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The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire: The Covenant Chain Confederation of Indian Tribes With English Colonies from Its Beginnings to the Lancaster Treaty O
The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire
The Covenant Chain Confederation of Indian Tribes With English Colonies from Its Beginnings to the Lancaster Treaty O
Paperback      ISBN: 0393303020
Winner of the Distinguished Book Award of the Society of Colonial Wars
The Destruction of Penn Station
The Destruction of Penn Station
Hardcover      ISBN: 1891024051
Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
Tisha
The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
Paperback      ISBN: 0553265962
The story of Anne Hobbs's life as schoolmarm in the remote gold-rush settlement of Chicken, Alaska, and of her romantic and professional loves and their consequences
The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
The Age of Gold
The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385502168
A history of the people and commercial imperatives that contributed to the California gold rush discusses the massive influx of hundreds of thousands of people to the area, which became a state in record time, in a volume set against the political climate and national issues of the period. 75,000 first printing.
Hard Times Cotton Mill Girls: Personal Histories of Womanhood and Poverty in the South
Hard Times Cotton Mill Girls
Personal Histories of Womanhood and Poverty in the South
Paperback      ISBN: 0875461298
The Great Taos Bank Robbery: And Other True Stories of the Southwest
The Great Taos Bank Robbery
And Other True Stories of the Southwest
Paperback      ISBN: 0060937122
The author of myriad best-selling mysteries set in the American Southwest presents nine extraordinary, true tales of daily life in New Mexico, including the comical title story, about a bank holdup in Sante Fe that never was. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Upper Beacon Hill
Upper Beacon Hill
Paperback      ISBN: 0738511064
Upper Beacon Hill chronicles the drama and excitement of an intriguing and little-known community on top of Boston's Beacon Hill. Separated by the Massachusetts State House and Bowdoin Street from the hill's western residential area, the upper summit and its lower eastern slope formed a magnet for power and change in the century from 1850 to 1950. Period photographs from leading Boston institutions and museums uncover the community's celebrations, history, famous men and women, architecture, entertainment, and cultural and educational institutions. With its unique in-depth treatment of the area, Upper Beacon Hill has much to offer the reader. The classic architecture of Beacon Street's Boston Athenaeum library, Bulfinch's State House, and the Park Street Church is celebrated in period photographs. Historical sites are defined-for example, the chapel off Beacon Street that was home to Transcendentalist movement meetings and, later, to Boston's first French-speaking Roman Catholic church. Upper Beacon Hill follows the area's changing neighborhoods, including that of Scollay Square, and traces the haunts of notables Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Alexander Graham Bell, "Honey" Fitzgerald, and John F. Kennedy. Residents and visitors, as well as history buffs, will enjoy Upper Beacon Hill's rare glimpse into Boston's history.
Five Sisters: The Langhorne Sisters of Virginia
Five Sisters
The Langhorne Sisters of Virginia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684808129
Chronicles the lives of the Langhorne sisters, who lived amid Virginia's high society from the end of the Civil War through World War II.
Views on the Mississippi: The Photographs of Henry Peter Bosse
Views on the Mississippi
The Photographs of Henry Peter Bosse
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816636478
San Francisco Album: Photographs, 1854-1856
San Francisco Album
Photographs, 1854-1856
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811826309
Originally published in 1856 as Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco, G.R. Fardon's San Francisco Album is the earliest existing photographic record of an American city and one of the earliest of any city in the world. An unmatched historical document of San Francisco during its years of rapid growth and burgeoning prosperity in the wake of the Gold Rush, the album is aesthetically compelling as well. The plates themselves are some of the oldest surviving photographs on paper made in the United States. Fardon's detailed images depict a booming downtown, a rural South Park, the famous Merchant's Exchange on Battery Street, Fort Vigilance, City Hall, and a four-part panorama of the city taken from atop Nob Hill. This book is the first serious, comprehensive look at the San Francisco Album as well as Fardon's other known work. Including critical essays on Fardon's work, his life, and the times he lived in, the San Francisco Album offers a unique perspective on the history of San Francisco and the art of photography.