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Red God
Red God (December 2014)
Wei Baqun and His Peasant Revolution in Southern China, 1894-1932
Xiaorong Han - Author

The career of communist revolutionary Wei Baqun, one of China’s “three great peasant leaders” and man of the southern frontier.

Robin Hood–style revolutionary Wei Baqun is often described as one of China’s “three great peasant leaders,” alongside Mao Zedong and Peng Pai. In his home county of Donglan, where he started organizing peasants in the early 1920s, Wei Baqun came ...(Read More)
Why Hawks Become Doves
Why Hawks Become Doves (December 2014)
Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel
Guy Ziv - Author

Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.

Why do hawkish leaders change course to pursue dovish policies? In Why Hawks Become Doves, Guy Ziv argues that conventional international relations theory is inadequate for explaining these momentous foreign policy shifts, because it underestimates the importance of leaders and their personalities. Applying insights from...(Read More)
Yonkers in the Twentieth Century
Yonkers in the Twentieth Century (December 2014)
Marilyn E. Weigold - Author
Yonkers Historical Society - Author

Traces the economic, political, and social evolution of New York State’s fourth largest city during the twentieth century.

Yonkers in the Twentieth Century chronicles the decline and rebirth of the fourth largest city in New York State, once known as “the Queen City of the Hudson” and “the City of Gracious Living.” Previously an industrial powerhouse, the city’s factor...(Read More)
Regulating Desire
Regulating Desire (November 2014)
From the Virtuous Maiden to the Purity Princess
J. Shoshanna Ehrlich - Author

Examines the organized efforts to reshape the law relating to young women’s sexuality in the United States.

Starting with the mid-nineteenth-century campaign by the American Female Moral Reform Society to criminalize seduction and moving forward to the late twentieth-century conservative effort to codify a national abstinence-only education policy, Regulating Desire explores the legal regulation of ...(Read More)
The Losing War
The Losing War (October 2014)
Plan Colombia and Beyond
Jonathan D. Rosen - Author

Critical analysis of Plan Colombia, a multibillion dollar US counternarcotics initiative.

Plan Colombia was an ambitious, multibillion dollar program of American aid to the country of Colombia to fight that nation’s recreational drug industry. First signed into law by President Clinton in 2000, the program would, over a twelve year period, provide the Colombian government with more money than every other cou...(Read More)
Mediaevalia Volume #34, Special Issue: Boccacio at 700
Mediaevalia Volume #34, Special Issue: Boccacio at 700 (9/2014)
Boccaccio at 700: Tales and Afterlives
Dana E. Stewart - Editor
Olivia Holmes - Guest editor

Desiring Emancipation
Desiring Emancipation (July 2014)
New Women and Homosexuality in Germany, 1890-1933
Marti M. Lybeck - Author

Uses historical case studies to illuminate women’s claims to emancipation and to sexual subjectivity during the tumultuous Wilhelmine and Weimar periods in Germany.

Desiring Emancipation traces middle-class German women’s claims to gender emancipation and sexual subjectivity in the pre-Nazi era. The emergence of homosexual identities and concepts in this same time frame provided the context f...(Read More)
Delicious December
Delicious December (July 2014)
How the Dutch Brought Us Santa, Presents, and Treats: A Holiday Cookbook
Peter G. Rose - Author

Food and history combine in this exploration of the Dutch influence on American holiday traditions. Includes more than one hundred easy-to-make holiday recipes.

Delicious December mixes food and history in a celebration of Dutch and American Christmas traditions. In more than one hundred tried-and-true recipes, award-winning food historian Peter G. Rose draws on traditions that date back to the Middle Ag...(Read More)
Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement
Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement (June 2014)
The Radical Utilitarianism of William Thompson
Mark J. Kaswan - Author

Examines the political significance of ideas about happiness through the work of utilitarian philosophers William Thompson and Jeremy Bentham.

Happiness is political. The way we think about happiness affects what we do, how we relate to other people and the world around us, our moral principles, and even our ideas about how society should be organized. Utilitarianism, a political theory based on hedonistic and in...(Read More)
The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley
The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley (June 2014)
Jaap Jacobs - Editor
L. H. Roper - Editor

Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.
This book provides an in-depth introduction to the issues involved in the expansion of European interests to the Hudson River Valley, the cultural interaction that took place there, and the colonization of the region. Written in accessible language by leading scholars, these essays incorporat...(Read More)
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