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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 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

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

    Preston Lauterbach

    The dramatic rise and fall of Beale Street, the legendary Memphis thoroughfare that shook American culture.More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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): Volume 2 / Chapters 10 - Epilogue / From 1000 CE to the Present

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

  6. 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): Volume 1 / Chapters 1 - 11 / Beginnings through the Fiftheenth Century

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

  7. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall, Erik Anderson, Et Al.

    Volume(s): Volume 2 / Chapters 15 - 30

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

  8. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall, Erik Anderson, Et Al.

    Volume(s): One-Volume

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

  9. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall, Erik Anderson, Et Al.

    Volume(s): Volume 1 / Chapters 1 - 15

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

  10. Book ImageMarching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War

    Brian Matthew Jordan

    A groundbreaking investigation examining the fate of Union veterans who won the war but couldn’t bear the peace.More

  11. Book ImageVivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890–1923

    R. F. Foster

    A dramatic history of Ireland’s Easter Rising told through the lives of ordinary people who forged a revolutionary generation.More

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageSevered: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found

    Frances Larson

    A serious and seriously entertaining exploration of the dark and varied obsessions that the “civilized West” has had with decapitated heads and skulls.More

  15. Book ImageServants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times

    Lucy Lethbridge

    “A ridiculously diverting glimpse of downstairs life in Edwardian England. . . . Most gratifying.”—Laura Miller, SalonMore

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