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Sport in a Capitalist Society: A Short History: A Short History

by Tony Collins

Tracing the history of modern sport from its origins in the burgeoning capitalist economy of mid-eighteenth century England to the globalised corporate sport of today, this book argues that, far from the purity...


The A to Z of the Roosevelt-Truman Era

by Neil A. Wynn

The A to Z of the Roosevelt-Truman Era examines significant individuals, organizations, and events in American political, economic, social, and cultural history between 1933 and 1953. This was a period of enormous...


The A to Z of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations

by Edward S. Mihalkanin & Robert F. Gorman

The A to Z of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations follows major new developments in the arena of human rights since its publication, including the emergence of terrorism and international responses to...


The A to Z of Native American Movements

by Todd Leahy & Raymond Wilson

The A to Z of Native American Movements_through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and...


The A to Z of the Progressive Era

by Peter C. Holloran, Catherine Cocks & Alan Lessoff

The A to Z of the Progressive Era is the most comprehensive and coherent reference work on the Progressive Era. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced...


Lineages of the Absolutist State

by Perry Anderson

The political nature of Absolutism has long been a subject of controversy within historical materialism. Developing considerations advanced in Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, this book situates the Absolutist...


Sex and the Short Story

by James, Dr Cumes

A Sense Of Place Publishing is proud to include Dr James Cumes amongst its authors. The publication of his sweeping essay on the evolution of Sex and the Short Story represents the first of what we hope will...


The A to Z of Environmentalism

by Peter Dauvergne

The A to Z of Environmentalism is a paperback edition of the Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism. It strategically skips across issues, concepts, time, organizations, and cultures, not with any pretense...


The A to Z of the Old South

by William L. Richter

Numerous cross-referenced entries on prominent individuals, including Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln, as well as others on policies of the time...


Historical Dictionary of United States-China Relations

by Robert G. Sutter

The relationship between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China is traced in this dictionary containing hundreds of cross-referenced entries on the presidents and prime ministers, the...


The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870

by Hugh Thomas

After many years of research, award-winning historian Hugh Thomas portrays, in a balanced account, the complete history of the slave trade. Beginning with the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, he describes...


Historical Dictionary of the Progressive Era

by Catherine Cocks, Peter C. Holloran & Alan Lessoff

A lively, accessible overview of the important people, organizations, events, and themes in the United States between 1898 and 1917, the Historical Dictionary of the Progressive Era is the most comprehensive...


The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq: A Study of Iraq's Old Landed and Commercial Classes and of its Communists, Ba`thists a

by Hanna Batatu

This comparative study analyses the traditional elite of Iraq and their sucessors - the Communists, the Bathists and Free Officers - in terms of social and economic relationships in each area of the country....


The 1950s Mother: Bringing Up Baby in the 1950s

by Sheila Hardy

Embarking on motherhood was a very different affair in the 1950s to what it is today. From how to dress baby (matinee coats and bonnets) to how to adminster feeds (strictly four-hourly if following the Truby...


London's Industrial Heritage

by Geoff Marshall

Did you know that apart from Lancashire the greatest concentration of Boulton & Watt steam engines was in London, demonstrating the enormous and often overlooked significance of London as an industrial centre?...


The Best Days of Our Lives: School Life in Post-War Britain

by Simon Webb

Following the disruption, hardship and challenges of the Second World War, the post-war years brought a sense of optimism and excitement, with families at last enjoying peacetime. This new book follows the lives...


Rethinking Cold War Culture

by Peter J. Kuznick & James Gilbert

This anthology of essays questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of postwar America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture during the...


Earthquake, Fire & Epidemic: Personal Accounts of the 1906 Disaster

by Gladys Hansen, Richard Hansen & Dr. William Blaisdell

Almost five decades of exhaustive research by Gladys Hansen, Official Archivist Emeritus of San Francisco, makes Earthquake, Fire & Epidemic the definitive discourse on one of the most devastating natural disasters...


Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Passage

by Alan Day

This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage,...


Scotland: Mapping the Nation

by Chris Fleet, Margaret Wilkes & Charles W.J. Withers

Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history. This is the first book to take maps seriously as a form...