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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...


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This is the first critical edition of a hitherto unpublished sixteenth-century Venetian trial for heresy.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...


Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom

by Louis Hughes NewSouth Books (March 01, 2002)

Louis Hughes was born a slave in Virginia and at age 12 was sold away from his mother, whom he never saw again. After a few interim owners, he was sold to a wealthy slaveowner who had a home near Memphis and...


Emigration to Liberia: From the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama, 1853-1903

by Matthew McDaniel NewSouth Classics (August 01, 2013)

Between 1853 and 1903, some 500 African Americans left the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama to start new lives in the West African Republic of Liberia. Most of the emigrants departed for Liberia during...


Through Others' Eyes: Published Accounts of Antebellum Montgomery, Alabama

by Jeffrey C. Benton NewSouth Books (September 17, 2014)

Through Others' Eyes includes descriptions of traveling to and from Montgomery, but it focuses on the travelers' descriptions of Montgomery itself. The published accounts included in the book were written between...


The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: An Insiders' Account of the Shocking Medical Experiment Conducted by Government Doctors Against African American Men

by Fred Gray NewSouth Books (March 01, 2003)

In 1932, the U.S. Public Health Service recruited 623 African American men from Macon County, Alabama, for a study of "the effects of untreated syphilis in the Negro male." For the next 40 years - even after...


The McGillivray and McIntosh Traders: On the Old Southwest Frontier, 1716-1815

by Amos Wright NewSouth Books (March 01, 2007)

In this volume, Amos J. Wright Jr. compiles and presents the source materials relating to the lives and careers of Laughlin McGillivray and Alexander McGillivray. The volume represents tweny years of meticulous...


A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival

by Julie Hedgepeth Williams NewSouth Books (January 13, 2012)

Historian Julie Williams grew up hearing her great-uncle Albert Caldwell tell his harrowing story of surviving the Titanic disaster. Albert, his wife Sylvia, and their ten-month-old son Alden, are among the...


They Say the Wind Is Red: The Alabama Choctaw - Lost in Their Own Land

by Jacqueline Matte NewSouth Books (September 01, 2002)

They Say the Wind Is Red is the moving story of the Choctaw Indians who managed to stay behind when their tribe was relocated in the 1830s. Throughout the 1800s and 1900s, they had to resist the efforts of unscrupulous...


Moonshine Memories

by Thomas Allison NewSouth Classics (August 01, 2007)

For 25 years, Tom Allison was a revenuer, a federal agent charged with enforcement of the nation's laws on taxation of liquor. His territory was the hills, hollows and deep woods of Alabama, and his quarry was...


Man and Mission: E.B. Gaston and the Origins of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony

by Paul M. Gaston NewSouth Books (June 01, 1993)

In Man and Mission: E. B. Gaston and the Origins of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony, historian Paul Gaston relates his grandfather's 1864 founding of the utopian community of Fairhope, Alabama. The twenty-eight...


The Freedom Rides and Alabama: A Guide to Key Events and Places, Context, and Impact

by Arlam Carr NewSouth Books (August 01, 2011)

This concise guidebook gives a brief overview of the 1961 Freedom Rides, a crucial moment in American history in which an interracial group traveled across the South to protest segregated transportation. The...


Jim Crow and Me: Stories From My Life As a Civil Rights Lawyer

by Solomon Seay NewSouth Books (June 01, 2008)

Civil rights lawyer Solomon S. Seay, Jr. chronicles both heartening and heartbreaking episodes of his first-hand struggle to achieve the actualization of civil rights. Tempered with wit and told with endearing...


Women of Fair Hope

by Paul M. Gaston NewSouth Books (June 01, 1993)

During the depression of the 1890s, a young Iowa newspaperman, indignant over the excesses of the Gilded Age, led a group of midwesterners to the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, where they established a model community...


