• SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

    SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

    Beard, Mary

    A prominent classicist explores ancient Rome and how its citizens adapted the notion of imperial rule, invented the concepts of citizenship and nation, and made laws about those traditionally overlooked in history, including women, slaves, and criminals.

    Format: Book - 2015 First edition

    Holds: 5 on 20 copies

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  • Empire of Cotton: A Global History

    Empire of Cotton: A Global History

    Beckert, Sven

    "The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism."--

    Format: Book - 2014 First edition

    Holds: 1 on 15 copies

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  • Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them

    Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them

    Brown, Nancy Marie

    Format: Book - 2015 First edition

    Holds: 1 on 9 copies

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  • An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America

    An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America

    Bunker, Nick

    A British-perspective chronicle of the Boston Tea Party and other events that led up to the American Revolution traces three years of volatile politics, personalities and economics on both sides of the conflict.

    Format: Book - 2014 First edition

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • 1177 B.C: The Year Civilization Collapsed

    1177 B.C: The Year Civilization Collapsed

    Cline, Eric H.

    "In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, suddenly ceased to exist, along with writing systems, technology, and monumental architecture. But the Sea Peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown. How did it happen?In this major new account of the causes of this "First Dark Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries. A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age--and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece"--

    Format: Book - 2014

    Holds: 6 on 2 copies

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  • London Fog: The Biography

    London Fog: The Biography

    Corton, Christine L.

    Format: Book - 2015

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales From Yorktown to Fallujah

    The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales From Yorktown to Fallujah

    Davis, Kenneth C.

    Format: Book - 2015 First edition

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • Indians of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coming of the White Man to the Present Day

    Indians of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coming of the White Man to the Present Day

    Deloria, Vine

    Format: Book - 2012

    Holds: 1 on 17 copies

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  • The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

    The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

    Fagan, Brian M.

    Format: Book - 2015

    Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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  • Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

    Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

    Foner, Eric

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner relates the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. (12/5/2019 2:28:31 PM)

    Format: Book - 2015 First Edition

    Holds: 1 on 9 copies

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