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History, Am.: 19th C.



link to catalog page PFEIFER, Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947

Author: Michael J. Pfeifer
Pub Date: 2006

The history of lynching’s transformation from collective, popular violence to state-sanctioned, sanitized execution   learn more...
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link to catalog page JELKS, African Americans in the Furniture City

African Americans in the Furniture City

The Struggle for Civil Rights in Grand Rapids

Author: Randal Maurice Jelks
Pub Date: March 2005

The formation of a northern African American community and its struggle for civil rights   learn more...
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link to catalog page BARNUM, The Colossal P. T. Barnum Reader

The Colossal P. T. Barnum Reader

Nothing Else Like It in the Universe

Author: Phineas T. Barnum
Pub Date: January 2005

An encyclopedic treasure trove from the mastermind behind "The Greatest Show on Earth"   learn more...
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link to catalog page ARRINGTON, Great Basin Kingdom

Great Basin Kingdom

An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900, New Edition

Author: Leonard J. Arrington
Pub Date: December 2005

An expansive masterpiece from a renowned historian   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Japanese American Midwives

Japanese American Midwives

Culture, Community, and Health Politics, 1880-1950

Author: Susan L. Smith
Pub Date: October 2005

The separate but unequal politics of health affecting American minority women   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Young America

Young America

Land, Labor, and the Republican Community

Author: Mark A. Lause
Pub Date: 2005

How working people's republican "free labor" ethos changed the national agenda at a crucial period in U.S. history   learn more...
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link to catalog page PLECK, Domestic Tyranny

Domestic Tyranny

The Making of American Social Policy against Family Violence from Colonial Times to the Present

Author: Elizabeth Pleck
Pub Date: March 2004

Chronicling the rise and demise of legal, feminist, and medical campaigns against domestic violence from colonial times to the present   learn more...
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link to catalog page AGNEW, From Charity to Social Work

From Charity to Social Work

Mary E. Richmond and the Creation of an American Profession

Author: Elizabeth N. Agnew
Pub Date: January 2004

Examination of the development of modern social work from its roots in late 19th Century charity through the 1920’s, focusing on the life and leadership of Mary E. Richmond. Highlights the important role of charity organization philosophy in the transformation from voluntary charity to professional social work.   learn more...
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link to catalog page, High Mountains Rising

High Mountains Rising

Appalachia in Time and Place

Author: Edited by Richard A. Straw and H. Tyler Blethen
Pub Date: May 2004

A collection of 14 original essays covering the major issues in Appalachian history and culture   learn more...
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link to catalog page, The Road to Seneca Falls

The Road to Seneca Falls

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention

Author: Judith Wellman
Pub Date: November 2004

An account of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention and the beginning of the U.S. women’s rights movement   learn more...
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