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Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

by David J. Mattingly

Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of the Roman...


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...


Women in the Ancient Near East: A Sourcebook

by Mark Chavalas

Women in the Ancient Near East provides a collection of primary sources that further our understanding of women from Mesopotamian and Near Eastern civilizations, from the earliest historical and literary texts...


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...


History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

by Brad Meltzer & Keith Ferrell

It's an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world's most intriguing unsolved mysteries. And to make this richly illustrated book even richer, each chapter invites the...


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...


Jazz in American Culture

by Burton W. Peretti

The first compact history of jazz to place it within broader context. With an eye on the music, the musicians, and the audience, Mr. Peretti traces the emergence of jazz and follows its progress to the present,...


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...


Molotov Remembers: Inside Kremlin Politics

by Feliz Chuev, V. M. Molotov & Albert Resis

In conversations with the poet-biographer Felix Chuev, Molotov offers an incomparable view of the politics of Soviet society and the nature of Kremlin leadership under communism. Filled with startling insights...


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...


Uruguay and the United States, 1903 1929: Diplomacy in the Progressive Era

by James C. Knarr

Despite its fascinating history, the attention paid by North American historians to Uruguay, a nation nestled in the corner of South America between Argentina and Brazil, is scant when compared to that shown...