In this section you can browse through the 379 books on various periods of American History (including the American Revolution) that are on our shelves on February 2, 2013 in Walpole, New Hampshire.  This American History section is separate from Americana or Western Americana or The States, which you may also wish to browse. Just make a note of the Order No(s) of the books you would like, and, you can order any of these titles at any time. Thank you for visiting, yours, RAY

1. THE AMERICAN ALMANAC AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE YEAR 1832 AND 1833 -- TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE, Gray and Bowen, New York, 1832 / 1833, 312pp & 312pp, very good, 3/4 leather (hardcover), Exceptionally nice clean and tight volume and a handsome binding with compartments and raised bands. Spine labels read: AMERICAN ALMANAC and 1832-3., (Order No: 49481 ), $65.00

2. THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, OR, UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, FOR MAY, 1792 THROUGH NOVEMBER, 1792 -- 7 ISSUES BOUND IN ONE VOLUME, Mathew Carey, Philadelphia, PA, 1792, very good, green cloth (hardcover), Seven issues of this important periodical of the infant United States bound in one volume by the Nancrede, Draper & Co. of Boston and titled: CHOICE SELECTIONS FROM ANCIENT MAGAZINES: CONTAINING HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY, ESSAYS, ROMANCES, TALES, POETRY, ANECDOTES, &C. Included are: May, 1792, pages 181-248; June, 1792, pages 249-307; July, 1792, pages 5-68 (nothing missing just misnumbered); August, 1792, pages 69- 132; September, 1792, pages 133-196; October, 1792, pages 189-252 (again a misnumbering); and, November, 1792, pages 253-300. The November issue has some old faint dampstaining. The main text of each issue is followed by poetry and appendices with separate pagination., (Order No: 59698 ), $850.00

3. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE YEAR 1902 -- VOLUME I [ONLY], Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1903, 648pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 59766 ), $15.00

4. THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION CELEBRATION IN PENNSYLVANIA, 1937-1938, PA Constitution Commem. Comm, Philadelphia, PA, (1938), B&W illustrations, 398pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover), "The following pages record the history of the activities of the Pennsylvania Constitution Commemoration Committee under the direction of its chairman, Mr. Albert M. Greenfield, appointed by Governor George H. Earle to arrange for a fitting celebration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the formation of the United States Constitution.", (Order No: 17054 ), $6.00

5. THE LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE RE-ENACTMENTS: PHOTO ESSAY 1994 -- [LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATES LIVE ON C-SPAN], C-Span, Washington, DC, (1994), color illustrations, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 62367 ), $18.50

6. "I'M FUR 'IM." SOLID FOR MULHOOLY: A SKETCH OF MUNICIPAL POLITICS UNDER THE LEADERS, THE RING, AND THE BOSS, G. W. Carleton & Co., Pub., New York, 1881 1st ed, 179pp, very good+, decorated brown cloth (hardcover), "A new and novel political satire on the Boss System in American Politics, in which the Mysterious Methods of the Leaders, The Ring and the Boss are laid bare.", (Order No: 60172 ), $35.00

7. NO PHOENIX NO ASHES: THE UNITED NATIONS AND ITS FIRST YEARS, The Maple Press Company, York, PA, 1951, 143pp, very good, white spine (hardcover) tissue jacket (slight must), A story of the United Nations and its first years. No. 660 of 2,000 copies., (Order No: 54398 ), $10.00

8. Aaron, Craig (edited by) (introduction by Robert W. McChesney) (foreword by James Weinstein), APPEAL TO REASON: 25 YEARS IN THESE TIMES, Seven Stories Press, New York, (2002), 388pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1583222758 Collection of articles taking a fresh look at our nation and published on the 25th anniversary of the muckraking magazine IN THESE TIMES., (Order No: 60919 ), $6.00

9. Aaron, Daniel, MEN OF GOOD HOPE: A STORY OF AMERICAN PROGRESSIVES, Oxford University Press, New York, 1951, 329pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), A revaluation of the progressive tradition including the reformers Emerson, Parker, George, Bellamy, Lloyd, Howells, Veblen, Adams and Roosevelt., (Order No: 37798 ), $4.00

10. Abbott, Shirley, THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, (1988), 422 ill. incl. 390 in color, 496pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0810913631 The National Museum of American History (formerly the National Museum of History and Technology)--part of the Smithsonian Institution--is one of the world's most exciting and most visited museums. Here in this Museum are the objects that are witnesses to our past and that make up the nation's memory., (Order No: 28651 ), $12.50

11. Adams, E. M. (editor), THE IDEA OF AMERICA: A REASSESSMENT OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT, Ballinger Publishing Company, Cambridge, MA, (1977), 230pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0884103617 In this book, some of America's most distinguished scholard and thinkers examine the idea of America in light of our two hundred years experience. Contributors include: E. M. Adams, Morton W. Bloomfield, Peter Gay, Henry S. Kariel, Seymour Martin Lipset, and Frederick A. Olafson., (Order No: 37154 ), $19.50

12. Adams, John Quincy and Condict, Lewis, REPORT OF THE MINORITY OF THE COMMITTEE ON MANUFACTURES, SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES.., John H. Eastburn, Printer, Boston, MA, 1833, 37pp, very good, bound in blue buckram cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB, "...FEBRUARY 28, 1833." 'Mr. Adam's Report On Manufactures. House of Representatives of the United States, February 28, 1833.", (Order No: 55060 ), $60.00


14. Adams, Les, THE AMERICAN FREEDOMS PRIMER - THE AMERICAN HERITAGE LIBRARY, Palladium Press, Birmingham, AL, (2004), 429pp, fine, full brown leather, gilt stampings (hardcover), "A CITIZEN'S GUIDEBOOK TO THE MOST CELEBRATED DECLARATIONS OF AMERICAN LIBERTY." Special edition published for the National Rifle Association (NRA)., (Order No: 53840 ), $45.00

15. Albornoz, Miguel (translated from the Spanish by Bruce Boeglin), HERNANDO DE SOTO: KNIGHT OF THE AMERICAS, Franklin Watts, New York, 1986, B&W map, 389pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0531150062 The fascinating biography of Hernando De Soto, the chivalrous explorer who conquered Florida for the Spanish crown and discovered the mighty Mississippi River., (Order No: 21528 ), $12.50

16. Alden, John R., PIONEER AMERICA, Hutchinson of London, London, (1966), 309pp, index, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "The epic story of American society from pre-Colonial times to the end of the Civil War is unfolded here in a swift and sweeping synthesis." From The History of Human Society series editied by J.H. Plumb., (Order No: 8448 ), $5.00

17. Allen, H. C.; and Hill, C. P. (editors), BRITISH ESSAYS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, St. Martin's Press Inc., New York, 1957, 348pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) light foxing on edges, The seventeen essays in this volume were written by distinguished British historians each of whom treats a particular facet of American history which lies within his field of specialty. Collectively, these essays give the reader a unique picture of the history of the United States viewed from a new vantage point., (Order No: 14350 ), $5.00

18. Andrews, James W., THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CAPTAIN JAMES ANDREWS 1720-1789, Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO, 2006, B&W and color illustrations, 120pp, very good+, brown cloth (hardcover) small bump to one corner, A family history, but covering the history of the times of the French and Indian wars, fur trade, and more. Note from the author laid in., (Order No: 58807 ), $85.00

19. Angermann, Erich and Frings, Marie-Luise (edited by), OCEANS APART?: COMPARING GERMANY AND THE UNITED STATES, Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart, (1981), 174pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover), ISBN 3129155309 STUDIES IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF CARL SCHURZ. Chapters include; Slavery, Progress, and Paternalism in Modernizing Societies; "Take-Off" and Early Industrialization; Civil Service Reform in the Nineteenth Century; and, National Styles in Diplomacy., (Order No: 37722 ), $45.00

20. Arciniegas, German (translated by Angel Flores), GERMANS IN THE CONQUEST OF AMERICA: A SIXTEENTH CENTURY VENTURE, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1943 1st ptg, B&W ill., 217pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 34913 ), $12.00

21. Arnold, Howard Payson, HISTORIC SIDE-LIGHTS, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1899, B&W illustrations, 330pp, very good, dark green cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 39977 ), $15.00

22. Aronsen, Lawrence Robert, AMERICAN NATIONAL SECURITY AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS WITH CANADA, 1945-1954, Praeger, Westport, CT, (1997) 1st ptg, B&W maps and tables, 218pp, very good+, red cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0275958914 Contents include: The "Special Relationship with Canada," Approaches to Canadian-American Economic Relations; The State Department, Congress, and Trade Relations with Canada, 1945-1949; Continental Industrial Mobilization Planning and Production, 1947-1953; A "Have Not Nation": American National Security and Canadian Strategic Materials, 1947-1953; The Continental Integration of Transportation: American National Security and the St. Lawrence Seaway Issue, 1945-1954; Assessing Canada's Unique Role in Postwar American Foreign Economic Policy., (Order No: 38055 ), $20.00

23. Bacon, Margaret Hope, REBELLION AT CHRISTIANA, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1975), 216pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517515768 On September 11, 1851, in the normally peaceful farming hamlet of Christiana, Pennsylvania, one Maryland slave owner was killed and another critically wounded by a group of escaped slaves led by William Parker. Selections from the account Parker wrote of his life--originally published in 1866--bring the words of a daring and outspoken black man to this important piece of American history., (Order No: 20749 ), $5.00

24. Bandow, Doug and Carpenter, Ted Galen (edited by), THE U.S.-SOUTH KOREAN ALLIANCE: TIME FOR A CHANGE, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ, (1992), 217pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 156000018X, (Order No: 62311 ), $25.00

25. Baron, Robert C. (senior editor), SOUL OF AMERICA - DOCUMENTING OUR PAST 1492-1974, Fulcrum, Inc., Golden, CO, (1989) 1st ptg, 431pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1555910475 A compilation of the essential writings, documents, and ideas that have shaped our nation., (Order No: 51734 ), $5.00

26. Beaver, Daniel R., NEWTON D. BAKER AND THE AMERICAN WAR EFFORT 1917-1919, Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, (1966), 273pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 62051 ), $10.00

27. Becker, Carl; (Allen Johnson, Editor), THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTION: THE BREACH WITH ENGLAND - CHRONICLES OF AMERICA SERIES - VOLUME 11 (ABRAHAM LINCOLN EDITION), Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1918, B&W illustrations, 267pp, very good, decorated blue cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 24193 ), $10.00

28. Becker, Robert D., PATHWAYS TO THE PRESENT: THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR, University Press of America, Washington, D.C., (1979), 287pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0819106968 A record of human struggles and achievements., (Order No: 52108 ), $25.00

29. Bedford, Henry F., SOCIALISM AND THE WORKERS IN MASSACHUSETTS, 1886-1912, Univ. of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA, 1966, B&W illustrations, 315pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) couple Hist. Dept Markings, This book traces the party from its origins among immigrants and Brahmin reformers, through it modest political successes, to its timid response to industrial warfare in Lawrence in 1912., (Order No: 19309 ), $8.00

30. Bennett, Arnold, YOUR UNITED STATES - IMPRESSIONS OF A FIRST VISIT, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1912, ill. by Frank Craig, 192pp, good++, red cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 45381 ), $5.00

31. Bennett, David H., DEMAGOGUES IN THE DEPRESSION: AMERICAN RADICALS AND THE UNION PARTY, 1932-1936, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, (1969), B&W illustrations, 341pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813505909 Here is a full-length, scholarly treatment of the Union Party and its origins, narrated in terms of the pressures and movements which brought it into prominence and on to political disaster. Focused on the four leaders and their followers: Father Charles E. Coughlin; The Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith; Dr. Francis E. Townsend; Rep. William Lemke., (Order No: 37649 ), $20.00

32. Benson, Michael, WHO'S WHO IN THE JFK ASSASSINATION: AN A-TO-Z ENCYCLOPEDIA, Carol Publishing Company, New York, (1993), 511pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0806514442, (Order No: 62115 ), $15.00

33. Berdal, Mats R. (foreword by Olav Riste), THE UNITED STATES, NORWAY AND THE COLD WAR, 1954-60 - ST. ANTONY'S SERIES, St. Martin's Press, Inc., New York, (1997), 268pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0312162812, (Order No: 60490 ), $8.00

34. Bernard, John, RETROSPECTIONS OF AMERICA; 1797-1811, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1887, 10 B&W ill. LACKS FRONTIS, 380pp, ads, good, brown cloth (hardcover), A bright English comedian, and one of the earliest of American stage managers in the US. A memoir of his travels in America., (Order No: 12285 ), $20.00

35. Bernstein, Iver, THE NEW YORK CITY DRAFT RIOTS: THEIR SIGNIFICANCE FOR AMERICAN SOCIETY AND POLITICS IN THE AGE OF THE CIVIL WAR, Oxford University Press, New York, 1990, B&W illustrations, 363pp, very good, red cloth spine (hardcover) no dustjacket BCE, ISBN 0195050061 For five days in July 1863, at the height of the Civil War, New York City was under siege. Angry rioters burned draft offices, closed factories, destroyed railroad tracks and telegraph lines, and hunted policemen and soldiers. Before long, the rioters turned their muderous wrath against the black community. In the end, at least 105 people were killed, making the draft riots the most violent insurrection in American history., (Order No: 20624 ), $5.00

36. Bingham, Hiram, THE MONROE DOCTRINE: AN OBSOLETE SHIBBOLETH, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1913, 154pp, good+, red cloth (hardcover), "What has been attempted is to sketch the growth of the Doctrine, to indicate the obligations and disadvantages it entails, and, more particularly, to portray the attitude toward it, and toward us, of our neighbors to the south.", (Order No: 44290 ), $10.00

37. Blaisdell, Thomas C.; Peter Selz and Seminar, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY IN POLITICAL CARTOONS: 1776-1976 - REVISED EDITION, Peregrine Smith, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, 1976, B&W illustrations, 278pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), Originally published as a catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same name., (Order No: 58328 ), $8.50

38. Blakely, Edward J. and Snyder, Mary Gail, FORTRESS AMERICA: GATED COMMUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC, (1997) 1st ptg, 209pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 081571002X, (Order No: 60932 ), $5.00

39. Blay, John S., AFTER THE CIVIL WAR: A PICTORIAL PROFILE OF AMERICA FROM 1865 TO 1900, Bonanza Books, New York, orig pub 1960, B&W illustrations, 312pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 33809 ), $12.50

40. Boardman, Fon W., AMERICA AND THE PROGRESSIVE ERA, 1900-1917, Henry Z. Walck, Inc., New York, (1970), 169pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 0809830841 A rich chronicle of the era from the turn of the century to our entry into the First World War., (Order No: 33645 ), $25.00

41. Boase, Paul H. (editor), THE RHETORIC OF PROTEST AND REFORM 1878-1898, Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, (1980), 354pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) review slip laid in, ISBN 0821404210 Seeks to expand our knowledge and understanding of the issues and speechmaking that stirred our nation during the last three decades of the nineteenth century., (Order No: 37344 ), $12.00

42. Boller, Jr., Paul F., NOT SO!: POPULAR MYTHS ABOUT AMERICA FROM COLUMBUS TO CLINTON, Oxford University Press, New York, 1995 1st ptg, 278pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195091868 Just a fun read, enjoy!!!, (Order No: 8686 ), $5.00

43. Bowers, Greg (compiled by), "ON MY HONOR" 70 YEARS OF SCOUTING IN YORK AND ADAMS COUNTIES - PENNSYLVANIA, n.p., n.p., [1982], B&W illustrations, 88pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), A nicely done history of Boy Scouting in this area of Pennsylvania., (Order No: 50905 ), $35.00

44. Boyd, Julian P., NUMBER 7: ALEXANDER HAMILTON'S SECRET ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1964, 166pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) COUPLE PENCIL MARKS, (Order No: 61451 ), $5.00

45. Braden, Donna R., LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT IN AMERICA: BASED ON COLLECTIONS OF HENRY FORD MUSEUM & GREENFIELD VILLAGE, Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI, (1988), B&W and color illustrations, 367pp, very good, wraps (softcover) owner's name, ISBN 0933728328, (Order No: 62388 ), $12.50

46. Bradford, Gamaliel, TYPES OF AMERICAN CHARACTER, Macmillan and Company, New York, 1895, 210pp, good, brown cloth, teg (hardcover), The essays contained in this little volume are, "The American Pessimist," "The American Idealist," and "The American Out of Doors.", (Order No: 43343 ), $30.00

47. Brebner, John Bartlet, NORTH ATLANTIC TRIANGLE: THE INTERPLAY OF CANADA, THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN, Yale Univ Pr/The Ryerson Pr, New Haven, CT/Toronto, (1946) 2nd ptg, B&W and color maps, 386pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, The author's aim was to set forth the interplay between the United States and Canada--the Siamese Twins of North America who cannot separate and live. The United States attained nationhood by rebellion against Great Britain and Canada by gradual growth within the British Empire., (Order No: 51543 ), $7.50

