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Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Otherwise Known as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate States Army

by Loreta Velazquez The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9781469633190
Format:
Pbk 630 pages

Loreta Janeta Velazquez was the daughter of a Spanish official living in Cuba. As a young girl she was sent to school in New Orleans,...

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History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave: Related by Herself

by Mary Prince The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9781469633282
Format:
Pbk 66 pages

Mary Prince's narrative was one of the earliest to reveal the ugly truths about slavery in the West Indies to an English reading...

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Voice from the South: By a Black Woman of the South

by Anna Cooper The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9781469633312
Format:
Pbk 158 pages

Published in 1892, A Voice from the South (1892) is the only book published by one of the most prominent African American women...

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Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War

by Stephen Cushman The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9781469633398
Format:
Pb+ 232 pages

War destroys, but it also inspires, stimulates, and creates. It is, in this way, a muse, and a powerful one at that. The American...

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Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front

by J Gallman The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9781469633411
Format:
Pb+ 336 pages

The Civil War thrust Americans onto unfamiliar terrain, as two competing societies mobilized for four years of bloody conflict....

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Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York’s Early Republic Congregations

by Kyle Bulthuis New York University Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9781479831340
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

Tells the diverse story of four congregations in New York City as they navigated the social and political changes of the late...

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First Amendment and LGBT Equality: A Contentious History

by Carlos Ball Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780674972193
Format:
Hbk 368 pages

Carlos A. Ball argues that as progressives fight the First Amendment claims of religious conservatives and other LGBT opponents,...

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Corporations and American Democracy

by Naomi Lamoreaux and William Novak Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
04/2017
ISBN:
9780674972285
Format:
Hbk 528 pages

Recent Supreme Court decisions in Citizens United and other high-profile cases have sparked disagreement about the role of corporations...

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Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

by Matthew Lockwood Yale University Press
Pub Date:
08/2017
ISBN:
9780300217063
Format:
Hbk 416 pages

A fresh and fascinating history of crime and violence in England through the office of the coroner. In his fascinating...

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Gulag Letters

by Arsenii Formakov Yale University Press
Pub Date:
07/2017
ISBN:
9780300209310
Format:
Hbk 304 pages

A poignant collection of letters written by the Latvian poet, novelist, and newspaper editor Arsenii Formakov while interned in...

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Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone

by Thomas Hazlett Yale University Press
Pub Date:
07/2017
ISBN:
9780300210507
Format:
Hbk 416 pages

From the former chief economist of the FCC, a remarkable history of the U.S. government’s regulation of the airwaves. Popular...

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Writing, Publishing, and Reading Local Gazetteers in Imperial China, 1100-1700

by Joseph Dennis Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9780674504295
Format:
Hbk 406 pages

This book is the definitive study of imperial Chinese local gazetteers, one of the most important sources for pre-modern Chinese...

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Schools of Democracy: A Political History of the American Labor Movement

by Clayton Sinyai ILR Press
Pub Date:
04/2006
ISBN:
9780801472992
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

In this new political history of the labor movement, Clayton Sinyai examines the relationship between labor activism and the American...

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Falling for Icarus: A Journey Among the Cretans

by Rory Maclean Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Pub Date:
10/2011
ISBN:
9781848859562
Format:
Pbk 352 pages

On a windy spring morning in an ancient Cretan village, Rory MacLean fell to earth. His mother had died a few months earlier and...

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In the Shadow of Hitler: Personalities of the Right in Central and Eastern Europe

by Rebecca Haynes And Martyn Rady I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
11/2013
ISBN:
9781780768083
Format:
Pb+ 344 pages

Many important right-wing political figures from the late nineteenth century and inter-war period have been over-shadowed in history...

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