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Rewriting Histories


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Rewriting Histories focuses on historical themes where standard conclusions are facing a major challenge. Each book presents ten to fifteen papers (edited and annotated where necessary) at the forefront of current research and interpretation, offering students an accessible way to engage with contemporary debates.

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The Industrial Revolution and Work in Nineteenth Century Europe

The Industrial Revolution and Work in Nineteenth Century Europe

1st Edition

Lenard R. Berlanstein
November 05, 1992

The Industrial Revolution is a central concept in conventional understandings of the modern world, and as such is a core topic on many history courses. It is therefore difficult for students to see it as anything other than an objective description of a crucial turning-point, yet a generation of ...

The Holocaust Origins, Implementation, Aftermath

The Holocaust Origins, Implementation, Aftermath

2nd Edition

Omer Bartov
December 09, 2014

Containing an almost entirely new selection of texts, this second edition of The Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath presents a critical and important study of the Holocaust. Many of the pieces challenge conventional analyses and preconceived notions about the Holocaust, whether regarding...

Early North America in Global Perspective

Early North America in Global Perspective

1st Edition

Philip D. Morgan, Molly A. Warsh
September 05, 2013

Early North American history is a field in flux. In the last thirty years, the field of Atlantic History has transformed scholarly studies of colonial America, bringing to light the many connections linking the Americas to Africa and Europe. Recently, though, historians have begun to question the ...

Nazism and German Society, 1933-1945

Nazism and German Society, 1933-1945

1st Edition

David Crew
October 13, 1994

The image of the Third Reich as a monolithic state presiding over the brainwashed, fanatical masses, retains a tenacious grip on the general public's imagination. However, a growing body of research on the social history of the Nazi years has revealed the variety and complexity of the relationships...

Segregation and Apartheid in Twentieth Century South Africa

Segregation and Apartheid in Twentieth Century South Africa

1st Edition

William Beinart, Saul Dubow
April 13, 1995

As South Africa moves towards majority rule, and blacks begin to exercise direct political power, apartheid becomes a thing of the past - but its legacy in South African history will be indelible. this book is designed to introduce students to a range of interpretations of one of South Africa's ...

Society and Culture in the Slave South

Society and Culture in the Slave South

1st Edition

J. William Harris
December 03, 1992

Combining established work with that of recent provocative scholarship on the antebellum South, this collection of essays puts students in touch with some of the central debates in this dynamic field. It includes substantial excerpts from the work of Eugene Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, who ...

North American Borderlands

North American Borderlands

1st Edition

Brian DeLay
December 07, 2012

Since the early colonial period, historians have been fascinated with North America’s borderlands – places where people interacted across multiple, independent political and legal systems. Today the scholarship on these regions is more robust and innovative than ever before. North American ...

Haitian History New Perspectives

Haitian History New Perspectives

1st Edition

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall
August 27, 2012

Despite Haiti's proximity to the United States, and its considerable importance to our own history, Haiti barely registered in the historic consciousness of most Americans until recently. Those who struggled to understand Haiti's suffering in the earthquake of 2010 often spoke of it as the poorest ...

Global Environmental History An Introductory Reader

Global Environmental History An Introductory Reader

1st Edition

John R. McNeill, Alan Roe
November 08, 2012

Global Environmental History introduces this rapidly developing field through a broad and thought-provoking range of expert contributions. Environmental history is a subject especially suited to global and transnational approaches and, over the course of the present generation, an increasing ...

Gender and American History Since 1890

Gender and American History Since 1890

1st Edition

Barbara Melosh
March 04, 1993

These essays chart major contributions to recent historiography. Carefully selected for their accessibility and accompanied by headnotes and study questions, the essays offer a clear and engaging introduction for the non-specialist. The introduction describes the emergence of gender as a subject of...

Globalizing Feminisms, 1789- 1945

Globalizing Feminisms, 1789- 1945

1st Edition

Karen Offen
December 10, 2009

This definitive Reader presents a coherent, comprehensive, comparative, and much-needed collective history of women’s activism throughout the world. Including key pieces on the history of feminism from an international group of scholars, the book charts feminists’ attempts to restore a balance...

Origins of the Black Atlantic

Origins of the Black Atlantic

1st Edition

Laurent Dubois, Julius S. Scott
September 14, 2009

Between 1492 and 1820, about two-thirds of the people who crossed the Atlantic to the Americas were Africans. With the exception of the Spanish, all the European empires settled more Africans in the New World than they did Europeans. The vast majority of these enslaved men and women worked on ...

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