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Building Culture in Early Qing Yangzhou

This book explores cultural change in a Chinese city following the Manchu conquest of 1644. The city of Yangzhou, at the intersection of the Grand Canal and the Yangzi river, is best known as the site of human and physical devastation during the conquest and as a vibrant commercial center during the eighteenth century. It […]


The French Revolution: A Document Collection

Ideal either as a textbook or anthology, this volume encompasses the entire chronology of the Revolution, while highlighting the political, cultural, and social diversity of the period.


Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry

On the eve of the American Revolution, nearly three-quarters of all African Americans in mainland British America lived in two regions: the Chesapeake, centered in Virginia, and the Lowcountry, with its hub in South Carolina. Here, Philip Morgan compares and contrasts African American life in these two regional black cultures, exploring the differences as well as the similarities.


American Reformers, 1815-1860

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Capturing in style and substance the vigorous and often flamboyant men and women who crusaded for such causes as abolition, temperance, women’s suffrage, and improved health care, Walters presents a brilliant analysis of how the reformers’ radical belief that individuals could fix what ailed America both reflected major transformations in antebellum society and significantly affected American culture as a whole.