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North Carolina and the Two World Wars (Paperback): Sarah McCulloh Lemmon North Carolina and the Two World Wars (Paperback)
Sarah McCulloh Lemmon
R372 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R64 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster, Volume 19 - Miscellaneous Battalions and Companies (Hardcover): Matthew Brown,... North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster, Volume 19 - Miscellaneous Battalions and Companies (Hardcover)
Matthew Brown, Michael Coffey
R1,333 Discovery Miles 13 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rebels and King's Men - Bertie County in the Revolutionary War (Paperback): Gerald W. Thomas Rebels and King's Men - Bertie County in the Revolutionary War (Paperback)
Gerald W. Thomas
R371 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R64 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Colors of Confinement - Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II (Hardcover, New... Colors of Confinement - Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II (Hardcover, New edition)
Eric L. Muller
R866 R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Save R185 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1942, Bill Manbo and his family were forced from their Hollywood home into the Japanese American internment camp at Heart Mountain in Wyoming. While there, Manbo documented both the bleakness and beauty of his surroundings, using Kodachrome film, a technology then just seven years old, to capture community celebrations and to record his family's struggle to maintain a normal life under the harsh conditions of racial imprisonment. Colors of Confinement showcases sixty-five stunning images from this extremely rare collection of color photographs, presented along with three interpretive essays by leading scholars and a reflective, personal essay by a former Heart Mountain internee. The subjects of these haunting photos are the routine fare of an amateur photographer: parades, cultural events, people at play, Manbo's son. But the images are set against the backdrop of the barbed-wire enclosure surrounding the Heart Mountain Relocation Center and the dramatic expanse of Wyoming sky and landscape. The accompanying essays illuminate these scenes as they trace a tumultuous history unfolding just beyond the camera's lens, giving readers insight into Japanese American cultural life and the stark realities of life in the camps.

The Memphis Jewish Community Center - 70 Years of Jewish Connection (Hardcover): Jones Tom, Thorp Adler Susan The Memphis Jewish Community Center - 70 Years of Jewish Connection (Hardcover)
Jones Tom, Thorp Adler Susan; Photographs by Buser Lisa
R1,067 R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Save R240 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Harlem 69 - The Future of Soul (Paperback): Stuart Cosgrove Harlem 69 - The Future of Soul (Paperback)
Stuart Cosgrove 1
R289 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R67 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1969, among Harlem's Rabelaisian cast of characters are bandleader King Curtis, soul singers Aretha Franklin and Donny Hathaway, and drug peddler Jimmy `Goldfinger' Terrell. In February a raid on tenements across New York leads to the arrest of 21 Black Panther party members and one of the most controversial trials of the era. In the summer Harlem plays host to Black Woodstock and concerts starring Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone. The world's most famous guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, a major supporter of the Black Panthers, returns to Harlem in support of their cause. By the end of the year Harlem is gripped by a heroin pandemic and the death of a 12-year-old child sends shockwaves through the USA, leaving Harlem stigmatised as an area ravaged by crime, gangsters and a darkly vengeful drug problem.

Dewey Defeats Truman - The 1948 Election and the Battle for America's Soul (Hardcover): A. J Baime Dewey Defeats Truman - The 1948 Election and the Battle for America's Soul (Hardcover)
A. J Baime
R716 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R149 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Idaho Ruffed Grouse Hunting - The Heartbeat of the Woods (Paperback): Andrew Marshall Wayment Idaho Ruffed Grouse Hunting - The Heartbeat of the Woods (Paperback)
Andrew Marshall Wayment
R566 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R112 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Women on the North American Plains (Paperback): Renee M. Laegreid Women on the North American Plains (Paperback)
Renee M. Laegreid
R1,026 R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Save R241 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first comprehensive view of women on the North American Plains, these essays explore the richness, variety, and complexity of their experiences. From prehistory to the present, the Great Plains have played a significant role in the lives of women who moved to or across them, cleaving to cultural ideas and patterns while adapting to the rigors of the region. Twelve essays--arranged chronologically within sub-regions--draw upon innovative theoretical and methodological approaches, including gender/transgender studies, decolonization of Native peoples, and the influence of nation states. Richly grounded in the particular, these essays also contextualize the stories of specific women and locales within larger social, political, and economic trends. Individually and collectively, they reveal the intricate relations that tie together people and place. Here are long-needed perspectives on the diverse lives of women who have been--and who continue to be--too often ignored in wider histories of the Plains. Also 04 Activeable in cloth, 978-0-89672-733-5, $65.00

