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61 Perry, Lewis Boats Against the Current: American Culture Between Revolution and Modernity, 1820-1860
New York Oxford University Press 1993 0195060911 / 9780195060911 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Petter, Anne [cover]

332 pp., notes, index. Teal blue boards with navy spine. Some light pencil underlining. A bright, tight, attractive copy.

"In this highly original look at American culture in the decades between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, Lewis Perry paints a vivid portrait of our tumultuous society as it veered toward modernity."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Price: 19.95 USD

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A Profile of the Negro American, Pettigrew, Thomas F.
62 Pettigrew, Thomas F. A Profile of the Negro American
Princeton, NJ D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc. 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Hoeffner, D. G. [cover]

vii-xiv, 250 pp., 12 figures, references, index. Spine slightly slanted, a little bumping along bottom edge. DJ sunned around spine and edges. Text is unmarked and not yellowing. A solid copy.

From the dust jacket: "In this significant book, Thomas Pettigrew presents a lucid report on the Negro American at mid [20th] century. He provides a many-sided view of him - his personality, his genetic composition, his mental and physical health, his intelligence, his crime rate, and his current protest. This volume offers new insights, both social and psychological."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Price: 11.50 USD

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63 Price, David E. The Congressional Experience: A View from the Hill
Boulder, CO Westview Press 1992 081331156x / 9780813311562 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good+ 

Signed by Author
Some edgewear. Inscribed by Congressman Price. A bright, attractive copy.

"The Congressional Experience combines an engaging, enlightening narrative with photos, figures, maps, and tables to tell the story of congressman David Price's odyssey from ivory tower of Duke University to the citadel of Capital Hill. Along the way, we get a clear sense of the challenge, disappointment, elation and deep concern implicit in serving as a member of Congress - especially the kind of member Representative Price has chosen to be. In an election year filled with name-calling, teeth-gnashing, and Congress-bashing, it is refreshing to hear David Price discuss what it means to simultaneously serve his constituency, his country, and his strong personal convictions about good government. A former professor of political science at Duke University, David E. Price has represented North Carolina's Fourth Congressional District since 1987. He is an at-large Democratic Whip and a member of the Appropriations Committee. His previous publications include Who Makes the Laws? And Bringing Back the Parties."; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
Price: 18.00 USD

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Ghosts of the Carolinas, Roberts, Nancy
64 Roberts, Nancy Ghosts of the Carolinas
Columbia, SC Univ of South Carolina Press 1992 0872495876 / 9780872495876 Fourth Printing Trade Paperback Very Good- 

116 pp., black and white photographs. Very minor edgewear. Text has small stain in top corner of first several pages. A bright, attractive copy.

"Nancy Roberts has often been referred to as the 'First Lady of American Folklore' and the title is well deserved. For more than 25 years, Ms. Roberts has documented supernatural experiences and interviewed literally hundreds of people about encounters they believe they have had with the supernatural."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Price: 5.95 USD

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Chronicles of Old Salem, Robotti, Frances Diane
65 Robotti, Frances Diane Chronicles of Old Salem
New York Bonanza Books 1948 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 

129 pp., index, black and white photographs. Spine slightly slanted, some foxing along edge, gift inscription inside. DJ has some edgewear, sunned along edges, 2 1/2" tear along bottom back edge of spine.

"Here in the most selective form is covered the colonial expansion of England during which Massachsetts was founded. The growth of Salem is traced from 1626 to 1932 against the state and national scene. The author traces the history of witchcraft from 1484, when a Papal decree made it a crime, to Salem's participation in the mass madness. The book covers the Quaker whippings, the military disaster of King Philip's war for Indian or white survival, the privateering years in which Salem became so great a sea power that Salem meant America in exotic ports of the world."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Price: 6.95 USD

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An Untold Story: The Roosevelts of Hyde Park, Roosevelt, Elliott; Brough, James
66 Roosevelt, Elliott; Brough, James An Untold Story: The Roosevelts of Hyde Park
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1973 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 

Orange cloth with black lettering, x + 338 pp, index, 8 pp of b/w photos. Spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket has minor edge wear, mostly at top and base of spine, and a little rubbing. A nice copy.

"An Untold Story" follows the lives of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt through their fascinating disparate lives. Written by their third son Elliott, there are familial insights and comments that put new light on these two people who have such a prominent place in our country's history.; 7" - 9" Tall
Price: 7.50 USD

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Survival in the Doldrums:  The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s, Rupp, Leila J. & Taylor, Verta
67 Rupp, Leila J. & Taylor, Verta Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s
New York Oxford University Press 1987 Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Soft Cover Very Good- 

274 pp., notes, appendix, bibliography. Spine sunned, some soiling and edgewear. A clean, unmarked copy.

