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Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big: The 1937 Woolworth's Sit-Down

by Dana Frank

The first successful all women sit-in conducted by 'the counter girls' at the Detroit Woolworth's during the Great Depression.


Lessons for Our Struggle

by Frances Fox Piven

The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles.


Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

by Heather Menzies

An engaging and intimate journey of personal and political discovery.


Voices of Scottish Journalists: Recollections of 22 Scottish Journalists of Their Life and Work

by Ian MacDougall

Newspaper journalism is a romantic profession. The men and women who wrote for newspapers in the twentieth century started work in a 'Hold the front page!' atmosphere: hot metal, clicking typewriters and inky...


Africans into Creoles: Slavery, Ethnicity, and Identity in Colonial Costa Rica

by Russell Lohse

Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World.


Historians Debate the Rise of the West

by Jonathan Daly

How and why did Europe rise to world pre-eminence? Providing an overview of this central historical conundrum of modern times, Historians Debate the Rise of the West enables students to grasp major scholars'...


Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America From Settlement to the Civil War

by Julie Winch

Between Slavery and Freedom explores one of the central ironies of racial dynamics in this nation’s history from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War.


Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon

by William Lewis Herndon & Gary Kinder

In 1857, Captain William Lewis Herndon sacrificed his life trying to save 600 passengers and crew when his ship foundered in a hurricane off the Carolina coast. Memorialized in Gary Kinder's best-selling book...


That Option No Longer Exists: Britain 1974-76

by John Medhurst

The 1970s in Britain were years of immense social, cultural and political liberation aborted by a right-wing counter revolution.


Cromwell was Framed: Ireland 1649

by Tom Reilly

Revealed: The definitive research that proves the Irish nation owes Oliver Cromwell a huge posthumous apology for wrongly convicting him of civilian atrocities in 1649.


The Big Spenders: The Epic Story of the Rich Rich, the Grandees of America and the Magnificoes, and How They Spent Their Fortunes

by Lucius Beebe

The Big Spenders was Lucius Beebe's last and many think his best book. In it he describes the consumption of the Gilded Age. Beebe enjoys it all immensely, and so do we his readers, whether it is James Gordon...


Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London

by Richard M. Ward

In the first half of the 18th century there was an explosion in the volume and variety of crime literature published in London. This was a 'golden age of writing about crime', when the older genres of criminal...


The Great Famine: Ireland's Agony 1845-1852

by Ciar¿n ¿ Murchadha

Over one million people died in the Great Famine, and more than one million more emigrated on the coffin ships to America and beyond. Drawing on contemporary eyewitness accounts and diaries, the book charts...


The Human Face of War

by Jim Storr

Warfare is hugely important. The fates of nations, and even continents, often�rests on the outcome of war and thus on how its practitioners consider war. The Human Face of War is a new exploration of military...


Prime Time: A History of the Middle Aged in Twentieth-Century Britain

by John Benson

Numerous studies consider the history of childhood, adolescence and old age, yet the middle aged, consistently the most productive and powerful of age groups have been consistently ignored. In this pioneering...


Pre-Colombian Cities

by Jorge Enrique Hardoy

What visitor to Mexico City, unaware of its pre-Hispanic history, could imagine that right under a Christian Church may still lie the remains of the sinister tzompantli, the Aztecs' altar of skulls? Professor...


Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

by Emizet Francois Kisangani

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo looks back at the nearly 48 years of independence, over a century of colonial rule, and even earlier kingdoms and groups...


History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions

by Gavin Hannah

History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions features a wealth of exam-style questions based on the format of the new ISEB Common Entrance exam. - Endorsed by ISEB - Features questions on all three...


History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Answers

by Gavin Hannah

This book contains answers to all questions featured in the accompanying title History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions. - Endorsed by ISEB - Features worked examples of answers to the evidence...


Historical Dictionary of International Organizations

by Michael G. Schechter

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of International Organizations provides a comprehensive overview of the major international organizations, both intergovernmental and international intergovernmental,...