2017 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

Kelly, Robert L.

The Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us about Our Future

168 pp., 6" x 9", 2 maps, 2 charts, $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2016

University of California Press

In an eminently readable style, Kelly identifies four key pivot points in the six-million-year history of human development: the emergence of technology, culture, agriculture, and the state. In each example, the author examines the long-term processes that resulted in a definitive, no-turning-back change for the organization of society. Kelly then looks ahead, giving us evidence for what he calls a fifth beginning, one that started about AD 1500. Some might call it "globalization," but the author places it in its larger context: a five-thousand-year arms race, capitalism's global reach, and the cultural effects of a worldwide communication network.

LC 2016012935, ISBN 9780520293120 (c.), ISBN 9780520966369 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


910.4

Bouldrey, Brian (Editor)

Inspired Journeys: Travel Writers in Search of the Muse

280 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $24.95 cloth, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

November 2016

The University of Wisconsin Press

Full of humor, profundity, and obsession, these are tales of writers on pilgrimage, in search of legends, artistic inspiration, spiritual epiphany, or fulfillment of a promise.

LC 2016013571, ISBN 9780299309404 (c.), ISBN 9780299309480 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


910.916

Hatfield, Philip J.

Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World

256 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 120 color illustrations, $44.95 cloth (CAD), $44.95 ebook (CAD), CIP included

September 2016

McGill-Queen's University Press

The 2014 discovery of HMS Erebus—a ship lost during Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage—reignited popular, economic, and political interest in the Arctic's exploration, history, anthropology, and historical geography. Lines in the Ice investigates the allure of the North through topographical views, maps, explorers' diaries, and historic photographs.

LC 2016435692, ISBN 9780773548206 (c.), ISBN 9780773599871 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


912.747

Solnit, Rebecca and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas

232 pp., 7" x 12", $49.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2016

University of California Press

Nonstop Metropolis, the final volume of a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six maps and essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of experts—from linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalists—amplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of New Jersey. The contributors to this volume both celebrate New York City's unique vitality, incubation of the avant-garde, and literary history, and critique its racial and economic inequality, environmental impact, and erasure of its past. Nonstop Metropolis allows us to discover the unexpected in one of the most iconic cities in the world.

LC 2016015756, ISBN 9780520285941 (c.), ISBN 9780520285958 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


917.804

Smith, Jeffrey

William Clark: Explorer and Diplomat

48 pp., 7" x 10", $27.00 cloth, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

Truman State University Press

William Clark is famous as one of the leaders on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, but he was also a soldier, a politician, and Indian agent. When he was a young boy, America became an independent country and by the time he died, the young country had expanded beyond the Mississippi and more than doubled in size. William served in the Army, explored and mapped new territory, served as governor of the Missouri Territory, and worked to keep the peace between Native Americans and new American settlers moving west as the country expanded.

LC 2016006739, ISBN 9781612481784 (c.), ISBN 9781612481791 (e.)

AASL: G/EM, MS


919.8

Potter, Russell A.

Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search

280 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", 26 photos, 7 maps, $39.95 cloth (CAD), $34.95 ebook (CAD)

July 2016

McGill-Queen's University Press

In 2014 media around the world buzzed with news that an archaeological team from Parks Canada had located and identified the wreck of HMS Erebus, the flagship of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Finding Franklin outlines the larger story and the cast of detectives from every walk of life that led to the discovery, solving one of the Arctic's greatest mysteries.

ISBN 9780773547841 (c.), ISBN 9780773599611 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G

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920-929 Biography


920.042

Walkden, Andrea

Private Lives Made Public: The Invention of Biography in Early Modern England

216 pp., 6" x 9", $70.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2016

Duquesne University Press

By exploring the unprecedented boom in biographical writing in the late seventeenth century in England, Andrea Walkden demonstrates the wide-ranging influence of this new, visible, and affectively powerful form of public expression. She traces life-writing's relationship to emergent party politics, to the imaginative development of the early English novel, and to our contemporary use of biography in academic literary culture.

LC 2016021714, ISBN 9780820704821 (c.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S

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930-939 History of the Ancient World


930

Goldsworthy, Adrian

Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World

528 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 36 b&w illustrations, $32.50 cloth, $22.00 paper, $32.50 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

Yale University Press

Renowned scholar Adrian Goldsworthy turns to the Pax Romana, a rare period when the Roman Empire was at peace. A vivid exploration of nearly two centuries of Roman history, Pax Romana recounts real stories of aggressive conquerors, failed rebellions, and unlikely alliances. "Entirely compelling....An engrossing account of how the Roman Empire grew and operated."—Kirkus Reviews

LC 2016941493, ISBN 9780300178821 (c.), ISBN 9780300230628 (p.), ISBN 9780300222265 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: O


930.102

Broughton, Jack M. and Shawn D. Miller

Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology: A Photographic Atlas

224 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 215 figures, 49 color plates, $40.00 paper, $32.00 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

The University of Utah Press

This photographic atlas, developed over twenty years of teaching in the field, is the only field guide and laboratory manual to cover both the osteology and the natural history of western North American vertebrates in a single volume.

