2014 University Press Books

 

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900-999 Geography, Biography, and History


900-919 Geography

940-949 European History

920-929 Biography   950-969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African History    
930-939 History of the Ancient World   970-979 North American and United States History    
    980-999 South American and Other History    
   

900-919 Geography


909.82

Lukacs, John

A Short History of the Twentieth Century

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

The great themes woven through John Lukacs's spirited, concise history of the twentieth century are inseparable from the author's own intellectual preoccupations: the fading of liberalism, the rise of populism and nationalism, the achievements and dangers of technology, the continuing democratization of the globe, and the limitations of knowledge.

LC 2013007948, ISBN 9780674725362 (c.)

AASL: G, HS/P

RUSA/CODES: G


910.01

Tuan, Yi-Fu

Romantic Geography: In Search of the Sublime Landscape

216 pp., 5 1/2" x 7 1/4", 6 b&w illustrations, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

One of the most influential geographical thinkers of our time, Tuan meditates in Romantic Geography on humanity's persistent desire to encounter the new and strange, recalling past daring geographical quests to remote and challenging landscapes.

LC 2013010425, ISBN 9780299296803 (c.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


910.4

Jones, Alden

The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia

192 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

What are travelers really looking for? Through personal journeys both interior and across the globe, The Blind Masseuse investigates what motivates us to travel abroad in search of the unfamiliar. By way of explorations to Costa Rica, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Burma, Cambodia, Egypt, and around the world on a ship, Alden Jones chronicles her experience as a young American traveler while pondering her role as an outsider in the cultures she temporarily inhabits.

LC 2013014543, ISBN 9780299295707 (c.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: O


917.980

Meaux, Jean Morgan (Editor)

In Pursuit of Alaska: An Anthology of Travelers' Tales, 1879-1909

328 pp., 5" x 8", 40 illustrations, 4 maps, $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2013

University of Washington Press

"Theirs are voices not often heard, but which illumine an important period of Alaska's development with color and verve. A collection compiled with intelligence, and well worth trekking into for all those intrigued by our still-enigmatic uppermost corner."—Foreword

LC 2013000510, ISBN 9780295992884 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O

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930-939 History of the Ancient World


937.050

Schiavone, Aldo

(Translated by Jeremy Carden)

Spartacus

208 pp., 4 3/8" x 7 1/8", 3 maps, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

Harvard University Press

The slave and gladiator Spartacus has been the subject of myth-making in his own time and of movie-making in ours. Aldo Schiavone brings him squarely into the arena of serious history. Spartacus emerges here as the commander of an army, whose aim was to incite Italy to revolt against Rome and to strike at the very heart of the imperial system.

LC 2012038240, ISBN 9780674057784 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S

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940-949 European History


940.531

McQuiddy, Steve

Here on the Edge: How a Small Group of World War II Conscientious Objectors Took Art and Peace from the Margins to the Mainstream

336 pp., 7" x 10", b&w illustrations, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

Oregon State University Press

Here on the Edge: How a Small Group of World War II Conscientious Objectors Took Art and Peace from the Margins to the Mainstream, is Steve McQuiddy's story of how a conscientious objectors camp on the Oregon coast plowed the ground for the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. Packed with original research and more than eighty photographs, this definitive history of the Fine Arts Group at Waldport explores how a legacy of art and peace resonated far beyond the borders of an isolated work camp for those who refused to fight.

LC 2013013096, ISBN 9780870716256 (p.)

AASL: G

RUSA/CODES: RG


940.534

Karski, Jan

Story of a Secret State: My Report to the World

464 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

December 2013

Georgetown University Press

Jan Karski's Story of a Secret State stands as one of the most poignant and inspiring memoirs of World War II and the Holocaust. With elements of a spy thriller, documenting his experiences in the Polish Underground, and as one of the first accounts of the systematic slaughter of the Jews by the German Nazis, this volume is a remarkable testimony of one man's courage and a nation's struggle for resistance against overwhelming oppression.

LC 2012037549, ISBN 9781589019836 (c.), ISBN 9781626160316 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: O


940.542

Lacey, Sharon Tosi

Pacific Blitzkrieg: World War II in the Central Pacific

336 pp., 6" x 9", 35 b&w illustrations, 5 maps, notes, bibliography, index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

University of North Texas Press

Pacific Blitzkrieg closely examines the planning, preparation, and execution of ground operations for five major invasions in the Central Pacific....The commanders on the ground had to integrate the U.S. Army and Marine Corps into a single striking force, something that would have been difficult in peacetime, but in the midst of a great global war, it was a monumental task....Pacific Blitzkrieg explores the combat in each invasion to show how the battles were planned, how raw recruits were turned into efficient combat forces, how battle doctrine was created on the fly, and how every service remade itself as new and more deadly weapons continuously changed the character of the war.

