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History E-Book Project

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Works: 402 works in 448 publications in 1 language and 2,419 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Church history  Bibliography  Sources  Military history 
Classifications: DP254, 946.081
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Most widely held works by History E-Book Project
Intervention : how America became involved in Vietnam by George McTurnan Kahin( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baroque times in old Mexico; seventeenth-century persons, places, and practices by Irving A Leonard( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tradition and crisis : Jewish society at the end of the Middle Ages by Jacob Katz( )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it first appeared in Hebrew in 1958 and in English in 1961, Tradition and Crisis, Jacob Katz's groundbreaking study of Jewish society at the end of the Middle Ages dramatically changed our perceptions of the Jewish community prior to the era of modernity. This new, unabridged translation by Bernard Dov Cooperman makes this classic available to new generations of students and scholars, together with Katz's original source notes, and an afterword and an updated bibliography by Bernard Dov Cooperman. Katz revolutionized the field by tapping into a rich and hitherto unexplored source for reconstructing the sociology of a previous era: the responsa literature of the rabbinic establishment during the Middle Ages. The self-governing communities of Jews in Europe dealt with issues both civil and religious. The questions and answers addressed to the rabbinic authorities and courts provide an incomparable wealth of insights into life as it was lived in this period and into the social, historical, cultural, and economic issues of the day. How did European Jewry progress from a socially and culturally segregated society to become a component of European society at large? What were Jewish attitudes toward the Gentile world from which Jewry had been secluded for centuries? What were the bridges from the old to the new era? Tradition and Crisis traces the roots of modernity to internal developments within the communities themselves. Katz traces the modern movements of the Haskalah (Enlightenment) in the West and Hasidism in the East, to an internal breakdown in the structure of these communities and the emergence of an alternative leadership in the wake of the Sabbatean challenge. A dynamic work that has radically changed our view of this history, Tradition and Crisis remains the pivotal text for understanding the revolution in the entire conception of Jewish identity in the modern era
ACLS humanities e-book( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides full-text and full-page-image access to titles in most humanities disciplines and in area studies. The books included have been recommended by scholars as significant contributions to their respective fields. Offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in collaboration with ten learned societies and nearly 80 contributing publishers
Gender at work : the dynamics of job segregation by sex during World War II by Ruth Milkman( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whiteness of a different color : European immigrants and the alchemy of race by Matthew Frye Jacobson( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's racial odyssey is the subject of this work of historical imagination. Matthew Frye Jacobson argues that race resides not in nature but in the contingencies of politics and culture. In ever-changing racial categories we glimpse the competing theories of history and collective destiny by which power has been organized and contested in the United States. Capturing the excitement of the new field of "whiteness studies" and linking it to traditional historical inquiry. Jacobson shows that in this nation of immigrants "race" has been at the core of civic assimilation: ethnic minorities in becoming American were reracialized to become Caucasian. He provides a counterhistory of how nationality groups such as the Irish or Greeks became Americans as racial groups like Celts or Mediterraneans became Caucasian. Jacobson tracks race as a conception and perception, emphasizing the importance of knowing not only how we label one another but also how we see one another, and how that racialized vision has largely been transformed in this century
Islam in modern history by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a study of a people in the turmoil of the modern world. The Muslim community in our day, like the rest of mankind, is in serious transition. What distinguishes it is that its members face the perplexities and opportunities of modernity as heirs of a unique tradition. Their society is characterized by a faith, Islam, and a great past. What is happening to the community and to the faith is the attempted subject of this book." [Preface]
The Arab kingdom and its fall by Julius Wellhausen( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-1939 by Gabriel Jackson( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spanish Civil War was fought from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939 between the Republicans, who were loyal to the established Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a rebel group led by General Francisco Franco. The Nationalists prevailed, and Franco ruled Spain for the next 36 years, from 1939 until his death in 1975."--Wikipedia
Abiding courage : African American migrant women and the East Bay community by Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1940 and 1945, thousands of African Americans migrated from the South to the East Bay Area of northern California in search of the social and economic mobility that was associated with the region's expanding defense industry and its reputation for greater racial tolerance. Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo vividly shows how women made the transition from southern domestic and field work to jobs in an industrial, wartime economy. At the same time, they were struggling to keep their families together, establishing new households, and creating community-sustaining networks and institutions. By fo
The domestic life of a medieval city : women, children, and the family in fourteenth-century Ghent by David Nicholas( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of Hamilton, Canada West : family and class in a mid-nineteenth-century city by Michael B Katz( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiefs and vassals : the medieval evidence reinterpreted by Susan Reynolds( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiefs and Vassals is a book that will change our view of the medieval world. Offering a fundamental challenge to orthodox conceptions of feudalism, Susan Reynolds argues that the concepts of fiefs and vassalage that have been central to the understanding of medieval society for hundreds of years are in fact based on a misunderstanding of the primary sources. Reynolds demonstrates convincingly that the ideas of fiefs and vassalage as currently understood, far from being the central structural elements of medieval social and economic relations, are a conceptual lens through which historians have focused the details of medieval life. This lens, according to Reynolds, distorts more than it clarifies. With the lens removed, the realities of medieval life will have the chance to appear as they really are: more various, more individual, more complex, and perhaps richer than has previously been supposed. This is a radical new examination of social relations within the noble class and between lords and their vassals, the distillation of wide-ranging research by a leading medieval historian. It will revolutionize the way we think of the Middle Ages
Songs of Zion : the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa by James T Campbell( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of Zion focuses on the African Methodist Episcopal Church, black America's oldest and largest independent church. Campbell charts the origins and evolution of African American independent churches, arguing that the very act of becoming Christian forced black Americans to reflect on their relationship to their ancestral continent. The book then turns to South Africa, examining the AME Church's entrance and evolution in a series of specific African contexts. The final third of the book is devoted to what Campbell calls "middle passages," to the careers of men and women who moved between South Africa and the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Throughout the book, Campbell focuses on the comparisons that Africans and African Americans themselves drew between their situations, arguing that the transatlantic encounter enabled both groups to understand and act upon their worlds in new ways
ACLS Humanities ebook Collection( )

