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History, Am.: 19th C.

link to catalog page WIGGER, Taking Heaven by Storm

Taking Heaven by Storm

Methodism and the Rise of Popular Christianity in America

Author: John H. Wigger
Pub Date: August 2001

Thorough, readable, and comprehensive, this is the best history of Methodism from the founding of the country into the 1820s   learn more...

link to catalog page SMITH, The Tomato in America

The Tomato in America

Early History, Culture, and Cookery

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Pub Date: November 2001

A tasty and entertaining history of one of America’s favorite foodstuffs   learn more...

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"We Cannot Escape History"

Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth

Author: Edited by James M. McPherson
Pub Date: 2001

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link to catalog page ATKINS, We Grew Up Together

We Grew Up Together

Brothers and Sisters in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Annette Atkins
Pub Date: December 2001

The first book on 19th century siblings--as informative for today’s families as it is accurate about those in the 19th century, Atkins shows how brothers and sisters provide vital familial links with each other that last. This book also tells good stories, and engages the reader in the lives of real people in the past.   learn more...

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A History

Author: Richard Nelson Current
Pub Date: October 2001

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link to catalog page FIRMAGE, Zion in the Courts

Zion in the Courts

A Legal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900

Author: Edwin Brown Firmage and Richard Collin Mangrum
Pub Date: June 2001

Explores the conflict between the Mormons' efforts to establish their own court system--one appropriate to the distinctive political, social, and economic practices they envisioned as Zion--and the pressures applied by the federal legal system to bring them to heel.   learn more...

link to catalog page BURDETTE, The Drums of the 47th Author: Robert J. Burdette
Pub Date: January 2000

An extraordinarily vivid, thoughtful, and literary memoir of the common soldier’s experience during the Civil War by a professional writer.   learn more...

link to catalog page FOLEY, The First Chouteaus

The First Chouteaus

River Barons of Early St. Louis

Author: William E. Foley and C. David Rice
Pub Date: August 2000

The true story of a fascinating pair of entrepenuerial brothers who built a huge trade empire along the Mississippi River   learn more...

link to catalog page BUTLER, Gendered Justice in the American West

Gendered Justice in the American West

Women Prisoners in Men's Penitentiaries

Author: Anne M. Butler
Pub Date: December 2000

This is the first book to deal in depth with the ugly realities that made life in prison even more difficult for women in the American West, revealing neglected and forgotten lives and for the first time adding their voices and experiences to the saga of the American West.   learn more...

link to catalog page MILLER, The Great Chicago Fire Author: Ross Miller
Pub Date: November 2000

Illuminates the birth of modernism in American and the development of a radically new architecture--tested in fire, the modern city emerged   learn more...

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