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North Shore; A Natural History of Minnesota's Superior Coast
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North Shore; A Natural History of Minnesota's Superior Coast

By Anderson, Chel (With Adelheid Fischer.)

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 978-0-8166-3232-9 [978-0-8166-3232-9] 2015. (4to) 619pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Color maps, color illustrations, black and white and color photographs, bibliography, acknowledgements, index. "Propelled by wings, fins, legs, and the wind, life has found its way to Minnesota's North Shore for more than twelve thousand years. Some plants and animals have taken up residence int he region's ancient mountains, others in its lakes and flowing rivers. Together, they weave a living fabric of sublime and fascinating beauty. These organisms come to life in North Shore, a comprehensive environmental history of one of Minnesota's most beloved places". Book about Coastal Ecology--Minnesota, Lake Ecology--Minnesota & Regional History. Locale: Lake Superior--Minnesota; Minnesota--United States; North Shore--Minnesota. (History--United States, Ecology, Great Lakes, Natural History).

$52.50

Hawaii's Story; By Hawaii's Queen
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Hawaii's Story; By Hawaii's Queen

By Liliuokalani

Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle [0-8048-1066-4] [1979], later printing. (Paper covers) 414pp. Very good. Folding frontispiece, photographs, appendices, bibliography. Time Period 19th Century. Locale: Hawaii. (History--United States, Monarchs, Royalty).

$21.00

When Alaska Was Free

By Peterson, Knut D.

Port Washington: Ashley Books., Inc [0-87949-081-0] 1977. (Hardcover) 166pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. "Exciting, inspiring, hair raising and comical all describe these memoirs of an Alaskan sourdough - a pioneer who ventured north thirty years before statehood. For all the remaining ruggedness, today's Alaska of burgeoning tourism is lightyears away from the unlimited freedom and wildness Knut Peterson knew". Locale: Alaska--United States; Western America. (Western America, Anecdotes, Arctic Life, Wilderness, Wildlife).

$21.00

Time on the Cross; The Economics of American Negro Slavery
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Time on the Cross; The Economics of American Negro Slavery

By Fogel, Robert William (With Stanley L. Engerman.)

Boston: Little, Brown and Company [0-316-28700-8] 1974, 3rd printing. (Hardcover) 286pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Maps, graphs, index. The dust jacket is lightly edgeworn. "Time on the Cross: the Economics on American Negro Slavery is a sweeping re-examination of the economic foundations of American Negro slavery. Based upon, and deriving from, a vast research effort involving thousands of man and computer hours and the most complete body of information ever assembled on the operation of the slave system, Time on the Cross constitutes an entirely new portrayal of slavery's past - a past, the book shows, during which black Americans struggled successfully to maintain their dignity, their competence, and the integrity of their family life". Locale: United States. (History--United States, African Americans, Black Americans, Economics, History--United States, Racism, Slavery--United States).

$26.25

Days of Destruction; Days of Revolt
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Days of Destruction; Days of Revolt

By Hedges, Chris

Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada 978-0-307-36298-8 [978-0-307-36298-8] 2012. (4to paperback) 302pp. Very good plus. The covers are lightly worn. Illustrations, notes, index. "The book starts in the western plains, where Native Americans were sacrificed for land and empire. It moves to the old manufacturing centers and coal fields that fueled the industrial revolution, but now lie in decay. It follows the steady downward spiral of American labor into the nation's produce fields and ends in Zuccotti Park where a new generation is revolting against a corporate state that has handed the young an economic, political, cultural, and environmental catastrophe". Book about American Dream. (History--United States, Economy, Environment, Government--United States, Graphic Novels, History--United States, Labor, Political Activism, Revolution).

$31.50

Rogers City Centennial; History and Photo Album

By Rogers City

Rogers City [circa 1971]. (4to staplebound) 156pp. Very good plus. Photographs and illustrations, tables, maps, advertisements. The covers are very lightly soiled near the staple binding. "In... The desire to perpetuate the history of our sturdy and stirring past, we dedicate this centennial book of the City of Rogers City, Michigan to its first settlers, resolute pioneers of tireless energy, whose courage and vision made possible the founding of our beloved community". Time Period 1871-1971. Locale: Lake Huron; Rogers City--Michigan. (History--United States, Centennial, History--United States, Local History, Pioneer Life, Settlement, Towns).

