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Boom!: Talking about the Sixties: What Happened, How It Shaped Today, Lessons for Tomorrow with DVD
Boom!: Talking about the Sixties: What Happened, How It Shaped Today, Lessons for Tomorrow with DVD
by Tom Brokaw
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Exhilaration and anxiety, the yearning for community and the quest for identity: these shared, contradictory feelings course through Outside the Gates of Eden, Peter Bacon Halesand#8217;s ambitious and intoxicating new history of America from the atomic... (read more)

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And Still the Waters Run : the Betrayal of the Five Civilized Tribes (40 Edition)
And Still the Waters Run : the Betrayal of the Five Civilized Tribes (40 Edition)
by Angie Debo
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Debo's classic work tells the tragic story of the spoliation of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole nations at the turn of the last century in what is now the state of Oklahoma. After their earlier forced removal from traditional lands... (read more)

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Battle of Midway (11 Edition)
Battle of Midway (11 Edition)
by Craig L. Symonds
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There are few moments in American history in which the course of events tipped so suddenly and so dramatically as at the Battle of Midway. At dawn of June 4, 1942, a rampaging Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. By sunset, their vaunted carrier force, the... (read more)

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What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States)
What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States)
by Daniel Walker Howe
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The Oxford History of the United States is by far the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. In this Pulitzer prize-winning, critically acclaimed addition to the series, historian Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the period from the battle of... (read more)

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Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Start of a New Nation
Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Start of a New Nation
by David A Price
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A New York Times Notable Book and aSan Jose Mercury News Top 20 Nonfiction Book of 2003In 1606, approximately 105 British colonists sailed to America, seeking gold and a trade route to the Pacific. Instead, they found disease, hunger, and hostile natives.... (read more)

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Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America
Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America
by Jack Weatherford
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"Well written, imagery-ridden...A tale of what was, what became, and what is today regarding the Indian relation to the European civilization that 'grafted' itself onto this ancient system.'" MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Conventional American... (read more)

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When the River Ran Wild! : Indian Traditions on the Mid-columbia and the Warm Springs Reservation (05 Edition)
When the River Ran Wild! : Indian Traditions on the Mid-columbia and the Warm Springs Reservation (05 Edition)
by George W. Aguilar
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Nearly seventy-five years of my lifetime have come and gone since hearing of the sparse historical events from the old-timers," American Indian elder George Aguilar tells us. "It's my turn now." When the River Ran Wild! is Aguilar's recounting of events... (read more)

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Division Street : America (06 Edition)
Division Street : America (06 Edition)
by Studs Terkel
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Chronicles the thoughts and feelings of some seventy people from widely varying backgrounds in terms of class, race and personal history all inhabitants of a single city in Chicago as a microcosm of the nation at large.... (read more)

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Essence of Decision : Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis (2ND 99 Edition)
Essence of Decision : Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis (2ND 99 Edition)
by Graham Allison
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One of the most influental political science works written in the post World War II era, the original edition of Essence of Decision is a unique and fascinating examination of the pivotal event of the cold Cold War. Not simply revised, but completely re-... (read more)

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Over There: The United States in the Great War, 1917-1918
Over There: The United States in the Great War, 1917-1918
by Byron Farwell
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Within two weeks the French troops had mutinied, leaving the Western Front practically undefended. In the same month, Lenin arrived in Moscow on the heels of the Russian Revolution and vowed to make peace with Germany. To make matters worse, the Allies... (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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Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945
Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945
by Stephen E Ambrose
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Drawing on hundreds of interviews and oral histories, Ambrose recreates life on the front lines during one of the bloodiest periods of World War II: from D-Day to the surrender of Germany. "The most gripping account of the second World War that I have... (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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The American Mind in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (American History Series)
The American Mind in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (American History Series)
by Irving H Bartlett
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"The half century between the War of 1812 and the Civil War was above all an age of expansiveness in America. Whether measured in terms of population, territory, urbanization, economic growth, technological development, democratization, or nationalism... (read more)

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Crossing the Postmodern Divide (92 Edition)
Crossing the Postmodern Divide (92 Edition)
by Albert Borgmann
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In this eloquent guide to the meanings of the postmodern era, Albert Borgmann charts the options before us as we seek alternatives to the joyless and artificial culture of consumption. Borgmann connects the fundamental ideas driving his understanding of... (read more)

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The State of Native America: Genocide, Colonization, and Resistance (Race & Resistance Series)
The State of Native America: Genocide, Colonization, and Resistance (Race & Resistance Series)
by M Annette Jaimes
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This unprecedented anthology has quickly become the classic text for all who want to understand the problems confronted by native people in North America. Includes, among other topics, treaty rights and international status, self-governance, U.S... (read more)

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In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
by Doug Stanton
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Now available for the first time in trade paperback, the bestselling account of Americas worst naval disasterand of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a... (read more)

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Vietnam and America : a Documented History Rev. and Enlarged (2ND 95 Edition)
Vietnam and America : a Documented History Rev. and Enlarged (2ND 95 Edition)
by Marvin E. Gettleman
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No single event since World War II has marked this countrys foreign policy and national image as deeply as did the war in Vietnam. Vietnam and America is a complete history of the war, as documented in essays by leading experts and in original source... (read more)

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Indian Nations of Wisconsin : Histories of Endurance and Renewal (01 - Old Edition)
Indian Nations of Wisconsin : Histories of Endurance and Renewal (01 - Old Edition)
by Patty Loew
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From origin stories to contemporary struggles over treaty rights and sovereignty issues, Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal explores Wisconsin’s rich Native tradition. Each chapter is a compact tribal history of one of... (read more)

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Haunted By Empire : Geographies of Intimacy in North American History (06 Edition)
Haunted By Empire : Geographies of Intimacy in North American History (06 Edition)
by Ann Laura Stoler
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A milestone in U.S. historiography, Haunted by Empire brings postcolonial critiques to bear on North American history and draws on that history to question the analytic conventions of postcolonial studies. The contributors to this innovative collection... (read more)

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