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  • JUMPING AT SHADOWS: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream. by Abramsky, Sasha.
    Abramsky, Sasha.
    JUMPING AT SHADOWS: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Nation Books, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the science and psychology behind fear-based politics: "Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived to be so threatening that he shoots her dead? Why do we fear infrequent acts of terrorism more far more common acts of violence? Why does a disease like Ebola, which killed only a handful of Americans, provoke panic, whereas the flu--which kills tens of thousands each year--is dismissed with a yawn?. . . a journey through a divided nation, where everything from immigration to disease, gun control to health care has become fodder…

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    New York: Nation Books, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the science and psychology behind fear-based politics: "Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived to be so threatening that he shoots her dead? Why do we fear infrequent acts of terrorism more far more common acts of violence? Why does a disease like Ebola, which killed only a handful of Americans, provoke panic, whereas the flu--which kills tens of thousands each year--is dismissed with a yawn?. . . a journey through a divided nation, where everything from immigration to disease, gun control to health care has become fodder for fearmongers and conspiracists, . . . exposing deeply ingrained strains of racism, classism, and xenophobia within our culture, as well as our growing susceptibility to the toxic messages of demagogues." SIGNED and dated on the title page. Index. 324 pp. ISBN: 978-1568585192.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 74071
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  • DIXIE RISING: How the South Is Shaping American Values, Politics, and Culture. by Applebome, Peter.
    Applebome, Peter.
    DIXIE RISING: How the South Is Shaping American Values, Politics, and Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which is even more true now than when it was written. The author "argues that the South is the region which is increasingly defining the whole United States. The roots of the major national debates on conservative politics, race, guns and states' rights are in the South - debates which the South once was losing, but has now reshaped. In a chapter on George Wallace, he traces the 1994 Republican take-over of Congress back to Wallace's racially charged campaigns that lost the white South for the Democratic party, changing the American political landscape. Applebome makes race the central issue, but also explores other southern influences like country…

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    New York: Crown, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which is even more true now than when it was written. The author "argues that the South is the region which is increasingly defining the whole United States. The roots of the major national debates on conservative politics, race, guns and states' rights are in the South - debates which the South once was losing, but has now reshaped. In a chapter on George Wallace, he traces the 1994 Republican take-over of Congress back to Wallace's racially charged campaigns that lost the white South for the Democratic party, changing the American political landscape. Applebome makes race the central issue, but also explores other southern influences like country music and Southern Baptism." SIGNED on the half title page. Photographs, notes on sources, bibliography, index. xii, 385 pp. ISBN: 0-812926536.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79114
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  • WE SHALL BE REMEMBERED. by Atwood, Evangeline.
    Atwood, Evangeline.
    WE SHALL BE REMEMBERED.

    Edition: First printing.

    Anchorage, AK: The Alaska Methodist University Press, 1966. dj. Hardcover first edition - A well-documented account of the New Deal's Matanuska Valley resettlement and colonization project (the only one in Alaska) In 1935, in the midst of the great Depression, 202 poor families were moved from their homes in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin to start life anew on 40 and 80 acre homesteads financed by the federal government. Illustrated with photographs. Includes several appendices, index. vii, 191 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in dark green cloth in a good dust jacket. (price-clipped, chip to lower edge of front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 67605
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  • THE OHIO. by Banta, R.E.
    Banta, R.E.
    THE OHIO.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Rinehart and Company. (1949). Hardcover first edition - A volume in the RIVERS OF AMERICA series edited by Hervey Allen and Carl Carmer. Illustrated with drawings by Edward Shenton. This copy has a page bound in stating that this book is one of a Special Limited Valley Edition - this page is INSCRIBED by the author and dated 10-14-49. Bibliography, index. 592 pp.

