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The Mentelles

by Randolph Paul Runyon The University Press of Kentucky (April 23, 2018)

Though they were not, as Charlotte claimed, refugees from the French Revolution, Augustus Waldemar and Charlotte Victoire Mentelle undoubtedly felt like exiles in their adopted hometown of Lexington, Kentucky...


The Secret History of RDX

by Colin F. Baxter The University Press of Kentucky (April 23, 2018)

During the early years of World War II, American ships crossing the Atlantic with oil and supplies were virtually defenseless against German U-boats. Bombs and torpedoes fitted with TNT barely made a dent in...


The Burning Shores

by Frederic Wehrey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 17, 2018)

A riveting, beautifully crafted account of Libya after Qadhafi.

The death of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi freed Libya from forty-two years of despotic rule, raising hopes for a new era. But in the aftermath, the country...


Inland Shift

by Juan De Lara University of California Press (April 17, 2018)

The subprime crash of 2008 revealed a fragile, unjust, and unsustainable economy built on retail consumption, low-wage jobs, and fictitious capital. Finance and global commodity chains transformed Southern California’s...


A Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg

by A. Wilson Greene & Gary W. Gallagher The University of North Carolina Press (April 17, 2018)

Grinding, bloody, and ultimately decisive, the Petersburg Campaign was the Civil War's longest and among its most complex. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee squared off for more than nine months in their struggle...


City of Second Sight

by Justin T. Clark The University of North Carolina Press (April 16, 2018)

In the decades before the U.S. Civil War, the city of Boston evolved from a dilapidated, haphazardly planned, and architecturally stagnant provincial town into a booming and visually impressive metropolis. In...


Memory, Identity, and Commemorations of World War II

by Mike Mochizuki, Daqing Yang, Marlène Laruelle & Ricardo T. Jose et al. Lexington Books (April 15, 2018)

Why do some governments and societies attach great significance to a particular anniversary year whereas others seem less inclined to do so? What motivates the orchestration of elaborate commemorative activities...


Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago

by Rita Pemberton, Debbie McCollin, Gelien Matthews & Michael Toussaint Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 2018)

As separate entities and later a unified state, the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago boast very unique histories. Initially claimed by the Spanish in 1498, these territories were affected by the imperialist...


Hamilton

by Tony Williams Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 2018)

The award-winning, smash Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical continues to captivate sold-out audiences and has sparked unprecedented interest in its historical protagonist. In Hamilton: An American Biography,...


Labor in Israel

by Jonathan Preminger ILR Press (April 15, 2018)

Using a comprehensive analysis of the wave of organizing that swept the country starting in 2007, Labor in Israel investigates the changing political status of organized labor in the context of changes to Israel’s...


Border Capitalism, Disrupted

by Stephen Campbell ILR Press (April 15, 2018)

Border Capitalism, Disrupted presents an insightful ethnography of migrant labor regulation at the Mae Sot Special Border Economic Zone on the Myanmar border in northwest Thailand. By bringing a new deployment...


School of Europeanness

by Dace Dzenovska Cornell University Press (April 15, 2018)

In School of Europeanness, Dace Dzenovska argues that Europe’s political landscape is shaped by a fundamental tension between the need to exclude and the requirement to profess and institutionalize the value...


Democracy in Exile

by Daniel Bessner Cornell University Press (April 15, 2018)

Anyone interested in the history of U.S. foreign relations, Cold War history, and twentieth century intellectual history will find this impressive biography of Hans Speier, one of the most influential figures...


Harvests, Feasts, and Graves

by Ryan Schram Cornell University Press (April 15, 2018)

Ryan Schram explores phenomena of intercultural and historical conjuncture as experienced by the Auhewela in Papua New Guinea in Harvests, Feasts, and Graves. In this ethnographic investigation, Schram ponders...


The Control Agenda

by Matthew J. Ambrose Cornell University Press (April 15, 2018)

The Control Agenda is a sweeping account of the history of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), their rise in the Nixon and Ford administrations, their downfall under President Carter, and their powerful...


The Century of Women

by Maria Bucur Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 13, 2018)

This innovative text explores the unprecedented changes in the realms of politics, demography, economics, culture, knowledge, and kinship that women have brought about in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries....


Race Over Party

by Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood The University of North Carolina Press (April 13, 2018)

In late-nineteenth-century Boston, battles over black party loyalty were fights over the place of African Americans in the post–Civil War nation. In his fresh in-depth study of black partisanship and politics,...


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...


Are We Not Foreigners Here?

by Jeffrey M. Schulze The University of North Carolina Press (April 12, 2018)

Since its inception, the U.S.-Mexico border has invited the creation of cultural, economic, and political networks that often function in defiance of surrounding nation-states. It has also produced individual...