48. Bridgman, Howard Allen, NEW ENGLAND IN THE LIFE OF THE WORLD: A RECORD OF ADVENTURE AND ACHIEVEMENT, The Pilgrim Press, Boston, MA, (1920), B&W illustrations, 395pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB with minimal marks, (Order No: 61516 ), $7.50

49. Brigham, Clarence S., JOURNALS AND JOURNEYMEN: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF EARLY AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1950, 114pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 62001 ), $5.00

50. Brilliant, Eleanor L., THE UNITED WAY: DILEMMAS OF ORGANIZED CHARITY, Columbia University Press, New York, (1990), 382pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231056222, (Order No: 62027 ), $30.00

51. Brock, Peter, PIONEERS OF THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1970), 382pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0691005737 "The Quaker Peace Testimony from the Colonial Era to the First World War, excepted from the author's monumental history of PACIFISM IN THE UNITED STATES.", (Order No: 15486 ), $4.00

52. Broesamle, John J., REFORM AND REACTION IN TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN POLITICS - CONTRIBUTIONS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, NUMBER 137, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, (1990), 481pp, very good++, gray cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0313267995, (Order No: 61462 ), $30.00

53. Brown, Ralph H., MIRROR FOR AMERICANS: LIKENESS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD 1810, American Geographical Soc., New York, 1943, B&W illustrations, 312pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This volume is based on writings of visitors from foreign shores who did not hesitate to say frankly what they thought of the new republic, and writings of men busy helping to build that republic who yet found time to record their ideas and impressions., (Order No: 49187 ), $9.00

54. Brownell, Blaine A. and Goldfield, David R., THE CITY IN SOUTHERN HISTORY: THE GROWTH OF URBAN CIVILIZATION IN THE SOUTH, Kennikat Press, Port Washington, NY, 1977, 228pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0804690782 First overall historical survey of urbanization in the southern United States., (Order No: 37527 ), $15.00

55. Bruce, Philip Alexander, THE VIRGINIA PLUTARCH: TWO VOLUME SET COMPLETE - THE COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY ERAS AND THE NATIONAL ERA, Russell & Russell, New York, (1971), B&W illustrations, fine, blue cloth (hardcover) (original kraft paper dustjackets), First published in 1929 by the University of North Carolina Press. Two volumes: Volume I: The Colonial and Revolutionary Eras, 328pp; Volume II: The National Era., (Order No: 15925 ), $22.50

56. Brundage, Slim (edited and introduced by Franklin Rosemont), FROM BUGHOUSE SQUARE TO THE BEAT GENERATION: SELECTED RAVINGS OF SLIM BRUNDAGE - FOUNDER & JANITOR OF THE COLLEGE OF COMPLEXES, Charles H. Kerr Publ. Co., Chicago, IL, 1997, 175pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0882862324, (Order No: 58475 ), $25.00

57. Buel, Richard, SECURING THE REVOLUTION: IDEOLOGY IN AMERICAN POLITICS, 1789-1815, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, (1972), 392pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) couple closed tears dj, ISBN 0801407052 A fresh look at the formation of America's first political party system., (Order No: 37204 ), $12.50

58. Burgan, Michael, THE JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT: CIVIL LIBERTIES DENIED - SNAPSHOTS IN HISTORY, Compass Point Books, Minneapolis, MN, (2007), B&W and color illustrations, 96pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0756524539 After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the federal government moved Japanese people from their homes in the US into special camps called relocation centers., (Order No: 58532 ), $17.50

59. Butler, J. George (foreword by Charles Kuralt), SIMPLER TIMES: STORIES OF EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY CITY LIFE, Vandamere Press, Arlington, VA, (1997), 176pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) signed by author, ISBN 0918339251, (Order No: 62408 ), $8.50

60. Butler, Michael A., CAUTIOUS VISIONARY: CORDELL HULL AND TRADE REFORM, 1933-1937, The Kent State Univ. Press, Kent, OH, (1998) 1st ptg, 240pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0873385969, (Order No: 61085 ), $10.00

61. Buttenheim, Harold S. (editor), THE MUNICIPAL INDEX 1932 - NINTH ANNUAL EDITION - MUNICIAPL INDEX AND ATLAS, American City Magazine Corp., New York, 1932, B&W illustrations, maps, 601pp, good, embossed red cloth (hardcover), "A yearbook for City, Town and County Officials, State Highway Engineeres, and All Others Interested in Public Improvement Activities." Streets, Roads, Water Supply, Traffic Control, Street Cleaning, Sewage and Garbage Disposal, Parks, Fire and Polics, Swimming Pools, Airports, Light and Power Plants. GREAT ADVERTISEMENTS, (Order No: 60171 ), $35.00

62. Bye, Erik (with a postscript by Eric Sevareid), BLOW, SILVER WIND: STORY OF NORWEGIAN IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA, Norwegian-Amer. Culture Inst, Minneapolis, MN, (1980) 3rd ptg, ill. by Karl Erik Harr, 119pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), This book, which was written, in part, for a stage presentation, does not claim to be a "history," but is rather to be regarded as an enjoyable and informative "painting" in poetry and prose, giving us a real sensation of the lives, feelings and thoughts of the early immigrants., (Order No: 25235 ), $6.00

63. Cable, Mary, THE LITTLE DARLINGS - A HISTORY OF CHILD REARING IN AMERICA, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1975) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 214pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684142198 Author traces the ups and downs in American attitudes in raising children in this comprehensive and popularly written history of childhood in America., (Order No: 50686 ), $10.00

64. Caemmerer, H. Paul, A MANUAL ON THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF WASHINGTON [WASHINGTON DC] - 75TH CONGRESS 3RD SESSION SENATE DOCUMENT 178, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1939, B&W illustrations, 365pp, good, blue buckram cloth (hardcover), This manual "is published for the use of students, particularly in high school, desiring to make a study of the National Capital a part of their course in civics.", (Order No: 58542 ), $14.50

65. Cahn, William (introduction by Paul Cowan), LAWRENCE 1912: THE BREAD AND ROSES STRIKE, The Pilgrim Press, New York, (1980), B&W illustrations, 240pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0829803904 "An important chapter in labor history told from the workers' point of view.", (Order No: 58803 ), $7.00

66. Captain Marryat, MARRYAT'S DIARY IN AMERICA: WITH REMARKS ON ITS INSTITUTIONS - SECOND SERIES - COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME, T. K. & P. G. Collins, Philadelphia, PA, 1840, 300pp, good, brown cloth spine (hardcover) wear to boards SEE NOTE, CONDITION NOTE - top of title page has been torn off, probably to remove a owner's name. Marryat's travels and thoughts about America., (Order No: 54164 ), $30.00

67. Carson, Gerald, THE POLITE AMERICANS - A WIDE-ANGLE VIEW OF OUR MORE OR LESS GOOD MANNERS OVER 300 YEARS, William Morrow & Company, New York, 1966, 16 pages of B&W ill., 346pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 35583 ), $10.00

68. Carter, Paul A., ANOTHER PART OF THE FIFTIES, Columbia University Press, New York, 1983, B&W illustrations, 328pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231052227 The fifties was an era of self-confidence and growth, when Americans were attempting to tell each other - and the world - who they were and where they though they were going., (Order No: 37506 ), $12.50

69. Cashman, Sean Dennis, PROHIBITION: THE LIE OF THE LAND, The Free Press, New York, (1981) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 290pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0029057302 Comprehensive survey of the years the US went dry - 1920-1933., (Order No: 3222 ), $8.00

70. Cashman, Sean Dennis, AMERICA IN THE AGE OF THE TITANS: THE PROGRESSIVE ERA AND WORLD WAR I, New York University Press, New York, (1988), B&W illustrations, 605pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814714102 Details the events of the Progressive Era and World War I (1901-1920), as a sequel to AMERICA IN THE GILDED AGE, giving special attention to industry and inventions, and social and cultural history., (Order No: 37323 ), $30.00

71. Casper, Scott E., SARAH JOHNSON'S MOUNT VERNON: THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF AN AMERICAN SHRINE, Hill and Wang, New York, (2008) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 286pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0809084147, (Order No: 60294 ), $4.00

72. Cavanagh, William Henry, COLONIAL EXPANSION: INCLUDING THE RISE AND FALL OF HISTORIC SETTLEMENTS, Richard G. Badger, Publisher, Boston, MA, (1924), 263pp, good, red cloth (no dustjacket), lacks front free endpaper, This volume is an attempt to present the true history of the perils and adventures of the New Comers, who, since 1794, have been called "Pilgrim Fathers." Contents include: The Dream of Empire; The Separatist Movement and William Bradford; The Plymouth Plantation; Plymouth Rock; Plymouth Thanksgiving; Courship of Miles Standish; The Body Politic; The Origin of Independence and the American Constitution., (Order No: 18324 ), $25.00

73. Chamberlin, Ethel Clere, THE ROMANCE OF OLD GLORY, George Sully and Company, New York, (1930), ill. by Harold M. Brett, 301pp, good, red cloth w/some fading (hardcover) EX-LIB never circ., The history of our flag., (Order No: 32124 ), $20.00

74. Chase, Heman, AMERICAN IDEALS: THEIR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BASIS, Heman Chase, Alstead, NH, 1965 3rd ed, 130pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Contents include: History Of America; Mid-Nineteenth Century Conditions In America; Mid-Twentieth Century Conditions In America; Our Part In The Problem Of War; The Drift From A Traditional Toward An Alien Philosophy; Land, The Indispensable Basis Of All Human Activity And Life; The Prevailing System Of Land Tenure; The Establishment Of Public And Private Rights; Standpoints From Which The Public Collection Of The Rent Of Land, In Lieu Of All Other Taxation, Is Most Frequently Questioned; The Field Of Individual Responsibility And Action., (Order No: 52302 ), $20.00

75. Cherrington, Ernest Hurst, HISTORY OF THE ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE, American Issue Pub. Company, Westerville, OH, 1913 1st ed, 161pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover) light spotting to cloth, (Order No: 61480 ), $35.00

76. Chidsey, Donald Barr, MR. HAMILTON AND MR. JEFFERSON, Thomas Nelson Inc,Publishers, Nashville, TN, (1975) 1st ed, 207pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0840764464 Mr. Chidsey tells all as he illuminates the human side of our venerated founding fathers. His view of history is so lively and accurate--here are the deals, scandals, and crises of our early history., (Order No: 16387 ), $7.50

77. Christman, Margaret C. S., THE FIRST FEDERAL CONGRESS 1789-1791, Smithsonian Institution Pr., Washington, DC, 1989, B&W and color illustrations, 375pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0874743133, (Order No: 62337 ), $12.50

78. Clark, Thomas D., THE EMERGING SOUTH, Oxford University Press, New York, 1961, 317pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A study of the social and economic revolution which has occurred in the South since 1920., (Order No: 33991 ), $12.00

79. Clement, J. (editor) & Sigourney, L. H. (introduction by), NOBLE DEEDS OF AMERICAN WOMEN: WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SOME OF THE MORE PROMINENT, Corner House Publishers, Williamstown, MA, 1975, B&W illustrations, 480pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0879280611 Originally published in 1851, this book is a collection of anecdotes about and biographical sketches of American women who had accomplished something unusual, heroic or especially virtuous by 19th century standards. Mrs. Clement ranged through the entire gamut of American social, political and military history and uncovered a vast number of achievements and activities by women both sung and unsung in our historical annals., (Order No: 13756 ), $7.00

80. Clift, Eleanor, FOUNDING SISTERS AND THE NINETEENTH AMENDMENT, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, (2003), 213pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0471426121, (Order No: 62333 ), $6.50

81. Cobb, Sanford H., THE RISE OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN AMERICA - A HISTORY, Cooper Square Publishers Inc, New York, 1968, 541pp, very good+, red cloth (hardcover), Originally published in 1902., (Order No: 61204 ), $30.00

82. Coben, Stanley (edited by), REFORM, WAR, AND REACTION: 1912-1932, Univ. of South Carolina Pr., Columbia, SC, (1972), 466pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 087249277X "Document History of the United States" series. A collection of 42 documents illuminating some of the ways Americans experienced the momentous events of this time., (Order No: 36983 ), $12.50

83. Coleman, R. V., LIBERTY AND PROPERTY: THE STORY OF THE FABULOUS CENTURY IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES WAS BORN: 1664-1765, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1951 1st ed, 62 ill., 28 full page maps, 606pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 4378 ), $10.00

84. Cook, Ann; Gittell, Marilyn; and, Mack, Herb (edited by), CITY LIFE, 1865-1900, Praeger Publishers, New York, (1973), B&W illustrations, 292pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Drawing on contemporary sources that range from census statistics to poetry, from advertising posters to newspaper photographs, this book provides an impressionistic verbal and visual documentary about the beginnings of American cities, the roots of today's urban problems, and the development of the forces that have changed and are changing urban life., (Order No: 17401 ), $5.00

85. Cooper, James Fenimore (edited with an introduction by Bradley J. Birzer and John Willson), THE AMERICAN DEMOCRAT AND OTHER POLITICAL WRITINGS - CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES NO. 8, Regnery Publishing, Inc., Washington, DC, (2000), 508pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0895262428, (Order No: 61441 ), $15.00

86. Countryman, Edward, AMERICANS: A COLLISION OF HISTORIES, Hill and Wang, New York, (1996) 1st ed, 294pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0809025930 Review press release and photo laid in., (Order No: 35424 ), $5.00

87. Courtenay, Thomas P., OBSERVATIONS ON THE AMERICAN TREATY, IN ELEVEN LETTERS - FIRST PUBLISHED IN "THE SUN," UNDER THE SIGNATURE OF DECIUS, sold by J. Budd, London, 1808, 75pp, very good+, rebound in 3/4 leather (hardcover), Handsomely bound in 3/4 brown leather with marbled boards. Book block was trimmed a tad noticeable only on the half-title page where it is written "From the Author.", (Order No: 54591 ), $400.00

88. Cowdrey, Albert E., THIS LAND, THIS SOUTH: AN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY, University Press of KY, Lexington, KY, (1983), B&W illustrations, 236pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813103029 "Here is the story of the long interaction between man, land, and climate in the American South. It is a tale of exploitations and erosion, of destruction, disease, and defeat, but also of the persistent search for knowledge and wisdom.", (Order No: 3318 ), $8.00

89. Cronon, David E., JOSEPHUS DANIELS IN MEXICO, University of Wisconsin Pr., Madison, WI, 1960, B&W illustrations, 369pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This book concentrates on the one Latin American country--Mexico--with which the United States had the most trouble during the formative days of the Good Neighbor Policy. And the focus is on Josephus Daniels, the septuagenerian American Ambassador in Mexico City for nine troubled years between 1933 and 1941., (Order No: 38173 ), $9.00

90. Cross, Wilbur and Novotny, Ann, WHITE HOUSE WEDDINGS, David McKay Company, Inc., New York, (1967), B&W illustrations, 248pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This book tells the story of every marriage known to have taken place in the Executive Mansion--including a little-known one in 1801, more than ten years earlier than the generally accepted "first.", (Order No: 35267 ), $9.50

91. Crunden, Robert M., FROM SELF TO SOCIETY, 1919-1941, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (1972) 1st ptg, 212pp, good, black cloth (hardcover) (no dj) few ink marks in biblio, "Its purpose is to analyze the culture as a whole in the period between 1919 and 1941 and to show through detailed examples how and why the mind of the country that went to war in 1941 differed from the mind of the country that emerged from World War I.", (Order No: 28010 ), $15.00

92. Cunningham, Noble E. (edited by), THE EARLY REPUBLIC, 1789-1828: DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, Univ. of South Carolina Pr., Columbia, SC, (1968) 1st ed, 274pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 087249120X Selections have been included from such major public documents as Washington's farewell address, Hamilton's Report on Manufactures, Jefferson's first inaugural address, Calhoun's South Carolina Exposition, and the Supreme Court decisions of John Marshall. These formal documents are balanced by selections from private letters, newspapers, campaign handbills, congressional speeches and other publications., (Order No: 18718 ), $15.00

93. Curtis, Edith Roelker, A SEASON IN UTOPIA: THE STORY OF BROOK FARM, Thomas Nelson & Sons, New York, (1961), 346pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Here is the full-scale story and a reasoned appraisal of Brook Farm, the most celebrated of America's nineteenth-century idealist "utopias.", (Order No: 44352 ), $6.00

94. Daniels, Jonathan, ORDEAL OF AMBITION: JEFFERSON, HAMILTON, BURR, Doubleday & Co., Inc., New York, 1970 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 445pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 8322 ), $5.00


