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Before Yellowstone: Native American Archaeology in the National Park

MacDonald, Douglas H.
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(2018)  | 9780295742205 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 24/11/2017
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Since 1872, visitors have flocked to Yellowstone National Park to gaze in awe atits dramatic geysers, stunning mountains, and impressive wildlife. Yet more thana century of archaeological research shows that the wild landscape has a longhistory of human presence. In fact, Native American people have...

Kuxlejal Politics: Indigenous Autonomy, Race, and Decolonizing Research in Zapatista Communities

Mora, Mariana.
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(2017)  | 9781477314463 | University Of Texas Press | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Over the past two decades, Zapatista indigenous community members have assertedtheir autonomy and self-determination by using everyday practices as part oftheir struggle for lekil kuxlejal, a dignified collective life connected to aspecific territory. This in-depth ethnography summarizes Mariana Mora's...

Tourism and Language in Vieques: An Ethnography of the Post-Navy Period

Galanes, Valldejuli Luis.
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(2017)  | 9781498555418 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 178pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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After more than sixty years of occupation by the U.S. Navy and intensivecommunity struggles, the Puerto Rican island of Vieques was finally returned tocivilian control in 2003. But, as this book documents, the Viequenses’struggles were far form over after the departure of the Navy. The Viequenseswere...

Robert Love's Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston

Dayton, Cornelia H. Salinger, Sharon V.
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(2017)  | 9780812224047 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | pbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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In colonial America, the system of "warning out" was distinctive to New England,a way for a community to regulate those to whom it would extend welfare. RobertLove's Warnings animates this nearly forgotten aspect of colonial life, richlydetailing the moral and legal basis of the practice and the religious...

Modern mexico.

Huck, James D. Jr. Huck, James.
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(2017)  | 9781440850905 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 362pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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How did modern Mexico become a nation of multicultural diversity and rich indigenous traditions? What key roles do Mexico's non-Western, pre-Columbian indigenous heritage and subsequent development as a major center in the Spanish colonial empire play the country's identity today? How is Mexico today...

Souls Against the Concrete

Allah, Khalik.
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(2017)  | 9781477313145 | University Of Texas Press | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Khalik Allah is a New York–based photographer and filmmaker whose work hasbeen described as "street opera," simultaneously penetrative, hauntinglybeautiful, and visceral. His photography has been acclaimed by the New YorkTimes, TIME Light Box, the New Yorker, the Guardian, the Village Voice, the BBC,and...

Texas Train Robberies: True Stories of Notorious Bandits and Infamous Escapades

JAMESON, W. C.
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(2017)  | 9781493028658 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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Tales from the Days of the Untamed West Not only are these train robberiesfascinating and daring, many of them are associated with some of the foremostoutlaws of the day—colorful personalities including Black Jack Ketchum, SamBass, Rube and Jim Burrow, the Doolin Gang, Mexican raiders, and more.  

Syncing the Americas: José Martí and the Shaping of National Identity

Schwarzmann, Georg Michael. Spangler, Ryan Anthony.
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(2017)  | 9781611488517 | Bucknell University Press | hbk. | book | 298pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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The essays in this collection reflect two of Martí’s key observations duringhis time in the United States: first, how did he, an exile living in New York,view and read his North American neighbors from a sociocultural, political andliterary perspective? Second, how did his perception of the modern...

One Hundred Years of Solitude, Struggle, and Violence along the US/México Border: An Oral History

Thomas, John.
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(2017)  | 9781527503014 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 290pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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This book feature oral histories, mainly of members of the ranching families who have lived in the Mexican State of Sonora and the corresponding territory in the US that stretches from Tijuana on the California border to Agua Prieta on the Arizona border. The elders in those families recall the tales...

Eduardo Chibás: The Incorrigible Man of Cuban Politics

Ehrlich, Ilan.
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(2017)  | 9780810895157 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 336pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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This comprehensive biography of Eduardo René Chibás (1907–1951) traces thelife and times of Cuba’s most popular and charismatic politician during thelate 1940s and early 1950s. Chibás, whose admirers included young Fidel Castro,emphasized honesty in Cuban public life and promised to sweep away...

Kuxlejal Politics: Indigenous Autonomy, Race, and Decolonizing Research in Zapatista Communities

Mora, Mariana.
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(2017)  | 9781477314470 | University Of Texas Press | pbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Over the past two decades, Zapatista indigenous community members have assertedtheir autonomy and self-determination by using everyday practices as part oftheir struggle for lekil kuxlejal, a dignified collective life connected to aspecific territory. This in-depth ethnography summarizes Mariana Mora's...

