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Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 43 August 16, 1784, through March 15, 1785
ISBN: HB: 9780300236064, Yale University Press, February 2019
640 pp., 20.4x14.6 cm, 8 black&white illus.
In August 1784, Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson began their congressional commission to negotiate commercial treaties with twenty nations. Their treaty proposal, which Prussia alone would consider, contained unprecedented humanitarian arti...
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Broken Bargain Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street
ISBN: HB: 9780300223323, Yale University Press, February 2019
440 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 15 black&white illus.
In the 1930s, battered and humbled by the Great Depression, the U.S. financial sector struck a grand bargain with the federal government. Bankers gained a safety net in exchange for certain curbs on their freedom: transparency rules, record-keeping a...
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Shaped by the State Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century
ISBN: PB: 9780226596327, ISBN: HB: 9780226596297, University of Chicago Press, February 2019
384 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
American political history has been built around narratives of crisis, in which what "counts" are the moments when seemingly stable political orders collapse and new ones rise from the ashes. No doubt the history of American politics is filled with s...
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£79,00
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Thunder in the Harbor Fort Sumter, Charleston, and the American Civil War
ISBN: PB: 9781611211856, Savas Beatie, February 2019
168 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 150 black&white illus., 4 maps
At 4:30 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 1861, Confederate batteries opened fire. Thirty-four hours later, with their supplies running low but their honor satisfied, Federal forces lowered their tattered flag. The only casualty – an accidental death – came...
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£8,00
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Dust Bowls of Empire Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism
ISBN: HB: 9780300230208, Yale University Press, January 2019
256 pp., 21x14 cm
The 1930s witnessed a harrowing social and ecological disaster, defined by the severe nexus of drought, erosion, and economic depression that ravaged the U.S. southern plains. Known as the Dust Bowl, this crisis has become a major referent of the cli...
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Forgotten Americans An Economic Agenda for a Divided Nation
ISBN: HB: 9780300230369, Yale University Press, January 2019
272 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 black&white graphs
One of the country's leading scholars on economics and social policy, Isabel Sawhill addresses the enormous divisions in American society – economic, cultural, and political – and what might be done to bridge them. Widening inequality and the loss of...
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History of the Future in Colonial Mexico
ISBN: HB: 9780300233933, Yale University Press, January 2019
272 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 12 black&white illus.
Going against the grain of most existing scholarship, Matthew D. O'Hara explores the archives of colonial Mexico to uncover a history of "futuremaking." While historians and historical anthropologists of Latin America have long focused on historical...
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£27,00
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More than Medicine The Broken Promise of American Health
ISBN: HB: 9780674975903, Harvard University Press, December 2018
196 pp., 21x14 cm, 11 illus., 4 tables
Stanford's pioneering behavioral scientist draws on a lifetime of research and experience guiding the NIH to make the case that America needs to radically rethink its approach to health care if it wants to stop overspending and overprescribing and im...
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Cornerstone on College Hill An Illustrated History of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
ISBN: HB: 9781602233089, University of Alaska Press, December 2018
400 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 340 halftones
In 1915, Congress granted funds to transform a remote agricultural experiment station on a hill overlooking the frontier town of Fairbanks into a state university. In 1917, the territorial governor signed legislation creating the University of Alaska...
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Girls Next Door Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines
ISBN: HB: 9780674986381, Harvard University Press, December 2018
340 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 18 photos
The story of the intrepid young women who volunteered to help and entertain American servicemen fighting overseas, from World War I through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The emotional toll of war can be as debilitating to soldiers as hunger, dis...
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