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  • Dispatchesby Michael Herr

    Pan Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 14.54

    We took space back quickly, expensively, with total panic and close to maximum brutality. Our machine was devastating. And versatile. It could do everything but stop. Michael Herr went to Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire . He returned to tell the real story in all its hallucinatory madness and brutality, cutting to the quick of... more...

  • Jefferson Davis's Flight from Richmondby John Stewart

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015;

    In the space of a few hours on the night of April 2, 1865, Richmond, the Confederate capital, was evacuated and burned, the government fled, slavery was finished in North America, Union forces entered the city and the outcome of the Civil War was effectively sealed. No official documents tell the story because the Confederate government was on the... more...

  • The Women of Colonial Latin Americaby Susan Migden Socolow

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    A highly readable survey of women's experiences in Latin America from the late fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. more...

  • The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacyby Frederick Hatch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015;

    The eight people charged with conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln were tried by a military commission under military law. The author contends that this was illegal, since the civilian legal system was fully functioning. The many ways in which the defendants' rights were violated are described, as are the ways in which the trial... more...

  • The Blood of Victoriano Lorenzoby Nina K. Müller-Schwarze

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    People living in northern Cocle province, Panama, are proud to be independent. Hereditary leaders make decisions in consensus, a practice understood as continuous from pre-Columbian times. The term cholo, derogatory in some contexts, is valid here to discuss self-determination. Victoriano Lorenzo led the "War of a Thousand Days" (1901-1903)... more...

  • Country of the Bad Wolfesby James Carlos Blake

    Oldcastle Books 2015;

    Begat by an Irish-English pirate in New Hampshire in 1828, the Wolfe family follows its manifest destiny into war-torn Mexico. There, through the connection of a mysterious American named Edward Little, their fortunes intertwine with those of Porfirio Díaz, who will rule the country for more than thirty years before his overthrow by the Revolution... more...

  • Shifting Genres in Late Antiquityby Geoffrey Greatrex; Hugh Elton; the assistance of Lucas McMahon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

    This volume examines the transformation that took place in a wide range of genres in Late Antiquity. Aspects of sacred and secular literature are discussed, alongside chapters on technical writing, monody, epigraphy, epistolography and visual representation. What emerges is the flexibility of genres in the period: late antique authors were not slavish... more...

  • Daughters of the Tradeby Pernille Ipsen

    Walter de Gruyter 2015; US$ 75.00

    Examining five generations of marriages between African women and European men in a Gold Coast slave trading port, Daughters of the Trade uncovers the vital role interracial relationships played in the production of racial discourse and the increasing stratification of the early modern Atlantic world. more...

  • The Princeton Companion to Atlantic Historyby Joseph C. Miller; Vincent Brown; Jorge Caņizares-Esguerra; Laurent Dubois; Karen Ordahl Kupperman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, the connections among Africa, the Americas, and Europe transformed world history?through maritime exploration, commercial engagements, human migrations and settlements, political realignments and upheavals, cultural exchanges, and more. This book, the first encyclopedic reference work on Atlantic history,... more...

  • Sea of Stormsby Stuart B. Schwartz

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these destructive storms have influenced the region?s history,... more...