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  • The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fireby Brenda Lange

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    In the early years of the twentieth century, conditions were harsh in factories all over New York City, but they proved devastating at one in particular. On March 25, 1911, a fast-moving fire destroyed the top three floors of the building in which the Triangle Shirtwaist factory was located. One hundred and forty-six young women and several men died... more...

  • Condensed History of New Orleansby R. C. Duncan

    Garrett County Press 2010; US$ 0.99

    This anonymous tourist pamphlet written at the beginning of the 20th century covers the culture, history, architecture and romance of New Orleans, Louisiana. Although written in the 1920s or 30s the guide is remarkably useful. Covers Jackson Square, Pontalba Buildings, St. Louis Cathedral, Napoleon, Jean and Pierre Lafitte, Ursuline Convent, the Lalaurie... more...

  • A Companion to California Historyby William Deverell; David Igler

    Wiley 2013; US$ 255.95

    "A rich harvest of the New California History, grown to ripeness and diversity in the garden planted by Carey McWilliams and Kevin Starr." –Mike Davis, University of California, Irvine "In tandem with the emergence of California as a nation-state of global importance, the assessment of California – as place, people, society, culture,... more...

  • Frontier Seaportby Catherine Cangany

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Detroit?s industrial health has long been crucial to the American economy. Today?s troubles notwithstanding, Detroit has experienced multiple periods of prosperity, particularly in the second half of the eighteenth century, when the city was the center of the thriving fur trade. Its proximity to the West as well as its access to the Great Lakes and... more...

  • The Haitian Revolutionby David Geggus

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 13.50

    "A landmark collection of documents by the field's leading scholar. This reader includes beautifully written introductions and a fascinating array of never-before-published primary documents. These treasures from the archives offer a new picture of colonial Saint-Domingue and the Haitian Revolution. The translations are lively and colorful." --Alyssa... more...

  • New Orleansby Randi Minetor

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    These full-sized history travel guides each come with two popout® maps and the promise of a walk through the history of a particular city, region, or battlefield. One popout® map shows the area back when; the other shows the modern view. Throughout these books the readers are constantly provided with information they need to re-live the history... more...

  • Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Editionby Malcolm J. Rohrbough

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 23.75

    The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the... more...

  • A Walk to the River in Amazoniaby Carla Stang

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Our lives are mostly composed of ordinary reality - the flow of moment-to-moment existence - and yet it has been largely overlooked as a subject in itself for anthropological study. In this work, the author achieves an understanding of this part of reality for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian people, in two stages: first by observing various aspects... more...

  • María, Daughter of Immigrantsby María Antonietta Berriozábal; Josephine Méndez-Negrete; Antonia Castañeda

    Wings Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    More than a memoir of personal and political achievements, this volume chronicles a family's development from Mexican immigrants to American leaders. Written in an authentic and unique voice, this book describes how the author's Mexican parents, Apolinar and Sixta, instilled a love of learning, a desire to excel, and a commitment to community in their... more...

  • The Southern Exodus to Mexicoby Todd W Wahlstrom

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    ? The Southern Exodus to Mexico is an intervention in borderlands history, in black-white-Indian history, in migration history, in economic history, and in the history of national, class, and racial identities. It is also that rare and wonderful kind of historical writing: a tale of roads not taken, of dreams not quite fulfilled. Even though most... more...