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The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

by Brian Dolinar

An extraordinary document of African American life during the Depression


Complete Poems

by Claude McKay & William J. Maxwell

The complete poetry--published and unpublished--of a pioneer of black modernism


Man of Fire: Selected Writings

by Rodolfo Torres & Armando Ibarra

A collection of key works by the Latino labor activist and scholar


Media Power in Central America

by Rick Rockwell & Noreene Janus

Media Power in Central America is unique in the field, very readable, and tells an exciting story about the relationship between strong commercial media and authoritarian regimes. Rockwell and Janus provide...


Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession

by Mary Potter Kenyon

Coupon Crazy examines the phenomena of coupon use and the socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors that construct it, from the viewpoint of an active participant in the extreme sport of couponing.


Disaster Story: Things I Learned From Hurricane Katrina

by Frances Robinson

"Disaster Story: Things I Learned From Hurricane Katrina" tells stories (on a very personal level) of what people had to endure following Hurricane Katrina. Unless you've experienced a disaster you cannot begin...


William Gladstone: New Studies and Perspectives

by Roland Quinault & Roger Swift

The figure of William Gladstone continues to loom-large in the history of nineteenth-century Britain. Not only was he Prime Minister four times and leader of the Liberal Party for over three decades, but he...


Philanthropy and Light: Carnegie Libraries and the Advent of Transatlantic Standards for Public Space

by Oriel Prizeman

Towards the end of the nineteenth century, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie supported the erection of almost three thousand public buildings across Britain and America. Seeking to gauge the extent of universal...


The Single Homemaker and Material Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

by David Hussey & Margaret Ponsonby

The Single Homemaker and Material Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century represents a new synthesis of gender history and material culture studies. It seeks to analyse the lives and cultural expression of single...


Dynasty and Piety: Archduke Albert (1598-1621) and Habsburg Political Culture in an Age of Religious Wars

by Luc Duerloo

Through an investigation of Archduke Albert's (1559-1621) reign as ruler of the Spanish Netherlands, this book offers a new and fuller understanding of international events of the time, and the Habsburg role...


From Priest's Whore to Pastor's Wife: Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German Reformation

by Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer

On 13 June 1525, Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, a former nun, in a private ceremony officiated by city preacher Johann Bugenhagen. Whilst Luther was not the first former monk or Reformer to marry,...


Manure Matters: Historical, Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives

by Richard Jones

In pre-industrial societies in which the majority of the population lived directly off the land, few issues were more important than the maintenance of soil fertility. Manure really mattered, as without access...


Mapping Controversies in Architecture

by Albena Yaneva

This book tackles a number of challenging questions: How can we conceptualize architectural objects and practices without falling into the divides architecture/society, nature/culture, materiality/meaning? How...


National Regeneration in Vichy France: Ideas and Policies, 1930-1944

by Debbie Lackerstein

This is the first study of the National Revolution as the expression of Vichy's ideology and aims. It reveals the variety and complexity of both right wing and other strands of French thought in the context...


Gulliver in the Land of Giants: A Critical Biography and the Memoirs of the Celebrated Dwarf Joseph Boruwlaski

by Anna Grzeskowiak-Krwawicz

Polish-born Józef Boruwlaski was the most famous dwarf of the Enlightenment age. He travelled extensively throughout Europe, appearing and performing at royal courts and salons, before settling in Durham in...


Beyond Foucault: New Perspectives on Bentham's Panopticon

by Anne Brunon-Ernst

This book combines an appreciation of Bentham's broader project with an engagement of Foucault's insights on economic government to go beyond the received reading of panopticism as a dark disciplinary technology...


Retailising Space: Architecture, Retail and the Territorialisation of Public Space

by Mattias Kärrholm

Over the past few years there has been a proliferation of new kinds of retail space, such as in libraries, workplaces, churches and museums. This book describes how the retailisation of public domains affects...


Britain and Disarmament: The UK and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Arms Control and Programmes 1956-1975

by John R. Walker

Through a thorough exploration of British government records, this book explores the UK's nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programmes and attempts to control them between 1956 and 1975. It addresses...


Gated Communities?: Regulating Migration in Early Modern Cities

by Bert De Munck & Anne Winter

In this volume, the theme of early-modern European urban migration is explored through a series of historical contexts. Each chapter demonstrates how the presence of diverse and often temporary groups of migrants...


Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination: A Scattered Nation

by Eva Johanna Holmberg

Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination explores how for English travellers, the Jew of the imagination contrasted with the Jew they actually encountered in southern Europe, North Africa and the Levant....