New Arrivals · History

February 27, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Congress at war : how Republican reformers fought the Civil War, defied Lincoln, ended slavery, and remade America

February 26, 2020
Bordewich, Fergus M., author.
©2020
xx, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"A Borzoi Book."
"The story of how Congress helped win the Civil War -- a new perspective that puts the House and Senate, rather than Lincoln, at the center of the conflict. This [...] new perspective on the Civil War overturns the popular conception that Abraham Lincoln single-handedly led the Union to victory and gives us a vivid account of the essential role Congress played in winning the war. Building a riveting narrative around four influential members of Congress--Thaddeus Stevens, Pitt Fessenden, Ben Wade, and the pro-slavery Clement Vallandigham--Fergus Bordewich shows us how a newly empowered Republican party shaped one of the most dynamic and consequential periods in American history. From reinventing the nation's financial system to pushing President Lincoln to emancipate the slaves to the planning for Reconstruction, Congress undertook drastic measures to defeat the Confederacy, in the process laying the foundation for a strong central government that came fully into being in the twentieth century. Brimming with drama and outsized characters, Congress at War is also one of the most original books about the Civil War to appear in years and will change the way we understand the conflict." -- Provided by the publisher.

Historic black settlements of Ohio

February 26, 2020
Meyers, David, 1948- author.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2020.
206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
In the years leading up to the Civil War, Ohio had more African American settlements than any other state. Owing to a common border with slave states, it became a destination for people of color seeking to separate themselves from slavey. Despite these communities having populations that sometimes numbered in the hundreds, little is known about most of them, and by the beginning of the twentieth century, nearly all had lost their ethnic indentites as the original settlers died off and their descendants moved away. This book pieces together the stories of more than 40 of these black settlements.

The hundred years' war on Palestine : a history of settler colonialism and resistance, 1917-2017

February 26, 2020
Khalidi, Rashid, author.
New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2020.
319 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
A history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict told from the Palestinian perspective, arguing the period since the Balfour Declaration of 1917 has amounted to a hundred years of colonial war against the Palestinians.

D-day. Under fire, 1, Storming fortress Europe

February 26, 2020
Chambers, Jack, author.
Oxford ; New York : Osprey Publishing, 2020.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

The sisters of Auschwitz : the true story of two Jewish sisters' resistance in the heart of Nazi territory

February 26, 2020
Van Iperen, Roxane, author.
©2019
xii, 299 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Originally published as 't Hooge Nest in Dutch in 2018.
During the Second World War two Jewish sisters -- Janny and Lien Brilleslijper -- run one of the largest hideaways in The Netherlands: The High Nest, a villa in The Gooi area. While the last remaining Jews are being hunted in The Netherlands, the lives of dozens of hideaways kept going for better or for worse, right under the noses of their National Socialist neighbours. Eventually, the nest is exposed and the Brilleslijper family put on one of the last transports to Auschwitz, along with the (Anne) Frank family. Roxane's novelistic eye combined with her rigorous research result in a hugely compelling portrayal of courage, treason and human resilience.

Operation Chastise : the RAF's most brilliant attack of World War II

February 25, 2020
Hastings, Max, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020.
xxxv, 364 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Originally published as Chastise in Great Britain in 2019 by William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Tells the story of the infamous British military operation, the Dambusters raid. This aerial bombing attack, called Operation Chastise, was responsible for the overnight destruction of the Möhne and Eder dams in northwest Germany by Britain's Royal air Force 617 Squadron, an epic wartime maneveuver that has become military legend.

