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Sacred Revolt : the Muskogees' Struggle for a New World (91 Edition)
Sacred Revolt : the Muskogees' Struggle for a New World (91 Edition)
by Joel W. Martin
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Conquest : Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (05 Edition)
Conquest : Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (05 Edition)
by Andrea Smith
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A recognized Native American scholar and co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, the largest grassroots, multiracial feminist organization in the country, Andrea Smith (Cherokee) is an emerging leader in progressive political circles. In... (read more)

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The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics
The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics
by Bruce Schulman
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Sweeping away misconceptions about the "Me Decade," Bruce Schulman offers a fast-paced, wide-ranging, and brilliant examination of the political, cultural, social, and religious upheavals of the 1970s. Arguing that it was one of the most important of the... (read more)

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A Place of Their Own: Creating the Deaf Community in America
A Place of Their Own: Creating the Deaf Community in America
by John Vick Van Cleve
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Using original sources, this unique book focuses on the Deaf community during the nineteenth century. Largely through schools for the deaf, deaf people began to develop a common language and a sense of community. A Place of Their Own brings the... (read more)

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The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity
The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity
by Jill Lepore
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Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society King Philip's War, the excruciating racial war--colonists against Indians--that erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion to population, the bloodiest in American... (read more)

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European-Native American Warfare, 1675-1815
European-Native American Warfare, 1675-1815
by Armstrong Starkey
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This fascinating survey blends anthropology and military history to reexamine the European invasion of North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Tracing conflicts beginning with King Philips War in New England and ending with the... (read more)

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Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers
by Stephen E. Ambrose
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Stephen E. Ambroseand#8217;s iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War IIand#8217;s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;They came... (read more)

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Black Hearts of Men (02 Edition)
Black Hearts of Men (02 Edition)
by John Stauffer
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Co-Winner, 2002 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2003 Avery O. Craven Award, Organization of American... (read more)

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A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration
A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration
by Steven Hahn
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of... (read more)

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Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
by John Ehle
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Irony of American History (08 Edition)
Irony of American History (08 Edition)
by Reinhold Niebuhr
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Niebuhr] is one of my favorite philosophers. I take away from his works] the compelling idea that there's serious evil in the world, and hardship and pain. And we should be humble and modest in our belief we can eliminate those things. But we shouldn't... (read more)

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How We Got Here: The 70's: The Decade That Brought You Modern Life (for Better or Worse)
How We Got Here: The 70's: The Decade That Brought You Modern Life (for Better or Worse)
by David Frum
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For many, the 1970s evoke the Brady Bunch and the birth of disco. In this first, thematic popular history of the decade, David Frum argues that it was the 1970s, not the 1960s, that created modern America and altered the American personality forever. A... (read more)

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Why the Allies Won
Why the Allies Won
by Richard Overy
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Richard Overy's bold book begins by throwing out the stock answers to this great question: Germany doomed itself to defeat by fighting a two-front war; the Allies won by "sheer weight of material strength." In fact, by 1942 Germany controlled almost the... (read more)

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Born Losers : History of Failure in America (05 Edition)
Born Losers : History of Failure in America (05 Edition)
by Scott A. Sandage
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2003 Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize, Harvard University... (read more)

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Within the Context of No Context
Within the Context of No Context
by George W. S. Trow
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Written originally for a special issue of The New Yorker and reissued here with a new forward by the author, Within the Context of No Context is George W. S. Trow's brilliant exposition on the state of American culture and twentieth-century life... (read more)

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Real War : the Classic Reporting on the Vietnam War (88 Edition)
Real War : the Classic Reporting on the Vietnam War (88 Edition)
by Jonathan Schell
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Jonathan Schell’s extraordinary on-the-scene writing about Vietnam has stood the test of time in our continuing attempt to understand how and why the United States went to war–and how and why it lost. In "The Village of Ben Suc" written "with... (read more)

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Patriots : the Men Who Started the American Revololution (89 Edition)
Patriots : the Men Who Started the American Revololution (89 Edition)
by A. J. Langguth
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With meticulous research and page-turning suspense, Patriots brings to life the American Revolution -- the battles, the treacheries, and the dynamic personalities of the men who forged our freedom. George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Ben... (read more)

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Carried to the Wall: American Memory/Vietnam Veterans Memor
Carried to the Wall: American Memory/Vietnam Veterans Memor
by Kristin Ann Hass
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On May 9, 1990, a bottle of Jack Daniels, a ring with letter, a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, a baseball, a photo album, an ace of spades, and a pie were some of the objects left at the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial. For Kristin Hass, this eclectic... (read more)

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The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
by Bernard Bailyn
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Bernard Bailyn is a 2010 National Humanities Medal... (read more)

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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian
To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian
by Stephen E Ambrose
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Completed shortly before Ambrose's untimely death, To America is a very personal look at our nation's history through the eyes of one of the twentieth century's most influential historians. Ambrose roams the country's history, praising the men and women... (read more)

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