96. Davies, Margery W., WOMAN'S PLACE IS AT THE TYPEWRITER: OFFICE WORK AND OFFICE WORKERS 1870-1930, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1982), 217pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0877223688, (Order No: 62394 ), $9.50

97. Davis, Peter, IF YOU CAME THIS WAY: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE LIVES OF THE UNDERCLASS, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, (1995) 1st ptg, 202pp, fine w/fine dustjacket, (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 0471110744 An examination of life below the poverty line in the richest nation in the world., (Order No: 25731 ), $5.00

98. Degler, Carl N., PLACE OVER TIME: THE CONTINUITY OF SOUTHERN DISTINCTIVENESS, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1977), 138pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807102997 After identifying the social and economic elements peculiar to the modern South, Degler seeks out the roots of southern distinctiveness, focusing on the central role that plantation slavery played in forming southern institutions and attitudes., (Order No: 27725 ), $10.00

99. Destler, Chester McArthur, JOSHUA COIT: AMERICAN FEDERALIST 1758-1798, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, (1962) 1st ed, 191pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Joshua Coit was a New England gentleman who reached his majority during the American Revolution. After attending Havard College he chose the law as his profession. He contributed to the development of a federalist policy for Connecticut, and after achieving prominence as a legislator, he was sent to Congress in 1793., (Order No: 50583 ), $10.00

100. Dionisopoulos, P. A., REBELLION, RACISM, AND REPRESENTATION: THE ADAM CLAYTON POWELL CASE AND ITS ANTECEDENTS, Northern Illionis Univ. Pr., Dekalb, IL, (1970), 175pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0875800181 Professor Dionisopoulos makes the plea that Congress should set up definite, self-imposed guidelines to be used impartially in judging the qualifications of the House and the Senate, and he warns us that failure to abide by constitutional principles in seating members-elect will seriously jeopardize the entire democratic process., (Order No: 13042 ), $6.00

101. Dunbar, Leslie W., THE COMMON INTEREST, Pantheon Books, New York, (1988) 1st ed, 233pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394565584 How our social welfare policies don't work and what we can do about them., (Order No: 6896 ), $9.50

102. Eckler, A. Ross, THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, Praeger Publishers, New York, (1972), B&W illustrations, 268pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB with usual markings, The author chronicles not only the early history of the Bureau but also the changes that have overtaken the agency in its attempts to measure and document changes in numbers, life-styles, and pursuits of twentieth-century Americans., (Order No: 24308 ), $7.50

103. Eliot, Thomas H., RECOLLECTIONS OF THE NEW DEAL WHEN THE PEOPLE MATTERED, Northeastern University Pr., Boston, MA, (1992) 1st ptg, 169pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1555531342 Thomas H. Eliot relates the idealism and fervor with which he and other highly educated young Americans went to Washington in 1933 to help extricate the nation from the Great Depression., (Order No: 37553 ), $15.00

104. Engelhardt, Tom, THE END OF VICTORY CULTURE: COLD WAR AMERICA AND THE DISILLUSIONING OF A GENERATION, BasicBooks, New York, (1995) 1st ptg, 351pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0465019846 This book is a compelling account of how a national narrative of triumph through which Americans had always sustained themselves as a people underwent a vertiginous decomposition from Hiroshima to Vietnam., (Order No: 53865 ), $12.50

105. Epstein, Barbara, POLITICAL PROTEST AND CULTURAL REVOLUTION: NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION IN THE 1970S AND 1980S, Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, CA, (1991) 1st ptg, 327pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0520070100 Examines the nonviolent direct action movement that, inspired by the civil rights movement, flourished in the United States from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s., (Order No: 57458 ), $17.50

106. Ernst, Morris L., THE FIRST FREEDOM, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1946 2nd ptg, 316pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) card signed by author laid i, The author points to the frightening trend of monopoly in the mass communication fields., (Order No: 46401 ), $5.00

107. Eulau, Heinz, CLASS AND PARTY IN THE EISENHOWER YEARS, The Free Press of Glencoe, New York, (1962), 162pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) review slip laid in, Class roles and perespectives in the 1952 and 1956 elections., (Order No: 37709 ), $15.00

108. Evans, Hugh E., THE HIDDEN CAMPAIGN - FDR'S HEALTH AND THE 1944 ELECTION, M. E. Sharpe, Armonk, NY, (2002), B&W illustrations, 202pp, fine w/very good dustjacket+ (hardcover), ISBN 0765608553 The death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 12, 1945, came a a shocking surprise to a nation and world still engaged in war. The magnitude of shock and surprise at word of his death is testimony to the success achieved in covering up his lethal illness from nearly everyone: the general public, leaders in government, family members, his successodr, and the 'patient' himself., (Order No: 56549 ), $20.00

109. Faery, Rebecca Blevins, CARTOGRAPHIES OF DESIRE: CAPTIVITY, RACE, AND SEX IN THE SHAPING OF AN AMERICAN NATION, Univ. of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, (1999), 275pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0806131500, (Order No: 60385 ), $4.50

110. Faulkner, Harold Underwood, ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES - THE WORLD TODAY BOOKSHELF, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1928 1st ed, 301pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) slight cant to book block, (Order No: 43243 ), $10.00

111. Finan, Christopher M., FROM THE PALMER RAIDS TO THE PATRIOT ACT: A HISTORY OF THE FIGHT FOR FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA, Beacon Press, Boston, MA, (2007) 1st ptg, 348pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 9780807044285, (Order No: 57712 ), $7.00

112. Fite, Emerson D. and Freeman, Archibald (compiled and edited by), A BOOK OF OLD MAPS DELINEATING AMERICAN HISTORY FROM THE EARLIEST DAYS DOWN TO THE CLOSE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, (1969), B&W illustrations, 299pp, good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0486220842, (Order No: 62197 ), $12.50

113. Fitzpatrick, John C., SOME HISTORIC HOUSES - THEIR BUILDERS AND THEIR PLACES IN HISTORY, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1939, B&W illustrations, 160pp, good, light blue cloth (hardcover), Published under the auspices of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America. Included are homes, their relics, manuscripts and momentos, that are maintained by the State societies, member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America., (Order No: 42019 ), $6.00

114. Force, Peter (collected by) - FORCE'S TRACTS, TRACTS AND OTHER PAPERS, RELATING PRINCIPALLY TO THE ORIGIN, SETTLEMENT AND PROGRESS OF THE COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA -3 VOLS, Peter Smith, Gloucester, MA, 1963, very good, light pink cloth (hardcover), "...FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE COUNTRY TO THE YEAR 1776." Three (of four) volume set, including: Volume I (originally published 1836), Volume II (originally published in 1836), and Volume III, First published in 1844., (Order No: 61576 ), $100.00

115. Ford, Henry Jones; (Allen Johnson, Editor), THE CLEVELAND ERA: NEW ORDER IN POLITICS - CHRONICLES OF AMERICA SERIES - VOLUME 44 (ABRAHAM LINCOLN EDITION), Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1919, B&W illustrations, 232pp, very good, decorated blue cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 24212 ), $10.00

116. Forster, Arnold and Epstein, Benjamin R., THE TROUBLE MAKERS: AN ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE REPORT, Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, (1952) 2nd ptg, 317pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The new Anti-Defamation League report on intolerance in the United States., (Order No: 37636 ), $5.00

117. Frank, Beryl, PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, Castle Books, Secaucus, NJ, (1980), 15 color ill., B&W ill., 187pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0890093369 Primarily, this is the story of the National Republican Party-those men who sought and won the presidential elections as well as those who lost., (Order No: 14068 ), $4.00

118. Franklin, Wayne, DISCOVERERS, EXPLORERS, SETTLERS: THE DILIGENT WRITERS OF EARLY AMERICA, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, (1979), B&W illustrations, 252pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0226260712 Franklin traces the diligence of the first chroniclers of America through the three stages of discovery, exploration, and settlement, and shows how each stage brought forth its own kind of American writing and in turn how that writing had real political power to determine the American mood., (Order No: 27813 ), $5.00

119. Friedman, Lawrence J., INVENTORS OF THE PROMISED LAND, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975, 344pp, index, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394472632 "The roots of America's major social inequities, traced to our cultural insecurity from the end of the Revolution to the eve of the Mexican War, and our resulting need for inventing a national identity.", (Order No: 7551 ), $5.00

120. Fulmer, John Leonard, AGRICULTURAL PROGRESS IN THE COTTON BELT SINCE 1920, Univ. of North Carolina Pr., Chapel Hill, NC, (1950), 26 B&W figures, 236pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This book tells the story of the changes that have taken place in the Cotton Belt during the past twenty-five years, points out the goals that are still to be reached, and suggests remedies for still-existing agricultural ills in the region. Of immense value in themselves as well as an important supplement to the text are the fifty-five tables and twenty-six well-designed charts which illustrate the progress made in important segments of the region's rural economy., (Order No: 13965 ), $20.00

121. Furer, Howard B. (compiled and edited by), THE BRITISH IN AMERICA 1578-1970 - A CHRONOLOGY & FACT BOOK, Oceana Publications, Inc., Dobbs Ferry, NY, 1972, 153pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket EX-LIB, ISBN 0379005077 Ethnic Chronology Series Number 7, (Order No: 52167 ), $6.00

122. Gabriel, Ralph Henry, THE COURSE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC THOUGHT: AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY SINCE 1815, The Ronald Press Company, New York, (1940), 452pp, good++, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 38814 ), $5.00

123. Gambill, Edward L., CONSERVATIVE ORDEAL: NORTHERN DEMOCRATS AND RECONSTRUCTION, 1865-1868, Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA, 1981 1st ed, 188pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813813859 This book emphasizes Democratic efforts to use the racial issue for postwar partisan realignment. The diversity in the Democratic response to Reconstruction and the relationship of Democratic Reconstruction policy to other political issues are also covered., (Order No: 13228 ), $5.00

124. Gardner, Charles M. (inscribed/signed by the author), THE GRANGE - FRIEND OF THE FARMER 1867-1947, The National Grange, Washington, DC, (1949), B&W illustrations, 531pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) author inscribed, A concise reference history of America's oldest farm organization, and the only rural fraternity in the world., (Order No: 4519 ), $6.00

125. Gies, Joseph & Gies, Frances, THE INGENIOUS YANKEES: THE MEN, IDEAS, AND MACHINES THAT TRANSFORMED A NATION, 1776-1876, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, (1976) 1st ptg, over 100 B&W ill., 376pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0690011504 The story of how men conceived and perfected their inventions, and how America was transformed by these inventions., (Order No: 5106 ), $10.00

126. Gilbert, Martin, CHURCHILL AND AMERICA, Free Press, New York, (2005) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 503pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0743259920 The author tells the intensely human story of Winston Churchill's profound connection to America, a relationship that resulted in an Anglo-American alliance that has stood at the center of international relations for more than a century., (Order No: 55779 ), $7.00

127. Giles, Dorothy, SINGING VALLEYS: THE STORY OF CORN, Random House, New York, (1940) 1st ptg, 361pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), American history in terms of the role played by corn., (Order No: 18158 ), $7.50

128. Glessing, Robert J., THE UNDERGROUND PRESS IN AMERICA, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (1970), 202pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0253201462, (Order No: 58936 ), $4.00

129. Glickstein, Jonathan A., CONCEPTS OF FREE LABOR IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1991) 1st ptg, 514pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300047894 In this book the author investigates how Americans--intellectuals, labor reformers, politicians, journalists, capitalists, and manual workers-- viewed the intrinsic character of manual labor in the decades before the Civil War., (Order No: 27069 ), $12.50

130. Goetzmann, William H., NEW LANDS, NEW MEN: AMERICA AND THE SECOND GREAT AGE OF DISCOVERY, Viking, New York, (1986), B&W ill., 528pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket, The dramatic story of three centuries of exploration that witnessed Europeans exploring the Pacific and Northwest, Americans setting out across their own immense continent, and finally, Americans exploring new worlds: the oceans, Japan, and the polar regions., (Order No: 27807 ), $11.50

131. Goldfield, David R. and Brownell, Blaine A., URBAN AMERICA: FROM DOWNTOWN TO NO TOWN, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, (1979), 435pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0395273978, (Order No: 37530 ), $12.50

132. Gonzalez, Juan, ROLL DOWN YOUR WINDOW: STORIES OF A FORGOTTEN AMERICA, Verso, London, (1995), 204pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0860914496 In these passionate and vivid despatches, the author reports from the frontline of a social crisis which stretches from New York to Los Angeles, across the Rio Grande to Mexico's maquiladoras, through to Haiti, Honduras and Cuba., (Order No: 28656 ), $5.00

133. Gouverneur Morris, AN ANSWER TO WAR IN DISGUISE; OR, REMARKS UPON THE NEW DOCTRINE OF ENGLAND, Hopkins and Seymour, New York, 1806 1st ed, 76pp, very good, bound blue buckram cloth (hardcover) red spine label, Nice clean and tight copy of this pamphlet bound (probably in the early to mid 20th century) in blue buckram cloth., (Order No: 59686 ), $100.00

134. Graham, Otis L. (edited by), SOVIET-AMERICAN DIALOGUE ON THE NEW DEAL, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, 1989, 296pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) review slip, ISBN 0826206123 Studies and essays by Soviet historians on the New Deal. A unique opportunity to look at the Soviet preoccupations and conclusions of the US in the 1930s., (Order No: 37432 ), $7.50

135. Graubart, Judah L. and Graubart, Alice V., DECADE OF DESTINY, Contemporary Books, Inc., Chicago, IL, (1978), 339pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0809277298 Reminiscences of the Thirties featuring interviews with the social, political, and cultural personalities of one of the most dynamic decades in American history: James Roosevelt, Alger Hiss, Milton Eisenhower, Jacob Arvey, Marquis Childs, George Halas, Henry Armstrong, Edgar Bergen, King Vidor, Lionel Hampton, George Gallup, and many more. The purpose in writing this book was to do more than chronicle the way in which America rebuilt itself. The authors wanted to re-create a sense of what it meant to be a part of that experience; of how it felt to be among those to whom Franklin Roosevelt referred in his 1936 Inaugural Address when he said, "This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.", (Order No: 52034 ), $8.50

136. Green, Constance McLaughlin, THE RISE OF URBAN AMERICA, Hutchinson Univ. Library, London, (1965), 184pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The rise of cities in the United States from the early seventeenth century to the 1960s., (Order No: 41781 ), $8.00

137. Greenbie, Sydney and Greenbie, Marjorie, GOLD OF OPHIR OR THE LURE THAT MADE AMERICA, Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1925 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 330pp, good, black cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, The book reveals "the astounding fact that it was the wealth of the Indies (China) that lured American around the Horn, and across the continent in covered wagons and gave the initial impetus to the growth of this nation.", (Order No: 49421 ), $6.00

138. Greene, Evarts Boutell, THE FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN NATIONALITY, Frederick Ungar Publishing, New York, (1968), 614pp, index, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1922, reprinted from 1935 edition., (Order No: 3392 ), $7.00

139. Grimsted, David (edited, with introduction and notes by), NOTIONS OF THE AMERICANS: 1820-1860, George Braziller, New York, (1970) 1st ptg, 66 B&W ill., 347pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807605689 This volume, chronologically the third in the series entitled THE AMERICAN CULTURE, takes its title from James Fenimore Cooper's book published in 1828. As the image of Jacksonian America emerges for us in the fascinating array of contemporary documents and visual materials Professor Grimsted presents, we seem to be looking in the mirror of the United States today. "Because few permanent relationships intervened between the individual and the mass, there was a loneliness and unhappiness despite manifold evidence of success and comfort.", (Order No: 15064 ), $10.00

140. Groman, George L. (edited, with an introduction by), POLITICAL LITERATURE OF THE PROGRESSIVE ERA, Michigan State University Pr, Ann Arbor, MI, (1967), 287pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), This volume is intended to represent those writers of political fiction who most closely involved themselves with the ferment of Populist-Progressive times., (Order No: 36340 ), $12.50

141. Gummere, Richard M., SEVEN WISE MEN OF COLONIAL AMERICA, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1967, 114pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Explores the attitudes toward the classics of seven prominent colonial Americans--Hugh Jones, Robert Calef, Michael Wigglesworth, Samuel Davies, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Benjamin Rush, and Thomas Paine., (Order No: 41432 ), $12.50

142. Gurney, Gene (preface by S. Dillon Ripley), THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION: A PICTURE STORY OF ITS BUILDINGS, EXHIBITS AND ACTIVITIES, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1964), B&W illustrations, 129pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 52008 ), $5.00

143. Haferkorn, Henry E., THE WAR WITH MEXICO 1846-1848, Documentary Publications, n.p., (1970) reprint, 93pp, index, very good+, maroon buckram cloth (hardcover), A select bibliography on the causes, conduct, and the political aspect of the war, together with a select list of books and other printed material on the resources, economic conditins, politics and government of the Republic of Mexico and the characteristics of the Mexican people. With annotations and an index. No date of original publication, but most likely early 1900s., (Order No: 50707 ), $15.00

