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Widows and Orphans First: The Family Economy and Social Welfare Policy, 1880-1939

by S. J. Kleinberg

Widows and Orphans First investigates the importance of local economies and values in the origins of the welfare state through an exploration of widows' lives in three industrial American cities with widely...


Finding Cholita

by Billie Jean Isbell

Finding Cholita is a fictionalized ethnography of the Ayacucho region of Peru covering a thirty-year period beginning in the 1970s. It is a story of human tragedy resulting from the region's long history of...


Christian America and the Kingdom of God

by Richard T. Hughes

Hughes busts the myth of America as a Christian nation by quoting widely from the Bible and showing how American actions since the founding of the republic have often contradicted the central scriptural teaching...


German Film After Germany: Toward a Transnational Aesthetic

by Randall Halle

What is the work of film in the age of transnational production? To answer that question, Randall Halle focuses on the film industry of Germany, one of Europe's largest film markets and one of the world's largest...


Mexicans in California: Transformations and Challenges

by Ramon A. Gutierrez & Patricia Zavella

Numbering over a third of California's population and thirteen percent of the U.S. population, people of Mexican ancestry represent a hugely complex group with a long history in the country. Contributors address...


A Red Family: Junius, Gladys, and Barbara Scales

by Mickey Friedman

One of the few publicly known communists in the South, Junius Scales organized textile workers, fought segregation, and was the only American to be imprisoned under the membership clause of the Smith Act during...


Sex Goes to School: Girls and Sex Education Before the 1960s_x000b_

by Susan K. Freeman

When seeking approaches for sex education, few look to the past for guidance. But Susan K. Freeman's investigation of the classrooms of the 1940s and 1950s offers numerous insights into the potential for sex...


The Lincoln Assassination: The Evidence

by William C. Edwards & Edwards Steers Jr.

On April 22, 1865, Brevet Colonel H. L. Burnett was assigned to head the investigation into the murder of President Abraham Lincoln and the attempted murder of Secretary of State William H. Seward. Burnett orchestrated...


Dark Victorians

by Vanessa D. Dickerson

Dark Victorians illuminates the cross-cultural influences between white Britons and black Americans during the Victorian age. In carefully analyzing literature and travel narratives by Ida B. Wells, Harriet...


Wobblies on the Waterfront: Interracial Unionism in Progressive-Era Philadelphia

by Peter Cole

For almost a decade during the 1910s and 1920s, the Philadelphia waterfront was home to the most durable interracial, multiethnic union seen in the United States prior to the Congress of Industrial Organizations...


A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon

by Neil Sheehan

From Neil Sheehan, author of the Pulitzer Prize—winning classic A Bright Shining Lie, comes this long-awaited, magnificent epic. Here is the never-before-told story of the nuclear arms race that changed history–and...


Women's Movements in Twentieth-Century Taiwan

by Doris T. Chang

This book is the first in English to consider women's movements and feminist discourses in twentieth-century Taiwan. Doris T. Chang examines the way in which Taiwanese women in the twentieth century selectively...


Place Names of Illinois

by Edward Callary

This comprehensive guide illuminates how the history and culture of Illinois are embedded in the names of its towns, cities, and other geographical features. Edward Callary unearths the origins of names of nearly...


From Concentration Camp to Campus: Japanese American Students and World War II

by Allan W. Austin

In the aftermath of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and the systematic exile and incarceration of thousands of Japanese Americans, the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council was born. Created to...


Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign

by Katherine H. Adams & Michael L. Keene

Past biographies, histories, and government documents have ignored Alice Paul's contribution to the women's suffrage movement, but this groundbreaking study scrupulously fills the gap in the historical record....


Pen and Sword: American War Correspondents, 1898-1975

by Mary S. Mander

Addressing the ever-changing, overlapping trajectories of war and journalism, this introduction to the history and culture of modern American war correspondence considers a wealth of original archival material....


Troubled Ground: A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in the New South

by Claude A. Clegg III

Claude A. Clegg III revisits a violent episode in his hometown's history that made national headlines in the early twentieth century but disappeared from public consciousness over the decades. Moving swiftly...


The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks

by Timothy Messer-Kruse

The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks traces the evolution of revolutionary anarchist ideas in Europe and their migration to the United States in the 1880s. A new history of the transatlantic...


Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

by Larry Eugene Rivers

A comprehensive investigation of slave escape in antebellum Florida


New German Dance Studies

by Susan Manning & Lucia Ruprecht

New German Dance Studies offers fresh histories and theoretical inquiries that resonate across fields of the humanities. Sixteen essays range from eighteenth-century theater dance to popular contemporary dances...