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The Forger’s Tale

by Stephanie Newell

Between 1905 and 1939 a conspicuously tall white man with a shock of red hair, dressed in a silk shirt and white linen trousers, could be seen on the streets of Onitsha, in Eastern Nigeria. How was it possible...

When Sugar Ruled

by Patricia Juarez-Dappe

Two tropical commodities?coffee and sugar?dominated Latin American export economies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When Sugar Ruled: Economy and Society in Northwestern Argentina, Tucumán,...

A Necessary Luxury

by Julie E. Fromer

Tea drinking in Victorian England was a pervasive activity that, when seen through the lens of a century’s perspective, presents a unique overview of Victorian culture. Tea was a necessity and a luxury; it...

The Concession of Évora Monte

by Ron B. Thomson

Throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, the Portuguese monarchy, the power at the center of the Portuguese government, was a contested position. While rebellion and civil war led to the establishment...

A Stitch in Time

by Aimee E. Newell

Drawing from 167 examples of decorative needlework?primarily samplers and quilts from 114 collections across the United States?made by individual women aged forty years and over between 1820 and 1860, this exquisitely...

Transatlantic Travels in Nineteenth-Century Latin America

by Adriana Méndez Rodenas

Transatlantic Travels in Nineteenth-Century Latin America: European Women Pilgrims retraces the steps of five intrepid “lady travelers” who ventured into the geography of the New World—Mexico, the Southern...

The Enduring Relevance of Robert E. Lee

by Marshall L. DeRosa

The sesquicentennial of the American Civil War presents a unique opportunity to consider the motivation behind General Robert E. Lee’s efforts to defend the Confederacy against his once beloved United States....

Liberty and Liberticide

by Michael J. Turner

America was important to many British radicals. It was a model, an exemplar, a source of inspiration, and American events were believed to have a bearing on reform debates in Britain. Many scholars focus on...

British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan

by Harold E. Raugh

The British Army's campaigns in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899 were among the most dramatic and hard-fought in British military history. In 1882, the British sent an expeditionary force to Egypt to quell...

Stealing Things

by Rosemary A. Peters

Stealing Things traces the representations of thieves and thievery in nineteenth-century French novels. Re-reading canonical texts by Balzac, the Comtesse de Ségur, and Zola through the lens of crime, Peters...


by Hillsborough,Romulus

Shinsengumi: The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps is the true story of the notorious samurai corps formed in 1863 to arrest or kill the enemies of the Tokugawa Shogun.

The only book in English about the Shinsengumi,...

Morley of Blackburn

by Patrick Jackson

This biography covers both the literary and political career of John Morley, later Lord Morley of Blackburn (1838–1923). As a writer, Morley made his reputation as the radical editor of The Fortnightly Review...

The Saxon in Ireland

by John Hervey Ashworth

“The Saxon in Ireland: or, The Englishman in Search of a Settlement in the West of Ireland,” published in 1851 by John Hervey Ashworth, discusses the prospects of redeveloping lands in Ireland at the time, ...

The Butcher of Sobraon

by Gavin Singh

‘The Butcher of Sobraon’ – Challenging the Myths of the British in India The history of the British colonisation of the Punjab is a disturbing story of the most appalling atrocities, the most obscene contraventions...

Industrial Gothic

by Bridget M. Marshall

This volume carves out a new area of study, the ‘industrial Gothic’, placing the genre in dialogue with the literature of the Industrial Revolution. The book explores a significant subset of transatlantic...

Industrial Gothic

by Bridget M. Marshall

This volume carves out a new area of study, the ‘industrial Gothic’, placing the genre in dialogue with the literature of the Industrial Revolution. The book explores a significant subset of transatlantic...

Free and Public

by Ralph A. Griffiths

A study of the thirty-five Carnegie libraries built in towns and industrial communities in Wales before the First World War. The library system is in a transformative phase that attracts much attention; these...

Writing Resistance

by Sarah J. Young

  • Brings to light a ‘forgotten’ group of Russian revolutionaries, featuring three memoirs translated into English for the first time.
  • Provides new insight into the role of prison experience in shaping the Russian...

Contact Strategies

by Heather F. Roller

Around the year 1800, independent Native groups still effectively controlled about half the territory of the Americas. How did they maintain their political autonomy and territorial sovereignty, hundreds of...

Merchant Kings

by Albert Schrauwers

In the nineteenth century, the Netherlands and its colonial holdings in Java were the sites of dramatically increased industrialization. Led by a group of “merchant kings” who exemplified gentlemanly capitalism,...