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Holding the Line: The Third Tennessee Infantry, 1861-1864

by Robert Ferrell

FLAVEL C. BARBER'S memoir of his service with the Third Tennessee provides a rare contemporary history of a Confederate regiment. Major Barber's imprisonment after the surrender of Fort Donelson spurred him...


Contributions to L'Anne Sociologique

by Émile Durkheim

These reviews, notices, and introductory sections by a major figure in intellectual history represent more than a decade of effort to define and clarify a new form of scientific investigation. Together, they...


China in Disintegration

by James E. Sheridan

After the 1911 fall of the Manchus came the most hideous breakdown in Chinese history. Sheridan, a Northwestern University scholar, concentrates on the Kuomintang movement of Chiang Kai-shek, insisting that...


Union and States' Rights: 150 Years After Sumter, a Legal History of Interposition, Nullification, and Secession

by Neil H. Cogan

Edited by Neil H. Cogan, who is a well-versed legal scholar of constitutional law, civil rights, and civil and criminal procedures, this volume is a collection of papers on a central issue of governance in the...


Infinite Hope and Finite Disappointment: The Story of the First Interpreters of the Fourteenth Amendment

by Elizabeth Reilly

Infinite Hope and Finite Disappointment details the hopes and promises of the 14th Amendment in the historical, legal and sociological context within which it was framed. Part of the Reconstruction Amendments...


Military in America

by Peter M. Karsten

In The American Military Tradition historians John M. Carroll and Colin F. Baxter gather an esteemed group of military historians to explore the pivotal issues and themes in American warfare from the Colonial...


Autopsy For An Empire: The Seven Leaders Who Built the Soviet Regime

by Dmitri Volkogonov

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Elusive State of Jefferson: A Journey through the 51st State

by Peter Laufer

By 1941, a nascent statehood movement began to coalesce into an active and explicit secession campaign seeking to carve from Northern California and Southern Oregon a new State of Jefferson. Yreka, California,...


Juvenile Nation: Youth, Emotions and the Making of the Modern British Citizen, 1880-1914

by Stephanie Olsen

In the first five months of the Great War, one million men volunteered to fight. Yet by the end of 1915, the British government realized that conscription would be required. Why did so many enlist, and conversely,...


Everyday Heroism: Victorian Constructions of the Heroic Civilian

by John Price

Heroism in the 19th and early 20th centuries is synonymous with military endeavours, imperial adventures and the 'great men of history'. There was, however, another prominent and influential strand of the idea...


Historical Dictionary of the Civil War

by Terry L. Jones

This updated and expanded two-volume second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Civil War relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and hundreds...


Women's Earliest Records: From Ancient Egypt and Western Asia

by Barbara S. Lesko

This work compiles writings and discussions regarding the roles and statuses of ordinary women in the ancient Near East. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


Inca Civilization in Cuzco

by R. Tom Zuidema & Jean-Jacques Decoster

A description of the spatial organization, social classes, mythology and calendar of Inca society in Cuzco. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online...


Social Change in the Modern Era

by Daniel Chirot

An examination of social change around the world from a global and historical perspective. Part One explains the rise of the Western world from the 1500s, while Parts Two and Three focus on the 20th century....


On the African Waterfront: Urban Disorder and the Transformation of Work in Colonial Mombasa

by Frederick Cooper

A study of work in the European-African colonial relationship during the first half of the 20th century. Labor relations became increasingly tense during the 1940s due to a rising urban working class, and this...


Marco Polo's Asia: An Introduction to His "Description of the World" Called "Il Milione"

by Leonardo Olschki

An overview of Marco Polo's book called Description of the World ("Il Milione" in Italian). This work places "Il Milione" in historical context and includes details of Marco Polo's life. This digital edition...


Women in Hellenistic Egypt: From Alexander to Cleopatra

by Sarah B. Pomeroy

This work studies the lives of women from various social classes in Hellenistic Egypt, from Cleopatra VII to Jewish slaves. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


The Montana Vigilantes: Gold, Guns, and Gallows

by Mark C. Dillon

Historians and novelists alike have described the vigilantism that took root in the gold-mining communities of Montana in the mid-1860s, but Mark C. Dillon is the first to examine the subject through the prism...


Waitangi & Indigenous Rights: Revolution, Law & Legitimation

by F. M. Brookfield

This landmark study examines issues surrounding New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi, focusing on recent Fiji revolutions and indigenous customary rights to the seabed and foreshore. In this revised edition, the...


Lost Dundee: Dundee's Lost Architectural Heritage

by Charles McKean & Patricia Whatley

Lost Dundee' brings the second city of renaissance Scotland back to life showing, through previously undiscovered photographs and drawings, the life and the maritime quarter of this great port. It illustrates...