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The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century

by David Laskin

The author of the The Children's Blizzard delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family

In tracing the roots of this family-his own family-Laskin...


Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression

by David M. Wrobel

Looking at both European and American travelers' accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville's Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways, David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation's...


Waiting For The Morning Train

by Bruce Catton

Bruce Catton, whose name is identified with Civil War history, grew up in Benzonia, Michigan, probably the only town within two hundred miles, he says, not founded to cash in on the lumber boom. In this memoir,...


World of Nations

by Christopher Lasch

The world of nations is the world men have made, in contrast to the world of nature. Seeking to understand the civil society Americans have made, Christopher Lasch, author of The Agony of the American Left,...


Forces of Production

by David F Noble

Focusing on the design and implementation of an important new production technology—computer-based automatic machine tools—David F. Noble challenges the idea that technology has a life of its own which proceeds...


The Old Revolutionaries

by Pauline Maier

The "old revolutionaries" were Samuel Adams, Isaac Sears, Thomas Young, Richard Henry Lee and Charels Carroll, five men who played significant roles in the American Revolution, and who are usually overlooked...


From Resistance to Revolution

by Pauline Maier

Maintaining that the outbreak of revolution in 1775 was not the result of secret planning by radicals but rather the end product of years of painful evolution, Pauline Maier brilliantly traces the American colonists’...


Diary of a Combatant: The Diary of the Revolution that Made Che Guevara a Legend

by Ernesto Che Guevara

Che Guevara's original, unpublished diaries from the guerrilla war in Cuba's Sierra Maestra.


The Riddle and the Knight

by Giles Milton

Part travelogue/part historical mystery about the most famous traveler--and chronicler-- in medieval Europe.

Giles Milton's first book, The Riddle and the Knight, is a fascinating account of the legend of Sir...


A Massacre in Memphis

by Stephen V. Ash

An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history

In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence...


The A to Z of Belarus

by Vitali Silitski & Jan Zaprudnik

The A to Z of Belarus-through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and...


A Working People: A History of African American Workers Since Emancipation

by Steven A. Reich

In A Working People, historian Steven A. Reich examines the economic, political and cultural forces that have built and broken America’s black workforce for centuries. From the abolition of slavery through...


The Naked Heart: The Bourgeois Experience Victoria to Freud (The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud)

by Peter Gay

In The Naked Heart, Peter Gay explores the bourgeoisie's turn inward.

At the very time that industrialists, inventors, statesmen, and natural scientists were conquering new objective worlds, Gay writes, "the...


The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship

by David J. Bodenhamer, John Corrigan & Trevor M. Harris

Geographic information systems (GIS) have spurred a renewed interest in the influence of geographical space on human behavior and cultural development. Ideally GIS enables humanities scholars to discover relationships...


New Orleans in the Atlantic World -: Between Land and Sea

by William Boelhower

The thematic project 'New Orleans in the Atlantic World' was planned immediately after hurricane Katrina and focuses on what meteorologists have always known: the city's identity and destiny belong to the broader...


Heritage and Community Engagement: Collaboration or Contestation?

by Emma Waterton & Steve Watson

This book is about the way that professionals in archaeology and in other sectors of heritage interact with a range of stakeholder groups, communities and the wider public. Whilst these issues have been researched...


Feminism Counts, Quant Methods & Re: Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender

by Christina Hughes & Rachel Lara Cohen

This is an important and timely text that provides a unique overview of contemporary quantitative approaches to gender research. The contributors are internationally recognised researchers from the UK, USA and...


A Global History of Modern Historiography

by Georg G Iggers, Q. Edward Wang & Supriya Mukherjee

So far histories of historiography have concentrated almost exclusively on the West. This is the first book to offer a history of modern historiography from a global perspective.

Tracing the transformation of...


Irish Migration, Networks and Ethnic Identities Since 1750

by Dr Enda Delaney & Donald M. MacRaild

This collection of essays demonstrates in vivid detail how a range of formal and informal networks shaped the Irish experience of emigration, settlement and the construction of ethnic identity in a variety of...


Hubris and Hybrids: A Cultural History of Technology and Science

by Mikael Hård & Andrew Jamison

Human societies have not always taken on new technology in appropriate ways. Innovations are double-edged swords that transform relationships among people, as well as between human societies and the natural...