Racism and war hysteria led to one of the darkest episodes in American history. But by recovering the past, Infamy has given voice to those who ultimately helped the nation better understand the true meaning [...]
. A fascinating and even-handed historical account that puts the long history of calls for stronger immigration laws and the on-going debates over the place of immigrants in American society.
This edition represents the single most comprehensive anthology of Pope's works. The Duncaid, The Rape of the Lock, and Imitations of Horace are presented in full, together with a characteristic sample of Pope's prose, including [...]
Lynching images are some of photography's most brutal, surviving to this day so that we may now look back on the terrorism unleashed on America's African-American community and perhaps know our history and ourselves better. [...]
Mary Pilon, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game (2017).
Reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to [...]
This masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.
Colossus: The secrets of Bletchley Park's code-breaking computers A must read for anyone curious about code-breaking or World War II espionage, Colossus offers a fascinating insider's account of the world's first giant computer.
A collection of Saxe’s poems, including “The Blind Men and the Elephant.” Saxe was one of America’s most widely-read and quoted poet of the 19th century. This volume helps bring his talent back to light.
Larrie D. Ferreiro, Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It (2017).
The remarkable story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in [...]
Alice Hamilton’s memoir gives a direct and personal view of the difficulties in finding the effects of industrial toxic materials on workers’ health. One of the most important public health officials of the 20th century, [...]