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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...


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...


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...


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...


McCarthyism in the Suburbs

by Allison Hepler Lexington Books (June 12, 2018)

In 1953, Mary Knowles was fired as a branch librarian for the Morrill Memorial Library, a public library in Norwood, Massachusetts. She had been called before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and, when...


Framing the Mahabharata

by Saikat K Bose VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (May 01, 2018)

It all probably was a tale.However, serious research does identify some events, from about a thousand years before the Common Era, that qualify as the bases of the epic’s plot. Apparently, collective memory...


Buddhist Learning in South Asia

by Pintu Kumar Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

This interdisciplinary study is the first book to provide a complete survey of ?r? N?land? Mah?vih?ra from the perspective of its educational curricula as well as its religious influence. It provides detailed...


Postcolonial France

by Paul Silverstein Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

France is a bellwether for the postcolonial anxieties and populist politics emerging across the world today. This book explores the dynamics and dilemmas of the present moment of crisis and hope in France, through...


Faith and Resistance

by Sarah Marusek Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

What kind of decolonial possibilities exist in today’s world? Exploring the rise of Shi'i activism in Lebanon and the Middle East, and drawing transnational parallels with other revolutionary religious struggles...


The Illusion of the Post-Colonial State

by W. Alade Fawole Lexington Books (June 01, 2018)

This book challenges the long-held conventional wisdom that Africa is a post-colonial society of sovereign nation-states despite the outward attributes of statehood: demarcated territories, permanent populations,...


Donald Trump and the Prospect for American Democracy

by Arthur Paulson Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This book goes beyond examining Donald Trump as a unique and controversial President to place his election in a historical and systematic perspective. It offers an analysis of the 2016 presidential nominations...


Stalin's Legacy in Romania

by Stefano Bottoni Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This study explores the little-known history of the Hungarian Autonomous Region (HAR), a Soviet-style territorial autonomy that was granted in Romania on Stalin’s personal advice to the Hungarian Székely...


The Third Bank of the River

by Chris Feliciano Arnold Picador (June 05, 2018)

During the 2014 World Cup, an isolated Amazonian tribe emerged from the jungle on the misty border of Peru and Brazil, escaping massacre at the hands of illegal loggers. A year later, in the jungle capital of...


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,...


Street Without Joy

by Bernard B. Fall & Fredrik Logevall Stackpole Books (February 16, 2018)

First published in 1961 by Stackpole Books, Street without Joy is a classic of military history. Journalist and scholar Bernard Fall vividly captured the sights, sounds, and smells of the brutal— and politically...


Communication, Digital Media, and Popular Culture in Korea

by Nojin Kwak, Dal Yong Jin, Yeuseung Kim & Ji-Hyun Ahn et al. Lexington Books (May 16, 2018)

In recent decades, Korean communication and media have substantially grown to become some of the most significant segments of Korean society. Since the early 1990s, Korea has experienced several distinctive...


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 Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Other Writings

by Benjamin Franklin, E. Boyd Smith & Frank Woodworth Pine Canterbury Classics (April 03, 2018)

Explore the memoirs of one of the most inventive Americans in history.

A fascinating and unconventionally educated man, Benjamin Franklin imparts—in his own words—wisdom and remarkable life lessons on the...


Hell or Some Worse Place: Kinsale 1601

by Des Ekin The O'Brien Press (April 24, 2018)

Kinsale, Ireland: Christmas Eve, 1601

As thunder crashes and lightning rakes the sky, three very different commanders line up for a battle that will decide the fate of a nation.

General Juan del Águila has been...


Wartime America

by John W. Jeffries Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 08, 2018)

Designed to give students a concise compass to probe the history of World War II America and to assess the war’s impact on American life, the new edition of Wartime America retains the framework of the original...


Exploring Kyoto, Revised Edition

by Judith Clancy Stone Bridge Press (April 22, 2018)

UPDATED: This book will be updated with current information on transportation, internet use, new locations, and revised maps and trails to reflect modernization and changes.

AUTHORITATIVE: Author is a long-time...


Painting the Town Red

by Bob Dent Pluto Press (March 20, 2018)

The intensely political cultural production that erupted during Hungary's short-lived Soviet Republic of 1919 encompassed music, art, literature, film and theatre. Painting the Town Red is the little-known history...


A Certain Amount of Madness

by Amber Murrey Pluto Press (March 20, 2018)

Thomas Sankara was one of Africa's most important anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th Century. His declaration that fundamental socio-political change would require a 'certain amount of madness' drove...


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 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...


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...