LC 2015045226, ISBN 9781607814856 (p.), ISBN 9781607814863 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


933.05

Mason, Steve

A History of the Jewish War: AD 66-74

735 pp., 10" x 7", 41 b&w illustrations, 3 maps, $150.00 cloth, $120.00 ebook, CIP included

February 2016

Cambridge University Press

A conflict that erupted between Roman legions and some Judaeans in late AD 66 had an incalculable impact on Rome's physical appearance and imperial governance; on ancient Jews bereft of their mother-city and temple; and on early Christian fortunes. Historical scholarship and cinema alike tend to see the conflict as the culmination of long Jewish resistance to Roman oppression. In this volume, Steven Mason re-examines the war in all relevant contexts....and phases, from the Hasmoneans to the fall of Masada. Mason approaches each topic as a historical investigation, clarifying problems that need to be solved, understanding the available evidence, and considering scenarios that might explain the evidence.

LC 2015016873, ISBN 9780521853293 (c.), ISBN 9781316419915 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: O

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940-949 European History


940.1

Wickham, Chris

Medieval Europe

352 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 32 color illustrations, $35.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

November 2016

Yale University Press

Vast changes transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span known as the Middle Ages. This spirited book tracks the pivotal crises and developments of the era century by century, from the breakup of the Roman Empire to the Reformation. The result is the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation. "A dazzling race through a complex millennium."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2016018675, ISBN 9780300208344 (c.), ISBN 9780300228823 (p.), ISBN 9780300222210 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


940.431

Delaney, Douglas E. and Serge Marc Durflinger (Editors)

Capturing Hill 70: Canada's Forgotten Battle of the First World War

332 pp., 6" x 9", 48 b&w photographs, 4 maps, 9 charts, 2 tables, $34.95 cloth, $99.00 ebook (library edition), CIP included

November 2016

University of British Columbia Press

In August 1917, the Canadian Corps captured Hill 70, vital terrain just north of the French town of Lens. The Canadians suffered some 5,400 casualties and in three harrowing days defeated twenty-one German counterattacks. This spectacularly successful but shockingly costly battle was as innovative as Vimy, yet few Canadians have heard of it or of subsequent attempts to capture Lens, which resulted in nearly 3,300 more casualties. Capturing Hill 70 marks the centenary of this triumph by dissecting different facets of the battle, from planning and conducting operations to long-term repercussions and commemoration. It reinstates Hill 70 to its rightful place.

LC 2016497457, ISBN 9780774833592 (c.), ISBN 9780774833615 (pdf) and ISBN 9780774833622 (epub)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.531

Berkovits, Annette Libeskind

(Foreword by Daniel Libeskind)

In the Unlikeliest of Places: How Nachman Libeskind Survived the Nazis, Gulags, and Soviet Communism

296 pp., 8" x 5 1/4", $34.99 cloth, $22.99 paper, $9.99 ebook

August 2014

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

"Berkovits, Libeskind's daughter and the author of this cinematically gripping debut biography, does a masterful job weaving together a coherent narrative, culled largely from tape recordings that her father left behind. She has a rare gift for storytelling....the prose is lively and direct, and the story is deeply affecting....A moving tale that's emotionally powerful and historically edifying."—Kirkus Reviews

ISBN 9781771120661 (c.), ISBN 9781771122481 (p.), ISBN 9781771120685 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


940.531

Fleming, Malcolm L.

(Foreword by James H. Madison)

From War to Peace in 1945 Germany: A GI's Experience

200 pp., 10" x 10", 132 b&w illustrations, $45.00 cloth, $44.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

Indiana University Press

In the pouch intended to carry his first-aid kit on his belt, Army Photographer "Mac" Fleming instead carried a small personal camera, which he used to take pictures of the people and places that interested him. From these photos, Fleming has assembled this absorbing private chronicle of war and peace in 1945.

LC 2015023881, ISBN 9780253019561 (c.), ISBN 9780253019615 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.531

Frankel, Alona

Girl: My Childhood and the Second World War

280 pp., 6" x 9", 50 color and b&w illustrations, $75.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, $24.99 ebook, CIP included

August 2016

Indiana University Press

Girl is the story of a young girl's self-preservation through the horrors of World War II and its aftermath. In hiding among pigs, mice, and lice, Alona taught herself to read and drew on scraps of paper. Frankel, now a world-renowned children's author and illustrator, reveals a little girl full of life in a terrible, evil world.

LC 2016003858, ISBN 9780253022288 (c.), ISBN 9780253022356 (p.), ISBN 9780253022417 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.531

Hollander-Lafon, Magda

(Translated by Anthony T. Fuller)

Four Scraps of Bread

124 pp., 5" x 8", $50.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, $25.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

University of Notre Dame Press

"Magda Hollander-Lafon's book shines with an unquenchable yearning for life despite the appalling suffering and brutality it portrays. Through the eyes of her memory we see the whole gamut of human reactions to unspeakable suffering and cruelty. We connect with them at extraordinary depth through the heart of a tortured child whose hope never died. This is a heartbreaking, compassionate, triumphant book filled with a rare insight into human evil and suffering."—Gemma Simmonds, CJ, Heythrop College, University of London

LC 2016023973, ISBN 9780268101220 (c.), ISBN 9780268101237 (p.), ISBN 9780268101251 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.531

Joukowsky, Artemis

(With a Foreword by Ken Burns)

Defying the Nazis: The Sharp's War

272 pp., 6" x 9", 8 page b&w photo insert, $25.95 cloth, $18.00 paper, $15.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

Beacon Press

This official companion to the PBS/Ken Burns film broadcast tells the little-known story of the Sharps, an otherwise ordinary couple whose faith and commitment to social justice inspired them to undertake dangerous rescue and relief missions across war-torn Europe, saving the lives of countless refugees, political dissidents, and Jews on the eve of World War II. Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian Minister and his wife Martha, a social worker, are honored as "righteous gentiles" in Yad Vashem.

