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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • Poseidon's Curseby Christopher P. Magra

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    An investigation of the Atlantic origins of the American Revolution, focusing on the British navy's impressment of American ships and mariners. more...

  • The Tudor Murder Filesby James Moore

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 10.88

    In the Tudor age the murder rate was five times higher than it is today. Now, in this unique true crime guide, the Tudor Murder Files reveals just how bloody and brutal this fascinating era really was. From the dark days of Henry VIII to the turbulent times of Shakespeare, James Moore’s new book is the first to chart the period’s most... more...

  • Russia and Courtly Europeby Jan Hennings

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book explores diplomacy and ritual practice at a moment of new departures and change in both early modern Europe and Russia. more...

  • The Earth is Weepingby Peter Cozzens

    Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    In a sweeping narrative, Peter Cozzens tells the story of the wars and negotiations that destroyed native ways of life as the American nation continued its expansion onto traditional tribal lands after the civil war. Cozzens illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace, and explores... more...

  • Competition in the Promised Landby Leah Platt Boustan

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    From 1940 to 1970, nearly four million black migrants left the American rural South to settle in the industrial cities of the North and West.  Competition in the Promised Land provides a comprehensive account of the long-lasting effects of the influx of black workers on labor markets and urban space in receiving areas. Traditionally, the Great Black... more...

  • Four Princesby John Julius Norwich

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 31.99

    'Never before had the world seen four such giants co-existing. Sometimes friends, more often enemies, always rivals, these four men together held Europe in the hollow of their hands.' Four great princes - Henry VIII of England, Francis I of France, Charles V of Spain and Suleiman the Magnificent - were born within a single decade. Each looms large... more...

  • Truevineby Beth Macy

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.89

    The year was 1899, as the old people told the story; the place a sweltering tobacco farm in Truevine, Virginia, the heart of the Jim Crow South, where everyone they knew was either a former slave, or a child or grandchild of slaves. The Muse brothers, George and Willie, were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark.... more...

  • Angelic Musicby Corey Mead

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    ?With spirited charm, Mead weaves history, music, science, and medicine into the story...Fascinating, insightful, and, best of all, great fun.? ? The Washington Post A jewel of musical history?the story of Ben Franklin?s favorite invention, the glass armonica?including the composers who wrote for it (Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, among others); Dr.... more...

  • When Solidarity Worksby Cheol-Sung Lee

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    Lee explains development and retrenchment of the welfare states in developing countries through an explanatory model based around 'embedded cohesiveness'. more...

  • Annals of Native Americaby Camilla Townsend

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    For many generations, the Nahuas of Mexico maintained their tradition of the xiuhpohualli (SHOO-po-wa-lee), or "year counts," telling and performing their history around communal firesides so that the memory of it would not be lost. When the Spaniards came, young Nahuas took the Roman letters taught them by the friars and used the new alphabet to record... more...