Shattered sword : the untold story of the Battle of Midway

February 25, 2020
Parshall, Jonathan B., 1962-
Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, 2005.
xxvi, 613 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Departure -- Genesis of a battle -- Plans -- Ill omens -- Transit -- Fog and final preparations -- Morning attack: 0430-0600 -- A lull before the storm: 0600-0700 -- The enemy revealed: 0700-0800 -- Trading blows: 0800-0917 -- Fatal complications: 0917-1020 -- A fallacious five minutes: 1020-1025 -- The iron fist: 1020-1030 -- Fire and death: 1030-1100 -- Up the steel steps: 1100-1200 -- Japanese counterstrikes: 1200-1400 -- Last gasp: 1400-1800 -- Scuttlings: 1800-Dawn, 5 June -- Retreat -- And death to the cripples ... -- A bitter homecoming -- Why did Japan lose? -- Assessing the Battle's importance -- The myths and mythmakers of Midway -- Glossary of terms -- Appendix 1. List of personnel -- Appendix 2. Japanese Order of Battle -- Appendix 3. The carriers of Kidō Butai -- Appendix 4. The aircraft of Kidō Butai -- Appendix 5. Japanese amphibious operations against Midway: an analysis -- Appendix 6. Discovery of carrier Kaga -- Appendix 7. Japanese aircraft tail codes at the Battle of Midway -- Appendix 8. Japanese radar at Midway -- Appendix 9. Chronology of Japanese fighter operations -- Appendix 10. Japanese strike rosters, operations MI and AL -- Appendix 11. Aleutians force distributions.
"Making extensive use of untapped Japanese primary sources, including Imperial Navy operational records never before used by Western authors, Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully reconstruct the actual sequence of the critical events of June 4, 1942, looking afresh at the decisions of the U.S and Japanese commanders, and placing them within the seldom-understood context of the Imperial Navy's doctrine and technology. Readable and filled with insights and reassessments, Shattered Sword is the first substantive contribution to our understanding of the Battle of Midway in more than a generation. With a foreword by a leading World War II naval historian John Lundstrom, it will become an indispensable part of any military history buff's library."--Jacket.

Franklin & Washington : the founding partnership

February 21, 2020
Larson, Edward J. (Edward John), author.
©2020
xiv, 335 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Book I. Converging lives. Great expectations ; Lessons from the frontier ; From subjects to citizens -- Book II. Partners in revolution. Taking command ; "The most awful crisis" -- Book III. Working together and apart. Rendezvous in Philadelphia ; Darkness at dawn ; The walking stick.
"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a masterful, first-of-its-kind dual biography of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, illuminating their partnership's enduring importance. Theirs was a three-decade-long bond that, more than any other pairing, would forge the United States. Vastly different men, Benjamin Franklin--an abolitionist freethinker from the urban north--and George Washington--a slaveholding general from the agrarian south--were the indispensable authors of American independence and the two key partners in the attempt to craft a more perfect union at the Constitutional Convention, held in Franklin's Philadelphia and presided over by Washington. And yet their teamwork has been little remarked upon in the centuries since. Illuminating Franklin and Washington's relationship with striking new detail and energy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson shows that theirs was truly an intimate working friendship that amplified the talents of each for collective advancement of the American project. During the French and Indian War, Franklin supplied the wagons for General Edward Braddock's ill-fated assault on Fort Duquesne, and Washington buried the general's body under the dirt road traveled by those retreating wagons. After long sup­porting British rule, both became key early proponents of independence. Rekindled during the Second Continental Congress in 1775, their friendship gained historical significance during the American Revolution, when Franklin led America's diplomatic mission in Europe (securing money and an alliance with France) and Washington commanded the Continental Army. Victory required both of these efforts to succeed, and success, in turn, required their mutual coordination and cooperation. In the 1780s, the two sought to strengthen the union, leading to the framing and ratification of the Constitution, the founding document that bears their stamp. Franklin and Washington--the two most revered figures in the early republic--staked their lives and fortunes on the American experiment in liberty and were committed to its preservation. Today the United States is the world's great superpower, and yet we also wrestle with the government Franklin and Washington created more than two centuries ago--the power of the executive branch, the principle of checks and balances, the electoral college--as well as the wounds of their compromise over slavery. Now, as the founding institutions appear under new stress, it is time to understand their origins through the fresh lens of Larson's Franklin & Washington, a major addition to the literature of the founding era."--Publisher's website.

Atlas of vanishing places : the lost worlds as they were and as they are today

February 21, 2020
Elborough, Travis, author.
©2019
207 pages : illustrations (mostly color), maps ; 27 cm
"Maps offer us a chance to see not just how our world looks today, but how it once looked. But what about the places that are no longer mapped? Cities forgotten under the dust of newly settled land? Rivers and seas whose changing shape has shifted the landscape around them? Or, even, places that have seemingly vanished, without a trace? Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to all corners of the world in search of the lost, disappearing and vanished. Specially commissioned cartography showing each place as It once was and how it is today and archive photography bring these incredible stories to life."--Amazon.com.

