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The Revenue Imperative: The Union's Financial Policies During the American Civil War

by Jane S Flaherty

Provides a comprehensive overview of the Union financial policies during the American Civil War. This work argues that the revenue imperative, the need to keep pace with the burgeoning expenses of the conflict,...


Towards Modern Public Finance: The American War with Mexico, 1846-1848

by James W Cummings

Addresses the financing of the American-Mexican War of 1846-48. This study argues that the successful financing of the American-Mexican War had a long-term beneficial effect on American financial institutions...


A Political Biography of Delarivier Manley

by Rachel Carnell

A Tory pamphleteer, playwright and satirical historian, Delarivier Manley was regarded by her contemporaries Jonathan Swift and Robert Harley as a key member of the Tory propaganda team. This biography offers...


Courtly Indian Women in Late Imperial India

by Angma Dey Jhala

Examines the political worldview of courtly and royal women in India during the late colonial and post-Independence period. This book offers a history of the zenana, which served as the 'women's courts' or 'female...


The Scottish People and the French Revolution

by Bob Harris

Presents a study of the political culture of Scotland in the 1790s. This book compares the emergence of 'the people' as a political force, with popular political movements in England and Ireland. It analyses...


A Political Biography of Jonathan Swift

by David Oakleaf

Most famous as the author of "Gulliver's Travels", Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was one of the most important propagandists and satirists of his day. This study seeks to contextualize Swift within the political...


Virginia and the Panic of 1819: The First Great Depression and the Commonwealth

by Clyde A Haulman

Argues that the Panic of 1819 was America's first experience with a modern boom-bust cycle, and most importantly, much more than a banking panic resulting from the mismanagement of the newly created second Bank...


Government Debts and Financial Markets in Europe

by Fausto Piola Caselli

Contains essays by historians of economic and financial history. It illuminates the relationships between government indebtedness and the development of financial markets in Europe from the late Middle Ages...


The Transit of Venus Enterprise in Victorian Britain

by Jessica Ratcliff

In nineteenth century, the British Government spent money measuring the distance between the earth and the sun using observations of the transit of Venus. This book presents a narrative of the two Victorian...


Merchants and the Military in Eighteenth-Century Britain: British Army Contracts and Domestic Supply, 1739-1763

by Gordon Bannerman

Investigates the contract sector of the British Army during the long eighteenth century. This book argues that this group of financiers, private merchants, businessmen and farmers represented a vital interest...


Adam Ferguson: History, Progress and Human Nature

by Eugene Heath & Vincenzo Merolle

Unique among the leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Ferguson saw two eighteenth-century revolutions, the American and the French. This monograph contains essays that range across all of Ferguson's...


Joseph Banks and the British Museum: The World of Collecting 1770-1830

by Neil Chambers

Concentrating on the explorer and naturalist Joseph Banks (1743-1820), this book explores the early history of collections at the British Museum. Taking Banks' extraordinary career as its basis, it examines...


A Political Biography of Daniel Defoe

by P N Furbank & W R Owens

Furbank and Owens attempt to disentangle the story of Daniel Defoe's political career, as journalist, polemicist, political theorist and secret agent. They argue that this remarkable career calls for a good...


Possession, Puritanism and Print: Darrell, Harsnett, Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Exorcism Controversy

by Marion Gibson

Tells a story of injustice and passionate resistance to religious persecution in the last years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Through an analysis of a sensational series of demonic possessions and exorcisms, this...


Slave Agriculture and Financial Markets in Antebellum America: The Bank of the United States in Mississippi, 1831-1852

by Richard, Jr Holcombe Kilbourne

Offers the study of Antebellum southern slavery and the credit system. This work explains how the Bank of the United States supported the government's and the nation's credit abroad by providing seemingly limitless...


Woven in Deception

by Nirmala Kasinathan

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Woven In Deception is the story of a wealthy Indian family, a forgotten deceit, and a malignant curse.

At the age of 65, Doraisamy inherits his father's textile empire. Soon afterwards he is diagnosed...


Deep Ellum: The Other Side of Dallas

by Alan B. Govenar & Jay F. Brakefield

Deep Ellum, on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas, retains its character as an alternative to the city’s staid image with loft apartments, art galleries, nightclubs, and tattoo shops. It first sprang up as...


A New History of Asian America

by Shelley Sang-Hee Lee

A New History of Asian America is a fresh and up-to-date history of Asians in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on current scholarship, Shelley Lee brings forward the...


Democracy as a Way of Life in America: A History

by Richard Schneirov & Gaston A. Fernandez

The United States is a nation whose identity is defined by the idea of democracy. Yet democracy in the U.S. is often taken for granted, narrowly understood, and rarely critically examined. In Democracy as a...


Creating and Contesting Carolina: Proprietary Era Histories

by Michelle LeMaster & Bradford J. Wood

A collection of essays by European colonists, Native Americans, and enslaved Africans address change in Carolina