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Operation Pretense

by James R. Crockett

During the 1980s fifty-seven of Mississippi's 410 county supervisors from twenty-six of the state's eighty-two counties were charged with corruption. The FBI's ploy to catch the criminals was code-named Operation...


Toussaint's Clause

by Gordon S. Brown

In its formative years, America, birthplace of a revolution, wrestled with a volatile dilemma. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and many other founding fathers clashed. What was to be the new...


Britain and the American South

by Joseph P. Ward

In Britain and the American South: From Colonialism to Rock and Roll, historians analyze central aspects of the cultural exchanges between Britain and the American South.

Along with the Spanish and the French,...


Slavery and the American South

by Winthrop D. Jordan

In 1900 very few historians were exploring the institution of slavery in the South. But in the next half century, the culture of slavery became a dominating theme in Southern historiography. In the 1970s it...


Jim Crow and Me: Stories From My Life As a Civil Rights Lawyer

by Solomon Seay Jr., John Hope Franklin & Delores Boyd

Civil rights lawyer Solomon S. Seay, Jr. chronicles both heartening and heartbreaking episodes of his first-hand struggle to achieve the actualization of civil rights. Tempered with wit and told with endearing...


Clearing the Coastline: The Nineteenth-Century Ecological & Cultural Transformations of Cape Cod

by Matthew McKenzie

A social and ecological history of the rise and demise of Cape Cod’s coastal fisheries in the nineteenth century


Napoleonic Friendship: Military Fraternity, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century France

by Brian Joseph Martin

The first book-length study of the origin of queer soldiers in modern France


Evangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860-1910

Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday

by James W. Baker & Peter J. Gomes

The origins and ever-changing story of America’s favorite holiday


The Civil Society Reader

by Virginia Hodgkinson & Michael W. Foley

A "civil society" anthology for experts and students alike.


In Search of Iraq: Baghdad to Babylon

by Richard Downes

From 1998 until the chaotic aftermath of the invasion, news reporter Richard Downes witnessed firsthand the changes that have overwhelmed the Iraqi people. In Search of Iraq goes far deeper into the environment...


A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century

by Thomas A. Kohut

Germans of the generation born just before the outbreak of World War I lived through a tumultuous and dramatic century. This book tells the story of their lives and, in so doing, offers a new history of twentieth-century...


The Night Wanderers: Uganda's Children and the Lord's Resistance Army

by Wojciech Jagielski & Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Fleeing the aggressive reach of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and their brutal leader Joseph Kony, on an average night in northern Uganda tens of thousands of children head for the city centers to avoid...


Terrorist Rehabilitation and Counter-Radicalisation: New Approaches to Counter-Terrorism

by Lawrence Rubin, Rohan Gunaratna & Jolene Anne R. Jerard

This book seeks to explore the new frontiers in counter-terrorism research, analyses and practice, focusing on the imperative to rehabilitate terrorists.

The post-9/11 world is in a very early stage of global...


Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War

by Stephen R. Platt

A gripping account of China’s nineteenth-century Taiping Rebellion, one of the largest civil wars in history. Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom brims with unforgettable characters and vivid re-creations of massive...


City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas

by Roger Crowley

“The rise and fall of Venice’s empire is an irresistible story and [Roger] Crowley, with his rousing descriptive gifts and scholarly attention to detail, is its perfect chronicler.”—The Financial Times...


Amazing Engineers: Inspirational Stories

by Charles Margerison

When problems crop up, we need solutions. When something needs to be improved, or made more efficient, we need innovative ideas and positive action. Take inspiration from some of the world's most celebrated...


Critical Perspectives on the Responsibility to Protect

by Philip Cunliffe

This edited volume critically examines the widely supported doctrine of the 'Responsibility to Protect', and investigates the claim that it embodies progressive values in international politics.

Since the United...


History in the Discursive Condition: Reconsidering the Tools of Thought

by Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth

In this bold new book, Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth traces the broadly established challenges to modernity that now confront historians and citizens of Western societies generally. She puts forward a clear definition...


Gender in Contemporary Iran

by Roksana Bahramitash & Eric Hooglund

This book examines gender and the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran, documenting the changes in women's lives and showing how women have now become agents of social change rather than victims.

Bringing...