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The Workers' Movement and the National Question in Ukraine

1897-1918

by Marko Bojcun
edition: Paperback
tagged: russia & the former soviet union

In this important book, influential historian Mark Bojcun explores the social democratic workers' movement in the Ukrainian provinces of the Russian Empire and its impact on the course of the 1917 Revolution. By focusing on the sections of the labour movement built by the Ukrainian, Jewish and Russian parties, Bojcun sheds new light on the way they …

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New Yorkers

A City and Its People in Our Time

by Craig Taylor
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: 21st century

A symphony of contemporary New York through the magnificent words of its people—from the best-selling author of Londoners.

In the wake of his celebrated book Londoners, bestselling author Craig Taylor moved to New York and spent years meeting regularly with hundreds of New Yorkers as diverse as the city itself. New Yorkers features 75 of the most …

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Sketches of Historic Truro

by Joseph M. A. Ballard & Minette Murphy
edition: Paperback
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An illustrated history of Nova Scotia's Hubtown, Truro, featuring over 90 profiles of iconic buildings — from grand homes to churches to industrial buildings, from the author of Historic House Names of Nova Scotia.

Welcome to Truro, Nova Scotia, the town of long underwear and condensed milk, of First Presbyterians and Second Empire school buildin …

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New Leaders, New Dawns?

South Africa and Zimbabwe under Cyril Ramaphosa and Emmerson Mnangagwa

edited by Chris Brown; David Moore & Blair Rutherford
edition: Paperback
tagged: african

In late 2017 and early 2018, South Africa and Zimbabwe both experienced rapid and unexpected political transitions. In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, the only leader the country had ever known, was replaced in a “soft coup” by his erstwhile vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Over a twelve-day period in February 2018, South African president Jacob Zu …

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Pleasure and Panic

New Essays on the History of Alcohol and Drugs

edited by Dan Malleck & Cheryl Krasnick Warsh
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
tagged: social history

Booze, dope, smokes, and weed. Mind-altering, mood-changing substances have been part of human society for millennia. Pleasure and Panic reveals how attitudes toward drug and alcohol consumption have always been deeply embedded in cultural fears and social, political, and economic disparities. Contributors to this collection explore how drugs and a …

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La guerre d'indépendance des Canadas

Démocratie, républicanismes et libéralismes en Amérique du Nord

by Julien Mauduit
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), 19th century

Longtemps considérée comme une rébellion mineure, la tentative de révolution de 1837 a en réalité secoué l’ensemble de l’Amérique du Nord, menaçant de renvoyer le pouvoir britannique hors du continent, mais également d’inaugurer une expérience républicaine différente. La révolution a échoué, mais les idées qu’elle a véhicu …

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Patterns of Plague

Changing Ideas about Plague in England and France, 1348-1750

by Lori Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: history, social history

For centuries, recurrent plague outbreaks took a grim toll on populations across Europe and Asia. While medical interventions and treatments did not change significantly from the fourteenth century to the eighteenth century, understandings of where and how plague originated did.

Through an innovative reading of medical advice literature produced in …

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War and Remembrance

Recollecting and Representing War

edited by Renée Dickason; Delphine Letort; Michel Prum & Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: military science

Memory, while seemingly a thing of the past, has much to reveal in the present. With its focus on memory, War and Remembrance provides new viewpoints in the field of war representation.

Bringing an interdisciplinary approach to discussions of the cultural memory of war, the collection focuses on narratives, either fictional or testimonial, that chal …

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