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Speaking Silences
Speaking Silences

Stillness and Voice in Modern Thought and Jewish Tradition

Ettin, Andrew Vogel

Language and silence have usually been understood as opposites and assigned different values, but which one is positive and which negative? Ranging widely across time and...


Talk Yuh Talk
Talk Yuh Talk

Interviews with Anglophone Caribbean Poets

Dawes, Kwame

Before the Caribbean-inflected spoken-word poetry of the 1990s, epitomized by poetry slams at the Nuyorican Poets Café in Manhattan, there was reggae. In the past thirty years...


Facing Freedom
Facing Freedom

An African American Community in Virginia from Reconstruction to Jim Crow

Thorp, Daniel B.

The history of African Americans in southern Appalachia after the Civil War has largely escaped the attention of scholars of both African Americans and the region. In Facing...


The Gypsy-Bachelor of Manchester

The Life of Mrs. Gaskell's Demon

Bonaparte, Felicia

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New Views of New England
New Views of New England

Studies in Material and Visual Culture, 1680-1830

McNamara, Martha J., Barnhill, Georgia B.

Beautifully illustrated, this collection of essays will introduce the reader to a rich, surprising, thought-provoking, and entirely new view of early New England. Eleven essays...


Architecture in Play
Architecture in Play

Intimations of Modernism in Architectural Toys

Zinguer, Tamar

Created for children but designed by adults with considerable ingenuity, architectural toys have long offered a window on a much larger world. In Architecture in Play,...


A Passion for the Past
A Passion for the Past

The Odyssey of a Transatlantic Archaeologist

Noël Hume, Ivor

Ivor Noël Hume has devoted his life to uncovering countless lives that came before him. In A Passion for the Past the world-renowned archaeologist turns to his own life...


The Dynamics of Genre
The Dynamics of Genre

Journalism and the Practice of Literature in Mid-Victorian Britain

Liddle, Dallas

Newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals reached a peak of cultural influence and financial success in Britain in the 1850s and 1860s, out-publishing and out-selling books...


American Iconographic
American Iconographic

National Geographic, Global Culture, and the Visual Imagination

Hawkins, Stephanie L.

In an era before affordable travel, National Geographic not only served as the first glimpse of countless other worlds for its readers, but it helped them confront sweeping...


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