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  • National 4 & 5 History: Migration and Empire 1830-1939by Simon Wood

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 33.58

    Provides comprehensive coverage of this topic option for the new National 4 & 5 syllabus and is endorsed by SQA. The National 4 & 5 History series from Hodder Gibson offers six individual textbooks aimed at the most popular options for the new SQA syllabus, to be examined from 2014 onwards. Like all titles in the series, Migration and Empire 1830-1939... more...

  • Towards Bicultural Competenceby Gloria Gordon

    Institute of Education Press 2007; US$ 37.95

    Records the author's life in Britain as a descendant of slaves and her journey towards conscious bicultural competence. This text for understanding how social inequality is maintained is useful reading for teachers, policy makers and teacher trainers. more...

  • Food for Health, Food for Wealthby Lynn Harbottle

    Berghahn Books 2000; US$ 27.95

    Food and eating practices are central to current sociological and anthropological concerns about the body, health, consumption, and identity. This study explores the importance of these themes as they intersect with processes of globalization and cultural production within a specific group of consumers, British Sh'ite Iranians. Through the analysis... more...

  • The Freewood Yearsby Mary Denyer

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 0.99

    The Second World War was nearing its end and Mary Denyer and her eleven-year-old son, John, were living in a small, thatched cottage in Freewood, Suffolk. They immersed themselves in the wildlife of the wood and their cottage became home to a succession of wounded or orphaned animals, including weasels, squirrels, badgers and a variety of birds. The... more...

  • Strathclydeby Tim Clarkson

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 14.57

    This book traces the history of relations between the kingdom of Strathclyde and Anglo-Saxon England in the Viking period of the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. It puts the spotlight on the North Britons or 'Cumbrians', an ancient people whose kings ruled from a power-base at Govan on the western side of present-day Glasgow. In the tenth century, these... more...

  • The Problem With Immigrantsby Derek Laud

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 17.49

    In modern Britain, barely a day goes by without a politician, pundit, paper or pub-goer launching into a tirade about 'the problem with immigrants' and what should be done to tackle it. High unemployment, overcrowded schools, benefit scrounging, housing shortages, stretched healthcare services ... pretty much every issue facing the country today seems... more...

  • Heroes of Postman's Parkby John Price

    The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78

    The Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Postman's Park, London, is a Victorian monument containing fifty-four ceramic plaques commemorating sixty-two individuals, each of whom lost their own life while attempting to save another. Every plaque tells a tragic and moving story, but the short narratives do little more than whet the appetite and... more...

  • Finding Arthurby Ardrey Adam

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 8.74

    The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and Arthurian scholar Adam Ardey discovered, the reason historians have had little success identifying the historical Athur may be incredibly simple: He wasn't an... more...

  • The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britainby Robin Gwynn

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 99.99

    The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britain examines the history of the French communities in Britain from the Civil War, which plunged them into turmoil, to the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, after which there was no realistic possibility that the Huguenots would be readmitted to France. There is a particular focus on the decades of the 1680s and 1690s,... more...

  • Anglomaniaby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    With its distinctive history of civil liberties and the delicate balance between social order and the free pursuit of self-interest, England has always fascinated its continental neighbours. Buruma examines the history of ideas of Englishness and what Europeans have admired (or loathed) in England across the centuries. Voltaire wondered why British... more...