in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fully searchable collection of over 1700 high-quality ebooks in the humanities which have been reviewed and recommended by scholars. The Project is a collaboration of 12 learned societies, 95 publishers and librarians at the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office
The Challenger launch decision : risky technology, culture, and deviance at NASA by Diane Vaughan( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the social impact of the crash and analyzes the NASA decision making process
The end of hidden Ireland : rebellion, famine, and emigration by Robert James Scally( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many thousands of Irish peasants fled from the country in the terrible famine winter of 1847-48, following the road to the ports and the Liverpool ferries to make the dangerous passage across the Atlantic. The human toll of "Black '47," the worst year of the famine, is notorious, but the lives of the emigrants themselves have remained largely hidden, untold because of their previous obscurity and deep poverty. In The End of Hidden Ireland, Scally brings their lives to light. Focusing on the townland of Ballykilcline in Roscommon, Scally offers a portrait of Irish rural life on the eve of the catastrophe. From their internal lives and values, to their violent conflict with the English Crown, from rent strikes to the potato blight, he takes the emigrants on each stage of their journey out of Ireland to New York. Along the way, he offers insights into the character and mentality of the immigrants as they arrived in America in their millions during the famine years. --From publisher's description
Postwar Japan as history by Andrew Gordon( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As they examine three related themes of postwar history, the authors describe an ongoing historical process marked by unexpected changes, such as Japan's extraordinary economic growth, and unanticipated continuities, such as the endurance of conservative rule. --From publisher's description
Abortion and woman's choice : the state, sexuality, and reproductive freedom by Rosalind P Petchesky( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A holistic understanding of abortion from a feminist perspective, including the history of its practice and state policies to contain it; the social, economic, and cultural conditions under which women utilize it; and the legal, moral, and political battles that surround it. –amazon.com
Arctic mirrors : Russia and the small peoples of the North by Yuri Slezkine( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"And, sovereign, having captured a shaman in battle, we asked him: what kind of man are you and do you have kinsmen? And he said: I am the best man of the Shoromboiskii clan and I have four sons. And so we kept him as hostage." For over five hundred years the Russians have been wondering what kind of people their Arctic and sub-Arctic hostages were. "They have mouths between their shoulders and eyes in their chests," reported a fifteenth-century tale. "They rove around, live of their own free will, and beat the Russian people," complained a seventeenth-century Cossack. "Their actions are exceedingly rude. They do not take off their hats and do not bow to each other," huffed an eighteenth-century scholar. They are "children of nature" and "guardians of ecological balance," rhapsodized early nineteenth-century and late twentieth-century romantics. Even the bolsheviks, who categorized the circumpolar foragers as authentic proletarians," were repeatedly puzzled by the "peoples ... from the late Neolithic period who, by virtue of their extreme backwardness, cannot keep up either economically or culturally with the furious speed of the emerging socialist society." Whether described as brutes, aliens, or endangered indigenous populations, the so-called small peoples of the north have consistently remained a point of contrast for speculations on Russian identity and a convenient testing ground for policies and images that grew out of these speculations. In a vividly rendered history of circumpolar peoples in the Russian empire - and in the Russian mind - Yuri Slezkine offers the first in-depth interpretation of this relationship. No other book in any language links the history of a colonized non-Russian people to the full sweep of Russian intellectual and cultural history. Enhancing his account with vintage prints and photographs, Slezkine reenacts the procession of Russian fur traders, missionaries, tsarist bureaucrats, radical intellectuals, professional ethnographers, and commissars who struggled to reform and conceptualize this most "alien" of their subject populations. He reconstructs from a vast range of sources the successive official policies and prevailing attitudes toward the northern peoples, interweaving the resonant narratives of Russian and indigenous contemporaries with the extravagant images of popular Russian fiction. As he examines the many ironies and ambivalences involved in successive Russian attempts to overcome northern - and hence their own - otherness - Slezkine explores the wider issues of ethnic identity, cultural change, nationalist rhetoric, and not-so-European colonialism
 
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Baroque times in old Mexico; seventeenth-century persons, places, and practices
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Whiteness of a different color : European immigrants and the alchemy of raceThe Arab kingdom and its fallAbiding courage : African American migrant women and the East Bay communityFiefs and vassals : the medieval evidence reinterpretedSongs of Zion : the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South AfricaThe Challenger launch decision : risky technology, culture, and deviance at NASAThe end of hidden Ireland : rebellion, famine, and emigrationPostwar Japan as history
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ACLS History E-Book Project

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University of Michigan. Library. Scholarly Publishing Office. History E-Book Project

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English (24)