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  • The A to Z of Denmark

    By Alastair H. Thomas

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872059
    • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
    • Published: June 2010
  • The A to Z of Norway

    By Jan Sjovik

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872134
    • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
    • Published: June 2010
  • The A to Z of Sweden

    By Irene Scobbie

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872189
    • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
    • Published: June 2010
  • The A to Z of the Netherlands

    By Joop W. Koopmans

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872127
    • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
    • Published: May 2010
  • Across the Deep Blue Sea: The Saga of Early Norwegian Immigrants

    By Odd S. Lovoll

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780873519618
    • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
    • Published: February 2015
    Across the Deep Blue Sea investigates a chapter in Norwegian immigration history that has never been fully told before. Odd S. Lovoll relates how Quebec, Montreal, and other port cities in Canada became the gateway for Norwegian emigrants to North America, replacing New York as the main destination from 1850 until the late 1860s. During those years, 94 percent of Norwegian emigrants landed in Canada.After the introduction of free trade, Norwegian sailing ships engaged in the lucrative timber trade between Canada and the British Isles. Ships carried timber one way across the Atlantic and emigrants on the way west. For the vast majority landing in Canadian port cities, Canada became a corridor to their final destinations in the Upper Midwest, primarily Wisconsin and Minnesota. Lovoll explains the establishment and failure of Norwegian colonies in Quebec Province and pays due attention to the tragic fate of the Gaspé settlement.A personal story of the emigrant experience passed down as family lore is retold here, supported by extensive research. The journey south and settlement in the Upper Midwest completes a highly human narrative of the travails, endurance, failures, and successes of people who sought a better life in a new land.Odd S. Lovoll, professor emeritus of history at St. Olaf College and recipient of the Fritt Ords Honnør for his work on Norwegian immigration, is the author of numerous books, includingNorwegians on the Prairie and Norwegian Newspapers in America.
  • Afrocentricity: The theory of Social Change

    By Molefi Kete Asante

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780913543795
    • Publisher: African American Images
    • Published: January 2003
    The central topic of this cross-disciplinary work is the theory of ?Afrocentricity,” which mandates that Africans be viewed as subjects rather than objects; and looks at how this philosophy, ethos, and world view gives Africans a better understanding of how to interpret issues affecting their communities. History, psychology, sociology, literature, economics, and education are explored, including discussions on Washingtonianism, Garveyism, Du Bois, Malcolm X, race and identity, Marxism, and breakthrough strategies.
  • The Age of Liberty: Sweden 1719-1772

    By Michael Roberts

    Our Price: $46.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521527071
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: October 2003
  • The Age of the Vikings

    By Anders Winroth

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691169293
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: March 2016
    The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid, but also to explore. Despite their fearsome reputation, the Vikings didn't wear horned helmets, and even the infamous berserkers were far from invincible.By dismantling the myths, The Age of the Vikings allows the full story of this period in medieval history to be told. By exploring every major facet of this exciting age, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage.He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. He shows how the Vikings seized on the boundless opportunities made possible by the invention of the longship, using it to venture to Europe for plunder, to open new trade routes, and to settle in lands as distant as Russia, Greenland, and the Byzantine Empire. Challenging the image of the Vikings that comes so easily to mind, Winroth argues that Viking chieftains were no more violent than men like Charlemagne, who committed atrocities on a far greater scale than the northern raiders.Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society and culture of these legendary seafarers.
  • Alva Myrdal: A Daughter's Memoir (Radcliffe Biography Series)

    By Sissela Bok

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780201570861
    • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
    • Published: March 1991
    The daughter of Alva Myrdal offers a portrait of the public triumphs and private difficulties of her mother's influential life
  • Alva Myrdal: A Daughter's Memoir (Radcliffe Biography Series)

    By Sissela Bok

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780201608151
    • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
    • Published: April 1992
  • Alva Myrdal: The Passionate Mind

    By Yvonne Hirdman

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253351326
    • Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: June 2008
    Published to great acclaim in Sweden, Yvonne Hirdman's biography of Alva Myrdal is an intimate, rounded portrait of one of the great women of the 20th century. The scholarly partner & wife of Gunnar Myrdal, author of 'An American Dilemma' & 'Asian Drama,' Alva Myrdal was an innovative social scientist & thinker in her own right. She helped to lay the intellectual foundations of Sweden's social welfare state, pioneered innovative pedagogical programs & techniques, & developed an expertise in human rights that led her to become an international ambassador for the United Nations & Sweden.
  • Ambassadors of Realpolitik: Sweden, the CSCE, and the Cold War

    By Aryo Makko

    Our Price: $130.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781785332845
    • Publisher: Berghahn Books
    • Published: November 2016
  • Amsterdam

    By Geert Mak

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674003316
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: January 1999
    Portrait of the city by the Dutch journalist.
  • Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307743756
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: August 2014
    A historical portrait of the Netherlands capital and the ideas that make it unique explores the ongoing efforts of its citizens to navigate its seaside challenges and democratic philosophies, revealing how the liberal ideals that evolved there throughout time have had a profound influence and are being compromised in today's world.
  • Amsterdam: The Life of a City

    By Geoffrey Cotterell

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299863149
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: 1972

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