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Merchants and the Military in Eighteenth-Century Britain: British Army Contracts and Domestic Supply, 1739-1763

by Gordon Bannerman

Investigates the contract sector of the British Army during the long eighteenth century. This book argues that this group of financiers, private merchants, businessmen and farmers represented a vital interest...


Adam Ferguson: History, Progress and Human Nature

by Eugene Heath & Vincenzo Merolle

Unique among the leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Ferguson saw two eighteenth-century revolutions, the American and the French. This monograph contains essays that range across all of Ferguson's...


Missionary Education and Empire in Late Colonial India, 1860-1920

by Hayden J A Bellenoit

Contributes simultaneously to both British imperial and Indian history. This work demonstrates that missionary understandings and interactions with India, rather than being party to imperial ideologies, often...


Joseph Banks and the British Museum: The World of Collecting, 1770-1830

by Neil Chambers

Concentrating on the explorer and naturalist Joseph Banks (1743-1820), this book explores the early history of collections at the British Museum. Taking Banks' extraordinary career as its basis, it examines...


A Political Biography of Daniel Defoe

by P N Furbank & W R Owens

Furbank and Owens attempt to disentangle the story of Daniel Defoe's political career, as journalist, polemicist, political theorist and secret agent. They argue that this remarkable career calls for a good...


Possession, Puritanism and Print: Darrell, Harsnett, Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Exorcism Controversy

by Marion Gibson

Tells a story of injustice and passionate resistance to religious persecution in the last years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Through an analysis of a sensational series of demonic possessions and exorcisms, this...


Slave Agriculture and Financial Markets in Antebellum America: The Bank of the United States in Mississippi, 1831-1852

by Richard, Jr Holcombe Kilbourne

Offers the study of Antebellum southern slavery and the credit system. This work explains how the Bank of the United States supported the government's and the nation's credit abroad by providing seemingly limitless...


Woven in Deception

by Nirmala Kasinathan

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Woven In Deception is the story of a wealthy Indian family, a forgotten deceit, and a malignant curse.

At the age of 65, Doraisamy inherits his father's textile empire. Soon afterwards he is diagnosed...


Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World

by Tristan Donovan

This social, cultural, and culinary history charts soda's remarkable, world-changing journey from awe-inspiring natural mystery to ubiquity. Off-the-wall and offbeat stories abound, including how quack medicine...


Deep Ellum: The Other Side of Dallas

by Alan B. Govenar & Jay F. Brakefield

Deep Ellum, on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas, retains its character as an alternative to the city’s staid image with loft apartments, art galleries, nightclubs, and tattoo shops. It first sprang up as...


A New History of Asian America

by Shelley Sang-Hee Lee

A New History of Asian America is a fresh and up-to-date history of Asians in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on current scholarship, Shelley Lee brings forward the...


Democracy as a Way of Life in America: A History: A History

by Richard Schneirov & Gaston A. Fernandez

The United States is a nation whose identity is defined by the idea of democracy. Yet democracy in the U.S. is often taken for granted, narrowly understood, and rarely critically examined. In Democracy as a...


Creating and Contesting Carolina: Proprietary Era Histories

by Michelle LeMaster & Bradford J. Wood

A collection of essays by European colonists, Native Americans, and enslaved Africans address change in Carolina


The Dream of an Idol

by Lloyd Cele

Lloyd Cele made a decision to trade a life and mindset of lack, for a life of focused and effective purpose. This is his story. A harsh yet soulful journey from a destitute and fatherless upbringing in the poverty-stricken...


Change in the Village

by George Sturt

Writer and tradesman George Sturt spent most of his life living and working in his ancestral village, Farnham, located in pastoral southeast England. With the advent of the twentieth century and its attendant...


Crimes of Charity

by Konrad Bercovici

In this thought-provoking volume, author Konrad Bercovici takes an in-depth look at organized charity as it existed in the early twentieth century. Although Bercovici acknowledges that many disadvantaged populations...


America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D.

by Benjamin Franklin Bowen

Conspiracy theorists and open-minded history buffs will enjoy the explosive argument at the center of Benjamin Franklin Bowen's treatise America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D. Bowen marshals a surprisingly...


Historic Adventures: Tales from American History

by Rupert S. Holland

Who needs fictional flights of fancy when the truth of the matter is so wild, weird, and fascinating? In Historic Adventures: Tales From American History, author Rupert Holland guides readers through a treasure...


Historic Events of Colonial Days

by Rupert S. Holland

Early American history is brought to life in this thrilling collection of tales from the period surrounding the tumultuous birth of the nation. It's a must-read for history buffs, or for students seeking a much...


Admiral Jellicoe

by Arthur Applin

Military history buffs will appreciate this exhaustively researched and richly detailed biography of Admiral John Jellicoe, a leader in the British Navy who rose to prominence for his battlefield successes during...