Anna Julia Cooper's dissertation, "L'Attitude de la France l'gard de l'esclavage pendant la revolution", offered a bold interpretation of the French Revolution. This English translation of her work is useful for students and scholars. It helps to better understand the story of Anna Julia Cooper and the importance of her scholarship.
The fascinating story of what happened to the orphaned and abandoned children of the London Foundling Hospital, and the consequences of Georgian philanthropy. From serving Britain's growing global empire in the Royal Navy, to the suffering of child workers in the Industrial Revolution, the Foundling Hospital was no simple act of charity.
Ranging from Georgia's founding in the 1730s until the American Revolution, Marsh's history tells a complex story of narrowing opportunities for women as the colony evolved toward stability in the face of sporadic warfare, changes in government, land speculation, and the arrival of slaves and immigrants in growing numbers.
The public perception of the Guards is of soldiers used for just ceremonial duties. The Drum Horse in the Fountain demonstrates how far from the mark is this image. It captures the careers, accomplishments, follies and the occasional crimes of over three hundred men who have served in the seven Regiments of the British sovereign's personal troops.
Features Moll Flanders who is famous for her criminal and sexual adventures, racily portrayed n big and small screen romps as bawdy wench, fallen woman and proto-feminist trailblazer. But who was she? And what world did she really inhabit?
It's a fascinating story that [Palin] brings full-bloodedly to life.' Guardian `This is an incredible book . Carefully researched and well-crafted, it brings the story of a ship vividly to life.' Sunday Times`A great story .
Douglas Porch's sweeping history of counterinsurgency campaigns, ranging from nineteenth-century colonial conquests to General Petraeus' 'Surge' in Iraq, challenges the contemporary mythologising of counterinsurgency as a humane way of war. The reality, he reveals, is that 'hearts and minds' has never been a recipe for lasting stability.
"Plague in the Early Modern World presents a broad range of primary source materials from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, China, India, and North America that explore the nature and impact of plague and disease in the early modern world"--
In The Reformation of Feeling, Susan Karant-Nunn looks beyond and beneath the formal doctrinal and moral demands of the Reformation in Germany to examine the emotional tenor of the programs that the emerging creeds-revised Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Calvinism/Reformed theology-developed for their members.
Explores life-writing in England between 1500 and 1700, and argues that this was a period which saw remarkable innovations in biography, autobiography, and diary-keeping that laid the foundations for our modern life-writing.
Focusing on everyday rituals, this book includes essays that look at spheres of social action and the places throughout the Atlantic world where African-descended communities have expressed their values, ideas, beliefs, and spirituality in material terms.
The gripping life story of the great war correspondent Marie Colvin told by one of her closest friendsMarie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life.
This new study explores how British youth was made, and how it made itself, over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Highlighting both change and striking continuity, Melanie Tebbutt traces the origins and development of key themes and debates in the history of modern British youth.
'A landmark work giving a global panorama of Mao's ideology filled with historic events and enlivened by striking characters' Jonathan Fenby
Since the 1980s, China seems to have abandoned the utopian turmoil of Mao's revolution in favour of authoritarian capitalism.
'He is as funny as Bryson and as wise as Orwell' Observer
It was the spirit of our finest hour, the backbone of our post-war greatness, and it promoted some of the boldest and most brilliant schemes this isle has ever produced: it was the Welfare State, and it made you and I.
In this major, wide-ranging new biography Andrew Adonis brings to life one of our greatest statesmen - a politician whose light is often unjustly hidden beneath that of his more celebrated contemporaries.
The Human Factor tells the dramatic story about the part played by political leaders - particularly the three very different personalities of Gorbachev, Reagan and Thatcher - in ending the standoff that threatened the future of all humanity
The definitive work on the subject and an essential reference book, this revised edition has new chapters on The First Glass, Art Deco, Modernism, Post Modernism, Cocktail Shakers as well as 2,000 new images.
This is the extraordinary story of the British plot in the summer of 1918 to overthrow the Bolshevik government in Russia, murder the Bolshevik leaders, and install a new government in Moscow that would re-open the war against the Germans on the Eastern Front.