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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 #35, Issue #1
Mediaevalia Volume #35, Issue #1 (9/2015)
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Medieval Studies Worldwide
Dana E. Stewart - Editor

 
 
The Chinese Market Economy, 1000–1500
The Chinese Market Economy, 1000–1500 (September 2015)
William Guanglin Liu - Author

Documents the rise and fall of a market economy in China from 1000–1500.
Since the economic liberalization of the 1980s, the Chinese economy has boomed and is poised to become the world’s largest market economy, a position traditional China held a millennium ago. William Guanglin Liu’s bold and fascinating book is the first to rely on quantitative methods to investigate the early market economy that existed in Ch...(Read More)
 
 
The Creation of Wing Chun
The Creation of Wing Chun (August 2015)
A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts
Benjamin N. Judkins - Author
Jon Nielson - Author

Looks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance.

This book explores the social history of southern Chinese martial arts and their contemporary importance to local identity and narratives of resistance. Hong Kong’s Bruce Lee ushered the Chinese martial arts onto an international stage in the 1970s. Lee’s teacher, Ip Man, master of Wing...(Read More)
 
 
A Great Undertaking
A Great Undertaking (July 2015)
Mechanization and Social Change in a Late Imperial Chinese Coalmining Community
Jeff Hornibrook - Author

Explores the social disruption resulting from industrialization in a Chinese coalmining community at the turn of the twentieth century.

Jeff Hornibrook provides a unique, microcosmic look at the process of industrialization in one Chinese community at the turn of the twentieth century. Industrialization came late to China, but was ultimately embraced and hastened to aid the state’s strategic and military i...(Read More)
 
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