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The Rebirth of the Middle East

by Jerry M. Rosenberg

This book discusses how peace, stability, and prosperity are dependent upon economic and trade relations between Israel and Palestine, and other neighboring Arab and Muslim countries. In the long-run, success...


The Making of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park: A Devil, Two Rivers, and a Dream

by Teresa S. Moyer & Paul A. Shackel

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is most widely known today for the attempted slave revolt led by John Brown in 1859, the nucleus for the interpretation of the current national park. Here, Teresa S. Moyer...


The Archaeology of Childhood: Children, Gender, and Material Culture

by Jane Eva Baxter

The study of children and childhood in historical and prehistoric life is an overlooked area of study that Jane Baxter addresses in this brief book. Her timely contribution stresses the importance of studying...


Francisco de Miranda: A Transatlantic Life in the Age of Revolution

by Karen Racine

Before there was Sim-n Bol'var, there was Francisco de Miranda. He was among the most infamous men of his generation, loved or hated by all who knew him. Venezuelan General Francisco Gabriel de Miranda (1750-1816)...


Illusive Identity: The Blurring of Working Class Consciousness in Modern Western Culture

by Thomas J. Edward Walker

Illusive Identity is a transnational exploration of the evolution of working-class consciousness within modern Western culture. The work traces how the rise of popular culture blurred the definition and dulled...


Echoes from the Poisoned Well: Global Memories of Environmental Injustice

by Sylvia Hood Washington, Heather Goodall & Paul Rosier

This book is an historical examination of environmental justice struggles across the globe from the perspective of environmentally marginalized communities. It is unique in environmental justice histography...


Divergent Paths: Hegel in Marxism and Engelsism

by Norman Levine

Divergent Paths is the first in a series of three volumes that explores the historiography of the relationship between Hegel and Marx; it sets the terms of the relationship between Marx and Engels, and explores...


Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern

by Prasenjit Duara

In this powerful and provocative book, Prasenjit Duara uses the intriguing case of Manchukuo_the Japanese puppet state in northeast China from 1932-1945_to explore how such antinomies as imperialism and nationalism,...


American Indians and the Urban Experience

by Kurt Peters & Susan Lobo

Modern American Indian life is urban, rural, and everything in-between. Lobo and Peters have compiled an unprecedented collection of innovative scholarship, poetry, prose, and stunning art-from photography and...


Slavery and freedom in Delaware, 1639-1865

by William H. Williams

William H. Williams fills a gap in the literature on slavery in America. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the 'peculiar institution' in the First State. An excellent text for courses in colonial...


Asia: A Concise History

by Milton W. Meyer

This comprehensive introduction to Asia offers readers a clear overview of the continent from ancient times to the present.


Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America

by Edmund S. Morgan

"The best explanation that I have seen for our distinctive combination of faith, hope and naiveté concerning the governmental process." —Michael Kamman, Washington Post This book makes the provocative case...


The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America

by Gary B. Nash

In this audacious recasting of the American Revolution, distinguished historian Gary Nash offers a profound new way of thinking about the struggle to create this country, introducing readers to a coalition of...


Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005

by James T. Campbell

Penguin announces a prestigious new series under presiding editor Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Many works of history deal with the journeys of blacks in bondage from Africa to the United States along the ?middle...


The City of Falling Angels

by John Berendt

Twelve years ago, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil exploded into a monumental success, residing a record-breaking four years on the New York Times bestseller list (longer than any work of fiction or nonfiction...


One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa

by John Wukovits

In the Tarawa atoll lies the tiny islet of Betio. In November of 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division watched as bombardments destroyed the island's Japanese defenses. But when the Marines landed, the Japanese...


The Tiger that Swallowed the Boy

by John Simons

Looking at zoological gardens, private menageries, circuses, and natural history museums, this fascinating account explores the surprising extent of the exotic-animal trade in 19th-century England and its colonies....


Rossetti's Wombat

by John Simons

Rossetti's Wombat tells the story of 'Top', a wombat who lived with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Chelsea for a few months in 1869. The book also describes the strange history of the European...


Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

by David Hunt

Winner of the 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction.

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia...

In this hilarious history, David Hunt tells the real story of Australia's past from megafauna...


Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview: How the Nazi Eugenic Crusade for a Superior Race Caused the Greatest Holocaust in World History

by Jerry Bergman

This book takes a fresh look at Germany's most influential Nazi leaders, examining their backgrounds, education and convictions. It provides compelling evidence that the rising influence of Darwinism, eugenics...