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One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life

by Mitch Horowitz

From the millions-strong audiences of Oprah and The Secret to the mass-media ministries of evangelical figures like Joel Osteen and T. D. Jakes, to the motivational bestsellers and New Age seminars to the twelve-step...


War and Displacement in the Twentieth Century: Global Conflicts

by Sandra Barkhof & Angela K. Smith

Human displacement has always been a consequence of war, written into the myths and histories of centuries of warfare. However, the global conflicts of the twentieth century brought displacement to civilizations...


Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy

by Anne Sharp Wells

The Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps and photos, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary...


The Great Indoors: At home in the modern British house

by Ben Highmore

'House' has long been synonymous with 'home': the significance of four walls and a roof lies far deeper than simply shelter from the elements. A house stands for sanctuary, family, belonging, privacy and our...


Upheavals in the Middle East: The Theory and Practice of a Revolution

by Ronen A. Cohen

Upheavals in the Middle East: The Theory and Practice of a Revolution offers theoretical discussion of revolutionary events and applies the resulting framework to a number of case studies from the Middle East....


Juvenile Nation: Youth, Emotions and the Making of the Modern British Citizen, 1880-1914

by Stephanie Olsen

In the first five months of the Great War, one million men volunteered to fight. Yet by the end of 1915, the British government realized that conscription would be required. Why did so many enlist, and conversely,...


Everyday Heroism: Victorian Constructions of the Heroic Civilian

by John Price

Heroism in the 19th and early 20th centuries is synonymous with military endeavours, imperial adventures and the 'great men of history'. There was, however, another prominent and influential strand of the idea...


Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture

by Erez Aiden & Jean-Baptiste Michel

"One of the most exciting developments from the world of ideas in decades, presented with panache by two frighteningly brilliant, endearingly unpretentious, and endlessly creative young scientists." - Steven...


Crafting Preservation Criteria: The National Register of Historic Places and American Historic Preservation

by Jr., John H. Sprinkle

In 1966, American historic preservation was transformed by the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act, which created a National Register of Historic Places. Now comprising more than 1.4 million historic...


An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention

by Matthew Kneale

What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived since, shaping thousands of generations of shamans, pharaohs, Aztec...


Women, Resistance and Revolution: A History Of Women And Revolution In The Modern World

by Sheila Rowbotham

This classic book provides a historical overview of feminist strands among the modern revolutionary movements of Russia, China and the Third World. Sheila Rowbotham shows how women rose against the dual challenges...


IRA Aldridge: Performing Shakespeare in Europe, 1852-1855: Performing Shakespeare in Europe, 1852-1855

by Bernth Lindfors

Ira Aldridge: Performing Shakespeare in Europe, 1852-1855', the third volume of Bernth Lindfors's award-winning biography, traces the American-born black classical actor's itinerary on his first Continental...


Order Without Power: An Introduction to Anarchism: History and Current Challenges

by Normand Baillargeon

With the rise of the global protestor—from Arab Spring to the Occupy movement—the term "anarchist" has been littered throughout mainstream media as never before. But just as frequently, its definition is...


Philanthropy and Voluntary Action in the First World War: Mobilizing Charity: Mobilizing Charity

by Peter Grant

This book challenges scholarship which presents charity and voluntary activity during World War I as marking a downturn from the high point of the late Victorian period. Charitable donations rose to an all-time...


A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America

by Jacqueline Jones

In 1656, a planter in colonial Maryland tortured and killed one of his slaves, an Angolan man named Antonio who refused to work the fields. Over three centuries later, a Detroit labor organizer named Simon Owens...


Handy African American History Answer Book

by Jessie Carney Smith

Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major...


Free At Last!: The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire

by Teresa Ramsby & Sinclair Bell

How did freed slaves reinvent themselves after the shackles of slavery had been lifted? How were they reintegrated into society, and what was their social position and status? What contributions did they make...


American First Ladies: Their Lives and Their Legacy: Their Lives and Their Legacy

by Lewis L. Gould

This volume presents thirty-nine interpretive biographical essays on all first ladies, from Martha Washington to America's newest First Lady, Laura Bush. This new edition contains updated material on all the...


We Took the Streets

by Mickey Melendez & Jose Torres

The Young Lords were one of the most provocative and controversial organizations to arise during the tumult of the late 1960s. Inspired by the wave of protest movements sweeping the country, and the world, as...


How History Matters to Philosophy: Reconsidering Philosophy S Past After Positivism: Reconsidering Philosophy S Past After Positivism

by Robert C. Scharff

In recent decades, widespread rejection of positivism's notorious hostility toward the philosophical tradition has led to renewed debate about the real relationship of philosophy to its history. How History...