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Edney chronicles precisely how the ideal of cartography that has developed in the West since has gone astray Elsey and Nadel uncover the hidden history of the arrival of physical education for girls in the late-nineteenth century,. Wrigley Field is one of a handful of sports stadiums to have transcended its athletic purpose to become a true American landmark In Albert Gore, Sr.

The historian Nick Estes traces two centuries of Indigenous-led resistance and anti-colonial struggle Ramirez explores how laypeople impacted the new medical techniques and technologies implemented by the imperial state in the final decades of Spanish rule in colonial Mexico The phytotron was not only at the center of post-war plant science, but also connected to the Cold War, commercial agriculture, and long-duration space flight Duvall helps us understand cannabis as a crop, commodity, and tool in African culture and in the history of slavery This book is a collective biography of the places that harbored beatniks, blabbermouths, hipsters, playboys, and partisans who altered the shape of postwar liberal politics and culture Karol examines the history of environmental policy within American political parties Janzen examines the lives of two religious minority communities in Mexico, Mennonites and Mormons, as seen through Mexican culture Ghodsee addresses a telling gap in the historiography of women rights movements — the contributions of the Second World women rights activists Think running an insurance company or a bank is hard?

The year marked the end of an intermittent yet seemingly endless series of wars between the Kingdom of France and the Kingdom of England that, some four hundred years later, was dubbed the Hundred Years War Fahrenthold sheds a timely light on Syrian and Lebanese immigrants who established vibrant diaspora communities in the Americas during the late 19th and early 20th centuries Nickliss shows how Hearst came to exercise such power and the ways she uses it to advance the causes in which she believed Gilburd looks at the perfect cultural and social storm created by the combination of more liberal politics, foreign culture and the technology to make it accessible to 11 time zones An examination of the lives of foreign policy thinkers can therefore help explain why U.

Fennell challenges our understanding of the Second World War and of the relationship between conflict and socio-political change Donnelly focuses on the New York baseball season, a season like no other since the Mets came to town in Kara Ritzheimer, "'Trash,' Censorship, and Nati German lawmakers drafted a constitution in legalizing the censorship of movies and pulp fiction, and prioritizing social rights over individual rights Jones talks about the many different groups, from naturalists and conservationists to African American artists and intellectuals, who begin to recast Africa in the America imagination in the early 20th century Grainger argues that it was not the Transcendentalists but evangelical revivalists who transformed the everyday religious life of Americans and spiritualized the natural environment..

Tworek explores how elites in academia, business, and government fought over the regulation of news at home and sought to use communications to extend German power abroad. The modern progressive movement is rising in influence, intensity and numbers. Just where did it come from and where is it going? More than 70 years after its founding, with Narendra Modi's authoritarian Hindu nationalists in government, is the dream of Indian democracy still alive and well?

The television comedies of the s set in the American South epitomize American innocence Capelotti discusses the role of exploration archaeology in understanding the Pacific voyage of Kon-Tiki, the Arctic airship expeditions of Walter Wellman, and the fate of Orca II, a fishing boat used in the film Jaws Ter-Matevosyan looks into the origins, evolution, and transformational phases of Kemalism between the s and s Rabinowitz, born in in Ukraine, described her experiences as an immigrant, factory worker, single mother by choice, and union organizer Black focuses on the major developments in the world of print journalism and sets the history of the press in wider currents of English history, political, social, economic and technological The two authors, both masters in the field, take on the monumental task of offering a civil-military synthesis of the war against Japan that covers both the home front and the campaigns in exacting detail Chamberlin reminds us that the Cold War was not at all Cold for hundreds of millions of people Dodman explores the history of nostalgia from the late seventeenth to the late nineteenth century In a man named Ohlohr Maigi died of tuberculosis in London, in deep poverty Cremins explores the history of Billy Batson, a boy who met a wizard that allowed him to transform into a superhero.

Proenza-Coles reveals men and women of African descent as key protagonists in the story of American democracy Jane Hooper talks about Madagascar and its importance to the history of Indian Ocean trade and exploration Contributors combine narrative analysis, visualized data, and dynamic maps with exceptional ease to introduce readers to infant burial practices in late imperial China, grave and cemetery relocation in Shanghai from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and grave relocation during the contemporary period Aaron Rock-Singer focuses on three principal characters to tell us the story of the Islamic revival: Salafis, the Muslim Brothers, and state institutions Why did Ebola, a virus so deadly that it killed or immobilized its victims within days, have time to become a full-blown epidemic?


