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The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy - The Revolutionary 1805 Classic (Paperback, First Edition, First ed.): Hannah Glasse The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy - The Revolutionary 1805 Classic (Paperback, First Edition, First ed.)
Hannah Glasse
R217 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R62 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Edexcel A Level History, Paper 3: The making of modern China 1860-1997 Student Book + ActiveBook (Paperback): Larry Auton-Leaf Edexcel A Level History, Paper 3: The making of modern China 1860-1997 Student Book + ActiveBook (Paperback)
Larry Auton-Leaf 1
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This book: covers the essential content in the new specifications in a rigorous and engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material helps develop conceptual understanding of areas such as evidence, interpretations, causation and change, through targeted activities provides assessment support for A level with sample answers, sources, practice questions and guidance to help you tackle the new-style exam questions. It also comes with three years' access to ActiveBook, an online, digital version of your textbook to help you personalise your learning as you go through the course - perfect for revision.

A Republic for the Ages - The United States Capitol and the Political Culture of the Early Republic (Hardcover): Donald R Kennon A Republic for the Ages - The United States Capitol and the Political Culture of the Early Republic (Hardcover)
Donald R Kennon
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THIS VOLUME in the United States Capitol Historical Society's Perspectives on the American Revolution series explores how the architecture of the Capitol is imbued with the political culture of its time. Editor Donald R. Kennon writes, "Just as the constitutional framework for the new nation adapted and reformulated classical theories of republicanism, so too would the creation of its capital. The classical past would serve as models, but as models to be worked out in the context of the new American experiment in republicanism." These essays emanated from the syposium held by the Society in 1993 to commemorate the bicentennial of the laying of the cornerstone of the United States Capitol.

Rich Man's War - Class, Caste and Confederate Defeat in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley (Hardcover, New): David Williams Rich Man's War - Class, Caste and Confederate Defeat in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley (Hardcover, New)
David Williams
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In "Rich Man's War" historian David Williams focuses on the Civil War experience of people in the Chattahoochee River Valley of Georgia and Alabama to illustrate how the exploitation of enslaved blacks and poor whites by a planter oligarchy generated overwhelming class conflict across the South, eventually leading to Confederate defeat.

This conflict was so clearly highlighted by the perception that the Civil War was "a rich man's war and a poor man's fight" that growing numbers of oppressed whites and blacks openly rebelled against Confederate authority, undermining the fight for independence. After the war, however, the upper classes encouraged enmity between freedpeople and poor whites to prevent a class revolution. Trapped by racism and poverty, the poor remained in virtual economic slavery, still dominated by an almost unchanged planter elite.

The publication of this book was supported by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.

Perfectionist Politics - Abolitionism and the Religious Tensions of American Democracy (Hardcover): Douglas M. Strong Perfectionist Politics - Abolitionism and the Religious Tensions of American Democracy (Hardcover)
Douglas M. Strong
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Perfectionist Politics is the story of an important, but overlooked, antebellum reform movement: ecclesiastical abolitionism. Douglas M. Strong examines those radical evangelical Protestants who seceded from proslavery denominations and reorganized themselves into independent antislavery congregations.

Mirroring political abolitionist activity -- particularly in the "burned-over district" of New York State -- the ecclesiastical abolitionists formed a network of abolition churches and became the primary focus of Liberty Party electioneering strategy.

Ecclesiastical abolitionists justified this clear connection between church and state through the ethical experience of evangelical perfectionism. A vote for the Liberty Party became a mark of one's holiness. Perfectionist concepts also provided ecclesiastical abolitionists with a theological compass that enabled them to steer a middle course between two poles of U.S. democratic society -- the need for institutional structure on one hand and the desire for greater individual liberty on the other.

Strong contends that Liberty Party politics can be understood only as part of a broader perfectionist religious culture and specifically as an antebellum reflection of the popularized theological principle of "entire sanctification".

