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  1. Book ImageThe Prince: A Norton Critical Edition

    Niccolò Machiavelli, Wayne A. Rebhorn

    Third Edition

    “A highly-readable translation and very inclusive selection of critical responses, making this the best edition of the text for an undergraduate readership.”  —Christian M. Billing, University of Hull  “It is quite thorough for one semester, and bears up well for ongoing study. This is a very well-thought-out concept for such a seminal work.  It more than meets the requirements for my upper-level undergraduate courses.”  —Jeff Steele, Principia CollegeMore

  2. Book ImageFrederick Douglass, Slavery, and the Constitution, 1845

    Mark Higbee, James Brewer Stewart

    Reacting to the Past is an award-winning series of immersive role-playing games that actively engage students in their own learning. Students assume the roles of historical characters to practice critical thinking, primary source analysis, and both written and spoken argument. Reacting games are flexible enough to be used across the curriculum, from first-year general education classes and discussion sections of lecture classes to capstone experiences and honors programs.More

  3. Book ImageThe Role of the Scroll: An Illustrated Introduction to Scrolls in the Middle Ages

    Thomas Forrest Kelly

    A beautifully illustrated, full-color guide to scrolls and their uses in medieval life.More

  4. Book ImageTo the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice

    Michael K. Honey

    “A remarkable achievement—a work of serious scholarship that is also eminently readable.”—Clayborne Carson, author of Martin’s DreamMore

  5. Book ImageChaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England

    Liza Picard

    The Middle Ages re-created through the cast of pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales.More

  6. Book ImageThe Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers

    Martin Doyle

    “An original and thought-provoking exploration of the sinuous course that water has carved through our economic and political landscape.” —Gerard Helferich, Wall Street JournalMore

  7. Book ImageArmy of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

    Paul Scharre

    “A tour de force of the future of war technology.… A highly readable journey through the world of robots on the battlefield and beyond.”—P.W. Singer, author of Wired for War and Ghost FleetMore

  8. Book ImageGirl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement

    Jessie Morgan-Owens

    The riveting, little-known story of Mary Mildred Williams—a slave girl who looked “white”—whose photograph transformed the abolitionist movement.More

  9. Book ImageManual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

    Kate Brown

    A chilling exposé of the international effort to minimize the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl.More

  10. Book ImageLove and Resistance: Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era

    Roxane Gay, Jason Baumann, Kay Tobin Lahusen, Et Al.

    More than one hundred vivid photographs of the LGBTQ revolution—and its public and intimate moments in the 1960s and 70s—that lit a fire still burning today.More

  11. Book ImageAmerica's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today

    Pamela Nadell

    A groundbreaking history of how Jewish women maintained their identity and influenced social activism as they wrote themselves into American history.More

  12. Book ImageBehemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

    Joshua B. Freeman

    “Freeman’s rich and ambitious Behemoth depicts a world in retreat that still looms large in the national imagination.… More than an economic history, or a chronicle of architectural feats and labor movements.”—Jennifer Szalai, New York TimesMore

  13. Book ImageSeparate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation

    Steve Luxenberg

    A myth-shattering narrative of how a nation embraced "separation" and its pernicious consequences.More

  14. Book ImageBluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers

    Preston Lauterbach

    The little-known story of an iconic photographer, whose work captured—and influenced—a critical moment in American history.More

  15. Book ImageCræft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts

    Alexander Langlands

    “Hypnotic.… [Langlands] begins to see not just the beauty of an object.… but the deeper purpose for which each has been created.” —New York TimesMore

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