Microhistory is the intensive historical investigation of a well defined smaller unit of research (most often a single event, community of a village, family or person). In its ambition, however, microhistory can be distinguished from a simple case study insofar as microhistory aspires to "[ask] large questions in small places", to use the definition given by Charles Joyner ...more

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This is Your Mind on Plants
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Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization
A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes
Who Ate the First Oyster?: The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History
One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America
A Short History of the World According to Sheep
Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhunt
A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet
The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont
Cræft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts
When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends
The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms
This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, a Voice That Held It Together
A Secret History of Brands: The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love
Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital
Salt: A World History
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
Color: A Natural History of the Palette
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
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History is not merely about kings and their wars. We should know the story of people at large-not necessarily only those of politicians or film stars. How else can we relate to the lives of people influenced by the socio-political milieu, beyond their control?

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