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A Dream of the Future

Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World's Fairs

by Nathan Cardon

<p>As an age of empire and industry dawned in the wake of American Civil War, Southerners grappled with what it meant to be modern. The fair expositions popular at this time allowed Southerners to explore this changing world on their own terms. ...

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A Government Out of Sight

The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America

by Brian Balogh

<p>While it is obvious that America's state and local governments were consistently active during the nineteenth century, a period dominated by laissez-faire, political historians of twentieth-century America have assumed that the national ...

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A Greene Country Towne

Philadelphia’s Ecology in the Cultural Imagination

by Alan C. Braddock & Laura Turner Igoe

<p>An unconventional history of Philadelphia that operates at the threshold of cultural and environmental studies, <em>A Greene Country Towne</em> expands the meaning of community beyond people to encompass nonhuman beings, things, and ...

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A Hero for the Americas

The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero

by Robert Calder

<p>A group of shipwrecked Spaniards washed onto the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in 1512, leading to first contact between the Spanish and the Maya. Two men survived the ordeal: Jerónimo de Aguilar, who became a translator for Hernán Cortés in

ISBN: 9780889775114

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A History of Islam in America

From the New World to the New World Order

by Kambiz GhaneaBassiri

<p>Muslims began arriving in the New World long before the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri's fascinating book traces the history of Muslims in the United States and their different waves of immigration and conversion ...

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A History of Prejudice

Race, Caste, and Difference in India and the United States

by Gyanendra Pandey

<p>This is a book about prejudice and democracy, and the prejudice of democracy. In comparing the historical struggles of two geographically disparate populations - Indian Dalits (once known as Untouchables) and African Americans - Gyanendra ...

ISBN: 9781107301726

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A History of Private Policing in the United States

by Wilbur R. Miller

<p>Private law enforcement and order maintenance have usually been seen as working against or outside of state authority. <em>A History of Private Policing in the United States</em> surveys private policing since the 1850s to the present, ...

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A History of Prostate Cancer

Cancer, Men and Medicine

by Helen Valier

<p>This book offers a comprehensive and inclusive insight into the history of prostate cancer and its sufferers. Until recently, little practical help could be offered for men afflicted with the devastating diseases of the genitourinary organs. ...

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A History of the African American Novel

by Valerie Babb

<p>A History of the African American Novel offers an in-depth overview of the development of the novel and its major genres. In the first part of this book, Valerie Babb examines the evolution of the novel from the 1850s to the present, showing ...

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A History of Virginia Literature

by Kevin J. Hayes

<p>A History of Virginia Literature chronicles a story that has been more than four hundred years in the making. It looks at the development of literary culture in Virginia from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to the twenty-first century. ...

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A History of Western American Literature

by Susan Kollin

<p>The American West is a complex region that has inspired generations of writers and artists. Often portrayed as a quintessential landscape that symbolizes promise and progress for a developing nation, the American West is also a diverse space ...

ISBN: 9781316028179

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A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction

A Nation of Rights

by Laura F. Edwards

<p>Although hundreds of thousands of people died fighting in the American Civil War, perhaps the war's biggest casualty was the nation's legal order. A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction explores the implications of this major ...

ISBN: 9781316234044

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A Living Past

Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America

by John Soluri, Claudia Leal & José Augusto Pádua

<p>Though still a relatively young field, the study of Latin American environmental history is blossoming, as the contributions to this definitive volume demonstrate. Bringing together thirteen leading experts on the region, <em>A Living ...

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A Living Wage

American Workers and the Making of Consumer Society

by Lawrence B. Glickman

<p>The fight for a &quot;living wage&quot; has a long and revealing history as documented here by Lawrence B. Glickman. The labor movement's response to wages shows how American workers negotiated the transition from artisan to consumer, opening

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A Modest Apostle

Thecla and the History of Women in the Early Church

by Susan E. Hylen

<p>Scholars and mainline pastors tell a familiar narrative about the roles of women in the early church-that women held leadership roles and exercised some authority in the church, but, with the establishment of formal institutional roles, they ...

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A Nation of Immigrants

by Susan F. Martin

<p>Immigration makes America what it is and is formative for what it will become. America was settled by three different models of immigration, all of which persist to the present. The Virginia Colony largely equated immigration with the arrival

ISBN: 9780511862069

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A Nation of Outsiders

How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America

by Grace Elizabeth Hale

<p>At mid-century, Americans increasingly fell in love with characters like Holden Caulfield in <em>Catcher in the Rye</em> and Marlon Brando's Johnny in <em>The Wild One</em>, musicians like Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan, and activists like the ...

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A Nation of Small Shareholders

Marketing Wall Street after World War II

by Janice M. Traflet

<p>Immediately after the frightening Great Crash of 1929, many Americans swore they would &quot;never&quot; or &quot;never again&quot; become involved in the stock market. Yet hordes of Americans eventually did come to embrace equity investing, ...

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A New Moral Vision

Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

by Andrea L. Turpin

<p>In <em>A New Moral Vision</em>, Andrea L. Turpin explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways, and in turn ...

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A New Plantation World

Sporting Estates in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1900–1940

by Daniel J. Vivian

<p>In the era between the world wars, wealthy sportsmen and sportswomen created more than seventy large estates in the coastal region of South Carolina. By retaining select features from earlier periods and adding new buildings and landscapes, ...

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