    Condition: Good + in light gray cloth (light toning to the pages, minor soiling to covers, name on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 71555
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  • THE PRACTICE OF UNIONISM. by Barbash, Jack.
    Barbash, Jack.
    THE PRACTICE OF UNIONISM.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (c 1956) dj. Hardcover - An inside picture of labor unions today from 1933 to 1956 with an emphasis on the period after the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947. Includes chapters on collective bargaining, racketeering, communists in unions and more. References, suggested reading, index. xii, 465 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (penciled marginal notations and underlining)

    Book ID: 78447
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  • SANDWICH: The Town That Glass Built. by Barbour, Harriot Buxton.
    Barbour, Harriot Buxton.
    SANDWICH: The Town That Glass Built.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948. Hardcover first edition - A history of the town of Sandwich on Cape Cod, Massachusetts focusing on the glass-making businesses which flourished there. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Robert Hallack. Selected bibliography. Index. vii, 318 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, no dj.

    Book ID: 74715
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  • UNGENTLEMANLY ACTS: The Army's Notorious Incest Trial. by Barnett, Louise.
    Barnett, Louise.
    UNGENTLEMANLY ACTS: The Army's Notorious Incest Trial.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hill & Wang, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of an 1879 Texas courtmartial, in which Captain Andrew Geddes was tried and convicted for accusing a fellow officer of committing incest - "Captain Andrew J. Geddes, whose trial lasted for the extraordinarily long period of three months, an exception was made. Geddes was tried for 'conduct unbecoming,' but in the space where specifications were usually listed in the printed record appeared the phrase 'not fit to be specified.' What abhorrent crime had Geddes committed? What deed so horrifying that the Army's official record could not mention it? In the answer lies the true irony of this case. Geddes had accused a fellow officer, Lieutenant Louis…

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    New York: Hill & Wang, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of an 1879 Texas courtmartial, in which Captain Andrew Geddes was tried and convicted for accusing a fellow officer of committing incest - "Captain Andrew J. Geddes, whose trial lasted for the extraordinarily long period of three months, an exception was made. Geddes was tried for 'conduct unbecoming,' but in the space where specifications were usually listed in the printed record appeared the phrase 'not fit to be specified.' What abhorrent crime had Geddes committed? What deed so horrifying that the Army's official record could not mention it? In the answer lies the true irony of this case. Geddes had accused a fellow officer, Lieutenant Louis H. Orleman, of an unspeakable offense but instead of investigating Orleman, the Army tried Geddes for speaking of Orleman's alleged crime." Illustrated with photographs, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-809073978.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75676
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  • ADDRESSES AND POEM IN COMMEMORATION OF THE CAPTAIN MICHAEL PIERCE FIGHT, MARCH 26, 1676: Memorial Services at Central Falls, Rhode Island, October 15, 1904. Dedication of Monument, September 21 1907. by Bicknell, Thomas Williams, editor.
    Bicknell, Thomas Williams, editor.
    ADDRESSES AND POEM IN COMMEMORATION OF THE CAPTAIN MICHAEL PIERCE FIGHT, MARCH 26, 1676: Memorial Services at Central Falls, Rhode Island, October 15, 1904. Dedication of Monument, September 21 1907.

    Edition: First edition.

    1908. First edition - Includes a foreword by John Winslow, a brief history of King Philip's War and of Michael Pierce of Scituate by Edwin C. Pierce, a poem by Hezekiah Butterworth and a list of the slain members of the Plymouth Colony Company. Glossy frontispiece. 41 pp.

    Condition: Very good in terra cotta flexible cloth boards (some loss of sizing to the cloth, or biopredation, contents near fine)

    Book ID: 75419
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  • BLACK JACKS: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail. by Bolster, W. Jeffrey
    Bolster, W. Jeffrey
    BLACK JACKS: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (1998). SIGNED - A comprehensive look at black seafaring in the age of sail - "Seafaring was one of the most significant occupations among both enslaved and free black men between 1740 and 1865. Tens of thousands of black seamen sailed on lofty clippers and modest coasters. They sailed in whalers, warships, and privateers. Some were slaves, forced to work at sea, but by 1800 most were free men, seeking liberty and economic opportunity aboard ship.. . Black Jacks examines not only how common experiences drew black and white sailors together - even as deeply internalized prejudices drove them apart - but also how the meaning of race aboard ship changed with time. He…