$47.25

Mrs. Satan; the Incredible Saga of Victoria C. Woodhull

By Johnston, Johanna (Biography of Victoria C. Woodhull.)

New York: G.P. Putnam [1967]. (Hardcover) 319pp. Very good in good dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations, bibliography, index. Edgewear to dust jacket, bottom bumped. Biography of Victoria C. Woodhull. Locale: United States. (History--United States, Government, Social Protest, Suffrage, Suffragettes, Women).

$23.63

Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis; Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago
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Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis; Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago

By Smith II, Preston H.

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 978-0-8166-3703-4 [978-0-8166-3703-4] 2012. (Trade paperback) 433pp. Near fine. Notes, index. "In Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis, Preston H. Smith II examines housing debates in Chicago that reach beyond black and white politics, and shows how class and factional conflicts among African-Americans helped to reproduce stunning segregation along economic lines. Smith outlines the ideological framework that black civic leaders in Chicago used to formulate housing policy to reveal a surprising picture of leaders who singled out racial segregation as the source of African Americans' inadequate living conditions rather than attacking class inequalities". Time Period Postwar. Locale: Chicago--Illinois; United States. (History--United States, Black Americans, Cities, Democracy, Equality, Housing, Policy, Race Relations, Racial Issues, Segregation).

$36.75

The Ark and the Dove; The Beginning of Civil and Religious Liberties in America

By Ives, J. Moss

New York: Longmans, Green and Co. 1936, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 435pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Black cloth with gilt illustration on front cover. Illustrated map endpapers, illustrated plates, notes, bibliography, index. The front cover is soiled and the corners are lightly bumped. "A little more than three centuries ago, in the late autumn of the year 1633, two ships set sail from the Isle of Wight and, with a favoring wind, headed for the open sea. As it was too late in the season to venture in a direct course to the Chesapeake Bay Country whither they were bound, these ships chose a southwesterly course to avoid the storms that were sure to come on the North Atlantic before a crossing could be made. The larger of the two ships was the Ark of three hundred tons burden. The other was the Dove, a little ship of only fifty tons and of the type of the old English pinnance. Her ability to cross the sea was measured by the sturdiness of her crew" - from the Foreword. Book about Ark--Ship & Dove--Ship. Time Period 1633. Locale: Isle of Wight; New England; New France; North Atlantic. (History--United States, Colonial America, History--United States, Pilgrims, Ships, Transportation).

$36.75

Justice and the American Metropolis (Publisher series: Globalization and Community.)

By Hayward, Clarissa Rile (With Todd Swanstrom.) (Contributor Susan S. Fainstein; Richard Thompson Ford; Gerald Frug; Loren King; Margaret Kohn; Stephen Macedo; Douglas W. Rae; Clarence N. Stone; Margaret Weir; Thad Williamson.)

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 978-0-8166-7613-2 [978-0-8166-7613-2] 2011. (Trade paperback) 267pp. Near fine. Graphs, tables, notes, references, index. "Today's American cities and suburbs are the sites of 'thick injustice' - unjust power relations that are deeply and densely concentrated as well as opaque and seemingly intractable. Thick injustice is hard to see, to assign responsibility for, and to change. Identifying these often invisible and intransigent problems, this volume addresses foundational questions about what justice requires in the contemporary metropolis". Contributors include Susan S. Fainstein, Richard Thompson Ford, Gerald Frug, Loren King, Margaret Kohn, Stephen Macedo, Douglas W. Rae, Clarence N. Stone, Margaret Weir, Thad Williamson. Publisher series: Globalization and Community 18. (History--United States, Class Structure, Equality, Globalization, History--United States, Justice, Political Science, Urban Studies).

$31.50

A Godly Hero; The Life of William Jennings Bryan
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A Godly Hero; The Life of William Jennings Bryan

By Kazin, Michael (Biography of William Jennings Bryan.)

