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A Frontier Army Christmas (Paperback): Lori A Cox-Paul, James W Wengert A Frontier Army Christmas (Paperback)
Lori A Cox-Paul, James W Wengert
R305 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
America - The Essential Learning Edition (Paperback): David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall America - The Essential Learning Edition (Paperback)
David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall; As told to Erik Anderson, Jonathan Lee
R2,085 Discovery Miles 20 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lively yet concise, The Essential Learning Edition of America blends Shi and Tindall's unrivalled narrative style with innovative pedagogy to help students understand major historical developments and strengthen critical interpretive skills. Online adaptive learning tools enhance and assess students' mastery of the core objectives from the text.

Civil Obedience - Complicity and Complacency in Chile since Pinochet (Paperback): Michael Lazzara Civil Obedience - Complicity and Complacency in Chile since Pinochet (Paperback)
Michael Lazzara
R653 Discovery Miles 6 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since the fall of General Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in 1990, Chilean society has shied away from the subject of civilian complicity, preferring to pursue convictions of military perpetrators. But the torture, murders, deportations, and disappearances of tens of thousands of people in Chile were not carried out by the military alone; they required a vast civilian network. Some citizens actively participated in the regime's massive violations of human rights for personal gain or out of a sense of patriotic duty. Others supported Pinochet's neoliberal economic program while turning a blind eye to the crimes of that era. Michael J. Lazzara boldly argues that today's Chile is a product of both complicity and complacency. Combining historical analysis with deft literary, political, and cultural critique, he scrutinizes the post-Pinochet rationalizations made by politicians, artists, intellectuals, bystanders, former revolutionaries-turned-neoliberals, and common citizens. He looks beyond victims and perpetrators to unveil the ambiguous, ethically vexed realms of memory and experience that authoritarian regimes inevitably generate.

Thomas Mellon and His Times (Paperback, New Ed): Thomas Mellon Thomas Mellon and His Times (Paperback, New Ed)
Thomas Mellon; Introduction by Mary Louise Briscoe; Foreword by David McCullough; Preface by Paul Mellon
R866 R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Save R185 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

'In 1885 Thomas Mellon presented his engrossing autobiography to family members and selected friends with the instructions that it not be for widespread distribution. A delightfully well-written narrative, the book is now published in a second edition for all to read... and extraordinary treasure.'Choice

Twentieth Century Pittsburgh - The Post-steel Era v. 2 (Paperback, New): Roy Lubove Twentieth Century Pittsburgh - The Post-steel Era v. 2 (Paperback, New)
Roy Lubove
R752 R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Save R161 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Written as a companion piece to Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh: Government, Business, and Environmental Change, this volume presents the major decisions, events, programs, and personalities that transformed the city from the 1970s up to the present, showing the united determination to attract high technology and reverse the economic fallout from the decline of the local steel industry. Lubove also separates the successes from the failures, the good intentions from the actual results.

The Papers of George Washington v.4; Confederation Series;April 1786-January 1787 (Hardcover): George Washington The Papers of George Washington v.4; Confederation Series;April 1786-January 1787 (Hardcover)
George Washington; Volume editing by W.W. Abbot
R2,628 Discovery Miles 26 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Volume Four spans the critical period between April 1786 and January 1787. Washington spent all of this period at home at Mount Vernon, managing and improving his estate. Yet he remained a keen observer of the national scene, receiving a steady stream of reports on political developments from correspondents all over the new nation.

Quaker Cross Currents - Three Hundred Years of New York Friends in the Yearly Meetings (Paperback, illustrated edition): Hugh... Quaker Cross Currents - Three Hundred Years of New York Friends in the Yearly Meetings (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Hugh S. Barbour
R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Papers of George Washington v.10; Colonial Series;March 1774-June 1775 (Hardcover): George Washington The Papers of George Washington v.10; Colonial Series;March 1774-June 1775 (Hardcover)
George Washington; Volume editing by W.W. Abbot, Dorothy Twohig
R2,637 Discovery Miles 26 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American Revolution.

The Martinsville Seven - Race, Rape and Capital Punishment (Paperback, New edition): Eric W Rise The Martinsville Seven - Race, Rape and Capital Punishment (Paperback, New edition)
Eric W Rise
R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of the case of the Martinsville Seven, a group of young black men executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman in Martinsville, Virginia. Covering every aspect of the proceedings from the commission of the crime through two appeals, Eric W. Rise reexamines common assumptions about the administration of justice in the South. Although the defendants confessed to the crime, racial prejudice undeniably contributed to their eventual executions. Rise highlights the efforts of the attorneys who, rather than focusing on procedural errors, directly attacked the discriminatory application of the death penalty. The Martinsville Seven case was the first instance in which statistical evidence was used to prove systematic discrimination against blacks in capital cases.

