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Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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  1. Pioneer Girl

    Now a New York Times bestseller!

    Long hidden in archives, Laura Ingalls Wilder's original handwritten autobiography is a tribute to her family and her experiences as a pioneer. Written for an older audience, Pioneer Girl is her first-person narrative of the settling of Dakota Territory, the building of the railroad west, and life as a pioneer. The stories in this autobiography formed the basis of Wilder's international best-selling autobiographical novels, known as the Little House Series.

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    £40.95

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  2. Pilgrimage to Mecca

    An analysis of pilgrimages to Mecca in the early modern period. The rise of the Mughal and Safavid Perslan empires and the emergence of the Wahhabi movement in Arabia mark the beginning and end points of the study, but the author also draws comparisons with earlier and later periods. Learn More
    £23.95

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  3. The Legal Ideology of Removal

    Because the federal government upheld Native American self-dominion, southerners bent on expropriating Indian land sought a legal toehold through state supreme court decisions. This book shows how state courts enabled the mass expulsion of Native Americans from their southern homelands in the 1830s. Learn More
    £26.50

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  4. Florida's Black Public Officials, 1867-1924

    A study of African-American leadership in Florida from the closing days of the Civil War until 1924. The study reveals that as many as 1000 African-Americans were influencial public officeholders and presents a biographical directory of more than 600, looking at the human side of their leadership. Learn More
    £29.95

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  5. Before the New Deal

    This study examines the history of southern social welfare institutions and policies in the formative years after the Civil War and Reconstruction. The essays explore the local nature of welfare and the limited role of the state prior to the New Deal. Learn More
    £23.50

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  6. The Great Irish Famine

    In the fall of 1845, a mysterious blight ravaged Ireland's potato harvest, beginning a prolonged period of starvation, suffering, and emigration. This document collection presents a broad selection of historical perspectives - a guide to greater understanding of the causes, the course, and the impact of the Famine. Learn More
    £19.50

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  7. Free Will and the Human Sciences in Britain, 1870-1910

    From the late nineteenth century onwards religion gave way to science as the dominant force in society. This led to a questioning of the principle of free will. Smith takes an in-depth look at the problem of free will through the prism of different disciplines. His subtly nuanced navigation through these arguments has much to contribute to our understanding of Victorian and Edwardian science and culture. Learn More
    £36.50

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  8. The Presidency of Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States between 1829 and 1837. This text presents a review of the major events of Andrew Jackson's presidency. Learn More
    £18.95

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  9. A Brave Boy and a Good Soldier

    Shortly before his fourteenth birthday, John C C Hill left home with his father and older brother to join the ill-fated 1842 Texas expedition to Mier, Mexico, to end any questions over ownership of Texas. His capture and subsequent adoption by President Santa Anna is one of the fascinating and curious to come out of this episode in Texas history. Learn More
    £14.50

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  10. Liberals, Politics and Power

    Underlining the importance of fiscal policy in the fashioning of state power, this volume serves as a guide to the liberal principles and practices that governed state formation in 19th-century Latin America. The political dynamics of Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Peru are considered. Learn More
    £26.50

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  11. Ladies and Gentlemen on Display

    Each summer from 1790-1860, hundreds and eventually thousands of men and women left the boredom of their plantation homes and journeyed to the healthful Virginia Springs. This work states that Virginia Springs enabled men and women to play roles opposite to those associated with the plantation. Learn More
    £21.50

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  12. Father Mathew's Crusade

    A chronicle of the mercurial rise, fall and revival of the Irish temperance movement. It examines how a popular Franciscan friar, Father Theobald Mathew, was almost single-handedly responsible for the transformation of Ireland into a temperance stronghold in the 1830s and 40s. Learn More
    £22.50

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  13. Another's Country

    A look at the rise and fall of cultural diversity in the 18th-century American South. In these essays, archaeologists examine various aspects of the colonial experience, exploring how cultural identity was expressed and why cultural diversity was eventually replaced by a common identity. Learn More
    £34.50

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  14. The Victorian Serial

    Provides a new approach to the study of instalment literature by showing how it embodied a view of life intrinsic to Victorian culture. Linda K. Hughes and Michael Lund examine how the serial format affected the ways Victorian audiences interpreted sixteen major works of poetry and fiction. Their findings show that Victorian interpretations were different from those of twentieth century single-volume readings. Learn More
    £50.95

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