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The Famine Ships

by Edward Laxton

Between 1846 and 1851, more than one-million people--the potato famine emigrants--sailed from Ireland to America. Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who crossed...


Suffer and Be Still (Routledge Revivals): Women in the Victorian Age

by Martha Vicinus

First published in 1972, this book contains a collection of ten essays that document the feminine stereotypes that women fought against, and only partially erased, a hundred years ago. In an introductory essay,...


A Widening Sphere (Routledge Revivals): Changing Roles of Victorian Women

by Martha Vicinus

First published in 1977, this book is a companion volume to Suffer and Be Still. It looks at the widening sphere of women's activities in the Victorian age and testifies to the dual nature of the legal and social...


The Industrial Revolution Explained: Steam, Sparks & Massive Wheels

by Stan Yorke

An easy to follow, illustrated guide to this important period of modern history, when man and machine worked side by side to bring about fantastic changes affecting every walk of life.


Eastern European Railways in Transition: Nineteenth to Twenty-first Centuries

by Ralf Roth & Henry Jacolin

In this volume, leading transport history scholars take a fresh look at the impact of the Cold War upon European railways both before and after 1989. As well as addressing the development of eastern and central...


Policing Prostitution, 1856-1886: Deviance, Surveillance and Morality

by CATHERINE LEE

Focusing on the ports, dockyards and garrison towns of Kent, this study examines the social and economic factors that could cause a woman to turn to prostitution, and how such women were policed.


Entrepreneurial Families: Business, Marriage and Life in the Early Nineteenth Century

by Andrew Popp

Entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognized as an important facet of economic history. Popp examines the Shaw family business to present a study of entrepreneurism that puts the family centre stage.


Denmark Vesey's Revolt: The Slave Plot That Lit a Fuse to Fort Sumter

by John Lofton & Peter C. Hoffer

In 1822, Denmark Vesey was found guilty of plotting an insurrection-what would have been the biggest slave uprising in U.S. history. A free man of color, he was hanged along with 34 other African Americans in...


Beyond Equality

by David Montgomery

"The era of Reconstruction was short-lived but rife with historically significant activity. The central political issues of the day, according to the author, were the future integrity of the Union, and the future...


So Far from God: The U.S. War with Mexico, 1846-1848

by John S.D. Eisenhower

The Mexican-American War of the 1840s, precipitated by border disputes and the U.S. annexation of Texas, ended with the military occupation of Mexico City by General Winfield Scott. In the subsequent treaty,...


Europe 1880-1945

by J. M. Roberts

This well-established and immensely successful book by one of Britain's most popular historians, is the standard introduction to the subject. Appropriate for 1st yr undergraduate upwards on Modern Europe courses....


Wellington's Guns: The Untold Story of Wellington and his Artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo

by Nick Lipscombe

The history books have forgotten the artillery of Wellington's army during the Napoleonic Wars, but in this book Nick Lipscombe offers a study of the gunners through first-hand accounts, bringing life and color...


The Making of Victorian Values: Decency and Dissent in Britain: 1789-1837

by Ben Wilson

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812

by Colonel David Fitz-Enz

Often confused by advisors of little military talent, President James Madison put his trust, and that of the people, in the grasp of hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and a few good men. This is the story of the...


Commanding Lincoln's Navy: Union Naval Leadership During the Civil War

by Stephen R. Taaffe

The Union Navy played a vital role in winning the Civil War by blockading Confederate ports, cooperating with the Union Army in amphibious assaults, and controlling the Mississippi River and its tributaries....


A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire

by Karen Jones & Giacomo Macola

Firearms have been studied by imperial historians mainly as means of human destruction and material production. Yet, as suggested by constructivist approaches to the history of technology, firearms have always...


The Victorian Detective

by Alan Moss

Procedural drama TV shows consistently top the ratings and this book explores the very roots of crime solving, telling the story of the iconic Victorian detective and how he shrewdly cracked criminal cases...


Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1760-1900

by John Pritchard

This book, together with a companion volume on the 20th century, offers an account of the overseas mission activity of British and Irish Methodists, its roots and fruits. Pritchard explores many aspects of mission,...


Stealing Things: Theft and the Author in Nineteenth-Century France

by Rosemary A. Peters

Stealing Things demonstrates how ninteenth-century French narratives portraying the “thief” figure reflect and critique popular attitudes of the times. This book focuses on how stolen objects shape individual...


Victorian Fashion Accessories

by Ariel Beaujot

An accessible and lively study of Victorian fashion accessories as tools of flirtation and indicators of class, political ideology, chastity and respectability.