History

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AMERICAN SLAVE COAST: A HISTORY OF THE SLAVE-BREEDING INDUSTRY

Written by Sublette, Constance
The American Slave Coast tells the horrific story of how the slavery business in the United States made the reproductive labor of "breeding women" essential to the expansion of the nation. The book shows how slaves' children, and their children's children, were human savings accounts that were the basis of money and credit.
April 1, 2017 | Paperback | Lawrence Hill Books | 752 Pages |
$21.99
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PIRATE WOMEN: THE PRINCESSES, PROSTITUTES, AND PRIVATEERS WHO RULED THE SEVEN SEAS

Written by Duncombe, Laura Sook
In the first-ever Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside--and sometimes in command of--their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom.
April 1, 2017 | Hardcover | Chicago Review Press | 264 Pages |
$26.99
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SPAIN IN OUR HEARTS: AMERICANS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, 1936-1939

Written by Hochschild, Adam
A New York Times Bestseller
March 7, 2017 | Paperback | Mariner Books | 480 Pages |
$15.99
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NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF CRIME: MORE THAN 166 YEARS OF COVERING THE BEAT

From the archives of The New York Times, 165 years of the most notorious real-life crimes.
March 14, 2017 | Hardcover | Sterling | 416 Pages |
$26.95
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ISIS: A HISTORY

Written by Gerges, Fawaz A
An authoritative introduction to ISIS, from a leading authority on jihadism The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. What explains the rise of ISIS and what does it portend for the future of the Middle East?
March 14, 2017 | Paperback | Princeton University Press | 392 Pages |
$17.95
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MIDDLE AGES

Written by Fried, Johannes
Since the fifteenth century, when humanist writers began to speak of a "middle" period in history linking their time to the ancient world, the nature of the Middle Ages has been widely debated.
May 15, 2017 | Paperback | Belknap Press | 632 Pages |
$22.95
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DR. DEATH AND THE COUNTRY DENTIST: A TRUE STORY OF CORRUPTION AND INJUSTICE IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Written by Carrington, Tucker
A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives After two three-year-old girls were raped and murdered in rural Mississippi, law enforcement pursued and convicted two innocent men: Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks.
February 27, 2018 | Hardcover | PublicAffairs | 416 Pages |
$28.00
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CRISIS OF ISLAM: HOLY WAR AND UNHOLY TERROR

Written by Lewis, Bernard
In his first book since What Went Wrong? Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism.
March 2, 2004 | Paperback | Random House Trade | 224 Pages |
$17.00
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PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE WORLD: FROM THE STONE AGE TO THE NEW MILLENNIUM

Written by Harman, Chris
A new edition of the bestselling comprehensive radical history of the planet In this monumental book, Chris Harman achieves the impossible--a gripping history of the planet from the perspective of struggling peoples throughout the ages.
May 2, 2017 | Paperback | Verso |
$19.95
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DISSENT AND THE SUPREME COURT: ITS ROLE IN THE COURT'S HISTORY AND THE NATION'S CONSTITUTIONAL DIALOGUE

Written by Urofsky, Melvin I
In his major work, acclaimed historian and judicial authority Melvin Urofsky examines the great dissents throughout the Court's long history. Constitutional dialogue is one of the ways in which we as a people reinvent and reinvigorate our democratic society.
January 10, 2017 | Paperback | Vintage | 544 Pages |
$17.00

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