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Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement

Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement

Alan Houston

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124477
eISBN:
9780300152395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124477.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book explores Benjamin Franklin's social and political thought. Although Franklin is often considered “the first American,” his intellectual world was cosmopolitan. An active participant in ... More

Between Truth and TimeA History of Soviet Central Television

Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Christine E. Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book—the first full-length study of Soviet Central Television to draw extensively on archival sources, interviews, and television recordings—challenges the idea that mass culture in the Soviet ... More

Black Ranching FrontiersAfrican Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Andrew Sluyter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179927
eISBN:
9780300183238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179927.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explains the role of blacks in establishing cattle ranching in a range of places throughout the Americas. It demonstrates that Africans played significant creative roles in establishing ... More

Black SquareMalevich and the Origin of Suprematism

Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism

Aleksandra Shatskikh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300140897
eISBN:
9780300162295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140897.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Kazimir Malevich's painting Black Square is one of the twentieth century's emblematic paintings, the visual manifestation of a new period in world artistic culture at its inception. None of ... More

Blood, Dreams and GoldThe Changing Face of Burma

Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Richard Cockett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Burma is one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia and was once one of its richest. Under successive military regimes, however, the country eventually ended up as one of the poorest countries in ... More

Bloody EngagementsJohn R. Kelso's Civil War

Bloody Engagements: John R. Kelso's Civil War

John R. Kelso

Christopher Grasso (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300210965
eISBN:
9780300227772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300210965.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book presents an edited edition of a Union soldier's remarkable memoir, offering a rare perspective on guerrilla warfare and on the larger meanings of the American Civil War. While tales of ... More

Borderlines in BorderlandsJames Madison and the Spanish-American Frontier, 1776-1821

Borderlines in Borderlands: James Madison and the Spanish-American Frontier, 1776-1821

J. C. A. Stagg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139051
eISBN:
9780300153286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139051.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In examining how the United States gained control over the northern borderlands of Spanish America, this work reassesses the diplomacy of President James Madison. Historians have assumed that ... More

The Bourgeois FrontierFrench Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion

The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion

Jay Gitlin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101188
eISBN:
9780300155761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101188.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Histories tend to emphasize conquest by Anglo-Americans as the driving force behind the development of the American West. However, this book argues that the activities of the French are crucial to ... More

The Bronze HorsemanFalconet's Monument to Peter the Great

The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Alexander M. Schenker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is a comprehensive treatment of the most consequential work of art ever to be executed in Russia: the equestrian monument to Peter the Great, or The Bronze Horseman, as it has come to be ... More

Browned Off and Bloody-MindedThe British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945

Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945

Alan Allport

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300170757
eISBN:
9780300213126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170757.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

More than three-and-a-half million men served in the British Army during the Second World War, the vast majority of them civilians who had never expected to become soldiers and had little idea what ... More

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