LC 2016007704, ISBN 9780807071823 (c.), ISBN 9780807013021 (p.), ISBN 9780807071830 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.531

Lipstadt, Deborah E.

Holocaust: An American Understanding

220 pp., 6" x 9", $90.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2016

Rutgers University Press

In Holocaust: An American Understanding, Deborah E. Lipstadt reveals how since the end of the war a broad array of Americans have tried to make sense of an inexplicable disaster, and how they came to use the Holocaust as a lens to interpret their own history. Drawing upon extensive research on politics, popular culture, student protests, religious debates and Zionist ideologies, Lipstadt weaves a powerful narrative that ranges from the civil rights movement and Vietnam, to the Rwandan genocide and the bombing of Kosovo.

LC 2015035675, ISBN 9780813564777 (c.), ISBN 9780813564760 (p.), ISBN 9780813573694 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.531

Marrus, Michael R.

(Foreword by Margaret MacMillan)

Lessons of the Holocaust

216 pp., 6" x 9", $23.95 paper, $23.95 ebook, CIP included

January 2016

University of Toronto Press

In Lessons of the Holocaust, the distinguished historian Michael R. Marrus challenges the notion that there are definitive lessons to be deduced from the destruction of European Jewry. Instead, drawing on decades of studying, writing about, and teaching the Holocaust, he shows how its "lessons" are constantly challenged, debated, altered, and reinterpreted. A succinct, stimulating analysis by a world-renowned historian, Lessons of the Holocaust is the perfect guide for the general reader to the historical and moral controversies which infuse the interpretation of the Holocaust and its significance.

LC 2016304233, ISBN 9781442630062 (p.), ISBN 9781442630086 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.531

Nansen, Odd

(Edited by Timothy J. Boyce)

(Preface by Thomas Buergenthal)

From Day to Day: One Man's Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps

624 pp., 7" x 10", 56 illustrations (42 sketches, 13 b&w photographs, 1 map), $39.95 cloth, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

Vanderbilt University Press

In 1942, Norwegian Odd Nansen was arrested by the Nazis, and he spent the remainder of World War II in concentration camps. For 3.5 years, Nansen kept a secret diary on tissue-paper-thin pages later smuggled out by various means. Unlike writers of retrospective Holocaust memoirs, Nansen recorded the details of camp life as they happened, "from day to day." After the Putnam's edition received rave reviews in 1949, the book eventually fell into obscurity. This new edition, the first in over 65 years, contains extensive annotations, new diary selections never before translated into English, and 40 sketches of camp life and death by Nansen. "A long-forgotten masterpiece."—Nikolaus Wachsmann, author of KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

LC 2015042213, ISBN 9780826521002 (c.), ISBN 9780826521026 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.531

Stier, Oren Baruch

Holocaust Icons: Symbolizing the Shoah in History and Memory

224 pp., 6" x 9", 41 photographs, $90.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Rutgers University Press

Oren Baruch Stier traces the lives and afterlives of certain remnants of the Holocaust and their ongoing impact. He shows how and why four icons—an object, a phrase, a person, and a number—have come to stand in for the Holocaust: where they came from and how they have been used and reproduced; how they are presently at risk from a variety of threats such as commodification; and what the future holds for the memory of the Shoah.

LC 2014046190, ISBN 9780813574035 (c.), ISBN 9780813574028 (p.), ISBN 9780813574042 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.531

Urbikas, Donna Solecka

My Sister's Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin's Siberia

312 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 14 b&w photographs, 1 map, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2016

The University of Wisconsin Press

In 1950s Chicago, baby boomer Donna yearns for a "normal" American family, but her Polish-born mother and half-sister are haunted by their past as slave laborers in Siberia during World War II. In this unforgettable memoir, Donna recounts her family history and her own survivor's story, finally understanding the damaged mother who had saved her sister.

LC 2015038427, ISBN 9780299308506 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.540

Poulard, Elie

(Translated and Edited by Jean V. Poulard)

A French Slave in Nazi Germany: A Testimony

168 pp., 6" x 9", 12 halftones, $30.00 cloth, $30.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

University of Notre Dame Press

"The book vividly evokes the life of a young French man forcibly sent to work in Germany during World War II. Once the Vichy Government of France passed the Required Work Service Law in 1943, more than half a million young French men were deported to Germany where they worked in the harshest conditions to replace the German men sent to fight in the war.....The chapters about the effects of the Allied bombing in the western part of Germany are especially poignant as they allow the reader to witness the gradual collapse and final capitulation of the Nazi regime."—Thomas Pavel, Gordon J. Laing Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago

LC 2016023972, ISBN 9780268100773 (c.), ISBN 9780268100803 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.544

Rickman, Sarah Byrn

Finding Dorothy Scott: Letters of a WASP Pilot

288 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth, $9.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

Texas Tech University Press

More than eleven hundred women pilots flew military aircraft for the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. These pioneering female aviators were known first as WAFS (Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron) and eventually as WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots). Thirty-eight of them died while serving their country. Dorothy Scott was one of the thirty-eight. She died in a mid-air crash at the age of twenty-three. The letters offer a window into the mind of a young, patriotic, funny, and ambitious young woman who was determined to use her piloting skills to help the US war effort.

