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Women Constructing Men: Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750D2000

by Sarah S. G. Frantz

Female novelists have always invested as much narrative energy in constructing their male characters as in envisioning their female. The collected articles in


Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time

by Stephen Fried

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Featured in the PBS documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three...


Andes

by Michael Jacobs

For centuries, the Andes have caught the imagination of travelers, inspiring fear and wonder. The groundbreaking scientist Alexander von Humboldt claimed that “everything here is grander and more majestic than...


Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776

by Ian Williams

Ian Williams describes in captivating detail how Rum and the molasses that it was made from was to the 18th century what oil is today.

Rum was used by the colonists to clear Native American tribes and to buy...


Tales of the Seven Seas: The Escapades of Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien

by Dennis M. Powers

Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien sailed the seven seas for over sixty years, starting in the late 1860s in India and ending in the early 1930s on the U.S. West Coast. This book tells of sailing over the oceans...


From History to Theory

by Kerwin Lee Klein

From History to Theory describes major changes in the conceptual language of the humanities, particularly in the discourse of history. In seven beautifully written, closely related essays, Kerwin Lee Klein traces...


Wheat Fields

by Joseph A. Byrne

Wheat Fields is the story about the social trauma of change brought on by the introduction of the mobile combine harvester. On another level, the story is about the very meaning of life. Of particular interest...


Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City

by Carla L. Peterson

Part detective tale, part social and cultural narrative, Black Gotham is Carla Peterson’s riveting account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her nineteenth-century ancestors. As she shares their stories...


The Future of History

by John Lukacs

For more than sixty years, John Lukacs has been writing, teaching, and reading about the past. In this inspired volume, he turns his attention to the future. Throughout The Future of History Lukacs reflects...


Of Great Character

by Joseph A. Byrne

Of Great Character is a social thriller. It demonstrates the principle that true greatness is often found in ordinary circumstances. The book uses the often thrilling events of the pea harvest to illustrate...


American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are

by Wade Graham

From Frederick Law Olmsted to Richard Neutra, Michelle Obama to our neighbors, Americans throughout history have revealed themselves in the gardens they create. Melding biography, history, and cultural commentary,...


Child Workers and Industrial Health

by Peter Kirby

Historians have long recognised the importance of child health during the Industrial Revolution, but few have explored the health of working children in any analytical detail. In this comprehensive study, Peter...


Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big: The 1937 Woolworth's Sit-Down

by Dana Frank

The first successful all women sit-in conducted by 'the counter girls' at the Detroit Woolworth's during the Great Depression.


Lessons for Our Struggle

by Frances Fox Piven

The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles.


Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

by Heather Menzies

An engaging and intimate journey of personal and political discovery.


Voices of Scottish Journalists: Recollections of 22 Scottish Journalists of Their Life and Work

by Ian MacDougall

Newspaper journalism is a romantic profession. The men and women who wrote for newspapers in the twentieth century started work in a 'Hold the front page!' atmosphere: hot metal, clicking typewriters and inky...


Africans into Creoles: Slavery, Ethnicity, and Identity in Colonial Costa Rica

by Russell Lohse

Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World.


Historians Debate the Rise of the West

by Jonathan Daly

How and why did Europe rise to world pre-eminence? Providing an overview of this central historical conundrum of modern times, Historians Debate the Rise of the West enables students to grasp major scholars'...


Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America from Settlement to the Civil War

by Julie Winch

Between Slavery and Freedom explores one of the central ironies of racial dynamics in this nation’s history from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War.


Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon

by William Lewis Herndon & Gary Kinder

In 1857, Captain William Lewis Herndon sacrificed his life trying to save 600 passengers and crew when his ship foundered in a hurricane off the Carolina coast. Memorialized in Gary Kinder's best-selling book...