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The Ku Klux Klan: A Study of the American Mind

by John Mecklin

Originally published in new York 1924. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing...


The Duchess of Northumberland's Little Book of Poisons, Potions and Aphrodisiacs

by The Duche The Duchess of Northumberland

Combining the fascinating archive of the first Duchess of Northumberland with the expertise of Jane, the present Duchess and the creator of the famous Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle, this illustrated gift book...


The Duchess of Northumberland's Little Book of Jams, Jellies and Preserves

by The Duche The Duchess of Northumberland

Elizabeth was the first Duchess of Northumberland and established the domestic rules of this dynasty that has ruled for over 700 years. Controlling a household of great power and prestige, she laid down the...


A History of Food in 100 Recipes

by William Sitwell

A riveting narrative history of food as seen through 100 recipes, from ancient Egyptian bread to modernist cuisine.

We all love to eat, and most people have a favorite ingredient or dish. But how many of us know...


New Worlds Reflected: Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period

by Chloë|| Houston

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in early modern globalization, travel and travel literature, whilst utopian literature has proved to be a continuing source of fascination for students of the...


Feud, Violence and Practice: Essays in Medieval Studies in Honor of Stephen D. White

by Belle S. Tuten & Tracey L. Billado

This collection presents an innovative series of essays about the medieval culture of feud and violence. Featuring both prominent senior and younger scholars from the United States and Europe, the contributions...


Vengeance in the Middle Ages: Emotion, Religion and Feud

by Susanna A. Throop & Paul R. Hyams

Incorporating tools borrowed from anthropology, the study of emotion, and modern social and literary theories, these studies balance the traditional literature available on medieval feuding with an exploration...


Dealings with God: From Blasphemers in Early Modern Zurich to a Cultural History of Religiousness

by Francisca Loetz

Blasphemy could be a serious business in early modern Europe, and those judged to have cursed, abused or denied God could in some cases find themselves on trial for their lives. Whilst such attitudes may appear...


British Conservatism and Trade Unionism, 1945-1964

by Peter Dorey

This book examines the a brief period between the end of the Second World War and the election of Harold Wilson's Labour government in 1964, when the Conservative Party adopted a remarkably constructive and...


The Making of Modern Greece: Nationalism, Romanticism, and the Uses of the Past (1797-1896)

by Roderick Beaton & David Ricks

In 1821, when the banner of revolution was raised against the empire of the Ottoman Turks, the story of 'Modern Greece' is usually said to begin. Less well known is the international recognition given to Greece...


Women's Work and Identity in Eighteenth-Century Brittany

by Nancy Locklin

Based on a solid foundation of archival research that ranges from tax rolls to notarial records, this study adds an important chapter to our understanding of women in pre-industrial Europe. Through a rigorous...


Unpicking Gender: The Social Construction of Gender in the Lancashire Cotton Weaving Industry, 1880-1914

by Jutta Schwarzkopf

Investigating the radicalising effects of gender in the Lancashire cotton mills between 1880 and 1914, this provocative work challenges the received wisdom that women were passive victims of a sexually segregated...


The Beginnings of a Commercial Sporting Culture in Britain, 1793-1850

by Adrian Harvey

Many historians have described early industrial Britain as a 'bleak age' where the masses possessed little time, energy or money to devote to sport. Adrian Harvey reveals a very different picture of Britain...


Manners and Southern History

by Ted Ownby

The concept of southern manners may evoke images of debutantes being introduced to provincial society or it might conjure thoughts of the humiliating behavior white supremacists expected of African Americans...


Historical Dictionary of Turkey

by Metin Heper & Nur Bilge Criss

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Turkey explores the history of this fascinating country through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary...


Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

by Joseph J. Ellis

A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of...


What is Microhistory?: Theory and Practice

by Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon & István M. Szijártó

This unique and detailed analysis provides the first accessible and comprehensive introduction to the origins, development, methodology of microhistory - one of the most significant innovations in historical...


Fair America: World's Fairs in the United States

by Robert W. Rydell, John E. Findling & Kimberly Pelle

Since their inception with New York's Crystal Palace Exhibition in the mid-nineteenth century, world's fairs have introduced Americans to “exotic” pleasures such as belly dancing and the Ferris Wheel; pathbreaking...


Autobiographies of Transformation: Lives in Central and Eastern Europe

by Mike Keen

Autobiographies of Transformation is a completely unique history of sociology in Central and Eastern Europe in the post-Communist era.

Through the autobiographies of ten key sociological witnesses from the...


Gypsies of Britain

by Janet Keet-Black

This title tells the story of the Romany Gypsies in Britain. Where they came from, how they arrived. It explores their travelling way of life and their traditional occupations, including harvesting, making baskets,...