LC 2013022386, ISBN 9781574415254 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


940.544

Hanley II, Fiske

Accused American War Criminal

300 pp., 6" x 9", 52 b&w illustrations, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

December 2013

Texas Tech University Press

Assigned as a B-29 flight engineer, Fiske Hanley was attached to the 504th Bombardment Group (VH). In January 1945, they began bombing missions over Japan. On the seventh mission Lt. Hanley's plane was shot down and thus began his harrowing experience as an Accused American War Criminal. Kept in overcrowded, filthy dungeon cells in Tokyo, they were not treated as Prisoners of War but were designated as Special Prisoners to be tried and executed for the killing of innocent women and children. While awaiting trial they were considered subhuman. Fiske Hanley is one of the few surviving Special Prisoners.

LC 97019295, ISBN 9780896728158 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


945.05

Bartlett, Kenneth R.

A Short History of the Italian Renaissance

416 pp., 8" x 10", 87 colour illustrations, $132.00 cloth, $59.95 paper, CIP included

July 2013

University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

Award-winning lecturer Kenneth R. Bartlett applies his decades of experience teaching the Italian Renaissance to this beautifully illustrated overview. In his introductory Note to the Reader, Bartlett first explains why he chose Jacob Burckhardt's classic narrative to guide students through the complex history of the Renaissance and then provides his own contemporary interpretation of that narrative.

LC 2013474630, ISBN 9781442607637 (c.), ISBN 9781442600140 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


947.084

Hoidal, Oddvar K.

Trotsky in Norway: Exile, 1935-1937

430 pp., 6" x 9", 10 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Northern Illinois University Press

Trotsky in Norway presents the first complete account in English of this significant time in the revolutionary's life, shedding light on an important chapter in the history of international socialism and communism. Although numerous biographies of Trotsky have been published, their coverage of his Norwegian sojourn has been inadequate, and in some cases erroneous.

LC 2013017702, ISBN 9780875804743 (c.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S

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950-969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African History


950

Morrison, Gayle L.

Hog's Exit: Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the CIA

512 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 100 b&w photographs, 5 maps, $85.00 cloth, $39.95 paper, CIP included

July 2013

Texas Tech University Press

It just didn't sit right. The American Embassy in Bangkok had reported the accidental death of Jerry "Hog" Daniels by carbon monoxide poisoning. Three decades later, his family and most of his friends and coworkers remain unconvinced that the U.S. government told them the truth. This book examines the unique personality and reported death of a man who was a pivotal agent in U.S./Hmong history. First-person accounts capture the life of this dedicated and irreverent individual and offer speculation on the unsettling circumstances of his death. Hog's Exit is the first complete account in English to document the Hmong funeral process.

LC 2013936485, ISBN 9780896727915 (c.), ISBN 9780896727922 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


950

Nakadate, Neil

Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir

236 pp., 6" x 9", 19 b&w illustrations, $20.00 paper, CIP included

September 2013

Indiana University Press

Spanning three generations, this chronicle of origins and imagination, ambition and hope, insiders and outsiders, trauma and silent tears, tells the true story of a Japanese American "relocation center" in WWII.

ISBN 9780253011022 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: O


955.054

Rieffer-Flanagan, Barbara Ann

Evolving Iran: An Introduction to Politics and Problems in the Islamic Republic

272 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 paper, CIP included

March 2013

Georgetown University Press

Evolving Iran presents an overview of how the politics and policy decisions in the Islamic Republic of Iran have developed since the 1979 revolution and how they are likely to evolve in the near future. This accessible overview of Iran's political system covers a broad array of subjects, including foreign policy, human rights, women's struggle for equality, the development and evolution of elections, and the institutions of the political system including the Revolutionary Guards and Assembly of Experts.

LC 2012037548, ISBN 9781589019782 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


956.704

Brennan Jr, Rick, et al.

Ending the U.S. War in Iraq: The Final Transition, Operational Maneuver, and Disestablishment of United States Forces-Iraq

588 pp., 7" x 10", 30 illustrations, $35.00 cloth, $28.50 paper, CIP included

November 2013

RAND Corporation

This book looks at the planning and execution of the U.S. military's exit from Iraq and the transition of responsibilities to the Iraqi government, U.S. embassy, and other U.S. departments and agencies, and draws lessons from these events that can help plan for ending future wars.

LC 2013032713, ISBN 9780833082459 (c.), ISBN 9780833080479 (p.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


956.704

Kamber, Michael

Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq

300 pp., 10" x 12", 164 color and b&w photographs, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2013

University of Texas Press

With visceral, previously unpublished photographs and eyewitness accounts from the front lines, three dozen of the world's leading photojournalists reveal the inside and untold stories of the Iraq war in this groundbreaking oral history.

