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Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne
The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples
 
Today, in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized indigenous communities and nations comprising nearly three million people. These individuals are the descenda... (more)

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Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
Taylor, Alan

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History

"Impressively researched and beautifully crafted…a brilliant account of slavery in Virginia during and after the Revolution." —Mark M. Smith, Wall Street Journal

Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living... (more)

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Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire
O'Shaughnessy, Andrew Jackson
The loss of America was a stunning and unexpected defeat for the powerful British Empire. Common wisdom has held that incompetent military commanders and political leaders in Britain must have been to blame, but were they? This intriguing book makes a different argument. Weaving together the pe... (more)

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People's History of the French Revolution
Hazan, Eric & David Fernbach, trans.
"The legacy of the French Revolution has remained a fascinating and contentious subject for over two centuries. Instead of seeing the revolution as an aberrant bloodbath on the path to a liberal society, this new book, the first significant history of the French Revolution in over twenty years, main... (more)

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Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding
Nelson, Eric

Generations of students have been taught that the American Revolution was a revolt against royal tyranny. In this revisionist account, Eric Nelson argues that a great many of our “founding fathers” saw themselves as rebels against the British Parliament, not the Crown. Buy New - $29.95
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Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David
Wright, Lawrence
A dramatic, illuminating day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign a peace treaty--the first treaty in the modern Middle East, and one which endures to this day.
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Why America Is Not a New Rome
Smil, Vaclav

America's post--Cold War strategic dominance and its pre-recession affluence inspired pundits to make celebratory comparisons to ancient Rome at its most powerful. Now, with America no longer perceived as invulnerable, engaged in protracted fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffering the wors... (more)

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Writing History, Writing Trauma
LaCapra, Dominick

Trauma and its aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. In Writing History, Writing Trauma, Dominick LaCapra critically analyzes attempts by theorists and literary critics to come to terms with trauma and with the crucial role post-traumatic testimoni... (more)

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1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler -- The Election amid the Storm
Dunn, Susan
The spellbinding story of the Roosevelt-Willkie election season, when bitterly divided Americans debated the fate of the nation and the world
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History of the Vikings
Winroth, Anders

The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and s... (more)

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