0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (1)
  • R50 - R100 (62)
  • R100 - R250 (7,138)
  • R250 - R500 (53,304)
  • R500+ (114,407)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Humanities > History > American history > General

Cry Havoc - The Siege of Charlottesville and the Future of American Democracy (Hardcover): Michael Signer Cry Havoc - The Siege of Charlottesville and the Future of American Democracy (Hardcover)
Michael Signer
R671 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R136 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Michael Signer was the idealistic citizen-mayor of Charlottesville, hoping to use values such as civility and prudent governance to help guide his community through local issues such as what to do about controversial Confederate statues. Instead, he found himself in the eye of a "perfect firestorm," as his community came under siege in a coordinated campaign by the alt-Right. Cry Havoc is a compelling narrative of events on-the-ground in Charlottesville 2017, set in a larger context of what it means for a country struggling to find its way through the sturm und drang of the Trump era. Signer provides invaluable insight into how a democratic society under fire can respond to challenges such as: Reconciling free speech and the right of assembly with the need for public safety, in a time of rising extremism.The intensification of extremes on the right and the left, consuming values of pragmatism and compromise and even facts themselves.The widespread disaffection with institutions and a democracy that seems to be faltering and turning on itself.The failure to deliver positive measures to address a legacy of systemic racism through our political language, our built environments, and our public policies.An Internet and social media unleashing our darkest demons and organized hatred that we are ill-equipped to disrupt. Signer's "you are there" account will have readers asking "Well, what would I have done?" if confronted face-to-face with forces intent on intimidation and the destruction of democratic norms and institutions. This book provides insight and inspiration for how we can individually and collectively rise to the challenge.

The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson - 1767-1769 (Hardcover): Thomas Hutchinson The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson - 1767-1769 (Hardcover)
Thomas Hutchinson; Edited by John W. Tyler, Elizabeth Dubrulle
R1,430 Discovery Miles 14 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The second volume of Thomas Hutchinson's correspondence covers the years 1767 through 1769. In 1767, Charles Townshend's new taxes, in addition to his ambitious plans to improve customs enforcement and render crown officials in the colonies more independent of local assemblies, caused increasing resentment in Boston. To force Parliament to repeal the new legislation, Boston merchants adopted a comprehensive nonimportation agreement, which Hutchinson, in his position as lieutenant governor, regarded as an illegal confederacy devoid of any constitutional authority. Nevertheless, he and other royal officials proved powerless to stop its spread. To make matters worse, in October 1768, British troops arrived in Boston, at the instigation of Hutchinson's superior, Governor Francis Bernard. Hutchinson correctly foresaw that soldiers could be only an irritant and would be ineffective at preventing civil disorder. In August 1769, Bernard sailed for England, leaving Hutchinson as acting governor, with the unenviable challenge of dealing with mounting anger against the occupying troops and growing street violence designed to coerce unwilling importers into compliance with the merchants' agreement. Hutchinson's papers have always been among the most basic sources for historians writing about Boston in the 1760s and 1770s, and the publication of this volume is a valuable step toward making this content widely accessible.

America the Beautiful - Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great (Paperback): Ben Carson America the Beautiful - Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great (Paperback)
Ben Carson
R393 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R76 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand ... what is good about America ... where we have gone astray ... which fundamental beliefs have guided America from her founding into preeminence among nations Written by a man who has experienced America's best and worst firsthand, America the Beautiful is at once alarming, convicting, and inspiring. You'll gain new perspectives on our nation's origins, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our educational system, capitalism versus socialism, our moral fabric, healthcare, and much more. An incisive manifesto of the values that shaped America's past and must shape her future, America the Beautiful calls us all to use our God-given talents to improve our lives, our communities, our nation, and our world.

