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    Fifties, The by Halberstam, David

    New York: Villard Books, 1993. reprint. hardcover. Very Good Very Good. 800 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light fading to spine, foil lettering. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Black and white pictures in center. Record # 469611


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    Rebels and Democrats: The Struggle for Equal Political Rights and Majority Rule During the American Revolution by Douglass, Elisha P

    Quadrangle Paperbacks, Chicago, Illinois, 1965. Third Printing. Paperback. Near Fine/N/A. red & brown titles spine (faded); cover design by Stu Gross; "While the colonists strove to break the tie with England, farmers and artisans saw the Revolution not as an end in itself but as a means of building a new society. This less privileged group within Revolutionary ranks was determined to obtain equal political rights for all adult males and a government in which the will of the majority of citizens would be the ultimate authority. Men of substance, though sincerely devoted to the cause of liberty, rejected schemes that might disturb the existing system. The ensuing struggle laid the foundation for a modern American democracy. The political and ideological controversies that developed out of the attempts to organize new state governments during the Revolutionary period are brought into sharp focus in this provocative study which shows that while the main stream was relatively conservative, this 'conservatism' of the Revolution was itself shaped by the existence of a movement farther to the left. No one after reading the book will feel inclined to dismiss his revolutionary democrats as minor characters in the play."; previous owner's name on pre-title page; including index - 368 pages. This is a heavy book & may incur extra shipping cost outside the U.K. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; American Revolution; American Studies; American Political History; United States; 18th century; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00097. .


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    The New Deal at Home and Abroad, 1929-1945 (Sources in American History) by Chambers, Clarke A. (editor)

    The Free Press/Macmillan Inc, New York, 1965. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine/N/A. white titles spine; "Dealing with the years of depression, resurgence, and war, this volume offers a long selection from F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Crack-Up', and reprints the whole of Albert Maltz's 'The Happiest Man on Earth' as a means of illustrating the spirit of the late 1920s and early 193Os;. World War II is treated in two selections from Ernie Pyle's 'Brave Men', in Gunnar Myrdal's 'America Again at the Crossroads,' and in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 'State of the Union Message' of January 11, 1944. The Sources In American History series, of which this is volume eight, is comprised of nine paperbound volumes that Illuminate the range and development of American civilization and society, from the colonial period to the administration of John F. Kennedy. Although the volumes complement each other and form an integrated series, each volume can be used separately. Through original (primary) materials. many not readily accessible to students of American history, the major political, social, intellectual, cultural, and economic themes of American history are organized and presented in a manner designed primarily to facilitate study and discussion. Each volume includes a small number of lengthy and highIy significant. selections from the sources of the period. Great care has been taken to represent not only the major themes and issues, but also the most important official documents, theoretical writings, narrative and analytical accounts, and literary materials of American history, The source materials in this volume are introduced and placed in historical perspective by an extended, interpretive essay by Professor Chambers that reveals and evaluates the chief developments of the period and links these directly to the selections."; previous owner's name & inscription on pre-title page; a tight, clean copy; 273 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Economics; American Studies; The Great Depression; United States; 1930s; Politics & Government. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00096. .


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    Ancient Peruvian Sculpture by Lapiner, Alan C

    New York: Arts of the Four Quarters, Ltd, 1967. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Some soiling on back cover. 78 B/W illustrations. Map. Chronology. 32p. Topics include Peruvian Art, Chavin, Vessels, Mochica, Masks, Instruments, Ritual Art.


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    Looking for History: Dispatches from Latin America by Guillermoprieto, Alma

    Vintage, 2001. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. An incisive volume of 17 articles that vividly illuminates Latin America’s recent history. Topics include Eva Peron, Che Guevara, Cuba, Mario Vargas Llosa, Colombia, and Mexico. 303p. Measures 5x8 inches.


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    Fifth Palenque Round Table, 1983 (The Palenque Round Table Series, Vol. VII) by Robertson, Merle Greene, (Editor General); Fields, Virginia M. (Editor of volume)

    San Francisco: Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute, 1985. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. 290p. Illustrated. Proceedings of the Fifth Palenque Roundtable Conference, June 12-18, 1983, Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. Participants include Thor Anderson, Anthony Aveni, Claude Baudez, Ronald Bishop, Alfred Bush, Michael Coe, Esteban Corzo, Jr., John Justeson, Ruth Krochock, Mary Miller, Sam Rundell, Karl Taube, Shirley Witt, and others.


