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State and Society in Communist Czechoslovakia: Transforming the Everyday from WWII to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

by Roman Krakovsky I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
04/2018
ISBN:
9781784539146
Format:
Hbk 352 pages

Across central and eastern Europe after World War II, the newly established communist regimes promised a drastic social revolution...

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Blackface Nation: Race, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music, 1812-1925

by Brian Roberts University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780226451640
Format:
Pb+ 384 pages

As the United States transitioned from a rural nation to an urbanized, industrial giant between the War of 1812 and the early...

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Power without Victory: Woodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist Experiment

by Trygve Throntveit University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9780226459905
Format:
Pb+ 416 pages

For decades, Woodrow Wilson has been remembered as either a paternalistic liberal or reactionary conservative at home and as a...

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Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

by Alan Mikhail University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, had a dream in which a tree sprouted from his navel. As the tree grew, its shade covered...

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About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

by Jutta Schickore University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780226449982
Format:
Hbk 320 pages

Scientists' views on what makes an experiment successful have developed dramatically throughout history. Different criteria for...

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Cul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue

by Paul Cheney University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780226079356
Format:
Hbk 264 pages

In the eighteenth century, the Cul de Sac plain in Saint-Domingue, now Haiti, was a vast open-air workhouse of sugar plantations....

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Visions of Sodom: Religion, Homoerotic Desire, and the End of the World in England, c. 1550-1850

by H. Cocks University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780226438665
Format:
Hbk 352 pages

The book of Genesis records the fiery fate of Sodom and Gomorrah—a storm of fire and brimstone was sent from heaven and, for the...

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Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge

by John Gennari University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780226428321
Format:
Hbk 296 pages

In the United States, African American and Italian cultures have been intertwined for more than a hundred years. From as early...

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Jerusalem 1900: The Holy City in the Age of Possibilities

by Vincent Lemire University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780226188232
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

Perhaps the most contested patch of earth in the world, Jerusalem's Old City experiences consistent violent unrest between Israeli...

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Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps

by Stephen Hornsby University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780226386041
Format:
Hbk 304 pages

Instructive, amusing, colorful—pictorial maps have been used and admired since the first medieval cartographer put pen to paper...

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Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves

by Marie Schwartz University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780226147550
Format:
Hbk 416 pages

Behind every great man stands a great woman. And behind that great woman stands a slave. Or so it was in the households of the...

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American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream

by Julia Mickenberg University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780226256122
Format:
Hbk 432 pages

If you were an independent, adventurous, liberated American woman in the 1920s or 1930s where might you have sought escape from...

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Developing Africa: Concepts and practices in twentieth-century colonialism

by Joseph Hodge, Gerald Hodl and Martina Kopf Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9781526106766
Format:
Pb+ 432 pages

This book investigates development in British, French and Portuguese colonial Africa during the last decades of colonial rule....

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Livingstone's 'Lives': A Metabiography of a Victorian Icon

by Justin Livingstone Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9781526106797
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Pb+ 320 pages

David Livingstone, the 'missionary-explorer', has attracted more commentary than nearly any other Victorian hero. Beginning in...

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Souls of white folk: White settlers in Kenya, 1900s-1920s

by Brett Shadle Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9781526106810
Format:
Pb+ 192 pages

Kenya's white settlers have been alternately celebrated and condemned, painted as romantic pioneers or hedonistic bed-hoppers...

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