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141 FEHRENBACHER, DON E. Prelude To Greatness: Lincoln In The 1850's.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1964. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 42.28 USD
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142 FEINSTEIN, STEPHEN. The 1900s: From Teddy Roosevelt To Flying Machines.
Enslow Publishers, Inc., Berkeley Heights: 2001. 0766016129 / 9780766016125 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand new book. 

Price: 22.80 USD
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143 FERGUSON, E. JAMES (EDITOR); ERNST, JOSEPH ALBERT (EDITOR); SILBEY, JOEL H. (EDITOR); WEINSTEIN, ALLEN (EDITOR); WILSON, R. JACKSON (EDITOR); GLAD, PAUL W. (EDITOR). The Random House Reader In American History: Essays On The National Past, 1607 To The Present.
Random House, New York: 1970. First Printing. s Softcover. Fair condition. Stains on the edges. 
A collection of essays written by noted scholars that detail America in its formative years. 
Price: 27.08 USD
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144 FERGUSON, E. JAMES. (EDITOR). National Unity On Trial, 1781-1816.
Random House, New York: 1970 First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This is one volume in the "Random House Readings in American History" Each editor introduces his own period, discusses the literature bearing on its central themes, and offers the reader a sampling of current scholarship. The six volumes contain major recent articles or portions of recent books on the evolving structure of American political, economic, social and cultural life. 
Price: 25.41 USD
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145 FINN, JOHN E. Peopling The Constitution.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The U. S. Constitution begins with the soaring words We the People, but we, the people, have little to do with the document as most of us have come to know it. When most people think of the constitution they think of it as a legal instrument, the province of judges and lawyers, who alone possess the expertise and knowledge necessary to discern its elusive and complex meaning. This book outlines a very different view of the Constitution as a moral and philosophical statement about who we are as a nation. This Civic Constitution constitutes us as a civic body politic, transforming the people into a singular political entity. Juxtaposing this view with the legal model, the Juridic Constitution, John E. Finn offers a comprehensive account of the Civic Constitution as a public affirmation of the shared principles of national self-identity, and as a particular vision of political community in which we the people play a significant and ongoing role in achieving a constitutional way of life. The Civic Constitution is the constitution of dialogical engagement, of contested meanings, of political principles, of education, of conversation. Peopling the Constitution seeks nothing less than a new interpretation of the American constitutional project in an effort to revive a robust understanding of citizenship. It considers the entire constitutional project, from its founding and maintenance to its failure, with insights into topics ranging from the practice of deliberative democracy and the meaning of citizenship, to constitutional fidelity, civic virtue, the separation of powers, federalism, and constitutional interpretation. The Civic Constitution, in Finns telling, is primarily a political project requiring an active, engaged, and most importantly, constitutionally educated citizenry committed to the civic virtues of civility and tending. When we as citizens are unwilling or unable to tend to and sustain the Constitution, and when constitutional questions reduce to legal questions and obscure civic interests, constitutional rot results. And in post-9/11 America, Finn argues, constitutional rot has begun to set in. With its multi-dimensional vision of constitutional governance, Finn's book stands as a corrective to accounts that locate the Constitution in and conceive it essentially as a legal instrument, making a powerful and impassioned argument for restoring the people to their rightful place in the politics and practice of the Constitution. John E. Finn is professor of government at Wesleyan University. His publications include American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes, with Donald P. Kommers and Gary J. Jacobsohn, and the highly regarded Constitutions in Crisis: Political Violence and the Rule of Law. "Professor Finn sees signs of rot in the rise of the the post-9/11 security state governed by our fear instead of our reason, and he calls on all citizens to renew their commitment to the Civil Constitution."—Harvard Law Review "Peopling the Constitution is a seminal work of constitutional theory that illuminates how the Constitution creates us as a people, defines what we stand for, and asks citizens to be responsible for carrying it forward. In offering a civic understanding of the American Constitution, John Finn broadens our horizon in speaking to what a constitution is and what it does."—George Thomas, author of The Madisonian Constitution 
Price: 37.95 USD
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146 FLEMING, THOMAS. 1776 Years Of Illusions.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1975. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dust Jacket has folded creases on inside and small tears and nicks on outside. 
Explores the reality of the year 1776 - a reality which has been too long shrouded in myth and misconception. In this book, Thomas Fleming explodes this myth by examining all dimensions of that year - particularly the least known aspects of the common, fallible humanityof the men and women of the Revolution. 
