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  • 1491 (Second Edition)by Charles C. Mann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.00

    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.   Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50 US$ 3.92

    Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...

  • The Defining Momentby Jonathan Alter

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 6.99

    This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer... more...

  • The Hidden History of the JFK Assassinationby Lamar Waldron

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 27.99

    November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the tragedy that has haunted America ever since. For the first time, this concise and compelling book pierces the veil of secrecy to fully document the small, tightly-held conspiracy that killed President John F. Kennedy. It explains why he was murdered, and how it was done in a way that forced many... more...

  • Power and Restraintby Jeffrey W. Meiser

    Georgetown University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    At the end of the nineteenth century, the United States emerged as an economic colossus in command of a new empire. Yet for the next forty years the United States eschewed the kind of aggressive grand strategy that had marked other rising imperial powers in favor of a policy of moderation. In Power and Restraint , Jeffrey W. Meiser explores why the... more...

  • Changing Raceby Clara E. Rodríguez

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 27.00

    Latinos are the fastest growing population group in the United States.Through their language and popular music Latinos are making their mark on American culture as never before. As the United States becomes Latinized, how will Latinos fit into America's divided racial landscape and how will they define their own racial and ethnic identity? Through... more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Christopher Hitchens

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life... more...

  • To Make Our World Anewby Robin D. G. Kelley; Earl Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    The two-volume To Make Our World Anew integrates the work of eleven leading historians into the most up-to-date and comprehensive account available of African American history. This first volume begins with the story of Africa and its origins, the Atlantic slave trade, and the forced migration and enslavement of between ten and twenty million people.... more...

  • 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...

  • Slavery And Public Historyby James Oliver Horton; Lois E. Horton

    The New Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    America's slave past is being analyzed as never before, yet it remains one of the most contentious issues in U.S. memory. In recent years, the culture wars over the way that slavery is remembered and taught have reached a new crescendo. From the argument about the display of the Confederate flag over the state house in Columbia, South Carolina, to... more...