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Show product details for American Politics in the Gilded Age 1868-1900 (American History Series)

American Politics in the Gilded Age 1868-1900 (American History Series)

By Robert W. Cherny

Price $8.82

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Often Gilded-Age politics has been described as devoid of content or accomplishment, a mere spectacle to divert voters from thinking about the real issues of the day. But by focusing too closely on dramatic scandals and on the foibles of prominent po... Show product details for American Politics in the Gilded Age 1868-1900 (American History Series)

Show product details for Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West

Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West

By Ethan Rarick

Price $6.81

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In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the... Show product details for Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West

Show product details for Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery

Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery

By James Brewer Stewart

Price $6.85

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Revised to include important new scholarship, James Brewer Stewart's eloquent survey of the abolitionist movement is also a superb analysis of how the antislavery movement reinforced and transformed the dominant features of pre-Civil War America. Rev... Show product details for Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery

Show product details for In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

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

By Nathaniel Philbrick

Price $3.58

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Philbrick, Nathaniel. 8vo. 5th ptg.... Show product details for In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Show product details for Jacksonian America: Society, Personality, and Politics

Jacksonian America: Society, Personality, and Politics

By Pessen, Edward

Price $2.48

Show product details for Mr. Jefferson's University

Mr. Jefferson's University

By Wills, Garry

Price $3.74

Show product details for Ordeal by Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party

Ordeal by Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party

By George R. Stewart

Price $3.29

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The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846 eighty-seven people -- men, women, and children -- set out for California, persuaded to attempt a new overland route. After struggling acro... Show product details for Ordeal by Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party

Show product details for Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express

Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express

By Corbett, Christopher

Price $5.00

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“WANTED. YOUNG, SKINNY, WIRY FELLOWS. NOT OVER 18. MUST BE EXPERT RIDERS. WILLING TO RISK DEATH DAILY. ORPHANS PREFERRED.”
—California newspaper help-wanted ad, 1860

The Pony Express is one of the most celebrated and enduring chapters ... Show product details for Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express

Show product details for Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line

Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line

By Sandweiss, Martha A.

Price $1.99

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Read Martha A. Sandweiss's posts on the Penguin Blog

The secret double life of the man who mapped the American West, and the woman he loved

Clarence King was a late nineteenth-century celebrity, a brilliant scient... Show product details for Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line

Show product details for Testament to Union: Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C.

Testament to Union: Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C.

By Kathryn Allamong Jacob

Price $3.97

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This book tells the stories behind the many District of Columbia statues that honor participants in the Civil War. Organized geographically for easy use on walking or driving tours, the entries list the subject and title of each memorial along with i... Show product details for Testament to Union: Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C.

Show product details for The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

By Stephen B. Oates

Price $4.01

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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 int... Show product details for The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

Show product details for The Political Crisis of the 1850s

The Political Crisis of the 1850s

By Michael F. Holt

Price $9.54

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Professor Holt's book provides a lucid and provocative interpretation of the coming of the Civil War.

Holt sees the Civil War as representing a breakdown in America's democratic political process, more specifically the Secon... Show product details for The Political Crisis of the 1850s

Show product details for Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis

Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis

By Davis, William C.

Price $2.48

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Three Roads to the Alamo  is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis--the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles ... Show product details for Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis

Show product details for Undaunted Courage:  Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

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

By Stephen Ambrose

Price $4.16

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In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose, the bestselling author od D-Day, presents the definitive account of one of the most momentous journeys in American history. Ambrose follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas Jeffer... Show product details for Undaunted Courage:  Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West


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