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A History of Astronomy (Routledge Revivals)

by Walter W. Bryant

A History of Astronomy, first published in 1907, offers a comprehensive introduction to the steady development of the science since its inception in the ancient world up to the momentous progress of the nineteenth...


Adults and Children in the Roman Empire (Routledge Revivals)

by Thomas Wiedemann

There is little evidence to enable us to reconstruct what it felt like to be a child in the Roman world. We do, however, have ample evidence about the feelings and expectations that adults had for children over...


The Lynching of Peter Wheeler

by Debra Komar

At 2:21 am on September 8, 1896, authorities in Nova Scotia killed an innocent man. Peter Wheeler - a "coloured" man accused of murdering a white girl - was strung up under a porch with a slipknot noose. The...


Historic Maritime Maps

by Donald Wigal

In the Middle Ages, navigation relied upon a delicate balance between art and science. Whilst respecting the customs and the precautions of their forbearers, sailors had to count on their knowledge of the stars,...


The Horns of Moses. Setting the Bible in its Historical Context

by Pierre Corvol, Collège de France & Liz Libbrecht

Developments in literary methodologies and archaeology have led scholars to question the traditional conception of biblical chronology and historiography. The starting point for Maximalist studies is the idea...


The geopolitical curse of the caucasus

by Nodar Gabashvili

At the beginning of the book the author intended to explain the reasons of the break up of the USSR, which was necessary to understand well subsequent events in the Caucasus. The author writes of the most important...


Whore Stories: A Revealing History of the World's Oldest Profession

by Tyler Stoddard Smith

A Working History of Working Girls (and Guys)

Have you ever wondered how Heidi Fleiss came to be the face of upscale prostitution or if Casanova really was the world's greatest lover? How about why Latin playboy...


Corruption in Ancient Rome

by Natale Barca

Corruption is a social disease: it creeps into the hearts and minds of individuals, into the folds of politics, business relationships, taking various forms, from something which is close to a venial sin to...


The History of Montréal

by Paul-André Linteau & Peter McCambridge

Professor Paul-André Linteau tells the fascinating story of Montreal from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century, from the Iroquoian community of Hochelaga to the bustling economic metropolis that Montreal...


The Politics of History

by Howard Zinn

This book presents a series of case studies and thought-provoking essays arguing for a radical approach to history and providing a revisionist interpretation of the historian's role. In a new introduction, the...


Post War America 1945-1971

by Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn's unique take on this vital period in U.S. history with a new introduction. The postwar boom in the U.S. brought about massive changes in U.S. society and culture. In this accessible volume, historian...


A Brief Scan of Recent U.S. History

by Harry Gael Michaels

This is a 17,300 word essay describing significant events leading toward a decline of America's social and economic viability and some thoughts related to a reformation of basic institutions and ethics.

It covers...


A People's History of the United States: Teaching Edition

by Howard Zinn

The Abridged Teaching Edition of A People's History of the United States has made Howard Zinn's original text available specifically for classroom use. With exercises and teaching materials to accompany each...


Reel Time: Movie Exhibitors and Movie Audiences in Prairie Canada, 1896 to 1986

by Robert M. Seiler & Tamara P. Seiler

In this authoritative work, Seiler and Seiler argues that the establishment and development of moviegoing and movie exhibition in Prairie Canada is best understood in the context of changing late-nineteenth-century...


Exploring Desert Stone: John N. Macomb's 1859 Expedition to the Canyonlands of the Colorado

by Steven K. Madsen

Exploring Desert Stone is the first detailed investigation of the 1859 Macomb Expedition into western Colorado and the canyon country of Utah.

The confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, now in Canyonlands...


A third approach to history

by Francesco Cesare Casùla

The narration of humankinds past, that is to say its history, has up to now been done using the extrinsic method of geographic territorial reference and temporal chronological and local topical reference, sometimes...


Wives, Mothers & the Red Menace

by Mary Brennan

In Wives, Mothers, and the Red Menace, Mary Brennan examines conservative women's anti-communist activism in the years immediately after World War II. Brennan details the actions and experiences of prominent...


Radicalism in the Mountain West, 1890-1920

by David R. Berman

Radicalism in the Mountain West, 1890-1920 traces the history of radicalism in the Populist Party, Socialist Party, Western Federation of Miners, and Industrial Workers of the World in Arizona, Utah, Nevada,...


Hard As the Rock Itself

by David Robertson

The first intensive analysis of sense of place in American mining towns, Hard as the Rock Itself: Place and Identity in the American Mining Town provides rare insight into the struggles and rewards of life in...


Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, Fourth Edition: A History of the Centennial State, Fourth Edition

by Stephen J. Leonard, Thomas J. Noel & Carl Abbott

Since 1976 newcomers and natives alike have learned about the rich history of the magnificent place they call home from Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. In this revised edition, co-authors Carl Abbott,...