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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...


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...


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 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

"A long-overdue history...a fascinating read." —Jon Lee Anderson, Staff Writer, The New Yorker,...


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....


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...


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...


Land Warfare since 1860

by Jeremy Black Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 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...


The Last Englishmen

by Deborah Baker Graywolf Press (August 21, 2018)

A sumptuous biographical saga, both intimate and epic, about the waning of the British Empire in India

John Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalaya. Michael Spender was the first to draw a detailed map...


The Husband Hunters

by Anne De Courcy St. Martin's Press (August 07, 2018)

A deliciously told group biography of the young, rich, American heiresses who married into the impoverished British aristocracy at the turn of the twentieth century – The real women who inspired Downton Abbey...


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...


Philistines at the Hedgerow

by Steven Gaines Little, Brown and Company (August 07, 2018)

Bestselling author Steven Gaines's "richly entertaining" (People) and juicy social history of the Hamptons.

As one of America's most fabled communities--long a magnet for artists, celebrities, the very rich,...


Devil's Mile

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

The New York Times Book Review: "Alexiou guides us through this checkered history with gusto."

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


Benjamin Franklin and Polly Baker

by Max Hall Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (July 25, 2018)

Hall has made the first detailed investigation of Polly Baker. It leads through the exciting world of eighteenth-century journalism, literature, and statecraft. Ben Franklin occupies a position in the story...


Custom, Kinship, and Gifts to Saints

by Stephen D. White The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

White combines an intensive study of medieval law with insights from anthropology, religion, and social history to create a picture of French society in the Middle Ages which is impressive in its breadth and...


The Path to Mechanized Shoe Production in the United States

by Ross Thomson The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In 1800, shoes in the United States were made by craftsmen, each trained to create an entire shoe. A century later, shoes were mass-produced in factories employing dozens of machines and specialized workers....


General Maurice Sarrail, 1856-1929

by Jan Karl Tanenbaum The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Commander of the French Third Army at the Battle of the Marne, commander of the Allied Eastern Army in 1916-17, and high commissioner to Syria and Lebanon in 1924-25, Sarrail was one of the most controversial...


The Press Gang

by Mark Wahlgren Summers The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Relations between the press and politicians in modern America have always been contentious. In The Press Gang, Mark Summers tells the story of the first skirmishes in this ongoing battle. Following the Civil...


Amicable Agreement Versus Majority Rule

by Jürg Steiner The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

When the German edition of Steiner's masterful analysis of Switzerland's political system was first published in 1970 as Gewaltlose Politik und kulturelle Vielfalt, it was greeted by the American Political Science...


Southern Capitalists

by Laurence Shore The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Studying the changing strategies used by the nineteenth-century southern leaders to justify their direction of the South's economy and politics, Shore shows how leaders before, during, and after the Civil War...


The Revolt from the Village, 1915-1930

by Anthony Channell Hilfer The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

This incisive book traces the attack on American provincialism that ended the myth of the Happy Village. Replacing the idyllic life as a theme, American writers in revolt turned to a more realistic interpretation...


The Civil War and Readjustment in Kentucky

by E. Merton Coulter The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

The purpose of this study was to discover what was typical in the history and character of the state during the period of the Civil War and the readjustment that followed. The author explains the early neutrality...


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...


We Shall Not Overcome

by Robert Emil Botsch The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Botsch samples current attitudes of southern blue-collar workers, both black and white, toward work and race and questions whether these workers can overcome racial barriers to form a populist-style coalition...


The Railroads of the Confederacy

by Robert C. Black Iii The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Originally published by UNC Press in 1952, The Railroads of the Confederacy tells the story of the first use of railroads on a major scale in a major war. Robert Black presents a complex and fascinating tale,...


The French Experience in Mexico, 1821-1861

by Nancy Nichols Barker The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

This is the first scholarly appraisal of relations between France and Mexico from the time Mexico achieved independence until Emperor Napoleon III decided to intervene and place Maximilian on the Mexican throne....


Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey Now

by Jock Lauterer The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In the isolated North Carolina mountains, old-timers relive their lives in bits and pieces. They tell of a time when working together as a family was fun, when pleasures were simple, and when a handshake made...


José Martí

by Manuel Pedro Gonzalez The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

Jose Marti, great Cuban patriot, wrote Spanish articles on the United States during the eighties. In the present sketch, the author has presented Marti to the country he interpreted so sympathetically and has...


Constructing American Lives

by Scott E. Casper The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Nineteenth-century American authors, critics, and readers believed that biography had the power to shape individuals' characters and to help define the nation's identity. In an age predating radio and television,...


Hitler's Austria

by Evan Burr Bukey The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Although Austrians comprised only 8 percent of the population of Hitler's Reich, they made up 14 percent of SS members and 40 percent of those involved in the Nazis' killing operations. This was no coincidence....


The Vanquished

by César Andreu Iglesias The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Originally published in Puerto Rico in 1956 as Los derrotados, Cesar Andreu Iglesias's novel about a fateful Nationalist assault on a U.S. military installation in Puerto Rico is now available for the first...


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...


Colonial North Carolina in the Eighteenth Century

by Harry Roy Merrens The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

This extensive study in historical geography exhibits a precise understanding of the physical environment of pre-revolutionary North Carolina and skillfully interprets this environment in terms of mid-eighteenth...


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...


Captain John Gallop

by Williams Haynes Globe Pequot Press (March 30, 2018)

Capt. John Gallop; Master Mariner and Indian Trader, and his son, John, Jr.—the colorful careers of pioneers in our coastal-West Indian trader by Williams Haynes.

Sponsored by the Gallup Family Association,...


The History of Plainville Connecticut, 1640-1918

by Henry Allen Castle Globe Pequot Press (March 30, 2018)

This is a comprehensive history of the beginnings, trials, and flourishing of Plainville Connecticut. As Gertrude Castle Nystrom wrote in the preface to her father’s book, “This history of the beginnings...