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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,...


Colonial Food

by Ann Chandonnet

Of the one hundred Pilgrims who settled at Plymouth in 1620, nearly half had died within months of hardship, starvation or disease. One of the colony’s most urgent challenges was to find ways to grow and prepare...


Heroes

by Paul Johnson

A galaxy of legendary figures from the annals of Western history

In this enlightening and entertaining work, Paul Johnson, the bestselling author of Intellectuals and Creators, approaches the subject of heroism...


The Dream

by Drew Hansen

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., electrified the nation when he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In The Dream, Drew D. Hansen explores the fascinating...


Love Cemetery

by China Galland

By the eve of the Civil War, there were four million slaves in North America, and Harrison County was the largest slave-owning county in Texas. So when China Galland returned to research her family history there,...


Women in Science: A Social and Cultural History

by Ruth Watts

The first book of its kind to provide a comprehensive historical grounding of the contemporary issues of gender and women in science, this book provides a highly theoretical and informed understanding of the...


Teaching History Online

by John F. Lyons

Bringing history teaching into the twenty-first century, Teaching History Online is a concise guide to developing and using internet resources in history instruction. It offers practical, jargon-free advice...


Material Powers: Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn

by Tony Bennett & Patrick Joyce

This edited collection is a major contribution to the current development of a 'material turn' in the social sciences and humanities.  It does so by exploring new understandings of how power is made up and...


Women in Public, 1850-1900: Documents of the Victorian Women's Movement

by Patricia Hollis

Assembling a full and comprehensive collection of material which illustrates all aspects of the emergent women's movement during the years 1850-1900, this fascinating book will prove invaluable to students of...


American Courage

by Herbert W. Warden & Herbert W. Warden, III

Here is the American adventure. This extraordinary book reveals the intrepid spirit of Americans through-out their history -- from William Bradford's account of the Mayflower landing to the hardship of a pioneer...