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City in Common
City in Common (May 2016)
Culture and Community in Buenos Aires
James Scorer - Author

Addresses ways that cultural imaginaries point toward alternative urban futures.

In this book James Scorer argues that culture remains a force for imagining inclusive urban futures based around what inhabitants of the city have in common. Using Buenos Aires as his case study, Scorer takes the urban commons to be those aspects of the city that are shared and used by its various communities. Exploring a hugely di...(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 Heroic Age of Diving
The Heroic Age of Diving (April 2016)
America's Underwater Pioneers and the Great Wrecks of Lake Erie
Jerry Kuntz - Author

Silver Medalist 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Sports/Fitness/Recreation Category
2016 Dr. Art Bachrach Literary Award, presented by the
Historical Diving Society
A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America.

Beginning in 1837, some of the most brilliant engineers of America&rsq...(Read More)
 
 
Tongue of Fire
Tongue of Fire (April 2016)
Emma Goldman, Public Womanhood, and the Sex Question
Donna M. Kowal - Author

2017 Everett Lee Hunt Award, presented by the Eastern Communication Association
Silver Medalist 2017 - Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Women’s Issues Category
FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Women’s Studies category

Examines the influence of the notorious American anarchist “Red Emma” on the shifting social geography of sex and gen...(Read More)
 
 
Beirut on the Bayou
Beirut on the Bayou (March 2016)
Alfred Nicola, Louisiana, and the Making of Modern Lebanon
Raif Shwayri - Author

Weaves a people’s history of Lebanon with the personal storytelling of a family saga.

Raif Shwayri begins his family’s story with his grandfather Habib Shwayri’s arrival at Ellis Island in 1902. Having left Beirut, then a harbor city on the Syrian coast of the Ottoman Empire, only weeks before, he took the name Alfred Nicola and made his way to relatives in New Orleans. There, he began peddling...(Read More)
 
 
New Frontiers of Slavery
New Frontiers of Slavery (March 2016)
Dale W. Tomich - Edited and with an introduction by

Essays challenging conventional understandings of the slave economy of the nineteenth century.

The essays presented in New Frontiers of Slavery represent new analytical and interpretive approaches to the crisis of Atlantic slavery during the nineteenth century. By treating slavery within the framework of the modern world economy, they call attention to new zones of slave production that were formed as par...(Read More)
 
 
Schoolhouse Activists
Schoolhouse Activists (December 2015)
African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement
Tondra L. Loder-Jackson - Author

Examines the role of African American educators in the Birmingham civil rights movement.
Schoolhouse Activists examines the role that African American educators played in the Birmingham, Alabama, civil rights movement from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Drawing on multiple perspectives from education, history, and sociology, Tondra L. Loder-Jackson revisits longstanding debates about whether these educator...(Read More)
 
 
A Very Old Machine
A Very Old Machine (November 2015)
The Many Origins of the Cinema in India
Sudhir Mahadevan - Author

Argues that Indian cinema’s deep nineteenth-century past continues to play a vital role in its twenty-first-century present.
In A Very Old Machine, Sudhir Mahadevan shows how Indian cinema’s many origins in the technologies and practices of the nineteenth century continue to play a vital and broad function in its twenty-first-century present. He proposes that there has never been a singular cinema in India; r...(Read More)
 
 
Machiavelli's Secret
Machiavelli's Secret (September 2015)
The Soul of the Statesman
Raymond Angelo Belliotti - Author

Uncovers clues regarding the inner life of Machiavelli’s political leaders.

The political statesman, Machiavelli tells us, must love his country more than his own soul. Political leaders must often transgress clear moral principles, using means that are typically wrong, even horrifying. What sort of inner life does a leader who “uses evil well” experience and endure? The conventional view held ...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #32, Issue #1
Mediaevalia Volume #35, Issue #1 (9/2015)
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Medieval Studies Worldwide
Dana E. Stewart - Editor

 
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