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  • Classical Slaveryby Moses I. Finley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95

    Slavery in Greece and Rome has always prompted comparisons with that of more recent history. This volume includes discussions of the relationship between war, piracy and slavery, early abolitionist movements as well as the supply and domestic aspects of slavery in these ancient societies. more...

  • What Time and Sadness Sparedby Doron S. Ben-Atar

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Roma Ben-Atar resisted until late in life the urging of her family to share the memories of her Nazi-era experiences. The Holocaust exerted a dark pressure on all of their lives but was never openly discussed. It was only when her granddaughter insisted on hearing the whole truth, with a directness partly generational, that Mrs. Ben-Atar... more...

  • Old Dominion, New Commonwealthby Ronald L. Heinemann; John G. Kolp; Anthony S. Jr. Parent; William G. Shade

    University of Virginia Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    "On the morning of 26 April 1607, three small ships carrying 143 Englishmen arrived off the Virginia coast of North America, having spent four months at sea.... All hoped for financial success and perhaps a little adventure; as it turned out, their tiny settlement eventually would evolve from colony into a prominent state in an entirely new... more...

  • Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanoughby Helen C. Rountree

    University of Virginia Press 2006; US$ 21.50

    Pocahontas may be the most famous Native American who ever lived, but during the settlement of Jamestown, and for two centuries afterward, the great chiefs Powhatan and Opechancanough were the subjects of considerably more interest and historical documentation than the young woman. It was Opechancanough who captured the foreign captain ... more...

  • Parallel Worldsby Adele Logan Alexander

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    When William Henry Hunt married Ida Alexander Gibbs in the spring of 1904, their wedding was a dazzling Washington social event that joined an Oberlin-educated diplomat's daughter and a Wall Street veteran who could trace his lineage to Jamestown. Their union took place in a world of refinement and privilege, but both William and Ida had... more...

  • Swift to Wrathby William D. Carrigan; Christopher Waldrep

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    Scholarship on lynching has typically been confined to the extralegal execution of African Americans in the American South. The nine essays collected here look at lynching in the context of world history, encouraging a complete rethinking of the history of collective violence. Employing a diverse range of case studies, the volume?s contributors... more...

  • Toward Stonewallby Nicholas C. Edsall

    University of Virginia Press 2003; US$ 25.00

    As recently as the 1970s, gay and lesbian history was a relatively unexplored field for serious scholars. The past quarter century, however, has seen enormous growth in gay and lesbian studies. The literature is now voluminous; it is also widely scattered and not always easily accessible. In Toward Stonewall, Nicholas Edsall provides a much-needed... more...

  • Old World, New Worldby Leonard J. Sadosky; Peter Nicolaisen; Peter S. Onuf; Andrew J. O?Shaughnessy

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 65.00

    Old World, New World: America and Europe in the Age of Jefferson grew out of workshops in Salzburg and Charlottesville sponsored by Monticello?s International Center for Jefferson Studies, and revisits a question of long-standing interest to American historians: the nature of the relationship between America and Europe during the Age... more...

  • Feminismby June Hannam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The sheer number of publications on Feminism make it difficult for students who approach the subject for the first time to gain a sense of what the main issues and interpretations are. This book addresses this by offering students an overview of feminism and its history across several countries and time periods, along with an annotated guide to... more...

  • The History of the Worldby Frank Welsh

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    In a narrative beginning almost 1.5 million years ago with the emergence of Homo erectus, Frank Welsh takes the reader from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, from the Industrial Revolution to the age of terrorism. Using his masterly storytelling skills, he recounts the epic story of human growth, survival and achievement across all continents... more...