Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History
Paperback ISBN: 1400075270
The Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize-winning author of A Midwife's Tale looks at the making of history from a woman's perspective, looking at three key works--the fifteenth-century Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan, Elizabeth Cady Stanton's memoirs, and Virginia Woolf's essay A Room of One's Own, to reveal how women both make and record history. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Lies My Teacher Told Me
Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
Paperback ISBN: 0743296281
A tenth-anniversary commemorative edition of the award-winning history of America begins with pre-Columbian history and covers a diverse range of events, from the Reconstruction and the life of Helen Keller to the first Thanksgiving and the Mai Lai massacre. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
The Transformation of Space from the Victorian Age to the American Century
Paperback ISBN: 0813531446
Seventeen essays by scholars of literature, history, geography, and cultural studies interrogate the geography of the 19th century both as field of inquiry and as political-economic reality. The essays consider the interplay between discourses describing space and those describing time, that is, between geography and history. They examine the geography embedded in particular objects, especially commodities, as well as in the social identities of persons; and they analyze the construction of the "domestic" sphere, as distinct from the "foreign." Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts
A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Hardcover ISBN: 0300110979
The stories behind the acquisition of ancient antiquities are often as important as those that tell of their creation. This fascinating book provides a comprehensive account of the history and development of classical archaeology, explaining how and why artifacts have moved from foreign soil to collections around the world. As archaeologist Stephen Dyson shows, Greek and Roman archaeological study was closely intertwined with ideas about class and social structure; the rise of nationalism and later political ideologies such as fascism; and the physical and cultural development of most of the important art museums in Europe and the United States, whose prestige depended on their creation of collections of classical art. Accompanied by a discussion of the history of each of the major national traditions and their significant figures, this lively book shows how classical archaeology has influenced attitudes about areas as wide-ranging as tourism, nationalism, the role of the museum, and historicism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century art.
The Woman Who Could Not Forget
Iris Chang Before and Beyond, The Rape of Nanking
Hardcover ISBN: 1605981729
The mother of Iris Chang shares a portrait of her daughter that reveals the discoveries that inspired the writing of "The Rape of Nanking," describes her daughter's struggles with an autistic son and remembers her tragic suicide.
The History of White People
Paperback ISBN: 0393339742
Traces the invention of the idea of a white race, showing how the origins of the American identity in the 18th century were tied to the elevation of white skin as the embodiment of beauty, power and intelligence and how even intellectuals insisted that only Anglo Saxons were truly American. Reprint. A best-selling book and BOMC2 selection. 13,000 first printing.
The Holocaust As History and Warning
Hardcover ISBN: 1101903457
The award-winning author of Bloodlands presents a history of the Holocaust that offers insights into Hitler's genocidal views and the partisan groups who supported Jewish targets, arguing that wrong conclusions about the Holocaust are compromising the world's future.