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The Chautauqua Movement: An Episode in the Continuing American Revolution

by Gould, Joseph E.

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Published
1973
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Near Fine
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9780873950039
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$13.00

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Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1973. Hardcover. Near Fine. Third printing. xiv, 108 p.: illustrations; 22 cm. Light green cloth with gilt spine and cover titles. No dust jacket. The author presents the beginning of the Chautauqua Movement, "the most significant venture in popular education in the United States." -- Foreword. In Near Fine Condition:… Read more
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Women and the City: Gender, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870-1940

by Deutsch, Sarah

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
2000
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Very Good -
ISBN
9780195158649
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$15.00

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Oxford, Eng: Oxford University Press, 2000. Paperback. Very Good -. xi, [1], 387 p.: maps, illustrations; 23 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. "This pioneering new book is the first to analyze women's role in shaping the modern city." -- back cover. In Very Good- Condition: former owner's name on first blank page; occasional pencil mark in margins; otherwise,… Read more
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Before the Ghetto: Black Detroit in the Nineteenth Century

by Katzman, David M.

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1973
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780252002793
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$19.00

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Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1973. Hardcover. Fine/good +. xii, 254, [2] p.: illustrations, tables, charts, maps; 23 cm. Black cloth with silver spine title. Dust jacket. Part of the publisher's series Blacks in the New World. "The first volume to explore a nineteenth-century urban black community in depth, Katzman's study of Detroit shows that although slavery was… Read more
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The Feminization of American Culture

by Douglas, Ann

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1979
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780394405322
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$12.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. Hardcover. Near Fine/good +. 5th prinintg, March 1979. x, 403, [1] p.: tables; 24 cm. Blue cloth spine with gilt spine title; white paper over boards. Top page edges blue. Illustrated dust jacket. Stamped on front free endpaper: "St. Mary's General Hospital," Lewiston, Maine. The author "explores the alliance, beginning in 1820,… Read more
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W. E. B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race 1868-1919

by Lewis, David Levering

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Published
1993
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Very Good
ISBN
9780805026214
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$16.00

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New York: Henry Holt and Co, 1993. Paperback. Very Good. xiv, [2], 735 p., [16] p. of black-and-white photographs; 23 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. Stated First Edition. This is the first of two volumes on the life of W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) by David Levering Lewis. The second, W. E. B. Du Bois, 1919-1963: The… Read more
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As a City Upon a Hill: The Town in American History

by Smith, Page

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1971
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Near Fine
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$12.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. Hardcover. Near Fine/good +. Third printing, Aug. 1971. xi, [1], xviii, [2] p.; 22 cm. Black cloth with gilt spine title; blind-stamped author's initials with decoration on front cover. Top page edges red. Dust jacket with author's portrait on back section. Distributed by Random House, with Random House emblem in red on… Read more
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A Guide to the History of Pennsylvania; Edited by Dennis B. Downey and Francis J. Bremer

by Downey, Dennis B.; Bremer, Francis J., editors

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1993
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780313250859
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$67.00

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Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1993. Hardcover. Fine. xii, 486 p.; 23 cm. Maroon cloth with gilt spine and cover titles. Part of the publisher's series Reference Guides to State History and Research. Contents: Indian Pennsylvania by Daniel K. Richter -- Early Settlement and Peacetime Politics, 1680-1750 by Marianne S. Wokeck -- Revolutionary Pennsylvania, 1760-1790 by Mary M. Schweitzer… Read more
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Let It Burn!": The Philadelphia Tragedy; Michael Boyette with Randi Boyette

by Boyette, Michael; Boyette, Randi

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1989
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Near Fine -
ISBN
9780809245437
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$26.00

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Chicago: Contemporary, 1989. Hardcover. Near Fine -/good +. xi, [7], 314 p., [16] p. of photographs: maps, plans, photographs; 24 cm. Black cloth spine with silver spine title; black paper over boards. Illustrated dust jacket. This is the account of "a handful of urban revolutionaries determined to provoke a response from a society they considered evil and doomed,… Read more
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The Jewish Confederates

by Rosen, Robert N.

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
2000
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Very Good +
ISBN
9781570033636
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$21.00

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Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good -. xxiii, [3], 517 p.: illustrations; 26 cm. Brown cloth spine with gilt spine title; light grey paper over boards. Map on endpapers. Illustrated dust jacket. Remainder (?) mark on top page edges. "With the exception of Judah P. Benjamin, Jewish Confederates are largely unknown .… Read more
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Mrs. L: Conversations with Alice Roosevelt Longworth

by Teague, Michael; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt

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Published
1981
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780385133821
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$36.00

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, 1981. Hardcover. Fine/very good. xviii, [2], 203 p.: illustrations; 27 cm. Brown cloth with gilt spine title; blind-stamped "L" on front cover. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated dust jacket. Alice Roosevelt Logworth (1884-1980), eldest daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, talks about her long and fascinating life, inspired by the 170 personal photographs included here.… Read more
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Report of the Town of Halifax, for the Year Ending March 1, 1878

