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Deadly Medicine: Indians and Alcohol in Early America

By: Mancall, Peter C.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: CORNELL UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 480447

ISBN: 0801480442


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For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789

By: Bartoloni-Tuazon, Kathleen

Price: $24.95

Publisher: CORNELL UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 452987

ISBN: 0801452988


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The Machine in America: A Social History of Technology, 2nd edition

By: Carroll Pursell

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 885792

ISBN: 0801885795

Condition: paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press


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Discovering American Folklife: Essays on Folk Culture and the Pennsylvania Dutch

By: Don Yoder

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Stackpole Books:

Seller ID: 727432

ISBN: 0811727432

Condition: 336 pages, 6 x 9, 52 b/w illus., 1 map, paperback, Stackpole Books


Now available for the first time in paperback, Discovering American Folklife is a classic sampling of Don Yoder's massive body of work in folklife studies. The essays cover folk religion, folk medicine, sectarian costume, traditional cookery, and the folklife of the Pennsylvania Dutch, specifically Harvest Home, witch tales, Fraktur, and sauerkraut for New Year's.About AuthorDon Yoder was cofounder of the Pennsylvania Folklife Society, longtime editor of its journal Pennsylvania Folklife, and Professor of Folklife Studies at the University of Pennsylvania from 1956 to 1996. ... View more info

American Home Life, 1880–1930: A Social History of Spaces and Services

By: Jessica H. Foy and Thomas J. Schlereth, eds.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press: 1992

Seller ID: 49855X

ISBN: 087049855X

Condition: 296 pages, illustrations , University of Tennessee Press


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The Modernization of Fatherhood: A Social and Political History

By: Ralph LaRossa

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1997

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 469042

ISBN: 0226469042

Condition: 295 pages, 6 x 9, 12 halftones, paperback, University of Chicago Press


The period between World War I and World War II was an important time in the history of gender relations, and of American fatherhood. Revealing the surprising extent to which some of yesterday's fathers were involved with their children, The Modernization of Fatherhood recounts how fatherhood was reshaped during the Machine Age into the configuration we know today.LaRossa explains that during the interwar period the image of the father as economic provider, pal, and male role model, all in one, became institutionalized. Using personal letters and popular magazine and newspaper sources, he ... View more info