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Racialized Visions
Racialized Visions (December 2020)
Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean
Vanessa K. Valdés - Editor

The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

As a Francophone nation, Haiti is seldom studied in conjunction with its Spanish-speaking Caribbean neighbors. Racialized Visions challenges the notion that linguistic difference has kept the populations of these co...(Read More)
 
 
The Hebrew Orient
The Hebrew Orient (December 2020)
Palestine in Jewish American Visual Culture, 1901-1938
Jessica L. Carr - Author

Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.

In the decades before the establishment of the State of Israel, striking images of Palestine circulated widely among Jewish Americans. These images visualized “the Orient” for American viewers, creating the possibility for Jewish Americans to understand themselves through imagining “Oriental” counterp...(Read More)
 
 
Angel on a Freight Train
Angel on a Freight Train (September 2020)
A Story of Faith and Queer Desire in Nineteenth-Century America
Peter C. Baldwin - Author

The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.

Angel on a Freight Train examines the experiences of Samuel Edward Warren (1831–1909), a teacher and college professor in Troy, New York, who struggled to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life. Unli...(Read More)
 
 
Contesting the Global Order
Contesting the Global Order (September 2020)
The Radical Political Economy of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein
Gregory P. Williams - Author

Examines how events in the Cold War and post–Cold War periods shaped the intellectual projects of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein.

Contesting the Global Order explores what it means to be a radical intellectual as political hopes fade. Gregory P. Williams chronicles the evolution of intellectual visionaries Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein, who despite altered...(Read More)
 
 
José María Heredia in New York, 1823–1825
José María Heredia in New York, 1823–1825 (September 2020)
An Exiled Cuban Poet in the Age of Revolution, Selected Letters and Verse
Frederick Luciani - Editor, translator and introduction by

An English translation, with introduction and annotations, of a selection of the letters and verse that José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), wrote during his months of political exile in New York from November 1823 to August 1825.

This volume offers the most complete English translation to date of the prose and poetry of José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), focusing on...(Read More)
 
 
Niagaras of Ink
Niagaras of Ink (September 2020)
Famous Writers at the Falls
Jamie M. Carr - Author

Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.

Niagara Falls is a place where lands are contested, industry debated, freedom harbored, the spirit uplifted, and fame won. It overflows with stories. Since before digital technologies made visual reproduction easier and more abundant than ever, writers composed Niagara Falls as symbolically meaningful. But in the face...(Read More)
 
 
Suffrage and Its Limits
Suffrage and Its Limits (September 2020)
The New York Story
Kathleen M. Dowley - Editor
Susan Ingalls Lewis - Editor
Meg Devlin O'Sullivan - Editor
Kathy Hochul - Preface by

Reflects on the legacy and limits of suffrage in New York State as a way to understand present-day issues with women’s social and political rights, as well proposes ideas for future progress.

Suffrage and Its Limits offers a unique interdisciplinary overview of the legacy and limits of suffrage for the women of New York State. It commemorates the state suffrage centennial of 2017, yet arrives in time to contribute ...(Read More)
 
 
Reconstructing the Civic
Reconstructing the Civic (August 2020)
Palestinian Civil Activism in Israel
Amal Jamal - Author

Explores the civic activism of the Palestinian minority in Israel for a better understanding of the relationship between civic activism and democratization in ethnic states.

Reconstructing the Civic examines the civic activism of the homeland Palestinian minority in Israel. Employing a multi-methodological and empirically rich approach, Amal Jamal blends historical description with interviews of Palestinian elites drawn ...(Read More)
 
 
What Remains
What Remains (July 2020)
The Suitcases of Charles F. at Willard State Hospital
Ilan Stavans - Essay by
Jon Crispin - Photographer

Combining photography and essay, presents a speculative portrait of a Jewish immigrant living out the end of his days in New York’s midcentury mental health system.

After the closure of Willard Psychiatric Center on New York’s Seneca Lake in 1995, more than four hundred abandoned suitcases were discovered in its attic, containing thousands of personal possessions belonging to former patients. Three of the suitcases w...(Read More)
 
 
Ceremony Men
Ceremony Men (May 2020)
Making Ethnography and the Return of the Strehlow Collection
Jason M. Gibson - Author

Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.

Winner of the 2021 Council for Museum Anthropology Book Award presented by the Council for Museum Anthropology (CMA), a section of the American Anthropological Association

By analyzing one of the world's greatest collections of Indigenous song, myth,...(Read More)
 
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