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    Changing Course: Blueprint for Peace in Central America and the Caribbean by Policy Alternatives for the Caribbean and Central America

    Institute for Policy Studies, 1984. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Definitive reply to the Kissinger Commission report and an antidote to the military solution. 112p. References.


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    View of Broadway, 1834 by VALENTINE, D. T. (David Thomas)

    New York: D.T. Valentine, 1859. unbound. View. Lithograph. Image measures 6" x 8 1/2". This small view depicts Broadway as it looked in 1834. David Thomas Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years and began publishing the "Manual for the Corporation of the City of New York" in 1841. The Manuals were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York that included facts about the City of New York, city history, city council information, and reported on the progress of public works such as Central Park. Popularly called Valentine's Manuals, the texts were richly illustrated with maps, lithographs, and engravings. This view provides a fascinating look at New York City.


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    Extend and Amend the Export Control Act of 1949: Hearings Before the Committee on Banking and Currency United States Senate Eighty-Ninth Congress (H.R. 7105 and S. 1896) by Eighty-Ninth Congress First Session

    US Government Printing Office, 1965. Staplebound Wraps. Good. Unmarked text. Bill to provide for continuation of authority for regulation of exports, and for other purposes, and to amend section 3 of the Export Control Act of 1949. Dated June 16, 1965. 105p.


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    Views of the West Shore Route by WITTEMANN BROTHERS

    New York: Wittemann Brothers. unbound. Views. 12 photo-lithograph panels, accordion-fold pages. Red cover embossed with black text and intricate design. Measures 3.5"x 5". This is a lovely circa 1882, 12 panel collection of picturesque scenes of the the Hudson River and surroundings areas. Each image is printed in sepia and white and include views of Havenstraw, Cranston's. Cranston station, West point station and tunnel, Crow's Nest, Storm King, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Newburgh station, high bridge at Kingston, station at Kingston, West Shore bridge over Catskill Creek and South from Fort Montgomery. Includes a 5-panel advert for Wittemann Brothers including reviews. In good condition, with first one fold separated.


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    Aztecs (Exhibition Booklet) by Miall, Nina

    Royal Academy of Arts, 2002. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. A 16-page guide book for secondary school students compiled for the Aztecs exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts (2002). Nicely illustrated. Map. Includes descriptive introductions to the work in ten galleries.


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    Stories of the Confederate South by Pittman, Rickey E

    Pelican Publishing Company, 2007. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Tells the story of the South during and after the Civil War. Research based on diaries, biographies, historical events, and social trends. 91p.


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    Fear This: A Nation at War by Suau, Anthony; Hedges, Chris

    Aperture, 2004. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Anthony Suau's first-hand documentation of the United States throughout the buildup to the war in Iraq and major Allied military operations, ending with the capture of Saddam Hussein and the erupting Iraqi insurgency. Photographs by Anthony Suau. Text by Chris Hedges. Large French flaps. 184p. French flaps.


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    Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel

    The New Press, 2001-01-01. Paperback. Near fine/n/a. New. Remainder mark. Near fine in publisher's slightly rubbed decorated wrappers. Available in our UK premises for prompt dispatch worldwide.


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    The Moving American (plus: The M-Factor in American History) (SIGNED COPY) by Pierson, George Wilson

    Alfred A Knopf, New York, New York, U.S.A, 1973. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. gilt titles spine; author's initials & fountain design blind-stamped to front cover; blind-stamped publisher's device to rear; inserted card reads: "for Frank in Token of gratitude and respect George" (the Frank referred to here is the late Frank Thistlethwaite - first chairman of the Association for American Studies & tutor in American History at St. John's College, Cambridge, U.K.); Also sold with this book is a reprinted supplement from the American Quarterly Summer, 1962, pages 278-289, being an article by G.W Pierson entitled "The M-Factor in American History" & inscribed: "for Frank, who knows more about this than anyone - George"; "In this profound and stimulating study, G. W. Pierson argues that moving indeed has a neglected and deep significance for Americans. Beginning as explorers, empire builders, pilgrims, and refugees, we have been moving ever since - not only toward the Western frontier but townward and cityward, too, and from farm to farm, from state to state, from 'home' to 'home.' Mr. Pierson shows how these restless habits have affected our language, our laws, our economy, our landscape, our homes, our life styles, our entire society. The fact that we define success in terms of motion, and failure in its opposite, is just one of the startling ways in which our propensity for movement has permeated the very core of our psyches."; a clean copy in a protected, price-intact D/J.; the text of this book is set in 'Caledonia' (a Dwiggins typeface design); 290 pages plus index. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; American Studies; American National Character; Internal Migration America; United States; Sociology & Culture. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0394479343. ISBN/EAN: 9780394479347. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00091. . 9780394479347


