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  • Oklahoma

    A History

    The product of two of Oklahoma’s foremost authorities on the history of the 46th state, Oklahoma: A History is the first comprehensive narrative to bring the story of the Sooner State to the threshold of its centennial.From the tectonic formation of Oklahoma’s varied landscape to the recovery and renewal following the Oklahoma City bombing, this readable book includes both the well-known and the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Making a Difference

    My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice

    Book 19 - New Directions in Native American Studies Series
    2019 National Native American Hall of Fame InducteeThis stirring memoir is the story of Ada Deer, the first woman to serve as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Deer begins, “I was born a Menominee Indian. That is who I was born and how I have lived.” She proceeds to narrate the first eighty-three years of her life, which are characterized by her tireless campaigns to reverse the forced ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Creating Characters

    How to Build Story People

    A jargon-free manual on the basics of developing interesting fictional charactersVibrant, believable characters help drive a fictional story. Along with a clever plot, well-drawn characters make us want to continue reading a novel or finish watching a movie. In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along. ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Lone Star Suburbs

    Life on the Texas Metropolitan Frontier

    How is it that nearly 90 percent of the Texan population currently lives in metropolitan regions, but many Texans still embrace and promote a vision of their state’s nineteenth-century rural identity? This is one of the questions the editors and contributors to Lone Star Suburbs confront. One answer, they contend, may be the long shadow cast by a Texas myth that has served the dominant culture ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Good Country

    A History of the American Midwest, 1800–1900

    by Jon K. Lauck ...
    At the center of American history is a hole—a gap where some scholars’ indifference or disdain has too long stood in for the true story of the American Midwest. A first-ever chronicle of the Midwest’s formative century, The Good Country restores this American heartland to its central place in the nation’s history.Jon K. Lauck, the premier historian of the region, puts midwestern “squares” center ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter

    An Account of Hickok's Gunfights

    “James Butler Hickok, generally called ‘Wild Bill,’ epitomized the archetypal gunfighter, that half-man, half-myth that became the heir to the mystique of the duelist when that method of resolving differences waned. . . . Easy access to a gun and whiskey coupled with gambling was the cause of most gunfights--few of which bore any resemblance to the gentlemanly duel of earlier times. . . . Hickok’s ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Massacre in Minnesota

    The Dakota War of 1862, the Most Violent Ethnic Conflict in American History

    In August 1862 the worst massacre in U.S. history unfolded on the Minnesota prairie, launching what has come to be known as the Dakota War, the most violent ethnic conflict ever to roil the nation. When it was over, between six and seven hundred white settlers had been murdered in their homes, and thirty to forty thousand had fled the frontier of Minnesota. But the devastation was not all on one ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Maya

    The Sacred Book of the Maya

    Translated by Allen J. Christenson ...
    The Popol Vuh is the most important example of Maya literature to have survived the Spanish conquest. It is also one of the world’s great creation accounts, comparable to the beauty and power of Genesis.Most previous translations have relied on Spanish versions rather than the original K’iche’-Maya text. Based on ten years of research by a leading scholar of Maya literature, this translation with ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • After My Lai: My Year Commanding First Platoon, Charlie Company

    My Year Commanding First Platoon, Charlie Company

    by Gary W Bray ...
    In the fall of 1969, Gary Bray landed in South Vietnam as a recently married, freshly minted second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. His assignment was not enviable: leading the platoon whose former members had committed the My Lai massacre—the murder of hundreds of Vietnamese civilians—eighteen months earlier. In this compelling memoir, he shares his experiences of Vietnam in the direct wake of that ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Contours of a People

    Metis Family, Mobility, and History

    Book 6 - New Directions in Native American Studies Series
    What does it mean to be Metis? How do the Metis understand their world, and how do family, community, and location shape their consciousness? Such questions inform this collection of essays on the northwestern North American people of mixed European and Native ancestry who emerged in the seventeenth century as a distinct culture. Volume editors Nicole St-Onge, Carolyn Podruchny, and Brenda ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Mexico and the Spanish Conquest

    by Ross Hassig ...
    What role did indigenous peoples play in the Spanish conquest of Mexico? Ross Hassig explores this question in Mexico and the Spanish Conquest by incorporating primary accounts from the Indians of Mexico and revisiting the events of the conquest against the backdrop of the Aztec empire, the culture and politics of Mesoamerica, and the military dynamics of both sides. He analyzes the weapons, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Listening to Rosita

    The Business of Tejana Music and Culture, 1930–1955

    Book 9 - Race and Culture in the American West Series
    Everybody in the bar had to drop a quarter in the jukebox or be shamed by “Momo” Villarreal. It wasn’t about the money, Mary Ann Villarreal’s grandmother insisted. It was about the music—more songs for all the patrons of the Pecan Lounge in Tivoli, Texas. But for Mary Ann, whose schoolbooks those quarters bought, the money didn’t hurt.When as an adult Villarreal began to wonder how the few ... Read more

    $17.99 USD