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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.

Did Lincoln own slaves?: and other frequently asked questions about Abraham Lincoln. Gerald J. Prokopowicz. Vintage Books, 2009

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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 — Miscellanea.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Presidents — United States — Biography — Miscellanea.
United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865.



Marcha!: Latino Chicago and the immigrant rights movementedited by Amalia Pallares and Nilda Flores-González.

University of Illinois Press, c2010.

F548.9.S75 M37 2010


Hispanic Americans — Illinois — Chicago.

Immigrants — Illinois — Chicago.

Immigrants — Civil rights — United States — Case studies.

Immigrants — Government policy — United States — Case studies.

Social integration — Government policy — United States — Case studies.

Social action — United States — Case studies.

Bound for Santa Fe: the road to New Mexico and the American conquest, 1806-1848Stephen G. Hyslop.

University of Oklahoma Press, c2002.

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F800 .H97 2002


Frontier and pioneer life — Southwest, New.

Pioneers — Santa Fe National Historic Trail — Biography.

Mexicans — Santa Fe National Historic Trail — Biography.

Indians of North America — Santa Fe National Historic Trail — History — 19th century.

Santa Fe National Historic Trail — History.

Southwest, New — Description and travel.

Southwest, New — History — To 1848.

Southwest, New — Commerce — History — 19th century.

New Mexico — History — To 1848.

United States — Territorial expansion.

Folk medicine in southern AppalachiaAnthony Cavender.

University of North Carolina Press, c2003.

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GR108.15 .C38 2003


Traditional medicine — Appalachian Region, Southern — History.

Traditional medicine — Appalachian Region, Southern — Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.

Medicinal plants — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Materia medica — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Uncovering labour in information revolutions, 1750-2000edited by Aad Blok and Greg Downey.

Cambridge University Press, [2003]

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HD6331 .U45 2003


Labor supply — Effect of technological innovations on — History.

Information society — Economic aspects — History.

Working class — Effect of technological innovations on.

Technological innovations — Economic aspects — History.

Information technology — History.

Working class — History.


America and the pill: a history of promise, peril, and liberationElaine Tyler May.

Basic Books, c2010.

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HQ766.5.U5 M39 2010


Birth control — United States — History.

Oral contraceptives — Social aspects — United States — History.

Women — United States — Social conditions — 20th century.

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Record makers and breakers: voices of the independent rock 'n' roll pioneersJohn Broven.

University of Illinois Press, c2009.

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ML405 .B76 2009


Sound recording executives and producers — United States — Biography.

Sound recording industry — United States — History.

Image022The Cambridge companion to the musicaledited by William A. Everett and Paul R. Laird.

Cambridge University Press, c2008.

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ML2054 .C35 2008


Musicals — History and criticism.

Musical theater — History.

Image023 (2)The 1772 Philadelphia furniture price book: a facsimilewith an introduction and guide by Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, c2005.

NK2438.P5 A16 2005


Furniture — Pennsylvania — Philadelphia — History — 18th century — Catalogs.

Image025The long route to the invention of the telescopeRolf Willach.

American Philosophical Society, 2008.

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QB88 .W53 2008


Telescopes — History.

Lenses — History.

Eyeglasses — History.

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America's wetland: an environmental and cultural history of tidewater Virginia and North CarolinaRoy T. Sawyer.

University of Virginia Press, 2010.

QH105.V8 S27 2010


Ice-age enclave — Relict fauna — Water's environmental facets — Period of European colonization — Agricultural history — Sturgeon, herring, and other fisheries — Antebellum golden age : transportation canals — African American experience — Armed conflict : a recurring theme — Intracoastal waterways : war canals — Forests then and now — Droughts and forest fires — From peat mining to wildlife refuges — Lost heritage : last river highway — Urbanization and depopulation.


Wetland ecology — Virginia — Atlantic Coast.

Wetland ecology — North Carolina — Atlantic Coast.

Drainage — Environmental aspects — Virginia — Atlantic Coast.

Drainage — Environmental aspects — North Carolina — Atlantic Coast.