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    The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum (Staunton, Virginia) by Brown, Katharine L

    Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation, 2009. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Many illustrations. Includes information about the manse, its restoration, the gardens, and more. 36p. Measures 8.5 inches square.


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    The American Revolution in Its Political and Military Aspects, 1763-1783 by Robson, Eric

    W W Norton & Co Inc, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A, 1966. Second Edition. Paperback. Near Fine/N/A. black titles spine; "The Empire in 1763 was a business as much as a political concern, in which England played the part of managing director and principal shareholder, and in which the colonies brought profits into English markets, or filled some gap in the English economic system," writes Eric Robson in this imaginative analysis of the American Revolution. He shows why England was unable to hold the loyalty of the American colonists, although the Peace of Paris concluding the Seven Years' War had left her free to perfect the colonial system of administration. And he examines the events leading up to the conflict itself, primarily from the English point of view. "Until 1776," he says, "independence in the sense of separation from the Empire was not really considered by a majority of the colonial leaders." But Parliamentary rigidity and failure to understand the strength of the desire for home rule in the colonies, not actual tyranny-as so many historians have traditionally proclaimed ..:... initiated the Declaration of Independence and the ensuing revolt. Then "only a staff composed of men of military genius, backed, by a decisive and imaginative government in London, could have secured a British victory." Professor Robson's analysis of the reasons for British military failure and Colonial success dramatizes the differences between the inflexibility and arrogance of traditional attitudes as opposed to the vitality and ingenuity of people fighting for their personal freedom that have characterized so many historical confrontations. Finally, he discusses the aftereffects of the Revolution: the beginnings of isolationism within the new country; Parliamentary and economic reform in England; the loss of British Naval supremacy and a new kind of colonialism; and how the revolutionary ideals affected the Spanish Empire and pre-revolutionary France."; previous owner's name on title page but otherwise a clean copy; 244 pages plus index. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; American History; American Revolution; American Studies; United States; 18th century; Military & Warfare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00094. .


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    Nova Hispania "Hispaniae Novae sive Magnae, Recens et Vera decritio 1579 by Ortelius, Abraham

    Americas.: Antverpiæ"/Antwerp. "ex Officiana Plantiana" . Plantijn Christoffel. 1595. Copper engraved map of Nova Hispania ; South West Mexico from Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" 1595 edition; black & white. Latin text to verso. 2 decorative cartouches ; gallions to sea. Good dark impression; wormhole [3mm] to lower centre fold; another to upper blank margin; minor lifting of paper /fault, upper plate close to "Septemtrio" minor loss to plate. Abraham Ortelius,[ 1527-1598] Flemish Cartographer . produced the first modern Atlas "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" in 1570. printed by Aegidus Coppen Diest. There were numerous editions thereafter with texts in various languages; the printing of such was taken over by Chrstoffel Plantijn in 1579 . Ortelius himself drew all the maps in manuscript before passing them to the printers. there is conjecture that he may have engraved some of the plates as well The 1595 Latin text edition is the most complete produced during his lifetime, containing all the maps of the 1593 edition plus those of the the"Additamentum" and the"Pareragon" or Ancient geography. The " Additamenta" were supplements to the original Atlas; at the same time Ortelius replaced some maps with new ones showing the same place; some plates were also reworked . Ortelius was Geographer Royal To Phillip II of Spain from 1575. He also worked closely with Braun & Hogenburg on the "Civitas Orbis Terarum". After his death the plates were purchased by Jan Baptiste Vrients in 1601 who published further editions until 1612. Van de Krogt :3; .Koeman: Ort29/ 7; van den Broecke:13. Americas. Nova Hispania Mexico New Spain


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    The Fires of Jubilee : Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion by Oates, Stephen B

