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How to Read a History Book
by Marshall T. Poe
Publication Date: 2018-01-26
A deconstruction of the modern history book as artifact, How to Read a History Book explains who writes history books, how the writers are trained, and why they write them. It also discusses genre, bias (political and otherwise) and how to read history books between the lines. Written for undergraduates, intro graduate students and anyone with an informed interest in the subject, How to Read a History Book demonstrates that, rather than being objects that fall from the sky, history books are actually socially-constructed artifacts reflecting all the contradictions of modern meritocratic capitalism.
Human Rights and the Uses of History
by Samuel Moyn
Publication Date: 2017-08-29
What are the origins of human rights? This question, rarely asked before the end of the Cold War, has in recent years become a major focus of historical and ideological strife. In this sequence of reflective and critical studies, Samuel Moyn engages with some of the leading interpreters of human rights, thinkers who have been creating a field from scratch without due reflection on the local and temporal contexts of the stories they are telling. Having staked out his owns claims about the postwar origins of human rights discourse in his acclaimed Last Utopia, Moyn, in this volume, takes issue with rival conceptions--including, especially, those that underlie justifications of humanitarian intervention From the Hardcover edition.
by Abraham Ascher
Publication Date: 2017-10-17
Russian historian Abraham Ascher offers a skillful blend of engaging narrative and fresh analysis in this concise introduction to Russian history. Newly updated on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, it covers the growing political tensions between Russia and its neighbours, and the country's increasingly complex relationship with US President Donald J. Trump. This stimulating and beautifully written introduction will prove enlightening for students, scholars, and travellers alike.
The Atlantic Sound
by Caryl Phillips
Call Number: 380.14409 PHI
Publication Date: 2001
This text explores three cities of slavery: Liverpool, which was constructed on the slave trade, now denying its past; the Ghanaian city of Elmina, site of the most important slave embarkation fort in Africa; & Charleston, in the American South.