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New Yorkers

A City and Its People in Our Time

by Craig Taylor
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: 21st century

A symphony of contemporary New York through the magnificent words of its people—from the best-selling author of Londoners.

In the wake of his celebrated book Londoners, bestselling author Craig Taylor moved to New York and spent years meeting regularly with hundreds of New Yorkers as diverse as the city itself. New Yorkers features 75 of the most …

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La guerre d'indépendance des Canadas

Démocratie, républicanismes et libéralismes en Amérique du Nord

by Julien Mauduit
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), 19th century

Longtemps considérée comme une rébellion mineure, la tentative de révolution de 1837 a en réalité secoué l’ensemble de l’Amérique du Nord, menaçant de renvoyer le pouvoir britannique hors du continent, mais également d’inaugurer une expérience républicaine différente. La révolution a échoué, mais les idées qu’elle a véhicu …

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A Scientific Way of War

Antebellum Military Science, West Point, and the Origins of American Military Thought

by Ian C. Hope
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: civil war period (1850-1877), history

While faith in the Enlightenment was waning elsewhere by 1850, at the United States Military Academy at West Point and in the minds of academy graduates serving throughout the country, Enlightenment thinking persisted, asserting that war was governable by a grand theory accessible through the study of military science. Officers of the regular army …

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The Devil's Trick

How Canada Fought the Vietnam War

by John Boyko
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), 20th century, vietnam war

Through the lens of six remarkable people, some well-known, others obscure, bestselling author and historian John Boyko explores Canada's often-overlooked involvement in that conflict as peacemaker, combatant, and provider of weapons and sanctuary.

When Brigadier General Sherwood Lett arrived in Vietnam over a decade before American troops, he and …

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The Great Absquatulator

by Frank Mackey, introduction by Aly (alias Webster) Ndiaye
edition: Paperback
tagged: cultural heritage, civil war period (1850-1877), african american studies

Alfred Thomas Wood was nothing and everything. A century before Ferdinand Demara, "The Great Impostor" of the 1961 Hollywood film of that name, Wood was the Great Absquatulator, a man who roved through the mid-19th century from Halifax, N.S., to New England, Liberia, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Montreal, the U.S. Mid-West and the South.

He sel …

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Spiritualizing Politics without Politicizing Religion

The Example of Sargent Shriver

by James R. Price & Kenneth R. Melchin
edition: eBook
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The clash of religion and politics has been a steady source of polarization in North America. In order to think wisely and constructively about the spiritual dimension of our political life, there is need for an approach that can both maintain the diversity of belief and foster values founded on the principles of religion.

 

In Spiritualizing Politic …

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The Great Oklahoma Swindle

Race, Religion, and Lies in America's Weirdest State

by Russell Cobb
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: southwest, history & theory

Board of Directors Award for special merit, 2021 Oklahoma Book Awards

Far from being a placid place in the heart of Flyover Country, Oklahoma has been a laboratory for all kinds of social, political, and artistic movements, producing a singular list of weirdos, geniuses, and villains. In a century, Oklahoma gave birth to movements for an African Ame …

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Prophet Against Slavery

Benjamin Lay, A Graphic Novel

illustrated by David Lester, edited by Paul Buhle & Marcus Rediker
edition: Paperback
tagged: colonial period (1600-1775), biography & memoir, slavery

The revolutionary life of an 18th-century dwarf activist who was among the first to fight against slavery and animal cruelty.

Prophet Against Slavery is an action-packed chronicle of the remarkable and radical Benjamin Lay, based on the award-winning biography by Marcus Rediker that sparked the Quaker community to re-embrace Lay after 280 years of d …

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Ranching and the American West: A History in Documents

The Broadview Source Series

edited by Susan Nance
edition: Paperback
tagged: west

The transformation of the American West is one of the key topics in the study of both US history and global environmental history. The role of ranching in the West is also central to the growing field of animal history. This volume covers the periods between the early Indigenous acquisition of horses in the eighteenth century, to the introduction o …

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