Mt. Adams

February 21, 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio : Mt. Adams Preservation Association, [1972?]
1 brochure (8 panels) : illustration, map ; 22 x 43 cm, folded to 22 x 11 cm
Covers included in pagination count.
Cover title.
Brochure consists of historical information and a walking tour and map of the Cincinnati Mt. Adams neighborhood. Contains information on landmarks such as the Rookwood Pottery Building, Immaculata Church, Holy Cross Monastery, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

The three-cornered war : the Union, the Confederacy, and native peoples in the fight for the West

February 18, 2020
Nelson, Megan Kate, 1972- author.
New York : Scribner, 2020.
xx, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, map ; 24 cm
"A deeply-researched, dramatic, and character-driven narrative account of the violent struggle between Union and Confederate forces to claim the American West during the Civil War"-- Provided by publisher.

1774 : the long year of Revolution

February 17, 2020
Norton, Mary Beth, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2020]
xx, 502 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"This is a Borzoi book."
That cursed tea -- Divided sentiments -- This barbarous edict -- Times of perplexity, danger, and distress -- Expecting great things -- A ferment throughout the continent -- The brink of a precipice -- A constant state of hot debate -- All our liberties at stake.
"A book on the American Revolution that looks at the critical "long year" of 1774, and the revolutionary change that took place from December 1773 to mid-April 1775, from the Boston Tea Party and the first Continental Congress to the Battle of Lexington and Concord."-- Provided by publisher.

The Cold War through documents : a global history

February 17, 2020
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
xiii, 366 pages ; 24 cm
Title of previous edition: The Cold War : a global history with documents.
Previous edition entered under: Judge, Edward H.
Part II. The global confrontation, 1950-1960. 21. McCarthy on "Communists" in the US Government, 1950 ; Excerpts from a speech by Senator McCarthy to the US Senate, 20 February 1950 -- 22. Acheson on the American defense perimeter in Asia, 1950 ; Excerpts from Acheson's speech to the National Press Club, 12 January 1950 -- 23. NSC-68 : American Cold War strategy, 1950 ; Excerpts from NSC-68 (Report to the President, 7 April 1950) -- 24. The Korean War, 1950-1953 ; A. Statement by President Truman, 27 June 1950 ; B. Resolution of the United Nations Security Council, 27 June 1950 ; C. Telegram from Mao Zedong to Joseph Stalin on sending Chinese troops into Korea, 2 October 1950 ; D. Telegram from Mao Zedong to Zhou Enlai in Moscow on sending Chinese troops into Korea, 13 October 1950 ; E. Excerpts from the Panmunjom Armistice Agreement, 27 July 1953 -- 25. Dulles on "Massive Retaliation," 1954 ; Highlights of Dulles's speech to the council on foreign relations, 12 January 1954 -- 26. The Geneva accords regarding Indochina, 1954 ; Final declaration of the Geneva Conference, 21 July 1954 -- 27. The SEATO Alliance, 1954 ; Highlights of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty, 8 September 1954 -- 28. The Bandung Asian-African Conference, 1955 ; A. Excerpts from speech by Indonesian President Sukarno at the opening of the Asian-African Conference in Bandung, 18 April 1955 ; B. Excerpts from speech by India's Prime Minister Nehru to the Bandung Conference Political Committee, April 1955 ; C. Principles of the Bandung Conference's "Declaration on the promotion of world peace and cooperation," 24 April 1955.
This comprehensive collection of carefully edited documents traces the rise and fall of the Cold War. Set in historical context by the editors' concise introductions and followed by thoughtful discussion questions, the documents are arranged in chronological order, starting with the Yalta Conference and ending with Gorbachev's resignation speech.

Latinos in the American political system : an encyclopedia of Latinos as voters, candidates, and office holders

February 17, 2020
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2019]
2 volumes (continuous pagination) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Volume 1. A-M -- Volume 2. N-Z.

Empire of horses : the first nomadic civilization and the making of China

February 14, 2020
Man, John, 1941- author.
New York ; London : Pegasus Books, 2020.
318 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
The people of the first nomadic empire left no written records, but from 200 bc they dominated the heart of Asia for four centuries, and changed the world in the process. The Mongols, today's descendants of Genghis Khan, see these people as ancestors. Their rise cemented Chinese identity and inspired the first Great Wall. Their descendants helped destroy the Roman Empire under the leadership of Attila the Hun. We don't know what language they spoke, but they became known as Xiongnu, or Hunnu, a term passed down the centuries and surviving today as "Hun," and Man uncovers new evidence that will transform our understanding of the profound mark they left on half the globe, from Europe to Central Asia and deep into China.

