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Postnormal Conservation
Postnormal Conservation (June 2019)
Botanic Gardens and the Reordering of Biodiversity Governance
Katja Grötzner Neves - Author

Explores the evolving role of botanic gardens from products and enablers of modernity and the nation-state, to their recent reinvention as institutions of environmental governance.

Since their inception in the sixteenth century, botanic gardens have been embroiled with matters of governance. In Postnormal Conservation, Katja Grötzner Neves reveals that, throughout its long history, the botanical garden institution ha...(Read More)
 
 
Essays of a Lifetime
Essays of a Lifetime (January 2019)
Reformers, Nationalists, Subalterns
Sumit Sarkar - Author

A distillation of the historian’s finest writings on modern Indian historical themes.

For the past forty years or more, the most influential, respected, and popular scholar of modern Indian history has been Sumit Sarkar. When his first monograph, The Swadeshi Movement in Bengal 1903–1908, appeared in 1973 it soon became obvious that the book represented a paradigm shift within its genre. As Dipesh Chakrabarty put i...(Read More)
 
 
The New Welfare Consensus
The New Welfare Consensus (August 2018)
Ideological, Political, and Social Origins
Darren Barany - Author

Discusses the conservative ideological and political attack on welfare in the United States.

Families on welfare in the United States are the target of much public indignation from not only the general public but also political figures and the very workers whose job it is to help the poor. The question is, What explains this animus and, more specifically, the failure of the United States to prioritize a sufficient social wage fo...(Read More)
 
 
From the Streets to the State
From the Streets to the State (July 2018)
Changing the World by Taking Power
Paul Christopher Gray - Editor

Blends academic and activist perspectives to explore recent emancipatory struggles to win and transform state power.

For decades, emancipatory struggles have been deeply influenced by the slogan “Change the world without taking power.” Amid growing social inequalities and the return of right-wing authoritarianism, however, many now recognize the limits of disengaging from government and the state. From the Streets...(Read More)
 
 
Cities of Refuge
Cities of Refuge (April 2018)
German Jews in London and New York, 1935-1945
Lori Gemeiner Bihler - Author

Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.

In the years following Hitler’s rise to power, German Jews faced increasingly restrictive antisemitic laws, and many responded by fleeing to more tolerant countries. Cities of Refuge compares the experiences of Jewish refugees who immigrated to London and New York City by analyzing letters, diaries, newspape...(Read More)
 
 
Overcoming Niagara
Overcoming Niagara (February 2018)
Canals, Commerce, and Tourism in the Niagara-Great Lakes Borderland Region, 1792–1837
Janet Dorothy Larkin - Author

Analyzes the nineteenth-century canal age in the Niagara–Great Lakes borderland region as a transnational phenomenon.

In Overcoming Niagara Janet Dorothy Larkin analyzes the canal age from the perspective of the Niagara–Great Lakes borderland between 1792 and 1837. She shows what drove the transportation revolution, not the conventional story of westward expansion and the international/metropolitan rivalry bet...(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)
 
 
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)
 
 
Our Time at Foxhollow Farm
Our Time at Foxhollow Farm (September 2016)
A Hudson Valley Family Remembered
David Byars - Author

Chronicles the life of an upper-class, mid–Hudson Valley family during the first three decades of the twentieth century.
Our Time at Foxhollow Farm is a remarkable pictorial history of an eminent Hudson Valley family in the early decades of the twentieth century. Illustrated with the family’s extensive collection of personal albums compiled during the nascent years of photography, it provides a fascinat...(Read More)
 
 
Oklahomo
Oklahomo (August 2015)
Lessons in Unqueering America
Carol Mason - Author

Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950s.

By exploring the scandal-filled lives of four Oklahomans, this book demonstrates how unqueering operates in a conservative American context. Carol Mason weaves a story about how homogenizing, antigay ideas evolve from generation to generation so that they achieve particular economic, imperial, ra...(Read More)
 
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