LC 2012026258, ISBN 9780292744080 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


958.03

Sergeev, Evgeny

The Great Game, 1856-1907: Russo-British Relations in Central and East Asia

530 pp., 6" x 9", 5 b&w illustrations, 2 maps, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

Woodrow Wilson Center Press

The Great Game, 1856-1907 presents a new view of the British-Russian competition for dominance in Central Asia in the second half of the nineteenth century. Sergeev synthesizes official collections of documents, parliamentary papers, political pamphlets, memoirs, contemporary journalism, and guidebooks from unpublished and less studied primary sources in Russian, British, Indian, Georgian, Uzbek, and Turkmen archives. This book disputes the characterization of the Great Game as a proto-Cold War between East and West, and creates a more accurate view of the game's impact on later wars and on the shape of post-World War I Asia.

LC 2012037090, ISBN 9781421408095 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: S


958.104

Smith, Scott, Moeed Yusuf, and Colin Cookman (Editors)

Getting It Right in Afghanistan

348 pp., 6" x 9", map, tables, charts, $24.95 paper, CIP included

December 2013

United States Institute of Peace Press

As the United States and NATO prepare to withdraw their troops from Afghanistan in 2014, the question remains as to what sort of political settlement the Afghanistan government and the Taliban can reach in order to achieve sustainable peace. If all parties are willing to strike a deal, how might the negotiations be structured, and what might the shape of that deal be? Getting It Right in Afghanistan addresses the real drivers of the insurgency and how Afghanistan's neighbors can contribute to peace in the region.

LC 2013028981, ISBN 9781601271822 (p.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


959.704

Branfman, Fred (Editor)

Voices from the Plain of Jars: Life under an Air War

Second Edition

196 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 34 b&w illustrations, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

During the Vietnam War the United States government waged a massive, secret air war in neighboring Laos. Voices from the Plain of Jars, with essays, poems, and pictures by the survivors, was instrumental in exposing the bombing. This expanded edition follows the story forward in time, describing the hardships that Laotians faced after the war when they returned to find their farm fields littered with cluster munitions—explosives that continue to maim and kill today.

LC 2012032677, ISBN 9780299292249 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


959.704

Chau, Tran Ngoc, with Ken Fermoyle

(Foreword by Daniel Ellsberg)

Vietnam Labyrinth: Allies, Enemies, and Why the U.S. Lost the War

480 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 10 b&w photographs, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2013

Texas Tech University Press

This detailed memoir reveals an astute understanding of the Vietnamese political situation and national culture that failed to register with U.S. leaders—and offers valuable insights into how to cope with similar conflicts in the future. As Ellsberg has put it, "Vietnam Labyrinth is unmatched, both for its narrative and for lessons to be learned for our current interventions."

LC 2012041960, ISBN 9780896727717 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


959.704

Tully, John Day, Matthew Masur and Brad Austin (Editors)

Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War

362 pp., 6" x 9", 22 b&w illustrations, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

Just as the Vietnam War presented the United States with a series of challenges, it presents a unique challenge to teachers at all levels. The war had a deep and lasting impact on American culture, politics, and foreign policy. Still fraught with controversy, this crucial chapter of the American experience is as rich in teachable moments as it is riddled with potential pitfalls—especially for students a generation or more removed from the events themselves. Addressing this challenge, Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War offers a wealth of resources for teachers at the secondary and university levels.

LC 2012040084, ISBN 9780299294144 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


959.704

Warr, Nicholas

(Foreword by Scott Nelson)

Charlie One Five: A Marine Company's Vietnam War

400 pp., 7" x 10", 28 b&w photographs, 8 color maps, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2013

Texas Tech University Press

The combat history of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines—or "One Five" (1/5)—is long and illustrious, but there are many periods of their combat operations during the Vietnam War about which there is little in print. This history is drawn from many years of research, from the author's personal memories, and from careful study of the battalion's Command Chronologies and Combat After-action Reports and other historical records. Charlie One Five includes a collection of true stories told to the author by U.S. Marines who served in and fought with 1/5 during the Vietnam War.

LC 2013011226, ISBN 9780896727977 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


965.04

Camus, Albert

(Translated by Arthur Goldhammer)

Algerian Chronicles

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $21.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2013

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

More than 50 years after independence, Algerian Chronicles, with its prescient analysis of the dead end of terrorism, appears here in English for the first time. Published in France in 1958—the year the war caused the collapse of the Fourth French Republic—it is one of Albert Camus' most political works: an exploration of his commitment to Algeria.

