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  1. Andrew Jackson Donelson

    This richly detailed biography of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871) sheds new light on the political and personal life of this nephew and namesake of Andrew Jackson. One of those central but background figures of history, Donelson had a knack for being where important events were happening and knew many of the great figures of the age. Learn More
    £62.95

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  2. Equality at the Ballot Box

    Presents a set of original essays that illuminate key aspects of the American suffrage movement. Scholars uncover previously untold stories of the women who travelled immense distances to win over a diverse, often contentious public. Learn More
    £27.95

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  3. America's Peacemakers

    In this second, expanded edition of Resolving Racial Conflict, Grande Lum continues Bertram Levine's excellent scholarship, adding what has transpired over the last twenty-five years for the Community Relations Service (CRS) of the US Department of Justice. Learn More
    £60.50

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  4. Pioneer Girl

    Now a New York Times bestseller!

    Long hidden in archives, Laura Ingalls Wilder's original handwritten autobiography is a tribute to her family and her experiences as a pioneer. Written for an older audience, Pioneer Girl is her first-person narrative of the settling of Dakota Territory, the building of the railroad west, and life as a pioneer. The stories in this autobiography formed the basis of Wilder's international best-selling autobiographical novels, known as the Little House Series.

    For more information visit: www.pioneergirlproject.org Learn More
    £37.50

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  5. Historic Watermills of North America

    A photographic art book featuring 110 colour renderings of watermills still standing on the landscape in North America, with brief captions (location, year built, type of mill, etc). It is in an oversized coffee-table format with introductory front matter on history of mills and closing back matter on mill interiors and functions. Learn More
    £31.50

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  6. The Directory for Confessors, 1585

    Though never widely circulated, the Directorio para confesores contains an encyclopedic description of life in Mexico three generations after the European invasion. In addition to summarizing sixteenth-century Spanish concerns in the provinces, the Directory offers insight into the Church's moral judgments on many aspects of colonial life. Learn More
    £51.50

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  7. The People's Martyr

    In 1840s Rhode Island, the state's seventeenth-century colonial charter remained in force and restricted suffrage to property owners, effectively disenfranchising 60% of potential voters. Thomas Wilson Dorr's failed attempt to rectify that situation through constitutional reform ultimately led to an armed insurrection that was quickly quashed. Through his spellbinding and engaging narrative, Chaput sets the rebellion in the context of national affairs–especially the abolitionist movement. Learn More
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  8. Selling Mrs. Consumer

    This text covers the life and work of Christine Frederick (1883-1970) and reveals an important dilemma that faced educated women of the early 20th century. Contrary to her role as home efficiency expert, she epoused the 19th century ideal of preserving the virtuous home - and a woman's place in it. Learn More
    £58.95

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  9. White Evangelical Racism

    In this clear-eyed, hard-hitting chronicle of American religion and politics, Anthea Butler argues that racism is at the core of conservative evangelical activism and power. Butler reveals how evangelical racism, propelled by the benefits of whiteness, has since America's founding played a provocative role in severely fracturing the electorate. Learn More
    £24.50

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  10. Transatlantic Russian Jewishness

    In the early decades of the twentieth century, tens of thousands of Yiddish speaking immigrants actively participated in the American Socialist and labour movement. They formed the milieu of the hugely successful daily Forverts (Forward). This book focuses on the newspaper's reaction to the political developments in the home country. Learn More
    £93.50

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  11. John Houbolt

    In May 1961, President Kennedy announced that the United States would attempt to land a man on the moon and return him safely to the earth before the end of that decade. Yet NASA did not have a specific plan for how to accomplish that goal. This is the story of how John Houbolt convinced NASA to adopt the plan that made history. Learn More
    £23.95

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  12. A Passion for American Art

    Celebrates the examples of American painting, furniture and decorative arts, and Native American art from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch collection. Jeanne Schinto offers a profile of the Lynches and a view into how the collection expresses the couple's distinctly American sensibility. Dean Lahikainen shares an introduction to the collection. Learn More
    £31.50

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  13. The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy

    Captures the compelling story of John F. Kennedy's role in advancing the US's space program, set against the Cold War with the Soviet Union. The stunning collection of history and photographs crafted by authors John Bisney and J.L. Pickering illustrates Kennedy's close association with the race to space during his time in office. Learn More
    £35.50

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  14. Lincoln in Indiana

    Abraham Lincoln moved with his family to the Pigeon Creek area of southern Indiana in 1816. There he spent more than a quarter of his life. Brian R. Dirck's fascinating account of Lincoln's boyhood sets what is known about the relationships, values, and environment that fundamentally shaped Lincoln's character within the context of frontier and farm life in early nineteenth-century midwestern America. Learn More
    £24.95

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  15. Who Owns Haiti?

    Although Haiti established its independence in 1804, external actors such as the US, the UN, and non-profits have wielded considerable influence for the past decade. Who Owns Haiti? explores the role of international actors in the country's sovereign affairs while highlighting the ways in which Haitians continually enact their own independence on economic, political, and cultural levels. Learn More
    £74.50

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  16. Feminism for the Americas

    Chronicles the dawn of the global women's rights in the early twentieth century. The founding mothers of this movement were not based primarily in the US or Europe. Instead, Katherine Marino introduces readers to a cast of remarkable Latin American and Caribbean women who forged global feminism out of an era of imperialism, racism, and fascism. Learn More
    £34.95

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