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The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America's War of Liberation in Canada, 1774-1776

by Mark R. Anderson

An unparalleled look at America’s Revolutionary War invasion of Canada


American Feminism and the Birth of New Age Spirituality: Searching for the Higher Self, 1875-1915

by Catherine Tumber

Based largely on research in popular journals, self-help manuals, newspaper accounts, and archival collections, American Feminism and the Birth of New Age Spirituality demonstrates that the New Age movement...


Tolstoy: Tales of Courage and Conflict

by Count Leo Tolstoy

36 stories by one of the world's masters of literature, Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)


Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolution

by Jürgen Buchenau

The only substantive study of Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolution, this book traces the remarkable life story of a complex and little-understood, yet key figure in Mexico's history. Jürgen Buchenau...


Barcelonan Okupas: Squatter Power!

by Stephen Luis Vilaseca

Barcelonan Okupas: Squatter Power! is the first book to combine close-readings of the representations of Spanish squatters known as okupas with the study of the urban. Vilaseca broadens the scope of Spanish...


Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P. T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity

Manufacturing Powerlessness in the Black Diaspora: Inner-City Youth and the New Global Frontier

by Charles Green

Despite the economic utopianism brought on by globalization, effective solutions to the persistent plight of urban blacks throughout the African diaspora continue to elude scholars, politicians, and community...


Border Crossings: Mexican and Mexican-American workers

by John Mason Hart

The history of Mexican and Mexican-American working classes has been segregated by the political boundary that separates the United States of America from the United States of Mexico. As a result, scholars have...


Peacemaking, 1919

by Harold Nicolson

'Of all branches of human endeavour, diplomacy is the most protean.' That is how Harold Nicolson begins this book. It is an apt opening. The Paris Conference of 1919, attended by thirty-two nations, had the...


Last of the Blue and Gray: Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War

by Richard A. Serrano

Richard Serrano, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times, pens a story of two veterans. In the late 1950s, as America prepared for the Civil War centennial, two very old men lay dying. Albert...


Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution

by Will Bashor

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Scholarship

Marie Antoinette has remained atop the popular cultural landscape for centuries for the daring in style and fashion that she brought to 18th century...


Ctesias: On India

by Andrew Nichols

A Greek doctor serving at the court of the Persian king Artaxerxes II in the fifth century BC, Ctesias met travellers and visitors from the far eastern reaches of the Persian Empire, merchants from along the...


Polybius and Roman Imperialism

by Donald Walter Baronowski

Polybius and Roman Imperialism explores in depth the complexity of the Greek historian Polybius'

views on the expansion of Roman power. Although he considered imperialism intrinsically noble, and both admired...


Underclass: A History of the Excluded Since 1880

by John Welshman

Who are those at the bottom of society? There has been much discussion in recent years, on both Left and Right, about the existence of an alleged 'underclass' in both Britain and the USA. It has been claimed...


Revenge in Athenian Culture

by Fiona McHardy

Revenge was an all important part of the ancient Athenian mentality, intruding on all forms of life - even where we might not expect to find it today. Revenge was of prime importance as a means of survival for...


Shaky Ground: Context, Connoisseurship and the History of Roman Art

by Elizabeth Marlowe

The recent crisis in the world of antiquities collecting has prompted scholars and the general public to pay more attention than ever before to the archaeological findspots and collecting histories of ancient...


Free At Last!: The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire

by Teresa Ramsby & Sinclair Bell

How did freed slaves reinvent themselves after the shackles of slavery had been lifted? How were they reintegrated into society, and what was their social position and status? What contributions did they make...


The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I

by Kenneth J. Blume

The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I provides a convenient introduction to a critical period of American diplomacy. The half-century from 1861 to 1914 formed a crucial time in the development...


The A to Z of the Renaissance

by Charles G. Nauert

Few periods have given civilization such a strong impulse as the Renaissance, which started in Italy and then spread to the rest of Europe.


Old New York in Picture Postcards: 1900-1945

by Jack H. Smith

Views of early twentieth-century New York with accompanying text for the city buff and postcard collector alike.