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A History of African-American Leadership

A History of African-American Leadership

John White, Bruce J. Dierenfield
April 26, 2012

The story of black emancipation is one of the most dramatic themes of American history, covering racism, murder, poverty and extreme heroism. Figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are the demigods of the freedom movements, both film and household figures. This major text explores the...

The British Working Class 1832-1940

The British Working Class 1832-1940

Andrew August
March 29, 2007

In this insightful new study, Andrew August examines the British working class in the period when Britain became a mature industrial power, working men and women dominated massive new urban populations, and the extension of suffrage brought them into the political nation for the first time. ...

Children and Childhood in Western Society Since 1500

Children and Childhood in Western Society Since 1500

Hugh Cunningham
March 03, 2005

This book investigates the relationship between ideas about childhood and the actual experience of being a child, and assesses how it has changed over the span of five hundred years.  Hugh Cunningham tells an engaging story of the development of ideas about childhood from the Renaissance to...

The European Colonial Empires: 1815-1919

The European Colonial Empires: 1815-1919

H. L. Wesseling
June 03, 2004

The nineteenth century was Europe's colonial century. At the beginning of the period, the only colonial empire that existed was the British Empire. By the end of the century the situation was completely different and Europe's colonial possessions had come to constitute a large part of the world....

The Rule of Law, 1603-1660: Crowns, Courts and Judges

The Rule of Law, 1603-1660: Crowns, Courts and Judges

James S. Hart
November 20, 2003

This book measures contemporary attitudes to the law - within and outside of the legal profession – to see how c17th century Englishmen defined the role of law in their society, to see what their expectations were of the law and how these expectations helped shape political debate – and ultimately...

Persecution and Toleration in Protestant England 1558-1689

Persecution and Toleration in Protestant England 1558-1689

John Coffey
November 06, 2000

This fascinating work is the first overview of its subject to be published in over half a century. The issues it deals with are key to early modern political, religious and cultural history.The seventeenth century is traditionally regarded as a period of expanding and extended liberalism, when...

Britannia Overruled: British Policy and World Power in the Twentieth Century

Britannia Overruled: British Policy and World Power in the Twentieth Century

David Reynolds
July 24, 2000

This book brings together the often separated histories of diplomacy, defence, economics and empire in a provocative reinterpretation of British 'decline'. It also offers a broader reflection on the nature of international power and the mechanisms of policymaking. For this Second Edition,...

The American Irish: A History

The American Irish: A History

Kevin Kenny
July 03, 2000

 The American Irish: A History, is the first concise, general history of its subject in a generation. It provides a long-overdue synthesis of Irish-American history from the beginnings of emigration in the early eighteenth century to the present day. While most previous accounts of the subject...

Ireland since 1800: Conflict and Conformity

Ireland since 1800: Conflict and Conformity

K.Theodore Hoppen
October 15, 1998

The second edition of this bestselling survey of modern Irish history covers social, religious as well as political history and offers a distinctive combination of chronological and thematic approaches....

Sweet Land of Liberty?: The African-American Struggle for Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century

Sweet Land of Liberty?: The African-American Struggle for Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century

Robert Cook
October 08, 1997

A powerful and moving account of the campaign for civil rights in modern America. Robert Cook is concerned less with charismatic leaders like Martin Luther King, and more with the ordinary men and women who were mobilised by the grass-roots activities of civil-rights workers and community leaders....

France in the Age of Henri IV: The Struggle for Stability

France in the Age of Henri IV: The Struggle for Stability

Mark Greengrass
April 04, 1995

This study was the first systematic attempt to reach behind the myth of Henri IV - famous for having brought order to France after long civil war - and explores the reality of his achievement. This Second Edition has been substantially updated....

British in the Americas 1480-1815, The

British in the Americas 1480-1815, The

Anthony Mcfarlane
December 12, 1994

Of northern European nations, the British had the greatest impact on the Americas. Their history there embraces far more than the colonies that became the United States: England had been in the New World for a century before those colonies were established, and the British presence long outlived...

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