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  • American History: A Very Short Introductionby Paul S. Boyer

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the vast span of American history, from the earliest human migrations to the early twenty-first century when the United States loomed as a global power and comprised a complex multi-cultural society of more than 300 million people. The narrative is organized... more...

  • Eyes on the Prizeby Juan Williams; Julian Bond

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 23.00

    Eyes on the Prize traces the movement from the landmark Brown v . the Board of Education case in 1954 to the march on Selma and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. This is a companion volume to the first part of the acclaimed PBS series. more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue; Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2014; Not Available

    Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America’s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product... more...

  • A Concise History of Canadaby Margaret Conrad

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    This book traces Canada's history from the arrival of the Aboriginal peoples, through European conquest, to its prosperous present. more...

  • New York Burningby Jill Lepore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner In New York Burning , Bancroft Prize-winning historian Jill Lepore recounts these dramatic events of 1741, when ten fires blazed across Manhattan and panicked whites suspecting it to be the work a slave uprising went on a rampage. In the end, thirteen black men were burned at the stake,... more...

  • Raceballby Rob Ruck

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 25.95

    From an award-winning writer, the first linked history of African Americans and Latinos in Major League Baseball After peaking at 27 percent of all major leaguers in 1975, African Americans now make up less than one-tenth--a decline unimaginable in other men's pro sports. The number of Latin Americans, by contrast, has exploded to over one-quarter... more...

  • The Last Days of the Incasby Kim MacQuarrie

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 14.99

    The epic story of the fall of the Inca Empire to Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, and the recent discovery of the lost guerrilla capital of the Incas, Vilcabamba, by three American explorers. In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four... more...

  • Life in a Medieval Villageby Frances Gies; Joseph Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.26

    The reissue of Joseph and Frances Gies’s classic bestseller on life in medieval villages. This new reissue of Life in a Medieval Village , by respected historians Joseph and Frances Gies, paints a lively, convincing portrait of rural people at work and at play in the Middle Ages. Focusing on the village of Elton, in the English East Midlands, the... more...

  • Secret History, Second Editionby Nick Cullather

    Stanford University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Since 1999, a number of documents relating to the CIA's activities in Guatemala have been declassified, and a truth and reconciliation process has unearthed other reports, speeches, and writings that shed more light on the role of the United States. For this edition, the author has selected and annotated twenty documents for a new documentary Appendix,... more...

  • 1493by Charles C. Mann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    From the author of 1491— the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites... more...