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- 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...
- University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 14.99
In 1956, state Senator Charley Johns was appointed the chairman of the newly formed Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, now remembered as the Johns Committee. This group was charged with the task of unearthing communist tendencies, homosexual persuasions, and anything they saw as subversive behavior in academic institutions throughout Florida.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 36.95
Los Angeles. A city that is synonymous with celebrity and mass-market culture, is also, according to David James, synonymous with social alienation and dispersal. In the communities of Los Angeles, artists, cultural institutions and activities exist in ways that are often concealed from sight, obscured by the powerful presence of Hollywood and its... more...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
Although he is now best remembered for rip-roaring adventure novels like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was a well-regarded travel writer during his lifetime. In Across the Plains, Stevenson recounts his experiences traveling in the United States in a series of fascinating and detailed... more...
- The Floating Press 1847; US$ 3.99
Take a trip back in time on the Oregon Trail. This series of non-fiction essays from Francis Parkman details life on the nineteenth-century American frontier, detailing the summer a young Parkman traveled through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Along the way, the author spent time hunting and fishing, as well as participating in a buffalo hunt... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99
Historian, critic, and horticulturist Francis Parkman was renowned for his analytical acuity and narrative skill. In A Half Century of Conflict: France and England in North America, Volume 1, Parkman dissects and explains the tumult that surrounded the birth of the United States. This book is regarded as one of the highest literary achievements in... more...
- The Floating Press 1907; US$ 3.99
Though born in Iowa, author Emerson Hough moved to rural New Mexico and practiced as a frontier lawyer there for many years. Along the way, he met some very interesting characters, including many of the Wild West's most infamous outlaws. This volume includes biographies and narrative sketches that detail the lives and misdeeds of some of the most notorious... more...