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Religion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of America

by James H. Hutson, John, Jr. Witte & Daniel L. Driesbach

A collection of the country's most respected historians, philosophers, and theologians examines the role of religion in the founding of the United States. This collection of never before published essays, originally...


So Glorious a Landscape: Nature and the Environment in American History and Culture

by Chris J. Magoc

So Glorious a Landscape: Nature and the Environment in American History and Culture surveys the vast and interdisciplinary subject of American natural and environmental studies. It examines the literary landscape...


Religious Culture in Modern Mexico

by Martin Austin Nesvig, Adrian Bantjes & Silvia Marina Arrom

This nuanced book considers the role of religion and religiosity in modern Mexico, breaking new ground with an emphasis on popular religion and its relationship to politics. The contributors highlight the multifaceted...


Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Age

by Mark McLelland

Scholarship on Japan has recently broadened to include minority perspectives on communities from marginal workers to those whose sexuality has long been overlooked. This volume, with its combination of fieldwork...


Rigorous Intuition: What You Don't Know Can't Hurt Them

by Jeff Wells

A welcome source of analysis and commentary for those prepared to go deeper—and darker—than even most alternative media permit, this collection from one of the most popular conspiracy theory arguments...


A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage

by Thomas J. Whalen

In the American political system today, courage and the presidency are rarely spoken of in the same sentence. Forgotten is the wisdom of Andrew Jackson: "One man of courage makes a majority." Thomas J. Whalen's...


State and Society in the Philippines

by Patricio N. Abinales & Donna J. Amoroso

This thoughtful book explores the enduring tensions between state and society in the Philippines by tracing its history of state formation and the corresponding conflicts and collaborations between state leaders...


The Making of Holy Russia: The Orthodox Church and Russian Nationalism Before the Revolution

by John Strickland

This book is a critical study of the interaction between the Russian Church and society in the late 19th and early 20th century. While other studies exist that draw attention to the voices in the Church typified...


Rethinking Poles and Jews: Troubled Past, Brighter Future

by Annamaria Orla-Bukowska, Robert Cherry & Natalia Aleksiun

Rethinking Poles and Jews focuses on the role of Holocaust-related material in perpetuating anti-Polish images and describes organizational efforts to combat them. Without minimizing contemporary Polish anti-Semitism,...


Spies, Scandals, and Sultans: Istanbul in the Twilight of the Ottoman Empire

by Roger Allen

Spies, Scandals, and Sultans is the first English translation of a fascinating and acidly critical portrait of the Ottoman capital of Istanbul during the days of the Sultan Abd al-Hamid. This is the first time...


The Weary Boys: Col. J Warren Keiffer and the 110th Oh Vol.

by Thomas E. Pope

Milroy's Weary Boys was the derisive nickname Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock gave to the survivors of the 110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry after the Second Battle of Winchester. Major General Robert Milroy's...


Roots of the Republic: American Founding Documents Interpreted

by Stephen L. Schechter, Thomas E. Burke & Richard B. Bernstein

Noted historians focus on the most important documents of America's colonial and revolutionary past. From the Mayflower Compact to the Bill of Rights, each document is presented in its original text and placed...


Race and Revolution

by Gary B. Nash

Race and Revolution is a trenchant study of the revolutionary generation's early efforts to right the apparent contradiction of slavery and of their ultimate compromises that not only left the institution intact,...


Slavery & the Law

by Paul Finkelman, Jonathan A. Bush & Derrick Bell

In this book, prominent historians of slavery and legal scholars analyze the intricate relationship between slavery, race, and the law from the earliest Black Codes in colonial America to the passage of the...


Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo

by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard

Revolutionizing Motherhood examines one of the most astonishing human rights movements of recent years. During the Argentine junta's Dirty War against subversives, as tens of thousands were abducted, tortured,...


Soon We Will Not Cry: The Liberation of Ruby Doris Smith Robinson

by Cynthia Fleming

During her short life, Ruby Doris Smith Robinson became one of the most important leaders in the black struggle for equality. By age 24, Robinson's intelligence, brashness, and bravery had elevated her to a...


Amelia Earhart: A Biography

by Doris L. Rich

She died mysteriously before she was forty. Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best-known female aviator in the world. She set record after record—among...


Cloth and Human Experience

by Annette B. Weiner & Jane Schneider

Cloth and Human Experience explores a wide variety of cultures and eras, discussing production and trade, economics, and symbolic and spiritual associations.


The Mystery of Flight 427: Inside a Crash Investigation

by Bill Adair

The immediate human toll of the 1994 Flight 427 disaster was staggering: all 132 people aboard died on a Pennsylvania hillside. The subsequent investigation was a maze of politics, bizarre theories, and shrouded...


Revolution and Revolutionaries: Guerrilla Movements in Latin America

by Daniel Castro

Few publications cover the full span of the history of revolutionary movements in Latin America. In Revolution and Revolutionaries, editor Daniel Castro examines all aspects of guerrilla warfare-from revolutionary...