Sir Walter Ralegh and the New World (Paperback): John W. Shirley Sir Walter Ralegh and the New World (Paperback)
John W. Shirley
R240 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R44 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
America - A Narrative History (Hardcover, Tenth High School Edition): David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall America - A Narrative History (Hardcover, Tenth High School Edition)
David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall
R2,885 Discovery Miles 28 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With more than two million copies sold, America remains the leading narrative history survey text because it's a book that students enjoy reading. The Tenth Edition is both relevant, offering increased attention to the culture of everyday life, and accessible, featuring a reduced number of chapters and a streamlined narrative throughout.

A People's History of the United States - 1492-Present (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Howard Zinn A People's History of the United States - 1492-Present (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Howard Zinn
R1,365 Discovery Miles 13 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

The British Are Coming - The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Paperback): Rick Atkinson The British Are Coming - The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Paperback)
Rick Atkinson
R472 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Life and Treason of Benedict Arnold (Paperback): Jared Sparks The Life and Treason of Benedict Arnold (Paperback)
Jared Sparks
R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Story of Hawaii (Hardcover): Jean Allan Pinder Owen Visger The Story of Hawaii (Hardcover)
Jean Allan Pinder Owen Visger
R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Riding Shotgun with Norman Wallace - Rephotographing the Arizona Landscape (Paperback): William Wyckoff Riding Shotgun with Norman Wallace - Rephotographing the Arizona Landscape (Paperback)
William Wyckoff
R807 R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Save R179 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Riding Shotgun with Norman Wallace, award-winning geographer William Wyckoff celebrates the photographic legacy of Norman Grant Wallace, whose work as an Arizona highway engineer during the first half of the twentieth century afforded him the opportunity to survey every corner of the Grand Canyon State. Possessing a passion for photography, Wallace documented Arizona throughout his travels. From 1906 to 1969 Wallace photographed the state's natural and rural landscapes; its burgeoning infrastructure including roads, bridges, and dams; and its towns and cities, some of which experienced exponential growth following World War II. Nearly one hundred years later, Wyckoff retraces Wallace's southwestern travels using the engineer's photographs and meticulous notebooks as a guide. The author rephotographs many of Wallace's iconic vantage points, giving us a historical tour of Arizona, a 'then-and-now' viewpoint that also tells the personal story of Wyckoff's own vicarious travels with Wallace through Arizona's vast countryside and its urban centers and small towns.

Christ's Warning to the Churches to Beware of False Prophets, Who Come as Wolves in Sheep's Clothing (Hardcover):... Christ's Warning to the Churches to Beware of False Prophets, Who Come as Wolves in Sheep's Clothing (Hardcover)
Joseph Lathrop
R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Boston (Hardcover): Henry Cabot Lodge Boston (Hardcover)
Henry Cabot Lodge
R765 Discovery Miles 7 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Eldorado - Adventures in the Path of Empire (Paperback): Bayard Taylor Eldorado - Adventures in the Path of Empire (Paperback)
Bayard Taylor
R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
American Spring - Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution (Paperback): Walter R Borneman American Spring - Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution (Paperback)
Walter R Borneman
R439 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R77 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When we look back on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks of the war were much more tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army. AMERICAN SPRING follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775. Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Walter Borneman tells the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.

