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  • A History of the United Statesby Philip Jenkins

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 22.38

    This established introductory text provides an authoritative account of the course of American history, discussing political, social, economic and cultural developments. In this revised new edition, Jenkins offers updated material on the economic crisis and gay rights, and new material on sport, technology, and the 2016 presidential election. more...

  • Becoming Braziliansby Marshall C. Eakin

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    This book examines how Gilberto Freyre's notion of mestiçagem (race mixing) became the overwhelmingly dominant narrative of national identity in twentieth-century Brazil. more...

  • Exquisite Slavesby Tamara J. Walker

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book examines the relationship between clothing and status in the urban slaveholding society of Lima, Peru. more...

  • Brooklyn’s Renaissanceby Melissa Meriam Bullard

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 90.60

    This book shows how modern Brooklyn’s proud urban identity as an arts-friendly community originated in the mid nineteenth century.  Before and after the Civil War, Brooklyn’s elite, many engaged in Atlantic trade, established more than a dozen cultural societies, including the Philharmonic Society, Academy of Music, and Art Association. ... more...

  • Gentlemen Revolutionariesby Tom Cutterham

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    In the years between the Revolutionary War and the drafting of the Constitution, American gentlemen—the merchants, lawyers, planters, and landowners who comprised the independent republic's elite—worked hard to maintain their positions of power. Gentlemen Revolutionaries shows how their struggles over status, hierarchy, property, and control shaped... more...

  • Gavin K. Watt's Revolutionary Canadian History 6-Book Bundleby Gavin K. Watt

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 41.99

    This special bundle collects all of Gavin K. Watt's titles that detail the events of the American War of Independence from the perspective of British/early Canadian operations. more...

  • Miss Confederationby Anne McDonald; Christopher Moore

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 11.99

    Amidst the grand and heady spectacle of the balls, banquets, and events of the Confederation Conferences of October 1864, Mercy Coles was seeking adventure and love. She wasn’t concerned with writing for posterity, or with propriety. Miss Confederation shows history being made, without the stiffness and polish time creates. more...

  • The West Beyond the Westby Jean Barman

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    First published in 1991 and revised in 1996, this third edition of The West beyond the West has been supplemented by new material bringing the book up to date. Barman's deft scholarship is readily apparent and the book demands to be on the shelf of anyone with an interest in British Columbian or Canadian history. more...

  • The People of New Franceby Allan Greer

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    A brief overview of French colonial society before the British conquest of 1759-60. The primary focus is on what is now called Quebec, but there are also chapters on Louisiana and the West, as well as on the Atlantic colonies of Acadia and Ile Royal. more...

  • A Nation of Immigrantsby Franca Iacovetta; Paula Draper; Robert Ventresca

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    This collection of essays examines immigrants and racial-ethnic relations in Canada from the mid-nineteenth century to the post-1945 era. more...