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New and Notable—National Museum of American History Library

The Libraries would like to highlight some more new and diverse titles that have been added recently to the National Museum of American History Library.


Collections of nothing. William Davies King. University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Publisher description

Subject: King, W. D. (W. Davies) Collectors and collecting — United States — Biography. Collectors and collecting — United States. Collectors and collecting — Psychological aspects. Collectors and collecting — Miscellanea. AM401.K56 A3 2008


Americans and the wars of the twentieth century. Jenel Virden. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

From the Publisher: Jenel Virden outlines the causes, courses and consequences of the four major wars of the 20th century in American history, examining how the United States became involved, how the wars were fought; and what the domestic consequences of the wars were. Virden discusses the foreign policy as well as civil liberty implications of American involvement in the First World War, Second World War, Korean War and Vietnam War.

Subject: War and society — United States — History — 20th century. Just war doctrine. United States — History, Military — 20th century. United States — Foreign relations — 20th century. United States — Social conditions — 20th century. E745 .V57 2008

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Old South Baton Rouge: the roots of hope. Petra Munro Hendry and Jay D. Edwards; with Carolyn Ware … [et al.]; foreword by William Jenkins; featuring photography by James W. Terry, III. University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2009.

Community, culture, and social change — Shaping the cultural landscape — Remembering the history of place : 1885-1965 — The architectural character — Creating culture and community — The power of place : community revitalization — Appendix I: A tour of Old South Baton Rouge with Joe Delpit — Appendix II: Percent of all Negro residences in depressed areas lacking basic facilities in Baton Rouge in 1940 — Appendix III: Percent of all Negro residences in Baton Rouge lacking basic facilities in 1940 — Appendix IV: Churches of Old South Baton Rouge — Appendix V: One square mile : a list of prominent residents of Old South Baton Rouge.

Subject: Community life — Louisiana — Baton Rouge — History. Social change — Louisiana — Baton Rouge — History. Community development — Louisiana — Baton Rouge — History. Housing — Louisiana — Baton Rouge — History. Old South Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, La.) — History. Baton Rouge (La.) — History. Old South Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, La.) — Social life and customs. Baton Rouge (La.) — Social life and customs. Old South Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, La.) — Social conditions. Baton Rouge (La.) — Social conditions. F379.B33 H46 2009

Harry S. Truman. Robert Dallek. Times Books, 2008.

Preludes — Ending the war and planning peace — The worst of times — Politician and statesman — Against all odds — Cold War president — Miseries at home and abroad — Lost credibility — Last hurrahs — Milestones.

Subject: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. Presidents — United States — Biography. United States — Politics and government — 1945-1953. E814 .D25 2008

The problem of jobs: liberalism, race, and deindustrialization in Philadelphia. Guian A. McKee. University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Table of contents

Subject: Manpower policy — Pennsylvania — Philadelphia — History — 20th century. Job creation — Pennsylvania — Philadelphia — History — 20th century. Philadelphia (Pa.) — Politics and government — 1865- HD5726.P5 M35 2008

Popular eugenics: national efficiency and American mass culture in the 1930s, edited by Susan Currell and Christina Cogdell. Ohio University Press, c2006.

Table of contents

Subject: Eugenics — United States — History — 20th century. Eugenics — Social aspects — United States. Popular culture — United States — History — 20th century. Eugenics in literature. Eugenics in motion pictures. United States — History — 1919-1933. United States — History — 1933-1945. HQ755.5.U5 P66 2006

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 Water and the West: the Colorado River Compact and the politics of water in the American West. Norris Hundley, Jr. University of California Press, c2009. 2nd edition.

Subject: Water resources development — Law and legislation — Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico) Water resources development — Law and legislation — Colorado River Valley. KF5590.C6 H86 2009

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Martin guitars, by Richard Johnston & Dick Boak; revised and updated from the original by Mike Longworth. Hal Leonard, c2008-2009.

Table of contents v. 1. A history.–v. 2. A technical reference.

Subject: C.F. Martin & Co. Martin guitar — History. ML424.M275 J64 2008

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Come in and hear the truth: jazz and race on 52nd Street. Patrick Burke. University of Chicago Press, c2008.

Table of contents

Subject: Jazz — New York (State) — New York — 1931-1940 — History and criticism. Jazz — New York (State) — New York — 1941-1950 — History and criticism. Music and race. Fifty-second Street (New York, N.Y.) ML3508.8.N5 B87 2008

America's doll house: the miniature world of Faith Bradford. William L. Bird, Jr. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History; In association with Princeton Architectural Press.

The miniature world of Faith Bradford : an illustrated history — The dolls' house : room by room — The scrapbook : fabric swatches of house furnishings.

Subject: Bradford, Faith, 1880-1970 — Art collections. National Museum of American History (U.S.) Dollhouses — United States. NK4892.U6 W3718 2010

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Fermilab: physics, the frontier, and megascience. Lillian Hoddeson, Adrienne W. Kolb, and Catherine Westfall. University of Chicago Press, 2008.

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Subject: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory — History. Particle accelerators — Research — United States. Particles (Nuclear physics) — Research — United States. QC789.2.U62 F474 2008

Women physicians and the cultures of medicine, edited by Ellen S. More, Elizabeth Fee, Manon Parry. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

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Subject: Women physicians — United States — Congresses. R692 .W677 2009

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Mary Breckinridge: the Frontier Nursing Service & rural health in Appalachia. Melanie Beals Goan. University of North Carolina Press, c2008.

Table of contents

Subject: Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965. Frontier Nursing Service, Inc. Nurses — Appalachian Region — Biography — History. RT37.B72 G63 2008

Firefighting in Washington, D.C. Arcadia, c2004.

Publisher description

Subject: Fire extinction — Washington (D.C.) — Pictorial works. Fire fighters — Washington (D.C.) — Pictorial works. Washington (D.C.) — History — Pictorial works. TH9505.W3 F57 2004

America's kitchens. Nancy Carlisle and Melinda Talbot Nasardinov, with Jennifer Pustz. Tilbury House, Publishers, 2008.

Table of contents

Subject: Kitchens — United States — History. Kitchens — Social aspects — United States. Cooking — United States — History. TX653 .C348 2008

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One Comment

  1. Stefanie

    Very interesting selection of new books. The “Popular Eugenics” because I was in DC a couple of years ago and visited the Museum of the Holocaust I beleive it was there where there was a section on eugenics and the efforts they made to make the world a “pure” race. It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant people can be…

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