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The Oral History Reader

The Oral History Reader

3rd Edition

Robert Perks, Alistair Thomson
November 17, 2015

The Oral History Reader, now in its third edition, is a comprehensive, international anthology combining major, ‘classic’ articles with cutting-edge pieces on the theory, method and use of oral history. Twenty-seven new chapters introduce the most significant developments in oral history in the...

The Cultural History Reader

The Cultural History Reader

1st Edition

Peter McCaffery, Ben Marsden
October 21, 2013

The Cultural History Reader is the first volume to collect together the distinctive contributions made by cultural historians across the spectrum of historiographical methods. It offers a unique view into the insights to be gained from examining how cultural factors have shaped people's experiences...

The American Revolution Reader

The American Revolution Reader

1st Edition

Denver Brunsman, David J Silverman
August 05, 2013

The American Revolution Reader is a collection of leading essays on the American revolutionary era from the eve of the imperial crisis through George Washington’s presidency. Articles have been chosen to represent classic themes, such as the British-colonial relationship during the eighteenth...

The Public History Reader

The Public History Reader

1st Edition

Hilda Kean, Paul Martin
February 28, 2013

Drawing on theory and practice from five continents, The Public History Reader offers clearly written accessible introductions to debates in public history as it places people, such as practitioners, bloggers, archivists, local historians, curators or those working in education, at the heart of...

The Caribbean History Reader

The Caribbean History Reader

1st Edition

Nicola Foote
December 17, 2012

The Caribbean is a region that has been at the heart of world history and global development for centuries. Despite its small geographic size, it is the lynchpin of the Atlantic economy. Further, through a series of migrations, Caribbean people are represented in most of the major cities of...

The Global History of Childhood Reader

The Global History of Childhood Reader

1st Edition

Heidi Morrison
April 17, 2012

The Global History of Childhood Reader provides an essential collection of chapters and articles on the global history of childhood. The Reader is structured thematically so as to provide both a representative sampling of the historiography as well as an overview of the key issues of the field,...

The Terrorism Reader

The Terrorism Reader

4th Edition

David J. Whittaker
March 27, 2012

The Terrorism Reader is an intriguing introduction to a notorious and disturbing international phenomenon. The book draws together material from a variety of experts and clearly explains their opinions on terrorism, allowing understanding, conjecture and debate. David J. Whittaker explores all...

The Twentieth Century Russia Reader

The Twentieth Century Russia Reader

1st Edition

Alastair Kocho-Williams
June 30, 2011

The twentieth century was, for Russia, one of the most challenging in its history. the country experienced war, revolution and systemic collapse, all of which brought serious challenges especially in international affairs. Only by examining the whole century can Modern Russia be properly...

The History of Sexuality in Europe: A Sourcebook and Reader

The History of Sexuality in Europe: A Sourcebook and Reader

1st Edition

Anna Clark
December 14, 2010

The History of Sexuality in Europe: A Sourcebook and Reader is a dynamic introduction to the latest debates in the history of Sexuality in Europe. It begins with an introduction, "The Magnetic Poetry Kit of Sex," that surveys the field of sexuality and introduces the new concept of sexual grammar....

The American Urban Reader: History and Theory

The American Urban Reader: History and Theory

1st Edition

Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Steven H. Corey
July 23, 2010

The American Urban Reader brings together the most exciting work on the evolution of the American city, from colonial settlement and western expansion to post-industrial cities and the growth of the suburbs. Each of the chronologically and thematically organized chapters includes thoughtfully...

The New Imperial Histories Reader

The New Imperial Histories Reader

1st Edition

Stephen Howe
November 02, 2009

In recent years, imperial history has experienced a newfound vigour, dynamism and diversity. There has been an explosion of new work in the field, which has been driven into even greater prominence by contemporary world events. However, this resurgence has brought with it disputes between those who...

The History on Film Reader

The History on Film Reader

1st Edition

Marnie Hughes-Warrington
April 23, 2009

Historical film studies is a burgeoning field, with a large and ever growing number of publications from across the globe. The History on Film Reader distils this mass of work, offering readers an introduction to just under thirty of the most critical and representative writings on the...

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