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Manga and the Representation of Japanese History

by Roman Rosenbaum

This edited collection explores how graphic art and in particular Japanese manga represent Japanese history.

The articles explore the representation of history in manga from disciplines that include such diverse...


How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey Across America

by Jon Wiener

Hours after the USSR collapsed in 1991, Congress began making plans to establish the official memory of the Cold War. Conservatives dominated the proceedings, spending millions to portray the conflict as a triumph...


Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America

by Leslie J. Reagan

Dangerous Pregnancies tells the largely forgotten story of the German measles epidemic of the early 1960s and how it created national anxiety about dying, disabled, and "dangerous" babies. This epidemic would...


Art of the Gold Rush: (Published in association with the Oakland Museum of California and the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento)

by Janice T. Driesbach, Harvey L. Jones & Katherine Church Holland

The California Gold Rush captured the get-rich dreams of people around the world more completely than almost any event in American history. This catalog, published in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the...


Gypsy Law: Romani Legal Traditions and Culture

by Walter O. Weyrauch

Approximately one thousand years ago Gypsies, or Roma, left their native India. Today Gypsies can be found in countries throughout the world, their distinct culture still intact in spite of the intense persecution...


Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition

by Elizabeth J. Perry

How do we explain the surprising trajectory of the Chinese Communist revolution? Why has it taken such a different route from its Russian prototype? An answer, Elizabeth Perry suggests, lies in the Chinese Communists'...


Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israel

by Mark Levine & Gershon Shafir

Too often, the study of Israel/Palestine has focused on elite actors and major events. Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israel takes advantage of new sources about everyday life and the texture of changes...


Sunshine Was Never Enough: Los Angeles Workers, 1880-2010

by John H. M. Laslett

Delving beneath Southern California's popular image as a sunny frontier of leisure and ease, this book tells the dynamic story of the life and labor of Los Angeles's large working class. In a sweeping narrative...


Latinos, Inc.: The Marketing and Making of a People

by Arlene Dávila

Both Hollywood and corporate America are taking note of the marketing power of the growing Latino population in the United States. And as salsa takes over both the dance floor and the condiment shelf, the influence...


Selling Women: Prostitution, Markets, and the Household in Early Modern Japan

by Amy Stanley & Matthew H. Sommer

This book traces the social history of early modern Japan's sex trade, from its beginnings in seventeenth-century cities to its apotheosis in the nineteenth-century countryside. Drawing on legal codes, diaries,...


Pacific Connections: The Making of the U.S.-Canadian Borderlands

by Kornel Chang

In the late nineteenth century the borderlands between the United States, the British Empire in Canada, and the Asia-Pacific Rim emerged as a crossroads of the Pacific world. In Pacific Connections, Kornel Chang...


On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural American Southwest

by David Wallace Adams & Crista DeLuzio

Embracing the crossroads that made the region distinctive this book reveals how American families have always been characterized by greater diversity than idealizations of the traditional family have allowed....


How the French Invented Love

by Marilyn Yalom

Oh, how the French love love! For hundreds of years, they have championed themselves as guides to the art de l'amour through their literature, paintings, songs, and cinema. A French man or woman without amorous...


Fiction and the Philosophy of Happiness: Ethical Inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment

by Brian Michael Norton

This book examines the eighteenth-century novel in the context of emerging theories of happiness in early Enlightenment Europe. This important and richly interdisciplinary book offers both a new understanding...


Titanic: A Fresh Look at the Evidence by a Former Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents

by John Lang

In The Titanic Revisited John Lang brings his expertise as a naval investigator to reexamine the sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage in April 1912, which became one of the defining moments of the twentieth...


The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis

by James G. Blight & janet M. Lang

On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis recreates the drama of those tumultuous days as experienced by the leaders...


Bread, Butter, and Sugar: A Boy's Journey Through the Holocaust and Postwar Europe

by Martin Schiller

Based on the true story of Martin Schiller, a child survivor of the Holocaust, this gripping memoir describes the unfolding horror of the Nazi genocide seen through the eyes of a child. 'Menek' (Schiller's childhood...


Italian Critics of Capitalism

by Lorella Cedroni

The writings collected in this volume present leading statements of theories of democracy and capitalism in twentieth century Italy starting from Vilfredo Pareto. The book is the first (and the unique) collection...


The Lost-Found Nation of Islam in America

by Clifton E. Marsh

This book sheds light on The Nation of Islam and Minister Louis Farrakhan, from the ideological splits in the Nation of Islam during the 1970s, to the growth and expanding influence in the 1990s.


Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics: The History of the Explosive that Changed the World

by Jack Kelly

"When Chinese alchemists fashioned the first manmade explosion sometime during the tenth century, no one could have foreseen its full revolutionary potential. Invented to frighten evil spirits rather t"