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Australia & Oceania

  • Against Wind and Tideby Ousmane Power-Greene

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 52.50

    Against Wind and Tide tells the story of African American’s battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS members considered free black colonization in Africa a benevolent enterprise, most black leaders rejected the ACS, fearing that the organization... more...

  • The Ghosts of Roebuck Bayby Ian W. Shaw

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 20.90

    The Japanese attack on Broome is the second most deadly air raid on Australia soil in our history and yet it's almost entirely overlooked. On 3 March 1942, nine Japanese Zero planes strafed the small town planning to destroy the aerodrome and American planes. With no notice, the townsfolk could only put up minimal opposition and in an attack that lasted... more...

  • Anzac, The Unauthorised Biographyby Carolyn Holbrook

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 19.99

    Raise a glass for an Anzac. Run for an Anzac. Camp under the stars for an Anzac. Is there anything Australians won’t do to keep the Anzac legend at the centre of our national story?But standing firm on the other side of the Anzac enthusiasts is a chorus of critics claiming that the appetite for Anzac is militarising our history and indoctrinating... more...

  • The Search for HMAS Sydneyby Ted Graham; Bob King; Bob Trotter; Kim Kirsner

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 55.99

    In November 1941 HMAS Sydney, the pride of Australia's wartime fleet, and its crew of 645 disappeared without a trace off the Western Australian coast. All that was known was Sydney had come under fire from the German raider HSK Kormoran, which also sank. After numerous unsuccessful searches from the mid 1970s onwards, the Finding Sydney Foundation... more...

  • What Did You Do in the Cold War Daddy?by Ann Curthoys; Joy Damousi

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 24.99

    The Cold War was a turbulent time to grow up in. Family ties were tested, friendships were torn apart and new beliefs forged out of the ruins of old loyalties. In this book, through twelve evocative stories of childhood and early adulthood in Australia during the Cold War years, writers from vastly different backgrounds explore how global political... more...

  • The Europeans in Australiaby Alan Atkinson

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    This is the third and final volume of the landmark, award-winning series The Europeans in Australia that gives an account of settlement by Britain. It tells of the various ways in which that experience shaped imagination and belief among the settler people from the eighteenth century to the end of World War I. Volume Three, Nation, tells the story... more...

  • Women in Law and Lawmaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europeby Eva Schandevyl

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Exploring the relationship between gender and law in Europe from the nineteenth century to present, this collection examines the feminisation of justice, its historical beginnings, and the impact of gendered constructions on jurisprudence. Every chapter addresses these issues from the point of view of women's legal history or gendered legal cultures.... more...

  • Intellectuals and the Search for National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazilby Ronald H. Chilcote

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book focuses on changing political thought in twentieth-century Brazil. more...

  • The Making of an Abolitionistby Denis Brennan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    William Lloyd Garrison's life as an abolitionist and advocate for social change was dependent on his training as a printer, the one constant in his life. None who have studied Garrison can ignore his editorship of The Liberator but many have not fully understood his belief in the central role of a well-edited newspaper in the maintenance of a healthy... more...

  • Richard Seddonby Tom Brooking

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The life, the health, the intelligence, and the morals of the nation count for more than riches, and I would rather have this country free from want and squalor and unemployed than the home of multi-millionaires.'?Richard Seddon, 1905. Casting a long shadow over New Zealand history, Richard John Seddon, Premier from 1893 to his untimely death in 1906,... more...