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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99
Mill Power documents the making of a national park that changed the concept of what a national historical park could be. For a time in the 1800s, Lowell was Massachusetts?s cosmopolitan, must-see second city. The city?s industrial model was as high-tech then as Silicon Valley is today. It drew the attention of luminaries like Charles Dickens,... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Charles Dickens described Chelmsford as the 'dullest' place on earth and added that there was not a lot to see here. He was wrong. This book does not tell you what you already know about Chelmsford, but what you don't. See the county town of Essex in a new light. Did you know Chelmsford was once close to staging the British Grand Prix, or that two... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 67.50
In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe and maintain boundaries between insider and outsider. In this path-breaking study, Heather Miyano Kopelson peels back the layers of conflicting definitions... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 1.99
Humble farmer and tavern owner John Procter was swept up in the tide of hysteria surrounding accusations of witchcraft that rocked Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century. In the aftermath of a flurry of back-and-forth suspicions and allegations, Procter was eventually convicted and hanged. This concise account tells the story with a focus on... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94
Home to all three armed services, Plymouth was greatly affected by both major conflicts of the twentieth century. Between 1914 and 1918, Devonport Dockyard was responsible for much routine repair and maintenance work as well as building new ships and submarines, while the marines and army battalions were active in various theatres of war overseas,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 17.00
Duluth may be the city of ?untold delights? as lampooned in a Kentucky congressman?s speech in 1871. Or it may be portrayed by a joke in Woody Allen?s film Manhattan . Or then again, it may be the ?Zenith City of the unsalted seas? celebrated by Dr. Thomas Preston Foster, founder of the city?s first newspaper. But whatever else it may be, this city... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 18.00
?Life in what the newspapers call ?the Dust Bowl? is becoming a gritty nightmare,? Ann Marie Low wrote in 1934. Her diary vividly captures that ?gritty nightmare? as it was lived by one rural family?and by millions of other Americans. The books opens in 1927??the last of the good years??when Ann Marie is a teenager living with her parents, brother,... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 26.24
Boston occupies a unique place in English social history. Founded by a Norman baron shortly after the Conquest of 1066, it rapidly grew to become the most successful and busiest English port outside London. The story of the town's birth and growth are vividly brought to life in this book. The great wealth brought to Boston by the wool trade in the... more...