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- 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...
- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 25.00
When Canoe Country and Snowshoe Country were first published, in 1938 and 1944, respectively, readers were charmed by their loving portrayal of the wilderness of northern Minnesota. Florence Page Jaques and her husband, Francis Lee Jaques, became celebrated champions of the Boundary Waters and its majestic environs. Now, for the first time, these classics... more...
- 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...
- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 23.95
An account of defining Nebraska moments, including: surviving the Oregon and Mormon trails; completing the Union Pacific Railroad; and winning national football championships, Nobel and Pulitzer prices, and presidential nominations. more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 21.95
A collection of essays embracing nonfiction from memoir and biography to travel writing and natural history, Interior Places offers a curiously detailed group photograph of the Midwests interior landscape. Here is an essay about the origin, history, and influence of corn. Here we find an exploration of a childhood meeting with Frederick Leopold,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1959; US$ 67.50
Minnesota's Changing Geography was first published in 1959. This book is intended to help children understand how the state of Minnesota developed as it did, what it looks like today, and why. The story, pictures, and maps tell of Minnesota's changing geography, but the subject embraces a good deal that lies beyond the boundaries of one state.... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00
Housewives hung wet sheets and blankets over windows and struggled to seal every crack with gummed paper strips. A man avoided shaking hands because the static electricity generated from a dust storm might knock his greeter flat. Children's tears turned to mud. Dead cattle, when pried open, were found filled with pounds of gut-clogging dirt. The... more...