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The Spanish Craze - America's Fascination with the Hispanic World, 1779-1939 (Hardcover): Richard L. Kagan The Spanish Craze - America's Fascination with the Hispanic World, 1779-1939 (Hardcover)
Richard L. Kagan
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The Spanish Craze is the compelling story of the centuries-long U.S. fascination with the history, literature, art, culture, and architecture of Spain. Richard L. Kagan offers a stunningly revisionist understanding of the origins of hispanidad in America, tracing its origins from the early republic to the New Deal. As Spanish power and influence waned in the Atlantic World by the eighteenth century, her rivals created the "Black Legend," which promoted an image of Spain as a dead and lost civilization rife with innate cruelty and cultural and religious backwardness. The Black Legend and its ambivalences influenced Americans throughout the nineteenth century, reaching a high pitch in the Spanish-American War of 1898. However, the Black Legend retreated soon thereafter, and Spanish culture and heritage became attractive to Americans for its perceived authenticity and antimodernism. Although the Spanish craze infected regions where the Spanish New World presence was most felt-California, the American Southwest, Texas, and Florida-there were also early, quite serious flare-ups of the craze in Chicago, New York, and New England. Kagan revisits early interest in Hispanism among elites such as the Boston book dealer Obadiah Rich, a specialist in the early history of the Americas, and the writers Washington Irving and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He also considers later enthusiasts such as Angeleno Charles Lummis and the many writers, artists, and architects of the modern Spanish Colonial Revival in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Spain's political and cultural elites understood that the promotion of Spanish culture in the United States and the Western Hemisphere in general would help overcome imperial defeats while uniting Spaniards and those of Spanish descent into a singular raza whose shared characteristics and interests transcended national boundaries. With elegant prose and verve, The Spanish Craze spans centuries and provides a captivating glimpse into distinct facets of Hispanism in monuments, buildings, and private homes; the visual, performing, and cinematic arts; and the literature, travel journals, and letters of its enthusiasts in the United States.

Surviving Genocide - Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas (Hardcover): Jeffrey... Surviving Genocide - Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Ostler
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The first part of a sweeping two-volume history of the devastation brought to bear on Indian nations by U.S. expansion In this book, the first part of a sweeping two-volume history, Jeffrey Ostler investigates how American democracy relied on Indian dispossession and the federally sanctioned use of force to remove or slaughter Indians in the way of U.S. expansion. He charts the losses that Indians suffered from relentless violence and upheaval and the attendant effects of disease, deprivation, and exposure. This volume centers on the eastern United States from the 1750s to the start of the Civil War. An authoritative contribution to the history of the United States' violent path toward building a continental empire, this ambitious and well-researched book deepens our understanding of the seizure of Indigenous lands, including the use of treaties to create the appearance of Native consent to dispossession. Ostler also documents the resilience of Native people, showing how they survived genocide by creating alliances, defending their towns, and rebuilding their communities.

The Hidden Horticulturists - The Untold Story of the Men who Shaped Britain's Gardens (Hardcover, Main): Fiona Davison The Hidden Horticulturists - The Untold Story of the Men who Shaped Britain's Gardens (Hardcover, Main)
Fiona Davison 1
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In 2012, whilst working at the Royal Horticultural Society's library, Fiona Davison unearthed a book of handwritten notes that dated back to 1822. The notes, each carefully set out in neat copperplate writing, had been written by young gardeners in support of their application to be received into the Society's Garden. Amongst them was an entry from the young Joseph Paxton, who would go on to become one of Britain's best-known gardeners and architects. But he was far from alone in shaping the way we garden today and now, for the first time, the stories of the young, working-class men who also played a central role in the history of British horticulture can be told. Using their notes, Fiona Davison traces the stories of a selection of these forgotten gardeners whose lives would take divergent paths to create a unique history of gardening. The trail took her from Chiswick to Bolivia and uncovered tales of fraud, scandal and madness - and, of course, a large number of fabulous plants and gardens. This is a celebration of the unsung heroes of horticulture whose achievements reflect a golden moment in British gardening, and continue to influence how we garden today.

