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Wicked Women of Missouri (Paperback): Larry Wood Wicked Women of Missouri (Paperback)
Larry Wood
R510 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
World History - From the Ancient World to the Information Age (Hardcover): Dk World History - From the Ancient World to the Information Age (Hardcover)
Dk
R537 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R111 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An essential gift for every history buff, this boldly illustrated book maps out the events that have shaped our world - from the dawn of human civilization to the present day. A comprehensive and accessible guide to the history of human civilisation, World History profiles everything from the emergence of Homo Sapiens to the Greek and Roman empires, through Chinese dynasties, the rise of the Vikings, and the Renaissance, to the Industrial Revolution and World War I and II. Offering a concise and insightful overview of key historical milestones that have occurred over the course of the last century, the book also covers more recent events such as the rise of ISIS, the Arab Spring, and Brexit and populism in the Western world.

In Mohawk Country - Early Narratives of a Native People (Paperback, 1st ed): Dean R. Snow, Etc, Charles T. Gehring, William A.... In Mohawk Country - Early Narratives of a Native People (Paperback, 1st ed)
Dean R. Snow, Etc, Charles T. Gehring, William A. Starna
R711 R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With general introductions, and in some cases, new translations, this collection comprises all of the 38 principle narratives, written from 1634 to 1810, describing the Mohawk valley and its Iroquois inhabitants. It provides a detailed look at an American Indian nation.

A History Lover's Guide to New York City (Paperback): Alison Fortier A History Lover's Guide to New York City (Paperback)
Alison Fortier
R531 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
When the World Was Black, Part One - The Untold History of the World's First Civilizations Prehistoric Culture (Paperback,... When the World Was Black, Part One - The Untold History of the World's First Civilizations Prehistoric Culture (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Supreme Understanding
R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Carville's Cure - Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice (Hardcover): Pam Fessler Carville's Cure - Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice (Hardcover)
Pam Fessler
R687 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R142 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans curls around an old sugar plantation that long housed one of America's most painful secrets. Locals knew it as Carville, the site of the only leprosy colony in the continental United States, where generations of afflicted Americans were isolated-often against their will and until their deaths. Following the trail of an unexpected family connection, acclaimed journalist Pam Fessler has unearthed the lost world of the patients, nurses, doctors, and researchers at Carville who struggled for over a century to eradicate Hansen's disease, the modern name for leprosy. Amid widespread public anxiety about foreign contamination and contagion, patients were deprived of basic rights-denied the right to vote, restricted from leaving Carville, and often forbidden from contact with their own parents or children. Neighbors fretted over their presence and newspapers warned of their dangerous condition, which was seen as a biblical "curse" rather than a medical diagnosis. Though shunned by their fellow Americans, patients surprisingly made Carville more a refuge than a prison. Many carved out meaningful lives, building a vibrant community and finding solace, brotherhood, and even love behind the barbed-wire fence that surrounded them. Among the memorable figures we meet in Fessler's masterful narrative are John Early, a pioneering crusader for patients' rights, and the unlucky Landry siblings-all five of whom eventually called Carville home-as well as a butcher from New York, a 19-year-old debutante from New Orleans, and a pharmacist from Texas who became the voice of Carville around the world. Though Jim Crow reigned in the South and racial animus prevailed elsewhere, Carville took in people of all faiths, colors, and backgrounds. Aided by their heroic caretakers, patients rallied to find a cure for Hansen's disease and to fight the insidious stigma that surrounded it. Weaving together a wealth of archival material with original interviews as well as firsthand accounts from her own family, Fessler has created an enthralling account of a lost American history. In our new age of infectious disease, Carville's Cure demonstrates the necessity of combating misinformation and stigma if we hope to control the spread of illness without demonizing victims and needlessly destroying lives.

World War II at Camp Hale - Blazing a New Trail in the Rockies (Paperback): David R Witte World War II at Camp Hale - Blazing a New Trail in the Rockies (Paperback)
David R Witte; Foreword by Flint Whitlock
R533 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Windmill Tales - Stories from the American Wind Power Center (Paperback): Coy F Harris Windmill Tales - Stories from the American Wind Power Center (Paperback)
Coy F Harris; Photographs by Wyman Meinzer; Foreword by Steve Halladay
R594 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On the prairies of North America, wind and water were pervasive, but whereas wind was tangible, water in quantity was hidden beneath the surface. The vast grasslands fed great herds of animals, which in turn sustained Native Americans, but it was not until water could be brought to the surface that the plains could be cultivated and developed into a great agricultural bread-basket for the growing nation. The self-governing windmill forever changed the culture of this vast region. In Windmill Tales, in nearly one hundred beautiful full-color images, photographer Wyman Meinzer shows American windmills as they appear today. Many of them are still working, and others have fallen or are preserved at the American Wind Power Center in Lubbock, Texas, but all illustrate the way of life that was made possible by the windmill. Brief reminiscences and stories told by visitors to the American Wind Power Center give the reader a sense of the central importance of windmills in the lives of early pioneers in the West. Some of the stories reflect the sense of humour ranch and farm families developed to help them through hard times, whereas others hint at disappointment and tragedy. Together with the photographs they give us a fascinating insight into our history.

Hidden History of Connecticut Union Soldiers (Paperback): John Banks Hidden History of Connecticut Union Soldiers (Paperback)
John Banks
R521 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Milwaukee Food: - A History of Cream City Cuisine (Paperback): Lori Fredrich Milwaukee Food: - A History of Cream City Cuisine (Paperback)
Lori Fredrich; Photographs by Joe Laedtke
R513 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ohio's Troy vs. Piqua Football Rivalry: - The Battle on the Miami (Paperback): David Fong Ohio's Troy vs. Piqua Football Rivalry: - The Battle on the Miami (Paperback)
David Fong
R510 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wild Women of Maryland - Grit & Gumption in the Free State (Paperback): Lauren R. Silberman Wild Women of Maryland - Grit & Gumption in the Free State (Paperback)
Lauren R. Silberman; Foreword by Diana M. Bailey
R514 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Montana Peaks, Streams and Prairie: - A Natural History (Paperback): E. Donnall Thomas Jr Montana Peaks, Streams and Prairie: - A Natural History (Paperback)
E. Donnall Thomas Jr; Foreword by Doug Peacock, Andrea Peacock
R535 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Classic Eateries of Cajun Country (Paperback): Dixie Poche Classic Eateries of Cajun Country (Paperback)
Dixie Poche
R512 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R100 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers (Paperback): Jason Medina Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers (Paperback)
Jason Medina
R462 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
French & Indian Wars in Maine (Paperback): Michael Dekker French & Indian Wars in Maine (Paperback)
Michael Dekker
R512 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R100 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Road to Yorktown: Jefferson, Lafayette and the British Invasion of Virginia (Paperback): John R. Maass The Road to Yorktown: Jefferson, Lafayette and the British Invasion of Virginia (Paperback)
John R. Maass
R523 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Memphis Zoo (Paperback): Robert W Dye Memphis Zoo (Paperback)
Robert W Dye
R510 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Death on the Devil's Teeth - The Strange Murder That Shocked Suburban New Jersey (Paperback): Jesse Pollack, Mark Moran Death on the Devil's Teeth - The Strange Murder That Shocked Suburban New Jersey (Paperback)
Jesse Pollack, Mark Moran 1
R523 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hidden History of Cape Cod (Paperback): Theresa Mitchell Barbo Hidden History of Cape Cod (Paperback)
Theresa Mitchell Barbo
R506 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R100 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lost Gary, Indiana (Paperback): Jerry Davich Lost Gary, Indiana (Paperback)
Jerry Davich; Foreword by Christopher Meyers
R469 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mouth Full of Blood - Essays, Speeches, Meditations (Paperback): Toni Morrison Mouth Full of Blood - Essays, Speeches, Meditations (Paperback)
Toni Morrison 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

“She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truth-teller. She was a magician with language, who understood the power of words.” - Oprah Winfrey

A vital non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered American writers

Spanning four decades, these essays, speeches and meditations interrogate the world around us. They are concerned with race, gender and globalisation. The sweep of American history and the current state of politics. The duty of the press and the role of the artist. Throughout Mouth Full of Blood our search for truth, moral integrity and expertise is met by Toni Morrison with controlled anger, elegance and literary excellence.

The collection is structured in three parts and these are heart-stoppingly introduced by a prayer for the dead of 9/11, a meditation on Martin Luther King and a eulogy for James Baldwin. Morrison’s Nobel lecture, on the power of language, is accompanied by lectures to Amnesty International and the Newspaper Association of America.

She speaks to graduating students and visitors to both the Louvre and America’s Black Holocaust Museum. She revisitsThe Bluest Eye, Sula and Beloved; reassessing the novels that have become touchstones for generations of readers.

Mouth Full of Blood is a powerful, erudite and essential gathering of ideas that speaks to us all. It celebrates Morrison’s extraordinary contribution to the literary world.

American Polygamy - A History of Fundamentalist Mormon Faith (Paperback): Craig L Foster, Marianne Thompson Watson American Polygamy - A History of Fundamentalist Mormon Faith (Paperback)
Craig L Foster, Marianne Thompson Watson
R499 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R99 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
California Dreaming - Boosterism, Memory, and Rural Suburbs in the Golden State (Paperback): J. P. Sandul California Dreaming - Boosterism, Memory, and Rural Suburbs in the Golden State (Paperback)
J. P. Sandul
R698 R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Save R63 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At the turn of the 20th century, the California dream was a suburban ideal where life on the farm was exceptional. Agrarian virtue existed alongside good roads, social clubs, cultural institutions, and business commerce. The California suburban dream was the ultimate symbol of progress and modernity. California Dreaming: Boosterism, Memory, and Rural Suburbs in the Golden State analyzes the growth, promotion, and agricultural colonization that fed this dream during the early 1900s. Through this analysis, Paul J. P. Sandul introduces a newly identified rural-suburban type: the agriburb, a rural suburb deliberately planned, developed, and promoted for profit. Sandul reconceptualizes California's growth during this time period, establishing the agriburb as a suburban phenomenon that occurred long before the booms of the 1920s and 1950s. Sandul's analysis contributes to a new suburban history that includes diverse constituencies and geographies and focuses on the production and construction of place and memory. Boosters purposefully ""harvested"" suburbs with an eye toward direct profit and metropolitan growth. State boosters boasted of unsurpassable idyllic communities while local boosters bragged of communities that represented the best of the best, both using narratives of place, class, race, lifestyle, and profit to avow images of the rural and suburban ideal. This suburban dream attracted people who desired a family home, nature, health, culture, refinement, and rural virtue. In the agriburb, a family could live on a small home grove while enjoying the perks of a progressive city. A home located within the landscape of natural California with access to urban amenities provided a good place to live and a way to gain revenue through farming. To uncover and dissect the agriburb, Sandul focuses on local histories from California's Central Valley and the Inland Empire of Southern California, including Ontario near Los Angeles and Orangevale and Fair Oaks outside Sacramento. His analysis closely operates between the intersections of history, anthropology, geography, sociology, and the rural and urban, while examining a metanarrative that exposes much about the nature and lasting influence of cultural memory and public history upon agriburban communities.

Muskogee (Paperback): Roger Bell, Jerry Hoffman Muskogee (Paperback)
Roger Bell, Jerry Hoffman
R506 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R100 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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