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History and Cultural Theory

by Simon Gunn

In recent times there has been recognition of the growing influence of cultural theory on historical writing. Foucault, Bourdieu, Butler and Spivak are just some of the thinkers whose ideas have been taken up...


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

Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award for US History

A “fascinating, encyclopedic history…of greater New York City through an ecological lens” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—the sweeping story of one of...


Who Do You Think You Are?

by Dan Waddell

With the next, big ten-part series in 2014, the BBC will be celebrating the 10th anniversary and the 100th episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, providing a fantastic platform for our accompanying, brand-new,...


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 Raphael’s trademark wit and flair, Founding...


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."...


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.


Unknown Shore

by Robert Ruby

The true story of how the first English colony in the New World was lost to history, then found again three hundred years later.

England's first attempt at colonizing the New World was not at Roanoke or Jamestown,...


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

The century that began in 1914 with the outbreak of the First World War was catastrophic. Over the course of that one-hundred-year span, civilizations were destroyed in the Old World, the New World, and the...


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...


A Short Walk in a Long Journey

by Michael A. Reid & Zaire Reid

A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a story about an American election observer’s experience in the 1994 South African election. This election marked the beginning of democracy in South Africa with the election...


Earls Colne's Early Modern Landscapes

by Dolly MacKinnon

The Essex village of Earls Colne boasts one of the most comprehensive collections of historical documents in Britain, and has been the subject of an intensive and ongoing research project to collate and computerise...