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.

  • The Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath book cover

    The Holocaust

    Origins, Implementation, Aftermath, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Omer Bartov

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-12-09
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  • Early North America in Global Perspective book cover

    Early North America in Global Perspective

    Edited by Philip D. Morgan, Molly A. Warsh

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-09-05
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  • North American Borderlands book cover

    North American Borderlands

    Edited by Brian DeLay

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-12-07
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  • Global Environmental History: An Introductory Reader book cover

    Global Environmental History

    An Introductory Reader

    Edited by John R. McNeill, Alan Roe

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-11-08
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  • Haitian History: New Perspectives book cover

    Haitian History

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-08-27
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  • Globalizing Feminisms, 1789- 1945 book cover

    Globalizing Feminisms, 1789- 1945

    Edited by Karen Offen

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-12-10
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  • Origins of the Black Atlantic book cover

    Origins of the Black Atlantic

    Edited by Laurent Dubois, Julius S. Scott

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-09-14
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  • Comparative Fascist Studies: New Perspectives book cover

    Comparative Fascist Studies

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Constantin Iordachi

    Owing to its mass appeal, revolutionary and violent nature, strong political impact, and multiple reverberations in contemporary politics, fascism was one of the most complex, and hotly debated movements of the twentieth century. Comparative Fascist Studies: New Perspectives brings together some of…

    Paperback – 2009-07-09
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  • The New South: New Histories book cover

    The New South

    New Histories

    By J. William Harris

    William Harris, the editor of Routledge’s The Old South: New Studies of Society and Culture, aims in The New South to introduce students to the historiography of this later volatile period of southern history, which starts from the racial segregation prevalent after the end of the Civil War and…

    Paperback – 2007-12-13
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  • The Old South: New Studies of Society and Culture book cover

    The Old South

    New Studies of Society and Culture

    By J. William Harris

    In this, the re-titled second edition of Society and Culture in the Slave South, J. William Harris selects the most recent and original scholarship in the field of the antebellum South published since 1992, when the first edition appeared. The present volume illustrates both the continuities and…

    Paperback – 2007-12-04
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  • From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms book cover

    From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms

    Edited by Thomas F.X. Noble

    This prestigious collection of essays by leading scholars provides a thorough reassessment of the medieval era which questions how, when and why the Middle Ages began, and how abruptly the shift from the Roman Empire to Barbarian Europe happened. Presenting the most current work including…

    Paperback – 2006-03-01
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  • The French Revolution: Recent Debates and New Controversies book cover

    The French Revolution

    Recent Debates and New Controversies, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Gary Kates

    This fascinating book studies all aspects of the French Revolution, from its origins, through its development, right up to the consequences of this major historical event. Bringing together key texts at the forefront of new research and interpretation, Gary Kates challenges orthodox assumptions…

    Paperback – 2005-10-24
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  • Practicing History: New Directions in Historical Writing after the Linguistic Turn book cover

    Practicing History

    New Directions in Historical Writing after the Linguistic Turn

    Edited by Gabrielle M. Spiegel

    This essential collection of key articles offers a re-evaluation of the practice of history in light of current debates. Critical thinkers and practicing historians present their writings, along with clear and thorough editorial material, to examine the complex ideas at the forefront of historical…

    Paperback – 2005-05-06
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  • Origins of the Cold War: An International History book cover

    Origins of the Cold War

    An International History, 2nd Edition

    By Melvyn leffler

    Edited by Melvyn P. Leffler, David S. Painter

    The Cold War dominated the world political arena for forty-five years. Focusing on the international system and on events in all parts of the globe, Melvyn P. Leffler and David S. Painter have brought together a truly international collection of articles that provide a fresh and comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2005-04-11
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  • Medieval Religion: New Approaches book cover

    Medieval Religion

    New Approaches

    Edited by Constance Hoffman Berman

    Constance Hoffman Berman presents an indispensable collection of the most influential and revisionist work to be done on religion in the Middle Ages in the last two decades. Bringing together an authoritative list of scholars from around the world, this book is a comprehensive …

    Paperback – 2005-01-12
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  • Revolutionary Russia: New Approaches to the Russian Revolution of 1917 book cover

    Revolutionary Russia

    New Approaches to the Russian Revolution of 1917

    Edited by Rex A. Wade

    This collection presents the major recent writings on the Russian Revolution and its context. It brings together key texts to illustrate new interpretive approaches and covers the central topics and themes. Together, the chapters in this volume form a coherent representation of both the events and…

