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  • The Colfax Massacreby LeeAnna Keith

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99

    Here is the first full-length book to tell the history of the Colfax massacre. Drawing on a huge body of documents, including eyewitness accounts as well as newly discovered evidence from the site itself, Keith explores the racial tensions that led to the fateful encounter, during which surrendering blacks were mercilessly slaughtered, and the reverberations... more...

  • Peddling Protectionismby Douglas A. Irwin

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 37.50 US$ 34.13

    The Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930, which raised U.S. duties on hundreds of imported goods to record levels, is America's most infamous trade law. It is often associated with--and sometimes blamed for--the onset of the Great Depression, the collapse of world trade, and the global spread of protectionism in the 1930s. Even today, the ghosts of congressmen... more...

  • Deeply Dividedby Doug McAdam; Karina Kloos

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    How have we gone from the striking bipartisan cooperation and relative economic equality of the postwar period to the extreme inequality and partisan divisions of today? In this sweeping look at American politics, Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos argue that the rise of social movements, from Civil Rights to the Tea Party, have pushed Republicans and Democrats... more...

  • A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes ? Everything You?ve Ever Wanted to Know About Irish Historyby Jonathan Bardon

    Gill Books 2008; US$ 9.99

    From invasions to rebellions, heroic martyrs to pragmatic politicians, A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes by renowned historian Jonathan Bardon will take you on a sweeping journey through Irish history, getting behind the historical headlines to reveal the lived experience of Irish people. more...

  • Flat Earthby Christine Garwood

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79

    Contrary to popular belief fostered in countless school classrooms the world over, Christopher Columbus did not discover that the earth was round. The idea of a spherical world had been widely accepted in educated circles from as early as the fourth century b.c. Yet, bizarrely, it was not until the supposedly more rational nineteenth century that... more...

  • 10 Years That Shook the Worldby Loretta Napoleoni

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes of the decade go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and the advent of social media are just some of the innovations that grew to define the decade. The war on terror and its strong rhetoric hid these phenomena.... more...

  • A House Dividedby Carl Strikwerda

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 43.99

    The first book to explore the historical development of Belgian politics, this groundbreaking study of the rivalry between Catholicism, Socialism, and nationalism is essential reading for anyone interested in Europe before World War I. more...

  • Hebridean Memoriesby Seton Gordon; Arthur W. Robertson

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    One of Seton Gordon's greatest works concentrates on the Hebrides of Scotland in the post-First World War years as the islands tried to regain their composure and re-establish their social order. Gordon's prose recounts not only the way of life of the people but also the wildlife and wilderness in a classic memoir of a pattern of existence of which... more...

  • The Fight for the Four Freedomsby Harvey J. Kaye

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    The fascinating story of Franklin Roosevelt, the Greatest Generation, and the freedoms they won, is a ?stirring, heady dose of American history by a?progressive thinker? ( Kirkus Reviews ). On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion.... more...

  • 'Gilded Prostitution'by Maureen E. Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the marriages of British peers to American women within the context of the opening up of London and New York society and the growing competitiveness for high social status. In London, American women were often blamed for the growing hedonism and materialism of smart society and for poaching in the marriage market. They were invariably... more...