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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world

Mysteries of the Middle Ages

Mysteries of the Middle Ages

After the long period of cultural decline known as the Dark Ages, Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a vision of Western society that remains at the heart of Western civilization today.

1491

1491

In a book that startles and persuades, Mann reveals how a new generation of researchers equipped with novel scientific techniques came to previously unheard-of conclusions.

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Teaching History with Science Fiction Films

Teaching History with Science Fiction Films

Teaching History with Science Fiction Films is a guide for teaching U.S. and world history. In addition to covering key themes and concepts, the volume provides - an era-by-era overview of significant issues and related films,

From Colony to Superpower

From Colony to Superpower

George C. Herring uses foreign relations as the lens through which to tell the story of America's dramatic rise from thirteen disparate colonies huddled along the Atlantic coast to the world's greatest superpower.

Modern Medea

Modern Medea

Weisenburger integrates his innovative archival discoveries into a dramatic narrative that paints a nuanced portrait of the not-so-genteel Southern culture of slavery and its destructive effect on all who lived in and with it.

The Holocaust

The Holocaust

The broadest possible understanding of history comes from exploring multiple perspectives: from different time periods, different cultures, different ideologies. This volume explores the major factors that contributed to the Holocaust, the mass genocide to exterminate Jews and other groups deemed undesirable by the Nazis in Germany. 

Bound for the Promised Land

Bound for the Promised Land

Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history—a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. 

Fredrick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

From slave to freedom fighter: that was the long and hard journey taken by Frederick Douglass. Douglass was America’s first great civil rights leader, and he threw off the physical, mental, and legal chains of slavery to become one of America’s greatest champions for human rights.