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Our Vanishing Landscape

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: [1955] reprint

Seller ID: 436780

ISBN: 0486436780

Condition: 112 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications


81 black-and-white illustrations"Delightful text and drawings."-BookmarkWritten with humor and zest and enhanced with the author's charming, historically accurate drawings, this book takes readers on a leisurely journey through a bygone era, along tree-shaded, winding roads that lead to sturdily built farmhouses and fields set off by rustic fences and walls. Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful narrative remains a genuine and permanent contribution to the field of Americana.Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Funk & Wa... View more info

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For Spacious Skies: A Sketchbook of American Weather

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 45097X

ISBN: 048645097X

Condition: 96 pages, 8.5x11, Softcover, Dover Publications


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Eric Sloane's Book of Storms: Hurricanes, Twisters and Squalls

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 451003

ISBN: 0486451003

Condition: 128 pages, 6x9, Softcover, Dover Publications


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Memoirs of a Cotton Patch Kid, Stories of Growing up on a Small Farm in Arkansas in the 1930s and 1940s

By: Eufa Marie Eubanks Adkison

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2006

Seller ID: A3838

ISBN: 0788438387

Condition: 120 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, 120 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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Other Days in Greenwich, Connecticut

By: Frederick A. Hubbard

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1913)

Seller ID: H9637

ISBN: 078840637X

Condition: 346 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1913), reprint, 5?x8?, paper, indices, 346 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


346 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1913), reprint, 5?x8?, paper, indices, 346 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

By: George Francis Dow

Price: $33.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1935)

Seller ID: D2125

ISBN: 0788421255

Condition: 293 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1935), 2002, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, illus., 293 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


What did they eat? What did they wear? How did they live? This wonderfully informative sourcebook has the answers to all of your questions about everyday life in the colony from c1600 to c1750. Within these pages you will find fascinating information on early apparel, manners and customs, building techniques, herbal remedies and much more. In addition to early farming techniques, find out about sports and games, crimes and punishments, and home furnishings. The book begins with a description of the voyage from England to Massachusetts, including the food ration supplied to every passenger, lis... View more info

9,000 Bowls of Oatmeal

By: Jack Haberstroh

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2004

Seller ID: H3196

ISBN: 0078843196X

Condition: 250 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2004, 5.5x8.5, paper, 250 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Pursuing a Ph.D. at forty is hard enough, but when you add a wife and seven small children, it becomes an adventure well worth the telling. Jack Haberstroh's account of his family's three-year struggle at the University of Iowa is a story of survival on an emotional, academic, financial, and physical level. Three years of oatmeal for breakfast, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. It is also a testament to the power of love and family commitment. Join this family in their 1966-1969 journey as they sacrifice and pull together during this exciting and colorful period in America's hi... View more info

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Some Cursory Remarks Made by James Birket in His Voyage to North America, 1750-1751

By: James Birket

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1916)

Seller ID: B2330

ISBN: 0788423304

Condition: 78 pages, (1916) reprint, paper, index, 78 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Little is known about the author other than what can be gleaned from this journal. He communicated with merchants of the mainland American colonies, and probably acted as correspondent and factor for them in their commercial dealings with residents of the island of Antigua in the Caribbean. His observations show the mercantile bent of his mind and contain information that is not easy to obtain elsewhere. Birket notes the weather, as was typical of diarists of the time, but he is also a keen observer of the environment: “I observed a flock of Gray Plover which came close by the Ship and S... 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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Meet My Waterloo: A Midwestern American Boyhood

By: Lloyd R Engelbrecht

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2005)

Seller ID: E2559

ISBN: 0788425595

Condition: 186 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2005), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, 186 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


—What happened after the young boy told his teacher-minister that “Sinning is fun!”?—Can you imagine a German Prisoner of War camp placed nearly in your backyard during World War II?—How about getting a sooty ride in a train’s steam engine, or—Seizing an opportunity to snatch chips of ice from the iceman’s truck on a hot summer day, or —Rescuing your desk while the school is on fire?These events, and many more, all happened to the author as a youngster in the town of Waterloo, Illinois. Meet My Waterloo is his memoir of those times,... View more info

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The Cultural Life of the American Colonies

By: Louis B. Wright

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 422232

ISBN: 0486422232

Condition: 320 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications


A sweeping survey of 150 years of colonial history (1607-1763), this volume offers authoritative, perceptive views on developments in religion, literature, education, and social thought. Written with wit and panache by a brilliant scholar and specialist in the colonial era, it covers such topics as the colonies' agrarian society and leadership; influence of non-English elements; variety of religions and zeal for education; reading habits and the desire for learning; literary production in the North and South; drama, music, and other diversions; architecture and the decorative arts; scientific ... View more info

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Identifying American Furniture : A Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms: Colonial to Contemporary [Third Edition, Revised and Expanded]

By: Milo M. Naeve

Price: $15.95

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.: 1999

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 318443

ISBN: 0393318443

Condition: 112 pages, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2, 196 photographs, paperback / softcover, W.W. Norton & Co.


Elegantly fashioned and uniquely perceptive, this guidebook, now in its third edition, authoritatively surveys four centuries of American domestic furniture styles.Identifying American Furniture offers answers to the questions most people ask about furniture: "What style is that?" "How can you tell?" and "When was it popular?" Curators, collectors, appraisers, connoisseurs of furniture, and students of history, architecture, and the arts - as well as those just learning the fascination of stylistic trends in American furniture-will find this succinct handbook essent... View more info

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Yankee Destinies: The Lives of Ordinary Nineteenth-Century Bostonians

By: Peter R. Knights

Price: $24.00

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 1991

Seller ID: 819697

ISBN: 0807819697

Condition: 309 pages, cloth, University of North Carolina 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

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Bartholomew’s Song: A Bayou History

By: Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2001)

Seller ID: D1937

ISBN: 0788419374

Condition: 692 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 692 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Come visit an enchanting place too long overlooked in American History, where steamboats battled difficult waters to bring life to the banks of the Arkansas and Louisiana waterway known as Bayou Bartholomew. Artfully written, this narrative flows like the landscape it describes, brimming with facts, details and family names so valuable to historians and genealogists. Beginning with the first inhabitants and a brief description of the archeological remains they left behind, the author explores the bayou through chapters like The Colonial Wilderness, Early Bayou Settlements in Southeast Arkansas... View more info

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Ozark Magic and Folklore

By: Vance Randolph

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 211817

ISBN: 0486211819

Condition: 400 pages, 5.5x8.5, Softcover, Dover Publications


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