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History, Am.: 19th C.

link to catalog page WILLIAMS, Houses of God

Houses of God

Region, Religion, and Architecture in the United States

Author: Peter W. Williams
Pub Date: 2000

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link to catalog page CONNOR, Imagining Grace

Imagining Grace

Liberating Theologies in the Slave Narrative Tradition

Author: Kimberly Rae Connor
Pub Date: March 2000

Extends the tradition of the slave narrative to contemporary artists and demonstrates how they all work toward a “liberation theology”--even though it may not be traditionally Christian or sacred.   learn more...

link to catalog page OVERLAND, Immigrant Minds, American Identities

Immigrant Minds, American Identities

Making the United States Home, 1870-1930

Author: Orm Överland
Pub Date: July 2000

The author sums it up best: “What I call ‘homemaking myths’ are stories told in immigrant/ethnic groups both to bolster members’ confidence in their identities as Americans and to prove to other Americans, in particular the traditionally dominant groups, that their particular group has a unique right to a home in the United States. “   learn more...

link to catalog page GETIS, The Juvenile Court and the Progressives Author: Victoria Getis
Pub Date: August 2000

The author traces the many failings of today’s juvenile court system directly to the progressive reformers in Chicago who instituted the system in the belief that the state and science could “fix” the problems of troubled and youthful lawbreakers.   learn more...

link to catalog page SALT, Life of Henry David Thoreau Author: Henry S. Salt
Pub Date: June 2000

A definitive and much-admired biography of Thoreau, now made available (and affordable!) in this first-ever paperback edition of Henry Salt’s final version.   learn more...

link to catalog page BARNUM, The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself Author: Phineas T. Barnum Introduction by Terence Whalen
Pub Date: August 2000

In this first reprinting in paperback of Barnum's “original” biography, it will be easy to understand how he was able to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a show as outrageous and entertaining as Barnum himself   learn more...

link to catalog page WALTMAN, The Politics of the Minimum Wage Author: Jerold Waltman
Pub Date: May 2000

Arguing for recasting the debate over the minimum wage in terms of a political economy of citizenship, Waltman not only examines the history and details the processes of determining a miniumum wage, he advocates dealing with the issue out of a communal sense of responsibility.   learn more...

link to catalog page ALLEN, Studies in Mormon History, 1830-1997

Studies in Mormon History, 1830-1997

An Indexed Bibliography

Author: James B. Allen, Ronald W. Walker, and David J. Whittaker
Pub Date: February 2000

An indispensable reference work and guide to research and scholarship in Mormon History as well as in the history of the American West.   learn more...

link to catalog page PHELPS, Three Spiritualist Novels Author: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Pub Date: September 2000

A fascinating trilogy of novels that delineates the afterlife as viewed from the “Spiritualist” perspective--a movement that was very strong in the 19th century and still has adherents today   learn more...

link to catalog page MAHAR, Behind the Burnt Cork Mask

Behind the Burnt Cork Mask

Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture

Author: William J. Mahar
Pub Date: 1999

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