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The Voice of Anna Julia Cooper: Including a Voice from the South and Other Important Essays, Papers, and Letters

by Anna J. Cooper

This collection is a major contribution to the reconstruction of gender balance in African-American history —Manning Marable, Columbia University


How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Sex, Virtue, and the Way We Live Now

by Christina Page

A young activist reveals that the Pro-Life Movement’s real agenda is a war on contraception, family planning, and sexual freedom


The History of St Kilda

by Kenneth Macauley & Roger Hutchinson

As one of the most remote corners of the British Isles, the island archipelago of St Kilda has long held a fascination for travellers from mainland Britain and beyond. The unique way of life and customs of its...


The Choice

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

"American power and a pervasive globalization are the central realities of today's world, and the source of its thorniest dilemmas. Yet while America's unprecedented might should be the source of globa"


Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th-Century Reporting

by David B. Sachsman & David W. Bulla

In this book David B. Sachsman and David W. Bulla have gathered a colorful collection of essays exploring sensationalism in nineteenth-century newspaper reporting. The contributors analyze the role of sensationalism...


Protestantism and Progress: A Historical Study of the Relation of Protestantism to the Modern World

by Ernst Troeltsch & Howard G. Schneiderman

“Troeltsch shows that while original Protestantism had no intention of so altering civilization as to promote the secular freedom which it now champions, it was nevertheless indirectly responsible for...


The Rape Of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II

by Iris Chang

"In December 1937, in what was then the capital of China, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (Na"


Just War Against Terror: The Burden Of American Power In A Violent World

by Jean Elshtain

Inspired by the surge in global terrorism and violence, one of America's foremost political philosophers mounts an impassioned defense of "just war" against terror


How We Got Here: The 70s The Decade That Brought You Modern Life -- For Better Or Worse

by David Frum

A sweeping condemnation of the decline of American culture since the 1970s by one of America’s leading conservative writers.


Clock Of The Long Now: Time And Responsibility: The Ideas Behind The World's Slowest Computer

by Stewart Brand

Using the Millennial Clock as a paradigm for the Long Now, Stewart Brand offers a practical introduction to the concept of long-term responsibility.


Black Bloc, White Riot: Antiglobalization and the Genealogy of Dissent

by A. K. Thompson

New Reflections on Violence for the twenty-first century.


The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages

by Nancy Marie Brown

An acclaimed science writer tells the story of Pope Sylvester II, the erstwhile mathematician, astronomer, and spy, who brought Islamic science to the West before the year 1000


Heaven's Bride: The Unprintable Life of Ida C. Craddock, American Mystic, Scholar, Sexologist, Martyr, and Madwoman

by Leigh Eric Schmidt

A prize-winning scholar recounts the life of Ida C. Craddock, American visionary, free-thinking secularist, sex reformer, brainy folklorist, and eclectic spiritualist


Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins

by J. E. Lendon

A prize-winning classicist’s thrilling account of the Ten Years’ War—the first stage of the Peloponnesian War


Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus

by Oliver Bullough

In a transfixing blend of history and travelogue, a journalist tells the harrowing story of the forgotten peoples of the Caucasus


Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike

by Charlotte Gray

Between 1896 and 1899, thousands of people lured by gold braved a grueling journey into the remote wilderness of North America. Within two years, Dawson City, in the Canadian Yukon, grew from a mining camp of...


Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Latin America since Independence

by William E. French & Katherine Elaine Bliss

This innovative volume of original primary research integrates gender and sexuality into the main currents of historical interpretation concerning Latin America. The book argues that gender and sexuality-rather...


The Black Seminoles: History of a Freedom-Seeking People

by Kenneth W. Porter, Alcione M. Amos & Thomas P. Senter

This story of a remarkable people, the Black Seminoles, and their charismatic leader, Chief John Horse, chronicles their heroic struggle for freedom.

Beginning with the early 1800s, small groups of fugitive slaves...


The Book of War: 25 Centuries of Great War Writing

by John Keegan

Acclaimed military historian John Keegan’s anthology of war writing from 25 centuries of battle

 

In The Book of War, John Keegan marshals a formidable host of war writings to chronicle the evolution of Western...


Hacienda and Market in Eighteenth-Century Mexico: The Rural Economy of the Guadalajara Region, 1675-1820

by Eric Van Young & John Coatsworth

This classic history of the Mexican hacienda from the colonial period through the nineteenth century has been reissued in a silver anniversary edition complete with a substantive new introduction and foreword....