Fading Ads of Detroit (Paperback): Robert C. Allen Fading Ads of Detroit (Paperback)
Robert C. Allen
R543 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R112 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Big Sky Bounty Cookbook - Local Ingredients and Rustic Recipes (Paperback): Chef Barrie Boulds, Jean Petersen The Big Sky Bounty Cookbook - Local Ingredients and Rustic Recipes (Paperback)
Chef Barrie Boulds, Jean Petersen
R568 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R118 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Madisons at Montpelier - Reflections on the Founding Couple (Paperback): Ralph Ketcham The Madisons at Montpelier - Reflections on the Founding Couple (Paperback)
Ralph Ketcham
R401 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Restored to its original splendor, Montpelier is now a national shrine, but before Montpelier became a place of study and tribute, it was a home. Often kept from it by the business of the young nation, James and Dolley Madison could finally take up permanent residence when they retired from Washington in 1817. Their lifelong friend Thomas Jefferson predicted that, at Montpelier, the retiring Madison could return to his "books and farm, to tranquility, and independence," that he would be released "from incessant labors, corroding anxieties, active enemies, and interested friends."

As the celebrated historian Ralph Ketcham shows, this would turn out to be only partly true. Although the Madisons were no longer in Washington, Dolley continued to take part in its social scene from afar, dominating it just as she had during Jefferson's and her husband's administrations, commenting on people and events there and advising the multitude of young people who thought of her as the creator of society life in the young republic. James maintained a steady correspondence about public questions ranging from Native American affairs, slavery, and utopian reform to religion and education. He also took an active role at the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-30, in the defeat of nullification, and in the establishment of the University of Virginia, of which he was the rector for eight years after Jefferson's death. Exploring Madison's role in these post-presidential issues reveals a man of extraordinary intellectual vitality and helps us to better understand Madison's political thought. His friendships with figures such as Jefferson, James Monroe, and the Marquis de Lafayette--as well as his assessment of them (he outlived them all)--shed valuable light on the nature of the republic they had all helped found.

In their last years, James and Dolley Madison personified the republican institutions and culture of the new nation--James as the father of the Constitution and its chief propounder for nearly half a century, and Dolley as the creator of the role of "First Lady." Anything but uneventful, the retirement period at Montpelier should be seen as a crucial element in our understanding of this remarkable couple.

An Environmental History of the Civil War (Hardcover): Judkin Browning, Timothy Silver An Environmental History of the Civil War (Hardcover)
Judkin Browning, Timothy Silver
R697 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R149 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This sweeping new history recognizes that the Civil War was not just a military conflict but also a moment of profound transformation in Americans' relationship to the natural world. To be sure, environmental factors such as topography and weather powerfully shaped the outcomes of battles and campaigns, and the war could not have been fought without the horses, cattle, and other animals that were essential to both armies. But here Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver weave a far richer story, combining military and environmental history to forge a comprehensive new narrative of the war's significance and impact. As they reveal, the conflict created a new disease environment by fostering the spread of microbes among vulnerable soldiers, civilians, and animals; led to large-scale modifications of the landscape across several states; sparked new thinking about the human relationship to the natural world; and demanded a reckoning with disability and death on an ecological scale. And as the guns fell silent, the change continued; Browning and Silver show how the war influenced the future of weather forecasting, veterinary medicine, the birth of the conservation movement, and the establishment of the first national parks. In considering human efforts to find military and political advantage by reshaping the natural world, Browning and Silver show not only that the environment influenced the Civil War's outcome but also that the war was a watershed event in the history of the environment itself.

