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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.

Image031 The American military frontiers: the United States Army in the West, 1783-1900Robert Wooster.

University of New Mexico Press, 2009.

F592 .W865 2009


United States. Army — History — 19th century.

United States. Army — Military life — History — 19th century.

Frontier and pioneer life — West (U.S.)

West (U.S.) — History, Military — 19th century.

United States — Territorial expansion — History — 19th century.


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Leopold's shack and Ricketts's lab: the emergence of environmentalismMichael J. Lannoo.

University of California Press, c2010. GE195 .L37 2010

Out of the Midwest — From forester to professor — From businessman to sage — Game management — Between Pacific tides — The shack — The lab — A Sand County almanac — Sea of Cortez — Daily lives and professional expectations — From natural history to ecology — Leopold's approach — Ricketts's approach — Shared and complementary perspectives — Transcendence — Ethic and engagement — Where their spirit lives on.


Leopold, Aldo, 1886-1948.

Ricketts, Edward Flanders, 1897-1948.

Environmentalism — United States — History.

Natural history — United States — History.

Ecology — United States — History.

Image038 Alien neighbors, foreign friends: Asian Americans, housing, and the transformation of urban CaliforniaCharlotte Brooks.

University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Table of contents

HD7288.76.U52 B76 2009


Discrimination in housing — California — History — 20th century.

Asian Americans — Housing — California — History — 20th century.

Metropolitan areas — California — History — 20th century.

Asian Americans — California — Public opinion — History — 20th century.

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

  Image041 (1) The automobile and American lifeJohn A. Heitmann.

McFarland & Co., c2009.

HD9710.U52 H39 2009


Automobile industry and trade — United States — History.

Automobile industry and trade — Social aspects — United States — History.

Image044 Seated by the sea: the maritime history of Portland, Maine, and its Irish longshoremenMichael C. Connolly; foreword by Joseph E. Brennan.

University Press of Florida, c2010. HD8039.L82 U65125 2010

"Delightfully situated on a healthy hill": the port of Portland before the Civil War — Black fades to green on the waterfront: nineteenth-century social, racial, and ethnic change — A mixed blessing: Portland at the turn of the twentieth century — Lost strikes and union affiliation: early twentieth-century labor militancy alongshore — Apex of the union and Catholic hierarchical influence — Longshore culture and the decline of the port of Portland in the mid- to late twentieth century — Conclusion: The port of Portland in the twenty-first century and its maritime future — Appendix A: Portland Town — Appendix B: Day of the Clipper — Appendix C: PLSBS retirement list as of January 1983 — Appendix D: Oral histories — Appendix E: Longshore nicknames — Appendix F: Membership levels of the Portland Longshoremen's Benevolent Society.


Stevedores — Maine — Portland — History.

Irish — Maine — Portland — History.

Irish Americans — Maine — Portland — History.

Working class — Maine — Portland — History.

Labor unions — Maine — Portland — History.

Social change — Maine — Portland — History.

Port cities — Maine — Case studies.

Portland (Me.) — Economic conditions.

Portland (Me.) — Social conditions.

Portland (Me.) — Ethnic relations.

Image047 (1) Framing production: technology, culture, and change in the British bicycle industryPaul Rosen.

MIT Press, c2002.

HD9993.B543 G77 2002


Bicycle industry — Great Britain.

Bicycle industry — Technological innovations — Great Britain.

Image051 (1) Fixing the sky: the checkered history of weather and climate controlJames Rodger Fleming.

Columbia University Press, c2010.

Stories of control — Rain makers — Rain fakers — Foggy thinking — Pathological science — Weather warriors — Fears, fantasies, and possibilities of control — The climate engineers.

QC928 .F54 2010


Weather control — History.

Nature — Effect of human beings on.

Image053 Railroad: identity, design and cultureKeith Lovegrove.

Rizzoli, 2005

Publisher description

TF15 .L68 2005


Railroads — History.

Image055 Two prime movers of globalization: the history and impact of diesel engines and gas turbinesVaclav Smil.

MIT Press, c2010.

TJ795 .S5746 2010


Diesel motor — History.

Gas-turbines — History.

Technology and civilization.

Transportation — Technological innovations — History.

Motor vehicles — Motors — History.

Globalization — History.

Image057 America's Army: making the all-volunteer forceBeth Bailey.

Harvard University Press, 2009.

Individual freedom and the obligations of citizenship — Repairing the Army — The Army in the marketplace — Race, "quality," and the hollow Army — "If you like Ms., you'll love Pvt." — The all-recruited Army — The Army as social good — The warrior ethos.

UB323 .B35 2009


United States. Army — Recruiting, enlistment, etc.

Military service, Voluntary — United States.


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