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White Women, Black Men

by Martha Hodes

This book is the first to explore the history of a powerful category of illicit sex in America's past: liaisons between Southern white women and black men. Martha Hodes tells a series of stories about such liaisons...


Moonshine Nation: The Art of Creating Cornbread in a Bottle

by Mark Spivak

Moonshine is corn whiskey, traditionally made in improvised stills throughout the Appalachian South. While quality varied from one producer to another, the whiskey had one thing in common: It was illegal because...


The Life and Loves of Laurie Lee

by Valerie Grove

Millions of readers know and love him for his lyrical portraits of his life, from the moving and nostalgic tales of childhood and innocence found in the pages of Cider with Rosie, to the nomadic wanderings through...


They Fought Alone: The True Story of SOE's Agents in Wartime France

by Maurice Buckmaster & Mick Smith

‘Set Europe ablaze.’ The order came from Churchill himself. The result was the Special Operations Executive – the SOE. Established in 1941 with the aim of supplying Occupied France with a steady stram of...


Scottish Miscellany

by Jim Hewitson

Ever wondered what some of the weirdest productions of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have been? Has it crossed your mind that you don’t actually know which Scottish city has the honour of being twinned with...


Skull and Saltire

by Jim Hewitson

Pirates! The word is enough to send a shiver through your timbers. A nation such as the Scots, with its seafaring tradition, inevitably has a history of lawlessness at sea. From the earliest times, shrewd sailors...


Hunter Killers: The Dramatic Untold Story of the Royal Navy's Most Secret Service

by Iain Ballantyne

HUNTER KILLERS will follow the careers of four daring British submarine captains who risked their lives to keep the rest of us safe, their exploits consigned to the shadows until now. Their experiences encompass...


Trench Fever

by Christopher Moore

For Chris Moore, the Great War has developed from a childhood fascination to a full-blown obsession, both for the actuality, of the war - its archives and its archaeology - as well as its abiding influence on...


France on the Brink: A Great Civilization Faces a New Century

by Jonathan Fenby

This completely revised and fully updated edition of the book Bill Bryson called “superb” presents a sharply insightful, authoritative portrait of France today as it struggles to live up to its vision of...


Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World

by Anya Schiffrin

Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption....


A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement

by Maegan Parker Brooks

A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truth-telling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) stands as a powerful symbol not only of the 1960s black freedom movement, but also of the enduring human struggle against...


A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement

by Maegan Parker Brooks

A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truth-telling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) stands as a powerful symbol not only of the 1960s black freedom movement, but also of the enduring human struggle against...


Routledge Handbook of Resarch Methods in Military Studies

by Joseph Soeters, Patricia M. Shields & Sebastiaan Rietjens

This volume offers an overview of the methodologies of research in the field of military studies.

As an institution relying on individuals and resources provided by society, the military has been studied by...


Indigenous Networks: Mobility, Connections, and Exchange: Mobility, Connections and Exchange

by Jane Carey & Jane Lydon

This edited collection argues for the importance of recovering Indigenous participation within global networks of imperial power and wider histories of "transnational" connections. It takes up a crucial challenge...


Urban Governance Under the Ottomans: Between Cosmopolitanism and Conflict

by Ulrike Freitag & Nora Lafi

Urban Governance Under the Ottomans focuses on one of the most pressing topics in this field, namely the question why cities formerly known for their multiethnic and multi- religious composition became increasingly...


American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

by Lawrence Karson

When Edwin Sutherland introduced the concept of white-collar crime, he referred to the respectable businessmen of his day who had, in the course of their occupations, violated the law whenever it was advantageous...


Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian

by Anthony Slide & Atom Egoyan

"Ravished Armenia" and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian is the real-life tale of a teenage Armenian girl who was caught up in the 1915 Armenian genocide, the first genocide in modern history. Mardiganian (1901-1994)...


Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian

by Anthony Slide & Atom Egoyan

"Ravished Armenia" and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian is the real-life tale of a teenage Armenian girl who was caught up in the 1915 Armenian genocide, the first genocide in modern history. Mardiganian (1901-1994)...


Remembering Genocide

by Nigel Eltringham & Pam Maclean

In Remembering Genocide an international group of scholars draw on current research from a range of disciplines to explore how communities throughout the world remember genocide. Whether coming to terms with...


Shapers of Urban Form: Explorations in Morphological Agency

by Peter J. Larkham & Michael P. Conzen

People have designed cities long before there were urban designers. In Shapers of Urban Form, Peter Larkham and Michael Conzen have commissioned new scholarship on the forces, people, and institutions that have...