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141 EHRLICHMAN, JOHN. Witness To Power: The Nixon Years.
Simon and Schuster, New York: 1982. 0671242962 / 9780671242961 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Political memoir of John Ehrlichman's time as White House Counsel and Assistant to the President during the administration of President Nixon. Provides inside observations on all the political successes and failures of the Nixon years concluding with Watergate. Includes an Index. 
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142 EHRLICHMAN, JOHN. Witness To Power: The Nixon Years.
Simon and Schuster, New York: 1982. 0671242962 / 9780671242961 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Political memoir of John Ehrlichman's time as White House Counsel and Assistant to the President during the administration of President Nixon. Provides inside observations on all the political successes and failures of the Nixon years concluding with Watergate. Includes an Index. 
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143 EKIRCH, JR., ARTHUR A. The Decline Of American Liberalism.
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, New York: . First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Although any study of liberalism is faced with certain semantic confusion, Dr. Ekirch has attempted to demonstrate that liberalism, as defined with respect for its historic meaning, and despite certain ups and downs, has been gradually declining in America. Includes an Index. "This is an extremely interesting, thoughtful, and valuable book. It is one of the most stimulating surveys of American history that I have seen in years." - Allan Nevins. 
Price: 22.04 USD
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144 ELLETSON, D. H. Roosevelt And Wilson: A Comparative Study.
John Murray, London: 1965. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Based on the vast amount of material about Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson [both cultural and political] most of it in the Library of Congress. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.51 USD
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145 ELLIS, RICHARD J. To The Flag: The Unlikely History Of The Pledge Of Allegiance.
University Press of Kansas: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
For over one hundred years, it has been deeply ingrained in American culture. Saluting the flag in public schools began as part of a national effort to Americanize immigrants, its final six words imbuing it with universal hope and breathtaking power. Now Richard Ellis unfurls the fascinating history of the Pledge of Allegiance and of the debates and controversies that have sometimes surrounded it. For anyone who has ever recited those thirty-one words, To the Flag provides an unprecedented historical perspective on recent challenges to the Pledge. As engaging as it is informative, it traces the story from the Pledge's composition by Francis Bellamy in 1892 up to the Supreme Court's action in 2004 regarding atheist Michael Newdow's objection to the words "under God." Ellis is especially good at highlighting aspects of this story that might not be familiar to most readers: the schoolhouse flag movement, the codification of the Pledge at the First National Flag Conference in 1923, changing styles of salute, and the uses of the Pledge to quell public concerns over sundry strains of radicalism. Created against the backdrop of rapid immigration, the Pledge has continued for over a century to be injected into American politics at times of heightened anxiety over the meaning of our national identity. Ellis analyzes the text of the Pledge to tell how the very words "indivisible" and "allegiance" were intended to invoke Civil War sentiments—and how "with liberty and justice for all" forms a capsule expression of the American creed. He also examines the introduction of "under God" as an anti-Communist declaration in the 1950s, demonstrating that the phrase is not mere ceremonial Deism but rather a profound expression of what has been called America's "civil religion." The Pledge has inspired millions but has also been used to promote conformity and silence dissent—indeed its daily recitation in schools and legislatures tells us as much about our anxieties as a nation as they do about our highest ideals. Ellis reveals how, for over a century, those who have been most fearful about threats to our national identity have often been most insistent on the importance of patriotic rituals. Indeed, by addressing this inescapable paradox of our civic life, Ellis opens a new and unexpected window on the American soul. 
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146 ENGLISH, LINDA. By All Accounts: General Stores And Community Life In Texas And Indian Territory.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2013. Volume 6 in Race and Culture in the American West. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A fine-grained examination of small-town society and daily life in the late 1800s. The general store in late-nineteenth-century America was often the economic heart of a small town. Merchants sold goods necessary for residents' daily survival and extended credit to many of their customers; cash-poor farmers relied on merchants for their economic well-being just as the retailers needed customers to purchase their wares. But there was more to this mutual dependence than economics. Store owners often helped found churches and other institutions, and they and their customers worshiped together, sent their children to the same schools, and in times of crisis, came to one another's assistance. For this social and cultural history, Linda English combed store account ledgers from the 1870s and 1880s and found in them the experiences of thousands of people in Texas and Indian Territory. Particularly revealing are her insights into the everyday lives of women, immigrants, and ethnic and racial minorities, especially African Americans and American Indians. A store's ledger entries yield a wealth of detail about its proprietor, customers, and merchandise. As a local gathering place, the general store witnessed many aspects of residents' daily lives—many of them recorded, if hastily, in account books. In a small community with only one store, the clientele would include white, black, and Indian shoppers and, in some locales, Mexican American and other immigrants. Flour, coffee, salt, potatoes, tobacco, domestic fabrics, and other staples typified most purchases, but occasional luxury items reflected the buyer's desire for refinement and upward mobility. Recognizing that townspeople often accessed the wider world through the general store, English also traces the impact of national concerns on remote rural areas—including Reconstruction, race relations, women's rights, and temperance campaigns. In describing the social status of store owners and their economic and political roles in both small agricultural communities and larger towns, English fleshes out the fascinating history of daily life in Indian Territory and Texas in a time of transition. Linda English is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas-Pan American. "Linda English makes skilled and sensitive use of store ledgers to paint a word picture of daily life in Texas and Oklahoma Territory and reveal the complex relationships and power dynamics between storekeepers and their customers."—T. Lindsay Baker co-author of Adobe Walls: The History and Archeology of the 1874 Trading Post 
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147 EPSTEIN, EDWARD JAY. Legend: The Secret World Of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Reader's Digest Press, McGraw-Hill, New York: 1977. 0070195390 / 9780070195394 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A book about Lee Harvey Oswald and his relationships with the intelligence services of three nations. Includes an Index and photographs. 
