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Heralded as America's most quintessentially modern city, Chicago has attracted the gaze of journalists, novelists, essayists, and scholars as much as any city in the nation. And, yet, few historians have attempted big-picture narratives of the city's transformation over the twentieth century. Chicago on the Make traces the evolution of ...
Chicago on the Make: Power and Inequality in a Modern City
Heralded as America's most quintessentially modern city, Chicago has attracted the gaze of journalists, novelists, essayists, and scholars as much as any city in the nation. And, yet, few historians have attempted big-picture narratives of the city's transformation over the twentieth century. Chicago on the Make traces the evolution of the city's politics, culture, and economy as it grew from an unruly tangle of rail yards, slaughterhouses, factories, tenement houses, and fiercely defended ethnic neighborhoods into a truly global urban center. Reinterpreting the familiar narrative that Chicago's autocratic machine politics shaped its institutions and public life, Andrew J. Diamond demonstrates how the grassroots politics of race crippled progressive forces and enabled an alliance of downtown business interests to promote a neoliberal agenda that created the stark inequalities that ravage the city today. Chicago on the Make takes the story into the twenty-first century, chronicling Chicago's deeply entrenched social and urban problems as the city ascended to the national stage during the Obama years.
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31.450000 USD

Chicago on the Make: Power and Inequality in a Modern City

by Andrew J. Diamond
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In 1851, an article appeared in a German journal, Geographisches Jahrbuch (Geographic Yearbook), that sought to establish definitive connections, using language observations, among the Comanches, Shoshones, and Apaches. Heinrich Berghaus's study was based on lexical data gathered by a young German settler in Texas, Emil Kriewitz, and included a groundbreaking ...
Comanches and Germans on the Texas Frontier: The Ethnology of Heinrich Berghaus
In 1851, an article appeared in a German journal, Geographisches Jahrbuch (Geographic Yearbook), that sought to establish definitive connections, using language observations, among the Comanches, Shoshones, and Apaches. Heinrich Berghaus's study was based on lexical data gathered by a young German settler in Texas, Emil Kriewitz, and included a groundbreaking list of Comanche words and their German translations. Berghaus also offered Kriewitz's cultural notes on the Comanches, a discussion of the existing literature on the three tribes, and an original map of Comanche hunting grounds. Perhaps because it was published only in German, the existence of Berghaus's study has been all but unknown to North American scholars, even though it offers valuable insights into Native American languages, toponyms, ethnonyms, hydronyms, and cultural anthropology. It was also a significant document revealing the history of German-Comanche relations in Texas. Daniel J. Gelo and Christopher J. Wickham now make available for the first time a reliable English translation of this important nineteenth-century document. In addition to making the article accessible to English speakers, they also place Berghaus's work into historical context and provide detailed commentary on its value for anthropologists and historians who study German settlement in Texas. Comanches and Germans on the Texas Frontier will make significant contributions to multiple disciplines, opening a new lens onto Native American ethnography and ethnology.
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36.750000 USD

Comanches and Germans on the Texas Frontier: The Ethnology of Heinrich Berghaus

by Daniel J. Gelo, Christopher P Wickham
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In this powerful call to action, conservationist and environmental lawyer Jim Blackburn offers an unconventional yet feasible plan to protect the Texas coast. The coast is in danger of being damaged beyond repair due to the gradual starvation of freshwater inflows to its bays, the fragmentation of large tracts of ...
A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast
In this powerful call to action, conservationist and environmental lawyer Jim Blackburn offers an unconventional yet feasible plan to protect the Texas coast. The coast is in danger of being damaged beyond repair due to the gradual starvation of freshwater inflows to its bays, the fragmentation of large tracts of land, and general public neglect. Most importantly, it is threatened by our denial that the coast faces major threats and that its long-term health provides significant economic benefits. To save coastal resources, a successful plan needs to address the realities of our current world. The challenge is to sustain an economy that creates optimism and entrepreneurship while considering finite natural resources. In other words, a successful plan to save the Texas coast needs to be about making money. Whether visiting with farmers and ranchers or oil and chemical producers, Blackburn recognizes that when talking about the natural environment in monetary terms, people listen. Many of the services we get from the coast are beginning to be studied for their dollar values, a trend that might offer Texas farms and ranches the potential for cash flow, which may in turn alter conservation practices throughout Texas and the United States. Money alone cannot be the only motivation for caring about the Texas coast, though. Blackburn encourages Texans to get to know this landscape better. Beautifully illustrated and accessibly written, A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast weaves together a challenging but promising plan to protect the coast through economic motivation, thoughtful litigation, informed appreciation, and simple affection for the beauty and life found on the Texas coast.
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36.750000 USD

