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Over a Barrel
Over a Barrel (April 2015)
The Rise and Fall of New York's Taylor Wine Company
Thomas Pellechia - Author

 
 
The Diaries of Theodore Roosevelt,1877–1886
The Diaries of Theodore Roosevelt,1877–1886 (April 2015)
Edward P. Kohn - Editor

 
 
The Philosopher-Lobbyist
The Philosopher-Lobbyist (April 2015)
John Dewey and the People's Lobby, 1928–1940
Mordecai Lee - Author

 
 
Bringing Zion Home
Bringing Zion Home (February 2015)
Israel in American Jewish Culture, 1948–1967
Emily Alice Katz - Author

 
 
Regulating Desire
Regulating Desire (November 2014)
From the Virtuous Maiden to the Purity Princess
J. Shoshanna Ehrlich - Author

Examines the organized efforts to reshape the law relating to young women’s sexuality in the United States.
Starting with the mid-nineteenth-century campaign by the American Female Moral Reform Society to criminalize seduction and moving forward to the late twentieth-century conservative effort to codify a national abstinence-only education policy, Regulating Desire explores the legal regulation of young women&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
Sufism and American Literary Masters
Sufism and American Literary Masters (November 2014)
Mehdi Aminrazavi - Editor
Jacob Needleman - Foreword by

Explores the influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers.
This book reveals the rich, but generally unknown, influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature. The translation of Persian poets such as Hafiz and Sa’di into English and the ongoing popularity of Omar Khayyam offered intriguing new spiritual perspectives to some of the major American literary figures. ...(Read More)
 
 
An Irrepressible Conflict
An Irrepressible Conflict (October 2014)
The Empire State in the Civil War
Robert Weible - Author
Jennifer A. Lemak - Author
Aaron Noble - Author
Harold Holzer - Foreword by

 
 
Thirsty City
Thirsty City (September 2014)
Politics, Greed, and the Making of Atlanta's Water Crisis
Skye Borden - Author

Explores the evolution of Atlanta’s water system and charts the poor urban planning decisions that created the city’s current water shortage.
Atlanta is running out of water and is in the midst of a water crisis. Its crumbling infrastructure spews toxic waste and raw sewage into neighboring streams. A tri-state water war between Alabama, Florida, and Georgia has been raging since 1990, with Atlanta caught in the middl...(Read More)
 
 
A Pedagogy of Witnessing
A Pedagogy of Witnessing (August 2014)
Curatorial Practice and the Pursuit of Social Justice
Roger I. Simon - Author

Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.
This outstanding comparative study on the curating of “difficult knowledge” focuses on two museum exhibitions that presented the same lynching photographs. Through a detailed description of the exhibitions and drawing on interviews with museum staff and visitor comments, Roger I. Simon explo...(Read More)
 
 
Delicious December
Delicious December (July 2014)
How the Dutch Brought Us Santa, Presents, and Treats: A Holiday Cookbook
Peter G. Rose - Author

Food and history combine in this exploration of the Dutch influence on American holiday traditions. Includes more than one hundred easy-to-make holiday recipes.
Delicious December mixes food and history in a celebration of Dutch and American Christmas traditions. In more than one hundred tried-and-true recipes, award-winning food historian Peter G. Rose draws on traditions that date back to the Middle Ages, as well as he...(Read More)
 
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