The Papers of James Madison v. 3; 1 March 1802-6 October 1802 - Secretary of State Series (Hardcover, Annotated edition): James... The Papers of James Madison v. 3; 1 March 1802-6 October 1802 - Secretary of State Series (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
James Madison; Volume editing by J. C. A. Stagg
R2,655 Discovery Miles 26 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Papers of James Madison project, housed at the University of Virginia, was established in 1956 to publish annotated volumes of the correspondence and writings of James Madison, the Virginia statesman most often remembered for his public service as "Father of the Constitution" and as fourth president of the United States.

The published volumes provide accurate texts of Madison's incoming and outgoing correspondence, informative notes on textual and subject matters, and comprehensive indexes. They are incomparably rich sources for students of Madison's life and valuable research tools for those interested in the general history of the period in which Madison lived (1751-1836).

The project has collected more than 27,000 copies of documents related to Madison's life, including letters, essays, notes, diaries, account books, ledgers, wills, legal papers, and inventories. The project serves the public by translating into print these decaying and often nearly illegible manuscripts, thereby preserving them for future generations and making them easier to use. The published volumes also make the contents of Madison-related documents--the originals of which are housed in some 250 archives worldwide--easily accessible to libraries and interested individuals anywhere books travel.

The "Secretary of State Series" documents Madison's diplomatic and political career in the two administrations of Thomas Jefferson, 1801-9, during which he oversaw the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase and the integration of those territories into the United States and attempted to maintain a viable neutrality for the United States vis-a-vis warring France and Great Britain. As secretary of state, Madison presided over one of the busiest offices in Washington. He was responsible for the Patent Office, issued all federal commissions, saw that the public laws were put into print, and served as the official liaison between the president and the governors of states and territories. Most important for these volumes, Madison was the addressee of diplomatic pouches and letters from five ministers and over fifty consuls worldwide, as well as about a dozen commissioners.

Tales My Father Never Told (Hardcover): Walter Dumaux Edmonds Tales My Father Never Told (Hardcover)
Walter Dumaux Edmonds
R2,047 Discovery Miles 20 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Papers of George Washington v.3; Confederation Series;May 1785-March 1786 (Hardcover): George Washington The Papers of George Washington v.3; Confederation Series;May 1785-March 1786 (Hardcover)
George Washington; Volume editing by W.W. Abbot
R2,637 Discovery Miles 26 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Volume Three of the Confederation Series of The Papers of George Washington spans the year between May 1785 and April 1786, described by Washington's biographer Douglas Southall Freeman as a year of "drought and distraction." Washington spent most of these months at Mount Vernon, continuing to wrestle with the problems of restoring the plantation and his personal fortune after years of neglect while serving as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army -- efforts hampered by a long summer drought. During these months Washington was distracted by national affairs, particularly the impotence of the Confederation government, and by a constant stream of visitors. His principal concerns, however, were close to home.

Three Years with Quantrill - A True Story (Paperback, New edition): John McCorkle Three Years with Quantrill - A True Story (Paperback, New edition)
John McCorkle
R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This famous memoir by John McCorkle, reissued for the first time, is the best published account by a scout who "rode with Quantrill." John McCorkle was a young Missouri farmer of Southern sympathies. After serving briefly in the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard, he became a prominent member of William Clarke Quantrill's infamous guerrillas, who took advantage of the turmoil in the Missouri-Kansas borderland to prey on pro-Union people.

McCorkle displayed an unflinchingly violent nature while he participated in raids and engagements including the massacres at Lawrence and Baxter Springs, Kansas, and Centralia, Missouri. In 1865 he followed Quantrill into Kentucky, where the notorious leader was killed and his followers, McCorkle among them, surrendered and were paroled by Union authorities. Early in this century, having returned to farming, McCorkle told his remarkable Civil War experiences to O.S. Barton, a lawyer, who wrote this book, first published in 1914.

Council Minutes, 1655-1656 (Hardcover): Charles T. Gehring Council Minutes, 1655-1656 (Hardcover)
Charles T. Gehring
R1,871 Discovery Miles 18 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume of New Netherland documents makes critical material available from a period of time when the Dutch played a major role in building the New World. Included are a historical introduction and annotations.

