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Travels through the Middle Settlements in North-America in the Years 1759 and 1760
With Observations upon the State of the Colonies
Andrew Burnaby
The Reverend Andrew Burnaby embarked on a two-year tour of the American colonies in 1759. Originally published in 1775, his account of his travels includes commentaries about people, politics, taxes, trade, and remains a valuable primary source.

Medicine and Society in America
Richard Harrison Shryock
First published in 1960, Richard Harrison Shryock's Medicine and Society in America: 1660–1860 remains a sweeping and informative introduction to the practice of medicine, the education of physicians, the understanding of health and disease, and the...

Parties and Politics in America
Clinton Lawrence Rossiter

Homicide in American Fiction, 1798–1860
A Study in Social Values
David Brion Davis
Homicide has many social and psychological implications that vary from culture to culture and which change as people accept new ideas concerning guilt, responsibility, and the causes of crime. A study of attitudes toward homicide is therefore a method of examining social values in a specific setting. Homicide in American Fiction, 1798–1860 is...

Lafayette in the Age of the American Revolution—Selected Letters and Papers, 1776–1790
December 7, 1776–March 30, 1778
Le Marquis de Lafayette
Volume I

The Sources of Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848
William M. Wiecek
This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political activity to constitutional thought, William M. Wiecek surveys the antislavery societies, the ideas of their individual members, and the...

Lafayette in the Age of the American Revolution—Selected Letters and Papers, 1776–1790
April 1, 1781–December 23, 1781
Le Marquis de Lafayette
Volume IV

Historical Sociology
Philip Abrams
This book argues that history and sociology share the same vital preoccupation: the desire to unravel the puzzle of human agency.

Lafayette in the Age of the American Revolution—Selected Letters and Papers, 1776–1790
January 4, 1782–December 29, 1785
Le Marquis de Lafayette
Volume V

The Forms of Historical Fiction
Sir Walter Scott and His Successors
Harry E. Shaw
Harry Shaw’s aim is to promote a fuller understanding of nineteenth-century historical fiction by revealing its formal possibilities and limitations. His wide-ranging book establishes a typology of the ways in which history was used in prose fiction during the nineteenth century, examining major works by Sir Walter Scott—the first modern...

American Odyssey
Haitians in New York City
Michel S. Laguerre
Caribbean immigrants have now become part of the social landscape of many American cities. Few studies, however, have treated in detail the process of their integration in American society. American Odyssey assesses the development and adaptation, in...

Native and Cultivated Conifers of Northeastern North America
A Guide
Edward A. Cope
This useful manual provides a means for easy identification of the native and cultivated conifers of northeastern North America. The territory covered is roughly eastern Canada and the northeastern fourth of the United States, from Maine south to the...

The American College and the Culture of Aspiration, 1915–1940
David O. Levine
The first in-depth history of higher education during the era in which colleges and universities became arbiters of social and economic mobility.

The State and American Foreign Economic Policy
How has the U.S. government made the nation's foreign economic policy over the last hundred years? Social scientists have traditionally presented the American state as relatively weak, its policies as directly reflecting the domestic balance of...

A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica
Gary Stiles, Alexander F. Skutch
Costa Rica, a country of no larger than West Virginia, hosts more than 830 species of birds, more than in all of North Amerian north of Mexico. It may well be the only country in the world with as many bird species and habitats to be found in such a...

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