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Freedom in Laughter
Freedom in Laughter (July 2020)
Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, and the Civil Rights Movement
Malcolm Frierson - Author

 
 
What Remains
What Remains (June 2020)
The Suitcases of Charles F. at Willard State Hospital
Ilan Stavans - Essay by
Jon Crispin - Photographer

Combining photography and essay, presents a speculative portrait of a Jewish immigrant living out the end of his days in New York’s midcentury mental health system.

After the closure of Willard Psychiatric Center on New York’s Seneca Lake in 1995, more than four hundred abandoned suitcases were discovered in its attic, containing thousands of personal possessions belonging to former patients. Three of the suitcases w...(Read More)
 
 
The Historical Mind
The Historical Mind (May 2020)
Humanistic Renewal in a Post-Constitutional Age
Justin D. Garrison - Editor
Ryan R. Holston - Editor

Timely and provocative assessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in “post-constitutional” America.

America is increasingly defined not only by routine disregard for its fundamental laws, but also by the decadent character of its political leaders and citizens—widespread consumerism and self-indulgent behavior, cultural hedonism and anarchy, the coarsening of moral and political discourse, an...(Read More)
 
 
Black Cultural Mythology
Black Cultural Mythology (April 2020)
Christel N. Temple - Author

Offers a new conceptual framework rooted in mythological analysis to ground the field of Africana cultural memory studies.

Black Cultural Mythology retrieves the concept of “mythology” from its Black Arts Movement origins and broadens its scope to illuminate the relationship between legacies of heroic survival, cultural memory, and creative production in the African diaspora. Christel N. Temple comprehensivel...(Read More)
 
 
The Great War in Hollywood Memory, 1918-1939
The Great War in Hollywood Memory, 1918-1939 (December 2019)
Michael Hammond - Author

Assesses how America’s film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.

This is the definitive account of how America’s film industry remembered and reimagined World War I from the Armistice in 1918 to the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Based on detailed archival research, Michael Hammond shows how the war and the sociocultural changes it brought made their way into cinematic stories and images. H...(Read More)
 
 
Reconciling Nature
Reconciling Nature (November 2019)
Literary Representations of the Natural, 1876-1945
Robert M. Myers - Author

Reveals how classic American novels embodied the tensions embedded in American views of the natural world from the Centennial until the end of the Second World War.

Reconciling Nature maps the complex views of the environment that are evident in celebrated American novels written between the Centennial Celebration of 1876 and the end of the Second World War. During this period, which includes the Progressive era and the N...(Read More)
 
 
Authorized Agents
Authorized Agents (October 2019)
Publication and Diplomacy in the Era of Indian Removal
Frank Kelderman - Author

Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.

In the nineteenth century, Native American writing and oratory extended a long tradition of diplomacy between indigenous people and settler states. As the crisis of forced removal profoundly reshaped Indian country between 1820 and 1860, tribal leaders and intellectuals worked with coauthors, interpreters, and amanuenses to address...(Read More)
 
 
African Americans and the First Amendment
African Americans and the First Amendment (September 2019)
The Case for Liberty and Equality
Timothy C. Shiell - Author

The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.

African Americans and the First Amendment is the first book to explore in detail the relationship between African Americans and our “first freedoms,” especially freedom of speech. Timothy C. Shiell utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to demonstrate that a strong commitment to civil liberty and to...(Read More)
 
 
Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965
Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965 (September 2019)
Benjamin P. Bowser - Editor
Chelli Devadutt - Editor

A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.

In the past, the study of racial inequality in New York City has usually had a narrow focus, examining particular social problems affecting ethnic-racial groups. In contrast, this book provides a comprehensive overview of racial inequality in the city’s economy, housing, and education sectors over the last half-century. A collection of original ...(Read More)
 
 
The Architecture of Downtown Troy
The Architecture of Downtown Troy (September 2019)
An Illustrated History
Diana S. Waite - Author

Tells the forgotten but surprising stories of the many handsome and significant buildings in downtown Troy, New York.

Located about 150 miles north of Manhattan, on the east bank of the Hudson River, the city of Troy, New York, was once an industrial giant. It led the nation in iron production throughout much of the nineteenth century, and its factories turned out bells and cast-iron stoves that were sold the world over. Its pop...(Read More)
 
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