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The Age of Reconstruction The Age of Reconstruction: How Lincoln’s New Birth of Freedom Remade the World Don H. Doyle

A sweeping history of how Union victory in the American Civil War inspired democratic reforms, revolutions, and emancipation movements in Europe and the Americas

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico: A National History Jorell Meléndez-Badillo

A panoramic history of Puerto Rico from pre-Columbian times to today

They Called It Peace They Called It Peace: Worlds of Imperial Violence Lauren Benton

A sweeping account of how small wars shaped global order in the age of empires

A History of the Muslim World A History of the Muslim World: From Its Origins to the Dawn of Modernity Michael A. Cook

A panoramic history of the Muslim world from the age of the Prophet Muḥammad to the birth of the modern era

After 1177 B.C. After 1177 B.C.: The Survival of Civilizations Eric H. Cline

In this gripping sequel to his bestselling 1177 B.C., Eric Cline tells the story of what happened after the Bronze Age collapsed—why some civilizations endured, why some gave way to new ones, and why some disappeared forever

“A landmark book: lucid, deep, and insightful. ....

1177 B.C. 1177 B.C.: A Graphic History of the Year Civilization Collapsed Eric H. Cline and Glynnis Fawkes

A beautiful, full-color graphic version of Eric Cline’s bestselling 1177 B.C., adapted by award-winning author-illustrator Glynnis Fawkes

Fool Fool: In Search of Henry VIII's Closest Man Peter K. Andersson

The first biography of Henry VIII’s court fool William Somer, a legendary entertainer and one of the most intriguing figures of the Tudor age

A Fabulous Failure A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism Nelson Lichtenstein and Judith Stein

How the Clinton administration betrayed its progressive principles and capitulated to the right

24/7 Politics 24/7 Politics: Cable Television and the Fragmenting of America from Watergate to Fox News Kathryn Cramer Brownell

How cable television upended American political life in the pursuit of profits and influence

Hillbilly Highway Hillbilly Highway: The Transappalachian Migration and the Making of a White Working Class Max Fraser

The largely untold story of the great migration of white southerners to the industrial Midwest and its profound and enduring political and social consequences

The Suburban Crisis The Suburban Crisis: White America and the War on Drugs Matthew D. Lassiter

How the drug war transformed American political culture

The Civic Bargain The Civic Bargain: How Democracy Survives Brook Manville and Josiah Ober

A powerful case for democracy and how it can adapt and survive—if we want it to

The Bronx Nobody Knows The Bronx Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide William B. Helmreich

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to New York City’s northern borough, from the award-winning author of The New York Nobody Knows

Modern Arab Kingship Modern Arab Kingship: Remaking the Ottoman Political Order in the Interwar Middle East Adam Mestyan

How the “recycling” of the Ottoman Empire’s uses of genealogy and religion created new political orders in the Middle East

The Dialectic Is in the Sea The Dialectic Is in the Sea: The Black Radical Thought of Beatriz Nascimento Beatriz Nascimento

Collected writings by one of the most influential Black Brazilian intellectuals of the twentieth century

The End of Empires and a World Remade The End of Empires and a World Remade: A Global History of Decolonization Martin Thomas

A capacious history of decolonization, from the decline of empires to the era of globalization

As Gods Among Men As Gods Among Men: A History of the Rich in the West Guido Alfani

How the rich and the super-rich throughout Western history accumulated their wealth, behaved (or misbehaved) and helped (or didn’t help) their communities in times of crisis

Shadow Empires Shadow Empires: An Alternative Imperial History Thomas J. Barfield

An original study of empire creation and its consequences, from ancient through early modern times

The Kings of Algiers The Kings of Algiers: How Two Jewish Families Shaped the Mediterranean World during the Napoleonic Wars and Beyond Julie Kalman

A richly detailed history of the Bacris and the Busnachs, two renowned Jewish families whose influence and reputation shook the capitals of Europe and America

The Price of Collapse The Price of Collapse: The Little Ice Age and the Fall of Ming China Timothy Brook

How climate change ushered in the collapse of one of history’s mighty empires