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  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    2nd Edition

    By Peter J. Ling

    Series: Routledge Historical Biographies

    Peter Ling’s acclaimed biography of Martin Luther King Jr provides a thorough re-examination of both the man and the Civil Rights Movement, showing how King grew into his leadership role and kept his faith as the challenges facing the movement strengthened after 1965. Ling combines a detailed...

    Published March 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. National Identities in Soviet Historiography

    The Rise of Nations under Stalin

    By Harun Yilmaz

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Under Stalin’s totalitarian leadership of the USSR, Soviet national identities with historical narratives were constructed. These constructions envisaged how nationalities should see their imaginary common past, and millions of people defined themselves according to them. This book explains how and...

    Published February 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Antifascism After Hitler

    East German Youth and Socialist Memory, 1949-1989

    By Catherine Plum

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern European History

    Antifascism After Hitler investigates the antifascist stories, memory sites and youth reception that were critical to the success of political education in East German schools and extracurricular activities. As the German Democratic Republic (GDR) promoted national identity and socialist...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Border

    Karafuto / Sakhalin

    Edited by Svetlana Paichadze, Philip A. Seaton

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In the nineteenth century, as the Russian empire expanded eastwards and the Japanese empire expanded onto the Asian continent, the Russo-Japanese border became contested on and around the island of Sakhalin, its Russian name, or Karafuto, as it is known in Japanese. Then in the wake of the...

    Published February 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Warsaw Pact Reconsidered

    International Relations in Eastern Europe, 1955-1969

    By Laurien Crump

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    The Warsaw Pact is generally regarded as a mere instrument of Soviet power. In the 1960s the alliance nevertheless evolved into a multilateral alliance, in which the non-Soviet Warsaw Pact members gained considerable scope for manoeuvre. This book examines to what extent the Warsaw Pact...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Royal Navy and Maritime Power in the Twentieth Century

    Edited by Ian Speller

    This book adopts an innovative new approach to examine the role of maritime power and the utility of navies. It uses a number of case studies based upon key Royal Navy operations in the twentieth century to draw out enduring principles about maritime power and to examine the strengths and...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Rereading German History (Routledge Revivals)

    From Unification to Reunification 1800-1996

    By Richard J. Evans

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In Rereading German History, first published in 1997, Richard J. Evans draws together his seminal review essays on the political, economic, cultural and social history of Germany through war and reunification. This book provides a study of how and why historians – mainly German, American, British...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Guide to British Political Archives

    Sources since 1945

    Edited by Chris Cook

    This major new reference work provides an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to archive sources now becoming available for British political history since 1945. With a user-friendly layout, the book presents a comprehensive range of 1,500 personal papers from leading statesmen, backbench...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond

    3rd Edition

    By Antony Best, Jussi Hanhimaki, Joseph A. Maiolo, Kirsten E. Schulze

    This hugely successful global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors have produced an authoritative yet accessible and seamless account of the...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of State Expansion

    War, State and Society in Twentieth Century Britain

    By James Cronin

    The expansion of the British state was neither automatic nor accidental. Rather, it was the outcome of recurring battles over the proper boundaries of the state and its role in economy and society. The Politics of State Expansion focuses on the interests arrayed on either side of this struggle;...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge