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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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Pequots in Southern New England : the Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation (90 Edition)
Pequots in Southern New England : the Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation (90 Edition)
by Laurence M. Hauptman
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Before their massacre by Massachusetts Puritans in 1637, the Pequots were preeminent in southern New England. Their location on the eastern Connecticut shore made them important producers of the wampum required to trade for furs from the Iroquois. They... (read more)

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Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940
Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940
by David E. Kyvig
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In this fascinating book, David Kyvig describes everyday life in the 20s-40s decade, when automobiles and home electricity became commonplace, and radio and the movies became popular. The details of work life, domestic life, and leisure activities make... (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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Now a special 30th-anniversary edition in both hardcover and paperback, the classic bestselling history The New York Times called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking...Impossible to put down" Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's... (read more)

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Scratch of a Pen : 1763 and the Transformation of North America (06 Edition)
Scratch of a Pen : 1763 and the Transformation of North America (06 Edition)
by Colin G. Calloway
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In this superb volume in Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments series, Colin Calloway reveals how the Treaty of Paris of 1763 had a profound effect on American history, setting in motion a cascade of unexpected consequences, as Indians and Europeans... (read more)

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Adopted Territory (11 Edition)
Adopted Territory (11 Edition)
by Eleana J. Kim
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Since the end of the Korean War, an estimated 200,000 children from South Korea have been adopted into white families in North America, Europe, and Australia. While these transnational adoptions were initiated as an emergency measure to find homes for... (read more)

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Dust of Life : America's Children Abandoned in Vietnam (99 Edition)
Dust of Life : America's Children Abandoned in Vietnam (99 Edition)
by Robert S. Mckelevey
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The Dust of Life is a collection of vivid and devastating oral histories of Vietnamese Amerasians. Abandoned during the war by their American fathers, discriminated against by the victorious Communists, and ignored for many years by the American... (read more)

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Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s
Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s
by Frederick Lewis Allen
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“A style that is verve itself.” — New York Times “A perfectly grand piece of historical record and synthetic journalism.” — Chicago Daily Tribune From Frederick Lewis Allen, former editor-in-chief of Harpers... (read more)

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America's Uncivil Wars : Sixties Era From Elvis To the Fall of Richard Nixon (06 Edition)
America's Uncivil Wars : Sixties Era From Elvis To the Fall of Richard Nixon (06 Edition)
by Mark Hamilton Lytle
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Here is a panoramic history of America from 1954 to 1973, ranging from the buoyant teen-age rebellion first captured by rock and roll, to the drawn-out and dispiriting endgame of Watergate. In America's Uncivil Wars, Mark Hamilton Lytle illuminates the... (read more)

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Everything You Know About Indians Is Wrong (09 Edition)
Everything You Know About Indians Is Wrong (09 Edition)
by Paul Chaat Smith
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In this sweeping work of memoir and commentary, leading cultural critic Paul Chaat Smith illustrates with dry wit and brutal honesty the contradictions of life in “the Indian business.”  Raised in suburban Maryland and Oklahoma, Smith... (read more)

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The War in American Culture: Society and Consciousness During World War II
The War in American Culture: Society and Consciousness During World War II
by Lewis A Erenberg
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The War in American Culture explores the role of World War II in the transformation of American social, cultural, and political life. World War II posed a crisis for American culture: to defeat the enemy, Americans had to unite across the class, racial... (read more)

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Meaning of Independence :  John Adams, George Washington, and Thomas Jeffferson - Updated (04 Edition)
Meaning of Independence : John Adams, George Washington, and Thomas Jeffferson - Updated (04 Edition)
by Edmund S. Morgan
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Americans did not at first cherish the idea of political severance from their mother country. In just a few years, however, they came to desire indepen-dence above all else. What brought about this change of feeling and how did it affect the lives of... (read more)

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Frontier in American History (96 Edition)
Frontier in American History (96 Edition)
by Frederick Jackson Turner
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One of the most influential and important books written about the impact of frontier life on a transplanted civilization. Reprinted from original 1920 edition, this edition lucidly reflects Jackson's thoughts on the frontier's role in promoting self... (read more)

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Vietnam War : Concise International History (08 Edition)
Vietnam War : Concise International History (08 Edition)
by Mark Atwood Lawrence
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The Vietnam War remains a topic of extraordinary interest, not least because of striking parallels between that conflict and more recent fighting in the Middle East. In The Vietnam War, Mark Atwood Lawrence draws upon the latest research in archives... (read more)

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At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor
At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor
by Gordon W Prange
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At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S. Naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept... (read more)

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Crow Dog's Case (94 Edition)
Crow Dog's Case (94 Edition)
by Sidney L. Harring
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Crow Dog's Case is the first social history of American Indians' role in the making of American law. The book sheds new light on Native American struggles for sovereignty and justice in nineteenth century America. This "century of dishonor," a time when... (read more)

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Major Problems in American Colonial History : Documents and Essays (2ND 00 - Old Edition)
Major Problems in American Colonial History : Documents and Essays (2ND 00 - Old Edition)
by Karen Ordahl Kupperman
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This text introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays and is designed to encourage critical thinking about American colonial history. Each chapter contains an introduction, headnotes, and suggestions for further reading.... (read more)

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The Harvest Gypsies: On the Road to the Grapes of Wrath
The Harvest Gypsies: On the Road to the Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck
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Cultural Writing. Journalism. Introduction by Charles Wollenberg. Listed in NYU's "Top 100 List of the Century's Best American Journalism," this best-selling volume gathers seven newspaper articles on migrant farmworkers written for the San Francisco... (read more)

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Indians' New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact Through the Era Of.......
Indians' New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact Through the Era Of.......
by James H Merrell
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"This stunning history of the Catawbas--and their black and white neighbors--sets a new standard for the field. Merrell's book bristles with new insights and skilled decoding of difficult evidence. After reading this book, all those involved in teaching... (read more)

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North American Indians (10 Edition)
North American Indians (10 Edition)
by Theda Perdue
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When Europeans first arrived in North America, between five and eight million indigenous people were already living there. But how did they come to be here? What were their agricultural, spiritual, and hunting practices? How did their societies evolve... (read more)

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