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Half Slave and Half Free (Rev 05 Edition)
Half Slave and Half Free (Rev 05 Edition)
by Bruce Levine
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Revised Edition With a New Preface and Afterword In a revised edition, brought completely up to date with a new preface and afterword and an expanded bibliography, Bruce Levine's succinct and persuasive treatment of the basic issues that precipitated the... (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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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln
The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln
by Sean Wilentz
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In this magisterial work, Sean Wilentz traces a historical arc from the earliest days of the republic to the opening shots of the Civil War. One of our finest writers of history, Wilentz brings to life the era after the American Revolution, when the idea... (read more)

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The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
by Evan Thomas
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On February 15, 1898, the USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor. The sinking of the Maine was just the provocation Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt was looking for. Along with his friend Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and his rival, newspaper... (read more)

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Driven West: Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil War
Driven West: Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil War
by A J Langguth
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andlt;Bandgt;By the acclaimed author of the classic andlt;Iandgt;Patriots andlt;/Iandgt;and andlt;Iandgt;Union 1812, andlt;/Iandgt;this major work of narrative history portrays four of the most turbulent decades in the growth of the American nation... (read more)

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The Search for Order, 1877-1920
The Search for Order, 1877-1920
by Robert H Wiebe
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At the end of the Reconstruction, the spread of science and technology, industrialism, urbanization, immigration, and economic depressions eroded Americans' conventional beliefs in individualism and a divinely ordained social system. In The Search for... (read more)

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The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression
The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression
by Amity Shlaes
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An illustrated edition of Amity Shlaes's bestseller The Forgotten Man, featuring vivid black-and-white illustrations that capture this dark period in American history and the men and women, from all walks of life, whose character and ideas helped... (read more)

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America on the Brink: How the Political Struggle Over the War of 1812 Almost Destroyed the Young Republic
America on the Brink: How the Political Struggle Over the War of 1812 Almost Destroyed the Young Republic
by Richard Buel
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"There is much here to reward amateur historians and casual readers . . . captures such men as Josiah Quincy, Harrison Gray Otis, James Madison and James Monroe vividly."--Publishers Weekly  "Buel's analysis, rich in detail, adds a provocative edge... (read more)

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The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War (P.S.)
The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War (P.S.)
by David Laskin
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“The Long Way Home is a riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer…. Deeply compelling.” — Douglas Brinkley “Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any... (read more)

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Minneapolis Madams: The Lost History of Prostitution on the Riverfront
Minneapolis Madams: The Lost History of Prostitution on the Riverfront
by Penny Petersen
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Sex, money, and politics—no, it’s not a thriller novel. Minneapolis Madams is the surprising and riveting account of the Minneapolis red-light district and the powerful madams who ran it. Penny Petersen brings to life this nearly forgotten... (read more)

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The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow F.D.R.
The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow F.D.R.
by Jules Archer
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Many people might not know that in 1933, a group of wealthy industrialists—working closely with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty League—planned to overthrow the U.S. government and run F.D.R. out of office in a fascist coup... (read more)

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Civic Wars: Democracy & Public Life in the American City
Civic Wars: Democracy & Public Life in the American City
by Mary Ryan
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Mary P. Ryan is Professor of History and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Cradle of the Middle Class: The Family in Oneida County, New York, 1790-1865 (1981; winner of the Bancroft Prize) and Women in Public... (read more)

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In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story [With DVD]
In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story [With DVD]
by David Mccullough
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Days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, British Prime... (read more)

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Disloyal Mothers and Scurrilous Citizens: Women and Subversion During World War I
Disloyal Mothers and Scurrilous Citizens: Women and Subversion During World War I
by Kathleen Kennedy
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Kennedy's unique study explores the arrests, trials, and defenses of women charged under the Wartime Emergency Laws passed soon after the U.S. entered WWI. These trials became important arenas in which women's relationships and obligations to national... (read more)

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Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression
by Studs Terkel
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In this unique recreation of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity. Featuring a mosaic of memories from politicians, businessmen, artists, and writers,... (read more)

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Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
by James Oakes
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Freedom National is a groundbreaking history of emancipation that joins the political initiatives of Lincoln and the Republicans in Congress with the courageous actions of Union soldiers and runaway slaves in the South. It shatters the widespread... (read more)

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When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
by Eric Jay Dolin
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Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising... (read more)

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Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
by Michael Hiltzik
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As breathtaking today as the day it was completed, Hoover Dam not only shaped the American West but helped launch the American century. In the depths of the Great Depression it became a symbol of American resilience and ingenuity in the face of crisis... (read more)

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