The war against black Americans and freedom

February 13, 2020
Noel, Nick, author.
Cincinnati, OH : Write Man Communications, 2019.
vi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction to the war -- The force against freedom -- The American Revolution -- The United States Constitution -- Founding of the modern Democratic Party -- Democrats vs. compromising Whigs -- Frederick Douglass, American slave -- Frederick Douglass, abolitionist leader -- Founding of the modern Republican Party -- Civil war and assassination of Lincoln -- Republican reconstruction -- First Democrat deconstruction of freedom -- Democrat racial segregation -- Wilson disaster for rights -- Prosperity between disaster and depression -- Destruction of limits, depression, and war -- Democrat slavery, segregation, and socialism -- Ike and overcoming Democrat segregation -- The election of 1960 -- Second Democrat civil war for slavery -- Assassination of JFK and equal rights -- Second Democrat deconstruction of freedom -- Modern urban Democrat plantations -- Democrat destruction of freedom for all -- Democrat rule by MMP and bureaucracy -- The hoax of Social Security -- An inconvenient and destructive hoax -- Mass media propaganda and indoctrination -- Supreme Court destruction of the Constitution that created it -- Who owns us? -- Bush and Iraq War -- Successes of Socialism and Communism -- Democrat/Obama destruction of freedom -- Great again/As great as planned -- Black voices for freedom today.
"It is long past time to stop allowing ourselves to be divided by race and manipulated by those who benefit from keeping us divided. The purpose of the United States government is to permanently secure the God-given freedom and equal rights of all Americans, but a powerful force against freedom within our country has worked to defeat the US Constitution since the United States was founded. Their war against black Americans continues today, and they have expanded it into a war against the freedom and rights of all Americans. We can still make our government accomplish its purpose and its promise. Black, white, and all Americans who want to live together in freedom have the power today to peacefully defeat their war against us, and to make our country as great as our founders established it to be for all of us"--Provided by publisher.

Author in chief : the untold story of our presidents, and the books they wrote

February 12, 2020
Fehrman, Craig, author.
©2020
434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: George Washington to James Monroe -- Part II: John Quincy Adams to Ulysses S. Grant -- Part III: Rutherford B. Hayes to Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Part IV: Harry S. Truman to Donald Trump.
Based on a decade of research and reporting, Author in Chief tells the story of America's presidents as authors--and offers a delightful new window into the public and private lives of our highest leaders.

The better angels : five women who changed Civil War America

February 11, 2020
Plumb, Robert C., author.
Lincoln, NB : Potomac Books, an imprint of University of Nebraska Press, [2020]
251 pages, 12 unnumered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"This multi-layered biography examines five remarkable women who made important contributions to the Union cause at various stages before, during, and following the defining years of the American Civil War"--Provided by publisher.

When time stopped : a memoir of my father's war and what remains

February 10, 2020
Neumann, Ariana, author.
New York : Scribner, 2020.
321 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"In 1941, the first Neumann family member was taken by the Nazis, arrested in German-occupied Czechoslovakia for bathing in a stretch of river forbidden to Jews. He was transported to Auschwitz. Eighteen days later his prisoner number was entered into the morgue book. Of thirty-four Neumann family members, twenty-five were murdered by the Nazis. One of the survivors was Hans Neumann, who, to escape the German death net, traveled to Berlin and hid in plain sight under the Gestapo's eyes. What Hans experienced was so unspeakable that, when he built an industrial empire in Venezuela, he couldn't bring himself to talk about it. All his daughter Ariana knew was that something terrible had happened. When Hans died, he left Ariana a small box filled with letters, diary entries, and other memorabilia. Ten years later, Ariana finally summoned the courage to have the letters translated, and she began reading. What she discovered launched her on a worldwide search that would deliver indelible portraits of a family loving, finding meaning, and trying to survive amid the worst that can be imagined. When Time Stopped is a powerful detective story and an epic family memoir, spanning nearly ninety years and crossing oceans. Neumann brings each relative to vivid life. In uncovering her father's story after all these years, she discovers nuance and depth to her own history and liberates poignant and thought-provoking truths about the threads of humanity that connect us all."-- Provided by publisher.