LC 2012036100, ISBN 9780674072589 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


967.510

Namikas, Lise

Battleground Africa: Cold War in the Congo, 1960-1965

350 pp., 6" x 9", $60.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2013

Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Battleground Africa traces the Congo Crisis from post-World War II decolonization efforts through Mobutu's second coup in 1965 from a radically new vantage point. Drawing on materials from recently opened archives in Russia and the United States, and to a lesser extent Germany and Belgium, Namikas addresses the crisis from the perspectives of the two superpowers and explains with superb clarity the complex web of allies, clients, and neutral states influencing U.S.-Soviet competition. She argues that a series of exaggerations and misjudgments helped to militarize the crisis, and ultimately, helped militarize the Cold War on the continent.

LC 2012036962, ISBN 9780804784863 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: O


968

Crais, Clifton and Thomas V. McClendon (Editors)

The South Africa Reader: History, Culture, Politics

624 pp., 6" x 9", 60 illustrations (including 8 in color), $99.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2013

Duke University Press

The South Africa Reader is an extraordinarily rich guide to the history, culture, and politics of South Africa. With more than eighty absorbing selections, the Reader provides many perspectives on the country's diverse peoples, its first two decades as a democracy, and the forces that have shaped its history and continue to pose challenges to its future, particularly violence, inequality, and racial discrimination. Cartoons, songs, and fiction are juxtaposed with iconic documents, such as "The Freedom Charter" adopted in 1955 by the African National Congress and its allies and Nelson Mandela's "Statement from the Dock" in 1964.

LC 2013018961, ISBN 9780822355144 (c.), ISBN 9780822355298 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P


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970-979 North American and United States History


971.004

Labelle, Kathryn Magee

Dispersed but Not Destroyed: A History of the Seventeenth-Century Wendat People

288 pp., 6" x 9", $95.00 cloth (CAD), $32.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

May 2013

University of British Columbia Press

Situated within the area stretching from Georgian Bay in the north to Lake Simcoe in the east, the Wendat Confederacy flourished for two hundred years. By the mid-seventeenth century, however, Wendat society was threatened by European disease and Iroquois attacks. Dispersed but Not Destroyed depicts the creation of a powerful Wendat diaspora in the wake of their dispersal and throughout the latter half of the century. Turning the story of the Wendat conquest on its head, this book demonstrates the resiliency of the Wendat people and writes a new chapter in North American history.

LC 2013443395, ISBN 9780774825559 (c.), ISBN 9780774825566 (p.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: RS


971.004

Pilon, Jean-Luc and Nicholette Prince

First Peoples of Canada: Masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization

180 pp., 9" x 11", 263 colour photographs, $49.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

University of Toronto Press

First Peoples of Canada showcases a collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects produced by Canada's First Peoples—including some that are roughly 12,000 years old. This book not only presents spectacular expressions of creativity and ingenuity of Canada's original inhabitants but is also full of insights on the cultures and the geography of this vast land. "The masterworks featured in this book, and the exhibition on which it is based, are a sumptuous feast for the eyes—quilled, tufted, beaded, carved, fringed, and painted in a wondrous array of colours and materials."—Allan J. Ryan, Carleton University

ISBN 9781442626126 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


972.082

Joseph, Gilbert M. and Jürgen Buchenau

Mexico's Once and Future Revolution: Social Upheaval and the Challenge of Rule since the Late Nineteenth Century

264 pp., 6" x 9", 20 photographs, 1 table, 2 maps, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

August 2013

Duke University Press

In this concise historical analysis of the Mexican Revolution, Gilbert M. Joseph and Jürgen Buchenau explore the revolution's causes, dynamics, consequences, and legacies. They do so from varied perspectives, including those of campesinos and workers; politicians, artists, intellectuals, and students; women and men; the well-heeled, the dispossessed, and the multitude in the middle. In the process, they engage major questions about the revolution.

LC 2013010104, ISBN 9780822355175 (c.), ISBN 9780822355328 (p.)

AASL: S


973

Brown, Meredith Mason

Touching America's History: From the Pequot War through WWII

288 pp., 6" x 9", 27 b&w illustrations, 7 maps, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

Indiana University Press

From a piece of Hitler's toilet bowl to a letter from George Washington, Meredith Mason Brown uses twenty family artifacts to tell America's history across 400 years.

LC 2012033294, ISBN 9780253008336 (c.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: G


973.2

Abrams, Jeanne E.

Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health

314 pp., 6" x 9", 13 halftones, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2013

New York University Press

Before the advent of modern antibiotics, one's life could be abruptly shattered by contagion and death, and debility from infectious diseases and epidemics was commonplace for early Americans, regardless of social status. Concerns over health affected the founding fathers and their families as it did slaves, merchants, immigrants, and everyone else in North America....Revolutionary Medicine refocuses the study of the lives of George and Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John and Abigail Adams, and James and Dolley Madison away from the usual lens of politics to the unique perspective of sickness, health, and medicine in their era. [It is] an engaging look at sickness, health, and medicine in the lives of the Founding Fathers (and their wives).