"The first book to explore the persistence of the American women's rights movement in a period generally considered devoid of feminist activism and to show the ways in which the more radical movement of the 1960s was influenced by the successes and failures of the 1950s activities. Focusing on women who saw themselves as heirs of the suffrage movement and who were, in many cases, actual participants in that original campaign, the authors have conducted extensive interviews and searched through rare letters and memoirs to reclaim the lost history of this period of American feminism."; 7" - 9" Tall
Price: 14.50 USD

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Dickinson College: A History, Sellers, Charles Coleman
68 Sellers, Charles Coleman Dickinson College: A History
Middletown, Conn. Wesleyen University Press 1973 0819540579 / 9780819540577 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 

xvii + 626 pp. Grey cloth with gold lettering on red background, index, notes. Appendices include a chronological list of people involved with the college -- trustees, faculty, administration; a selection of various societies and social organizations; and the buildings that comprise the campus. Numerous b/w photos and illustrations. Published on the 200th anniversary of the founding of Dickinson College.
Corners bumped, slight edge wear, just a little rubbing. Jacket shows a little edge wear with a couple small closed tears, some rubbing, spine a bit sunned. An attractive copy.

"From its not uncommon Colonial origin, Mr. Sellers gives a lively and sympathetic account of the development of Dickinson College, now a thriving liberal-arts institution of some sixteen hundred students, non-sectarian and coeducational. But this history is more than a history just of Dickinson College: by extension it is a history of all such schools in the East."; 7" - 9" Tall
Price: 35.00 USD

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Old Oxford Houses and the People Who Lived in Them, Smith, Ophia D.
69 Smith, Ophia D. Old Oxford Houses and the People Who Lived in Them
Oxford, OH Oxford Historical Press 1941 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 

Signed by Author
vii + 149 pp., stiff blue paper wraps with faded gold lettering and small sketch of house on cover, 8 glossy pages of black and white photographs tipped in. Wraps show a little wear at bottom of spine, browning to some pages where newspaper articles were laid in. A unique copy of this uncommon book.

Also laid in are several newspaper articles from the 1940s and 1950s by and about Ophia D. Smith. These articles cover the history of some of the houses and people of Oxford. Subjects include The Temperance Tavern, Captain Joel Collins (hero of the War of 1812), a full double page feature on Lottie Moon Clark -- a Confederate spy, who left future general Ambrose Burnside at the altar before marrying attorney James Clark at pistol point -- the Lewis Place, the Spinning Wheel Tavern, and more. These articles add a unique depth to the book.
The 22 houses described in this book include Coffee-Mill House, Beta House, Lottie Moon House, Doctor Scott's Boarding House for Young Ladies, Caroline Scott's birthplace, Mrs. Hughs's Boarding House, President Stanton's Mansion, The 'Gothic', the Bishop, Lewis, Simpson, Captain Smith, and 'Old Stoddy's' Houses; the Houses of David Swing, Joseph Woodruff, Elias Kumler, Alanson Roots, William Homes McGuffey, Lorenzeo L. Langstroth, Robert White McFarland, and David McCord.
From the Foreword by A. H. Upham: "You drive as a stranger along the streets of Oxford, particularly down around the University. You have the sense of something different, an atmosphere, a rather stately impressiveness which makes you forgetful of noisy crowds of students or the glaring neon signs local merchants affect. If you are really observing, the explanation soon comes to you. It is the private homes which have impressed you. . . With diligent and accurate research Mrs. Smith has assembled the human elements which have made these old houses glow with life and interest."; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
Price: 75.00 USD

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Day of Glory:  The Guns of Lexington and Concord, Spencer, Philip
70 Spencer, Philip Day of Glory: The Guns of Lexington and Concord
New York Scholastic 1962 Trade Paperback Very Good- 
Illustrated by Burchard, Peter

187 pp. Scholastic #TX 322. Light edgewear/bumping, PO name inside, text yellowing but clean and unmarked.

A fictionalized account of April 19, 1775, the day the American Revolution began.
Age Level: Grades 4-8; 7" - 9" Tall
Price: 4.00 USD

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Human Nutrition: Reprint of Part I of the Yearbook of Agriculture, 1939, Stanley, Louise; Booher, Leia; Coons, Callie Mae; Stiebeling, Hazel; Howe, Paul; Mitchell, Helen; Friedman, M. H.; Jones, D Breese; Sherman, Henry; Chatfield, Charlotte; Daniel, Esther; Goresline, Harry; Balls, A K; Kelly, Ernest; Farioletti, Marius et al
71 Stanley, Louise; Booher, Leia; Coons, Callie Mae; Stiebeling, Hazel; Howe, Paul; Mitchell, Helen; Friedman, M. H.; Jones, D Breese; Sherman, Henry; Chatfield, Charlotte; Daniel, Esther; Goresline, Harry; Balls, A K; Kelly, Ernest; Farioletti, Marius et al Human Nutrition: Reprint of Part I of the Yearbook of Agriculture, 1939
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office 1940 Soft Cover Good 

Brown paper wraps, pp. 97-402; 1075 - 1142 of the Yearbook of Agriculture 1939 -- Part I dealing with human nutrition (the other part dealt with animal nutrition) along with the liturature cited in that part, a number of tables, figures, and photos. Some creasing and edge wear to wraps, a little soiling, text is clean and unmarked.