144. Hale, Edward Everett and Brewer, David J. (introduction by Edwin D. Mead), MOHONK ADDRESSES, Ginn and Company, Boston, 1910, 5 B&W illustrations, 151pp, good, dark green cloth (hardcover) nice clean and tight copy, Published for the International School of Peace. Dr. Hales's profound and prophetic speeches at the early Mohonk Conferences on International Arbitration, beginning in 1895 at the Mohonk House in New Paltz, New York, were epoch-making in the history of the peace cause in America. While other men were talking of special arbitration commissions Dr. Hale was already demanding a permanent international tribunal, and forecasting with confidence and marvelous precision the program which has since been adopted by the Hague Conferences. He attended most of the Mohonk Conferences down to 1907, speaking upon a wide range of subjects, and all of his Mohonk addresses are here brought together. Note "Compliments of the Author" tipped in, printed sheet advertising book laid in., (Order No: 29076 ), $35.00

145. Hale, Edward E., SYBARIS AND OTHER HOMES, Fields, Osgood & Co., Boston, 1869 1st ed, 206pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 38557 ), $25.00

146. Hamilton, Franklin (edited by), LODESTAR AND COMPASS: AN ADVENTURE OF THE IMMORTAL PART OF US, The Abingdon Press, New York, (1915), B&W illustrations, 139pp, very good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "The formal opening of the American University, an event of historical importance for the entire country, is here recorded and illustrated in permanent and beautiful form.", (Order No: 30647 ), $15.00

147. Hamilton, J. G. de Roulhac (edited by) (introduction by Wayne LaPierre), ABRAHAM LINCOLN: SELECTIONS FROM HIS SPEECHES AND WRITINGS - THE AMERICAN HERITAGE LIBRARY, Palladium Press, Birmingham, AL, (2003), 424pp, fine, full brown leather, gilt stampings (hardcover), Special edition published for the National Rifle Association (NRA)., (Order No: 53837 ), $30.00

148. Hamilton, Alexander, OBSERVATIONS ON CERTAIN DOCUMENTS IN "THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE YEAR 1796", The Hamilton Club, New York, 1865, 157pp, very good, bound in 3/4 leather, raised bands (hardcover), Hamilton Club Series No. 2. One of 25 copies of the 4to edition. (small tape repair to last page). Originally published in 1796 in Philadelphia for John Fenno by John Bioren with full title of: "Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No. V & VI of 'The History of the United States for the Year 1796,' in Which the Charge of Speculation against Alexander Hamiltorn, Late Secretary of the Treasury, is Fully Reputed by Himself." Known as the "Reynold's pamphlet": in it Hamilton confessed a personal irrgularity in order to defend his public probity. The reprints of 1800 were published by his enemies. Howes H-120. Originally reprinted in wraps, this is a very nice clean and tight copy in a handsome leather binding., (Order No: 53883 ), $300.00

149. Handlin, Oscar (selected and edited with an introduction and notes by), CHILDREN OF THE UPROOTED, George Braziller, New York, (1966) 1st ptg, 551pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A noted historian surveys the making of Americans as revealed in the writings of members of the second generation, the children of immigrants, over the past hundred years., (Order No: 24490 ), $4.50

150. Haraszti, Zoltan, THE IDYLL OF BROOK FARM: AS REVEALED BY UNPUBLISHED LETTERS IN THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, Trustees of Public Libary, Boston, MA, (1937), 46pp, good, wraps (softcover), "Brook Farm to the present generation is only a dim memory, vaguely connected with the names of Emerson, Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller, and others. This was the place where a group of idealists - the Transcendentalists - returned to nature for a few years and tried the experiment of co-operative society.", (Order No: 49051 ), $20.00

151. Hard, Curtis V. (edited by Robert H. Ferrell), BANNERS IN THE AIR: THE EIGHTH OHIO VOLUNTEERS AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, Kent State University Press, Kent, OH, (1988), B&W illustrations, 147pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0873383672 A lively, highly personal, and compelling account of what the war was like to the soldiers., (Order No: 41730 ), $14.50

152. Harriman, Mrs. J. Borden, FROM PINAFORES TO POLITICS, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1923 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 359pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 12612 ), $10.00

153. Harris, Herbert E., THE QUAKER AND THE WEST: THE FIRST SIXTY YEARS OF WHITTIER COLLEGE, Whittier College, Whittier, CA, (1948), B&W ill., 175pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 35109 ), $15.00

154. Hawkins, Richmond Laurin, POSITIVISM IN THE UNITED STATES (1853-1861), Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1938 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 243pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Harvard Studies in Romance Languages, 14., (Order No: 60599 ), $20.00

155. Haynie, Kerry L., AFRICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATORS IN THE AMERICAN STATES, Columbia University Press, New York, (2001) 1st ptg, figures and tables, 149pp, very good++, brown boards (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0231106440 Provides general knowledge about the nature and consequences of African American representation in state legislatures., (Order No: 40767 ), $8.00

156. Heaton, Vernon, THE MAYFLOWER, Mayflower Books, New York, (1980) 1st Amer, B&W and color illustrations, 200pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owner's inscript., ISBN 0831757450 An account of the Mayflower and the personalities that eventually succeeded in establishing a stable colony., (Order No: 28008 ), $7.50

157. Heidler, David S. and Heidler, Jeanne T., OLD HICKORY'S WAR: ANDREW JACKSON AND THE QUEST FOR EMPIRE, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, (1996) 1st ed, B&W ill., B&W map, 308pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0811701131 This book shows just how determined and ruthless Jackson could be in pursuit of his aims, whether they be his ideas for American destiny or his own personal ambitions., (Order No: 21518 ), $12.00

158. Hellman, Geoffrey T., THE SMITHSONIAN: OCTOPUS ON THE MALL, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, PA, (1967) 1st ed, 224pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This story is told largely in terms of the men and women who have given the Smithsonian its unique character: they include congressmen and collectors, geniuses and cranks, inventors and curators, millionaires and astrophysicists., (Order No: 27739 ), $7.50

159. Henry, Laurin L., PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITIONS, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, (1960), 755pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), An account of the critical months preceding and following the inaugurations of Wilson, Harding, F. D. Roosevelt and Eisenhower., (Order No: 37615 ), $15.00

160. Herbst, Jurgen, FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS: AMERICAN COLLEGE GOVERNMENT, 1636-1819, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1982, 301pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0674323459 Questions about the nature of academic institutions, the "autonomy" of the university, and judicial interference or protection burst forth in the late 1960s and no answers seemed satisfactory. The author noticed the contradictions and uncertainties among the responses and decided to go back to the legal origins and institutional arrangements of America's earliest colleges to solve the puzzles., (Order No: 16170 ), $8.50

161. Herron, George D., WOODROW WILSON AND THE WORLD'S PEACE, Mitchell Kennerley, New York, 1917, B&W frontis, 173pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover), Contents include: Woodrow Wilson and the World's Peace; The Man and the President; His Initial Effort; The Pro-German Morality of the Pacifist; Pro-America; Appendix: An Apologia., (Order No: 40371 ), $45.00

162. Hirschfeld, Burt, THE GLORIOUS STRUGGLE: HOW THE UNITED STATES BECAME A NATION, Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, (1967) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 220pp, very good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 15042 ), $5.00

163. Holmes, Michael S., THE NEW DEAL IN GEORGIA: AN ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, (1975), 364pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 0837173752 In summarizing this study of the New Deal in Georgia, Professor Holmes submits that the agencies fell short of their objectives, but economic and social benefits did accrue, as did enduring political effects, which have brough improvement to social patterns in the state., (Order No: 37465 ), $22.50

164. Hood, Fred J., REFORMED AMERICA: THE MIDDLE AND SOUTHERN STATES, 1783-1837, University of Alabama Press, University, AL, (1980), 254pp, fine, decorated brown cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0817300341, (Order No: 61127 ), $8.00

165. Howard, George Elliott, PRELIMINARIES OF THE REVOLUTION 1763-1775, AMS Press, New York, (1970), B&W illustrations, 359pp, fine, blue cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0404033555 First published in 1905. The struggle between the English colonies and the parent state lasted from the peace of Paris in 1763 until the appeal to arms in 1775., (Order No: 54838 ), $15.00

166. Huitt, Ralph K. and Peabody, Robert L., CONGRESS - TWO DECADES OF ANALYSIS, Greenwood Press, Publishers, Westport, CT, (1979) 1st ptg, 241pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0313209316 First published in 1969., (Order No: 41148 ), $20.00

167. Humes, Edward, OVER HERE - HOW THE G.I. BILL TRANSFORMED THE AMERICAN DREAM, Harcourt, Inc., Orlando, FL, (2006), 319pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0151007101 In 1944 the US government feared the flood of returning World War II soldiers almost as much as it longed for peace. To avoid economic catastrophe, FDR, Congress, and veterans groups devised a modest measure, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944., (Order No: 51711 ), $6.50

168. Huseman, Ben W., "TERRITORIES SO EXTENSIVE AND FERTILE" THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE, DeGolyer Library, Dallas, TX, 2004, B&W illustrations, 97pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), A Bicentennial Exhibition Catalogue of Books, Maps & Prints drawn from the collections of the DeGolyer Library October 2003 - February 2004., (Order No: 52205 ), $30.00

169. Jansson, Bruce S., THE SIXTEEN-TRILLION DOLLAR MISTAKE: HOW THE U.S. BUNGLED ITS NATIONAL PRIORITIES FROM THE NEW DEAL TO THE PRESENT, Columbia University Press, New York, (2001) 1st ptg, 492pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 023111432X "Choices about national priorities are arguably the most important made by the federal government, profoundly affecting the well-being of citizens. Bruce S. Jansson documents how presidents, from FDR to Clinton, have made questionable choices that wasted trillions of dollars. Going beyond the charges of corruption or bureaucratic waste, the book is an eye-opening expose that reveals innumerable useless projects (military as well as civilian), unnecessary tax concessions, and the use of interest payments to cover deficit spending, among other costly mistakes.", (Order No: 30367 ), $4.50

170. Jefferson, Thomas (introduction by Wayne LaPierre), DEMOCRACY - THE AMERICAN HERITAGE LIBRARY, Palladium Press, Birmingham, AL, (2002), 291pp, fine, full brown leather, gilt stampings (hardcover), Quality reprint of the 1939 edition. Special edition published for the National Rifle Association (NRA)., (Order No: 53841 ), $30.00

171. Johnson, A. B., A GUIDE TO THE RIGHT UNDERSTANDING OF OUR AMERICAN UNION; OR, POLITICAL, ECONOMICAL AND LITERARY MISCELLANIES, Greenwood Press, Publishers, New York, (1968), 407pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover), First published in 1857. "Dedicated to the Young Men of America." Contents include: The Negro Question and Territorial Self-Government; Of the Nature of our Confederacy; Of the Acquisition of New Territory; The Relative Merits of Existing Parties; Of a United States Bank; The Constitution; Of Private Corporations; Of Sumptuary Legislation; Of Public Improvements; Miscellany., (Order No: 48807 ), $7.50

172. Johnson, Samuel A., THE BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM: THE NEW ENGLAND EMIGRANT AID COMPANY IN THE KANSAS CRUSADE, University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, KS, 1954 1st ed, 357pp, good, light blue cloth (hardcover) inscribed by the author, (Order No: 60817 ), $85.00

173. Jones, Barbara (Bullock) - (compiled with additional historical information by), REV. SAMUEL MACCLINTOCK'S JOURNAL, 1760, AND NAMES OF MEN IN COL. GOFFE'S REGIMENT, Academy Books, Rutland, VT, (2001), B&W illustrations, 62pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0962247170, (Order No: 60970 ), $20.00

174. Kalra, Paul, THE AMERICAN CLASS SYSTEM: DIVIDE AND RULE, Antenna Publishing Co., Pleasant Hill, CA, (1995), 348pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0964717352, (Order No: 7878 ), $7.50

175. Kendrick, Alexander, THE WOUND WITHIN: AMERICA IN THE VIETNAM YEARS, 1945-1974, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, (1974) 1st ed, 432pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0316488410, (Order No: 3001 ), $5.00

176. Kennedy, Roger G., MR. JEFFERSON'S LOST CAUSE - LAND, FARMERS, SLAVERY, AND THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE, Oxford University Press, New York, 2003 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 350pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195153472 "A narrative of the boisterous contest for control of south-eastern North America in the Age of Jefferson.", (Order No: 47151 ), $7.50

177. Kittredge, George Lyman, THE OLD FARMER AND HIS ALMANACK: BEING SOME OBSERVATIONS ON LIFE AND MANNERS IN NEW ENGLAND A HUNDRED YEARS AGO, Corner House Publishers, Williamstown, MA, 1974, B&W illustrations, 403pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1792, Robert Baily Thomas' Old Farmer's Almanack was distributed annually thereafter for more than 100 years. In 1904, using the Farmer's Almanack as a base, Professor George Lyman Kittredge of Harvard University originally published this study of early New England farm life and lore. He presents a fascinating compilation of information covering a wide spectrum of activities of both major and minor significance to the farmer of the day., (Order No: 13893 ), $6.00

178. Klehr, Harvey and Haynes, John Earl, THE AMERICAN COMMUNIST MOVEMENT: STORMING HEAVEN ITSELF, Twayne Publishers, New York, (1992) 1st ptg, 210pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 080573855X Traces the turbulent history of American communism as both political party and social movement. Authors follow the party's fortunes from its origin in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, through its heyday during the Depression years, to the gradual decline in the post-World War II era., (Order No: 53012 ), $40.00

179. Knobel, Dale T., PADDY AND THE REPUBLIC - ETHNICITY AND NATIONALITY IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, (1986) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 251pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0819551171 By careful study of how Irish immigrants were described and talked about in the common everyday language of the period, Knobel shows how ethnic stereotypes were formed and how they shaped popular attitudes., (Order No: 56461 ), $20.00

180. Kopkind, Andrew (edited by JoAnn Wypijewski), THE THIRTY YEARS' WARS - DISPATCHES AND DIVERSIONS OF A RADICAL JOURNALIST 1965-1994, Verson, New York, (1995), 531pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1859849024, (Order No: 46727 ), $10.00

181. Lader, Lawrence, THE BOLD BRAHMINS: NEW ENGLAND'S WAR AGAINST SLAVERY: 1831-1863, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1961 1st ed, 318pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 61760 ), $5.00

182. Lawson, Steven F. (edited with an introduction by), TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS - THE REPORT OF PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN'S COMMITTEE ON CIVIL RIGHTS, Bedford/St. Martin's, Boston/New York, (2004), 200pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0312402147 The Bedford Series in History and Culture., (Order No: 51835 ), $12.50

183. Leahy, James E., FREEDOM FIGHTERS OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT: NINE WHO CHAMPIONED INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC, (1996), 423pp, fine, maroon cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0786402067, (Order No: 61066 ), $80.00

184. Lehmann, William C., SCOTTISH AND SCOTCH-IRISH CONTRIBUTIONS TO EARLY AMERICAN LIFE AND CULTURE, Kennikat Press, Port Washington, NY, 1978, 232pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 0804691738, (Order No: 61389 ), $7.50

185. Lerner, Robert; Nagai, Althea K.; and, Rothman, Stanley, AMERICAN ELITES, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1996) 1st ptg, B&W tables, 176pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300065345 This portrait of America's elite leaders is based on interviews with more than 1800 members of ten strategic leadership groups--including federal judges, business executives, religious leaders, high-level bureaucrats, military leaders, labor union chiefs, lawyers, leading yournalists, and motion picture and television magnates., (Order No: 38987 ), $25.00

186. Levy, Leonard W., ORIGINS OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1999) 1st ptg, 306pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300078021, (Order No: 61363 ), $6.00

187. Lewis, Oscar, SEA ROUTES TO THE GOLD FIELDS: THE MIGRATION BY WATER TO CALIFORNIA IN 1849-1852, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1949 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 286pp, index, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The full story of the thousands who went to California by sea during the Gold Rush--their routes, ships, food, living quarters, outfits, recreations, hardships, stops ashore., (Order No: 45138 ), $6.00

188. Lewis, R. W. B. and Lewis, Nancy, AMERICAN CHARACTERS: SELECTIONS FROM THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, ACCOMPANIED BY LITERARY PORTRAITS, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1999) 1st ptg, B&W and color ill., 412pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300078951 This delightful book brings together 160 famous American figures from Pocahontas to Louis Armstrong, providing visual and verbal portraits that illuminate their place in American life., (Order No: 24064 ), $10.00

