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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 17.99
The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birth A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the War of Independence began, and yet we know almost nothing about it. Elizabeth A. Fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply variola affected the outcome of the... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2007; US$ 19.95
Benjamin Franklin?s autobiography is one of the greatest autobiographies of all time&mdahs;but it was incomplete. Franklin ended his life?s story in 1757, when he was fifty?one. He lived another thirty?three eventful years, serving as America?s advocate in London, Pennsylvania?s representative in the Continental Congress, and America?s wartime ambassador... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 26.95
Asians have settled in every country in the Western Hemisphere; some are recent arrivals, other descendents of immigrants who arrived centuries ago. Bringing together essays by thirteen scholars from the humanities and social sciences, Displacements and Diasporas explores this genuinely transnational Asian American experience-one that crosses... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 49.95
"African Ethnobotany in the Americas" provides the first comprehensive examination of ethnobotanical knowledge and skills among the African Diaspora in the Americas. Leading scholars on the subject explore the complex relationship between plant use and meaning among the descendants of Africans in the New World. With the aid of archival and... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 44.99
Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America shows us that America?s original colonies were not nearly as united behind the concept of forming free, independent states as our society?s collective memory would have us believe. There were, in fact, numerous colonists, slaves, and Native Americans who counted themselves among the Loyalists:... more...
- Casemate 2013; US$ 18.95
When the American Revolution began, the colonial troops had little hope of matching His Majestys highly trained, experienced British and German legions in confrontational battle. Indeed, Washingtons army suffered defeat after defeat in the first few years of the war, fighting bravely but mainly trading space for time. However, the Americans... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 24.95
A well-disciplined army was vital to win American independence, but policing soldiers during the Revolution presented challenges. George Washington’s Enforcers: Policing the Continental Army examines how justice was left to the overlapping duties of special army personnel and how an improvised police force imposed rules and regulations on... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 29.99
These four books from Doug Lennox?s popular trivia series provide answers to such queries about famous figures as: Who is the only left-handed person mentioned in the Bible? How did a dog named Gander become a Canadian war hero? and Which wife of England's Henry VIII had six fingers on one hand? more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 29.95
Like many historical events, the American Revolution is sometimes overlooked, ignored, or minimized by historians due to being shrouded in romantic myth and stubborn stereotypes. Here historian Phillip Thomas Tucker provides an in-depth look at the events of the Battle of Trenton, weeding out fiction and legend and presenting new insights and analysis.... more...