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  • The Longest Trailby Alvin M. Jr Josephy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95

    Alvin Josephy Jr.?s groundbreaking, popular books and essays advocated for a fair and true historical assessment of Native Americans, and set the course for modern Native American studies. This collection, which includes magazine articles, speeches, a white paper, and introductions and chapters of books, gives a generous and reasoned view of five... more...

  • The Memory of the Civil War in American Cultureby Alice Fahs; Joan Waugh

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    The Civil War retains a powerful hold on the American imagination, with each generation since 1865 reassessing its meaning and importance in American life. This volume collects twelve essays by leading Civil War scholars who demonstrate how the meanings of the Civil War have changed over time. The essays move among a variety of cultural and political... more...

  • No Gods No Mastersby Daniel Guerin; Paul Sharkey

    AK Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    Guerin's classic anthology of anarchism translated and reprinted, available for the first time in a single volume. more...

  • Populism in the South Revisitedby James M. Beeby

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 60.00

    A survey of the full impact of the Populist movement across the South more...

  • The Portuguese in the Creole Indian Oceanby Fernando Rosa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This monograph is an exploration of the historical legacy of the Portuguese in the Indian Ocean, in particular in Goa, Macau, Melaka, and Malabar. Instead of fixing the gaze on either the colonial or the indigenous, it attempts to scrutinise a creole space that is rooted in Indian Ocean cosmopolitanism. more...

  • Practicing Historyby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    I The Craft In Search of History History began to exert its fascination upon me when I was about six, through the medium of the Twins series by Lucy Fitch Perkins. I became absorbed in the fortunes of the Dutch Twins; the Twins of the American Revolution, who daringly painted the name Modeerf, or ?freedom? spelled backward, on their row boat; and... more...

  • Progressive Historiansby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Richard Hofstadter, the distinguished historian and twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, brilliantly assesses the ideas and contributions of the three major American interpretive historians of the twentieth century:  Frederick Jackson Turner, Charles A. Beard and V.L. Parrington. These men, whose views of history were shaped in large part by the political... more...

  • Reflections on the Civil Warby Bruce Catton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    Edited from tapes that the Pulitzer prize-winnng historian made before his death, this moving, informative book paints an intimate portrait of war. It's a chronicle of motives and emotions, from larger than life figures Lincoln and Lee to young John B. more...

  • Rome, the Greek World, and the Eastby Fergus Millar

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, including The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East , have enriched our understanding of the Greco-Roman world in fundamental ways. In his writings Millar has made the inhabitants of the Roman Empire central to our conception... more...

  • Rome, the Greek World, and the Eastby Fergus Millar

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    This volume completes the three-volume collection of Fergus Millar's essays, which, together with his books, transformed the study of the Roman Empire by shifting the focus of inquiry onto the broader Mediterranean world and beyond. The eighteen essays presented here include Millar's classic contributions to our understanding of the impact of Rome... more...