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Antique Garden Tools and Accessories

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing:

Seller ID: 314785

Condition: Schiffer Publishing


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Antique Mining Equipment & Collectibles

By: N/A

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing:

Seller ID: 314955

Condition: Schiffer Publishing


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The Tools that Built America

By: Alex W. Bealer

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 437531

ISBN: 0486437531

Condition: 224 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications


Great appeal for woodworkers at all levels of expertiseOver 200 drawings and photographs of early hand toolsMust reading for lovers of antique tools and enthusiasts of AmericanaThis is the fascinating story of early American woodworking, as told by a master craftsman. Author Alex Bealer enthusiastically describes and clearly illustrates a wide array of implements used by frontiersmen, among them various kinds of axes, saws, planes, hammers, and the adze. Such... View more info

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Out of This Furnace

By: Bell, Thomas

Price: $15.95

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 1976

Seller ID: 952734

ISBN: 0822952734

Condition: 424 pages, paperback / softcover, University of Pittsburgh Press


Our all-time bestselling title, this classic and powerful novel spanning three generations of a Slovak immigrant family has been adopted for course use in more than 250 colleges and universities nationwide. Out of This Furnace, first published in 1941 by Little, Brown, and long out of print, is Thomas Bell's most compelling achievement. Its story of three generations of an immigrant Slovak family - the Dobrejcaks - still stands as a fresh and extraordinary accomplishment... View more info

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COAL MINERS' WIVES: Portraits of Endurance

By: Carol A.B. Giesen

Price: $17.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1995

Seller ID: 108454

ISBN: 0813108454

Condition: 188 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 1995, cloth, 5½x8½, 188pgs, cloth, University Press of Kentucky


Reviews"Reveals the extreme danger coal miners face in the workplace and the stress that mining families face because of it."—Kirkus Reviews View more info

Scottish Goldsmiths, 1600 - 1800

By: David Dobson

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0056

ISBN: 1888265566

Condition: 1998, 51/2x81/2, paper, alpha., 49 pp, Heritage Books


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Scottish Schoolmasters of the Seventeenth Century

By: David Dobson

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0049

ISBN: 1888265493

Condition: 1998, 51/2x81/2, paper, alpha., 40 pp, Heritage Books


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Colonial Craftsmen and the Beginnings of American Industry

By: Edwin Tunis

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 1999

Seller ID: 862280

ISBN: 0801862280

Condition: 159 pages, paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press


The vanished ways of colonial America's skilled craftsmen are vividly reconstructed in this superb book by Edwin Tunis. With incomparable wit and learning, and in over 450 meticulous drawings, the author describes the working methods and products, houses and shops, town and country trades, and individual and group enterprises by which the early Americans forged the economy of the New World.In the tiny coastal settlements, which usually sprang up around a mill or near... View more info

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A Museum of Early American Tools

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 425606

ISBN: 0486425606

Condition: 128 pages, 6 1/2 x 9 1/4, paperback, Dover Publications


This absorbing and profusely illustrated book describes in detail scores of early American tools and the wooden and metal artifacts made with them. Informally and expressively written, the text covers bulding tools and methods; farm and kitchen implements; and the tools of curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, coachmakers, loggers, tanners, and many other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. Scores of pen-and-ink sketches by the author accurately depict "spec... View more info

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Versatile Physicians II

By: Fillmore Buckner

Price: $41.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B4911

ISBN: 0788449117

Condition: Heritage Books, Inc


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Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest

By: Linda Carlson

Price: $22.50

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 2003

Seller ID: 983329

ISBN: 0-295-98332-9

Condition: 288 pages, 6 x 9, 61 illus., notes, bibliog., index, paperback, University of Washington Press


2004 Washington State Book Award Finalist"Company town." The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores, of paternalistic employers. But these stereotypes are outdated, especially for those company towns that flourished well into the twentieth century. In Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest, Linda Carlson provides a more balanced a... View more info

