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The Farmer in England, 1650-1980

by Richard W. Hoyle

Farmers held a pivotal role in the capitalist agriculture that emerged in England in the eighteenth century, yet they have attracted little attention from rural historians. Farmers made agriculture happen. Our...


When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington

by Peter Snow

As heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. Shortlisted for the Paddy Power Political History Book of the Year Award 2014. In August 1814 the United States' army is defeated in battle by an invading force just...


Access to History: War and Peace: International Relations 1878-1941 [Third Edition]: War and Peace: International Relations 1878-1941 [Third Edition]

by David Williamson

The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for advanced level history students. This title examines international relations between 1878 and 1941, focusing on: Growing international...


Liberty and Liberticide: The Role of America in Nineteenth-Century British Radicalism

by Michael J. Turner

Liberty and Liberticide focuses on the influence America exerted over the ideas and activities of nineteenth-century British radicals. While some looked on America as the model of liberty, others associated...


Hell Riders

by Terry Brighton

On the 150th anniversary of the world's most famous cavalry charge comes a revisionist retelling of the battle based on firsthand accounts from the soldiers who fought there

In October 1854, with the Crimean...


The 1848 Revolutions

by Peter Jones

The book offers a broad ranging investigation of the social, economic and political circumstances which led to the revolutions of 1848 as well as an account of the revolutions themselves. An accessible and valuable...


The Birth of Industrial Britain: 1750-1850

by Kenneth Morgan

The Industrial Revolution had a profound and lasting effect on socioeconomic and cultural conditions in Britain.

The Birth of Industrial Britain examines the impact of early industrialisation on British society...


Heroes, Villains and Fiends: A Companion for In Her Majesty's Name

by Charles Murton & Fabien Lascombe

It is 1895 and the future depends not upon the actions of governments but upon those of the Adventuring Companies, and will be shaped by countless engagements in city streets, ancient ruins, dense jungles, high...


British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography

by Harold E., Jr. Raugh

British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents,...


Nineteenth-Century Worlds: Global Formations Past and Present

by Keith Hanley & Greg Kucich

This volume assembles a wide range of studies that together provide-through their interdisciplinary range, international scope, and historical emphases-an original scholarly exploration of one of the most important...


The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

by Jane S. Smith

The wide-ranging and delightful history of celebrated plant breeder Luther Burbank and the business of farm and garden in early twentieth- century America

At no other time in history has there been more curiosity...


Vicarious Consumers: Trans-National Meetings between the West and East in the Mediterranean World (1730-1808)

by Manuel Pérez-García

The birth of a mass consumer society in Western Europe has been the subject of much scholarly debate in recent years. In order to come to a further understanding of the issue, this book adopts an analytical...


The Tide of War: The 1814 Invasions of Upper Canada

by Richard Feltoe

By early 1814, a new threat was looming across the Niagara River, as a vastly improved American army prepared for a new invasion attempt. The Tide of War recounts the first six months of the calamitous and crucial...


The American Experiment and the Idea of Democracy in British Culture, 1776-1914

by Ella Dzelzainis & Ruth Livesey

Bringing together political theorists, historians and literary scholars, this volume explores the idea of American democracy in nineteenth-century Britain and traces an intellectual history of Anglo-American...


What the Victorians Got Wrong

by Stan Yorke & Trevor Yorke

The nineteenth century was an era of scientific advance like no other in history. Railways were built, bridges constructed, rivers tamed and electricity harnessed, to the great benefit of all. But progress was...


Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

by Mary Seacole & Sara Salih

Written in 1857, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivaled Florence Nightingale's during the Crimean War. Seacole traveled widely before arriving...


Handbook of British Regiments

by Christopher Chant

Since the creation of the standing army in 1661, when each regiment was known by the name of its current colonel, there have been many reforms and rationalizations of the British army. From 31 cavalry regiments...


Women and Children First (Routledge Revivals): International Maternal and Infant Welfare, 1870-1945

by Valerie Fildes, Lara Marks & Hilary Marland

First published in 1992, this book explores the efforts to counteract the high maternal and infant death rates present between the end of the nineteenth century and the Second World War. It looks at the problem...


Jane Means Appleton Pierce: U.S. First Lady (1853-1857): Her Family, Life and Times

by Ann Covell

This book offers insight into the life of Jane Appleton, wife of President Franklin Pierce. Through family letters and anecdotes, it details Jane’s complex life and family history. This book also reveals the...


Artisans and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century London (Routledge Revivals): John Gast and His Times

by Iorwerth Prothero

First published in 1979, this book was the first, full-length study of working-class movements in London between 1800 and the beginnings of Chartism in the later 1830s. The leaders and rank and file in these...