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History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph (Paperback): George Bartlett Prescott History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph (Paperback)
George Bartlett Prescott
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Historical Sketch of the Electric Telegraph - Including Its Rise and Progress in the United States (Paperback): Alexander Jones Historical Sketch of the Electric Telegraph - Including Its Rise and Progress in the United States (Paperback)
Alexander Jones
R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the United States of America - from the Discovery of the Continent (Paperback): George Bancroft History of the United States of America - from the Discovery of the Continent (Paperback)
George Bancroft
R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Oldtown Folks (Paperback): Harriet Beecher Stowe Oldtown Folks (Paperback)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages (Paperback): Henry Hallam View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages (Paperback)
Henry Hallam
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback): William Hickling... History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback)
William Hickling Prescott
R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback): William Hickling... History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback)
William Hickling Prescott
R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
From Can See to Can't - Texas Cotton Farmers on the Southern Prairies (Paperback, 1st ed): Thad Sitton, Dan. K. Utley From Can See to Can't - Texas Cotton Farmers on the Southern Prairies (Paperback, 1st ed)
Thad Sitton, Dan. K. Utley
R780 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R131 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Cotton farming was the only way of life that many Texans knew from the days of Austin's Colony up until World War II. For those who worked the land, it was a dawn-till-dark, "can see to can't," process that required not only a wide range of specialized skills but also a willingness to gamble on forces often beyond a farmer's control--weather, insects, plant diseases, and the cotton market.

This unique book offers an insider's view of Texas cotton farming in the late 1920s. Drawing on the memories of farmers and their descendants, many of whom are quoted here, the authors trace a year in the life of south central Texas cotton farms. From breaking ground to planting, cultivating, and harvesting, they describe the typical tasks of farm families--as well as their houses, food, and clothing; the farm animals they depended on; their communities; and the holidays, activities, and observances that offered the farmers respite from hard work.

Although cotton farming still goes on in Texas, the lifeways described here have nearly vanished as the state has become highly urbanized. Thus, this book preserves a fascinating record of an important part of Texas' rural heritage.

Daughter of the White River - Depression-Era Treachery and Vengeance in the Arkansas Delta (Paperback): Denise White Parkinson Daughter of the White River - Depression-Era Treachery and Vengeance in the Arkansas Delta (Paperback)
Denise White Parkinson; Foreword by Dale P. Woodiel
R429 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R71 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The once-thriving houseboat communities along Arkansas' White River are long gone, and few remember the sensational murder story that set local darling Helen Spence on a tragic path. In 1931, Spence shocked Arkansas when she avenged her father's murder in a DeWitt courtroom. The state soon discovered that no prison could hold her. For the first time, prison records are unveiled to provide an essential portrait. Join author Denise Parkinson for an intimate look at a Depression-era tragedy. The legend of Helen Spence refuses to be forgotten--despite her unmarked grave.

Tombstone - The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell (Paperback): Tom Clavin Tombstone - The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell (Paperback)
Tom Clavin
R431 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R66 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge - With an Introductory Essay Upon His Philosophical and Theological Opinions... The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge - With an Introductory Essay Upon His Philosophical and Theological Opinions (Paperback)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Julian Home; a Tale of College Life (Paperback): Frederic William Farrar Julian Home; a Tale of College Life (Paperback)
Frederic William Farrar
R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Memoir of the Life of Josiah Quincy, Jun., of Massachusetts (Paperback): Josiah Quincy Memoir of the Life of Josiah Quincy, Jun., of Massachusetts (Paperback)
Josiah Quincy
R818 Discovery Miles 8 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback): William Hickling... History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback)
William Hickling Prescott
R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback): William Hickling... History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback)
William Hickling Prescott
R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Historical Collections of the Great West - Containing Narratives of the Most Important and Interesting Events in Western... Historical Collections of the Great West - Containing Narratives of the Most Important and Interesting Events in Western History -- Remarkable Individual Adventures -- Sketches of Frontier Life -- Descriptions of Natural Curiosities: to Which Is Appended H (Paperback)
Henry Howe
R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Paperback): Benjamin Franklin Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Paperback)
Benjamin Franklin
R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Law at Little Big Horn - Due Process Denied (Hardcover): Charles E. Wright Law at Little Big Horn - Due Process Denied (Hardcover)
Charles E. Wright; Foreword by Gordon Morris Bakken
R1,013 R820 Discovery Miles 8 200 Save R193 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

During the nineteenth century, the rights of American Indians were frequently violated by the president and ignored or denied enforcement by federal courts. However, at times Congress treated the Indians with good faith and honoured due process, which prohibits the government from robbing any person of life, liberty, or property without a fair hearing before an impartial judge or jury. These due process requirements protect all Americans and were in effect when President Grant launched the Great Sioux War in 1876-without a formal declaration of war by Congress. Charles E. Wright analyzes the legal backdrop to the Great Sioux War, asking the hard questions of how treaties were to be honoured and how the US government failed to abide by its sovereign word. Until now, little attention has been focused on how the events leading up to and during the Battle of Little Big Horn violated American law. While other authors have analyzed George Armstrong Custer's tactics and equipment, Wright is the first to investigate the legal and constitutional issues surrounding the United States' campaign against the American Indians. This is not just another Custer book. Its contents will surprise even the most accomplished Little Big Horn scholar.

Personals - Or, Perils of the Period (Paperback): Joseph Hertford Personals - Or, Perils of the Period (Paperback)
Joseph Hertford
R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Campaign Sketches of the War With Mexico (Paperback): William Seaton Henry Campaign Sketches of the War With Mexico (Paperback)
William Seaton Henry
R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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
R546 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R89 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
America and the Holocaust - A Documentary History (Paperback): Rafael Medoff America and the Holocaust - A Documentary History (Paperback)
Rafael Medoff
R1,014 R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Save R387 (38%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The first comprehensive volume to teach about America's response to the Holocaust through visual media, America and the Holocaust: A Documentary History explores the complex subject through the lens of one hundred important documents that help illuminate and amplify key episodes and issues. Each chapter pivots on five key documents: two in image form and three in text form. Individual introductions that contextualize the documents are followed by explanatory text, analysis of historical implications, and suggestions for further reading. A concluding state-of-the-field essay documents how scholars have arrived at the presented information. A complementary teacher's guide with questions for discussion is available online. The twenty chapters address a broad range of subjects and events, among them America's response to Hitler's rise, U.S. public opinion about Jews, immigration policy, the Wagner-Rogers bill to save children, American rescuers, news coverage of atrocities, American Jewish and Christian responses to the Holocaust, the campaign for U.S. rescue action, the question of bombing Auschwitz, and liberation. Viewing real documents as a means to understanding core issues will deepen reader involvement with this material. High school and college students as well as general readers of all levels of knowledge will be engaged in understanding this crucial chapter in American history and weighing questions regarding mass atrocities in our own era.

Travels in New-England and New-York - in Four Volumes (Paperback): Timothy Dwight Travels in New-England and New-York - in Four Volumes (Paperback)
Timothy Dwight
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Locomotive Engine, and Philadelphia's Share in Its Early Improvements (Paperback): Joseph Harrison The Locomotive Engine, and Philadelphia's Share in Its Early Improvements (Paperback)
Joseph Harrison
R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback): William Hickling... History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback)
William Hickling Prescott
R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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