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The Spanish Frontier in North America
The Spanish Frontier in North America
by David J Weber
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Winner of the 1993 Western Heritage Award given by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, here is a definitive history of the Spanish colonial period in North America. Authoritative and colorful, the volume focuses on both the Spaniards' impact on Native... (read more)

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War of a Thousand Deserts (08 Edition)
War of a Thousand Deserts (08 Edition)
by Brian Delay
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In the early 1830s, after decades of relative peace, northern Mexicans and the Indians whom they called “the barbarians” descended into a terrifying cycle of violence. For the next fifteen years, owing in part to changes unleashed by American... (read more)

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
by Dee Brown
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Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived. Now... (read more)

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Colonial America : History, 1565-1776 (3RD 02 Edition)
Colonial America : History, 1565-1776 (3RD 02 Edition)
by Richard (ed.) Middleton
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Accompanied by maps, contemporary illustrations, chronologies, documents, and a fully updated and expanded bibliography, this comprehensive and readable history of the colonial period offers a fascinating analysis of the evolution of a new and... (read more)

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Shooting At the Moon : the Story of America's Clandestine War in Laos (96 Edition)
Shooting At the Moon : the Story of America's Clandestine War in Laos (96 Edition)
by Roger Warner
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"... A terrific book. Much of it reads like a wild, imaginative adventure novel. That the story is true and only now coming fully to light makes it all that much more amazing. It can only add to our understanding of how strong men and their convictions... (read more)

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Violence Over the Land : Indians and Empires in the Early American West (07 Edition)
Violence Over the Land : Indians and Empires in the Early American West (07 Edition)
by Ned Blackhawk
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Most Influential Books in Native American and Indigenous Studies of the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century Prize, Native American and Indigenous Studies... (read more)

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Promises To Keep : the United States Since World War II (3RD 05 Edition)
Promises To Keep : the United States Since World War II (3RD 05 Edition)
by Paul S. Boyer
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Designed for the "U.S. Since 1945" course, this comprehensive survey presents the World War II experience as a backdrop for understanding recent developments and events in American history. The text features four principal, interwoven themes: the... (read more)

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Sources of the African American Past
Sources of the African American Past
by Roy E. Finkenbine
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This collection of primary sources from Longman's Primary Sources in American History series presents a view of our nation's history as seen through the eyes of African Americans, and helps the reader relate to the experiences of ordinary people while... (read more)

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Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, & the Great Depression
Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, & the Great Depression
by Alan Brinkley
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The study of two demagogues, whose vast popularity explains much about Depression-era America.... (read more)

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American Frontiers (97 Edition)
American Frontiers (97 Edition)
by Gregory H. Nobles
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Gregory Nobles shows how American leaders, beginning with Washington and Jefferson, pursued a policy of national expansion and development that enabled the United States to become the dominant power on the North American continent. Within this broad... (read more)

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Oxford History of the United States #9: Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
Oxford History of the United States #9: Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
by David M Kennedy
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Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. Freedom From Fear tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities... (read more)

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Sacred War : Nationalism and Revolution in a Divided Vietnam (95 Edition)
Sacred War : Nationalism and Revolution in a Divided Vietnam (95 Edition)
by William J. Duiker
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This supplementary book provides a history of the Vietnam War from the perspective of North Vietnam. Professor Duiker is one of the English speaking world's foremost authorities on this period of Vietnamese history and is a former foreign service officer... (read more)

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Huck's Raft (04 Edition)
Huck's Raft (04 Edition)
by Steven Mintz
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2005 Carr P. Collins Award, Texas Institute of... (read more)

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Homefront : Military City and the American Twentieth Century (01 Edition)
Homefront : Military City and the American Twentieth Century (01 Edition)
by Catherine A. Lutz
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Tangled Memories: Vietnam War, AIDS Epidemic, and Politics
Tangled Memories: Vietnam War, AIDS Epidemic, and Politics
by Marita Sturken
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"A startlingly original and integrated work that considers the ways in which American culture narrates, remembers, and thereby reenacts traumatic events in order to found and refound itself as a national culture. It is a remarkable interdisciplinary... (read more)

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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
by Neil Sheehan
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Sheehan's tragic biography of John Paul Vann is also a sweeping history of America's seduction, entrapment and disillusionment in Vietnam.... (read more)

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History of Our Time : : Readings on Postwar America (6TH 03 - Old Edition)
History of Our Time : : Readings on Postwar America (6TH 03 - Old Edition)
by William Henry Chafe
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This popular and comprehensive anthology presents cogent, provocative articles from differing political perspectives on major issues in postwar America. In addition to articles by leading historians, the editors have assembled first-person accounts of... (read more)

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Landscapes of the Sacred : Geography and Narrative in American Spirituality - Expanded ((Rev)01 Edition)
Landscapes of the Sacred : Geography and Narrative in American Spirituality - Expanded ((Rev)01 Edition)
by Belden C. Lane
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This substantially expanded edition of Belden C. Lane's Landscapes of the Sacred includes a new introductory chapter that offers three new interpretive models for understanding American sacred space. Lane maintains his approach of interspersing shorter... (read more)

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Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787
Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787
by Gordon S Wood
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One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution. New York Times Book Review During the nearly two decades since its publication, this book has set the pace, furnished benchmarks, and afforded targets for many... (read more)

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Washington's Crossing
Washington's Crossing
by David Hackett Fischer
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Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet, as David Hackett Fischer... (read more)

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