Price: 23.23 USD
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147 FONER, ERIC. The Story Of American Freedom.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1998. 0393046656 / 9780393046656 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A masterful history of the United States, focused on its animating impulse-freedom-and the continuing struggle to achieve it. Freedom: a promised land, a battleground, America's cultural bond and fault line. The Declaration of Independence lists liberty among mankind's inalienable rights; the Constitution was framed to secure liberty's blessings. The United States fought the Civil War to bring about a new birth of freedom, World War II for the Four Freedoms,and the Cold War to defend the Free World. In Eric Foner's stirring history, freedom's story unfolds through aspiration and sacrifice, its meaning shaped not only in congressional debates and political treatises, but on plantations and picket lines, in parlors and bedrooms. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.06 USD
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148 FOOTE, SHELBY. The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume 1: Fort Sumter To Perryville.
Vintage Books, New York: 1986. 0394746236 / 9780394746234 First Vintage Books Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
"The lucidity of the battle narratives, the vigor of the prose, the strong feeling for the men from privates to generals who did the fighting, are all controlled by constant sense of how it happened and what it was all about. Foote has the novelist's feeling for character and situation, without losing the historian's scrupulous regard for recorded fact. The 'Civil War' is likely to stand unequaled." James M. Cox, Southern Review. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.76 USD
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149 FORESTER, C. S.; GANNETT, LEWIS (EDITOR). The Age Of Fighting Sail: The Story Of The Naval War Of 1812.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1956. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. Dustjacket is faded and stained. 
Dramatize the sea battles of the War of 1812, that made it possible for an infant republic to embarrass a great nation. Includes an Index. 
Price: 42.28 USD
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150 FORMA, WARREN. They Were Ragtime.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York: 1976. 0448125536 / 9780448125534 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Binding is broken. Dustjacket is worn and torn. Signed by the author on the hassle title page.Gift inscription on first inside page. 
Stronger and stranger than any fiction, this documentary account of the breathtaking historic figures who peopled the Ragtime era floods the imagination with fresh insights into the thoughts and deeds of the people who made the America of today. With 250 authentic period photographs. J. P. Morgan, Stanford White, Evelyn Nesbit, Emma Goldman, Henry Ford, Teddy Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Mary Baker Eddy, Anthony Comstock, Havelock Ellis, Joseph Pulitzer, Harry Houdini, Admiral Peary, John Barrymore, William Randolph Hearst, and many others. 
Price: 23.28 USD
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151 FRANKLIN, JOHN HOPE The Emancipation Proclamation.
Anchor Books, New York: 1965. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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152 FRASSANITO, WILLIAM A. Antietam: A Photographic Legacy Of America's Bloodiest Day.
Touchstone Book, New York: 1978. 0684176459 / 9780684176451 First Touchstone Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
September 17, 1862. The bloodiest single day in American history. Frassanito has captured the personal tragedy of the Civil War battlefield at Antietam in this collection of photographs by photographers Alexander Gardner and James F. Gibson. Includes an Index 
Price: 17.81 USD
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153 FREDRICKSON, GEORGE M. The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals And The Crisis Of The Union.
Harper & Row, New York: 1968. Harper Torchbooks s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 6.41 USD
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154 FREEDMAN, RUSSELL. Give Me Liberty! The Story Of The Declaration Of Independence.
Scholastic Inc., New York: 2001. 0439314216 / 9780439314213 s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 12.35 USD
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155 FREELING, WILLIAM W. & SIMPSON, CRAIG M. Secession Debated: Georgia's Showdown In 1860.
Oxford University Press, NY: 1992. 0195079450 / 9780195079456 Third Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The critical northern antebellum debate matched the rhetorical skills of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Doughlas in a historic argument over the future of slavery in a westward-expanding America. Two years later, an equally historic oratorical showdown between secessionists and Unionists in Georgia generated as much popular interest south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and perhaps had an even more profound immediate effect on the future of the United States. In Secession Debated, the editors have for the first time collected the seven surviving speeches and public letters of the greatest southwern debate over disunion, providing today's reader with a unique window into a moment of American crisis. 
Price: 116.85 USD
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156 FROST, L.L.D., J. The Mexican War And Its Warriors; Comprising A Complete History Of All The Operations Of The American Armies In Mexico: With Biographical Sketches And Anecdotes Of The Most Distinguished Officers In The Regular Army And Volunteer Force.
