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Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture

by Andrei S. Markovits & Lars Rensmann

Professional sports today have truly become a global force, a common language that anyone, regardless of their nationality, can understand. Yet sports also remain distinctly local, with regional teams and the...


Striking a Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and their Place in History

by Louise Raw

In July 1888, fourteen hundred women and girls employed by the matchmakers Bryant and May walked out of their East End factory and into the history books. Louise Raw gives us a challenging new interpretation...


London's Shadows: The Dark Side of the Victorian City

by Drew D. Gray

In 1888 London was the capital of the most powerful empire the world had ever known, and the largest city in Europe. In the west a new city was growing, populated by the middle classes, the epitome of 'Victorian...


Famous Prisoners of Wormwood Scrubs

by Stephen Wade

Wormwood Scrubs is Britain's most 'media-soaked' prison. Its celebrity inmates have provided the tabloids with many good stories, from Rolling Stone Keith Richards - banged up for drugs offences - to notorious...


Scottish Miscellany

by Jim Hewitson

Ever wondered what some of the weirdest productions of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have been? Has it crossed your mind that you don’t actually know which Scottish city has the honour of being twinned with...


A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement

by Maegan Parker Brooks

A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truth-telling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) stands as a powerful symbol not only of the 1960s black freedom movement, but also of the enduring human struggle against...


A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement

by Maegan Parker Brooks

A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truth-telling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) stands as a powerful symbol not only of the 1960s black freedom movement, but also of the enduring human struggle against...


Indigenous Networks: Mobility, Connections, and Exchange: Mobility, Connections and Exchange

by Jane Carey & Jane Lydon

This edited collection argues for the importance of recovering Indigenous participation within global networks of imperial power and wider histories of "transnational" connections. It takes up a crucial challenge...


American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

by Lawrence Karson

When Edwin Sutherland introduced the concept of white-collar crime, he referred to the respectable businessmen of his day who had, in the course of their occupations, violated the law whenever it was advantageous...


A New History of Mississippi

by Dennis J. Mitchell

Creating the first comprehensive narrative of Mississippi since the bicentennial history was published in 1976, Dennis J. Mitchell recounts the vibrant and turbulent history of a Deep South state. The author...


The Red Brigades and the Discourse on Violence: Revolution and Restoration: Revolution and Restoration

by Marco Briziarelli

This book explores the communicative practices of the Italian radical group Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse, or BR), the relationship the group established with the Italian press, and the specific social historical...


From Sappho to De Sade: Moments in the History of Sexuality: Moments in the History of Sexuality

by Jan N. Bremmer

The history of sexuality has been the subject of increased interest in recent years and more widely acknowledged importance in the interpretation of past mentalités. Yet historians have only recently begun...


Violence Against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform

by Carol E. Jordan

For more than two centuries, Kentucky women have fought for the right to vote, own property, control their wages, and be safe at home and in the workplace. Tragically, many of these women's voices have been...


Space in the Medieval West: Places, Territories, and Imagined Geographies

by Meredith Cohen & Fanny Madeline

In the last two decades, research on spatial paradigms and practices has gained momentum across disciplines and periods, including the field of medieval studies. Responding to this 'spatial turn' in the humanities,...


Opium

by Donald Wigal

Opium, once used for ritual purposes, is a substance which dulls pain and offers access to an artificial world, and has long been idealized by artists and markets. Baudelaire, Picasso, and Dickens were all inspired...


A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States

by Ilan Stavans

This edition is only readable on tablets. Enough with the dead white men! The true story of the United States lies with its most overlooked and marginalized peoples—the workers, immigrants, housewives, and...


Parliamentary Enclosure in England: An Introduction to its Causes, Incidence and Impact, 1750-1850

by Gordon E Mingay

Enclosure transformed the old open fields and common lands of England to create the modern rural landscape. It changed forever the life of many villages, but provided food for a rapidly rising population. Its...


Growth of the Medieval City, The: From Late Antiquity to the Early Fourteenth Century

by David M Nicholas

The first part of David Nicholas's massive two-volume study of the medieval city, this book is a major achievement in its own right. (It is also fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to use it...


Markets and Manufacture in Early Industrial Europe

by MAXINE Berg

This edited collection, first published in 1991, focuses on the commercial relations, marketing structures and development of consumption that accompanied early industrial expansion. The papers examine aspects...


The Asylum as Utopia (Psychology Revivals): W.A.F. Browne and the Mid-Nineteenth Century Consolidation of Psychiatry

by Andrew Scull

What Asylums Were, Are, and Ought to Be, first published in 1837, was of considerable significance in the history of lunacy reform in Britain. It contains perhaps the single most influential portrait by a medical...