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  • Penitentiaries, Reformatories, and Chain Gangsby Mark Colvin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 48.00

    The very definition of punishment in America has been subject to a variety of changes, and has served as the basis for much debate over the course of America's history. In Penitentiaries, Reformatories, Chain Gangs , Mark Colvin tackles the subject of penal change in America by examining three case studies which represent shifts in the interpretation... more...

  • Transforming the Appalachian Countrysideby Ronald L. Lewis

    The University of North Carolina Press 1998; US$ 29.99

    Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920 more...

  • One Pair of Handsby Monica Dickens

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.15

    'Life was a wordless battle of wits between us, with her keeping a sharp look-out for signs of neglect, and me trying to disguise my slovenliness by subterfuge. I became an adept at sweeping dust under the bed, and always used the same few pieces of silver' Unimpressed by the world of debutante balls, Monica Dickens shocked her... more...

  • Lily Daleby Christine Wicker

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    In Lily Dale, New York, the dead don't die. Instead, they flit among the elms and stroll along the streets. According to spiritualists who have ruled this community for five generations, the spirits never go away?and they stay anything but quiet. Every summer twenty thousand guests come to consult the town's mediums in hopes of communicating with... more...

  • Burning Bushby Stephen J. Pyne

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    From the time of the continent's formation tens of millions of years ago as the Godwana twin of Antarctica, Australia has been dominated by fire much as its sister has been by ice. Now Stephen Pyne, one of our foremost environmental historians, proposes a major reinterpretation of the Australian experience by using fire and Australia to explain one... more...

  • Last Woman Hangedby Caroline Overington

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 25.48

    One woman. Two husbands. Four trials. One bloody execution. The last woman hanged in NSW. In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Both of Louisa's husbands died suddenly. The Crown was convinced that Louisa poisoned them... more...

  • Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Lawby Irene Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This work is the first to assess the legality and impact of colonisation from the viewpoint of Aboriginal law, rather than from that of the dominant Western legal tradition. It begins by outlining the Aboriginal legal system as it is embedded in Aboriginal people?s complex relationship with their ancestral lands. This is Raw Law: a natural system... more...

  • Aboriginal Victoriansby Richard Broome

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 31.95

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  • Let the Land Speak: A history of Australia - how the land created our nationby Jackie French

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 23.09

    From one of our most respected and award-winning authors, Jackie French, comes a fascinating and fresh interpretation of Australian history, focusing on how the land itself, rather than social forces, has shaped the major events that led to modern Australia. To understand the present, you need to understand the past. To understand Australia's history,... more...

  • Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970by Jason D. Ensor

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 36.46

    ‘Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970? traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australia?s literary and cultural ties to Britain for much of the twentieth century. This study focuses on the London operations of one of Australia?s premier book... more...