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Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P. T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity

Manufacturing Powerlessness in the Black Diaspora: Inner-City Youth and the New Global Frontier

by Charles Green

Despite the economic utopianism brought on by globalization, effective solutions to the persistent plight of urban blacks throughout the African diaspora continue to elude scholars, politicians, and community...


Border Crossings: Mexican and Mexican-American workers

by John Mason Hart

The history of Mexican and Mexican-American working classes has been segregated by the political boundary that separates the United States of America from the United States of Mexico. As a result, scholars have...


The Kaiser and His Times

by Michael Balfour

What were the consequences for Germany, and the world, that William II was Kaiser at the onset of the 'Great War'? In The Kaiser and His Times (first published in 1964), Michael Balfour analyzes the social,...


Last of the Blue and Gray: Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War

by Richard A. Serrano

Richard Serrano, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times, pens a story of two veterans. In the late 1950s, as America prepared for the Civil War centennial, two very old men lay dying. Albert...


Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution

by Will Bashor

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Scholarship

Marie Antoinette has remained atop the popular cultural landscape for centuries for the daring in style and fashion that she brought to 18th century...


Ctesias: On India

by Andrew Nichols

A Greek doctor serving at the court of the Persian king Artaxerxes II in the fifth century BC, Ctesias met travellers and visitors from the far eastern reaches of the Persian Empire, merchants from along the...


Underclass: A History of the Excluded Since 1880

by John Welshman

Who are those at the bottom of society? There has been much discussion in recent years, on both Left and Right, about the existence of an alleged 'underclass' in both Britain and the USA. It has been claimed...


The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I

by Kenneth J. Blume

The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I provides a convenient introduction to a critical period of American diplomacy. The half-century from 1861 to 1914 formed a crucial time in the development...


Old New York in Picture Postcards: 1900-1945

by Jack H. Smith

Views of early twentieth-century New York with accompanying text for the city buff and postcard collector alike.


The American Soccer League: The Golden Years of American Soccer 1921-1931

by Colin Jose

Soccer was one of the most popular sports in the United States during the 1920s, often drawing huge crowds in relatively small towns to see the world's best players compete. Documented through thousands of newspaper...


Through a Fiery Trial

by Bob Arnebeck

Historians have dismissed the ten years it took to ready the new capital as nothing more than man's inability to tame a swamp. In a brilliant narrative Bob Arnebeck shows how with slave axe-men, lawyers' writs,...


Mythic Texas

by Bryan Wooley

When people hear the word Texas certain images come into their minds. Because of its size and unusual history, the myths and legends of Texas have pretty much become the embodiment of the American West. Although...


In the Boat with LBJ

by John L. Bullion

When Waddy Bullion refers to his experience working for LBJ as a tax attorney and business advisor, he calls it "being in the boat." LBJ was the captain; the crew either met his standards for effort and excellence...


A William Appleman Williams Reader: Selections From His Major Historical Writings

by Henry W. Berger

Twenty-one selections from his major historical writings, offering the key arguments of the most influential and controversial American historian of his generation. "The history of U.S. relations with the rest...


A Social History of Mexico's Railroads: Peons, Prisoners, and Priests

by Teresa Van Hoy

Largely absent from our history books is the social history of railroad development in nineteenth-century Mexico, which promoted rapid economic growth that greatly benefited elites but also heavily impacted...


Mestizo: The History, Culture and Politics of the Mexican and the Chicano --The Emerging Mestizo-Americans

by Arnoldo Carlos Vento

This text covers over 2,000 years, tracing the roots of the contemporary Mexican-American. It utilizes the fields of history, political science, cultural anthropology, folklore, literature, sociolinguistics,...


Amanda Berry Smith: From Washerwoman to Evangelist

by Adrienne Israel

This biography is the compelling story of Amanda Berry Smith, a former slave and washer-woman with less than a year of formal education who rose to become one of the nineteenth century's most important and successful...


Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South

by T.R.C. Hutton

The notorious conflict between the Hatfield and the McCoy families of West Virginia and Kentucky is often remembered as America's most famous feud, but it was relatively brief and subdued compared to the violence...


Everyday Life in South Asia, Second Edition

by Diane P. Mines & Sarah E. Lamb

This anthology provides a lively and stimulating view of the lives of ordinary citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. For the second edition of this popular textbook, readings have been...