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The Unruly Woman: Gender and the Genres of Laughter

by Kathleen Rowe

Unruly women have been making a spectacle of themselves in film and on television from Mae West to Roseanne Arnold. In this groundbreaking work, Kathleen Rowe explores how the unruly woman-often a voluptuous,...


Bat Bomb: World War II's Other Secret Weapon

by Jack Couffer

It was a crazy way to win World War II in the Pacific- All the United States had to do was to attach small incendiary bombs to millions of bats and release them over Japan's major cities. As the bats went to...


The Karankawa Indians of Texas: An Ecological Study of Cultural Tradition and Change

by Robert A. Ricklis

Popular lore has long depicted the Karankawa Indians as primitive scavengers (perhaps even cannibals) who eked out a meager subsistence from fishing, hunting and gathering on the Texas coastal plains. That caricature,...


Flames after Midnight: Murder, Vengeance, and the Desolation of a Texas Community, Revised Edition

by Monte Akers

What happened in Kirven, Texas, in May 1922, has been forgotten by the outside world. It was a coworker's whispered words, "Kirven is where they burned the [Negroes]," that set Monte Akers to work at discovering...


A Political History of the Texas Republic, 1836-1845

by Stanley Siegel

This book is unique among the histories of the Texas Republic: it is the first to examine the fledgling nation from the point of view of its dynamic political life. Policies with far-reaching results were formulated...


Western Window in the Arab World

by Leon Borden Blair

Since November 8, 1942, when American troops in Operation Torch first landed on the beaches of North Africa, almost a million Americans-military personnel and their dependents-have lived in Morocco. Their impact...


The Emergence of Kurdish Nationalism and the Sheikh Said Rebellion, 1880-1925

by Robert Olson & William F. Tucker

The last quarter of the nineteenth century was crucial for the development of Kurdish nationalism. It coincided with the reign of Abdulhamid II (1876-1909), who emphasized Pan-Islamic policies in order to strengthen...


Lucky 7: A Cowman's Autobiography

by Will Tom Carpenter, Lee Hart & Elton Miles

"No. 7"-as Carpenter, the youngest of seven children, called himself-was born in Missouri in 1854 and moved west with his family, first to Kansas, then to the settlements near Pikes Peak, and finally, in 1872,...


Literature and Politics in the Central American Revolutions

by John Beverley & Marc Zimmerman

"This book began in what seemed like a counterfactual intuition . . . that what had been happening in Nicaraguan poetry was essential to the victory of the Nicaraguan Revolution," write John Beverley and Marc...


Psyche and Symbol in the Theater of Federico Garcia Lorca: Perlimplin, Yerma, Blood Wedding

by Rupert C. Allen

Symbol and psyche are twin concepts in contemporary symbological studies, where the symbol is considered to be a "statement" by the psyche. The psyche is a manifold of conscious and unconscious contents, and...


Energy and Structure: A Theory of Social Power

by Richard Newbold Adams

All social structures are essentially power structures dependent on energy. The concept of power and the role of energy in social organization are crucial and timely concerns, especially in light of the current...


Osip Mandelstam: Selected Essays

by Sidney Monas

Osip Mandelstam, who died anonymously in a Siberian transit-camp in 1938, is now generally considered to be among the four or five greatest Russian poets of the twentieth century. The essays in this volume,...


Tejano Religion and Ethnicity: San Antonio, 1821-1860

by Timothy M. Matovina

While the flags of Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, and the United States successively flew over San Antonio, its Tejano community (Texans of Spanish or Mexican descent) formed a distinct ethnic identity...


Spanish Film Under Franco

by Virginia Higginbotham

How does a totalitarian government influence the arts, and how do the arts respond? Spanish Film Under Franco raises these important questions, giving English speakers a starting point in their study of Spanish...


State and Opposition in Military Brazil

by Maria Helena Moreira Alves

Based on extensive research into opposition and government documents, including the previously unavailable Manual Básico da Escola de Guerra, Maria Helena Moreira Alves provides a rich description of the long...


Palestinian Lawyers and Israeli Rule: Law and Disorder in the West Bank

by George Emile Bisharat

As frequent intermediaries between Israeli military authorities and Palestinian citizens, Palestinian lawyers stand close to the fault line dividing Israeli and Palestinian societies. The conflicts and tensions...


The Men of Cajamarca: A Social and Biographical Study of the First Conquerors of Peru

by James Lockhart

In November 1532, a group of 168 Spaniards seized the Inca emperor Atahuallpa in the town of Cajamarca, in the northern Peruvian highlands. Their act, quickly taken as a symbol of the conquest of a vast empire,...


The Alamo Remembered: Tejano Accounts and Perspectives

by Timothy M. Matovina

As Mexican soldiers fought the mostly Anglo-American colonists and volunteers at the Alamo in 1836, San Antonio's Tejano population was caught in the crossfire, both literally and symbolically. Though their...


Jean Stafford: The Savage Heart

by Charlotte Margolis Goodman

One of America's best short story writers and author of three fine novels, Boston Adventure (1944), The Mountain Lion (1947), and The Catherine Wheel (1952), Jean Stafford has been rediscovered by another generation...


A Companion to Greek Tragedy

by John Ferguson

This handbook provides students and scholars with a highly readable yet detailed analysis of all surviving Greek tragedies and satyr plays. John Ferguson places each play in its historical, political, and social...