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The United States Discovers Panama: The Writings of Soldiers, Scholars, Scientists, and Scoundrels, 1850D1905

by Michael LaRosa & Germán R. Mejía

Marking the centennial of Panama's separation from Colombia in 1903, this volume reprises U.S. images of the isthmus a century ago. The editors have collected a fascinating selection of articles from two of...

Rowing the Eternal Sea: The Story of a Minamata Fisherman

by Keibo Oiwa, Ogata Masato & Karen Colligan-Taylor

In this compelling oral history, Ogata Masato, fisherman and Minamata disease sufferer, tells of the devastation of methyl mercury poisoning. Spanning fifty years, his story describes the impact of industrial...

A Restless Past: History and the American Public

by Joyce Appleby

Distinguished historian Joyce Appleby has been at the forefront of many of the recent debates about historians and the public's history. In this engaging work, she brings together her most important reflections...

North America: The Historical Geography of a Changing Continent

by Thomas F. McIlwraith, Edward K. Muller & Michael P. Conzen

This classic text retains the superb scholarship of the first edition in a thoroughly revised and accessibly written new edition. With both new and updated essays by distinguished American and Canadian authors,...

Moral Politics in a South Chinese Village: Responsibility, Reciprocity, and Resistance

by Hok Bun Ku

Exploring sensitive issues often hidden to outsiders, this engaging study traces the transformation of Ku Village during the first tumultuous decade of reform.

Government Birds: Air Transport and the State in Western Europe

by Martin Staniland

The first comparative study of the complicated history of relations between the state and the air transport industry in Europe, this book travels from the earliest scheduled flights down to the era of liberalization...

Globalization on the Ground: Postbellum Guatemalan Democracy and Development

by Christopher Chase-Dunn, Nelson Amaro & Susanne Jonas

This book presents research, analysis, and reflections on the major issues of Guatemalan development and democracy: the role of the military, the involvement of Mayan communities in national development, the...

The Alabama Knights of Pythias of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia: A Brief History

by Marilyn T. Peebles

The Knights of Pythias fraternal organization was founded in 1865. African American men were denied membership and created their own organization in 1880. In Birmingham, Alabama, these Pythians became the cornerstone...

The Forgetting River: A Modern Tale of Survival, Identity, and the Inquisition

by Doreen Carvajal

The unexpected and moving story of an American journalist who works to uncover her family’s long-buried Jewish ancestry in Spain.

Raised a Catholic in California, New York Times journalist Doreen Carvajal...

More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889

by Stephen Kantrowitz

A major new narrative account of the long struggle of Northern activists-both black and white, famous and obscure-to establish African Americans as free citizens, from abolitionism through the Civil War, Reconstruction,...


by Steven Beller & Arthur Hertzberg

Theodor Herzl (1860—1904) was the Paris correspondent of the Austrian Neue Freie Presse when he took a momentous decision in June 1895: he would bring about the creation of a state for the Jews. In his attempt...

Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big: The 1937 Woolworth's Sit-Down

by Dana Frank

The first successful all women sit-in conducted by 'the counter girls' at the Detroit Woolworth's during the Great Depression.

Lessons for Our Struggle

by Frances Fox Piven

The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles.

The Protectors: A Journey Through Whitefella Past

by Stephen Gray

Powerful and provocative, this is a beautifully written and very personal search to understand the men who were the protectors of Aboriginal people in Australia's north - their moral ambiguities, their good...

Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady: The true story of bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg

by Carol Baxter

He was the gentleman bushranger ... she was the woman who rode with him. Full of action and drama, this is the richly detailed and unputdownable true story of Captain Thunderbolt and his lady.

We Were in the Big One: Experiences of the World War II Generation

by Mark P. Parillo

World War II was truly the largest and greatest conflict in U.S. history. We Were in the Big One: Experiences of the World War II Generation is a collection of diary entries, letters, photographs, and other...

Virginians at War: The Civil War Experiences of Seven Young Confederates

by John G. Selby

Virginians at War is the tale of seven Virginians who strongly supported the Confederacy from beginning to end. Their stories illustrate how devotion to the "cause" of independence, religious faith, family and...

A Single Grand Victory: The First Campaign and Battle of Manassas

by Ethan S. Rafuse

More than 800 men lost their lives and 2,700 were wounded. Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson earned his legendary nickname "Stonewall" here as fellow Confederate General Barnard Bee, later fatally wounded...

Remembering the Darkness: Women in Soviet Prisons

by Veronica Shapovalov

This engrossing collection of prison memoirs by Russian women is the first to portray the direct experiences of the wide range of women who were incarcerated in Soviet prisons and camps. Comprising the stories...

Power, Profits, and Patriarchy: The Social Organization of Work at a British Metal Trades Firm, 1791-1922

by William G. Staples & Clifford L. Staples

Founded in 1791 and in existence for more than two hundred years, the Kenrick iron foundry of West Bromwich, England produced some of the finest cast-iron hardware ever made. William and Clifford Staples' goal...