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Haunting History: For a Deconstructive Approach to the Past

by Ethan Kleinberg

This book argues for a deconstructive approach to the past by looking at deconstruction's impact on American historians and then presenting an alternative hauntological theory and method of history influenced...


Haunting History

by Ethan Kleinberg

This book argues for a deconstructive approach to the practice and writing of history at a moment when available forms for writing and publishing history are undergoing radical transformation. To do so, it explores...


Tommies: The British Army in the Trenches

by John Sadler & Rosie Serdiville

The Casemate Short History Series presents readable and entertaining introductions to military history topics.

British soldiers have been known as Tommies for centuries, but the nickname is particularly associated...


Big Guns: Artillery on the Battlefield

by Angus Konstam

The Casemate Short History Series presents readable and entertaining introductions to military history topics.

Over seven centuries the artillery piece has evolved from a status symbol to one of the most deadly...


LIGHT ON A DARK SECRET - Interracial love and relationships under the repressive regime of Apartheid

by Glynnis Hayward

Insightful, Revealing and Shocking!

A glimpse of what it was truly like to live and love across the colour bar  under the repressive regime of Apartheid.

 In 1982, Fran Walker was born in California and given...


History of New Zealand

by History and Civilization Collection

This book presents the History of New Zealand : the "Land of the Long White Cloud". New Zealand is an Island country of the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The date of man's arrival in New Zealand is uncertain....


The Atlas of Military History

by Amanda Lomazoff & Aaron Ralby

Aggression. Disruption. Violence. Mortality. The components of war are familiar to us all, but it's often hard to understand how these battles throughout history continue to affect us today. The story of our...


History of New Guinea and its People

by Alfred R. Wallace & John W. Lindt

This book presents the History of New Guinea and its ihabitants. “Immediately north of Australia, and separated from it at Torres Straits by less than a hundred miles of sea, is the largest island on the globe...


The hurt(ful) body

by Tomas Macsotay, Cornelis van der Haven & Karel Vanhaesebrouck

This book offers a cross-disciplinary approach to pain and suffering in the early modern period, based on research in the fields of literary studies, art history, theatre studies, cultural history and the study...


Labour and working-class lives

by Keith Laybourn & John Shepherd

British labour history has been one of the dominating areas of historical research in the last sixty years and this book, written in honour of Professor Chris Wrigley, offers a collection of essays written by...


The politics of attack

by Michael Loadenthal

Since the early 2000s, global, underground networks of insurrectionary anarchists have carried out thousands of acts of political violence. This book is an exploration of the ideas, strategies, and history of...


Chopin and His World

by Jonathan D. Bellman & Halina Goldberg

A new look at the life, times, and music of Polish composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin (1810–49), although the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist...


American Misfits and the Making of Middle-Class Respectability

by Robert Wuthnow

How American respectability has been built by maligning those who don't make the grade

How did Americans come to think of themselves as respectable members of the middle class? Was it just by earning a decent...


The Origins of the Internet

by Tommaso Detti & Giuseppe Lauricella

From 1995 to the present day the number of Internet users has increased from 16 million to 3.7 billion. What are the reasons for such an extraordinary success? This book reconstructs the origins of the Internet...


A Half Century of Conflict

by Francis Parkman

Historian, critic, and horticulturist Francis Parkman was renowned for his analytical acuity and narrative skill. In A Half Century of Conflict, Parkman dissects and explains the tumult that surrounded the birth...


1517

by Peter Marshall

Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517 is one of the most famous events of Western history. It inaugurated the Protestant Reformation, and...


The House of Government

by Yuri Slezkine

On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction

The House of Government is unlike any other book...


The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe

by Rita Chin

In 2010, the leaders of Germany, Britain, and France each declared that multiculturalism had failed in their countries. Over the past decade, a growing consensus in Europe has voiced similar decrees. But what...


States of Union: Family and Change in the American Constitutional Order

by Mark E. Brandon

Analyzes the ever-changing place of families in American culture and law, addressing debates such as the regulation of procreation, the roles of women, the education of children, divorce, domestic economy, sex,...


Agrarian Crossings

by Tore C. Olsson

In the 1930s and 1940s, rural reformers in the United States and Mexico waged unprecedented campaigns to remake their countrysides in the name of agrarian justice and agricultural productivity. Agrarian Crossings...