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  • Puerto Rican Jamby Frances Negron-Muntaner; Ramon Grosfoguel

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 60.00

    These discussions elaborate alternatives to dominant postcolonial theories, and include essays written from the perspectives of groups that are not usually represented, such as gays and lesbians, youth, blacks, and women. more...

  • The Rough Ridersby Theodore Roosevelt

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00

    In 1898, as the Spanish-American War was escalating, Theodore Roosevelt assembled an improbable regiment of Ivy Leaguers, cowboys, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Western Territory land speculators. This group of men, which became known as the Rough Riders, trained for four weeks in the Texas desert and then set sail for Cuba. Over the course... more...

  • A Tour of Reconstructionby J. Matthew Gallman; Anna Dickinson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 35.00

    Anna Dickinson's career as an orator began in her teenage years, when she gave her first impassioned speech on women's rights. By the age of twenty-one, she was spending at least six months per year on the road, delivering lectures on abolitionism, politics, and public affairs, and establishing herself as one of the nation's first celebrities. In... more...

  • 1877by Michael A. Bellesiles

    The New Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Michael Bellesiles teaches history at Central Connecticut State University. He is a nationally known historian who has been vilified, many think unfairly. This book will reestablish his reputation. He is the author of numerous books, including Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture . He lives in Connecticut. more...

  • America in the Gilded Ageby Sean Dennis Cashman

    NYU Press 1993; US$ 22.95

    When the first edition of America in the Gilded Age was published in 1984, it soon acquired the status of a classic, and was widely acknowledged as the first comprehensive account of the latter half of the nineteenth century to appear in many years. Sean Dennis Cashman traces the political and social saga of America as it passed through the momentous... more...

  • Andrew Johnsonby Annette Gordon-Reed; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 26.99

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian recounts the tale of the unwanted president who ran afoul of Congress over Reconstruction and was nearly removed from office Andrew Johnson never expected to be president. But just six weeks after becoming Abraham Lincoln's vice president, the events at Ford's Theatre thrust him into the nation's highest office.... more...

  • Crown of Thornsby Eyal J. Naveh

    NYU Press 1990; US$ 22.10

    "A provocative treatment of political martyrdom in the United States . . . . a well-crafted, thought-provoking book." The Lincoln Herald "In the U.S., dead politicians and controversial reformers have frequently been called martyrs to a cause. But achieving martyrdom is more elusive than simply being jailed, murdered, or rejected in fighting for... more...

  • Debating American Exceptionalismby Fabian Hilfrich

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    The Spanish-American War focused not only on foreign policy, but also on the nation's very essence and purpose. At the heart of this debate was a consensus on American nationalism. This book explains why the belief in exceptionalism still serves as the basis of American nationalism and foreign policy even in spite of more recent military failures. more...

  • The Diaries of John Gregory Bourkeby John G. Bourke; Charles M. Robinson

    University of North Texas Press 2007; US$ 44.00

    Begins in 1878 with a discussion of the Bannock Uprising and a retrospective on Crazy Horse. This work also includes comments on issues in the military during his day, such as the quirks and foibles of the Irish soldiers who made up a large part of the frontier army, and also on the problems of Johnson Whittaker. more...

  • The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]by Spencer Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 325.00

    ABC-CLIO, acclaimed publisher of superior references on the United States at war, revisits a pivotal moment in America's coming-of-age with The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars: A Political, Social, and Military History . Again under the direction of renowned scholar Spencer Tucker, the encyclopedia covers the conflict... more...