Hot Protestants - A History of Puritanism in England and America (Hardcover): Michael P Winship Hot Protestants - A History of Puritanism in England and America (Hardcover)
Michael P Winship
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An innovative and compelling study of puritanism that follows the full sweep of the movement's history in England and America Begun in the mid-sixteenth century by Protestant nonconformists keen to reform England's church and society while saving their own souls, the puritan movement was a major catalyst in the great cultural changes that transformed the early modern world. Providing a uniquely broad transatlantic perspective, this groundbreaking volume traces puritanism's tumultuous history from its initial attempts to reshape the Church of England to its establishment of godly republics in both England and America and its demise at the end of the seventeenth century. Shedding new light on puritans whose impact was far-reaching as well as on those who left only limited traces behind them, Michael Winship delineates puritanism's triumphs and tribulations and shows how the puritan project of creating reformed churches working closely with intolerant godly governments evolved and broke down over time in response to changing geographical, political, and religious exigencies.

Oxford AQA History for A Level: France in Revolution 1774-1815 (Paperback): Sally Waller Oxford AQA History for A Level: France in Revolution 1774-1815 (Paperback)
Sally Waller
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Retaining well-loved features from the previous editions, France in Revolution 1774-1815 has been approved by AQA and matched to the new 2015 specification.This textbook explores in depth a key period of history which was to change the relationship between the ruler and the governed, not only in France but throughout Europe and, in time, the wider world. It focuses on key ideas such as absolutism, enlightenment, republic and dictatorship, and covers events and developments with precision. Students can further develop vital skills such as historical interpretations and source analyses via specially selected sources and extracts. Practice questions and study tips provide additional support to help familiarize students with the new exam style questions, and help them achieve their best in the exam.

Oxford AQA History for A Level: Challenge and Transformation: Britain c1851-1964 (Paperback): Sally Waller Oxford AQA History for A Level: Challenge and Transformation: Britain c1851-1964 (Paperback)
Sally Waller; Ailsa Fortune
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Retaining well-loved features from the previous editions, Challenge and Transformation has been approved by AQA and matched to the new 2015 specification. This textbook covers in-breadth issues of change, continuity, and cause and consequence in this period of British history through key questions such as how did democracy and political organisations develop in Britain, how important were ideas and ideologies, and how did society and social policy develop? Its aim is to enable you to understand and make connections between the six key thematic questions covered in the specification. Students can further develop vital skills such as historical interpretations and source analyses via specially selected sources and extracts. Practice questions and study tips provide additional support to help familiarise students with the new exam style questions, and help them achieve their best in the exam.

Inglorious Empire - What the British Did to India (Paperback): Shashi Tharoor Inglorious Empire - What the British Did to India (Paperback)
Shashi Tharoor 2
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The Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller on India's experience of British colonialism, by the internationally-acclaimed author and diplomat Shashi Tharoor 'Tharoor's impassioned polemic slices straight to the heart of the darkness that drives all empires ... laying bare the grim, and high, cost of the British Empire for its former subjects. An essential read' Financial Times In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. The Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism, and caused millions to die from starvation. British imperialism justified itself as enlightened despotism for the benefit of the governed, but Shashi Tharoor takes demolishes this position, demonstrating how every supposed imperial 'gift' - from the railways to the rule of law - was designed in Britain's interests alone. He goes on to show how Britain's Industrial Revolution was founded on India's deindustrialisation, and the destruction of its textile industry. In this bold and incisive reassessment of colonialism, Tharoor exposes to devastating effect the inglorious reality of Britain's stained Indian legacy.

Defender of Canada - Sir George Prevost and the War of 1812 (Hardcover, New): John R Grodzinski Defender of Canada - Sir George Prevost and the War of 1812 (Hardcover, New)
John R Grodzinski; Foreword by Donald E. Graves
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When war broke out between Great Britain and the United States in 1812, Sir George Prevost, captain general and governor in chief of British North America, was responsible for defending a group of North American colonies that stretched as far as the distance from Paris to Moscow. He also commanded one of the largest British overseas forces during the Napoleonic Wars. "Defender of Canada," the first book-length examination of Prevost's career, offers a reinterpretation of the general's military leadership in the War of 1812. Historian John R. Grodzinski shows that Prevost deserves far greater credit for the successful defense of Canada than he has heretofore received.
Earlier accounts portrayed Prevost as overly cautious and attributed the preservation of Canada to other officers, but Grodzinski challenges these assumptions and restores the general to his rightful place as British North America's key military figure during the War of 1812. Grodzinski shows that Prevost's strategic insight enabled him to enact a practicable defense despite scarce resources and to ably integrate naval power into his defensive plans.
Prevost's range of responsibilities in British North America were daunting. They included overseeing joint endeavors with Indian allies, managing logistical matters, monitoring naval construction and personnel needs, supervising colonial governments, and commanding the defense of Canada. Tasked with protecting an extensive and complex territory, Prevost employed a mix of soldiers, sailors, locally raised forces, and indigenous people in taking advantage of the American military's weaknesses to defeat most of its plans.
Following his recall to Britain in 1815 after the defeat at the Battle of Plattsburgh, Prevost would have been court-martialed had he not died unexpectedly. In carefully examining the charges leveled against Prevost, Grodzinski shows the general to have preserved the integrity of Canada, allowing diplomats to ensure its continued existence.

