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History E-Book Project

Works: 2,309 works in 2,778 publications in 1 language and 6,173 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Biography 
Classifications: DP254, 946.081
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ACLS humanities e-book ( file )
in English and Undetermined and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Provides full-text and full-page-image access to titles in most humanities disciplines and in area studies. The books included have been recommended by scholars as significant contributions to their respective fields. Offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in collaboration with ten learned societies and nearly 80 contributing publishers
Machiavelli and Guicciardini; politics and history in sixteenth-century Florence by Felix Gilbert( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Local people : the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi by John Dittmer( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
For decades the most racially repressive state in the nation fought bitterly and violently to maintain white supremacy. John Dittmer traces the monumental battle waged by civil rights organizations and by local people, particularly courageous members of the black communities who were willing to put their lives on the line to establish basic human rights for all citizens of the state. Local People tells the whole grim story in depth for the first time, from the unsuccessful attempts of black World War II veterans to register to vote to the seating of a civil rights-oriented Mississippi delegation at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Particularly dramatic - and heartrending - is Dittmer's account of the tumultuous decade of the sixties: the freedom rides of 1961, which resulted in the imprisonment at Parchman of dozens of participants; the violent reactions to protests in McComb and Jackson and to voter registration drives in Greenwood and other cities; the riot in Oxford when James Meredith enrolled at Ole Miss; the cowardly murder of long-time leader Medgar Evers; and the brutal Klan lynchings of civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Dittmer looks closely at the policies and actions of the Kennedy administration, which, bowing to Mississippi's powerful senators John Stennis and James Eastland, refused to intervene even in the face of obvious collusion among local officials and vigilantes. Through oral history accounts readers will come to know many of the local people and grass-roots organizers who worked, and in some cases gave their lives, for the cause of civil rights. Among those whose stories are told are Fannie Lou Hamer, the Sunflower County sharecropper who helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic party; Victoria Gray and Annie Devine, who with Mrs. Hamer challenged the seating of Mississippi's congressional delegation in 1965; Bob Moses of SNCC, the most significant "outsider" in the movement; Hollis Watkins, a SNCC field secretary from southwest Mississippi; and Dave Dennis, a freedom rider from New Orleans who became CORE's Mississippi field secretary in 1962. In the final chapter, Dittmer charts the transformative strength of the Mississippi movement while pointing out the limitations of its hard-earned reforms. If black Mississippians did not achieve all their goals, he reminds us, they nonetheless managed to bring about extraordinary changes in a state that had been locked in the caste system for nearly a century
Gender at work : the dynamics of job segregation by sex during World War II by Ruth Milkman( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Tradition and crisis; Jewish society at the end of the Middle Ages by Jacob Katz( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
The Arab kingdom and its fall by Julius Wellhausen( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The domestic life of a medieval city : women, children, and the family in fourteenth-century Ghent by David Nicholas( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The people of Hamilton, Canada West : family and class in a mid-nineteenth-century city by Michael B Katz( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Fiefs and vassals : the medieval evidence reinterpreted by Susan Reynolds( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Fiefs and Vassals is a book that will change our view of the medieval world. Offering a fundamental challenge to orthodox conceptions of feudalism, Susan Reynolds argues that the concepts of fiefs and vassalage that have been central to the understanding of medieval society for hundreds of years are in fact based on a misunderstanding of the primary sources. Reynolds demonstrates convincingly that the ideas of fiefs and vassalage as currently understood, far from being the central structural elements of medieval social and economic relations, are a conceptual lens through which historians have focused the details of medieval life. This lens, according to Reynolds, distorts more than it clarifies. With the lens removed, the realities of medieval life will have the chance to appear as they really are: more various, more individual, more complex, and perhaps richer than has previously been supposed. This is a radical new examination of social relations within the noble class and between lords and their vassals, the distillation of wide-ranging research by a leading medieval historian. It will revolutionize the way we think of the Middle Ages
The Challenger launch decision : risky technology, culture, and deviance at NASA by Diane Vaughan( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Discusses the social impact of the crash and analyzes the NASA decision making process
ACLS Humanities ebook Collection ( file )