New York: Alfred A Knopf [0-375-41135-6] 2006. (Hardcover) 374pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations, notes, index. "With dazzling detail and luminous prose, Michael Kazin has written one of the finest political biographies I have read in many years. It might be called the passion of Bryan: a shrewd chronicle of triumph, rejection, wandering, and finally triumph again - although Bryan would not live to see the victory of his most influential ideas in the New Deal. There is no better way to begin understanding the politics of the turn of the last century than to read this book" - Sean Wilentz, author of the Rise of American Democracy. Biography of William Jennings Bryan. (United States, Biography, Democracy, New Deal, Political Activism, Politics, United States).

$26.25

The Neoliberal Deluge; Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans
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The Neoliberal Deluge; Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

By Johnson, Cedric (editor) (Contributor Barbara L. Allen; John Arena; Adrienne Dixson; Eric Ishiwata; Avis Jones-Deweever; Chad Lavin; Paul A. Passavant; Linda Robertson; Chris Russill; Kanchana Ruwanpura; Nicole Trujillo-Pagan; Geoffrey Whitehall.)

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 978-0-8166-7325-4 [978-0-8166-7325-4] 2011. (Trade paperback) 406pp. Near fine. Photographs, notes, contributors, index. "The Neoliberal Deluge locates the root causes of the disaster of Katrina squarely in neoliberal restructural and examines how pro-market reforms are reshaping life, politics, economy, and the built environment in New Orleans. The contributors argue that human agency and public policy choices were more at fault for the destruction and social misery experienced than were sheer forces of nature". Book about Late Capitalism & Neoliberalism. Contributors include Barbara L. Allen, John Arena, Adrienne Dixson, Eric Ishiwata, Avis Jones-Deweever, Chad Lavin, Paul A. Passavant, Linda Robertson, Chris Russill, Kanchana Ruwanpura, Nicole Trujillo-Pagan, Geoffrey Whitehall. Locale: New Orleans--United States. (History--United States, Class Structure, Economics, Environment, History--United States, Natural Disasters, Politics, Public Policy, Race Relations).

$31.50

Making a New Deal; Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939
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Making a New Deal; Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939

By Cohen, Lizabeth

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 978-0-521-42838-5 [978-0-521-42838-5] 2007. (Trade paperback) 526pp. Very good plus. Photographs, tables, notes, index. The front cover is lightly creased in the top right corner and at the bottom edge, and a remainder mark on the top edge. "Like the best new labor historians, she studies working people outside their workplaces, but like the best old labor historians, she emphasizes the importance of workplace and union building in their lives" - David Nasaw in the Nation. Time Period 1919-1939. Locale: Chicago. (History--United States, African-Americans, History--United States, Immigrants, Labour, Working Class).

$26.25

Building Minnesota

By Blegen, Theodore C.

Boston: D. C. Heath and Company 1938. (Hardcover) 450pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Blue and green cloth with cover illustration. Maps, photographs, illustrations, questions, appendix, index. There is a small rough patch on the fixed rear endpaper where a sticker has been removed. "Minnesota has a glorious past. Its people, made up of the best of native stock and thriftiest and most capable of various nationalities, have been leaders in industry, agriculture, education, and many of the cultural aspects of group life. Notwithstanding the notable record of achievement that the state may justly claim, however, it faces grave problems today - problems of changes in industry, problems of rural and urban areas, problems of unemployment, and those eternal problems of citizenship that center about the maintenance and support of good government" - from the Introduction. Time Period 1930's. Locale: Minnesota--United States; United States. (History--United States, Citizenship, Government, Industry, Settlement, Unemployment).

$26.25

The Secret Diary of Harold L. Ickes (3 Vols.)

By Ickes, Harold L. (Diaries of Harold L. Ickes.)

New York: Simon and Schuster 1953. (Hardcover) 738; 759; 695pp. Very good in very good dust jackets. 3-volume set includes reader's guides, index. Volume I is a second printing and volumes II and III are first printings; the dust jackets have minor chipping and edgewear and are price-clipped, and volumes II and III have a previous owner's book stamp on the bottom edge, front free endpapers and title pages and name in ink on the endpapers. "Harold L. Ickes was a member of Franklin D. Roosevelt's 'inner Cabinet' from 1933 until the President's death. Through all these years and part of the Fair Deal which followed the New Deal, he was Secretary of the Interior - a job sometimes known as Secretary of Things in General. Finally, he was the only leading personality of those two fateful decades in American life who kept a diary, an honest, violent, untampered-with record of what went on from day to day and from week to week". Diaries of Harold L. Ickes. Book about Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Time Period 1930's, 1940's & World War II. Vol. 1 Harold L. Ickes (The First Thousand Days). Vol. 2 Harold L. Ickes (The Inside Struggle). Vol. 3 Ickes, Harold L. (The Lowering Clouds). Locale: White House. (History--United States, Government--United States, History--United States, New Deal, Politics).

