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Across a Great Divide
Continuity and Change in Native North American Societies, 1400–1900
Edited by Laura L. Scheiber and Mark D. Mitchell
University of Arizona Press, 2010
Archaeological research is uniquely positioned to show how native history and native culture affected the course of colonial interaction, but to do so it must transcend colonialist ideas about Native American technological and social change. This book applies that insight to five hundred years of native history. Using data from a wide variety of geographical, temporal, and cultural settings, the contributors examine economic, social, and political stability and transformation in indigenous societies before and after the advent of Europeans and document the diversity of native colonial experiences. The book’s case studies range widely, from sixteenth-century Florida, to the Great Plains, to nineteenth-century coastal Alaska.

The contributors address a series of interlocking themes. Several consider the role of indigenous agency in the processes of colonial interaction, paying particular attention to gender and status. Others examine the ways long-standing native political economies affected, and were in turn affected by, colonial interaction. A third group explores colonial-period ethnogenesis, emphasizing the emergence of new native social identities and relations after 1500. The book also highlights tensions between the detailed study of local cases and the search for global processes, a recurrent theme in postcolonial research.

If archaeologists are to bridge the artificial divide separating history from prehistory, they must overturn a whole range of colonial ideas about American Indians and their history. This book shows that empirical archaeological research can help replace long-standing models of indigenous culture change rooted in colonialist narratives with more nuanced, multilinear models of change—and play a major role in decolonizing knowledge about native peoples.

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African-American Newspapers and Periodicals
A National Bibliography
James P. Danky
Harvard University Press, 1998

"We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us." These words are from the front page of Freedom's Journal, the first African-American newspaper published in the United States, in 1827, a milestone event in the history of an oppressed people. From then on a prodigious and hitherto almost unknown cascade of newspapers, magazines, letters, and other literary, historical, and popular writing poured from presses chronicling black life in America.

The authentic voice of African-American culture is captured in this first comprehensive guide to a treasure trove of writings by and for a people, as found in sources in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. This bibliography of over 6,000 entries is the indispensable guide to the stories of slavery, freedom, Jim Crow, segregation, liberation, struggle, and triumph.

Besides describing many new discoveries--from church documents to early civil rights ephemera, from school records to single-mother newsletters, from artists' journals to labor publications--this work informs researchers where and how to find them (for example, through online databases, microfilm, or traditional catalogs).


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The ALA Guide to Researching Modern China
Yunshan Ye
American Library Association, 2014

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ALA Guide to Sociology and Psychology Reference
Denise Beaubien Bennett
American Library Association, 2011

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All Shook Up
The Archival Legacy of Terry Cook
Tom Nesmith
Society of American Archivists, 2020

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ALSC's Popular Picks for Young Readers
Diane Foote
American Library Association, 2014

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American Garden Literature in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection (1785–1900)
From the New England Farmer to Italian Gardens, An Annotated Bibliography
Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn and Jack Becker
Harvard University Press, 1998
American Garden Literature in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection (1785–1900) offers insights into the holdings of the Garden Library at Dumbarton Oaks as well as the revolution of American garden culture and landscape architecture in the course of the nineteenth century.

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Americans and Chinese
A Historical Essay and a Bibliography
Kwang-Ching Liu
Harvard University Press

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Animal Shenanigans
Rob Reid
American Library Association, 2015

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Anniversaries and Holidays
Bernard Trawicky
American Library Association, 2000

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Annotated Bibliography of Oregon Bird Literature Published Before 1935, An
George A. Jobanek
Oregon State University Press, 1997

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An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Chinese Reference Works, Third Edition
Ssu-yu Têng
Harvard University Press, 1971
This widely used bibliography is now available in a third revised and enlarged edition. An essential tool for serious students of Chinese civilization, it supplies bibliographical data and descriptive notes for a very large selection of bibliographies, encyclopedias, dictionaries, geographical and biographical works, tables, yearbooks, and Sinological indexes. Besides books written in Chinese, a limited number of works in Japanese that can readily be used by persons who read Chinese have been included. Of particular value is the listing of many new editions of old books that have been published during the past two decades. There is a combined index and glossary.