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Published
1878
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Very Good
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$149.00

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Plymouth, Mass: Avery & Doten, Steam Book and Job Printers, 1878. Paperback. Very Good. 40 p.; 22 cm. Plain wrapper with wrapper title in black within decorative border. Former owner's name at upper edge of front wrapper: "H. Holmes." Halifax, Mass., was incorporated in 1734. This annual report contains fascinating detailed information about the village in 1877 and… Read more
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image of No Constitutional Power to Conquer Foreign Nations and Hold Their People in Subjection Against Their Will: Speech of Hon. George F. Hoar, of Massachusetts, in the Senate of the United States, January 9, 1899

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Washington, D.C.: s.n., 1899. Paperback. Very Good +. 28 p.; 23 cm. Stapled. George F. Hoar (1826-1904) represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 to 1877 and in the Senate from 1877 to his death in 1904. He consistently opposed American imperialism, and in this speech he argues against ratifying the Treaty of Paris, which… Read more
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image of Orations of Hon. Robt. C. Winthrop, of Massachusetts, (Delivered by Hon. Jhohn D. Long,) and Hon. Jno. W. Daniel, of Virginia: Washington Monument Dedication Ceremonies in the House of Representatives, February 21, 1885

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Washington, D.C.: Gray & Clarkson, printers, 1885. Paperback. Very Good. 38 p.; 20 cm. Green wrapper with black wrapper title. Advertisement inside front wrapper for the Washington, D.C., newspaper The Capital; advertisement inside the back wrapper for W. G. Metzerott & Co., dealer in music and musical novelties. Construction on the Washington Monument, built to commemorate President George… Read more
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$23.00
image of Ecclesiastical Tenures: Speech of James O. Putnam, of Buffalo, on the Bill, Providing for the Vesting of the Title of Church Property in Lay Trustees, Delivered in the Senate of New York, January 30, 1855

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Albany, NY: Van Benthuysen, Printer, 1855. Paperback. Very Good. 40 p.; 23 cm. Plain wrapper with black wrapper title. Red circular Senate stamp of the author on front wrapper. James O. Putnam (1818-1903), a member of the nativist National American Party, had introduced into the New York Senate a bill favored by nativists, who sought to weaken the… Read more
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$191.00
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Boston: Bostonian Society, 1905. Paperback. Very Good. 94 p., color frontispiece, 1 leaf of a map: tables; 24 cm. Light green wrapper; black wrapper title with Bostonian Society emblem. With: yellow sheet listing publications of the Society for sale, and a small slip requesting members of the Society to inform the clerk of any error in name in… Read more
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image of Journal of the Sessions of the Council of Censors, of the State of Vermont, Held at Montpelier, in June, and October, A.D. 1841, and at Burlington, in February, A.D. 1842

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Burlington, VT: Chauncey Goodrich, 1842. Paperback. Good. 75 p.; 23 cm. Yellow wrapper printed on the front in black: "Journal of the Council of Censors, A.D. 1841-2." The 1777 Vermont constitution established a Council of Censors, consisting of 13 members elected every 7 years, to evaluate the activity of the legislative and executive branches of government and, if… Read more
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image of The Constructive Genius of David Lloyd in Early Colonial Pennsylvania Legislation and Jurisprudence, 1686 to 1731: A Paper read by H. Frank Eshleman, Esq. of Lancaster at the Sixteenth Annual Convention [of the Pennsylvania Bar Association] Cape May, New Jersey June 30, 1910

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Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1910. Paperback. Good. 56 p.; 23 cm. Light green wrapper printed in black. David Lloyd (1656-1731) served as attorney general of colonial Pennsylvania, chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and Chester County commissioner, as well as on the Provincial Council and the Assembly, where he was speaker for 13 terms, among many other… Read more
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Washington, D.C.: R. Beresford, Printer, 1877. Paperback. Very Good. 27 p.: tables; 23 cm. Plain wrapper with black wrapper title. The Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia opened in 1870; it is now known as Children's National Hospital. Contains names of directors, physicians, hospital administration, staff, and lady visitors; the address by president Samuel V. Niles; and… Read more
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image of First Biennial Message of His Excellency John P. Cochran, Governor of Delaware, to the General Assembly, Session of 1877

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Wilmington, Del: C. P. Johnson, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1877. Paperback. Very Good. 34 p.; 21 cm. Grey wrapper with black wrapper title. John P. Cochran (1809-1898) served as governor of Delaware from 1875 to 1879. In this message to the state legislature he discusses state finances as well as other topics, such as "a class of… Read more
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image of The Journal of the Council of Censors of the State of Vermont, at their several sessions in Montpelier and Burlington, 1848-9

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Burlington, VT: Free Press Office Print 1849, 1849. Paperback. Good +. [3], 6-87 p.; 22 cm. White wrapper printed on the front in black. The 1777 Vermont constitution established a Council of Censors, consisting of 13 members elected every 7 years, to evaluate the activity of the legislative and executive branches of government and, if necessary, call a… Read more
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