Twenty one articles on various aspects of human nutrition, including:
From tradition to science; Food functions and the relation of food to health; Food habits, old and new; Can food habits be changed?; Food fads, facts, and fancies; The white rat as a contributor to science.
Human food requirements; Protein requirements of man; Mineral needs of man; Vitamin needs of man.
Food composition; Vitamin content of foods; Present-day diets in the United States; Planning for good nutrition.
Micro-organisms in foods and food preservation; Enzymes in foods and food preservation.
United States meat inspection; Supervision and inspection of milk; Food grades and the consumer.
What the modern homemaker needs to know; Better nutrition as a national goal.; 7" - 9" Tall
Price: 17.00 USD

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Oregon Trail (Tales of the Wild West, Vol. I), Steber, Rick
72 Steber, Rick Oregon Trail (Tales of the Wild West, Vol. I)
Prineville, OR Bonanza Publishing 1986 Soft Cover Very Good 
Illustrated by Gray, Don
Signed by Author
Very minor shelfwear, small spot on p. 25. A bright, attractive copy.

A book of vignettes depicting the pioneers' travels across the Pacific Northwest. Inscribed by the author.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; Signed by Author
Price: 5.75 USD

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A Study in Boss Politics: William Lorimer of Chicago, Tarr, Joel A.
73 Tarr, Joel A. A Study in Boss Politics: William Lorimer of Chicago
Urbana, IL University of Illinois Press 1971 0252001397 / 9780252001390 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 

xi + 376 pp, Black cloth with gold lettering, index, bibliography, a number of tables and charts, 16 pp. of b/w photos. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear, a little foxing to top and leading edges, top corner of front end paper (1/3") torn off. Jacket shows a little edge wear, some rubbing and soiling. A nice copy.

"Government was meant to be exploited, to advance the individual and aid the machine. The machine offered its followers material success without insisting upon middle-class morality. It accepted the immigrant as he was, asking only that in return for aid he surrender his vote. William Lorimer (1861 - 1934) carefully built such a machine from the precinct level upward, extended his alliances throughout Chicago, and established himself as a force with which three Republican presidents had to reckon. For nearly two decades in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries he was one of the most powerful and controversial figures in Illinois politics."; 7" - 9" Tall
Price: 19.75 USD

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Memories of Manteo and Roanoke island, N.C. As Told By Cora Mae Basnight, Tate, Suzanne; Basnight, Cora Mae
74 Tate, Suzanne; Basnight, Cora Mae Memories of Manteo and Roanoke island, N.C. As Told By Cora Mae Basnight
Nags Head, NC Nags Head Art 1988 0961634421 / 9780961634421 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
Illustrated by Melvin, James
Signed by Author
Pictorial wraps, 52 pp including 16 pp of b/w photos. Reading crease, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Review copy, inscribed to the reviewer and signed by both authors on title page. Handwritten thank you note from Suzanne Tate laid in, plus clippings of the newspaper review and Cora Mae Basnight's obituary.

A unique copy of this oral history of Manteo, North Carolina and Roanoke Island in the first half of the 20th century.; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
Price: 85.00 USD

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Handbook for Conscientious Objectors, Tatum, Arlo (Editor)
75 Tatum, Arlo (Editor) Handbook for Conscientious Objectors
Philadelphia Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors 1966 Eighth Edition Trade Paperback Good 

A little chipping along cover edges, corners a bit bumped, some underlining. Pink slip laid in inviting the reader to subscribe to their bi-monthly publication "News Notes."

Published in 1966 by the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors as a "how to" guide for conscientious objectors in five parts: (1) C.O.s Under Selective Service; (2) C.O.s in Court and Prison; (3) C.O.s in the Armed Forces, (4) Thinking Through the Basis of Conscientious Objection; and (5) Bibliography of Conscientious Objection to War.; 7" - 9" Tall
Price: 7.50 USD

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Louis R. Wilson:  A Biographical Sketch Presented to the Friends of Louis Round Wilson at a Centennial Celebration in His Honor, Tauber, Maurice F.
76 Tauber, Maurice F. Louis R. Wilson: A Biographical Sketch Presented to the Friends of Louis Round Wilson at a Centennial Celebration in His Honor
Chapel Hill, NC 1956 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 