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The Shortest Dynasty: 1837-1947

By: Michael Gaines

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: G2091

ISBN: 788420917

Condition: (2002), 5½x8½, paper, index, biblio., illus., Heritage Books, Inc


This is the story of Robert Portner, a history of his brewing company and the tale of his beloved Annaburg. Robert Portner was a millionaire brewer who lived in Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and often spent his summers in Manassas, Virginia. He owned several of the biggest breweries in the South at the time. Born March 20, 1837 in Rhaden, Prussia, he came to America in 1853 and started his legacy. He married Anna von Valaer in 1872 and they had 13 children. ... View more info

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Riders of the Pony Express

By: Ralph Moody; illustrated by Robert Riger; Maps by Leonard Derwinski.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 2004

Seller ID: 283059

ISBN: 0803283059

Condition: 184 pages, illus., maps, paperback, University of Nebraska Press


Prior to the Civil War, the fastest mail between the West Coast and the East took almost thirty days by stagecoach along a southern route through Texas. Some Californians feared their state would not remain in the Union, separated so far from the free states.Then businessman William Russell invested in a way to deliver mail between San Francisco and the farthest western railroad, in Saint Joseph, Missouri-across two thousand miles of mountains, deserts, and plains-gu... View more info

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Spiked Boots: Sketches of the North Country

By: Robert E. Pike , foreword by Helen-Chantal Pike

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Countryman Press / W.W. Norton & Co., Inc:

Seller ID: 50436X

ISBN: 0-88150-436-X

Condition: 288 pages, paperback, b & w photographs, Countryman Press / W.W. Norton & Co., Inc


In the days of log drives on the rivers of New England, whenever a riverman was killed on the drive, his comrades hung his spiked boots on a tree to mark the spot. As a youth, Robert Pike spotted such a pair of boots, and from that moment was born his lifelong fascination with the colorful history of the New England logging industry.The dozens of tales Pike collected are narrated here by "Old Vern," a cantankerous backwoods character. Here are legends and wil... View more info

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Coercion, Contract, and Free Labor in the Nineteenth Century

By: Robert J. Steinfeld

Price: $27.99

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: February 2001

Seller ID: 774004

ISBN: 0521774004

Condition: 342 pages, 1 line diagram 3 tables 2 maps, Cambridge University Press


This book presents a fundamental reassessment of the nature of wage labor in the nineteenth century, focusing on the use of sanctions to enforce wage labor agreements. Professor Steinfeld argues that wage workers were not employees at will but were often bound to their employment by enforceable labor agreements, which employers used whenever available to manage their labor costs and supply. Modern free wage labor only came into being late in the nineteenth century, as a ... View more info

Life in a Three-Ring Circus, Posters and Interviews

By: Sharon L. Smith, Stephen J. Fletcher

Price: $9.96

Publisher: Indiana Historical Society Press:

Seller ID: 951517

ISBN: 0-87195-151-7

Condition: 79 pp • © 2001 • cloth , Indiana Historical Society Press


From ringmasters to clowns, animal trainers to trapeze artists, Indiana's long association with the circus industry is highlighted in Life in a Three Ring Circus: Posters and Interviews. The book features full-color posters from the Society's collection and oral histories from Hoosiers who participated in life under the big top. View more info

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History of the American Steam Fire-Engine

By: William T. King

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 415309

ISBN: 0486415309

Condition: 160 pages, 8 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


Over 100 rare illustrations depict more than 70 antique fire engines with steam-powered pumps-from the very first one, built in 1829, up to the end of the 19th century. The royalty-free illustrations include pictures of Braithwaite's "Comet," built for the King of Prussia in 1832; the Manhattan No. 8 of New York City, built by Lee & Larned; the Hurricane No. 13 of Philadelpia, by Chapman; the Northern Liberty, No. 8, of Boston, constructed by Jucket & Freeman; an... View more info