189. Lockridge, Kenneth A., SETTLEMENT AND UNSETTLEMENT IN EARLY AMERICA: THE CRISIS OF POLITICAL LEGITIMACY BEFORE THE REVOLUTION, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, (1981), B&W illustrations, 134pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0521237076 Kenneth Lockridge portrays a society divided against itself and unable to arrive at a generally acceptable basis for political order., (Order No: 36872 ), $12.50

190. Loescher, Burt Garfield, GENESIS - ROGERS' RANGERS: THE FIRST GREEN BERETS - THE CORPS & THE REVIVALS APRIL 6, 1758 - DECEMBER 24, 1783 [VOLUME 2], Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, MD, (2000), 311pp, fine, decorated green cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0788415751, (Order No: 61272 ), $50.00

191. Loveland, Anne C., EMBLEM OF LIBERTY: THE IMAGE OF LAFAYETTE IN THE AMERICAN MIND, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1971), 196pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807108049, (Order No: 61509 ), $7.50

192. Lowe, Elsie L. and Robinson, David E., FIREHOUSE HISTORY: 1775-1975, Village Mailer, Inc., Lunenburg, MA, (1975), B&W illustrations, 122pp, ads, good, wraps (softcover), Contents include: Preface; Townsend, Mass; Hand tubs and Steamers; Central New England Volunteer Fire Department; Advertisements., (Order No: 46304 ), $30.00

193. Lowitt, Richard and Fabry, Judith (edited and with an introduction by), HENRY A. WALLACE'S IRRIGATION FRONTIER - ON THE TRAIL OF THE CORN BELT FARMER, 1909, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, (1991), 228pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 080612332X, (Order No: 56906 ), $5.00

194. Lowry, Edward G., WASHINGTON CLOSE-UPS: INTIMATE VIEWS OF SOME PUBLIC FIGURES, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1921, B&W illustrations, 275pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 32055 ), $10.00

195. Lubar, Steven and Kendrick, Kathleen M., LEGACIES: COLLECTING AMERICA'S HISTORY AT THE SMITHSONIAN, Smithsonian Institution Pr., Washington, D.C., (2001) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 256pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1560988649 This lavishly illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the author's tell the stories behind more than 250 of the museum's treasures, many of them never before photographed for publication., (Order No: 45179 ), $7.50

196. Lukacs, John, A NEW REPUBLIC - A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (2004) 1st ptg, 457pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0300104294 Author "offers a major statement on the nature of our political system and a critical look at the underpinnings of our society.", (Order No: 51871 ), $7.50

197. Mac Kay, Kenneth Campbell (MacKay, Kenneth Campbell), THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT OF 1924, Columbia University Press, New York, 1947, 298pp, good, green cloth (hardcover), This study grew out of a desire to know more about the principles and personalities of the third party movement of 1924., (Order No: 37040 ), $50.00

198. MacCloskey, Monro, OUR NATIONAL ATTIC: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Richards Rosen Press, Inc., New York, (1968) 1st ed, B&W ill., B&W maps, 191pp, very good, pictorial cloth (hardcover), The story of three great U.S. Government establishments housing the accumulations of our past, from prehistoric times to the present day., (Order No: 27749 ), $6.50

199. Macdonald, William (edited with notes by), SELECT DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 1776-1861, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1915, 465pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB clean & tight copy, First published in 1897., (Order No: 61263 ), $10.00

200. MacDonnell, Francis, INSIDIOUS FOES: THE AXIS FIFTH COLUMN AND THE AMERICAN HOME FRONT, The Lyons Press, Guilford, CT, (2004), B&W illustrations, 244pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1592284914 From 1938 to 1942, a case of national jitters gripped the United States--fear that a German Fifth Column had penetrated the nation, and that Nazi spies were actively engaged in a campaign of subversion. In this volume, the author recaptures the spirit of the anxiety and dread that permeated the country during these years., (Order No: 51965 ), $4.00

201. MacDougall, Curtis D. (introduction by H. H. Wilson), GIDEON'S ARMY: VOLUME 1, 2 AND 3 - THREE VOLUME SET COMPLETE - VOLUMES I, II, AND III, Marzani & Munsell, New York, (1965) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 3 vols, 884pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjackets (hardcover) in worn slipcase, A meticulously detailed, and invaluable, historical record of the Progressive party campaign of 1948 behind the candidacy of Henry A. Wallace., (Order No: 50445 ), $45.00

202. MacLeod, Celeste, HORATIO ALGER, FAREWELL: THE END OF THE AMERICAN DREAM, Seaview Books, New York, (1980) 1st ed, 310pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 0872236110 In this study, the author argues that this once fabled and romantic dream is a modern-day fairy tale; individual initiative and persistence do not automatically lead to financial success., (Order No: 31212 ), $7.50

203. Malcolm, Andrew H., UNKNOWN AMERICA, Quadrangle, New York, (1974), photos by Gary Settle, 301pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0812904850 Author spent three years roaming the American countryside for THE NEW YORK TIMES, searching out interesting people, tales, customs, and places. Learn such important facts as: why a cowboy wears a cowboy hat, and where the expression "Your name is mud" comes from., (Order No: 6988 ), $10.00

204. Manning, Martin (with the assistance of Herbert Romerstein), HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN PROPAGANDA, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, (2004) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 394pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0313296057 From the French and Indian War in 1754 to the present Iraqi conflict, propaganda has played a significant role in American history. This book, with more than 350 entries, focuses primarily on propaganda created by the US government throughout its existence., (Order No: 52873 ), $70.00

205. Marcus, Maeva, TRUMAN AND THE STEEL SEIZURE CASE: THE LIMITS OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER, Columbia University Press, New York, 1977, 390pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) review slip laid in, ISBN 0231041268 The seizure of the steel mills in 1952 by President Harry S. Truman was an unprecedented use of presidential power. The STEEL SEIZURE cas precipitated a constitutional crisis, rivaled in our day, perhaps, only by the crisis of Watergate., (Order No: 37612 ), $14.50

206. Marcus, Maeva (editor), THE DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, 1789-1800 -- VOLUME FIVE: SUITS AGAINST STATES, Columbia University Press, New York, (1994) 1st ptg, 686pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231088728, (Order No: 61042 ), $125.00

207. Marion, George, THE COMMUNIST TRIAL: AN AMERICAN CROSSROADS, Fairplay Publishers, New York, (1949), 192pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 59863 ), $11.50

208. Martin, James Kirby (edited by), INTERPRETING COLONIAL AMERICA: SELECTED READINGS - SECOND EDITION, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, (1978), 496pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0060442093, (Order No: 51870 ), $5.00

209. Marty, Martin E., RELIGION AND REPUBLIC: THE AMERICAN CIRCUMSTANCE, Beacon Press, Boston, MA, (1987), 391pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807012068 A leading historian of American religion and culture reflects on the critical role of religious diversity in our national self-understanding. Two small closed tears on the dustjacket., (Order No: 16657 ), $5.00

210. Massaro, Toni Marie, CONSTITUTIONAL LITERACY: A CORE CURRICULUM FOR A MULTICULTURAL NATION, Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 1993, 200pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0822313642, (Order No: 62015 ), $5.00

211. Mayo, Robert, POLITICAL SKETCHES OF EIGHT YEARS IN WASHINGTON: IN FOUR PARTS WITH ANNOTATIONS TO EACH - PART I (ALL PUBLISHED), Fielding Lucas, Baltimore, MD, 1839, 216pp, good, black cloth (hardcover) wear to spine and edgewear, Howes M-454. A virulent attack on Jackson's administration., (Order No: 55292 ), $80.00

212. McAfee, Robert B., HISTORY OF THE LATE WAR IN THE WESTERN COUNTRY, Historical Publications Co., Bowling Green, OH, (1919), 591pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB w/usual marks, First published in 1816. A look at the War of 1812., (Order No: 61761 ), $15.00

213. McCormick, Thomas J. and LaFeber, Walter (edited by), BEHIND THE THRONE: SERVANTS OF POWER TO IMPERIAL PRESIDENTS, 1898-1968, University of Wisconsin Pr., Madison, WI, (1993), 271pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0299137406, (Order No: 61999 ), $10.00

214. McCoy, Donald R., LANDON OF KANSAS, Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, (1966), B&W illustrations, 607pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 61104 ), $12.50

215. McCullough, Edo, WASHINGTON SIDESHOW: PURSUIT OF PLEASURE IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL AND IN THE FIELD UNDER NINE PRESIDENTS, Marshall Jones Company Pub., Francestown, NH, (1983) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 449pp, good w/lightly edgeworn dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0833801877 In the course of McCullough's activities while in travel or working in the District of Columbia, he records many exciting and interesting sideshows, such as: attempted presidential assasinations, shooting in the Halls of Congress, White House weddings, 10 inaugural balls held simultaneously, and three-ring circuses in the judiciary, representative, and executive branches., (Order No: 39180 ), $35.00

216. McHenry, Robert and Van Doren, Charles (edited by) (introduction by Lorus and Margery Milne), A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF CONSERVATION IN AMERICA, Praeger Publishers, New York, (1972), 422pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This book records the evolving American attitudes to nature and the growth of the conservation movement as the country was transformed from a wilderness to the most advanced industrial and urbanized state in the world., (Order No: 15664 ), $5.00

217. McKelvey, Blake, THE CITY IN AMERICAN HISTORY, George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., London, (1969), 229pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 043010172 "Historical Problems: Studies and Documents" Series. "Comprehensive survey of the successive roles played by the explosive constellation of cities in American history.", (Order No: 36279 ), $15.00

218. McKitrick, Eric L., ANDREW JOHNSON AND RECONSTRUCTION, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, (1964) 2nd ptg, 534pp, good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 31834 ), $5.00

219. McLean, Edward B. (edited by), AN UNCERTAIN LEGACY: ESSAYS ON THE PURSUIT OF LIBERTY, Intercollegiate Studies Inst, Wilmington, DE, (1997), 229pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1882926153 This volume brings together ten of today's leading thinkers--scholars who have devoted their lives to the study of liberty., (Order No: 32763 ), $8.00

220. McLoughlin, William G. (edited by), ISAAC BACKUS ON CHURCH, STATE, AND CALVINISM - PAMPHLETS, 1754-1789, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1968, 525pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), Isaac Backus, whose career spanned the sixty years from the First to the Second Great Awakening, was the most forceful and effective spokesman for the evangelical theory of the separation of church and state that America produced., (Order No: 61237 ), $20.00

221. McNall, Scott G.; and McNall, Sally Allen, PLAINS FAMILIES: EXPLORING SOCIOLOGY THROUGH SOCIAL HISTORY, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1983), 328pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0312613911 "...enables the readers to understand and appreciate the relationship of individuals and family groups to society as a whole.", (Order No: 49551 ), $7.50

222. McWilliams, Tennant S., THE NEW SOUTH FACES THE WORLD: FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND THE SOUTHERN SENSE OF SELF, 1877-1950, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1988), 165pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807114022 This work demonstrates how and why the South moved from a predominantly isolationist posture to ambivalence and finally to a position that embraced both expansionism and internationalism., (Order No: 25245 ), $5.00

223. Mead, Edwin D., THE PRINCIPLES OF THE FOUNDERS, American Unitarian Assoc., Boston, MA, 1903, 73pp, good+, blue cloth, teg (hardcover), Oration before the city government and citizens of Boston, at Faneuil Hall, July 4, 1903., (Order No: 24399 ), $20.00

224. Medhurst, Martin J. (edited by), BEYOND THE RHETORICAL PRESIDENCY, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, (1996) 1st ed, 270pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0890967105 With the administrations of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the American presidency began to undergo many profound changes. Chief among those was a radical evolution in the interaction of the president with the general public., (Order No: 56827 ), $20.00

225. Meltzer, Milton, BOUND FOR THE RIO GRANDE: THE MEXICAN STRUGGLE, 1845-1850, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, (1974), B&W ill., music examples, 280pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394824407 A new approach to America's past, using original sources--letters, diaries, documents, maps, songs, speeches and illustrations of the period-- to tell the history of the United States in the words of the people who shaped it. Part of The Living History Library: General Editor - John Anthony Scott., (Order No: 18727 ), $8.50

226. Mennel, Robert M., THORNS & THISTLES: JUVENILE DELINQUENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1825-1940, Univ. Press of New England, Hanover, NH, 1973, 231pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0874510708 The first substantive history of an important facet of modern social-welfare policy., (Order No: 38269 ), $10.00

227. Merrill, Horace Samuel, BOURBON DEMOCRACY OF THE MIDDLE WEST, 1865-1896, University of Washington Pr., Seattle, WA, (1967), 6 B&W ill., 300pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), The essential idea of the author is that the leadership of the Democracy was in the hands of Bourbons, 'wealthy, self-esteemed, self-appointed guardians of an already fixed pattern for living and making a living.' The Bourbons of Middle West were not so much interested in winning elections as they were in keeping their party safe and sane through denying power to dissident farmers and wage earners., (Order No: 16094 ), $10.00

228. Metz, Allan (compiled by), NATIONAL SERVICE AND AMERICORPS: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, (1997) 1st ptg, 271pp, very good+ maroon cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as published), ISBN 0313302677 This reference work provides sources on national service and AmeriCorps from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, including education, public policy, political science, and public administration., (Order No: 35682 ), $45.00

229. Michelet, Paul Downing, THE REASON IN THE LONG RUN - A CITIZEN SPEAKS HIS MIND ON MAJOR ISSUES, Vantage Press, New York, (1960) 1st ed, 102pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), A collected series of letters (December 19, 1957 to July 29, 1959) which the author wrote to senators, congressmen, and committeemen in Washington, and other officials in state capitals urging reason in the crucial world struggle between democratic and totalitarian nation-groups., (Order No: 57579 ), $60.00

230. Miller, Douglas T., THEN WAS THE FUTURE: THE NORTH IN THE AGE OF JACKSON, 1815-1850 - THE LIVING HISTORY LIBRARY, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, (1973), B&W ill., B&W maps, 271pp, very good+, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0394926331 A new approach to America's past, using original sources--letters, diaries, documents, maps, songs, speeches and illustrations of the period--to tell the history of the United States in the words of the people who shaped it., (Order No: 27878 ), $5.00

231. Miller, John E., GOVERNOR PHILIP F. LA FOLLETTE, THE WISCONSIN PROGRESSIVES, AND THE NEW DEAL, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, 1982, 229pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) review slip laid in, ISBN 082620371X In this detailed study, Miller contends that Philip F. La Follette was one of the most gifted and creative politicians of the 1930s and reveals how La Follette acted out the role of a flamboyant, controversial, and influential political leader., (Order No: 37617 ), $40.00

232. Miller, Marc S. (edited by); Gutman, Herbert (introduction by), WORKING LIVES: THE SOUTHERN EXPOSURE - HISTORY OF LABOR IN THE SOUTH, Pantheon Books, New York, (1980), 414pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0394739655, (Order No: 58638 ), $4.00

233. Miller, Nathan, STEALING FROM AMERICA: A HISTORY OF CORRUPTION FROM JAMESTOWN TO REAGAN, Paragon House, New York, (1992), 399pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1557783446 "In colonial New York and Charleston governors extended an open hand to pirates that was gladly filled in exchange for a safe haven to unload booty. The Revolutionary War was fought by ill-equipped and often hungry soldiers freezing on battlefields like Valley Forge while merchants and speculators sat down to sumptuous 169-dish dinners in Philadelphia, their warehouses full of supplies sold at markups of up to 2,000 percent. But even George Washington amassed one of the largest fortunes in America through some highly dubious land speculation practices." Gould, Grant, Teapot Dome, the Savings and Loan debacle, and much more., (Order No: 9651 ), $5.00

234. Milligan, Maurice M., MISSOURI WALTZ: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE PENDERGAST MACHINE BY THE MAN WHO SMASHED IT, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1948 1st ed, B&W frontis, 281pp, good, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, EX-LIB w/usual marks, (Order No: 60207 ), $8.50

235. Mohl, Raymond A. and Betten, Neil (edited by), URBAN AMERICA IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, Weybright and Talley, New York, (1970), 426pp, good+, brown cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), The purpose of this volume is to provide a source of important writings to aid in understanding urbanization and its consequences., (Order No: 39076 ), $12.50

236. Morgan, Ted, REDS: MCCARTHYISM IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA -- ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS, Random House, New York, (2003), fine, wraps (softcover), PLEASE NOTE --- THIS IS A COPY OF THE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS !!!, (Order No: 42633 ), $10.00

237. Morison, Samuel Eliot, THE INTELLECTUAL LIFE OF COLONIAL NEW ENGLAND, New York University Press, (1970) 4th ed, 288pp, fine, light blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 61080 ), $8.50

238. Muncy, Raymond Lee, SEX AND MARRIAGE IN UTOPIAN COMMUNITIES: 19TH CENTURY AMERICA, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (1973), 275pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0253180643, (Order No: 62065 ), $10.00

