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Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England

by Peter Marshall

In this volume Peter Marshall explores a wide range of evidence that underlines the complex web of overlapping and competing religious identities that Henry VIII's subjects were forced to assume as he sought...


Monarchy, Political Culture, and Drama in Seventeenth-Century Madrid: Theater of Negotiation

by Jodi Campbell

In early modern Spain, theater reached the height of its popularity during the same decades in which Spanish monarchs were striving to consolidate their power. Jodi Campbell examines thirty-three Golden Age...


Europe's Third World: The European Periphery in the Interwar Years

by Derek H. Aldcroft

Economic historians have perennially addressed the intriguing question of comparative development, asking why some countries develop much faster and further than others. Focusing primarily on Europe between...


Entropic Creation: Religious Contexts of Thermodynamics and Cosmology

by Helge S. Kragh

Entropic Creation is the first book to consider the cultural and religious responses to the second law of thermodynamics, and the theory proposed by certain Christian scholars during the period 1860 to 1920...


Remaking Dixie: The Impact of World War II on the American South

by Neil R. McMillen & Morton Sosna

Although the Civil War reconfigured Dixie, in the half century since the end of World War II the American South has been massively changed again. It is still an improbable mix of tradition and transition, but...


Women and the Republican Party, 1854-1924

by Melanie Gustafson

Explores the forces that propelled women to partisan activism in an era of widespread disfranchisement and provides a new perspective on how women fashioned their political strategies and identities before and...


Unsung Valor: A GI's Story of World War II

by A. Cleveland Harrison

Thirty riveting months in the life of a common infantryman, one among the "citizen soldiers" who took the Allies to victory

When drafted into the army in 1943, A. Cleveland Harrison was a reluctant eighteen-year-old...


Manners and Southern History

by Ted Ownby

The concept of southern manners may evoke images of debutantes being introduced to provincial society or it might conjure thoughts of the humiliating behavior white supremacists expected of African Americans...


Mayor Crump Don't Like It: Machine Politics in Memphis

by G. Wayne Dowdy

In the 1930s thousands of African Americans abandoned their long-standing allegiance to the party of Abraham Lincoln and began voting for Democratic Party candidates. This new voting pattern remapped the nation's...


An American in the Basement: The Betrayal of Captain Scott Speicher and the Cover-Up of His Death

by Amy Waters Yarsinske

The incredible story of denial, deceit, and deception that ultimately cost Navy pilot Captain Michael Scott Speicher his life is exposed in this military tell-all. Asserting that years of information has been...


Blackbeard's Last Fight - Pirate Hunting in North Carolina 1718

by Angus Konstam & Mark Stacey

In April 1713 the War of the Spanish Succession came to an end. During the conflict hundreds of privateers - licenced pirates - preyed on enemy shipping throughout the Caribbean. These privateers now found themselves...


For the Love of Israel: The Holy Land: From Past to Present. an A-Z Primer for Hachamin, Talmidim, Vatikim, Noodnikim, and Dreamers

by Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein & Mark Anderson

From Aliyah to Megidoo and Netanyahu to Zionism, this vibrant A-to-Z guide—or rather Z-to-A, Hebrew-style—examines more than 3,000 years of this postage stamp–sized land’s history. With the 26 letters...


Native Americans in the Susquehanna River Valley, Past and Present

by David J. Minderhout

This volume describes the Native American presence in the Susquehanna River Valley, a key crossroads of the old Eastern Woodlands between the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay in Northern Appalachia.


Gold Fever: San Francisco 1851

by Ken Salter

A story about the California Gold Rush from a French point of view.


Historical Dictionary of Turkey

by Metin Heper & Nur Bilge Criss

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Turkey explores the history of this fascinating country through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary...


Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform

by Pade Badru & Brigid M. Sackey

Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform draws together contributions from scholars that focus on changes taking place in the practice of the religion and their effects...


The UnCivil University: Intolerance on College Campuses

by Gary A. Tobin, Aryeh Kaufmann Weinberg & Jenna Ferer

This book documents the alarming rise in bigotry and bullying in the academy, using a range of evidence from first-hand accounts of intimidation of students by anti-Israel professors to anti-Semitic articles...


A Short History of World War II

by James L. Stokesbury

Despite the numerous books on World War II, until now there has been no one-volume survey that was both objective and comprehensive. Previous volumes have usually been written from an exclusively British or...


The History of Money

by Jack Weatherford

In his most widely appealing book yet, one of today's leading authors of popular anthropology looks at the intriguing history and peculiar nature of money, tracing our relationship with it from the time when...


Eight Soviet Composers

by Gerald Abraham

The composers of Soviet Russia were well known among the most die hard music fans in the United Kingdoms, this delightful book was written as a bridge for the uninitiated wishing to learn more about classical...