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- Verso Books 2013; US$ 29.95
The American Crucible furnishes a vivid and authoritative history of the rise and fall of slavery in the Americas. For over three centuries enslavement promoted the rise of capitalism in the Atlantic world. The New World became the crucible for a succession of fateful experiments in colonization, silver mining, plantation agriculture, racial enslavement,... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99
From the acclaimed author of Fordlandia , the story of a remarkable slave rebellion that illuminates America?s struggle with slavery and freedom during the Age of Revolution and beyond One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99
A century after it sank to the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the ruin of the Empress of Ireland has remained one of the most devastating tragedies in maritime history. Logan Marshall?s vivid and detailed reportage was the first account of the disaster and has endured as a classic chronicle of what happened that fateful night. On May 28, 1914,... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 60.00
Wearing Culture connects scholars of divergent geographical areas and academic fields?from archaeologists and anthropologists to art historians?to show the significance of articles of regalia and of dressing and ornamenting people and objects among the Formative period cultures of ancient Mesoamerica and Central America. Documenting the elaborate... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
A clearly structured and well-informed synthesis of developments and events in Brazilian history from the colonial period to the present, this volume is aimed at non-specialized readers and students, seeking a straightforward introduction to this unique Latin American country. Divided chronologically into five main historical periods - Colonial Brazil,... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 24.95
With the building of the railroad and the settlement of the plains, the North West was opening up. The Klondike stampede was a wild interlude in the epic story of western development, and here are its dramatic tales of hardship, heroism, and villainy. We meet Soapy Smith, dictator of Skagway; Swiftwater Bill Gates, who bathed in champagne; Silent Sam... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2014; US$ 32.00
? In June a few years ago I set out to visit some of the World War One battlefields of Europe ? the slope and valley and river and plain that the Newfoundland Regiment trained on, and fought over and through and under .? So begins Michael Winter?s extraordinary narrative that follows two parallel journeys, one laid on top of the other like a... more...
- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 14.95
The Dunsmuir Saga brings to life three generations of the legendary Dunsmuir family of Vancouver Island. Robert Dunsmuir -- canny, acquisitive and imaginative -- became the richest man in British Columbia; his sons struggled to consolidate the family fortune; his grandchildren spent it. Award-winning author Terry Reksten brings the members of the... more...