239. Myers, William Starr and Newton, Walter H., THE HOOVER ADMINISTRATION: A DOCUMENTED NARRATIVE, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1936 1st ed, 553pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB with usual markings, (Order No: 38037 ), $7.50

240. Namias, June (with an introduction by Robert Coles), FIRST GENERATION - IN THE WORDS OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS, Beacon Press, Boston, MA, (1978), 234pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 080705416X Here is the first collection of oral histories to appear that deals with the American immigrant experience from a multi-ethnic approach., (Order No: 52252 ), $7.50

241. Nash, Bradley D. (with Milton S. Eisenhower, R. Gordon Hoxie, and William C. Spragens), ORGANIZING AND STAFFING THE PRESIDENCY: PROCEEDINGS, VOLUME III, NUMBER I, 1980, Center Study of the Pres., New York, (1980), 196pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0938204017 This volume examines the organizational and staffing problems confronting American Presidents. Chapters include: White House Staffs, 1789-1974; Staffing the Ford and Carter Presidencies; and more., (Order No: 19798 ), $10.00

242. Nash, Gary B. (foreword by Richard S. Dunn), RACE, CLASS, AND POLITICS: ESSAYS ON AMERICAN COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY SOCIETY, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL, (1986), B&W figures, 371pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0252013131 Some of the finest writings by America's leading social historian of the colonial and Revolutionary periods., (Order No: 51898 ), $10.00

243. Neel, Joanne Loewe, PHINEAS BOND: A STUDY IN ANGLO-AMERICAN RELATIONS, 1786-1812, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1968), B&W frontis, 192pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Although occupying comparatively minor posts, Bond became a microcosm of his time. His thoughts and work, his dreams and hopes, his experiences and convictions point up the era between the two wars for American independence., (Order No: 44380 ), $7.50

244. Neufeld, Maurice F.; Leab, Daniel J.; and, Swanson, Dorothy, AMERICAN WORKING CLASS HISTORY: A REPRESENTATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, R. R. Bowker Company, New York, 1983, 356pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0835217523 This bibliographic reference spans the history of American labor from colonial times to the present., (Order No: 47757 ), $10.00

245. Nevins, Allan, THE AMERICAN STATES DURING AND AFTER THE REVOLUTION 1775-1789, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1924, 718pp, good, maroon cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 62232 ), $40.00

246. Niblo, Stephen R., WAR, DIPLOMACY, AND DEVELOPMENT: THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, 1938-1954, Scholarly Resources Inc., Wilmington, DE, (1995), B&W figures, 324pp, very good, maroon cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0842025502 This study deals with an attempt by the people of Mexico in the midtwentieth century to reverse a birthright of colonial subjugation by, and dependence upon, a succession of great powers., (Order No: 38601 ), $45.00

247. Nichols, Roy R., ADVANCE AGENTS OF AMERICAN DESTINY, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1956), 254pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "The adventures and achievements of little known Americans who advanced the diplomatic interests of the United States to distant corners of the earth.", (Order No: 61457 ), $6.00

248. Nofi, Albert A., THE ALAMO AND THE TEXAS WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE, SEPTEMBER 30, 1835 TO APRIL 21, 1836: HEROES, MYTHS, AND HISTORY, Combined Books, Conshohocken, PA, (1992), B&W illustrations, 222pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0938289101 This volume offers a strategic and tactical analysis of the war as well as technical information., (Order No: 54501 ), $5.00

249. Noggle, Burl, WORKING WITH HISTORY: THE HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY IN LOUISIANA AND THE NATION, 1936-1942, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1981), 99pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807108812 The Historical Records Survey, a federal project under the Works Progress Administration, has been almost forgotten by historians. Burl Noggle rescues the cultural riches of the HRS that grew out of the "Search for America" movement of the 1930s., (Order No: 37642 ), $8.50

250. Nordhoff, Charles, THE COMMUNISTIC SOCIETIES OF THE UNITED STATES; FROM PERSONAL VISIT AND OBSERVATION, Hillary House Publishers, New York, 1961 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 439pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1875. The classic eye-witness report of the Economists, Zoarites, Shakers, Amana, Oneida, Bethel, Aurora, Icarian and other Utopian Communities that flourished in 19th Century America., (Order No: 50038 ), $5.00

251. Nuvolari, Francesco, AOSTA, A CITY BETWEEN TWO RIVERS: 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY AND NEW ARCHITECTURE, La Vallee, Aosta, (1992), B&W ill., 72pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 35170 ), $25.00

252. O'Brien, Francis William (edited with commentaries by), TWO PEACEMAKERS IN PARIS - THE HOOVER-WILSON POST-ARMISTICE LETTERS 1918-1920, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, (1978) 1st ed, 254pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0890960518, (Order No: 50179 ), $7.50

253. O'Connor, Richard, PACIFIC DESTINY: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN THE FAR EAST: 1776-1968, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, (1969) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 505pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 3823 ), $4.50

254. O'Farrell, Brigid, SHE WAS ONE OF US: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT AND THE AMERICAN WORKER, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, (2010) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 274pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 9780801448805 Eleanor Roosevelt found the American labor movement a crucial ally in her efforts to advance democracy and human rights., (Order No: 61181 ), $27.50

255. O'Neill, William L., THE PROGRESSIVE YEARS: AMERICA COMES OF AGE, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1975, 166pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0396071015 The author portrays the Progressive era more as a period of modernization and bureaucratization of business and government than as a period of great social reform. These were the years, he shows, in which the basis was laid for the type of society that exists in America today., (Order No: 14110 ), $7.00

256. Odo, Franklin (edited by), THE COLUMBIA DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Columbia University Press, New York, (2002) 1st ptg, 590pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231110308 "A far-ranging array of texts that will allow students and scholars alike ready access to the key historical documents that have shaped the lives of Asian Americans.", (Order No: 37025 ), $7.50

257. Ogden, Samuel R. (edited by), AMERICA THE VANISHING: RURAL LIFE AND THE PRICE OF PROGRESS, Hayden Book Company, Inc., NY, (1969), ill. by David Plowden, 242pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Once a verdant, unspoiled paradise whose beauty and abundance overwhelmed the European colonists, America has evolved into a pollution-riddled land, pockmarked by progress. Here, the author brings together the works of some of the best-known writers on the American scene to produce "both a nostalgic memorial to what was, and a disapproving commentary on what is.", (Order No: 18356 ), $12.50

258. Pack, James, THE MAN WHO BURNED THE WHITE HOUSE: ADMIRAL SIR GEORGE COCKBURN 1772-1853, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, (1987), B&W illustrations, 288pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870214209, (Order No: 61333 ), $6.00

259. Painter, Nell Irvin, THE NARRATIVE OF HOSEA HUDSON - HIS LIFE AS A NEGRO COMMUNIST IN THE SOUTH, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1979, 400pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0674601106, (Order No: 59292 ), $6.00

260. Pardun, Robert, PRAIRIE RADICAL - A JOURNEY THROUGH THE SIXTIES, Shire Press, Los Gatos, CA, (2001), B&W illustrations, 376pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0918828201 The memoir of a young man whose life was radically changed when he joined the civil rights movement and spoke out against the war in Vietnam., (Order No: 58361 ), $12.50

261. Parry, Edwin Satterthwaite (Lineal Descendant of Betsy Ross), BETSY ROSS - QUAKER REBEL: BEING THE TRUE STORY OF THE ROMANTIC LIFE OF THE MAKER OF THE FIRST AMERICAN FLAG, The John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia,PA, (1933), B&W illustrations, 252pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) in good box, Exceptionally nice copy in original publishers box with pictorial pastedown on front of box matching the front cover of the dustjacket. Extra band around the dustjacket discussing the findof the Marriage Bond of John Ross and Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy Ross). On the front free endpaper is the Betsy Ross House bookplate, this copy UNSIGNED by the author. One small side of the box top is off and laid in, two other sides have small breaks., (Order No: 46564 ), $75.00

262. Parton, James (inscribed by the author in 1871), TOPICS OF THE TIME, James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, MA, 1871, 401pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover) light wear top/bottom of spine, Contents include: Uncle Sam's Treatment of his Servants; The Yankees at Home; Congressional Peccadilloes; International Copyright; Our Roman Catholic Brethren; How Congress Wastes its Time; The Clothes Mania; Log-Rolling at Washington; Our Israelitish Brethren; Correspondence of Napoleon Bonaparte; The Government of the City of New York. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR IN 1871., (Order No: 43527 ), $45.00

263. Paul, Karen Dawley (compiled by); Boyle, Diane B. (editorial assistant), GUIDE TO RESEARCH COLLECTIONS OF FORMER UNITED STATES SENATORS 1789-1995, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1995, 743pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), A listing of archival repositories housing the papers of former senators, related collections, and oral history interviews., (Order No: 49885 ), $12.00

264. Paxson, Frederic L., AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AND THE WORLD WAR: POSTWAR YEARS - NORMALCY, 1918-1923, Cooper Square Publishers, New York, 1966, 401pp, fine, light green cloth (hardcover), First published in 1948., (Order No: 62371 ), $6.00

265. Peeler, David P., HOPE AMONG US YET: SOCIAL CRITICISM AND SOCIAL SOLACE IN DEPRESSION AMERICA, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1987) 1st ptg, B&W ill., 340pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), The author examines art and literature of the Great Depression to reveal a common pursuit and common dream in the work of the writers, photographers, and painters who turned their talents toward the utter dislocation and despair of 1930s America., (Order No: 31661 ), $14.50

266. Peirce, Neal R., THE MEGASTATES OF AMERICA: PEOPLE, POLITICS, AND POWER IN THE TEN GREAT STATES, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, (1972) 1st ed, 745pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0393054586 Ten states dominate every aspect of American life. Fifty-five percent of the American people live in them. Voting together, they are only eleven electoral votes short of electing a President of the United States. They account for 62 percent of the manufacturing, 60 percent of the bank assets, 59 percent of personal income, and 60 percent of state and local government spending., (Order No: 11737 ), $5.00

267. Pelling, Henry, AMERICA AND THE BRITISH LEFT: FROM BRIGHT TO BEVAN, New York University Press, Washington Square, NY, (1957) 1st US, 174pp, very good, light blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), This book is an attempt to illustrate the attitude to the United States of the members of the British Left--first Liberal and Radical, later also Socialist--in the period since the American Civil War and up to the present day. It consists of a series of studies of particular controversies in British politics which throw light on the contemporary view of America., (Order No: 16588 ), $7.00

268. Perry, Bliss; (Allen Johnson, Editor), THE AMERICAN SPIRIT IN LITERATURE: GREAT INTERPRETERS - CHRONICLES OF AMERICA SERIES - VOLUME 34 (ABRAHAM LINCOLN ED), Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1918, B&W illustrations, 281pp, very good, decorated blue cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 24208 ), $10.00

269. Philbrick, Nathaniel, SEA OF GLORY: AMERICA'S VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY, THE U.S. EXPLORING EXPEDITION, 1838-1842, Viking, New York, (2003) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 452pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 067003231X, (Order No: 58108 ), $4.00

270. Phillips, Wendell (edited and Introduced by Noel Ignatiev), THE LESSON OF THE HOUR - WENDELL PHILLIPS ON ABOLITION & STRATEGY, Charles H. Kerr Publ. Co., Chicago, IL, 2001, 159pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 088286257X, (Order No: 58471 ), $15.00

271. Pienkos, Angela and Pienkos, Donald, A HISTORY OF THE POLISH WOMEN'S ALLIANCE OF AMERICA - "IN THE IDEALS OF WOMEN IS THE STRENGTH OF A NATION", East European Monographs, Boulder, CO, 2003, B&W ill. follow text, 282pp of text, fine, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as published), ISBN 0880335300, (Order No: 40744 ), $35.00

272. Piltz, Thomas (editor), 1776-1976: TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF GERMAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS, Heinz Moos Verlag, Munchen, (1975), 391 ill. and plates, 188pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 3787900926 America has had a great influence on Germany and the Federal Republic. This bilingual publication offers an overview of the cross currents-the give and take-that have affected nearly all areas of private and public life in both lands. Through text, illustrations and photographs, the book depicts the most notable milestones of these interrelationships., (Order No: 10451 ), $7.50

273. Plesur, Milton (edited by), CREATING AN AMERICAN EMPIRE, 1865-1914, Pitman Publishing Corp., New York, (1971), 259pp, good+ w/lightly edgeworn dustjacket (hardcover), Plesur focuses on such topics as: new strategic interests in the pre-1890 period, the role of commerce in American expansion, the Spanish-American War and its legacy--pro and con, the manifestation of U.S. great power status in the Caribbean and Orient., (Order No: 15086 ), $15.00

274. Plimpton, Pauline Ames (collected and edited by) (foreword by George Plimpton), THE PLIMPTON PAPERS: LAW AND DIPLOMACY -- THE CREDIBILITY OF INSTITUTIONS, POLICIES AND LEADERSHIP VOLUME 8, University Press of America, Lanham, MD, (1985), 143pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0819147834, (Order No: 37112 ), $15.00

275. Polsby, Nelson W. & Wildavsky, Aaron B., PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: STRATEGIES OF AMERICAN ELECTORAL POLITICS - THIRD EDITION, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1971) 3rd ed, 332pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684125633, (Order No: 7872 ), $5.00

276. Powell, J. H., GENERAL WASHINGTON AND THE JACK ASS: AND OTHER AMERICAN CHARACTERS, IN PORTRAIT, Thomas Yoseloff, South Brunswick, NJ, (1969), 26 B&W ill., 363pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0498068080 Ten essays of individual Americans portrayed in their own world., (Order No: 14312 ), $5.00

277. Powers, Madelon, FACES ALONG THE BAR: LORE AND ORDER IN THE WORKINGMAN'S SALOON, 1870-1920, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, (1998), 323pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0226677680, (Order No: 61949 ), $15.00

278. Putnam, Hamilton S., COUNTRY ON FIRE - ISRAEL PUTNAM AND THE COLONIAL STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL 1755-1765, published by the author, Concord, NH, (1974) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 210pp, very good, maroon cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB with minimal marks, From the introduction, "This is a story about Israel Putnam. It is largely devoted to the highlights of his military service during the French and Indian War, but not entirely. There was his adventure into and exploits associated with the Cuban campaign and Chief Pontiac's War. By avocation Israel Putnam was a farmer in Pomfret, Connecticut. Upon provocation he was a fighter. This book shares some of those experiences along the wilderness road to Fort Ticonderoga, at Albany, Havana and in the conquest to put out the fire spreading across the countryside.", (Order No: 44967 ), $22.50

279. Quatannens, Jo Anne McCormick (compiled by); Boyle, Diane B. (editorial assistant), SENATORS OF THE UNITED STATES - A HISTORICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1995, 356pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), A compilation of works by and about members of the United States Senate 1789-1995., (Order No: 49886 ), $27.50

280. Quinn, David B. (edited by), NORTH AMERICAN DISCOVERY CIRCA 1000- 1612, Univ. of South Carolina Pr., Columbia, SC, (1971) 1st ed, 324pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0872492451, (Order No: 37210 ), $12.50

281. Rabinowitz, Howard N., RACE RELATIONS IN THE URBAN SOUTH 1865-1890, Oxford University Press, New York, 1978, 441pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195022831, (Order No: 61290 ), $5.00

282. Randel, William Peirce, THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: MIRROR OF A PEOPLE, Hamond, Inc., Maplewood, NJ, (1973), B&W and color illustrations, 256pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0843737298 A compelling evocation of the people who lived at the time of the American Revolution., (Order No: 3877 ), $15.00

283. Randel, William Peirce, THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN TASTE: THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN STYLE FROM 1607 TO THE PRESENT, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1978), 12pp in color, 200 B&W ill., 212pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517521806 This book covers the growth of American style through food, clothing, literature, architecture, painting and sculpture, furniture-the entire spectrum of American taste which is the incredible result of myriad cultures, commonsense ingenuity, and pure genius., (Order No: 13643 ), $6.00

284. Reeve, Tapping, THE SIXTH OF AUGUST OR THE LITCHFIELD FESTIVAL. AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF CONNECTICUT, Hudson and Goodwin, Hartford, CT, 1806 1st ed, 16pp, very good, gray cloth with red spine label (hardcover), Nice clean and tight copy of the original pamphlet bound in cloth. Bottom edge is trimmed a tad tight - small margin, no loss of text., (Order No: 59687 ), $75.00

285. Rehnquist, William H., GRAND INQUESTS: THE HISTORIC IMPEACHMENTS OF JUSTICE SAMUEL CHASE AND PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON, Quill, New York, (1999), B&W illustrations, 303pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0688171710 Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist provides dramatic accounts of two historic impeachment trials in the American past., (Order No: 26287 ), $4.00