Oxford AQA History for A Level: Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964 (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Sally Waller Oxford AQA History for A Level: Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964 (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Sally Waller
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Retaining well-loved features from the previous editions, Tsarist and Communist Russia has been approved by AQA and matched to the 2015 specifications. This textbook covers AS and A Level content together and covers in breadth issues of change, continuity, and cause and consequence in this period of Russian history through key themes such as how Russia was governed, the extent of social change, and how important were ideologies. Its aim is to enable students to understand and make connections between the six key thematic questions covered in the specification. Students can further develop vital skills such as historical interpretations and source analyses via specially selected sources and extracts. Practice questions and study tips provide additional support to help familiarize students with the new exam style questions, and help them achieve their best in the exam.

Chronicling the West for Harper's - Coast to Coast with Frenzeny & Tavernier in 1873-1874 (Hardcover, New): Claudine... Chronicling the West for Harper's - Coast to Coast with Frenzeny & Tavernier in 1873-1874 (Hardcover, New)
Claudine Chalmers
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The opening of the West after the Civil War drew a flood of Americans and immigrants to the frontier. Among the liveliest records of the westering of the 1870s is the series of prints collected for the first time in this book. "Chronicling the West for "Harper's showcases 100 illustrations made for the weekly magazine by French artists Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier on a cross-country assignment in 1873 and 1874. The pair--"Frenzeny & Tavernier," as they signed their work--documented the newly accessible territories, their diverse inhabitants, and the changing frontier.
Historian Claudine Chalmers focuses on the life and work of Frenzeny and Tavernier, who were accomplished and adventurous enough to succeed as "special artists," the label "Harper's Weekly" gave the illustrators it sent into the field. The job required imagination, courage, and adaptability, not to mention expert draftsmanship. Frenzeny, a skilled artist who accepted his adopted country's many cultures, was also a superb horseman. Tavernier had been trained to work fast in a variety of media. Both men had the advantage of viewing America with fresh eyes.
They began their artistic record in the East with "An Emigrant Boarding-House in New York." Their journey ended in San Francisco, where they sketched the city's bustling Chinatown and pastoral Marin County suburbs. Along with each illustration, the artists sent "Harper's" a description; those captions are reproduced here.
Frenzeny and Tavernier documented the frontier as it evolved. They depicted the hazards of travel and settlement, from fires to destitution, and presented disconcerting subject matter--such as the Sioux Sun Dance--in relentless detail. Their skill has made some of their drawings, among them "The Strike in the Coal Mine, " classics of American culture. With pencil and woodblock, Chalmers shows, these intrepid Frenchmen shaped public perceptions of the West for decades to come.

Buffalo Bill on the Silver Screen - The Films of William F. Cody (Hardcover): Sandra K Sagala Buffalo Bill on the Silver Screen - The Films of William F. Cody (Hardcover)
Sandra K Sagala
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For more than thirty years, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody entertained audiences across the United States and Europe with his Wild West show. Scores of books have been written about Cody's fabled career as a showman, but his involvement in the film industry--following the dissolution of his traveling show--is less well known. In "Buffalo Bill on the Silver Screen, " Sandra K. Sagala chronicles the fascinating story of Cody's venture into filmmaking during the early cinema period.
In 1894 Thomas Edison invited Cody to bring some of the Wild West performers to the inventor's kinetoscope studio. From then on, as Sagala reveals, Cody was frequently in the camera's eye, eager to participate in the newest and most popular phenomenon of the era: the motion picture. In 1910, promoter Pliny Craft produced "The Life of Buffalo Bill, "a film in which Cody played his own persona. After his Wild West show disbanded, Cody fully embraced the film business, seeing the technology as a way to recoup his financial losses and as a new vehicle for preserving America's history and his own legacy for future generations. Because he had participated as a scout in some of the battles and skirmishes between the U.S. Army and Plains Indians, Cody wanted to make a film that captured these historical events. Unfortunately for Cody, "The Indian Wars" (1913) was not a financial success, and only three minutes of footage have survived.
Long after his death, Cody's legacy lives on through the many movies that have featured his character. Sagala provides a useful appendix listing all of these films, as well as those for which Cody himself took an active role as director, producer, or actor. Published on the eve of the centennial anniversary of "The Indian Wars, "this engaging book offers readers new insights into the legendary figure's life and career and explores his lasting image in film.

