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The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Hardcover): ' Salish-Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Hardcover)
' Salish-Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee
R841 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R179 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On September 4, 1805, in the upper Bitterroot Valley of what is now western Montana, more than four hundred Salish people were encamped, pasturing horses, preparing for the fall bison hunt, and harvesting chokecherries as they had done for countless generations. As the Lewis and Clark expedition ventured into the territory of a sovereign Native nation, the Salish met the weary explorers with hospitality and vital provisions, while receiving comparatively little in return. For the first time, a Native American community offers an in-depth examination of the events and historical significance of their encounter with the Lewis and Clark expedition. The result is a new understanding of the expedition and its place in the wider context of U.S. history. Through oral histories and other materials, Salish elders recount the details of the Salish encounter with Lewis and Clark - their difficulty communicating with the strangers through multiple interpreters and consequent misunderstanding of the expedition's invasionary purpose, their discussions about whether to welcome or wipe out the newcomers, their puzzlement over the black skin of the slave York, and their decision to extend traditional tribal hospitality and gifts to the guests. What makes "The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition" a startling departure from previous accounts of the Lewis and Clark expedition is how it depicts the arrival of non-Indians - not as the beginning of history but as another chapter in a long tribal history. Much of this book focuses on the ancient cultural landscape and history that had already shaped the region for millennia prior to the arrival of Lewis and Clark. The elders begin their vivid portrait of the Salish world by sharing creation stories and the traditional cycle of life. The book then takes readers on a cultural tour of the Native trails that the expedition followed. With tribal elders as our guides, we now learn of the Salish cultural landscape that was invisible to Lewis and Clark. "The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition" also brings new clarity to the profound upheaval of the Native world in the century prior to the expedition's arrival, as tribes in the region were introduced to horses, European diseases, and firearms. The arrival of Lewis and Clark marked the beginning of a heightened level of conflict and loss, and the book details the history that followed the expedition: the opening of Salish territory to the fur trade, the arrival of Jesuit missionaries, the establishment of Indian reservations, the non-Indian development of western Montana, and more recently, the revival and strengthening of tribal sovereignty and culture. Conveyed by tribal recollections and richly illustrated, "The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition" not only sheds new light on the meaning of the expedition, but also illuminates the people who greeted Lewis and Clark, and despite much of what followed, thrive in their homeland today.

Deep Delta Justice - A Black Teen, His Lawyer, and Their Groundbreaking Battle for Civil Rights in the South (Hardcover):... Deep Delta Justice - A Black Teen, His Lawyer, and Their Groundbreaking Battle for Civil Rights in the South (Hardcover)
Matthew Van Meter
R662 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
Madison's Sorrow - Today's War on the Founders and America's Liberal Ideal (Hardcover): Kevin C O'Leary Madison's Sorrow - Today's War on the Founders and America's Liberal Ideal (Hardcover)
Kevin C O'Leary
R653 R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The United States in Global Perspective - A Primary Source Reader (Paperback): Julie K. Degraffenried, Stephen M. Sloan The United States in Global Perspective - A Primary Source Reader (Paperback)
Julie K. Degraffenried, Stephen M. Sloan
R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Five Presidents - My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford (Paperback): Clint Hill, Lisa... Five Presidents - My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford (Paperback)
Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
R379 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R126 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November reflects on his seventeen years in the Secret Service for presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. The assassination of one president, the resignation of another, and the swearing-in of the two who followed those traumatic events. Clint Hill was there, on duty, through Five Presidents. After an extraordinary career as a Special Agent on the White House Detail, Clint Hill retired in 1975. His career spanned the administrations of Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford. A witness to some of the most pivotal moments in the twentieth century, Hill lets you walk in his shoes alongside the most powerful men in the world during tumultuous times in America's history, the Cold War; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy; the Vietnam War; Watergate; and the resignations of Vice President Spiro Agnew and President Nixon. It was indeed a turbulent time and through it all, Clint Hill had a unique insider perspective. His fascinating stories will shed new light on the character and personality of each of these five presidents, as Hill witnesses their human sides in the face of grave decisions.

A Historical Journey Across Raritan Bay (Paperback): John Schneider A Historical Journey Across Raritan Bay (Paperback)
John Schneider
R543 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R112 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gateway to Freedom - The Hidden History of America's Fugitive Slaves (Hardcover): Eric Foner Gateway to Freedom - The Hidden History of America's Fugitive Slaves (Hardcover)
Eric Foner
R550 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R118 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When slavery was a routine part of life in America's South, a secret network of activists and escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom in what is now Canada. The 'underground railroad' has become part of folklore, but one part of the story is only now coming to light. In New York, a city whose banks, business and politics were deeply enmeshed in the slave economy, three men played a remarkable part, at huge personal risk. In Gateway to Freedom, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner tells the story of Sydney Howard Gay, an abolitionist newspaper editor; Louis Napoleon, furniture polisher; and Charles B. Ray, a black minister. Between 1830 and 1860, with the secret help of black dockworkers, the network led by these three men helped no fewer than 3,000 fugitives to liberty. The previously unexamined records compiled by Gay offer a portrait of fugitive slaves who passed through New York City - where they originated, how they escaped, who helped them in both North and South, and how they were forwarded to freedom in Canada.

