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  • America in 1857by Kenneth M. Stampp

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 34.99

    It was a year packed with unsettling events. The Panic of 1857 closed every bank in New York City, ruined thousands of businesses, and caused widespread unemployment among industrial workers. The Mormons in Utah Territory threatened rebellion when federal troops approached with a non-Mormon governor to replace Brigham Young. The Supreme Court outraged... more...

  • The Fate of Libertyby Mark E. Neely Jr.

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 22.99

    If Abraham Lincoln was known as the Great Emancipator, he was also the only president to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. Indeed, Lincoln's record on the Constitution and individual rights has fueled a century of debate, from charges that Democrats were singled out for harrassment to Gore Vidal's depiction of Lincoln as an "absolute dictator." Now,... more...

  • The Soviets, the Munich Crisis, and the Coming of World War IIby Hugh Ragsdale

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 30.00

    All of these findings are new, and they contribute to a considerable shift in the conventional wisdom on the subject. more...

  • Jewish Americans and Political Participationby Rafael Medoff

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 60.00

    This text explores the rise of Jewish people from immigrant origins to the highest echelons of political power. It provides an overview of American Jewish life, including the impact of immigration, domestic anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, the struggle for a Jewish state, and US/Israel relations. more...

  • New Left, New Right and Beyondby Geoff Andrews; Dr Richard Cockett; Alan Hooper; Michael Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 168.00

    The 1960s represented a defining turning-point in the politics and cultures of western societies. But what of the lasting political and cultural legacies of the sixties? In this book a range of leading thinkers show how the sixties continue to influence contemporary debates on globalization and democracy. more...

  • The Darkest Dawnby Thomas Goodrich

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 17.55

    "While waves of laughter echoed through the theater, James Ferguson kept his eyes focused on Abraham Lincoln. Although the president joined the crowd with a 'hearty laugh,' his interest seemingly lay more with someone below. With his right elbow resting on the arm of his chair and his chin lying carelessly... more...

  • Restless Giantby James T. Patterson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Offers an interpretation of American history between 1974, when the Watergate crisis imperilled the nation, and November 2000, when the bitterly contested presidential election marked an all-time low in confidence in the electoral process. more...

  • 31 Daysby Barry Werth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In 31 Days , acclaimed historian Barry Werth takes readers inside the White House during the tumultuous days of August 1974, following Richard Nixon's resignation and the swearing-in of America's "accidental president," Gerald Ford. The Watergate scandal had torn the country apart. In a dramatic, day-by-day account of the new administration?s inner... more...

  • Blood and Religionby Jonathan Cook

    Pluto Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Former Guardian and Observer journalist explores the real reasons behind the Gaza pullout and the building of the West Bank wall -- arguing demography is the heart of the issue. more...

  • Israel and Settler Societyby Lorenzo Veracini

    Pluto Press 2006; US$ 20.75

    Examines Israel as a colonial society, making comparisons with South Africa, French Algeria and Australia more...