Butch Cassidy - The True Story of an American Outlaw (Hardcover): Charles Leerhsen Butch Cassidy - The True Story of an American Outlaw (Hardcover)
Charles Leerhsen
R665 R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Save R137 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Italians of Brooklyn (Paperback): Marianna Biazzo Randazzo Italians of Brooklyn (Paperback)
Marianna Biazzo Randazzo
R508 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R100 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
They Were Her Property - White Women as Slave Owners in the American South (Paperback): Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers They Were Her Property - White Women as Slave Owners in the American South (Paperback)
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
R431 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R78 (18%) In stock

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History "Compelling."-Renee Graham, Boston Globe "Stunning."-Rebecca Onion, Slate "Makes a vital contribution to our understanding of our past and present."-Parul Sehgal, New York Times Bridging women's history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave-owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South's slave market. Because women typically inherited more slaves than land, enslaved people were often their primary source of wealth. Not only did white women often refuse to cede ownership of their slaves to their husbands, they employed management techniques that were as effective and brutal as those used by slave-owning men. White women actively participated in the slave market, profited from it, and used it for economic and social empowerment. By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave-owning women, Jones-Rogers presents a narrative that forces us to rethink the economics and social conventions of slaveholding America.

South Carolina Country Roads - Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & Other Vanishing Charms (Paperback): Tom Poland South Carolina Country Roads - Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & Other Vanishing Charms (Paperback)
Tom Poland; Foreword by Aida Rogers
R580 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mining Language - Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World (Hardcover):... Mining Language - Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World (Hardcover)
Allison Margaret Bigelow
R1,031 Discovery Miles 10 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mineral wealth from the Americas underwrote and undergirded European colonization of the New World; American gold and silver enriched Spain, funded the slave trade, and spurred Spain's northern European competitors to become Atlantic powers. Building upon works that have narrated this global history of American mining in economic and labor terms, Mining Language is the first book-length study of the technical and scientific vocabularies that miners developed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as they engaged with metallic materials. This language-centric focus enables Allison Bigelow to document the crucial intellectual contributions Indigenous and African miners made to the very engine of European colonialism. By carefully parsing the writings of well-known figures such as Cristobal Colon and Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes and lesser-known writers such Alvaro Alonso Barba, a Spanish priest who spent most of his life in the Andes, Bigelow uncovers the ways in which Indigenous and African metallurgists aided or resisted imperial mining endeavors, shaped critical scientific practices, and offered imaginative visions of metalwork. Her creative linguistic and visual analyses of archival fragments, images, and texts in languages as diverse as Spanish and Quechua also allow her to reconstruct the processes that led to the silencing of these voices in European print culture.

Latin America and the Global Cold War (Hardcover): Thomas C. Field, Jr., Stella Krepp, Vanni Pettina Latin America and the Global Cold War (Hardcover)
Thomas C. Field, Jr., Stella Krepp, Vanni Pettina
R1,037 Discovery Miles 10 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Latin America and the Global Cold War analyzes more than a dozen of Latin America's forgotten encounters with Africa, Asia, and the Communist world, and by placing the region in meaningful dialogue with the wider Global South, this volume produces the first truly global history of contemporary Latin America. It uncovers a multitude of overlapping and sometimes conflicting iterations of Third Worldist movements in Latin America, and offers insights for better understanding the region's past, as well as its possible futures, challenging us to consider how the Global Cold War continues to inform Latin America's ongoing political struggles. Contributors: Miguel Serra Coelho, Thomas C. Field Jr., Sarah Foss, Michelle Getchell, Eric Gettig, Alan McPherson, Stella Krepp, Eline van Ommen, Eugenia Palieraki, Vanni Pettina, Tobias Rupprecht, David M. K. Sheinin, Christy Thornton, Miriam Elizabeth Villanueva, and Odd Arne Westad.

