• Toronto Trailblazers

    Toronto Trailblazers

    Panofsky Ruth  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/10/9 出版

    informed by the works of international publishing historians toronto trailblazers artfully captures the lasting influence of women on canadian publishing.

  • Routledge Handbook of State Recognition

    Routledge Handbook of State Recognition

    this new handbook provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary overview of the theoretical and empirical aspects of state recognition in international politics.although the recognition of states plays a central role in shaping global politics it remains an under-researched and widely dispersed subject. coherently and innovatively structured the handbook brings together a group of international scholars who examine the most important theoretical and comparative perspectives on state recognition including debates about pathways to secession and self-determination the broad range of actors and strategies that shape the recognition of states and a significant number of contemporary case studies. the handbook is organised into four key sections:theoretical and normative perspectivespathways to independent statehoodactors forms and the process of state recognitioncases studies of contemporary state recognitionthis handbook will be of great interest to students of foreign policy international relations international law comparative politics and area studies.

  • World War II

    World War II

    world war ii: infographics tells the story of the great conflict through graphic design. the mass of data available about world war ii has never been as large as it is now yet it has become extraordinarily complicated to interpret it in a meaningful way and to share that analysis with the public. infographics allow data to be comprehensible to the general reader while still satisfying demands for the rigorous approach of a historian.the result is breathtaking. for the first time it is possible to easily connect the dots between various interrelated aspects of world war ii that were previously examined separately. encompassing the conflict from its roots to aftermath this book covers more than sixty themes including arms production operation barbarossa how america took back the pacific and the nazi concentration-camp system. the result is an extraordinary new approach to world war ii which is sure to appeal to those looking for an overview of the war and to history buffs alike.

  • Colonels in Blue

    Colonels in Blue

    Hunt Roger D.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/7/26 出版

    this biographical dictionary catalogs the union army colonels who commanded regiments from missouri and the western states and territories during the civil war. the seventh volume in a series documenting union army colonels this book details the lives of officers who did not advance beyond that rank. included for each colonel are brief biographical excerpts and any available photographs many of them published for the first time.

  • Canoe and Canvas

    Canoe and Canvas

    Dunkin Jessica  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/6/15 出版

    closely examining the annual american canoe association meetings between 1880 and 1910 canoe and canvas offers a detailed account of the organization. by recounting the activities of this two week-long meeting from the choice of location to the dismantling of the tents we can discover much about the culture of leisure and sport unique to late victorian society.concerned with how gender class and race shaped the social cultural and physical landscapes of the encampments canoe and canvas reveals that members of the aca were almost exclusively white middle-class men. although never explicitly banned women the working-class and people of colour did not have the money or time to be active participants in the organization thereby working to solidify the image of the aca as a visibly white middle-class and male organization.

  • The Pioneers

    The Pioneers

    McCullough David  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/5/7 出版

    pulitzer prize–winning historian david mccullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the american story—the settling of the northwest territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.as part of the treaty of paris in which great britain recognized the new united states of america britain ceded the land that comprised the immense northwest territory a wilderness empire northwest of the ohio river containing the future states of ohio indiana illinois michigan and wisconsin. a massachusetts minister named manasseh cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the revolutionary war and their families for settlement. included in the northwest ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion free universal education and most importantly the prohibition of slavery. in 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from new england for the northwest territory under the leadership of revolutionary war veteran general rufus putnam. they settled in what is now marietta on the banks of the ohio river. mccullough tells the story through five major characters: cutler and putnam; cutler’s son ephraim; and two other men one a carpenter turned architect and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in american science. they and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness while coping with such frontier realities as floods fires wolves and bears no roads or bridges no guarantees of any sort all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. like so many of mccullough’s subjects they let no obstacle deter or defeat them. drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures the pioneers is a uniquely american story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments. this is a revelatory and quintessentially american story written with david mccullough’s signature narrative energy.

  • Stony the Road

    Stony the Road

    Gates Henry Louis  著 Penguin Pr 出版 2019/4/2 出版

    a profound new rendering of the struggle by african-americans for equality after the civil war and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the american mind.the abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the civil war is a familiar story as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after world war ii. but the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked a new birth of freedom in lincoln’s america why was it necessary to march in martin luther king jr.’s america? in this new book henry louis gates jr. one of our leading chroniclers of the african-american experience seeks to answer that question in a history that moves from the reconstruction era to the nadir of the african-american experience under jim crow through to world war i and the harlem renaissance. through his close reading of the visual culture of this tragic era gates reveals the many faces of jim crow and how together they reinforced a stark color line between white and black americans. bringing a lifetime of wisdom to bear as a scholar filmmaker and public intellectual gates uncovers the roots of structural racism in our own time while showing how african americans after slavery combatted it by articulating a vision of a new negro to force the nation to recognize their humanity and unique contributions to america as it hurtled toward the modern age.the story gates tells begins with great hope with the emancipation proclamation union victory and the liberation of nearly 4 million enslaved african-americans. until 1877 the federal government goaded by the activism of frederick douglass and many others tried at various turns to sustain their new rights. but the terror unleashed by white paramilitary groups in the former confederacy combined with deteriorating economic conditions and a loss of northern will restored home rule to the south. the retreat from reconstruction was followed by one of the most violent periods in our history with thousands of black people murdered or lynched and many more afflicted by the degrading impositions of jim crow segregation. an essential tour through one of america’s fundamental historical tragedies stony the road is also a story of heroic resistance as figures such as w. e. b. du bois and ida b. wells fought to create a counter-narrative and culture inside the lion’s mouth. as sobering as this tale is it also has within it the inspiration that comes with encountering the hopes our ancestors advanced against the longest odds.

