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Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65

By: Branch, Taylor

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273424

ISBN: 0965715248

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 746 pp. In Pillar of Fire, the second volume of his America in the King Years trilogy, Taylor Branch portrays the civil rights era at its zenith. The first volume, Parting the Waters, won the Pulitzer Prize for History. It is a monumental chronicle of a movement that stirred from Southern black churches to challenge the national conscience during the Eisenhower and Kennedy years. In this masterly continuation of the narrative, Branch recounts the climactic struggles as they commanded the national and internat... View more info

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The Early History of Illinois, from its Discovery by the French, in 1673, until its Cession to Great Britain in 1763, Including the Narrative of Marquette's Discovery of the Mississippi.

By: Breese, Sidney; Fuller, Melville W.; Hoyne, Thomas

Price: $75.00

Publisher: E.B. Myers & Company: 1884

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197154

Condition: Fair


First edition (Howes B736). Former Library of Congress copy with surplus/duplicate stamp. Lacks all three maps and single text leaf (p.13/14). Lightly stained throughout causing minor warp to boards, binding shaken with a few loose gatherings. 1884 Hard Cover. xiii, 422 pp. 8vo. A history of the state of Illinois by one of its Supreme Court justices, covering a period of over two hundred years.KEYWORDS: HISTORY AMERICAN AMERICANA IL UNITED STATES AMERICA View more info

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The Stranger & the Statesman: James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the Making of America's Greatest Museum: The Smithsonian

By: Burleigh, Nina

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Perennial: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2206032

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. A nice copy. 2004 Trade Paperback. 298 pp. In her illuminating and dramatic biography The Stranger and the Statesman, Nina Burleigh reveals a little-known slice of social and intellectual history in the life and times of the man responsible for the creation of the United States' principal cultural institution, the Smithsonian.It was one of the nineteenth century's greatest philanthropic gifts -- and one of its most puzzling mysteries. In 1829, a wealthy English naturalist named James Smithson left his library, mineral collection, and entire fortune to the United States of Americ... View more info

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Clayton (Images of America)

By: Corbin, Verda S.; Hutchinson, Shane A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Arcadia: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261925

ISBN: 0752412507

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. The town of Clayton, located in northern New York State, was established on the shores of the mighty St. Lawrence River. At the turn of the last century, Clayton was in its heyday, and was one of the most famous resort destinations in the northeastern United States. During this period, Clayton was a place of affluence, its economy and culture built on the timber trade, shipping, boat building, and tourism industries. This book highlights the collection of Lester Corbin. Mr. Corbin, known as the Dean of the Thousand Islands Photographers... View more info

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A Season in Utopia: The Story of Brook Farm

By: Curtis, Edith Roelker

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1961

Seller ID: 2288725

ISBN: 0846215101

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Front and rear jacket panels and front and rear jacket flaps laid in, magazine clipping laid in, spine slightly cocked. 1961 Hard Cover. 346 pp. Here is the full-scale story and a reasoned appraisal of Brook Farm, the most celebrated of America's nineteenth-century idealist utopias. Appalled by the changes the industrial revolution was bringing to New England society and fired with the transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a handful of gentle Bostonians launched their ill-fated experiment in communal living in the spring of 1841. George Ripley, ranking scholar in the Harvard cla... View more info

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Lone Star Rising: The Revolutionary Birth of the Texas Republic

By: Davis, William C.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press: 2004

Seller ID: 2273768

ISBN: 1585445320

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper very lightly bumped, a few light spots on page ridges. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 354 pp. In the whirlwind of revolutions in the Americas, the Texas Revolution stands at the confluence of northern and southern traditions. On the battlefield and in the political aftermath, settlers from the United States struggled with those who brought revolutionary ideas from Latin America and arms from Mexico. In the midst of the conflict stood the Tejanos who had made Texas home for generations. This masterpiece of narrative and analysis, first publ... View more info

Image for The Illinois Political Campaign of 1858: A Facsimile of the Printer's Copy of His Debates with Senator Stephen Arnold Douglas as Edited and Prepared for Press by Abraham Lincoln (The Library of Congress, The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana)

The Illinois Political Campaign of 1858: A Facsimile of the Printer's Copy of His Debates with Senator Stephen Arnold Douglas as Edited and Prepared for Press by Abraham Lincoln (The Library of Congress, The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana)

