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  • Cuisine and Empireby Rachel Laudan

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Rachel Laudan tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the world?s great cuisines?from the mastery of grain cooking some twenty thousand years ago, to the present?in this superbly researched book. Probing beneath the apparent confusion of dozens of cuisines to reveal the underlying simplicity of the culinary family tree, she shows how periodic... more...

  • The Mismeasure of Desireby David E. Stannard

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    In a work of impassioned scholarship, David E. Stannard describes in horrific detail the mass destruction of entire New World societies that followed in the wake of European contact with the Western Hemisphere--destruction that lasted for more that four centuries, and that continues in many places even today. In a sweeping introductory overview of... more...

  • A World History of Rubberby Stephen L. Harp

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    A World History of Rubber helps readers understand and gain new insights into the social and cultural contexts of global production and consumption, from the nineteenth century to today, through the fascinating story of one commodity. Divides the coverage into themes of race, migration, and labor; gender on plantations and in factories; demand... more...

  • On Plymouth Rockby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    On Plymouth Rock is an historically rich and educational story of the history surrounding Plymouth Rock. It tells of the settlers' historic landing in Plymouth Harbor, and reveals the steps by which they founded Plymouth Colony in New England in 1620. more...

  • What's to Be Done with Gender and Post-Colonial Studies?by Frances Gouda

    Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 10.50

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  • Access to History: Britain and India 1845-1947by Tim Leadbeater

    Hodder Education 2008; US$ 44.78

    A new title in the Access to History series, written specifically to cover the key content of the Edexcel 2008 AS and A2 specifications. more...

  • The Politics of the Pastby P. Gathercole; D. Lowenthal

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    'History is written by the winners' is the received wisdom. This book explains why historical interpretation has to incorporate perspectives from those other than 'winners', and demonstrates archaeology's crucial role in this wide-ranging approach. The book draws more on Africa, Afro-America, Australasia and Oceania than on Europe, the source of the... more...

  • Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial Indiaby Tirthankar Roy

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 54.00 US$ 44.28

    Roy's book offers penetrating insights into the study of India's economic and social history. more...

  • A Commonwealth of Thievesby Thomas Keneally

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In this spirited history of the remarkable first four years of the convict settlement of Australia, Thomas Keneally offers us a human view of a fascinating piece of history. Combining the authority of a renowned historian with a brilliant narrative flair, Keneally gives us an inside view of this unprecedented experiment from the perspective of the... more...

  • The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slaveryby Junius P. Rodriguez

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 195.00

    The first work of its kind to document slavery on a global scale, The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery is a two volume set that provides an in depth portrayal of human bondage and the slave trade from ancient times to the present. Throughout history, civilizations have sought to dominate each other for riches and glory, the conquered often... more...