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Rebecca Dickinson: Independence for a New England Woman

Marla Miller

First Edition • August 6, 2013 • 216 pages

Print: $22.00 USD/$28.50 CAD • Ebook: $9.99 USD/$9.99 CAD

Rebecca Dickinson’s powerful voice, captured through excerpts from the pages of her journal, allows colonial and revolutionary-era New England to come alive. Dickinson’s life illustrates the dilemmas faced by many Americans in the decades before, during, and after the American Revolution, as well as the paradoxes presented by an unmarried…

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Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life during the Age of the Shoguns

Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

First Edition • July 30, 2013 • 352 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$63.99 CAD

Winner of the 2013 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for Curricular Materials awarded by the Association for Asian Studies and the Committee for Teaching About Asia (CTA)  Voices of Early Modern Japan offers an accessible and well-balanced view of an extraordinary period in Japanese history, ranging from the unification of the…

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Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia

Mark Borthwick

Fourth Edition • July 30, 2013 • 608 pages

Print: $65.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

The Asia-Pacific region is rapidly emerging as the global economic and political powerhouse of the twenty-first century. Looking at both Southeast and East Asia, this richly illustrated volume stresses broad, cross-cutting themes of regional history, with an emphasis on the interactions between cultures and nations. In this updated fourth edition,…

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Computer: A History of the Information Machine

Martin Campbell-Kelly, William Aspray, Nathan Ensmenger, Jeffrey R. Yost

Third Edition • July 30, 2013 • 376 pages

Print: $44.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$34.99 CAD

Student Economy Edition available. Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the history of the computer and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential. Old-fashioned entrepreneurship combined with scientific know-how inspired now famous computer engineers to create the technology that became IBM.…

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Southeast Asian History: Essential Readings

Second Edition • March 12, 2013 • 376 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Designed to stand on its own, or to accompany the seventh edition of D. R. SarDesai’s Southeast Asia: Past and Present, this updated reader includes classic and recent works on the history of Southeast Asia. SarDesai has selected literary and historical writings that address crucial controversies in the region of…

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Southeast Asia: Past and Present

D.R. SarDesai

Seventh Edition • December 23, 2012 • 464 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$39.99 CAD

Student Economy Edition available. Southeast Asia: Past and Present offers a balanced and readable account of the region from ancient to modern times, covering traditional history as well as current events. D. R. SarDesai avoids overemphasizing the importance of the period of European colonial rule as he introduces us to…

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Taiwan: Nation-State or Province?

John F. Copper

Sixth Edition • December 4, 2012 • 288 pages

Print: $38.00 USD/$49.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

In this newly revised and updated edition of Taiwan: Nation-State or Province? John F. Copper examines Taiwan’s geography and history, society and culture, economy, political system, and foreign and security policies in the context of Taiwan’s uncertain political status as either a sovereign nation or a province of the People’s…

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Alice Paul: Equality for Women

Christine Lunardini

First Edition • November 6, 2012 • 216 pages

Print: $22.00 USD/$28.50 CAD • Ebook: $9.99 USD/$12.99 CAD

Alice Paul: Equality for Women shows the dominant and unwavering role Paul played in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, granting the vote to American women. The dramatic details of Paul’s imprisonment and solitary confinement, hunger strike, and force-feeding at the hands of the U.S. government illustrate her fierce devotion…

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Lillian Gilbreth: Redefining Domesticity

Julie Des Jardins

First Edition • September 25, 2012 • 192 pages

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Lillian Gilbreth is a stunning example of female ingenuity in the early twentieth century. At a time when women were standard fixtures in the home and barely accepted in many professions, Gilbreth excelled in both spheres, concurrently winning honors as “Engineer of the Year” and “Mother of the Year.” This…

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Dolley Madison: The Problem of National Unity

Catherine Allgor

First Edition • September 25, 2012 • 192 pages

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First Lady of the United States and America’s “Queen of Hearts,” Dolley Madison fashioned an unofficial role for herself in the new administration of the United States, helping to answer the nation’s need for ceremony and leaving footprints for centuries of presidential wives to follow. Assisting her husband, James Madison,…

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