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The Printer’s Kiss

The Printer's Kiss

In language that resonates with power and beauty, this compilation of personal letters written from 1844 to 1864 tells the compelling story of controversial newspaper editor Will Tomlinson, his opinionated wife (Eliza Wylie Tomlinson), and their two children (Byers and ...

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Black, White, and Red All Over

Black, White, and Red All Over

Black, White, and Red All Over explores socialist periodicals in the agrarian heartland; views socialists’ attempts to provide alternatives to urban dailies; explores the radical press crusade to champion workers; analyzes the role anarchist periodicals played in their pioneering battles ...

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World War I in American Fiction

World War I in American Fiction

Overshadowed by the so-called Good War that followed, the Great War—the First World War—captured the imagination of American writers both while the conflict was underway and during the decades that followed. As these authors struggled and, at times, fought with ...

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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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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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