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  • Social Work in East Asiaby Christian Aspalter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 64.95

    Owing to rapid economic development and the onset of population ageing, social work has become a major means of delivering social services and relieving and preventing social problems at an individual, family, and community level in East Asia. This groundbreaking volume explores the current state of development of social work provision across the region.... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean Warby James I. Matray; Donald W. Boose Jr.

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    This essential companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military history and contemporary conflict studies, the authors summarize and analyze the background, history, conduct, tactics, clashes, and outcome of... more...

  • Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875by Richard A. Marsden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    The antiquary Cosmo Innes (1798-1874) was a prolific editor of medieval and early modern documents relating to Scotland’s parliament, legal system, burghs, universities, aristocratic families and pre-Reformation church. This book, which analyses Innes’s work and provides sources, opens a window onto the ways in which Scottish identity and... more...

  • Picnics Prohibitedby Frances Wood

    Penguin Group Australia 2014; Not Available

    At the time of the First World War, the Chinese republic was in its infancy. It had joined a number of international organizations and ratified the Hague Conventions, but found its diplomatic efforts hampered by its young, inexperienced leadership, its factional and regional divisions and the foreign-held treaty ports and concessions held over from... more...

  • Picnics Prohibitedby Wood Frances

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    At the time of the First World War, the Chinese republic was in its infancy. It had joined a number of international organizations and ratified the Hague Conventions, but found its diplomatic efforts hampered by its young, inexperienced leadership, its factional and regional divisions and the foreign-held treaty ports and concessions held over from... more...

  • The Age of Garveyby Adam Ewing

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey (1887?1940) organized the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Harlem in 1917. By the early 1920s, his program of African liberation and racial uplift had attracted millions of supporters, both in the United States and abroad. The Age of Garvey presents an expansive global history of the movement that came to... more...

  • Revolution of Perception? Aby Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The year "1968" marked the climax of protests that simultaneously captured most industrialized Western countries. The protesters challenged the institutions of Western democracies, confronting powerful, established parties and groups with an opposing force and public presence that negated tra­ditional structures of institutional authority and criticized... more...

  • The Victory with No Nameby Colin G. Calloway

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    In 1791, General Arthur St. Clair led the United States army in a campaign to destroy a complex of Indian villages at the Miami River in northwestern Ohio. Almost within reach of their objective, St. Clair's 1,400 men were attacked by about one thousand Indians. The U.S. force was decimated, suffering nearly one thousand casualties in killed and... more...

  • The Global Revolutionby Silvio Pons; Alan Cameron

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    The Global Revolution. A History of International Communism 1917-1991 establishes a relationship between the history of communism and the main processes of globalization in the past century. Drawing on a wealth of archival sources, Silvio Pons analyses the multifaceted and contradictory relationship between the Soviet Union and the international communist... more...

  • The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Caseby Michael A. Ross

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    In June 1870, the residents of the city of New Orleans were already on edge when two African American women kidnapped seventeen-month-old Mollie Digby from in front of her New Orleans home. It was the height of Radical Reconstruction, and the old racial order had been turned upside down: black men now voted, held office, sat on juries, and served as... more...