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A Colony Sprung from Hell

A Colony Sprung from Hell

The early settlement of the region around Pittsburgh was characterized by a messy collision of personal, provincial, national, and imperial interests. Driven by the efforts of Europeans, Pennsylvanians, Virginians, and Indians, almost everyone attempted to manipulate the clouded political jurisdiction ...

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Bloody Lies

Bloody Lies

The remote farming community of Murdock, Nebraska, seemed to be the least likely setting for one of the heartland’s most ruthless and bloody double murders in decades. In fact, the little town had gone more than a century without a ...

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To Plead Our Own Cause

To Plead Our Own Cause

The antislavery movement entered an important new phase when William Lloyd Garrison began publishing the Liberator in 1831—a phase marked by massive petition campaigns, the extraordinary mobilization of female activists, and the creation of organizations such as the American Anti-Slavery ...

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The Films of Richard Myers

The Films of Richard Myers

Richard Myers has been producing experimental and documentary films for over 40 years. The Films of Richard Myers chronicles these films, along with descriptions and reviews by such film critics as Roger Ebert, Arthur Knight, Roger Greenspun, Kevin Thomas, and ...

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Classic Steelers

Classic Steelers

When it came to football in the 1930s, the college sport was king. But in 1933, former boxer and minor league baseball player Art Rooney, who had quarterbacked the squad at Duquesne University, purchased a team for Pittsburgh for $2,500. ...

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On Lincoln

On Lincoln

For sixty years the journal Civil War History has presented the best original scholarship in the study of America’s greatest struggle. The Kent State University Press is pleased to present this third volume in its multivolume series, reintroducing the most ...

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Wearable Prints, 1760–1860 is an encyclopedic survey of early printed fabrics, sumptuously illustrated with more than 1600 color photos. Essential for historians, students, costumers, quilters, designers, curators, and collectors.

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