  • Zoo Nebraska

    Zoo Nebraska

    Vaughan Carson  著 Little A 出版 2019/4/1 出版

    a moving true story of american struggle.royal nebraska population eighty-one—where the church high school and post office each stand abandoned monuments to a great plains town that never flourished. but for nearly twenty years they had a zoo seven acres that rose from local peculiarity to key tourist attraction to devastating tragedy. and it all began with one man’s outsize vision.when dick haskin’s plans to assist primatologist dian fossey in rwanda were cut short by her murder dick’s devotion to primates didn’t die with her. he returned to his hometown with reuben an adolescent chimp in the bed of a pickup truck and transformed a trailer home into the midwest primate center. as the tourist trade multiplied so did the inhabitants of what would become zoo nebraska the unlikeliest boon to royal’s economy in generations and eventually the source of a power struggle that would lead to the tragic implosion of dick haskin’s dream.a resonant true story of small-town politics and community perseverance and of decent people and questionable choices zoo nebraska is a timely requiem for a rural america in the throes of extinction.

  • Global Piracy

    Global Piracy

    Wadsworth James E.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/3/7 出版

    many people in the western world maintain the contradictory notions that the pirates of old were romantic social bandits while their modern brethren are brutal thugs thieves and villains. in global piracy james e. wadsworth compiles and contextualizes a wealth of primary source documents which illustrate the global phenomenon of piracy through the eyes and voices of those who experienced it: both the pirates or privateers themselves and their victims.the book allows us to confront our stereotypes by giving us access to eal?pirates in a wide range of historical periods and global regions from ancient greece to modern day nigeria unfiltered as much as possible by authorial voice or interpretation. global piracy seeks neither to romanticize nor vilify pirates but simply to understand them in the context of their times and the broader world they inhabited. departing from run-of-the-mill narratives it selects documents which provide new and fascinating insights into piracy around the globe.with documents introduced by contextual information and supplemented by study questions suggested reading lists illustrations and maps this book is an essential companion for anyone studying the history of piracy.

  • The Western Journals of Nehemiah and Henry Sanford 1839-1846

    The Western Journals of Nehemiah and Henry Sanford 1839-1846

    Lewis Kenneth E. (EDT)  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/3/1 出版

    the late antebellum period saw the dramatic growth of the united states as euro-american settlement began to move into new territories west of the mississippi river. the journals and letters of businessmen nehemiah and henry sanford written between 1839 and 1846 provide a unique perspective into a time of dramatic expansion in the great lakes and beyond. these accounts describe the daily experiences of nehemiah and his wife nancy shelton sanford as they traveled west from their connecticut home to examine lands for speculation in regions undergoing colonization as well as the experiences of their son henry who later came out to the family’s western property. the sanfords’ entries provide a detailed picture of the people they encountered and the settlements and country through which they passed as well illuminating the lives and activities of the newcomers and native people who inhabited this fascinating region during a time of dramatic transition.

  • Utah Politics

    Utah Politics

    Decker Rod  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/2/28 出版
  • Smolensk 1943

    Smolensk 1943

    Forczyk RobertHook Adam (ILT)  著 Osprey Pub Co 出版 2019/1/22 出版

    a highly illustrated history of operation suvorov the soviet assault against german positions around smolensk in late 1943.

  • 1918


    Van Emden Richard  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2018/12/19 出版

    1918: the final year of the great war to armistice is the next volume in the remarkable series of books from the best-selling first world war historian richard van emden. revisiting the winning formula of diaries and memoirs and above all original photographs taken on illegally-held cameras by the soldiers themselves richard tells the story of 1918 of both the ferocious spring offensive that so nearly brought victory for the germans in the west and the tenacious british rearguard fight that thwarted them. the book also tells the vivid story of the allied breakthrough and the return to open warfare that was to bring victory in november 1918. his previous books the road to passchendaele and the somme have sold over 30000 copies in hardback and softback proving that the public appetite is undiminished for new original stories illustrated with over 150 rarely or never-before-seen battlefield images.the author has an outstanding collection of over 5000 privately-taken and overwhelmingly unpublished photographs revealing the war as it was seen by the men involved an existence that was sometimes exhilarating too often terrifying and occasionally even fun.this book will be published in 2018 in time for the 100th anniversary of the armistice and the national commemorations that will mark the end of the four-year-long series of centennial events to mark the great war.

