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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 one hundred years, civilizations were destroyed. In Europe the main agent of destruction was totalitarianism; in America it was globalization; and in the non-Western world it was colonialism, followed...


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...


The Little Book of Crime and Punishment

by Stephen Halliday

The Little Book of Crime and Punishment is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about the history of the British criminal justice system. Armed with this...


Autobiography of a Blue-eyed Devil: My Life and Times in a Racist, Imperialist Society

by Inga Muscio

In an updated second edition of her follow-up to the cult classic Cunt, Inga Muscio asserts that the history taught in schools and perpetuated in all areas of life in the US is, in fact, a marketing brand developed...


Earls Colne's Early Modern Landscapes

by Dolly MacKinnon

The Essex village of Earls Colne, one of the most studied parishes in England, has been the subject of an ongoing research project to collate its collection of historical documents. This book offers a fresh...


The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From Plantation Times to the Present

by Margaret Lewis Furse

In 1846, James Boyd Hawkins, his wife Ariella, and their young children left North Carolina to establish a sugar plantation in Matagorda County, in the Texas coastal bend.

In The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From...


The role of european political parties in the new european convention and the future of Europe

by Dimitris Liakopoulos

The presente research is concentrated to the analysis and the lobby policies in various organ of European Union and especially after the firm of the treaty of Lisbon.


Taming China's Wilderness: Immigration, Settlement and the Shaping of the Heilongjiang Frontier, 1900-1931

by Patrick Fuliang Shan

For most of its rule, the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) - whose historical homeland was in Heilongjiang - enforced a policy that prohibited Chinese immigration and settlement and maintained the region's reputation...


Bloodlust: On the Roots of Violence from Cain and Abel to the Present

by Russell Jacoby

THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND ACROSS CULTURES, the most common form of violence is that between family members and neighbors or kindred communities—in civil wars writ large and small. From assault to genocide, from...


Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America

by Donald L. Miller

While F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, Manhattan was transformed by jazz, night clubs, radio, skyscrapers, movies, and the ferocious energy of the 1920s, as this illuminating cultural history brilliantly demonstrates....


Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat

by Helen McCarthy

Throughout the twentieth century and long before, hundreds of determined British women defied the social conventions of their day in order to seek adventure and influence on the world stage. Some became travellers...


King Hui: The Man Who Owned All the Opium in Hong Kong

by Jonathan Chamberlain

Some periods in history are best illuminated by the stories of the people who lived through them. This is one such story ? the bizarre but true account of Peter Hui, a man involved with scandal, corruption,...


Is It True?: The Facts Behind the Things We Have Been Told

by Max Cryer

In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social...


Immigrant Women in Athens: Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City

by Rebecca Kennedy

Many of the women whose names are known to history from Classical Athens were metics or immigrants, linked in the literature with assumptions of being 'sexually exploitable.' Despite recent scholarship on women...


Mike Filey's Toronto Sketches, Books 10-11

by Mike Filey

This special collection gathers the volumes ten and eleven of the Toronto Sketches series, a fascinating compendium of Mike Filey's columns about the people and history of Toronto. These are essential reading...


Mike Filey's Toronto Sketches, Books 7-9

by Mike Filey

This special collection gathers the seventh to the ninth volumes of the Toronto Sketches series, a fascinating compendium of Mike Filey's columns about the people and history of Toronto. These are essential...