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161 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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162 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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163 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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164 FRANKLIN, JOHN HOPE The Emancipation Proclamation.
Anchor Books, New York: 1965. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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165 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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166 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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167 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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168 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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169 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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170 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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171 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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172 GARNER, STANTON ( EDITOR). 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. Brand new book. 
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: 20.43 USD
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173 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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174 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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175 GIBSON, ALAN. Understanding The Founding: The Crucial Questions.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: . Second Edition, Revised and Expanded. American Political Thought Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The first edition of Alan Gibson's Understanding the Founding is widely regarded as an invaluable guide to the last century's key debates surrounding America's founding. This new edition retains all of the strengths of the original while adding a substantial new section addressing a major but previously unaddressed issue and also significantly revising Gibson's invaluable conclusion and bibliography. In the original edition, which built upon his previous work in Interpreting the Founding, Gibson addressed four key questions: Were the Framers motivated by their economic interests? How democratic was the Framers' Constitution? Should we interpret the Founding using philosophical or strictly historical approaches? What traditions of political thought were most important to the Framers? He focused especially on the preconceptions that scholars brought to these questions, explored the deepest sources of scholars' disagreements over them, and suggested new and thoughtful lines of interpretation and inquiry. His incisive analysis brought clarity to the complex and sprawling debates and shed new light on the institutional and intellectual foundations of the American political system. Gibson has now added a path-breaking new chapter entitled "How Could They Have Done That? Founding Scholarship and the Question of Moral Responsibility," which reprises and critiques one of the most important and most vexing contemporary debates on the American founding. The new chapter focuses on how the men who fought a revolution in the name of liberty and declared to the world that "all men are created equal" could have supported the institution of slavery and even owned slaves themselves, accepted the legal and social subordination of women, and been responsible for Indian removal and genocide against Native Americans. Efforts to criticize or defend the Founders on these issues now constitute a daunting body of scholarship addressing what David Brion Davis has called the "dilemmas of slaveholding revolutionaries." Gibson's astute and fair-minded analysis of this scholarship offers keen insights into how we might move toward more mature and responsible evaluations of the Founders. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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176 GIBSON, ALAN. Understanding The Founding: The Crucial Questions.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: . Second Edition, Revised and Expanded. American Political Thought Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The first edition of Alan Gibson's Understanding the Founding is widely regarded as an invaluable guide to the last century's key debates surrounding America's founding. This new edition retains all of the strengths of the original while adding a substantial new section addressing a major but previously unaddressed issue and also significantly revising Gibson's invaluable conclusion and bibliography. In the original edition, which built upon his previous work in Interpreting the Founding, Gibson addressed four key questions: Were the Framers motivated by their economic interests? How democratic was the Framers' Constitution? Should we interpret the Founding using philosophical or strictly historical approaches? What traditions of political thought were most important to the Framers? He focused especially on the preconceptions that scholars brought to these questions, explored the deepest sources of scholars' disagreements over them, and suggested new and thoughtful lines of interpretation and inquiry. His incisive analysis brought clarity to the complex and sprawling debates and shed new light on the institutional and intellectual foundations of the American political system. Gibson has now added a path-breaking new chapter entitled "How Could They Have Done That? Founding Scholarship and the Question of Moral Responsibility," which reprises and critiques one of the most important and most vexing contemporary debates on the American founding. The new chapter focuses on how the men who fought a revolution in the name of liberty and declared to the world that "all men are created equal" could have supported the institution of slavery and even owned slaves themselves, accepted the legal and social subordination of women, and been responsible for Indian removal and genocide against Native Americans. Efforts to criticize or defend the Founders on these issues now constitute a daunting body of scholarship addressing what David Brion Davis has called the "dilemmas of slaveholding revolutionaries." Gibson's astute and fair-minded analysis of this scholarship offers keen insights into how we might move toward more mature and responsible evaluations of the Founders. