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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...


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 full and comprehensive historical grounding of the contemporary issues of gender and women in science.

Women in Science includes a detailed survey of the history behind...


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...


Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty, and the Mad-Doctors in England

by Sarah Wise

The phenomenon of false allegations of mental illness is as old as our first interactions as human beings. Every one of us has described some other person as crazy or insane, and most all of us have had periods,...


Other Women: The History of the Mistress

by Fiona McDonald

Other Women tells the stories of those women who belonged to a separate part of society: in some ways invisible and socially unacceptable, but in others in positions of influence and power, comfort and even...


Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America

by Ruma Chopra

Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America shows us that America’s original colonies were not nearly as united behind the concept of forming free, independent states as our society’s collective memory...


Pioneer Women

by Joanna Stratton

From a rediscovered collection of autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of Kansas pioneer women in the early twentieth century, Joanna Stratton has created a collection hailed by Newsweek as “uncommonly...


Redpath: The History of a Sugar House

by Richard Feltoe

Redpath, today a household name for sugar in Canada, has its roots in the story of an enterprising Scots immigrant, John Redpath.


The Bourgeois: Between History and Literature

by Franco Moretti

"I am a member of the bourgeois class, feel myself to be such, and have been brought up on its opinions and ideals," wrote Max Weber, in 1895. Who could repeat these words today?

Thus begins Franco Moretti’s...


Sustainability & Historic Preservation: Toward a Holistic View

by Richard Longstreth, Shary Page Berg & Rebecca Howell Crew

Sustainability and Historic Preservation: Towards a Holistic View broadens the horizons of the mushrooming drive to correlate the objectives of these two spheres. To date, discussions of the relationship between...