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Francesca Trivellato draws upon the economic, cultural, intellectual, and business history of the period to trace the origin of this myth and what its usage in early modern Europe reveals about contemporary views of both commerce and Judaism What does anti-imperialism look like from the vantage point of North America? Richardson examines the cultural presence of Indians in the novels, poetry, plays and material culture of the eighteenth-century The metic, as Kasimis explores, is a classification of individuals within Athenian democracy for those who do not have Athenian blood—they are neither insiders nor outsiders Cindy Yik-Yi Chu opens up an important new archive in Hong Kong to illuminate the complex and challenging story of the only entirely indigenous congregation of Chinese Catholic sisters While the thrust of Stranger in a Strange State is on this topic of carpetbagging, our understanding of carpetbagging also brings forward considerations of representation, since the critique of the carpetbagger tends to be a disconnection from the citizens to be represented, especially for those running for the United States Senate No, not the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

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Perhaps even more important than that Illinois contest of was the Webster-Hayne debate of Eisen describes the cycles of democracy that occurred as public support waxed and waned over the years Bocketti takes on the traditional nationalist narrative of Brazilian football, which suggests that their successful teams of the interwar and postwar era, which occurred following the shift from foot-ball to futebol in Brazil, arose from the countries specific cultural and racial heritage Hinke tells the stories of millionaires and pastry chefs, popcorn vendors, and perfume salesmen, all gathered aboard the gargantuan ship for its celebrated maiden voyage in What options for resistance are left to the author of fiction in a nation structured by totalizing political and economic violence?

Hanley seeks to shift the focus of black history away from a slavery and abolition, and toward something more complex The Civil War was just days old when the first enslaved men, women, and children began fleeing their plantations to seek refuge inside the lines of the Union army as it moved deep into the heart of the Confederacy Barbara K.

Gold, "Perpetua: Athlete of God" Ox One of the first and most famous of Christian martyrs was Perpetua, who died in Carthage in the early 3rd century CE. Blending sports and military history, the authors revisit the national pastime and the Doughboys who were fervent fans Is the New Testament text reliable? What do we do with textual variants? How do I use the Greek New Testament? Kerim Yasar argues that modern technologies of sound reproduction and transmission have had profound—and often underappreciated—social, economic, and political effects Sayle examines the history of NATO from its founding in the late s through to its expansion in the post-Cold War era Crossland describes the emergence of various movements in the second half of the 19th.

Grasso provides an in-depth look at O'Keeffe's ambivalent relationship with feminism from her early beginnings as a New Woman of the s, to the support she received from women to become a national icon for feminism John J. Curley, "Global Art and the Cold War" A meticulously-researched and accessible monograph, Global Art and the Cold War demonstrates the crucial role of art in the greatest geopolitical conflict of the 20th century Jeremy Black, "War and its Causes" Rowman and Black argues for an important new typology of conflict between and within civilisations, cultures and states, and, while addressing the limitations of commentary and analysis, observes patterns across history that make sense of recent conflicts — and those that may be about to begin Ehler examines the ways in which ordinary subjects—including many so-called outcastes and other marginalized groups—participated in the administration and regulation of society in Tokugawa Japan Influential sexologist and activist Magnus Hirschfeld founded Berlin's Institute of Sexual Sciences in as a home and workplace to study homosexual rights activism and support transgender people Garcia analyzes independent union activism among street vendors facing state repression and the displacing forces of neoliberalism Lisa Blee and Jean M.

O'Brien, "Monumental Mobi Dallin's statue, set alongside the historical memory of the actual Massasoit and his mythic collaboration with the Pilgrims, shows otherwise hidden dimensions of American memorial culture Black explores the forty-one years from the beginning of the Great War in August to the surrender of Japan in August Beiner argues for the complexities and ambiguities of communal recollection by focusing on the contested memories of one of the shortest and certainly the bloodiest of politically driven Irish insurrections Miller-Davenport takes a close look at some of the narratives that have grown up around the islands and unpacks them Lasso argues compellingly that the construction of the Panama Canal prompted the destruction of a bustling network of towns, along with the livelihoods and democratic traditions of their inhabitants Gregory Smits, "Maritime Ryukyu, —" U In , a native Andean prospector hit pay dirt on a desolate red mountain in highland Bolivia.

