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History E-Book Project

Works: 479 works in 535 publications in 1 language and 2,989 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Naval history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliographies  Sources  Military history  Academic theses 
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Classifications: DP254, B
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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 261 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 257 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 232 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 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is a digital collection of over 5,400 books in the humanities and related social sciences. These titles are presented in collaboration with more than 120 publishers and Michigan Publishing. Books in the HEB collection have been recommended and reviewed by scholars and constituent learned societies of the American Council of Learned Societies
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 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By analyzing the process of work in both the electrical and the automobile industries, the supplies of male and female labor available to each, the varying degrees of labor-intensive work, the proportion of labor costs to total costs, and the extent of male resistance to female entry into the industry before, during, and after the war, Milkman offers a historically grounded and detailed examination of the evolution, function, and reproduction of job segregation by sex."--Grace Palladino, Journal of American History
The Arab kingdom and its fall by Julius Wellhausen( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam in modern history by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 56 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]
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 46 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
Popular Catholicism in nineteenth-century Germany by Jonathan Sperber( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on an area roughly equivalent to the contemporary state of North Rhine-Westphalia, this description of popular religious life between 1830 and 1880 revises established postitions of German historiography. It depicts thee increasing laicization of the first half of the nineteenth century, with its mediocre church attendance and secularized morality, and goes on to show how the two decdes after 1850 reversed the trend toward secularization. During the latter period, renewal of the people's loyalty to the church encouraged a developing political Catholicism. The author demonstrates that urbanization and industrialization may well have strengthened popular piety, rather than weakening it. He considers a variety of political implications of popular religious life, from the revolution of 1848/49 to the Kulturkampf of the 1870s, and see political Catholicism in Germany as asrising not exclusively from church-state confrontations but from the interaction of new religious practices with a changing socioeconomic environment and a counter-revolutionary ideology. Jonathan Sperber is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Missouri--Columbia. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Postwar Japan as history by Andrew Gordon( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 35 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
The end of hidden Ireland : rebellion, famine, and emigration by Robert James Scally( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 32 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
The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-1939 by Gabriel Jackson( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 30 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
From Poliziano to Machiavelli : Florentine humanism in the high Renaissance by Peter Godman( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Godman presents the first intellectual history of Florentine humanism from the lifetime of Angelo Poliziano in the later fifteenth century to the death of Niccolo Machiavelli in 1527. Making use of unpublished and rare sources, Godman traces the development of philological and official humanism after the expulsion of the Medici in 1494 up to and beyond their restoration in 1512. He draws long overdue attention to the work of Marcello Virgilio Adriani - Poliziano's successor in his Chair at the Studio and Machiavelli's colleague at the Chancery of Florence. And he examines in depth the intellectual impact of Savonarola and the relationship between secular and religious and oral and print cultures
European naval and maritime history, 300-1500 by Archibald R Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This general survey of European naval and maritime history for the period from A.D. 300 to 1500 focuses on Western Europe, including the Baltic, North Sea, and Atlantic traditions, and on the Mediterranean, particularly Byzantine and Moslem naval history. The authors survey a number of interconnected areas: the use of sea power in international and intercultural relations, commerce and trade routes, naval technology and design, military tactics, the physical features of seafaring, and the geography of the sea. They make accessible to the general reader very technical scholarship, and provide numerous maps and illustrations that explain the changes in ship design and construction
Arctic mirrors : Russia and the small peoples of the North by Yuri Slezkine( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 29 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
Crime and the courts in England, 1660-1800 by J. M Beattie( )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ACLS Humanities E-Book presents this volume as part of its Print-on-Demand (POD) program. This program offers a wide range of titles, across the humanities, that remain essential to research, writing and teaching. These titles are among the works chose for digitization on our site in cooperation with ACLS's constituent learned societies for their continued importance to the scholarly community. Part of the original plan for ACLS Humanities E-Book was to investigate the varieties of publishing formats that could be derived from single sources for both its retrospective collection and its new XML titles. Deriving multiple formats is essential for both publishers and scholars in today's rapidly evolving scholarly communications environment, and creating a production model that takes into account the multiplicity of access possibilities and audiences is an essential task of HEB
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 25 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. –
The death of the child Valerio Marcello by Margaret L King( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret King shows what the death of a little boy named Valerio Marcello over five hundred years ago can tell us about his time. This child, scion of a family of power and privilege at Venice's time of greatness, left his father in a state of despair so
Transatlantic industrial revolution : the diffusion of textile technologies between Britain and America, 1790-1830s by David J Jeremy( )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Winner of the 1980 Edelstein Prize given by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT). and Winner of the John H. Dunning Prize in U.S. History sponsored by the American Historical Association. The social impact of a technical innovation - however great its intrinsic significance or originality - is entirely dependent on the extent and rate of its diffusion into practical life. The study of this diffusion - technology transfer - is a recent historical endeavor, but one that has already brought new understanding to past transformations of society and has important implications for future developments, especially in countries now emerging into the industrialized phase. Jeremy's book is central in this line of inquiry. It traces the transatlantic flow of a technology - textile manufacture, one of the first of the mechanized industries - from Britain, the fermenter of the Industrial Revolution and the world's most advanced country, to the post-colonial United States, still an isolated agrarian-mercantile society. But the author shows that by the early 19th century, this flow of technology was already moving in both directions across the Atlantic. The book examines the transfer of four specific technologies: cotton spinning, powerloom weaving, calico printing, and woollen manufacturing. These technologies all made successful transatlantic crossings in spite of the institutional and technical barriers to transfer that Jeremy describes, including industrial secretiveness, the English patent search system, the paucity of technical publications, the prohibitory laws, artisan resistance to technica change, variations in local technical traditions, and changes in the pace and direction of invention. Transatlantic Industrial Revolutionis firmly based on modern economic theory. It is well illustrated with halftones and line drawings and its conclusions are by numerous primary sources, including British patents and American passenger (immigration) lists, customs documented records, and the manuscript version of the U.S. 1820 Census of Manufacturers, which yielded new estimates of the extent of America's textile expansion
The devil and John Foster Dulles by Townsend Hoopes( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Baroque times in old Mexico; seventeenth-century persons, places, and practices
The Arab kingdom and its fallAbiding courage : African American migrant women and the East Bay communityPostwar Japan as historyThe end of hidden Ireland : rebellion, famine, and emigrationFrom Poliziano to Machiavelli : Florentine humanism in the high RenaissanceEuropean naval and maritime history, 300-1500Arctic mirrors : Russia and the small peoples of the NorthCrime and the courts in England, 1660-1800
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