  • Unruly Waters

    Unruly Waters

    Amrith Sunil  著 Basic Books 出版 2018/12/11 出版

    from a macarthur genius a bold new perspective on the history of asia highlighting the long quest to tame its watersasia’s history has been shaped by her waters. in unruly waters historian sunil amrith reimagines asia’s history through the stories of its rains rivers coasts and seas--and of the weather-watchers and engineers mapmakers and farmers who have sought to control them. looking out from india he shows how dreams and fears of water shaped visions of political independence and economic development provoked efforts to reshape nature through dams and pumps and unleashed powerful tensions within and between nations.today asian nations are racing to construct hundreds of dams in the himalayas with dire environmental impacts; hundreds of millions crowd into coastal cities threatened by cyclones and storm surges. in an age of climate change unruly waters is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand asia’s past and its future.

  • From the Emerald Isle to the Cream City

    From the Emerald Isle to the Cream City

    Baehr Carl  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2018/11/2 出版

    home from the emerald isle to the cream city: a history of the irish in milwaukee irish-milwaukee history begins with the first irish immigrants who arrived during milwaukee founding in the mid-1830s. irish laborers helped shape the city by cutting down bluffs filling in marshes digging a canal and creating streets. they were joined in the late 1840s by more irishmen who were fleeing the great famine and starvation in ireland. this historical tour captures it allrom the difficulties in adapting to american ways as seen through events like the leahey riot and the lynching of marshall clark to the successes such as the founding of the city of cudahy by a poor irish immigrant the film stardom of tory hill pat orien and merrill park spencer tracy and the many people who have milwaukee streets and parks named for them. from the emerald isle to the cream city describes how the irish influenced the political educational religious and sports landscape of milwaukee and their impact on other ethnic groups overcoming early poverty and bigotry to help make milwaukee the city that it is today.

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    Yuval Noah Harari  著 Spiegel & Grau 出版 2018/9/4 出版

    in sapiens he explored our past; in homo deus he looked to our future. now one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues.religion terrorism war politics fake news human migration the environment nationalism. 21 lessons for the 21st century is a probing investigation into the big subjects that we are confronting on a daily basis in the media and in our lives and the issues of crucial importance to understand as we move into the unchartered territory of the future. as technology advances faster than our understanding of it hacking becomes a tactic of war terrorism and fundamentalism rise and the world feels more polarized than ever harari makes sense of it all and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves if we are to survive. in 21 accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound he provides advice on how to think about these topics and how to act in order to prepare for a future unlike anything we can dream of. few writers of nonfiction have captured the imaginations of millions of readers in quite the astonishing way harari has managed. his unique ability to look at where we have come from and where we are going has gained him fans from every corner of the globe. there is an immediacy and accessibility to this new book that makes it essential reading for anyone interested in navigating the world today.

  • America


    Hedges Chris  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2018/8/21 出版

    chris hedges’s profound and provocative examination of america in crisis is “an exceedingly…provocative book certain to arouse controversy but offering a point of view that needs to be heard (booklist) about how bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in a culture of sadism and hate.america says pulitzer prize­–winning reporter chris hedges is convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of profound hopelessness a bitter despair and a civil society that has ceased to function. the opioid crisis; the retreat into gambling to cope with economic distress; the pornification of culture; the rise of magical thinking; the celebration of sadism hate and plagues of suicides are the physical manifestations of a society that is being ravaged by corporate pillage and a failed democracy. as our society unravels we also face global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change. all these ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of the nation and the planet. donald trump rode this disenchantment to power. in his “forceful and direct (publishers weekly) america: the farewell tour hedges argues that neither political party now captured by corporate power addresses the systemic problem. until our corporate coup d’état is reversed these diseases will grow and ravage the country. “with a trademark blend of…sharply observed detail hedges writes a requiem for the american dream (kirkus reviews) and seeks to jolt us out of our complacency while there is still time.

  • On Decoloniality

    On Decoloniality

    Mignolo Walter D.Walsh Catherine E.  著 Duke Univ Pr 出版 2018/6/14 出版

    walter d. mignolo and catherine e. walsh introduce the concept of decoloniality by providing a theoretical overview and discussing concrete examples of decolonial projects in action.

  • Origin Story

    Origin Story

    Christian David  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2018/5/22 出版

    i have long been a fan of david christian. in origin story he elegantly weaves evidence and insights from many scientific and historical disciplines into a single accessible historical narrative. --bill gatesa captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future.most historians study the smallest slivers of time emphasizing specific dates individuals and documents. but what would it look like to study the whole of history from the big bang through the present day -- and even into the remote future? how would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe the earth and our very existence?these were the questions david christian set out to answer when he created the field of big history the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been where we are and where we are going. in origin story christian takes readers on a wild ride through the entire 13.8 billion years we’ve come to know as history. by focusing on defining events (thresholds) major trends and profound questions about our origins christian exposes the hidden threads that tie everything together -- from the creation of the planet to the advent of agriculture nuclear war and beyond.with stunning insights into the origin of the universe the beginning of life the emergence of humans and what the future might bring origin story boldly reframes our place in the cosmos.

  • Historians on Hamilton

    Historians on Hamilton

    historians on “hamilton brings together a diverse collection of top scholars to explain the hamilton phenomenon and explore what it might mean for our understanding of america’s history. in short lively essays these experts assess what the musical got right what it got wrong and why it matters.