By: Douglas, Stephen Arnold; Lincoln, Abraham

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Library of Congress / U.S. Government Printing Office: 1958

Seller ID: 2079943

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1958 Large Hardcover. 212 pp. A facsimile edition of the newspaper account of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, together with Lincoln's own notes and edits, as well as a complete historical account of Lincoln's creation of a scrapbook from the printed transcripts, and his attempts to publish them. View more info

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Practical Essays on Medical Education and the Medical Profession in the United States (Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine, Fourth Series, Bibliotheca Medica Americana, Volume V [5])

By: Drake, Daniel; Tucker, David A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1952

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2026218

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on front endpapers, boards lightly toned. 1952 Hard Cover. xvi, 104 pp. A 1952 reissue of the 1832 original, with a new introduction by David A. Tucker. Daniel Drake was a professor at the Medical College of Ohio, and was most well-known for a two volume work on diseases of the interior valley of North America (Garrison-Morton 1777 & 5234.1), specifically for its discussion of the treatment of malaria. View more info

Image for Statistics of the United States, (Including Mortality, Property, &c.,) in 1860; Compiled from the Original Returns and Being the Final Exhibit of the Eighth Census, Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior.

Statistics of the United States, (Including Mortality, Property, &c.,) in 1860; Compiled from the Original Returns and Being the Final Exhibit of the Eighth Census, Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior.

By: Edmunds, J.M.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1866

Seller ID: 2203764

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, corners stained, top page ridge lightly foxed. 1866 Large Hardcover. lxvi, 548 pp. Statistics of the United States, (Including Mortality, Property, &c.,) in 1860; Compiled from the Original Returns and Being the Final Exhibit of the Eighth Census, Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior.Keywords: JM J M EDMUNDS STATISTICS UNITED STATES AMERICA AMERICAN HISTORY MORTALITY PROPERTY 1860 EIGHTH CENSUS SECRETARY OF INTERIOR AMERICANA NINETEENTH 19TH CENTURY View more info

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Making Iron on the Bald Eagle: Roland Curtin's Ironworks and Workers' Community

By: Eggert, Gerald G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208594

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine very slightly cocked.Near Fine. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 189 pp. In 1810, Irish immigrant Roland Curtin launched a charcoal ironmaking operation in central Pennsylvania that continued for 110 years. Through this engaging account of Curtin and his iron plantation, Gerald Eggert provides an important chapter in the history of the iron industry in America. Eggert's story begins with Roland Curtin, who arrived in the Bald Eagle Valley in 1797. From the time he constructed his first forge on the south bank of Bald Eagle Creek until the... View more info

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A Book of Old Maps: Delineating American History from the Earliest Days Down to the Close of the Revolutionary War

By: Fite, Emerson D.; Freeman, Archibald

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2079936

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint spot on top corner of front board, name & date in charcoal pencil on front flyleaf. 1926 Large Hardcover. xv, 299 pp. Color frontispiece of Battista Agnese's world map, circa 1538, 74 reproductions of maps throughout, dating from 1478-1825, with detailed descriptions of each, including bibliographic references. Index follows text. View more info

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The History of the United States, in Four Volumes - Edition de Luxe

By: Garner, James Wilford; Lodge, Henry Cabot; McMaster, John Bach (Historical Review)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: John D. Morris and Company: 1906

Seller ID: 2201042

Condition: Very Good


Owner blind stamps on front endpapers, tissue guard protecting Lodge photogravure loose but included. First volume's rear hinge and spine repaired. 1906 Hard Cover. 1881 pp. paginated continuously. 9 1/2 x 6 3/4. Original brown cloth, brown leather spine labels, gilt titles & rules, gilt top page ridge. Photogravure frontispieces of James Wilford Garner, Henry Cabot Lodge, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Black & white photographs and full-page illustrations throughout text, including several maps (some color) and reproductions of historical documents. Acquired from ... View more info

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No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

By: Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Touchstone/Simon and Schuster Paperbacks: 1995

Seller ID: 2208328

Condition: Near Fine


Light general wear. 1995 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 759 pp. The Pulitzer Prize winning account of the home front in World War II, by one of the greatest presidential historians of our time. Several pages of photographs. No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines--Eleanor and Franklin's marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleano... View more info

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Freedom: A History of US

By: Hakim, John

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1741517

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Contents page torn. 2002 Large Hardcover. 406 pp. Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Hailed by historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. And the kids themselves agree: Hakim has piles of fan letters as testimony. Beginning in January, PBS, in association with Thirteen/WNET, General Electric and Kunhardt Prod... View more info

