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Author(s): Benson Bobrick
Book Pages: 288 - Publish Date: 2004-08-02 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Description: A chronicle of the Civil War, based on a series of letters by a young Union Army soldier, follows his firsthand experiences in battle, during which he struggled to survive despite harsh weather and difficult food rationing, became wounded, and buried his brother. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Author(s): Anthony E. Kaye
Book Pages: 512 - Publish Date: 2009-08-05 - Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Description: Kaye's book is destined to become a classic. It will take its place among the best books about American slavery to appear in the last three decades. More than a study of ideology, the book is a plain-spoken and shrewd analysis of the day-to-day experiences of slaves in the Natchez District. Kaye's handling of evidence and interpretation is truly exemplary. This is a sterling book written with an a...
Book Pages: 214 - Publish Date: 2003 - Publisher: UNM Press
Description: This study of disease among the native peoples of the New World before and after 1492 challenges many widely held notions about encounters between European and native peoples. Whereas many late twentieth century scholars blamed the catastrophic decline of postconquest native populations on the introduction of previously unknown infections from the Old World, Alchon argues that the experiences of n...
Book Pages: 323 - Publish Date: 1995 - Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Description: Who or what determines the right to die? Do advancing reproductive technologies change reproductive rights? What forces influence cultural standards of beauty? How do discipline, punishment, and torture reflect our attitudes about the human body? In this challenging new book, Jean Bethke Elshtain, a nationally recognized scholar in political science and philosophy, and J. Timothy Cloyd, a strong new voice in social and political science, have assembled a collection of thought-provoking essays on these issues written by some of the finest minds of our day.
Author(s): Antonio Socci
Book Pages: 128 - Publish Date: 2003-06-11 - Publisher: Encuentro
Description: 250 millones de cristianos arriesgan su vida cada año en todo el mundo. El balance es trágico: 160 000 víctimas al año en América Latina, el norte de África, los países árabes y Asia; 604 misioneros asesinados en la década de 1990 en México, Colombia, Argelia, Arabia Saudí, Pakistán, India, China y Birmania. En los umbrales del siglo XXI los cristianos siguen sufriendo de modo constant...
Book Pages: 295 - Publish Date: 1998 - Publisher: University of Texas Press
Description: In late summer 1923, legal hangings in Texas came to an end, and the electric chair replaced the gallows. Of 520 convicted capital offenders sentenced to die between 1923 and 1972, 361 were actually executed, thus maintaining Texas’ traditional reputation as a staunch supporter of capital punishment. This book is the single most comprehensive examination to date of capital punishment in any one ...
Book Pages: 400 - Publish Date: 2011-01-01 - Publisher: Cengage Learning
Description: This primary source reader in the popular DISCOVERING series contains a six-part pedagogical framework that guides students through the process of historical inquiry and explanation. The text emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data. Each chapter is organized around the same pedagogical framework: The Problem, Background, The Method, The Evidence, Questions to...
Book Pages: 291 - Publish Date: 2004 - Publisher: Columbia University Press
Description: Eminent historian Richard Lyman Bushman presents an engaging history of the Mormon religion that is full of intricate subplots and peculiar twists. He discusses the Book of Mormon's ambivalence toward republican government and its fascination with records, translation, and history, explores the culture of the Lamanites (the enemies of the favored people), and recasts Joseph Smith as an original th...
Book Pages: 464 - Publish Date: 2011-01-01 - Publisher: Cengage Learning
Description: THE HUMAN RECORD is the leading primary source reader for the World History course, providing balanced coverage of the global past. Each volume contains a blend of visual and textual sources which are often paired or grouped together for comparison. A prologue entitled Primary Sources and How to Read Them appears in each volume and serves as a valuable pedagogical tool. Approximately one-third of ...
Author(s): Johnny Ryan
Book Pages: 246 - Publish Date: 2010-09-15 - Publisher: Reaktion Books
Description: A History of the Internet and the Digital Future tells the story of the development of the Internet from the 1950s to the present and examines how the balance of power has shifted between the individual and the state in the areas of censorship, copyright infringement, intellectual freedom, and terrorism and warfare. Johnny Ryan explains how the Internet has revolutionized political campaigns; how ...