by the work of slaves. At the center of this transition has been... more...

  • AB-SA-RA-KA Land of Massacreby Henry B. Carrington

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Colonel Carrington had a long and distinguished career on the Western frontier, but it was not without mishaps - he was the hapless officer in command of Fort Kearny when the Fetterman command was massacred there. This book, based in part on his wife's meticulous journals, provides important insights and accounts of many noted Western figures and fights,... more...

  • American Cultural Studiesby Neil Campbell; Alasdair Kean

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Exploring the central themes in modern American cultural studies and discussing how these themes can be interpreted, American Cultural Studies offers a wide-ranging overview of different aspects of American cultural life such as religion, gender and sexuality, regionalism, and ethnicity and immigration. The fourth edition has been revised throughout... more...