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Fleeing for Freedom: Stories of the Underground Railroad as Told by Levi Coffin and William Still

by Willene Hendrick & George Hendrick

Selected narratives from the two most important contemporary chroniclers of the Underground Railroad, Levi Coffin and William Still. Here are firsthand descriptions of the experiences of escaped slaves making...


To March for Others: The Black Freedom Struggle and the United Farm Workers

by Lauren Araiza

Through the relationships between the African American civil rights groups of the 1960s and 1970s and the United Farm Workers, a primarily Mexican American union, To March for Others examines the complexities...


Purefinder

by Ben Gwalchmai

London, 1858: a child is dead, a man is blamed, and dragged through hell - why is he persecuted and who is his persecutor?


Composing the Party Line: Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany

by David G. Tompkins

This book examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. It presents a comparative inquiry into the relationship between...


Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865

by James B. Conroy

Our One Common Country explores the most critical meeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians, the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the War between...


A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to the Present Day

by Abdelwahab Meddeb & Benjamin Stora

This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more...


The Harness Maker's Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas

by Nick Kotz

Both historical study and ancestral narrative, The Harness Maker’s Dream follows the story of Ukrainian immigrant Nathan Kallison’s journey to the United States in search of a brighter future. At the turn...


Tennessee: A Bicentennial History

by Wilma Dykeman

Tennessee, the long, thin state stretching from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Mississippi River, is as richly varied in history as in terrain. And from Davy Crockett, "Old Hickory" Andrew Jackson, and presidential...


North Dakota: A History

by Robert P. Wilkins & Wynona H. Wilkins

The area's extreme remoteness, great size, and sparse population have shaped the North Dakota character from the beginning of settlement a century ago. Theirs was not an easy land to master; and of those who...


Nebraska: A History

by Dorothy Weyer Creigh

Frugal but generous, stubborn but innovative, trusting but cautious, Nebraskans are a people who chose to live in a harsh, semiarid land, from which they coaxed abundance. They may be, writes author Dorothy...


Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia: Select Documents, 1772-1914

by ChaeRan Y. Freeze & Jay M. Harris

An astounding compilation of primary source documents dealing with all aspects of Jewish daily life in the Russian empire


Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America

by Robert Buffington & Carlos A. Aguirre

The only reader currently available on criminality in Latin America, Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America reconstructs the way in which different Latin American societies have viewed, described, defined,...


Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

by Moslih Kanaaneh, Stig-Magnus Thorsén & Heather Bursheh

Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window...


To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

by Stephen E. Ambrose

In To America, Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the country's most influential historians, reflects on his long career as an American historian and explains what an historian's job is all about. He celebrates America's...


Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good

by Steven Fenberg

As President Obama began to unveil sweeping government programs to restore the crippled economy, the public and media drew numerous comparisons with the actions of Franklin Roosevelt, who faced the grim prospects...


The Dandy: Peacock or Enigma?

by Nigel Rodgers

A look at the phenomenon of the dandy from Regency England to the contemporary Congolese Sapeurs, with stops at Wodehouse, Wilde, Grant, and more The dandy is not just an elaborately or even well-dressed...


The Victorian Frame of Mind, 1830-1870

by Walter E. Houghton

ôIt is now forty years,ö Walter Houghton writes, ôsince Lytton Strachey decided that we knew too much about the Victorian era to view its culture as a whole.öá Recently the tide has turned and the Victorians...


First Heroes: The POWs Left Behind in Vietnam

by Rod Colvin

The result of five years of research, First Heroes untangles an intricate web of information and ultimately concludes that the prisoners of war that were held captive in Southeast Asia were forgotten or ignored...


The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution

by David O. Stewart

The Summer of 1787 takes us into the sweltering room in which the founding fathers struggled for four months to produce the Constitution: the flawed but enduring document that would define the nation—then...


A Civil War: A History Of The Italian Resistance

by Claudio Pavone, Peter Levy & Stanislao Pugliese

A Civil War is a history of the wartime Italian Resistance, recounted by a historian who took part in the struggle against Mussolini’s Fascist Republic. Since its publication in Italy, Claudio Pavone’s...