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  • Search for the Nile’s Sourceby John Humphries

    University of Wales Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    In this book, John Humphries questions whether John Petherick was a slave trader or a victim of conspiracy on the Nile. more...

  • The Cowboy Wayby Paul H Carlson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    The lives of American cowboys have been both real and mythic. This work explores cowboy music, dress, humour, films and literature in sixteen essays and a bibliography. These essays demonstrate that the American cowboy is a knight of the road who, with a large hat, tall boots and a big gun, rode into legend and into the history books. more...

  • Cotton Mather als Aufklärerby Philipp Reisner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 84.63

    Cotton Mather (1663?1728) ist lange als »letzter Puritaner« und Übergangsfigur zwischen »Puritanismus« und »Aufklärung« gesehen worden. Er ist jedoch rezeptionsgeschichtlich reflektiert in der Frühaufklärung zu verorten. Besonders die erst am Anfang ihrer Erschließung stehenden Teile seines Werkes scheinen geeignet, die ihm eigene theologische Position... more...

  • The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New Worldby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 19.99

    Adapted from the New York Times bestseller Mayflower ! After a dangerous journey across the Atlantic, the Mayflower?s passengers were saved from certain destruction with the help of the Natives of the Plymouth region. For fifty years a fragile peace was maintained as Pilgrims and Native Americans learned to work together. But when that trust was... more...

  • GREAT PIONEER PROJECTSby Rachel Dickinson; Shawn Braley

    Nomad Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Young learners build replica sod houses, log cabins, and covered wagons and create their own printing presses... more...

  • The Making of an American Thinking Classby Darren Staloff

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 49.99

    This is a reinterpretation of the political and intellectual history of Puritan Massachusetts, envisioning the Bay colony as a 17th-century one-party state. The author argues that ideologies, as well as ideological politics, are produced by self-conscious and class-conscious thinkers. more...

  • The American West. Visions and Revisionsby Margaret Walsh

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 21.00

    This is a succinct survey of the numerous contributions to the history of the American west. more...

  • Upstream Metropolisby Lawrence H. Larsen

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    From its birth as interdependent towns on the Missouri River frontier to its emergence as a metropolis straddling two states, Omaha?Council Bluffs has been one of the great urban construction projects in the nation?s history. Upstream Metropolis provides the first comprehensive history of this unique urban region that ranks 60th among the 370 major... more...

  • Letters from Side Lakeby Peter M. Leschak

    University of Minnesota Press 1992; US$ 51.00

    After a brief taste of urban life, and convinced that nothing equaled the formidable challenge of life in the heart of the vast woods, Peter M. Leschak returned to northern Minnesota. Letters from Side Lake chronicles the marvelous range of adventures and reflections?described with thoughtfulness and humor?springing from his pioneer-like existence.... more...

  • Gunflintby Justine Kerfoot; Nancy Hemstad Seaton

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 48.00

    In her sixty-three years on the Gunflint Trail, Justine Kerfoot has chronicled many natural occurrences and human events. Her reflections are presented here month by month. more...