American History

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Fixing Niagara Falls

Environment, Energy, and Engineers at the World’s Most Famous Waterfall

UBC Press

Long considered a natural wonder, the world’s most famous waterfall is anything but. Fixing Niagara Falls reveals the engineering and politics behind the transformation of Niagara Falls.

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He Thinks He's Down

White Appropriations of Black Masculinities in the Civil Rights Era

UBC Press

Offering fresh insights and raising important questions, this historical exploration of appropriation traces the ways in which gender and race were negotiated through the popular culture of the Civil Rights Era.

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Voices from Bears Ears

Seeking Common Ground on Sacred Land

By Rebecca Robinson; By (photographer) Stephen Strom
The University of Arizona Press

This stunning book captures the passion and history embedded in local conversations about public lands.

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A Deadly Wind

The 1962 Columbus Day Storm

Oregon State University Press

Veteran journalist John Dodge tell stories of tragedy and heroism, loss and resilience, in the aftermath of the 1962 Columbus Day Storm, which plowed a path of destruction from the San Francisco Bay Area to British Columbia.

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Blue Desert

Desert Monologues

The University of Arizona Press

A classic work of new journalism by a revered voice of the Southwest.

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Beyond the Rebel Girl

Women and the Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest, 1905-1924

Oregon State University Press
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Blood, Sweat, and Fear

Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960–80

UBC Press

The first full-length historical exploration of individual violence in the automotive industry, Blood, Sweat, and Fear taps the class, race, and gendered roots of the workplace as battleground.

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The Long Shadows

A Global Environmental History of the Second World War

Oregon State University Press

The Long Shadows is the first book-length work to offer global perspectives on the environmental history of World War II. Based on long-term research, the selected articles represent the best available studies in different fields and countries. With contributions touching on Europe, America, Asia, and Africa, the book has a truly global approach.

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Not Fit to Stay

Public Health Panics and South Asian Exclusion

UBC Press

Not Fit to Stay reveals how officials used panic about public health concerns as a basis for excluding early twentieth-century South Asian immigrants from entering Canada and the United States.

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Science of the Seance

Transnational Networks and Gendered Bodies in the Study of Psychic Phenomena, 1918-40

UBC Press

In this enthralling study of the ethereal, the scientific, and the strange, Beth A. Robertson investigates the gendered world of the seance, a place where self-proclaimed “psychic researchers” laid claim to objectivity and where spiritual mediums and the spirits they channeled resisted their methods.

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