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Historical Research Using British Newspapers

by Denise Bates

Thanks to digitisation, newspapers from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century have become an indispensable and accessible source for researchers. Through their pages, historians with a passion for a person...


A Book of North Wales

by Sabine Baring-Gould

CONCERNING the purpose and scope of this little book I have but to repeat what I have said in the prefaces to my other works of the same nature—A Book of the West, A Book of Dartmoor, A Book of Brittany—that...


Tied Up in Knots

by Andrea Tantaros

Fifty years after Betty Friedan unveiled The Feminine Mystique, relations between men and women in America have never been more dysfunctional. If women are more liberated than ever before, why aren't they happier? In...


Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food

by Camille Bégin

The role of taste in a culinary transformation


Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work

by Dave Isay

Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay

In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable...


Love Canal

First Women

by Kate Andersen Brower

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania...


The Lively Place: Mount Auburn, America's First Garden Cemetery, and Its Revolutionary and Literary Residents

by Stephen Kendrick

The story of one of the Boston area’s most famous attractions, the Mount Auburn Cemetery, and how its founders and “residents” have influenced American culture

When Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded, in...


We the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers' Vision of America

by Juan Williams

What would the Founding Fathers think about America today? Over 200 years ago the Founders broke away from the tyranny of the British Empire to build a nation based on the principles of freedom, equal rights,...


Women of the 1960s: More Than Mini Skirts, Pills and Pop Music

by Sheila Hardy

This book gives a new perspective on the life of women in the 1960s, contrary to the widely accepted vision of a Swinging Sixties full of Sex, Drugs and Rock ’n’ Roll. It was certainly a progressive decade,...


Cake: A Slice of History

by Alysa Levene

Cake can evoke thoughts of home, comfort someone at a time of grief or celebrate a birth or new love.  It is a maker of memories, a marker of identities, and delicious!

It was the year 878 A.D., and a man claims...


Empire of Things

by Frank Trentmann

What we consume has become a central—perhaps the central—feature of modern life. Our economies live or die by spending, we increasingly define ourselves by our possessions, and this ever-richer lifestyle...


The Hatred of Music

by Pascal Quignard, Matthew Amos & Fredrik Rönnbäck

Throughout Pascal Quignard's distinguished literary career, music has been a recurring obsession. As a musician he organized the International Festival of Baroque Opera and Theatre at Versailles in the early...


The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India's Young

by Somini Sengupta

A penetrating, personal look at contemporary India—the world’s largest democracy at a moment of transition.

Somini Sengupta emigrated from Calcutta to California as a young child in 1975. Returning thirty...


The King's Bed: Ambition and Intimacy in the Court of Charles II

by Don Jordan & Michael Walsh

An intelligent and spirited history of Charles II's dissolute life and surprising legacy, by two veteran historians.

To refer to the private life of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His personal life was...


You Can't Go Home Again

by Thomas Wolfe

You Can't Go Home Again is a novel by Thomas Wolfe published posthumously in 1940. The novel tells the story of George Webber, a fledgling author, who writes a book that makes frequent references to his home...


All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

by Rebecca Traister

A nuanced investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in America, this “singularly triumphant work” (Los Angeles Times) by Rebecca Traister “the most brilliant voice on feminism...


Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain's Most Savage Slum

by Dean Kirby

'It is all free fighting here. Even some of the windows do not open, so it is useless to cry for help. Dampness and misery, violence and wrong, have left their handwriting in perfectly legible characters on...


Cleaning and sanitation: a global history

by Giulio Guizzi

With this book, Giulio Guizzi has recounted the history of cleaning in various eras by blending a purely chronological account of the various key and particular periods for dirt and cleaning with the cultural...


Adoption and Fosterage Practices in the Late Medieval and Modern Age

by Maria Clara Rossi & Marina Garbellotti

In recent years historical studies on adoption and fosterage have greatly advanced, very likely due to the importance that such practices have acquired in our own societies. Also in the past – not only during...