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To Cook a Continent: Destructive Extraction and Climate Crisis in Africa

by Nnimmo Bassey

Arguing that the climate crisis confronting the world today is rooted mainly in the wealthy economies’ abuse of fossil fuels, indigenous forests, and global commercial agriculture, this important book investigates...


The Agrarian Question in the Neoliberal Era: Primitive Accumulation and the Peasantry

by Sam Moyo, Utsa Patnaik & Issa Shivji

A compelling and critical destruction of both the English agricultural revolution and the theory of comparative advantage, upon which unequal trade has been justified for three centuries, this account argues...


Love, Fiercely: A Gilded Age Romance

by Jean Zimmerman

The Gilded Age New York love story of a beautiful heiress who fought for  women's rights and a wealthy young architect, who were captured in the John Singer Sargent painting Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Phelps Stokes...


One Law for All?: Aboriginal People and Criminal Law in Early South Australia

by Alan Pope

In the planned colony of South Australia, Aboriginal people were to be British subjects, held accountable for their actions by English law and fully entitled to its protection. The reality, however, failed to...


Pity for the Guy: A Biography of Guy Fawkes

by John Paul Davis

The first fully-rounded portrait of the man behind the Gunpowder Plot For hundreds of years Guy Fawkes has been portrayed as perhaps too extreme a figure—a rabid, bloodthirsty Catholic who not only tried to...


As If God Existed: Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy

by Maurizio Viroli

Religion and liberty are often thought to be mutual enemies: if religion has a natural ally, it is authoritarianism--not republicanism or democracy. But in this book, Maurizio Viroli, a leading historian of...


Ash: A Novel

by Holly Thompson

A moving literary debut . . . A young American woman in Japan finds healing and forgiveness.


Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California

by Daniel Martinez HoSang

This book looks beyond the headlines to uncover the controversial history of California's ballot measures over the past fifty years. As the rest of the U.S. watched, California voters banned public services...


Saboteurs: The Nazi Raid on America

by Michael Dobbs

In 1942, Hitler's Nazi regime trained eight operatives for a mission to infiltrate America and do devastating damage to its infrastructure. It was a plot that proved historically remarkable for two reasons:...


The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror

by Bernard Lewis

In his first book since What Went Wrong? Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He...


The Insurgent Barricade

by Mark Traugott

"To the barricades!" The cry conjures images of angry citizens, turmoil in the streets, and skirmishes fought behind hastily improvised cover. This definitive history of the barricade charts the origins, development,...


Captives: Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850

by Linda Colley

In this path-breaking book Linda Colley reappraises the rise of the biggest empire in global history. Excavating the lives of some of the multitudes of Britons held captive in the lands their own rulers sought...


A Sense of Duty: My Father, My American Journey

by Quang Pham

A memoir by a former Vietnamese refugee who became a U.S. Marine, Quang Pham’s A Sense of Duty is an affecting story of fate, hope, and the aftermath of the most divisive war the United States has ever fought....


The Bottom of the Harbor

by Joseph Mitchell

On the centennial of Joseph Mitchell's birth, here is a new edition of the classic collection containing his most celebrated pieces about New York City. Fifty years after its original publication, The Bottom...


Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, c. 1800-1900

by Julia A. Clancy-Smith

Today labor migrants mostly move south to north across the Mediterranean. Yet in the nineteenth century thousands of Europeans and others moved south to North Africa, Egypt, and the Levant. This study of a dynamic...


Law in America: A Short History

by Lawrence M. Friedman

Law in America is a little gem. It is a peerless introduction to our legal history—concise, clear, tellingly told, and beautifully written. The greatest living historian of American law has done it again.”...


American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857

by Sally Denton

In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field...


That Sweet Enemy: Britain and France: The History of a Love-Hate Relationship

by Robert Tombs & Isabelle Tombs

That Sweet Enemy brings both British wit (Robert Tombs is a British historian) and French panache (Isabelle Tombs is a French historian) to bear on three centuries of the history of Britain and France. From...


A Venetian Affair: A True Tale of Forbidden Love in the 18th Century

by Andrea Di Robilant

In the waning days of Venice’s glory in the mid-1700s, Andrea Memmo was scion to one the city’s oldest patrician families. At the age of twenty-four he fell passionately in love with sixteen-year-old Giustiniana...


The Money and the Power

by Roger Morris & Sally Denton

Las Vegas–the name evokes images of divorce and dice, prostitutes and payoffs, gangsters and glitz. But beneath it all is a sordid history that is much more insidious and far-reaching than ever imagined. Now,...