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Australia's Immigrants: 1788-1988

by Geoffrey Sherington

Geoffrey Sherington's Australia's Immigrants is the best one-volume account of the dynamic part migration has played in the formation of Australian society.


Aboriginals and the Mining Industry: Case Studies of the Australian Experience

by David Cousins & John Nieuwenhuysen

Aboriginals and the Mining Industry reviews the participation of Aborigines in mining company employment. It examines the contribution of land rights legislation to protecting Aboriginal interests, and it asks...


American Colonies: The Settling of North America (The Penguin History of the United States, Volume1)

by Alan Taylor

With this volume, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he...


Let Me Tell You a Story: A Memoir of a Wartime Childhood

by Renata Calverley

The spellbinding true story of a little girl's miraculous escape from the Nazis during the Second World War.

September, 1939. Przemysl, Poland. No one has explained to three-year-old Renatka what war is. She...


Passions and Subjectivity in Early Modern Culture

by Brian Cummings & Freya Sierhuis

Framed within a wide range of ideas, including politics and religion, this volume makes new connections between embodiment, selfhood and the passions. It explores new ways of negotiating the boundaries between...


Collaborative Translation and Multi-Version Texts in Early Modern Europe

by Belén| Bistué

Focusing on team translation and the production of multilingual editions, and on the difficulties these techniques created for Renaissance translation theory, this book interrogates textual practices that were...


The Making and Marketing of Tottel's Miscellany, 1557: Songs and Sonnets in the Summer of the Martyrs' Fires

by J. Christopher Warner

First published in the summer of 1557 - as the protestant martyrs' pyres blazed across England - Songes and Sonettes, written by the ryght honorable Lorde Henry Haward late Earle of Surrey, and other' (more...


Narbonne and its Territory in Late Antiquity: From the Visigoths to the Arabs

by Frank Riess

This work centres on the post-Roman period of Narbonne and its territory, up to its capture by the Arabs in 720, encompassing not only recent archaeological findings but also perspectives of French, Spanish...


Elizabethan Naval Administration

by C.S. Knighton & David Loades

This is the first general selection from the substantial body of surviving documents about Elizabeth's navy. It is a companion to The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I (Vol.157 in the NRS Series), where the apparatus...


Every Drop for Sale (pb reprint)

by Jeffrey Rothfeder

An investigative journalist explores our world on the brink of running out of usable water.

Less than .0008 percent of the total water on Earth is fit for human consumption, but global consumption of fresh water...


Up from Slavery

by Booker Washington & Louis Harlan

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Mao Zedong: A Life

by Jonathan D. Spence

"Spence draws upon his extensive knowledge of Chinese politics and culture to create an illuminating picture of Mao. . . . Superb." (Chicago Tribune)

From humble origins in the provinces, Mao Zedong rose to...


Marines in the Garden of Eden: The True Story of Seven Bloody Days in Iraq

by Richard S. Lowry

On March 23, 2003, in the city of An Nasiriyah, Iraq, members of the 507th Maintenance Company came under attack from Iraqi forces who killed or wounded twenty-one soldiers and took six prisoners, including...


The Immaterial Book: Reading and Romance in Early Modern England

by Sarah Wall-Randell

In romances-Renaissance England's version of the fantasy novel-characters often discover books that turn out to be magical or prophetic, and to offer insights into their readers' selves. The Immaterial Book...


In the Thick of the Fight: The Writing of Emily Wilding Davison, Militant Suffragette

by Carolyn P. Collette

One of the most memorable images of the British women's suffrage movement occurred on June 4, Derby Day, 1913. As the field of horses approached a turning at Epsom, militant suffragette Emily Wilding Davison...


The Law of Ancient Athens

by David Phillips

The Law of Ancient Athens contains the principal literary and epigraphical sources, in English, for Athenian law in the Archaic and Classical periods, from the first known historical trial (late seventh century)...


Becoming a Nazi Town: Culture and Politics in Göttingen between the World Wars

by David Imhoof

Becoming a Nazi Town reveals the ways in which ordinary Germans changed their cultural lives and their politics from the mid-1920s to the mid-1930s. Casting the origins of Nazism in a new light, David Imhoof...


Writing History in the Digital Age

by Jack Dougherty & Kristen Nawrotzki

Writing History in the Digital Age began as a "what-if" experiment by posing a question: How have Internet technologies influenced how historians think, teach, author, and publish? To illustrate their answer,...


Idlewild: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of a Unique African American Resort Town

by Ronald J. Stephens

In 1912, white land developers founded Idlewild, an African American resort community in western Michigan. Over the following decades, the town became one of the country's foremost vacation destinations for...


Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies

by Craig Maki & Keith Cady

The richness of Detroit's music history has by now been well established. We know all about Motown, the MC5, and Iggy and the Stooges. We also know about the important part the Motor City has played in the history...