Blacks of the Land - Indian Slavery, Settler Society, and the Portuguese Colonial Enterprise in South America (Paperback):... Blacks of the Land - Indian Slavery, Settler Society, and the Portuguese Colonial Enterprise in South America (Paperback)
James Woodard, Barbara Weinstein; John M. Monteiro
R773 R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Save R163 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Originally published in Portuguese in 1994 as Negros da Terra, this field-defining work by the late historian John M. Monteiro has been translated into English by Professors Barbara Weinstein and James Woodard. Monteiro's work established ethnohistory as a field in colonial Brazilian studies and made indigenous history a vital part of how scholars understand Brazil's colonial past. Drawing on over two dozen collections on both sides of the Atlantic, Monteiro rescued Indians from invisibility, documenting their role as both objects and actors in Brazil's colonial past and, most importantly, providing the first history of Indian slavery in Brazil. Monteiro demonstrates how Indian enslavement, not exploration or the search for mineral wealth, was the driving force behind expansion out of Sao Paulo and through the South American backcountry. This book makes a groundbreaking contribution not only to Latin American history, but to the history of indigenous slavery in the Americas generally.

A Woman's War, Too - Women at Work During World War II (Paperback): Virginia Wright-Peterson A Woman's War, Too - Women at Work During World War II (Paperback)
Virginia Wright-Peterson
R474 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hiding in Plain Sight - The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America (Standard format, CD): Sarah Kendzior Hiding in Plain Sight - The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America (Standard format, CD)
Sarah Kendzior; Read by Sarah Kendzior
R1,134 R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Save R336 (30%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Volume 9 - Records of the Executive Council, 1755-1775 (Hardcover): Robert J. Cain The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Volume 9 - Records of the Executive Council, 1755-1775 (Hardcover)
Robert J. Cain
R2,020 Discovery Miles 20 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
With Malice toward None - The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Paperback, 1st HarperPerennial ed): Stephen B. Oates With Malice toward None - The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Paperback, 1st HarperPerennial ed)
Stephen B. Oates
R437 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R77 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A masterful biography of Lincoln that follows his bitter struggle with poverty, his self-made success in business and law, his early disappointing political career, and his leadership as President during one of America's most tumultuous periods.

The Papers of George Washington v.9; Colonial Series;January 1772-March 1774 (Hardcover): George Washington The Papers of George Washington v.9; Colonial Series;January 1772-March 1774 (Hardcover)
George Washington; Volume editing by W.W. Abbot, Dorothy Twohig
R2,625 Discovery Miles 26 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The ten-volume "Colonial Series, " covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American Revolution.

Sacred Encounters - Father De Smet and the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West (Paperback): Jacqueline Peterson Sacred Encounters - Father De Smet and the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West (Paperback)
Jacqueline Peterson; Contributions by Laura Peers
R525 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For nearly 350 years after Columbus's landing, the remote Northern Rocky mountain homeland of the Flathead and Coeur d'Alene tribes remained a safe haven, virtually unmapped and unexplored by whites. But heralded by Indian prophecies and a request for missionaries, in 1841, the Belgian-born Jesuit Pierre-Jean De Smet arrived among the Flathead, or Salish, in western Montana. His dream of founding an empire of Christian Indians sparked instead a confrontation and dialogue between two sacred worlds: an invasion of the heart.In full color, with two hundred illustrations, Sacred Encounters captures on the page the emotional tension, drama, and multiple voices of the exhibition of the same title. With the collaboration of more than one hundred Native American, Jesuit, curatorial, and academic consultants, Sacred Encounters bridges the fine arts, history, and ethnography to evoke the ongoing dialogue between Christianity and traditional Indian belief that produced new ways of life and new ways of believing for native and newcomer alike. Among the illustrations are photographs of newly discovered drawings and watercolors by Jesuit artist Nicolas Point; maps by De Smet and Indian mapmakers; rare battle drawings by the Salish warrior Five Crows; and mid nineteenth-century Plateau and Plains Indian artifacts associated with the travels of De Smet, the Audubon expedition, fur trader Robert Campbell, and Canadian artist Paul Kane.