Mob Town - A History of Crime and Disorder in the East End (Hardcover): John Bennett Mob Town - A History of Crime and Disorder in the East End (Hardcover)
John Bennett
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A captivating history of a notorious neighborhood and the first book to reveal why London's East End became synonymous with lawlessness and crime Even before Jack the Ripper haunted its streets for prey, London's East End had earned a reputation for immorality, filth, and vice. John Bennett, a writer and tour guide who has walked and researched the area for more than thirty years, delves into four centuries of history to chronicle the crimes, their perpetrators, and the circumstances that made the East End an ideal breeding ground for illegal activity. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Britain's industrial boom drew thousands of workers to the area, leading to overcrowding and squalor. But crime in the area flourished long past the Victorian period. Drawing on original archival history and featuring a fascinating cast of characters including the infamous Ripper, highwayman Dick Turpin, the Kray brothers, and a host of ordinary evildoers, this gripping and deliciously unsavory volume will fascinate Londonphiles and true crime lovers alike.

Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 - A Pelican Introduction (Paperback): Orlando Figes Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 - A Pelican Introduction (Paperback)
Orlando Figes
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What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences? Orlando Figes teaches history at Birkbeck, University of London and is the author of many acclaimed books on Russian history, including A People's Tragedy, which The Times Literary Supplement named as one of the '100 most influential books since the war', Natasha's Dance, The Whisperers, Crimea and Just Send Me Word. The Financial Times called him 'the greatest storyteller of modern Russian historians.'

Never Caught - The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge (Paperback): Erica Armstrong Dunbar Never Caught - The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge (Paperback)
Erica Armstrong Dunbar
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Nature's Mutiny - How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present... Nature's Mutiny - How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present (Hardcover)
Philipp Blom
R519 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R107 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Although hints of a crisis appeared as early as the 1570s, the temperature by the end of the sixteenth century plummeted so drastically that Mediterranean harbors were covered with ice, birds literally dropped out of the sky, and "frost fairs" were erected on a frozen Thames-with kiosks, taverns, and even brothels that become a semi-permanent part of the city. Recounting the deep legacy and far-ranging consequences of this "Little Ice Age," acclaimed historian Philipp Blom reveals how the European landscape had suddenly, but ineradicably, changed by the mid-seventeenth century. While apocalyptic weather patterns destroyed entire harvests and incited mass migrations, they gave rise to the growth of European cities, the emergence of early capitalism, and the vigorous stirrings of the Enlightenment. A timely examination of how a society responds to profound and unexpected change, Nature's Mutiny will transform the way we think about climate change in the twenty-first century and beyond.

The French Revolution (Paperback, Reissue): Christopher Hibbert The French Revolution (Paperback, Reissue)
Christopher Hibbert
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Concise, convincing and exciting, this is Christopher Hibbert's brilliant account of the events that shook eighteenth-century Europe to its foundation. With a mixture of lucid storytelling and fascinating detail, he charts the French Revolution from its beginnings at an impromptu meeting on an indoor tennis court at Versailles in 1789, right through to the `coup d'etat' that brought Napoleon to power ten years later. In the process he explains the drama and complexities of this epoch-making era in the compelling and accessible manner he has made his trademark. Writing in The Times, Richard Holmes described the book as `A spectacular replay of epic action ...' while The Good Book Guide called it, `Unquestionably the best popular history of the French Revolution'.

