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  • Pox Americanaby Elizabeth A. Fenn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 17.99

    The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birth A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the War of Independence began, and yet we know almost nothing about it. Elizabeth A. Fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply variola affected the outcome of the... more...

  • The True History of The Conquest of New Spainby Bernal Diaz Del Castillo; Janet Burke; Ted Humphrey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 15.50

    This rugged new translation—the first entirely new English translation in half a century and the only one based on the most recent critical edition of the Guatemalan MS—allows Diaz to recount, in his own battle-weary and often cynical voice, the achievements, stratagems, and frequent cruelty of Hernando Cortes and his men as they set... more...

  • Penance in Medieval Europe, 600?1200by Rob Meens

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    An up-to-date overview of the functions and contexts of penance in medieval Europe, revealing the latest research and interpretations. more...

  • Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central Americaby Susan Toby Evans; David L. Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    This is the first comprehensive, one-volume encyclopedia in English devoted to pre-Columbian archaeology of the Mesoamerican culture area. In more than 500 articles by the major experts in the field, this work brings the most recent scholarship to an examination of regional environments and their cultural evolution. Entries range from the familiar... more...

  • History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peruby Titu Cusi Yupangui; Catherine Julien

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 16.95

    Catherine Julien's new translation of Titu Cusi Yupangui's Relasįion de como los Espaņoles Entraron en el Peru ?an account of the Spanish conquest of Peru by the last indigenous ruler of the Inca empire?features student-oriented annotation, facing-page Spanish, and an Introduction that sets this remarkably rich source in its cultural, historical, and... more...

  • Blessed Among Nationsby Eric Rauchway

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 18.99

    Nineteenth-century globalization made America exceptional. On the back of European money and immigration, America became an empire with considerable skill at conquest but little experience administering other people's, or its own, affairs, which it preferred to leave to the energies of private enterprise. The nation's resulting state institutions... more...

  • I'm Downby Mishna Wolff

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 15.99

          Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black.  ?He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esqe sweater, gold chains and a Kangol?telling jokes like Redd Fox, and giving advice like Jesse Jackson.  You couldn?t tell my father he was white.  Believe me, I tried,? writes... more...

  • Samuel Adamsby John K. Alexander

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 23.99

    This full-life biography includes analysis of Adams's education, political philosophy, religious attitudes, social values, and family relationships. While his extraordinary role in achieving American independence is closely analyzed, the post-independence period, including his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, is not neglected. The core theme is... more...

  • Hundred Years War Vol 2by Jonathan Sumption

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.86

    In the second volume of his celebrated history of the Hundred Years War, Jonathan Sumption examines the middle years of the fourteenth century and the succession of crises that threatened French affairs of state, including defeat at Poitiers and the capture of the king. more...

  • The Democracy Projectby David Graeber

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00

    A bold rethinking of the most powerful political idea in the world?democracy?and the story of how radical democracy can yet transform America   Democracy has been the American religion since before the Revolution?from New England town halls to the multicultural democracy of Atlantic pirate ships. But can our current political system, one that... more...