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John Quincy Adams

by Lynn Hudson Parsons

In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures.


Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron

by Gary D. Joiner

Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron describes the Civil War as fought on the rivers of the West. The ironclads and gunboats protected army forces and convoyed much needed supplies to far-flung...


The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America

by William H. Beezley & Judith Ewell

SR Books' two popular Human Tradition in Latin America titles, covering nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, have been combined into one exciting new volume. The most compelling chapters from these books...


Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

by Samuel L. Baily

It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, many of them to the United States. What is not well known is that more than 20 percent...


The Intellectual Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy: Republicanism, the Class Struggle, and the Virtuous Farmer

by Douglass G. Adair, Mark E. Yellin & Joyce Appleby

In print here for the first time is the dissertation of Douglass G. Adair, a classic work that-despite being formally unpublished since its writing in 1943-has had a profound influence on several generations...


The Human Tradition in Texas

by Ty Cashion & de la Jesus F. Teja

The rich and unique history of the 'Lone Star State' is presented in this new book through the lives of a variety of Texans who put a human face on the state's history. Biographical sketches of fifteen famous...


The Human Tradition in Colonial America

by Nancy L. Rhoden & Ian K. Steele

The Human Tradition in Colonial America is an entertaining as well an enlightening book that brings the colonial period to life through the stories of the colorful participants who helped mold the British dependency...


The Human Tradition in California

by Clark Davis & David Igler

With a land mass one and half times larger than the United Kingdom, a population of more than thirty million, and an economy that would rank sixth among world nations, the history of the state of California...


'If You Knew the Conditions': A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955

by David N. DeJong

'If You Knew the Conditions' examines the inadequacies of the healthcare provided to American Indians by the Indian Medical Service. DeJong argues that, while Congress and the Indian Service had a responsibility...


The Human Tradition in Modern Europe, 1750 to the Present

by Cheryl A. Koos, Cora Granata & Karin Breuer

This engaging and humanizing text traces the development of Europe since the mid-eighteenth century through the lives of people of the time. Capturing key moments, themes, and events in the continent's turbulent...


The Human Tradition in Mexico

by Jeffrey M. Pilcher

The Human Tradition in Mexico is a book of real-life stories of Mexicans throughout more than 250 years of the country's history. This text does not focus on presidents, generals, and other well-known figures,...


The Ferocious Engine of Democracy: A History of the American Presidency

by Michael P. Riccards

Opinions will vary widely on all the presidents, but this work will make those opinions more penetrating and judicious.- James MacGregor Burns


The Voice of Anna Julia Cooper: Including a Voice from the South and Other Important Essays, Papers, and Letters

by Anna J. Cooper

This collection is a major contribution to the reconstruction of gender balance in African-American history —Manning Marable, Columbia University


Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th-Century Reporting

by David B. Sachsman & David W. Bulla

David B. Sachsman and David W. Bulla gather a colorful collection of essays exploring sensationalism in nineteenth-century newspaper reporting. Contributors tell stories of both the rise of the penny press in...


Protestantism and Progress: A Historical Study of the Relation of Protestantism to the Modern World

by Ernst Troeltsch & Howard G. Schneiderman

“Troeltsch shows that while original Protestantism had no intention of so altering civilization as to promote the secular freedom which it now champions, it was nevertheless indirectly responsible for allowing...


The Book of War: 25 Centuries of Great War Writing

by John Keegan

Acclaimed military historian John Keegan’s anthology of war writing from 25 centuries of battle

 

In The Book of War, John Keegan marshals a formidable host of war writings to chronicle the evolution of Western...


Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China

by Bryna Goodman & Wendy Larson

Bringing together the work of distinguished China historians, anthropologists, and literary and film scholars, Gender in Motion raises provocative questions about the diversity of gender practices during the...


When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail

by Eric Jay Dolin

Ancient China collides with newfangled America in this epic tale of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships. Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling...


English Churches Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

In this illustrated colour guide, Trevor Yorke places the period style of church fabric and decoration into an easy to read form, packed with photographs and informative diagrams.


Maharanis: The Extraordinary Tale of Four Indian Queens and Their Journey from Purdah to Pa rliament

by Lucy Moore

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.