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Framing a Legend
Framing a Legend
Written by M. Andrew Holowchak
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616147297
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Framing a Legend
Exposing the Distorted History of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Written by M. Andrew Holowchak


Format: Hardcover, 275 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $25.00

A penetrating critical perspective on the question of Thomas Jefferson's paternity that will make you rethink recent conventional wisdom.

It is accepted by most scholars that Jefferson had a lengthy affair with his slave Sally Hemings and fathered at least one of her children, a conclusion based on a 1998 DNA... Read more >
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Framing a Legend
Exposing the Distorted History of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Written by M. Andrew Holowchak


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $12.99

A penetrating critical perspective on the question of Thomas Jefferson's paternity that will make you rethink recent conventional wisdom.

It is accepted by most scholars that Jefferson had a lengthy affair with his slave Sally Hemings and fathered at least one of her children, a conclusion based on a 1998 DNA... Read more >
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Proving History
Proving History
Written by Richard C. Carrier
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616145590
Our Price: $28.00
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Proving History
Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus
Written by Richard C. Carrier


Format: Hardcover, 340 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $28.00

This in-depth discussion of New Testament scholarship and the challenges of history as a whole proposes Bayes’s Theorem, which deals with probabilities under conditions of uncertainty, as a solution to the problem of establishing reliable historical criteria. The author demonstrates that valid historical methods—not only in the study of Christian origins... Read more >
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Proving History
Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus
Written by Richard C. Carrier


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $12.99

This in-depth discussion of New Testament scholarship and the challenges of history as a whole proposes Bayes’s Theorem, which deals with probabilities under conditions of uncertainty, as a solution to the problem of establishing reliable historical criteria. The author demonstrates that valid historical methods—not only in the study of Christian origins... Read more >
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Silencing the Past
Power and the Production of History
Written by Michel-Rolph Trouillot


Format: eBook, 216 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $18.00

Placing the West's failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debate over the Alamo, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording of history. Read more >
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Who Will Write Our History?
Who Will Write Our History?
Written by Samuel D. Kassow
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307793751
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Who Will Write Our History?
Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto
Written by Samuel D. Kassow


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $13.99

In 1940, in the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, the Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine scholarly organization called the Oyneg Shabes to record the experiences of the ghetto's inhabitants. For three years, members of the Oyneb Shabes worked in secret to chronicle the lives of hundereds of thousands as... Read more >
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You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
A Personal History of Our Times
Written by Howard Zinn


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $16.00

Beacon Press is proud to publish a new edition of the classic memoir by one of our most lively, influential, and engaged teachers and activists. Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at... Read more >
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Dangerous Games
Dangerous Games
Written by Margaret MacMillan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812979961
Our Price: $15.00
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Dangerous Games
The Uses and Abuses of History
Written by Margaret MacMillan


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $15.00

Acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan explores here the many ways in which history affects us all. She shows how a deeper engagement with history, both as individuals and in the sphere of public debate, can help us understand ourselves and the world better. But she also warns that history can be misused... Read more >
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Fanaticism
Fanaticism
Written by Alberto Toscano
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844674244
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Fanaticism
On the Uses of an Idea
Written by Alberto Toscano


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $26.95

The idea of fanaticism as a deviant or extreme variant of an already irrational set of religious beliefs is today invoked by the West in order to demonize and psychologize any non-liberal politics. Alberto Toscano’s compelling and erudite counter-history explodes this accepted interpretation in exploring the critical role fanaticism played in... Read more >
Dangerous Games
Dangerous Games
Written by Margaret MacMillan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588367686
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Dangerous Games
The Uses and Abuses of History
Written by Margaret MacMillan


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 7, 2009
Price: $11.99

Acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan explores here the many ways in which history affects us all. She shows how a deeper engagement with history, both as individuals and in the sphere of public debate, can help us understand ourselves and the world better. But she also warns that history can be misused... Read more >
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A History of Histories
A History of Histories
Written by John Burrow
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375727672
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A History of Histories
Epics, Chronicles, and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century
Written by John Burrow


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $18.00

Treating the practice of history not as an isolated pursuit but as an aspect of human society and an essential part of the culture of the West, John Burrow magnificently brings to life and explains the distinctive qualities found in the work of historians from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to... Read more >
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Who Will Write Our History?
Who Will Write Our History?
Written by Samuel D. Kassow
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307455864
Our Price: $18.00
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Who Will Write Our History?
Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto
Written by Samuel D. Kassow


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $18.00

In 1940, in the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, the Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine scholarly organization called the Oyneg Shabes to record the experiences of the ghetto's inhabitants. For three years, members of the Oyneb Shabes worked in secret to chronicle the lives of hundereds of thousands as... Read more >
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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400075270
Our Price: $16.95
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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $16.95

   From admired historian—and coiner of one of feminism's most popular slogans—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich comes an exploration of what it means for women to make history.

   In 1976, in an obscure scholarly article, Ulrich wrote, "Well behaved women seldom make history."  Today these words appear on t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, greeting cards, and...

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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307472779
Our Price: $12.99
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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $12.99

   From admired historian—and coiner of one of feminism's most popular slogans—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich comes an exploration of what it means for women to make history.

   In 1976, in an obscure scholarly article, Ulrich wrote, "Well behaved women seldom make history."  Today these words appear on t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, greeting cards, and...

Read more >
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A History of Histories
A History of Histories
Written by John Burrow
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307268525
Our Price: $13.99
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A History of Histories

Written by John Burrow


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $13.99

Treating the practice of history not as an isolated pursuit but as an aspect of human society and an essential part of the culture of the West, John Burrow magnificently brings to life and explains the distinctive qualities found in the work of historians from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to... Read more >
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The Past Within Us
The Past Within Us
Written by Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781859845134
Our Price: $35.00
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The Past Within Us
Media, Memory, History
Written by Tessa Morris-Suzuki


Format: Hardcover, 265 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2005
Price: $35.00

Despite predictions of the “death of the past” and the “end of history,” the past refuses to go away. In fact, the start of the twenty-first century has seen an upsurge of interest in popular representations of history on the large and small screen, and of impassioned political conflicts over rival... Read more >
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