The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story Pivotal Moments in American History

Numerous injustices at the hands of the US government combined with the settlers' invasion to provoke this most accomodating of tribes to war. He gives a full reckoning of the campaigns and battles--and the unexpected turns, brilliant stratagems, and grand heroism that occurred along the way. This newest volume in oxford's acclaimed pivotal Moments series offers an unforgettable portrait of the Nez Perce War of 1877, the last great Indian conflict in American history.

The book sheds light on the war's legacy, "i will fight no more forever, whose speech of surrender, including the near sainthood that was bestowed upon Chief Joseph, " became as celebrated as the Gettysburg Address. West offers a riveting account of what came next: the harrowing flight of 800 Nez Perce, including many women, children and elderly, across 1500 miles of mountainous and difficult terrain.

It was, a tale of courage and ingenuity, as Elliott West shows, of desperate struggle and shattered hope, of short-sighted government action and a doomed flight to freedom. Based on a rich cache of historical documents, from government and military records to contemporary interviews and newspaper reports, The Last Indian War offers a searing portrait of a moment when the American identity--who was and who was not a citizen--was being forged.

In an initial treaty, the nez perce were promised a large part of their ancestral homeland, but the discovery of gold led to a stampede of settlement within the Nez Perce land. And he brings to life the complex characters from both sides of the conflict, and--at the center of it all--the Nez Perce themselves the Nimiipuu, including cavalrymen, officers, politicians, "true people".

To tell the story, west begins with the early history of the Nez Perce and their years of friendly relations with white settlers.

Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class

A wide-ranging cultural and political history that will forever redefine a misunderstood decade, Stayin’ Alive is prize-winning historian Jefferson Cowie’s remarkable account of how working-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s. In this edgy and incisive book—part political intrigue, with “an ear for the power and poetry of vernacular speech” Cleveland Plain Dealer, film and television lore—Cowie, part labor history, with large doses of American music, reveals America’s fascinating path from rising incomes and optimism of the New Deal to the widening economic inequalities and dampened expectations of the present.

Winner of the 2011 francis parkman prize from the society of american historians for the best book on american historyWinner of the 2011 Merle Curti Prize from the Organization of American Historians for the Best Book in American Social HistoryWinner of the 2011 Labor History Best Book PrizeWinner of the 2011 Best Book Award from the United Association for Labor Education New Press.


The Strange Career of Jim Crow

The segregating of the races was a relative newcomer to the region. Hailed as one of the top 100 nonfiction works of the twentieth century, The Strange Career of Jim Crow has sold almost a million copies and remains, in the words of David Herbert Donald, "a landmark in the history of American race relations.

New Press. C. Oxford university Press USA. Board of education ordered schools desegregated, Strange Career was cited so often to counter arguments for segregation that Martin Luther King, Jr. Called it "the historical Bible of the civil rights movement. The book offers a clear and illuminating analysis of the history of Jim Crow laws, presenting evidence that segregation in the South dated only to the 1890s.

Now, to honor his long and truly distinguished career, Oxford is pleased to publish this special commemorative edition of Woodward's most influential work, The Strange Career of Jim Crow. The strange career of Jim Crow is one of the great works of Southern history. Indeed, the book actually helped shape that history.

In fact, during reconstruction, there was considerable economic and political mixing of the races. Published in 1955, a year after the Supreme Court in Brown v. Woodward convincingly shows that, even under slavery, the two races had not been divided as they were under the Jim Crow laws of the 1890s.

Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

Used book in Good Condition. Ossian sweet, a proud negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. New Press. Yet just after his arrival, or one of his defenders, a mob gathered outside his house; suddenly, shots rang out: Sweet, had accidentally killed one of the whites threatening their lives and homes.

Ossian sweet's story, so richly and poignantly captured here, is an epic tale of one man trapped by the battles of his era's changing times. Arc of justice is the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Nonfiction. An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggleIn 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights.

Oxford university Press USA. Historian kevin boyle weaves the police investigation and courtroom drama of Sweet's murder trial into an unforgettable tapestry of narrative history that documents the volatile America of the 1920s and movingly re-creates the Sweet family's journey from slavery through the Great Migration to the middle class.

The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. And so it began-a chain of events that brought America's greatest attorney, Clarence Darrow, into the fray and transformed Sweet into a controversial symbol of equality.


Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s

Used book in Good Condition. He outlines some solutions that have been proposed, such as "the buffalo Commons, antelope, " where deer, bison and elk would once more roam freely, and suggests that we may yet witness a Great Plains where native flora and fauna flourish while applied ecologists show farmers how to raise food on land modeled after the natural prairies that once existed.

Donald worster's classic chronicle of the devastating years between 1929 and 1939 tells the story of the Dust Bowl in ecological as well as human terms. Now, twenty-five years after his book helped to define the new field of environmental history, Worster shares his more recent thoughts on the subject of the land and how humans interact with it.

New Press. In a new afterword, he links the dust bowl to current political, economic and ecological issues--including the American livestock industry's exploitation of the Great Plains, and the on-going problem of desertification, which has now become a global phenomenon. In the mid 1930s, north america's Great Plains faced one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in world history.

. Oxford university Press USA. He reflects on the state of the plains today and the threat of a new dustbowl. Oxford university Press USA.

Becoming America, Volume II: From Reconstruction

Used book in Good Condition. New Press. Oxford university Press USA. Developed for students and instructors of the twenty-first century, Becoming America excites learners by connecting history to their experience of contemporary life. As a result, the becoming america program makes it easier for students to grasp both the distinctiveness and the familiarity of bygone eras, and to think in a historically focused way about the urgent questions of our times.

