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20th Century

  • Counting Americansby Paul Schor

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Tracing the evolutions of the categories used by the US census to classify Americans from the first census (1790) to 1940, this book shows the centrality of power relations and of racial ideologies in census-taking, with an emphasis on slavery, segregation, and immigration. more...

  • The Billion Dollar Spyby David E. Hoffman

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 11.99

    ?One of the best spy stories to come out of the Cold War and all the more riveting for being true.? Washington Post more...

  • History of Oxford University Press: Volume IVby Keith Robbins

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 149.99

    The history of Oxford University Press spans five centuries of printing and publishing. This fourth volume explores the Press's modern history as an unsubsidized business with significant educational and cultural responsibilities, and how it maintained these through economic turbulence, political upheaval, and rapid technological innovation. more...

  • Mexicoby Roderic Ai Camp

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 10.99

    In the fully updated second edition of Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know® , Roderic Ai Camp will take readers through the myriad issues confronting Mexico domestically and internationally. Informed and contextualized by Camp's deep knowledge of Mexican political and cultural history, the book will address Mexican security and violence, economic... more...

  • International Women's Yearby Jocelyn Olcott

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    A rich narrative of the 1975 International Women's Year Conference in Mexico City, where the idiom "sisterhood is powerful" was fractured by global feminism. more...

  • Pale Riderby Laura Spinney

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918?1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history. And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I. In Pale Rider , Laura Spinney recounts the story of... more...

  • Caddo Landscapes in the East Texas Forestsby Tim Perttula

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 16.06

    In this major, highly illustrated, new study Tim Perttula explores the cultural and social landscape of the Caddo Indian peoples (hayaanuh) for about 1000 years between c. 900 and 1900 AD. There were continual changes in the character and extent of ancestral landscapes, through times of plenty, risk, and hardship, as well as in relationships between... more...

  • The Ideology of Creole Revolutionby Joshua Simon

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    This book explores the surprising similarities in the political ideas of the American and Latin American independence movements. more...

  • Post-War Childhoodby Simon Webb

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.73

    Many British baby boomers are very nostalgic about a supposed golden age; a vanished world when children were generally freer, happier and healthier than they are now. They wandered about all day; only returning home at teatime when they were hungry. Nobody worried about health and safety or 'stranger danger' in those days and no serious harm ever... more...

  • Dancing in the Bloodby Edward Ross Dickinson

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the revolutionary impact of modern dance on European culture in the early twentieth century. more...