January Moon - The Northern Cheyenne Breakout from Fort Robinson, 1878-1879 (Hardcover): Jerome A. Greene January Moon - The Northern Cheyenne Breakout from Fort Robinson, 1878-1879 (Hardcover)
Jerome A. Greene
R702 R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Historian Jerome A. Greene is renowned for his memorable chronicles of egregious events involving American Indians and the U.S. military, including Sand Creek, Washita, and Wounded Knee. Now, in January Moon, Greene draws from extensive research and fieldwork to explore a signal - and appallingly brutal - event in American history: the desperate flight of Chief Dull Knife's Northern Cheyenne Indians from imprisonment at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. In the wake of the Great Sioux War of 1876-77, the U.S. government expelled most Northern Cheyennes from their northern plains homeland to Indian Territory, in present-day Oklahoma. Following mounting hardships, many of those people, under Chiefs Dull Knife and Little Wolf, broke away, seeking to return north. While Little Wolf's band managed initially to elude pursuing U.S. troops, Dull Knife's people were captured in 1878 and ushered into a makeshift barrack prison at Camp (later Fort) Robinson, where they spent months waiting for government officials to decide their fate. It is here that Greene's riveting narrative edges toward its climax. On the night of January 9, 1879, in a bloody struggle with troops, Dull Knife's people staged a massive breakout from their barrack prison in a last-ditch bid for freedom. Greene paints a vivid picture of their frantic escape, which took place under an unusually brilliant moon that doomed many of those fleeing by silhouetting them against the snow. A climactic engagement at Antelope Creek proved especially devastating, and the helpless people were nearly annihilated. In gripping detail, Greene follows the survivors' dreadful experiences into their aftermath, including creation of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Carrying the story to the present day, he describes Cheyenne tribal events commemorating the breakout - all designed to ensure that the injustices of nineteenth-century U.S. government policy will never be forgotten.

Statue Religious Freedom (Paperback): Statue Religious Freedom (Paperback)
R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Power Worshippers - Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism (Hardcover): Katherine Stewart The Power Worshippers - Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism (Hardcover)
Katherine Stewart
R671 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R137 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
They Called Him Wild Bill - Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok (Paperback, New ed of 2 Revised ed): Joseph G Rosa They Called Him Wild Bill - Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok (Paperback, New ed of 2 Revised ed)
Joseph G Rosa
R599 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

His contemporaries called him Wild Bill, and newspapermen and others made him a legend in his own time. Among western characters only General George Armstrong Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody are as readily recognized by the general public. In writing this biography, Joseph G. Rosa has expressed the hope that "Hickok emerges as a man and not a legend."

For this comprehensive revision of his earlier biography of Wild Bill the author was allowed to work from newly available materials in the possession of the Hickok family. He also discovered new material pertaining to Wild Bill's Civil War exploits and his service as a marshal and found the pardon file of his murderer, John McCall. Additional, rare photographs of Wild Bill are published here for the first time. The results of Rosa's additional research make this second edition the best biography of Wild Bill likely to be written for years to come.

What is the West? - Essays on the American West (Paperback): Daniel Pelfrey What is the West? - Essays on the American West (Paperback)
Daniel Pelfrey
R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Caribbean Studies for CAPE - A CXC Study Guide (Mixed media product, New edition): Jason Sammy, Nardia Johnson, Recardo... Caribbean Studies for CAPE - A CXC Study Guide (Mixed media product, New edition)
Jason Sammy, Nardia Johnson, Recardo Valentine
R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by an experienced team comprising of experts in the CAPE Caribbean Studies syllabus and examination, and teachers, this Study Guide covers elements of the syllabus you must know in an easy-to-use double-page format. Each topic begins with the key learning outcomes from the syllabus and contains a range of features designed to enhance your study of the subject.

The Production of Difference - Race and the Management of Labor in U.S. History (Paperback): David R Roediger, Elizabeth D Esch The Production of Difference - Race and the Management of Labor in U.S. History (Paperback)
David R Roediger, Elizabeth D Esch
R896 Discovery Miles 8 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1907, pioneering labor historian and economist John Commons argued that U.S. management had shown just one "symptom of originality," namely "playing one race against the other." In this eye-opening book, David Roediger and Elizabeth Esch offer a radically new way of understanding the history of management in the United States, placing race, migration, and empire at the center of what has sometimes been narrowly seen as a search for efficiency and economy. Ranging from the antebellum period to the coming of the Great Depression, the book examines the extensive literature slave masters produced on how to manage and "develop" slaves; explores what was perhaps the greatest managerial feat in U.S. history, the building of the transcontinental railroad, which pitted Chinese and Irish work gangs against each other; and concludes by looking at how these strategies survive today in the management of hard, low-paying, dangerous jobs in agriculture, military support, and meatpacking. Roediger and Esch convey what slaves, immigrants, and all working people were up against as the objects of managerial control. Managers explicitly ranked racial groups, both in terms of which labor they were best suited for and their relative value compared to others. The authors show how whites relied on such alleged racial knowledge to manage and believed that the "lesser races" could only benefit from their tutelage. These views wove together managerial strategies and white supremacy not only ideologically but practically, every day at workplaces. Even in factories governed by scientific management, the impulse to play races against each other, and to slot workers into jobs categorized by race, constituted powerful management tools used to enforce discipline, lower wages, keep workers on dangerous jobs, and undermine solidarity. Painstakingly researched and brilliantly argued, The Production of Difference will revolutionize the history of labor race in the United States.

