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  • Schooling Citizensby Hilary J. Moss

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    While white residents of antebellum Boston and New Haven forcefully opposed the education of black residents, their counterparts in slaveholding Baltimore did little to resist the establishment of African American schools. Such discrepancies, Hilary Moss argues, suggest that white opposition to black education was not a foregone conclusion. Through... more...

  • Empire for Libertyby Richard H. Immerman

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    How could the United States, a nation founded on the principles of liberty and equality, have produced Abu Ghraib, torture memos, Plamegate, and warrantless wiretaps? Did America set out to become an empire? And if so, how has it reconciled its imperialism--and in some cases, its crimes--with the idea of liberty so forcefully expressed in the Declaration... more...

  • Margaret Thatcher Volume Twoby John Campbell

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    The first volume of John Campbell's biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as 'much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher'. That volume, The Grocer's Daughter , described Mrs Thatcher's childhood and early career up until the 1979 General Election which carried her into Downing Street. This... more...

  • Buffalo Bill in Bolognaby Robert W. Rydell; Rob Kroes

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    When it comes to the production and distribution of mass culture, no country in modern times has come close to rivaling the success of America. From blue jeans in central Europe to Elvis Presley's face on a Republic of Chad postage stamp, the reach of American mass culture extends into every corner of the globe. Most believe this is a twentieth-century... more...

  • Mexicanos, Second Editionby Manuel G. Gonzales

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    Newly revised and updated, Mexicanos tells the rich and vibrant story of Mexicans in the United States. Emerging from the ruins of Aztec civilization and from centuries of Spanish contact with indigenous people, Mexican culture followed the Spanish colonial frontier northward and put its distinctive mark on what became the southwestern United States.... more...

  • Education and the Second World Warby Roy Lowe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This was the first book which globally surveyed the impact of the Second World War on schooling. It offers fascinating comparisons of the impact of total war, both in terms of physical disruption and its effects on the ideology of schooling. By analysing the effects on the education systems of each of the participant nations the contributors throw... more...

  • The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endingsby Melvyn P. Leffler; Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Final volume in a definitive new history of the Cold War which will define the field for years to come. more...

  • Ancient Greek Lawsby Ilias Arnaoutoglou

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95

    In this comprehensive and accessible sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou presents a collection of ancient Greek laws, which are situated in their legal and historical contexts and are elucidated with relevant selections from Greek literature and epigraphical testimonies. A wide area of legislative activity in major and minor Greek city-states, ranging from... more...

  • The Defining Momentby Jonathan Alter

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 16.00

    This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer... more...

  • The Race Beatby Gene Roberts; Hank Klibanoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    An unprecedented examination of how news stories, editorials and photographs in the American press?and the journalists responsible for them?profoundly changed the nation?s thinking about civil rights in the South during the 1950s and ?60s. Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and... more...