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.
African American World War II casualties and decorations in the Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine: a comprehensive record. Glenn A. Knoblock. McFarland & Co., c2009.
Summary: "This book is an account of the 2,445 African American men who were killed, wounded or decorated during World War II in the Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. In addition to detailing the circumstances and location of each loss, information of a more personal nature is often included. The book includes many pictures of the men profiled"–Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States. Navy — Biography. United States. Coast Guard — Biography. World War, 1939-1945 — Participation, African American. World War, 1939-1945 — Naval operations, American. African American sailors — Biography. Merchant marine — United States — Biography. D810.N4 K66 2009 NMAH ARMED FORCES
Revolutionary founders: rebels, radicals, and reformers in the making of the nation, edited by Alfred F. Young, Gary B. Nash, and Ray Raphael. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Subject: Revolutionaries — United States — History — 18th century. United States — History — Revolution, 1775-1783. United States — History — Revolution, 1775-1783 — Social aspects. United States — History — Revolution, 1775-1783 — Biography. United States — Intellectual life — 18th century. E208 .R463 2011
A taste for war: the culinary history of the blue and the gray. William C. Davis. University of Nebraska Press, 
Contents: Skim, simmer, and scour — Every fellow for himself — Hard crackers, come again no more — Visions of fat and savory beef steaks — The great trouble about hospitals — Getting in a pickle — How strange a thing it is to be hungry — The "irrepressible" turkey — Recipes: Breads, biscuits, and yeast; soups; stews and hashes; meats; fish and fowl; vegetables; sauces; desserts; beverages.
Subject: Cooking for military personnel — United States — History — 19th century. United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Social aspects. United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Food supply. United States — Armed Forces — Messes — History — 19th century. Confederate States of America — Armed Forces — Messes — History. E468.9 .D285 2011
Stayin' alive: the 1970s and the last days of the working class. Jefferson Cowie. New Press, c2010.
Contents: Old fashioned heroes of the new working class — What kind of delegation is this? — Nixon's class struggle — I'm dyin' here — A collective sadness — The New Deal that never happened — The important sound of things falling apart — Dead man's town.
Subject: Working class — United States — History — 20th century. Working class — United States — Social conditions — 20th century. United States — Economic conditions — 1971-1981. United States — Social conditions — 1960-1980. HD8072.5 .C69 2010
Auto mania: cars, consumers, and the environment. Tom McCarthy. Yale University Press, c2007.
Table of contents http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0715/2007014691.html
Subject: Automobile industry and trade — United States — History — 20th century. Automobiles — Environmental aspects — United States — History — 20th century. Consumer behavior — United States — History — 20th century. HD9710.U52 M427 2007 NMAH TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME
Studying technological change: a behavioral approach. Michael Brian Schiffer. University of Utah Press, c2011.
Contents: Introduction — Building a "crap detector" — A conceptual scheme — Social needs and technological change — Some basic invention processes — Technology-stimulated invention — Development and resource acquisition — Development and the design process — Manufacture — Adoption — Large-scale processes of aggregate technologies — Reflections.
Subject: Technological innovations — Social aspects. Archaeology — Methodology. Human behavior — History. HM846 .S35 2011
A history of photography with the light microscope. Brian Bracegirdle. Quekett Microscopical Club, 2010.
Subject: Microscopy — History. Microscopes — History. Photography — History. Photomicrography — History. QH204 .B73 2010