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The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great
The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great
by Harvey J. Kaye
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An inspiring call to redeem the progressive legacy of the greatest generation, now under threat as never before. For decades conservative and corporate interests have worked to obscure the greatest achievement of the Greatest Generation: securing... (read more)

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Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport
Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport
by Matthew Algeo
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Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, Americas most popular spectator sport wasnt baseball, boxing, or horseracing—it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six... (read more)

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Twelve Years a Slave (African American)
Twelve Years a Slave (African American)
by Solomon Northup
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Now a major motion picture! "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation." — Saturday Review Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped... (read more)

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City Water, City Life: Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago
City Water, City Life: Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago
by Carl Smith
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A city is more than a massing of citizens, a layout of buildings and streets, or an arrangement of political, economic, and social institutions. It is also an infrastructure of ideas that are a support for the beliefs, values, and aspirations of the... (read more)

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Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution
Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution
by Serena Mayeri
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Serena Mayeri is Professor of Law and History at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. University of Pennsylvania Law... (read more)

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Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time
Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time
by Ira Katznelson
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Ira Katznelson is Columbia University's Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History. Having served as president of the American Political Science Association, he is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical... (read more)

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Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation
Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation
by Jonathan Rieder
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"I am in Birmingham because injustice is here," declared Martin Luther King, Jr. He had come to that city of racist terror convinced that massive protest could topple Jim Crow. But the insurgency faltered. To revive it, King made a sacrificial... (read more)

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America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror (America in the World)
America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror (America in the World)
by Jeffrey A. Engel
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"This outstanding documentary collection is an ideal text for any course on American foreign relations. The inclusion of numerous voices from outside the United States and from nonstate actors within the United States proves an especially noteworthy, and... (read more)

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Forged in Crisis: India and the United States Since 1947
Forged in Crisis: India and the United States Since 1947
by Rudra Chaudhuri
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Rudra Chaudhuri's book examines a series of crises that led to far-reaching changes in India's approach to the United States, defining the contours of what is arguably the imperative relationship between America and the global South. Forged in Crisis... (read more)

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Lincoln and Religion
Lincoln and Religion
by Ferenc Morton Szasz
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Abraham Lincoln’s faith has commanded more broad-based attention than that of any other American president. Although he never joined a denomination, Baptists, Presbyterians, Quakers, Episcopalians, Disciples of Christ, Spiritualists, Jews, and even... (read more)

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Who Shot JFK? (Pocket Essentials)
Who Shot JFK? (Pocket Essentials)
by Robin Ramsay
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An updated edition discusses some startling recent work which seems to lead to an answer to the ultimate conspiracy theory After nearly 1000 books, half a dozen journals, two official inquiries, several million pages of declassified documents... (read more)

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The Dawn of Innovation: The First American Industrial Revolution
The Dawn of Innovation: The First American Industrial Revolution
by Charles R. Morris
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In the first few decades of the nineteenth century, America went from being a largely rural economy, with little internal transportation infrastructure, to a fledgling industrial powerhouse––setting the stage for the vast fortunes that would be... (read more)

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The River Was Dyed with Blood
The River Was Dyed with Blood
by Brian Steel Wills
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The battlefield reputation of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, long recognized as a formidable warrior, has been shaped by one infamous wartime incident. At Fort Pillow in 1864, the attack by Confederate forces under Forrests command left... (read more)

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From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature
From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature
by Randall Fuller
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When Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter in April of 1861, Walt Whitman declared it "the volcanic upheaval of the nation"--the bloody inception of a war that would dramatically alter the shape and character of American culture along with its... (read more)

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Building New Deal Liberalism: The Political Economy of Public Works, 1933-1956
Building New Deal Liberalism: The Political Economy of Public Works, 1933-1956
by Jason Smith
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Reconstructing the story of how reformers used public authority to reshape the nation, Jason Scott Smith argues that the New Deal produced a revolution in state-sponsored economic development. The scale and scope of this dramatic federal investment in... (read more)

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The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style
The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style
by Nelson George
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"We wish you love, peace . . . and soul!" When it debuted in October 1971, Soul Train boldly went where no variety show had gone before, showcasing the cultural preferences of young African Americans and the fashions and sounds that defined their... (read more)

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Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words
Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words
by Lisa Rogak
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Lisa Rogak, author of the New York Times bestseller Barack Obama in His Own Words, now brings readers Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words—quotations from the former First Lady, Senator from New York, and Secretary of State that go beyond politics... (read more)

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Frontier Seaport: Detroit's Transformation Into an Atlantic Entrepot (American Beginnings, 1500-1900)
Frontier Seaport: Detroit's Transformation Into an Atlantic Entrepot (American Beginnings, 1500-1900)
by Catherine Cangany
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Detroits industrial health has long been crucial to the American economy. Todays troubles notwithstanding, Detroit has experienced multiple periods of prosperity, particularly in the second half of the eighteenth century, when the city was the center of... (read more)

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The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch
The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch
by Gregory S Taylor
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“Gives greater depth to our understanding of people in the Communist Party, and in particular of those who left and gave testimony against their former comrades.”—Robert Korstad, author of Civil Rights Unionism “A welcome... (read more)

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Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever
Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever
by Geoff Williams
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The storm began March 23, 1913, with a series of tornadoes that killed 150 people and injured 400.  Then the freezing rains started and the flooding began. It continued for days. Some people drowned in their attics, others on the roads when the... (read more)

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