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  1. 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
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  2. 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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    £36.95

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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
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  4. 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
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  5. 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
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  6. 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
    £65.50

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  7. 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
    £67.50

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  8. The Comics of Charles Schulz

    Collects new essays on the work of the creator of the immensely popular Peanuts comic strip. Despite Schulz's celebrity, few scholarly books on his work and career have been published. This collection serves as a foundation for future study not only of Charles Schulz (1922-2000) but, more broadly, of the understudied medium of newspaper comics. Learn More
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  9. Disunion!

    Language has a profound power to shape political reality. In the decades of the early republic, Americans debating the fate of slavery often invoked the specter of disunion to frighten their opponents. This title deals with the most provocative word in the political vocabulary of antebellum America. Learn More
    £33.95

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  10. 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
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  11. Pioneer Girl Perspectives

    Nancy Tystad Koupal has collected essays from noted scholars of Laura Ingalls Wilder's life and work that explore the themes and genesis of Wilder's writings. Pioneer Girl Perspectives sheds new light on the story behind Wilder's original manuscript and examines the ways in which the author and her daughter and editor, Rose Wilder Lane, worked to develop a marketable narrative. Learn More
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  12. A Notorious Woman

    During her long career as a public figure in Jacksonian America, Anne Royall was called everything from an “enemy of religion” to a “Jackson man” to a “common scold”. In her search for the source of such strong reactions, Elizabeth Clapp has uncovered the story of a widely read woman of letters who asserted her right to a political voice without regard to her gender. Learn More
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  13. Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

    For twenty-three years Abraham Lincoln practiced law on the Eighth Judicial Circuit in east central Illinois, and his legal career is explored in Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit, the first guidebook to the circuit. Guy C. Fraker directs readers and travelLers through the prairies to the towns in which Lincoln practiced law. Learn More
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  14. A Brave Boy and a Good Soldier

    Shortly before his fourteenth birthday, John C C Hill left home with his father and older brother to join the ill-fated 1842 Texas expedition to Mier, Mexico, to end any questions over ownership of Texas. His capture and subsequent adoption by President Santa Anna is one of the fascinating and curious to come out of this episode in Texas history. Learn More
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  15. The Industrialist and the Mountaineer

    In 1897 a small landholder named Robert Eastham shot and killed timber magnate Frank Thompson in Tucker County, West Virginia, leading to a sensational trial that highlighted a clash between local traditions and modernizing forces. Ronald L. Lewis's book uses this largely forgotten episode as a window into contests over political, environmental, and legal change in turn-of-the-century Appalachia. Learn More
    £83.50

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