There followed the world's greatest silver bonanza Woodbridge focuses on a small but very significant evangelical community, the so-called Plymouth Brethren, and documents the attempts made by their missionaries in China during the first half of the twentieth century Toby Green draws upon a range of underutilized sources to describe the evolution of West Africa over a period of four transformative centuries Jennifer Thomson revisits canonical figures and events from the environmental movement in the United States and finds everywhere talk of health.

At its best, viewing the environment through the lens of health encouraged decentralized organizing and a sense of collective responsibility Slate explores the ways that Gandhi linked his diet to nonviolent political action through protesting salt taxes, fasting for peace, and abstaining from chocolate produced by slave-like labor Matthew W.

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Andrew Wallis has published a significant new survey of the origins and aftermath of the genocide Reese, explores the social effects of the British empire, and its attending conditions, on Muslims in the port city of Aden Spires examines the parallel development of early black print culture and legal and cultural understandings of U. Harold J. Cook talks about the travels and trials of the young Descartes, a man who spent as much time traveling and fighting as he did studying philosophy The endlessly fascinating presidential race transformed American politics in ways that are still being felt White argues that today's antigay Christian traditions originated in the s when a group of liberal Protestants began to incorporate psychiatry and psychotherapy into Christian teaching In a series of riveting and in depth interviews, America's senior statesman, former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, discusses the challenges of directing foreign policy during times of great global tension We are living in an age of addiction, from compulsive gaming and binge eating to pornography and opioid abuse The revival of mass monasticism in Tibet in the early s is one of the most extraordinary examples of religious resurgence in post-Mao China Rosemblatt traces how U.

Campaigns against prostitution of young people in the United States have surged and ebbed multiple times over the last fifty years Barrett draws on case studies from Flavian Pompeii to investigate the close association between representations of Egypt and a particular type of Roman household space: the domestic garden Houri Berberian uses a transnational or transimperial approach to examine the interconnectedness of Russian Revolution, the Iranian Revolution and the Young Turk Revolution and the role that Armenian revolutionaries played in each Hackenbracht's book opens up questions about how seventeenth-century writers understood the Christian doctrine of the last judgement, and how the thought of that final reckoning shaped new attitudes to church and to nation The book looks at the history of institutionalized racism around the U.

The author examines how s right-wing women activists in the state of Indiana combined earlier political conspiracy theories, Cold War anti-communism and anti-ERA sentiment to cast feminism as threat to American democracy, free enterprise, and the family. Krementsov provides a fascinating analysis of the vicissitudes of Russian attempts to improve the human species Professor Black shows the reader how criticisms of the legacy of the British Empire are, in part, criticisms of the reality of American power today.

Michael J. Mazarr has written a history of the policy planning process leading up to the Iraq War in The U. Constitution is often depicted in popular films, teaching lessons about what this founding document means and what it requires The SS Cavalry Brigade was a unit of the Waffen-SS that differed from other German military formations as it developed a dual role: SS cavalrymen both helped to initiate the Holocaust in the Soviet Union and experienced combat at the front Peter J.

Williams, "Can We Trust the Gospels? One of the most important trends within evangelicalism over the last half-century has been a renewal of Reformed theology Gleig focuses on meditation-based convert Buddhist lineages in North America, and in particular she is interested in the generational changes underway in these groups In the midth century, photographs became key tools in debates surrounding slavery Nancy Tomes questions the popular--and largely unexamined--idea that in order to get good health care, people must learn to shop for it It is estimated that malaria kills between , to 1.

Kenneth I. Helphand, "Lawrence Halprin" Librar Lee traces the Native kinship ties that determined which nations rose and fell in the period before the Illinois became dominant. The Heartland makes a strong case for the Midwest not as a provincial, isolated, region but rather as a place defined by global connections, diasporas, and a wide array of cultures Though she died in at a young age, Marie Duplessis inspired one of the greatest operas ever composed With its long and well-documented history, Prince Edward Island makes a compelling case study for thousands of years of human interaction with a specific ecosystem Holzer chronicles the career of French, who became best known for his sculpture of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.


