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Beyond Memory
Beyond Memory (November 2016)
Italian Protestants in Italy and America
Dennis Barone - Author

 
 
Hopes and Expectations
Hopes and Expectations (October 2016)
The Origins of the Black Middle Class in Hartford
Barbara J. Beeching - Author

 
 
Respectability on Trial
Respectability on Trial (October 2016)
Sex Crimes in New York City, 1900-1918
Brian Donovan - Author

Recovers and chronicles the plights of ordinary New Yorkers that resonate with contemporary debates on rape and domestic violence.
Providing a front row seat at critical courtroom battles over seduction, pimping, rape, and sodomy in early twentieth-century New York City, Brian Donovan uses verbatim trial transcripts to understand the city’s history during the so-called “first sexual revolution.” By tracing the ...(Read More)
 
 
Knickerbocker Commodore
Knickerbocker Commodore (September 2016)
The Life and Times of John Drake Sloat, 1781-1867
Bruce A. Castleman - Author

 
 
The Disappearing L
The Disappearing L (September 2016)
Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture
Bonnie J. Morris - Author

Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.
LGBT Americans now enjoy the right to marry—but what will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that lesbian activists created in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s? Most are vanishing from the calendar—and from recent memory. The Disappearing L explores the rise and fall of the hugely popular women-only concerts, festiva...(Read More)
 
 
Lessons Learned from Popular Culture
Lessons Learned from Popular Culture (August 2016)
Tim Delaney - Author
Tim Madigan - Author

 
 
Invented Lives, Imagined Communities
Invented Lives, Imagined Communities (June 2016)
The Biopic and American National Identity
William H. Epstein - Editor
R. Barton Palmer - Editor

How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.
Biopics—biographical films that focus on the lives of famous and notorious figures from our national history—have long been one of Hollywood’s most popular and important genres, offering viewers various understandings of American national identity. Invented Lives, Imagined Communities provides the first...(Read More)
 
 
Dead Reckoning
Dead Reckoning (May 2016)
Transatlantic Passages on Europe and America
Andrei Guruianu - Author
Anthony Di Renzo - Author

A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.
Dead reckoning is the nautical term for calculating a ship’s position using the distance and direction traveled rather than instruments or astronomical observation. For those still recovering from the atrocities of the twentieth century, however, the term has an even grimmer meaning: toting up the butcher’s bill of war and genocide.
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The Invasion of Canada by the Americans, 1775-1776
The Invasion of Canada by the Americans, 1775-1776 (April 2016)
As Told through Jean-Baptiste Badeaux's Three Rivers Journal and New York Captain William Goforth's Letters
Mark R. Anderson - Editor
Teresa L. Meadows - Translator

Presents never before published and translated Canadian Loyalist and American Patriot first-hand accounts of the Quebec Campaign of the Revolutionary War.
The Invasion of Canada by the Americans, 1775–1776 offers two significant, insightful, and intriguing first-hand accounts of the Revolutionary War. These previously untranslated and unpublished primary sources provide contrasting viewpoints from a Loyalist French...(Read More)
 
 
Green Voices
Green Voices (March 2016)
Defending Nature and the Environment in American Civic Discourse
Richard D. Besel - Editor
Bernard K. Duffy - Editor

Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.
The written works of nature’s leading advocates—from Charles Sumner and John Muir to Rachel Carson and President Jimmy Carter, to name a few—have been the subject of many texts, but their speeches remain relatively unknown or unexamined. Green Voices aims to redress this situation. After...(Read More)
 
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