How The States Got Their Shapes

Author: Mr. Mark Stein
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061899860
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How the States Got Their Shapes examines: Why West Virginia has a finger creeping up the side of Pennsylvania Why Michigan has an upper peninsula that isn't attached to Michigan Why some Hawaiian islands are not Hawaii Why Texas and ...

Speaking American

Author: Josh Katz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544702522
Size: 13.81 MB
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Now a graphics editor, Katz harnessed the overwhelming response to that quiz to create Speaking American, an extraordinary and beautiful tour through the American vernacular. How do you pronounce "pecan"?

American Panic

Author: Mark Stein
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137464178
Size: 45.26 MB
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This book also devotes chapters to African Americans, Native Americans, Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Chinese and Japanese peoples, Communists, Capitalists, women, and a highly turbulent but largely forgotten panic over Freemasons.

Vice Capades

Author: Mark Stein
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1612348947
Size: 64.29 MB
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"From the founding of Plymouth Colony to the present day, "Vice Capades" looks at our relationship with the actions, attitudes, and antics that have separated morality from depravity"--

Lost States

Author: Michael J. Trinklein
ISBN: 9781306914949
Size: 21.59 MB
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Accompanying these tales are beautifully rendered maps detailing the proposed state boundaries, plus images of real-life artifacts and ephemera. Welcome to the world of "Lost States"!

The Gypsy Saw Two Lives

Author: Rodica Mihalis
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1618974912
Size: 26.17 MB
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Chronicles the defection & acculturation of a Romanian woman. She describes life under a totalitarian regime & adapting to freedom.

Measuring America

Author: Andro Linklater
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 9780452284593
Size: 77.30 MB
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A thought-provoking history of America's system of measurement explains how, following the American Revolution, a single system of weights and measures, the American Customary System, was developed in order to help survey and map out the ...