The The Cambridge History of China The Ch'ing Dynasty to 1800: Volume 9, Part 2 (Hardcover, Volume 9, The Ch’ing Empire to... The The Cambridge History of China The Ch'ing Dynasty to 1800: Volume 9, Part 2 (Hardcover, Volume 9, The Ch’ing Empire to 1800)
Willard J. Peterson
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Volume 9, Part 2 of The Cambridge History of China is the second of two volumes which together explore the political, social and economic developments of the Ch'ing Empire during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries prior to the arrival of Western military power. Across fifteen chapters, a team of leading historians explore how the eighteenth century's greatest contiguous empire in terms of geographical size, population, wealth, cultural production, political order and military domination peaked and then began to unravel. The book sheds new light on the changing systems deployed under the Ch'ing dynasty to govern its large, multi-ethnic Empire and surveys the dynasty's complex relations with neighbouring states and Europe. In this compelling and authoritative account of a significant era of early modern Chinese history, the volume illustrates the ever-changing nature of the Ch'ing Empire, and provides context for the unforeseeable challenges that the nineteenth century would bring.

West Like Lightning - The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express (Paperback): Jim DeFelice West Like Lightning - The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express (Paperback)
Jim DeFelice
R267 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R76 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

BEFORE IT BECAME LEGEND, IT WAS A REVOLUTION KICKING UP Dust ACROSS 1,900 MILES OF THE AMERICAN WEST The #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of American Sniper brings the Pony Express to life in this rich and rollicking new history In the eve of the Civil War, three American businessmen launched an audacious plan to create a financial empire by transforming communications across the hostile territory between the nation's two coasts. In the process, they created one of the most enduring icons of the American West: the Pony Express. Daring young men with colorful names like "Bronco Charlie" and "Sawed-Off Jim" galloped at speed over a vast and unforgiving landscape, etching an irresistible tale that passed into myth almost instantly. Equally an improbable success and a business disaster, the Pony Express came and went in just eighteen months, but not before uniting and captivating a nation on the brink of being torn apart. Jim DeFelice's brilliantly entertaining West Like Lightning is the first major history of the Pony Express to put its birth, life, and legacy into the full context of the American story. The Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company-or "Pony Express," as it came to be known-was part of a plan by William Russell, Alexander Majors, and William Waddell to create the next American Express, a transportation and financial juggernaut that already dominated commerce back east. All that stood in their way were almost two thousand miles of uninhabited desert, ice-capped mountains, oceanic plains roamed by Indian tribes, whitewater-choked rivers, and harsh, unsettled wilderness. The Pony used a relay system of courageous horseback riders to ferry mail halfway across a continent in just ten days. The challenges the riders faced were enormous, yet the Pony Express succeeded, delivering thousands of letters at record speed. The service instantly became the most direct means of communication between the eastern United States and its far western territories, helping to firmly connect them to the Union. Populated with a cast of characters including Abraham Lincoln (news of whose electoral victory the Express delivered to California), Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill Cody (who fed the legend of the Express in his Wild West Show), and Mark Twain (who celebrated the riders in Roughing It), West Like Lightning masterfully traces the development of the Pony Express and follows it from its start in St. Joseph, Missouri-the edge of the civilized world-west to Sacramento, the capital of California, then booming from the gold rush. Jim DeFelice, who traveled the Pony's route in his research, plumbs the legends, myths, and surprising truth of the service, exploring its lasting relevance today as a symbol of American enterprise, audacity, and daring.

Victorious Century - The United Kingdom, 1800-1906 (Paperback): David Cannadine Victorious Century - The United Kingdom, 1800-1906 (Paperback)
David Cannadine 1
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE 2018 'This is stupendous. The British nineteenth century, in all its complexity, all its horror, all its energy, all its hopes is laid bare. This is the definitive history, and will remain so for generations' A.N. Wilson To live in nineteenth-century Britain was to experience an astonishing series of changes, of a kind for which there was simply no precedent in the human experience. There were revolutions in transport, communication, work; cities grew vast; scientific ideas made the intellectual landscape unrecognizable. This was an exhilarating time, but also a horrifying one. In his dazzling new book David Cannadine has created a bold, fascinating new interpretation of the British nineteenth century in all its energy and dynamism, darkness and vice. This was a country which saw itself at the summit of the world. And yet it was a society also convulsed by doubt, fear and introspection. Victorious Century reframes a time at once strangely familiar and yet wholly unlike our own.

