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Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
by James H Webb
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In his first work of nonfiction, bestselling novelist Webb tells the epic story of the Scots-Irish, a people whose lives and world view were dictated by resistance, conflict, and struggle, and who, in turn, profoundly influenced the social, political... (read more)

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Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
by James H. Webb
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From the best-selling author of The Places in Between, “a flat-out masterpiece” (New York Times Book Review), an exploration of the Marches—the borderland between England and Scotland—and the people, history, and conflicts... (read more)

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The Scotch-Irish: A Social History
The Scotch-Irish: A Social History
by James G Leyburn
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Dispelling much of what he terms the 'mythology' of the Scotch-Irish, James Leyburn provides an absorbing account of their heritage. He discusses their life in Scotland, when the essentials of their character and culture were shaped; their removal to... (read more)

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Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism
Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism
by Jonathan Rieder
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What accounts for the precarious state of liberalism in the mid 1980s? Why was the Republican Party able to steal away so many ethnic Democrats of modest means in recent presidential elections? Jonathan Rieder explores these questions in his powerful... (read more)

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Russian Tattoo
Russian Tattoo
by Elena Gorokhova
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An exquisite portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey, from the author of A Mountain of Crumbs—the memoir that “leaves you wanting more” (The Daily Telegraph, UK). In A Mountain of... (read more)

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Daddy's War: Greek American Stories
Daddy's War: Greek American Stories
by Irene Kacandes
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When she was very young, Irene Kacandes knew things about her father that had no plot, no narrator, and no audience. To her childhood self these things resembled beings who resided with her family, like the ancestresses whod thrown themselves off cliffs... (read more)

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The Legacy of Ida Lillbroanda: Finnish Emigrant to America 1893
The Legacy of Ida Lillbroanda: Finnish Emigrant to America 1893
by Arlene Sundquist Empie
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WINNER Gold Medal, Independent Publishers Group; Silver Medal Ben Franklin award; Bronze IPPY award; National Best Books 2010 award. Eight-time award-winning historical narrative nonfiction. Publishers Weekly review Oct. 17, 2011: An immigrant woman... (read more)

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The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World
The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World
by Kati Marton
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Extravagantly praised by critics and readers, this stunning story by bestselling author Kati Marton tells of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how... (read more)

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North of Ithaka: A Journey Home Through a Family's Extraordinary Past
North of Ithaka: A Journey Home Through a Family's Extraordinary Past
by Eleni N Gage
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In North of Ithaka, Eleni Gage returns to the remote Greek village of Lia, where her father was born and her grandmother murdered, to rebuild the ruins of her namesake's home and come to terms with her family's tragic history. In doing so, she leaves... (read more)

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Dutch in Michigan (Discovering the Peoples of Michigan)
Dutch in Michigan (Discovering the Peoples of Michigan)
by Larry Ten Harmsel
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Even though they are historically one of the smaller immigrant streams, nineteenth-century Dutch migrants and their descendants have made parts of West Michigan their own. The first Dutch in Michigan were religious dissenters whose commitment to... (read more)

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Planting Dreams: A Swedish Immigrant's Journey to America (Planting Dreams)
Planting Dreams: A Swedish Immigrant's Journey to America (Planting Dreams)
by Linda K Hubalek
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This first book in the Planting Dreams series portrays Swedish immigrant Charlotts Johnson as she ponders the decision to move to America for her family's future. This books cronicles their journey to their new homestead in Kansas.... (read more)

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Middling Folk: Three Seas, Three Centuries, One Scots-Irish Family
Middling Folk: Three Seas, Three Centuries, One Scots-Irish Family
by Linda H Matthews
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Historians and biographers have traditionally favored stories of the powerful and the trends they set in motion. More recently, theyve spotlighted the neglected lives of the disenfranchised and dispossessed. “But,” asks Linda H. Matthews... (read more)

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How the Scots Made America
How the Scots Made America
by Michael Fry
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International praise for Michael Fry: "His range is striking, his breadth of interest amazing." - Times Literary Supplement "In all his prolific writings he brings a historian's depth to journalism and a journalist's popularism to history... frequently... (read more)

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The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World
The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World
by Kati Marton
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Traces the early twentieth century journey of nine men from Budapest--including Edward Teller, Robert Capa, and Michael Curtiz--who fled fascism and anti-Semitism to seek sanctuary in America, where they made pivotal contributions to such causes as the... (read more)

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Spain's Long Shadow: The Black Legend, Off-Whiteness, and Anglo-American Empire
Spain's Long Shadow: The Black Legend, Off-Whiteness, and Anglo-American Empire
by Maria Deguzman
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Reveals the dependence of American ethnic identity on Spain and Spanish imperialism.... (read more)

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Wedded Strangers: The Challenges of Russian-American Marriages
Wedded Strangers: The Challenges of Russian-American Marriages
by Lynn Visson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-289) and index.... (read more)

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Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America
Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America
by Peter Quinn
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In this remarkable collection of writings chronicling the author's exploration of his own past, Quinn paints a brilliant new portrait of the Irish-American men and women whose culture and values now play such a central role in all of our identities as... (read more)

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The Way Home: A German Childhood, an American Life
The Way Home: A German Childhood, an American Life
by Ernestine Bradley
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Growing up in Bavaria during World War II, Ernestine Bradley came to know wartime dislocations and food shortages, along with the challenges of taking care of her siblings while her mother was ill. The men of her hometown were away at war, but their... (read more)

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Tearing the Silence: On Being German in America
Tearing the Silence: On Being German in America
by Ursula Hegi
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Brilliantly interviewed by bestselling novelist Ursula Hegi, German Americans born in Germany during and immediately following World War II speak out about the legacy of grief and shame that continues to haunt them. Like Studs Terkel in his classic... (read more)

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The Butte Irish: Class and Ethnicity in an American Mining Town, 1875-1925
The Butte Irish: Class and Ethnicity in an American Mining Town, 1875-1925
by David M Emmons
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This book began in 1982 when Catherine Dowling, a graduate student from Dublin, burst into my office with the news that she had found some Clan-na-Gael records at the World Museum of Mining in Butte. She used a part of those records to prepare her M.A... (read more)

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