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- Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99
Gus Reed was a freed slave who traveled north as Sherman?s March was sweeping through Georgia in 1864. His journey ended in Springfield, Illinois, a city undergoing fundamental changes as its white citizens struggled to understand the political, legal, and cultural consequences of emancipation and black citizenship. Reed became known as a petty thief,... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 20.42
As a leading political journalist and newspaper editor, Hartley had the best seat in the house for the unfolding drama of the new South Africa, as well as privileged access to many key players, including Nelson Mandela himself. Admirably concise but rich in detail, drawing on a wide spectrum of interviews, documents and experiences, Ragged Glory... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
The first and finest handbook for travelers of the Old American West. First published in 1859, The Prairie Traveler was the indispensable book for looking to follow the American dream, pull up stakes, head into the wilderness of the frontier, and build a new life out West. With the official blessing of the US War Department, Randolph Marcy, a... more...
- Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99
The American Civil War was a crucial event in the development of Chicago as the metropolis of the heartland. Not only did Chicagoans play an important role in the politics of the conflict, encouraging emancipation and promoting a ?hard war? policy against Southern civilians, but they supported the troops materially through production of military supplies... more...
- Portable Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Uncle John and the folks at the Bathroom Readers? Institute love all things Canadian and figure that just because we weren?t lucky enough to be born in the Great White North doesn?t mean we can?t devote an entire Bathroom Reader to the cause . . . and this time we?re doing it in Technicolor! Uncle John?s Plunges into Canada (Illustrated Edition)... more...
- Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 19.99
Walking the Steps of Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City?s Scenic and Historic Secrets is a revised and updated version of Mary Anna DuSablon?s original guidebook, first published in 1998. This new edition describes and maps thirty-four walks of varying lengths and levels of difficulty around the neighborhoods of Cincinnati, following scenic or... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99
There?s more to Michigan than beautiful forests, shuttered factories, and miles and miles of stunning shoreline. Armed with this offbeat travel guide, you?ll soon discover the strange underbelly of the Great Lakes State. Michigan has monuments to fluoridation, snurfing, the designer of the Jefferson nickel, and the once-famous Mr. Chicken, as well... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 50.00
In the spring of 1915, Chicagoans elected the city?s first black alderman, Oscar De Priest. In a city where African Americans made up less than five percent of the voting population, and in a nation that dismissed and denied black political participation, De Priest?s victory was astonishing. It did not, however, surprise the unruly group of black... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Once America?s ?arsenal of democracy,? Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America?s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product... more...