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  • First Generationsby Carol Berkin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 16.99

    Indian, European, and African women of seventeenth and eighteenth-century America were defenders of their native land, pioneers on the frontier, willing immigrants, and courageous slaves. They were also - as traditional scholarship tends to omit - as important as men in shaping American culture and history. This remarkable work is a gripping portrait... more...

  • Eagle Against the Sunby Ronald H. Spector

    Free Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific. Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy... more...

  • Questioning Collapseby Patricia A. McAnany; Norman Yoffee

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Challenges those scholars and popular writers who advance the thesis that societies - past and present - collapse because of behavior that destroyed their environments or because of overpopulation. more...

  • In the Heart of the Seaby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 16.00

    Soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard. The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew... more...

  • After the Factby Owen J. Hurd

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    ?Where Are They Now?? meets History 101. We?re all familiar with the seminal events and key players in our nation?s history. But what about the lives lived after the fact? Picking up where traditional histories leave off, After the Fact uncovers the telling details of history?s most compelling subplots:   After his famous midnight ride,... more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.21

    There is an underside to every age about which history does not often speak, because history is written from records left by the privileged. more...

  • In Small Things Forgottenby James Deetz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    History is recorded in many ways. According to  author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully  by studying the small things so often forgotten.  Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical  instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the  cracks between large historical events and depict  the intricacies of daily life. In his completely  revised... more...

  • The Barbarous Yearsby Bernard Bailyn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    Bernard Bailyn gives us a compelling account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboard.             They were a mixed multitude?from England, the Netherlands, the German and Italian states,... more...

  • Beyond Nature's Housekeepersby Nancy C. Unger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    From pre-Columbian times to the environmental justice movements of the present, women and men frequently responded to the environment and environmental issues in profoundly different ways. Although both environmental history and women's history are flourishing fields, explorations of the synergy produced by the interplay between environment and... more...

  • John Brown (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)by Henry Louis Gates; W. E. B. Du Bois; Paul Finkelman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99

    W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American... more...