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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionariesby Tom Shachtman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    A fresh exploration of the scientific pursuits of the Founding Fathers that reveals their science as critical to the great political "experiment? of the day more...

  • 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...

  • War on the Silver Screenby Glen Jeansonne; David Luhrssen

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 19.95

    Americans have been almost constantly at war since 1917. In addition to two world wars, the United States has fought proxy wars, propaganda wars, and a "war on terror," among others. But even with the constant presence of war in American life, much of what Americans remember about those conflicts comes from Hollywood depictions. In War on... more...

  • Wine, Sugar, and the Making of Modern Franceby Elizabeth Heath

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Reveals how empire and global economic crisis redefined republican citizenship and laid the foundations of a racial state in France. more...

  • Virginia in the War Years, 1938-1945by Joseph P. Freitus

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Although World War II began as a war in Europe, many in the United States, foreseeing the inevitable, had begun preparing for war, paying only "lip service" to the Neutrality Act. Preparations for war, essentially ending the Great Depression, affected the entire country, with Virginia particularly playing a major role. More than one million... more...

  • Americans at War in Foreign Forcesby Chris Dickon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The role of Americans in the two world wars is well known, but with a glaring exception--one that reveals a little-known aspect of the common history of the United States and Canada. By the time of the American entrance into World War I in April 1917 and World War II in December 1941, tens of thousands of Americans had already fought and died in those... more...

  • Freedom and Criminal Responsibility in American Legal Thoughtby Thomas Andrew Green

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    This book deals with the most fundamental problem in criminal law, the way in which free will and determinism relate to criminal responsibility. more...

  • The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New Rightby Sophia Z. Lee

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Uses history to explain why most Americans lack constitutional rights on the job and can be fired for almost any reason or no reason at all. more...

  • Religious Conversionby Ira Katznelson; Miri Rubin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This collection ranges far and wide - from early Christian pilgrims to fifteenth-century Ethiopia; from the Islamisation of the eastern Mediterranean to Reformation Germany - to investigate the multiple causes and characteristics of religious conversion. By probing continuities and fissures, particularly in the Jewish, Muslim and Christian experiences,... more...

  • Theology and Californiaby Fred Sanders; Jason S. Sexton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95

    Exploring California as a theological place, this book renders critical engagement with significant Californian religious and theological phenomena and the inherent theological impulses within major Californian cultural icons. Many are picking up on California literature as a theme that highlights a place of hope, wonder, and cultural innovation, but... more...