$63.00

A Right to Bear Arms; State and Federal Bills of Rights and Constitutional Guarantees (Publisher series: Contributions in Political Science.)
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A Right to Bear Arms; State and Federal Bills of Rights and Constitutional Guarantees (Publisher series: Contributions in Political Science.)

By Halbrook, Stephen P.

New York: Greenwood Press [0-313-26539-9] 1989. (Hardcover) 163pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, index. The top front corner is slightly bumped. "Perhaps the most controversial but least understood part of the federal Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment provides: 'A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the People to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.' the philosophical origins, common-law background, and history of adoption of the Second Amendment were comprehensively treated by this author in That Every Man be Armed: the Evolution of a Constitutional Right" - from the Preface. Book about Firearms & Second Amendment. Publisher series: Contributions in Political Science 243. Locale: United States. (History--United States, Constitution, History--United States, Political Science, State).

$26.25

Puritans at Play; Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England
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Puritans at Play; Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England

By Daniels, Bruce C.

New York: Palgrave MacMillan [1-4039-7212-5] 2005. (Trade paperback) 271pp. Near fine. Notes, index. "For over four centuries, 'Puritan' has been a synonym for dour, joyless, and repressed. In the tenth anniversary edition of Puritans at Play, Bruce Daniels reappraises the accuracy of this grim portrait by examining leisure and recreation in Colonial and Revolutionary New England. Chapters on music, dinner parties, dancing, sex, alcohol, taverns, and sports are presented in a lively style that makes this classic book as entertaining as it is illuminating". Time Period & 17th Century. Locale: New England; United States; United States. (History--United States, History--United States, Leisure, Puritans, Recreation).

$26.25

O Rugged Land of Gold
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O Rugged Land of Gold

By Martin, Martha

Fairbanks: Vanessapress 0-940055-007 [0-940055-007] 1989. (Trade paperback) 226pp. Near fine. Frontispiece, photographs. "Share the triumph of a woman - alone, injured, pregnant - on a remote Alaskan island in winter". Locale: Western America. (Western America, Arctic Life, Biography, Pioneer Life, Prospecting, Wilderness).

$47.25

Facing the Twentieth Century; Our Country: Its Power and Peril

By King, James M.

New York: Eaton & Mains 1899. (Hardcover) 640pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Appendices, index. The edges are worn, the corners are lightly bumped, and the rear hinge is starting to crack. "This Republic, with the momentum secured in making more than a century of glorious history, is about to move into the twentieth century and work out its manifest destiny in extending civil and religious liberty to the millions which come under its benign rule. Without attempting an elaborate discussion of any one of the themes here considered, I have essayed to give a brief survey of the sources of our civilization, of the institutions which conserve and promote this civilization; of the peril which menaces these institutions, and of the legal, organic, and moral forces which may be depended upon to protect them" - from the preface. Time Period 1890's. (History--United States, Citizenship, Civilization, History--United States, Patriotism, Politics).

$31.50

Entertaining Satan; Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England
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Entertaining Satan; Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England

By Demos, John Putnam

Oxford: Oxford University Press 978-0-19-517483-0 [978-0-19-517483-0] 2004. (Trade paperback) 543pp. Very good plus. Tables, graphs, notes, indices. The bottom corner of the front cover has a minor crease. "Demos has revisited his original work to illustrate why these early Americans' strange views on witchcraft continue to matter to us today. In a new preface he puts forth a broader overview of witchcraft and reflects on recent breakthroughs in the study of witchcraft". Time Period 17th Century & 18th Century. Locale: New England; United States. (History--United States, Black Magic, Social History--United States, Witchcraft).

$28.88

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