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  • 'Worse Than Slavery': Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice

    By David M. Oshinsky

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684830957
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: April 1997
    Draws on police records, prison documents, and oral history to examine Mississippi's state penitentiary and Jim Crow justice, from the era of the cottonfield chain gangs to the 1960s
  • A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy

    By David M. Oshinsky

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195154245
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 2005
    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. With a storyteller's eye for the dramatic, a scrupulous regard for fact, and insightful interpretation of human complexity, Oshinsky uncovers the layers of myth to show the true McCarthy, from humble beginnings as a hardworking Irish farmer's son in Wisconsin to his career as a charismatic - and ultimately scorned - architect of the anti-Communist fervor. This is a work that reveals the internal and external forces that launched McCarthy on this political road, carried him to national prominence, and finally, triggered his decline and fall. Complete with a new preface. Notes, Selective Bibliography, Index. 597p.
  • A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy

    By David M. Oshinsky

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781982124045
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: August 2019
  • Capital Punishment on Trial: Furman V. Georgia and the Death Penalty In Modern America

    By David M. Oshinsky

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780700617111
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
    • Published: April 2010
  • Polio: An American Story

    By David M. Oshinsky

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195307146
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 2006
    Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in History. The gripping story of the polio pandemic and of the intense effort to find a cure, from the March of Dimes to thediscovery of the Salk and Sabine vaccines - and beyond. This suspenseful portrait of the race for the life-saving vaccine, weaves a dramatic tale centered on the furious rivalry between Salk and Sabin. Oshinsky offers a pertinent look at the national Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (the March of Dimes), and how it revolutionized medical research, fundraising, and the perception of disease in America and its effect on licensing and testing of drugs. Addenda. Illus.
  • Polio: An American Story: The Crusade that Mobilized the Nation Against the 20th Century's Most Feared Disease

    By David M. Oshinsky

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195152944
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: April 2005
    All who lived in the early 1950s remember the fear of polio & the elation felt when a successful vaccine was found. Now David Oshinsky tells the gripping story of the polio terror & of the intense effort to find a cure, from the Marchof Dimes to the discovery of the Salk & Sabin vaccines - and beyond. All in all, this is an edifying description of one of the most significant public health success in the country's history. Addenda. Illus., 46 b&w photographs. 368p.
  • The Oxford Companion to United States History

    By Paul S. Boyer

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195082098
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 2001
    This monumental resource on history and culture contains over 1,400 entries written by some 900 historians and other scholars, illuminating political, diplomatic and military history; social, cultural and intellectual trends; science, technology, and medicine; the arts; and religion. Covering everything from Jamestown and the Puritans to the Human Genome Project and the Internet, the book addresses the totality of the American experience. With historical maps. Illustrated, 27 halftones. 1,032p.

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