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    Jewish women have consistently played a vital and significant role in American history more broadly, and American Jewish history specifically Using a variety of different case studies, Schmidt illuminates some of the patterns that have informed western intervention in Rwanda, Somalia, and elsewhere, and the complicated role of international institutions in this process. Margaret Leslie Davis traces the journey of one copy of the Gutenberg Bible — known as Number 45 — over the course of two centuries as it changed hands through a succession of owners.

    The collection of essays examines the varied and multifaceted scholarship surrounding the topic of peace and engages in a fruitful dialogue about the global history of peace since Eighteenth-century England was a place of both the enlightenment and progress: new ideas abounded in science, politics, transportation, commerce, philosophy, religion, and the arts In recent years, the treatment of African Americans by police departments around the country has come under increased public scrutiny Robert McNamara is best remembered today for his momentous term as Secretary of Defense in the s.

    Often overlooked because of this is his even longer tenure as president of the World Bank Is the University of Chicago-blessed, "greed is good" near-term profits approach to business wearing out its welcome? Hahner connects the Americanization campaigns at the turn of the century to contemporary political issues surrounding who counts as a "real" American and how we know Magnusdottir explores depictions of America in post-war Soviet propaganda.

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    Between and , eight Southern states barred the ingress of all free black maritime workers Jungle medicine: it's everywhere, from chia seeds to ginseng tea to CBD oil.. The story of popular entertainment in American immigrant communities is only just beginning to be told Goeschel examines the relationship between Hitler and Mussolini and how their relationship developed and affected both countries Histories of the British occupation of Havana in have focused on imperial rivalries and the actions and decisions of European planters, colonial officials, and military officers Throughout modern history, British and American rivalry has gone hand in hand with common interests Focused on suspects and surveillance in the port city of Dakar in Senegal, the book traces a variety of ways in which colonial authorities sought to suppress forms of political activity including communism, pan-Africanism, anticolonialism, black radicalism, and pan-Islamism Over the past decade, and especially in the last several years, anti-Semitic crimes have increased significantly In an empire built on racial slavery, what roles do blood purity and citizenship play in the creation of subject citizens?

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    That the Roman leader Gaius Julius Caesar is so well remembered today for his achievements as a general is largely due to his skills as a writer Hunter documents the emergence of a public sphere in Tanzania, which predated the nationalist period and allowed for a wide range of voices to debate ideas about political authority and society Steve Luxenberg has created an unusual history of the famous Supreme Court case Plessy v.

    What goes into producing a work of historical fiction—especially in a dictatorship where the wrong choice, or even the right choice at the wrong moment, can send the unwitting author to the Gulag?

    Guilds were prominent in medieval and early modern Europe, but their economic role has seldom been studied In the information age, knowledge is power. Hence, facilitating the access to knowledge to wider publics empowers citizens and makes societies more democratic In the late s, Gave was asked by the Detroit Red Wings to reach behind the Iron Curtain and initiate contact with the team's newest draft picks, two players on the Soviet Union's famed Red Army hockey club Nathan McGovern draws on ancient texts to problematize the distinction between Brahman and non-Brahman in this era, shedding light on the presence of various Buddhist, Jain and Vedic groups who equally identified as Brahmans.

    Rivalry and Reform explores the historical relationships between presidents and social movements. Diverse in their languages and customs, the Native American peoples of the Great Lakes region—the Miamis, Ho-Chunks, Potawatomis, Ojibwas, and many others—shared a tumultuous history Richard Oakes was a natural born leader whom people followed seemingly on instinct How did Rolland, and other French leftists, come to celebrate and actively promote the authoritarian regime of Joseph Stalin? As Romans established imperial control over Italy and beyond, the city itself radically transformed from an ambitious central Italian settlement into the capital of the Mediterranean world The volume provides an overview of Polish culture and literature that absorbs local and global experiences.

    By highlighting the activism of local Black women and Black teachers, Todd-Breland uncovers hidden histories of how Black women have been at the forefront of this fight from the s to the present The Indian caste system is an ancient, pervasive institution of social organization within the subcontinent — or is it?