in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A fully searchable collection of over 1700 high-quality ebooks in the humanities which have been reviewed and recommended by scholars. The Project is a collaboration of 12 learned societies, 95 publishers and librarians at the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office
Thought and behaviour in modern Japanese politics by Masao Maruyama( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The author analyzes the Japanese political scene in terms of the general cultural context and the pattern of inter-personal relationships with particular attention to the impact of non-political behaviour and activities on politics. He describes the underlying value-systems of the Japanese, especially those of the ruling elites, and their effect on the political leaders and their discussions. He also sets out to show how contemporary ideological tensions have been aggravated by the refusal of both sides to recognize that there are political features common to all societies which, in a given situation and irrespective of ideology, make certain patters of behaviour inevitable.--
The dialectical imagination : a history of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923-1950 by Martin Jay( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A history of the Frankfurt School and its impact during its early years in Germany and the United States. This edition includes a new preface which reflects on the continuing relevance of the work of the Frankfurt School
Islam in modern history by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( file )
2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"This is a study of a people in the turmoil of the modern world. The Muslim community in our day, like the rest of mankind, is in serious transition. What distinguishes it is that its members face the perplexities and opportunities of modernity as heirs of a unique tradition. Their society is characterized by a faith, Islam, and a great past. What is happening to the community and to the faith is the attempted subject of this book." [Preface]
Aramis, or, The love of technology by Bruno Latour( file )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A guided-transportation system intended for Paris, Aramis represented a major advance in personal rapid transit: it combined the efficiency of a subway with the flexibility of an automobile. But in the end, its electronic couplings proved too complex and expensive, the political will failed, and the project died in 1987. The story of Aramis is told by several different parties, none of which take precedence over any other: a young engineer and his professor, who act as detective to ferret out the reasons for the project's failure; company executives and elected officials; a sociologist; and finally Aramis itself, who delivers a passionate plea: technological innovation has needs and desires, especially a desire to be born, but cannot live without the sustained commitment of those who have created it
Athenian economy and society : a banking perspective by Edward E Cohen( file )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
In this ground-breaking analysis of the world's first private banks, Edward Cohen convincingly demonstrates the existence and functioning of a market economy in ancient Athens while revising our understanding of the society itself. Challenging the "primitivistic" view, in which bankers are merely pawnbrokers and money-changers, Cohen reveals that fourth-century Athenian bankers pursued sophisticated transactions. These dealings - although technologically far removed from modern procedures - were in financial essence identical with the lending and deposit-taking that separate true "banks" from other businesses. Cohen further explores how the Athenian banks facilitated tax and creditor avoidance among the wealthy, and how women and slaves played important roles in these family businesses - thereby gaining legal rights entirely unexpected in a society supposedly dominated by an elite of male citizens. Special emphasis is placed on the reflection of Athenian cognitive patterns in financial practices. Cohen shows how transactions were affected by the complementary opposites embedded in the very structure of Athenian language and thought. In turn, his analysis offers great insight into daily Athenian reality and cultural organization
Saints and their miracles in late antique Gaul by Raymond Van Dam( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The computer from Pascal to von Neumann by Herman H Goldstine( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
In 1942, Lt. Herman H. Goldstine, a former mathematics professor, was stationed at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. It was there that he assisted in the creation of the ENIAC, the first electronic digital computer. The ENIAC was operational in 1945, but plans for a new computer were already underway. The principal source of ideas for the new computer was John von Neumann, who became Goldstine's chief collaborator. Together they developed EDVAC, successor to ENIAC. After World War II, at the Institute for Advanced Study, they built what was to become
Abiding courage : African American migrant women and the East Bay community by Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo( file )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-1939 by Gabriel Jackson( file )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
At the time of its occurrence, the Spanish Civil War epitomized for the Western world the confrontation of democracy, fascism, and communism. An entire generation of Englishmen and Americans felt a deeper emotional involvement in that war than in any other world event of their lifetimes, including the Second World War. On the Continent, its "lessons," as interpreted by participants of many nationalities, have played an important role in the politics of both Western Europe and the People's Democracies. Everywhere in the Western world, readers of history have noted parallels between the Spanish
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