A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast

by James B. Blackburn, Jr.
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More mounds were built by ancient Native Americans in Wisconsin than in any other region of North America--between 15,000 and 20,000, at least 4,000 of which remain today. Most impressive are the effigy mounds, huge earthworks sculpted in the shapes of thunderbirds, water panthers, and other forms, not found anywhere ...
Indian Mounds of Wisconsin
More mounds were built by ancient Native Americans in Wisconsin than in any other region of North America--between 15,000 and 20,000, at least 4,000 of which remain today. Most impressive are the effigy mounds, huge earthworks sculpted in the shapes of thunderbirds, water panthers, and other forms, not found anywhere else in the world in such concentrations. This second edition is updated throughout, incorporating exciting new research and satellite imagery. Written for general readers, it offers a comprehensive overview of these intriguing earthworks. Citing evidence from past excavations, ethnography, the traditions of present-day Native Americans in the Midwest, ground-penetrating radar and LIDAR imaging, and recent findings of other archaeologists, Robert A. Birmingham and Amy L. Rosebrough argue that effigy mound groups are cosmological maps that model belief systems and relations with the spirit world. The authors advocate for their preservation and emphasize that Native peoples consider the mounds sacred places. This edition also includes an expanded list of public parks and preserves where mounds can be respectfully viewed, such as the Kingsley Bend mounds near Wisconsin Dells, an outstanding effigy group maintained by the Ho-Chunk Nation, and the Man Mound Park near Baraboo, the only extant human-shaped effigy mound in the world.
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26.200000 USD

Indian Mounds of Wisconsin

by Amy L Rosebrough, Robert A. Birmingham
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Good evening, I'm Ric Cottom. Welcome to Your Maryland . Since 2002, when he first delivered his now-classic radio segment on Maryland history, Ric Cottom has narrated hundreds of little-known human interest stories. Collected here are 72 of his favorite on-air pieces, enhanced with beautiful papercut illustrations by Baltimore artist ...
Your Maryland: Little-Known Histories from the Shores of the Chesapeake to the Foothills of the Allegheny Mountains
Good evening, I'm Ric Cottom. Welcome to Your Maryland . Since 2002, when he first delivered his now-classic radio segment on Maryland history, Ric Cottom has narrated hundreds of little-known human interest stories. Collected here are 72 of his favorite on-air pieces, enhanced with beautiful papercut illustrations by Baltimore artist Annie Howe. From accused witches and the murderous career of gunsmith John Dandy in the earliest days of the colony through tales of Johnny U and the greatest game ever played, Your Maryland covers nearly four centuries of the Free State's heroes and scoundrels. Entertaining listeners of all ages while sparking their interest in the past, Cottom's beloved Your Maryland is a unique blend of carefully researched regional history and narrative nonfiction. He deftly emphasizes the human dimension of Maryland's colorful past: its athletes (two- and four-legged), beautiful spies, brilliant writers, misunderstood pirates, and ghosts. All of that color, suspense, and humor-as well as the author's unusual talent for discovering interesting historical facts and personages-is part of your Maryland.
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24.100000 USD