Myths and Mysteries of Missouri - True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained (Paperback): Josh Young Myths and Mysteries of Missouri - True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained (Paperback)
Josh Young
R393 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R27 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Myths and Mysteries of Missouri dispels any notion that the Show Me State is a boring place harboring little unknown. Thirteen diverse chapters, each a story unto itself, probe dark secrets, unexplained phenomena, legendary individuals and actual events which leave people incredulous to this day. Much in this well-researched book has been largely forgotten, but the author's lively and amusing style will awaken curiosity in lifelong residents and armchair visitors alike

The Hidden White House - Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America's Most Famous Residence (Paperback): Robert Klara The Hidden White House - Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America's Most Famous Residence (Paperback)
Robert Klara
R512 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers through an unmatched tale of political ambition and technical skill: the Truman administration's controversial rebuilding of the White House.

In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House's second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room into a tea party for the Daughters of the American Revolution. A handpicked team of the country's top architects conducted a secret inspection of the troubled mansion and, after discovering it was in imminent danger of collapse, insisted that the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed would be the most historically significant and politically complex home-improvement job in American history. While the Trumans camped across the street at Blair House, Congress debated whether to bulldoze the White House completely, and the Soviets exploded their first atomic bomb, starting the Cold War.


Indefatigable researcher Robert Klara reveals what has, until now, been little understood about this episode: America's most famous historic home was basically demolished, giving birth to today's White House. Leaving only the mansion's facade untouched, workmen gutted everything within, replacing it with a steel frame and a complex labyrinth deep below ground that soon came to include a top-secret nuclear fallout shelter,
The story of Truman's rebuilding of the White House is a snapshot of postwar America and its first Cold War leader, undertaking a job that changed the centerpiece of the country's national heritage. The job was by no means perfect, but it was remarkable--and, until now, all but forgotten.

Greene and Cornwallis - The Campaign in the Carolinas (Paperback): Hugh F. Rankin Greene and Cornwallis - The Campaign in the Carolinas (Paperback)
Hugh F. Rankin
R346 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R67 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Iroquois in the American Revolution (Paperback): Barbara Graymont The Iroquois in the American Revolution (Paperback)
Barbara Graymont
R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Examines the military and political aspects of the Iroquois' role in the American revolution and describes the impact of the Americans and British on the Indian culture.

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
The Prometheus Bomb - The Manhattan…
Neil J. Sullivan Hardcover R709 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600
From Millionaires to Commoners - The…
Nick Doms Hardcover R847 R667 Discovery Miles 6 670
American Cipher - One Soldier's…
Matt Farwell, Michael Ames Hardcover R575 R483 Discovery Miles 4 830
To Keep the Land for My Children's…
Robert Bigart, Joseph McDonald Paperback R718 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700
The Mother Of Black Hollywood - A Memoir
Jenifer Lewis Paperback R375 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail…
Hunter S. Thompson Paperback R315 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310
Promise Me, Dad - A Year Of Hope…
Joe Biden Hardcover  (1)
R479 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760
The American West
Dee Brown Paperback R265 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970
Humans Of New York
Brandon Stanton Hardcover  (3)
R798 R563 Discovery Miles 5 630
The truth is on the Walls
Naz Gool Ebrahim, Donna Ruth Brennies, … Paperback R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150

 

Partners