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  • The Alcoholic Republicby W.J. Rorabaugh

    Oxford University Press 1981; US$ 12.99

    Recreating America's first fifty intemperate years, when, from 1790 to 1840, Americans drank more alcoholic beverages per capita than at any other time in history, Rorabaugh examines some of the reasons why Americans drank so much more...

  • An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolomé De Las Casas; Franklin W. Knight; Andrew Hurley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50

    Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific... more...

  • For Cause and Comradesby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 12.99

    Why did the soldiers of the Civil War--Confederate and Union--risk their lives, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years? It is to this question-- why did they fight --that James McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, turns his attention. Drawing on more than 25,000 uncensored letters and nearly 250 private diaries... more...

  • Gender and U.S. Immigrationby Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    Resurgent immigration is one of the most powerful forces disrupting and realigning everyday life in the United States and elsewhere, and gender is one of the fundamental social categories anchoring and shaping immigration patterns. Yet the intersection of gender and immigration has received little attention in contemporary social science literature... more...

  • A Nation Among Nationsby Thomas Bender

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 11.90

    A provocative new book that shows us why we must put American history firmly in a global context--from 1492 to today Americans like to tell their country's story as if the United States were naturally autonomous and self-sufficient, with characters, ideas, and situations unique to itself. Thomas Bender asks us to rethink this "exceptionalism" and... more...

  • Civil War Day by Dayby E.B. Long

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 40.00

    “In all the vast collection of books on the American Civil War there is no book like this one,” says Bruce Catton. Never before has such a stunning body of facts dealing with the war been gathered together in one place and presented in a coherent, useful, day-by-day narrative. And never before have statistics revealed human suffering of such heroic... more...

  • History: A Very Short Introductionby John H. Arnold

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    John H. Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we study and understand history. The book begins by inviting us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history, and explores the ways these questions have been answered in the past. Concepts such as causation, interpretation, and periodization, are... more...

  • The Abolitionist Movementby Claudine Ferrell

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    The abolitionists of the 1830s-1850s risked physical harm and social alienation as a result of their refusal to ignore what they considered a national sin, contrary to the ideals upon which America was founded. Derived from the moral accountability called for by the Great Awakening and the Quaker religion, the abolitionist movement demanded not just... more...

  • Women in the Middle Agesby Joseph Gies; Frances Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.26

    Reissued for the first time in decades, this ambitious work of Medieval scholarship by bestselling historians Frances and Joseph Gies traces the stories and fates of women in Medieval Europe over the course of a millennium. Medieval history is often written as a series of battles and territorial shifts. But the essential contributions of women... more...

  • The Great Depressionby Robert S. McElvaine

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 18.00

    One of the classic studies of the Great Depression, featuring a new introduction by the author with insights into the economic crises of 1929 and today.   In the twenty-five years since its publication, critics and scholars have praised historian Robert McElvaine’s sweeping and authoritative history of the Great Depression as one of the best and... more...