The Hardest Job in the World - The American Presidency (Hardcover): John Dickerson The Hardest Job in the World - The American Presidency (Hardcover)
John Dickerson
R739 R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Save R148 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
All Trails Lead to Santa Fe - Guide and Map for Three National Historic Trails Connecting Santa Fe to the Rest of the World... All Trails Lead to Santa Fe - Guide and Map for Three National Historic Trails Connecting Santa Fe to the Rest of the World (Sheet map)
Three Trails Conference, Kathryn Huelster, Dick Huelster
R349 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R59 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A History Lover's Guide to Houston (Paperback): Tristan Smith A History Lover's Guide to Houston (Paperback)
Tristan Smith
R523 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ride the Devil's Herd - Wyatt Earp's Epic Battle Against the West's Biggest Outlaw Gang (Hardcover, Original... Ride the Devil's Herd - Wyatt Earp's Epic Battle Against the West's Biggest Outlaw Gang (Hardcover, Original ed.)
John Boessenecker
R713 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Radical Hamilton - Economic Lessons from a Misunderstood Founder (Paperback): Christian Parenti Radical Hamilton - Economic Lessons from a Misunderstood Founder (Paperback)
Christian Parenti
R564 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R98 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In retelling the story of the Radical Alexander Hamilton, Parenti rewrites the history early America and global economic history writ large. For much of the twentieth century, Hamilton - sometimes seen as the bad boy of the founding fathers or portrayed as the patron saint of bankers- was out of fashion. In contrast his rival Thomas Jefferson, the patrician democrat and slave owner who feared government overreach, was claimed by all. But more recently, Hamilton has become a subject of serious interest again. He was a contradictory mix: a tough soldier, austere workaholic, exacting bureaucrat, yet also a sexual libertine, and a glory-obsessed romantic with suicidal tendencies. As Parenti argues, we have yet to fully appreciate Hamilton as the primary architect of American capitalism and the developmental state. In exploring his life and work, Parenti rediscovers this gadfly as a path breaking political thinker and institution builder. In this vivid historical portrait, Hamilton emerges as a singularly important historical figure: a thinker and politico who laid the foundation for America's ascent to global supremacy - for better or worse.

On Account of Race - The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of African American Voting Rights (Hardcover):... On Account of Race - The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of African American Voting Rights (Hardcover)
Lawrence Goldstone
R621 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R125 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters of Michigan (Paperback): Patricia Montemurri Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters of Michigan (Paperback)
Patricia Montemurri
R510 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Jesus and John Wayne - How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (Hardcover): Kristin Kobes DuMez Jesus and John Wayne - How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (Hardcover)
Kristin Kobes DuMez
R693 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R142 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How did a libertine who lacks even the most basic knowledge of the Christian faith win 81 percent of the white evangelical vote in 2016? And why have white evangelicals become a presidential reprobate's staunchest supporters? These are among the questions acclaimed historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez asks in Jesus and John Wayne, which delves beyond facile headlines to explain how white evangelicals have brought us to our fractured political moment. Challenging the commonly held assumption that the "moral majority" backed Donald Trump for purely pragmatic reasons, Du Mez reveals that Donald Trump in fact represents the fulfillment, rather than the betrayal, of white evangelicals' most deeply held values. Jesus and John Wayne is a sweeping account of the last seventy-five years of white evangelicalism, showing how American evangelicals have worked for decades to replace the Jesus of the Gospels with an idol of rugged masculinity and Christian nationalism, or in the words of one modern chaplain, with "a spiritual badass." As Du Mez explains, the key to understanding this transformation is to recognize the role of culture in modern American evangelicalism. Many of today's evangelicals may not be theologically astute, but they know their VeggieTales, they've read John Eldredge's Wild at Heart, and they learned about purity before they learned about sex-and they have a silver ring to prove it. Evangelical books, films, music, clothing, and merchandise shape the beliefs of millions. And evangelical popular culture is teeming with muscular heroes-mythical warriors and rugged soldiers, men like Oliver North, Ronald Reagan, Mel Gibson, and the Duck Dynasty clan, who assert white masculine power in defense of "Christian America." Chief among these evangelical legends is John Wayne, an icon of a lost time when men were uncowed by political correctness, unafraid to tell it like it was, and did what needed to be done. Trump, in other words, is hardly the first flashy celebrity to capture evangelicals' hearts and minds, nor is he the first strongman to promise evangelicals protection and power. Indeed, the values and viewpoints at the heart of white evangelicalism today-patriarchy, authoritarian rule, aggressive foreign policy, fear of Islam, ambivalence toward #MeToo, and opposition to Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ community-are likely to persist long after Trump leaves office. A much-needed reexamination, Jesus and John Wayne explains why evangelicals have rallied behind the least-Christian president in American history and how they have transformed their faith in the process, with enduring consequences for all of us.

Memphis - In the Great Depression (Paperback): Roger Biles Memphis - In the Great Depression (Paperback)
Roger Biles
R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Blood, Dreams and Gold - The Changing Face of Burma (Paperback): Richard Cockett Blood, Dreams and Gold - The Changing Face of Burma (Paperback)
Richard Cockett
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The best single-volume analysis of Burma, its checkered history, and its attempts to reform Burma is one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia and was once one of its richest. Under successive military regimes, however, the country eventually ended up as one of the poorest countries in Asia, a byword for repression and ethnic violence. Richard Cockett spent years in the region as a correspondent for The Economist and witnessed firsthand the vicious sectarian politics of the Burmese government, and later, also, its surprising attempts at political and social reform. Cockett's enlightening history, from the colonial era on, explains how Burma descended into decades of civil war and authoritarian government. Taking advantage of the opening up of the country since 2011, Cockett has interviewed hundreds of former political prisoners, guerilla fighters, ministers, monks, and others to give a vivid account of life under one of the most brutal regimes in the world. In many cases, this is the first time that they have been able to tell their stories to the outside world. Cockett also explains why the regime has started to reform, and why these reforms will not go as far as many people had hoped. This is the most rounded survey to date of this volatile Asian nation.

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
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.

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.

The First Wave - The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II (Paperback): Alex Kershaw The First Wave - The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II (Paperback)
Alex Kershaw
R430 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R78 (18%) 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

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