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Dateline—Liberated Paris

by Ronald Weber Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 01, 2019)

Vividly capturing the heady times in the waning months of World War II, Ronald Weber follows the exploits of Allied reporters as they flooded into liberated Paris after four dark years of Nazi occupation. He...


Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution

by Terry M. Mays Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 08, 2019)

The American Revolution pitted 13 loosely united colonies in a military, political, and economic struggle against Great Britain: the "mother country" and arguably the most powerful state in the world during...


Modern China

by Bruce A. Elleman & S. C. M. Paine Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 29, 2019)

Now in a fully updated edition, this accessible text provides a balanced history of modern China in a global context. Through years of living and research in China, Taiwan, Japan, and Russia, the authors are...


The British Imperial Century, 1815–1914

by Timothy H. Parsons Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 14, 2019)

The British Imperial Century provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the formation and administration of the empire from its origins in the early nineteenth century, to its climax at mid-century, to...


Historical Dictionary of Postwar Japan

by William D. Hoover Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2018)

Japan is a mix of the old and the new, traditional and modern, and old fashion and innovative. It has traveled the road to a modern destination without totally losing sight of its traditions and values. Although...


Historical Dictionary of Mozambique

by Colin Darch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2018)

The new edition of Historical Dictionary of Mozambique covers the Bantu expansion; the arrival of the Portuguese navigators and their str competition with local African power centers and coastal Arab-Swahili...


Bestseller

by Robert McParland Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2018)

Whether curled up on a sofa with a good mystery, lounging by the pool with a steamy romance, or brooding over a classic novel, Americans love to read. Despite the distractions of modern living, nothing quite...


Fidel Castro and Baseball

by Peter C. Bjarkman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 07, 2018)

Few political figures of the modern age have been so vilified as Fidel Castro, and both the vilification and worship generated by the Cuban leader have combined to distort the true image of Castro. The baseball...


From Hitler's Germany to Saddam's Iraq

by Scott A. Silverstone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 03, 2018)

This book boldly challenges conventional wisdom about the value of preventive war. Beginning with the rise of German power and the French and British response to the Rhineland crisis leading to World War II,...


The Future of the Middle East

by Monte Palmer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 24, 2018)

This deeply informed book considers the intertwined roles of faith, force, and finance in shaping the modern Middle East. Leading expert Monte Palmer argues that these factors will continue to have a major impact...


Historical Dictionary of Costa Rica

by David Diaz-Arias, Ronny Viales Hurtado & Juan José Marín Hernández Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2018)

Costa Rica has been largely recognized as a democratic and politically stable country in a region (Central America) characterized by instability, dictatorships, and social inequality. Several social and institutional...


A Taste of Naples

by Marlena Spieler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 11, 2018)

In other places, it might seem trite or cliché to say that love is an essential component of cooking, food, and dining. But in the shadow of a still-fuming Vesuvio, the love of everyday life is palpable in...


The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins

by Antero Pietila Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 02, 2018)

Johns Hopkins destroyed his private papers so thoroughly that no credible biography exists of the Baltimore Quaker titan. One of America’s richest men and the largest single shareholder of the Baltimore &...


Kill Caesar!

by Rose Mary Sheldon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 27, 2018)

Exploring the history of internal security under the first Roman dynasty, this groundbreaking book answers the enduring question: If there were 9,000 men guarding the emperor, how were three-quarters of Rome’s...


The Pendulum

by Julie Lindahl Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

This powerful memoir traces Brazilian-born American Julie Lindahl’s journey to uncover her grandparents’ roles in the Third Reich as she is driven to understand how and why they became members of Hitler’s...


Daniel Webster

by Donald A. Rakestraw & Joseph A. Fry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

Few names in American history are more recognizable than that of Daniel Webster. No one would deny that Webster’s substantive domestic achievements assured his prominent place in American history and that...


Coffee

by Robert W. Thurston Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2018)

This engaging guide traces the history, cultivation, and culture of coffee, as well as the major factors influencing the industry today. Robert Thurston provides a readable, concise overview of coffee from the...


Washington's Golden Age

by Joseph Dalton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2018)

Real news traveled fast, even in the days before internet connections. During the New Deal and World War II, Washington elites turned to Hope Ridings Miller’s column in the Washington Post to see what was...


Practical Heritage Management

by Scott F. Anfinson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 13, 2018)

Practical Heritage Management provides a comprehensive overview of American cultural resource management (CRM) and historic preservation. It is a textbook designed for introductory and advanced college courses...


Paris on the Brink

by Mary McAuliffe Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 13, 2018)

Paris on the Brink vividly portrays the City of Light during the tumultuous 1930s, from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to war and German Occupation. This was a dangerous and turbulent decade, during which workers...


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....


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...


More Than a Game

by David K. Wiggins, Jacqueline M. Moore & Nina Mjagkij Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 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...


Historical Dictionary of Chad

by Mario J. Azevedo & Samuel Decalo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Having achieved its independence from France in 1960, Chad has run into a serious crises of national building, which have continued to haunt it to the present day, making it one of the poorest and most politically...


Historical Dictionary of Belarus

by Grigory Ioffe & Vitali Silitski Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Belarus is one of fifteen successor states of the former Soviet Union. It’s the only post-Soviet state that is in full of control of its territory and has no territorial conflicts with its neighbors. It’s...


Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan

by Kamoludin Abdullaev Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 2018)

Tajikistan is the poorest and only Persian-speaking country among the post-Soviet independent states. Historically, the Tajiks of Central Asia and Afghanistan along with the Persians of modern Iran came from...