The Shoemaker's Tale

by Mark Ari Zephyr Press (April 20, 2018)

1. Favorable reviews from Kirkus Reviews 2. Has done well in Jewish literary circles


Inventing Pollution

by Peter Thorsheim Ohio University Press (April 16, 2018)

Going as far back as the thirteenth century, Britons mined and burned coal. Britain’s supremacy in the nineteenth century depended in large part on its vast deposits of coal, which powered industry, warmed...


Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean

by Sabella Ogbobode Abidde, Bruce Ormond Grant, Leonard Sitji Bombom & Elisha J. Dung et al. Lexington Books (March 01, 2018)

As important as state-to-state and multi-state cooperation have long proven to be, many countries in the Global South have yet to fully explore its potentials. Despite their shared history of slavery, colonialism,...


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...


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...


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Benjamin Franklin is a man who needs little introduction. He wore many hats over the course of his fascinating life, from that of a printer, to an inventor, to a scientist, to a politician, a founding father...


The North America Indians

by Franz Boas & Clark Wissler Lm Publishers (April 12, 2018)

"In North America, as a whole, anthropologists usually recognize from ten to eleven more or less clearly defined culture areas, the approximate borders of which are indicated on the accompanying map. Yet, in...


The Mississippi River Problem

by Walter S. Tower & H. M. Kingery Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

"The project for a deep waterway from the Great Lakes to the Gulf has been dreamed about and discussed intermittently for half a century, but nothing definite ever came of it until a little over a year ago,...


Steps in the Evolution of Religion

by Frank Sargent Hoffman & James Thompson Bixby Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

This book deals with the steps in the evolution of religion and the Influence of the Environment on Religion. The most remarkable thing yet discovered about this planet is the fact that human beings exist upon...


NATURAL HISTORY OF MAN

by Armand de Quatrefages Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

This book presents the natural history of man, with illustrations. - What is man? - The Antiquity of Man. - The Migrations of Men. - The Development of Physical and Intellectual Characters of the Human Races....


Missions and Mission Indians of California

by Henry W. Henshaw & James Mooney Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

From the time of its discovery by Grijalva in 1534 until 1607, a number of fruitless attempts had been made by the Mexican authorities to colonize the peninsula of Lower California, and no small amount of treasure...


Miracles and Medicine

by Andrew D. White Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

Nothing in the evolution of human thought appears more inevitable than the idea of supernatural intervention in producing and curing disease. The causes of disease are so intricate that they are reached only...


The West Indian Bridge between North and South America

by Joseph William Spencer Lm Publishers (April 12, 2018)

A glance at a map of the American continent, inclosing the West Indian seas within its mass, suggests that these basins are sunken plains, submerged to only a moderate extent, but the soundings show depths reaching...


Woman Triumphant

by Rudolf Cronau Lm Publishers (April 12, 2018)

This book gives an account of woman's evolution, of her enduring and trying struggles for liberty, education, and recognition. While this account will make every woman proud of the achievements of her sex, man,...


Kings of England

by Jonathan Swift & Al. Lm Publishers (April 12, 2018)

This is the history of Kings of England, from William II (surnamed Rufus) to Henry II.

"... At the time of the Conqueror's death, his eldest son Robert, upon some discontent with his father, being absent in France;...


Introduction and Succession of Vertebrate Life in America

by Charles O. Marsh Lm Publishers (April 12, 2018)

The origin of life and the order of succession in which its various forms have appeared upon the earth offer to science its most inviting and most difficult field of research. Although the primal origin of life...


Evidences of Glacial Man in America

by Benjamin Franklin de Costa & George Frederick Wright Lm Publishers (April 12, 2018)

In that distant age when Nature was still toiling at the foundations of the Eastern Continent, portions of America had become dry land, and mountain-peaks in North Carolina were illuminated by rising and setting...


A Trip around Iceland

by Louis P. Gratacap Lm Publishers (April 12, 2018)

The study of islands, whether the attention of the visitor is directed to their structure or their inhabitants, yields a peculiar pleasure. They are quite definite and unique units. They reveal interesting relations...


A Short History of Scientific Instruction

by Joseph N. Lockyer Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

"It is perhaps the more necessary to insist upon stern necessity as being the origin of learning, because it is so difficult for us now to put ourselves in the place of those early representatives of our race...


Historical Dictionary of Slovenia

by Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj, Gregor Kranjc, Žarko Lazarević & Carole Rogel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 22, 2018)

The expanded third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Slovenia covers personalities and events that have made a mark on Slovenia in the more than a decade since the last edition. This includes new entries...


Deep Freeze

by Philipp Bagus Ludwig von Mises Institute (January 30, 2018)

It was a modern thriving economy one day, and then, suddenly, the food disappeared from the shelves, the banks closed, and the ships stopped arriving. Iceland in 2008 experienced an unprecedented economic meltdown...