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History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Paperback      ISBN: 0486212688
Volume 1 of the classic edition of Lewis and Clark's day-by-day journals that later became the basis for U.S. claims to Oregon and the West. Accurate and invaluable geographical, botanical, biological, meteorological and anthropological material. Complete 1893 edition, edited by Elliott Coues from Biddle's authorized 1814 history.
The Shaker Experience in America: A History of the United Society of Believers
The Shaker Experience in America
A History of the United Society of Believers
Paperback      ISBN: 0300059337
The Shakers, once a radical religious sect whose members were despised and harassed by their fellow Americans, have in recent years become celebrated?and sentimentalized?for their communal way of life, the simplicity of their worship, their belief in celibacy, pacifism, and equality of the sexes, and not least, their superb furniture and handicrafts. This monumental book is the first general history of the Shakers from their origins in eighteenth-century England to the present day. Drawing on written and oral testimony by Shakers over the past two centuries, Stephen J. Stein offers a full and often revisionist account of the movement: their charismatic leaders, the early years in revolutionary New York and New England, the expansion into the West, the maturation and growth of the sect before the Civil War, the decline in their fortunes after the war, the painful adjustments to society Shakers had to make during the first half of the twentieth century, the renaissance of interest after 1950, and the ?forbidden topic
Search for Order 1877-1920
Search for Order 1877-1920
Paperback      ISBN: 0809001047
At the end of the Reconstruction, the spread of science and technology, industrialism, urbanization, immigration, and economic depressions eroded Americans' conventional beliefs in individualism and a divinely ordained social system. In The Search for Order, Robert Wiebe shows how, in subsequent years, during theProgressive Era of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, Americans sought the organizing principles around which a new viable social order could be constructed in the modern world. This subtle and sophisticated study combines the virtues of historical narrative, sociological analysis, and social criticism.
My American Century
My American Century
Paperback      ISBN: 1565844696
Terkel has selected the most memorable interviews from his eight previous books, including Kid Pharaoh, the con man of Division Street; Tom Patrick, a fireman; and C. P. Ellin, the former Ku Klux Klansman
Letters of the Century: America, 1900-1999
Letters of the Century
America, 1900-1999
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385315902
A collection of fascinating letters by Americans famous and obscure chronicles a century of life in the United States, from Mark Twain's side-splitting letter to the head of Western Union to Einstein's warning to Roosevelt about atomic warfare and a young Bill Gates begging hobbyists not to share software. Reissue.
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Thirteen Days
A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Paperback      ISBN: 0393318346
Kennedy describes the moral dilemma the crisis posed and describes the attitudes and actions of President Kennedy and his advisory staff
Beer in America: The Early Years, 1587-1840 : Beers Role in the Settling of America and the Birth of a Nation
Beer in America
The Early Years, 1587-1840 : Beers Role in the Settling of America and the Birth of a Nation
Paperback      ISBN: 0937381659
Beer historian Smith proposes that all the values and beliefs European colonists brought with them to North America were formed of the millennia-old marriage between society and beer. He draws on diaries, letters, early law, and well documented events. The first part is a chronological narrative. The second considers such topics as taxation, the tavern, homebrewing, temperance and prohibition, and brewing technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Francis Parkman: France and England in North America : Count Frontenac and New France Under Louis XIV a Half-Century of Conflict Montcalm
Francis Parkman
France and England in North America : Count Frontenac and New France Under Louis XIV a Half-Century of Conflict Montcalm
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450119
This is the second of two Library of America volumes (the companion volume
Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Couglin and the Great Depression
Voices of Protest
Huey Long, Father Couglin and the Great Depression
Paperback      ISBN: 0394716280
This analysis of two powerful American demogogues traces the shaping of their political ideologies and strategies and the reasons behind their ultimate failure
Daughters of the West
Daughters of the West
Paperback      ISBN: 0961908858