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  • "Wir aber sind damals und jetzt immer die gleichen"by Maria Osmers

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 69.39

    <P>Die Griechen bezogen sich in klassischer Zeit gern und häufig auf ihre Vergangenheit. Wurde jedoch in der Außenpolitik Geschichte als Argument verwendet, so schlug sich diese Strategie selten in den getroffenen Entscheidungen nieder. Um diesem Widerspruch nachzugehen, prüft Maria Osmers mit Hilfe eines kommunikationshistorischen Ansatzes,... more...

  • Die Plünderung des Yuanming yuanby Ines Eben v. Racknitz

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 53.72

    <P>Waren Plünderungen und Kunstraub während der Kolonialfeldzüge des 19. Jahrhunderts gesetzlich sanktioniert, und wie gingen sie vor sich? Die Plünderung und anschließende Verbrennung des Yuanming yuan während des britisch-französischen Chinafeldzuges von 1860 gilt als einer der spektakulärsten Fälle von Kulturvandalismus im 19. Jahrhundert.... more...

  • Nordamerika aus süddeutscher Perspektiveby Rainald Becker

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 69.39

    <P>Gab es süddeutsche Amerika-Bilder? Rainald Becker nimmt die (Nord-)Amerika-Wahrnehmungen im Süddeutschland des "langen" 18. Jahrhunderts von 1648 bis 1776 in den Blick. Obwohl hier keine koloniale Basis bestand, spielten sie für das zeitgenössische Bewusstsein eine dominante Rolle. Insbesondere die Kommunikationsmilieus der gelehrten... more...

  • Identity and African American Menby Kenneth Maurice Tyler

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    Kenneth Maurice Tyler identifies and describes the multiple identity components of young African American men using the theoretical and empirical literatures from education and the social science disciplines. This book provides a comprehensive, research-based account of the ideologies and mindsets of many young African American men. more...

  • The Impact of the First World War on U.S. Policymakersby Michael G. Carew

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    The Impact of the First World War on U.S. Policymakers: American Strategic and Foreign Policy Formulation, 1938?1942 recounts the formulation of American foreign and defense policies through an examination of the background of the policymakers, with specific emphasis on the World War I experience. In the period from 1938 to 1942, with scant military... more...

  • The Army Muleby Henry A. Castle

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    What was military life like in the early twentieth century? That question is answered from a number of unique angles in the collection The Army Mule and Other War Sketches. While most military fiction of the era adopted a top-down approach, focusing on the experiences and perceptions of the powerful military leadership, the vignettes in this collection... more...

  • American Notesby Charles Dickens

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Explore nineteenth-century America through the pen of one of the most celebrated authors of all time, Charles Dickens. American Notes is a detailed travelogue of Dickens' 1842 tour of North America, and in it, the author deploys his incisive wit and unparalleled gift for observation to convey his experiences traveling across the continent by steamship,... more...

  • My Bondage and My Freedomby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The second in the series of three autobiographies penned by Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom picks up where Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass left off. This volume recounts more gripping details of Douglass' transformation from illiterate slave to leading light of the abolitionist movement and offers an extended philosophical... more...

  • What I Saw in Americaby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 4.99

    Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's impressions of the U.S. in the early twentieth century. Part travelogue, part cultural critique, and part historical analysis,... more...

  • Passing of the Frontierby Emerson Hough

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Midwesterner Emerson Hough nurtured a life-long interest in the Wild West, and after receiving his law degree, he set up shop as an attorney in a rural town in New Mexico. Based on his experiences in the region, he penned a series of histories of the Old West. This volume contains a series of insightful essays about the meaning of the frontier and... more...