Outpost of Empire: The Napoleonic Occupation of Andalucia, 1810 - 1812 (Hardcover): Charles J. Esdaile Outpost of Empire: The Napoleonic Occupation of Andalucia, 1810 - 1812 (Hardcover)
Charles J. Esdaile
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Napoleon's forces invaded Spain in 1808, but two years went by before they overran the southern region of Andalucia. Situated at the farthest frontier of Napoleon's "outer empire," Andalucia remained under French control only briefly--for two-and-a-half years--and never experienced the normal functions of French rule. In this groundbreaking examination of the Peninsular War, Charles J. Esdaile moves beyond traditional military history to examine the French occupation of Andalucia and the origins and results of the region's complex and chaotic response.
Disillusioned by the Spanish provisional government and largely unprotected, Andalucia scarcely fired a shot in its defense when Joseph Bonaparte's army invaded the region in 1810. The subsequent French occupation, however, broke down in the face of multiple difficulties, the most important of which were geography and the continued presence in the region of substantial forces of regular troops. Drawing on British, French, and Spanish sources that are all but unknown, Esdaile describes the social, cultural, geographical, political, and military conditions that combined to make Andalucia particularly resistant to French rule.
Esdaile's study is a significant contribution to the new field sometimes known as occupation studies, which focuses on the ways a victorious army attempts to reconcile a conquered populace to the new political order. Combining military history with political and social history, "Outpost of Empire" delineates what we now call the cultural terrain of war. This is history that moves from battles between armies to battles for hearts and minds.

The Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism (Hardcover): Gerad Gentry, Konstantin Pollok The Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism (Hardcover)
Gerad Gentry, Konstantin Pollok
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For philosophers of German idealism and early German Romanticism, the imagination is central to issues ranging from hermeneutics to transcendental logic and from ethics to aesthetics. This volume of new essays brings together, for the first time, comprehensive and critical reflections on the significances of the imagination during this period, with essays on Kant and the imagination, the imagination in post-Kantian German idealism, and the imagination in early German romanticism. The essays explore the many and varied uses of the imagination and discuss whether they form a coherent or shared notion or whether they embody points of philosophical divergence within these traditions. They shed new light on one of the most important and enigmatic aspects of human nature, as understood in the context of a profoundly influential era of western thought.

Transition to an Industrial South - Athens, Georgia, 1830--1870 (Hardcover): Michael J. Gagnon Transition to an Industrial South - Athens, Georgia, 1830--1870 (Hardcover)
Michael J. Gagnon
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Michael J. Gagnon is assistant professor of history at Georgia Gwinnett College.

Studies in Legal History - Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Paperback): Martha S. Jones Studies in Legal History - Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Paperback)
Martha S. Jones
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Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belonging through battles in legislatures, conventions, and courthouses. They faced formidable opposition, most notoriously from the US Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott. Still, Martha S. Jones explains, no single case defined their status. Former slaves studied law, secured allies, and conducted themselves like citizens, establishing their status through local, everyday claims. All along they argued that birth guaranteed their rights. With fresh archival sources and an ambitious reframing of constitutional law-making before the Civil War, Jones shows how the Fourteenth Amendment constitutionalized the birthright principle, and black Americans' aspirations were realized. Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans.

Cambridge History of Britain, Series Number 4 - Modern Britain, 1750 to the Present (Paperback): James Vernon Cambridge History of Britain, Series Number 4 - Modern Britain, 1750 to the Present (Paperback)
James Vernon
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This wide-ranging introduction to the history of modern Britain extends from the eighteenth century to the present day. James Vernon's distinctive history is weaved around an account of the rise, fall and reinvention of liberal ideas of how markets, governments and empires should work. The history takes seriously the different experiences within the British Isles and the British Empire, and offers a global history of Britain. Instead of tracing how Britons made the modern world, Vernon shows how the world shaped the course of Britain's modern history. Richly illustrated with figures and maps, the book features textboxes (on particular people, places and sources), further reading guides, highlighted key terms and a glossary. A supplementary online package includes additional primary sources, discussion questions, and further reading suggestions, including useful links. This textbook is an essential resource for introductory courses on the history of modern Britain.

All Because of a Mormon Cow - Historical Accounts of the Grattan Massacre, 1854-1855 (Hardcover, Annotated edition): John D.... All Because of a Mormon Cow - Historical Accounts of the Grattan Massacre, 1854-1855 (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
John D. McDermott, R.Eli Paul, Sandra J Lowry
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