286. Reifenberg, Jan, NOTIERT IN WASHINGTON 1955-1963 - VON EISENHOWER ZU KENNEDY, Steingruben Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany, (1963), 343pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 59821 ), $12.50

287. Rhodehamel, John, THE GREAT EXPERIMENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1998) 1st ptg, color illustrations, 176pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300076142 Catalogue of an exhibition organized by The Huntington Library. Author examines the mingled destinies of Washington and the new American republic, illuminating both the man and his times., (Order No: 37558 ), $7.50

288. Richman, Irving Berdine; (Allen Johnson, Editor), THE SPANISH CONQUERORS: DAWN OF EMPIRE OVERSEAS - CHRONICLES OF AMERICA SERIES - VOLUME 2 (ABRAHAM LINCOLN EDITION), Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1919, B&W illustrations, 238pp, very good, decorated blue cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 24189 ), $10.00


290. Rodell, Fred (introduction by Wayne LaPierre), FIFTY-FIVE MEN - THE AMERICAN HERITAGE LIBRARY, Palladium Press, Birmingham, AL, (2005), 277pp, fine, full brown leather, gilt stampings (hardcover), Originally published in 1936. The story of the Constitutional Convention. Special edition published for the National Rifle Association (NRA)., (Order No: 53848 ), $35.00

291. Rosemont, Franklin; Rosemont, Penelope; and, Garon, Paul, THE FORECAST IS HOT! TRACTS & OTHER COLLECTIVE DECLARATIONS OF THE SURREALIST MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES 1966-1976, Black Swan Press, Chicago, IL, 1997, B&W illustrations, 276pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0941194222, (Order No: 58321 ), $15.00

292. Rosemont, Franklin, AN OPEN ENTRANCE TO THE SHUT PALACE OF WRONG NUMBERS, Surrealist Editions, Chicago, IL, 2003, 177pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0941194345, (Order No: 58473 ), $14.00

293. Rosenbaum, Ron, THE SECRET PARTS OF FORTUNE: THREE DECADES OF INTENSE INVESTIGATIONS AND EDGY ENTHUSIASMS, Random House, New York, (2000) 1st ed, 799pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by author, ISBN 0375503382 "In this classic collection of three decades of ground-breaking nonfiction, Rosenbaum takes readers on a wildly original tour of the American landscape.", (Order No: 57214 ), $25.00

294. Rosenkrantz, Barbara Gutmann and Koelsch, William A. (edited by), AMERICAN HABITAT: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, The Free Press, New York, (1973) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 372pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) 2 closed tears on dj, This unusual volume analyzes the environmental situation in the context of its historical development., (Order No: 39079 ), $10.00

295. Ross, Carl (introduction by Rudolph Vecoli), THE FINN FACTOR IN AMERICAN LABOR, CULTURE AND SOCIETY, Parta Printers, Inc., New York Mills, MN, (1977), ill. by Marcelle Williams, 220pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "Seeks to define the essential qualities of the Finnish American experience and its impact upon American society." "The Finn Factor shows how their ethnic institutions ... the churches, temperence movement, cooperatives, the amazing "Finn halls" ... were the channels of their varied and often conflicting responses to the harsh conditions of life imposed upon immigrant workers.", (Order No: 45019 ), $75.00

296. Ross, Ralph (edited by), MAKERS OF AMERICAN THOUGHT: AN INTRODUCTION TO SEVEN AMERICAN WRITERS, Univ. of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, (1974), 301pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0816607125 The writers who are discussed and the authors of the chapters on each of them are Henry Adams by Louis Auchincloss, William James by Gay Wilson Allen, H. L. Mencken by Philip Wagner, Randolph Bourne by Sherman Paul, Van Wyck Brooks by William Wasserstrom, Kenneth Burke by Merle E. Brown, and Reinhold Niebuhr by Nathan A. Scott, Jr., (Order No: 27888 ), $5.00

297. Rundell, Walter (foreword by James B. Rhoads), IN PURSUIT OF AMERICAN HISTORY: RESEARCH AND TRAINING IN THE UNITED STATES, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, (1970), 448pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0806108681 Based largely on 557 interviews at 112 institutions and questionnaires to these and other colleges, universities, libraries, historical societies, public and private archives, etc., this intensive, candid examination reveals the present state of the training of American historians., (Order No: 53726 ), $7.50

298. Russo, David J., FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES: A NEW VIEW OF AMERICAN HISTORY, AASLH, Nashville, TN, (1974), 322pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0910050112 The author explains that Americans should be viewed in terms of the many groups which they have formed--families, towns, cities, states, regions, as well as the nation., (Order No: 28050 ), $5.00

299. Sachs, William S. and Hoogenboom, Ari, THE ENTERPRISING COLONIALS: SOCIETY ON THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTION, Argonaut, Inc. Publishers, Chicago, 1965 1st ptg, 236pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Book is written from the vantage point of the colonial businessman. Part I is a general survey of American economy from the first settlements in the New World through the beginning of the Revolution. Part II focuses on the social and economic relationships among various social and geographic groups, in order to show how these ties made the growth of free enterprise inevitable. Part III deals with British Imperial policy and how the colonial businessman was affected by it., (Order No: 11677 ), $4.00

300. Sagendorph, Robb, AMERICA AND HER ALMANACS: WIT, WISDOM & WEATHER 1639-1970, Yankee, Inc., Dublin, NH, (1970), B&W illustrations, 318pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "This fascinating segment of Americana, for years second only to the Bible in most American homes, is reviewed wisely and wittily by America's foremost expert on almanacs.", (Order No: 2754 ), $5.00

301. Saito, Makoto (translated by Shumpei Okamoto and Linda L. Sieg), A POLITICAL AND DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES: AN INTERPRETIVE VIEW, University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, Japan, (1979), 265pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0860082490 FOcuses on the parallel development of the United States internal political system and its foreign policy from the Colonial period through postwar America., (Order No: 37152 ), $30.00

302. Saunders, Frederick (edited by), CENTENARY ORATIONS, ADDRESSES AND POEMS, COMMEMORATIVE OF THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE ..., E. B. Treat, New York, 1882, facsimile signatures, 935pp, good, decorated brown cloth (hardcover) light edgewear, "...DELIVERED IN THE SEVERAL STATES, FROM BUNKER HILL TO YORKTOWN. MASTERPIECES OF ELOQUENCE." Original edition, clean and tight with some faint old hinge repairs., (Order No: 60192 ), $95.00

303. Sawyer, Joseph Dillaway (William Elliot Griffis, editor), HISTORY OF THE PILGRIMS AND PURITANS: THEIR ANCESTRY AND DESCENDANTS, BASIS OF AMERICANIZATION, VOLLUME III ONLY, The Century History Company, New York, (1922), B&W illustrations, 444pp, good, blue cloth, teg (hardcover), Volume III only. Contents include: Pequot War--New Settlements--Inner Life of Pilgrim and Puritan--Ann Hutchinson; Cromwell--New England Confederacy of 1643--Death of Pilgrim Leaders; The Quaker in New England; Coming of the Baptists--The American Indian--John Eliot; Boston Revolution--Royal Governors--Witchcraft; Laws--Capture of Louisburg--French Armada Destroyed--Deportations of Acadians; Newspapers--Great Awakening--Revolution--Resume., (Order No: 53252 ), $30.00

304. Schlereth, Thomas J., ARTIFACTS AND THE AMERICAN PAST, AASLH, Nashville, TN, (1981) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 294pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) owner's stamp, ISBN 0910050473 In 10 original essays, Schlereth presents ways to explore and teach history outside the traditional classroom experience--by the study of historic photographs, mail-order catalogs, cartography, historic house museums and villages, the 1876 Centennial, plants and natural material culture, and regional studies, through what the author calls above-ground archaeology., (Order No: 49184 ), $7.50

305. Scholes, Walter V. and Scholes, Marie V., THE FOREIGN POLICIES OF THE TAFT ADMINISTRATION, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, (1970), 259pp, very good, gray cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 082620094X, (Order No: 35130 ), $6.50

306. Schor, Juliet B., THE OVERWORKED AMERICAN: THE UNEXPECTED DECLINE OF LEISURE, BasicBooks, New York, (1991), B&W figures and tables, 247pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0465054331 This pathbreaking book documents for the first time the unanticipated decline in leisure both at work and in the home., (Order No: 20617 ), $4.00

307. Schultz, Nancy Lusignan, FIRE & ROSES: THE BURNING OF THE CHARLESTOWN CONVENT, 1834, The Free Press, New York, (2000) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 317pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684856859 Schultz brings alive this forgotten moment in the American story, shedding light on one of the darkest incidents of religious persecution to be recorded in the New World., (Order No: 43057 ), $4.00

308. Seigel, Kalman (selected and edited with an introduction by), TALKING BACK TO THE NEW YORK TIMES: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, 1851-1971, Quandrangle Books, New York, (1972), 377pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), "With an inside look at how and why the letters that appear in The Times are chosen. 320 letters from readers on world & national issues from the Civil War to the Pentagon Papers, selected and edited with an introduction by the Letters editor of The New York Times.", (Order No: 15195 ), $5.00

309. Shakespeare, Lincoln, THE GREATEST AMERICAN SPORT, Washington Book Company, New York, n.d. c1950, 250pp, good+, tan cloth (hardcover) nice clean and tight copy, ITS PAST, ITS PRESENT, THE NEED FOR CHANGES IN ITS RULES, BIOGRAPHICAL DATA ON SOME OF ITS LEADING PARTICIPANTS, & AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF TEN SCORE & MORE RECOMMENDED BOOKS. -- "It has been said that the greatest American sport is the election of a President of the United State. It is our purpose to show that the Electoral College has failed to be a good umpire in electing Presidents.", (Order No: 30801 ), $6.50

310. Shaw, Albert, POLITICAL PROBLEMS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT, Columbia University Press, New York, 1907, 268pp, veru good, maroon cloth, teg (hardcover), This volume is made up of a series of lectures delivered as the opening course upon the new Blumenthal Foundation in Columbia University., (Order No: 39940 ), $20.00

311. Sherman, Richard B., THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND BLACK AMERICA FROM MCKINLEY TO HOOVER 1896-1933, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, (1973), 274pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket as published, ISBN 0813904676 Faint dampstain on a few preliminary pages. (hard to see), (Order No: 56614 ), $40.00

312. Sherwin, Oscar, PROPHET OF LIBERTY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WENDELL PHILLIPS, Bookman Associates, New York, (1958), 814pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "One of the most neglected well-springs of our American heritage, the great Abolition movement of pre-Civil War period, comes alive in this dramatic, yet scholarly and complete, biography of Wendell Phillips.", (Order No: 9637 ), $7.50

313. Silbey, Joel H., THE AMERICAN POLITICAL NATION, 1838-1893, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1991, 348pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0804718784, (Order No: 61031 ), $27.50

314. Simon, Rita James (edited by), AS WE SAW THE THIRTIES: ESSAYS ON SOCIAL AND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS OF A DECADE, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL, 1967, 253pp, very good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Here are the first-person, eye-witness accounts of the major movements of the times, written by the men who led them. These men include: Max Shachtman; Gerald L. K. Smith; Granville Hicks; Norman Thomas; A. J. Muste; Hal Draper; Burton K. Wheeler; and, Earl Browder., (Order No: 52122 ), $10.00

315. Smith, Alfred E., CAMPAIGN ADDRESSES OF GOVERNOR ALFRED E. SMITH DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT 1928, Democratic National Comm., Washington, DC, (1929), B&W illustrations, 322pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 62266 ), $5.00

316. Smith, Barbara Clark, AFTER THE REVOLUTION: THE SMITHSONIAN HISTORY OF EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, Pantheon Books, New York, (1985) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 214pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) couple closed tears dj, ISBN 0394543815 "These skillfully crafted portraits stand as valuable additions to our growning body of literature about the lives of ordinary people in early America.", (Order No: 35336 ), $15.00

317. Smith, Goldwin, THE UNITED STATES, AN OUTLINE OF POLITICAL HISTORY, 1492-1871, Macmillan and Co., New York, 1893, color maps, 312pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover), Contents include: The Colonies; Revolution, Independence, and Union; Republic; Democracy and Slavery; Rupture and Reconstruction., (Order No: 40270 ), $5.00

318. Smith, John David; and Appleton, Thomas H. (edited by), A MYTHIC LAND APART - REASSESSING SOUTHERNERS AND THEIR HISTORY, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, (1997) 1st ptg, 203pp, fine, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket as published, ISBN 031329304X Contributions in American History, Number 173., (Order No: 46471 ), $6.50

319. Smith, William Henry, HISTORY OF THE CABINET OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FROM PRESIDENT WASHINGTON TO PRESIDENT COOLIDGE, The Industrial Printing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1925, 537pp, good+, maroon cloth (hardcover) parts of dustjacket laid in, (Order No: 62157 ), $25.00

320. Smithsonian Institution, ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION - 1938, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1939, B&W and color illustrations, 608pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover), The topics covered in this volume are science and nature related., (Order No: 50790 ), $7.50

321. Speer, Emory, LECTURES ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES BEFORE THE LAW CLASS OF MERCER UNIVERSITY, The J. W. Burke Company, Macon, GA, 1897 1st ed, 153pp, index, good, black cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB, inscribed by author 1902, "These lectures introductory to the explanation of the Constitution, as made to the Law students of Mercer University, are printed in response to many requests for their publication in this form, especially from young men. They were printed as they were delivered, and given wide publicity by the MACON TELEGRAPH.", (Order No: 51668 ), $75.00

322. Spolansky, Jacob, THE COMMUNIST TRAIL IN AMERICA, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1951 1st ptg, 227pp, good+ w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "A detailed and frightening account of Communists in this country during the past thirty years, of how they organize, recruit, penetrate trade unions and government agencies, and work ceaselessly to forward the world conspiracy of their masters in the Kremlin.", (Order No: 54537 ), $5.00

323. St. John, Jeffrey (foreword by Warren E. Burger), A CHILD OF FORTUNE - A CORRESPONDENT'S REPORT ON THE RATIFICATION OF THE US CONSTITUTION & BATTLE FOR BILL OF RIGHTS, Jameson Books, Inc., Ottawa, IL, (1990) 1st ptg, 392pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0915463563, (Order No: 48657 ), $5.00

324. Starkey, Marion L., LAND WHERE OUR FATHERS DIED: THE SETTLING OF THE EASTERN SHORES, 1607-1735, Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, 1962 1st ed, 275pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Here is the author's story of the first settlements in what became the United States of America. MAINSTREAM OF AMERICA SERIES., (Order No: 17252 ), $7.50

325. Steffen, Jerome O., THE TRAGEDY OF ABUNDANCE: MYTH RESTORATION IN AMERICAN CULTURE, University Press of Colorado, Niwot, CO, (1993), 129pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870812726 This book reveals a nation in constant pursuit of a national image that is out of touch with reality. Using many examples from history and current culture, Steffen shows how Americans have experimented with education, pseudo-science, and even health, diet, and exercise regimens in a desperate search for the American dream., (Order No: 22487 ), $9.50

326. Steiner, Stan, LA RAZA: THE MEXICAN AMERICANS, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, (1970), 23 B&W ill., 418pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), La Raza is rich with moving episodes and memorable characters: El Tigre, the "Robin Hood of the North"; courageous Cesar Chavez, who rallied the grape pickers; David Sanchez, prime minister of the Brown Berets; and the farm workers who sued the Texas Rangers., (Order No: 12724 ), $7.50

327. Stephens, W. B., SOURCES FOR U.S. HISTORY: NINETEENTH-CENTURY COMMUNITIES, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, (1991), 558pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0521353157 This book offers a detailed and comprehensive guide to contemporary sources for research into the history of individual nineteenth-century U.S. communitites, large and small. "The Sources of History - Studies in the Uses of Historical Evidence.", (Order No: 32199 ), $45.00

328. Still, Bayrd, URBAN AMERICA: A HISTORY WITH DOCUMENTS, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, (1974) 1st ptg, 566pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 37529 ), $6.00

329. Stimson, Shannon C., THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN THE LAW - ANGLO-AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE BEFORE JOHN MARSHALL, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1990) 1st ed, 228pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0691078742 The study of colonial juries provides an incisive tool for organizing, interpreting, and evaluating various strands of American political theory, and for challenging the common assumption of a basic unity of vision of the roots of Anglo-American jurisprudence., (Order No: 48494 ), $250.00

330. Story, Joseph (introduction by Wayne LaPierre), A FAMILIAR EXPOSITION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES - THE AMERICAN HERITAGE LIBRARY, Palladium Press, Birmingham, AL, (2001), 372pp, fine, full brown leather, gilt stampings (hardcover), Quality reprint of the 1850 edition. Special edition published for the National Rifle Association (NRA)., (Order No: 53839 ), $45.00

