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- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 69.50
In the 1920s, cultural and political reactions to the Red Scare in America contributed to a marked shift in the way Americans thought about sexuality, womanhood, manhood, and family life. The Russian Revolution prompted anxious Americans sensing a threat to social order to position heterosexuality, monogamy, and the family as a bulwark against radicalism.... more...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 32.00
From the 19th century, when northern cities were home to strong abolitionist communities and served as a counterpoint to the slaveholding South, through the first half of the 20th century, when the North became a destination for African Americans fleeing Jim Crow, the Northeastern United States has had a long history of acceptance and liberalism.... more...
- Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 79.99
This study details how the reform movements and attempts to establish parliamentary institutions in the Persian Gulf states of Kuwait, Bahrain, and Dubai between the First World War and the independent era of the 1970s represented a milestone in the history of the region, creating a legacy for future generations, but was a unique transition in the... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 12.95
The map of the United States is peppered with Scottish place-names and America's telephone directories are filled with surnames illustrating Scottish ancestry. Increasingly, Americans of Scottish extraction are visiting Scotland in search of their family history. more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95
Compiling a lifetime of travel into one book, Clubley explores the Scottish islands with enthusiasm and love as he meets the locals, embraces the weather and admires their natural beauty. Covering a huge range of islands from Lewis to Colonsay, but also looking at issues such as the Gaelic language and preservation of community, Scotland's Islands... more...
- UNSW Press 2014; US$ 29.99
Joan Sutherlands debut, the notorious Petrov Commission, a rumoured ghost and rowdy public meetings give Canberras Albert Hall a history like no other. Albert Hall - the simple, elegant building at the heart of our national capital - was Canberras only performing arts centre for its first 40 years. The venue for weekly dances, art... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 90.00
Childhood joy, pleasure, and creativity are not often associated with the civil rights movement. Their ties to the movement may have faded from historical memory, but these qualities received considerable photographic attention in that tumultuous era. Katharine Capshaw?s Civil Rights Childhood reveals how the black child has been?and continues... more...
- NewSouth 2014; US$ 19.99
Andrew Tinks superb book tells the story of Australia in the twentieth century, from Federation to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A century marked by the trauma of war and the despair of the depression, balanced by extraordinary achievements in sport, science and the arts. A country underpinned by a political system that worked most of the time and... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 29.95
World War I has long captured the macabre imagination for the seemingly willful manner in which nations sent their young men to die in droves while fighting over essentially the same patch of land for four long years. The vision of those senseless deaths becomes even harsher and more depraved when we consider how many soldiers were killed by poison... more...