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  • The Blood Never Dried by John Newsinger
    The Blood Never Dried (English, Paperback) John Newsinger

    The Blood Never Dried challenges the rising chorus of claims that the British Empire was a kinder, gentler force in the world of imperialism. John Newsinger sets out to uncover this neglected history of repression and resistance. To the boast that 'the sun never set on the British Empire' the Chartist Ernest Jones replied 'and the blood never dried.' This new, updated edition brings the story up...

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  • In Pursuit of Civility by Keith Thomas
    In Pursuit of Civility (English, Hardback) Keith Thomas

    What did it mean to be `civilized' in Early Modern England? ...

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  • Archives of the Valuation Office by Frances McGee
    Archives of the Valuation Office (English, Hardback) Frances McGee

    Between 1830 and 1864 every piece of property in Ireland was valued, from houses on tiny plots of land to the great landed estates. The work of valuation created a large volume of archives that recorded the occupiers of land and houses as well as details of the location, extent and quality of their property. The valuation archives date from a period when few sources cover the whole country and are...

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  • The Lunar Men by Jenny Uglow
    The Lunar Men (Paperback) Jenny Uglow

    Led by Erasmus Darwin, the Lunar Society of Birmingham was formed from a group of amateur experimenters, tradesmen and artisans who met and made friends in the Midlands in the 1760s.

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  • Liberty's Dawn by Emma Griffin
    Liberty's Dawn (English, Paperback) Emma Griffin

    Looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class. This book shows how it raised incomes, improved literacy and offered exciting opportunities for political action.

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  • Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 by Orlando Figes
    Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 (Paperback) Orlando Figes

    What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences? This book deals with these questions.

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  • Angel Meadow by Dean Kirby
    Angel Meadow (English, Paperback) Dean Kirby

    This is the first published history of Angel Meadow, a notorious Manchester slum. Angel Meadow has frequently appeared in the news in recent years, after archaeologists dug up the site in 2011.

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  • Lord Liverpool by William Anthony Hay
    Lord Liverpool (English, Hardback) William Anthony Hay

    Shaped by eighteenth-century assumptions, Liverpool nonetheless laid the foundations for the nineteenth-century Britain that emerged from the Reform era.

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  • The Swedish Army of the Great Northern War, 1700-1721 by Lars Ericson Wolke
    The Swedish Army of the Great Northern War, 1700-1721 (English, Paperback) Lars Ericson Wolke

    This is the story of Sweden's Army during the wars 1700-1721 against a number of enemies, foremost Russia, until the collapse of the Swedish Empire.

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  • Portrait of a Woman in Silk by Zara Anishanslin
    Portrait of a Woman in Silk (English, Paperback) Zara Anishanslin

    Through the story of a portrait of a woman in a silk dress, historian Zara Anishanslin embarks on a fascinating journey, exploring and refining debates about the cultural history of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world. While most scholarship on commodities focuses either on labor and production or on consumption and use, Anishanslin unifies both, examining the worlds of four identifiable...

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  • Oxford AQA History for A Level: Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964 by Sally Waller
    Oxford AQA History for A Level: Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964 (Paperback) Sally Waller

    This book has been approved by AQA and covers in breadth issues of change, continuity, and cause and consequence in this period of Russian history through key themes such as how Russia was governed, the extent of social change, and how important were ideologies.

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  • Reconstruction: A Concise History by Allen C. Guelzo
    Reconstruction: A Concise History (English, Hardback) Allen C. Guelzo

    Allen C. Guelzo's Reconstruction: A Concise History is a gracefully-written interpretation of Reconstruction as a spirited struggle to re-integrate the defeated Southern Confederacy into the American Union after the Civil War, to bring African Americans into the political mainstream of American life, and to recreate the Southern economy after a Northern, free-labor model.

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  • Autobiography and Other Writings by Benjamin Franklin
    Autobiography and Other Writings (English, Paperback) Benjamin Franklin

    Franklin's writings span a long and distinguished career of literary, scientific, and political inquiry--the work of a man whose life lasted for nearly all of the 18th century, and whose achievements ranged from inventing the lightning rod to publishing Poor Richard's Almanac to signing the Declaration of Independence. In his own lifetime, Franklin knew prominence not only in America but also in...

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  • The Black Jacobins by C. L. R. James
    The Black Jacobins (Paperback) C. L. R. James

    In 1789 the West Indian colony of San Domingo supplied two-thirds of the overseas trade of France. The entire structure of what was arguably the most profitable colony in the world rested on the labour of half a million slaves.

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  • American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction by David A. Gerber
    American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) David A. Gerber

    "No modern nation has experienced immigration of the size and diversity of the United States. Beyond experiencing immigration, the US is conceived in immigration, which has assisted repeatedly in constituting the character of society. This volume examines the history of immigration and immigrant-founded ethnicity as well as the evolution of America out of its diverse ethnic and racial roots....

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  • OCR A Level History: The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774-1815 by Mike Wells
    OCR A Level History: The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774-1815 (Paperback) Mike Wells

    Successfully cover Unit Group 2 with the right amount of depth and pace. This bespoke series from the leading History publisher follows our proven and popular approach for OCR A Level, blending clear course coverage with focused activities and comprehensive assessment support.

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  • Napoleon Victorious! by Peter G. Tsouras
    Napoleon Victorious! (English, Hardback) Peter G. Tsouras

    A retelling of the Battle of Waterloo based on plausible alternate decisions

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  • British Ironclads 1860-75 by Angus Konstam
    British Ironclads 1860-75 (English, Paperback) Angus Konstam, Paul Wright

    The story of the greatest technological revolution in naval history--the birth of the steam-powered, iron-hulled warship, and the Royal Navy's battle to remain the most powerful in the world.

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  • We Ain't What We Ought to be by Stephen Tuck
    We Ain't What We Ought to be (English, Paperback) Stephen Tuck

    Traces the black freedom struggle in all its diversity, from the first years of freedom during the Civil War to President Obama's inauguration. Moving from popular culture to high politics, from the Deep South to New England, the West Coast, and abroad, this title weaves stories of ordinary black people - as well as celebrated figures.

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  • Access to History: Russia 1894-1941 for OCR Second Edition by Michael Lynch
    Access to History: Russia 1894-1941 for OCR Second Edition (English, Paperback) Michael Lynch

    Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students.

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