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Africa

  • Savannah 1779by Scott Martin; Bernard F. Harris Jr.; Graham Turner

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    In 1778 Great Britain launched a second invasion of the southern colonies as part of the "southern strategy” for victory in the American Revolutionary War. A force of 3,000 British soldiers, Hessians and Loyalists was dispatched from New York City to capture Savannah, capital of the State of Georgia. The city fell in December 1778, and became a base... more...

  • Geoffrey Chaucerby David Wallace

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 14.99

    Covering Geoffrey Chaucer's life and work, David Wallace considers the influence and enduring appeal of his body of writing, exploring the wide ranging geography and iconic characters in his stories, and discusses how Chaucer's own experiences contributed to his literature. more...

  • Khartoum at Nightby Marie Grace Brown

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    In the first half of the twentieth century, a pioneering generation of young women exited their homes and entered public space, marking a new era for women's civic participation in northern Sudan. A provocative new public presence, women's civic engagement was at its core a bodily experience. Amid the socio-political upheavals of imperial rule, female... more...

  • The End of Outrageby Breandán Mac Suibhne

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 29.99

    Tells the absorbing story of post-famine Donegal, the Molly Maguires — a secret society who had set themselves up against the exploitation of the rural poor — and Patrick McGlynn — an avaricious schoolmaster who turned informer on them, availing of hunger, disease, debt, hardship, and death to expand his holding at the expense of his neighbours. more...

  • Memory in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800by Judith Pollmann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 38.99

    In early modern Europe, memory of the past served as a main frame of moral, political, legal, religious, and social reference for people of all walks of life. This volume examines how Europeans practiced memory between 1500 and 1800, and how these three centuries saw a shift in how people engaged with the past. more...

  • African Peace Militariesby David J. Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a critical understanding of the emerging role of African militaries in peacetime democratic Africa. This book departs from the dominant perspective which simply presents the military as an ‘enemy’ of democracy because of the history and legacy of unending military coup d’états and interventions in civilian politics. In the context... more...

  • Deprivation, State Interventions and Urban Communities in Britain, 1968–79by Peter Shapely

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on a series of policy initiatives from the late 1960s through to the end of the 1970s, this book looks at how successive governments tried to address growing concerns about urban deprivation across Britain. It provides unique insights into policy and governance and into the socio-economic and cultural causes and consequences of poverty. ... more...

  • The Cowboy Capitalistby Charles Van Onselen

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2017; US$ 18.18

    The Jameson Raid of 1895–1896 was a pivotal moment in the history of South Africa, linking events from the Anglo-Boer War to the declaration of the Union of South Africa in 1910 and the advent of apartheid in 1948. For over a century, the failed revolution has been interpreted through the lens of British imperialism, with responsibility laid at the... more...

  • Jah Kingdomby Monique A. Bedasse

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    From its beginnings in 1930s Jamaica, the Rastafarian movement has become a global presence. While the existing studies of the Rastafarian movement have primarily focused on its cultural expression through reggae music, art, and iconography, Monique A. Bedasse argues that repatriation to Africa represents the most important vehicle of Rastafari's international... more...

  • Gainsboroughby James Hamilton

    Orion 2017; US$ 31.99

    ** BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week ** 'Compulsively readable - the pages seem to turn themselves' John Carey, Sunday Times 'B rings one of the very greatest [artists] vividly to life' Literary Review Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) lived as if electricity shot through his sinews and crackled at his finger ends. He was a gentle and empathetic... more...