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Founding Visions: The Ideas, Individuals, and Intersections that Created America

by Lance Banning, Todd Estes & Gordon S. Wood

Lance Banning was one of the most distinguished historians of his generation. His first book, The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology, was a groundbreaking study of the ideas and principles...


Who Will Write Our History?: Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto

by Samuel D. Kassow

In 1940, in the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, the Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine scholarly organization called the Oyneg Shabes to record the experiences of the ghetto's...


From History to Theory

by Kerwin Lee Klein

From History to Theory describes major changes in the conceptual language of the humanities, particularly in the discourse of history. In seven beautifully written, closely related essays, Kerwin Lee Klein traces...


The Future of History

by John Lukacs

For more than sixty years, John Lukacs has been writing, teaching, and reading about the past. In this inspired volume, he turns his attention to the future. Throughout The Future of History, Lukacs reflects...


A Companion to Livy

by Bernard Mineo

A Companion to Livy features a collection of essays representing the most up-to-date international scholarship on the life and works of the Roman historian Livy.

  • Features contributions from top Livian scholars...


New Approaches to Latin American History

by Richard Graham & Peter H. Smith

New Approaches to Latin American History incorporates methods and concepts from the social sciences without abandoning a distinctively historical approach. A collection of original essays by distinguished younger...


The Making of a History: Walter Prescott Webb and the Great Plains

by Gregory M. Tobin

Walter Prescott Webb became one of the best known interpreters of the American West following the publication of The Great Plains in 1931. That book remained one of the outstanding studies of the region for...


British Historians and National Identity: From Hume to Churchill

by Richard A Cosgrove & Anthony Brundage

Two eminent scholars of historiography examine the concept of national identity through the key multi-volume histories of the last two hundred years. Starting with Hume's History of England (1754-62), they explore...


Napoleonic Wars: The Essential Bibliography

by Frederick C Schneid

The essential bibliography of the Napoleonic Wars


Writing History in the Global Era

by Lynn Hunt

Leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters in today’s global world and how it should be written. George Orwell wrote that “history is written by the winners.” Even if that seems a bit too...


Zinn for Beginners

by David Cogswell & Joe Lee

Zinn For Beginners describes the life and work of the most vital historian of our time. Howard Zinn led a revolution in the writing of history by telling the story not from the standpoint of conquerors and...


Untold Histories of the Middle East

by Amy Singer & Christoph

This book examines the historiography of the Middle East and the consequent silences or omissions. It provides a collection of important histories from the modern era, particularly relating to the break-up of...


Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past

by Ray Raphael

First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael’s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With Raphael’s trademark wit and flair, Founding...


Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation

by Eelco Runia

Historians go to great lengths to avoid confronting discontinuity, searching for explanations as to why such events as the fall of the Berlin Wall, George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq, and the introduction of...


History and Popular Memory: The Power of Story in Moments of Crisis

by Paul A Cohen

When people experience a traumatic event, such as war or the threat of annihilation, they often turn to history for stories that promise a positive outcome to their suffering. During World War II, the French...


Past in the Making

by Michal Kopecek, Eva Hahn, Hans Henning Hahn & Owen V. Johnson et al.

Historical revisionism, far from being restricted to small groups of ‘negationists,’ has galvanized debates in the realm of recent history. The studies in this book range from general accounts of the background...


Writing the Story of Texas

by Patrick L. Cox & Kenneth E., Jr. Hendrickson

The history of the Lone Star state is a narrative dominated by larger-than-life personalities and often-contentious legends, presenting interesting challenges for historians. Perhaps for this reason, Texas has...


Lectures on the Philosophy of History

by G. W. F. Hegel & Ruben Alvarado

This is the first complete translation in over 150 years of what many consider to be Hegel's most accessible work. The Lectures on the Philosophy of History are a tour-de-force, an audacious attempt to summarize...


A Renegade History of the United States: How Drunks, Delinquents, and Other Outcasts Made America

by Thaddeus Russell

In this groundbreaking book, noted historian Thaddeus Russell tells a new and surprising story about the origins of American freedom. Rather than crediting the standard textbook icons, Russell demonstrates that...


In Defense of Anthropology: An Investigation of the Critique of Anthropology

by Herbert S. Lewis

This book is about how the history and character of modern anthropology has been egregiously distorted. Lewis is concerned with setting the record straight regarding the misrepresentation of older anthropology...