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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...


American Culture: An Anthology

by Anders Breidlid, Fredrik Chr. Brøgger & Oyvind T. Gulliksen

This second edition of American Culture includes contemporary events and provides an introduction to American civilization. Extracts are taken from diverse sources such as political addresses, articles, interviews,...


Global Governance Food - Curran

by Sara R. Curran, April Linton & Abigail Cooke

Food provides a particularly exciting and grounded research site for understanding the mechanisms governing global transactions in the 21st century. While food is intimately and fundamentally related to ecological...


Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics

by Michael Barone

It is often said that America has become culturally diverse only in the past quarter century. But from the country’s beginning, cultural variety and conflict have been a centrifugal force in American politics...


Conspiracy Theories

by Kate Tuckett

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Tudors

by Peter Ackroyd

From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page

Rich in detail and atmosphere, Peter Ackroyd's Tudors is the story of Henry...


Muckrakers: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors

by Edd Applegate

Professor Edd Applegate profiles the men and women who either wrote muckraking journalism or edited publications that featured muckraking articles. Some of the most important figures of journalism are here,...


German Radical Pietism

by Hans Schneider & Gerald MacDonald

Pietism is increasingly recognized as the most important movement in Protestant Christianity since the Reformation of the sixteenth century. Simply put, early Protestant reformers were concerned with reforming...


The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekpharsis

by Andrew Sprague Becker

In 'The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekphrasis', Becker explores how Homeric poetry shapes its own reception: how Homer's reaction to a visual image creates his audience's response to a literary description....


Indonesia: The Great Transition

by John Bresnan & Annette Clear

In this timely work, leading scholars analyze the causes of the social, political, and economic crises that erupted in Indonesia in the late 1990s, the responses of the elite and civil society, and the prospects...