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...


Land Warfare since 1860

by Jeremy Black Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 2018)

This cogent global history traces the evolution of land warfare since the start of the Crimean War. Jeremy Black argues that although it has always been critical to the outcome of conflicts worldwide, land warfare...


Europeans Abroad, 1450–1750

by David Ringrose Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 31, 2018)

This innovative book looks beyond the traditional history of European expansion—which highlights European conquests, empire building, and hegemony—in order to explore the more human and realistic dimensions...


The Themes That Bind Us

by Gretchen Oltman, Johnna L. Graff & Cynthia Wood Maddux Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2018)

Teaching U.S. Supreme Court cases can be a daunting task for any social studies teacher, but this book can ease that process. Carefully aligned with the NCSS’ Ten Themes, this teacher’s guide provides thirty-two...


Hard Times

by Richard Striner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2018)

Hard Times presents a comprehensive account of economic depressions in America, from colonial times to the “great recession” that began in 2008. Written in crisp prose for a general audience, the book synthesizes...


The Food and Drink of Seattle

by Judith Dern & Deborah Ashin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2018)

Offers a comprehensive exploration of Seattle’s cuisine from geographical, historical, cultural, and culinary perspectives.

From glaciers to geoducks, from the Salish Sea with swift currents sweeping wild...


The Oral History Manual

by Barbara W. Sommer & Mary Kay Quinlan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 05, 2018)

The Oral History Manual is designed to help anyone interested in doing oral history research to think like an oral historian. Recognizing that oral history is a research methodology, the authors define oral...


Enemies of the State

by D. J. Mulloy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 01, 2018)

The rise of the alt-right alongside Donald Trump’s candidacy may be seem unprecedented events in the history of the United States, but D. J. Mulloy shows us that the radical right has been a long and active...


Controversial Monuments and Memorials

by David B. Allison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 22, 2018)

Out of the chaos and pain of Charlottesville, museum professionals, public historians, and community leaders must move quickly to face the challenges of competing historical memory, claims of heritage desecration...


Historical Dictionary of Nigeria

by Toyin Falola, Ann Genova & Matthew M. Heaton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 21, 2018)

The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria: Second Edition introduces Nigeria’s rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on pre-20th century history, Nigeria under British colonial rule,...


A Concise History of Modern Europe

by David S. Mason Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 15, 2018)

Highlighting the key events, ideas, and individuals that have shaped modern Europe, this fresh and lively book provides a concise history of the continent from the Enlightenment to the present. Drawing on the...


Historical Dictionary of Botswana

by Barry Morton & Jeff Ramsay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 13, 2018)

The death of Botswana’s last founding father, Sir Ketumile Quett Masire, in June 2017, marked the end of an era. Since the release of the Fourth Edition of Historical Dictionary of Botswana in 2008, Botswana...


Canada 2018-2019

by Wayne C. Thompson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 07, 2018)

This is an annually updated presentation of Canada past and present continues to provide the reader an in-depth look at the country’s culture, geography, people, economy, politics and future. The combination...


The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee

by John Reeves Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2018)

History has been kind to Robert E. Lee. Woodrow Wilson believed General Lee was a “model to men who would be morally great.” Douglas Southall Freeman, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his four-volume biography...


The Phony Reformer

by Luke S. K. Kwong Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2018)

This engaging translation presents an authentic period document that reflects aspects of Chinese life and society as seen through contemporary eyes. Portraying a "phony" reformer who rode the tide of the Qing...


The Struggle against Imperialism

by Edward H. Judge & John W. Langdon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2018)

This concise and engaging text argues that the Cold War and anti-colonial movements should properly be studied and taught together, not as distinct developments, but rather as interwoven aspects of a complex...


America's Game

by Bryan Soderholm-Difatte Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 31, 2018)

This comprehensive survey of major league baseball looks at the national pastime’s legendary figures, major innovations, and pivotal moments, from the beginning of the twentieth century through World War II....


Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South

by Mark A. Lamport, Katalina Tahaafe-Williams, Philip Jenkins & Fenggang Yang et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 31, 2018)

Christianity has transformed many times in its 2,000-year history, from its roots in the Middle East to its presence around the world today. From the mid-twentieth century onward the presence of Christianity...


Historical Dictionary of Turkey

by Metin Heper, Duygu Öztürk-Tunçel & Nur Bilge Criss Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 23, 2018)

The fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Turkey covers Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey through a time span of more than six centuries. It presents the basic characteristics of the two periods...


1968

by Robert C. Cottrell & Blaine T. Browne Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 18, 2018)

The year 1968 retains its mythic hold on the imagination in America and around the world. Like the revolutionary years 1789, 1848, 1871, 1917, and 1989, it is recalled most of all as a year when revolution beckoned...


Women in Ancient China

by Bret Hinsch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 14, 2018)

This pioneering book provides a comprehensive survey of ancient Chinese women’s history, covering thousands of years from the Neolithic era to China’s unification in 221 BCE. For each period—Neolithic,...


A Century of Change in a Chinese Village

by Lin Juren, Xie Yuxi & Linda Grove Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2018)

Over the last half century, China has evolved from a poor rural country to a geopolitical powerhouse. Rapid urbanization has been at the heart of that transformation, and as migrant laborers have left their...


The White House and Education through the Years

by M. Scott Norton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2018)

The book sets forth the early developments established by colonial leaders to place public education in the forefront of their new America. The ups and downs of the educational perspectives of the many national...


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....