Your Maryland: Little-Known Histories from the Shores of the Chesapeake to the Foothills of the Allegheny Mountains

by Ric Cottom
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Alaska is part of an international Circumpolar North, which makes the United States an Arctic nation. It is a place of Indigenous ingenuity and adaptation; a place where environmental extremes challenge the ways of living. In its more recent history, Alaska has been a place of resources and influx--a land ...
North: Finding Place in Alaska
Alaska is part of an international Circumpolar North, which makes the United States an Arctic nation. It is a place of Indigenous ingenuity and adaptation; a place where environmental extremes challenge the ways of living. In its more recent history, Alaska has been a place of resources and influx--a land known best for what it provides. This persona of the frontier West, with its sourdoughs and prospectors, has not been easily shed, but now, Alaska is pivotal as it represents America's North and an Arctic that is complex and changing.North: An Anthology of Place explores the various facets of Alaska through the lenses of exhibitions and artifacts at the Anchorage Museum and the words of a diverse selection of writers, curators, historians, anthropologists, and artists. From romantic landscapes and the sense of place, to the art and spirituality of Alaska's Native peoples and vastness of scale, this volume examines connections throughout the Circumpolar North. No longer as remote as once thought, Alaska serves as a narrative for our future.
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56.31 USD

North: Finding Place in Alaska

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In Florida, land and water frequently change places with little warning, dissolving homes and communities along with the very concepts of boundaries themselves. While Florida's landscape of saturated swamps, shifting shorelines, coral reefs, and tiny keys initially impeded familiar strategies of early U.S. settlement, such as the establishment of fixed ...
Liquid Landscape: Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America
In Florida, land and water frequently change places with little warning, dissolving homes and communities along with the very concepts of boundaries themselves. While Florida's landscape of saturated swamps, shifting shorelines, coral reefs, and tiny keys initially impeded familiar strategies of early U.S. settlement, such as the establishment of fixed dwellings, sturdy fences, and cultivated fields, over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Americans learned to inhabit Florida's liquid landscape in unconventional but no less transformative ways. In Liquid Landscape, Michele Currie Navakas analyzes the history of Florida's incorporation alongside the development of new ideas of personhood, possession, and political identity within American letters. From early American novels, travel accounts, and geography textbooks, to settlers' guides, maps, natural histories, and land surveys, early American culture turned repeatedly to Florida's shifting lands and waters, as well as to its itinerant enclaves of Native Americans, Spaniards, pirates, and runaway slaves. This preoccupation with Floridian terrain and populations, argues Navakas, reveals a deep American concern with the challenges of settling a region so exceptional in topography, geography, and demography. Navakas reads a vast archive of popular, literary, and reference texts spanning Revolution to Reconstruction, including works by William Bartram, James Fenimore Cooper, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, to uncover an alternative history of American possession, one that did not descend exclusively, or even primarily, from the more familiar legal, political, and philosophical conceptions of American land as enduring, solid, and divisible. The shifting southern edge of early America produced a new language of settlement, belonging, territory, and sovereignty, and that language would ultimately transform how people all across the rapidly changing continent imagined the making of U.S. nation and empire.
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52.450000 USD

Liquid Landscape: Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America

by Michele Currie Navakas
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Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War
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19.900000 USD

Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

by Daniel J Sharfstein
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Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
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17.840000 USD

Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West

by Tom Clavin
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The Hopi community of Awat'ovi existed peacefully on Arizona's Antelope Mesa for generations until one bleak morning in the fall of 1700-raiders from nearby Hopi villages descended on Awat'ovi, slaughtering their neighboring men, women, and children. While little of the pueblo itself remains, five centuries of history lie beneath the ...
Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awatovi Massacre
The Hopi community of Awat'ovi existed peacefully on Arizona's Antelope Mesa for generations until one bleak morning in the fall of 1700-raiders from nearby Hopi villages descended on Awat'ovi, slaughtering their neighboring men, women, and children. While little of the pueblo itself remains, five centuries of history lie beneath the low rises of sandstone masonry, and theories about the events of that night are as persistent as the desert winds. The easternmost town on Antelope Mesa, Awat'ovi was renowned for its martial strength, and had been the gateway to the entire Hopi landscape for centuries. Why did kinsmen target it for destruction? Drawing on oral traditions, archival accounts, and extensive archaeological research, James Brooks unravels the story and its significance. Mesa of Sorrows follows the pattern of an archaeological expedition, uncovering layer after layer of evidence and theories. Brooks questions their reliability and shows how interpretations were shaped by academic, religious and tribal politics. Piecing together three centuries of investigation, he offers insight into why some were spared-women, mostly, and taken captive-and others sacrificed. He weighs theories that the attack was in retribution for Awat'ovi having welcomed Franciscan missionaries or for the residents' practice of sorcery, and argues that a perfect storm of internal and external crises revitalized an ancient cycle of ritual bloodshed and purification. A haunting account of a shocking massacre, Mesa of Sorrows is a probing exploration of how societies confront painful histories, and why communal violence still plagues us today.
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18.850000 USD

Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awatovi Massacre

by James F. Brooks
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New Voyages to North Carolina offers a bold new approach for understanding and telling North Carolina's history. Recognizing the need for such a fresh approach and reflecting a generation of recent scholarship, eighteen distinguished authors have sculpted a broad, inclusive narrative of the state's evolution over more than four centuries. ...
New Voyages to North Carolina: Reinterpreting North Carolina History
New Voyages to North Carolina offers a bold new approach for understanding and telling North Carolina's history. Recognizing the need for such a fresh approach and reflecting a generation of recent scholarship, eighteen distinguished authors have sculpted a broad, inclusive narrative of the state's evolution over more than four centuries. The volume provides new lenses and provocative possibilities for reimagining the state's past. Transcending traditional markers of wars and elections, the contributors map out a new chronology encompassing geological realities; the unappreciated presence of Indians, blacks, and women; religious and cultural influences; and abiding preferences for industrial development within the limits of progressive politics. While challenging traditional story lines, the authors frame a candid tale of the state's development. Contributors include Dorothea V. Ames, Karl E. Campbell, James C. Cobb, Peter A. Coclanis, Stephen Feeley, Jerry Gershenhorn, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Patrick Huber, Charles F. Irons, David Moore, Michael Leroy Oberg, Stanley R. Riggs, Richard D. Starnes, Carole Watterson Troxler, Bradford J. Wood, and Karin Zipf.
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31.450000 USD

New Voyages to North Carolina: Reinterpreting North Carolina History

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Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America
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34.12 USD

Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America

by Steven J. Ross
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Published in 1998 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History, GOTHAM: A History of New York to 1898 established itself as the peerless account of America's greatest city, from its beginnings as a settlement of Indian Tribes around the island of Manna-hata to the consolidation of the five boroughs. It ...
Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919
Published in 1998 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History, GOTHAM: A History of New York to 1898 established itself as the peerless account of America's greatest city, from its beginnings as a settlement of Indian Tribes around the island of Manna-hata to the consolidation of the five boroughs. It told a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicled, revealing the degree to which the history of New York reflected and guided the story of our nation. In Greater Gotham Mike Wallace, co-author of GOTHAM, picks up the story of New York at the critical juncture of 1898 and carries it forward during the period when it became not just the country's greatest urban center but a megapolis on an international scale, and with global reach. Between consolidation and the end of World War One, New York was transformed and transforming, mirroring the juggernauting dynamism of the country at large-and largely fueling it. The names of two its streets encapsulate the degree of the city's preeminence: Wall Street and Broadway. Greater Gotham reveals the workings of the city's consolidation; the emerging hegemony of its financial markets, which effectively reconstructed U.S. capitalism; the influx of migrants from other continents and from the American South; the development of its massive infrastructure-subways and waterways and electrical grid; and New York's growing dominance over the arts, media, and entertainment. It captures and illuminates the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper-driven boom, to the Bankers' Panic of 1907, to the labor upheavals and repressions during and after the World War One. By 1920, New York was the second-largest city in the world and arguably its new capital. Long awaited and eagerly anticipated, Greater Gotham is the product of years of research and writing. Utterly immersive, endlessly enlightening, and worthy of the subject that has inspired it, this volume matches in breadth, scope, and page-turning appeal its predecessor, and takes it further.
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59.72 USD

Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919

by Mike Wallace
Hardback
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The death of Georgia governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in late 1946 launched a constitutional crisis that ranks as one of the most unusual political events in U.S. history: the state had three active governors at once, each claiming that he was the true elected official.This is the first full-length examination of ...
The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia's Progressive Politics
The death of Georgia governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in late 1946 launched a constitutional crisis that ranks as one of the most unusual political events in U.S. history: the state had three active governors at once, each claiming that he was the true elected official.This is the first full-length examination of that episode, which wasn't just a crazy quirk of Georgia politics (though it was that) but the decisive battle in a struggle between the state's progressive and rustic forces that had continued since the onset of the Great Depression. In 1946, rural forces aided by the county unit system, Jim Crow intimidation of black voters, and the Talmadge machine's loyal 100,000 voters united to claim the governorship.In the aftermath, progressive political forces in Georgia would shrink into obscurity for the better part of a generation. In this volume is the story of how the political, governmental, and Jim Crow social institutions not only defeated Georgia's progressive forces but forestalled their effectiveness for a decade and a half.
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26.200000 USD

The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia's Progressive Politics

by Ronald Keith Gaddie, Scott E. Buchanan, Charles S. Bullock
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Utah may be best known for its mesmerizingly beautiful high deserts, the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere, and as the home base for one of the world's most popular religious groups, but few may know about the Lost Rhoades mine purportedly full of gold treasure, the unseen ...
Utah Myths and Legends: The True Stories Behind History's Mysteries
Utah may be best known for its mesmerizingly beautiful high deserts, the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere, and as the home base for one of the world's most popular religious groups, but few may know about the Lost Rhoades mine purportedly full of gold treasure, the unseen residents of Heritage Park, or an unusually large, three-toed primate that steals livestock. Each episode included in this book explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Utah's history. From Butch Cassidy's clever Castle Gate robbery to reported sightings of UFOs and aliens, Utah Myths and Legends makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state's most fascinating and compelling stories.
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17.800000 USD

Utah Myths and Legends: The True Stories Behind History's Mysteries

by Michael O'Reilly
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With a uniquely balanced combination of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy flavors, Thai food burst onto Los Angeles's culinary scene in the 1980s. Flavors of Empire examines the rise of Thai food and the way it shaped the racial and ethnic contours of Thai American identity and community. Full of ...
Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America
With a uniquely balanced combination of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy flavors, Thai food burst onto Los Angeles's culinary scene in the 1980s. Flavors of Empire examines the rise of Thai food and the way it shaped the racial and ethnic contours of Thai American identity and community. Full of vivid oral histories and new material from the archives, this book explores the factors that made foodways central to the Thai American experience. Starting with American Cold War intervention in Thailand, Mark Padoongpatt traces how informal empire allowed U.S. citizens to discover Thai cuisine abroad and introduce it inside the United States. When Thais arrived in Los Angeles, they reinvented and repackaged Thai food in various ways to meet the rising popularity of the cuisine in urban and suburban spaces. Padoongpatt opens up the history, politics, and tastes of Thai food for the first time, all while demonstrating how race emerges in seemingly mundane and unexpected places.
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89.250000 USD

Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America

by Mark Padoongpatt
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Ancient glaciers passed by the Driftless Area and waterways vein its interior, forming an enchanting, enigmatic landscape of sharp ridgetops and deep valleys. Across time, this rugged topography has been home to an astonishing variety of people: Sauk, Dakota, and Ho-Chunk villagers, Norwegian farmers and Mexican mercado owners, Dominican nuns ...
The Driftless Reader
Ancient glaciers passed by the Driftless Area and waterways vein its interior, forming an enchanting, enigmatic landscape of sharp ridgetops and deep valleys. Across time, this rugged topography has been home to an astonishing variety of people: Sauk, Dakota, and Ho-Chunk villagers, Norwegian farmers and Mexican mercado owners, Dominican nuns and Buddhist monks, river raftsmen and Shakespearean actors, Cornish miners and African American barn builders, organic entrepreneurs and Hmong truck gardeners. The Driftless Reader gathers writings that highlight the unique natural and cultural history, landscape, and literature of this region that encompasses southwestern Wisconsin and adjacent Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. The more than eighty selected texts include writings by Black Hawk, Mark Twain, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frank Lloyd Wright, Aldo Leopold, David Rhodes, and many other Native people, explorers, scientists, historians, farmers, songwriters, journalists, and poets. Paintings, photographs, maps, and other images complement the texts, providing a deeper appreciation of this region's layered natural and human history. Highlights include excerpts and art from: Carol Ryrie Brink, William Cronon, John T. Curtis, August Derleth, Richard Eberhart, Fabu, Hamlin Garland, Pedro Guerrero, Hoowaneka (Little Elk), Juliet Kinzie, Patty Loew, Ben Logan, Truman Lowe, Jacques Marquette, Ken McCullough, Edna Meudt, Mountain Wolf Woman, Zebulon Pike, Henry Schoolcraft, Clifford D. Simak, Wallace Stegner, Pearl Swiggum, Frank Utpatel, Mark Wunderlich.
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28.300000 USD

The Driftless Reader

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It isn't enough to celebrate the death penalty's demise. We must learn from it.When Henry McCollum was condemned to death in 1983 in rural North Carolina, death sentences were commonplace. In 2015, DNA tests set McCollum free. By then, death sentences were as rare as lightning strikes. To most observers ...
End of its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice
It isn't enough to celebrate the death penalty's demise. We must learn from it.When Henry McCollum was condemned to death in 1983 in rural North Carolina, death sentences were commonplace. In 2015, DNA tests set McCollum free. By then, death sentences were as rare as lightning strikes. To most observers this national trend came as a surprise. What changed? Brandon Garrett hand-collected and analyzed national data, looking for causes and implications of this turnaround. End of Its Rope explains what he found, and why the story of who killed the death penalty and how can be the catalyst for criminal justice reform.No single factor put the death penalty on the road to extinction, Garrett concludes. Death row exonerations fostered rising awareness of errors in death penalty cases, at the same time that a decline in murder rates eroded law-and-order arguments. Defense lawyers radically improved how they litigate death cases when given adequate resources. More troubling, many states replaced the death penalty with what amounts to a virtual death sentence--life without possibility of parole. Today, the death penalty hangs on in a few scattered counties where prosecutors cling to entrenched habits and patterns of racial bias.The failed death penalty experiment teaches us how inept lawyering, overzealous prosecution, race discrimination, wrongful convictions, and excessive punishments undermine the pursuit of justice. Garrett makes a strong closing case for what a future criminal justice system might look like if these injustices were remedied.
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51.10 USD

End of its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice

by Brandon L. Garrett
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Coast Range: A Collection from the Pacific Edge
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17.800000 USD

Coast Range: A Collection from the Pacific Edge

by Nick Neely
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A New York Times BestsellerTo some people, Florida is a paradise; to others, a punch line. As Oh, Florida! shows, it's both of these and, more important, it's a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida there would be no NASCAR, no ...
Oh, Florida!: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country
A New York Times BestsellerTo some people, Florida is a paradise; to others, a punch line. As Oh, Florida! shows, it's both of these and, more important, it's a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida there would be no NASCAR, no Bettie Page pinups, no Glenn Beck radio rants, no USA Today, no Stand Your Ground, ...You get the idea.To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It's a state where the voters went for Barack Obama twice, yet elected a Tea Party candidate as governor. Florida is touted as a carefree paradise, yet it's also known for its perils--alligators, sinkholes, pythons, hurricanes, and sharks, to name a few. It attracts 90 million visitors a year, some drawn by its impressive natural beauty, others bewitched by its manmade fantasies.Oh, Florida! explores those contradictions and shows how they fit together to make this the most interesting state. It is the first book to explore the reasons why Florida is so wild and weird--and why that's okay. But there is far more to Florida than its sideshow freakiness. Oh, Florida! explains how Florida secretly, subtly influences all the other states in the Union, both for good and for ill.
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17.850000 USD