Image for America: Great Crises in Our History Told by Its Makers - A Library of Original Sources, in Twelve Volumes: Discovery and Exploration, 1000-1562; Colonization, 1562-1753; Revolution, 1753-1783; The Critical Period, 1783-1803; 1812 - Before and After, 1803-1820; The Developing Nation, 1820-1845; The Mexican War and Slavery, 1845-1861; The Civil War, 1861-1865; Reconstruction, 1865-1890; A New World Power, 1890-1914; The Great War, 1914-1916; American in the Great War - and After, 1916-1925

America: Great Crises in Our History Told by Its Makers - A Library of Original Sources, in Twelve Volumes: Discovery and Exploration, 1000-1562; Colonization, 1562-1753; Revolution, 1753-1783; The Critical Period, 1783-1803; 1812 - Before and After, 1803-1820; The Developing Nation, 1820-1845; The Mexican War and Slavery, 1845-1861; The Civil War, 1861-1865; Reconstruction, 1865-1890; A New World Power, 1890-1914; The Great War, 1914-1916; American in the Great War - and After, 1916-1925

By: Harper, Charles A.; Americanization Department; Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States: 1925

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2272653

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition issued to 'patrons of record', with personalized registration pages tipped in preceding title page (presented to James Francis Quick, Jr. and Betty Jane Quick by their father and mother, James F. Quick and Elizabeth Campbell Quick). Ink pictographic stamp on front flyleaf of each volume, minimal wear to corners. 1925 Hard Cover. Complete in twelve volumes. Includes: Discovery and Exploration, 1000-1562; Colonization, 1562-1753; Revolution, 1753-1783; The Critical Period, 1783-1803; 1812 - Before and After, 1803-1820; The Developing Nation, 1820-1845; The Mexican War and Slavery... View more info

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The Architecture of Pueblo Bonito (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 147, No. 1, Publication 4524)

By: Judd, Neil M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Smithson Institution: 1964

Seller ID: 2289090

Condition: Very Good


Sticker ghosting on rear paste-down endpaper, page ridges lightly foxed. 1964 Hard Cover. vii, 349 pp. With 81 plates. Fold-outs and black-and-white photographs. The present volume is the fifth of those recording the more technical results of the National Geographic Society's researches in Chaco Canyon, northwestern New Mexico. Pueblo Bonito (Spanish for beautiful town), the largest and best-known great house in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, northern New Mexico, was built by the Ancestral Puebloans, who occupied the structure between AD 828 and 1126. According to the National Park Se... View more info

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The Material Culture of Pueblo Bonito (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 124, Whole Volume, Publication 4172)

By: Judd, Neil M.; Allen, Glover M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Smithson Institution: 1954

Seller ID: 2289091

Condition: Very Good


Page ridges lightly foxed, book plate on frontispiece recto. 1954 Hard Cover. xii, 511 pp. With 101 plates. Fold-out survey and black-and-white photographs. With appendix canid remains from Pueblo Bonito and Pueblo Del Arroyo. The story of the vanished Indian culture of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Pueblo Bonito (Spanish for beautiful town), the largest and best-known great house in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, northern New Mexico, was built by the Ancestral Puebloans, who occupied the structure between AD 828 and 1126. According to the National Park Service, Pueblo Bo... View more info

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Jamestown: The Buried Truth

By: Kelso, William M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: University of Virginia Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2278833

ISBN: 0813925630

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. 2006 Hard Cover. xi, 238 pp. What was life really like for the band of adventurers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? Important as the accomplishments of these men and women were, the written records pertaining to them are scarce, ambiguous, and often conflicting, and those curious about the birthplace of the United States are left to turn to dramatic and often highly fictionalized reports. In Jamestown, the Buried Truth, William Kelso takes us literally to the soil where the Jamestown colony began, unearthing the J... View more info

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Gold Ornaments from United States of Colombia (Reprint from American Antiquarian, September, 1887)

By: Kunz, George F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Antiquarian: 1887

Seller ID: 2289504

Condition: Very Good


Two small chips to bottom edge of rear wrapper, one inch tear along top edge of front wrapper and spine, a few creases to wrappers. 1887 Stapled Binding. Reprint from American Antiquarian, September, 1887. This series of gold ornaments, kindly loaned me for description by Mr. S.L.M. Barlow and Mr. J.M. Munoz, were found on the banks of the Mingindo river, a tributary of the Artato, in the state of Cavca, United States of Colombia, South America. View more info

