Georgiana's story is surely one of the most compelling and dramatic in late Georgian society and is the subject of numerous books and the highly successful film 'The Duchess'. Love affairs, tragedy, high society, gambling and a host of illegitimate children are shared between herself, her best friend, her lover and her husband.
Eighteenth-century British Travellers in the Caspian, Caucasus and ...
The vast and expanding Russian empire of the eighteenth
century was inhabited by a great number of peoples. This
book, part anthology, part commentary, is the first of
its kind to bring together British travellers' accounts
of the peoples and places of the lesser known but key
parts of Russia s frontiers: the Lower Volga, Azerbaijan,
Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an
How the three inaugural First Ladies defined the role for future generations, and carved a space for women in America America's first First Ladies-Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison-had the challenging task of playing a pivotal role in defining the nature of the American presidency to a fledgling nation and to the world. In ......
Widowed Grand-duchess Anna Amalia battled against court intrigues and financial pressures, but succeeded in holding the estates together for her eldest son, Karl August. Through times of famine and distress she succeeded in building a centre of culture, encouraging men of letters and learning to her tiny court including Goethe, Schiller.
The unheard history of how race and racism are constructed from sound and maintained through the listening ear. Race is a visual phenomenon, the ability to see "difference." At least that is what conventional wisdom has lead us to believe. Yet, The Sonic Color Line argues that American ideologies of white supremacy are just as dependent on ......
Reconstructing the life of the slave woman at the center of the notorious Salem witch trials, this book follows Tituba from her likely origins in South America to Barbados, forcefully dispelling the commonly-held belief that Tituba was African.