18 pp. Grey paper wraps.
This note from George London, Chairman of the Friends of the Library, dated December 2, 1976, is tipped on the first page: "The first part of this biographical sketch, by Maurice F. Tauber, was a preview of Professor Tauber's full-scale biography, Louis Round Wilson: Librarian and Administrator, published in 1967 by Columbia University Press. Tauber's sketch covered L.R. Wilson's life and career up to the mid-1950's and was presented on the occasion of Dr. Wilson's retirement as Chairman of the Friends of the University of North Carolina Library. Like Louis Round Wilson's many other retirements, however, this one did not last, and over the next twenty years he continued to be active as teacher, writer, consultant, and trusted advisor to University officials. These later years in his long and fruitful career are described in the second part of the sketch. 'The years since 1955,' by Frances Weaver, a long-time family friend." The second part is laid in to a pocket on the inside of the back cover.; 7" - 9" Tall
Price: 7.50 USD
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Lexington and Concord, Tourtellot, Arthur B.
77 Tourtellot, Arthur B. Lexington and Concord
New York W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated 1963 0393001946 / 9780393001945 First Trade Paperback Trade Paperback Very Good 

311 pp., notes, bibliography, index, 16 ilustrations, 6 maps.Publication date not apparent, but probably mid-1970's. Spine very slightly slanted, minor bumping, faint creasing, PO's name on free endpaper, some highlightinh & underlining. A bright and clean copy.

The Battles of Lexington and Concord mark the beginning of the war of the American Revolution. Originall published under the title 'William Diamond's Drum," Tourtellot documents and analyzes the events that led up to and followed from April 19, 1775.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Price: 6.95 USD

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The Voice of America, Van Doren, Mark (editor)
78 Van Doren, Mark (editor) The Voice of America
Cleveland, Ohio World Publishing Company 1942 Forum Books Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 

xiv-737 pp., index. Very slight shelfwear spine, top corners bumped. DJ somewhat scuffed with a few shallow chips & tears. Text is yellowing, but clean and unmarked.

"History sounds dry as dust and often is. /but the history behind the history, the story of the people who inspired the events, is as good reading today as it was in 1066, or 1942, or 1776. The year 1606 begins this narrative of the men and women who made America. Mark Van Doren has collected their personal documents, letters, diaries, public statements-tied them together with his own brief comments-and made a book so truly interesting, humorous, sympathetic, and even sometimes bawdy, that you think, 'Why these are people, not historical characters.' But they are."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Price: 10.00 USD

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The Living Past of America:  A Pictorial Treasury of Our Historic Houses and Villages That Have Been Preserved and Restored, Vanderbilt, Cornelius Jr.
79 Vanderbilt, Cornelius Jr. The Living Past of America: A Pictorial Treasury of Our Historic Houses and Villages That Have Been Preserved and Restored
New York Crown Publishers 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 

Signed by Author
234 pp. Very slight edgewear. DJ price-clipped, some edgewear including small tears at spine and flap ends. Text is clean and unmarked and extensively illustrated with hundreds of black and white photographs. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

"Here is a fascinating new kind of history, a de luxe, useful volume on the American way of life. It presents a clear view of the American past, as seen through its many landmarks that symbolize our heritage from bygone days, and are identified with our history. There are several thousand such places, and from the most important of them Mr. Vanderbilt has made a representative selection of several hundred to give a panoramic view, an American Cavalcade through three and a half centuries and across 48 states."; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall; Signed by Author
Price: 30.00 USD

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Chapel Hill: An Illustrated History, Vickers, James
80 Vickers, James Chapel Hill: An Illustrated History
Chapel Hill, NC Barclay Publishers, Inc. 1985 0961442905 / 9780961442903 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Scism, Thomas; Qualls, Dixon (Photography); Wiles, Eleanor (cover)
Signed by Author
White cloth with gold lettering, 208 pp. Bibliography, index, 16 pp of color photos, numerous b/w illustrations and photos. Laid in is a copy of a newspaper article by James Vickers from The Spectator , September 5, 1991. It covers the life and career of black activist and journalist Chuck Stone when he joined the faculty of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism.
Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear, owner's data on front end paper. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear. Signed by author on front end paper, dated 5/11/85. An attractive copy.

"In the first full-length - and copiously illustrated - history of Chapel Hill, author James Vickers describes in lively and entertaining detail the rich history of the village which in a century and a half of progressive struggle interspersed with threatening adversity evolved from a sparsely populated backwood crossroads to become the cultural center of North Carolina.
"The history of the University has been recorded, but Mr. Vickers chooses to focus on the development of Chapel Hill both as a unique village and as a 'university' town. He freely intersperses anecdotes and vignettes with historical facts in a study that encompasses the full range of Chapel Hill society during two centuries of interesting, influential, and eccentric characters. "; 9" - 12" Tall; Signed by Author
Price: 32.50 USD

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