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  1. Forgotten Voices

    Forgotten Voices: The Hidden History of a New England Meetinghouse [Paperback]

    Carolyn Wakeman (Author)

    £18.50

    ISBN: 9780819579232
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    Told through the words of those whose lives the meetinghouse shaped, Facing the Past uncovers a hidden past. It begins with the displacement of Indigenous people in the area before Europeans arrived, continues with disputes over worship and witchc... .... Learn More
  2. The Chicago Freedom Movement

    The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North [Paperback]

    Mary Lou Finley (Editor); Bernard LaFayette (Editor); James R. Ralph (Editor); Pam Smith (Editor); Mary Lou Finley (Other)

    £23.00

    ISBN: 9780813175003
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century
    Six months after the Selma to Montgomery marches and just weeks after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a group from Martin Luther King Jr.'s staff arrived in Chicago, eager to apply his nonviolent approach to social change in a northe... .... Learn More
  3. Southern History on Screen

    Southern History on Screen: Race and Rights, 1976-2016 [Hardback]

    Bryan M. Jack (Editor); Oliver Gruner (Other); Daniel Farrell (Other); Erik Alexander (Other); Caroline Schroeter (Other)

    £22.00

    ISBN: 9780813176444
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Hollywood films have been influential in the portrayal and representation of race relations in the South and how African Americans are cinematically depicted in history, from The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Gone with the Wind (1939) to The Hel... .... Learn More
  4. Reformers to Radicals

    Reformers to Radicals: The Appalachian Volunteers and the War on Poverty [Paperback]

    Thomas Kiffmeyer (Author)

    £18.00

    ISBN: 9780813176475
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    The Appalachian Volunteers formed in the early 1960s, determined to eliminate poverty through education and vocational training and improve schools and homes in the mountainous regions of the southeastern United States. In Reformers to Radicals: T... .... Learn More
  5. Thomas C. Mann

    Thomas C. Mann: President Johnson, the Cold War, and the Restructuring of Latin American Foreign Policy [Hardback]

    Thomas Tunstall Allcock (Author)

    £29.00

    ISBN: 9780813176154
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace
    Lyndon Johnson was often blamed for abandoning Kennedy's vision of development and progress in Latin America in favor of his own domestic concerns: anti-communism and economic stability. Johnson, along with his fellow Texan and chief adviser on in... .... Learn More
  6. A New History of Kentucky

    A New History of Kentucky [Hardback]

    James C. Klotter (Author); Craig Thompson Friend (Author)

    £34.00

    ISBN: 9780813176307
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    When originally published, A New History of Kentucky provided a comprehensive study of the Commonwealth, bringing it to life by revealing the many faces, deep traditions, and historical milestones of the state. With new discoveries and findings, ... .... Learn More
  7. College for the Commonwealth

    College for the Commonwealth: A Case for Higher Education in American Democracy [Hardback]

    Michael T. Benson (Author); Hal R. Boyd (Author); E. Gordon Gee (Author)

    £25.50

    ISBN: 9780813176598
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    In the past decade, states across the nation have cut higher education spending per student by more than 15 percent. Kentucky has experienced some of the largest cuts in the country, leading many to claim that higher education is in a state of cri... .... Learn More
  8. War and Remembrance

    War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission [Hardback]

    Thomas H. Conner (Author); James Scott Wheeler (Author)

    £29.00

    ISBN: 9780813176314
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: AUSA Books
    "No soldier could ask for a sweeter resting place than on the field of glory where he fell. The land he died to save vies with the one which gave him birth in paying tribute to his memory, and the kindly hands which so often come to spread flowers... .... Learn More
  9. Pershing's Tankers

    Pershing's Tankers: Personal Accounts of the AEF Tank Corps in World War I [Hardback]

    Lawrence M. Kaplan (Editor); Dale E. Wilson (Author)

    £29.00

    ISBN: 9780813176048
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: AUSA Books
    After the United States declared war against Germany in April 1917, the US Army established the Tank Corps to help break the deadlock of trench warfare in France during World War I. The army envisioned having a large tank force by 1919, but when t... .... Learn More
  10. The Cold War at Home and Abroad

    The Cold War at Home and Abroad: Domestic Politics and US Foreign Policy since 1945 [Hardback]

    Andrew L. Johns (Editor); Mitchell B. Lerner (Editor); Andrew L. Johns (Other); Autumn Lass (Other); David L. Prentice (Other)

    £25.50

    ISBN: 9780813175737
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace
    From President Truman's use of a domestic propaganda agency to Ronald Reagan's handling of the Soviet Union during his 1984 reelection campaign, the American political system has consistently exerted a profound effect on the country's foreign poli... .... Learn More

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