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  • Lone Star Justiceby Robert M. Utley

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 64.99

    A history of the Texas Rangers, from their origins as fighters on the Texas frontier, to their role as lawmen of the Old West. The author shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters became a well-trained, cohesive team. more...

  • American Uprisingby Daniel Rasmussen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.79

    A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically... more...

  • No Picnicby Julian Thomson

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 7.99

    Major General Julian Thompson first wrote No Picnic when the momentous events of April - June 1982 were fresh in his mind. As Commander of 3 Commando Brigade, he was at the heart of the planning and conduct of the War. Under his direct command had been the Royal Marine Commandos and the two battalions of the Parachute Regiment who conducted the lion's... more...

  • Byron's Narrative of the Loss of the Wagerby John Byron

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In 1741, the HMS Wager wrecked in an uninhabited area off the coast of Chile. In the aftermath of the disaster, chaos took hold. One faction of the surviving crew rose up against the officers of the ship and attempted to make their way to a Chilean city in a rickety boat. In this volume, Royal Navy officer John Byron presents his version of the mutiny. more...

  • The Americans as They Areby Charles Sealsfield

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Austrian-born journalist and novelist Karl Anton Postl (who often wrote under the nom de plume Charles Sealsfield) made a splash with his German-language novels, many of which are regarded as key works of the Romantic era. However, his insightful travelogues and explorations of national identity also proved popular with readers and critics alike. This... more...

  • From Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama 1860?1960by Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    To understand Alabama history one must appreciate the impact of the failure of secession of the state in the subsequent half century as well as the causes for the success of the Civil Rights Movement in the state in the mid-twentieth century. The prophet of the first revolution was William Lowndes Yancey and the prophet of the second was Martin... more...

  • Deep in the Heart: The Texas Tendency in American Politicsby James McEnteer

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 43.00

    Cowboy politics is in. When George W. Bush announced a new American policy of pre-emptive attack against potential enemies in 2002, he ushered in the triumph of Texas values over the American agenda. This book traces in lucid and engaging style the fascinating influence of the Texas warrior culture from the Alamo to the present day. This is not a... more...

  • The Ballad of Little Riverby Paul Hemphill

    Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Except for a massacre of five hundred settlers by renegade Creek Indians in the early 1800s, not much bad had happened during two centuries in Little River, Alabama, an obscure Lost Colony in the swampy woodlands of To Kill a Mockingbird country. "We're stuck down here being poor together" is how one native described the hamlet of about two hundred... more...

  • Integrative indigene Bildungspolitik in Mexiko-Stadtby Franziska Görner

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 32.81

    Hauptbeschreibung Im Buch wird der Frage nach gegangen, ob Bildung eine Bedeutung in der indigenen Integrationspolitik von Mexiko-Stadt einnimmt. In vielen anderen Sozialwissenschaftsstudien wird Bildung oft als der Faktor angepriesen, der Migranten zu einer erfolgreichen Integration in die Aufnahmegesellschaft verhilft. So werden im Buch verschiedene... more...

  • The Other Great Migrationby Bernadette Pruitt; M. Hunter Hayes

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 55.00

    The twentieth century has seen two great waves of African American migration from rural areas into the city, changing not only the country?s demographics but also black culture. In her thorough study of migration to Houston, Bernadette Pruitt portrays the move from rural to urban homes in Jim Crow Houston as a form of black activism and resistance... more...