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Between the Middle Ages and Modernity: Individual and Community in the Early Modern World

by Charles H. Parker & Jerry H. Bentley

This groundbreaking book examines the complex relationships between individuals and communities in the profound transitions of the early modern period. Taking a global and comparative approach to historical...


The Rhetorical Leadership of Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, and Billy Graham in the Age of Extremes

by Timothy H. Sherwood

Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, and Billy Graham were America’s most popular religious leaders during a period within the Age of Extremes, specifically the 1950s and early 1960s, when America’s world...


Give Us Bread But Give Us Roses: Working Women's Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War

by Sarah Eisenstein

Rooted in the printed sources of the period, this book reconstructs the attitudes of a pioneer generation of young women to the conflicts brought about by their new experience of employment outside their homes,...


Thurgood Marshall: Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union

by Charles L. Zelden

Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Before...


Revisionist Histories

by Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Revision and revisionism are generally seen as standard parts of historical practice, yet they are underexplored within the growing literature on historiography. In this accessibly written volume, Marnie Hughes-Warrington...


The American Middle Class: A Cultural History

by Lawrence R Samuel

The middle class is often viewed as the heart of American society, the key to the country's democracy and prosperity. Most Americans believe they belong to this group, and few politicians can hope to be elected...


Medieval Islamic Historiography: Remembering Rebellion

by Heather N. Keaney

This book is a comparative analysis of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the revolt against him. By comparing treatments of Uthman in pietistic literature and universal...


Echoes from the Poisoned Well: Global Memories of Environmental Injustice

by Sylvia Hood Washington, Heather Goodall & Paul Rosier

This book is an historical examination of environmental justice struggles across the globe from the perspective of environmentally marginalized communities. It is unique in environmental justice histography...


Divergent Paths: Hegel in Marxism and Engelsism

by Norman Levine

Divergent Paths is the first in a series of three volumes that explores the historiography of the relationship between Hegel and Marx; it sets the terms of the relationship between Marx and Engels, and explores...


The City of Falling Angels

by John Berendt

Twelve years ago, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil exploded into a monumental success, residing a record-breaking four years on the New York Times bestseller list (longer than any work of fiction or nonfiction...


The Tiger that Swallowed the Boy

by John Simons

Looking at zoological gardens, private menageries, circuses, and natural history museums, this fascinating account explores the surprising extent of the exotic-animal trade in 19th-century England and its colonies....


The A to Z of the Non-Aligned Movement and Third World

by Guy Arnold

Just what the Non-Aligned Movement and Third World sought_and at times achieved_is set forth in this unique reference work, with its over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, organizations,...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations

by Donald E. Weatherbee

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Southeast Asia relations and places them in the context of the complex...


Historical Dictionary of NATO and Other International Security Organizations

by Marco Rimanelli

The Historical Dictionary of NATO and Other International Security Organizations covers the Atlantic Alliance's origins, structure and organization through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology,...


Teenage: The Prehistory of Youth Culture: 1875-1945

by Jon Savage

In his previous landmark book on youth culture and teen angst, the award-winning England's Dreaming, Jon Savage presented the "definitive history of the English punk movement" (The New York Times). Now, in Teenage...


A Gentleman's Guide to Beard & Moustache Management

by Chris Martin

Do you know how to trim your whiskers properly? With beards and moustaches more popular than ever, this delightful little book sets out to answer this pressing question. And if a trim is not required, then it...


The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

by George Vigarello & C. Jon Delogu

One of the world’s top historians of the body, Georges Vigarello maps the evolution of Western ideas about fat and fat people from the Middle Ages to today, paying particular attention to the role of science,...


Tracing the Rifle Volunteers: A Guide for Military and Family Historians

by Ray Westlake

From 1859 to 1908 the Rifle Volunteers played an essential role in Britain's national defence, yet their history has been sadly neglected. Little information is available on these dedicated, amateur soldiers...


The British Field Marshals: 1736-1997: A Biographical Dictionary

by T A Heathcote

Whether any advantage or benefit will be drawn from the suspension - or effective abolition - of the rank of Field Marshal is debatable. What is certain, however, is that Dr. Tony Heathcote's idea of compiling...


The Maginot Line: History and Guide

by J.E. Kaufmann, H.W. Kaufmann & A. Jankovi?-Poto?nik

The Maginot Line, the complex system of strongpoints constructed between the world wars by the French to protect against attack from Germany, is one of the most famous, extensive and controversial defensive...