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Fifty Years Honouring Canadians: The Order of Canada, 1967–2017

by Christopher McCreery

Over the past fifty years more than 6,000 Canadians have been appointed to the Order of Canada. This illustrated history traces the Order’s origins, along the way explaining how the merit-based honour got...


Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn

by Frederick Douglass & Theodore Hamm

A fascinating collection of Frederick Douglass’s always-controversial speeches in Brooklyn, New York.


The Transatlantic Kindergarten

Reflections on the Revolution in France

by Edmund Burke

Reflections on the Revolution in France is a 1790 book by Edmund Burke, one of the best-known intellectual attacks against the (then-infant) French Revolution. In the twentieth century, it much influenced conservative...


The Norton Trilogy

by Jack L. August

From the author of Dividing Western Waters comes a book on the development of the arid West--in particular the development of Arizona--as seen through the experiences of three generations of John Ruddle Nortons...


Len, A Lawyer in History: A Graphic Biography of Radical Attorney Leonard Weinglass

Famous Brand Names and Their Origins

by Kathy Martin

Many brands, including Boots, Hoover and Kelloggs, were named after their founders whilst others have less obvious origins; for instance, did you know that Velcro comes from velours and crochet, the French words...


Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush

by Susan Lee Johnson

Winner of the 2001 Bancroft Prize. Historical insight is the alchemy that transforms the familiar story of the Gold Rush into something sparkling and new. The world of the Gold Rush that comes down to us through...


Culpability of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: A Multidisciplinary Primer

by Abdul Karim Bangura

This book contributes to the debate over the culpability of the Trans-Atlantic Slave from various disciplinary perspectives. The general thesis that undergirds the book is that by knowing who was predisposed...


The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny

by Ian Davidson

A vital and illuminating look at this profoundly important (and often perplexing) historical moment, by former Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist Ian Davidson. The French Revolution casts a long...


The Great 20th-Century Event that Changed the World:Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and the Russian Revolution of November 7-8, 1917. :  SHORT STORY # 28.  Nonf

by Alla P. Gakuba

The greatest event of the 20th century was the Russian revolution of November 6-7, 1917.

The architect of the Russian Revolution was Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, he changed the world into 2

systems: capitalism and...


How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

by David France

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book

The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic—from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague.

A riveting,...


Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

by Jonathan Lamb

Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what was normal. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered between disgust...


The Cooperative Society: The next stage of human history

by E.G. Nadeau & Luc Nadeau

In this book, we present the hypothesis that humans may be on the threshold of a new historical stage, one characterized by cooperation, democracy, the equitable distribution of resources and a sustainable relationship...


The American South: A History

by William J., Jr. Cooper, Thomas E. Terrill & Christopher Childers

In The American South: A History, Fifth Edition, William J. Cooper, Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the South from the history of the United...


Jamaica in the 21st Century: Revisiting the First Decade

by Livingstone Thompson & Petal Thompson-Williams

Trawling through public discourse and debates in Jamaica, this book distils and presents major issues that captured public attention at the onset of the 21st century. It is designed not only to aid memory but...


The Worlds of American Intellectual History

Spectres of Revolt

by Richard Gilman-Opalsky

In 1848, Karl Marx declared that a communist specter was haunting Europe. In 1994, Jacques Derrida considered how the spectre of Marx would haunt the post-Cold War world. In Specters of Revolt, Gilman-Opalsky...


Sugar and Spice

Woodstock Scholarship

by Jeffrey N. Gatten

Since August 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair looms large when recounting the history and impact of the baby boom generation and the societal upheavals of the Sixties. Scholars study the sociological,...