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    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (1998). SIGNED - A comprehensive look at black seafaring in the age of sail - "Seafaring was one of the most significant occupations among both enslaved and free black men between 1740 and 1865. Tens of thousands of black seamen sailed on lofty clippers and modest coasters. They sailed in whalers, warships, and privateers. Some were slaves, forced to work at sea, but by 1800 most were free men, seeking liberty and economic opportunity aboard ship.. . Black Jacks examines not only how common experiences drew black and white sailors together - even as deeply internalized prejudices drove them apart - but also how the meaning of race aboard ship changed with time. He traces the story to the end of the Civil War, when emancipated blacks began to be systematically excluded from maritime work." INSCRIBED on the title page. Maps, illustrations. Notes, index. vii, 310 pp. ISBN: 0-674076273.

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    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (inscription on dedication page, minor wear).

    Book ID: 75161
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  • BOUND FOR CANAAN: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America. by Bordewich, Fergus .
    Bordewich, Fergus .
    BOUND FOR CANAAN: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2005). First edition - "The beginnings of slavery's denouement can be traced to a courageous band of ordinary Americans, black and white, slave and free, who joined forces to create what would come to be known as the Underground Railroad. . . The true story of the Underground Railroad is much more morally complex and politically divisive than even the myths suggest. Against a backdrop of the country's westward expansion arose a fierce clash of values that was nothing less than a war for the country's soul. Not since the American Revolution had the country engaged in an act of such vast and profound civil disobedience that not only challenged prevailing mores but…

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    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2005). First edition - "The beginnings of slavery's denouement can be traced to a courageous band of ordinary Americans, black and white, slave and free, who joined forces to create what would come to be known as the Underground Railroad. . . The true story of the Underground Railroad is much more morally complex and politically divisive than even the myths suggest. Against a backdrop of the country's westward expansion arose a fierce clash of values that was nothing less than a war for the country's soul. Not since the American Revolution had the country engaged in an act of such vast and profound civil disobedience that not only challenged prevailing mores but also subverted federal law. 'Bound for Canaan' tells the stories of men and women like David Ruggles, who invented the black underground in New York City; bold Quakers like Isaac Hopper and Levi Coffin, who risked their lives to build the Underground Railroad; and the inimitable Harriet Tubman." Extensive notes and sources. 500 pp. ISBN: 0-060524308.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 67056
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  • ALIEN NEIGHBORS, FOREIGN FRIENDS: Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of Urban California. by Brooks, Charlotte.
    Brooks, Charlotte.
    ALIEN NEIGHBORS, FOREIGN FRIENDS: Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of Urban California.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - An exploration of Asian Americans' shifting social status in California - in the early 20th century, they encountered more discrimination and hostility than any other minority - but by the 1950s they had achieved social mobility that surpassed their Mexican American and African American peers. A title in the Historical Studies of Urban America series. Maps,extensive notes, index. xv, 329 pp. ISBN: 978-0226075976.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (underlining and marginal notations on several pages in the first chapter, otherwise fine).

    Book ID: 72966
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  • LINCOLN'S SCAPEGOAT GENERAL: A Life of Benjamin Butler, 1818-1893. by [Butler, Benjamin] West, Richard S. Jr.
    [Butler, Benjamin] West, Richard S. Jr.
    LINCOLN'S SCAPEGOAT GENERAL: A Life of Benjamin Butler, 1818-1893.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - Described as a fair and balanced look at one of the most controversial figures of 19th century America- and especially of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Illustrated with a glossy frontipiece and six maps. Bibliographical notes, index. xvi, 462 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in teal cloth with black panels and gold lettering in a very good dustjacket (crinkling to the dj from an old style cover)