The Chosen Wars - How Judaism Became an American Religion (Hardcover): Steven R Weisman The Chosen Wars - How Judaism Became an American Religion (Hardcover)
Steven R Weisman
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The Papers of George Washington v.8; Revolutionary War Series;January-March 1777 (Hardcover, 1985-<2002): George Washington The Papers of George Washington v.8; Revolutionary War Series;January-March 1777 (Hardcover, 1985-<2002)
George Washington; Volume editing by Dorothy Twohig, Etc; Edited by Philander D. Chase
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Volume 8 of the Revolutionary War Series documents Washington's first winter at Morristown. Situated in the hills of north central New Jersey, Morristown offered protection against the British army headquartered in New York City yet enabled Washington to annoy the principal enemy outposts at Newark, Perth Amboy, and New Brunswick. To discover Howe's intentions for the next campaign, Washington refined his intelligence-gathering network in New Jersey and New York during the winter months and kept a watchful, if distant, eye on the British armies in Rhode Island and Canada.

Most of the remainder of Washington's time and efforts were directed toward the reorganization of the Continental army, which dwindled away rapidly following the victories at Trenton and Princeton. Unwilling to face the usual hardships of winter or the dangers of a new outbreak of smallpox, many men returned home when their enlistments expired. Desertion also rose dramatically, and Washington was reluctantly forced to depend upon militia. By mid-March Washington's army in New Jersey numbered only about 4,000 troops, nearly two-thirds of which were militia enlisted only to the end of the month.

Other important matters demanding Washington's attention included the reorganization of the hospital department and the creation of new hospitals, the reorganization of the commissary and clothier generals departments, the appointment of a wagonmaster, the establishment and placement of a new "Magazine, Laboratories, & Foundery for casting Cannon &c.", and continuing negotiations with the British on prisoner exchanges. The volume closes in late March with the good news that a much-anticipated shipment of arms, ammunition, andcloth had arrived from France for the Continental army.

European Immigrants in the American West - Community Histories (Paperback, 1st ed): Frederick Luebke European Immigrants in the American West - Community Histories (Paperback, 1st ed)
Frederick Luebke
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During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, immigrants from Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Germany, England, and other European countries settled all across the American West. This collection of essays explores the rural and urban settlement patterns of these groups, their comparative histories, and the maintenance of their communities. Europeans came to the West from all directions via both coasts and Mexico. Luebke provides tables illustrating the distribution of foreign-born persons in the West and first- and second-generation immigrants by country of origin in the region. In addition to the volume editor, contributors include Henry Warner Bowden, Robert C. Ostergren, Dean L. May, David M. Emmons, Dino Cinel, William Toll, Anna Zellick, Carol K. Coburn, Josef J. Barton, and Royden K. Loewen.

Sea of Glory - The Epic South Seas Expedition 1838-42 (Paperback, New Ed): Nathaniel Philbrick Sea of Glory - The Epic South Seas Expedition 1838-42 (Paperback, New Ed)
Nathaniel Philbrick 2
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The dramatic story of the largest voyage of discovery in the history of the world, this is an astounding tale of courage, arrogance and adventure on the high seas from the author of `In the Heart of the Sea'. Headed by the controversial Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, and consisting of six sailing vessels and 346 men, the `Ex. Ex.' (the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-42) represented the largest voyage of discovery in the history of the world. Four years later, after losing two ships and seventy-one men, the expedition had logged 87,000 miles, surveyed 280 Pacific islands, and created 180 charts - some of which were still being used as late as World War II. The Expedition's scientists collected 4,000 zoological specimens, including 2,000 new species, and thousands of ethnographic artifacts that would become the basis of the Smithsonian Institution. The Expedition also mapped 800 miles of coastline in the Pacific Northwest, providing the federal government with the information it needed to stake its claim on the Oregon Territory. The Expedition's crowning achievement was the discovery of a new southern continent that Wilkes would name Antarctica. The Expedition ended in a dramatic series of court martials, with Wilkes and his crew levelling accusations of misconduct against each other. Nathaniel Philbrick's skilful retelling of this forgotten, yet astounding, episode in the history of sea faring is a fantastic adventure and a masterful work of historical reconstruction.

Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia - Pioneer of British Colonial Rule (Hardcover): Shah Mahmoud Hanifi Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia - Pioneer of British Colonial Rule (Hardcover)
Shah Mahmoud Hanifi; Preface by William Dalrymple
R1,026 R867 Discovery Miles 8 670 Save R159 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859), Lowland Scottish traveller, East India Company civil servant and educator, was one of the principal intellectual architects of British colonial rule in South Asia. Imbued with liberal views, such that Bombay's wealthy founded Elphinstone College in his memory, he pioneered the scholarly, scientific and administrative foundations of imperialism in India. Elphinstone's career was launched when he was picked to lead the inaugural British diplomatic mission to the Afghan court. His Account of the Kingdom of Caubul (1815) became the main source of British information about Afghanistan. He is best known for his periods as Resident at Poona and Governor of Bombay in the 1810s and 1820s, when he instituted innovative and lasting policies in administration and education while also conducting research for his extremely influential History of India (1841). This volume examines Mountstuart Elphinstone's intellectual contributions and administrative career in their own right, in relation to prominent contemporaries including Charles Metcalfe and William Moorcroft, and in the context of later historical study of India, Afghanistan, British imperialism and its imperial frontiers.

The Correspondence of Alexander Goss, Bishop of Liverpool 1856-1872 (Hardcover): Peter Doyle The Correspondence of Alexander Goss, Bishop of Liverpool 1856-1872 (Hardcover)
Peter Doyle
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These letters, covering the years between 1850 and 1872, illustrate the complex issues facing the newly-established Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales. Bishop Alexander Goss was closely involved in the struggles to assert diocesan independence from Westminster and undue interference by Rome and was a determined upholder of his episcopal rights, "strong and resolute almost to vehemence - the crozier, hook and point" as Cardinal Manning claimed. At the same time, as leader of the diocese with the largest number of Catholics in England and Wales, he faced the problems of serving the needs of a rapidly expanding population and of integrating a huge numbers of Irish migrants, without damaging the flourishing recusant traditions that had made Lancashire so important in the survival and growth of English Roman Catholicism. Whether he was writing on ecclesiastical politics, or his reasons for opposing the definition of infallibility, or the spiritual needs of his people, he wrote "without restraint or reticence" and his letters show us both his energy and administrative ability, and something of his complex personality. They are presented here with introduction and elucidatory notes. Peter Doyle, a retired history lecturer, has written extensively on the history of the Catholic Church in England after 1850. His published work includes a history of Westminster Cathedral, a ground-breaking history of the Catholic diocese of Liverpool from 1850-2000, and three volumes in the new Butler's Lives of the Saints, as well as a range of contributions to academic journals.

Bad Medicine and Good - Tales of the Kiowas (Paperback, New edition): Wilbur Sturtevant Nye Bad Medicine and Good - Tales of the Kiowas (Paperback, New edition)
Wilbur Sturtevant Nye; Illustrated by Nick Eggenhofer; Foreword by John R. Wunder
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One of the great tribes of the Southwest Plains, the Kiowas were militantly defiant toward white intruders in their territory and killed more during seventy-five years of raiding than any other tribe. Now settled in southwestern Oklahoma, they are today one of the most progressive Indian groups in the area. In Bad Medicine and Good, Wilbur Sturtevant Nye collects forty-four stories covering Kiowa history from the 1700s through the 1940s, all gleaned from interviews with Kiowas (who actually took part in the events or recalled them from the accounts of their elders), and from the notes of Captain Hugh L Scott at Fort Sill. They cover such topics as the organization and conduct of a raiding party, the brave deeds of war chiefs, the treatment of white captives, the Grandmother gods, the Kiowa sun dance, and the problems of adjusting to white society.

Remarks and Collections of Thomas Hearne Vol. I (Hardcover): Thomas Hearne Remarks and Collections of Thomas Hearne Vol. I (Hardcover)
Thomas Hearne; Edited by C. E Doble
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A Texas Ranger (Paperback): N. A Jennings A Texas Ranger (Paperback)
N. A Jennings; Introduction by Stephen L Hardin; Foreword by J. Frank Dobie
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Eighteen-year-old Napoleon Augustus Jennings came to Rexas in 1874 and joined a special force of Texas ranger charged with border patrol under the command of L.H. McNelly. At this time the South Texas region was home to hundreds of outlaws and riffraff, and some three thousand Mexican guerrillas under Juan Cortina and others were raiding settlers on both sides of the Rio Grande. McNelly's Rangers stormed into this lawless area for two reasons, according to Jennings: "Two have fun, and to carry out a set policy of terrorizing the Mexicans at every opportunity," which would gain them the reputation as "fire-eating, quarrelsome daredevils" and make their job of subduing the guerrillas an easier prospect.

