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Southern Black Women in the Modern Civil Rights Movement

by Merline Pitre & Clarissa Myrick-Harris

Throughout the South, black women were crucial to the Civil Rights Movement, serving as grassroots and organizational leaders. They protested, participated, sat in, mobilized, created, energized, led particular...


Texas Labor History

by Bruce A. Glasrud & James C. Maroney

Too often, observers and writers of Texas history have accepted assumptions about labor movements in the state—both organized and not—that do not bear up under the light of careful scrutiny. Offering a scholarly...


America's Beginnings: The Dramatic Events that Shaped a Nation's Character

by Tony Williams

At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 key events-some known and some forgotten—that shaped colonial...


Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire

by Selcuk Aksin Somel

Here you will find an in-depth treatise covering the political social, and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, the last member of the lineage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires and the only one...


Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia

by Dimitar Bechev

The Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia traces the key political, socio-economic, and cultural developments in the multiethnic mosaic that is Republic of Macedonia following its secession from...


Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

by Samuel L. Leiter

The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre covers all four genres (nT, kyTgen, bunraku, and kabuki), providing information on nearly every aspect, including actors, theatres, companies, history,...


The Strange Non-death of Neo-liberalism

by Colin Crouch

Winner of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung prize

The financial crisis seemed to present a fundamental challenge to neo-liberalism, the body of ideas that have constituted the political orthodoxy of most advanced...


Power in the 21st Century: Conversations with John Hall

by Michael Mann

Michael Mann is one of the most influential sociologists writing today. His three-volume work The Sources of Social Power, the third volume of which has just been completed, has transformed our way of thinking...


Signs of God: Miracles and their Interpretation

by Mark Corner

Signs of God reveals why discussion of the nature of miracles is of central rather than marginal importance where belief in God is concerned. This accessible book examines the nature of miracles both in philosophical...


Reconciliation, Nations and Churches in Latin America

by Iain S. Maclean

This book examines the recent phenomenon in Latin America of national Truth and Reconciliation commissions. Few studies have examined the role of Churches or religion in political processes that proclaim valued...


Engaging with Contemporary Culture: Christianity, Theology and the Concrete Church

by Martyn Percy

Theology and the churches are often considered to be at the margins of contemporary culture, frequently struggling for identity and attention. In this important new book Martyn Percy argues that a rich form...


Haig and Kitchener in Twentieth-Century Britain: Remembrance, Representation and Appropriation

by Stephen Heathorn

Lord Kitchener and Lord Haig are two monumental figures of the First World War. Their reputations, both in their lifetimes and after their deaths, have been attacked and defended, scrutinized and contested....


Lincoln Dreamt He Died

by Andrew Burstein

Before Sigmund Freud made dreams the cornerstone of understanding an individual’s inner life, Americans shared their dreams unabashedly with one another through letters, diaries, and casual conversation. In...


Renewing Pastoral Practice: Trinitarian Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counselling

by Neil Pembroke

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the relationship between the doctrine of the Trinity and pastoral care and counseling. Neil Pembroke contends that an in-depth reflection on the relational dynamics...


Religion and Law: An Introduction

by Peter W. Edge

Discussion of the way in which law engages with religious difference often takes place within the context of a single jurisdiction. Religion and Law: An Introduction, presents a comprehensive text for students,...


Religion, Identity and Politics in Northern Ireland: Boundaries of Belonging and Belief

by Claire Mitchell

There has been increased interest in the relationship between religion, identity and politics in modern societies. Building on this debate, Claire Mitchell presents a challenging analysis of religion in contemporary...


Everest - The First Ascent: How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain

by Harriet Tuckey

Winner:

Banff Award for Mountain and Wilderness Literature

The British Sportsbook Award for Outstanding General Sports Writing

The Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature

Finalist for the HW Fisher Biographer's...


I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford

by Richard Snow

From the acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, who “writes with verve and a keen eye” (The New York Times Book Review), comes a fresh and entertaining account of Henry Ford and his invention of the Model...


Women in Stuart England and America: A Comparative Study

by Roger Thompson

Originally published in 1974, this study offers valuable perspectives on the status and roles of women in Stuart England and in the newly settled colonies of North America, particularly Massachusetts and Virginia....


Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family and Nazi Politics

by Claudia Koonz

From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler's Women's Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women - as followers, victims and resisters - in the rise...