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African History: A Very Short Introduction

African History: A Very Short Introduction  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775567
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192802484
African History: A Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented by examining the unity and diversity of ... More
American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction  

Eric Avila

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190200619
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190200589
American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction provides a chronological look at American culture—the values, attitudes, beliefs, and myths of a particular society and the ... More
American History: A Very Short Introduction

American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul S. Boyer

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195389142
American History: A Very Short Introduction spans the earliest migrations to the present looking at the United States's failures to live up to its oft-stated ideals. The ... More
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Gerber

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.001.0001
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book
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9780195331783
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction examines the many legal efforts to curb immigration and to define who is and is not an American. It looks at immigration from ... More
The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert J. Allison

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190861124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.001.0001
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9780190225063
Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern ... More
The American West: A Very Short Introduction

The American West: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Aron

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393602
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199858934
The American West: A Very Short Introduction tracks “the West” from the building of the Cahokia Mounds around 900 ad, through early encounters with Europeans, to the Newlands ... More
American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction  

Susan Ware

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393794
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.001.0001
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ISBN: 
9780199328338
What does U.S. history look like with women at the center of the story? From Pocahantas to military women serving in the Iraq war, American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction ... More
Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Madeline Y. Hsu

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190219796
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190219765.001.0001
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ISBN: 
9780190219765
Asians have migrated to North America for centuries, in search of opportunities and conveyed by increasingly dense, international circuits of trade, labor markets, and family networks. ... More
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction  

David Carrasco

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195379389
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. This VSI looks ... More
The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction  

Martin Loughlin

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778445
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697694.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199697694
The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction explores one of the most unusual constitutional arrangements in the world. It considers the scope and nature of the British ... More
The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Ashley Jackson

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778193
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199605415
The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction explores how the British Empire became so powerful and far-reaching. From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British ... More
Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction  

Alan Taylor

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365876
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199766239
Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction presents the current scholarly understanding of the subject. During the past generation, historians have broadened that ... More
The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195392296
The Conquistadors: A very Short Introduction investigates the facts and myths behind the Spanish invasion of the New World. With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded ... More
The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Curt Kraus

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199740550
The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction illuminates China's decade-long Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Moving beyond Mao Zedong, this VSI links Beijing's ... More
The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction  

R. B. Bernstein

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780190273545
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.001.0001
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book
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9780190273514
The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and ... More
Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction  

Bhikhu Parekh

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776816
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.001.0001
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book
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9780192854575
Gandhi was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he ... More
The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction

The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction  

Eric Rauchway

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365609
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195326345.001.0001
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book
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9780195326345
The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction explores the roots, events, and legacy of the Great Depression and Roosevelt's New Deal. America's post-war ... More
The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Martyn Rady

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191834714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792963.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198792963
From the 13th to the 20th centuries, Habsburgs ruled much of Central Europe, and for two centuries were rulers of Spain. Through Spain, they acquired lands around the Mediterranean and part ... More
Iran: A Very Short Introduction

Iran: A Very Short Introduction  

Ali Ansari

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781315
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669349.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199669349
Iran has rarely been out of the headlines. Yet extensive media interest has tended to hinder rather than help our understanding of Iran as an idea, an identity, and a people, leading to a ... More
Mao: A Very Short Introduction

Mao: A Very Short Introduction  

Delia Davin

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199588664
Mao: A Very Short Introduction chronicles Mao's journey from peasant child to ruler of China. He was a founder of both the Chinese Communist Party and the Red Army. His ... More
Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Rana Mitter

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198753704
China today is never out of the news: from international finance to human rights controversies, global coverage of its rising international presence, and the Chinese ‘economic miracle’. It ... More
The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction  

Morris Rossabi

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365906
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199840892
The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction follows the Mongol empire from its height of success to its collapse from internal disunity. Struggles for succession and ill-planned, ... More
North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction

North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction  

Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365555
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195307542.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195307542
North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction describes how nomadic bands of hunter-gatherers travelled over the Bering land mass between Asia and what is now Alaska from ... More
The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction

The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction  

Martin Bunton

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778179
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199603930.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199603930
The Palestinian–Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction explains the history of this conflict, reducing it to its very essence — a modern territorial contest between two ... More
Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction  

Walter Nugent

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365579
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195311068
Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of progressivism in America — its origins, guiding principles, major leaders and major accomplishments. ... More
Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Peter Salway

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191780721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712169.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198712169
For four centuries Britain was an integral part of the Roman Empire, a political system stretching from Turkey to Portugal and from the Red Sea to the Tyne and beyond. Roman Britain: A Very ... More
Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

Russian History: A Very Short Introduction  

Geoffrey Hosking

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777769
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199580989
Spanning the divide between Europe and Asia, Russia is a multi-ethnic empire with a huge territory, strategically placed and abundantly provided with natural resources. Russian History: A ... More
The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction  

James A. Millward

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365883
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199782864
The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction looks beyond the initial exotic impression conveyed by the phrase ‘silk road’ to sketch the historical background against which the ... More
Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction  

James R. Rush

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
Published Online: 
Jun 2018
eISBN: 
9780190248796
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190248765.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190248765
The eleven countries of Southeast Asia are diverse in every way, from the ethnicities and religions of their residents to their political systems and levels of prosperity. These ... More
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Lovell

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199238484
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture of the time. This VSI takes a thematic approach to the ... More

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