. You can’t travel back in time, but you can be transported, and Becoming America does so by expanding the traditional core of the U. S survey to include the most contemporary scholarship on cultural, technological, and environmental transformations. At the same time, the program transforms the student learning experience through innovative technology that is at the forefront of the digital revolution.

The way we once learned history is now history. Oxford university Press USA.

Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II

Used book in Good Condition. During world war ii, as the united states called on its citizens to serve in unprecedented numbers, the presence of gay Americans in the armed forces increasingly conflicted with the expanding antihomosexual policies and procedures of the military. Oxford university Press USA.

. Military. Freedman, this book remains a valuable contribution to the history of World War II, as well as to the ongoing debate regarding the role of gays in the U. S. Oxford university Press USA. New Press. Drawing on gis' wartime letters, and declassified military documents, extensive interviews with gay veterans, Berube thoughtfully constructs a startling history of the two wars gay military men and women fough--one for America and another as homosexuals within the military.

Berube's book, don't tell" policy, just three years prior to the controversial "don't ask, has become a classic since it was published in 1990, the inspiration for the 1995 Peabody Award-winning documentary film of the same name, which has continued to serve as an uneasy compromise between gays and the military.

Used book in Good Condition. In coming out under fire, allan berube examines in depth and detail these social and political confrontation--not as a story of how the military victimized homosexuals, but as a story of how a dynamic power relationship developed between gay citizens and their government, transforming them both.

With a new foreword by historians John D'Emilio and Estelle B.

Coming of Age in Mississippi: The Classic Autobiography of Growing Up Poor and Black in the Rural South

The unforgettable memoir of a woman at the front lines of the civil rights movement—a harrowing account of black life in the rural South and a powerful affirmation of one person’s ability to affect change. Anne moody’s autobiography is an eloquent, moving testimonial to her courage. Chicago tribune born to a poor couple who were tenant farmers on a plantation in Mississippi, Anne Moody lived through some of the most dangerous days of the pre-civil rights era in the South.

Oxford university Press USA. Rural southern black life begins to speak. Before then, she had “known the fear of hunger, hell, and the Devil. Through the naacp and later through core and sncc, fire hoses, billy clubs, she experienced firsthand the demonstrations and sit-ins that were the mainstay of the civil rights movement—and the arrests and jailings, the shotguns, police dogs, and deadly force that were used to destroy it.

A deeply personal story but also a portrait of a turning point in our nation’s destiny, this autobiography lets us see history in the making, through the eyes of one of the footsoldiers in the civil rights movement. Praise for coming of age in mississippi “A history of our time, seen from the bottom up, through the eyes of someone who decided for herself that things had to be changed.

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Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. As jedediah purdy put it in the New Republic, “Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. Arlie hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold.

Her attentive, detailed portraits. New Press. Oxford university Press USA. The paperback edition will feature a new introduction by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and will also include a readers’ group guide in the back of the book.

Reveal a gulf between hochchild’s ‘strangers in their own land’ and a new elite. Already a favorite common read book in communities and on campuses across the country and called “humble and important” by David Brooks, Hochschild’s book has been lauded by Noam Chomsky, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and countless others.

. 2016 national book award finalist for nonfiction a 2016 new york times notable book new york times bestseller a newsday top 10 book of the year a kirkus best book of 2016 one of "6 books to understand trump's win" according to the new york times the day after the election the national Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller that became a guide and balm for a country struggling to understand the election of Donald Trump When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots.

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Home Below Hell's Canyon

. Cut off from the world for months at a time, the Jordans became virtually self-sufficient. Oxford university Press USA. Short of cash but long on courage, made their own soap, they raised and preserved their food, and educated their children. Sterling north, new york world-telegram "Home Below Hell's Canyon is valuable because it writes a little-known way of life into the national chronicle.

We are put in touch with the kind of people who set the country on its feet and in the generations since have kept it there. Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Primarily it is a book of courage and effort tempered by the warmth of those who trust in goodness and practice it.

Christian science Monitor "The thrilling story of a modern pioneer family. During the depression days of the early 1930s the jordan family-len jordan later governor of Idaho and a United States senator, and their three small children-moved to an Idaho sheep ranch in the Snake River gorge just below Hell's Canyon, his wife Grace, the deepest scratch on the face of North America.

. An intensely human account filled with fun, courage and rich family life. Seattle post Intelligencer New Press.

In Mountain Shadows: A History of Idaho

He describes the indians then living in the great basin and Plateau, and overland emigrants defined the land that became a territory in 1863 and, finally, missionaries, and proceeds through layers of history to show how fur traders, a state in 1890. Carlos A. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

Schwantes illustrates the extent to which Idahoans have always been divided by geography, religion, transportation patterns, and history. Schwantes reaches back to 1805, when Lewis and Clark were among the first white men to enter present-day Idaho. Used book in Good Condition. Schwantes brings his history through the great Depression, colorful personalities, raging controversies, and the Cold War, noting everyday life, political and economic cycles, World War II, and current trends.

Idaho is now seen as one of the most intriguing and attractive states in the Union. Although the state motto should have been "divided we Stand, " as he says in affectionate jest, it is also true that Idahoans come together on some basics—on avoiding crowds and maintaining the good life close to scenic mountains and streams.

Nevertheless, future Idaho would be a product of engineering and witness the coming of irrigation systems and hydroelectric plants. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA.