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Class Struggles

by Dennis L. Dworkin

In the 1960s and 1970s the study of history and sociology was heavily influenced by Marxism and theories of class. But the collapse of Communism and significant changes in culture and society threw the study...


Making Sport History: Disciplines, Identities and the Historiography of Sport

by Pascal Delheye

The field of sport history is a relatively new research domain, situated at the intersection of a number of disciplines and sub-disciplines.  This interdisciplinarity has created interesting avenues for growth...


Campaigns of the Norman Conquest

by Matthew Bennett

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York

by Ted Steinberg

This is the story of the monumental struggle between New York and the natural world. From Henry Hudson’s discovery of Mannahatta to Hurricane Sandy, Gotham Unbound is Ted Steinberg’s sweeping ecological...


Class and Colonialism in Antarctic Exploration, 1750-1920

by Ben Maddison

Between 1750 and 1920 over 15,000 people visited Antarctica. Despite such a large number the historiography has ignored all but a few celebrated explorers. Maddison presents a study of Antarctic exploration,...


Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

by Rob Steen

Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all.

Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins, evolution and impact, inside the lines and beyond the boundary,...


Lure of the Mountains: The life of Bentley Beetham, 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer

by Michael D. Lowes

Lure of the Mountains is the first published biography of accomplished photographer, ornithologist, teacher and 1924 Everest expedition member Bentley Beetham (1886-1963). Written by the late Michael D. Lowes,...


Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past

by Ray Raphael

First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael’s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With the author’s trademark wit and flair, Founding...


A 1940s Childhood: From Bomb Sites to Children's Hour

by James Marsh

Do you remember collecting shrapnel and listening to Children's Hour? Carrying gas masks or sharing your school with evacuees from the city? The 1940s was a time of great challenge for everyone who lived through...


Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden

by Brook Wilensky-Lanford

It seems that ever since mankind was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating the forbidden fruit, we’ve been trying to get back in. Or at least, we’ve been wondering where the Garden might have been....


Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes

by Mary S. Hartman

Riveting combination of true crime and social history examines a dozen famous cases, offering illuminating details of the accused women's backgrounds, deeds, and trials. "Vividly written, meticulously researched."...


Gottland: Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia

by Mariusz Szczygiel & Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Winner of the Europe Book Prize

One of Europe’s most preeminent investigative journalists travels to the Czech Republic—the Czech half of the former Czechoslovakia, the land that brought us Kafka—to explore...


Inside the Museums: Toronto's Heritage Sites and Their Most Prized Objects

by John Goddard

Illuminates Toronto's early history through its small heritage museums and their prized objects. For the first time, it showcases the scattered historic homes and other buildings as a single community.


100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts

by Eric Kasum & Michael N. Smith

What were they thinking?

Ever since Adam snacked on the forbidden fruit and was chased naked out of the Garden of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of bad ideas.

From skinny-dipping Presidents to toxic tooth...


Researching Local History: The Human Journey

by Michael A. Williams

This practical but inspiring book considers what local history is, why researching it is valuable and rewarding, and how we should go about it. Issues addressed include: getting oral and documentary evidence;...


Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future

by Neil Postman

At a time when we are reexamining our values, reeling from the pace of change, witnessing the clash between good instincts and "pragmatism," dealing with the angst of a new millennium, Neil Postman, one of our...


Hillbilly Women: Struggle and Survival in Southern Appalachia

by Skye Moody

“This book tells what it means to be a woman when you are poor, when you are proud, and when you are a hillbilly.”

First published in 1973, Skye Moody’s Hillbilly Women shares the stunning and raw oral...


Impressions of Cape Breton

by Brian Douglas Tennyson

Impressions of Cape Breton includes descriptive impressions of Cape Breton Island, by an eclectic cast of characters - from explorers to entrepreneurs, settlers to surveyors, military officers to travel writers...


Totalitarianism, Globalization, Colonialism: The Destruction of Civilization Since 1914

by Harry Redner

In the last hundred years, civilizations were destroyed in the Old, New, and Third World. In Europe the main agent of destruction was totalitarianism; in America it was globalization; and in the non-Western...


The Tenants' Movement: Resident Involvement, Community Action and the Contentious Politics of Housing

by Quintin Bradley

The Tenants' Movement is both a history of tenant organization and mobilization, and a guide to understanding how the struggles of tenant organizers have come to shape housing policy today. Charting the history...