    Paperback – 2004-02-26
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  • Decolonization: Perspectives from Now and Then book cover


    Perspectives from Now and Then

    Edited by Prasenjit Duara

    Decolonization brings together the most cutting-edge thinking by major historians of decolonization, including previously unpublished essays and writings by leaders of decolonizing countries including Ho Chi-Minh and Jawaharlal Nehru. The chapters in this volume present a move away from Western…

    Paperback – 2003-11-27
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  • The Renaissance: Italy and Abroad book cover

    The Renaissance

    Italy and Abroad

    Edited by John Jeffries Martin

    Including the most recent scholarship on the history of the Renaissance, this book examines politics, society, identity, gender, religion and science, and focuses on not only Italian developments in this crucial period of change, but also on aspects in Germany, France and England. With…

    Paperback – 2002-12-05
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  • Twentieth-Century China: New Approaches book cover

    Twentieth-Century China

    New Approaches

    Edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    Twentieth Century China: New Approaches is an important revisionist study of China's recent past. The chapters throw light on a variety of subjects within the field, which has recently undergone considerable change. The three major parts of this reader take into account the historical shape of the…

    Paperback – 2002-11-07
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  • Global Feminisms Since 1945 book cover

    Global Feminisms Since 1945

    Edited by Bonnie G. Smith

    Global Feminisms Since 1945 is an innovative historical introduction to the issues of contemporary feminism, with a truly global perspective. It is a concise anthology considering the similarities and differences between feminisms in West and East, North and South, and highlighting class, racial,…

    Paperback – 2000-06-29
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  • Stalinism: New Directions book cover


    New Directions

    Edited by Sheila Fitzpatrick

    Stalinism is a provocative addition to the current debates related to the history of the Stalinist period of the Soviet Union. Sheila Fitzpatrick has collected together the newest and the most exciting work by young Russian, American and European scholars, as well as some of the seminal articles…

    Paperback – 1999-09-23
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  • The Revolutions of 1989 book cover

    The Revolutions of 1989

    Edited by Vladimir Tismaneanu

    The Revolutions of 1989 is a collection of both classic and recent articles examining the causes and consequences of the collapse of communism in East and Central Europe, the most important event in recent world history. It includes discussion of: * the economic, political and social nature of…

    Paperback – 1999-02-11
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  • Segregation and Apartheid in Twentieth Century South Africa book cover

    Segregation and Apartheid in Twentieth Century South Africa

    Edited by William Beinart, Saul Dubow

    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…

    Paperback – 1995-04-13
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  • Reformation to Revolution book cover

    Reformation to Revolution

    By Margo Todd

    Few periods of English history have been so subject to `revisionism' as the Tudors and Stuarts. This volume offers a full introduction to the complex historiographical debates currently raging about politics and religion in early modern England. It * draws together thirteen articles culled from…

    Paperback – 1994-12-15
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  • Nazism and German Society, 1933-1945 book cover

    Nazism and German Society, 1933-1945

    Edited by David Crew

    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…

    Paperback – 1994-10-13
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  • Diversity and Unity in Early North America book cover

    Diversity and Unity in Early North America

    Edited by Phillip Morgan

    Philip Morgan's selection of cutting-edge essays by leading historians represents the extraordinary vitality of recent historical literature on early America. The book opens up previously unexplored areas such as cultural diversity, ethnicity, and gender, and reveals the importance of new methods…

    Paperback – 1993-09-02
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  • Gender and American History Since 1890 book cover

    Gender and American History Since 1890

    Edited by Barbara Melosh

    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…

    Paperback – 1993-03-04
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  • Society and Culture in the Slave South book cover

    Society and Culture in the Slave South

    Edited by J. William Harris

    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…

    Paperback – 1992-12-03
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  • The Industrial Revolution and Work in Nineteenth Century Europe book cover

    The Industrial Revolution and Work in Nineteenth Century Europe

    Edited by Lenard R. Berlanstein

    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…

    Paperback – 1992-11-05
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  • Atlantic American Societies book cover

    Atlantic American Societies

    Edited by Alan Karras, J.R. McNeill

    Within the chronological framework of Implantation, Maturation and Transition, this book provides the history of European expansion in the Americas from the age of Columbus through the abolition of slavery. Suggesting a shift in the traditional units of analysis away from nationally defined…

    Paperback – 1992-09-03
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