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Thomas Paine, Author of the Declaration of Independence

By: Lewis, Joseph

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Freethought Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208427

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, clippings from jacket flaps and author picture laid in, ink name on front paste-down endpaper. Near fine. 1947 Hard Cover. xix, 315 pp. Aside from being one of the most important books written about Thomas Paine, it is, in addition, a contribution to a proper understanding of the genesis of our Republic, an inspiration to genuine patriotism and devotion to the principles of The Declaration of Independence.KEYWORDS: JOSEPH LEWIS THOMAS PAINE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AMERICAN HISTORY UNITED STATES AMERICA AMERICANA BIOGRAPHY View more info

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Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier

By: Lockwood, Jeffrey A.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2004

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2267025

ISBN: 0738208949

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges very lightly bumped. Light highlighting throughout text. 2004 Hard Cover. xxiii, 294 pp. In 1876, the U.S. Congress declared the locust “the single greatest impediment to the settlement of the country between Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains.” Throughout the nineteenth century, swarms of locusts regularly swept across the American continent, turning noon into dusk, devastating farm communities, and bringing trains to a halt. The outbreaks subsided in the 1890s, and then, suddenly—and mysteriously—the Rocky Mountain locust vanished. A century later, entomologist Jeffrey ... View more info

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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

By: McPherson, James M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2260797

ISBN: 0345359429

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Pages faintly toned. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 904 pp. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, th... View more info

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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (The Oxford History of the United States, Volume VI)

By: McPherson, James M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1988

Seller ID: 2155705

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 904 pp. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic m... View more info

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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

By: McPherson, James M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2274056

ISBN: 019516895X

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 904 pp. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic ma... View more info

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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (The Oxford History of the United States, Volume VI [6])

By: McPherson, James M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281282

ISBN: 0195038630

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name and date on front endpaper. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xix, [1], 904 pp. 8vo. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of... View more info

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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

By: McPherson, James M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1989

Seller ID: 2283568

ISBN: 0345359429

Condition: Good


Pages faintly toned. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 904 pp. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strateg... View more info

Image for The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics

The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics

By: Mitchell, Greg

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269101

ISBN: 0679411682

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned, very minor sticker adhesive on jacket rear. 1992 Hard Cover. xx, 665 pp. A blow-by-blow account of the author of The Jungle's 1934 bid for governor of California describes the mudslinging campaign waged against him and how it was a precursor to today's media politics. View more info

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The Oxford History of the American People

By: Morison, Samuel Eliot

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1965

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2263976

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Spine faded, minor scuff on front board. 1965 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xxvii, [1], 1150, [8] pp. 8vo. Includes two sections of black & white photographs and illustrations. Finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full red morocco with gilt titles, rules, and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The collector who had these rebound included his/her monogram on the corner of the front board: O.C.S. A political as well as social history which traces the major strands in America's history from prehistoric man to the assassination of Pres... View more info

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A Quiet Boomtown: Jamison City, PA., 1889-1912 [Pennsylvania]

By: Newton, Craig A.; Sperry, James R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Columbia County Historical Society: 1972

Seller ID: 2289811

Condition: Very Good


A few tears to spine, pencil mark on front wrapper, a few creases to wrappers, a few faint stains to wrappers, ink name on half-title page. 1972 Trade Paperback. xviii, 148 pp. In an age when the American city dominates our concern for national prosperity and the quality and future of our lives there is something to be gained by turning our minds back to a bygone America in which the exploitation of nature underlay the expectation that the human condition would improve with giant strides until all men would enjoy the richness of rural village life unimagined by their grandparents. The easy abi... View more info

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Samuel Slater: Father of American Manufactures

By: Rivard, Paul E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Slater Mill Historic Site: 1974

Seller ID: 2259831

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor general wear. 1974 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Samuel Slater (June 9, 1768 – April 21, 1835) was an early English-American industrialist known as the Father of the American Industrial Revolution (a phrase coined by Andrew Jackson) and the Father of the American Factory System. In the UK, he was called Slater the Traitor[2] because he brought British textile technology to America, modifying it for United States use. He memorized the designs of textile factory machinery as an apprentice to a pioneer in the British industry before migrating to the United States at the age of 21. He... View more info