Francis I

by Leonie Frieda Harper (April 10, 2018)

The bestselling author of Catherine de Medici returns to sixteenth-century Europe in this evocative and entertaining biography that recreates a remarkable era of French history and brings to life a great monarch—Francis...


Blackbeard's Sunken Prize

by Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing & Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton The University of North Carolina Press (April 10, 2018)

In 1717, the notorious pirate Blackbeard captured a French slaving vessel off the coast of Martinique and made it his flagship, renaming it Queen Anne's Revenge. Over the next six months, the heavily armed ship...


An Unseen Light

by Charles W. McKinney Jr., Aram Goudsouzian, Steven A. Knowlton & Elton H. Weaver Iii et al. The University Press of Kentucky (April 10, 2018)

During the second half of the nineteenth century, Memphis, Tennessee, had the largest metropolitan population of African Americans in the Mid-South region and served as a political hub for civic organizations...


John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him

by E. Lawrence Abel Regnery History (April 09, 2018)

When John Wilkes Booth died—shot inside a burning barn and dragged out twelve days after he assassinated President Lincoln—all he had in his pocket were a compass, a candle, a diary, and five photographs...


Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves

by Sharada Balachandran Orihuela The University of North Carolina Press (April 09, 2018)

In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American...


Profit and Passion

by Nicole von Germeten University of California Press (April 06, 2018)

Colonial documents and works of literature from early modern Spain are rife with references to public women, whores, and prostitutes. In Profit and Passion, Nicole von Germeten offers a new history of the women...


The Ghosts of Gombe

by Dale Peterson University of California Press (April 06, 2018)

In 1960 a young Jane Goodall set up camp within the dense forests of the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in Tanganyika Territory, East Africa. Her goal was to embark on what would prove to be the first successful...


Archibald Simpson's Unpeaceable Kingdom

by Peter N. Moore Lexington Books (April 05, 2018)

This book draws on the life of Presbyterian minister and diarist Archibald Simpson (1734–1795) to examine the history of evangelical Protestantism in South Carolina and the British Atlantic during the last...


The History of Policing America

by Laurence Armand French Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 05, 2018)

America’s first known system of law enforcement was established more than 350 years ago. Today law enforcement faces issues such as racial discrimination, use of force, and Body Worn Camera (BWC) scrutiny....


The Kearney Agitation in California

by Henry George Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 02, 2018)

Denis Kearney was mainly known as American labor agitator of 19th century, and one of the most important leaders of the anti-Chinese campaign in California. He began an agitation among the workingmen in 1877....


Israelites and Indians

by Garrick Mallery Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 02, 2018)

Many authors have contended that the North American Indians were descendants of the "ten lost tribes of Israel." Prominent among them was James Adair, whose work, highly useful with regard to the customs of...


History of Changes in New England Population

by Nathan Allen & Amos Noyes Currier Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 02, 2018)

In the history of a nation or a people there are sometimes important changes taking place, so gradually and quietly that they are scarcely perceptible at the time. It may require a series of years or several...


From Creation to Evolution

by Andrew Dickson White Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 02, 2018)

The Origin of Species had come into the theological world like a plow into an ant-hill. Everywhere those who were thus rudely awakened from their old comfort and repose had swarmed forth angry and confused....


Ancestor Worship Among the Fijians

by Basil H. Thomson & Frank Coffee Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 02, 2018)

Like other primitive peoples, the Fijians deified their ancestors. The father ruled the family. Each member of it turned to him for the ordering of his daily life. No scheme entered the head of the young man...


Titanic

by Nicola Pierce The O'Brien Press (April 02, 2018)

This book commemorates the enduring legacy of the world’s most famous ship – TITANIC.

Her story is one of all those bound together on that fateful voyage. On board were: writers, artists, honeymooners, sportsmen,...


Historic Tales of Mayo

by Eamonn Henry THP Ireland (April 02, 2018)

These true stories drawn from historical sources and local reminiscences, have been brought together and retold by Eamonn Henry.This collection is a heady mix of tragic, funny, passionate and moving stories....


Keep the Days

by Steven M. Stowe The University of North Carolina Press (April 02, 2018)

Americans wrote fiercely during the Civil War. War surprised, devastated, and opened up imagination, taking hold of Americans' words as well as their homes and families. The personal diary—wildly ragged yet...


Nixon in New York

by Victor Li Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (April 01, 2018)

Richard Nixon’s loss in the 1962 gubernatorial election in California was more than just a simple electoral defeat. His once-promising political career was in ruins as he dropped his second high-profile race...


The Greatest Medal of Honor Stories Ever Told

by Tom Mccarthy Lyons Press (April 01, 2018)

In The Greatest Medal of Honor Stories Ever Told, editor Tom McCarthy has pulled together some of the finest writings about heroes awarded the highest military honor that capture readers imaginations. The one...