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  • The Expanding Blazeby Jonathan Israel

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    A major intellectual history of the American Revolution and its influence on later revolutions in Europe and the Americas The Expanding Blaze is a sweeping history of how the American Revolution inspired revolutions throughout Europe and the Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Jonathan Israel, one of the world’s leading... more...

  • Piauby Bruce Murray; Anne Murray

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 12.99

    Piau led hundreds of Acadians into the wilderness to escape the Acadian Expulsion. He vowed to lead them to the Promised Land, where they could live without fear. Over the years Piau became a prisoner of war, was deported to Boston, and built a castle before finally leading his people to Memramcook, New Brunswick, the Promised Land. more...

  • 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...

  • American Misfits and the Making of Middle-Class Respectabilityby Robert Wuthnow

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    How American respectability has been built by maligning those who don't make the grade How did Americans come to think of themselves as respectable members of the middle class? Was it just by earning a decent living? Or did it require something more? And if it did, what can we learn that may still apply? The quest for middle-class respectability... more...

  • Charlie Red Starby Grant Cameron

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 9.99

    Charlie Red Star, the UFO that appeared again and again in the skies near the U.S.–Manitoba border in 1975, launched the biggest UFO craze in Canadian history. Grant Cameron, who was there giving tours and saw Charlie Red Star multiple times, reveals the eyewitness accounts of journalists, photographers, and others who chronicled the events. more...

  • Future Historyby Kristina Bross

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 64.99

    Future History traces the ways that English and American writers oriented themselves along an East-West axis to fantasize their place in the world. more...

  • An Ethnohistorian in Rupert’s Landby Jennifer S. H. Brown

    Athabasca University Press 2017; US$ 44.95

    In 1670, the ancient homeland of the Cree and Ojibwe people of Hudson Bay became known to the English entrepreneurs of the Hudson’s Bay Company as Rupert’s Land, after the founder and absentee landlord, Prince Rupert. For four decades, Jennifer S. H. Brown has examined the complex relationships that developed among the newcomers and the Algonquian... more...

  • American Catholic Women Religiousby Donna Maria Moses

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.05

    This book depicts the significant role played by American Catholic Women Religious in the broader narratives of modern American history and the history of the Catholic Church. The book is a guide to fifty foreign missions founded by Dominican and Maryknoll Sisters in the twentieth century.  Sister Donna Moses examines root causes for the radical... more...

  • Peter von Zahn's Cold War Broadcasts to West Germanyby Eli Nathans

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 105.71

    This book examines the pioneering radio broadcasts and television documentaries about the United States made in the 1950s by the influential West German journalist Peter von Zahn. Part intellectual biography, part analysis of significant debates in West Germany, part study of an intensive encounter with the United States, the book helps explain the... more...