Nations Remembered - An Oral History of the Cherokee, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles in Oklahoma, 1865-1907... Nations Remembered - An Oral History of the Cherokee, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles in Oklahoma, 1865-1907 (Paperback, New edition)
Theda Perdue
R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The five largest southeastern Indian groups-the Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles-were forced to emigrate west to the Indian territory (now Oklahoma) in the 1830s. Here, from WPA interviews are those Indians' own stories of the troubled years between the Civil War and Oklahoma statehood-a period of extraordinary turmoil.

During this period, Oklahoma Indians functioned autonomously, holding their own elections, enforcing their own laws, and creating their own society from a mixture of old Indian customs and the new ways of the whites. The WPA informants describe the economic realities of the era: a few wealthy Indians, the rest scraping a living out of subsistence farming, hunting, and fishing. They talk about education and religion-Native American and Christian-as well as diversions of the time: horse races, fairs, ball games, cornstalk shooting, and traditional ceremonies such as the Green Corn Dance.

Crack - Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed (Hardcover): David Farber Crack - Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed (Hardcover)
David Farber
R587 R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A shattering account of the crack cocaine years from award-winning American historian David Farber, Crack tells the story of the young men who bet their lives on the rewards of selling 'rock' cocaine, the people who gave themselves over to the crack pipe, and the often-merciless authorities who incarcerated legions of African Americans caught in the crack cocaine underworld. Based on interviews, archival research, judicial records, underground videos, and prison memoirs, Crack explains why, in a de-industrializing America in which market forces ruled and entrepreneurial risk-taking was celebrated, the crack industry was a lucrative enterprise for the 'Horatio Alger boys' of their place and time. These young, predominately African American entrepreneurs were profit-sharing partners in a deviant, criminal form of economic globalization. Hip Hop artists often celebrated their exploits but overwhelmingly, Americans - across racial lines -did not. Crack takes a hard look at the dark side of late twentieth-century capitalism.

Frontiers of Science - Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850 (Hardcover): Cameron B. Strang Frontiers of Science - Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850 (Hardcover)
Cameron B. Strang
R1,041 Discovery Miles 10 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Cameron Strang takes American scientific thought and discoveries away from the learned societies, museums, and teaching halls of the Northeast and puts the production of knowledge about the natural world in the context of competing empires and an expanding republic in the Gulf South. People often dismissed by starched northeasterners as nonintellectuals-Indian sages, African slaves, Spanish officials, Irishmen on the make, clearers of land and drivers of men-were also scientific observers, gatherers, organizers, and reporters. Skulls and stems, birds and bugs, rocks and maps, tall tales and fertile hypotheses came from them. They collected, described, and sent the objects that scientists gazed on and interpreted in polite Philadelphia. They made knowledge. Frontiers of Science offers a new framework for approaching American intellectual history, one that transcends political and cultural boundaries and reveals persistence across the colonial and national eras. The pursuit of knowledge in the United States did not cohere around democratic politics or the influence of liberty. It was, as in other empires, divided by multiple loyalties and identities, organized through contested hierarchies of ethnicity and place, and reliant on violence. By discovering the lost intellectual history of one region, Strang shows us how to recover a continent for science.

Dark Work - The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (Hardcover): Christy Clark-Pujara Dark Work - The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (Hardcover)
Christy Clark-Pujara
R2,074 R1,646 Discovery Miles 16 460 Save R428 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tells the story of one state in particular whose role in the slave trade was outsized: Rhode Island Historians have written expansively about the slave economy and its vital role in early American economic life. Like their northern neighbors, Rhode Islanders bought and sold slaves and supplies that sustained plantations throughout the Americas; however, nowhere else was this business so important. During the colonial period trade with West Indian planters provided Rhode Islanders with molasses, the key ingredient for their number one export: rum. More than 60 percent of all the slave ships that left North America left from Rhode Island. During the antebellum period Rhode Islanders were the leading producers of "negro cloth," a coarse wool-cotton material made especially for enslaved blacks in the American South. Clark-Pujara draws on the documents of the state, the business, organizational, and personal records of their enslavers, and the few first-hand accounts left by enslaved and free black Rhode Islanders to reconstruct their lived experiences. The business of slavery encouraged slaveholding, slowed emancipation and led to circumscribed black freedom. Enslaved and free black people pushed back against their bondage and the restrictions placed on their freedom. It is convenient, especially for northerners, to think of slavery as southern institution. The erasure or marginalization of the northern black experience and the centrality of the business of slavery to the northern economy allows for a dangerous fiction-that North has no history of racism to overcome. But we cannot afford such a delusion if we are to truly reconcile with our past.

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