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            The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Illustrated History
             

            The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Illustrated History (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Orange, Claudia

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            The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a fully revised and updated edition of An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi, including new material. It brings the Treaty's history to life with a richly informative narrative and a wonderful range of photographs, maps ...and illustrations (now in full colour).
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            ISBN 9781988587189
            Published NZ 8 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            The Forgotten Wars: Why the Musket Wars Matter Today
             

            The Forgotten Wars: Why the Musket Wars Matter Today (Paperback)

            By Crosby, Ron

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            * Long-awaited short and reorganised version of The Musket Wars * Brilliantly written and clearly explained, with fact boxes * Detailed maps and plentiful illustrations Ron Crosby brilliantly rewrites his seminal The Musket Wars on a thematic basis, simplifying it to a concise wo...rk full of maps and illustrations for the general reader.
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            ISBN 9780947506797
            Published NZ 14 Oct 2020
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire
             

            Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sivasundaram, Sujit

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            It is difficult now to imagine a time when Britain ruled the waves as the world's supreme power. This is the history of how that was achieved, and how the Pacific and Indian oceans, where countries were seized as British colonies, have become the forgotten quarter of the world.

            ISBN 9780007575565
            Released NZ 13 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture

            Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture (Hardback)

            By Hazareesingh, Sudhir

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            The Haitian revolution began in the French colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in November 1791, and culminated a dozen years later in the proclamation of the world's first independent black republic. Touissant Louverture did more than any other to shape the course of th...is revolution- after the abolition of slavery in 1793, he became the leader of the colony's 500,000 blacks, commander of its republican army and eventually its governor. Treacherously captured by Napoleon's invading army a year later and imprisoned, he ended his days as the revolution's most eminent martyr. Louverture confronted the mighty forces of his age - slavery, settler colonialism, imperial domination, racial hierarchy and European cultural supremacy - and bent them to his implacable will. He was the world's first black superhero. Sudhir Hazareesingh draws on a wealth of archival material, much of it overlooked by previous biographers, to follow every step in Louverture's singular career, to capture his voice and the force of his personality. To a greater extent than any previous biography, Black Spartacus situates Louverture's vision and leadership not solely in the context of events in Europe and imported Enlightenment ideals, but in a world of hybrid slave culture and African and Caribbean influences.
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            ISBN 9780241293812
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Covent Garden Ladies: the book that inspired BBC2's 'Harlots'

            The Covent Garden Ladies: the book that inspired BBC2's 'Harlots' (Paperback)

            By Rubenhold, Hallie

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            ***By the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of THE FIVE*** 'A fascinating expose of the seamy side of eighteenth century life' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Rubenhold's pages practically reek with smelly, pox-ridden Georgian Soho' GUARDIAN --------------------------------------------------...----- In 1757, a down-and-out Irish poet, the head waiter at the Shakespear's Head Tavern in Covent Garden, and a celebrated London courtesan became bound together by the publication of a little book: Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies. This salacious work - detailing the names and 'specialities' of the capital's prostitutes - became one of the eighteenth century's most scandalous bestsellers. Yet beyond its titillating passages lies a glimpse into the lives of those who lived and died by its profits - a tragicomic opera of the Georgian era, motivated by poverty, passionate love, aspiration and shame. In this modern and visceral narrative, historian Hallie Rubenhold reveals the story behind Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies, and the legion of ordinary women whose lives in the sex trade history has chosen to ignore. 'A fascinating expose of the seamy side of eighteenth-century life' MAIL ON SUNDAY __________________________________________ 'Scrupulously researched' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Crackles with drama and tension' GUARDIAN 'Compelling and ingenious' INDEPENDENT WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: 'This book is an absolute 'must'-read for any person interested in English social history' 5 **** 'Fascinating' 5 **** 'Brilliant. Full of intelligent insight which brings this period to vibrant life' 5 ****
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            ISBN 9781784165956
            Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire
             

            Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire (Hardback)

            By Sivasundaram, Sujit

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            A sweeping history and major reassessment of how Britain came to rule the waves - told from the forgotten quarter of the world.

            ISBN 9780007575541
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain

            The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain (Hardback)

            By Mortimer, Ian

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            In the latest volume of his celebrated series of Time Traveller's Guides - after the Middle Ages, Elizabethan England and Restoration Britain - Ian Mortimer turns to what is arguably the most-loved period in British history: the Regency (aka Georgian England).

            ISBN 9781847924568
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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            He Korero - Words Between Us: First Maori-P?keh? Conversations on Paper
              

            He Korero - Words Between Us: First Maori-P?keh? Conversations on Paper (Paperback)

            By Jones, Alison; Jenkins, Kuni

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            This book traces Maori engagement with handwriting from 1769 to 1826. Through beautifully reproduced written documents, it describes the first encounters Maori had with paper and writing and the first relationshiops between Maori and Europeans in the earliest school.

            ISBN 9781869694784
            Published NZ 2 Dec 2011
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age
             

            World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age (Hardback)

            By DK

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            An essential gift for every history buff, this boldly illustrated book maps out the events that have shaped our world - from the dawn of human civilization to the present day. A comprehensive and accessible guide to the history of human civilisation, World History profiles everyt...hing from the emergence of Homo Sapiens to the Greek and Roman empires, through Chinese dynasties, the rise of the Vikings, and the Renaissance, to the Industrial Revolution and World War I and II. Offering a concise and insightful overview of key historical milestones that have occurred over the course of the last century, the book also covers more recent events such as the rise of ISIS, the Arab Spring, and Brexit and populism in the Western world.
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            ISBN 9780241457856
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine
             

            The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine (Hardback)

            By Nimura, Janice P.

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            Deftly, with a keen eye, Janice P. Nimura has resurrected Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell in all their feisty, thrilling, trailblazing splendor. -Stacy Schiff

            ISBN 9780393635546
            Released NZ 19 Jan 2021
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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