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Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840-1920

by Gemma Goodman & Charlotte Mathieson

The essays in this collection focus on the ways rural life was represented during the long nineteenth century. Contributors bring expertise from the fields of history, geography and literature to present an...


Religious Diaspora in Early Modern Europe: Strategies of Exile

by Timothy Fehler, Greta Kroeker & Charles Parker

This collection of essays looks at the shared experience of exile across different groups in the early modern period. Contributors argue that exile is a useful analytical tool in the study of a wide variety...


The English Execution Narrative, 1200-1700

by Katherine Royer

Royer examines the changing ritual of execution across five centuries and discovers a shift both in practice and in the message that was sent to the population at large. She argues that what began as a show...


Conflict, Commerce and Franco-Scottish Relations, 1560-1713

by Siobhan Talbott

Using untapped archival sources from Britain, France and America, Talbott presents a comparative view of British relations with France over the long seventeenth century.


Aces of the 325th Fighter Group

by Tom Ivie & Chris Davey

American pilots flew P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, and P-51 Mustang fighters over Noth Africa, Sicily, and Italy in the World War II Mediterranean Theater of Operations as part of the 325th Fighter Group....


US World War II Parachute Infantry Regiments

by Gordon Rottman & Mark Stacey

From North Africa, Sicily, and Italy, to Normandy and Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, into the heart of Nazi Germany, and also in jungle battles in the Pacific the parachute infantry regiments were among the...


Dream Catchers: Legend, Lore and Artifacts

by Cath Oberholtzer

An investigation into the symbol of Native heritage.

In Ojibwe (or Chippewa in the United States) culture a dream catcher is a hand-crafted willow hoop with woven netting that is decorated with sacred and...


Life and Work in Medieval Europe

by P. Boissonade

Erudite yet readable work traces the economic evolution of Europe from 5th to 15th century. Focusing on working people, it covers breakup of feudal estates, development of small craft and large capitalist industries,...


Ten Days that Shook the World

by John Reed

Reed's passionately involved narrative captures the opening days of the Russian Revolution, the fall of the provisional government, the assault on the Winter Palace, Lenin's seizure of power, and other tumultuous...


The Sword Through the Centuries

by Alfred Hutton

Engrossing survey details the uses of such weapons as the two-hand sword, the rapier and its auxiliaries, dagger and small sword, broadsword, duelling sword, and sabre. 48 black-and-white illustrations.


Indian Scout Craft and Lore

by Charles A. Eastman

Autobiographical account of how Eastman became a young Indian scout reveals secrets of the Sioux: how to read footprints, hunt with a slingshot and bow and arrow, trap and fish, much more. 27 illustrations.


Reveries on the Art of War

by Maurice de Saxe & Thomas R. Phillips

The great 18th-century general provides fascinating insights into a changing world of military tactics, discussing numerous procedural innovations for training troops, forming battle lines, and advancing weapon...


Clotel or The President's Daughter

by William Wells Brown

The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale tells the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. The author, a former slave, powerfully depicts racial injustice.


Pirates of New Spain, 1575-1742

by Peter Gerhard

Captivating, well-documented study focuses on piracy among Spain's Pacific coast colonies, ranging from Panama to points north. Colorful narrative traces exploits of Elizabethan pirates, Dutch raiders, mercenary...


Patterns and Ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest

by Ira Moskowitz & John Collier

Classic text-and-picture record includes over 100 lithographs and drawings of dances, fiestas, processions, chants and daily life among Zuni, Navajo, Apache, other tribes.


Native American Beadwork

by William C. Orchard

Classic study offers well-illustrated look at a variety of beadwork methods and their results. Photos include baskets and bowls, necklaces, robes, cradles, and other items. 31 halftones. 136 figures.


Annals of a Fortress: Twenty-Two Centuries of Siege Warfare

by Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc & Benjamin Bucknall

Written by a famous architect and military engineer, this chronicle of 2,000 years in the life of a fictional castle combines a novel's excitement with the authenticity of a historical document.


Bartlett's Classic Illustrations of America: All 121 Engravings from American Scenery, 1840

by W. H. Bartlett

Extremely rare engravings after illustrations of mid-19th-century America by eminent English artist. Superb detailed views of Mount Vernon, Faneuil Hall in Boston, Niagara Falls, West Point, much more. All royalty-free....


Domestic Manners of the Americans

by Frances Trollope

Witty, entertaining, and controversial account of American life and culture by a woman of rare intelligence and keen perception — with comments on clothing, food, speech, politics, manners, and customs.


Ancient Egyptian Dances

by Irena Lexová

One of the few books in English on the topic investigates origins, nature, role of dance in ancient Egypt. 80 drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, other sources. New introduction. Bibliography....