LC 2016014519, ISBN 9780896729728 (c.), ISBN 9780896729735 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.544

Rickman, Sarah Byrn

(Foreword by Deborah G. Douglas)

WASP of the Ferry Command: Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds

416 pp., 6" x 9", 47 b&w photographs, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, $23.96 ebook, CIP included

March 2016

University of North Texas Press

WASP of the Ferry Command is the story of the women ferry pilots who flew more than nine million miles in 72 different aircraft for the Ferrying Division, Air Transport Command, during World War II. In the spring of 1942, Col. William H. Tunner lacked sufficient male pilots to move vital trainer aircraft from the factory to the training fields. Nancy Love found 28 experienced women pilots who could do the job....By January 1944 they began delivering high performance P-51s, 47s, and 39s.....They had the range to escort B-17s and B-24s from England to Berlin and back on bombing raids that ultimately brought down the German Reich.

LC 2015046031, ISBN 9781574416374 (c.), ISBN 9781574416770 (p.), ISBN 9781574416428 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.545

Dunn, James A.

(Edited and with an Introduction by Manse G. Blackford)

(Historical Introduction by John Sibley Butler)

On Board the USS Mason: The World War II Diary of James A. Dunn

171 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 21 b&w illustrations, 1 map, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2016

Ohio State University Press

A signalman on the USS Mason, James A. Dunn kept a day-to-day diary during his spare time on board the Mason which chronicles the ship's wartime activities. The Mason, a destroyer escort during World War II, was the only oceangoing warship in the navy to employ African Americans in positions other than cook or messmate. Manned by African American seamen (and commanded by white officers), the ship made ten crossings of the Atlantic from 1944 to 1945, escorting convoys of merchant ships to and from the United Kingdom and North Africa and operating in hunter-killer groups searching for German submarines.

LC 2016031381, ISBN 9780814206997 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.548

Peckham, Howard H. and Shirley A. Snyder

(Foreword by James H. Madison)

Letters from the Greatest Generation: Writing Home in WWII

376 pp., 6" x 9", 1 b&w illustrations, $25.00 paper, $24.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Indiana University Press

A remarkable and frank collection of WWII letters penned by American men and women serving overseas. True to the everyday thoughts of these fighters, the letters can be as amusing as they are heartbreaking.

LC 2016019849, ISBN 9780253024480 (p.), ISBN 9780253024602 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


941.508

Dhiarmada, Bríona Nic

The 1916 Irish Rebellion

(The Companion Volume to the Public Television Documentary)

216 pp., 11 1/2" x 8 3/4", 380 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2016

University of Notre Dame Press

"Scholar, documentary writer and producer, and University of Notre Dame professor Nic Dhiarmada spent five years leading a team of researchers and creatives who spanned two continents to create this ambitious history of Ireland's Easter Rising to bring the full story forth on the 100th anniversary....Rich in fascinating historical photographs and informative and poignant documents that capture each phase of the struggle and its inevitable and tragic outcome, this striking volume tells the complex tale of a singular chapter in the long war against colonialism in plain and ringing language."—Booklist

LC 2015042508, ISBN 9780268036140 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


941.508

Kiberd, Declan and P. J. Mathews (Editors)

Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Irish Cultural and Political Writings 1891-1922

506 pp., 6" x 9", $125.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

September 2016

University of Notre Dame Press

"This book is indispensable for an understanding of the cultural revolution that preceded and in key ways helped shape the political revolution in twentieth-century Ireland. For anyone interested in Irish culture, history, literature, and art, I can think of no better place to start than here. Highly recommended."—Christopher B. Fox, professor of English and director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame

LC 2016024810, ISBN 9780268101305 (c.), ISBN 9780268101312 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G


943

Winegard, Timothy C.

(Foreword by Sir Hew Strachan)

The First World Oil War

416 pp., 6" x 9", 29 illustrations, $36.95 cloth, $36.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

University of Toronto Press

In his groundbreaking book The First World Oil War, Timothy C. Winegard argues that beginning with the First World War, oil became the preeminent commodity to safeguard national security and promote domestic prosperity. For the first time in history, territory was specifically conquered to possess oil fields and resources; vital cogs in the continuation of the industrialized warfare of the Twentieth Century. This original and pioneering study analyzes the evolution of oil as a catalyst for both war and diplomacy, and connects the events of the First World War to contemporary petroleum geo-politics and international aggression.

LC 2016498150, ISBN 9781487500733 (c.), ISBN 9781487511715 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G, S


943.604

Judson, Pieter M.

The Habsburg Empire: A New History

592 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 40 halftones, 7 maps, $35.00 cloth, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

Harvard University Press

This panoramic reappraisal shows why the Habsburg Empire mattered for so long to so many Central Europeans across divides of language, religion, and region. Pieter Judson shows that creative government—and intractable problems the far-flung empire could not solve—left an enduring imprint on successor states. Its lessons are no less important today.

LC 2015036845, ISBN 9780674047761 (c.), ISBN 9780674969322 (e.)

AASL: S/HS


944.014

Fried, Johannes

(Translated by Peter Lewis)

Charlemagne

688 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 8 color illustrations, 62 halftones, 2 maps, $39.95 cloth, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Harvard University Press

When the legendary Frankish king and emperor Charlemagne died in 814 he left behind a dominion and a legacy unlike anything seen in Western Europe since the fall of Rome. Johannes Fried paints a compelling portrait of a devout ruler, a violent time, and a unified kingdom that deepens our understanding of the man often called the father of Europe.

LC 2016013071, ISBN 9780674737396 (c.), ISBN 9780674973411 (e.)

AASL: O, G, S/HS


947.708

Liber, George O.

