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  • The Women of Colonial Latin Americaby Susan Migden Socolow

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    A highly readable survey of women's experiences in Latin America from the late fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. more...

  • Caetana Says Noby Sandra Lauderdale Graham

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This 2002 book presents the account of two nineteenth-century Brazilian women struggle to lead a life on their own terms. more...

  • The Franco-Prussian War 1870–1871by Dr Stephen Badsey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 1.49

    The Franco-Prussian War broke out in 1870 when Bismarck engineered a war with the French Second Empire under Napoleon III. This was part of his wider political strategy of uniting Prussia with the southern German states, excluding Austria. The war was an overwhelming Prussian victory, and King Wilhelm I was proclaimed Emperor of the new united Germany.... more...

  • Barricades and Bordersby Robert Gildea

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 69.95

    Now with a substantially revised text and fully updated bibliography, this is a comprehensive survey of European history from Napoleon Bonaparte to the First World War. Going beyond traditional political and diplomatic history, the book incorporates the results of recent research on population movements, the expansion of markets, the accumulation... more...

  • The Landscape of Historyby John Lewis Gaddis

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 10.99

    What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book. The Landscape of History is at once an engaging introduction to the historical method for beginners,... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Edwin S. Gaustad

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 5.99

    Here is truly one of the most extraordinary lives imaginable, a man who, with only two years of formal education, became a printer, publisher, postmaster, philosopher, world-class scientist and inventor, statesman, musician, and abolitionist. Gaustad presents a chronological account of all these accomplishments, delightfully spiced with quotations... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Americaby William E. Gienapp

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 36.95

    In Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America, historian William Gienapp provides a remarkably concise, up-to-date, and vibrant biography of the most revered figure in United States history. While the heart of the book focuses on the Civil War, Gienapp begins with a finely etched portrait of Lincoln's early life, from pioneer farm boy to politician and... more...

  • Presidential Courageby Michael R. Beschloss

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 7.99

    From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Conquerors Michael Beschloss has brought us a brilliantly readable and inspiring saga about crucial times in America's history when a courageous President dramatically changed the future of the United States. With surprising new sources and a dazzling command of history and human character, Beschloss... more...

  • Medical Apartheidby Harriet A. Washington

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95

    From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters... more...

  • Death in the Haymarketby James Green

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. A wave of mass hysteria swept the country, leading to a sensational trial, that culminated in four controversial executions, and dealt a blow to the labor movement from which it would take decades to recover. Historian James Green... more...