Oh, Florida!: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country

by Craig Pittman
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Dangerous Waters: A Photo Essay on the Tennessee Valley Authority
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41.950000 USD

Dangerous Waters: A Photo Essay on the Tennessee Valley Authority

by Micah Cash
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Richard Renaldi: Touching Strangers
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32.34 USD

Richard Renaldi: Touching Strangers

by Teju Cole, Richard Renaldi
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Celebrating Mainers' Amazing Ingenuity As Down East Books celebrates 50 years of great book publishing, it seems appropriate to reflect upon the contributions Maine has made that have had significant cultural and historical impacts on both the United States and the World. Did you know that the caterpillar tread, common ...
How Maine Changed the World
Celebrating Mainers' Amazing Ingenuity As Down East Books celebrates 50 years of great book publishing, it seems appropriate to reflect upon the contributions Maine has made that have had significant cultural and historical impacts on both the United States and the World. Did you know that the caterpillar tread, common on bulldozers and tanks, originated from the design of Lombard's steam log hauler; or that the dry plate photographic process was created by the Stanley brothers, who also invented a speed-record setting steam powered car and whose sister, Chansonetta, was a well-known photographer in her own right? Maxim's machine gun forever changed the practice of warfare. The humble peavey is a simple tool well-known to any forester or lumberjack. The ubiquitous lobster boat, the microwave oven, earmuffs, and Monopoly-all came from the minds of Mainers. This book is a celebration of Maine's creative ingenuity-from the very large, such as Portland Head Light and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge to the very small, such as the toothpick and the Bean boot.
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17.800000 USD

How Maine Changed the World

by Nancy Griffin
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In Cursed in the Carolinas, Patty A. Wilson recounts tales of genuine maledictions intended to invoke evil and unease across both North and South Carolina. The pages will bring to life these stories, letting you decide whether the resulting tragedies were simply bad luck, coincidences...or something far more sinister.
Cursed in the Carolinas: Stories of the Damned
In Cursed in the Carolinas, Patty A. Wilson recounts tales of genuine maledictions intended to invoke evil and unease across both North and South Carolina. The pages will bring to life these stories, letting you decide whether the resulting tragedies were simply bad luck, coincidences...or something far more sinister.
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17.800000 USD

Cursed in the Carolinas: Stories of the Damned

by Patty A. Wilson
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S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco
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47.250000 USD

S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco

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Both Sides of the Bullpen: Navajo Trade and Posts
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36.700000 USD

Both Sides of the Bullpen: Navajo Trade and Posts

by Robert S McPherson
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The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom
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15.740000 USD

The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom

by Ed Koch
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At the height of the sixties, a group of Texas writers stood apart from Texas's conservative establishment. Calling themselves the Mad Dogs, these six writers-Bud Shrake, Larry L. King, Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Dan Jenkins, and Peter Gent-closely observed the effects of the Vietnam War; the Kennedy assassination; the ...
Texas Literary Outlaws: Six Writers in the Sixties and Beyond
At the height of the sixties, a group of Texas writers stood apart from Texas's conservative establishment. Calling themselves the Mad Dogs, these six writers-Bud Shrake, Larry L. King, Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Dan Jenkins, and Peter Gent-closely observed the effects of the Vietnam War; the Kennedy assassination; the rapid population shift from rural to urban environments; Lyndon Johnson's rise to national prominence; the Civil Rights Movement; Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys; Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker and the new Outlaw music scene; the birth of a Texas film industry; Texas Monthly magazine; the flowering of Texas Chic ; and Ann Richards's election as governor. In Texas Literary Outlaws, Steven L. Davis makes extensive use of untapped literary archives to weave a fascinating portrait of writers who came of age during a period of rapid social change. Despite their popular image, the Mad Dogs were deadly serious as they turned their gaze on their home state, and they chronicled Texas culture with daring, wit, and sophistication.
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