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    Slate paints a picture of the two countries as learning perpetually from each other Jones weaves together the legal and constitutional dimensions of citizenship The Westminster Assembly was one of the most important ecclesiastical councils in the history of Reformed Protestantism, but until very recently it had received little in the way of scholarly attention The repeal of Aid to Families with Dependent Children -- the New Deal-era relief program for poor women with children -- was a seminal moment in the modern history of the US welfare state The Lied is one of the most important genres of nineteenth-century Romantic music There can be little doubt that Hong Kong has stood out as a particularly intense East Asian news hotspot in recent years This episode of the New Books in Military History podcast is something of a sea change, so to speak, as we turn our attention to naval policy and strategy It's been called the first Internet.

    In the nineteenth century, the telegraph spun a world wide web of cables and poles, carrying electronic signals with unprecedented speed In the early days of film, female comedians appeared in films that included both strange activities and slapstick MacNamara traces the multiple avenues in which birth control entered the lives of everyday Americans and gained social acceptance Though overshadowed today by more celebrated figures, Walter Francis White was one of the most prominent campaigners for civil rights in midth-century America The intersection of religion and politics in the United States is one of the nation's most enduring conversations Ratner-Rosenhagen offers a sweeping examination of the key ideas that have infused American society Sachs and the graduate program he developed at Harvard University and the Fogg Museum In creating a detailed impression of the medieval race-making that would be reconfigured into the biological racism of the modern era, Heng reaches beyond medievalists and race-studies scholars to anyone interested in the long history of race.

    Goscha brilliantly paints a picture of an ancient, diverse, and complex country which had already begun to modernize before the arrival of the French Thomson examines the postwar history of Rwanda to consider the ways the Rwandan genocide shaped governance, policy and memory in that country In this bold and deeply interdisciplinary work, Brown demonstrates the centrality of race to modern architectural design Phillips explores the emergence of the horror film genre before it was horror and a post-Civil War national American identity One of the enduring questions in American historiography is: just where exactly is the West?

    Unowsky tries to understand how, in an Empire built around the idea of the rule of law, anti-Jewish violence could erupt so quickly and then fade away almost as rapidly In the aftermath of the Second World War, Great Britain was forced to give up the bulk of its vast, globe-spanning empire American Sutra is also an inspiring account of how Japanese-Americans embodied faith, ingenuity and sacrifice in the face of great adversity The current debate about Brexit has shown how important historical arguments can be in public discourse.

    Margaret Peacock analyzes the various ways in which images of children were put to use, in Soviet and American Cold War propaganda This book, which unpacks the census itself, leads the reader to consider how this mundane tool actually translates the abstraction of the state into a concrete entity On June 18, , "The Wild Bunch" premiered to critical success The so-called Urban Crisis of the s continues to loom large in narratives of US urban politics and history Ward tracks the political origins of the southern moderate outsider and the northern liberal insider, and paints two complex and nuanced portraits Music lovers and researchers alike have long been fascinated by the story of Ludwig van Beethoven who became profoundly deaf as an adult Ingram sets out to account for the experience of those Spanish Jews, perhaps one-third of the total Spanish Jewish population, who converted to Catholicism after the Reconquista This landmark speech by Dr.

    Ambedakar is the pinnacle of his scholarly work and cements his legacy alongside Mahatma Gandhi in Indian politics The murder of Emmett Till and subsequent trial was a national and international news story, but the exact meaning of events in Mississippi were contested Andrew surveys the period in which Irish Presbyterians came together as a community, to debate different ways of being conservative The Super Bowl is a singular spectacle in American culture.


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      She analyzes Protestant and Catholic theologians that were pro-choice in the s and s Scholarly interest in the institution of American slavery is enjoying a kind of resurgence By decentring the importance of Europe, Elisabeth Fraser instead highlights the entangled histories and intercultural nature of the Ottoman Empire Tumbe analyses the interlinked histories of migrations of different communities in and out of India and the world Unpersuaded by the common assumption that James Fort had long ago been washed away by the James River, William Kelso and his collaborators Tim Mohr examines East Germany punk rock and its role in the collapse of the East German dictatorship Originally conceived as a brief for an advisory opinion to a Canadian court, Witte transformed this assignment into a work that not only explores the history of European marital law, but argues that monogamy is positive for society.

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