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A Short History of Costume & Armour: Two Volumes Bound as One

by Francis M. Kelly & Randolph Schwabe

Meticulously researched, well-illustrated history of fashion covers 800 years of style: civilian and military clothing of English upper classes for both sexes, 11th–19th centuries, plus accessories. 342 black-and-white...


Indian Blankets and Their Makers

by George Wharton James

History, old-style wool blankets, changes brought about by traders, symbolism of design and color, a Navajo weaver at work, more. Emphasis on Navajo. 254 illustrations, 32 in color.


Myths and Tales of the Jicarilla Apache Indians

by Edward Morris Opler

Classic study of myths relating to creation, agriculture and rain, hunting rituals, coyote cycle, monstrous enemy stories, many more.


A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

by Isabella L. Bird

Eloquent descriptions by a middle-aged Englishwoman — traveling alone in the Colorado Rockies during 1873 — of flora and fauna, isolated settlers, vigilance committees, lynchings, and other fascinating subjects....


Native American Dance Steps

by Bessie Evans & May G. Evans

This well-researched book provides details of the varied steps Native American groups have used to express ideas — from skips, jumps, and hop steps, to an Indian form of the pas de bourrée.


The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

by Abraham Lincoln & Stephen A. Douglas

Complete texts for all 7 debates between the incumbent Democratic senator from Illinois and the 1858 nominee of the infant Republican party, plus a major speech by each.


Salem Witchcraft

by Charles W. Upham

Painstakingly researched history of Salem village and the notorious witchcraft trials held there in the late 17th century. Fascinating, classic account of one of the darkest episodes in early American history....


West Coast Bungalows of the 1920s: With Photographs and Floor Plans

by E. W. Stillwell & Co.

An ideal resource for 21st-century bungalow buyers and renovators as well as for builders seeking authentic details. 50 examples include photographs, in addition to floor plans, estimated costs, and descriptions...


Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

by Herbert J. Spinden

Classic study of pre-Columbian civilizations in the New World. Maya, Olmecs, Toltecs, Aztecs, many others. History, gods, calendars, religions, ceremonies, etc. 47 black-and-white plates. 86 text figures.


Tales of the North American Indians

by Stith Thompson

Nearly 100 myths and legends of heroes, journeys to the other world, animal wives and husbands, and even biblical subjects include "The Woman Who Fell from the Sky" (Seneca), "The Star Husband" (Ojibwa), "Crossing...


Navaho Weaving: Its Technic and History

by Charles Avery Amsden

First in-depth technical study of Navaho weaving—dyes, looms, other aspects. Over 230 illustrations, including more than 100 excellent photographs.


Abraham Lincoln

by Lord Charnwood

The stranger-than-fiction story of a self-taught backwoods lawyer's transformation into the savior of a nation. Well-researched, engaging biography, written in 1917 by an Englishman, was one of the first major...


The Colonial Craftsman

by Carl Bridenbaugh

Excellent study examines lives and work of American cabinetmakers, silversmiths, pewterers, printers, painters, blacksmiths, many other artisans, before 1775. Work, home, school, play, much more. ". . . fascinating...


The People Called Shakers

by Edward D. Andrews

Definitive study provides detailed coverage of origins, ideology, industry and art, mode of worship, internal organization of communities. Author's reliance on original manuscript material make this study especially...


Sign Language Among North American Indians

by Garrick Mallery

Fascinating, wide-ranging study describes and illustrates signs used for specific words, phrases, sentences, and even dialogues. Scores of diagrams show precise movements of body and hands for signing.


Native American Designs Stained Glass Pattern Book

by Carolyn Relei

Over 120 patterns adapted from authentic tribal motifs depict striking elements from Jicarilla Apache basketry, Zuni and Hopi pottery, a Nez Percé woven bag, an Arapaho shield cover, a Navajo blanket, more....


Chicago at the Turn of the Century in Photographs: 122 Historic Views from the Collections of the Chicago Historical Society

by Larry A. Viskochil

Rare large-format prints offer detailed views of City Hall, State Street, the Loop, Hull House, Union Station, many other landmarks, circa 1904-1913. Introduction. Captions. Maps.


The Book of the Sword: With 293 Illustrations

by Sir Richard F. Burton

Eloquent, erudite history of the sword from prehistory to early Roman Empire. Evolution and development of early swords, variations — sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar, much more.


The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo

by Edward Shepherd Creasy

Ranging from Marathon to Waterloo, this 1851 classic of military history chronicles the battles that changed the course of history, with gripping, authoritative analyses of key events.


Woman's Life in Colonial Days

by Carl Holliday

Classic study suggests that, in spite of hardships, many American colonial women led rich, fulfilling lives. Thoughtfully written, well-documented account explores daily lives of women in New England and Southern...