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  • The American Ideaby Robert Vare

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 17.95

    ?What is ?the American idea?? It is the fractious, maddening approach to the conduct of human affairs that values equality despite its elusiveness, that values democracy despite its debasement, that values pluralism despite its messiness, that values the institutions of civic culture despite their flaws, and that values public life as something higher... more...

  • America Right or Wrongby Anatol Lieven

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Anatol Lieven contends that U.S. foreign policy since 9/11 has been two very different traditions. One is the "American thesis," a civic nationalism based on the democratic values of what has been called the "American Creed." These values are held to be universal, and anyone can become an American by adopting them. The other tradition, the "American... more...

  • Assessing Site Significanceby Donald L. Hardesty; Barbara J. Little

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 37.99

    Hardesty and Little provide the most up-to-date guide for assessing the historical significance of archaeological sites that may be eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In this second edition, all laws, regulations, and references have been entirely updated. New material on landfills, Japanese internment camps, landscapes,... more...

  • Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes]by Linda Cordell; Kent Lightfoot; Francis McManamon; George Milner

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 439.00

    The greatness of America is right under our feet. The American past?the people, battles, industry and homes?can be found not only in libraries and museums, but also in hundreds of archaeological sites that scientists investigate with great care. These sites are not in distant lands, accessible only by research scientists, but nearby?almost every locale... more...

  • Daily Life in the Industrial United States, 1870-1900by Julie Husband; Jim O'Loughlin

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 61.00

    Daily life in the Industrial age was ever-changing, unsettling, outright dangerous, and often thrilling. Electric power turned night into day, cities swelled with immigrants from the countryside and from Europe, and great factories belched smoke and beat unnatural rhythms while turning out consumer goods at an astonishing pace. Distance and time condensed... more...

  • The Course of Human Eventsby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 8.00

    In this short speech, the master historian tracks the founding fathers? and his own fascination with all things historical. more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50

    Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...

  • United States Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 7.45

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for United States will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in United States, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...

  • In Praise of Barbariansby Mike Davis

    Haymarket Books 2007; US$ 14.99

    A bold collection of essays and polemics from the world-renowned social critic Mike Davis. more...

  • Good Societyby Robert Bellah; Richard Madsen; Steve Tipton; William Sullivan; Ann Swidler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    THE GOOD SOCIETY examines how many of our institutions- from the family to the government itself- fell from grace, and offers concrete proposals for revitalizing them. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...