Theodosia Burr : teen eyewitness to the founding of the new nation

February 7, 2020
Quiñones, Karen Cherro, 1960- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2020]
104 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"This book for young adult readers discusses the life of Theodora Burr, daughter of Aaron Burr, and her involvement in the lives of the Founding Fathers of the new United States. The book includes primary source observations pulled from Theodora's personal letters and other writings."--Provided by publisher.

The Mountbattens

February 7, 2020
Lownie, Andrew, author.
©2019
490 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
This is a biography of the glamorous couple behind the modern royal family. A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten name, Dickie Mountbatten's career included being Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia during World War Two and the last Viceroy of India. Once the richest woman in Britain and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs, Edwina Mountbatten emerged from World War Two as a magnetic and talented charity worker loved around the world. From the prize-winning and bestselling historian, Andrew Lownie, comes a nuanced portrayal of two very unusual people and their complex marriage to mark the 40th anniversary of Lord Mountbatten's assassination by the IRA. From British high society and the South of France to the battlefields of Burma and the Viceroy's House, this is a rich and filmic story whose characters include all the key figures of the Second World War. From Churchill and Montgomery to Roosevelt and Eisenhower; the Royal Family, including the Duke of Windsor, George VI, the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles; to Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Salvador Dali, George Gershwin, Grace Kelly and Merle Oberon.

50 events that shaped African American history : an encyclopedia of the American mosaic

February 6, 2020
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
2 volumes (xx ; ix, 861 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Trans-Atlantic slave trade, 1502-1888 / Christopher Cumo -- Nat Turner's Revolt, 1831 / Bethany Jay -- Abolitionist movement, 1830-1860 / Whitney Stewart, Jonathan A. Noyalas, Kevin R.C. Gutzman, Nancy A. McCaslin -- Compromise of 1850 / Kathleen Gronnerud -- Dred Scott v. Sanford, 1857 / Marty Kuhlman -- John Brown's raid, 1859 / Evan C. Rothera -- The United States Civil War, 1861-1865 / James Sandy -- Reconstruction Era, 1863-1877 / Loryn Clauson -- Establishment of black codes, 1866 / Lacey P. Hunter -- The exoduster movement, 1879-1881 / John Becker, Michael Thomas Gavin, Christopher Keith Johnson, P. Huston Ladner -- Atlanta Compromise, 1895 / Justin Williams, Bobby R. Holt -- Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896 / Rodney Montague, Michael S. Rodriguez -- The great migration, 1910-1960 / Jessica L. Parker -- The rise and fall of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, 1914-1940 / Jamie J. Wilson, Shawntel Lyn Ensminger -- The Harlem Renaissance, 1919-1930 / Jordan Hill -- Pan African Congresses, 1919-1949 / Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia, Walter Rucker -- Scottsboro boys 1931-1948 / Valerie R. Stackman -- Tuskegee syphilis experiment, 1932-1972 / Rueben C. Warren, Clayborne Carson, Mindy R. Weidman -- Jackie Robinson integrates major league baseball, 1947 / Thabiti Lewis, Amy Essington, Gregory Kaliss, Lew Freedman -- Integration of United States Armed Forces, 1947 / Janice D. Hamlet -- Freedom rides, 1947, 1961 / Matthew Gritter, Gerald Wayne Dowdy -- Brown vs. Board of Education, 1954 / Sarah Militz-Frielink, La Vonne Neal, & Alicia L. Moore -- The murder of Emmet Till, 1955 / Frank C. King, Jr., Lionel Kimble, Jr., David Kenneth Pye -- Montgomery bus boycott, 1955-1956 / Jamie J. Wilson, Dan Puckett, Erin Boade, Jennifer A. Lemak -- The founding of the Southern Christian Leadership Council, 1957 / Gabriel J. Atchison, Mindy R. Weidman -- Greensboro four and the sit-in movement, 1960 / Hettie V. Williams, Mary Jo Fairchild -- Project C: the Birmingham campaign, 1963 / Sondra Bickham Washington -- March on Washington for jobs and freedom, 1963 / Jamie J. Wilson -- The birth of soul: Stax and Motown Records, 1957-1967 / Tammy Kernodle, Katherine Gould, Amanda de la Garza -- Freedom summer, 1964 / Jamie Wilson, Claudette L. Tolson, Cristy Casado Tondeur, Paul T. Miller, William Mychael Sturkey -- War on poverty, 1964 / Jamie J. Wilson, Rickie Sanders, James A. Beckman -- Rights legislation: Civil Rights Act 1964 and Voting Rights Act, 1965 / John Barnhill, John Drabble -- Assassination of Malcolm X, 1965 / Bijan C. Bayne, Walter Rucker, Jamie J. Wilson -- The long hot summers: African American riots and rebellions, 1965-1968 / William P. Toth, Amanda J. Davis, Lacey P. Hunter, Mindy R. Weidman, Walter Rucker -- The Black power movement, 1966-1973 / Jamie J. Wilson, Sara K. Eskridge -- Loving v. Virginia, 1967 / Staci M. Rubin -- Assassination of Martin Luther King, 1968 / Andrew Joseph Pegoda -- Black arts movement, 1960-1975 / Nagueyalti Warren -- Rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, 1966-1983 / Jamie J. Wilson, Zoe Trodd -- Election of Shirley Chisholm to the U.S. Congress, 1968 / Matthew Gritter -- The birth of hip hop, 1970-1985 / Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith -- Release of Shaft, 1971 / Jacynda Ammons -- Roots: the miniseries, 1976 / Renate L. Chancellor -- Launch of Oprah Winfrey Show, 1986 / Shennette Garrett-Scott -- African American Antiapartheid movement, 1937-1994 / Dawne Y. Curry, Walter Rucker, Clay M. Johnson -- Million man march, 1995 / Richard Thomas -- The war on drugs, 1971-2000s / Mathai V. Mathew, Glen Jeansonne, David Luhrssen, Jim Marshall, Richard Kent Evans -- Barack Obama wins the presidency, 2008 / Marilyn K. Howard, Terri Nichols -- Black lives matter movement, 2013-2017 / Rhonda Erica Celey -- National Museum of African American History and Culture opens, 2016 / Christopher Cumo.
"This two-volume work celebrates 50 notable achievements of African Americans, highlighting black contributions to U.S. history and examining the ways black accomplishments shaped American culture"-- Provided by publisher.

