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Check out some of the new books in the field of history that we've added to the collection in the past few months!

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An Afro-Indigenous history of the United States An Afro-Indigenous history of the United States / Kyle T. Mays.

 

The first intersectional history of the Black and Native American struggle for freedom in our country that also reframes our understanding of who was Indigenous in early America.

 

Crown & sceptre : a new history of the British monarchy, from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II Crown & sceptre : a new history of the British monarchy, from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II / Tracy Borman.

 

An in-depth look at the British monarchy that’s “a superb synthesis of historical analysis, politics, and top-notch royal gossip” (Kirkus Reviews).

 

Dissidents among dissidents Dissidents among dissidents : ideology, politics and the left in post-Soviet Russia / Ilya Budraitskis ; preface by Tony Wood ; translated by Giuliano Vivaldi.

 

How have the fall of the USSR and the long dominance of Putin reshaped Russian politics and culture?

A history of colonial Latin America from first encounters to independence A history of colonial Latin America from first encounters to independence / Susan Elizabeth Ramírez.

 

A concise and accessible volume that presents the history of the Iberian presence in the Americas, from the era of exploration and conquest to the disruption and instability following independence.

 

On fire : five civil rights sit-ins and the rhetoric of protest On fire : five civil rights sit-ins and the rhetoric of protest / edited by Sean Patrick O'Rourke & Lesli K. Pace.

 

This concentrated collection of essays examines the origins and rhetorical methods of five distinct civil rights sit-ins of 1960.

The sisters of Auschwitz The sisters of Auschwitz : the true story of two Jewish sisters' resistance in the heart of Nazi territory / Roxane van Iperen ; translated from the Dutch by Joni Zwart.

 

The unforgettable story of two unsung heroes of World War II who joined the Dutch Resistance, helped save dozen of lives, were captured by the Nazis, and ultimately survived the Holocaust.

 

The taking of Jemima Boone The taking of Jemima Boone : colonial settlers, tribal nations, and the kidnap that shaped America / Matthew Pearl.

 

Pearl explores the little-known true story of the kidnapping of legendary pioneer Daniel Boone’s daughter and the dramatic aftermath that rippled across the nation.

United States and Africa relations United States and Africa relations, 1400s to the present / Toyin Falola and Raphael Chijioke Njoku.

 

Tracks African American emancipation, the rise of African diasporas in the Americas, the Back-to-Africa movement, the founding of Sierra Leone and Liberia, the presence of American missionaries in Africa, and more.

 

Voices of the Renaissance Voices of the Renaissance : contemporary accounts of daily life / John A. Wagner, editor.

 

Excerpts from 52 different documents relating to the Renaissance, which reached its height in the 15th and early 16th centuries.

War and genocide in South Sudan War and genocide in South Sudan / Clémence Pinaud.

 

Traces the rise of a predatory state during civil war in southern Sudan and its transformation into a violent Dinka ethnocracy after the region's formal independence.