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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $5.79

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster:

Our Product Number: 607401


No spine crease.. 521 pages. "Unduanted Courage" is the story of a heroic and legendary man, and the saga of a great nation creating itself. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson chose Captain Meriwether Lewis to lead the first government-backed exploration of the vast and unknown western territory of what would become part of the United States. Lewis was the perfect choice. He would lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the C... View more info

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The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story Of Sally Miller And Her Fight For Freedom in Old New Orleans

By: Bailey, John

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press:

Our Product Number: 604099


288 pages. The author plumbs the boundaries of slave law and identity in the 19th century, focusing on the famous case of Sally Miller--a German girl who was reported to have been kidnapped and sold into slavery in New Orleans. View more info

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Into the Far, Wild Country: True Tales of the Old Southwest

By: Baylor, George Wythe; Thompson, Jerry D.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: El Paso, TX, Texas Western Press:

Our Product Number: 604415


442 pages. From 1899 to 1906, George Wythe Baylor wrote fifty-two articles for the El Paso Daily Herald. These articles, edited and annotated by historian Jerry D. Thompson, provide a rare glimpse into the Civil War west of the Mississippi as well as the violent Texas frontier of the 19th century. View more info

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Ladies of the Lamplight

By: Blair, Kay Renolds

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Fort Collins, CO, First Light Publishing:

Our Product Number: 605913


40 pages View more info

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The Historian's Lincoln: Pseudohistory, Psychohistory, and History

By: Boritt, Gabor S.

Price: $7.37

Publisher: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Press:

Our Product Number: 605672


Navy cloth boards and spine imprinted with title and author on spine in gold. Dark blue endpapers.. 451 pages. Discusses historical interpretation of Lincoln's life, personality, motivations, ideology, and assassination View more info

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The Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a Prostitute in Nineteenth-century New York

By: Cohen, Patricia Cline

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books:

Our Product Number: 607945


498 pages View more info

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The Education of the Southern Belle: Higher Education and Student Socialization in the Antebellum South

By: Farnham, Christie Anne

Price: $17.95

Publisher: New York, NYU Press:

Our Product Number: 605603


Full number line.. 208 pages. The American South before the Civil War was the site of an unprecedented social experiment in women's education. The South offered women an education explicitly designed to be equivalent to that of men, while maintaining and nurturing the gender conventions epitomized by the ideal of the Southern belle. This groundbreaking work provides us with an intimate picture of the entire social experience of antebellum women's colleges and seminaries ... View more info

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When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes

By: Feldman, Jay

Price: $6.84

Publisher: New York, N.Y., Free Press:

Our Product Number: 607294


Light tan boards with brown spine imprinted in gold with title and author.. 307 pages View more info

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Forts of the West Military Forts and Presidios and Posts Commonly Called Forts West of the Mississippi River to 1898

By: Frazer, Robert W.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press:

Our Product Number: 605862


284 pages. The number and variety of forts and posts, together with changes of location, name, and designation, have posed perplexing problems for students of western history. Now Robert W. Frazer has prepared a systematic listing of all presidios and military forts, which were ever, at any time and in any sense, so designated. The lists of posts are arranged alphabetically within the boundaries of present states. Pertinent information is included for each fort: date of ... View more info

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The Hemingses of Monticello: an American family

By: Gordon-Reed, Annette

Price: $9.45

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Co.:

Our Product Number: 607620


Genealogical tables. 802 pages. Historian and legal scholar Gordon-Reed presents this epic work that tells the story of the Hemingses, an American slave family and their close blood ties to Thomas Jefferson View more info

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Writers on the Range

By: Hess, Karl; Baden, John

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Niwot, CO, University Press of Colorado:

Our Product Number: 605795


279 pages. Writers on the Range is a book by seventeen westerners about the American West. It is a story of place, mostly good but sometimes bad, a celebration of community, or at least its potential, and a tribute to the men and women, neither saints nor devils, who are the heart and soul of this land of desert, prairie, and forested mountain. Yet it is also much more. It is the melding of diverse western minds, backgrounds and beliefsranchers and one-time ranchwives, p... View more info

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Two Women in the Klondike

By: Hitchcock, Mary

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Press:

Our Product Number: 605890


232 pages. University of Alaska Press' Classic Reprint Series. "Two Women in the Klondike" created a sensation when it was first published in 1899. The idea that two well-bred socialites could survive the dangers of the North thrilled nineteenth-century readers from San Francisco to New York. When Mary Hitchcock heard about the discovery of gold in the Klondike in 1898, she left her privileged city life for the wilds of Alaska, planning to stake her own claims. S... View more info

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Mistress of Manifest Destiny: A Biography of Jane McManus Storm Cazneau, 1807-1878

By: Hudson, Linda S.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Austin, Texas State Historical Assn:

Our Product Number: 606228


Number line 5 4 3 2 1. . 314 pages View more info

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Industrializing America: The Nineteenth Century

By: Licht, Walter

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Baltimore, John Hopkins University Press:

Our Product Number: 607588


219 pages. "This book", writes historian Walter Licht in the Introduction, "is concerned with the great social and economic transformation that occurred in this country over the course of the 19th century between the ages of Jefferson and McKinley. When and where change occurred and the pace of change will be of prime importance, but the great issue will be the 'why' of change. What caused America to be so fundamentally transformed?" View more info

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: $5.61

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books:

Our Product Number: 608001


1.2 x 9.1 x 5.8 Inches. 320 pages. Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which in its time was as mythic as the sinking of the Titanic and which inspired Melville's classic Moby Dick, and recounts its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats. Includes list of the crew members. View more info

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Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U. S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin:

Our Product Number: 608085


452 pages View more info

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The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of Little Bighorn

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: $21.95

Publisher: New York, Viking:

Our Product Number: 608660


Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Black boards with putty spine imprinted in gold with title and author. Full number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. 466 pages View more info

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Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

By: Schlissel, Lillian

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Schocken:

Our Product Number: 605986


Appears unread. No spine crease. . 278 pages. More than a quarter of a million Americans crossed the continental United States between 1840 and 1870 in one of the greatest migrations of modern times. Frontiersmen have become part of the legend, but pioneering was in fact, a family matter, and the westering experiences of American women are central to an accurate picture of what life was like on the frontier. "These chronicles of women show an aspect of the westwa... View more info

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Far From Home: Families of the Westward Journey

By: Schlissel, Lillian And Gibbens, Byrd And Hampsten, Elizabeth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Schocken:

Our Product Number: 604982


264 pages. Takes a look at the human cost of the cross continental trek. Using letters and diaries, the author pieces together the sagas of 3 families of the mid-19th to the early 20th centuries who ventured West - the Malicks in Oregon Territory 1848-1867, Charles and Maggie Brown in Colorado and New Mexico 1880-1930, and the Nehers and Martins in North Dakota 1909-1911. Indexed View more info