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  • The Counter-Revolution of 1776by Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated  Negro Comrades of the Crown , by showing that in the... more...

  • South Africa - The Present as Historyby John S. Saul; Patrick Bond

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 70.00

    Analyses the roots of power, patriarchy, ecological destruction and capitalist dynamics, of anti-apartheid resistance and of on-going movements against inequality and injustice in contemporary South Africa, to show how its contemporary realities are rooted in its past history and earlier struggles for independence. more...

  • The Path To The Berlin Wallby Manfred Wilke

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    The long path to the Berlin Wall began in 1945, when Josef Stalin instructed the Communist Party to take power in the Soviet occupation zone while the three Western allies secured their areas of influence. When Germany was split into separate states in 1949, Berlin remained divided into four sectors, with West Berlin surrounded by the GDR but lingering... more...

  • Winnie Davisby Heath Hardage Lee

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 29.95

    Varina Anne ôWinnieö Davis was born into a war-torn South in June of 1864, the youngest daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis. Born only a month after the death of beloved Confederate hero General J.E.B. Stuart during a string of Confederate victories, WinnieÆs birth was hailed as... more...

  • Ko Te Whenua Te Utu / Land is the Priceby M.P.K. Sorrenson

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 29.15

    For more than half a century, Keith Sorrenson one of New Zealand?s leading historians and himself of mixed Maori and Pakeha descent has dived deeper than anyone into the story of two peoples in New Zealand. In this new book, Sorrenson brings together his major writing from the last 56 years into a powerful whole covering topics from the origins... more...

  • A Public Empireby Ekaterina Pravilova

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    ?Property rights? and ?Russia? do not usually belong in the same sentence. Rather, our general image of the nation is of insecurity of private ownership and defenselessness in the face of the state. Many scholars have attributed Russia?s long-term development problems to a failure to advance property rights for the modern age and blamed Russian intellectuals... more...

  • Chinese Comfort Womenby Peipei Qiu; Su Zhiliang; Chen Lifei

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 21.99

    During the Asia-Pacific War, the Japanese military forced hundreds of thousands of women across Asia into "comfort stations" where they were repeatedly raped and tortured. Japanese imperial forces claimed they recruited women to join these stations in order to prevent the mass rape of local women and the spread of venereal disease among soldiers.... more...

  • The People's Republic of Amnesiaby Louisa Lim

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 18.99

    On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried in China's modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, NPR correspondent Louisa Lim charts how... more...

  • Renegade Revolutionaryby Phillip Papas

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    In November 1774, a pamphlet to the "People of America" was published in Philadelphia and London. It forcefully articulated American rights and liberties and argued that the Americans needed to declare their independence from Britain. The author of this pamphlet was Charles Lee, a former British army officer turned revolutionary, who was... more...

  • The Peopleby Selina Todd

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 46.97

    The twentieth century experienced by over 75% of Britons had little to do with the one we've been taught. The People tells OUR story for the first time. more...