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Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway

Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary

Chaffin, Tom

In 1845, seven years after fleeing bondage in Maryland, Frederick Douglass was in his late twenties and already a celebrated lecturer across the northern United States. The...


Market Aesthetics
Market Aesthetics

The Purchase of the Past in Caribbean Diasporic Fiction

Machado Sáez, Elena

In Market Aesthetics, Elena Machado Sáez explores the popularity of Caribbean diasporic writing within an interdisciplinary, comparative, and pan-ethnic framework. She...


Social Death and Resurrection
Social Death and Resurrection

Slavery and Emancipation in South Africa

Mason, John Edwin

What was it like to be a slave in colonial South Africa? What difference did freedom make?

The questions themselves are simply put, but John Edwin Mason has found...


Commemoration in America
Commemoration in America

Essays on Monuments, Memorialization, and Memory

Gobel, David, Rossell, Daves

Commemoration lies at the poetic, historiographic, and social heart of human community. It is how societies define themselves and is central to the institution of the city....


Transatlantic Solidarities
Transatlantic Solidarities

Irish Nationalism and Caribbean Poetics

Malouf, Michael G.

Despite their prominent place in twentieth-century literature in English, novelists and poets from Ireland and the anglophone Caribbean have long been separated by literary...


The Fuggers of Augsburg
The Fuggers of Augsburg

Pursuing Wealth and Honor in Renaissance Germany

Häberlein, Mark

As the wealthiest German merchant family of the sixteenth century, the Fuggers have attracted wide scholarly attention. In contrast to the other famous merchant family of the...


Pirating Fictions
Pirating Fictions

Ownership and Creativity in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture

Cohen, Monica F.

Two distinctly different meanings of piracy are ingeniously intertwined in Monica Cohen's lively new book, which shows how popular depictions of the pirate held sway on the...


Tigers in Africa
Tigers in Africa

Stalking the Past at the Cape of Good Hope

Schrire, Carmel

A characteristically unconventional and engaging work, Carmel Schrire’s Tigers in Africa: Stalking the Past at the Cape of Good Hope interweaves such diverse themes as colonial...


Answering the Call of the Court
Answering the Call of the Court

How Justices and Litigants Set the Supreme Court Agenda

Baird, Vanessa A.

The U.S. Supreme Court is the quintessential example of a court that expanded its agenda into policy areas that were once reserved for legislatures. Yet scholars know very...


Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal
Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal

A New View of German History

Blickle, Peter

Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal is a concise book, brimming with smart ideas and important, little-known information. It lays to rest the notion that ordinary people...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry April 1905 - March 1908

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

This eleventh volume of a projected twelve continues the series of William James’s correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues that began with volume 4. Consisting of...


An Evening When Alone
An Evening When Alone

Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827–67

O'Brien, Michael

A book that will greatly enhance understanding of the situation of single women in the nineteenth-century South, An Evening When Alone presents the journals of four very...


Cuba and the Fall
Cuba and the Fall

Christian Text and Queer Narrative in the Fiction of José Lezama Lima and Reinaldo Arenas

González, Eduardo

The literature of Cuba, argues Eduardo González in this new book, takes on quite different features depending on whether one is looking at it from "the inside" or from "the...


The Private Jefferson
The Private Jefferson

Perspectives from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Onuf, Peter S., Wulf, Andrea, Adams, Henry

One of U.S. history’s most eminent figures, Thomas Jefferson is as elusive as he is revered. The Private Jefferson opens a window onto the third president’s inner life...


The Horse in Virginia
The Horse in Virginia

An Illustrated History

Campbell, Julie A.

Virginia's horse tradition goes back 400 years, to when horses accompanied some of the first settlers in Jamestown. Since then, the state’s special relationship with the horse...


Keep Your Head to the Sky
Keep Your Head to the Sky

Interpreting African American Home Ground

Gundaker, Grey

The concept of African American home ground knits together diverse aspects of the American landscape, from elite suburbs and tower apartments to the old homeplaces of the...


Mourning Religion
Mourning Religion
Parsons, William B., Jonte-Pace, Diane, Henking, Susan E.

Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century theorists such as Freud, Durkheim, Weber, and Marx built their intellectual edifices on what they thought would be the remains or...


Subject to Negotiation
Subject to Negotiation

Reading Feminist Criticism and American Women's Fictions

Orr, Elaine Neil

In Subject to Negotiation, Elaine Neil Orr proposes negotiation as both a state of consciousness and a significant movement for women writers as well as feminist critics....


Dignity
Dignity
Aristide, Jean-Bertrand

Dignity is Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's compelling story of his three years of exile, from the coup that deposed him (September 30, 1991) to the U.N....


Story Line
Story Line

Exploring the Literature of the Appalachian Trail

Marshall, Ian

Many hikers on the Appalachian Trail take books as companions, in spite of the extra weight in their packs, but Ian Marshall carries the habit to new literary, ecological, and...


Revising Flannery O'Connor
Revising Flannery O'Connor

Southern Literary Culture and the Problem of Female Authorship

Prown, Katherine Hemple

In her short life, the prolific Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) authored two novels, thirty-two stories, and numerous essays and articles. Although her importance as a twentieth-...


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