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  • America, Empire of Libertyby David Reynolds

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 19.99

    It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great “empire of liberty.? This paradoxical phrase may be the key to the American saga: How could the anti-empire of 1776 became the world?s greatest superpower? And how did the country that offered unmatched liberty nevertheless found its prosperity on slavery and the dispossession of... more...

  • Jonathan Edwardsby Philip F. Gura

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 15.99

    An important new biography of America's founding religious father. Jonathan Edwards was America's most influential evangelical, whose revivals of the 1730s became those against which all subsequent ones have been judged. The marvelous accomplishment of Philip Gura's Jonathan Edwards is to place the rich intellectual landscape of America's most... more...

  • Native American Historyby Judith Nies

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: A CHRONOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF ITS PLACE ON THE WORLD STAGE. Native American History is a breakthrough reference guide, the first book of its kind to recognize and explore the rich, unfolding experiences of the indigenous American peoples as they evolved against a global backdrop. This fascinating historical... more...

  • Scandal of Colonial Ruleby James Epstein

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 27.00

    A dramatic and innovative history of the British public's confrontation with the iniquities of nineteenth-century colonial rule. more...

  • The Salem Witch Trials Readerby Frances Hill

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 20.00

    For those fascinated by the Salem witch trials, this is compelling reading and the sourcebook. more...

  • War on the Watersby James M. McPherson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 more...

  • The Origins of the Lebanese National Ideaby Carol Hakim

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    In this fascinating study, Carol Hakim presents a new and original narrative on the origins of the Lebanese national idea. Hakim?s study reconsiders conventional accounts that locate the origins of Lebanese nationalism in a distant legendary past and then trace its evolution in a linear and gradual manner. She argues that while some of the ideas and... more...

  • Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonderby Lawrence Weschler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    Pronged ants, horned humans, a landscape carved on a fruit pit--some of the displays in David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic Technology are hoaxes. But which ones? As he guides readers through an intellectual hall of mirrors, Lawrence Weschler revisits the 16th-century "wonder cabinets" that were the first museums and compels readers to examine the imaginative... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson's Qur'anby Denise A. Spellberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom?a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur?an. This marked only the beginning of his lifelong... more...

  • Myne Owne Groundby T. H. Breen; Stephen Innes

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 33.99

    Ever since its publication twenty-five years ago, "Myne Owne Ground" has challenged readers to rethink much of what is taken for granted about American race relations. During the earliest decades of Virginia history, some men and women who arrived in the New World as slaves achieved freedom and formed a stable community on the Eastern shore.... more...