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Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne

Summary: "The common assumption that the United States is a "nation of immigrants" camouflages the reality that the US is a colonialist settler state"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DUN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DUN

Fels, Tony

Summary: In Switching Sides, Tony Fels traces a remarkable shift in scholarly interpretations of the Salem witch hunt from the post{u2013}World War II era up through the present. Fels explains that for a new generation of historians influenced by the radicalism of the New Left in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Salem panic acquired a startlingly different meaning. Determined to champion the common people...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 133.4 FEL

Domby, Adam H.

Summary: "This book examines the foundational role of deliberate misrepresentation in various elements of white supremist Lost Cause mythology, from Confederate soldiers' military prowess, loyalty, motivation, and unity, to mythical black Confederates, to the evolution of Lost Cause myths to support present-day white supremacy. It adds to the understanding of the memory and reality of the American Civil...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2020

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Hutton, Ronald

Summary: "In this riveting account, renowned scholar Ronald Hutton explores the history of deity-like figures in Christian Europe. Drawing on anthropology, archaeology, literature, and history, Hutton shows how hags, witches, the fairy queen, and the Green Man all came to be, and how they changed over the centuries. Looking closely at four main figures--Mother Earth, the Fairy Queen, the Mistress of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 202 HUT

Bailyn, Bernard.

Summary: "From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflect a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history. The past has always been elusive: how can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing our own standards and hindsight? What did things feel like in the moment when...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 900 BAI

Loewen, James W.

Summary: "A graphic adaptation of the bestselling book about what most American history textbooks get wrong"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2024

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 973 LOE

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973 LOE

LeBeau, Patrick Russell

Summary: Rethinking Michigan Indian History is a teaching tool that honors the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi and the twelve federally recognized tribes of Michigan by recognizing their role and place in Michigan history--exploring what most people know (or do not know) about them.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.4 LEB

Giorello, Joe

Summary: "In this installment of the best-selling history series, young readers move chronologically through 20 Civil War battles, beginning with the first shots fires at Fort Sumter to the final days at Appomattox. Historic photographs, maps, and powerful chpaters make history leap off the page, capturing the attention of even reluctant readers. Learn about the military leaders, weapons, and strategies...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rolling Wheelhouse Publishing 2017

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Braithwaite, Rodric

Summary: An expert historian and former ambassador to Moscow unlocks fact from fiction to reveal what lies at the root of the Russian story. Churchill remarked that Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. That has become an excuse for intellectual laziness. Russia is not all that different from anywhere else. But you have to disentangle the facts from the myths created both by the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 BRA

Hastings, Max

Summary: "In The Abyss, Max Hastings turns his focus to one of the most terrifying events of the mid-twentieth century--the thirteen days in October 1962 when the world stood on the brink of nuclear war. Hastings looks at the conflict with fresh eyes, focusing on the people at the heart of the crisis--America President John F. Kennedy, Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.9106 HAS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 972.9106 HAS

Lepore, Jill

Summary: "From the best-selling author of These Truths, a work that examines the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Harvard historian Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation in This America. Since the end of the Cold War, Lepore writes, American historians have largely retreated from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 LEP

Puglionesi, Alicia

Summary: "In this examination of landscape and memory, four sites of American history are revealed as places where historical truth was written over by oppressive fiction-with profound repercussions for politics past and present. Popular narratives of American history conceal as much as they reveal. They present a national identity based on harvesting the treasures that lay in wait for European...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 PUG

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Summary: "In this sweeping exploration of Indigenous culture, Our Way-A Parallel History brings together Native scholars and leaders to examine the incredible diversity of Native cultures in the US. Representing more than ten Indigenous nations, the contributors seek to dispel the myth, stereotype, and absence of information about American Indian, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian people in the master...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Fulcrum Publishing 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.004 OUR

Jaffe, Steven H.

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Publisher / Publication Date: H. Holt and Co. 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 JAF

Kershaw, Stephen

Summary: A narrative history of the Roman Empire from the point of view of the "barbarian" enemies of Rome. Rome's history follows a remarkable trajectory from its origins as a tiny village of refugees from a conflict zone to a dominant superpower. But throughout this history, Rome faced significant resistance and rebellion from peoples whom it regarded as barbarians: Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Goths,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 937.06 KER

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Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.04 BLA

Dower, John W.

Summary: A profound look at American and Japanese perceptions - past and present - of key moments in their shared history. An incisive investigation of the problems of public history and its role in a modern democracy, these essays are essential reading for anyone interested in postwar U.S.-Japan relations, as well as the broader discipline of history.

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5352 DOW

Gallagher, Gary W.

Summary: If one is to believe contemporary historians, the South never had a chance. Many allege that the Confederacy lost the Civil War because of internal division or civilian disaffection; others point to flawed military strategy or ambivalence over slavery. But, argues distinguished historian Gary Gallagher, we should not ask why the Confederacy collapsed so soon but rather how it lasted so long. In...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.713 GAL

Pelta, Kathy.

Summary: A biography of Christopher Columbus with emphasis on how historians have worked and are still working to find out the truth about his life and discoveries.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner 1991

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB COL PEL

Slotkin, Richard

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 1985

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.072 SLO

Swanson, James L.

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Summary: "Once it was one of the most famous events in early American history. Today, it has been nearly forgotten. In an obscure, two-hundred-year-old museum in a little village in western Massachusetts, there lies what once was the most revered but now totally forgotten relic from the history of early New England--the massive, tomahawk-scarred door that came to symbolize the notorious Deerfield...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2024

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Summary: For the first time in the two hundred years since Lewis and Clark led their expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific, we hear the other side of the story--as we listen to nine descendants of the Indians whose homelands were traversed. Among those who speak: Newspaper editor Mark Trahant writes of his childhood belief that he was descended from Clark and what his own research uncovers....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 LEW

Fisher, David

Summary: "From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy's first convention, the Underground Railroad to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War reveals the amazing and often little known stories behind the battle lines of America's bloodiest war and debunks the myths that surround its...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 FIS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 FIS

Foster, R F

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.5 FOS

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