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Browse by Subject: History

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After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

This book moves beyond broad generalizations concerning black life during Reconstruction in order to address the varied experiences of freed slaves across the South.

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Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights: A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs

This first full-length analysis of the lyrics, images, and commercial forces inextricably linked to Yuletide music hits the heart of what many Americans think Christmas is--or should be.


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The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt

Authentic words from the "First Lady of the World"

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Freedom's Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights

An eye-opening study of one of the seminal figures of the civil rights movement

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The Union, the Confederacy, and the Atlantic Rim: Revised Edition

From French intervention in Mexico to British interests in the Caribbean, the impact of Civil War extended far beyond military campaigns in Virginia, diffusing widely into the Atlantic World.

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Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929

Henry Knight examines and compares the way California and Florida were promoted, adding to existing historiographies on the two states while providing expert analysis of how railroad kingpins, land barons, agriculturalists, and chambers of commerce invented and popularized an image of these states as the American Paradise.

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Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

The much-anticipated autobiography of a veteran astronaut.

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The Black Seminoles: History of a Freedom-Seeking People

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The American South and the Atlantic World

This book focuses explicitly on how contacts with the peoples, cultures, ideas, and economies of the Atlantic World have decisively shaped the history and culture of the American South from colonial times to the modern era.

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To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville

Explores the tumultuous emergence of the African American working class in Jacksonville between Reconstruction and the 1920s.