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Living Jim Crow: The Segregated Town in Mid-Century Southern Fiction

Hardback, 31/07/2020, £80.00
Analysing the ubiquity of the small town in fiction of the mid-century US South, Living Jim Crow is the first extended scholarly study to explore how authors mobilised this setting as a tool for racial resistance.

Never Trump: The revolt of the conservative elites

Hardback, 25/05/2020, £21.99
In Never Trump, Robert P. Saldin and Steven M. Teles argue that the influence of the movement turned out to be much larger than its disappointing impact on the election. Never Trump examines the reasons for this widespread and unprecedented intra-party opposition to Trump, why it took the form it did, and its longer-term consequences.

First Americans Culture & History

Paperback, 20/08/2020, £24.95

How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America

Hardback, 15/04/2020, £18.99
A provocative and propulsive look at American history, and the myth that the Civil War's "new birth of freedom" ended oligarchy. It just moved westward.

People of New France

Paperback, 11/01/1997, £22.99
A brief overview of French colonial society before the British conquest of 1759-60. The primary focus is on what is now called Quebec, but there are also chapters on Louisiana and the West, as well as on the Atlantic colonies of Acadia and Ile Royal.

American Republic: Primary Sources

Paperback, 01/01/2002, £10.95


Paperback, 26/05/2009, £10.95

Conquest of the American West

Paperback, 01/01/2003, £8.99
John Selby's book is a mammoth tour of the United States, concentrating on the colourful and the dramatic. In it are to be found the exploits and work of pioneers like Daniel Boone; the subjugation of the Native Americans and dramatic incidents in American history such as The Alamo.

We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops and Corruption in an American City

Paperback, 25/02/2021, £14.99
Wayne Jenkins and his team of plain-clothed officers - the Gun Trace Task Force - were the city's lauded and decorated heroes.

The Warrior and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation

Hardback, 04/02/2021, £25.00
The riveting story of the Shawnee brothers who led the last great pan-Indian confederacy against the United States, by the award-winning author of The Earth is Weeping.

History Has Begun: The Birth of a New America

Hardback, 26/03/2020, £16.99

Letter from America: 1946-2004

Paperback, 05/08/2021, £12.99

Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America - A Recent History

Paperback, 12/08/2021, £12.99
Largely out of sight, they rapidly built and funded a new empire of think tanks and academic institutions and professional organisations, lobbying and political groups, using them to transform politics, media, finance, the legal system and US laws to reinvent and control the political economy.

The Warrior and the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Brothers Who Led the Native American Resistance

Paperback, 03/02/2022, £10.99
The riveting story of the Shawnee brothers who led the last great pan-Indian confederacy against the United States, by the award-winning author of The Earth is Weeping.

Benjamin Franklin

Paperback, 14/02/2022, £12.99
The action-packed life of the polymath and 'First American', Benjamin Franklin.

New Introduction to American Studies

Paperback, 10/11/2005, £42.99
Conveying through 16 essays the continuing importance of American Studies and the excitement to be gained from its study, this book provides an evaluation of America's place in the world and the often tangled paths that led her there. It also examines ideals such as the commitment to liberty, equality and material progress.

Little History of the United States

Hardback, 02/09/2016, £10.99
A fast-paced, character-filled history that brings the unique American saga to life for readers of all ages

Crisis and Crossfire: The United States and the Middle East Since 1945

Paperback, 22/12/2005, £13.99
Surveys and analyses the broad contours of US involvement in the Middle East. It probes the reasons why the United States implemented various policies and assesses the wisdom of American leaders as they accepted greater responsibilities for preserving stability and security in the region.

Why the CIA Killed JFK and Malcolm X: The Secret Drug Trade in Laos

Paperback, 28/11/2014, £9.99
A new groundbreaking work presenting evidence that the CIA silenced JFK to protect its secret drug trade in Laos.

America, Russia and the Cold War 1945-2006

Hardback, 01/12/2006, £57.99
Using material from both published and private sources, this text focuses on United States-Soviet diplomacy to explain the causes and consequences of the Cold War. It explores how the Cold War was shaped by domestic events in both the US and the Soviet Union.

Limits of Liberty: American History 1607-1992 2ed

Paperback, 09/03/1995, £30.99
This is a survey of the American past from the earliest colonial settlements to the present day. The author assesses not only the epic achievements of the nation, but also the tensions and limitations of the society behind the American dream. A new chapter reviews recent presidential elections.

Fifty Years War: The United States and the Soviet Union in World Politics, 1941-1991

Paperback, 08/02/1996, £69.99
This is an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Cold war and the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union that has dominated world politics in the second half of the twentieth century.

Wealth and Poverty in America

Paperback, 01/11/2002, £43.75
The ideologies of equal opportunity and individual responsibility that dominate American culture tend to obscure the casual connections between poverty and wealth. Uncovering these connections is one of the purposes of this book.

North America: Historical Geography of a Changing Continent 2ed

Paperback, 01/08/2001, £77.00
This volume offers a comprehensive historical overview of the formation and growth of North American regions from European exploration and colonization to the later 20th century. It explores themes including acquisition of geographical knowledge, cultural transfer and frontier expansion.

Week the World Stood Still: Inside the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis

Paperback, 18/01/2005, £14.99
The Cuban missile crisis was the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War and the most perilous moment in American history. In this dramatic and succinct narrative, Sheldon M. Stern enables the reader to follow the often harrowing twists and turns of the crisis.

Voyeur's Motel

Paperback, 04/05/2017, £9.99
From Gay Talese, a remarkable new work of reportage more than thirty years in the making.

Making it

Paperback, 25/05/2017, £14.99

Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder

Paperback, 01/06/2017, £10.99
'Neither Wolf Nor Dog is a book of revelation ... a true-life fable and a provocative call ... remarkable' Robert Plant

1927:High tide of the 1920s

Paperback, 19/08/2002, £12.99

Great Railway Revolution

Paperback, 01/04/2013, £25.00
The first new and comprehensive narrative history of the American railroads in a generation. 'Shrewd, articulate and incredibly well-informed' - Miranda Seymour, Daily Telegraph

Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War

Paperback, 23/09/2016, £15.00
Surrounding the war with an aura of nostalgia both fosters the delusion that war can cure our social ills and makes us strong again, and weakens confidence in our ability to act effectively in our own time."-Journal of Military History

American History: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 02/11/2012, £8.99

Great American Speech: Words and Monuments

Hardback, 01/07/2015, £15.00
Everyone knows the great American Dream: that America is the land of free enterprise, offering men and women without inherited advantages the chance to get ahead through hard work and self-reliance. Yet The Great American Speech offers an alternative vision, one enshrined in the country's most memorable speeches.

No God but Gain: The Untold Story of Cuban Slavery, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Making of the United States

Hardback, 08/09/2015, £20.00
The decisive role of the illegal slave trade in the making of the United States

From Colony To Super-Power U.S. foreign Relations Since 1776

Paperback, 26/05/2011, £12.99
A finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, this acclaimed history uses foreign relations as the lens through which to tell the story of America's dramatic rise from 13 disparate colonies huddled along the Atlantic coast to the world's greatest superpower.
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