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The Pursuit of History

by John Tosh

This classic introduction to the study of history invites the reader to stand back and consider some of its most fundamental questions - What is the point of studying history? How do we know about the past?...


Modern Honor: A Philosophical Defense

by Anthony Cunningham

This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor's rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor's influence, but...


See America First: Tourism and National Identity, 1880-1940

by Marguerite Shaffer

In See America First, Marguerite Shaffer chronicles the birth of modern American tourism between 1880 and 1940, linking tourism to the simultaneous growth of national transportation systems, print media, a national...


Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination

by Joyce Appleby

An engrossing history of the voyages of exploration that ignited curiosity about nature and gave birth to modern science. When Columbus first returned to Spain from the Caribbean, he dazzled King Ferdinand and...


Roman Empire Vs America

by Joseph Aquilino

The Roman Empire vs. America is an in-depth look at America and the Roman Empire, both in similarity and in diff erence. It discusses opinions of different books, authors, writers and most importantly, it has...


Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Portrait of an American Revolutionary

by Kent J. McGaughy

In bridging the gap between Lee's private interests and public career, J. Kent McGaughy seeks to overturn many of the misconceptions about Lee and shows that, throughout his life, he remained dedicated to his...


Nation States: The Cultures of Irish Nationalism

by Michael Mays

Drawing on diverse cultural forms, and ranging across disciplinary boundaries, Nation States maps the contested cultural terrain of Irish nationalism from the Act of Union of 1800 to the present. In looking...


Modern America and the Legacy of Founding

by Ronald J. Pestritto & Thomas G. West

The authors of this book address how the fundamental tensions between modern liberalism and the ideas of the founders have played out in the context of contemporary thought and practice in American politics....


History of Oral History: Foundations and Methodology

by Thomas L. Charlton, Lois E. Myers & Rebecca Sharpless

Part I and II of Handbook of Oral History, now available in paper for classroom use.


The Future of Identity: Centennial Reflections on the Legacy of Erik Erikson

by Kenneth Hoover

Erik Erikson's lifetime of clinical and interdisciplinary work on human development centered on the formation and maintenance of identity among people of diverse backgrounds. In this volume key scholars of identity...


The Roots of Democracy: American Thought and Culture, 1760 1800

by Robert E. Shalhope

In The Roots of Democracy Robert E. Shalhope traces the dramatic shifts in attitudes and behavior from before the Revolution, through the war itself, and then on to the confederation period, the creation of...


Moving a House with Preservation in Mind

by Peter Paravalos

Moving a House with Preservation in Mind provides step-by-step instructions on the process of moving a historic building, from the initial decision-making to the actual move. With detailed information on moving...


Black Bloc, White Riot: Antiglobalization and the Genealogy of Dissent

by A. K. Thompson

New Reflections on Violence for the twenty-first century.


Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike

by Charlotte Gray

Between 1896 and 1899, thousands of people lured by gold braved a grueling journey into the remote wilderness of North America. Within two years, Dawson City, in the Canadian Yukon, grew from a mining camp of...


Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Latin America since Independence

by William E. French & Katherine Elaine Bliss

This innovative volume of original primary research integrates gender and sexuality into the main currents of historical interpretation concerning Latin America. The book argues that gender and sexuality-rather...


Hacienda and Market in Eighteenth-Century Mexico: The Rural Economy of the Guadalajara Region, 1675-1820

by Eric Van Young & John Coatsworth

This classic history of the Mexican hacienda from the colonial period through the nineteenth century has been reissued in a silver anniversary edition complete with a substantive new introduction and foreword....


English Churches Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

In this illustrated colour guide, Trevor Yorke places the period style of church fabric and decoration into an easy to read form, packed with photographs and informative diagrams.


Thinking about Oral History: Theories and Applications

by Thomas L. Charlton, Lois E. Myers & Rebecca Sharpless

Part III and IV of Handbook of Oral History, now available in paper for classroom use.


Egypt: The Split of an Identity: The Impact of the West's Liberal Ideas on the Evolution and Dichotomy of Egypt's National Id

by Shawki AbdelRehim

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The conflict between the Islamic groups and secularists taking place now in Egypt has its roots in the nineteenth century. This happened after the people became aware of their Egyptian identity as...


Whore Stories: A Revealing History of the World's Oldest Profession

by Tyler Stoddard Smith

A Working History of Working Girls (and Guys)

Have you ever wondered how Heidi Fleiss came to be the face of upscale prostitution or if Casanova really was the world's greatest lover? How about why Latin playboy...