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Seasons of War

by Daniel E. Sutherland

The story of Culpeper County, Virginia, is a unique one in Civil War history. Nestled in one of the South’s most strategically important locations, it was occupied by the Northern army, recaptured by the Confederacy,...


Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America

by Erick D. Langer & Elana Muñoz

The efforts of Indians in Latin America have gained momentum and garnered increasing attention in the last decade as they claim rights to their land and demand full participation in the political process. Contemporary...


Feminine Ingenuity: How Women Inventors Changed America

by Anne Macdonald

"Written with clarity and a lively eye both for detail and for the progress of feminism in the United States."

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

In this fascinating study of American women inventors, historian Anne Macdonald...


All Blood Runs Red: Life and Legends of Eugene Jacques Bullard - First Black American Military Aviator

by Henry Scott Harris

Life and legends of Eugene Jacques Bullard, the first black American military aviator... from his childhood to WWI hero, 47 chapters of his life from the time he ran away from home, alone at the age of eight...


Riots in the Cities: Popular Politics and the Urban Poor in Latin America 1765-1910

by Servando Ortoll & Silvia M. Arrom

The goal of Riots in the Cities, editors Silvia Marina Arrom and Servando Ortoll contend, is to encourage Latin Americanists to rethink standard notions of urban politics before the populist era. The actual...


The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912

by Captain Roald Amundsen & Roland Huntford

The first explorer to reach the South Pole recounts the rigors of his expedition.


Virginians at War: The Civil War Experiences of Seven Young Confederates

by John G. Selby

Virginians at War is the tale of seven Virginians who strongly supported the Confederacy from beginning to end. Their stories illustrate how devotion to the "cause" of independence, religious faith, family and...


Tropical Whites: The Rise of the Tourist South in the Americas

by Catherine Cocks

Tropical Whites explains how the tropical beach resort came to symbolize the iconic vacation landscape. Catherine Cocks argues that the tourism industry romanticized and commodified tropical nature in the global...


The Perot Legacy: A New Political Path

by Pat Benjamin

In The Perot Legacy, political activist and Perot campaigner Pat Benjamin takes you inside Perot's campaign and tells the story of a citizen action movement that turned everyday folks into street fighters as...


Diagnoses in Assyrian and Babylonian Medicine: Ancient Sources, Translations, and Modern Medical Analyses

by Jo Ann Scurlock & Burton R. Andersen

To date, the pathbreaking medical contributions of the early Mesopotamians have been only vaguely understood. Due to the combined problems of an extinct language, gaps in the archeological record, the complexities...


Gleanings of Freedom: Free and Slave Labor along the Mason-Dixon Line, 1790-1860

by Max Grivno

Late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century landowners in the hinterlands of Baltimore, Maryland, cobbled together workforces from a diverse labor population of black and white apprentices, indentured servants,...


Dope Girls: The Birth Of The British Drug Underground

by Marek Kohn

A drug panic. Murder. Terrifying and mysterious black and Chinese immigrants. Dope Kings. Jazz. War. An actress dead of an overdose. Dope Girls is about the transformation of drug use into a national menace....


Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery

Pulitzer Prize for History 1980, Pulitzer Prize for History 1980

by Leon F. Litwack

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award

Based on hitherto unexamined sources: interviews with ex-slaves, diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, this "rich and admirably written book" (Eugene...


Quaker Brotherhood: Interracial Activism and the American Friends Service Committee, 1917-1950

by Allan W. Austin

The Religious Society of Friends and its service organization, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), have long been known for their peace and justice activism. The abolitionist work of Friends during...


Eugene Kinckle Jones: The National Urban League and Black Social Work, 1910-1940

by Felix L. Armfield

A leading African American intellectual of the early twentieth century, Eugene Kinckle Jones was instrumental in professionalizing black social work in America. In his role as executive secretary of the National...


On Looking Into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society

by Gertrude Himmelfarb

In these provocative essays, one of our most distinguished historians looks into the abyss of the present. Himmelfarb exposes the intellectual and spiritual impoverishment of some of our most fashionable current...


A Delicate Balance: Constructing a Conservation Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry

by Angela C. Halfacre & Cynthia Barnett

An interdisciplinary study of conservation efforts and attitudes in the Carolina lowcountry.


Ratline: Soviet Spies, Nazi Priests, and the Disappearance of Adolf Hitler

by Peter Levenda

Ratline is the documented history about the mechanisms by which thousands of other Nazi war criminals fled to the remotest parts of the globe—including quite possibly Adolf Hitler.

It is a story involving Soviet...


The Angel and Sorcerer: The Remarkable Story of the Occult Origins of Mormonism and the Rise of Mormons in American Politics

by Peter Levenda

Based on Levenda’s research into Mormonism, Freemasonry, and esoteric societies over the past thirty years, this book is intended for an audience that is curious about Mormonism in light of the fact that at...


My American Journey

by Colin L. Powell & Joseph E. Persico

"A GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY . . . AN ENDEARING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK."

--The New York Times Book Review

Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from...