    Book ID: 78292
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  • AMERICA'S WOMEN: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines. by Collins, Gail.
    Collins, Gail.
    AMERICA'S WOMEN: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2003). First edition - More than four centuries of women's history in the US. Collins "begins with the lost colony of Roanoke and the early southern 'tobacco brides'who came looking for a husband and sometimes - thanks to the stupendously high mortality rate - wound up marrying their way through three or four. Spanning wars, the pioneering days, the fight for suffrage, the Depression, the era of Rosie the Riveter, the civil rights movement, and the feminist rebellion of the 1970s, America's Women describes the way women's lives were altered by dress fashions, medical advances, rules of hygiene, social theories about sex and courtship, and the ever-changing attitudes toward education, work, and politics. While…

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    New York: William H. Morrow, (2003). First edition - More than four centuries of women's history in the US. Collins "begins with the lost colony of Roanoke and the early southern 'tobacco brides'who came looking for a husband and sometimes - thanks to the stupendously high mortality rate - wound up marrying their way through three or four. Spanning wars, the pioneering days, the fight for suffrage, the Depression, the era of Rosie the Riveter, the civil rights movement, and the feminist rebellion of the 1970s, America's Women describes the way women's lives were altered by dress fashions, medical advances, rules of hygiene, social theories about sex and courtship, and the ever-changing attitudes toward education, work, and politics. While keeping her eye on the big picture, Collins still notes that corsets and uncomfortable shoes mattered a lot, too." Extensive notes, bibliography. xix, 597 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76027
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  • ALEXANDER HAMILTON: A Biography. by Cooke, Jacob E.
    Cooke, Jacob E.
    ALEXANDER HAMILTON: A Biography.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1982). Hardcover first edition - A reinterpretative - but impartial - biography of the most famous and most controversial Secretary of the Treasury - and the subject of the musical "Hamilton." Illustrated with photographs. Notes. vi, 277 pp plus 4 pp index. ISBN: 0-684173441.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (a few penciled notations, edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 69367
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  • AMERICAN RACISM: Exploration of the Nature of Prejudice. by Daniels, Roger and Kitano, Harry H. L.
    Daniels, Roger and Kitano, Harry H. L.
    AMERICAN RACISM: Exploration of the Nature of Prejudice.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Prentice-Hall, (1970). First edition - Looks at racism in practice from 1769-1942 as it affected Native Americans (the Mission system), Chinese, Japanese, Mexican Americans and African Americans,with a chapter on post-World War II racism. Includes a list of documents, suggestions for further reading, index. xii, 155 pp. ISBN: 0-130289930.

    Condition: Good condition (some curling to edges of covers, contents clean)

    Book ID: 79470
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  • DUEL BETWEEN THE FIRST IRONCLADS. by Davis, William C.
    Davis, William C.
    DUEL BETWEEN THE FIRST IRONCLADS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed account of the famous Civil War battle at sea between the Union's "Monitor" and the Confederacy's Virginia, the redesigned and rebuilt U.S.S. Merrimack. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Documentation, sources, index. x, 201 pp. ISBN: 0-385-098685.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 55502
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  • MINORITY REPORT: What Has Happened to Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Other Minorities in the Eighties by Dunbar, Leslie W., editor.
    Dunbar, Leslie W., editor.
    MINORITY REPORT: What Has Happened to Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Other Minorities in the Eighties

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Pantheon, (1987). Essays which look at the effective disenfranchisement of some of the country's poorest citizens under Ronald Reagan. Contributors include Vine DeLoria Jr, William Jules Wilson, Charles V. Hamilton and others. Updated edition with a new preface. Footnotes at the end of each essay, index, notes on contributors. xvii, 236 pp. ISBN: 0-394725131.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 79256
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  • THE BIG BURN: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America. by Egan, Timothy.
    Egan, Timothy.
    THE BIG BURN: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2010). Gripping account by this National Book Award winning author of the worst wild fire in the history of the United States. ÑA wind-swept wildfire that began on August 20, 1910, and consumed three million acres of forest in Idaho, Montana and Washington in just 36 hours. But paradoxically, this forest fire was the event that cemented the heroism of the young Forest Service (only 5 years old at the time) in the public mind and galvanized Teddy Roosevelt's campaign for public lands. Winner of the 2010 Washington State Book Award for history. Map, photographs, notes on sources, index. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-618-968415.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 78482
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  • SLAVERY: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life. by Elkins, Stanley.
    Elkins, Stanley.
    SLAVERY: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1971). A new critical approach focusing on why was American slavery different from other forms, and why have the results been so long lasting. Index. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-226-204758.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 58116
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  • THE EMPTY SLEEVE: A Biography of Lucius Fairchild by [Fairchild, Lucius] Ross, Sam.
    [Fairchild, Lucius] Ross, Sam.
    THE EMPTY SLEEVE: A Biography of Lucius Fairchild

    Edition: First printing.

    Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the "the one-armed evangel of Radical Republicanism", a forty-niner in California, a hero of the Civil War at Gettysburg, chairman of the Cherokee 'outlet' commission and Governor of Wisconsin. Photographs, map. Extensive bibliographical notes and notes, index. x, 291 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some rubbing and minor wear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 64681
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  • THE INFILTRATORS: The European Business Invasion of America. by Faith, Nicholas.
    Faith, Nicholas.
    THE INFILTRATORS: The European Business Invasion of America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which "reveals for the first time in any detail the facts about burgeoning European direct investment in the United States." Foreword by Commander Edward Whitehead. Index. xvii, 242 pp. ISBN: 0-525133054.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78756
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  • THE TERROR DREAM: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America. by Faludi, Susan,
    Faludi, Susan,
    THE TERROR DREAM: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt, (2007). Hardcover first edition - A controversial and interesting look at America's psychological response to the 9/11 attacks. She offers a fascinating explanation of why 9/11 led to such a perverse retreat from our own values - "The answer... lies in a historical anomaly unique to the American experience: the nation that in recent memory has been least vulnerable to domestic attack was forged in traumatizing assaults by nonwhite 'barbarians' on town and village. That humiliation lies concealed under a myth of cowboy bluster and feminine frailty." Notes, index. xii, 351 pp. ISBN: 978-0805086928.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71525
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  • CITIZEN TOM PAINE. by Fast, Howard.
    Fast, Howard.
    CITIZEN TOM PAINE.

    Edition: First thus.

    Cleveland, OH & New York: World Publishing Co., (1946) dj. Hardcover - Early reprint. "An enduring portrait of one of the greatest of those who founded our Republic." Introduction by Carl Van Doren. Illustrated in black and white by A. Derso. A title in The Living Library series. 302 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 55709
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  • A RIVER NO MORE: The Colorado River and the West. by Fradkin, Philip L.
    Fradkin, Philip L.
    A RIVER NO MORE: The Colorado River and the West.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which "clarifies the economic, political, social and environmental issues and gives the reader a realistic picture of this unifyiing source of life in the West." Fradkin explored most of the 1700 miles of the Colorado River by foot, boat and by car from its headwaters in the Wind River range of Wyoming, through the Grand Canyon to the Mexican desert which was once its outlet to the sea. Illustrated with maps and 45 black and white photographs by the author. SIGNED on the front free endpaper. Bibliography, index. xviii, 360 pp. ISBN: 0-394415795.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75943
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  • MY NATIVE GROUNDS: The Autobiography of Royal W. France. by France, Royal W.
    France, Royal W.
    MY NATIVE GROUNDS: The Autobiography of Royal W. France.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cameron Associates, 1957. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a former corporate attorney and economics professor who chose to defend those accused of un-American activities in the era of McCarthy. Foreword by Dr Alexander Meiklejohn. 255 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in a good dust jacket (rather severe toning to the pages, some rubbing and wear to the dj, small peeled spot from sticker removal, original price of $3.75 still present.)

