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Longman Companion to Slavery, Emancipation and Civil Rights

by Harry Harmer

This Companion provides the essential background to the defining fate of the African diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Central to the book are detailed chronologies...


Ages of Woman, Ages of Man: Sources in European Social History, 1400-1750

by Merry Wiesner Hanks & Monica Chojnacka

  The collection is organized around two main principles, stages of life and gender, and is divided into eight chapters: childhood, youth and sexuality, courtship and weddings, married life, economic life,...


Gender in Urban Europe: Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900

by Krista Cowman, Nina Javette Koefoed & Åsa Karlsson Sjögren

This volume offers an integrated set of local studies exploring the gendering of political activities across a variety of sites ranging from print culture, courts, government and philanthropic bodies and public...


Holocaust Consciousness in Contemporary Britain

by Andy Pearce

The Holocaust is a pervasive presence in British culture and society. Schools have been legally required to deliver Holocaust education, the government helps to fund student visits to Auschwitz, the Imperial...


Women in Sports History

by Carol A. Osborne & Fiona Skillen

Women are, and have been for many years, actively involved as players, supporters and co-ordinators in a range of sports and yet they are often missing from, or sidelined in, accounts of the history of these...


Markets and Myths: Forces for Change in the European Media

by Anthony Weymouth & Bernard Lamizet

Market and Myths: Forces for Change in the European Media is the first introductory text to provide a detailed analysis of the European Media in five major Western European countries within the context of a...


Understanding Medieval Primary Sources: Using Historical Sources to Discover Medieval Europe

by Joel T. Rosenthal

Medieval society created many kinds of records and written material which differ considerably, giving us such sources as last wills, sermons, manorial accounts, or royal biographies. Primary sources are an exciting...


Marx, Lenin, and the Revolutionary Experience: Studies of Communism and Radicalism in an Age of Globalization

by Paul LeBlanc

Marx, Lenin, and the Revolutionary Experience offers a fresh look at Communism, both the bad and good, and also touches on anarchism, Christian theory, conservatism, liberalism, Marxism, and more, to argue for...


Little 'Red Scares': Anti-Communism and Political Repression in the United States, 1921-1946

by Robert Justin Goldstein

Anti-communism has long been a potent force in American politics, capable of gripping both government and popular attention. Nowhere is this more evident that the two great 'red scares' of 1919-20 and 1946-54;...


The Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone: History, Archaeology and Conservation

by Warwick Rodwell

Constructed in 1297−1300 for King Edward I, the Coronation Chair ranks amongst the most remarkable and precious treasures to have survived from the Middle Ages. It incorporated in its seat a block of sandstone,...


Probate Inventories of French Immigrants in Early Modern London

by Greig Parker

Probate inventories provide an unparalleled glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants of early modern England, as well as the rich diversity and value of domestic material culture. Further, they enable scholars...


Medieval Clothing and Textiles 10

by Robin Netherton & Gale R. Owen-Crocker

The usual wide range of approaches to garments and fabrics appears in this tenth volume. Three chapters focus on practical matters: a description of the medieval vestments surviving at Castel Sant'Elia in Italy;...


Nymphs of the Pavement: Sin, Scandals and Vice in Victorian Lincolnshire

by Richard Gurnham

In 1842 the major of Lincoln reportedly lamented that 'there is more debauchery in Lincoln than in any other town of its size in the kingdom.' Lincoln races had long been a magnet for vice: by 1828, one newspaper...


The Workers' War: British Industry and the First World War

by Anthony Burton

The First World War: famous for the unprecedented loss of life on a global scale that affected the world forever. However, it wasn't only in terms of bloodshed that the war rocked the nation, but also with its...


Great War Britain: The First World War At Home

by Lucinda Gosling

The declaration of war in August 1914 was to change Britain and British society irrevocably as conflict came to dominate almost every aspect of civilian life for the next four years. Popular, weekly magazines...


Making Sport History: Disciplines, Identities and the Historiography of Sport

by Pascal Delheye

The field of sport history is a relatively new research domain, situated at the intersection of a number of disciplines and sub-disciplines.  This interdisciplinarity has created interesting avenues for growth...


Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

by Rob Steen

Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all.

Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins, evolution and impact, inside the lines and beyond the boundary,...


A 1940s Childhood: From Bomb Sites to Children's Hour

by James Marsh

Do you remember collecting shrapnel and listening to Children's Hour? Carrying gas masks or sharing your school with evacuees from the city? The 1940s was a time of great challenge for everyone who lived through...


Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden

by Brook Wilensky-Lanford

It seems that ever since mankind was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating the forbidden fruit, we’ve been trying to get back in. Or at least, we’ve been wondering where the Garden might have been....


Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes

by Mary S. Hartman

Riveting combination of true crime and social history examines a dozen famous cases, offering illuminating details of the accused women's backgrounds, deeds, and trials. "Vividly written, meticulously researched."...