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Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community

by Brenda J. Child & Colin Calloway

A groundbreaking exploration of the remarkable women in Native American communities

 

In this well-researched and deeply felt account, Brenda J. Child, a professor and a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe tribe,...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient India

by Kumkum Roy

The Historical Dictionary of Ancient India provides information ranging from the earliest Paleolithic cultures in the Indian subcontinent to 1000 CE. The ancient history of this country is related in this book...


Almost Worthy: The Poor, Paupers, and the Science of Charity in America, 1877-1917

by Brent Ruswick

In the 1880s, social reform leaders warned that the "unworthy" poor were taking charitable relief intended for the truly deserving. Armed with statistics and confused notions of evolution, these "scientific...


The A to Z of Afghan Wars, Revolutions and Insurgencies

by Ludwig W. Adamec

All the information currently available on the endless chain of wars stretching over two and a half centuries is traced in The A to Z of Afghan Wars, Revolutions and Insurgencies. It consists of the American...


Historical Dictionary of Polynesia

by Robert D. Craig

This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Polynesia greatly expands on the previous editions through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary...


Transatlantic Voyages and Sociology: The Migration and Development of Ideas

by Schrecker

Transatlantic Voyages and Sociology explores the transatlantic journeys which have inspired American and European sociologists and contributed to the development of sociology in Europe and in North America....


A Linking of Heaven and Earth: Studies in Religious and Cultural History in Honor of Carlos M.N. Eire

by Michelson & K. Taylor

Carlos M.N. Eire's deeply innovative publications have helped to shape new fields of study of the Reformation, intertwining social, intellectual, cultural, and religious history to reveal how, lived beliefs...


Plague Hospitals: Illness and Isolation in Early Modern Venice

by L. Stevens Crawshaw

Lazaretti, or plague hospitals, took on a central role in early modern responses to epidemic disease. An in-depth study of the Venetian lazaretti in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, this book asks what...


Toronto Sketches 11: "The Way We Were"

by Mike Filey

The 11th volume in Mike Filey's series of collected columns on the rich history of the city he loves - Toronto. Featured in this volume are Hurricane Hazel, the Great Lakes passenger ships of yore, the St. Clair...


The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies)

by Donald Kenrick

The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies) seeks to end such prejudice by clarifying the facts about this nomadic people. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced...


SNCC: The New Abolitionists

by Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn tells the story of one of the most important political groups in American history. SNCC: The New Abolitionists influenced a generation of activists struggling for civil rights and seeking to learn...


Failure to Quit: Reflections of an Optimistic  Historian

by Howard Zinn

A selection of Howard Zinn's most popular and accessible essays on history and politics. In this lively collection of essays, now with a new afterword, Zinn discusses a wide range of historical and political...


A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America (Revised Edition)

by Ronald Takaki

Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences...


Landscape in American Guides and View Books: Visual History of Touring and Travel

by Herbert Gottfried

This is the first published study of American printed souvenirs and their relationship to the development of touring and immigration. Grounded in scenic thinking, captured in prints and photographic images,...


Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party

by Joshua Bloom & Waldo E., Jr. Martin

In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement...


The A to Z of Taiwan (Republic of China)

by John F. Copper

IThe A to Z of Taiwan (Republic of China) offers insight into Taiwan's situation through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a map, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries...


The A to Z of Norway

by Jan Sjåvik

The A to Z of Norway supplies a wealth of information that illuminates Norway's remarkable history, society, and culture. This is done through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, appendixes,...


The A to Z of Malaysia

by Ooi Keat Gin

The A to Z of Malaysia encapsulates the development of Malaysia from prehistory to the early years of the 21st century. It covers not only Malaysia's history but also its politics, economy, multiethnic society,...


The A to Z of Denmark

by Alastair H. Thomas

The A to Z of Denmark relates the history of this successful country through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on kings, politicians,...


The A to Z of Australia

by James C. Docherty

The A to Z of Australia relates the history of this unique and beautiful land, which is home to an amazing range of flora and fauna, a climate that ranges from tropical forests to arid deserts, and the largest...