Climatic changes — Virginia — Atlantic Coast.

Climatic changes — North Carolina — Atlantic Coast.

Atlantic Coast (Va.) — Environmental conditions.

Atlantic Coast (N.C.) — Environmental conditions.

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Examining Tuskegee: the infamous syphilis study and its legacySusan M. Reverby.

University of North Carolina Press, c2009.

R853.H8 R48 2009


Introduction : race, medical uncertainty, and American culture — Historical contingencies : Tuskegee Institute, the Public Health Service, and syphilis — Planned, plotted, & official : the study begins — Almost undone : the study continues — What makes it stop? — Testimony : the public story in the 1970s — What happened to the men & their families? — Why & wherefore : the Public Health Service doctors — Triage & "powerful sympathizing" : Eugene H. Dibble, Jr — The best care : Eunice Verdell Rivers Laurie — Bioethics, history, & the study as gospel — The court of imagination — The political spectacle of blame & apology — Epilogue : the difficulties of treating racism with "Tuskegee".


Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

Human experimentation in medicine — Alabama — Macon County — History.

Syphilis — Research — Alabama — Macon County — History.

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Hunting and fishing in the new South: black labor and white leisure after the Civil WarScott E. Giltner.

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

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SK43 .G55 2008


Hunting — Social aspects — Southern States — History — 19th century.

Hunting — Social aspects — Southern States — History — 20th century.

Fishing — Social aspects — Southern States — History — 19th century.

Fishing — Social aspects — Southern States — History — 20th century.

Men, White — Southern States — Social conditions.

Hunters — Southern States — History.

African American men — Southern States — Social conditions.

Hunting guides — Southern States — History.

Southern States — Race relations.

Southern States — History — 1865-1951.


From BetaMax to Blockbuster: video stores and the invention of movies on videoJoshua M. Greenberg.

MIT Press, c2008.

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TK6655.V5 G74 2008


Videocassette recorders.

Video recordings industry — History.

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Appetite for America: how visionary businessman Fred Harvey built a railroad hospitality empire that civilized the Wild West. Stephen Fried.

Bantam Books, c2010

TX910.5.H34 F75 2010


Part One: Fred discovers America (and vice versa), 1853-1901 — Pot Walloper — The last train stop in America — A gentleman among the Bleeding Kansans — Railroad warrior — Opportunistic sponge — Savage and unnatural feeding — They'll try anything — Suited to the most exigent or epicurean taste — Cowboy victualer — Viva Las Vegas — We are in the wilds, we are not of them — Harvey girls — Like a house afire — Acute Americanitis — Transcontinental Fred — Biting the hand — The biggest catered lunch in American history — Let the boys do it — Rough ridden — The clutches of the grim monster — Part Two: Exceeding the Standard, 1901-1948 — A little journey in the wilderness — The Fred Harvey Indian Department — Tenth Legion — On the very brink of the dizzy gulf — Trainiacs — Kansas City Stars — National parking — Daring young Freddy and his flying machines — Soroptimistas — The roar of the twenties — Santa fated — A wonderful live toy to play with — Poised for takeoff — Ford Harvey has a cold — Freddy spreads his wings — Pay no attention to that crashing sound — Loaves and fishes — Heir raising — Great expectations — Tailspin — Kitty blinks — Private Pringle to the rescue — The spies at La Fonda — Big Hollywood ending — Epilogue — Appendix I: The grand tour of Fred Harvey's America — Appendix II: Meals by Fred Harvey — Apppendix III: Fred was here: a master list of Fred Harvey locations — Acknowledgments & Outshouts — Freditor's notes & sources — Bibliography — Index.


Harvey, Fred.

Fred Harvey (Firm)

Restaurateurs — United States — Biography.

Cooking, American.

Railroads — West (U.S.) — History.

Chris Cottrill


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  1. As a partner in one of of the largest document recovery firms in America, i would like to comment on the restoration of the Caspian 1878 painting. The painting has been restored to its original period (within 88%) and i would like to thank Dr. James Berry for his help.

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