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The Tenants' Movement: Resident Involvement, Community Action and the Contentious Politics of Housing

by Quintin Bradley

The Tenants' Movement is both a history of tenant organization and mobilization, and a guide to understanding how the struggles of tenant organizers have come to shape housing policy today. Charting the history...


The Little Book of Crime and Punishment

by Stephen Halliday

The Little Book of Crime and Punishment is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about the history of the British criminal justice system. Armed with this...


Autobiography of a Blue-eyed Devil: My Life and Times in a Racist, Imperialist Society

by Inga Muscio

In an updated second edition of her follow-up to the cult classic Cunt, Inga Muscio asserts that the history taught in schools and perpetuated in all areas of life in the US is, in fact, a marketing brand developed...


Earls Colne's Early Modern Landscapes

by Dolly MacKinnon

The Essex village of Earls Colne, one of the most studied parishes in England, has been the subject of an ongoing research project to collate its collection of historical documents. This book offers a fresh...


The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From Plantation Times to the Present

by Margaret Lewis Furse

In 1846, James Boyd Hawkins, his wife Ariella, and their young children left North Carolina to establish a sugar plantation in Matagorda County, in the Texas coastal bend.

In The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From...


The role of european political parties in the new european convention and the future of Europe

by Dimitris Liakopoulos

The presente research is concentrated to the analysis and the lobby policies in various organ of European Union and especially after the firm of the treaty of Lisbon.


Taming China's Wilderness: Immigration, Settlement and the Shaping of the Heilongjiang Frontier, 1900-1931

by Patrick Fuliang Shan

For most of its rule, the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) - whose historical homeland was in Heilongjiang - enforced a policy that prohibited Chinese immigration and settlement and maintained the region's reputation...


Bloodlust: On the Roots of Violence from Cain and Abel to the Present

by Russell Jacoby

THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND ACROSS CULTURES, the most common form of violence is that between family members and neighbors or kindred communities—in civil wars writ large and small. From assault to genocide, from...


Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America

by Donald L. Miller

While F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, Manhattan was transformed by jazz, night clubs, radio, skyscrapers, movies, and the ferocious energy of the 1920s, as this illuminating cultural history brilliantly demonstrates....


Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat

by Helen McCarthy

Throughout the twentieth century and long before, hundreds of determined British women defied the social conventions of their day in order to seek adventure and influence on the world stage. Some became travellers...


King Hui: The Man Who Owned All the Opium in Hong Kong

by Jonathan Chamberlain

Some periods in history are best illuminated by the stories of the people who lived through them. This is one such story ? the bizarre but true account of Peter Hui, a man involved with scandal, corruption,...


Is It True?: The Facts Behind the Things We Have Been Told

by Max Cryer

In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social...


Immigrant Women in Athens: Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City

by Rebecca Kennedy

Many of the women whose names are known to history from Classical Athens were metics or immigrants, linked in the literature with assumptions of being 'sexually exploitable.' Despite recent scholarship on women...


Mike Filey's Toronto Sketches, Books 10-11

by Mike Filey

This special collection gathers the volumes ten and eleven of the Toronto Sketches series, a fascinating compendium of Mike Filey's columns about the people and history of Toronto. These are essential reading...


Mike Filey's Toronto Sketches, Books 7-9

by Mike Filey

This special collection gathers the seventh to the ninth volumes of the Toronto Sketches series, a fascinating compendium of Mike Filey's columns about the people and history of Toronto. These are essential...


Mike Filey's Toronto Sketches, Books 4-6

by Mike Filey

This special collection gathers books four to six of the Toronto Sketches series, a fascinating compendium of Mike Filey's columns about the people and history of Toronto. These are essential reading for history...


Mike Filey's Toronto Sketches, Books 1-3

by Mike Filey

This special collection gathers the first three volumes of the Toronto Sketches series, a fascinating compendium of Mike Filey's columns about the people and history of Toronto. These are essential reading for...


A Perfect Fit

by Jenna Weissman Joselit

A striking and inventive social history of the role of clothing in the making of modern Americans.

While fashions of the rich and famous have been lushly chronicled, little attention has been paid to the meaning...


A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne

by Robyn Annear

"Old landmarks fall in nearly every block ... and the face of the city is changing so rapidly that the time is not too far distant when a search for a building 50 years old will be in vain." - Herald, 1925....


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...