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Social & cultural history books

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Witchcraft in Early Modern England by Jim Sharpe Witchcraft in Early Modern England

Witchcraft in Early Modern England is a fascinating introduction to the history of witches and witchcraft. This book charts the witch panics of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the legal persecution of witches that followed and explores the modern historiographical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Witchcraft in Early Modern England by Jim Sharpe Witchcraft in Early Modern England

Witchcraft in Early Modern England is a fascinating introduction to the history of witches and witchcraft. This book charts the witch panics of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the legal persecution of witches that followed and explores the modern historiographical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Gendering Modernism A Historical Reappraisal of the Canon by Maria Bucur Gendering Modernism A Historical Reappraisal of the Canon

A critical narrative of how gender norms and the modernist movement shaped one another in the early 20th century, using vivid case studies --Provided by publisher.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Servants of the Lord Outdoor Staff at the Great Country Houses by David S. D. Jones Servants of the Lord Outdoor Staff at the Great Country Houses

Servants of the Lord is a fascinating and comprehensive insight into the lives, roles and responsibilities of the outdoor staff at great country houses.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Age of Decadence Britain 1880 to 1914 by Simon Heffer The Age of Decadence Britain 1880 to 1914

The folk-memory of Britain in the years before the Great War is of a powerful, contented, orderly and thriving country. She commanded a vast empire. She bestrode international commerce. Her citizens were living longer, profiting from civil liberties their grandparents...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Gendering Modernism A Historical Reappraisal of the Canon by Maria Bucur Gendering Modernism A Historical Reappraisal of the Canon

A critical narrative of how gender norms and the modernist movement shaped one another in the early 20th century, using vivid case studies --Provided by publisher.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Evolution of the British Welfare State A History of Social Policy since the Industrial Revolution by Derek Fraser The Evolution of the British Welfare State A History of Social Policy since the Industrial Revolution

Remaining one of the most widely used and highly regarded introductions to the history of British social policy and social ideas, this text is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in how and why Britain created the first Welfare...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Evolution of the British Welfare State A History of Social Policy since the Industrial Revolution by Derek Fraser The Evolution of the British Welfare State A History of Social Policy since the Industrial Revolution

Remaining one of the most widely used and highly regarded introductions to the history of British social policy and social ideas, this text is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in how and why Britain created the first Welfare...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Persistence of Race Continuity and Change in Germany from the Wilhemine Empire to National Socialism by Lara Day The Persistence of Race Continuity and Change in Germany from the Wilhemine Empire to National Socialism

This volume explores the hateful depictions of the Nazi era alongside Wilhelmine images of indigenous peoples, revealing race as on object of fascination for Germans across several eras.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Children, Media, and American History Printed Poison, Pernicious Stuff, and Other Terrible Temptations by Margaret Cassidy Children, Media, and American History Printed Poison, Pernicious Stuff, and Other Terrible Temptations

Printed poison. Pernicious stuff. Since the nineteenth century, these are some of the many concerned comments critics have made about media for children. From dime novels to comic books to digital media, Cassidy illustrates the ways children have used old...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Children, Media, and American History Printed Poison, Pernicious Stuff, and Other Terrible Temptations by Margaret Cassidy Children, Media, and American History Printed Poison, Pernicious Stuff, and Other Terrible Temptations

Printed poison. Pernicious stuff. Since the nineteenth century, these are some of the many concerned comments critics have made about media for children. From dime novels to comic books to digital media, Cassidy illustrates the ways children have used old...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

John Lilburne and the Levellers Reappraising the Roots of English Radicalism 400 Years on by John (Editor of Quarterly Journal International Socialism) Rees John Lilburne and the Levellers Reappraising the Roots of English Radicalism 400 Years on

John Lilburne (1615-1657), or 'Freeborn John' as he was called by the London crowd, was an important political agitator during the English Revolution. He was one of the leading figures in The Levellers, the short-lived but highly influential radical sect...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

The Other Great Migration The Movement of Rural African Americans to Houston, 1900-1941 by Bernadette Pruitt, M. Hunter Hayes The Other Great Migration The Movement of Rural African Americans to Houston, 1900-1941
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The twentieth century has seen two great waves of African American migration from rural areas into the city, changing not only the country's demographics but also black culture. In her thorough study of migration to Houston, Bernadette Pruitt portrays the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2017

Tastes of the Empire Foreign Foods in Seventeenth Century England by Jillian Azevedo Tastes of the Empire Foreign Foods in Seventeenth Century England