LC 201301673, ISBN 9780814789193 (c.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: G


973.26

Steele, Ian K.

Setting All the Captives Free: Capture, Adjustment, and Recollection in Allegheny Country

708 pp., 6" x 9", 8 b&w photographs, $39.95 cloth (CAD), CIP included

October 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

A new interpretation of the nature of the eighteenth century's Anglo-French wars, focusing on those taken captive.

ISBN 9780773541849 (c.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: RS


973.27

Widder, Keith R.

Beyond Pontiac's Shadow: Michilimackinac and the Anglo-Indian War of 1763

360 pp., 11" x 11", color photographs, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2013

Michigan State University Press

On June 2, 1763, the Ojibwe captured Michigan's Fort Michilimackinac from the British. Ojibwe warriors from villages on Mackinac Island and along the Cheboygan River had surprised the unsuspecting garrison while playing a game of baggatiway. Beyond Pontiac's Shadow examines the circumstances leading up to the attack and the course of events in the aftermath.

LC 2012033470, ISBN 9781611860900 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: O


973.7

Burkhardt, George S.

Confederate Rage, Yankee Wrath: No Quarter in the Civil War

384 pp., 6" x 9", 31 illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

January 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

This provocative study proves the existence of a de facto Confederate policy of giving no quarter to captured black combatants during the Civil War—killing them instead of treating them as prisoners of war. Rather than looking at the massacres as a series of discrete and random events, this work examines each as part of a ruthless but standard practice. Author George S. Burkhardt details a fascinating case that the Confederates followed a consistent pattern of murder against the black soldiers who served in Northern armies after Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation....Burkhardt's narrative approach recovers important dimensions of the war that until now have not been fully explored by historians, effectively describing the systemic pattern that pushed the conflict toward a black flag, take-no-prisoners struggle.

LC 2006025663, ISBN 9780809332076 (p.)

AASL: G

RUSA/CODES: G


973.709

Harris, William C.

Lincoln and the Union Governors

184 pp., 5" x 8", 9 illustrations, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

Over the course of the Civil War, fifty-nine men served as governors of the twenty-five Union states. Although these state executives were occasionally obstructionist and often disagreed amongst themselves, their overall cooperation and counsel bolstered the policies put forth by Abraham Lincoln and proved essential to the Union's ultimate victory. In this revealing volume, award-winning historian William C. Harris explores the complex relationship between Lincoln and the governors of the Union states, illuminating the contributions of these often-overlooked state leaders to the preservation of the nation.

LC 2013010556, ISBN 9780809332885 (c.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: G


973.709

Peatman, Jared

The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

264 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illustrations, $34.50 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

When Abraham Lincoln addressed the crowd at the new national cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, he intended his speech to be his most eloquent statement on the inextricable link between equality and democracy. However, unwilling to commit to equality at that time, the nation stood ill-prepared to accept the full message of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address....By tracing the evolution of Lincoln's brief words at a cemetery dedication into a revered document essential to American national identity, this revealing work provides fresh insight into the enduring legacy of Abraham Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address on American history and culture.

LC 2013011015, ISBN 9780809333103 (c.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: G


973.709

Rodrigue, John C.

Lincoln and Reconstruction

176 pp., 5" x 8", $19.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

Although Abraham Lincoln dominates the literature on the American Civil War, he remains less commonly associated with reconstruction. Previous scholarly works touch on Lincoln and reconstruction, but they tend either to speculate on what Lincoln might have done after the war had he not been assassinated or to approach his reconstruction plans merely as a means of winning the war. In this thought-provoking study, John C. Rodrigue offers a succinct but significant survey of Lincoln's wartime reconstruction initiatives while providing a fresh interpretation of the president's plans for postwar America....Based on Lincoln's own words and writings as well as an extensive array of secondary literature, Rodrigue traces the evolution of Lincoln's thinking on reconstruction, providing new insight into a downplayed aspect of his presidency.

LC 2012042038, ISBN 9780809332533 (c.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: G


973.71

Aley, Ginette and J.L. Anderson (Editors)

Union Heartland: The Midwestern Home Front During the Civil War

224 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illustrations, $39.50 cloth, CIP included

August 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

The Civil War has historically been viewed somewhat simplistically as a battle between the North and the South. Southern historians have broadened this viewpoint by revealing the "many Souths" that made up the Confederacy, but the "North" has remained largely undifferentiated as a geopolitical term. In this welcome collection, seven Civil War scholars offer a unique regional perspective on the Civil War by examining how a specific group of Northerners—Midwesterners, known as Westerners and Middle Westerners during the 1860s—experienced the war on the home front....Bringing together an assortment of home front topics from a variety of fresh perspectives, this collection offers a view of the Civil War that is unabashedly Midwestern.

