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  • A Happy Holidayby Cecilia Morgan

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 41.95

    A Happy Holiday argues that overseas tourism offered people the chance to explore questions of identity during this period, a time in which issues such as gender, nation, and empire were the subject of much public debate and discussion. more...

  • The European Canton Trade 1723by Marlene Kessler; Kristin Lee; Daniel Menning

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 70.00

    This source edition with commentary provides multifaceted insight into the history of the 18 th century trade with Asia, which was marked by competition and cooperation between companies. It includes a logbook from an English trading ship, diaries of English trade representatives, and a travel report by a Belgian ship crew. more...

  • The English Systemby Krista Maglen

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 100.00 US$ 86.00

    A history of port health and immigration at a critical moment of transformation at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century more...

  • The 'perpetual fair'by Anne Wohlcke

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Each summer, a 'perpetual fair' plagued eighteenth-century London, a city in transition overrun by a burgeoning population. City officials attempted to control disorderly urban amusement according to their own gendered understandings of order and morality. Frequently derided as locations of dangerous femininity disrupting masculine commerce, fairs... more...

  • The Cult of the Duceby Stephen Gundle; Christopher Duggan; Giuliana Pieri

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05

    The cult of the Duce is the first book to explore systematically the personality cult of the Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. It examines the factors which informed the cult and looks in detail at its many manifestations in the visual arts, architecture, political spectacle and the media. The conviction that Mussolini was an exceptional individual... more...

  • Emigrant Gentlewomenby A. James Hammerton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1979. This book examines the distressed gentlewoman stereotype, primarily through a study of the experience of emigration among single middle-class women between 1830 and 1914. Based largely on a study of government and philanthropic emigration projects, it argues that the image of the downtrodden resident governess does inadequate... more...

  • The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokeeby James Mooney

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    Originally published as two separate volumes by the U.S. Bureau of Ethnology, James Mooney's History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees has enduring significance for both Native Americans and non-Indian people. The book contains the full texts of James Mooney's Myths of the Cherokee (1900) and The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees (1891),... more...

  • Sattelzeitby Elisabeth Décultot; Daniel Fulda

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    How did historical discourse change between 1750 and 1850, the era that Koselleck referred to as the ?Saddle Period?? Besides the much-debated phenomenon of scientification, what part was played by the love of history, hopes of making a political impact, an orientation to aesthetic memorability, and hypothetical historical designs? Was the old notion... more...

  • Alldeutscher Extremismus in der Weimarer Republikby Uta Jungcurt

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 98.00

    The Pan-German League was the first political group to publically declare war on the Weimar Republic at the beginning of 1919. In Munich, Pan-Germans helped shape Hitler?s post-war political socialization. Uta Jungcurt outlines the previously neglected pathway from the Pan-German radical nationalism of the Reich to the völkisch extremism of the... more...

  • Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland und die Türkei 1978 bis 1983by Tim Szatkowski

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 24.00

    Based on German Foreign Office records, now fully assessed for the first time, Tim Szatkowski shows the interests pursued by the German federal government in its policy toward Turkey between 1978 and 1983. The study reveals that after the military coup in Ankara, Germany could not reconcile Realpolitik and human rights, and this resulted in major... more...