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Military Thought in Early China
Military Thought in Early China (June 2017)
Christopher C. Rand - Author

Provides a systematic and comprehensive survey of writings on military philosophy in early China.

This study of the philosophy of war in early China examines the recurring debate, from antiquity through the Western Han period (202 BCE–8 CE), about how to achieve a proper balance between martial (wu) force and civil (wen) governance in the pursuit of a peaceful state. Rather than focusing solely on Sunzi’s ...(Read More)
 
 
Report on the Aeginetan Sculptures
Report on the Aeginetan Sculptures (June 2017)
With Historical Supplements
Johann Martin Wagner - Author
F. W. J. Schelling - Editor
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr. - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

Tells the story of Bavaria’s acquisition of ancient Greek sculptures that rivaled those acquired by England from the Parthenon.

The controversial removal of the Parthenon sculptures from Greece to England in the first decade of the nineteenth century by Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin, sparked an international competition for classical antiquities. This volume tells a lesser-known chapter of that story...(Read More)
 
 
China's Lonely Revolution
China's Lonely Revolution (May 2017)
The Local Communist Movement of Hainan Island, 1926-1956
Jeremy A. Murray - Author

Presents a new view of the Chinese revolution through the lens of the local Communist movement in Hainan between 1926 and 1956.

Jeremy A. Murray’s study of local Communist revolutionaries in Hainan between 1926 and 1956 provides a window into the diversity and complexity of the Chinese revolution. Long at the margins of the Chinese state, Hainan was once known by mainlanders only for its malarial climate ...(Read More)
 
 
Slavery and Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley
Slavery and Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley (May 2017)
Michael E. Groth - Author

Explores the long-neglected rural dimensions of northern slavery and emancipation in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.

Slavery and Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley focuses on the largely forgotten history of slavery in New York and the African American freedom struggle in the central Hudson Valley prior to the Civil War. Slaves were central actors in the drama that unfolded in the region during the Revolution, and they...(Read More)
 
 
The Truth of the Russian Revolution
The Truth of the Russian Revolution (May 2017)
The Memoirs of the Tsar's Chief of Security and His Wife
Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev - Author
Sofia Nikolaevna Globacheva - Author
Vladimir G. Marinich - Translator

An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English.

Major General Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev was chief of the Okhrana, the Tsarist secret police, in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) in the two years preceding the 1917 Russian Revolution. This book presents his memoirs—translated in English for the first time—interposed with those of his wife, Sofia Nikolaevna...(Read More)
 
 
Diasporic Blackness
Diasporic Blackness (April 2017)
The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg
Vanessa K. Valdés - Author

Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.

A Black Puerto Rican–born scholar, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (1874–1938) was a well-known collector and archivist whose personal library was the basis of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. He was an autodidact who matched wits with university-educated men and wo...(Read More)
 
 
Set in Stone
Set in Stone (March 2017)
Creating and Commemorating a Hudson Valley Culture
Kenneth Shefsiek - Author

2017 Annual Hendricks Award, presented by the New Netherland Institute

Challenges the belief that the Walloons and the Dutch of the Hudson Valley were cultural preservationists who resisted English culture.

In 1678, seven French-speaking Protestant families established the village of New Paltz in the Hudson River Valley of New York. Life on the edge of European settlement presented many challenges, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Best of New York Archives
The Best of New York Archives (March 2017)
Selections from the Magazine, 2001-2011
New York State Archives Partnership Trust - Author

Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning New York Archives.

For readers interested in uncovering the history of the Empire State, The Best of New York Archives highlights some of the most popular articles of the unique, award-winning publication—as told through the records of the men and women who made it.

Home to some of the United States’ most important historical treasures, the Ne...(Read More)
 
 
Mexico's Nobodies
Mexico's Nobodies (February 2017)
The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women
B. Christine Arce - Author

Click here to listen to B. Christine Arce discuss her book on the New Books Network podcast.

2016 Victoria Urbano Critical Monograph Book Prize, presented by theInternational Association of Hispanic Feminine Literature and...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity (February 2017)
Puerto Rican Political Activism in New York
Rose Muzio - Author

Provides firsthand accounts of militant Puerto Rican activists in 1970s New York City.

In this book Rose Muzio analyzes how structural and historical factors—including colonialism, economic marginalization, racial discrimination, and the Black and Brown Power movements of the 1960s—influenced young Puerto Ricans to reject mainstream ideas about political incorporation and join others in struggles aga...(Read More)
 
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