LC 2013000917, ISBN 9780809332649 (c.)

AASL: RG

RUSA/CODES: RG


973.714

Willis, Deborah and Barbara Krauthamer

Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery

240 pp., 7" x 10", 150 halftones, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2013

Temple University Press

In their pioneering book, renowned photographic historian Deborah Willis and historian of slavery Barbara Krauthamer have amassed 150 photographs—some never before published—from the antebellum days of the 1850s through the New Deal era of the 1930s. The photos portray the seismic impact of emancipation on African Americans born before and after the Proclamation. From photos of the enslaved on plantations and African American soldiers and camp workers in the Union Army to Juneteenth celebrations, slave reunions, and portraits of black families and workers in the American South, the images in this book challenge perceptions of slavery. · Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Non-Fiction, 2014 · One of the Top 25 Outstanding Academic Titles, Choice, 2013

LC 2012032600, ISBN 9781439909850 (c.)

AASL: G

RUSA/CODES: G


973.733

Holzer, Harold and Sara Vaughn Gabbard (Editors)

1863: Lincoln's Pivotal Year

216 pp., 6" x 9", 28 illustrations, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

Several defining moments of Lincoln's presidency took place in 1863, including the most titanic battle ever to shake the American continent, which soon inspired the most famous presidential speech in American history. The ten essays in this book explore the year's important events and developments, including the response to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation....With an informative introduction by noted Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer and a chronology that places the high-profile events of 1863 in context with cultural and domestic policy advances of the day, this remarkable compendium opens a window into a year that proved decisive not only for the Civil War and Lincoln's presidency but also for the entire course of American history.

LC 2012040723, ISBN 9780809332465 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: G


973.734

Ballard, Michael B.

Grant at Vicksburg: The General and the Siege

232 pp., 6" x 9", 27 illustrations, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

On May 22, 1863, after two failed attempts to take the city of Vicksburg by assault, Major General Ulysses S. Grant declared in a letter to the commander of the Union fleet on the Mississippi River that "the nature of the ground about Vicksburg is such that it can only be taken by a siege." The 47-day siege of Vicksburg orchestrated by Grant resulted in the eventual surrender of the city and fulfilled a major strategic goal for the Union: command of the Mississippi River for the remainder of the war. In this revealing volume, Michael B. Ballard offers the first in-depth exploration of Grant's thoughts and actions during this critical operation, providing a never-before-seen portrait of the general in the midst of one of his most notable achievements.

LC 2012032501, ISBN 9780809332403 (c.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: G


973.734

Johnson, Martin P.

Writing the Gettysburg Address

336 pp., 6" x 9", 12 photographs, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

University Press of Kansas

The dramatic and surprising story of how Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address, this book solves the central mysteries that for over 150 years have surrounded our nation's most admired speech. Follows Lincoln from Washington to Gettysburg as he composed, revised, and then delivered this important statement of American identity. "Beautifully written and closely argued, this book grips the reader much like a detective novel and teaches us how little we know about a subject we thought we knew so well."—Library Journal, starred review.

LC 2013020162, ISBN 9780700619337 (c.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: O, G


973.741

Smith, John David

Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops

168 pp., 5" x 8", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

When Abraham Lincoln issued his final Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, he not only freed the slaves in the Confederate states but also invited freed slaves and free persons of color to join the U.S. Army as part of the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT), the first systematic, large-scale effort by the U.S. government to arm African Americans to aid in the nation's defense....Lincoln's role in the arming of African Americans remains a central but unfortunately obscure part of one of the most compelling periods in American history. In Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops John David Smith offers a concise, enlightening exploration of the development of Lincoln's military emancipation project, its implementation, and the recruitment and deployment of black troops.

LC 2013011435, ISBN 9780809332908 (c.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: G


973.78

Claflin, Gilbert and Esther Claflin

(Edited by Judy Cook)

A Quiet Corner of the War: The Civil War Letters of Gilbert and Esther Claflin, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1862-1863

354 pp., 6" x 9", 17 b&w illustrations, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

In 2002, Judy Cook discovered a packet of letters written by her great-great-grandparents, Gilbert and Esther Claflin, during the American Civil War. An unexpected bounty, these letters from 1862-63 offer visceral witness to the war, recounting the trials of a family separated....In his letters, Gilbert writes about food, hygiene, rampant desertions by drafted men, rebel guerrilla raids, and pastimes in the daily life of a soldier....Esther shares in her letters the challenges of maintaining the farm, accounts of their boys Elton and Price, concerns about finances and health, and news of their community....Judy Cook has made the letters accessible to a wider audience by providing historical context with notes and appendixes. The volume includes a foreword by Civil War historian Keith S. Bohannon.

