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  • Sexual Liberation and Religion in Nineteenth Century Europeby J. Michael Phayer

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    This study, originally published in 1977, demonstrates that a change in mentality in the nineteenth-century drifted from traditional sexual controls and allowed them greater sexual freedom and indulgence. The process occurred in such a way that the proletariat never considered whether their newly found sexual liberation might be in conflict with the... more...

  • The Pivot of Powerby Paul Strangio; Paul 't Hart; James Walter

    Melbourne University Publishing 2017; US$ 16.56

    The prime ministership remains the main prize in Australian politics, but it is a precarious one. Leadership turnover in recent years has seen more prime ministers rise and fall than at any time since the decade after federation. What explains this volatility? The Pivot of Power is the second volume in a unique blend of collective biography and... more...

  • Hero or Deserter?by Roger Maynard

    Penguin Random House Australia 2017; US$ 25.20

    Major-General Gordon Bennett played a decisive role in the defence of Malaya and Singapore in World War II. A colourful character, known to sport a straw hat with a rainbow scarf tied around it, his officers found him at times abrasive and cocky, but he was also known as an outstanding commander. He is, however, best remembered for his escape by boat... more...

  • Torrance High Schoolby Loralee Spradlin

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    In 1917, when Torrance School first opened, the city of Torrance was developing a reputation as an industrial powerhouse. The new school initially served all school-age children in one building. By 1923, the elementary students had their own school, and Torrance High School stood as the only high school until the 1950s. As the population of the city... more...

  • Hidden History of Fargoby Danielle Teigen

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Fueled by ambition and pipe dreams, Fargo�s earliest residents created an entire city out of the dust of a flat, desolate prairie. Roberts Street might not exist if it weren�t for Matilda Roberts, a resourceful pioneer wife who encouraged her husband�s cousin to set up his law firm on that important downtown thoroughfare. O.J. deLendrecie generated... more...

  • Lost Providenceby David Brussat; Andres Duany

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Providence has one of the nation�s most intact historic downtowns and is one of America�s most beautiful cities. The history of architectural change in the city is one of lost buildings, urban renewal plans and challenges to preservation. The Narragansett Hotel, a lost city icon, hosted many famous guests and was demolished in 1960. The American classical... more...

  • North Alabama Beerby Sarah Bélanger; Kamara Bowling Davis; Danner Kline Founder Free the Hops

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    North Alabama built its fi rst commercial brewery in Huntsville in 1819, three months before the state joined the Union. Before Prohibition in 1915, the region was peppered with numerous saloons, taverns and dance halls. Locals still found ways to get their booze during Prohibition using Tennessee River steamboats and secret tunnels for smuggling.... more...

  • Douglas Countyby Castle Rock Writers; Shaun Boyd

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Castle Rock Writers bring readers a collection of vintage images and sketches of Douglas County from approximately 1861 to 1950, covering the settling of towns such as Parker and Sedalia and rural areas like Cherry Valley and Daniel�s Park. Early homesteaders, adventurers, and prospectors journeyed west following the 900-plus miles along the Cherokee... more...

  • Oklahoma Black Cherokeesby Ty Wilson; Karen Coody Cooper

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Over the generations, Cherokee citizens became a conglomerate people. Early in the nineteenth century, tribal leaders adapted their government to mirror the new American model. While accommodating institutional slavery of black people, they abandoned the Cherokee matrilineal clan structure that once determined their citizenship. The 1851 census revealed... more...

  • Congaree National Parkby John E. Cely

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Located in central South Carolina, only a few miles from the capital city of Columbia, Congaree National Park is the largest old-growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the country and one of the most biologically diverse parks within the national park system. Nearly 100 species of trees have been documented within the park, almost as many as in... more...