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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.

Image002For home and country: World War I propaganda on the home front. Celia Malone Kingsbury. University of Nebraska Press, c2010.

Publisher description

Introduction — Food will win the war: domestic science and the royal society — "One hundred percent": war service and women's fiction — VADs and khaki girls: the ultimate reward for war service — "Learning to hate the German beast": children as war mongers — The hun is at the gate: protecting the innocents — Conclusion: learning to love big brother–or not. D639.P7 U63 2010 


World War, 1914-1918 — Propaganda.

World War, 1914-1918 — United States.

Propaganda, American

Popular culture — United States — History — 20th century.

World War, 1914-1918 — Social aspects.

World War, 1914-1918 — Psychological aspects.

Persuasion (Psychology)

Image005 The Jeffersons at Shadwell. Susan Kern. Yale University Press, c2010.

Introduction — The house: the material world of the Jeffersons at Shadwell — The household: making women's work apparent — The home quarter : material culture and status — The field quarters: slave life and field work — Plantation business: Peter Jefferson at home — The colony's business : Peter Jefferson's vantage — The intangible legacies: creating and keeping family history — Thomas Jefferson's Shadwell stories: family and slavery. E332.25 .K37 2010 


Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 — Childhood and youth.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 — Birthplace.

Jefferson, Peter, 1708-1757.

Jefferson, Jane, 1720-1776.

Plantation life — Virginia — Albemarle County — History — 18th century.

Excavations (Archaeology) — Virginia — Albemarle County.

Shadwell (Va. : Plantation)

Albemarle County (Va.) — Antiquities.

Image008Across the continent: Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and the making of America, edited by Douglas Seefeldt, Jeffrey L. Hantman, Peter S. Onuf.

University of Virginia Press, 2005.

Introduction: geopolitics, science, and culture conflicts / Peter S. Onuf and Jeffrey L. Hantman — Jefferson's Pacific: the science of distant empire, 1768-1811 / Alan Taylor — Securing America: Jefferson's fluid plans for the western perimeter / Jenry Morsman — Thomas Jefferson's conflicted legacy in American archaeology / David Hurst Thomas — A nation imagined, a nation measured: the Jeffersonian legacy / Kenneth Prewitt — Oñate's foot: histories, landscapes, and contested memories in the Southwest / Douglas Seefeldt. F592 .A49 2005 


Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.

Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)

Explorers — West (U.S.) — History — 19th century.

United States — Territorial expansion.

West (U.S.) — History — To 1848.


Gold rush port: the maritime archaeology of San Francisco's waterfront. James P. Delgado. University of California Press, c2009.

Table of contents 

F869.S347 D45 2009 


Waterfronts — California — San Francisco — History.

Harbors — California — San Francisco — History.

Archaeology and history — California — San Francisco.

Urban archaeology — California — San Francisco.

San Francisco (Calif.) — Antiquities.

San Francisco (Calif.) — Commerce — History.


The market revolution in America: liberty, ambition, and the eclipse of the common good. John Lauritz Larson.

Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Introduction: what do we mean by a market revolution in America? — 1. First fruits of independence — Interlude: panic! 1819 — 2. Marvelous improvements everywhere — Interlude: panic! 1837 — 3. Heartless markets, heartless men — 4. How can we explain it? — epilogue: panic! 2008, déjà vu all over again.

HC103 .L327 2010 


Capitalism — Social aspects — United States — History.

United States — Economic conditions.


The Chemcraft story: the legacy of Harold Porter, by John Tyler. St. Johann Press, c2003.

HD9993.C482 P678 2003 


Porter, Harold Mitchell, 1893-1963.

Porter Chemical Company — History.

Businessmen — United States — Biography.

Businessmen — Maryland — Hagerstown — Biography.

Chemistry set industry — United States — History.

Chemistry sets — United States — History.

Educational toy industry — United States — History.

Educational toys — United States — History.


Two bits: the cultural significance of free software. Christopher M. Kelty. Duke University Press, 2008.

Geeks and recursive publics — Protestant reformers, polymaths, transhumanists — The movement — Sharing source code — Conceiving open systems — Writing copyright licenses — Coordinating collaborations — "If we succeed, we will disappear" — Reuse, modification, and the nonexistence of norms — Conclusion: The cultural consequences of free software.

HM851 .K45 2008 


Information society.

Open source software — Social aspects.


Sound targets: American soldiers and music in the Iraq war. Jonathan Pieslak. Indiana University Press, c2009.

Music and contemporary military recruiting — Music as an inspiration for combat — Looking at the opposing forces — Music as a psychological tactic — Music as a form of soldier expression — Metal and rap ideologies in the Iraq War.

ML3477 .P54 2009 


Iraq War, 2003- — Music and the war.

Popular music — Social aspects.

Soldiers — United States — Social conditions.

United States — Armed Forces — Iraq.


—Chris Cottrill

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