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  • Commercial Agriculture, the Slave Trade and Slavery in Atlantic Africaby Robin Law; Schwarz Suzanne; Strickrodt Silke

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00

    This challenging new perspective on slave-trading and slavery in Atlantic Africa, examines the transition from slave trading to legitimate trade through the role of commercial agriculture. Re-appraising the links between slavery and colonialism, it will be significant reading for those in colonial studies, eighteenth-century studies, Atlantic history... more...

  • The European Unionby John Pinder; Simon Usherwood

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Since the second edition of this popular Very Short Introduction published in 2007, the world has faced huge economic and political change. Showing how and why the EU has developed from 1950 to the present day, John Pinder and Simon Usherwood cover a range of topics, including the Union's early history, the workings of its institutions and what... more...

  • Sparta’s Kingsby John Car

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 8.99

    In ancient Greece, Sparta was unique in having a dual kingship - two kings from different clans, the Agiads and the Eurypontids, reigning simultaneously. The institution was already well-developed by the 8th century BC, when Theopompos of the Eurypontid clan emerges as the first recorded Spartan king. At least fifty-seven men held office as Spartan... more...

  • God?s Traitorsby Jessie Childs

    Random House 2014; US$ 36.38

    The Catholics of Elizabethan England did not witness a golden age. Their Mass was banned, their priests were outlawed, their faith was criminalised. In an age of assassination and Armada, those Catholics who clung to their faith were increasingly seen as the enemy within. In this superb history, award-winning author Jessie Childs explores the Catholic... more...

  • The Cash Nexusby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The Cash Nexus is the controversial history of money's central place in the world, from Niall Ferguson, bestselling author of Empire and Civilization Generations of historians have shied away from the truth behind the cliche: money makes the world go around. International bestseller Niall Ferguson answers the big questions about finance... more...

  • Storming the Courtby Brandt Goldstein

    Scribner 2005; US$ 16.00

    A tale more riveting than fiction, Storming the Court is the true story of idealistic law students who challenged the United States government in a battle for freedom and human rights that went all the way to the Supreme Court -- and resonates today more than ever. In 1992, three hundred innocent men, women, and children who had qualified for political... more...

  • The Antifascist Classroomby Benita Blessing

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 34.00

    This study explores the history of the New School that developed in the postwar period and its role in communicating antifascism to young people in the Soviet zone. Blessing traces how the decisions about how to educate young people after the National Socialist dictatorship became part of a broader discussion about the future of the German nation. more...

  • Panama Feverby Matthew Parker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the ?American Century.? Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers... more...

  • The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slaveryby Matt D. Childs

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 20.00

    In 1812 a series of revolts known collectively as the Aponte Rebellion erupted across the island of Cuba, comprising one of the largest and most important slave insurrections in Caribbean history. Matt Childs provides the first in-depth analysis of the rebellion, situating it in local, colonial, imperial, and Atlantic World contexts. Childs explains... more...

  • From Scottsboro to Munichby Susan D. Pennybacker

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    Presenting a portrait of engaged, activist lives in the 1930s, From Scottsboro to Munich follows a global network of individuals and organizations that posed challenges to the racism and colonialism of the era. Susan Pennybacker positions race at the center of the British, imperial, and transatlantic political culture of the 1930s--from Jim Crow,... more...