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Narrow Gauge Railways

by Peter Johnson

Narrow gauge railways were a cheaper and sometimes more practical alternative to the full-scale railways that were the norm. By building tracks with a 3-foot gauge rather than a 4 ft 8-and-a-half inch gauge,...


Walking Jane Austen's London

by Louise Allen

The London of Jane Austen's world and imagination comes to life in this themed guidebook of nine walking tours from well-known landmarks to hidden treasures --each evoking the time and culture of Regency England...


The Invention of Murder

by Judith Flanders

“Superb… Flanders’s convincing and smart synthesis of the evolution of an official police force, fictional detectives, and real-life cause célèbres will appeal to devotees of true crime and detective...


Frederick Douglass: A Life in Documents

by Frederick Douglass, L. Diane Barnes & Orville Vernon Burton

Frederick Douglass was born enslaved in February 1818, but from this most humble of beginnings, he rose to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans....


Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson's Struggle to Save the University That Changed America

by Rex Bowman & Carlos Santos

Thomas Jefferson had a radical dream for higher education. Designed to become the first modern public university, the University of Virginia was envisioned as a liberal campus with no religious affiliation,...


Dunmore's New World: The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America--with Jacobites, Counterfeiters, Land Schemes, Shipwrecks, Sc

by James Corbett David

Dunmore's New World tells the stranger-than-fiction story of Lord Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, whose long-neglected life boasts a measure of scandal and intrigue rare in the annals of the colonial...


Archaeology of Early Buddhism

by Lars Fogelin

How do archaeologists explore the various dimensions of religion? Lars Fogelin uses archaeological work at Thotlakonda in Southern India as his lens in a broader examination of Buddhist monastic life. He discovers...


Theorizing Religions Past: Archaeology, History, and Cognition

by Harvey Whitehouse & Luther H. Martin

Historians bound by their singular stories and archaeologists bound by their material evidence donOt typically seek out broad comparative theories of religion. But recently Harvey WhitehouseOs Omodes of religiosityO...


Dialogue with the Past: Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral History

by Glenn Whitman

Oral history is a marvelous force for empowering young people with a love of history. Peppered with useful tips, examples from students and teachers, and reproducible forms, along with an comprehensive bibliography,...


American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820: A Guide to Identification and Interpretation

by Carolyn L. White

The first comprehensive guide to identifying and interpreting items such as buttons, clasps, buckles, combs, and other items of personal adornment in early American museum collections and archaeological sites....


Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations

by Mary Beard

A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, this is “the perfect introduction to classical studies, and deserves to become something of a standard work” (Observer). Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years...


The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

by William P. Jones

“Vivid and moving. . . . [Tells] a story all but lost in most civil rights histories.”—Bill Marvel, Dallas Morning News It was the final speech of a long day, August 28, 1963, when hundreds of thousands...


For God and Revolution: Priest, Peasant, and Agrarian Socialism in the Mexican Huasteca

by Mark Saad Saka

During the early 1880s, a wave of peasant unrest swept the mountainous Huasteca region of northeastern Mexico. This account traces the material and ideological roots of the rebellion to nineteenth-century liberal...


Yashka. My Life as Peasant, Officer and Exile

by Maria Botchkareva

This book tells the extraordinary story of Maria Botchkareva "Yashka", a peasant girl grown up in Siberia, who at the outbreak of First World War asked and obtained to enlist in the Russian army: not to be one...


Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism

by Tim Whitmarsh

The "Second Sophistic" traditionally refers to a period at the height of the Roman Empire's power that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and since the 19th century it has often been viewed...


Early Civilizations of Southeast Asia

by Dougald Jw O reilly

Early Civilizations of Southeast Asia presents a fascinating synthesis of research on the prehistoric societies of mainland Southeast Asia. Drawing on archaeological and historical research, both old and new,...


The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America's War of Liberation in Canada, 1774-1776

by Mark R. Anderson

An unparalleled look at America’s Revolutionary War invasion of Canada


A Country in the Mind: Wallace Stegner, Bernard Devoto, History, and the American Land

by John L. Thomas

In this beautifully written account, John Thomas details an intimate portrait of the intellectual friendship between two commanding figures of western letters and the early environmental movement--Wallace Stegner...


The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

by David Arnold

The Age of Discovery explores one of the most dramatic features of the late medieval and early modern period: when voyagers from Western Europe led by Spain and Portugal set out across the world and established...


The Future of the Soviet Economic Planning System

by David A. Dyker

On its publication in 1985, this book offered a fresh analysis of the problems faced by the Soviet economy by focussing on the key issues in the economic planning system. David Dyker considers the available...