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Trouble in Mind
Trouble in Mind
Written by Leon F. Litwack
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307773227
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Trouble in Mind
Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow
Written by Leon F. Litwack


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $14.99

"The stain of Jim Crow runs deep in 20th-century America. . . . Its effects remain the nation's most pressing business. Trouble in Mind is an absolutely essential account of its dreadful history and calamitous legacy."  --The Washington Post

"The most complete and moving account we have had of what the victims of... Read more >
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The Americans: The Democratic Experience
The Americans: The Democratic Experience
Written by Daniel J. Boorstin
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ISBN: 9780307756497
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The Americans: The Democratic Experience

Written by Daniel J. Boorstin


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: November 3, 2010
Price: $15.99

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A study of the last 100 years of American history.


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Manifest Destinies
Manifest Destinies
Written by Steven E. Woodworth
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307265241
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Manifest Destinies
America's Westward Expansion and the Road to the Civil War
Written by Steven E. Woodworth


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $30.00

A sweeping history of the 1840s, Manifest Destinies captures the enormous sense of possibility that inspired America’s growth and shows how the acquisition of western territories forced the nation to come to grips with the deep fault line that would bring war in the near future.

Steven E. Woodworth gives us a... Read more >
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Manifest Destinies
Manifest Destinies
Written by Steven E. Woodworth
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ISBN: 9780307594648
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Manifest Destinies
America's Westward Expansion and the Road to the Civil War
Written by Steven E. Woodworth


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $13.99

A sweeping history of the 1840s, Manifest Destinies captures the enormous sense of possibility that inspired America’s growth and shows how the acquisition of western territories forced the nation to come to grips with the deep fault line that would bring war in the near future.

Steven E. Woodworth gives us a... Read more >
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A Professor, A President, and A Meteor
A Professor, A President, and A Meteor
Written by Cathryn J. Prince
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616142247
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A Professor, A President, and A Meteor
The Birth of American Science
Written by Cathryn J. Prince


Format: Hardcover, 254 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2010
Price: $26.00

When a fiery meteor crash in 1807 lit up the dark early-morning sky in Weston, Connecticut, it did more than startle the few farmers in the sleepy village. More importantly, it sparked the curiosity of Benjamin Silliman, a young chemistry professor at nearby Yale College. His rigorous investigation of the incident... Read more >
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American Colossus
American Colossus
Written by H.W. Brands
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ISBN: 9780385533584
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American Colossus

Written by H.W. Brands


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $13.99

In a grand-scale narrative history, the bestselling author of two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize now captures the decades when capitalism was at its most unbridled and a few breathtakingly wealthy businessmen utterly transformed America from an agrarian economy to a world power.

The years between the Civil War and the... Read more >
The Civil War of 1812
The Civil War of 1812
Written by Alan Taylor
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400042654
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The Civil War of 1812
American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $35.00

In this deeply researched and clearly written book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians fought in a... Read more >
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The Civil War of 1812
The Civil War of 1812
Written by Alan Taylor
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ISBN: 9780307594594
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The Civil War of 1812
American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $13.99

In this deeply researched and clearly written book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians fought in a... Read more >
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By Honor and Right
By Honor and Right
Written by John C. Jackson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616142193
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By Honor and Right
How One Man Boldly Defined the Destiny of a Nation
Written by John C. Jackson


Format: Hardcover, 347 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2010
Price: $28.00

The story of Captain John McClallen has long been neglected as a mere footnote to the history of the American West. But as this probing piece of historical detective work makes clear, McClallen played a crucial, if largely unrecognized, role in American western history. This is the first full study of... Read more >
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft, Introduction by Katha Pollitt
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ISBN: 9780307757814
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft
Introduction by Katha Pollitt


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $9.99

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The first novel of Samuel Beckett's mordant and exhilarating midcentury trilogy introduces us to Molloy, who has been mysteriously incarcerated, and who subsequently escapes to go discover the whereabouts of his mother. In the latter part of this curious masterwork, a certain Jacques Moran is deputized by... Read more >
Market Sentiments
Market Sentiments
Written by Elizabeth White Nelson
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ISBN: 9781588342904
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Market Sentiments
Middle-Class Market Culture in Nineteenth-Century America
Written by Elizabeth White Nelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $19.95

In this brilliant study, Elizabeth White Nelson challenges a central tenet of 19th-century American history: namely, that men and women lived in separate spheres. Women, supposedly, lived lives focused around hearth and home; men focused on trade and commerce. Market Sentiments turns this theory on its head, arguing that the market... Read more >
Culture and Comfort
Culture and Comfort
Written by Katherine Grier
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781560987161
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Culture and Comfort
Parlor Making and Middle-Class Identity, 1850-1930
Written by Katherine Grier


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $24.95

In Culture and Comfort Katherine C. Grier shows how the design and furnishings of the mid-nineteenth century parlor reflected the self-image of the Victorian middle class. Parlors provided public facades for formal occasions and represented an attempt to resolve the often opposing ideals of gentility and sincerity to which American culture... Read more >
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A City So Grand
The Rise of an American Metropolis: Boston 1850-1900
Written by Stephen Puleo


