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  • Invention Of Womenby Oyeronke Oyewumi

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 67.50

    The ?woman question,? this book asserts, is a Western one, and not a proper lens for viewing African society. A work that rethinks gender as a Western construction, The Invention of Women offers a new way of understanding both Yoruban and Western cultures. Author Oyeronke Oyewumi reveals an ideology of biological determinism at the heart of Western... more...

  • Early Medieval Jewish Policy in Western Europeby Bernard S. Bachrach

    University of Minnesota Press 1977; US$ 67.50

    This is the first study of early medieval Jewish policy in the West which examines the nature of this policy from the perspective and aims of its formulators. As the author points out, most specialists in Jewish history have been dominated by what the historian Salo Baron has called the ?lachrymose conception,? a view which emphasized persecution and... more...

  • The Civil Rights Movementby Wendy Conklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2007; US$ 8.99

    Although slavery was illegal at the beginning of the twentieth century, segregation was prevalent, especially in the South. Through many uprisings, protests, and demonstrations, segregation was finally abolished and civil rights were established for people of varying colors, races, and genders. Today, we celebrate diversity in our nation because of... more...

  • The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introductionby Eric Rauchway

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 7.99 US$ 7.19

    The New Deal shaped our nation's politics for decades, and was seen by many as tantamount to the "American Way" itself. Now, in this superb compact history, Eric Rauchway offers an informed account of the New Deal and the Great Depression, illuminating its successes and failures. more...

  • The A to Z of the Progressive Eraby Peter C. Holloran; Catherine Cocks; Alan Lessoff

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    The A to Z of the Progressive Era is the most comprehensive and coherent reference work on the Progressive Era. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the key events, people, organizations, and ideas of the period, this resource is a lively, complete, and accessible... more...

  • European History for Dummiesby Se?n Lang

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    A fun, informative guide to Europe’s past and present. The history of Europe is rich, complex, vibrant, and at times violent; it has influenced many countries throughout the world and has itself been influenced by many countries. In the light-hearted European History For Dummies , historian Sean Lang explores the countries, conflicts, people,... more...

  • Parallel Journeysby Eleanor H. Ayer

    Aladdin 2011; US$ 7.99

    She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their pareallel journey through World War II. Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen's to the Auschwitz extermination camp; Alfons to a high... more...

  • The Reiversby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 9.99

    This is a page-turning history, lucidly written, and it is enhanced by a selection of five famous Border ballads. One of the best reads of the year, without doubt' - Hamish Coghill, Scottish Life 'This is a history as exciting and dramatic as the Border ballads themselves' - Cumberland News 'a most compelling, thought-provoking and entertaining history'... more...

  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 14.25

    A surprising, gripping narrative depicting the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim world A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian one at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual... more...

  • Historiesby Herodotus; Pamela Mensch; James Romm

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 13.95

    This volume includes a wealth of helpful footnotes; more than a dozen maps and illustrations; a chronology of the Archaic Age; a glossary of main characters, places, and terms; suggested further reading; and an index of proper nouns. more...