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  • The Princeton Companion to Atlantic Historyby Joseph C. Miller; Vincent Brown; Cañ; Jorge izares-Esguerra; Laurent Dubois; Karen Ordahl Kupperman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, the connections among Africa, the Americas, and Europe transformed world history?through maritime exploration, commercial engagements, human migrations and settlements, political realignments and upheavals, cultural exchanges, and more. This book, the first encyclopedic reference work on Atlantic history,... more...

  • 1919, The Year of Racial Violenceby David F. Krugler

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Krugler recounts African Americans' brave stand against a cascade of mob attacks in the United States after World War I. more...

  • The Southern Exodus to Mexicoby Todd W Wahlstrom

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    ? The Southern Exodus to Mexico is an intervention in borderlands history, in black-white-Indian history, in migration history, in economic history, and in the history of national, class, and racial identities. It is also that rare and wonderful kind of historical writing: a tale of roads not taken, of dreams not quite fulfilled. Even though most... more...

  • Mexico and the Foreign Policy of Napoleon IIIby Dr Michelle Cunningham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 149.00

    Napoleon III's motives for intervening in Mexico in the 1860s were consistent with his foreign policy, which was based on his belief that free trade was the best foundation for peace. He saw the establishment of a friendly government in Mexico as an opportunity to expand that policy to encompass the world by ensuring European access to American markets,... more...

  • Rethinking the New Deal Courtby Barry Cushman

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 44.99

    The Great Depression was a time of hardship for many Americans, but for the citizens of Harlem it was made worse by past and present discrimination. Or Does It Explode? examines Black Harlem from the 1920s through the Depression and New Deal to the outbreak of World War II. It describes the changing economic and social lives of Harlemites, and the... more...

  • Providence and the Invention of the United States, 1607?1876by Nicholas Guyatt

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 24.00

    The development, and costs, of the idea that God has a special plan for America. more...

  • The Race Beatby Gene Roberts; Hank Klibanoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    An unprecedented examination of how news stories, editorials and photographs in the American press?and the journalists responsible for them?profoundly changed the nation?s thinking about civil rights in the South during the 1950s and ?60s. Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...

  • Black Rage in New Orleansby Leonard N. Moore

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    In Black Rage in New Orleans, Moore traces the shocking history of police corruption in the Crescent City from World War II to Hurricane Katrina and the concurrent rise of a large and energized black opposition to it. Moore explores a staggering array of NOPD abuses ? police homicides, sexual violence against women, racial profiling, and complicity... more...

  • Reckoning with Reaganby Michael Schaller

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99

    At the height of Ronald Reagan's popularity in July 1986, Time magazine wrote glowingly of how he had "found America's sweet spot." Reagan seemed a "magician who carries a bright, ideal America like a holograph in his mind and projects its image in the air." Not since the rhapsody about "Camelot" that surrounded... more...