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The Movement of the Working Class from Wage Slavery to Freedom

by A. E. Woodruff Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 13, 2018)

"The new dominant class warped the old institutions to its own purposes, introduced a new method of production and exchange, imposed its will upon the balance of society and thereby established a new civilization....


Gulag Memories

by Zuzanna Bogumił Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Though the institution of the Gulag was nominally closed over half a decade ago, it lives on as an often hotly contested site of memory in the post-socialist era. This ethnographic study takes a holistic, comprehensive...


The Forgotten Front

by Janice W. Ancker, Gerhard P. Gross, Birgit Menzel & Boris Khavkin et al. The University Press of Kentucky (September 05, 2018)

Although much has been written about the Western Front in World War I, little attention has been given to developments in the east, especially during the crucial period of 1914--1915. Not only did these events...


English Cathedrals: England’s magnificent cathedrals and abbeys (Collins Little Books)

by Historic Uk Collins (October 04, 2018)

A handy guide to England’s most famous cathedrals and abbeys. Includes an eight-page map section showing the locations of cathedrals covered in the book.

Historical background and architectural details for...


Enemy of the People

by Marvin Kalb Brookings Institution Press (September 25, 2018)

Shortly after assuming office in January 2017, President Donald Trump accused the press of being an “enemy of the American people.” Attacks on the media had been a hallmark of Trump’s presidential campaign,...


A Distinct Alien Race

by David Vermette Baraka Books (September 27, 2018)

Americans don’t think of Canada as a source of potential terrorists—speaking a foreign tongue, serving a foreign religion, and invading their country. But when a million French-Canadians crossed the border...


The First Ethiopians: The Image of Africa and Africans in the Early Mediterranean World

by Malvern van Wyk Smith Wits University Press (July 01, 2009)

The First Ethiopians explores the images of Africa and Africans that evolved in ancient Egypt, in classical Greece and imperial Rome, in the early Mediterranean world, and in the early domains of Christianity....


Lover of His People: A Biography of Sol Plaatje

by Seetsele Modiri Molema, D.S. Matjila & Karen Haire Wits University Press (November 01, 2012)

Adopted from a manuscript that had long been housed in the Wits Historical Papers and was accessible only to scholars, editors D. S. Matjila and Karen Haire have mined the archive to produce the first English...


A Long Wy Home: Migrant Worker Worlds 1800-2014

by David Coplan, Peter Delius, Jacob Dlamini & Patrick Harries et al. Wits University Press (July 01, 2014)

In no other society in the world have urbanization and industrialization been as comprehensively based on migrant labor as in South Africa. Rather than focusing on the well-documented narrative of displacement...


Metal that Will Not Bend: The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa, 1980-1995

by Kally Forrest Wits University Press (October 01, 2011)

In the 1980s there was a surge of trade union power on a scale not previously experienced in South Africa. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) was a highly prominent and innovative union...


Ties that Bind: Race and the Politics of Friendship in South Africa

by Jon Soske, Shannon Walsh, Sisonke Msimang & Stacy Hardy et al. Wits University Press (November 01, 2016)

What does friendship have to do with racial difference, settler colonialism and post-apartheid South Africa? While histories of apartheid and colonialism in South Africa have often focused on the ideologies...


Ekurhuleni: The Making of an Urban Region

by Phil Bonner & Noor Nieftagodien Wits University Press (November 01, 2012)

Ekurhuleni: The Making of an Urban Region is the first academic work to provide an historical account and explanation of the development of this extended region to the east of Johannesburg since its origins...


The Governor and the Rebel

by Wilcomb E. Washburn Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 01, 1957)

This is the definitive study of the unsuccessful rebellion in Virginia led in 1676 by the younger Nathaniel Bacon, celebrated in history as the rebel, against Sir William Berkeley, the colonial governor of Virginia...


Killing the SS

by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard Henry Holt and Co. (October 09, 2018)

Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega-bestselling Killing series

As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals...


History of Banking in the United States (Vol.2): The Bank War

by Graham W. Sumner Lm Publishers (September 11, 2018)

This book deals with the US history of banking in the 19th century. This volume is the continuation of the "History of banking in America - Vol.1", which dealt with the Beginning and Development of bank system...


