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  1. 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.

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    £41.95

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  2. 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
    £83.50

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  3. Selling Women's History

    Women's history has a long, colourful history, one that's intimately entwined with the development of American advertising and consumer culture. Selling Women's History reveals how, from the 1900s to the 1970s, popular culture helped teach Americans about the accomplishments of their foremothers, promoting an awareness of women's wide-ranging capabilities. Learn More
    £102.00

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  4. Writing America

    Offers a unique, passionate, and eclectic series of meditations on literature and history, covering over 150 important National Register historic sites, all pivotal to the stories that make up America, from chapels to battlefields; from plantations to immigration stations; and from theatres to internment camps. Learn More
    £17.50

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  5. Florida's Black Public Officials, 1867-1924

    A study of African-American leadership in Florida from the closing days of the Civil War until 1924. The study reveals that as many as 1000 African-Americans were influencial public officeholders and presents a biographical directory of more than 600, looking at the human side of their leadership. Learn More
    £29.95

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  6. Republic on the Wire

    The history of cable television in America is far older than networks like MTV, ESPN, and HBO, which are so familiar to us today. Tracing the origins of cable TV back to the late 1940s, media scholar John McMurria also locates the roots of many current debates about premium television, cultural elitism, minority programming, content restriction, and corporate ownership. Learn More
    £85.95

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  7. Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia

    A study of the advertising campaigns and marketing strategies launched by Kodak in the early years of snapshot photography. It demonstrates how these stand at the centre of a shift in American domestic life that goes deeper than technological innovations in cameras and film. Learn More
    £21.50

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  8. Before the New Deal

    This study examines the history of southern social welfare institutions and policies in the formative years after the Civil War and Reconstruction. The essays explore the local nature of welfare and the limited role of the state prior to the New Deal. Learn More
    £23.50

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  9. Jefferson Davis, Confederate President

    A close look at the presidency of Jefferson Davis. The book provides a clear picture of his leadership and ability to handle domestic, diplomatic and military matters under the most trying circumstances - without the resources of the north and without the formal recognition of other nations. Learn More
    £20.95

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  10. Jamaica Ladies

    Offers the first systematic study of the free and freed women of European, Euro-African, and African descent who perpetuated chattel slavery and reaped its profits in the British Empire. Their actions helped transform Jamaica into the wealthiest slaveholding colony in the Anglo-Atlantic world. Learn More
    £26.95

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  11. Funding Feminism

    Examines an understudied dimension of women's history in the United States: how a group of affluent white women from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advanced the status of all women through acts of philanthropy. Learn More
    £31.50

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  12. Cuba Today and Tomorrow

    A provocative summary, analysis and evaluation of political, economic and cultural developments in Cuba since the revolution. In addition, the book also looks at the international relations of Cuba in the tumultous decade following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Learn More
    £62.50

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  13. Colonial South Carolina

    This absorbing appraisal of colonial South Carolina political history is developed in three parts: The Age of the Goose Creek Men", covering 1670-1712; "Breakdown and Recovery", in which the central dispute was over local currency, 1712-43; and "The Rise of the Commons House of Assembly, 1743-63". Originally published in 1966. Learn More
    £60.50

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  14. Writing America

    Leading readers on an enticing journey across the borders of physical places and imaginative terrains, Writing America includes over 60 images, and extended excerpts from a variety of literary works. Each chapter ends with resources for further exploration. Fisher Fishkin expertly reveals the alchemy though which American writers have transformed the world around them into art, changing their world and ours in the process. Learn More
    £34.50

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  15. Writing JFK

    Following the dramatic Bay of Pigs fiasco in 1961, President John F. Kennedy moved to repair the damage the invasion had done to his image and his relations with the press. This work examines two speeches and a press conference held by JFK in the days after the crisis. Learn More
    £15.95

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