Beyond the Burning Bus: The Civil Rights Revolution in a Southern Town

by J. Phillips Noble NewSouth Books (March 17, 2011)

Anniston, Alabama, is a small industrial city between Birmingham and Atlanta. In 1961, the city's potential for race-related violence was graphically revealed when the Ku Klux Klan firebombed a Freedom Riders...


Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910

by Julie Hedgepeth Williams NewSouth Books (April 01, 2010)

In 1910, Orville and Wilbur Wright opened the first US civilian flight school in Montgomery, Alabama. The Wright Brothers hoped to find a climate warmer and more hospitable to flying than their company base...


Wings of Denial: The Alabama Air National Guard's Covert Role at the Bay of Pigs

by Warren Trest NewSouth Books (March 01, 2001)

After nearly four decades of government denial, the deeds of four Alabama Air National Guardsmen who died at the Bay of Pigs in 1961 have been made public and their names memorialized at the CIA's Wall of Honor...


The New South Creed: A Study in Southern Mythmaking

by Paul M. Gaston NewSouth Books (June 01, 2011)

First published in 1970, The New South Creed has lost none of its usefulness to anyone examining the dream of a new South -- prosperous, powerful, racially harmonious -- that developed in the three decades after...


They Had No Voice: My Fight for Alabama's Forgotten Children

by Denny Abbott NewSouth Books (March 06, 2013)

Denny Abbott first encountered the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children at Mt. Meigs as a twenty-one-year-old probation officer for the Montgomery County Family Court. He would became so concerned about...


Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs

by Ralph Draughon NewSouth Classics (June 01, 2012)

Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs offers a dynamic record of the buildings that once stood in Auburn, Alabama, which have fallen to natural disaster, war, poverty, and neglect, and to what...


In Love with Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal

by H. Brandt Ayers NewSouth Books (January 08, 2013)

Journalist and publisher Brandt Ayers's journey takes him from the segregated Old South to covering the central scenes of the civil rights struggle, and finally to editorship of his family's hometown newspaper,...


When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals, and the Better Way of Jesus

by Alan Cross NewSouth Classics (February 24, 2014)

When Heaven and Earth Collide is an investigation into what went wrong in the American South in regard to race and religion-and how things can be and are being made right. Why, in a land filled with Christian...


Eleven Myths About the Tuskegee Airmen

by Daniel Haulman NewSouth Books (January 19, 2012)

The members of the 332d Fighter Group and the 99th, 100th, 301st, and 302d Fighter Squadrons during World War II are remembered in part because they were the only African American pilots who served in combat...


Respectable and Disreputable: Leisure Time in Antebellum Montgomery

by Jeffrey Benton NewSouth Classics (July 01, 2013)

Respectable and Disreputable describes how Montgomerians spent their increasing leisure time during the four decades preceding the Civil War. Everyday activities included gambling, drinking, sporting, hunting,...


Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney

by Raymond Arsenault NewSouth Books (October 23, 2013)

Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney brings together essays by some of the nation's most distinguished Southern historians. Each contributor has a personal as well as professional connection to Sheldon...


Journey to the Wilderness: War, Memory and a Southern Family's Civil War Letters

by Frye Gaillard NewSouth Books (January 06, 2015)

On the one-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of the Civil War, award-winning author Frye Gaillard reflects on the war -- and the way we remember it -- through letters written by his family, including his great-great...


Reflections of the Civil War in Southern Humor

by Wade Hall NewSouth Books (February 17, 2015)

As one of the organic forms of literature, humor has always responded to and reflected the needs of the people at a given time, and the Civil War and its aftermath were days of the South's greatest need. Historians...


A White Preacher's Message on Race and Reconciliation: Based on His Experiences Beginning with the Montgomery Bus Boycott

by Robert Graetz NewSouth Books (July 01, 2006)

In 1955, when the Montgomery Bus Boycott began, author Bob Graetz was the young white pastor of a black Lutheran Church in Montgomery. His church and his home were in the black community and he and his wife...


