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  1. Book ImageGateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

    Eric Foner

    The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.More

  2. Book ImageHow to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

    Ruth Goodman

    A delightful tour through the intimate details of life in Victorian England, told by a historian who has cheerfully endured them all.More

  3. Book ImageMidnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul

    Charles King

    “Intrigue, violence, sex, and espionage, all set against the slow dimming of Ottoman magnificence. I loved this book.”—Simon WinchesterMore

  1. Book ImageDefining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945

    Ainslie T. Embree, Mark C. Carnes

    Part of the Reacting to the Past series, Defining a Nation plunges students into India’s struggle for sovereignty and identity.More

  2. Book ImageThe Threshold Of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.

    Josiah Ober, Naomi J. Norman, Mark C. Carnes

    Second Edition

    A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, The Threshold of Democracy re-creates the intellectual dynamics of one of the most formative periods in western history.More

  3. Book ImageThe Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

    James Oakes

    A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction for 2014.More

  4. Book ImageThe China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power

    Thomas J. Christensen

    This compelling assessment of U.S.-China relations is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the globalized world.More

  5. Book ImageDaughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back

    Janice P. Nimura

    “Surprising and richly satisfying" (Megan Marshall); “beautifully crafted . . . subtle, polished, and poised” (Stacy Schiff).More

  6. Book ImageRousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791

    Jennifer Popiel, Mark C. Carnes, Gary Kates

    Second Edition

    A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Rousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791 plunges students into the intellectual and political currents that surged through revolutionary Paris in summer 1791.More

  7. Book ImageTarget Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

    James M. Scott

    The dramatic account of one of America’s most celebrated— and controversial—military campaigns: the Doolittle Raid.More

  8. Book ImageBeale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis

    Preston Lauterbach

    The vivid history of Beale Street—a lost world of swaggering musicians, glamorous madams, and ruthless politicians—and the battle for the soul of Memphis.More

  9. Book ImageGates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties

    Morris Dickstein

    Widely admired as the definitive cultural history of the 1960s, this groundbreaking work finally reappears in a new edition.More

  10. Book ImagePatriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775-1776

    William Offutt

    Second Edition

    A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City invites students to experience the chaos of the American Revolution.More

  11. Book ImageLincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

    Brian McGinty

    The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.More

  12. Book ImageLincoln's Body: A Cultural History

    Richard Wightman Fox

    Even two hundred years after Abraham Lincoln's death, we, like Walt Whitman, "love the President personally."More

  13. Book ImageGreenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman

    Mary Jane Treacy

    A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Greenwich Village, 1913 immerses students into the radical possibilities unlocked by the modern age.More

  14. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall

    High School Edition

    An essential narrative of American history, with a focus on core learning objectives in the text and online, now available with a high school binding.More

  15. Book ImageWorlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World: From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present

    Elizabeth Pollard, Clifford Rosenberg, Robert Tignor, Et Al.

    Concise Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    A Concise Edition with clear connections, comparisons, and sources in every chapter.More

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