Within a short time the Rangers had arrested more than eleven hundred men and reputedly killed many more. Jennings records many a fight with the Mexican guerrillas, including the time when McNelly defied the United States government, crossed the Rio Grande, and fought Cortina and his raiders at Las Cuevas. Jennings also gives accounts of scrapes with King Fisher's outlaw band, John Wesley Hardin, and the families involved in the Taylor-Sutton feud.

Originally published in 1899, "A Texas Ranger" was reprinted in 1930 with a foreword by J. Frank Dobie, who defends the veracity of the account despite the fact that Jennings was not, as his story claims, a member of the company in its earliest years. In a new introduction of this edition, Stephen L. Hardin explores the authenticity of Jennings account and imparts the story of the feud that erupted between Dobie and Walter Prescott Webb over the publication of "A Texas ranger."

A Texas Frontier - The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin, 1849-1887 (Paperback, New edition): Ty Cashion A Texas Frontier - The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin, 1849-1887 (Paperback, New edition)
Ty Cashion
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In a "Texas Frontier: The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin, 1849-1887," Ty Cashion surveys the formative development of northwest Texas where the Clear Fork of the Brazos cuts a path between the timbered region and the treeless plains beyond. Despite the unfamiliar and often harsh environment, the first pioneers--mainly southern stock raisers--persisted through conflicts with Plains Indians, the Civil War, Reconstruction, outlawry, rapid settlement, and diversification to form a ranching-based social and economic way of life. The process turned a largely southern people into westerners.

Others helped shape the history of the Clear Fork country as well. Notable among them were Anglo men and women--some of them earnest settlers, others unscrupulous opportunists--who followed the first pioneers; Indians of various tribes who claimed the land as their own or who were forcibly settled there by the white government; and African Americans, both former slaves and buffalo soldiers and their families, who remained on the land after their terms of enlistment expired.

A dominant theme in Cashion's depiction of the Clear Fork country is that from its earliest days boom-and-bust cycles have characterized the region as a result of the land's fickle nature, the policies of various governments, and the business decisions of men as far away as the East Coast. An even more prominent theme is that a strain of violence touched almost every aspect of life. Soldiers and Indians, cowboys and buffalo hunters, vigilantes and outlaws provide a colorful backdrop for this history. Yet Cashion forsakes the romantic image of gunslingers and a casual acceptance of violence by portraying the more prosaic people and events in which a larger regional story unfolds.

Based on primary sources, and sensitive to recent historiographical trends, this book reinterprets and amplifies an old and familiar story of frontier development.

Moravian Women's Memoirs - Related Lives, 1750-1820 (Hardcover): Katherine M. Faull Moravian Women's Memoirs - Related Lives, 1750-1820 (Hardcover)
Katherine M. Faull; Translated by Katherine M. Faull
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This volume is made up of the autobiographical writings of thirty of the women who lived in the major North American Moravian settlement of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, at varying points in the eighteenth century. What follows are their memoirs, fascinating documents that contain insights into the lives of the women and men who lived in the Moravian communities in North America.... These Moravian women's memoirs reveal the intersection of the private and the public spheres of their lives. They are records of their spiritual paths in a world that in most cases challenged the bounds of knowledge inherited from their parents. However, whatever private insights these memoirs afforded the writers they were written to be shared with the congregation as a public relation of the author's spiritual and secular path through life. These memoirs formed part of the discourse of faith within the Moravian church.