Decolonizing the University

by Gurminder K. Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial & Kerem Nişancıolu Pluto Press (August 20, 2018)

In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the imperialist, racist business magnate, from their campus. The battle cry '#RhodesMustFall' sparked an international...


Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England

by Shelley Tickell Boydell Press (August 17, 2018)

Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England examines the nature and impact on society of this commercial crime at a time of rapid retail expansion during the long eighteenth century. As a new consumer culture...


Remaking Mutirikwi

by Joost Fontein James Currey (September 07, 2018)

The Mutirikwi river was dammed in the early 1960s to make Zimbabwe's second largest lake. This was a key moment in the Europeanisation of Mutirikwi's landscapes, which had begun with colonial land appropriations...


Under the Knife

by Arnold van de Laar, Laproscopic surgeon St. Martin's Press (October 02, 2018)

Surgeon Arnold van de Laar uses his own experience and expertise to tell this engrossing history of surgery through 28 famous operations—from Louis XIV and Einstein to JFK and Houdini.

From the story of the...


Hitler's American Friends

by Bradley W. Hart St. Martin's Press (October 02, 2018)

A book examining the strange terrain of Nazi sympathizers, nonintervention campaigners and other voices in America who advocated on behalf of Nazi Germany in the years before World War II.

Americans who remember...


Pershing's Tankers

by Lawrence M. Kaplan & Dale E. Wilson The University Press of Kentucky (August 15, 2018)

After the United States declared war against Germany in April 1917, the US Army established the Tank Corps to help break the deadlock of trench warfare in France during World War I. The army envisioned having...


War and Remembrance

by Thomas H. Conner & James Scott Wheeler The University Press of Kentucky (August 15, 2018)

No soldier could ask for a sweeter resting place than on the field of glory where he fell. The land he died to save vies with the one which gave him birth in paying tribute to his memory, and the kindly hands...


Taking Shergar

by Milton C. Toby The University Press of Kentucky (August 15, 2018)

It was a cold and foggy February night in 1983 when a group of armed thieves crept onto Ballymany Stud, near The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland, to steal Shergar, one of the Thoroughbred industry's most...


Foundational Films

by Maite Conde University of California Press (August 17, 2018)

In her authoritative new book, Maite Conde introduces readers to the crucial early years of Brazilian cinema. Focusing on silent films released during the First Republic (1889-1930), Foundational Films explores...


Rewolucja:  Russian Poland, 1904-1907

by Robert E. Blobaum Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The revolution of 1905 in the Russian-ruled Kingdom of Poland marked the consolidation of major new influences on the political scene. As he examines the emergence of a mass political culture in Poland, Robert...


Children of Hope

by Sandra Rowoldt Shell Ohio University Press (August 20, 2018)

In Children of Hope, Sandra Rowoldt Shell traces the lives of sixty-four Oromo children who were enslaved in Ethiopia in the late nineteenth century, liberated by the British navy and ultimately sent to Lovedale...


Elkhorn

by Richard Taylor The University Press of Kentucky (August 03, 2018)

When former Kentucky Poet Laureate Richard Taylor took a job at Kentucky State University in 1975, he purchased a fixer-upper -- in need of a roof, a paint job, city water, and central heating -- that became...


Women and China's Revolutions

by Gail Hershatter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 29, 2018)

If we place women at the center of our account of China’s last two centuries, how does this change our understanding of what happened? This deeply knowledgeable book illuminates the places where the Big History...


The Politics of Socratic Humor

by John Lombardini University of California Press (August 24, 2018)

Was Socrates an ironist? Did he mock his interlocutors and, in doing so, show disdain for both them and the institutions of Athenian democracy?  These questions were debated with great seriousness by generations...


Imperial Benevolence

by Scott Laderman University of California Press (August 10, 2018)

Imperial Benevolence reveals how profoundly and thoroughly the ethos of empire has come to shape twenty-first-century American life and thought. Investigating multiple genres of popular culture alongside contemporary...


The Tango War

by Mary Jo McConahay St. Martin's Press (September 18, 2018)

One of WW2 Reads "Top 20 Must-Read WWII Books of 2018" • A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of September

"Fascinating...In McConahay's telling, wartime Latin America is a hotbed of skullduggery, violence,...


Histories, Meanings and Representations of the Modern Hotel

by Kevin J. James Channel View Publications (August 15, 2018)

This book surveys current writing on the history of the modern hotel, focusing on three areas of vibrant and timely scholarly enquiry: the uniqueness of the American hotel, the contested status of the colonial...