LC 2013010467, ISBN 9780299294809 (c.)

AASL: RS

RUSA/CODES: G


973.910

Carson, Mina

Ava Helen Pauling: Partner, Activist, Visionary

240 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photographs, notes, index, $22.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

Oregon State University Press

The story of Ava Helen Pauling—her rich career as an activist first for civil rights and liberties, then against nuclear testing, and finally for peace, feminism, and environmental stewardship—is best told in the context of her enduring partnership with her famous husband, Linus Pauling. In this long-awaited first biography, Ava Helen Pauling: Partner, Activist, Visionary, Mina Carson reveals the complex and fascinating history behind one of the great love stories of the twentieth century.

LC 2012044618, ISBN 9780870716980 (p.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: G


973.917

Breitman, Richard and Allan J. Lichtman

FDR and the Jews

464 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 27 halftones, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

A contentious debate lingers over whether Franklin Delano Roosevelt turned his back on the Jews of Hitler's Europe. FDR and the Jews reveals a concerned leader whose efforts on behalf of Jews were far greater than those of any other world figure but whose moral leadership was tempered by the political realities of depression and war.

LC 2012038166, ISBN 9780674050266 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: O, G


974.921

Hoffman, Amy

Lies About My Family: A Memoir

168 pp., 6" x 9", 10 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

March 2013

University of Massachusetts Press

This well-crafted family memoir is about the stories that are told and the ones that are not told, and about the ways the meanings of the stories change down the generations. It is about memory and the spaces between memories, and about alienation and reconciliation. With humor, insight, and honesty, a Jewish lesbian explores her family history.

LC 2012050133, ISBN 9781625340023 (c.), ISBN 9781625340030 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


975.01

Bowne, Eric E.

Mound Sites of the Ancient South: A Guide to the Mississippi Chiefdoms

272 pp., 7 1/2" x 10", 92 color and 23 b&w photographs, 20 maps, $29.95 paper, CIP included

June 2013

University of Georgia Press

From approximately AD 900 to 1600, ancient Mississippian culture dominated today's southeastern United States. These Native American societies, known more popularly as moundbuilders, had populations that numbered in the thousands, produced vast surpluses of food, engaged in long-distance trading, and were ruled by powerful leaders who raised large armies. This heavily illustrated guide brings these settlements to life with maps, artists' reconstructions, photos of artifacts, and historic and modern photos of sites, connecting our archaeological knowledge with what is visible when visiting the sites today.

LC 2012034309, ISBN 9780820344980 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


976.431

Kerr, Jeffrey Stuart

Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas

352 pp., 6" x 9", 37 b&w photographs, 1 map, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2013

Texas Tech University Press

"In his lively depiction of the founding of Austin as the capital of Texas, Jeffrey Kerr offers colorful accounts of the scenic setting, early settlers, and contentious times. Against the broader controversy of how to maintain and develop the Republic, he guides us through the ongoing struggle waged between Mirabeau Lamar and Sam Houston, the first two presidents, over the desirability of a new frontier capital."—Alwyn Barr, author of Texans in Revolt: The Battle for San Antonio, 1835

LC 2013011214, ISBN 9780896727823 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G, RG


977.02

Criblez, Adam

Parading Patriotism: Independence Day Celebrations in the Urban Midwest, 1826-1876

288 pp., 6" x 9", 12 illustrations, $28.95 paper, CIP included

May 2013

Northern Illinois University Press

Parading Patriotism covers a critical period in American history, fifty decisive years between 1826 and 1876, when the nation was just starting to expand and define its own identity. Historian Adam Criblez offers a unique study of five Midwestern cities—Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Indianapolis—and how Fourth of July celebrations there helped forge patriotic nationalism and new conceptions of what it was like to be an American.

LC 2013012979, ISBN 9780875806921 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


977.303

Cooper Guasco, Suzanne

Confronting Slavery: Edward Coles and the Rise of Antislavery Politics in Nineteenth-Century America

265 pp., 6" x 9", 12 illustrations, $28.95 paper, CIP included

March 2013

Northern Illinois University Press

Edward Coles (1786-1868) is most noted for his antislavery correspondence with Thomas Jefferson in 1814, freeing his slaves in 1819, and leading the campaign against slavery in Illinois during the 1823-24 convention contest. [In this] new full-length biography of Coles, readers learn for the first time how he continued to confront slavery for nearly 40 years after his time in Illinois.