Total Wars and the Making of Modern Ukraine, 1914-1954

416 pp., 6" x 9", 5 tables, $85.00 cloth, $39.95 paper, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2016

University of Toronto Press

In Total Wars and the Making of Modern Ukraine, 1914-1954, George O. Liber argues that the continuous violence of the world wars and interwar years transformed the Ukrainian-speaking population of East Central Europe into self-conscious Ukrainians. Wars, mass killings, and forced modernization drives made and re-made Ukraine's boundaries, institutionalized its national identities, and pruned its population according to various state-sponsored political, racial, and social ideologies. In short, the two world wars, the Holodomor, and the Holocaust played critical roles in forming today's Ukraine.

LC 2016303140, ISBN 9781442649774 (c.), ISBN 9781442627086 (p.), ISBN 9781442621442 (e.)

AASL: O, RS, S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S

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950-969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African History


951.38

Stapleton, Kristin

Fact in Fiction: 1920s China and Ba Jin's Family

296 pp., 6" x 9", 21 halftones, 2 tables, 2 maps, $85.00 cloth, $25.95 paper, $25.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2016

Stanford University Press

Historical novels can be windows into other cultures and eras, but it's not always clear what's fact and what's fiction. Thousands have read Ba Jin's influential novel Family, but few realize how much he shaped his depiction of 1920s China to suit his story and his politics. In Fact in Fiction, Kristin Stapleton puts Ba Jin's bestseller into full historical context, both to illustrate how it successfully portrays human experiences during the 1920s and to reveal its historical distortions.

LC 2016010388, ISBN 9780804798693 (c.), ISBN 9781503601062 (p.), ISBN 9780804799737 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


956.620

Panian, Karnig

Goodbye, Antoura: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide

216 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 16 halftones, 1 map, $25.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

Stanford University Press

When World War I began, Karnig Panian was only five years old, living among his fellow Armenians in the Anatolian village of Gurin. Four years later, American aid workers found him at an orphanage in Antoura, Lebanon. He was among nearly 1,000 Armenian and 400 Kurdish children who had been abandoned by the Turkish administrators, left to survive at the orphanage without adult care. This memoir offers the extraordinary story of what he endured in those years....His story shows us how even young children recognize injustice and can organize against it....Goodbye, Antoura assures us of how humanity, once denied, can be again reclaimed.

LC 2014047501, ISBN 9780804795432 (c.), ISBN 9781503600638 (p.), ISBN 9780804796347 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


958.104

Bronstein, Paula

(Foreword by Kim Barker)

(Introduction by Christina Lamb)

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear

228 pp., 11" x 10", 114 color photographs, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2016

University of Texas Press

One of the world's leading female photojournalists presents a powerful photo essay of daily life in war-torn Afghanistan, offering the most complete visual narrative history of this pivotal Middle East country currently in print.

LC 2015039025, ISBN 9781477309391 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


959.704

Nguyen, Viet Thanh

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

384 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 35 halftones, $27.95 cloth, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

Harvard University Press

Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen writes. All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both the Americans and the Vietnamese.

LC 2015037444, ISBN 9780674660342 (c.), ISBN 9780674969865 (e.)

AASL: G/HS


966.7

Konadu, Kwasi and Clifford C. Campbell (Editors)

The Ghana Reader: History, Culture, Politics

496 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 53 illustrations-including 12 in color, $99.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, $99.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2016

Duke University Press

Covering 500 years of Ghana's history, The Ghana Reader provides a multitude of historical, political, and cultural perspectives on this iconic African nation. With sources including historical documents, poems, treaties, articles, and fiction, this Reader conveys the multiple and intersecting histories of Ghana's development as a nation, its key contribution to the formation of the African diaspora, and its increasingly important role in the economy and politics of the twenty-first century.

LC 2015030360, ISBN 9780822359845 (c.), ISBN 9780822359920 (p.), ISBN 9780822374961 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G

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970-979 North American and United States History


970

Pincus, Steve

The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders' Case for an Activist Government

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $26.00 cloth, $26.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

Yale University Press

Those in favor of limited government often cite the Declaration of Independence for support. But without wider historical context, politicians, scholars, and citizens have long misunderstood the Founders' intentions. Now historian Steve Pincus reveals, using extensive archival material, how this founding document is actually a blueprint for bigger government.

LC 2016932676, ISBN 9780300216189 (c.), ISBN 9780300224443 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


970

Turk, Katherine

Equality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace

296 pp., 6" x 9", 11 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, $45.00 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

University of Pennsylvania Press

In 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act outlawed workplace sex discrimination, but its practical meaning was uncertain. Equality on Trial examines how a generation of workers and feminists fought to infuse the law with broad notions of sex equality, reshaping workplaces, activist channels, state agencies, and courts along the way.

LC 2016296673, ISBN 9780812248203 (c.), ISBN 9780812292831 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


970.004

Garrett, Matthew

Making Lamanites: Mormons, Native Americans, and the Indian Student Placement Program, 1947-2000

384 pp., 6" x 9", $44.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

The University of Utah Press

Making Lamanites traces the experiences of students in the Indian Student Placement Program to reveal how and why many of these Native youth adopted a new notion of Indianness.

LC 2016005203, ISBN 9781607814948 (c.), ISBN 9781607815693 (p.), ISBN 9781607814955 (e.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


970.004

Silverman, David J.

Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America

400 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 28 halftones, 1 map, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Harvard University Press

David Silverman argues against the notion that Indians prized flintlock muskets more for their pyrotechnics than for their efficiency as tools of war. Native peoples fully recognized the potential of firearms to assist them in their struggles against colonial forces, and mostly against one another, as arms races erupted across North America.

LC 2016014834, ISBN 9780674737471 (c.), ISBN 9780674974746 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


971.004

Poelzer, Greg and Ken S. Coates

From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation: A Road Map for All Canadians

366 pp., 6" x 9", $95.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, $99.00 ebook (library edition), CIP included

July 2015

University of British Columbia Press

Canada is a country founded on relationships and agreements between Indigenous people and newcomers. Although recent court cases have strengthened Aboriginal rights, the cooperative spirit of the treaties is being lost as Canadians engage in endless arguments about First Nations "issues." Greg Poelzer and Ken Coates breathe new life into these debates by looking at approaches that have failed and succeeded in the past and offering all Canadians—from policy makers to concerned citizens—realistic steps forward. The road ahead is clear: if all Canadians take up their responsibilities as treaty peoples, Canada will become a leader among treaty nations.

LC 2015373025, ISBN 9780774827539 (c.), ISBN 9780774827546 (p.), ISBN 9780774827553 (pdf) and ISBN 9780774827560 (epub) (e.)

AASL: S/P


971.400

Barman, Jean

Abenaki Daring: The Life and Writings of Noel Annance, 1792-1869

400 pp., 6" x 9", 12 photos, $39.95 cloth (CAD), $34.95 ebook (CAD), CIP included

September 2016

McGill-Queen's University Press

An Abenaki born in St Francis, Quebec, Noel Annance (1792-1869), by virtue of two of his great-grandparents having been early white captives, attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Determined to apply his privileged education, he was caught between two ways of being, neither of which accepted him among their numbers. On account of his literacy, Annance's story can be told. Recounting a life marked equally by success and failure, and by perseverance, Abenaki Daring speaks to similar barriers that to this day impede many educated Indigenous persons from realizing their life goals. To dare is no less essential than it was for Noel Annance.

LC 2016436385, ISBN 9780773547926 (c.), ISBN 9780773599680 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


971.6

Bridges, Edwin C.

Alabama: The Making of an American State

264 pp., 7" x 10", 167 color figures, 122 b&w figures, 19 maps, $39.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

The University of Alabama Press

Alabama: The Making of an American State is a thorough, accessible, and heavily illustrated history of Alabama, from its geological origins to the early twenty-first century, offering a vital new narrative of the history, culture, and identity of the state. "In beautiful and concise prose that understands the heart of the state, this story traces the successes and failures of Alabama and its people and, more importantly, explains why events played out as they did. The full-color illustrations and maps make it the first adult history of Alabama to be so richly illustrated."—Leah Rawls Atkins, coauthor of Alabama: The History of a Deep South State

LC 2016014717, ISBN 9780817319427 (c.), ISBN 9780817358761 (p.), ISBN 9780817390846 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


971.9

Frolick, Larry

Crow Never Dies: Life on the Great Hunt

304 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w photographs, 1 map, foreword, index, $29.95 paper, $23.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2016

The University of Alberta Press

For over 50,000 years, the Great Hunt has shaped human existence, creating a vital spiritual reality where people, animals, and the land share intimate bonds. Author Larry Frolick takes the reader deep into one of the last refuges of hunting societies: Canada's far north. Based on his experiences travelling with First Nations Elders in remote communities across the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut, this vivid narrative combines accounts of daily life, unpublished archival records, First Nations stories and traditional knowledge with personal observation to illuminate the northern wilderness, its people, and the complex relationships that exist among them.

LC 2016499370, ISBN 9781772120851 (p.), ISBN 9781772121445 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


971.910

Spude, Catherine Holder (Editor)

All for the Greed of Gold: Will Woodin's Klondike Adventure

326 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index, $27.95 paper, CIP included

May 2016

Washington State University Press

Enhanced with family photographs and skillfully edited, Will's diaries, short story, and candid 1910 memoir describe the travails of taking an uncommon route to the Yukon—the White Pass and Tutshi Trails—and also highlight the camaraderie and cooperation among working-class men.

LC 2015044271, ISBN 9780874223354 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: RS


972.91

Barnet, Miguel

(Translated from the Spanish by W. Nick Hill)

(Introduction by William Luis)

Biography of a Runaway Slave: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

232 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $18.95 paper, $18.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

Northwestern University Press

Originally published in 1966, Miguel Barnet's Biography of a Runaway Slave provides the written history of the life of Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave, as a fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier fighting against Spain in the Cuban War of Independence. A new introduction by one of the most preeminent Afro-Hispanic scholars, William Luis, situates Barnet's ethnographic strategy and lyrical narrative style as foundational for the tradition of testimonial fiction in Latin American literature.

LC 2015048709, ISBN 9780810133419 (p.), ISBN 9780810133426 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


973.709

Crofts, Daniel W.

Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

368 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 24 halftones, 1 table, notes, bibliography, index, $35.00 cloth, $34.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

The University of North Carolina Press

In this landmark book, Daniel Crofts examines a little-known episode in the most celebrated aspect of Abraham Lincoln's life: his role as the "Great Emancipator." Lincoln always hated slavery, but he also believed it to be legal where it already existed, and he never imagined fighting a war to end it. In 1861, as part of a last-ditch effort to preserve the Union and prevent war, the new president even offered to accept a constitutional amendment that barred Congress from interfering with slavery in the slave states. Lincoln made this key overture in his first inaugural address.

