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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.

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Painting Indians and building empires in North America, 1710-1840. William H. Truettner. University of California Press, c2010.

Introduction — Looking beyond Mohawk warriors — Noble savagery as an invention of British imperialism — Noble savage imagery, 1710 to 1820s — The rise of Republican Indians — Painting Republican Indians, 1800 to 1840s.

N8217.I5 T78 2010 

 

Subject: 

Indians in art.

Art — Political aspects — North America.

United States — Territorial expansion.

Image030 Duel at dawn: heroes, martyrs, and the rise of modern mathematics. Amir Alexander. Harvard University Press, 2010.

I: Natural men — The eternal child — Natural mathematics — II: Heroes and martyrs — A habit of insult: The short and impertinent life of Evariste Galois — The exquisite dance of the blue nymphs — A martyr to contempt — III: Romantic mathematics — The poetry of mathematics — Purity and rigor: the birth of modern mathematics — IV: A new and different world — The gifted swordsman — Conclusion: Portrait of a mathematician.

QA10.7 .A44 2010 

Subject: 

Mathematics — Social aspects — History.

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Pursuing power and light: technology and physics from James Watt to Albert Einstein. Bruce J. Hunt. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.

T173.8 .H92 2010 

 

Subject: 

Technological innovations — History — 19th century.

Technological innovations — History — 20th century.

Research — History — 19th century.

Research — History — 20th century.

Physical sciences — Research — History — 19th century.

Physical sciences — Research — History — 20th century.

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Every home a distillery: alcohol, gender, and technology in the colonial Chesapeake. Sarah Hand Meacham. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

TP573.U6 M43 2009 

"It was being too abstemious that brought this sickness upon me" : alcoholic beverage consumption in the early Chesapeake — "They will be adjudged by their drinke, what kind of housewives they are" : gender, technology, and household cidering in England and the Chesapeake, 1690 to 1760 — "This drink cannot be kept during the summer" : large planters, science, and community networks in the early eighteenth century — "Anne Howard– will take in gentlemen" : white middling women and the tavernkeeping trade in colonial Virginia — "Ladys here all go to market to supply their pantry" : alcohol for sale, 1760 to 1776 — "Every man his own distiller" : technology, the American Revolution, and the masculinization of alcohol production in the late eighteenth century — "He is much addicted to strong drinke" : the problem of alcohol — A few recipes.

Subject: 

Brewing — Social aspects — Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) — History.

Distilling industries — Social aspects — Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) — History.

Housewives — Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) — History.

Home economics — Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) — History.

Sex role — Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) — History.

Social classes — Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) — History.

Drinking of alcoholic beverages — Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) — History.

Bars (Drinking establishments) — Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) — History.

Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) — Social life and customs — 17th century.

Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) — Social life and customs — 18th century.

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The photographs of Esther Bubley, introduction by Melissa Fay Greene. Library of Congress, 2010.

TR820.5 .B45 2010 

 

Subject: 

Bubley, Esther.

Library of Congress — Photograph collections.

Documentary photography — United States.

United States — Social life and customs — 1918-1945 — Pictorial works.

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The photographs of Jack Delano, introduction by Esmeralda Santiago. Library of Congress, 2010.

TR820.5 .D43 2010

Subject: 

Delano, Jack.

Library of Congress — Photograph collections.

Documentary photography — United States.

United States — Social life and customs — 1918-1945 — Pictorial works.

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The photographs of Russell Lee, introduction by Nicholas Lemann. Library of Congress, 2010.

TR820.5 .L41956 2008

Subject: 

Lee, Russell, 1903-1986.

Documentary photography — United States.

United States — Social life and customs — 1918-1945 — Pictorial works.

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The photographs of John Vachon, introduction by Kurt Andersen. Library of Congress, 2010.

TR820.5 .V32 2010

Subject: 

Vachon, John, 1914-1975.

Library of Congress — Photograph collections.

Documentary photography — United States.

United States — Social life and customs — 1918-1945 — Pictorial works.

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The photographs of Marion Post Wolcott, introduction by Francine Prose. Library of Congress, 2010.

TR820.5 .W654 2008

Subject: 

Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990.

Documentary photography — United States.

United States — Social life and customs — 1918-1945 — Pictorial works.

 

—Chris Cottrill

 

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