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  • Breaking up Timeby Chris Lorenz; Berber Bevernage

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 34.87

    Geschichte kommt ohne Zeit nicht aus ? doch was ist historische Zeit? Diese Frage ist selten gestellt und noch weniger beantwortet worden. In diesem Buch analysieren prominente Historiker und Philosophen aus einer globalen Perspektive, wie Gesellschaften und mit ihnen Historiker Gegenwart, Vergangenheit und Zukunft voneinander unterscheiden und miteinander... more...

  • Pubs, Pills and Knuckle Sandwichesby Nola May Ablett

    Nola May Ablett 2013; US$ 9.99

    This is the Nola Ablett story, straight from the horse's mouth. It was a sad and lonely life for me. Even though we weren't a small family, every day seemed like a week. I don't remember ever owning a toothbrush. Not too many people knew we existed. It was our little hideaway in the country. I always loved that song 'Let the Rest of... more...

  • Cooper's Creekby Alan Moorehead

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 14.95

    In 1860, an expedition set out from Melbourne, Australia, into the interior of the country, with the mission to find a route to the northern coast. Headed by Robert O?Hara Burke and William John Wills, the party of adventurers, scientists, and camels set out into the outback hoping to find enough water and to keep adequate food stores for their trek... more...

  • Von Käfern, Märkten und Menschenby Rebekka Habermas; Alexandra Przyrembel

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 36.71

    Wenn über die Kolonialisierung der Welt geschrieben wird, steht zumeist im Vordergrund, was die Europäer den Weltregionen an Fortschritt und Zivilisation brachten. Tatsächlich aber wäre auch die europäische Wissensgeschichte ohne die Kolonien anders verlaufen. Ein Heer von Missionaren, Forschungsreisenden, Kolonialbeamten und Kaufleuten haben das Wissen... more...

  • Omaiby Eric H. McCormick

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Omai was the first Polynesian to visit Britain. Picked up by one of Cook's captains, he was carried to England where he became a human curiosity and the lion of fashionable London. He was presented at Court, examined by scientists and painted by a series of artists. He learned to skate and play chess, and developed a liking for the theatre. At... more...

  • Koombana Daysby Annie Boyd

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    The elegant, ultra-modern S.S. Koombana arrived in Western Australia in March 1909. After only three years of Nor’-West service, the ship and her entire complement disappeared in a late-summer cyclone off the Pilbara coast. The vessel has never been found and the tragedy remains unexplained. Koombana Days is the story of the ship and... more...

  • At the Margin of Empireby Jennifer Ashton

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    In telling the story of John Webster?s long and colorful life for the first time, this biography also explores the wider transformation of relationships between Maori and Pakeha during the 19th century. In this remarkable biography, Jennifer Ashton uses the life of one man as a unique lens through which to view the early history of New Zealand. more...

  • Radical Newcastleby James Benett; Nancy Cushing; Erik Eklund

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 24.99

    The Star Hotel in Newcastle has become a site of defiance for the marginalized young and dispossessed working class. To understand the whole story of the Star Hotel riot, it should be seen in the context of other moments of resistance such as the 1890 Maritime Strike, Rothbury miners' lockout in 1929 and the recent battle for the Laman Street fig... more...

  • Entanglements of Empireby Tony Ballantyne

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Tony Ballantyne (born Dunedin, 1972) is a historian whose works examine the development of imperial intellectual and cultural life in Ireland, India, New Zealand and Britain. He graduated BA at the University of Otago and obtained a PhD at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor C. A. Bayly. He is currently chair of the History... more...

  • The White Possessiveby Aileen Moreton-Robinson

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    The White Possessive explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless. Focusing on the Australian Aboriginal context, Aileen Moreton-Robinson questions current race theory in the first world and its preoccupation with foregrounding slavery and migration.... more...