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Revisionist Histories

by Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Revision and revisionism are generally seen as standard parts of historical practice, yet they are underexplored within the growing literature on historiography. In this accessibly written volume, Marnie Hughes-Warrington...


Franco: The Biography of the Myth

by Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez

In this new biography Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez looks at Franco from a fresh perpsective, emphasizing the cultural and social over the political. Explaining how his persona and actions were perceived by Spaniards...


The American Middle Class: A Cultural History

by Lawrence R Samuel

The middle class is often viewed as the heart of American society, the key to the country's democracy and prosperity. Most Americans believe they belong to this group, and few politicians can hope to be elected...


Israeli Identity: Between Orient and Occident

by David Tal

For many years before and after the establishment of the state of Israel, the belief that Israel is a western state remained unchallenged. This belief was founded on the predominantly western composition of...


Medieval Islamic Historiography: Remembering Rebellion

by Heather N. Keaney

This book is a comparative analysis of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the revolt against him. By comparing treatments of Uthman in pietistic literature and universal...


The Downing of TWA Flight 800

by James Sanders

NOT THEORY-FACT!

A MISSLE SHOT DOWN FLIGHT 800!

On July 17, 1996, minutes after take-off, TWA Flight 800 was blown out of the sky, killing all 230 people on board.

What happened?

It took federal investigators...


The Rebirth of the Middle East

by Jerry M. Rosenberg

This book discusses how peace, stability, and prosperity are dependent upon economic and trade relations between Israel and Palestine, and other neighboring Arab and Muslim countries. In the long-run, success...


The Making of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park: A Devil, Two Rivers, and a Dream

by Teresa S. Moyer & Paul A. Shackel

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is most widely known today for the attempted slave revolt led by John Brown in 1859, the nucleus for the interpretation of the current national park. Here, Teresa S. Moyer...


The Archaeology of Childhood: Children, Gender, and Material Culture

by Jane Eva Baxter

The study of children and childhood in historical and prehistoric life is an overlooked area of study that Jane Baxter addresses in this brief book. Her timely contribution stresses the importance of studying...


Francisco de Miranda: A Transatlantic Life in the Age of Revolution

by Karen Racine

Before there was Sim-n Bol'var, there was Francisco de Miranda. He was among the most infamous men of his generation, loved or hated by all who knew him. Venezuelan General Francisco Gabriel de Miranda (1750-1816)...


Illusive Identity: The Blurring of Working Class Consciousness in Modern Western Culture

by Thomas J. Edward Walker

Illusive Identity is a transnational exploration of the evolution of working-class consciousness within modern Western culture. The work traces how the rise of popular culture blurred the definition and dulled...


Echoes from the Poisoned Well: Global Memories of Environmental Injustice

by Sylvia Hood Washington, Heather Goodall & Paul Rosier

This book is an historical examination of environmental justice struggles across the globe from the perspective of environmentally marginalized communities. It is unique in environmental justice histography...


Divergent Paths: Hegel in Marxism and Engelsism

by Norman Levine

Divergent Paths is the first in a series of three volumes that explores the historiography of the relationship between Hegel and Marx; it sets the terms of the relationship between Marx and Engels, and explores...


Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern

by Prasenjit Duara

In this powerful and provocative book, Prasenjit Duara uses the intriguing case of Manchukuo_the Japanese puppet state in northeast China from 1932-1945_to explore how such antinomies as imperialism and nationalism,...


American Indians and the Urban Experience

by Kurt Peters & Susan Lobo

Modern American Indian life is urban, rural, and everything in-between. Lobo and Peters have compiled an unprecedented collection of innovative scholarship, poetry, prose, and stunning art-from photography and...


Slavery and freedom in Delaware, 1639-1865

by William H. Williams

William H. Williams fills a gap in the literature on slavery in America. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the 'peculiar institution' in the First State. An excellent text for courses in colonial...


Asia: A Concise History

by Milton W. Meyer

This comprehensive introduction to Asia offers readers a clear overview of the continent from ancient times to the present.


Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America

by Edmund S. Morgan

"The best explanation that I have seen for our distinctive combination of faith, hope and naiveté concerning the governmental process." —Michael Kamman, Washington Post This book makes the provocative case...


The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America

by Gary B. Nash

In this audacious recasting of the American Revolution, distinguished historian Gary Nash offers a profound new way of thinking about the struggle to create this country, introducing readers to a coalition of...


Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005

by James T. Campbell

Penguin announces a prestigious new series under presiding editor Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Many works of history deal with the journeys of blacks in bondage from Africa to the United States along the ?middle...