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Portraits of American Philosophy

by Steven M. Cahn, J. B. Schneewind & Nicholas Wolterstorff

In Portraits of American Philosophy, eight of America’s most prominent philosophers offer autobiographical narratives that remind us that the life of a scholar is both a tale of personal struggle and an adventure...


Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era

by Lawrence S. DiCara & Chris Black

This book tells the personal and political story of Larry DiCara, the youngest person ever elected to the Boston City Council. In this memoir, he offers an insider’s perspective on the decade of turmoil of...


The Redemptive Work: Railway and Nation in Ecuador, 1895-1930

by Kim A. Clark

At the turn of the century, diverse political, economic, and social conditions divided Ecuador. During the construction of the Guayaquil-Quito Railway, the people of Ecuador faced the challenge of working together....


The Gilded Age: Perspectives on the Origins of Modern America

by Charles W. Calhoun, Robert G. Barrows & Eric Arnesen

Broad in scope, The Gilded Age brings together sixteen original essays that offer lively syntheses of modern scholarship while making their own interpretive arguments. These engaging pieces allow students to...


I Saw a City Invincible: Urban Portraits of Latin America

by Gilbert M. Joseph & Mark D. Szuchman

When the Spaniards settled in Latin America, they immediately surrounded themselves with cities. Equating civilization with urban existence, the early conquerors of the New World rapidly established themselves...


The First American Constitutions: Republican Ideology and the Making of the State Constitutions in the Revolutionary Era

by Willi Paul Adams, Rita and Robert Kimber & Richard B. Morris

For the last twenty years this book has been cited by every serious writer on early American constitutional development. Any constitutional history of the independent United States must begin with this comprehensive...


History of Oral History: Foundations and Methodology

by Thomas L. Charlton, Lois E. Myers & Rebecca Sharpless

Part I and II of Handbook of Oral History, now available in paper for classroom use.


Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

by Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple argues that long-term poverty is caused not by economics but by a dysfunctional set of values, one that is continually reinforced by an elite culture searching for victims.


Memory in Black and White: Race, Commemoration, and the Post-Bellum Landscape

by Paul A. Shackel & Dwight T. Pitcaithley

Paul Shackel uses four well-known Civil War-era National Park sites to illustrate the evolution of commemorative expression at sites of controversy. He shows how interpretation may change dramatically from one...


Moving a House with Preservation in Mind

by Peter Paravalos

Moving a House with Preservation in Mind provides step-by-step instructions on the process of moving a historic building, from the initial decision-making to the actual move. With detailed information on moving...


Law and Justice from Antiquity to Enlightenment

by Robert W. Shaffern

This concise intellectual history of the law offers an accessible introduction to the development of law from ancient Babylon to eighteenth-century Europe. Robert W. Shaffern examines a rich array of sources...


John Quincy Adams

by Lynn Hudson Parsons

In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures.


Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron

by Gary D. Joiner

Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron describes the Civil War as fought on the rivers of the West. The ironclads and gunboats protected army forces and convoyed much needed supplies to far-flung...


The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America

by William H. Beezley & Judith Ewell

SR Books' two popular Human Tradition in Latin America titles, covering nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, have been combined into one exciting new volume. The most compelling chapters from these books...


The Human Tradition in Mexico

by Jeffrey M. Pilcher

The Human Tradition in Mexico is a book of real-life stories of Mexicans throughout more than 250 years of the country's history. This text does not focus on presidents, generals, and other well-known figures,...


The Ferocious Engine of Democracy: A History of the American Presidency

by Michael P. Riccards

Opinions will vary widely on all the presidents, but this work will make those opinions more penetrating and judicious.- James MacGregor Burns


Alien Crash at Roswell: The UFO Truth Lost In Time

by Jesse Marcel

The most enigmatic and universally known UFO incident in history needs only one name - ROSWELL. Roswell will never fade as it represents the true ushering in of the UFO phenomenon for time immemorial. Dwarfing...


Jane Austen's England

by Lesley Adkins & Roy Adkins

An authoritative account of everyday life in Regency England, the backdrop of Austen's beloved novels

Nearly two centuries after her death, Jane Austen remains the most cherished of all novelists in the English...


The Bloodstained Throne

by Baburam Acharya & Madhav Acharya

To the palace by the sword Nepal, the land of Buddhism and misty mountains, is not a nation whose history one would expect to be filled with blood. And yet, the struggle to gain and keep the control over the...


10 Judgements That Changed India

by Zia Mody

Who was Shah Bano and why was her alimony pertinent to India’s Secularism? Does the fundamental right to life include the right to livelihood and shelter? Where there is the right to live, is there also the...