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  • Memoirs of a Surrey Labourerby George Sturt

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Despite its humble premise and subject, George Sturt's Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer offers profound insight into a bygone time through the fascinating character of Frederick Bettesworth, a groundskeeper who despite harsh circumstances and little means was afforded a place of respect in his village. The book brings together a series of vignettes... more...

  • The Japanese Community in Pre-War Britainby Keiko Itoh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00

    Explores the origins of the community, and compares the experience of the Japanese to that of other national groups. The book discusses the community's involvement in the arts, religion and sport; intermarriage; and the second generation, and concludes by considering the impact of deteriorating relations in the 1930s and of the Second World War. more...

  • The Villageby Alice Taylor

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 10.19

    The third volume of Alice Taylor's unique memoir of life in the Irish countryside. A massive bestseller with universal appeal. more...

  • Hard Labour: The Forgotten Voices of Latvian Migrant 'Volunteer' Workersby Linda McDowell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Although the Second World War ended sixty years ago, there are still untold stories waiting to be heard: stories not only of diplomats and soldiers but also of refugees, camp inmates and ordinary people living in occupied territories, stories of women's and children's lives as well as those of men. In Hard Labour the forgotten voices of a group... more...

  • Das unvollendete Weltreichby John Darwin; Michael Bayer; Norbert Juraschitz

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 36.83

    Englische Piraten in der Karibik, "Rotröcke" in den nordamerikanischen Kolonien, reiche "Nabobs" in Indien, fromme Missionare in Afrika, ans Ende der Welt verbannte Sträflinge in Australien, Marinesoldaten auf den Schiffen der Royal Navy - auch auf ihren Schultern ruhte das Weltreich, das Großbritannien ab dem 17. Jahrhundert im... more...

  • Race and Politics Routledge Library Editions: Political Science: Volume 38by Muhammad Anwar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book examines immigration and settlement patterns in Britain and at the civic position of ethnic minorities by outlining the development of race relations in the political context. It analyses the numbers, turnout patterns, voting behaviour and attitudes of the ethnic minorities to the political process and of the political parties to these minorities.... more...

  • Race and Immigrationby Nazli Kibria; Cara Bowman; Megan O'Leary

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    Immigration has long shaped US society in fundamental ways. With Latinos recently surpassing African Americans as the largest minority group in the US, attention has been focused on the important implications of immigration for the character and role of race in US life, including patterns of racial inequality and racial identity.  This insightful... more...

  • Northern Irelandby Jonathan Tonge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    Essential text for a 1 term/semester undergraduate course on Northern Ireland (usually a 2nd year option).  Combines coverage of the historical context of the situation in Northern Ireland with a thorough examination of the contemporary political situation and the peace process. The book explores the issues behind the longevity of the conflict and... more...

  • Mary Queen of Scots in Historyby C. A. Campbell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Dozens, if not hundreds, of scholarly works, biographies, and even fictionalized novels have been based on the dramatic life of Mary Queen of Scots, who ruled over both her native Scotland and France before her execution at age 44. This volume sets itself apart from the pack in two important respects: it presents the by now well-known facts about Mary's... more...

  • Distant Strangersby James Vernon

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    What does it mean to live in the modern world? How different is that world from those that preceded it, and when did we become modern? In Distant Strangers , James Vernon argues that the world was made modern not by revolution, industrialization, or the Enlightenment. Instead, he shows how in Britain, a place long held to be the crucible of modernity,... more...