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $26.95

Once upon a time, "Boston Town" was an insulated New England township. But the community was destined for greatness. Between 1850 and 1900, Boston underwent a stunning metamorphosis to emerge as one of the world's great metropolises-one that achieved national and international prominence in politics, medicine, education, science, social activism, literature... Read more >
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Henry Clay
Henry Clay
Written by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler
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ISBN: 9781588369956
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Henry Clay
The Essential American
Written by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $13.99

He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to the young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full... Read more >
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Vicksburg, 1863
Vicksburg, 1863
Written by Winston Groom
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ISBN: 9780307276773
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Vicksburg, 1863

Written by Winston Groom


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $17.00

In this thrilling narrative history of the Civil War’s most strategically important campaign, Winston Groom describes the bloody two-year grind that started when Ulysses S. Grant began taking a series of Confederate strongholds in 1861, climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg two years later. For Grant and the Union it was... Read more >
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Appetite for America
Appetite for America
Written by Stephen Fried
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ISBN: 9780553907322
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Appetite for America
Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time
Written by Stephen Fried


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $12.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Featured in the PBS documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three generations—from the 1880s all the way through World War II—and still influence our lives today in surprising and fascinating ways. Now award-winning... Read more >
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Beyond the Miracle Worker
Beyond the Miracle Worker
Written by Kim E. Nielsen
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ISBN: 9780807050507
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Beyond the Miracle Worker
The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan Macy and Her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller
Written by Kim E. Nielsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $19.00

After many years, historian and Helen Keller expert Kim Nielsen realized that she, along with other historians and biographers, had failed Anne Sullivan Macy. While Macy is remembered primarily as Helen Keller's teacher and mythologized as a straightforward educational superhero, the real story of this brilliant, complex, and misunderstood woman, who... Read more >
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A Shadow on the Household
A Shadow on the Household
Written by Bryan Prince
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ISBN: 9780771071263
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A Shadow on the Household
One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle for Freedom
Written by Bryan Prince


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $16.95

The extraordinary story of one couple’s determination to free themselves and their children from slavery and make a new life in Canada

Prior to abolition in 1865, as many as 40,000 men, women, and children made the perilous trip north from enslavement in the United States to freedom in Canada. Many were... Read more >
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The Great Locomotive Chase - The Andrews Raid 1862
The Great Locomotive Chase - The Andrews Raid 1862
Written by Gordon L. Rottman, Illustrated by Mariusz Kozik
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ISBN: 9781846034008
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The Great Locomotive Chase - The Andrews Raid 1862
The Andrew's Raid 1862
Written by Gordon L. Rottman
Illustrated by Mariusz Kozik


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $18.95

In April 1862, the stage was set for one of the greatest locomotive chases in history. Union forces planned to steal a train and travel at high speed to Chattanooga, Tennessee, disabling the line as they went, in order to cut off vital rail supplies to the Confederate stronghold of Atlanta... Read more >
1898
1898
Written by David Traxel
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ISBN: 9780307480804
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1898
The Birth of the American Century
Written by David Traxel


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

In 1898: The Birth of the American Century, David Traxel tells the story of a watershed year, a year of foreign conflict, extravagant adventure, and breakneck social change that forged a new America—a sudden empire with many far-flung possessions, a dynamic new player upon the global stage.

At the heart of this... Read more >
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Eagles and Empire
Eagles and Empire
Written by David A. Clary
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ISBN: 9780553906769
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Eagles and Empire

Written by David A. Clary


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $17.99

A war that started under questionable pretexts. A president who is convinced of his country’s might and right. A military and political stalemate with United States troops occupying a foreign land against a stubborn and deadly insurgency.

The time is the 1840s. The enemy is Mexico. And the war is one of... Read more >
Two Years Before the Mast
Two Years Before the Mast
Written by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Introduction by Gary Kinder
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ISBN: 9780307424877
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Two Years Before the Mast
A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea
Written by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Introduction by Gary Kinder


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 16, 2009
Price: $11.99

Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he... Read more >
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Habits of Empire
Habits of Empire
Written by Walter Nugent
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ISBN: 9781400078189
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Habits of Empire
A History of American Expansionism
Written by Walter Nugent


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $17.00

Since its founding, the United States' declared principles of liberty and democracy have often clashed with aggressive policies of imperial expansion. In this sweeping narrative history, acclaimed scholar Walter Nugent explores this fundamental American contradiction by recounting the story of American land acquisition since 1782 and shows how this steady addition... Read more >
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Beyond the Miracle Worker
The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan Macy and Her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller
Written by Kim E. Nielsen


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 1, 2009
Price: $19.00

After many years, historian and Helen Keller expert Kim Nielsen realized that she, along with other historians and biographers, had failed Anne Sullivan Macy. While Macy is remembered primarily as Helen Keller's teacher and mythologized as a straightforward educational superhero, the real story of this brilliant, complex, and misunderstood woman, who... Read more >
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American Lion
American Lion
Written by Jon Meacham
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ISBN: 9780812973464
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American Lion
Andrew Jackson in the White House
Written by Jon Meacham


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2009
Price: $18.00

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power... Read more >
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