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  • Race in Early Modern Englandby Jonathan Burton; Ania Loomba

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 39.00

    This collection makes available for the first time a rich archive of materials that illuminate the history of racial thought and practices in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. A comprehensive introduction shows how these writings are crucial for understanding the pre-Enlightenment lineages of racial categories. more...

  • 1864by Charles Bracelen Flood

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 17.00

    In a masterful narrative, historian and biographer Charles Bracelen Flood brings to life the drama of Lincoln's final year, in which he oversaw the last campaigns of the Civil War, was reelected as president, and laid out his majestic vision for the nation's future in a reunified South and in the expanding West. In 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of... more...

  • Mississippiby Anthony Walton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

      To most Americans, Mississippi is not a state but a scar, the place where segregation took its ugliest form and struck most savagely at its challengers.  But to many Americans, Mississippi is also home.  And it is this paradox, with all its overtones of history and heartache, that Anthony Walton?whose parents escaped Mississippi for the relative... more...

  • Representation and Misrepresentation in Later Stuart Britainby Mark Knights

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 55.00

    This book argues that the period from 1675 was the second stage of a 17th-century revolution that ran on until 1720. It traces the development of the public as an arbiter of politics, the growth of a national political culture, the shift towards a representative society, and a political enlightenment rooted in local and national partisan conflict.... more...

  • George Goring (1608-1657)by Florene S. Memegalos

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 49.95

    This first modern biography of George Goring, traces his life from its comfortable Sussex beginnings to the intrigues of court life, where he developed a reputation for drinking, gambling and fighting. It also charts his exploits on the continent, where he commanded a regiment in the service of the Dutch service, culminating in the siege of Breda.... more...

  • Protestantism and Drama in Early Modern Englandby Adrian Streete

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    This 2009 book provides a reassessment of the relationship between Reformed theology and early modern literature, with analysis of key writers and thinkers. more...

  • Utopia's Gardenby E. C. Spary

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The royal Parisian botanical garden, the Jardin du Roi, was a jewel in the crown of the French Old Regime, praised by both rulers and scientific practitioners. Yet unlike many such institutions, the Jardin not only survived the French Revolution but by 1800 had become the world's leading public establishment of natural history: the Muséum d'Histoire... more...

  • Americasby Peter Winn

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...

  • The Bloody Covenantby Ronald Ireland

    The History Press 2011; US$ 27.69

    It was theology against politics. Ordinary men against changing systems of government and belief, fighting for what they believed was right. 'The Bloody Covenant' tells the story of a period in which two rival forms of the same belief jostled to become the dominant theology in Scotland, and of how the Presbyterian covenants drove its followers into... more...

  • After Campby Greg Robinson

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    This book illuminates various aspects of a central but unexplored area of American history: the midcentury Japanese American experience. A vast and ever-growing literature exists, first on the entry and settlement of Japanese immigrants in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, then on the experience of the immigrants and their American-born... more...