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  • Strange New Landby Peter H. Wood

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 8.99

    Engaging and accessibly written, Strange New Land explores the history of slavery and the struggle for freedom before the United States became a nation. Beginning with the colonization of North America, Peter Wood documents the transformation of slavery from a brutal form of indentured servitude to a full-blown system of racial domination. Strange... 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...

  • From Out of the Shadowsby Vicki L. Ruiz

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    Historian Vicki L. Ruiz here provides the first full study of Mexican-American women in the 20th century, in a narrative that is greatly enhanced by Ruiz's skillful use of interviews and personal stories, capturing a vivid sense of the Mexicana experience in the United States. For this new edition, Ruiz includes a preface that continues the story of... more...

  • "They Say"by James West Davidson

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    Richly researched and deftly written, "They Say" offers a gripping portrait of the young Ida B. Wells, shedding light not only on how one black American defined her own aspirations and her people's freedom, but also on the changing meaning of race in America. Historian James West Davidson captures the breathtaking, often chaotic changes that swept... more...

  • Welsh in Americaby Alan Conway

    University of Minnesota Press 1961; US$ 72.00

    The Welsh formed a small but significant part of the great migration from Europe to the United States during the nineteenth century. In this volume they tell their own story in letters they wrote from America to their families and friends back home. The more...

  • Land of Their Choiceby Theodore C. Blegen

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 75.00

    This collection of “American letters” that immigrants wrote to friends and relatives in the lands they had left tells a little-known human story that is part of the larger saga of America. It constitutes a kind of composite diary of everyday people at the more...

  • The Crucibleby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    The Crucible still has permanence and relevance a half century after its initial publication. This powerful political drama set amidst the Salem witch trials is commonly understood as Arthur Miller's poignant response to McCarthyism. This new edition featuring new critical essays examines this important work. more...

  • The Polish American Encyclopediaby James S. Pula

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 145.00

    The largest period of migration to the United States occurred between 1870 and 1920. During that period, more Poles migrated to the United States than any other national group except Italians. Additional large-scale Polish migration occurred in the wake of World War II and during the period of Solidarity's rise to prominence. According to current... more...

  • The Arab Americansby Golson Books

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 66.00

    The Arab Americans explores the history of this ethnic group in the U.S., including their social history, customs, and traditions, as well as their contributions and conflicts in American society. This engaging new title is ideal for history buffs or anyone interested in Arab American immigration history. more...

  • The Hispanic Americansby Golson Books

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 66.00

    Written in an engaging and informative manner, The Hispanic Americans focuses on the social history, customs, and traditions of Hispanic Americans in this country. Ideal for history buffs, this brand-new volume boasts black-and-white photographs, an index, glossary, and box features. more...