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Product Description: J.L. Anderson seeks to change the belief that the Midwest lacks the kind of geographic coherence, historical issues, and cultural touchstones that have informed regional identity in the American South, West, and Northeast. The goal of this illuminating volume is to demonstrate uniqueness in a region that has always been amorphous and is increasingly so...read more
By J. L. Anderson (editor)

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9780875806945, titled "The Rural Midwest Since World War II" | Northern Illinois Univ Pr, February 1, 2014, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: J.

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9780061979026 | Harpercollins, December 31, 2075, cover price $7.99

Product Description: American Horizons, Second Edition, is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The authors use the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework...read more

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9780190232115 | 2 psc edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 9, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: American Horizons, Second Edition, is the only U.

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Product Description: Henry W. Shoemaker was already an established writer of Pennsylvania’s popular folklore by the time North Pennsylvania Minstrelsy was published in 1919. While much of Shoemaker’s previous work was literary folklore, this volume comprises his first collection of ballads and what has been argued to be one of his most significant contributions to the scholarly folklore conversation...read more

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9780271048819 | Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, January 1, 2011, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Henry W.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781493022212 | Globe Pequot Pr, July 1, 2017, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In Cursed in the Carolinas, Patty A.

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Product Description: In Cursed in Virginia, Mark Nesbitt recounts tales of genuine maledictions intended to invoke evil and unease across the state the Old Dominion State. 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...read more

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9781493019557 | Globe Pequot Pr, July 1, 2017, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In Cursed in Virginia, Mark Nesbitt recounts tales of genuine maledictions intended to invoke evil and unease across the state the Old Dominion State.

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Product Description: For most Americans, Iowa brings to mind endless acres of corn fields, one of the country’s longest-running state fairs, and American Gothic, but few may know how it serendipitously became the birthplace of the most iconic apple, why thousands of cyclists brave the Midwestern heat and humidity to cross the entire state one week each year, or how a former Des Moines sports announcer became one of the White House’s most popular residents...read more

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9780762764402 | Twodot, May 1, 2017, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: For most Americans, Iowa brings to mind endless acres of corn fields, one of the country’s longest-running state fairs, and American Gothic, but few may know how it serendipitously became the birthplace of the most iconic apple, why thousands of cyclists brave the Midwestern heat and humidity to cross the entire state one week each year, or how a former Des Moines sports announcer became one of the White House’s most popular residents.

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Product Description: An authoritative history of the energy crises of the 1970s and the world they wroughtIn 1973, the Arab OPEC cartel banned the export of oil to the United States, sending prices and tempers rising across the country. Dark Christmas trees, lowered thermostats, empty gas tanks, and the new fifty-five-mile-per-hour speed limit all suggested that America was a nation in decline...read more

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9780809058471 | Hill & Wang Pub, April 19, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: An authoritative history of the energy crises of the 1970s and the world they wroughtIn 1973, the Arab OPEC cartel banned the export of oil to the United States, sending prices and tempers rising across the country.

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9780809075072 | Hill & Wang Pub, April 25, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: An authoritative history of the energy crises of the 1970s and the world they wroughtIn 1973, the Arab OPEC cartel banned the export of oil to the United States, sending prices and tempers rising across the country.

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Product Description: Nineteenth-century New York City was one of the most magnificent cities in the world, but also one of the most deadly. Without any real law enforcement for almost 200 years, the city was a lawless place where the crime rate was triple what it is today and the murder rate was five or six times as high...read more

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9781250082589 | Thomas Dunne Books, April 25, 2017, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: Nineteenth-century New York City was one of the most magnificent cities in the world, but also one of the most deadly.

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Product Description: A leading historian of the American West writes the definitive account of the iconic Ghost Dance religion, which led to the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890In 1890, on Indian reservations across the West, followers of a new religion danced in circles until they collapsed into trances...read more

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9780465015023 | Basic Books, April 22, 2017, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: A leading historian of the American West writes the definitive account of the iconic Ghost Dance religion, which led to the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890In 1890, on Indian reservations across the West, followers of a new religion danced in circles until they collapsed into trances.

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Product Description: In nineteenth-century Austin, Texas, a ruthless murderer terrorized the city in what would soon become a story more shocking than any fiction.In the late 1800s, just as Austin was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis, a series of brutal murders rocked the burgeoning city and shook it to its core...read more

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9780805097672 | Henry Holt & Co, April 5, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis.
9780387168876, titled "Cadmo 86: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Aided Design, Manufacture and Operation in the Marine and Offshore Industries, Wash" | Springer Verlag, February 1, 1987, cover price $130.90 | also contains Cadmo 86: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Aided Design, Manufacture and Operation in the Marine and Offshore Industries, Wash

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9781250118493 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, April 11, 2017), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In nineteenth-century Austin, Texas, a ruthless murderer terrorized the city in what would soon become a story more shocking than any fiction.

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Product Description: "Floodpath attempts to rescue the disaster from obscurity . . . The author captures many heartbreaking stories of survivors . . . The effect is powerful." --The Wall Street JournalJust before midnight on March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam, a twenty-story-high concrete structure just fifty miles north of Los Angeles, suddenly collapsed, releasing a devastating flood that roared fifty-four miles to the Pacific Ocean, destroying everything in its path...read more

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9781620409152 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, January 5, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Just before midnight on March 12, 1928, the St.

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9781620409176 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, April 4, 2017, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: "Floodpath attempts to rescue the disaster from obscurity .