    Book ID: 77157
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  • RUNAWAY SLAVES: Rebels on the Plantation. by Franklin, John Hope and Loren Schweninger,
    Franklin, John Hope and Loren Schweninger,
    RUNAWAY SLAVES: Rebels on the Plantation.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A definitive analysis of slave resistance and escape, one which shows that, contrary to popular belief, slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and ran away from their plantations whenever they could. Based on original documents including "planters' records, petitions to county courts and state legislatures, and local newspapers, this book shows how slaves resisted, when, where, and how they escaped, where they fled to, how long they remained in hiding, and how they survived away from the plantation. Of equal importance, it examines the reactions of the white slaveholding class, revealing how they marshaled considerable effort to prevent runaways, meted out severe punishments, and established patrols to…

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    New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A definitive analysis of slave resistance and escape, one which shows that, contrary to popular belief, slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and ran away from their plantations whenever they could. Based on original documents including "planters' records, petitions to county courts and state legislatures, and local newspapers, this book shows how slaves resisted, when, where, and how they escaped, where they fled to, how long they remained in hiding, and how they survived away from the plantation. Of equal importance, it examines the reactions of the white slaveholding class, revealing how they marshaled considerable effort to prevent runaways, meted out severe punishments, and established patrols to hunt down escaped slaves." INSCRIBED by Franklin on the half title page. Illustrated, charts, extensive notes, bibliography, index. xvii, 455 pp. ISBN: 0-195084497.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79510
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  • RUNAWAY SLAVES: Rebels on the Plantation. by Franklin, John Hope and Loren Schweninger,
    Franklin, John Hope and Loren Schweninger,
    RUNAWAY SLAVES: Rebels on the Plantation.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - A definitive analysis of slave resistance and escape, one which shows that, contrary to popular belief, slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and ran away from their plantations whenever they could. Based on original documents including "planters' records, petitions to county courts and state legislatures, and local newspapers, this book shows how slaves resisted, when, where, and how they escaped, where they fled to, how long they remained in hiding, and how they survived away from the plantation. Of equal importance, it examines the reactions of the white slaveholding class, revealing how they marshaled considerable effort to prevent runaways, meted out severe punishments, and established patrols to hunt…

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    New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - A definitive analysis of slave resistance and escape, one which shows that, contrary to popular belief, slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and ran away from their plantations whenever they could. Based on original documents including "planters' records, petitions to county courts and state legislatures, and local newspapers, this book shows how slaves resisted, when, where, and how they escaped, where they fled to, how long they remained in hiding, and how they survived away from the plantation. Of equal importance, it examines the reactions of the white slaveholding class, revealing how they marshaled considerable effort to prevent runaways, meted out severe punishments, and established patrols to hunt down escaped slaves." Illustrated, charts, extensive notes, bibliography, index. xvii, 455 pp. ISBN: 0-195084497.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79068
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  • PARTIAL JUSTICE: A Study of Bias in Sentencing. by Gaylin, Willard.
    Gaylin, Willard.
    PARTIAL JUSTICE: A Study of Bias in Sentencing.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of four judges - all complex men, ethical and thoughtful -two liberal, two conservative - which reveals how unconscious biases are so pervasive in the US "justice" system, resulting in a broad and arbitrary disparity in the sentences given to those convicted of crime.. Notes, index. xvii, 244, vi. ISBN: 0-394-485939.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58120
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  • THE RIGHT TO VOTE: Politics and the Passage of the Fifteenth Amendment by Gillette, William.
    Gillette, William.
    THE RIGHT TO VOTE: Politics and the Passage of the Fifteenth Amendment

    Edition: First printing.

    Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which retains in relevance in this age where many states are attempting to limit the right to vote. A title in the Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, Series 83, no. 1. Frontispiece. Bibliography, index 181 pp plus a 10 pp catalogue of the titles issued as part of this series, beginning with the first series in 1883.

    Condition: Fine in a good+ dust jacket with some small chips, sunning to the edges.

    Book ID: 68304
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  • THE MARCH TO THE SEA AND BEYOND: Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns. by Glatthaar, Joseph T.
    Glatthaar, Joseph T.
    THE MARCH TO THE SEA AND BEYOND: Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: New York University Press, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - General William Sherman ended the Civil War but introduced "total war", that swept through the South - told here from the perspective of a common solider. Maps and black and white photographs and sketches throughout the book. Three appendices, Abbreviations for Repositories, Notes, Bilibography, Index. ix, 318 pp. ISBN: 0-8147-30019.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (previous owner's name, short tear on back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 59487
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