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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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  • JOHN ADAMS. by [Adams, John 1735-1826.] McCullough, David.
    [Adams, John 1735-1826.] McCullough, David.
    JOHN ADAMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -'the colossus of independence,' as Thomas Jefferson called him - who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history." Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -'the colossus of independence,' as Thomas Jefferson called him - who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history." Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Biography (the second time McCullough received this award). Illustrated with drawings and sections of both color and black and white photographic plates. Includes the Adams family genealogical tree, Source Notes, Bibliography, and Index. 751 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-0684813639.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (top edge bumped)

    Book ID: 84316
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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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  • THE PIG FARMER'S DAUGHTER AND OTHER TALES OF AMERICAN JUSTICE: Episodes of Racism and Sexism in the Courts from 1865 to the Present. by Berry, Mary Frances.
    Berry, Mary Frances.
    THE PIG FARMER'S DAUGHTER AND OTHER TALES OF AMERICAN JUSTICE: Episodes of Racism and Sexism in the Courts from 1865 to the Present.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Vintage Books, (2000). A book on how the law perpetuates myths of race, gender, and class by a former head of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Berry examines "a century's worth of appellate cases, ranging from a nineteenth-century Alabama case in which a white woman was denied her divorce petition because an affair between a white man (her husband) and a black woman (his lover) was 'of no consequence,' to such recent, high-profile cases as the William Kennedy Smith and O.J. Simpson trials." Notes, index. 295 pp. ISBN: 0-375707468.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 83153
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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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  • 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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  • DREAMS OF EL DORADO: A History of the American West. by Brands, H. W.
    Brands, H. W.
    DREAMS OF EL DORADO: A History of the American West.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins), (2019). SIGNED first edition - A history of the settling of the settling of the American West from "John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land rush." An account which focuses on how the migrants' dreams drove them to feats of courage and perseverance - and "how those same dreams also drove them to outrageous acts of violence against indigenous peoples and one another. The West was where riches would reward the miner's persistence, the cattleman's courage, the railroad man's enterprise; but El Dorado was at least as elusive in the West as it ever was in the East." SIGNED on…

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    New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins), (2019). SIGNED first edition - A history of the settling of the settling of the American West from "John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land rush." An account which focuses on how the migrants' dreams drove them to feats of courage and perseverance - and "how those same dreams also drove them to outrageous acts of violence against indigenous peoples and one another. The West was where riches would reward the miner's persistence, the cattleman's courage, the railroad man's enterprise; but El Dorado was at least as elusive in the West as it ever was in the East." SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, maps, notes. xvi, 506 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81199
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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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  • 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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  • FORT UNION AND THE WINNING OF THE SOUTHWEST. by Emmett, Chris.
    Emmett, Chris.
    FORT UNION AND THE WINNING OF THE SOUTHWEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - The history of Fort Union in New Mexico from its founding in 1851 until it was largely abandoned in 1891. It was the supply post and focal point for dealing with the Spanish and Indian population of New Mexico, and a major target of the Confederate Army in the Civil War, although it remained in Union hands. Foreword by W. S Wallace. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Appendix, bibliography and index.xvi, 436 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library but with very few markings, upper corner of front endpaper clipped, overall tight and clean in a good dust jacket (spine label, sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 83687
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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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  • 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. 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." SIGNED on the title page by author Loren Schweninger with the words "best wishes," Illustrated, charts, extensive notes, bibliography, index. xvii, 455 pp. ISBN: 0-195084497.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (prevous owner's name on front pastedown, mostly hidden by dj flap)

    Book ID: 79915
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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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  • DRUMS AND SHADOWS: Survival Studies among the Georgia Coastal Negroes. by Georgia Writers' Project, Savanah Unit, Work Products Administration.
    Georgia Writers' Project, Savanah Unit, Work Products Administration.
    DRUMS AND SHADOWS: Survival Studies among the Georgia Coastal Negroes.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, (1986). "Set against the background of the antebellum slave trade, Drums and Shadows traces the persistence of African heritage in the culture of blacks living on the Georgia coast in the 1930s. In the later years of the depression, members of the Georgia Writers' Project visited and interviewed blacks, many of whose grandparents, smuggled into slavery as late as 1858, had passed on the customs and beliefs of their African past." A facsimile reprint of the 1940 first edition, with photographs by Muriel Bell and Malcolm Bell Jr. and an introduction by Charles Joyner. Photographs. Glossary, list of informants. bibliography, index. xliv, 274 pp. ISBN: 0-82030851X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82952
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  • SHADOW and LIGHT: An Autobiography with Reminiscences of the Last and Present Century. by Gibbs, Mifflin Wistar (1823 - 1915)
    Gibbs, Mifflin Wistar (1823 - 1915)
    SHADOW and LIGHT: An Autobiography with Reminiscences of the Last and Present Century.

    Edition: First thus - facsimile reprint of a work originally published in 1902.

    New York: Arno Press & The NY Times, 1968. Hardcover - The title page goes on to state: "A Fatherless Boy, Carpenter and Contractor, Anti-Slavery Lecturer, Merchant, Railroad Builder, Superintendent of Mine, Attorney-at-Law, County Attorney, Municipal Judge Register of United States Lands, Receiver of Public Monies for U. S., United States Consul to Madagascar, Prominent Race Leaders, etc." An autobiography of a man whose life was one of adventure and danger and who was a witness to many of the significant events in the history of the United States during the 19th century. The early chapters include comments on the Underground Railroad, Nat Turner's Insurrection, Cinguez, the Hero of Armistead Captives and his first tour with Frederic Douglass. In…

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    New York: Arno Press & The NY Times, 1968. Hardcover - The title page goes on to state: "A Fatherless Boy, Carpenter and Contractor, Anti-Slavery Lecturer, Merchant, Railroad Builder, Superintendent of Mine, Attorney-at-Law, County Attorney, Municipal Judge Register of United States Lands, Receiver of Public Monies for U. S., United States Consul to Madagascar, Prominent Race Leaders, etc." An autobiography of a man whose life was one of adventure and danger and who was a witness to many of the significant events in the history of the United States during the 19th century. The early chapters include comments on the Underground Railroad, Nat Turner's Insurrection, Cinguez, the Hero of Armistead Captives and his first tour with Frederic Douglass. In California, where he had gone in 1850 during the gold rush, he was politically active, rode with John C Fremont during the Vigilante era, the co-founder with Peter Lester of "Mirror of the Times", California's first Black newspaper, protesting the poll tax and a bill to ban Black people from moving to the state, and generally speaking out. With Lester and hundreds of other families, he moved to Victoria in British Columbia where he made a fortune in dry goods, and real estate. In 1869 after the Civil War, he returned to the United States - to Oberlin, Ohio, where he earned a degree in law. He served as a judge in Little Rock, Arkansas, and was appointed U.S. Consul to Madagascar in 1897. Introduction by Booker T. Washington. New preface for this edition by William Loren Katz. Illustrated. 372 pp.

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    Condition: Ex-library but with relatively few markings, and clean content, in the sturdy black and white cloth covered boards used for all of the titles in this series - no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 84205
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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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