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Out-Doors at Idlewild; or, the Shaping of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson
Out-Doors at Idlewild; or, the Shaping of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson (November 2021)
Nathaniel Parker Willis - Author
Edward Renehan - Introduction

Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century’s leading authors.

During the 1850s and 60s, by far the most prominent author in all of New York State was the writer, editor, and publisher Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–1867). Nearly as prominent as Willis himself was his Hudson Valley estate, Idlewild, where literary ...(Read More)
 
 
Sisterlocking Discoarse
Sisterlocking Discoarse (November 2021)
Race, Gender, and the Twenty-First-Century Academy
Valerie Lee - Author

Follows a Black woman's forty-year career in academia, sharing how race and gender can disrupt and enhance the professional and the personal, from leadership and policies to family life.

In Sisterlocking Discoarse, hair is a medium for reflecting on how academic leadership looks, performs, and changes when embodied by a Black woman. In these ten essays, Valerie Lee traverses...(Read More)
 
 
The Last Noble Gendarme
The Last Noble Gendarme (November 2021)
How the Tsar's Last Head of Security and Intelligence Tried to Avert the Russian Revolution
Vladimir G. Marinich - Author

Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.

The Last Noble Gendarme is the first biography of Major General Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev and his wife, Sofia. Tsar Nicholas II’s last chief of security, Globachev was an eyewitness to the seething turmoil in the capital of the Russian Empire. Beginning in 1915 he tried to avert ...(Read More)
 
 
In the Catskills and My Boyhood
In the Catskills and My Boyhood (October 2021)
John Burroughs - Author
Edward Renehan - Introduction

Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.

Henry James called John Burroughs (1837–1921) “a more humorous, more available, and more sociable Thoreau.” Walt Whitman in turn extolled Burroughs as “a child of the woods, fields, hills—native to them in a rare sense (in a sense almost a miracle).” Throughout his many books and essays, Burroughs was never ...(Read More)
 
 
Unruly Catholic Feminists
Unruly Catholic Feminists (September 2021)
Prose, Poetry, and the Future of the Faith
Jeana DelRosso - Editor
Leigh Eicke - Editor
Ana Kothe - Editor

Third- and fourth-wave feminists write about their experiences with Catholicism and their visions for the future of women in the Church.

A collection of creative pieces, Unruly Catholic Feminists explores how women are coming to terms with their feminism and Catholicism in the twenty-first century. Through short stories, poems, and personal essays, third- and fourth-wave fem...(Read More)
 
 
Battling the Prince
Battling the Prince (August 2021)
A Woman Fights for Democracy
Claire Snyder-Hall - Author

This political memoir exposes the weaknesses of democratic culture in the United States and suggests ways to strengthen it in the face of rising authoritarianism.

What happens when a democratic theory professor gets involved with the Democratic Party? In this political memoir, Claire Snyder-Hall shares lessons learned from eight years in party politics. She tells the story of organ...(Read More)
 
 
Black Women's Yoga History
Black Women's Yoga History (March 2021)
Memoirs of Inner Peace
Stephanie Y. Evans - Author
Jana Long - Foreword by

Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions.

How have Black women elders managed stress? In Black Women’s Yoga History, Stephanie Y. Evans uses primary sources to answer that question and to show how meditation and yoga from eras of ensla...(Read More)
 
 
Djinn
Djinn (January 2021)
Tofik Dibi - Author
Nicolaas P. Barr - Translated and with an introduction by

The gripping memoir of a young man’s struggle with his sexuality and Muslim identity, culminating in his rise to the Dutch Parliament.

From a young age, Tofik Dibi feels “it”—a spirit, or djinn, that follows him everywhere. Where “it” goes, “they” go—his classmates, his colleagues, all the people who fear and hate “it,” his homosexuality.

The son of Moroccan immigrants, Dibi...(Read More)
 
 
Off the Derech
Off the Derech (August 2020)
Leaving Orthodox Judaism
Ezra Cappell - Editor
Jessica Lang - Editor

Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.

In recent years, many formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews have documented leaving their communities in published stories, films, and memoirs. This movement is often identified as “off the derech” (OTD), or off the path, with ...(Read More)
 
 
A Survivor Named Trauma
A Survivor Named Trauma (February 2020)
Holocaust Memory in Lithuania
Myra Sklarew - Author

Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.

A Survivor Named Trauma examines the nature of trauma and memory as they relate to the Holocaust in Lithuania. How do we behave under threat? How do we remember extreme danger? How do subsequent generations deal with their histories—wheth...(Read More)
 
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