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The Quest for the Northwest Passage: Knowledge, Nation and Empire, 1576-1806

by Frederic Regard

These essays trace the history of the British search for the Northwest Passage - the Arctic sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans - from the early modern era to the start of the nineteenth century....


Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms

by Nicholas Johnson

Chronicling the underappreciated black tradition of bearing arms for self-defense, this book presents an array of examples reaching back to the pre—Civil War era that demonstrate a willingness of African American...


Manifesting Minds: A Review of Psychedelics in Science, Medicine, Sex, and Spirituality

by Brad Burge, Rick Phd. Doblin & Albert Hoffman

Featuring essays and interviews with Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, Ram Dass, Albert Hofmann, Alexander (Sasha) Shulgin, Daniel Pinchbeck, Tim Robbins, Arne Naess, and electronic musician Simon Posford, as well...


Flappers

by Judith Mackrell

By the 1920s, women were on the verge of something huge. Jazz, racy fashions, eyebrowraising new attitudes about art and sex--all of this pointed to a sleek, modern world, one that could shake off the grimness...


Distory

by Robert Schnakenberg

Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults is a hilarious collection of insulting historical quotations in the vein of The Portable Curmudgeon that will have history buffs and readers of humor books in stitches....


Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

by Simon Winder

A charmingly personal history of Hapsburg Europe, as lively as it is informative, by the author of Germania

For centuries much of Europe and the Holy Roman Empire was in the royal hands of the very peculiar...


Helluva Town: The Story of New York City During World War II

by Richard Goldstein

In the stirring signature number from the 1944 Broadway musical On the Town, three sailors on a 24-hour search for love in wartime Manhattan sing, "New York, New York, a helluva town."

The Navy boys’ race...


The Economy and Society of Pompeii

by Willem M. Jongman

In this study, Jongman examines Pompeii's prosperity and social structure, which was marked by vast inequality between classes. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!

by Richard Ned Lebow

The "Great War" claimed nearly 40 million lives and set the stage for World War II, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. One hundred years later, historians are beginning to recognize how unnecessary it was. In...


In Defense of Anthropology: An Investigation of the Critique of Anthropology

by Herbert S. Lewis

This book is about how the history and character of modern anthropology has been egregiously distorted. Lewis is concerned with setting the record straight regarding the misrepresentation of older anthropology...


'A Student in Arms': Donald Hankey and Edwardian Society at War

by Ross Davies

In this, the first scholarly biography of Donald Hankey - the 'Student in Arms' of the first world war - Ross Davies recovers his life, from his birth into a banking and slave-owning dynasty in 1884 to his death...


The Opinions of William Cobbett

by James Grande & John Stevenson

Politician, journalist, reformer, convict, social commentator and all-round thorn in the side of the establishment, Cobbett had a talent for controversial and pugnacious writing that echoes down the centuries...


The Elusive State of Jefferson: A Journey through the 51st State

by Peter Laufer

By 1941, a nascent statehood movement began to coalesce into an active and explicit secession campaign seeking to carve from Northern California and Southern Oregon a new State of Jefferson. Yreka, California,...


Inca Civilization in Cuzco

by R. Tom Zuidema & Jean-Jacques Decoster

A description of the spatial organization, social classes, mythology and calendar of Inca society in Cuzco. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online...


Social Change in the Modern Era

by Daniel Chirot

An examination of social change around the world from a global and historical perspective. Part One explains the rise of the Western world from the 1500s, while Parts Two and Three focus on the 20th century....


The General Grant's Gold: Shipwreck and Greed in the Southern Ocean

by Madelene Fergusson Allen & Ken Scadden

The wreck in 1866 of the 'General Grant' in the desolate sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands is one of the world's great nautical mysteries, a story that still tantalises and thrills. The 'General Grant' was rumoured...


From Venus to Antarctica: The Life of Dumont d'Urville

by John Dunmore

High adventure, drama, discovery, science and map making. This is the first-ever full-length English language biography of D'Urville - one of the nineteenth century's great explorers. Bad-tempered and irreverent,...


GI Brides

by Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi

They left everything behind to follow their hearts. . . . True stories that illuminate the experiences of British war brides in America after World War II

American soldiers stationed in the UK came away winning...


The Routledge History of Western Empires

by Robert Aldrich & Kirsten McKenzie

The Routledge History of Western Empires is an all new volume focusing on the history of Western Empires in a comparative and thematic perspective. Comprising of thirty-three original chapters arranged in eight...


Disease and Crime: A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health: A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health

by Robert Peckham

Disease and crime are increasingly conflated in the contemporary world. News reports proclaim "epidemics" of crime, while politicians denounce terrorism as a lethal pathological threat. Recent years have even...