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  • 1491by Charles C. Mann

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 17.32

    Up until very recently it was believed that in 1491, the year before Columbus landed, the Americas, one-third of the earth's surface, were a near-pristine wilderness inhabited by small roaming bands of indigenous people. But recently unexpected discoveries have dramatically changed our understanding of Indian life. Many scholars now argue that the... more...

  • The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain: Volume 1, Industrialisation, 1700?1870by Roderick Floud; Jane Humphries; Paul Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain, Volume 1 (1700?1870) offers new approaches to classic issues more...

  • American Women's History: A Very Short Introductionby Susan Ware

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    What does American history look like with women at the center of the story? From Pocahantas to military women serving in the Iraqi war, this Very Short Introduction chronicles the contributions that women have made to the American experience from a multicultural perspective that emphasizes how gender shapes women's--and men's--lives. more...

  • Restless Giantby James T. Patterson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 16.99

    In Restless Giant , acclaimed historical author James Patterson provides a crisp, concise assessment of the twenty-seven years between the resignation of Richard Nixon and the election of George W. Bush in a sweeping narrative that seamlessly weaves together social, cultural, political, economic, and international developments. We meet the era's many... more...

  • A Leap in the Darkby John Ferling

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99

    It was an age of fascinating leaders and difficult choices, of grand ideas eloquently expressed and of epic conflicts bitterly fought. Now comes a brilliant portrait of the American Revolution, one that is compelling in its prose, fascinating in its details, and provocative in its fresh interpretations. In A Leap in the Dark , John Ferling offers... more...

  • A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American Southby Owen Robinson; Richard Gray

    Wiley 2008; US$ 62.95 US$ 54.56

    From slave narratives to the Civil War, and from country music to Southern sport, this Companion is the definitive guide to the literature and culture of the American South. Includes discussion of the visual arts, music, society, history, and politics in the region Combines treatment of major literary works and historical events with... more...

  • Our Mothers' Warby Emily Yellin

    Free Press 2010; US$ 17.00

    "Our women are serving actively in many ways in this war, and they are doing a grand job on both the fighting front and the home front." -- Eleanor Roosevelt, 1944 Our Mothers' War is a stunning and unprecedented portrait of women during World War II, a war that forever transformed the way women participate in American society. Never before... more...

  • Factional Competition and Political Development in the New Worldby Elizabeth M. Brumfiel; John W. Fox

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 38.00

    This volume examines how factional competition in ancient New World societies led to the development of chiefdoms, states and empires. more...

  • The Kingdom of Matthiasby Paul E. Johnson; Sean Wilentz

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    In this book, the strange tale of Matthias the Prophet provides a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements which swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons. Shedding new light on the communal religious cultism that has continued... more...

  • The Global Cold Warby Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 23.00

    Prize-winning study of the global conflict waged during the Cold War and its legacy today. more...