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The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America's First Banking Collapse
The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America's First Banking Collapse
by Jane Kamensky
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"There is a very evident enthusiasm of discovery in Kamensky's The Exchange Artist that animates her narrative of a high-flying developer and the banks and investors dragged down by his overreaching need for money to build his towering dream." -The... (read more)

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American Colossus (10 Edition)
American Colossus (10 Edition)
by H. W. Brands
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From bestselling historian H. W. Brands, a sweeping chronicle of how a few wealthy businessmen reshaped America from a land of small farmers and small businessmen into an industrial giant. The three decades afterthe Civil War saw a wholesale shift in... (read more)

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The History of the Lewis & Clark Expedition Volume 2
The History of the Lewis & Clark Expedition Volume 2
by Elliott Coues
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Volume 2 of the classic edition of Lewis and Clark's day-by-day journals that later became the basis for U.S. claims to Oregon and the West. Accurate and invaluable geographical, botanical, biological, meteorological, and anthropological material... (read more)

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The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics
The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics
by James Oakes
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Oakes (history, City U. of New York) examines how the abolitionist and former slave, Frederick Douglass, and the pragmatic anti-slavery politician, President Abraham Lincoln, began from positions of relative mutual antipathy--with Douglass frequently... (read more)

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Tocqueville (Very Short Introductions)
Tocqueville (Very Short Introductions)
by Harvey Mansfield
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No one has ever described American democracy with more accurate insight or more profoundly than Alexis de Tocqueville. After meeting with Americans on extensive travels in the United States, and intense study of documents and authorities, he authored the... (read more)

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The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
by James Bradley
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On the success of his two bestselling books about World War II, James Bradley began to wonder what the real catalyst was for the Pacific War. What he discovered shocked him. In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his... (read more)

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Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain
Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain
by Robert K Krick
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A masterful job. Krick's treatment is not only a comprehensive and compelling story of Jackson and his men at Cedar Mountain, but it is also a model of what a battle narrative should be. (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography)... (read more)

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Bloody Williamson: A Chapter in American Lawlessness (Prairie State Books)
Bloody Williamson: A Chapter in American Lawlessness (Prairie State Books)
by Paul M Angle
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and#160; "This small book is packed with historical details. . . . Citizens should read it for no other reason than to discover that such violence. . . can "happen"--and that it may not yet be quite finished."--Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and... (read more)

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Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America
Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America
by David S Reynolds
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In this wide-ranging, brilliantly researched work, David S. Reynolds traces the factors that made Uncle Tom's Cabin the most influential novel ever written by an American. Upon its 1852 publication, the novel's vivid depiction of slavery polarized its... (read more)

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Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen
Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen
by Philip Dray
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“Absorbing … Dray devotes the majority of his pages to a significant minority: some of the first African Americans ever to serve in Congress. A few, such as Robert Smalls and Blanche K. Bruce, have been the subject of recent, thorough... (read more)

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Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War
Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War
by Brian Matthew Jordan.
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For well over a century, traditional Civil War histories have concluded in 1865, with a bitterly won peace and Union soldiers returning triumphantly home. In a landmark work that challenges sterilized portraits accepted for generations, Civil War... (read more)

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The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America
The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America
by Lawrence Goodwyn
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Lawrence Goodwyn is Professor of History, Duke University... (read more)

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Civilizing the Machine: Technology and Republican Values in America, 1776-1900
Civilizing the Machine: Technology and Republican Values in America, 1776-1900
by John F Kasson
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"A tour de force when it first appeared nearly twenty-five years ago, John Kasson's Civilizing the Machine has become a classic, and it remains required reading for anyone interested in the larger implications of the industrial revolution in America. A... (read more)

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America 1900: The Turning Point
America 1900: The Turning Point
by Judy Crichton
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America 1900 is a sweeping narrative that follows an eclectic group of men and women over the course of one pivotal year. As it happened, the issues they were dealing with are surprisingly similar to those their grandchildren and great-grandchildren face... (read more)

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History, Volume 2: Reconstruction to the Present (Taking Sides)
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History, Volume 2: Reconstruction to the Present (Taking Sides)
by Larry Madaras
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Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a... (read more)

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All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
by John Taliaferro
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If Henry James or Edith Wharton had written a novel describing the accomplished and glamorous life and times of John Hay, it would have been thought implausibleand#8212;a novelistand#8217;s fancy. Nevertheless, John Taliaferroand#8217;s brilliant... (read more)

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Andrew Jackson Vs. Henry Clay: Democracy and Development in Antebellum America (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
Andrew Jackson Vs. Henry Clay: Democracy and Development in Antebellum America (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
by Harry L Watson
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Harry L. Watson is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He coedits Southern Cultures, a quarterly journal, and has published three scholarly books as well as numerous articles. His 1983 An Independent People: The Way... (read more)

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1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler--The Election Amid the Storm
1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler--The Election Amid the Storm
by Susan Dunn
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For most of three decades, Drew Pearson was the most well-known journalist in the United States. In his daily newspaper columnandmdash;the most widely syndicated in the nationandmdash;and on radio and television broadcasts, he chronicled the political... (read more)

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The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln
The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln
by Kate Clifford Larson
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Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, The Assassins Accomplice tells the gripping story of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln through experience of its only female participant. Confederate sympathizer Mary Surratt ran a boarding house in... (read more)

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The New Deal: A Modern History
The New Deal: A Modern History
by Michael Hiltzik
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Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal began as a program of short-term emergency relief measures and evolved into a truly transformative concept of the federal government’s role in Americans’ lives. More than an economic recovery plan, it was a... (read more)

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