LC 2015032054, ISBN 9781469627311 (c.), ISBN 9781469627328 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


973.73

Murray, Williamson and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War

616 pp., 6" x 9", 51 maps, $35.00 cloth, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

August 2016

Princeton University Press

"[An] outstanding account of the American Civil War....This expertly written narrative will draw in anyone with an interest in the Civil War at any knowledge level."—Library Journal

LC 2016008730, ISBN 9780691169408 (c.), ISBN 9781400882908 (e.)

AASL: O/P

RUSA/CODES: O


973.8

Douglass, Frederick

(Edited by John R. McKivigan, Peter P. Hinks, and Heather L. Kaufman)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Written by Himself

Critical Edition

264 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 7 b&w illustrations, $9.95 paper, $9.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Yale University Press

This revised edition of Douglass's classic memoir features a wide selection of supplemental contextual materials, including a new bibliography, an expanded chronology, and documents that relate to the author's later career and to the development of the slave narrative genre.

LC 2016935415, ISBN 9780300204711 (p.), ISBN 9780300225297 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: O


973.918

Rose, Lisle A.

Farewell to Prosperity: Wealth, Identity, and Conflict in Postwar America

496 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2014

University of Missouri Press

Farewell to Prosperity is a provocative, in-depth study of the Liberal and Conservative forces that fought each other to shape American political culture and character during the nation's most prosperous years. The tome's central theme is the bitter struggle to fashion post-World War II society between a historic Protestant Ethic that equated free-market economics and money-making with Godliness and a new, secular Liberal temperament that emerged from the twin ordeals of depression and world war to stress social justice and security.

LC 2015302435, ISBN 9780826220295 (c.), ISBN 9780826273239 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


973.931

Williams, Brian Glyn

Counter Jihad: America's Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria

400 pp., 6" x 9", 24 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

University of Pennsylvania Press

Counter Jihad provides a sweeping account of America's military campaigns in the Islamic world and fills a gaping void in our understanding of the War on Terror.

LC 2016048014, ISBN 9780812248678 (c.), ISBN 9780812293463 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


974.7

Witty, Joanne and Henrik Krogius

Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Dying Waterfront Transformed

272 pp., 7" x 10", 16 color illustrations, 50 b&w illustrations, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2016

Fordham University Press

A major social and political phenomenon of how a community overcame overwhelming opposition and obstacles to build the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

LC 2016016998, ISBN 9780823273577 (c.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


974.709

Gurock, Jeffrey S.

The Jews of Harlem: The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community

320 pp., 6" x 9", 13 halftones, $35.00 cloth, $29.75 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

New York University Press

The Jews of Harlem follows Jews into, out of, and back into this renowned metropolitan neighborhood over the course of a century and a half. It analyzes the complex set of forces that brought several generations of central European, East European, and Sephardic Jews to settle there.

LC 2016018950, ISBN 9781479801169 (c.), ISBN 9781479888511 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RS


974.710

Kendra, James and Tricia Wachtendorf

American Dunkirk: The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11

196 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $84.50 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

Temple University Press

American Dunkirk shows how an unplanned maritime response to the 9/11 disaster showed creativity, improvisation, and the power of community-based resources.

LC 2015039525, ISBN 9781439908204 (c.), ISBN 9781439908211 (p.), ISBN 9781439908228 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


975.004

Bates, Denise E. (Editor)

We Will Always Be Here: Native Peoples on Living and Thriving in the South

248 pp., 6" x 9", 26 b&w photographs, $39.95 cloth, $39.95 ebook

May 2016

University Press of Florida

In We Will Always Be Here, contemporary tribal leaders, educators, and activists speak about their own experiences fighting for Indian identity, self-determination, cultural survival, and community development. They offer a glimpse into the historical struggles of southern Native peoples, examine their present-day efforts, and share their hopes for the future. This valuable collection portrays the lives of today's southern Indians in their own words. In a country that still faces challenges to civil rights and misconceptions about Indian identity and tribal sovereignty, this timely book builds a deeper understanding of modern Native peoples within a region where they are often overlooked.

ISBN 9780813062631 (c.), ISBN 9780813055961 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


975.3

Benton-Short, Lisa

The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space

296 pp., 7" x 10", 28 b&w illustrations, 8 colour illustrations, 2 figures, 6 maps, 9 tables, $80.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, $32.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2016

University of Toronto Press

In The National Mall, Lisa Benton-Short explores the critical issues that are redefining and reshaping The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Her work focuses on three contemporary and interrelated debates about public space: the management challenges faced by federal authorities, increased demands for access and security post 9/11, and the role of the public in the Mall's long-term planning and development plans. By taking a holistic view of the National Mall and analyzing the unique twenty-first century challenges it faces, Lisa Benton-Short provides a fluid, cohesive, and timely narrative that is as extraordinary as the Mall itself.

LC 20169029913, ISBN 9781442630543 (c.), ISBN 9781442630550 (p.), ISBN 9781442630567 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


975.686

Johnson, Randy

Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon

296 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 117 color plates, 84 halftones, 5 maps, bibliography, index, $35.00 cloth, $29.99 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

The University of North Carolina Press

With its prominent profile recognizable for miles around and featuring vistas among the most beloved in the Appalachians, North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain is many things to many people: an easily recognized landmark along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a popular tourist destination, a site of annual Highland Games, and an internationally recognized nature preserve. In this definitive book on Grandfather, Randy Johnson guides readers on a journey through the mountain's history, from its geological beginnings millennia ago and the early days of exploration to its role in regional development and eventual establishment as a North Carolina state park. Along the way, he shows how Grandfather has changed, and has been changed by, the people of western North Carolina and beyond.

