History

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THIN LIGHT OF FREEDOM: THE CIVIL WAR AND EMANCIPATION IN THE HEART OF AMERICA

Written by Ayers, Edward L
At the crux of America's history stand two astounding events: the immediate and complete destruction of the most powerful system of slavery in the modern world, followed by a political reconstruction in which new constitutions established the fundamental rights of citizens for formerly enslaved people.
October 24, 2017 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 640 Pages |
$35.00
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ANGELS IN THE SKY: HOW A BAND OF VOLUNTEER AIRMEN SAVED THE NEW STATE OF ISRAEL

Written by Gandt, Robert
In 1948, only three years after the Holocaust, the newly founded nation of Israel came under siege from a coalition of Arab states. The invaders vowed to annihilate the tiny country and its 600,000 settlers. A second Holocaust was in the making.
October 3, 2017 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 464 Pages |
$26.95
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FRACTURED CONTINENT: EUROPE'S CRISES AND THE FATE OF THE WEST

Written by Drozdiak, William
The dream of a United States of Europe is unraveling in the wake of several crises now afflicting the continent. The single Euro currency threatens to break apart amid bitter arguments between rich northern creditors and poor southern debtors. Russia is back as an aggressive power, annexing Crimea, supporting rebels in eastern Ukraine, and waging media and cyber warfare against the West.
September 12, 2017 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 320 Pages |
$26.95
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NOMADLAND: SURVIVING AMERICA IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Written by Bruder, Jessica
From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans.
September 19, 2017 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 288 Pages |
$26.95
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DUTCH NEW YORK HISTORIES: CONNECTING AFRICAN, NATIVE AMERICAN AND SLAVERY HERITAGE

Written by Tosch, Jennifer
Did you know that the famous African American abolitionist Sojourner Truth was enslaved and spoke Dutch until the age of ten? Or that the Dutch brought enslaved Africans to North America in the merchant ships of the West India Company? This eye-opening guide traces the Dutch presence in New York city and state.
November 3, 2017 | Paperback | LM Publishers | 176 Pages |
$25.00
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VENICE INCOGNITO: MASKS IN THE SERENE REPUBLIC

Written by Johnson, James H
The entire town is disguised, declared a French tourist of eighteenth-century Venice. And, indeed, maskers of all ranks--nobles, clergy, imposters, seducers, con men--could be found mixing at every level of Venetian society. Even a pious nun donned a mask and male attire for her liaison with the libertine Casanova. In Venice Incognito, James H.
January 10, 2017 | Paperback | University of California Press | 334 Pages |
$34.95
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CHOCOLATE CITIES: THE BLACK MAP OF AMERICAN LIFE

Written by Robinson, Zandria F
From Central District Seattle to Harlem to Holly Springs, Black people have built a dynamic network of cities and towns where Black culture is maintained, created, and defended. But imagine--what if current maps of Black life are wrong?
January 16, 2018 | Paperback | University of California Press | 312 Pages |
$29.95
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AFTER SILENCE: A HISTORY OF AIDS THROUGH ITS IMAGES

Written by Finkelstein, Avram
Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words "Silence = Death." The graphic and the slogan still resonate today, often used--and misused--to brand the entire movement.
November 7, 2017 | Hardcover | University of California Press | 248 Pages |
$27.95
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GAZA: AN INQUEST INTO ITS MARTYRDOM

Written by Finkelstein, Norman
"In its comprehensive sweep, deep probing and acute critical analysis, Finkelstein's study stands alone."--Noam Chomsky "No one who ventures an opinion on Gaza . . . is entitled to do so without taking into account the evidence in this book." --The Intercept
January 9, 2018 | Hardcover | University of California Press | 440 Pages |
$34.95
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TRUE SEX: THE LIVES OF TRANS MEN AT THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Written by Skidmore, Emily
Winner, 2018 U.S. History PROSE Award The incredible stories of how trans men assimilated into mainstream communities in the late 1800s In 1883, Frank Dubois gained national attention for his life in Waupun, Wisconsin. There he was known as a hard-working man, married to a young woman named Gertrude Fuller.
September 19, 2017 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 272 Pages |
$27.00

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