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Political and Military Sociology: The Social Implications of National Defense

by III, Bruce D. McDonald

This volume explores the social elements and impact of national defense. Traditionally, national defense is viewed solely in military terms. As part of their national security objectives, many defense sectors...


War and Independence In Spanish America

by Anthony McFarlane

Warfare, Revolution, and Independence in Spanish America provides a unified account of war in Spanish America during the period after the collapse of the Spanish government in 1808. It traces the courses and...


The Louisiana Purchase: A Global Context

by Robert D. Bush

In 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land from France at a price of approximately three cents per acre, dramatically altering the young nation's geography and its political future. In...


Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory

by Stella Souvatzi & Athena Hadji

Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory addresses these two concepts as interrelated, rather than as separate categories, and as a means for understanding past social relations at different scales. The need...


The French Revolution: Faith, Desire and Politics

by Noah Shusterman

The French Revolution: Faith, Desire, and Politics offers a fresh treatment of this perennially popular and hugely significant topic, introducing a bold interpretation of the Revolution that highlights the key...


The Grandees of Government: The Origins and Persistence of Undemocratic Politics in Virginia

by Brent Tarter

From the formation of the first institutions of representative government and the use of slavery in the seventeenth century through the American Revolution, the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and into...


The Dunning School: Historians, Race, and the Meaning of Reconstruction

by J. Vincent Lowery, John David Smith & Eric Foner

From the late nineteenth century until World War I, a group of Columbia University students gathered under the mentorship of the renowned historian William Archibald Dunning (1857--1922). Known as the Dunning...


The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation

by Louise Steinman

A lyrical literary memoir that explores the exhilarating, discomforting, and ultimately healing process of Polish-Jewish reconciliation taking place in Poland today

 

Although an estimated 80 percent of American...


Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings

by Jean Manco

Incorporates the latest discoveries and theories from archaeology, genetics, history, and linguistics to paint a spirited history of European settlement Who are the Europeans and where did they come from? In...


The Men Who Made the Constitution: Lives of the Delegates to the Constitutional Convention

by John R. Vile

In The Men Who Made the Constitution, constitutional scholar John R. Vile explores the lives and contributions of all delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, including those who left before the Convention...


Chamberlain and the Lost Peace

by John Charmley

An important new reappraisal of the immediate origins of World War II. "Entertaining and absorbing....Chamberlain hardly emerges a hero from these pages, but at least there is no excuse left for regarding him...


The Paradoxes of History and Memory in Post-colonial Sierra Leone

by Ismail Rashid, Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley & Arthur Abraham

Using Sierra Leone as a case study, this book examines the nature of knowledge production and interpretation of African history since the decade of African independence. With contributions from different generations...


Three Black Generations at the Crossroads: Community, Culture, and Consciousness

by Lois Benjamin

Three Generations at the Crossroads weaves a collective tapestry, linking personal biographies of individuals in different generations to the larger social forces acting on them. This second edition contains...


Imperial Subjects as Global Citizens: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Education in Japan

by Mark Lincicome

This book offers a new perspective on Japanese educational policy reforms that have been enacted under the guise of internationalization since the late 1980s. Current policy agendas are contextualized within...


Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean

by Adrian Tinniswood

The true story that's "bloody good entertainment" (New York Times) about the colorful and legendary pirates of the 17th century.

If not for today's news stories about piracy on the high seas, it'd be easy to...


The Antebellum Crisis and America's First Bohemians

by Mark A. Lause

Amid the social and political tensions plaguing the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War, the North experienced a boom of cultural activity. Young transient writers, artists, and musicians...


Building the St. Helena II: Rebirth of a Nineteenth-Century Canal Boat

by Carrol Gantz

Building the St. Helena II tells the story of the 1970 reconstruction of an authentic, operational 1825 canal boat. The narrative unfolds in the small village of Canal Fulton, Ohio, along the surviving one-mile...


Donn Piatt: Gadfly of the Gilded Age

by Peter Bridges

Born in 1819 in Cincinnati, Donn Piatt died in 1891 at the Piatt Castles that still stand in western Ohio. He was a diplomat, historian, journalist, judge, lawyer, legislator, lobbyist, novelist, playwright,...


Winter in Taos: Facsimile of Original 1935 Edition

by Mabel Dodge Luhan

"Winter in Taos" starkly contrasts Luhan's memoirs, published in four volumes and inspired by Marcel Proust's "Remembrances of Things Past." They follow her life through three failed marriages, numerous affairs,...


From Arab Spring to Islamic Winter

by Raphael Israeli

The “Arab Spring” does not seem to have produced the democratic revolution heralded by the international media. Raphael Israeli examines thematic problems among all the Muslim states experiencing...