Sugar and Spice - Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830 (Paperback): Jon Stobart Sugar and Spice - Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830 (Paperback)
Jon Stobart
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Consumers in eighteenth-century England were firmly embedded in an expanding world of goods, one that incorporated a range of novel foods (tobacco, chocolate, coffee, and tea) and new supplies of more established commodities, including sugar, spices, and dried fruits. Much has been written about the attraction of these goods, which went from being novelties or expensive luxuries in the mid-seventeenth century to central elements of the British diet a century or so later. They have been linked to the rise of Britain as a commercial and imperial power, whilst their consumption is seen as transforming many aspects of British society and culture, from mealtimes to gender identity. Despite this huge significance to ideas of consumer change, we know remarkably little about the everyday processes through which groceries were sold, bought, and consumed. In tracing the lines of supply that carried groceries from merchants to consumers, Sugar and Spice reveals not only how changes in retailing and shopping were central to the broader transformation of consumption and consumer practices, but also questions established ideas about the motivations underpinning consumer choices. It demonstrates the dynamic nature of eighteenth-century retailing; the importance of advertisements in promoting sales and shaping consumer perceptions, and the role of groceries in making shopping an everyday activity. At the same time, it shows how both retailers and their customers were influenced by the practicalities and pleasures of consumption. They were active agents in consumer change, shaping their own practices rather than caught up in a single socially-inclusive cultural project such as politeness or respectability.

One Name But Several Faces - Variety in Popular Christian Denominations in Southern History (Hardcover, New): Samuel S. Hill One Name But Several Faces - Variety in Popular Christian Denominations in Southern History (Hardcover, New)
Samuel S. Hill
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In this richly suggestive overview, a noted historian illuminates the variety and vitality of southern religion by examining three major Protestant denominational families in the region: Baptists, "Christians" (for example, the Churches of Christ), and the "of God" groups (Pentecostals, among others). Ranging in coverage from the colonial period to the present, with special emphasis on the nineteenth century, Samuel S. Hill traces the growth and diversification of each of these groups as they have sloughed off old patterns, conventions, and constraints in their never-ending searches for systems of belief and modes of expression that better embody their convictions and fit their socioeconomic situations. Throughout One Name but Several Faces, Hill turns again and again to the interrelated themes of freedom, creativity, and discontinuity that emerge from the major transitions of southern religious history: the toppling of the old Europe-influenced religious establishment and the emergence of Baptists and Methodists; the informal, unofficial "establishment" of folk religious formations; the rapid growth of separate and independent black churches and denominations; and the beginning of the Holiness and Pentecostal movements. Within this context of religious trends and events, Hill also points to other factors that have affected both the formation and the ongoing capacity for transformation of southern religious groups. Such factors include war, sectionalism, urbanization, industrialization, and new currents of thought. Internal forces are also constantly at work in the religious South, says Hill. He points to a medley of sacred and secular concerns, manifested as "freedoms," that have driven religious history from the bottom up and fueled the seemingly constant splinterings and regroupings of some denominations. Some of these ideals stem from democratic principles and the theological heritage of the Reformation; others are in response to major economic and social changes. Among them are the freedoms from church and theological systems; from constraining conventions of polite society; from domination by higher social classes or by traditions perceived as inviolate; and from restraints on holistic human expression, in spirit, body, and emotions. The story of southern religion, says Hill, is one of courage, imagination, and persistence. Not only does One Name but Several Faces bring into sharper focus some of the political, social, and economic contours of the religious South, it also affirms the value of some challenging new trends in historiography that allow for southern religious complexity and division without deadening or downplaying its dynamism.

Edexcel A Level History, Paper 3: Industrialisation and social change in Britain, 1759-1928: forging a new society Student Book... Edexcel A Level History, Paper 3: Industrialisation and social change in Britain, 1759-1928: forging a new society Student Book + ActiveBook (Paperback)
Chris Shelley, Adam Kidson
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book: covers the essential content in the new specifications in a rigorous and engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material helps develop conceptual understanding of areas such as evidence, interpretations, causation and change, through targeted activities provides assessment support for A level with sample answers, sources, practice questions and guidance to help you tackle the new-style exam questions. It also comes with three years' access to ActiveBook, an online, digital version of your textbook to help you personalise your learning as you go through the course - perfect for revision.

