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  • The Puritan Way of Deathby David E. Stannard

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    This is more than a book about Puritans or about death. It is also about family, community, and identity in the modern world. The book is an intelligent and highly original study of 17th-century attitudes toward death, which were profoundly different from those in our own time. Prof. Stannard's object is not merely to understand that period but... more...

  • Honor Killingby David E. Stannard

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 18.00

    In the fall of 1931, Thalia Massie, the bored, aristocratic wife of a young naval officer stationed in Honolulu, accused six nonwhite islanders of gang rape. The ensuing trial let loose a storm of racial and sexual hysteria, but the case against the suspects was scant and the trial ended in a hung jury. Outraged, Thalia?s socialite mother arranged... more...

  • Shrinking Historyby David E. Stannard

    Oxford University Press, USA 1980; US$ 34.99

    Studies the burgeoning field of psychohistory - from Freud, its primogenitor, to its present-day academic practitioners - and argues that little, if any, psychohistory is good history. The author points out the pitfalls, sheer irrationality, and ultimately a historical nature of this mode of historical inquiry. more...

  • American Holocaustby David E. Stannard

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99

    For four hundred years--from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s--the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. During that time the native population of the Western Hemisphere... more...

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