The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina (Paperback): Hugh F. Rankin The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina (Paperback)
Hugh F. Rankin
R212 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R39 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Founders on the Founders - Word Portraits from the American Revolutionary Era (Hardcover): John P. Kaminski The Founders on the Founders - Word Portraits from the American Revolutionary Era (Hardcover)
John P. Kaminski
R722 R573 Discovery Miles 5 730 Save R149 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"I never indeed thought him an honest, frank-dealing man, but considered him as a crooked gun, or other perverted machine, whose aim or stroke you could never be sure of."--Thomas Jefferson on Aaron Burr

" A]lways an honest Man, often a wise one, but sometimes, and in some things, absolutely out of his senses."-- Benjamin Franklin on John Adams

"I do now know Jefferson] to be one of the most artful, intriguing, industrious and double-faced politicians in all America."-- John Nicholas to George Washington

"I shall really regret to leave Mr. Jefferson, he is one of the choice ones of the Earth."-- Abigail Adams

More than two centuries after the ground-breaking events of the American struggle for independence, its key figures strike us more as players in a myth than as people who lived, worked, and interacted with one another. To recover the human dimension of the founders, we need look no further than their own words. Through a series of revealing quotations, historian John P. Kaminski profiles thirty of the era's best-known individuals, including Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Thomas Paine, and Patrick Henry ("all tongue without either head or heart," according to Thomas Jefferson), as well as the early presidents and their first ladies.

The discourse is unfailingly respectful, and yet this is no mutual admiration society. The subjects are not afraid to be sharp about one another, but this only makes their words of praise more convincing and poignant. One could hardly ask for a more clear-eyed, and touching, tribute than Thomas Jefferson's appraisal of George Washington: "He was incapable of fear, meeting personal dangers with the calmest unconcern.... His integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man."

Beginning with an introductory essay that provides an overview of the relationships between the founders, the book then presents each individual, providing a biographical sketch and a chronologically arranged series of quotations, clarifying not only each person's place within the independence movement but the contours of their character. The authors strike us with their candor, their insight, and their eloquence as they make their subjects come alive for us. As this book reveals, greatness is not only a matter of responding to the times; the people themselves were remarkable.

Aaron McDuffie Moore - An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street (Hardcover):... Aaron McDuffie Moore - An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street (Hardcover)
Blake Hill-Saya; Foreword by G. K. Butterfield; Afterword by C. Eileen Watts Welch
R713 Discovery Miles 7 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Aaron McDuffie Moore (1863-1923) was born in rural Columbus County in eastern North Carolina at the close of the Civil War. Defying the odds stacked against an African American of this era, he pursued an education, alternating between work on the family farm and attending school. Moore originally dreamed of becoming an educator and attended notable teacher training schools in the state. But later, while at Shaw University, he followed another passion and entered Leonard Medical School. Dr. Moore graduated with honors in 1888 and became the first practicing African American physician in the city of Durham, North Carolina. He went on to establish the Durham Drug Company and the Durham Colored Library; spearhead and run Lincoln Hospital, the city's first secular, freestanding African American hospital; cofound North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company; help launch Rosenwald schools for African American children statewide; and foster the development of Durham's Hayti community. Dr. Moore was one-third of the mighty "Triumvirat" alongside John Merrick and C. C. Spaulding, credited with establishing Durham as the capital of the African American middle class in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and founding Durham's famed Black Wall Street. His legacy can still be seen on the city streets and country backroads today, and an examination of his life provides key insights into the history of Durham, the state, and the nation during Reconstruction and the beginning of the Jim Crow Era.

Popol Vuh - The Sacred Book of the Maya (Paperback): Allen J. Christenson Popol Vuh - The Sacred Book of the Maya (Paperback)
Allen J. Christenson
R730 Discovery Miles 7 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Popol Vuh is the most important example of Maya literature to have survived the Spanish conquest. It is also one of the world's great creation accounts, comparable to the beauty and power of Genesis. Most previous translations have relied on Spanish versions rather than the original K'iche'-Maya text. Based on ten years of research by a leading scholar of Maya literature, this translation with extensive notes is uniquely faithful to the original language. Retaining the poetic style of the original text, the translation is also remarkably accessible to English readers. Illustrated with more than eighty drawings, photographs, and maps, Allen J. Christenson's authoritative version brings out the richness and elegance of this sublime work of literature, comparable to such epic masterpieces as the Ramayana and Mahabharata of India or the Iliad and Odyssey of Greece.

East Bay Hills - A Brief History (Paperback): Amelia Sue Marshall East Bay Hills - A Brief History (Paperback)
Amelia Sue Marshall
R532 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hidden History of Fort Collins (Paperback): Barbara Fleming Hidden History of Fort Collins (Paperback)
Barbara Fleming
R510 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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