Changes in the Land

Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England William Cronon 1983 288p 5 x 8 William Cronon offers an original and profound explanation of the effects European colonists’ sense of property and their pursuit of capitalism had upon the ecosystems of New England. Changes in the Land provides a brilliant inter-disciplinary interpretation of how land … Continue reading Changes in the Land

The Century of Revolution

1603-1714 Christopher Hill 1961 368p 5 x 8 During this period modern English society and a modern state began to take shape, and England’s position in the world was transformed. Marxist historian Hill tries to delve below the familiar events to grasp what happened to ordinary english commoners as well as to kings and queens … Continue reading The Century of Revolution

Madness and Civilization

A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason Michel Foucault 1965 320p 5 x 8 Foucault’s first major book, it is an examination of the evolving meaning of madness in European culture, law, politics, philosophy and medicine from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century, and a critique of historical method … Continue reading Madness and Civilization

Open Veins of Latin America

Five Centuries of the Pillage of the Continent Eduardo Galeano     1971     317p     6 x 9 Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and … Continue reading Open Veins of Latin America

The London Hanged

Crime and Civil Society in the 18th Century Peter Linebaugh     1991     524p     6 x 9 Peter Linebaugh’s groundbreaking history has become an inescapable part of any understanding of the rise of capitalism. In eighteenth-century London the spectacle of a hanging was not simply a form of punishing transgressors. Rather it … Continue reading The London Hanged


Memory of Fire Vol. I Eduardo Galeano     1982     336p     5 x 8 Genesis, the first volume in Eduardo Galeano’s Memory of Fire trilogy, is both a meditation on the clashes between the Old World and the New and, in the Galeano’s words, an attempt to ‘rescue the kidnapped memory … Continue reading Genesis

Recommended Reading

  Against His-Story, Against Leviathan!     Fredy Perlman   1983   296p   5 x 8 How Civilization encroached on free peoples. On every continent scribes, traders and kings promoted division of labor, professional armies, social discipline, national, ethnic and class fervor.      Bastard Out of Carolina A Novel   Dorothy Allison   1992   320p   6 x … Continue reading Recommended Reading

The Many-Headed Hydra

Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic Peter Linebaugh & Marcus Rediker     2001     433p     6.5 x 9 Spanning an impressive 200 years, this books takes us from the early 1600s (and the years leading up to the English Civil War) through the golden age of … Continue reading The Many-Headed Hydra