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  • "Exterminate Them"

    By Clifford E. Trafzer

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780870135019
    • Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr
    • Published: February 1999
    Offers original news stories
  • "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

    By Annette Gordon-Reed

    Our Price: $17.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781631492518
    • Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • "They'll Do to Tie To!": The Story of Hood's Arkansas Toothpicks

    By Calvin C. Collier

    Our Price: $21.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781935106760
    • Publisher: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
  • "This Is America?"

    By Rusty L. Monhollon

    Our Price: $32.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781403965745
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: March 2004
    In 1970, the college town of Lawrence, Kansas teetered on the brink of a riot after policemen shot and killed two men - one black, the other white. For almost two weeks, the National Guard patrolled the streets, attempting to quell arson and sniper fire, while armed vigilantes promised to restore law and order against armed Left radicals."This is America?" examines how Lawrencians from all hues on the political spectrum responded when the tumultuous events of the 1960s arrived in their backyards. Drawing on a vast array of local opinion on both national and local issues, Rusty L. Monhollon expands the history of this period by placing the actions and voices of civil rights and antiwar activists, hippies, and feminists alongside conservatives and anticommunists. In doing so, he provides a rich narrative of the 1960s that moves away from national events to local stories and actors. Monhollon demonstrates that America's experience in the 1960s was not confined to urban areas and elite universities - it played itself out in the homes, streets, and minds of citizens throughout the country.
  • 'Communazis': FBI Surveillance of German Emigre Writers

    By Alexander Stephan

    Our Price: $14.97
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300082029
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: September 2000
    Thousands of writers, artists, filmmakers, and intellectuals fled Germany in the 1930s. Many settled in the United States, hoping to find allies against Nazism and a safe refuge from Hitler’s Gestapo. But in America nearly all of the exiled authors?among them Nobel Prize recipient Thomas Mann, his brother Heinrich, dramatist Bertolt Brecht, and novelists Erich Remarque and Lion Feuchtwanger?became the subjects of intense suspicion and government surveillance. This riveting book, based on secret FBI files released for the first time to Alexander Stephan under the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, reveals the disturbing details and the surprising extent of government surveillance operations conducted against German exiles during World War II and the McCarthy era.Not only the FBI but also the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the House Un-American Activities Committee, and other agencies spied on the German émigrés. Wiretaps were installed, mail was routinely opened and read, records of visitors were maintained. Searches?not always with legal warrants?were conducted, informants hired, and connections to exile writers established (Thomas Mann’s daughter, Erika, volunteered her insights). Stephan sets these activities in historical context and discusses the widespread xenophobia and paranoia that surrounded Nazism and Communism, which were frequently conflated in the public imagination. The author illuminates the relationship not only between German anti-Nazis and U.S. politics of the period but also between intellectuals and the modern surveillance state.
  • 'Daddy's Gone to War': The Second World War in the Lives of America's Children

    By William M. Tuttle

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195096491
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 1995
    An exploration of one generation's odyssey from childhood to middle age--through letters of 2,500 men and women across the country now in their fifties and sixties--reveals the fears, frustrations, and upheavals of growing up during World War II. Reprint.
  • 'Democracy Is in the Streets': From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago

    By James Miller

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674197251
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: September 1994
    A history of the New Left in America during the 1960s, from the drafting of the Port Huron manifesto to the activities of the Students for a Democratic Society. Includes the complete text of the original Port Huron Statement. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
  • 'Democracy Is in the Streets': From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago

    By James Miller

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780671662356
    • Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster
    • Published: July 1988
    Chronicles the development of the new left from 1962 to 1968
  • 'In God We Trust': The Religious Beliefs and Ideas of the American Founding Fathers

    By Norman Cousins

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299926950
    • Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
    • Published: 1958
    Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Jay and Thomas Paine speak to the spiritual concerns of the Republic.
  • 'Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye': Memories of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    By Kenneth P. O'Donnell

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316716253
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: January 1972
  • 'Most Blessed of the Patriarchs': Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

    By Annette Gordon-Reed

    Our Price: $13.95 - $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780871404428
    • Publisher: Liveright
    • Published: April 2016
    A noted historian and a leading Jefferson scholar clarify philosophical questions about the Founding Father to trace his youth and development through the inconsistencies attributed to his character and his old age.
  • 'Negro President': Jefferson and the Slave Power

    By Garry Wills

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618485376
    • Publisher: Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: September 2005
    The Pulitzer Prize-winining historian explores a pivotal moment in American history through the lens of Thomas Jefferson and the now largely forgotten Timothy Pickering, and 'prods readers to appreciate essential aspects of our distressed but well-intentioned representative democracy.' In 1800 Jefferson won the presidency with Electoral College votes derived from the 3/5ths representation of slaves, slaves who could not vote but were still partially counted as citizens. Moving beyond the recent revisionist debates over Jefferson's own slaves and his relationship with Sally Hemmings, Wills probes the heart of Jefferson's presidency & political life, and restores Timothy Pickering. 274p.
  • 'Old Bruin': Commodore Matthew C. Perry, 1794-1858

    By Samuel Eliot Morison

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299529243
    • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: 1967
    The American naval officer who helped found Liberia, hunted pirates in the West Indies, practised diplomacy with the Sultan of Turkey and the King of the Two Sicilies; commanded the Gulf Squardon in the Mexican War, promoted the steam navy and the shell gun, and conducted the naval expedition which opened Japan.
  • The 'Other' New York Jewish Intellectuals (Reappraisals in Jewish Social and Intellectual History)

    By Carole S. Kessner

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780814746592
    • Publisher: New York University Press
    • Published: October 1994

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