So Far from Home: Royal Air Force and Free French Air Force Flight Training at Maxwell and Gunter Fields During World War II

by Robert Kane NewSouth Books (September 01, 2016)

During World War II, the US Army Air Forces (AAF) trained over 21,000 aircrew members from 29 Allied countries. The two largest programs, 79 percent of those trained, were for Britain and France. The Royal Air...


The Alhambra

by Irving Washington Editions Rhéartis (July 02, 2018)

For centuries travelers from all cultures have been amazed by this ageless beauty. The North American Washington Irving, prototype of romantic historian, begins a journey through Andalusian lands that will take...


Devil's Mile

by Alice Sparberg Alexiou St. Martin's Press (July 24, 2018)

Publisher's Weekly: "Fascinating...astutely written and smartly researched."

Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd: "Devil's Mile is a terrific read. Alice Sparberg Alexiou knows her history, and she brings it...


Ginseng and Borderland

by Seonmin Kim Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Ginseng and Borderland explores the territorial boundaries and political relations between Qing China and Chos?n Korea during the period from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth centuries. By examining...


On the Ganges

by George Black St. Martin's Press (July 17, 2018)

Journey along one of the world’s greatest rivers and catch a glimpse into the lives and cultures of the people who live along its banks

The Ganges flows through northern India and Bangladesh for more than 1,500...


History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation

by Charis Psaltis (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Bringing together a mix of established...


Voices from the Past

by Paul Alexander Bartlett Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Voices from the Past consists of five finely crafted, lyrical novels that portray the inner lives of five extraordinary people: Sappho’s Journal (which includes a preface by Sappho scholar and translator Willis...


The Fall of the Berlin Wall

by 50 minutes 50Minutes.com (January 30, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Berlin Wall in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the fall of the Berlin Wall.When...


Outcasts of Empire

by Paul D. Barclay Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Outcasts of Empire unveils the causes and consequences of capitalism’s failure to “batter down all Chinese walls” in modern Taiwan. Adopting micro- and macrohistorical perspectives, Paul D. Barclay argues...


Weaponizing Maps: Indigenous Peoples and Counterinsurgency in the Americas

by Joe Bryan & Denis Wood The Guilford Press (March 11, 2015)

Maps play an indispensable role in indigenous peoples’ efforts to secure land rights in the Americas and beyond. Yet indigenous peoples did not invent participatory mapping techniques on their own; they appropriated...


War, Violence, and Population: Making the Body Count

by James A. Tyner & Chris Philo The Guilford Press (March 03, 2009)

Grounded in theory and research, this book offers a spatial perspective on how and why populations are regulated and disciplined by mass violence-and why these questions matter for scholars concerned about...


Essays in Anarchism and Religion

by Alexandre Christoyannopoulos (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Anarchism and religion have historically had an uneasy relationship. Indeed, representatives of both sides have regularly insisted on the fundamental incompatibility of anarchist and religious ideas and practices....


Mirage of Police Reform

by Robert E. Worden University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

In the United States, the exercise of police authority—and the public’s trust that police authority is used properly—is a recurring concern. Contemporary prescriptions for police reform hold that the public...


The World Jewish Congress During the Holocaust

by Zohar Segev De Gruyter (January 30, 2018)

Drawing on hitherto neglected archival materials, Zohar Segev sheds new light on the policy of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) during the Holocaust. Contrary to popular belief, he can show that there was an...


Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort

by Chip Berlet & Matthew N. Lyons The Guilford Press (May 06, 2016)

Right-wing militias and other antigovernment organizations have received heightened public attention since the Oklahoma City bombing. While such groups are often portrayed as marginal extremists, the values...


The Garden Diary of Martha Turnbull, Mistress of Rosedown Plantation: A Poem

Upton and the Army

Marie Curie

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 30, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Marie Curie in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of Marie...