Subject Area: Political History

An Examination of the Budgetary Relationship Between the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress, 1789-2005
2010 0-7734-3832-7
The primary audience of this work will be scholars who study judicial process and behavior at the federal level of government. The data cover in excess of 205 years of American history. No comprehensive work on this subject has ever been published.

Atlantic Archipelago. A Political History of the British Isles
1996 0-88946-455-3
Presents a comprehensive political history of what are usually known as the British Isles without taking an Anglocentric point of view.

Biographical Encyclopedia of American Politicians Who Switched Parties
2012 0-7734-3951-X
This work is a historical analysis and examination of the reasons that cause politicians switch parties and how parties handle or punish apostasy.

Coalition Diaries and Letters of H. A. L. Fisher, 1916-1922. Vol. 1
2006 0-7734-5946-4
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

H.A.L. Fisher was the only professional historian to sit in the British Cabinet and was a member of the first genuine coalition in modern British history. He was an academic who recorded the great events in history, and his diaries and letters attest to his remarkable career as an educator, public servant, and scholar.

Coalition Diaries and Letters of H. A. L. Fisher, 1916-1922. Vol. 2
2006 0-7734-5947-2
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

H.A.L. Fisher was the only professional historian to sit in the British Cabinet and was a member of the first genuine coalition in modern British history. He was an academic who recorded the great events in history, and his diaries and letters attest to his remarkable career as an educator, public servant, and scholar.

Coalition Diaries and Letters of H. A. L. Fisher, 1916-1922. Vol. 3
2006 0-7734-5948-0
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

H.A.L. Fisher was the only professional historian to sit in the British Cabinet and was a member of the first genuine coalition in modern British history. He was an academic who recorded the great events in history, and his diaries and letters attest to his remarkable career as an educator, public servant, and scholar.

Coalition of Diaries and Letters of H. A. L. Fisher, 1916-1922. Vol. 4
2006 0-7734-5949-9
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

H.A.L. Fisher was the only professional historian to sit in the British Cabinet and was a member of the first genuine coalition in modern British history. He was an academic who recorded the great events in history, and his diaries and letters attest to his remarkable career as an educator, public servant, and scholar.

Dramatic Political Allegories of the Spanish exile Félix Mexía published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1826
2006 0-7734-5582-5
The fiery Spanish liberal journalist Félix Mexía authored two dramas not previously analyzed: No hay union con los tiranos morirá quien lo pretenda o sea la muerte de Riego y España entre cadenas and La Fayette en Monte Vernon. Their analysis provides an understanding of Mexía’s political exile in the United States, employing the context of their historical setting. The application of new Romantic theory to his works published during his American exile due to censorship reveals his hidden political allegory.

Political allegory mediated the return, not only to a chaotic nineteenth-century political period in Spain, but also to an idealized Spanish medieval felicity and to the heroic Greek and Roman Age by way of the American Revolution. Readers here have traditionally ignored the allegory by remaining on the historical surface of both plays. Mexía dedicated the first dramatic work as a historical tragedy to Guadalupe Victoria, the first president of Mexico, to elevate the martyr’s death of his Spanish hero, the revolutionary Rafael de Reigo y Nuñez, by detailing the final moments of Riego’s imprisonment. Writing La Fayette en Monte Vernon in the republican tradition of a Greco-Roman epic, Mexía refigured the Spanish guerilla fighter Francisco Javier Espoz y Mina as the patriot farmer George Washington. These dedications resulted from his denunciation of specific Spanish laws that shut down patriotic societies, disbanded the revolutionary national militia, and imprisoned popular heroes like Riego.

While Benito Pérez Galdós used Mexía as a fictional fanatical caricature of a whole generation of liberals in El terror de 1824 of the Episodios nacionales, Mexía himself anticipated that usage of his persona fifty years earlier in the nineteenth century by entering his own performances as a fictional friend to his historical protagonist heroes, Riego in one drama and La Fayette in the other drama. Both dramas feature a romantic first: an allegorized female as a political constitution. These readings make public Mexía’s political issues mediated through allegorical syntagmatic historical correspondences, referencing back to his own particular exile identity in neoclassic political discourse, thus qualifying the two dramas as part of a transnational revolutionary utopist genre, but not Romantic theatre.

Duarte Ribeiro De Macedo, Um Diplomata Modern (1618-1680): A Biography of a Portuguese Diplomat
2010 0-7734-3638-3
This study examines the process of creating modern diplomacy - starting from the concrete case of Portugal - and its contribution in defining the foreign policy of European states and developing international relations It includes the impact of the relations with states on home policy at a time when the concept of Europe gradually started to replace the mediaeval notion of Christendom.

