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An Archive of the Catastrophe
An Archive of the Catastrophe (June 2019)
The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann's Shoah
Jennifer Cazenave - Author

Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.

Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 magnum opus, Shoah, is a canonical documentary on the Holocaust—and in film history. Over the course of twelve years, Lanzmann gathered 230 hours of location filming and interviews with survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators, which he condensed into a 9½...(Read More)
 
 
Literate Community in Early Imperial China
Literate Community in Early Imperial China (June 2019)
The Northwestern Frontier in Han Times
Charles Sanft - Author

Through an examination of archaeologically recovered texts from China’s northwestern border regions, argues for widespread interaction with texts in the Han period.

This book examines ancient written materials from China’s northwestern border regions to offer fresh insights into the role of text in shaping society and culture during the Han period (206/2 BCE–220 CE). Left behind by military installations, these...(Read More)
 
 
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy (April 2019)
The Rise and Sudden Fall of Jang Song-thaek
Ra Jong-yil - Author
Jinna Park - Translator

Offers biographical accounts of several of North Korea’s leaders to illuminate the inner workings of its government.

First published in Korean in 2016, Inside North Korea’s Theocracy offers a fascinating and rare look at the lives of several of the regime’s key leaders. Its primary focus is Jang Song-thaek, a talented and reform-minded member of the political ruling class who was executed in 2013. J...(Read More)
 
 
King Chongjo, an Enlightened Despot in Early Modern Korea
King Chongjo, an Enlightened Despot in Early Modern Korea (April 2019)
Christopher Lovins - Author

The first detailed analysis in English of monarchy and governance in Korea during King Chŏngjo’s reign.

Were the countries of Europe the only ones that were “early modern”? Was Asia’s early modernity cut short by colonialism? Scholars examining early modern Eurasia have not yet fully explored the relationships between absolute rule and political modernization in the highly contested early modern worl...(Read More)
 
 
Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World
Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World (April 2019)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Christopher R. DeCorse - Editor

Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-Western world in global economies, yet did so in ways there were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.

This interdisciplinary volume brings together a richly substantive collection of case studies that examine European-indigene interactions, economic relations, and their materialities in the formation of the modern world. Research has ...(Read More)
 
 
Black Women and Social Justice Education
Black Women and Social Justice Education (March 2019)
Legacies and Lessons
Stephanie Y. Evans - Editor
Andrea D. Domingue - Editor
Tania D. Mitchell - Editor

Focuses on Black women’s experiences and expertise in order to advance educational philosophy and provide practical tools for social justice pedagogy.

Black Women and Social Justice Education explores Black women’s experiences and expertise in teaching and learning about justice in a range of formal and informal educational settings. Linking historical accounts with groundbreaking contributions by new and ris...(Read More)
 
 
The First Zionist Congress
The First Zionist Congress (March 2019)
An Annotated Translation of the Proceedings
Michael J. Reimer - Translated and with an introduction by

 
 
The Majestic Nature of the North
The Majestic Nature of the North (March 2019)
Thomas Kelah Wharton’s Journeys in Antebellum America through the Hudson River Valley and New England
Steven A. Walton - Editor
Michael J. Armstrong - Editor

The illustrated nineteenth-century travel diaries of artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back.

Thomas Kelah Wharton’s travel diaries provide an intimate glimpse into the society of early nineteenth-century America. As a young immigrant from England, the eldest son of a wealthy merchant who fell on hard times, Wharton (18...(Read More)
 
 
Coming Together
Coming Together (February 2019)
Comparative Approaches to Population Aggregation and Early Urbanization
Attila Gyucha - Editor

Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.

The pursuit for universally applicable definitions of the terms “urban” and “city” has frequently distracted scholars from scrutinizing processes of how ancient nucleated settlements evolved and developed. Based on the premise ...(Read More)
 
 
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators (February 2019)
African Americans in Ghana
Steven J. L. Taylor - Author

Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.

After repeated coups and periods of military rule, Ghana is now one of Africa’s longest enduring democratic republics. Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators compares the political proclivities of two generations of African Americans who moved to Ghana. Steven J. L. Ta...(Read More)
 
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