During the 17th century, England increasingly saw foreign foods made increasingly available to consumers and featured in recipe books, medical manuals, treatises, travel narratives, even in plays. Yet the public's fascination with these foods went beyond just eating them. Through...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/09/2017

Shame A Brief History by Peter N. Stearns Shame A Brief History

Shame varies as an individual experience and its manifestations across time and cultures. Groups establish identity and enforce social behaviors through shame and shaming, while attempts at shaming often provoke a social or political backlash. Yet historians often neglect shame...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

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Blood at the Root A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick (Drew University) Phillips Blood at the Root A Racial Cleansing in America

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in the American South and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

A Most Deliberate Swindle How Edwardian Fraudsters Pulled the Plug on the Electric Bus and Left Our Cities Gasping for Breath by Mick Hamer A Most Deliberate Swindle How Edwardian Fraudsters Pulled the Plug on the Electric Bus and Left Our Cities Gasping for Breath

The story of how Edwardian Fraudsters pulled the plug on the electric bus and left our cities gasping for breath
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Performing Animals History, Agency, Theater by Karen Raber Performing Animals History, Agency, Theater


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Angels and Monsters in the House Essays on Womanhood In 19th Century America by Simona Agnese Porro Angels and Monsters in the House Essays on Womanhood In 19th Century America


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Cool Scots by Greg Moodie Cool Scots

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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Crime, Clemency and Consequence in Britain 1821 - 1839 A Slice of Criminal Life by Alison Gilby Crime, Clemency and Consequence in Britain 1821 - 1839 A Slice of Criminal Life

A rare, intimate and vivid picture of the criminal nation from 1821-39
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Witchcraft in Early Modern England by Jim Sharpe Witchcraft in Early Modern England

With the renewed interest in the history of witches and witchcraft, this timely book provides an introduction to this fascinating topic, informed by the main trends of new thinking on the subject. Beginning with a discussion of witchcraft in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Way We Lived Then by Jean Robin The Way We Lived Then

This title was first published in 2000: The Way We Lived Then is a detailed study of a nineteenth-century community. It is based on the life histories of all the inhabitants of the parish of Colyton in Devon, covering the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Bad Girls from History Wicked or Misunderstood? by Dee Gordon Bad Girls from History Wicked or Misunderstood?

Not just one type of bad girl, but the complete range, in one volume
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Flowers in the Wall Truth & Reconciliation in East Timor, Indonesia & Melanesia by David Webster Flowers in the Wall Truth & Reconciliation in East Timor, Indonesia & Melanesia

This is a collaborative project that compares the experience of truth and reconciliation -- both with and without a formal truth commission -- in Timor-Leste, Indonesia (including West Papua, a region in current conflict), and the Solomon Islands. The Democratic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Dispersal Picturing urban change in east London by Marion Davies, Juliet Davis, Debra Rapp Dispersal Picturing urban change in east London
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Dispersal considers the period of change in Stratford, East London prior to the 2012 Olympic Games. It is both a visual record of a place that has transformed beyond recognition and a commentary on the impact of these changes. Though...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Cuba A Cultural History by Alan West-Duran Cuba A Cultural History

This is a new account of Cuba's complex and turbulent history, told through an exploration of its rich and varied culture. Alan West-Duran shows Cuba to be a rare and fascinating place, remaining one of the few nations on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

A Day at Home in Early Modern England Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500-1700 by Tara Hamling, Catherine, PhD Richardson A Day at Home in Early Modern England Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500-1700
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This fascinating book offers the first sustained investigation of the complex relationship between the middling sort and their domestic space in the tumultuous, rapidly changing culture of early modern England. Presented in an innovative and engaging narrative form that follows...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Iran and the West Cultural Perceptions from the Sasanian Empire to the Islamic Republic by Margaux Whiskin Iran and the West Cultural Perceptions from the Sasanian Empire to the Islamic Republic

A timely reassessment of mutual cultural perceptions between Iran and the West.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

National Pastime U.S. History Through Baseball by Martin C. Babicz, Thomas W. Zeiler National Pastime U.S. History Through Baseball
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Through war, depression, times of tumultuous upheaval and of great prosperity - baseball has reflected America's history and ideals. In this book, historians Martin Babicz and Thomas Zeiler find in baseball a window into America's past and into the values...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Regulating the Lives of Women Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present by Miriam Abramovitz Regulating the Lives of Women Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present