Earl of Wharton and Whig Party Politics, 1679-1715
1992 0-7734-9462-6
A complete biography of Thomas Wharton, this work goes to considerable lengths examining his unique character, which has invited reams of critical comment. His vices -- drinking, womanizing, cursing, duelling, and political corruption, all fully documented -- were all, by the sheer force of his personality, somehow turned to virtues, and even to political advantage. He was certainly the most controversial, but also the most effective, politician of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Two full chapters and parts of others are dedicated to his preeminent position among England's electioneers. Much of this information is new, gathered with the help of the History of Parliament Trust in London. These chapters represent an important addition to electoral historiography. Finally, Wharton is viewed at close range with other members of England's political great, including William III, Queen Anne, Godolphin, Marlborough, Harley, and the members of the Whig Junto.

Formative Debates and Arguments Sustaining Germany’s Supranationalism: A Rhetorical History of Political and Economic Ideas
2009 0-7734-4679-6
Germany holds a special place among those driving forward the idea of a United States of Europe. Its constitution not only enables the nation state to transfer sovereignty to supranational institutions, it directs the state to incorporate international law into domestic law and to pursue a course of European integration. This comparatively unique feature of Germany’s Basic Law results from the country’s experience with National Socialism, which led to a fundamental reappraisal of a deeply-rooted faith in the state as the ultimate vehicle for human political, economic and social organization.

Gerard Boate's Natural History of Ireland
2006 0-7734-5919-7
This is an original edition of Gerard Boate’s Natural History of Ireland. Dedicated to Oliver Cromwell, it was written after the 1641 uprising in Ireland in which investors were to be paid in Irish lands. Boate’s work contained detailed information about Ireland that he received from his older brother, Arnold, and English planters. It was hoped that the book would attract settlers to Ireland.

This work will appeal to scholars in Anglo-Irish Studies, Science, History, Philosophy, Geography, Natural History, and the 17th Century.

History of Czechoslovak Involvement in Africa: Studies From the Colonial Through the Soviet Eras
2015 0-7734-0087-7
The first in a series of joint venture scholarly explorations into the Czech-African relationship. The monograph brings together several aspects of Czechoslovak-African relations mainly in historical perspective covering major events and views on Africa dealing with different periods and different regions of Africa and the various roles Czechs or Slovaks had in these places.


History of Elections to the House of Lords in the United Kingdom From 1707 to the 2010 General Election
2014 0-7734-4294-4
The purpose of this book is to investigate the working of the 1999 Act of Parliament in relation to the electoral process put in place for the purpose of maintaining the representation of the hereditary element in the House of Lords at Westminster.
The book describes the working of the electoral process enshrined in the 1999 Act for the Hereditary Peerage over the last decade. A description is given of the original 1999 election and the subsequent by-elections, which have occurred to replace hereditary peers who have died.
These elections are put into the historical context of the election of Scottish and Irish Representative Peers to the House of Lords over a period of nearly three hundred years.



How Two Political Entrepreneurs Helped Create the American Conservative Movement, 1973-1981: The Ideas of Richard Viguerie and Paul Weyrich
2009 0-7734-3860-2
This study examines the contribution of New Right leaders Richard Viguerie and Paul Weyrich to the mobilization of the American conservative movement. Based on archival material not previously examined, this study fills a gap in our understanding of the nuts and bolts of campaign organization and fundraising

Influence of the French Revolution on the Lives and Thought of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Immanuel Kant, and Pius VI. The End of Conservatism
2012 0-7734-2645-0
Langan discusses the French Revolution from a variety of perspectives given by influential thinkers of the late 18th century. His thesis is that conservatism was forever changed by the French Revolution, and that conservatism’s modern origins are in direct response to the revolution and its ideals as they were critically examined by Edmund Burke. As Langan argues, conservatives tend to adopt intellectual categories which if taken to their natural conclusions lead to liberal results.

Japanese Youth in the Conservative Elite Society: Essays on the Liberal Young Super-achievers
2015 1-4955-0299-6
This skillfully edited collection of essays analyzes the social engineering process employed by both public and private sector Conservative ruling elites in Japan in its effort to mold and cultivate a small minority of Japanese youth super-achievers in order to maintain its conservative view domination of society. Five important aspects of Japanese youth culture are discussed including the impact youth labor, youth education, young women, juvenile crime and youth culture have on the ruling elite structure as Japan transitions into this age of globalization.

