Tag Archives: american history

Book of

One hundred years of Kiowa history, in stories about ordinary lives, based on personal memories.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Book of

In 1776 Southerners said slavery was a regrettable and probably temporary necessity; by 1859 they said it was the foundation of their society and their liberty.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Painstaking reconstruction of De Soto's journey through what is now the southeastern US, and the many vanished cultures and peoples he encountered.
Posted in Long reviews | Also tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Book of

Indispensable insights into the life of New York -- and America as a whole -- in the first half of the 20th century.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book of

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles Mann.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book of

Perhaps the definitive study of American urbanization and suburbanization. No, really. Also has great pictures.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , | 2 Comments

Book of

Richard Nixon was the perfect embodiment of the Paranoid Style in American politics.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Book of

Why Thoreau couldn’t go “back to nature”: the New England landscape was shaped by humans well before the Mayflower set sail.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Book of

The book that set the standard for in the study of commodities in human history and thought.
Posted in Reviews | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment