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Boats Against the Current: American Culture Between Revolution and Modernity, 1820-1860

By: Perry, Lewis

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005863

ISBN: 0195060911

Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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A Profile of the Negro American

By: Pettigrew, Thomas F.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004355

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


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... View more info

The Congressional Experience: A View from the Hill

By: Price, David E.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Westview Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005887

ISBN: 081331156x

Condition: Very Good+


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 th... View more info

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Ghosts of the Carolinas

By: Roberts, Nancy

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Columbia, SC, Univ of South Carolina Press: 1992

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 004764

ISBN: 0872495876

Condition: 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 - ove... View more info

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Chronicles of Old Salem

By: Robotti, Frances Diane

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1948

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 004103

Condition: 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 1... View more info

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An Untold Story: The Roosevelts of Hyde Park

By: Roosevelt, Elliott; Brough, James

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1973

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 007476

Condition: 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 ligh... View more info

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Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s

By: Rupp, Leila J. & Taylor, Verta

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1987

Edition: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)

Seller ID: 006589

Condition: 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 w... View more info

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Dickinson College: A History

By: Sellers, Charles Coleman

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Middletown, Conn., Wesleyen University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005320

ISBN: 0819540579

Condition: 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. Jacke... View more info

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Old Oxford Houses and the People Who Lived in Them

By: Smith, Ophia D.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Oxford, OH, Oxford Historical Press: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005951

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 Ox... View more info

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Day of Glory: The Guns of Lexington and Concord

By: Spencer, Philip

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1962

Seller ID: 005576

Condition: Very Good-


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; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Human Nutrition: Reprint of Part I of the Yearbook of Agriculture, 1939

By: 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

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1940

Seller ID: 006067

Condition: 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... View more info

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Oregon Trail (Tales of the Wild West, Vol. I)

By: Steber, Rick

Price: $5.75

Publisher: Prineville, OR, Bonanza Publishing: 1986

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003410

Condition: Very Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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A Study in Boss Politics: William Lorimer of Chicago

By: Tarr, Joel A.

Price: $19.75

Publisher: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005318

ISBN: 0252001397

Condition: 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 ma... View more info

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Memories of Manteo and Roanoke island, N.C. As Told By Cora Mae Basnight

By: Tate, Suzanne; Basnight, Cora Mae

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Nags Head, NC, Nags Head Art: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007621

ISBN: 0961634421

Condition: Very Good


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.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by A... View more info

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Handbook for Conscientious Objectors

By: Tatum, Arlo (Editor)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors: 1966

Edition: Eighth Edition

Seller ID: 006156

Condition: 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 Ob... View more info

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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

By: Tauber, Maurice F.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006103

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Lexington and Concord

By: Tourtellot, Arthur B.

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated: 1963

Edition: First Trade Paperback

Seller ID: 002958

ISBN: 0393001946

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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The Voice of America

By: Van Doren, Mark (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, World Publishing Company: 1942

Edition: Forum Books Edition

Seller ID: 003725

Condition: 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 t... View more info

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The Living Past of America: A Pictorial Treasury of Our Historic Houses and Villages That Have Been Preserved and Restored

By: Vanderbilt, Cornelius Jr.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004856

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


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 heritag... View more info

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Chapel Hill: An Illustrated History

By: Vickers, James

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Barclay Publishers, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007786

ISBN: 0961442905

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


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. Jack... View more info