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148 EPSTEIN, EDWARD JAY. Legend: The Secret World Of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Reader's Digest Press, McGraw-Hill, New York: 1977. 0070195390 / 9780070195394 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Newspaper clippings about the assassination are included. 
A book about Lee Harvey Oswald and his relationships with the intelligence services of three nations. Includes an Index and photographs. 
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149 ERICSON, DAVID F. Slavery In The American Republic: Developing The Federal Government, 1791-1861.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Many scholars believe that the existence of slavery stymied the development of the American state because slaveholding Southern politicians were so at odds with a federal government they feared would abolish their peculiar institution. David Ericson argues to the contrary, showing that over a seventy-year period slavery actually contributed significantly to the development of the American state, even as a "house divided." Drawing on deep archival research that tracks federal expenditures on slavery-related items, Ericson reveals how the policies, practices, and institutions of the early national government functioned to protect slavery and thereby contributed to its own development. Here are surprising descriptions of how the federal government increased its state capacities as it implemented slavery-friendly policies, such as creating more stable slave markets by removing Native Americans, deterring slave revolts, recovering fugitive slaves, enacting a ban on slave imports, and not enacting a ban on the interstate slave trade. It also bolstered its own law-enforcement power by reinforcing navy squadrons to interdict illegal slave trading, hiring deputy marshals to capture fugitive slaves and slave rescuers, and deploying soldiers to remove Native Americans and deter slave rescues and revolts. Going beyond Don Fehrenbacher's The Slaveholding Republic, Ericson shows how the presence of slavery indirectly influenced the development of the American state in highly significant ways. Enforcement of the 1808 slave-import ban involved the federal government in border control for the first time, and participation in founding a colony in Liberia established an early model of public-private partnerships. The presence of slavery also spurred the development of the U.S. Army, particularly during the Second Seminole War, and the federal government's own slave rentals influenced its labor-management practices. Ericson's study unearths a long-neglected history, connecting slavery-influenced policy areas more explicitly to early American state development and more fully accounting for the money and manpower the federal government devoted to those areas. Rich in historical detail, it marks a significant contribution to our understanding of state development and the impact of slavery on early American politics. 
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150 FABER, HAROLD (EDITOR); THE NEW YORK TIMES (TEXT); LOWE, JACQUES & OTHERS (PHOTOGRAPHS). The Kennedy Years.
Viking, New York: 1964. Second printing - December 1964. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Dustjacket is worn and torn. 
Designed to capture both the historical importance and the visual excitement of the era that ended in tragedy at Dallas on November 22, 1963. As a counterpoint to its lucid and detailed commentary on these years, the text uses actual news stories from The New York Times, with headlines that lend a sense of immediacy to happenings that have since become history. Includes an Index. 
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151 FABER, HAROLD (EDITOR); THE NEW YORK TIMES (TEXT); LOWE, JACQUES & OTHERS (PHOTOGRAPHS). The Kennedy Years.
The Viking Press, New York: 1964. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Designed to capture both the historical importance and the visual excitement of the era that ended in tragedy at Dallas on November 22, 1963. As a counterpoint to its lucid and detailed commentary on these years, the text uses actual news stories from The New York Times, with headlines that lend a sense of immediacy to happenings that have since become history. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.44 USD
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152 FARAGHER, JOHN MACK. Sugar Creek Life On The Illinois Prairie.
Yale University Press, New Haven: 1986. 0300042639 / 9780300042634 s Softcover. Good condition. 
The fascinating story of the birth and development of a rural American community, from its origins at the turn of the nineteenth century to the years that followed the civil war. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.86 USD
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153 FARAGHER, JOHN MACK. Sugar Creek Life On The Illinois Prairie.
Yale University Press, New Haven: 1986. 0300042639 / 9780300042634 s Softcover. Good condition. 
The fascinating story of the birth and development of a rural American community, from its origins at the turn of the nineteenth century to the years that followed the civil war. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.63 USD
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154 FEHRENBACHER, DON E. Prelude To Greatness: Lincoln In The 1850's.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1964. s Softcover. Good condition. 

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155 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. 

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156 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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157 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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158 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 
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159 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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160 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. 
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