Native Americans and Wage Labor - Ethnohistorical Perspectives (Hardcover, New): Alice Littlefield, Martha C. Knack Native Americans and Wage Labor - Ethnohistorical Perspectives (Hardcover, New)
Alice Littlefield, Martha C. Knack
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Native Americans and Wage Labor: Ethnohistorical Perspectives presents historical evidence that wage labor was prevalent among Native Americans.

In this timely collection of essays, leading ethnographers and ethnohistorians, as well as innovative younger scholars, present field and primary historical evidence that wage labor was a significant American Indian economic adaptation as early as the seventeenth century in some areas and was common in many U.S. indigenous communities by the late nineteenth century.

These well-written, well-documented case studies form a concrete picture of Indian dependence on wage labor from Maine to California and of Native Americans' place in the capitalist system.

A Naturalist in Indian Territory - The Journals of S.W.Woodhouse, 1849-50 (Paperback, New edition): S.W. Woodhouse A Naturalist in Indian Territory - The Journals of S.W.Woodhouse, 1849-50 (Paperback, New edition)
S.W. Woodhouse; Volume editing by John S. Tomer, Michael J. Brodhead
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In the spring of 1849 young Philadelphia physician S. W. Woodhouse, an avid ornithologist, was appointed surgeon-naturalist of two expeditions, one in 1849 and another in 1850, to survey the Creek-Cherokee boundary in Indian Territory. A keen observer of frontier life and society, Woodhouse wrote down in three journals detailed entries on his travels, including information on the flora and fauna as well as his impressions of the places he passed and their people, notably early Indian Territory personalities such as the McIntoshes and the Perrymans of the Creek Indians; Elijah Hicks of the Cherokees; Tallee and Clermont III of the Osages; and Oh-ha-wah-kee of the Comanches. To aid the modern reader, editors John S. Tomer and Michael J. Brodhead have supplied a detailed introduction and extensive, clarifying notes.

Men in Black (Paperback, 2nd ed.): John Harvey Men in Black (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
John Harvey
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Concentrating on the general shift away from colour in men's clothing that began around 1800, John Harvey traces the transition to black from the 15th century, to 16th century Venice, 17th century Spain, and eventually to the Netherlands. The text seeks to show how black evolved from being smart and elegant fashion to serving as a cultural marker. The volume points to the fact that in current times the colour black retains its associations with strength and cruelty as well as its authority.

Empire's Tracks - Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad (Paperback): Manu Karuka Empire's Tracks - Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad (Paperback)
Manu Karuka
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Empire's Tracks boldly reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee Native American tribes, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path. In this meticulously researched book, Manu Karuka situates the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism. Through an examination of legislative, military, and business records, Karuka deftly explains the imperial foundations of U.S. political economy. Tracing the shared paths of Indigenous and Asian American histories, this multisited interdisciplinary study connects military occupation to exclusionary border policies, a linked chain spanning the heart of U.S. imperialism. This highly original and beautifully wrought book unveils how the transcontinental railroad laid the tracks of the U.S. Empire.

The Irish Experience in New York City - A Select Bibliography (Hardcover, New): Ann M. Shea, Marion R. Casey The Irish Experience in New York City - A Select Bibliography (Hardcover, New)
Ann M. Shea, Marion R. Casey
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The original impetus for our bibliography project was to locate unpublished materials which are useful to researchers but not generally known about, such as the detailed works completed as part of an M.A. or Ph. D. The result has been a collaborative effort (begun in 1988) to list and annotate in one place as many source materials on the Irish in the five boroughs as we could find.

Matt Field on the Santa Fe Trail (Paperback, New edition): Matthew C. Field Matt Field on the Santa Fe Trail (Paperback, New edition)
Matthew C. Field
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In 1839 a journalist for the New Orleans Picayune, Matthew C. Field, joined a company of merchants and tourists headed west on the Santa Fe Trail. Leaving Independence, Missouri, early in July "with a few wagons and a carefree spirit," Field recorded his vivid impressions of travel westward on the Santa Fe Trail and, on the return trip, eastward along the Cimarron Route. Written in verse in his journal and in eighty-five articles later published in the Picayune, Field's observations offer the modern reader a unique glimpse of life in the settlements of Mexico and on the Santa Fe Trail.

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