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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177 GILPIN, R. BLAKESLEE. John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning With Violence, Equality, And Change.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Winner of the 2010 C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize, Southern Historical Association. From his obsession with the founding principles of the United States to his cold-blooded killings in the battle over slavery's expansion, John Brown forced his countrymen to reckon with America's violent history, its checkered progress toward racial equality, and its resistance to substantive change. Tracing Brown's legacy through writers and artists like Thomas Hovenden, W. E. B. Du Bois, Robert Penn Warren, Jacob Lawrence, Kara Walker, and others, Blake Gilpin transforms Brown from an object of endless manipulation into a dynamic medium for contemporary beliefs about the process and purpose of the American republic. Gilpin argues that the endless distortions of John Brown, misrepresentations of a man and a cause simultaneously noble and terrible, have only obscured our understanding of the past and loosened our grasp of the historical episodes that define America's struggles for racial equality. By showing Brown's central role in the relationship between the American past and the American present, Gilpin clarifies Brown's complex legacy and highlights his importance in the nation's ongoing struggle with the role of violence, the meaning of equality, and the intertwining paths these share with the process of change. R. Blakeslee Gilpin is visiting assistant professor of history at the University of South Carolina. He is a past fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and at the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "[Gilpin's] analysis is pointed and pertinent. University students will especially profit from his resurrections of Brown." - Library Journal "Gilpin's study of John Brown in American memory is a genuine masterpiece. The depth of the interpretation, the comprehensiveness of the research, the intellectual breadth of the narrative, and the lucidity of the prose make this a most outstanding work. The author has contributed enormously not just to our understanding of John Brown and his racial cause, but he has also thrown exceptional light on the cultural, racial, and political climates that altered "the Old Hero's" image in America over the course of fast-changing times." - Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Richard J. Milbauer Emeritus Professor of History, University of Florida, and author of The Shaping of Southern Culture: Honor, Grace, and War, 1760s-1880s "John Brown has mesmerized and polarized Americans for 150 years, speaking in different tongues to black and white, North and South, left and right. Gilpin dissects both the man and the myth to show how clashing visions of race and reform have shaped memory of Brown in every era. Provocative and illuminating, this book should be read by anyone who cares about Brown, the legacy of slavery, and the use and abuse of history in America." - Tony Horwitz, author of Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War 
Price: 26.55 USD
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178 GOLDMAN, ERIC F. Rendezvous With Destiny: A History Of Modern American Reform.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1952. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
A history of political reform from a liberal point of view commencing after the United States Civil War. "No one can come away from this important book without a new sense of the variety and flexibility and strength, the vanity and the gullibility, the shame and glory of American liberalism." Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. 
Price: 24.23 USD
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179 GOODWIN, DORIS KEARNS. No Ordinary Time - Franklin And Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front In World War II.
Simon and Schuster, New York: 1994. 0671642405 / 9780671642402 Fourth printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A compelling chronicle of a nation and its leaders during the period when modern America was created. Presenting an aspect of American history that has never been fully told, Doris Kearns Goodwin writes a brilliant narrative account of how the United States of 1940, an isolationist country divided along class lines, still suffering the ravages of a decade-long depression and woefully unprepared for war, was unified by a common threat and the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become, only five years later, the preeminent economic and military power in the world. Includes photos and an Index. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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180 GOODWYN, LAWRENCE. The Populist Moment: A Short History Of The Agrarian Revolt In America.
Oxford University Press, New York: 1978. 0195024176 / 9780195024173 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This condensed version of Lawrence Goodwyn's Democratic Promise, the highly-acclaimed study on American Populism which the Civil Liberties Review called "a brilliant, comprehensive study," offers new political language designed to provide a fresh means of assessing both democracy and authoritarianism today. Lawrence Goodwyn is a Professor of History at Duke University. "A history of Populism that will be the new standard against which all future efforts must be measured." - The Progressive 
Price: 18.95 USD
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