The Assassination of William McKinley: Anarchism, Insanity, and the Birth of the Social Sciences

Federman, Cary.
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(2017)  | 9781498565509 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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This book is an examination of the assassination of President William McKinleyby Leon Czolgosz, an American-born purported anarchist. This work offers a newand different way to approach historical crime stories. Rather than acceptingthe idea that Czolgosz was inherently dangerous because of his ethnic...

Christmas With the Presidents: Holiday Lessons for Today's Kids from America's Leaders

Henry, Mike.
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(2017)  | 9781475837834 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 188pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Everyone celebrates the Christmas holidays in their own way, and that includesthe President of the United States. Some have enjoyed large gatherings, whileothers took part in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. This book takes a look at eachof the country's leaders approach to the year's biggest holiday season,...

Christmas With the Presidents: Holiday Lessons for Today's Kids from America's Leaders

Henry, Mike.
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(2017)  | 9781475837827 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 188pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Everyone celebrates the Christmas holidays in their own way, and that includesthe President of the United States. Some have enjoyed large gatherings, whileothers took part in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. This book takes a look at eachof the country's leaders approach to the year's biggest holiday season,...

Artifacts from modern america.

Sheumaker, Helen.
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(2017)  | 9781440846823 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 347pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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Objects of everyday life tell stories about the ways everyday Americans lived. Some are private or personal thingssuch as Maidenform brassiere or a pair of patched blue jeans. Some are public by definition, such as the bus Rosa Parks boarded and refused to move back for a white passenger. Some material...

The civil war and reconstruction eras : documents decoded.

Vile, John R. Vile, John.
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(2017)  | 9781440854286 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 295pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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Both the Civil War and Reconstruction were pivotal moments in American history that have shaped race relations, perceptions of national power, and the relations between the national government and the states. Powerful political figures, who were often guided by lofty motives, found themselves caught...

Mr. Las Vegas Has a Bad Knee: and Other Tales of the People, Places, and Peculiarities of the Modern American Southwest

Smith, Martin J.
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(2017)  | 9781493028443 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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Discover the Weird, Weird West For more than thirty years, journalist and authorMartin J. Smith traveled the American West, chasing offbeat stories that wereoften bizarre, always compelling, and at times profound. His journey throughthat oft-idealized and misunderstood landscape has made him a witness...

Silenced Communities: Legacies of Militarization and Militarism in a Rural Guatemalan Town

Esparza, Marcia.
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(2017)  | 9781785336874 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 294pp | Availability last checked: 30/11/2017
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Although the Guatemalan Civil War ended more than two decades ago, its bloodylegacy continues to resonate even today. In Silenced Communities, author MarciaEsparza offers an ethnographic account of the failed demilitarization of therural militia in the town of Santo Tomás Chichicastenango following...

Immigration, language, ethnicity.

McVeigh, Joseph. Trommler, Frank.
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(2017)  | 9780812279795 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 408pp
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Unprecedented in scope and critical perspective, American and the Germans presents an analysis of the history of the Germans in America and of the turbulent relations between Germany and the United States.

Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: The Rise of America’s 1960s Counterculture

Cottrell, Robert C.
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(2017)  | 9781538111116 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 452pp | Availability last checked: 28/11/2017
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Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll: The American Counterculture of the 1960s offersa unique examination of the cultural flowering that enveloped the United Statesduring that early postwar decade. Robert C. Cottrell provides an enthrallingview of the counterculture, beginning with an examination of American...

Forest society : a social history of peten, guatemala.

Schwartz, Norman B.
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(2017)  | 9780812282481 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 320pp
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The author contends that for 250 years, roughly from the 1720s to the 1970s, the sociocultural system of Petn endured with remarkable continuity, not in spite of the changes in the hinterland region but, to an important degree, because of them.

Chinook Resilience: Heritage and Cultural Revitalization on the Lower Columbia River

Daehnke, Jon D.
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(2017)  | 9780295742267 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 24/11/2017
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The Chinook Indian Nation—whose ancestors lived along both shores of the lowerColumbia River, as well as north and south along the Pacific coast at theriver’s mouth—continue to reside near traditional lands. Because of itsnonrecognized status, the Chinook Indian Nation often faces challenges in...

Maine: Life in a Day

Lewis, Winky.
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(2017)  | 9781608936496 | Down East Books | hbk. | book | 112pp | Availability last checked: 23/10/2017
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What better way to celebrate 50 years of book publishing than to celebrateeveryday life in Maine. Gathering the work of 50 photographers from all over thestate, the book captures the day to day lives of ordinary Mainers. Primarily abook about people, these images are arranged to follow the course of...