Product Description: From the very beginning reproductive rights and thereby motherhood of African-American women have been subject to interference from the outside and a matter of public debate. During the time of slavery African-American women were seen as commodities of value also and especially because of their ability to reproduce...read more

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9783110379778 | De Gruyter, March 31, 2017, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: From the very beginning reproductive rights and thereby motherhood of African-American women have been subject to interference from the outside and a matter of public debate.

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Product Description: Thousands of newcomers flocked into the Upper Mississippi country in the decades leading up to the Civil War. Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, and Minnesota received immigrants from most areas of Europe, as well as Americans from the Upper South, New England, and the Middle Atlantic states...read more

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9780830410231 | Burnham Inc Pub, January 1, 1984, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Thousands of newcomers flocked into the Upper Mississippi country in the decades leading up to the Civil War.

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9780809335565, titled "Immigrants in the Valley: Irish, Germans, and Americans in the Upper Mississippi Country 1830-1860" | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, November 9, 2016, cover price $24.50 | About this edition: Thousands of newcomers flocked into the Upper Mississippi country in the decades leading up to the Civil War.

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Product Description: As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed John Wilkes Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett...read more

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9781613730188 | Chicago Review Pr, April 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Union cavalryman Boston Corbett became a national celebrity after killing John Wilkes Booth, but as details of his odd personality became known, he also became the object of derision.

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9781613736494 | Reprint edition (Chicago Review Pr, March 1, 2017), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed John Wilkes Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett.

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Product Description: New England, where Protestant outcasts started from scratch on rocky land surrounded by mountains and cold shoreline. Through their work and devotion New England grew into the most industrious, innovative, reserved, and literature-producing area of the United States...read more

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9781493018468 | Globe Pequot Pr, May 1, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: New England, where Protestant outcasts started from scratch on rocky land surrounded by mountains and cold shoreline.

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Product Description: The instant New York Times bestseller!Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West...read more

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9781250071484 | St Martins Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The instant New York Times bestseller!

Francis Patrick Garvan (1875–1937) knew how to wield the power of Americana. In 1930 he donated his outstanding collection of early American decorative arts to Yale University with an explicit goal: to instill patriotism as a bulwark against socialism and communism. Garvan believed his treasures would shore up political fealty in the face of subversive ideologies, and his ambitions for his collection and his political beliefs were fueled by his government work. As Alien Property Custodian during World War I, he seized enemy-owned property in the United States, including hundreds of valuable German chemical patents. As an assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice, Garvan relentlessly persecuted anarchists and "Bolsheviks" during the postwar Red Scare.In this book, Catherine Whalen demonstrates how this out-spoken ideologue's political and business dealings informed his collecting practices and unpacks the hefty symbolic freight that he believed American antiques carried in the service of an ambitious nationalist project. Whalen shows how objects can represent political agendas and operate as important forms of cultural power, particularly when those objects, like Garvan's, are housed at academic institutions and are interpreted and reinterpreted by scholars with shifting points of view.

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9781625342539 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Francis Patrick Garvan (1875–1937) knew how to wield the power of Americana.

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9781625342546 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017), cover price $32.95

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Product Description: In 1964, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and poet Robert Penn Warren set out with a tape recorder to interview leaders of the civil rights movement. He spoke with luminaries such as James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely Carmichael, Ralph Ellison, and Roy Wilkins...read more

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9781595588180 | New Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: In 1964, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and poet Robert Penn Warren set out with a tape recorder to interview leaders of the civil rights movement.

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Product Description: In When Lincoln Came to Egypt, George W. Smith provides a detailed record of Abraham Lincoln’s travel in the southernmost region of Illinois, commonly referred to as Egypt. These visits began in 1830, before Lincoln had held public office, and continued through 1858, when he debated Stephen A...read more
By Daniel Stowell (foreword by)

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9780809335527 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, September 12, 2016, cover price $20.50 | About this edition: In When Lincoln Came to Egypt, George W.

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Product Description: From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Searchers, the revelatory story behind the classic movie High Noon and the toxic political climate in which it was created. It's one of the most revered movies of Hollywood's golden era...read more

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9781620409480 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 21, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Searchers, the revelatory story behind the classic movie High Noon and the toxic political climate in which it was created.

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Product Description: Before the Civil War, the American people did not have to worry about a federal tax collector coming to their door. The reason why was the tariff, taxing foreign goods and imports on arrival in the United States. Tariff Wars and the Politics of Jacksonian America attempts to show why the tariff was an important part of the national narrative in the antebellum period...read more

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9780826521361 | Vanderbilt Univ Pr, February 15, 2017, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Before the Civil War, the American people did not have to worry about a federal tax collector coming to their door.

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9780826521378 | Reprint edition (Vanderbilt Univ Pr, February 15, 2017), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Before the Civil War, the American people did not have to worry about a federal tax collector coming to their door.

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Product Description: The President of the United States is an office that attracts men of all character. From George Washington to Barack Obama, the office has been held by farmers, scholars, veterans, and lawyers from all regions of the United States...read more
By Kwadwo Amo-mensah (illustrator)

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9781939994707, titled "American Presidency for Beginners" | For Beginners, February 14, 2017, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The President of the United States is an office that attracts men of all character.
9781939994288 | For Beginners, February 1, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The President of the United States is an office that attracts men of all character.

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Product Description: Demonstrates that the efforts to contest conventional racial categorization contributed to broader discussions in black America that still resonate today.    When Joseph Nathaniel Beckles registered for the draft in the 1942,  he rejected the racial categories presented to him and persuaded the registrar to cross out the check mark she had placed next to Negro and substitute “Ethiopian Hebrew...read more

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9781479888801 | New York Univ Pr, February 7, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Demonstrates that the efforts to contest conventional racial categorization contributed to broader discussions in black America that still resonate today.

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