LC 2015039987, ISBN 9781469626994 (c.), ISBN 9781469627007 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


975.701

King, Adam (Editor)

Archaeology in South Carolina: Exploring the Hidden Heritage of the Palmetto State

304 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 38 color and 103 b&w illustrations, $39.99 cloth, $39.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

The University of South Carolina Press

King offers essays by twenty scholars studying South Carolina's past through archaeological research. The volume begins with investigations of some of the earliest Paleo-Indian and Native American cultures that thrived in South Carolina, including work at the Topper Site along the Savannah River. Other essays explore the creation of early communities at the Stallings Island site, the emergence of large and complex Native American polities before the coming of Europeans, the impact of the coming of European settlers on Native American groups along the Savannah River, and the archaeology of the Yamasee, a people whose history is tightly bound to the emerging European society.

LC 2016012013, ISBN 9781611176087 (c.), ISBN 9781611176094 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


975.703

Brannon, Rebecca

From Revolution to Reunion: The Reintegration of the South Carolina Loyalists

232 pp., 6" x 9", 13 b&w illustrations, $49.99 cloth, $49.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

The University of South Carolina Press

From Revolution to Reunion investigates the way in which South Carolinians, Patriot and Loyalist, managed to reconcile their bitter differences and reunite to heal South Carolina and create a stable foundation for the new United States to become a political and economic leader. Rebecca Brannon considers rituals and emotions, as well as historical memory, to produce a complex and nuanced interpretation of the reconciliation process in post-Revolutionary South Carolina, detailing how Loyalists and Patriots worked together to heal their society. She frames the process in a larger historical context by comparing South Carolina's experience with that of other states.

LC 2016028194, ISBN 9781611176681 (c.), ISBN 9781611176698 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


976.855

Briggs, Gabriel A.

The New Negro in the Old South

240 pp., 6" x 9", 13 photographs, $90.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Rutgers University Press

The New Negro in the Old South redefines our understanding of the idea of the New Negro by following its genealogy back to its historical and geographical origins in the post-Reconstruction nineteenth-century South, where it looks at the literary and cultural factors that influenced the development of a modern African American, and ultimately, a New Negro identity.....In addition to fresh critical perspectives on such figures as W.E.B. Du Bois and Sutton Griggs, The New Negro in the Old South reexamines forgotten strands of New Negro cultural history.

LC 2015002735, ISBN 9780813574790 (c.), ISBN 9780813574783 (p.), ISBN 9780813574806 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


978.004

Wishart, David J.

Great Plains Indians

168 pp., 5" x 8", 12 illustrations, 8 maps, 1 graph, $14.95 paper, $14.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

University of Nebraska Press

Great Plains Indians is a concise history of Indian life on the Great Plains from thirteen thousand years ago to the present.

LC 2015044945, ISBN 9780803269620 (p.), ISBN 9780803290938 (e.)

AASL: RG/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


979.800

Hayes, Ernestine

The Tao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir

192 pp., 5 1/4" x 8", $26.95 cloth, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

University of Washington Press

In her first book, Blonde Indian, Ernestine Hayes powerfully recounted the story of returning to Juneau and to her Tlingit home after many years of wandering. The Tao of Raven takes up the next and, in some ways, less explored question: once the exile returns, then what? Using the story of Raven and the Box of Daylight to deepen her narration and reflection, Hayes expresses an ongoing frustration and anger at the obstacles and prejudices still facing Alaska Natives in their own land, but also recounts her own story of attending and completing college in her fifties and becoming a professor and a writer.

LC 2016007836, ISBN 9780295999593 (c.), ISBN 9780295999609 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G

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980-999 South American and Other History


980

Beckles, Hilary McD.

The First Black Slave Society: Britain's "Barbarity Time" in Barbados, 1636-1876

320 pp., 6" x 9", $35.00 paper, CIP included

September 2016

The University of the West Indies Press

In this remarkable exploration of the brutal course of Barbados's history, Hilary McD. Beckles details the systematic barbarism of the British colonial project. Trade in enslaved Africans was not new in the Americas in the seventeenth century—the Portuguese and Spanish had commercialized chattel slavery in Brazil and Cuba in the 1500s—but in Barbados, the practice of slavery reached its apotheosis. A prequel to Beckles's equally compelling Britain's Black Debt, The First Black Slave Society: Britain's "Barbarity Time" in Barbados, 1636-1876 is essential reading for anyone interested in Atlantic history, slavery and the plantation system, and modern race relations.

LC 2016514428, ISBN 9789766405854 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


981.53

Williams, Daryle, Amy Chazkel, and Paulo Knauss (Editors)

The Rio de Janeiro Reader: History, Culture, Politics

408 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 72 illustrations-including 11 in color, $94.95 cloth, $25.95 paper, $25.95 ebook, CIP included

January 2016

Duke University Press

Spanning a period of over 450 years, The Rio de Janeiro Reader traces the history, culture, and politics of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, through the voices, images, and experiences of those who have made the city's history. It outlines Rio's transformation from a hardscrabble colonial outpost and strategic port into an economic, cultural, and entertainment capital of the modern world. The volume contains a wealth of primary sources, many of which appear here in English for the first time.

LC 2015022350, ISBN 9780822359746 (c.), ISBN 9780822360063 (p.), ISBN 9780822375067 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


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