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- Sky Pony Press 2014; US$ 12.99
Notorious for his widely publicized bank and train robberies, Jesse James will forever be known as the American outlaw and gang leader. James began his infamous career during the Civil War, as part of a group of Confederate guerrilla fighters in his native state of Missouri. But as the war ended, James turned his life toward crime and soon became... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 32.99
The U.S.-Mexican borderlands form the region where the United States and Latin America have interacted with the greatest intensity. In U.S.-Mexico Borderlands , Oscar Martinez has brought together both scholarly essays and primary documents that address the protracted conflict rooted in the vast difference in power between Mexico and its northern... more...
- 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...
- Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99
During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsmany of whom would later... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 24.95
Bent's Fort was a landmark of the American frontier, a huge private fort on the upper Arkansas River in present southeastern Colorado. Established by the adventurers Charles and William Bent, it stood until 1849 as the center of the Indian trade of the central plains. David Lavender's chronicle of these men and their part in the opening of the West... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.00
During the depression days of the early 1930s the Jordan family?Len Jordan (later governor of Idaho and a United States senator), his wife Grace, and their three small children?moved to an Idaho sheep ranch in the Snake River gorge just below Hell's Canyon, the deepest scratch on the face of North America. "Cut off from the world for months at a... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 21.95
?In one very real sense,? David Lavender writes, ?the story of the Oregon Trail begins with Columbus.? This opening suggests the panoramic sweep of his history of that famous trail. In chiseled, colorful prose, Lavender illustrates the ?westward vision? that impelled the early explorers of the American interior looking for a northwest passage and... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 24.95
Critics have called David Lavender a "master storyteller" ( Library Journal ), his prose "virile, disciplined, yet personal" ( New York Times ), and his book "a balanced, learned, and lively history of an epochal human exploit" ( Choice ). Lavender sets the stage with a lucid account of the imperial rivalries between England, Spain, France, and... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 35.00
From the earliest Spanish explorations in the late 1500s through the present, California's history and growth have been both tumultuous and phenomenal. All the historical facts are here: the missions and the Indians, the struggles between the Mexicans and the Americans, the fabulous gold rushes, statehood in 1850, railroad wars, furious labor upheavals,... more...