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Ninigret, Sachem of the Niantics and Narragansetts
Diplomacy, War, and the Balance of Power in Seventeenth-Century New England and Indian Country
Julie A. Fisher, David J. Silverman
In the first biography of Ninigret, Julie A. Fisher and David J. Silverman assert that he was the most influential Indian leader of his era in southern New England.



From Development to Dictatorship
Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era
Thomas C. Field
Thomas C. Field Jr. reconstructs the untold story of USAID’s first years in Bolivia, including the country’s 1964 military coup d’état.



Growing Up Muslim
Muslim College Students in America Tell Their Life Stories
Andrew Garrod and Robert Kilkenny present fourteen personal essays by college students of the Muslim faith who are themselves immigrants or are the children of immigrants to the United States.



Mixed
Multiracial College Students Tell Their Life Stories
Mixed presents engaging and incisive first-person experiences of multiracial college students.



Engineering Philadelphia
The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis
Domenic Vitiello
Asweeping account of enterprise and ingenuity, economic development and urban planning, and the rise and fall of Philadelphia as an industrial metropolis, focusing on the influential Sellers family.



All Good Books Are Catholic Books
Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America
Una M. Cadegan
Una M. Cadegan shows how the Catholic Church’s official position on literary culture developed from World War I to Vatican II in 1965.



Armed with Expertise
The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War
Joy Rohde
Joy Rohde traces the optimistic rise, anguished fall, and surprising rebirth of Cold War–era military-sponsored social research.



The Angola Horror
The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads
Charity Vogel
In a dramatic historical narrative, Charity Vogel tells the gripping, true-to-life story of the 1867 train wreck in Angola, New York, and the characters involved in the tragic accident.



The Tie That Bound Us
The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism
Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz reveals for the first time the depth of the Brown women's involvement in John Brown’s cause and their crucial roles in preserving and transforming his legacy after his death.



Divided Highways
Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life
Tom Lewis
An engaging history of the people and policies that profoundly transformed the American landscape—and the daily lives of Americans.



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