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The Anatomy Murders: Being the True and Spectacular History of Edinburgh's Notorious Burke and Hare and of the Man of Science Who Abetted Them in the

by Lisa Rosner

Burke and Hare were the first serial killers to capture media attention, accused of killing sixteen people in order to sell their cadavers as "subjects" for dissection. The Anatomy Murders is the first book...


Barbarian Tides: The Migration Age and the Later Roman Empire

by Walter Goffart

Barbarian Tides radically subverts the grand narrative of a "Germanic" migration and reinvents the role of barbarians in the Later Roman Empire. Goffart sets out how the fragmented foreign peoples once living...


The Negro

by W. E. B. Du Bois & Robert Gregg

A classic rediscovered.


Blue-Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theater

by Timothy R. White

A rich history of American theater, Timothy White's Blue-Collar Broadway tells the story of the people who created costumes, shoes, scenery, lights, and props. From the 1880s to the 1990s, White explores the...


Unquiet Things: Secularism in the Romantic Age

by Colin Jager

Reading works by Austen, Coleridge, Byron, and Shelley among others, Unquiet Things investigates the social and political disorders that arise within modern secular cultures. Jager demonstrates the distinctive...


American Justice 2014: Nine Clashing Visions on the Supreme Court

by Garrett Epps

In this provocative and insightful book, constitutional scholar and journalist Garrett Epps reviews the key decisions of the 2013-2014 Supreme Court term, highlighting one opinion or dissent from each Justice...


American Gandhi: A. J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

by Leilah Danielson

American Gandhi traces the evolving political and religious views of one of the most beloved figures of the American left. Through A. J. Muste's exemplary career as a peace activist and radical, Leilah Danielson...


The Next Economic Disaster: Why It's Coming and How to Avoid It

by Richard Vague

In this illuminating and provocative work, Richard Vague argues that the rapid expansion of private debt—rather than public spending—is what constrains economic growth and triggers economic calamities like...


Corporations and Citizenship

by Greg Urban

Assembling scholars from legal studies, business ethics, philosophy, history, political science, and anthropology, Corporations and Citizenship addresses the role of modern for-profit corporations as a distinctive...


Black Gods of the Metropolis: Negro Religious Cults of the Urban North

by Arthur Huff Fauset, John Szwed & Barbara Dianne Savage

Stemming from his anthropological field work among black religious groups in Philadelphia in the early 1940s, Arthur Huff Fauset believed it was possible to determine the likely direction that mainstream black...


Evening News: Optics, Astronomy, and Journalism in Early Modern Europe

by Eileen Reeves

Eileen Reeves examines the ways in which a long-standing association of reportage with covert surveillance and astrological prediction was altered by the near simultaneous emergence of weekly newsheets, the...


Robert Love's Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston

by Cornelia H. Dayton & Sharon V. Salinger

Robert Love's Warnings follows the walks of one otherwise obscure townclerk, Robert Love, as he warned itinerants and sojourners to depart the town in fourteen days. Love's meticulous records reveal the complex...


Unraveling Somalia: Race, Class, and the Legacy of Slavery

by Catherine Besteman

"Besteman's well-written and important book is a fine example of how careful scholarship can expose the realities behind widely held beliefs."—Choice


Goethe's Allegories of Identity

by Jane K. Brown

Goethe's Allegories of Identity shows how Goethe's literary works, as the essential middle steps between Rousseau and Freud, lay the basis for modern depth psychology. Its illuminating scholarly yet accessible...


The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball

by Benjamin Baumer & Andrew Zimbalist

The Sabermetric Revolution examines the increasingly widespread use of sabermetrics to evaluate baseball player performance. Along the way, the book corrects common misconceptions about "moneyball" and evaluates...


Subjects unto the Same King: Indians, English, and the Contest for Authority in Colonial New England

by Jenny Hale Pulsipher

"Subjects Unto the Same King offers a comprehensive survey of the structure and functionality of authority within and between cultures in seventeenth-century New England."—William and Mary Quarterly


Mary Magdalene and the Drama of Saints: Theater, Gender, and Religion in Late Medieval England

by Theresa Coletti

"A broad and deep analysis of Mary Magdalene's prominence through overlapping discourses of late medieval English culture. . . . An elegantly written and valuable resource on theater, gender, and religion."—...


To March for Others: The Black Freedom Struggle and the United Farm Workers

by Lauren Araiza

Through the relationships between the African American civil rights groups of the 1960s and 1970s and the United Farm Workers, a primarily Mexican American union, To March for Others examines the complexities...


After Augustine: The Meditative Reader and the Text

by Brian Stock

The essays in this volume discuss the changing purpose of reading from late antiquity to the Renaissance. "A most unusual, fascinating, and rich book, very well written, with copious scholarly notes."—Choice...


Medieval Theory of Authorship: Scholastic Literary Attitudes in the Later Middle Ages

by Alastair Minnis

Available again with a new preface, this classic work of medieval literary scholarship argues that discussion of late-medieval literary works has tended to derive its critical vocabulary from modern, not medieval,...