331. Strauss, W. Patrick, AMERICANS IN POLYNESIA 1783-1842, Michigan State Univ. Press, East Lansing, MI, 1963, 187pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), The story of America's initial penetration in the South Pacific. This is essentially a history of individuals-Yankee traders at first, then sealers and whalers and, finally, missionaries. Within three decades after their initial contact, these groups had effected fundamental changes in the natives' culture., (Order No: 13088 ), $10.00

332. Sutter, Valerie O'Connor, THE INDOCHINESE REFUGEE DILEMMA, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, (1990), 256pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807115568, (Order No: 741 ), $5.00

333. T-Bone Slim; Chumley, L. S.; Seymour, Jim; and, Sheridan, Jack (edited and introduced by Peter Rachleff), STARVING AMIDST TOO MUCH & OTHER IWW WRITINGS ON THE FOOD INDUSTRY, Charles H. Kerr Publ. Co., Chicago, IL, 2005, 124pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0882863037, (Order No: 58478 ), $27.50

334. Tager, Jack and Goist, Park Dixon, THE URBAN VISION: SELECTED INTERPRETATIONS OF THE MODERN AMERICAN CITY, The Dorsey Press, Homewood, IL, (1970) 1st ptg, 310pp, very good, wraps (softcover), The underlying assumption of this book is that what men think about their cities is basic to how they live and act in them., (Order No: 37526 ), $10.00

335. Tariello, Frank, THE RECONSTRUCTION OF AMERICAN POLITICAL IDEOLOGY 1865-1917, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, (1982), 200pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813909066 This study challenges the commonly accepted view that progressivism constituted a logical and necessary adaptation of pre-Civil War individualism to the conditions of a new industrial age. The author demonstrates, on the contrary, that this reformist philosophy radically transmuted the ideas of traditional republicanism to such an extreme that an ideological revolution took place., (Order No: 10630 ), $30.00

336. Taylor, F. Jay (introduction by Claude G. Bowers), THE UNITED STATES AND THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, 1936-1939, Bookman Associates, New York, (1956), B&W frontis, 288pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The full story of the United States and the Spanish Civil War., (Order No: 37909 ), $17.50

337. Tebbel, John, THE MEDIA IN AMERICA - NEWSPAPERS, BOOKS, MAGAZINES, BROADCASTING, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, (1974) 1st ptg, 422pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0690005008 "How they have shaped our History & Culture.", (Order No: 43778 ), $6.50

338. The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union, THE MOUNT VERNON LADIES' ASSOCIATION OF THE UNION ANNUAL REPORT 1944 (FISCAL YEAR MAY 1, 1943 - APRIL 30, 1944), published by the association, Mount Vernon, VA, 1944, B&W illustrations, 31pp, good+, wraps (softcover), This issue contains The Farewell Address of the Founder and First Regent of the association made June, 1874., (Order No: 56218 ), $10.00

339. The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union, ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MOUNT VERNON LADIES' ASSOCIATION OF THE UNION - 1920, published by the association, Mount Vernon, VA, 1920, 64pp, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 56219 ), $10.00

340. The National Grange, MANUAL OF SUBORDINATE GRANGES OF THE PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY, ADOPTED AND ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL GRANGE - SIXTH EDITION, J. A. Wagenseller, Printer, Philadelphia, PA, 1880, 72pp, good, original brown cloth (hardcover), Pocket size guide for holding late 19th century Grange meetings., (Order No: 59601 ), $20.00

341. Thomas, D. G. Peter, REVOLUTION IN AMERICA: BRITAIN & THE COLONIES 1763-1776 -- THE PAST IN PERSPECTIVE, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, (1992), 101pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0708311288, (Order No: 61519 ), $5.00

342. Thompson, Holland (Allen Johnson, Editor), THE AGE OF INVENTION: A CHRONICLE OF MECHANICAL CONQUEST CHRONICLES OF AMERICA SERIES - VOLUME 37 (ABRAHAM LINCOLN ED), Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1921, B&W illustrations, 267pp, very good, decorated blue cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 25082 ), $7.50

343. Thompson, Holland; (Allen Johnson, Editor), THE NEW SOUTH: SOCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL EVOLUTION - CHRONICLES OF AMERICA SERIES - VOLUME 42 (ABRAHAM LINCOLN EDITION), Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1919, B&W illustrations, 250pp, very good, decorated blue cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 24210 ), $10.00

344. Thompson, Arthur W. and Hart, Robert A., THE UNCERTAIN CRUSADE: AMERICA AND THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION OF 1905, Univ. of Massachusetts Pr., Amherst, MA, (1970), 180pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870230565, (Order No: 62304 ), $6.00

345. Thwaites, Reuben Gold, FRANCE IN AMERICA 1497-1763, Cooper Square Publishers Inc, New York, 1968, 320pp, fine, brown buckram cloth (hardcover), Originally published in 1905., (Order No: 61287 ), $7.50

346. Tindall, George Brown, THE ETHNIC SOUTHERNERS, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1976), 251pp, good w/lightly edgeworn dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 080710258X One of the region's most distinguished historians, surveys the historical process by which the so-called "Vanishing South" has become the most prolonged disappearing act since the decline and fall of Rome., (Order No: 34959 ), $12.00

347. Tise, Larry E., THE AMERICAN COUNTERREVOLUTION: A RETREAT FROM LIBERTY, 1783-1800, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, (1998), 634pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 081170100X, (Order No: 62053 ), $25.00

348. Valentine, Alan, THE AGE OF CONFORMITY, Henry Regnery Company, Chicago, IL, 1954, 179pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), In this study of American culture and cultural values, Alan Valentine points out that the cult of conformity is destroying the very ideals on which this country is founded., (Order No: 54484 ), $5.00

349. Veeser, Cyrus, A WORLD SAFE FOR CAPITALISM: DOLLAR DIPLOMACY AND AMERICA'S RISE TO GLOBAL POWER, Columbia University Press, New York, (2002) 1st ptg, 250pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231125860 This book unravels a little-known episode in American history, tracing the global ramifications of the San Domingo Improvement Company's takeover of Dominican finances in the 1890s., (Order No: 40853 ), $20.00

350. von Hoffman, Nicholas, MAKE-BELIEVE PRESIDENTS: ILLUSIONS OF POWER FROM MCKINLEY TO CARTER, Pantheon Books, New York, (1978) 1st ed, 260pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394410815, (Order No: 52170 ), $5.00

351. Vrooman, Lee (illustrated by Jaquelin Taliaferro Smith), THE FAITH THAT BUILT AMERICA, Arrowhead Books, Inc., New York, 1955, B&W illustrations, 228pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), A richly illustrated survey of our country's beginnings and the growth of the American idea., (Order No: 52398 ), $22.50

352. Walcott, Charles D. (Director), SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...1895-96 - PART I. DIRECTOR'S REPORT AND OTHER PAPERS, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1896, B&W illustrations, 3 maps, 1076pp, good, dark brown cloth (hardcover) light edgewear, Papers include: Magnetic Declination in the US; A Geological Reconnaissance in Northwestern Oregon; Further Contributions to the Geology of the Sierra Nevada; Report on Coal and Lignite of Alaska; and, The Faunal Relations of the Eocene and Upper Cretaceous on the Pacific Coast., (Order No: 53641 ), $75.00

353. Walker, Robert H., REFORM IN AMERICA: THE CONTINUING FRONTIER, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, (1985), B&W ill., 270pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) fading on jacket, ISBN 0813115493 Recognizing in the history of reform a prime source for the discovery of cultural priorities, Walker seeks in this book to organize the reform experience in a new way, so that its collective patterns can be seen., (Order No: 24703 ), $7.50

354. Ward, Robert David and Rogers, William Warren, LABOR REVOLT IN ALABAMA: THE GREAT STRIKE OF 1894, University of Alabama Press, University, AL, (1965), 172pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Southern Historical Publications No. 9., (Order No: 61116 ), $12.00

355. Warren, Louis A., THE ROMANCE OF THOMAS LINCOLN AND NANCY HANKS, p213-p222, good, wraps (softcover) some folds on pamphlet, Reprinted from the INDIANA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY, September, 1934, XXX, No. 3., (Order No: 59017 ), $20.00

356. Washburn, Wilcomb E. (edited, and with an introduction, by) (foreword by L. H. Butterfield), THE GREAT DESIGN: TWO LECTURES ON THE SMITHSON BEQUEST BY JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1965, B&W ill., 100pp, very good, black cloth spine, marbled boards, tissue dustjacket, Delivered at Quincy and Boston in November 1839 now first published together from contemporary printed and manuscript texts., (Order No: 28953 ), $20.00

357. Watson, John Lee (remarks by Charles Deane), PAUL REVERES'S SIGNAL: THE TRUE STORY OF THE SIGNAL LANTERNS IN CHRIST CHURCH, BOSTON, Trow's Printing Bookbinding, New York, 1880 1st ed, 32pp, good, original wraps bound in brown cloth (hardcover), "With Remarks on Laying Dr. Watson's Communication Before the Massachusetts Historical Society, Nov. 9, 1876." Second part is: "A Second Letter to the Boston Daily Advertiser: by The Rev. John Lee Watson, D.D. March, 1879.", (Order No: 61481 ), $50.00

358. Watson, Robert P. and Eksterowicz, Anthony J. (edited by), THE PRESIDENTIAL COMPANION: READINGS OF THE FIRST LADIES, Univ. of South Carolina Pr., Columbia, SC, (2003) 1st ptg, 349pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1570034613, (Order No: 60243 ), $6.50

359. Wertenbaker, Thomas Jefferson, THE FIRST AMERICANS 1607-1690 - A HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIFE VOLUME II, The Macmillan Company, New York, (1927), B&W illustrations, 358pp, good+ w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 24535 ), $6.00

360. Whalen, Charles and Whalen, Barbara, THE LONGEST DEBATE: A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, Seven Locks Press, Cabin John, MD, (1985), 289pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0932020348, (Order No: 61463 ), $25.00

361. Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth, COLONIAL DAYS & DAMES, J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1895, ill. by E. S. Holloway, 248pp, good, decorated blue cloth (hardcover), First published in 1894. Author gathered recollections to "give glimpses of social and domestic life North and South" of Colonial times., (Order No: 10704 ), $7.00

362. Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth, THROUGH COLONIAL DOORWAYS, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1893 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 237pp, good, decorated cream cloth (hardcover) spine darkened as usual, Contents include: Through Colonial Doorways; The Meschianza; New York Balls and Receptions; The American Philosophical Society; The Wistar Parties; A Bundle of Old Love Letters; and, The Philadelphia Dancing Assemblies., (Order No: 25177 ), $10.00

363. White, Leonard D., THE STATES AND THE NATION, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1953), 103pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) jacket is lightly soiled, This volume addresses the problem of the proper balance between the federal government and the states., (Order No: 46328 ), $25.00

364. White, Mark J. (edited with commentary by), THE KENNEDYS AND CUBA: THE DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTARY HISTORY, Ivan R. Dee, Chicago, IL, 1999, 356pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 156663265X, (Order No: 61956 ), $14.50

365. White, Stewart Edward; (Allen Johnson, Editor), THE FORTY-NINERS: THE CALIFORNIA TRAIL AND EL DORADO - CHRONICLES OF AMERICA SERIES - VOLUME 25 (ABRAHAM LINCOLN ED), Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1918, B&W illustrations, 273pp, very good, decorated blue cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 24202 ), $10.00

366. Wilson, Rufus Rockwell, WASHINGTON - THE CAPITAL CITY AND ITS PART IN THE HISTORY OF THE NATION -- VOLUME II ONLY, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1902 2nd ed, B&W illustrations, 423pp, very good, maroon cloth, teg (hardcover), Volume II ONLY - Exceptionally nice clean and tight copy., (Order No: 48330 ), $20.00

367. Winslow, Ola Elizabeth (compiled by) (series designed by George Boas), HARPER'S LITERARY MUSEUM: COMPENDIUM OF INSTRUCTIVE, ENTER- TAINING & AMUSING MATTER SELECTED FROM EARLY AMERICAN WRITINGS, Harper & Brothers, Pub., New York, 1927 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 412pp, good, maroon cloth w/light wear (hardcover), "A Mirror of American Manners and Morals from Pocahontas to the days of Dolly Madison." After the manner of the once popular Literary Annual, this volume presents an amusing picture of our ancestors drawn from the writings of their own day., (Order No: 29082 ), $8.50

368. Winthrop, Robert C., ADDRESSES AND SPEECHES ON VARIOUS OCCASIONS, BY ROBERT C. WINTHROP, Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, MA, 1852, 773pp, very good, 3/4 leather, marbled boards (hardcover) lt edgewear, Speeches from 1839 through 1851 made by Winthrop in his early political life. Most are related to American history subjects. Nice clean and tight copy with spine compartments and gilt tooling., (Order No: 52077 ), $60.00

369. Winthrop, Robert C., ADDRESSES AND SPEECHES ON VARIOUS OCCASION, FROM 1852 TO 1867 BY ROBERT C. WINTHROP, Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, MA, 1867, 725pp, very good+, brown cloth (hardcover), The second collection of Winthrop's political speeches, most reflecting events in American history., (Order No: 52078 ), $60.00


371. Wolfe, Don M., THE IMAGE OF MAN IN AMERICA: AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY, SECOND EDITION, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, (1970), 507pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1957, this profound and original study of human nature, centering on the relative influences of heredity and environment, has now been updated with the latest findings of the behavioral sciences. Is man inherently evil, inherently good, or simply an infinitely plastic, responsive mechanism acted upon by his environment? This book follows the stream of American answers to this question, from Thomas Jefferson to Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, and Alfred Kinsey., (Order No: 15089 ), $5.00

372. Wrong, George M. (introduction by Wayne LaPierre), WASHINGTON AND HIS COMRADES IN ARMS: A CHRONICLE OF THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE - THE AMERICAN HERITAGE LIBRARY, Palladium Press, Birmingham, AL, (2004), 295pp, fine, full brown leather, gilt stampings (hardcover), Originally published in 1921. Special edition published for the National Rifle Association. (NRA)., (Order No: 53851 ), $40.00

373. Wroth, Lawrence C., TOBACCO OR CODFISH: LORD BALTIMORE MAKES HIS CHOICE, The New York Public Library, New York, 1954, 15pp, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60401 ), $20.00

374. Young, Alfred F. and Fife, Terry J. (with Mary E. Janzen), WE THE PEOPLE: VOICES AND IMAGES OF THE NEW NATION, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1993), B&W and color illustrations, 265pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0877229384 Based on a permanent exhibition at the Chicago Historical Society, WE THE PEOPLE analyzes more than two hundred artifacts to explore the meaning of the revolutionary era., (Order No: 25005 ), $7.50

375. Zarbin, Earl A., ROOSEVELT DAM: A HISTORY TO 1911, Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ, (1984), B&W illustrations, 253pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0916743004 The story of the beginning of the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association (today's Salt River Project) and the building of the flagship dam--the Theodore Roosevelt Dam--of national irrigation., (Order No: 52118 ), $14.50

376. Zavala, Silvio, NEW VIEWPOINTS ON THE SPANISH COLONIZATION OF AMERICA, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1943 1st ed, 118pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), "For this purpose I prepared lectures on vaious aspects of the Conquest, the enslavement of the Indians, the encomiendas, the labor of the natives, and the social experiments which accompanied or followed the Conquest. These lectures have been brought together in the present volume.", (Order No: 24456 ), $20.00

377. Ziegler, Valarie H., THE ADVOCATES OF PEACE IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (1992) 1st ptg, 242pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0253368642 A revealing study of the worldview of nineteenth-century American peace activists., (Order No: 54498 ), $7.50

378. [Almon, John] editor, A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING, AUTHENTIC PAPERS RELATIVE TO THE DISPUTE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA ..., Printed for J. Almon, London, 1777, 280pp, index, good+, bound in maroon cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB, "...SHEWING THE CAUSES AND PROGRESS OF THAT MISUNDERSTANDING FROM 1764 TO 1775." Usually cited as PRIOR DOCUMENTS (title too of the index), these papers were intended to accompany the 17 volumes of Almon's THE REMEMBRANCER; OR, IMPARTIAL REPOSITORY OF PUBLIC EVENTS. Howes A-179. The pages of this copy are untrimmed and bound for library use in maroon cloth. There are two archival repairs to the title page to stablize small tears. This clean and tight book block should be appropriately rebound., (Order No: 54594 ), $1250.00

379. [Blodget, William], FACTS AND ARGUMENTS RESPECTING THE GREAT UTILITY OF AN EXTENSIVE PLAN OF INLAND NAVIGATION IN AMERICA., Printed by Wm. Duane, Philadelphia, PA, 1805, LACKS MAP !!!, 61pp, errata, good, untrimmed wraps bound in pamphlete binder (softcover), "...BY A FRIEND TO NATIONAL INDUSTRY." Howes B-539., (Order No: 54592 ), $400.00

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