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Upper Canada Preserved - War of 1812 6-Book Bundle: The Ashes of War / A Crucible of Fire / and four more...

by Richard Feltoe

A battlefield-based chronicle combining modern research with historical records and personal letters bring to life this crucial period of Canada's early history. Historical images counterpointed with modern...


Waterloo

by Bernard Cornwell

From the New York Times bestselling author comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundreth anniversary...


The Great Fire

by Lou Ureneck

A bribe, a lie and an empty threat—these were the tools Reverend Asa K. Jennings used to rescue hundreds of thousands of helpless refugees following the 1922 burning of Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan...


Women in Law and Lawmaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe

by Eva Schandevyl

Exploring the relationship between gender and law in Europe from the nineteenth century to the present, this collection examines the feminisation of justice, its historical beginnings, and the impact of gendered...


The Wars of Spanish American Independence 1809-29

by John Fletcher

Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin independently led the South American revolutionary armies that freed much of Latin America of Spanish rule.

In 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte treacherously outmaneuvered the corrupt...


The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878-1918: An Urban History

by Mary Sparks

The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878-1918 charts the urban history of Sarajevo in this period within the context of other modernising central-European cities. It gives detailed consideration to...


Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875

by Richard A. Marsden

The antiquary Cosmo Innes (1798-1874) was a prolific editor of medieval and early modern documents relating to Scotland's parliament, legal system, burghs, universities, aristocratic families and pre-Reformation...


The Ashes of War: The Fight for Upper Canada, August 1814-March 1815

by Richard Feltoe

The sixth and final book in the six-part series Upper Canada Preserved, War of 1812, examines the pivotal period between August 1814-March 1815, with particular emphasis on the final months of fighting, the...


Eastern Question 1774-1923, The: Revised Edition

by Alexander Lyon Macfie

A clear and concise guide to the Eastern Question - the problem facing the European states of how to react to the decline of the Ottoman Empire. A L MacFie's study shows how the question was a major factor in...


America's Romance with the English Garden

by Thomas J. Mickey

The 1890s saw a revolution in advertising. Cheap paper, faster printing, rural mail delivery, railroad shipping, and chromolithography combined to pave the way for the first modern, mass-produced catalogs. The...


Reading Victorian Deafness

by Jennifer Esmail

Reading Victorian Deafness is the first book to address the crucial role that deaf people, and their unique language of signs, played in Victorian culture. Drawing on a range of works, from fiction by Charles...


Do They Miss Me at Home?: The Civil War Letters of William McKnight, Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

by Donald C. Maness & H. Jason Combs

William McKnight was a member of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry from September 1862 until his death in June of 1864. During his time of service, McKnight penned dozens of emotion-filled letters, primarily...


Healing Traditions: African Medicine, Cultural Exchange, and Competition in South Africa, 1820-1948

by Karen E. Flint

In August 2004, South Africa officially sought to legally recognize the practice of traditional healers. Largely in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and limited both by the number of practitioners and by patients'...


In the Balance of Power: Independent Black Politics and Third-Party Movements in the United States

by Omar H. Ali & Eric Foner

Historically, most black voters in the United States have aligned themselves with one of the two major parties: the Republican Party from the time of the Civil War to the New Deal and, since the New Deal-and...


The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War

by H. Robert Baker

On March 11, 1854, the people of Wisconsin prevented agents of the federal government from carrying away the fugitive slave, Joshua Glover. Assembling in mass outside the Milwaukee courthouse, they demanded...


France, 1800-1914: A Social History

by Roger Magraw

Nineteenth-century France was a society of apparent paradoxes. It is famous for periodic and bloody revolutionary upheavals, for class conflict and for religious disputes, yet it was marked by relative demographic...


Englishness: Politics and Culture 1880-1920

by Robert Colls & Philip Dodd

'Englishness' is by no means the unchanging quality of those living in the territory that has come to be England, but a concept that has been made and remade throughout history, expressing itself through existing...


The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty

by Christopher Lane

The Victorian era was the first great “Age of Doubt” and a critical moment in the history of Western ideas. Leading nineteenth-century intellectuals battled the Church and struggled to absorb radical scientific...


Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

by Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

This volume seeks to address the questions of poverty, charity, and public welfare, taking the nineteenth-century London Foundling Hospital as its focus. It delineates the social rules that constructed the gendered...


The Great Famine: Ireland's Agony 1845-1852

by Ciar¿n ¿ Murchadha

Over one million people died in the Great Famine, and more than one million more emigrated on the coffin ships to America and beyond. Drawing on contemporary eyewitness accounts and diaries, the book charts...