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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britainby Alexandra Walsham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 139.95

    This collection, which brings together a selection of Alexandra Walsham’s essays written over the last fifteen years, examines key aspects of the evolution and experience of the Catholic communities of post-Reformation Britain. Rejecting an earlier preoccupation with recusants and martyrs, it highlights the importance of those who conformed with... more...

  • Leon Battista Alberti and Nicholas Cusanusby Charles H. Carman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Providing a fresh evaluation of Alberti’s text On Painting (1435), along with comparisons to various works of Nicholas Cusanus this study reveals a hitherto unsuspected shared epistemology of vision. Analyzing a range of artworks in light of Alberti’s and Cusanus’s ideals of vision, the author attributes a more deeply Christian Neoplatonic... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern Englandby Andrew Hadfield; Matthew Dimmock; Abigail Shinn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    This comprehensive, interdisciplinary research companion is an essential resource for scholars of early modern history and culture. For the first time a detailed consideration of the scope of early modern popular culture in England is collected in one volume, highlighting the interplay of 'low' and 'high' modes of cultural production.... more...

  • The Age of Garveyby Adam Ewing

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey (1887?1940) organized the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Harlem in 1917. By the early 1920s, his program of African liberation and racial uplift had attracted millions of supporters, both in the United States and abroad. The Age of Garvey presents an expansive global history of the movement that came to... more...

  • Aztlán and Arcadiaby Roberto Ramón Lint Sagarena

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    In the wake of the Mexican-American War, competing narratives of religious conquest and re-conquest were employed by Anglo American and ethnic Mexican Californians to make sense of their place in North America. These "invented traditions" had a profound impact on North American religious and ethnic relations, serving to bring elements of... more...

  • Mixed Matchesby David M. Luebke; Mary Lindemann

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The significant changes in early modern German marriage practices included many unions that violated some taboo. That taboo could be theological and involve the marriage of monks and nuns, or refer to social misalliances as when commoners and princes (or princesses) wed. Equally transgressive were unions that crossed religious boundaries, such as... more...

  • The Victory with No Nameby Colin G. Calloway

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    In 1791, General Arthur St. Clair led the United States army in a campaign to destroy a complex of Indian villages at the Miami River in northwestern Ohio. Almost within reach of their objective, St. Clair's 1,400 men were attacked by about one thousand Indians. The U.S. force was decimated, suffering nearly one thousand casualties in killed and... more...

  • The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Caseby Michael A. Ross

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    In June 1870, the residents of the city of New Orleans were already on edge when two African American women kidnapped seventeen-month-old Mollie Digby from in front of her New Orleans home. It was the height of Radical Reconstruction, and the old racial order had been turned upside down: black men now voted, held office, sat on juries, and served as... more...

  • A Concise History of Brazilby Boris Fausto; Sergio Fausto

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil features a new chapter that covers the critical time period from 1990 to the present. more...

  • Romantic Reformers and the Antislavery Struggle in the Civil War Eraby Ethan J. Kytle

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Romantic Reformers is an intellectual history of the American antislavery movement in the 1850s and early 1860s. more...