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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • Confronting Political Islamby IV John M. Owen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    How should the Western world today respond to the challenges of political Islam? Taking an original approach to answer this question, Confronting Political Islam compares Islamism?s struggle with secularism to other prolonged ideological clashes in Western history. By examining the past conflicts that have torn Europe and the Americas?and how they... more...

  • Destructive and Formidableby David Blackmore

    Frontline Books 2014; US$ 24.50

    In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the British Army's victories over the French at battles such as Blenheim in 1704, Minden and Quebec in 1759, and over the Jacobites at Culloden in 1746, were largely credited to its infantry's particularly effective and deadly firepower. For the first time, David Blackmore has gone back to original... more...

  • The Merchant Republicsby Mary Lindemann

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book analyzes the ways in which Amsterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg developed dual identities as 'communities of commerce' and republics. more...

  • Making a New Dealby Lizabeth Cohen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Examines how ordinary factory workers became unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. more...

  • Ferdinand II, Counter-Reformation Emperor, 1578?1637by Robert Bireley

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book is the first biography of Emperor Ferdinand II in English. more...

  • The Founders and the Idea of a National Universityby George Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This book examines the ideas of the Founders with regard to establishing a national university. more...

  • Rebels in the Rockiesby Walter Earl Pittman

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

    The Civil War in 1861 found Southerners a minority throughout the West. Early efforts to create military forces were quickly suppressed by the Yankees. Unable to control their local territories, many returned to the South to fight while others remained where they were, forming a potentially disloyal population. Underground movements developed and existed... more...

  • Stagecoach Robberies in Californiaby R. Michael Wilson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    California was the mining center of the West for half a century. Wherever precious minerals were found, road agents appeared to "mine the roads" of treasure being shipped out and payrolls being shipped in. The first recorded robbery of a stagecoach occurred in 1856, and the last in 1913. Over that period there were 458 stagecoach robberies,... more...

  • Vicksburg and Chattanoogaby Jack H. Lepa

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

    During the American Civil War few events produced more important strategic results for the Union cause than the campaigns resulting in the taking of Vicksburg and Chattanooga. Along with the Federal triumph at Gettysburg, these gains were decisive in bringing about final Union victory. Ulysses S. Grant was the man in charge of the Federal forces that... more...

  • The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Major General William Heathby William Heath; Sean M. Heuvel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1798, this Revolutionary War memoir is one of the few ever written by a senior Continental Army commander. It provides a unique glimpse into the administrative operations and inner workings of the army during the American Revolution. Major General William Heath offers rare insights on the war's major military personalities on... more...