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This Grand Experiment

by Jessica Ziparo

In the volatility of the Civil War, the federal government opened its payrolls to women. Although the press and government officials considered the federal employment of women to be an innocuous wartime aberration,...


College communities abroad

by Liam Chambers & Thomas O'Connor

College communities in exile repositions early modern Catholic abroad colleges in their interconnected regional, national and transnational contexts. From the sixteenth century, Irish, English and Scots Catholics...


Revisiting Jonestown

by Domenico A. Nesci & Nancy McWilliams

Revisiting Jonestown covers three main topics: the psycho-biography of Jim Jones (the leader of the suicidal community) from the new perspective of Prenatal Psychology and transgenerational trauma, the story...


Staging Memory and Materiality in Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Biography

by Amanda Weldy Boyd

“Staging Memory and Materiality in Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Biography” examines theatrical biography as a nascent genre in eighteenth-century England. This study specifically focuses on Thomas Davies’...


Historical Dictionary of Spain

by Angel Smith

Since Spain’s transition to democracy there has been rapid economic modernization, the establishment of a functioning liberal democracy, and a cultural renaissance. One area in which ordinary Spaniards have...


Historical Dictionary of Malaysia

by Ooi Keat Gin

Malaysia is one of the most intriguing countries in Asia in many respects. It consists of several distinct areas, not only geographically but ethnically as well; along with Malays and related groups, the country...


What I've Learned

by James F. Ross Ync Usn (Ret.)

What I’ve Learned From . . . is a memoir filled with funny, sad and uplifting stories as well as life lessons from twenty different experiences.  From What I’ve Learned from...Being One of Six Kids, through...


The Culture of Leadership in Contemporary China

by Paul Michael Linehan

The resurgence of Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism in the context of Chinese leadership values has emerged as a foundation for a new generation of leaders. The once-in-a-decade transition of China’s leadership...


The Politics of Place

by Joshua Bandoch

Many Enlightenment thinkers sought to discover the right political order for all times and all places, and scholars often view Montesquieu as working within this project. In this reassessment of Montesquieu's...


Anthropology's Interrogation of Philosophy from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century

by Jerome Fanning Marsden Carroll

Anthropology's Interrogation of Philosophy from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century presents and discusses key aspects of the German tradition of philosophical anthropology from the eighteenth to the twentieth...


The Hitler Kiss

by Radomir Luza

This gripping autobiography is at once a heart-pounding adventure story, a moving recollection of a larger-than-life father, and an important account of the Czech resistance. Radomir Luza's father was a revered...


Historical Dictionary of Venezuela

by Tomás Straka, Guillermo Guzmán Mirabal & Alejandro E. Cáceres

Venezuela is the seventh largest oil producer and holder of the largest proven reserves in the world. It’s also a country full of problems, as evidenced by having the biggest inflation rates and, by some estimates...


This Day in Presidential History

by Paul Brandus

For reference librarians, journalists, history buffs, and more, a treasure trove of information about the US presidency for each day of the year from the popular, award-winning White House journalist Paul Brandus....


Jazz in the 1970s

by Bill Shoemaker

Breaking through pervasive misconceptions, Jazz in the 1970s explores a pivotal decade in jazz history. Many consider the 1970s to be the fusion decade, but Bill Shoemaker pushes back against this stereotype...


Historical Dictionary of Azerbaijan

by Zaur Gasimov

Azerbaijan, a souverain republic as broad as Austria and located on the Caspian Sea’s western shore and sharing common borders with Russian Federation, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Iran. Having enjoyed a short-lived...


The Correspondence of John Cotton

by Sargent Bush Jr.

John Cotton (1584-1652) was a key figure in the English Puritan movement in the first half of the seventeenth century, a respected leader among his generation of emigrants from England to New England.

This volume...


The Atlantic World and Virginia, 1550-1624

by Peter C. Mancall

In response to the global turn in scholarship on colonial and early modern history, the eighteen essays in this volume provide a fresh and much-needed perspective on the wider context of the encounter between...


Children of Coyote, Missionaries of Saint Francis

by Steven W. Hackel

Recovering lost voices and exploring issues intimate and institutional, this sweeping examination of Spanish California illuminates Indian struggles against a confining colonial order and amidst harrowing depopulation....


I Am Not a Tractor!

by Susan L. Marquis

I Am Not a Tractor! celebrates the courage, vision, and creativity of the farmworkers and community leaders who have transformed one of the worst agricultural situations in the United States into one of the...


Losing Hearts and Minds

by Matthew K. Shannon

" Losing Hearts and Minds is a compelling revisionist interpretation that explains the fall of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi as the unintended consequence of the modernization theories and human rights discourse...