The Byzantine Empire : a historical encyclopedia

February 6, 2020
©2019
2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
"An indispensable resource for investigating the history of the Byzantine Empire, this book provides a comprehensive summary of its overall development as well as its legacy in the modern world"-- Provided by publisher.

Conspiracies and conspiracy theories in American history

February 6, 2020
©2019
2 volumes (xxxvii ; xvii, 812 pages) ; 26 cm
Volume 1. Business and financial conspiracies and conspiracy theories -- Military and intelligence conspiracies and conspiracy theories -- Political conspiracies and conspiracy theories -- Popular culture conspiracies and conspiracy theories -- Science and technology conspiracies and conspiracy theories -- Social conspiracies and conspiracy theories.
"This up-to-date introduction to the complex world of conspiracies and conspiracy theories provides insight into why millions of people are so ready to believe the worst about our political, legal, religious, and financial institutions"-- Provided by publisher.

Explorers of the American east : mapping the world through primary documents

February 6, 2020
Chaves, Kelly K., author.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2019]
xxxiv, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
John Cabot's expeditions, 1497-1499 -- Jacques Cartier's expeditions, 1534-1536 -- Hernando de Soto's expeditions, 1539-1543 -- Sir Walter Ralegh's Roanoke expeditions, 1584-1590 -- Samuel de Champlain explores Acadia, New France, and Northern New England, 1603-1635 -- George Waymouth explores the Northwest Passage (1602) and New England (1605) -- John Smith explores Virginia and New England and champions English Colonies, 1606-1631 -- Henry Hudson's expeditions to New Netherland (1609) and the Northwest Passage (1610) -- John Lawson in the Carolinas, 1700-1711 -- Joseph Frederick Wallet des Barres and the Atlantic Neptune, 1763-1784.
"Focusing on ten key figures whose careers illuminate the history of the European exploration of North America, this book presents compelling first-person narratives that bring to life the challenges of historical scholarship in the academic classroom"-- Provided by publisher.

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