Labour League of Youth: An Account of the Failure of the Labour Party to Sustain a Successful Youth Organisation
2010 0-7734-3737-1
The book chronicles, for the first time, the full history of the Labour Party’s youth movement from the LOY, established 1924, to the present organisation, Young Labour, established 1994. Previously unpublished primary source material, including oral interviews, provides a narrative that illuminates the culture, organisation and political activism of the youth sections and highlights the similarities and differences between them as well as their relationship with the party leadership at local and national level.

Louise Stolberg’s Florentine Salon and Germaine De StaËl’s Coppet Circle: The Politics of Patronage, Neoclassicism and the Code of Freedom in Napoleonic Italy
2015 0-7734-4245-6
Worley’s book brings a new perspective on the intellectual debates in the development of nationalistic movements leading up to the Risorgimento in Italy. Her study reveals how the efforts of key feminine ideologists established the roots of Italian reunification through artistic patronage. The salons of these important women enabled daring artists to walk that fine line between creativity and treason as they politicized their art.

Neville Chamberlain’s Domestic Policies: Social Reform, Tariffs and Financial Orthodoxy
2010 0-7734-3642-1
The purpose of this work is to redress the imbalance in existing scholarship on Neville Chamberlain’s domestic political career. Most work on Chamberlain focuses on the three years of his Premiership from 1937 to 1940, neglecting the remainder of his career.

Oligarchy, Dissent and the Culture of Print in Georgian Britain: Essays, Reviews, and Documents
2015 1-4955-0346-1
The essays and reviews in this volume illuminate some of the still obscure, fragmented, paradoxical yet fascinating aspects of Britain’s complex progress towards modernity. Drawing on a vast array of manuscript sources, many previously neglected or unknown, the narratives explore new linkages between personalities, the dynamics and rhetoric of formalized politics, press activity and the patterns of compliance and dissent that interactively defined and shaped the growth of national unity.


Political History of Côte d’Ivoire from 1936 to 2011: The Politics of Ethnicity, Region, and Religion
2013 0-7734-4290-1
The first comprehensive book to critically examine and analyze the political impact of politics on ethnicity, region and religion starting from the colonial period under the French imperial rule of assimilation to the independence and post-independence periods of the Côte d’Ivoire.

Rural Politics in County Meath, Ireland: Ethnographic and Historical Studies
2013 0-7734-3077-6
This book studies the agrarian and political aspects of a local community in Mead County, Ireland. Based on field research this book is a careful study of how the social dimensions of the community have evolved over the last seventy years. It takes into account policies from a meta-political level down to a micro-level. This study also looks at the way politicians in Ireland make government more responsible to the needs of local communities, even though this power was largely lost by the 1970’s. It also shows the meta-political forces that shape the community.

Ten Remarkable Women of the Tudor Courts and Their Influence in Founding of the New World, 1530-1630
2000 0-7734-7717-9


Three African Social Theorists on Class Struggle, Political Liberation and Indigenous Culture: Chiekh Anta Diop, Amilcar Cabral, Kwame Nkrumah
2015 0-7734-4274-X
This book is a study of the relationship between African political theory and the politics of liberation. It elucidates the dialectical inter-relationship between the political philosophical views of these thinkers and the political, social and economic contexts of their respective countries.

Willi Munzenbery, the League Against Imperialism, and the Comintern, 1925-1933 ( 2 Volume Set)
2014 0-7734-4298-7
A monumental study filled with ‘never before’ revealed information and facts from the archives in Moscow, Berlin, Amsterdam, London and Stockholm uncovering why the Comintern established and supported the League against Imperialism and for National Independence (LAI, 1927-37) and its anti-imperialist agenda. A riveting study of intrigue, power struggles, and personal ambitions deftly defined by communist ideology and strategy with eminent activists like Münzenberg, Nehru and Albert Einstein this is a ‘must have’ resource reference.

This book represents the product of a very substantial amount of original research which transforms our understanding of the history of the League against Imperialism. Until Petersson availed himself of the opportunities afforded by the opening of the Russian archives comparatively little was known about the LAI, its organization, its relations with the Comintern, or the role of its principal players, particularly that of Willi Munzenberg.


Women’s Literary Salons and Political Propaganda During the Napoleonic Era: The Cradle of Patriotic Nationalism
2010 0-7734-3835-1
In 1800 Napoleon Bonaparte sought to impose an absolute political authority as First Consul for life, and emperor in 1804. A network of women authors connected with Germaine de Staël in Paris, Coppet, Berlin, and Florence maintained salons and addressed political conflicts in their novels, correspondence and theory. Nationalist histories, also written by salon members, reinforced their unified political agenda by emphasizing the heroic acts that guaranteed national freedom. Semiotics became the primary means of political propaganda and persuasion in the absence of legislative debate and women’s suffrage.