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Somewhere in France
Somewhere in France (February 2017)
The World War I Letters and Journal of Private Frederick A. Kittleman
Thomas J. Schaeper - Author

Previously unpublished letters and a private journal provide an intimate view of World War I through the eyes of an ordinary soldier from western New York.
The United States entered World War I in April 1917, and by the end of the conflict two million American soldiers were fighting on French soil. One of them was Private Frederick A. Kittleman, who was born in the small city of Olean in western New York. After being drafted in ...(Read More)
 
 
Global Women, Colonial Ports
Global Women, Colonial Ports (January 2017)
Prostitution in the Interwar Middle East
Liat Kozma - Author

Combines analysis of transnational prostitution and traffic in women with a social history of the League of Nations and interwar globalization.

Global Women, Colonial Ports is a transnational history of state-regulated prostitution in the Middle East and North Africa between the two world wars. Beginning with international efforts to eradicate traffic in women and children, Liat Kozma examines French and...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of the Second Slavery
The Politics of the Second Slavery (December 2016)
Dale W. Tomich - Editor

Sheds new light on both pro and antislavery politics in the nineteenth-century Americas.

The creation of new frontiers of slave commodity production and the expansion and intensification of slavery in Brazil, Cuba, and the southern United States were an integral part of the expansion of the world economy during the nineteenth century. Beginning from this vantage point, The Politics of the Second Slavery br...(Read More)
 
 
Herbert H. Lehman
Herbert H. Lehman (December 2016)
A Political Biography
Duane Tananbaum - Author

The definitive biography of New York State’s four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.

This new biography of Herbert Lehman—the first in a half century—fills the void left by historians and political scientists who have neglected one of the truly great liberal icons of the mid-twentieth century. Based on extensive research in archival sources, Herbert H. Lehman ...(Read More)
 
 
Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East
Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East (December 2016)
Peter F. Biehl - Editor
Olivier P. Nieuwenhuyse - Editor

Rich case studies examining responses to climatic events in ancient Europe and the Near East.

The subject of climate change could hardly be more timely. In Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East, an interdisciplinary group of contributors examine climate change through the lens of new archaeological and paleo-environmental data over the course of more than 10,000 years from th...(Read More)
 
 
Crossing the Gate
Crossing the Gate (December 2016)
Everyday Lives of Women in Song Fujian (960-1279)
Man Xu - Author

Challenges the accepted wisdom about women and gender roles in medieval China.
In Crossing the Gate, Man Xu examines the lives of women in the Chinese province of Fujian during the Song dynasty. Tracking women’s life experience across class lines, outside as well as inside the domestic realm, Xu challenges the accepted wisdom about women and gender roles in medieval China. She contextualizes women in a much broader...(Read More)
 
 
The Commentarial Transformation of the Spring and Autumn
The Commentarial Transformation of the Spring and Autumn (December 2016)
Newell Ann Van Auken - Author

Shows how the text evolved from a non-narrative historical record into a Confucian classic.

The Spring and Autumn is among the earliest surviving Chinese historical records, covering the period 722–479 BCE. It is a curious text: the canonical interpretation claims that it was composed by Confucius and embodies his moral judgments, but this view appears to be contradicted by the brief and dispa...(Read More)
 
 
Undervalued Dissent
Undervalued Dissent (December 2016)
Informal Workers' Politics in India
Manjusha Nair - Author

Uses two case studies to demonstrate how neoliberal reforms in India have de-democratized labor politics.

Historically, the Indian state has not offered welfare and social rights to all of its citizens, yet a remarkable characteristic of its polity has been the ability of citizens to dissent in a democratic way. In Undervalued Dissent, Manjusha Nair argues that this democratic space has been vanishing slowly. Based on ext...(Read More)
 
 
FDR on His Houseboat
FDR on His Houseboat (November 2016)
The Larooco Log, 1924-1926
Karen Chase - Editor

Presents and expands upon Roosevelt’s daily nautical log as he was trying to regain the use of his polio-damaged legs.

In the midst of the Jazz Age, while Americans were making merry, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was stricken by polio and withdrew from public life. From 1924 to 1926, believing that warm water and warm air would help him walk again, he spent the winter months on his new houseboat, the Larooco, sailing...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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