Widely praised as an outstanding contribution to social welfare and feminist scholarship, Regulating the Lives of Women (1988, 1996), was one of the first books to apply a race and gender lens to U.S. welfare state history, offering a major...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

World War I and the Jews Conflict and Transformation in Europe, the Middle East, and America by Marsha L. Rozenblit World War I and the Jews Conflict and Transformation in Europe, the Middle East, and America

This book provides a fascinating survey of the ways in which Jewish communities in Europe, North America, and the Middle East participated in and were changed by the Great War during and after the conflict.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Regulating the Lives of Women Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present by Miriam Abramovitz Regulating the Lives of Women Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present

Widely praised as an outstanding contribution to social welfare and feminist scholarship, Regulating the Lives of Women (1988, 1996), was one of the first books to apply a race and gender lens to U.S. welfare state history, offering a major...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Connectivity in Motion Island Hubs in the Indian Ocean World by Burkhard Schnepel Connectivity in Motion Island Hubs in the Indian Ocean World

This original collection brings islands to the fore in a growing body of scholarship on the Indian Ocean, examining them as hubs or points of convergence and divergence in a world of maritime movements and exchanges. Straddling history and anthropology...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/08/2017

Afro-European Trade in the Atlantic World The Western Slave Coast, c. 1550- c. 1885 by Silke Strickrodt Afro-European Trade in the Atlantic World The Western Slave Coast, c. 1550- c. 1885

A uniquely detailed account of the dynamics of Afro-European trade in two states on the western Slave Coast over three centuries and the transition from slave trade to legitimate commerce.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2017

Music, Youth and International Links in Post-War British Fascism The Transformation of Extremism by Ryan Shaffer Music, Youth and International Links in Post-War British Fascism The Transformation of Extremism

It explores how British fascism grew into an international movement, how fascist youth developed skinhead music as a conduit for their ideas, and how some of those key figures made international connections with people in Iraq, Libya, Syria and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

The End of Outrage Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland by Breandan (Professor of History, Centenary College, New Jersey) Mac Suibhne The End of Outrage Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland
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Tells the absorbing story of post-famine Donegal, the Molly Maguires - a secret society who had set themselves up against the exploitation of the rural poor - and Patrick McGlynn - an avaricious schoolmaster who turned informer on them, availing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

The Story of Colour An Exploration of the Hidden Messages of the Spectrum by Gavin Evans The Story of Colour An Exploration of the Hidden Messages of the Spectrum

The Story of Colour tells the story of how we have come to view the world through lenses passed down to us by art, science, politics, fashion and sport, and, not least, prejudice.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

The Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender by Julie L. Mell The Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender

This book challenges a common historical narrative, which portrays medieval Jews as moneylenders who filled an essential economic role in Europe. It traces how and why this narrative was constructed as a philosemitic narrative in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

The Growth of Religious Diversity - Vol 2 Britain From 1945Volume 2: Controversies by Gerald Parsons The Growth of Religious Diversity - Vol 2 Britain From 1945Volume 2: Controversies

This is an extremely wide-ranging text with good prospects in the A level market
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Transnational Encounters between Germany and Korea Affinity in Culture and Politics Since the 1880s by Joanne Miyang Cho Transnational Encounters between Germany and Korea Affinity in Culture and Politics Since the 1880s

This book examines the history of the German-Korean relationship from the late nineteenth to the twenty-first century, focusing on the nations' varied encounters with each other during the last years of the Yi dynasty, the Japanese occupation of Korea, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Navajo Textiles The Crane Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science by Laurie D. Webster, Louise Stiver, Ann Lane Hedlund Navajo Textiles The Crane Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Lost Country Houses of Kent by Martin Easdown Lost Country Houses of Kent

The first book to feature the lost country houses of the `Garden of England'.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Markets and Myths Forces For Change In the European Media by Tony Weymouth Markets and Myths Forces For Change In the European Media

Market and Myths: Forces for Change in the European Media is the first introductory text to provide a detailed analysis of the European Media in five major Western European countries within the context of a theoretical framework. All forms of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Cultural Histories of Crime in Denmark, 1500 to 2000 by Tyge Krogh Cultural Histories of Crime in Denmark, 1500 to 2000

Taking the kingdom of Denmark as its frame of reference, this volume presents a range of close analyses that shed light on the construction and deconstruction of crime and criminals, on criminal cultures and on crime control from 1500 to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

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