    Mentor Books, New York, 1976. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Near Fine/N/A. black titles spine; "The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831, and the savage reprisals that followed, shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the bloodbath of the Civil War. Now a professional historian and biographer has assembled all available evidence to present a gripping and insightful account of the rebellion, the complex, gifted and driven man who led it, the social conditions that produced it, and the legacy it left. Here is the dramatic re-creation of that stormy period which marked a crucial turning point in America's history. A much needed correction to historical fantasies .... grounded in the facts and excellently documented, this volume is essential for students of slavery and of the history of violence in America."; previous owner's name on front endpaper; including index - 214 pages Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Slavery; American Studies; Black Studies; United States; 19th century; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0451621417. ISBN/EAN: 9780451621412. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00104. . 9780451621412


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    The Noyes Photographs: Personal Views of a Familiar World 1890 to 1920 by Broome County Historical Society

    Broome County Historical Society, 1992. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Edited by Timothy Weidner. Known as the Noyes photographs because Joseph K. Noyes was the photographer for a large percentage of the collection. Broome County (New York) photo album. Adapted reproduction of a 1911 map published in Better Binghamton. 79p. Measures 11x8.5 inches.


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    The American Historical Review (Vol. 112, Number 4, October 2007) by Schneider, Robert A. (editor)

    University of Chicago Press, 2007. Paperback. Good. Unmarked. Bumped corner, with tape on spine. Articles include "Do Prophets Come with a Sword?" Conquest, Empire, and Historical Narrative in the Early Islamic World


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    St. George and the Godfather by Mailer, Norman

    Signet, New York, 1972. Second Printing. Paperback. Very Good/N/A. red titles spine; "Norman Mailer presents himself once more as a witness of our times-inside the conventions, 1972, he eyes the candidates with skyrocket brilliance, smells their aura, feels around their crowds, and sniffs the general ambiance. Through potent description, philosophic genius, humor and compassion, great reporting becomes an art as Norman Mailer, with exquisite cunning and precision, exposes the forces that energize and characterize the American political arena."; 229 pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; American Politics; 1972 Conventions; American Studies; United States; 1970s; History. ISBN: 045105122X. ISBN/EAN: 9780451051226. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: POL00003. . 9780451051226


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    Lincoln and Civil War Politics (American Problem Studies) by Rawley, James A

    Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/N/A. white titles spine; b/w. frontis. illust.; a volume in the 'American Problem Studies' series edited by Paul R. Baker; "the Civil War offers an example of crisis government without parallel in United States history. The nearest analogy perhaps is the Great Depression. The war posed fundamental questions. How did a constitutional democracy - granted express powers by the governed - function in crisis? In what ways did crisis assail the frame of government? To what extent did regular procedure prevail? What role did the President assume? How did political patronage serve as a weapon during the war? What role did political parties play? What was the character of the dominant party? Of the minority party? Were the parties instruments of construction or obstruction? What were their motives? To put the root question, still partially unanswered by historians, what were the politics of the Civil War?"; previous owner's name on front endpaper; 129 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. some wear to rear cover;. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; American History; American Civil War; American Studies; United States; 19th century; History. ISBN: 0030790654. ISBN/EAN: 9780030790652. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00161. . 9780030790652


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    The Waning of the Old South Civilization by Eaton, Clement

    Pegasus, New York, 1969. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Near Fine/N/A. black titles spine; "the Civil War had an incalculably. traumatic effect on the. South and the Southern spirit, but it did not bring about the creation of a new South within a few short years. To the contrary, much of the Old South civilization survived the war and reconstruction and lived on into the twentieth century. Professor Eaton's brilliant and sensitive study begins with the formation of the Southern Confederacy and ends with the 1880's when men such as Henry Grady and Atticus Haygood were hailing the rise of the New South, The author explores the currents of social and cultural life that flowed on despite the disaster of a civil conflict - and de-emphasizes the military and political history that has been treated in depth elsewhere. However, he makes it clear that in the 1880's the Old South was by no means dead: it waned slowly and could not truly be called gone until the Depression years of the 1930's. The author's primary concern is with telling how slowly the deeply-rooted ways and ideas of the past die. To this subject, Professor Eaten brings fascinating insights and a high caliber of excellent scholarship."; mark from price-label removal front cover; previous owner's name on front endpaper; including note on sources & index - 195 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; American History; American Civil War; American Studies; United States; 19th century; Sociology & Culture. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00156. .


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