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Modernity and Its Other: The Encounter with North American Indians in the Eighteenth Century

by Robert Woods Sayre
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0803280971 | 454 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

In Modernity and Its Other Robert Woods Sayre examines eighteenth-century North America through discussion of texts drawn from the period. He focuses on this unique historical moment when early capitalist civilization (modernity) in colonial societies, especially the British, interacted closely with Indigeno

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Selma: A Bicentennial History

by Alston Fitts
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0817319328 | 380 Pages | PDF | 41 MB

In 1989, Alston Fitts published a brief history of the city of Selma, Alabama, from its founding through the aftermath of the civil rights movement. Selma: A Bicentennial History is a greatly revised and expanded version of Fitts's history of the city, replete with a wealth of new, never-before-published illustra

Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley (Perspectives on the Global Past)

by Alan Karras and Laura J. Mitchell
English | 2017 | ISBN: 082486591X | 205 Pages | PDF | 3.6 MB

This collection of essays asserts the specific value of world history research and teaching, showing how the field contributes to the larger historical profession and offering concrete suggestions to develop more interaction between the academy and the public. The twelve contributors, each w

Historians and Historical Societies in the Public Life of Imperial Russia

by Vera Kaplan
English | 2017 | ISBN: 025302398X | 334 Pages | PDF | 9 MB

What was the role of historians and historical societies in the public life of imperial Russia? Focusing on the Society of Zealots of Russian Historical Education (1895-1918), Vera Kaplan analyzes the network of voluntary associations that existed in imperial Russia, showing how they interacted with state, public,

Germans on the Kenyan Coast: Land, Charity, and Romance

by Nina Berman
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0253024307 | 284 Pages | PDF | 3.41 MB

Diani, a coastal town on the Indian Ocean, is significantly defined by a large European presence that has spurred economic development and is also supported by close relationships between Kenyans and European immigrants and tourists. Nina Berman looks carefully at the repercussions that these economic and social

Aztlán: Essays on the Chicano Homeland, Revised and Expanded Edition (Querencias Series)

by Rudolfo Anaya and Francisco A. Lomeli
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0826356753 | 440 Pages | PDF | 33 MB

During the Chicano Movement in the 1960s and 1970s, the idea of Aztlan, homeland of the ancient Aztecs, served as a unifying force in an emerging cultural renaissance. Does the term remain useful? This expanded new edition of the classic 1989 collection of essays about Aztlan weighs its v