Check out these new acquisitions at the National Museum of American History Library!
United States. Navy Dept., Reports of explorations and surveys… of a ship-canal between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by the way of the isthmus of Darien, 1874
Addicted to texting and e-mails? Why don’t you try to
relax by reading someone else’s electronic messages from the past? In Mr.
Lincoln’s T-mails : the untold story of how Abraham Lincoln used the telegraph
to win the Civil War, the history of Lincoln’s telegraph use and its
effects are revealed in addition to exploring the leadership style of Abraham
Lincoln. Also, photos of the original telegraphic texts supplement
the book. Interested in seeing history itself? You can see telegraph
keys and other
items in the Abraham
Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life exhibit at the National Museum of American
History. Wheeler, Tom. Mr. Lincoln's T-mails : the untold story of
how Abraham Lincoln used the telegraph to win the Civil War. New York :
Go west and beyond the limits of your knowledge of American
western art! Through 450 illustrations with a majority of them in vivid
color, the addressed history of western art begins with the early European
explorers and continues into the modern era. This newly expanded edition
of The West of the imagination features eight new chapters on additional
artists and expands chapters on Native American and Hispanic American art, and
the portrayal of the West in movies. Goetzmann, William H. and Goetzman, William N. The West of
the imagination. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2009.
Ever wonder why country music has that twang? The
Selling Sound: the rise of the country music industry not only recounts the
history of country music from its beginnings in the 1920s, but argues that
commercialism has shaped country music since the beginning in many aspects. If
you’re interested in traditional American folk music or folk music from around
the world, you can find numerous recordings available at Smithsonian Folkways. Pecknold, Diane. The Selling Sound: the rise of the
country music industry. Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2007.
Get your dose of women’s history and math and science history
with Pioneering women in American mathematics : the pre-1940 PhD’s!
This study of women who received PhDs in mathematics features analysis of
statistical information and first-hand information from the subjects
themselves. Eight chapters concentrate on analysis of the women’s family
backgrounds, education, careers and other work. Also, this book features
biographical entries about each of the 228 women who received PhDs in
mathematics. Do the math. This book adds up to be an interesting read! Green, Judy and LaDuke, Jeanne. Pioneering women in American
mathematics : the pre-1940 PhD’s. Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical
Society ; London : London Mathematical Society, 2009.