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- Baylor University Press 2014; US$ 39.95
Near the end of his life, Roger Williams, Rhode Island founder and father of American religious freedom, scrawled an encrypted essay in the margins of a colonial-era book. For more than 300 years those shorthand notes remained indecipherable... ...until a team of Brown University undergraduates led by Lucas Mason-Brown cracked Williams? code after... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99
Europeans, Africans, and American Indians practiced slavery long before the first purchase of a captive African by a white land-owner in the American colonies; that, however, is the image of slavery most prevalent in the minds of Americans today. This Very Short Introduction begins with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s and traces the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95
In the early 1690s, Roger Norths search for truth and the knowledge of human nature was interrupted by three events: his reading of Newtons books on mechanics and optics; his correspondence with the Norfolk clergyman Samuel Clarke; and his reading and response to Clarkes new publication on the philosophy of the Godhead. Kassler details... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 73.50
The original 1944 G.I. Bill holds a special place in the American imagination. In popular mythology, it stands as the capstone of the Greatest Generation narrative of World War II, a fitting reward for the nations heroes. Given the almost universal acclaim afforded the bill, future generations of warriors might well have expected to receive similar... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
This book looks at the movement of urban blacks into small-city America through the experience of Iowa City, a town desperately trying to redefine itself. As Chicago's urban poor have moved deeper into the Midwest, pressing questions have plagued smaller communities for decades: Why are people from Chicago coming here? By answering this question,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95
The Quakers came to America in the 17th century to seek religious freedom. After years of struggle, they achieved success in various endeavors and, like many wealthy colonists of the time, bought and sold slaves. But a movement to remove slavery from their midst, sparked by their religious beliefs, grew until they renounced the slave trade and freed... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00
This book explores how specific emotions shaped Americans' perceptions of, and responses to, the sectional conflict over slavery in the United States. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
By turns irreverent, sympathetic and amusing, America Writes Its History, 1650-1850 adds to the public discourse on national identity as advanced through the written word. Highlighting the contributions of American writers who focused on history, the author shows that for nearly 200 years writers struggled to reflect, or influence, the public perception... more...