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Annotated Bibliography of Southern American English
James B. McMillan
University of Alabama Press, 1989
A collection of the total range of scholarly and popular writing on English as spoken from Maryland to Texas and from Kentucky to Florida

The only book-length bibliography on the speech of the American South, this volume focuses on the pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, naming practices, word play, and other aspects of language that have interested researchers and writers for two centuries. Compiled here are the works of linguists, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and educators, as well as popular commentators.

With over 3,800 entries, this invaluable resource is a testament to the significance of Southern speech, long recognized as a distinguishing feature of the South, and the abiding interest of Southerners in their speech as a mark of their identity. The entries encompass Southern dialects in all their distinctive varieties—from Appalachian to African American, and sea islander to urbanite.

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Annotated Book Lists Teen Reader
The Best from the Experts at YALSA-BK
American Library Association
American Library Association, 2011

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Annotated World List of Selected Current Geographical Serials
Chauncey D. Harris
University of Chicago Press, 1980

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The Archives Of Cuba/Los Archivos De Cuba
Louis Perez
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003
The Archives of Cuba/Los archivos de Cuba is the first comprehensive guide to the archival holdings and manuscript collections located throughout the fourteen provinces of Cuba, and each is identified with its local address. The collections hold a vast assortment of research materials from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries. Records encompass family papers, government documents, parish collections, notary records, corporate papers, archives of private associations, personal collections, and much more. Sites listed include the Archivo Nacional, the Biblioteca Nacional José Martí, provincial archives, municipal archives and museums, parish archives, cemetery archives, and many others. The volume also provides a general descriptive inventory of each archival holding and manuscript collection. It is an indispensable reference tool for anyone conducting research on Cuban history or culture.

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Associate Degree Nursing Education
An Historical Annotated Bibliography, 1942–1988
Patricia T. Haase
Duke University Press, 1990
This volume offers a comprehensive listing, from the development of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program in 1948 to the present, of all literature related to the ADN program. Any item related to the degree programs and their contributions, the AD nurses, their relation to nurses trained in other programs, and their role in the health care system is included. Published and unpublished items as well as dissertations, research reports and monographs, state and federal government documents, materials issued by state and national nursing groups, journal articles, and books are listed.

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Early Drawings
John James AudubonIntroduction by Richard RhodesScientific Commentary by Scott V. Edwards,Foreword by Leslie A. Morris
Harvard University Press, 2008

In 1805, Jean Jacques Audubon was a twenty-year-old itinerant Frenchman of ignoble birth and indifferent education who had fled revolutionary violence in Haiti and then France to take refuge in frontier America. Ten years later, John James Audubon was an American citizen, entrepreneur, and family man whose fervent desire to “become acquainted with nature” had led him to reinvent himself as a naturalist and artist whose study of birds would soon earn him international acclaim. The drawings he made during this crucial decade—sold to Audubon’s friend and patron Edward Harris to help fund his masterwork The Birds of America, and now held by Harvard’s Houghton Library and Museum of Comparative Zoology—are published together here for the first time in large format and full color. In these 116 portraits of species collected in America and in Europe we see Audubon inventing his ingenious methods of posing and depicting his subjects, and we trace his development into a scientist and an artist who could proudly sign his artworks “drawn from Nature.” The drawings also serve as a record of the birds found in Europe and the Eastern United States in the early nineteenth century, some now rare or extinct.

The drawings are enhanced by an essay on the sources of Audubon’s art by his biographer, Richard Rhodes; transcription of Audubon’s own annotations to the drawings, including information on when and where the specimens were collected; ornithological commentary by Scott V. Edwards, along with reflections on Audubon as scientist; and an account of the history of the Harris collection by Leslie A. Morris.

Splendid in their own right, these drawings also illuminate the self-invention of one of the most important figures in American natural history. They will delight all those interested in American art, nature, birds, and the life and times of John James Audubon.


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