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The Last Battle of Winchester: Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7 - September 19, 1864

by Scott Patchan

The Last Battle of Winchester is the first serious study to chronicle the largest, longest, and bloodiest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley. The fighting began about daylight and did not end until dusk,...


The Mythology of Venus: Ancient Calendars and Archaeoastronomy

by Helen Benigni

The Mythology of Venus is a collection of essays that summarizes the archaeoastronomy, calendar associations, religious and cultural icons and myths identified with the planet Venus. This book reveals the archetype...


The Badax Tigers: From Shiloh to the Surrender with the 18th Wisconsin Volunteers

by Thomas P. Nanzig

Badax Tigers is a rich chronicle of the experiences of Company C of the 18th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the entire Civil War. Seen through the eyes of Private Thomas Jefferson Davis, this is an extraordinarily...


At the Dawn of the Cold War: The Soviet-American Crisis over Iranian Azerbaijan, 1941-1946

by Jamil Hasanli

For half a century, the United States and the Soviet Union were in conflict. But how and where did the Cold War begin? Jamil Hasanli answers these intriguing questions in At the Dawn of the Cold War. He argues...


Across Cultural Borders: Historiography in Global Perspective

by Eckhardt Fuchs & Benedikt Stuchtey

This ambitious work offers the first comprehensive transcultural history of historiography. The contributors transcend a Eurocentric approach not only in terms of the individual historiographies they assess...


The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780-1824

by Christon I. Archer

The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780–1824 investigates the roots of the Mexican Independence era from a variety of perspectives. The essays in this volume link the pre-1810 late Bourbon period to the War of Independence...


When France Was King of Cartography: The Patronage and Production of Maps in Early Modern France

by Christine M. Petto

When France Was King of Cartography investigates over a thousand maps and nearly two dozen map producers, analyzes the map as a cultural artifact, map producers as a group, and the array of map viewers over...


The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics: Israel versus the American Jewish Establishment

by Fred A. Lazin

Until 1989 most Soviet Jews wanting to immigrate to the United States left on visas for Israel via Vienna. In Vienna, with the assistance of American aid organizations, thousands of Soviet Jews transferred to...


Planning the Past: Heritage Tourism and Post-Colonial Politics at Port Royal

by Anita M. Waters

Planning the Past studies the way a post-colonial society reconstructs its national history and grapples with its colonial past, specifically in Port Royal, a Jamaican village with a dramatic history of pirates,...


Memory, Empire, and Postcolonialism: Legacies of French Colonialism

by Alec Hargreaves

Long repressed following the collapse of empire, memories of the French colonial experience have recently gained unprecedented visibility. This interdisciplinary volume explores the multiple forms of this upsurge...


Masters and Slaves: Revisioned Essays in Political Philosophy

by Michael Palmer

This collection of essays sheds light on the writings of leading figures in the history of political philosophy by exploring a nexus of questions concerning mastery and slavery in the human soul. To this end,...


Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives

by Debra Meyers & Melanie Perreault

Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives examines the Chesapeake region from historical, sociological, anthropological, archaeological, and literary perspectives. The anthology uses these perspectives to represent...


Iran: Between Tradition and Modernity

by Ramin Jahanbegloo

The Iranian Revolution represented to intellectuals and professionals the potential of spiritual values to triumph over the great power of economic imperialism. Yet out of this revolution has emerged an identity...


Mexico in the 1940s: Modernity, Politics, and Corruption

by Stephen R. Niblo

Attention to Mexico's history after 1940 stands in the shadow of the country's epic revolution of 1910D1923, and historians and scholars tend to bring their focus on Mexican history to a close with the end of...


For la Patria: Politics and the Armed Forces in Latin America

by Brian Loveman

Defending 'la Patria,' or 'homeland,' is the historical mission claimed by Latin American armed forces. For la Patria is a comprehensive narrative history of the military's political role in Latin America in...


Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistance: Public Celebrations and Popular Culture in Mexico

by William H. Beezley, Cheryl E. Martin & William E. French

This book presents readers with scholarship on public celebrations and popular culture throughout Mexican history. Leading scholars from the Americas and Great Britain discuss aspects of Mexico's popular culture...


Doing Business with the Dictators: A Political History of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944

by Paul J. Dosal

The United Fruit Company (UFCO) developed an unprecedented relationship with Guatemala in the first half of this century. By 1944, UFCO owned 566,000 acres, employed 20,000 people, and operated 96% of Guatemala's...


The British Execution: 1500-1964

by Stephen Banks

If life is a drama, then for some men and women their most noteworthy moment on the stage has been at their unwilling exit. If Anne Boleyn's memory lives on it is because her head was lost, and the same fate...


From the Deer to the Fox: The Hunting Transition and the Landscape, 1600-1850

by Mandy de Belin

Between the 17th and 19th centuries, the sport of hunting was transformed: the principal prey changed from deer to fox, and the methods of pursuit were revolutionized. Questioning the traditional explanation...


Guerrilla Nation: My Wars In and Out of Vietnam

by Michael Maclear

Michael Maclear was the first Western television journalist admitted into wartime North Vietnam. He found himself caught in a terrible contradiction: Hanoi didn't censor his reporting, but a nervous CBC distrusted...