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The Drama's Patrons: A Study of the Eighteenth-Century London Audience

by Leo Hughes

The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live. -Samuel Johnson, 1747 Democratic ferment, responsible for political explosions in the seventeenth century and expanded...


"This Is Jerusalem Calling": State Radio in Mandate Palestine

by Andrea L. Stanton

Modeled after the BBC, the Palestine Broadcasting Service was launched in 1936 to serve as the national radio station of Mandate Palestine, playing a pivotal role in shaping the culture of the emerging middle...


All-American Boy

by Larzer Ziff

From his celebrated appearance, hatchet in hand, in Parson Mason Locke Weems's Life of Washington to Booth Tarkington's Penrod, the all-American boy was an iconic figure in American literature for well over...


Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation

by William Hogeland

Recent movements such as the Tea Party and anti-tax "constitutional conservatism" lay claim to the finance and taxation ideas of America's founders, but how much do we really know about the dramatic clashes...


The Great Texas Stamp Collection: How Some Stubborn Texas Confederate Postmasters, a Handful of Determined Texas Stamp Collectors, and a Few of the Wo

by Charles W. Deaton

Among the many difficulties the newly formed Confederate States of America endured in the summer of 1861 was the failure of its post office department to provide sufficient numbers of that item most crucial...


The Eye of the Mammoth: Selected Essays

by Stephen Harrigan & Nicholas Lemann

In four decades of writing for magazines ranging from Texas Monthly to the Atlantic, American History, and Travel Holiday, Stephen Harrigan has established himself as one of America's most thoughtful writers....


Of Beasts and Beauty: Gender, Race, and Identity in Colombia

by Michael Edward Stanfield

All societies around the world and through time value beauty highly. Tracing the evolutions of the Colombian standards of beauty since 1845, Michael Edward Stanfield explores their significance to and symbiotic...


The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience: The West of Frederic Remington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen Wister

by G. Edward White

First published in 1968, The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience has become a classic in the field of American studies. G. Edward White traces the origins of "the West of the imagination" to the...


The Berber Identity Movement and the Challenge to North African States

by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman

Like many indigenous groups that have endured centuries of subordination, the Berber/Amazigh peoples of North Africa are demanding linguistic and cultural recognition and the redressing of injustices. Indeed,...


From the Mines to the Streets: A Bolivian Activist's Life

by Benjamin Kohl, Linda C. Farthing & Félix Muruchi

From the Mines to the Streets draws on the life of Félix Muruchi to depict the greater forces at play in Bolivia and elsewhere in South America during the last half of the twentieth century. It traces Félix...


Speeches from Athenian Law

by Michael Gagarin

This is the sixteenth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC in new translations prepared by classical scholars...


How Happy to Call Oneself a Turk: Provincial Newspapers and the Negotiation of a Muslim National Identity

by Gavin D. Brockett

The modern nation-state of Turkey was established in 1923, but when and how did its citizens begin to identify themselves as Turks? Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey's founding president, is almost universally...


Theater of the People: Spectators and Society in Ancient Athens

by David Kawalko Roselli

Greek drama has been subject to ongoing textual and historical interpretation, but surprisingly little scholarship has examined the people who composed the theater audiences in Athens. Typically, scholars have...


The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez: The True Adventures of a Spanish American with 17th-Century Pirates

by Fabio López Lázaro

In 1690, a dramatic account of piracy was published in Mexico City. The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez described the incredible adventures of a poor Spanish American carpenter who was taken captive by British...


Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth-Century Chile

by Brenda Elsey

Fútbol, or soccer as it is called in the United States, is the most popular sport in the world. Millions of people schedule their lives and build identities around it. The World Cup tournament, played every...


Valorizing the Barbarians: Enemy Speeches in Roman Historiography

by Eric Adler

With the growth of postcolonial theory in recent decades, scholarly views of Roman imperialism and colonialism have been evolving and shifting. Much recent discussion of the topic has centered on the ways in...


City of Suppliants: Tragedy and the Athenian Empire

by Angeliki Tzanetou

After fending off Persia in the fifth century BCE, Athens assumed a leadership position in the Aegean world. Initially it led the Delian League, a military alliance against the Persians, but eventually the league...


Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate

by Ginger Strand

Starting in the 1950s, Americans eagerly built the planet's largest public work: the 42,795-mile National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. Before the concrete was dry on the new roads, however, a specter...


The Cultural Life of the Automobile: Roads to Modernity

by Guillermo Giucci, Anne Mayagoitia & Debra Nagao

From its invention in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century, the automobile crisscrossed the world, completely took over the cities, and became a feature of daily life. Considered basic to the American...


Anay's Will to Learn: A Woman's Education in the Shadow of the Maquiladoras

by Elaine Hampton & Anay Palomeque de Carillo

The opening of free trade agreements in the 1980s caused major economic changes in Mexico and the United States. These economic activities spawned dramatic social changes in Mexican society. One young Mexican...