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History 281 - American History: Find Books
This course guide for HIST 281 will assist students in finding available library resources in print and online.
Full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, and more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures.
The Academic Complete collection contains over 70,000 ebooks from 16 key subject areas. All ebooks are readable online from a single easy-to-use interface & download ebrary content onto various devices.
*If you access e-books from off-campus, you will need to login with you UH username and password.
Options include downloading a chapter, a range of pages or the full ebook. How-To Videos
If clothes make the man, who makes the clothes and the trends they inspire? Fashion historian Daniel Delis Hill takes readers on a fascinatingly detailed tour of America's changing sartorial landscape, tracing menswear from the tailors and slop shops of the early nineteenth century to Calvins, tattoos, and the Armani tux. Each chronological section covers the full range of men's clothing by category, including suits and evening wear, outerwear, sportswear, accessories, sleepwear, swimwear, underwear, and grooming. Documenting the panorama of men's dress with 650 illustrations, Hill describes the social developments that contributed to and sprang from changing styles of masculine clothing.
Subtitle: Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history.
Describes the actions of both whites and Comanches during a 40-year war over territory, in a story that begins with the kidnapping of a white girl, who grew up to marry a Comanche chief and have a son, Quanah, who became a great warrior.
A History of Women in America integrates the stories of women in America with the national narrative of American history. The authors use accessible language and primary sources. Major ethnic groups, such as Hispanic, Latina, Chicana, and Asian women, are included.
A lively, street-level history of turn-of-the-century urban life explores the Americanizing influence of the Irish on successive waves of migrants to the American city. Historian James R. Barrett chronicles how a new urban American identity was forged in the interactions between immigrants in the streets, saloons, churches, and workplaces of the American city.
Written by leading experts in their fields, this is a must-have volume for archaeologists, historians, anthropologists and anyone else interested in the remarkable long-distance voyages made by Polynesians.