LC 2012045346, ISBN 9780875806891 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


977.311

Gustaitis, Joseph

Chicago's Greatest Year, 1893: The White City and the Birth of a Modern Metropolis

360 pp., 6" x 9", 90 illustrations, $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2013

Southern Illinois University Press

"Cities are not buildings; cities are people," writes author Joseph Gustaitis. Throughout the book, he brings forgotten pioneers back to the forefront of Chicago's history, connecting these important people of 1893 with their effects on the city and its institutions today. The facts in this history of a year range from funny to astounding, showcasing innovators, civic leaders, VIPs, and power brokers who made 1893 Chicago about so much more than the fair.

LC 2012037898, ISBN 9780809332489 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P


977.504

White, Sylvia Bell and Jody LePage

Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice

304 pp., 6" x 9", 18 b&w illustrations, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

Telling her whole life story in these pages, Sylvia emerges as a buoyant spirit, sparkling narrator, and powerful witness to racial injustice. Sylvia Bell White tells the story of her brother's killing by two white Milwaukee police officers in a narrative that reaches from her own enslaved grandparents to the nation's first African American president.

LC 2012032691, ISBN 9780299294342 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


978.176

Rebein, Robert

Dragging Wyatt Earp: A Personal History of Dodge City

236 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 16 b&w photographs, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2013

Ohio University Press

In Dragging Wyatt Earp essayist Robert Rebein explores what it means to grow up in, leave, and return to the iconic Western town of Dodge City, Kansas. Ranging from memoir to reportage to revisionist history, Rebein's prose—funny and incisive—contrasts his hometown's Old West heritage with a New West reality that includes salvage yards, beef packing plants, and bored teenagers cruising up and down Wyatt Earp Boulevard. Along the way...Rebein revisits a number of Western myths surrounding Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, the Cheyenne chief Black Kettle, George Armstrong Custer, and of course Wyatt Earp himself.

LC 2012044512, ISBN 9780804011426 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


979.004

Hittman, Michael

Great Basin Indians: An Encyclopedic History

512 pp., 9" x 6", 11 maps, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2013

University of Nevada Press

The Native American inhabitants of North America's Great Basin have a long, eventful history and rich cultures. Great Basin Indians: An Encyclopedic History covers all aspects of their world. The book is organized in an encyclopedic format to allow full discussion of many diverse topics, including geography, religion, significant individuals, the impact of Euro-American settlement, wars, tribes and intertribal relations, reservations, federal policies regarding Native Americans, scholarly theories regarding their prehistory, and others.

LC 2012046512, ISBN 9780874179095 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G, RG


979.7

Johnson, Karen L. and Dennis M. Larsen

A Yankee on Puget Sound: Pioneer Dispatches of Edward Jay Allen, 1852-1855

208 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", photographs, maps, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2013

Washington State University Press

Edward Jay Allen packed abundant exploits into his three years in Washington Territory. He served as a Monticello Convention delegate, claimed donation land north of Olympia, led teams laying out the Naches Pass wagon road, explored Puget Sound on a whaleboat, and with two others, made the first documented ascent of Mt. Adams. The young Yankee logged his adventures, deftly weaving in descriptive passages, humor, and poetry while eloquently reflecting the views of his time. His diary and published letters survived 150 years to shed new insight on Pacific Northwest history.

LC 2013005507, ISBN 9780874223156 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G, RG

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980.035

Randall, Margaret

Che on My Mind

160 pp., 5 2/5" x 7 4/5", 16 photographs, $69.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

September 2013

Duke University Press

Che on My Mind is an impressionistic look at the life, death, and legacy of Che Guevara by the renowned feminist poet and activist Margaret Randall. She arrived in Cuba in 1969, less than two years after Che's death, and lived there until 1980. She became friends with several of Che's family members, friends, and compatriots. In Che on My Mind she reflects on his relationships with his family and fellow insurgents, including Fidel Castro. Randall concludes by reflecting on the inspiration and lessons that Che's struggles might offer early twenty-first-century social justice activists and freedom fighters.

LC 2013013826, ISBN 9780822355786 (c.), ISBN 9780822355922 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G


983

Hutchison, Elizabeth Quay, et al. (Editors)

The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics

640 pp., 6" x 9", 78 figures (including 8 in color), 3 maps, $99.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2013

Duke University Press

The Chile Reader makes available a rich variety of documents spanning more than five hundred years of Chilean history. Most of the selections are by Chileans; many have never before appeared in English. The history of Chile is rendered from diverse perspectives, including those of Mapuche Indians and Spanish colonists, peasants and aristocrats, feminists and military strongmen, entrepreneurs and workers, and priests and poets. Among the many selections are interviews, travel diaries, letters, diplomatic cables, cartoons, photographs, and song lyrics.

LC 2013020980, ISBN 9780822353461 (c.), ISBN 9780822353607 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


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