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  • Steel Drivin' Manby Scott Reynolds Nelson

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 9.99

    Nelson recounts the true story of the man behind the iconic American hero, telling the poignant tale of a young Virginia convict who died working on the first rail route through the Appalachian Mountains. Using census data, penitentiary reports, and railroad company reports, Nelson reveals how John Henry was forced to labor on the mile-long Lewis Tunnel... more...

  • The Dispute of the New Worldby Antonello Gerbi; Jeremy Moyle

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 34.95 US$ 29.71

    When Hegel described the Americas as an inferior continent, he was repeating a contention that inspired one of the most passionate debates of modern times. Originally formulated by the eminent natural scientist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon and expanded by the Prussian encyclopedist Cornelius de Pauw, this provocative thesis drew heated responses... more...

  • Having Our Sayby Sarah L. Delany; A. Elizabeth Delany; Amy Hill Hearth

    Argo-Navis 2013; US$ 9.99

    In their 200-plus combined years of living, centenarians Sadie and Bessie Delany have seen it all. They saw their extraordinary father, who was born into slavery, become America's first elected black Episcopal bishop. They saw their dedicated mother--a woman of mixed racial heritage who was born freework fulltime as a teacher and school administrator... more...

  • Racial Formation in the United Statesby Michael Omi; Howard Winant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Twenty years since the publication of the Second Edition and more than thirty years since the publication of the original book, Racial Formation in the United States now arrives with each chapter radically revised and rewritten by authors Michael Omi and Howard Winant, but the overall purpose and vision of this classic remains the same: Omi and... more...

  • At the Dark End of the Streetby Danielle L. McGuire

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Groundbreaking, controversial, and courageous, here is the story of Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor—a story that reinterprets the history of America's civil rights movement in terms of the sexual violence committed against black women by white men.   Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy... more...

  • Freedom on the Borderby Catherine Fosl; Tracy E. K'Meyer; Terry Birdwhistell; Douglas A. Boyd; James C. Klotter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 25.00

    Memories fade, witnesses pass away, and the stories of how social change took place are often lost. Many of those stories, however, have been preserved thanks to the dozens of civil rights activists across Kentucky who shared their memories in the wide-ranging oral history project from which this volume arose. Through their collective memories and... more...

  • The Glorious Causeby Robert Middlekauff

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States, this critically acclaimed volume--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic. Beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing to the election of George Washington as first president,... more...

  • Death or Libertyby Douglas R. Egerton

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    This panoramic history of African Americans in colonial America ranges from the Seven Years' War to the election of Jefferson in 1800. Egerton pays special attention to what black Americans did for themselves in these decades, and his narrative brims with compelling portraits of forgotten African American activists and rebels, who battled huge odds... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE WINNER... more...

  • Chronology of Warsby John S Bowman

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Chronology of Wars, Revised Edition discusses the 13 wars examined in the other America at War titles from a chronological perspective. The chronology includes an introduction that calls attention to relevant themes that persist throughout America's wartime past and looks from a different perspective at many of the same subjects covered in the... more...