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  • Die Plünderung des Yuanming yuanby Ines Eben v. Racknitz

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 53.72

    <P>Waren Plünderungen und Kunstraub während der Kolonialfeldzüge des 19. Jahrhunderts gesetzlich sanktioniert, und wie gingen sie vor sich? Die Plünderung und anschließende Verbrennung des Yuanming yuan während des britisch-französischen Chinafeldzuges von 1860 gilt als einer der spektakulärsten Fälle von Kulturvandalismus im 19. Jahrhundert.... more...

  • Nordamerika aus süddeutscher Perspektiveby Rainald Becker

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 69.39

    <P>Gab es süddeutsche Amerika-Bilder? Rainald Becker nimmt die (Nord-)Amerika-Wahrnehmungen im Süddeutschland des "langen" 18. Jahrhunderts von 1648 bis 1776 in den Blick. Obwohl hier keine koloniale Basis bestand, spielten sie für das zeitgenössische Bewusstsein eine dominante Rolle. Insbesondere die Kommunikationsmilieus der gelehrten... more...

  • Identity and African American Menby Kenneth Maurice Tyler

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    Kenneth Maurice Tyler identifies and describes the multiple identity components of young African American men using the theoretical and empirical literatures from education and the social science disciplines. This book provides a comprehensive, research-based account of the ideologies and mindsets of many young African American men. more...

  • American Notesby Charles Dickens

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Explore nineteenth-century America through the pen of one of the most celebrated authors of all time, Charles Dickens. American Notes is a detailed travelogue of Dickens' 1842 tour of North America, and in it, the author deploys his incisive wit and unparalleled gift for observation to convey his experiences traveling across the continent by steamship,... more...

  • What I Saw in Americaby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 4.99

    Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's impressions of the U.S. in the early twentieth century. Part travelogue, part cultural critique, and part historical analysis,... more...

  • Passing of the Frontierby Emerson Hough

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Midwesterner Emerson Hough nurtured a life-long interest in the Wild West, and after receiving his law degree, he set up shop as an attorney in a rural town in New Mexico. Based on his experiences in the region, he penned a series of histories of the Old West. This volume contains a series of insightful essays about the meaning of the frontier and... more...

  • Common Senseby Thomas Paine

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99

    When Thomas Paine first anonymously published his series of pamphlets titles Common Sense they became an overnight success. First released in 1776 at the height of the American Revolution the treatise denounced British rule and is thought to have been so popular as to have influenced the path of the revolution itself. In the words of Historian Gordon... more...

  • Florida and the Mariel Boatlift of 1980by Kathleen Dupes Hawk; Ron Villella; Adolfo Leyva de Varona; Kristen Cifers; Bob Graham

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The 1980 Mariel Boatlift was a profound episode in twentieth-century American history, impacting not just Florida, but the entire country. During the first twenty days of the boatlift, with little support from the federal government, the state of Florida coordinated and responded to the sudden arrival in Key West of more than thirty thousand Cuban... more...

  • Beyond the Waveby Trisha Broadbridge; Jon Carnegie

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 24.50

    A poignant and inspirational story that personalised the overwhelming devastation of the tsunami for all Australians. more...

  • The Great Depression and World War IIby Rodney P. Carlisle

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00

    Two major historical events dominated the period from 1929 to 1949: the Great Depression and World War II. When the stock market crashed in October of 1929, economic hardship struck many American citizens. Over the next 10 years the economy fell into a deep depression, alleviated only by vast government expenditures on wartime materials manufactured... more...