The Field of Blood

by Joanne B. Freeman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 11, 2018)

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress....


Baseball and American Culture

by John P. Rossi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2018)

For more than a hundred years, baseball has been woven into the American way of life. By the time they reach high school, children have learned about the struggles and triumphs of players like Jackie Robinson....


More Than a Game

by David K. Wiggins, Jacqueline M. Moore & Nina Mjagkij Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2018)

More than a Game discusses how African American men and women sought to participate in sport and what that participation meant to them, the African American community, and the United States more generally. Recognizing...


Southern Mountain Republicans 1865-1900

by Gordon B. McKinney The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

The mountaineer stereotype--violent people who preserve a traditional lifestyle and vote Republican--has been perpetuated through the years. McKinney found that the impact of the Civil War and the absence of...


The Human Journey

by Kevin Reilly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 27, 2018)

The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book’s scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context....


The Human Journey

by Kevin Reilly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 27, 2018)

The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book’s scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context....


Pandemic 1918

by Catharine Arnold St. Martin's Press (August 28, 2018)

Before AIDS or Ebola, there was the Spanish Flu — Catharine Arnold's gripping narrative, Pandemic 1918, marks the 100th anniversary of an epidemic that altered world history.

In January 1918, as World War I...


The Past in the Present: A Living Heritage Approach - Meteora, Greece

by Ioannis Poulios Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

The Past in the Present deals with the complexities in the operation and management of living heritage sites. It presents a new interpretation of such sites based on the concept of continuity, and its evolution...


The Making of Islamic Heritage: Muslim Pasts and Heritage Presents

by Trinidad Rico (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Offering key insights into critical debates on the construction, management and destruction of heritage in Muslim contexts, this volume considers how Islamic heritages are constructed through texts and practices...


Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses Simpson Grant are an American classic. In them Grant, the most able General of the Civil War, tells the story of his life and experiences, covering his birth, early youth, military...


L’art de vivre selon Joe Beef

by Frederic Morin Parfum d’encre (October 09, 2018)

Le restaurant Joe Beef, dont la réputation n’est plus à faire, est au centre de la scène culinaire montréalaise et a contribué à faire rayonner la gastronomie de la ville à l’international depuis...


The Pastoral Ministry and Worship in Calvin's Geneva

by Elsie Anne Mckee Librairie Droz (January 01, 2016)

This book examines the where, when, and what of daily, weekly, and annual corporate worship in Geneva, revealing in rich detail the liturgical rhythm shaped by Calvin’s theology. It includes sermons, sacraments,...


Una Gentildonna davanti al Sant'uffizio

by Federica Ambrosini Librairie Droz (November 01, 2014)

This is the first critical edition of a hitherto unpublished sixteenth-century Venetian trial for heresy. The defendant was a young noblewoman in the northeastern area of the Republic of Venice. Her two-year...


The Political Thought of the French League and Rome (1585-1589)

by Cornel Zwierlein Librairie Droz (May 01, 2016)

Since the nineteenth century, the political thought of the French Catholic League (1585-1595) has been considered to be mere plagiarism of Calvinist monarchomach texts written after the St Bartholomew's Day...


Modern Muslim Theology

by Martin Nguyen Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 2018)

This book aims to bring Muslim theology into the present day. Rather than a purely academic pursuit, Modern Muslim Theology argues that theology is a creative process and discusses how the Islamic tradition...


Architects of Death

by Karen Bartlett St. Martin's Press (August 21, 2018)

A sobering story of an industrial family’s cold efficiency behind the design of the ovens at Auschwitz

Architects of Death tells the astonishing story of how the gas chambers and crematoria that facilitated...


Brazil: A Biography

by Lilia M. Schwarcz & Heloisa M. Starling Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 21, 2018)

A sweeping and absorbing biography of Brazil, from the sixteenth century to the present

For many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary...


The Story of Nationsbank

by Howard E. Covington Jr. & Marion A. Ellis University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Librar (June 15, 2018)

Charlotte-based NationsBank, formerly named NCNB, became one of the nation's leading financial powers following its acquisition in 1988 of First Republic Bank of Texas and its merger in 1991 with Atlanta-based...