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  • Peasant and Frenchby James R. Lehning

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 36.00

    Describes the negotiation of French national identity during the nineteenth century in terms of the relationship between the French and their rural cultures. more...

  • Black Culture and Black Consciousnessby the late Lawrence W. Levine

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    When Black Culture and Black Consciousness first appeared thirty years ago, it marked a revolution in our understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, Levine uncovered... more...

  • Cloning Terrorby W. J. T. Mitchell

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    The  phrase ?War on Terror? has quietly been retired from official usage, but it persists in the American psyche, and our understanding of it is hardly complete. Nor will it be, W. J. T Mitchell argues, without a grasp of the images that it spawned, and that spawned it. Exploring the role of verbal and visual images in the War on Terror, Mitchell... more...

  • The American Revolutionby Robert Allison

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    Between 1760 and 1800, the people of the United States created a new nation, based on the idea that all people have the right to govern themselves. This concise book recreates the experiences that led to the Revolution; the experience of war; and the post-war creation of a new political society. more...

  • The Bombby Gerard DeGroot

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    Before the Bomb, there were simply 'bombs', lower case. But it was the twentieth century, one hundred years of almost incredible scientific progress, that saw the birth of the Bomb, the human race's most powerful and most destructive discovery. In this magisterial and enthralling account, Gerard DeGroot gives us the life story of the Bomb, from... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolutionby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 13.99

    The Civil War was the single most transforming and defining experience in American history, and Abraham Lincoln remains the most important figure in the pantheon of our mythology. These graceful essays, written by one of America's leading historians, offer fresh and unusual perspectives on both. more...

  • Lyndon Johnson's Warby Michael H. Hunt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. Using newly available documents from both American and Vietnamese archives, Hunt reinterprets the values, choices, misconceptions, and miscalculations that shaped the long process of American intervention in Southeast... more...

  • America and the Challenges of Religious Diversityby Robert Wuthnow

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 41.95

    Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and adherents of other non-Western religions have become a significant presence in the United States in recent years. Yet many Americans continue to regard the United States as a Christian society. How are we adapting to the new diversity? Do we casually announce that we "respect" the faiths of non-Christians without understanding... more...

  • 1914-1918by David Stevenson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.78

    1914-1918 , David Stevenson's history of the First World War, has been acclaimed as the definitive one-volume account of the conflict In the summer of 1914 Europe exploded into a frenzy of mass violence. The war that followed had global repercussions, destroying four empires and costing millions of lives. Even the victorious countries were scarred... more...

  • Between Citizens and the Stateby Christopher P. Loss

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    This book tracks the dramatic outcomes of the federal government's growing involvement in higher education between World War I and the 1970s, and the conservative backlash against that involvement from the 1980s onward. Using cutting-edge analysis, Christopher Loss recovers higher education's central importance to the larger social and political history... more...