The bioarchaeology of social control : assessing conflict and cooperation in pre-contact puebloan society.

Harrod, Ryan P.
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(2017)  | 9783319595153 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 172pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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Taking a bioarchaeological approach, this book examines the Ancestral Pueblo culture living in the Four Corners region of the United States during the late Pueblo I through the end of the Pueblo III period (AD 850-1300). During this time, a vast system of pueblo villages spread throughout the region...

Chinook Resilience: Heritage and Cultural Revitalization on the Lower Columbia River

Daehnke, Jon D.
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(2017)  | 9780295742250 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 23/11/2017
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The Chinook Indian Nation—whose ancestors lived along both shores of the lowerColumbia River, as well as north and south along the Pacific coast at theriver’s mouth—continue to reside near traditional lands. Because of itsnonrecognized status, the Chinook Indian Nation often faces challenges in...

The new era of the 1920s : key themes and documents.

Olson, James S. Olson, James. , Gumpert, Mariah.
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(2017)  | 9781440860249 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 333pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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The 1920s, despite President Harding's "return to normalcy," were a time of both great cultural and social advancement as well as various forms of oppression in the United States. Bookended in history by two world wars, this period saw the rise of tabloid journalism and mass media; the banning and reinstatement...

The Trump Presidency: Outsider in the Oval Office

Schier, Steven E.
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(2017)  | 9781538105733 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 174pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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Donald Trump’s stunning and surprising election to the US presidency hasconvulsed the political, academic, and journalistic worlds.  No president hastaken the oath of office with as little political experience. And his first fewmonths in office have raised the central question: Can an outsider govern?...

Utah Myths and Legends: The True Stories behind History's Mysteries

O'reilly, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9781493028382 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 23/10/2017
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Utah may be best known for its mesmerizingly beautiful high deserts, the largestsalt water lake in the Western Hemisphere, and as the home base for one of theworld’s most popular religious groups, but few may know about the Lost Rhoadesmine purportedly full of gold treasure, the unseen residents of...

When america liked ike : how moderates won the 1952 presidential election and reshaped american politics.

Donaldson, Gary.
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(2017)  | 9781442211766 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | vii, 137pp
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This is Texas, Y'All!: The Lone Star State from A to Z

BLAISE, Misha.
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(2017)  | 9781630763114 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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This is Texas, Y'All! written and illustrated by Misha Blaise A charming giftfor proud Texans of all ages Take a rollicking ride through Texas culture andhistory with this quirky illustrated guide to all things Texan. Beyondcelebration of classic cowboy culture, you will discover: ·the only Czech wordknown...

Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America's Changing Communities

Adair, Joshua G. Levin, Amy K.
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(2017)  | 9781538107881 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 346pp | Availability last checked: 21/11/2017
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This updated edition of Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction ofHistory in America’s Changing Communities offers readers multiple lenses forviewing and discussing local institutions. New chapters are included in asection titled “Museums Moving Forward,” which analyzes the ways in...

Commemoration: The American Association for State and Local History Guide

Bruggeman, Seth C.
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(2017)  | 9781442279193 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 174pp | Availability last checked: 21/11/2017
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Commemoration: The American Association for State and Local History Guide servesas a handbook for historic site managers, heritage professionals, and all mannerof public historians who contend daily with the ground-level complexities ofcommemoration. Its fourteen short essays are intended as tools forpractitioners,...

Connecticut Icons: Classic Symbols of the Nutmeg State

PRESS, Globe Pequot. Monagan, Charles.
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(2017)  | 9781493027330 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 128pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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Charles Monagan knows Connecticut. As editor of Connecticut Magazine he hasspent years discovering and describing the people, places, and things thatcomprise the character of his home state. With this entertaining collection ofphotos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, Monagan presents fifty of hisfavorite...

North : finding place in alaska.

Decker, Julie.
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(2017)  | 9780295741840 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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North: An Anthology of Place explores the various facets of Alaska through the lenses of exhibitions and artifacts at the Anchorage Museum and the words of a diverse selection of writers, curators, historians, anthropologists, and artists.

The Struggle for Power in Colonial America, 1607–1776

Nester, William.
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(2017)  | 9781498565950 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 370pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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America’s colonial era began and ended dramatically, with the founding of thefirst enduring settlement at Jamestown on May 14, 1607 and the Declaration ofIndependence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. During those 169 years, conflictswere endemic and often overlapping among the colonists, between the...

 

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