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Breaching Jericho's Walls
Breaching Jericho's Walls (March 2011)
A Twentieth-Century African American Life
Allen B. Ballard - Author

An award-winning African American historian and novelist takes the reader on an exciting journey from a segregated Philadelphia childhood in the 1930s to midcentury Paris, Moscow, Cambridge, and Manhattan.

A rich narrative recounting the life story of award-winning African American historian and novelist Allen B. Ballard, Breaching Jericho’s Walls takes its readers on an exciting journey from a se...(Read More)
 
 
The Affair of the Veiled Murderess
The Affair of the Veiled Murderess (March 2011)
An Antebellum Scandal and Mystery
Jeanne Winston Adler - Author

An account of a mysterious murder committed in nineteenth-century Troy, New York, and the sensational trial that ensued.

Troy, New York, 1853. Two Irish immigrants—a man and a woman—die shortly after drinking beer poured by a neighbor. Was it poisoned? And if so, was their slayer the beautiful mistress of an important Democratic politician? Many Trojans soon answer yes to both questions, but others qu...(Read More)
 
 
When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport
When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport (February 2011)
Allen Bodner - Author
Budd Schulberg - Foreword by

A vivid portrayal of the important role of Jews in American boxing history, and vice versa.

Boxing was an integral part of American culture during the first half of the twentieth century, second only to baseball in popularity. It was also a heavily Jewish sport—from 1910 to 1940, there were twenty-six Jewish world champions, and during the 1920s and 1930s, almost one-third of all boxers were Jewish. Drawing ...(Read More)
 
 
Memory Matters
Memory Matters (January 2011)
Proceedings from the 2010 Conference Hosted by the Humanities Center, Miami University of Ohio
Daniel M. Cobb - Editor
Helen Sheumaker - Editor

Explores how the process of memorialization keeps the past alive in the present and shapes the way we imagine our possible futures.


“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” — William Faulkner


The three thought-provoking essays in Memory Matters explore how the process of memorialization keeps the past alive in the present and shape the way we i...(Read More)
 
 
Silencing the Opposition
Silencing the Opposition (January 2011)
How the U.S. Government Suppressed Freedom of Expression During Major Crises, Second Edition
Craig R. Smith - Editor

Examines major challenges to the First Amendment and focuses on the extremely important paradigm shift of freedom of expression in the post-9/11 era.

The first edition of Silencing the Opposition examined major challenges to the First Amendment using illustrative case studies of the various forms of governmental suppression in U.S. history. The essays provided a history of how governmental forces have used rhet...(Read More)

 
 
The Journal of Ann McMath
The Journal of Ann McMath (January 2011)
An Orphan in a New York Parsonage in the 1850s
Ann McMath - Author
C. Stewart Doty - Edited and with an introduction by

An account of an ordinary young woman coming of age in the Burned-Over District of Western New York during the Second Great Awakening.

In 1851, fourteen-year-old orphan Ann McMath (1834–1873) was sent to live with her uncle and his family in their parsonage in Horseheads, New York. Lonely and full of self-doubt, anxious to establish female friendships in a new place, and questing for intellectual and moral ...(Read More)
 
 
A Place in History
A Place in History (October 2010)
Albany in the Age of Revolution, 1775-1825
Warren Roberts - Author

A journey into Albany’s historic past and the city’s role in three pivotal historical narratives: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the construction of the Erie Canal.

In 1998, after completing a book on the French Revolution, Warren Roberts took a bicycle ride into the heart of the city in which he had lived for thirty-five years. Thus began a ten-year journey into the history of A...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America (September 2010)
John W. Frazier - Editor
Eugene L. Tettey-Fio - Editor

A comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.

“This timely volume is a storehouse of knowledge that brings together a wide selection of scholars in a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of race, ethnicity, and place. The primacy of place in ethnic and racial discourse is resurrected in this volume.” — Professor Joseph Oppong, University of Nor...(Read More)
 
 
The Quotable Judge Posner
The Quotable Judge Posner (April 2010)
Selections from Twenty-Five Years of Judicial Opinions
Robert F. Blomquist - Edited and with an introduction by
Richard A. Posner - Foreword by

Collection of quotations and judicial opinions of federal appellate judge Richard A. Posner.

A collection of pithy and penetrating observations and rulings by one of the most famous appellate judges in America, The Quotable Judge Posner showcases the wit and wisdom of Richard A. Posner. During his more than twenty-five years as a federal appellate judge, Judge Posner reached over two thousand opinions, many o...(Read More)
 
 
Proving Up
Proving Up (March 2010)
Domesticating Land in U.S. History
Lisi Krall - Author

Uses the interdisciplinary approach of evolutionary economics to explore the history of land domestication in the United States.

On July 9, 1920, William Krall, a coal miner in Wyoming, was shot by his neighbor in a dispute over water as he attempted to “prove up” and gain title to his homestead. Attempting to understand her grandfather’s passion and determination for making his own 160 acres of...(Read More)
 
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