History

Lynn Sacco

Recognizing Lynn Sacco for the publication of her latest book, Unspeakable: Father-Daughter Incest in American History.

Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington

Author: Robert J. Norrell
Since the 1960s, Martin Luther King, Jr., has personified black leadership with his use of direct action protests against white authority. A century ago, in the era of Jim Crow, Booker T. Washington pursued a different strategy to lift his people. In this compelling biography, Norrell reveals how conditions in the segregat

From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor 1516-1558

Author: J.L. McIntosh
J. L. McIntosh argues that Mary I and Elizabeth I were authority figures before they acceded to the English throne. As independent heads of households and property-owners, the Tudor princesses attained a social and political status usually reserved for elite men, showing that women could achieve agency through the management o