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Colonial Harem

Colonial Harem

Author: Malek Alloula Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1986

The Kansa Indians History of the Wind People, 1673-1873

The Kansa Indians History of the Wind People, 1673-1873

Author: William E. Unrau Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/1986

After their first contacts with whites in the seventeenth century, the Kansa Indians began migrating from the eastern United States to what is now eastern Kansas, by way of the Missouri Valley. Settling in villages mostly along the Kansas River, they led a semi-sedentary life, raising corn and a few vegetables and hunting buffalo in the spring and fall. It was an idyllic existence-until bad, and then worse, things began to happen. William E. Unrau tells how the Kansa Indians were reduced from a proud people with a strong cultural heritage to a remnant forced against their will to take up the whites' ways. He gives a balanced but hard-hitting account of an important and tragic chapter in American history.

The 101 Ranch

The 101 Ranch

Author: Ellsworth Collings, A.M. England, Glenn Shirley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/1986

In the first third of the twentieth century, the 101 Real Wild West Show was known halfway round the world. It featured such headliners as Bill Pickett, the African-American inventor of bulldogging, and the future Hollywood film stars Tom Mix, Buck Jones, and Hoot Gibson. What was not so well known abroad was that the show stemmed from a real, working ranch that rivaled the fabled XIT Ranch in the folklore of the West.

Rock of Chickamauga The Life of General George H.Thomas

Rock of Chickamauga The Life of General George H.Thomas

Author: Freeman Cleaves Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/1986

General George H. Thomas, the Rock of Chickamauga, was a Virginian who chose the northern side in the Civil War. While Thomas was considered a traitor by his family, his military superiors regarded him with a certain mistrust because of his southern background. Nonetheless, Thomas was prominent in the battles of Mill Springs, Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, and Nashville, and was immortalized at Chickamauga, where he tenaciously held the field until ordered to withdraw.

Presenting the Past Essays on History and the Public

Presenting the Past Essays on History and the Public

Author: Roy Rosenzweig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/1986

Lively and accessible essays examine the rapidly growing field called public history

Fall River Outrage Life, Murder, and Justice in Early Industrial New England

Fall River Outrage Life, Murder, and Justice in Early Industrial New England

Author: David Richard Kasserman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1986

Fall River Outrage recounts one of the most sensational and widely reported murder cases in early nineteenth-century America. When, in 1832, a pregnant mill worker was found hanged, the investigation implicated a prominent Methodist minister. Fearing adverse publicity, both the industrialists of Fall River and the New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church engaged in energetic campaigns to obtain a favorable verdict. It was also one of the earliest attempts by American lawyers to prove their client innocent by assassinating the moral character of the female victim. Fall River Outrage provides insight in American social, legal, and labor history as well as women's studies.

The Great Father The United States Government and the American Indians (Abridged Edition)

The Great Father The United States Government and the American Indians (Abridged Edition)

Author: Francis Paul Prucha Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1986

The Great Father was widely praised when it appeared in two volumes in 1984 and was awarded the Ray Allen Billington Prize by the Organization of American Historians. This abridged one-volume edition follows the structure of the two-volume edition, eliminating only the footnotes and some of the detail. It is a comprehensive history of the relations between the U.S. government and the Indians. Covering the two centuries from the Revolutionary War to 1980, the book traces the development of American Indian policy and the growth of the bureaucracy created to implement that policy.

France, 1815-1914 The Bourgeois Century

France, 1815-1914 The Bourgeois Century

Author: Roger (Lecturer in Modern History, Lecturer in Modern History, University of Warwick) Magraw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/1986

In this lively and stimulating study, Roger Magraw examines how the 19th-century French bourgeoisie struggled and eventually succeeded in consolidating the gains it made in 1789. The book describes the attempts of the bourgeoisie to remold France in its own image and its strategy for overcoming the resistance from the old aristocratic and clerical elites and the popular classes. Incorporating the most recent research on religion and anticlericalism, the development of the economy, the role of women in society, and the educational system, this work is the first to draw extensively on the new social history in its interpretation of events in 19th-century France.

Indians of Texas An Annotated Research Bibliography

Indians of Texas An Annotated Research Bibliography

Author: Michael L. Tate Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/1986

Until their final military defeat in the Red River War of 1874 and subsequent removal to western Oklahoma reservations, Indian peoples played a major role in all phases of southern Plains history, yet no systematic bibliographical tool has ever been compiled to identify the diverse published source materials about their cultures and histories. This bibliography, including 3,791 entries, not only lists the monographic and journal citations but also assesses the quality and reliability of most of these sources. Furthermore, it includes tribes ranging from the well-known Comanche, Kiowa, Caddo, and Wichita to the smaller, more obscure indigenous groups such as the Tonkawa, Karankawa, Jumano, Coahuiltecan, and Atakapa. The author also includes citations relevant to the Texas experiences of 'eastern removed tribes' such as the Cherokee, Alabama, Coushatta, Seminole, and Kickapoo.

The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1800 Volume 1, Part 2

The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1800 Volume 1, Part 2

Author: Maeva (Room C-506) Marcus Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/1986

Volume one presents documents that establish the structure of the Supreme Court and recount the official record of the Court's activity during its first decade. It serves as an introduction and reference tool for the subsequent volumes in the series.

The Washington Community, 1800-1888

The Washington Community, 1800-1888

Author: James Sterling Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/1986

-- Political Science Quarterly