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  • Penitentiaries, Reformatories, and Chain Gangsby Mark Colvin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 48.00

    The very definition of punishment in America has been subject to a variety of changes, and has served as the basis for much debate over the course of America's history. In Penitentiaries, Reformatories, Chain Gangs , Mark Colvin tackles the subject of penal change in America by examining three case studies which represent shifts in the interpretation... more...

  • Transforming the Appalachian Countrysideby Ronald L. Lewis

    The University of North Carolina Press 1998; US$ 29.99

    Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920 more...

  • One Pair of Handsby Monica Dickens

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.14

    'Life was a wordless battle of wits between us, with her keeping a sharp look-out for signs of neglect, and me trying to disguise my slovenliness by subterfuge. I became an adept at sweeping dust under the bed, and always used the same few pieces of silver' Unimpressed by the world of debutante balls, Monica Dickens shocked her... more...

  • Lily Daleby Christine Wicker

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    In Lily Dale, New York, the dead don't die. Instead, they flit among the elms and stroll along the streets. According to spiritualists who have ruled this community for five generations, the spirits never go away?and they stay anything but quiet. Every summer twenty thousand guests come to consult the town's mediums in hopes of communicating with... more...

  • The Politics of Race, Class and Nationalism in Twentieth Century South Africaby Shula Marks; Stanley Trapido

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    "The standard of contribution is high . . . the reader gets a good sense of the cutting edge of historical research." ? African Affairs more...

  • Emissaries from the Holy Landby Matthias Lehmann

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    For Jews in every corner of the world, the Holy Land has always been central. But that conviction was put to the test in the eighteenth century when Jewish leaders in Palestine and their allies in Istanbul sent rabbinic emissaries on global fundraising missions. From the shores of the Mediterranean to the port cities of the Atlantic seaboard, from... more...

  • And Home Was Kariakooby M.G. Vassanji

    Doubleday Canada 2014; US$ 27.95

    From M.G. Vassanji, two-time Giller Prize winner and a GG winner for nonfiction, comes a poignant love letter to his birthplace and homeland, East Africa--a powerful and surprising portrait that only an insider could write.      Part travelogue, part memoir, and part history-rarely-told, here is a powerful and timely portrait of a constantly evolving... more...

  • A Continent for the Takingby Howard W. French

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times , gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africa?s most devastating recent history?from the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, to Charles Taylor?s arrival in Monrovia, to the genocide in Rwanda and the Congo that left millions dead. Blending eyewitness... more...

  • Robert Thorne Coryndonby Christopher P. Youé

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    Robert Coryndon was born in 1870 in Queenstown, Cape Colony, the son of an English immigrant father and a mother belonging to a distinguished Cape family. Despite the fact that a mere three years of his education were received back ?Home? in England, this most able ?Colonial? served twenty-eight years as the top-ranking administrator of African dependencies,... more...

  • Ethiopiaby Paulos Milkias

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 85.00

    Ask most Americans about Ethiopia and they will have little to offer. Yet Ethiopia is one of the oldest independent nations in Africa and one of the oldest in the world. Hominid bones dating back 4.4 million years make Ethiopia one of the earliest known locations of human ancestors. more...