Essential CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press

A full list of titles reviewed as "Essential" by CHOICE Magazine, 2012-2019.

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The full list of Routledge History titles reviewed as Essential by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • The Birth of the Athenian Community

    From Solon to Cleisthenes, 1st Edition

    By Sviatoslav Dmitriev

    The Birth of the Athenian Community elucidates the social and political development of Athens in the sixth century, when, as a result of reforms by Solon and Cleisthenes (at the beginning and end of the sixth century, respectively), Athens turned into the most advanced and famous city, or polis, of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16
    Routledge

  • The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914

    1st Edition

    By Stefan Arvidsson

    Arguably no modern ideology has diffused as fast as Socialism. From the mid-nineteenth century to the last quarter of the twentieth socialist ideals played a crucial part not only in the political sphere, but also influenced the way people worked and played, thought and felt, designed and decorated…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Militarism and the Indo-Europeanizing of Europe

    1st Edition

    By Robert Drews

    This book argues that the Indo-Europeanizing of Europe essentially began shortly before 1600 BC, when lands rich in natural resources were taken over by military forces from the Eurasian steppe and from southern Caucasia. First were the copper and silver mines (along with good harbors) in Greece,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15
    Routledge

  • Oral History Theory

    2nd Edition

    By Lynn Abrams

    Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past, and Oral History Theory provides a comprehensive, systematic and accessible overview of this important field. Combining the study of theories drawn from disciplines ranging from linguistics…

    Paperback – 2016-03-21
    Routledge

  • Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement

    1st Edition

    By Yohuru Williams

    The African American struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century is one of the most important stories in American history. With all the information available, however, it is easy for even the most enthusiastic reader to be overwhelmed. In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement, Yohuru…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • The Routledge Handbook of the War of 1812

    1st Edition

    Edited by Donald R. Hickey, Connie D. Clark

    The War of 1812 ranged over a remarkably large territory, as the fledgling United States battled Great Britain at sea and on land across what is now the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada. Native people and the Spanish were also involved in the war’s interrelated conflicts. Often overlooked, the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Youth and Sexuality in the Twentieth-Century United States

    1st Edition

    By John C. Spurlock

    When did the sexual revolution happen? Most Americans would probably say the 1960s. In reality, young couples were changing the rules of public and private life for decades before. By the early years of the twentieth century, teenagers were increasingly free of adult supervision, and taking control…

    Hardback – 2015-08-26
    Routledge

  • The World of Indigenous North America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Warrior

    The World of Indigenous North America is a comprehensive look at issues that concern indigenous people in North America. Though no single volume can cover every tribe and every issue around this fertile area of inquiry, this book takes on the fields of law, archaeology, literature,…

    Hardback – 2014-12-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Rethinking American Women's Activism

    1st Edition

    By Annelise Orleck

    In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's…

    Paperback – 2014-09-26
    Routledge
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • Historians Debate the Rise of the West

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Daly

    How and why did Europe rise to world pre-eminence? Providing an overview of this central historical conundrum of modern times, Historians Debate the Rise of the West enables students to grasp major scholars’ evaluations of the biggest picture of all: how Western civilization fits into modern world…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03
    Routledge

  • Constructing a German Diaspora

    The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1914, 1st Edition

    By Stefan Manz

    This book takes on a global perspective to unravel the complex relationship between Imperial Germany and its diaspora. Around 1900, German-speakers living abroad were tied into global power-political aspirations. They were represented as outposts of a "Greater German Empire" whose ethnic links had…

    Hardback – 2014-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • The Dutch Wars of Independence

    Warfare and Commerce in the Netherlands 1570-1680, 1st Edition

    By Marjolein 't Hart

    In The Dutch Wars of Independence, Marjolein ’t Hart assesses the success of the Dutch in establishing their independence through their eighty years struggle with Spain - one of the most remarkable achievements of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Other rebellions troubled mighty powers…

    Paperback – 2014-02-19
    Routledge
    Modern Wars In Perspective

  • War and Independence In Spanish America

    1st Edition

    By Anthony McFarlane

    During the period from 1808 to 1826, the Spanish empire was convulsed by wars throughout its dominions in Iberia and the Americas. The conflicts began in Spain, where Napoleon’s invasion triggered a war of national resistance. The collapse of the Spanish monarchy provoked challenges to the colonial…

    Paperback – 2013-10-14
    Routledge

  • The Routledge History of Sex and the Body

    1500 to the Present, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Toulalan, Kate Fisher

    The Routledge History of Sex and the Body provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of sexuality from 1500 to the present day. The history of sex and the body is an expanding field in which vibrant debate on, for instance, the history of homosexuality, is developing. This book…

    Hardback – 2013-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • The Harlem Renaissance in the American West

    The New Negro's Western Experience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cary D Wintz, Bruce A. Glasrud

    The Harlem Renaissance, an exciting period in the social and cultural history of the US, has over the past few decades re-established itself as a watershed moment in African American history. However, many of the African American communities outside the urban center of Harlem that participated in…

    Paperback – 2011-09-19
    Routledge
    New Directions in American History