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  • The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics
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    Pages : 384

    by: Sean Wilentz

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    A stern, thoroughly satisfying harangue on the realities of politics in the United States by the veteran, prizewinning historian.

    Wilentz (American History/Princeton Univ.; Bob Dylan in America, 2010, etc.) emphasizes that ... more

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    2016-05-17

    ISBN-10: 0393285022

    ISBN-13: 9780393285024

    Language: English

  • Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality since 1700 (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World)
    Views : 476
    Pages : 424

    by: Peter H. Lindert Jeffrey G. Williamson

    Publisher: pPrinceton University Press

    Book Description

    A long-view look at a problem that has been vexing economists and policymakers lately—namely, financial and social inequality.

    In theory, America is a society not riven by the class divisions of old Europe, and in the beginning, ... more

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    2016-04-19

    ISBN-10: 0691170495

    ISBN-13: 9780691170497

    Language: English

  • Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America's Civil Rights Century
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    Pages : 344

    by: Jason Morgan Ward

    Publisher: pOxford University Press

    Book Description

    History of the most notorious sites in Mississippi for white-on-black violence, from 1918 to 1966.

    A place of enormous symbolic power, the Shubuta bridge over the Chickasawhay River, in Clarke County, Mississippi, became the most ... more

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    2016-05-02

    ISBN-10: 0199376565

    ISBN-13: 9780199376568

    Language: English

  • The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina
    Views : 136
    Pages : 304

    by: Sean M. Kelley

    Publisher: pThe University of North Carolina Press

    Book Description

    A history of how captives purchased in Africa for transport on the slave ship Hare managed to maintain a community after being sold into slavery.

    What information is available pertains to the Newport, Rhode Isl ... more

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    2016-05-02

    ISBN-10: 146962768X

    ISBN-13: 9781469627687

    Language: English

  • The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939
    Views : 379
    Pages : 344

    by: Adrian Tinniswood

    Publisher: pBasic Books

    Book Description

    A nostalgic account of life at English country houses during the interbellum era.

    Tinniswood, who has written frequently about English cultural history—from pirates (Pirates of Barbary, 2010) to architecture (The Arts ... more

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    2016-05-03

    ISBN-10: 0465048986

    ISBN-13: 9780465048984

    Language: English

  • The War Before Independence: 1775-1776
    Views : 217
    Pages : 480

    by: Derek W. Beck

    Publisher: pSourcebooks

    Book Description

    Beck (Igniting the American Revolution: 1773-1775, 2015) continues his deeply detailed story of the American Revolution’s beginnings.

    In this volume, the author focuses on the British occupation of Boston and the a ... more

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    2016-05-03

    ISBN-10: 1492633097

    ISBN-13: 9781492633099

    Language: English

  • The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976
    Views : 402
    Pages : 432

    by: Frank Dikötter

    Publisher: pBloomsbury Press

    Book Description

    An eminent China scholar uses increasingly available primary materials for a fine, sharp study of this tumultuous, elusive era—the third volume in a trilogy.

    In this excellent follow-up to his groundbreaking previous work on the ... more

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    2016-05-03

    ISBN-10: 1632864215

    ISBN-13: 9781632864215

    Language: English