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The Prairie Peninsula

and | Filed under: Nature, Photography, Recent Releases
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With text by coauthors Gary Meszaros and Guy L. Denny and striking photographs by Meszaros, The Prairie Peninsula examines the many prairie types, floristic composition, and animals that are part of this ecosystem. It took only 50 years for 150 million acres of tallgrass prairie…

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Speak English!

and | Filed under: Black Squirrel Books, Photography, Sports

Speak English! The Rise of Latinos in Baseball chronicles how much— and how little—has changed since the first Latino played in the big leagues in the nineteenth century. By the middle of the next century, the Alous, Vic Power, and Rico Carty worked to earn…

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The Last Muster, Volume 2

| Filed under: History, Photography
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Maureen Taylor, the nation’s foremost historical photo detective, continues her quest to document the Revolutionary War generation with this collection of rare nineteenth-century photographic images. Primarily comprised of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and carte de visite paper photographs, this collection of nearly sixty images presents new works…

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Through the Lens of Allen E. Cole

and | Filed under: History, Photography, Regional Interest
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During the Great Depression, photographer Allen Eugene Cole posted a sign in front of his studio in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood: Somebody, Somewhere, Wants Your Photograph. An entrepreneurial businessman with a keen ability to market his images of Cleveland’s black experience, Cole was deeply immersed in…

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“Feel the Bonds That Draw”

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Photography
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“Feel the Bonds That Draw” presents nearly 200 images from the extensive Civil War photographic collections of Cleveland’s Western Reserve Historical Society, complementing author Christine Dee’s reflections on topics such as historical memory, the war as economic engine, and the impact of mobilization and combat…

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Shadows of Antietam

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Military History, Photography

The Battle of Antietam, fought in Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 7, 1862, was the bloodiest single day of the Civil War, with 23,000 casualties on both sides. While the battle was tactically inconclusive, it resulted in two significant milestones. First, because Robert E. Lee failed…

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Portraits in Steel

and | Filed under: American History, History, Photography, Regional Interest
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This history of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation paints a gritty portrait of the successes and failures of the American steel industry. The 131-year life of this “American Business” is presented from its origins as one of the many struggling iron makers in the mid-19th…

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