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  • David Crockettby John S. C. Abbott

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Tennessee soldier and politician David Crockett played a significant role in his home state's history, but it is his legendary skill as a frontiersman and hunter that earned him an outsized reputation, eventually landing him a spot in the pantheon of American folk heroes. This engaging volume combines a factual account of Crockett's life along... more...

  • River of Hopeby Elizabeth Gritter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    One of the largest southern cities and a hub for the cotton industry, Memphis, Tennessee, was at the forefront of black political empowerment during the Jim Crow era. Compared to other cities in the South, Memphis had an unusually large number of African American voters. Black Memphians sought reform at the ballot box, formed clubs, ran for office,... more...

  • This Ain't Chicagoby Zandria F. Robinson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South more...

  • The Civil War in the Jackson Purchase, 1861-1862by Dan Lee

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Jackson Purchase is the far western section of Kentucky. In 1861, it was a rich agricultural and iron producing region. It also controlled the mouths of the Ohio, Cumberland, and Tennessee rivers, as well as that middle stretch of the mighty Mississippi where it transitions from a northern to a southern river. The Purchase was the riverine gateway... more...

  • Tennessee Place-Namesby Larry L. Miller

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Tennessee has never had so complete a place-names volume as this. With more than 1,900 entries, Larry L. Miller covers virtually all the cities, towns, villages, hamlets, and communities of the state. Here you can learn when and how towns got their names. Although current names are the primary focus,... more...

  • Daisy Batesby Grif Stockley

    University Press of Mississippi 2005; US$ 35.00

    Daisy Bates (1914-1999) is renowned as the mentor of the Little Rock Nine, the first African Americans to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. For guiding the Nine through one of the most tumultuous civil rights crises of the 1950s, she was selected as Woman of the Year in Education by the Associated Press in 1957 and was the only woman... more...

  • Welcome Homeby Sarah Daniels

    Wiley 2010; US$ 29.95

    With so many differing opinions about real estate these days, buying or selling a home can seem like a daunting task, especially for the everyday person who has little or no real estate experience. But as author Sarah Daniels explains, the process doesn't have to be painful, and people can come away from the experience feeling happy with the outcome.... more...

  • Enduring Pastoralby Torben Huus Larsen

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 59.00

    Has the pastoral vision, so central to American history and culture, survived the twentieth century? Enduring Pastoral traces and analyzes the development of the middle landscape by examining the historical construction of a variety of private and more...

  • Vermont Adventure Guideby Elizabeth Dugger

    Hunter Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    Vermont has many attractions, no matter what season. Visit during the flowery summers, or in the spring when blooms are just showing their heads. Venture here in autumn when the mountains are bathed in color, or in winter when ice and snow create a winter wonderland. Whenever you visit, be sure to have this book in hand. From cycling on backroads and... more...

  • New Hampshire & Vermont: A Guide to the State Parks, Forests & Wildlife Areasby Barbara Sinotte

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 4.99

    Take a walk in the park. Or explore a forest, gorge, campground, even a historic site. Spend a week or a weekend. Go biking, hiking, fishing, boating, hunting or cross-country skiing. Or just relax and enjoy the most beautiful scenery in the Northeast! This is a guide to the state parks, the wildlife refuges, nature and bike trails, historic sites,... more...