H. Mansfield, New Haven and Philadelphia: 1850. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
A hisory of the Mexican American War with biographical sketches of the principals involved. Illustrated with numeerous etchings. Includes a copy of the Treaty of Peace, Friendship Limits, and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic that was signed by President James Knox Polk. 
Price: 187.39 USD
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157 FURNAS, J. C. The Americans: A Social History Of The United States 1587-1914.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1969. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The dustjacket is torn on the front, back, spine and book flap. 
What emerges is not a dry compendium but the author's great relish for the cordial intimacy between past and present. Includes an Index. 
Price: 6.89 USD
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158 GARNER, STANTON ( EDITED BY). The Captain's Best Mate: The Journal Of Mary Chipman Lawrence On The Whaler Addison 1856- 1860.
University Press of New England, London: 1986. 0874513669 / 9780874513660 s Softcover. Good condition. 
An admirable edited volume that will surely prove to be a basic source for future studies in the whaling industry of New England before the Civil War. Includes an Index. 
Price: 20.90 USD
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159 GARRATY, JOHN A. 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History.
Doubleday, New York: 1989 0385425775 / 9780385425773 Third Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
According to the publisher, this book is a presentation of history "the way we wish it had been taught - in a clever, concise format: provocative, memorable entries, accompanied by over 400 photographs. Includes Index. 
Price: 7.46 USD
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160 GERSTLE, GARY. American Crucible: Race And Nation In The Twentieth Century.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2001. 069104984X / 9780691049847 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This sweeping history of twentieth-century America follows the changing and often conflicting ideas about the fundamental nature of American society: Is the United States a social melting pot, as our civic creed warrants, or is full citizenship somehow reserved for those who are white and of the "right" ancestry? Gary Gerstle traces the forces of civic and racial nationalism, arguing that both profoundly shaped our society. After Theodore Roosevelt led his Rough Riders to victory during the Spanish American War, he boasted of the diversity of his men's origins- from the Kentucky backwoods to the Irish, Italian, and Jewish neighborhoods of northeastern cities. Roosevelt's vision of a hybrid and superior "American race," strengthened by war, would inspire the social, diplomatic, and economic policies of American liberals for decades. And yet, for all of its appeal to the civic principles of inclusion, this liberal legacy was grounded in "Anglo-Saxon" culture, making it difficult in particular for Jews and Italians and especially for Asians and African Americans to gain acceptance. Gerstle weaves a compelling story of events, institutions, and ideas that played on perceptions of ethnic/racial difference, from the world wars and the labor movement to the New Deal and Hollywood to the Cold War and the civil rights movement. We witness the remnants of racial thinking among such liberals as FDR and LBJ; we see how Italians and Jews from Frank Capra to the creators of Superman perpetuated the New Deal philosophy while suppressing their own ethnicity; we feel the frustrations of African-American servicemen denied the opportunity to fight for their country and the moral outrage of more recent black activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, and Malcolm X. Includes an Index. Gerstle argues that the civil rights movement and Vietnam broke the liberal nation apart, and his analysis of this upheaval leads him to assess Reagan's and Clinton's attempts to resurrect nationalism. Can the United States ever live up to its civic creed? For anyone who views racism as an aberration from the liberal premises of the republic, this book is must reading. "This informed and well-argued study is a strong addition to the literature on race, multiculturalism, and citizenship in the U.S . . . Gerstle [has] in this engrossing, powerfully argued study . . . a meticulous eye for detail." - Publishers Weekly "This tightly argued historical synthesis is likely to be . . . influential to understanding the evolution of American nationalism in the past 100 years. . . ." - Library Journal "American Crucible is an illuminating addition to what has become a vibrant academic cottage industry, the study of nationalism. . . . [A] confident and elegantly written narrative. . . ." - John T. McGreevy, Chicago Tribune "A fresh and accessible book that fully examines [a] fundamental American paradox. He has credibly and fascinatingly, traced the odd mixture of high ideals and base doubts that shaped race and immigration policy over the last century." - Joseph Dolman, The New Leader "The most probing and thought-provoking history of American nationalism ever written." - James Green, The Boston Globe "Gerstle straddles the Old and the New Left, and this gives him a perspective that frequently makes for a fertile and unpredictable analysis." - Peter Skerry, National Journal "The publication of this book could not be more timely. The first eighty pages should be compulsory reading for anybody in the United Kingdom (and elsewhere) involved with immigrants or asylum-seekers, whether at the level of policy-making, policy administration, or merely as citizen hosts." - Jim Potter, Times Literary Supplement 
Price: 34.15 USD
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