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Enlightened Metropolis

Alexander M. Martin.

March 2013; published online May 2013.

Book. 360 pages.

It is a cliché that tsarist Russia had two rival capitals: St Petersburg, Russia’s ”window to Europe” and Moscow, the tradition-bound metropolis of the Orthodox heartland. Enlightened...

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The Slaveholding Republic

Don E. Fehrenbacher.

Edited by Ward M. McAfee.

December 2002; published online October 2011.

Book. 480 pages.

Many leading historians have argued that the Constitution of the United States was a proslavery document. But this book refutes this claim in a landmark history that stretches from the...

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Creatures of Empire

Virginia DeJohn Anderson.

November 2004; published online September 2007.

Book. 336 pages.

This study presents colonial American history as the story of three-way interactions among Indians, English colonists, and livestock. By situating domestic animals at the heart of the...

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Between Two Empires

Eiichiro Azuma.

March 2005; published online September 2007.

Book. 0 pages.

Before World War II, Japanese immigrants, or Issei, forged a unique transnational identity between their native land and the United States. Whether merchants, community leaders, or rural...

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The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party

Michael F. Holt.

May 2003; published online October 2011.

Book. 1,268 pages.

The political home of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Horace Greeley, and the young Abraham Lincoln, the American Whig Party was involved at every level of American politics—local, state, and...

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America's Joan of Arc

J. Matthew Gallman.

April 2006; published online September 2007.

Book. 272 pages.

One of the most celebrated women of her time, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a charismatic orator, writer, and actress, who rose to fame during the Civil War and remained in the public eye...

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Plague and Fire

James C. Mohr.

December 2004; published online September 2007.

Book. 250 pages.

The bubonic plague reached Hawaii for the first time in 1899, just as the archipelago was being annexed by the US. To deal with the epidemic, governmental authorities granted absolute...

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Empire of Love

Matt K. Matsuda.

February 2005; published online January 2010.

Book. 240 pages.

This book presents a broad ranging survey of French colonial engagements in the Pacific and Asian worlds of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Multiple studies, each in a different...

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Black and White Manhattan

Thelma Wills Foote.

November 2004; published online January 2010.

Book. 344 pages.

Race first emerged as an important ingredient of New York City's melting pot when it was known as New Amsterdam and was a fledgling colonial outpost on the North American frontier. This...

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Different Drummers

Michael H. Kater.

May 2003; published online January 2010.

Book. 306 pages.

This book explores the underground history of jazz in Adolf Hitler's Germany. It offers a frightening and fascinating look at life and popular culture during the Third Reich, showing that...

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