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American West
American West
by Dee Brown
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andlt;Iandgt;The American Westandlt;/Iandgt; centers on three subjects: Native Americans, settlers, and ranchers. Dee Brown re-creates these groups struggles for their place in this new landscape and illuminates the history of the old West in a single... (read more)

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Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era (Rev 08 Edition)
Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era (Rev 08 Edition)
by Elaine Tyler May
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When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it altered the way we understood Cold War America. The post-World War II era was thought of as a time when Americans turned away from politics to enjoy the fruits of peace and prosperity, while their leaders... (read more)

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The World Turned Upside Down: Indian Voices from Early America (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
The World Turned Upside Down: Indian Voices from Early America (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
by Colin G Calloway
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Colin G. Calloway, associate professor at the University of Wyoming, is the recipient of the 1993 John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Teaching Award. His most recent books are Dawnland Encounters: Indians and Europeans in Northern New England (1991) and The... (read more)

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Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima
Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima
by James Bradley
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New York Times bestseller, now adapted for young readers, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the... (read more)

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Our Hearts Fell to the Ground: Plains Indian Views of How the West Was Lost (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
Our Hearts Fell to the Ground: Plains Indian Views of How the West Was Lost (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
by Colin G Calloway
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Colin G. Calloway is professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College. Formerly he taught at the University of Wyoming and served as assistant director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the... (read more)

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The United States Since 1980 (World Since 1980)
The United States Since 1980 (World Since 1980)
by Dean Baker
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Describes the sharp right turn the United States has taken following the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. The treatment details how the policies pursued by the Reagan administration were a break from both the policies pursued by prior... (read more)

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Failed Century of the Child : Governing America's Young in the Twentieth Century (03 Edition)
Failed Century of the Child : Governing America's Young in the Twentieth Century (03 Edition)
by Judith Sealander
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Charts the effort to use state regulation to guarantee health and security for America??'s children.... (read more)

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The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears (Penguin Library of American Indian History)
The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears (Penguin Library of American Indian History)
by Theda Perdue
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In the early nineteenth century, the U.S. government shifted its policy from trying to assimilate American Indians to relocating them, and proceeded to forcibly drive seventeen thousand Cherokees from their homelands. This journey of exile became known... (read more)

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On the Edge : the United States Since 1945 (3RD 02 Edition)
On the Edge : the United States Since 1945 (3RD 02 Edition)
by David A. Horowitz
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This brief paperback covers the social, cultural, and political aspects of U.S. history from the end of World War II through the present. It includes special biographies and boxes on films of each era, as well as maps and photographs that bring each era... (read more)

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Historical Atlas of American West (89 Edition)
Historical Atlas of American West (89 Edition)
by Warren A. Beck
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The enduring image evoked by the American West is one of grand physical and historical romance, spectacle, and drama. Many generations of historians, both popular and academic, have sought to communication the unique characteristics of this region... (read more)

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Why Are We in Vietnam?
Why Are We in Vietnam?
by Norman Mailer
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When Why Are We in Vietnam? was published in 1967, almost twenty years after The Naked and the Dead, the critical response was ecstatic. The novel fully confirmed Mailer's stature as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature... (read more)

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Oxford History of the United States #11: Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush Vs. Gore
Oxford History of the United States #11: Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush Vs. Gore
by James T Patterson
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In Restless Giant, acclaimed historical author James Patterson provides a crisp, concise assessment of the twenty-seven years between the resignation of Richard Nixon and the election of George W. Bush in a sweeping narrative that seamlessly weaves... (read more)

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My Lai: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
My Lai: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
by James S Olson
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The massacre at My Lai on March 16, 1968 continues to haunt students of the Vietnam War as a moment that challenges notions of American virtue. James Olson and Randy Roberts have combed unpublished testimony and gather a collection of eyewitness accounts... (read more)

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Stayin' Alive : the 1970S and the Last Days of the Working Class (10 Edition)
Stayin' Alive : the 1970S and the Last Days of the Working Class (10 Edition)
by Jefferson Cowie
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An epic account of how middle-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, this wide-ranging cultural and political history rewrites the 1970s as the crucial, pivotal era of our time. Jefferson Cowies edgy and... (read more)

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From Resistance To Revolution : Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition To Britain, 1765-1776 (91 Edition)
From Resistance To Revolution : Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition To Britain, 1765-1776 (91 Edition)
by Pauline Maier
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In this classic account of the American revolution, Pauline Maier traces the step-by-step process through which the extra-legal institutions of the colonial resistance movement assumed authority from the British. She follows the American Whigs as they... (read more)

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Once Upon a Distant War (95 Edition)
Once Upon a Distant War (95 Edition)
by William Prochnau
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Once Upon a Distance War tells the stories of such young Vietnam war correspondents as Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett, and David Halberstam, providing a riveting chronicle of high adventure and brutal slapstick, gallantry and cynicism, as well as a vital... (read more)

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Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks
Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks
by Mark David Spence
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National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of this country's most cherished wilderness landscapes. While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to the creation of these parks, they also inspired policies of Indian removal... (read more)

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Juan the Chamula Juan Perez Jolote: Biografia de Un Tzotzil
Juan the Chamula Juan Perez Jolote: Biografia de Un Tzotzil
by Ricardo Pozas
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This book concerns an indigenous group of Tzotzil-speaking Indians living in the mountain highlands in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. It has been recognized as one of the most skillful handlings of Indian themes in Mexican literature.... (read more)

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A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present
A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present
by Ward Churchill
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Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues in North America. Here, he explores the history of holocaust and denial in this hemisphere, beginning with the arrival of Columbus and... (read more)

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Flapper (06 Edition)
Flapper (06 Edition)
by Joshua Zeitz
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