Bringing Zion Home
Israel in American Jewish Culture, 1948–1967 Emily Alice Katz - Author
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)
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
The Empire State in the Civil War Robert Weible - Author Jennifer A. Lemak - Author Aaron Noble - Author Harold Holzer - Foreword by
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)
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)
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)