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The Communist Manifesto and Other Revolutionary Writings: Marx, Marat, Paine, Mao Tse-Tung, Gandhi and Others

by Bob Blaisdell

Concise anthology presents broad selection of writings: Declaration of Independence, Declaration of the Rights of Man, Communist Manifesto, plus works by Lenin, Trotsky, Marat, Danton, Rousseau, Gandhi, Mao,...


Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A powerful, passionate explanation of the roots of social inequality, Rousseau's Discourse influenced virtually every major philosopher of the Enlightenment. It remains among the 18th-century's most provocative...


Religious Cultures in Early Modern India: New Perspectives

by Rosalind O'Hanlon & David Washbrook

Religious authority and political power have existed in complex relationships throughout India's history. The centuries of the 'early modern' in South Asia saw particularly dynamic developments in this relationship....


'Manufactured' Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism

by J. A. Mangan

'Manufactured' Masculinity should be considered essential reading for scholars in the humanities and social sciences at every level and in all parts of the academic world. It weaves together brilliantly the...


The Homestead Strike: Labor, Violence, and American Industry

by Paul Kahan

On July 6, 1892, three hundred armed Pinkerton agents arrived in Homestead, Pennsylvania to retake the Carnegie Steelworks from the company's striking workers. As the agents tried to leave their boats, shots...


Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy

by Anne Sharp Wells

The Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps and photos, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary...


How Should We Live?

by Roman Krznaric

Twelve universal topics—including work, love, and family; time, creativity, and empathy—are explored in this book by illuminating the past and revealing the wisdom that people have been missing. Looking...


The Sky's The Limit: People v. Newton, The REAL Trial of the 20th Century?

by Lise Pearlman

A survey of 20th century trials to see which one was the "Trial of the Century."


Looking Forward: A Dream of the United States of the Americas in 1999

by Arthur Bird

“The author respectfully submits it as his firm and immovable conviction, that the United States of America, in the years to come, will govern the entire Western Hemisphere.”

These words, written by Arthur...


Wellington's Highland Warriors: From the Black Watch Mutiny to the Battle of Waterloo

by Stuart Reid

Wellington's Highland Warriors' covers the early history of the British Army's Highland regiments, from the raising of the Black Watch in 1739 to the battle of Waterloo in 1815. Stuart Reid provides an entertaining...


Design at Home: Domestic Advice Books in Britain and the USA since 1945

by Grace Lees Maffei

Domestic advice literature is rich in information about design, ideals of domesticity, consumption and issues of identity, yet this literature remains a relatively neglected resource in comparison with magazines...


The Goddess and the Bull: Catalhoyuk: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization

by Michael Balter

Thousands of years before the pyramids were built in Egypt and the Trojan War was fought, a great civilization arose on the Anatolian plains. The Goddess and the Bull details the dramatic quest by archaeologists...


Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America

by Kimberly Jade Norwood

In the United States, as in many parts of the world, people are discriminated against based on the color of their skin. This type of skin tone bias, or colorism, is both related to and distinct from discrimination...


Unarchived Histories: The "Mad" and the "Trifling" in the Colonial and Postcolonial World

by Gyanendra Pandey

For some time now, scholars have recognized the archive less as a neutral repository of documents of the past, and rather more as a politically interested representation of it, and recognized that the very act...


The Ultimate Deployment Guidebook: Insight into the Deployed Soldier and a Guide for the First-Time Deployed

by Paul Smith & Kristina Smith

Is your Facebook page a threat to national security? What about your momma's address? Only while deployed in service to our country can you completely let your appearance go . . . and receive no less than five...


The Ultimate Chief Petty Officer Guidebook: Tips, Tactics, and Techniques for Sailors Who are Serious about Becoming a Chief Petty Officer

by James Glass

So you want to become a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy? That is a good and noble goal, but wishful thinking won't cut it. It takes drive, initiative, and hard work. Anyone who has undergone the...


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...


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)...