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I Die by This Country
I Die by This Country
Zouari, Fawzia

The first novel available to English readers by Fawzia Zouari, one of the most important North African authors writing today, begins with an emergency crew’s arrival at a...


Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible
Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible
LaPorte, Charles

Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible charts the impact of post-Enlightenment biblical criticism on English literary culture. The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...


Christian Fundamentalism and the Culture of Disenchantment
Christian Fundamentalism and the Culture of Disenchantment
Maltby, Paul

Within the familiar clash of religious conservatism and secular liberalism Paul Maltby finds a deeper discord: an antipathy between Christian fundamentalism and the postmodern...


Edwidge Danticat
Edwidge Danticat

The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary

Clitandre, Nadège T.

Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat is one of the most recognized writers today. Her debut novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, was an Oprah Book Club selection, and works...


Lost Worlds
Lost Worlds

How Our European Ancestors Coped with Everyday Life and Why Life Is So Hard Today

Imhof, Arthur E.

Publication of Lost Worlds introduces to English-speaking readers one of the most original and engaging historians in Germany today. Known for his work in historical demography...


Buildings of New Orleans
Buildings of New Orleans
Kingsley, Karen, Douglas, Lake

Winner of Best Guidebook Award 2019 from the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

"New Orleans isn’t like other cities," Stella tells her sister...


Wild Dog Dreaming
Wild Dog Dreaming

Love and Extinction

Rose, Deborah Bird

We are living in the midst of the Earth’s sixth great extinction event, the first one caused by a single species: our own. In Wild Dog Dreaming, Deborah Bird Rose...


Against the Hounds of Hell
Against the Hounds of Hell

A Life of Howard Thurman

Eisenstadt, Peter

An inspiration to Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, and other leaders of the civil rights movement, Howard Thurman was a crucial figure in the history of African Americans...


Common Wealth
Common Wealth

Contemporary Poets of Virginia

Kennedy, Sarah, Smith, R. T.

In Common Wealth Sarah Kennedy and R. T. Smith mine the deep vein of Virginia poetry to present a comprehensive collection of contemporary works that reflects the vibrant...


Old Southampton
Old Southampton

Politics and Society in a Virginia County, 1834-1869

Crofts, Daniel W.

Nat Turner's 1831 slave insurrection made Virginia's Southampton County notorious. Gradually, however, the bloody spectacle receded from national memory.

Although the...


The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America
The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America

March 4, 1789–March 3, 1791

Convening first in New York and later in Philadelphia from March 1789 to March 1791, these earliest iterations of the Senate and the House of Representatives worked with a new president to...


Socrates and the Irrational
Socrates and the Irrational
Hans, James S.

Traditionally, Socrates has been linked to the view of reason as the most important element in human behavior, the means through which our irrational capacities are tamed. Yet...


The Dangerous First Year

National Security at the Start of a New Presidency

Hitchcock, William I., Leffler, Melvyn P.

"You’ve got to give it all you can that first year.... You’ve got just one year when they treat you right, and before they start worrying about themselves.... So, you’ve got...


His Soul Goes Marching On
His Soul Goes Marching On

Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid

Finkelman, Paul

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The Belle Créole
The Belle Créole
Condé, Maryse

Possessing one of the most vital voices in international letters, Maryse Condé added to an already acclaimed career the New Academy Prize in Literature in 2018. The twelfth...


Black Prisoners and Their World, Alabama, 1865-1900
Curtin, Mary Ellen

In the late nineteenth century, prisoners in Alabama, the vast majority of them African Americans, were forced to work as coal miners under the most horrendous conditions...


The Philip Roth We Don't Know
The Philip Roth We Don't Know

Sex, Race, and Autobiography

Berlinerblau, Jacques

Let it be said, Philip Roth was never uncontroversial. From his first book, Roth scandalized literary society as he questioned Jewish identity and sexual politics in postwar...


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