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Packaging Post/Coloniality: The Manufacture of Literary Identity in the Francophone World

by Richard Watts

Packaging Post/Coloniality reads the marketing matter surrounding works of Francophone literature as an important though overlooked source in the cultural history of colonialism and the articulation of new identities...


On Doing Local History

by Carol Kammen & Terry A. Barnhart

Completely revised and updated edition of the guide for local historians.


The Lost Soul of American Protestantism

by D. G. Hart & R. Laurence Moore

In The Lost Soul of American Protestantism, D. G. Hart examines the historical origins of the idea that faith must be socially useful in order to be valuable. Through specific episodes in Presbyterian, Lutheran,...


The Inside Story of China's High-Tech Industry: Making Silicon Valley in Beijing

by Yu Zhou

In the 1980s, China faced the monumental task of creating, from scratch, internationally competitive companies. This challenge was especially daunting in the information and communications technology sector....


The Scars of War: Tokyo during World War II: Writings of Takeyama Michio

by Richard H. Minear

Takeyama Michio, the author of Harp of Burma, was thirty-seven in 1941, the year of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Husband, father of children born during the war, and teacher at Japan's elite school of...


Movement, Manifesto, Melee: The Modernist Group, 1910-1914

by Milton A. Cohen

Providing a historical taxonomy of the early modernist art groups in Europe and America, Milton Cohen demonstrates how these groups were largely responsible for the artistic innovation and nearly all the avant-garde...


The Politics of Greed: How Privatization Structured Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

by Andrew Harrison Schwartz, David Ellerman & John Zysman

An in-depth political history of privatization in Central and Eastern Europe, The Politics of Greed demonstrates that the way that assets are privatized matters, both with respect to national economic performance...


The Redemptive Work: Railway and Nation in Ecuador, 1895-1930

by Kim A. Clark

At the turn of the century, diverse political, economic, and social conditions divided Ecuador. During the construction of the Guayaquil-Quito Railway, the people of Ecuador faced the challenge of working together....


The Gilded Age: Perspectives on the Origins of Modern America

by Charles W. Calhoun, Robert G. Barrows & Eric Arnesen

Broad in scope, The Gilded Age brings together sixteen original essays that offer lively syntheses of modern scholarship while making their own interpretive arguments. These engaging pieces allow students to...


I Saw a City Invincible: Urban Portraits of Latin America

by Gilbert M. Joseph & Mark D. Szuchman

When the Spaniards settled in Latin America, they immediately surrounded themselves with cities. Equating civilization with urban existence, the early conquerors of the New World rapidly established themselves...


Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941

by Justus D. Doenecke

Prominent historian Justus Doenecke analyzes the personalities, leading action groups, and major congressional debates surrounding the U.S. decision to participate in World War II.


Muslims in Medieval Italy: The Colony at Lucera

by Julie Taylor

Muslims in Medieval Italy is the history of a Muslim colony established at Lucera in southern Italy during the Middle Ages. It examines Muslim-Christian Relations, the legal and social status of Muslims in Christiandom,...


Modern America and the Legacy of Founding

by Ronald J. Pestritto & Thomas G. West

The authors of this book address how the fundamental tensions between modern liberalism and the ideas of the founders have played out in the context of contemporary thought and practice in American politics....


The First American Constitutions: Republican Ideology and the Making of the State Constitutions in the Revolutionary Era

by Willi Paul Adams, Rita and Robert Kimber & Richard B. Morris

For the last twenty years this book has been cited by every serious writer on early American constitutional development. Any constitutional history of the independent United States must begin with this comprehensive...


History of Oral History: Foundations and Methodology

by Thomas L. Charlton, Lois E. Myers & Rebecca Sharpless

Part I and II of Handbook of Oral History, now available in paper for classroom use.


1808: The Flight of the Emperor: How a Weak Prince, a Mad Queen, and the British Navy Tricked Napoleon and Changed the New W

by Laurentino Gomes

In a time of terror for Europe’s monarchs--imprisoned, exiled, executed--Napoleon’s army marched toward Lisbon. Cornered, Prince Regent João had to make the most fraught decision of his life. Protected...


The Gods Left First: The Captivity and Repatriation of Japanese POWs in Northeast Asia, 1945-1956

by Andrew E. Barshay

At the time of Japan's surrender to Allied forces on August 15, 1945, some six million Japanese were left stranded across the vast expanse of a vanquished Asian empire. Half civilian and half military, they...


The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861

by James L. Abrahamson

This compelling, highly readable book focuses on the men who shaped the events that led to secession and the Civil War. Secessionists tore at the bonds that bound Americans to one another and their government...


Turkey's Kurdish Question

by Henri J. Barkey

The Kurds, one of the oldest ethnic groups in the Middle East, are reasserting their identity-politically and through violence. Turkey's essentially democratic structure and civil society-ideal tools for coping...


The Future of Identity: Centennial Reflections on the Legacy of Erik Erikson

by Kenneth Hoover

Erik Erikson's lifetime of clinical and interdisciplinary work on human development centered on the formation and maintenance of identity among people of diverse backgrounds. In this volume key scholars of identity...