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Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis
Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis (May 2018)
Eurasian Explorations
Johann P. Arnason - Editor
Chris Hann - Editor

Brings social and cultural anthropologists into dialogue with historical sociology and illustrates the continued potential of the concept of civilization for all participants.

The concept of civilization has a long but checkered history in anthropology, and anthropological materials have been of great importance for the development of civilizational analysis in historical sociology. Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis<...(Read More)
 
 
New York's Grand Emancipation Jubilee
New York's Grand Emancipation Jubilee (May 2018)
Essays on Slavery, Resistance, Abolition, Teaching, and Historical Memory
Alan J. Singer - Author

Examines slavery, abolition, and race in the United States with a special focus on New York State.

In this book Alan J. Singer discusses the history of race and racism in the United States, emphasizing the continuing significance of slavery’s past in shaping our present. Each chapter addresses a different theme in the history of slavery and the abolitionist struggle in the United States, with a focus on events and debates...(Read More)
 
 
The Trade in the Living
The Trade in the Living (May 2018)
The Formation of Brazil in the South Atlantic, Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries
Luiz Felipe de Alencastro - Author

Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.

The seventeenth-century missionary and diplomat Father Antônio Vieira once observed that Brazil was nourished, animated, sustained, served, and conserved by the “sad blood” of the “black and unfortunat...(Read More)
 
 
Adriaen van der Donck
Adriaen van der Donck (April 2018)
A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America
J. van den Hout - Author

 
 
Cities of Refuge
Cities of Refuge (April 2018)
German Jews in London and New York, 1935-1945
Lori Gemeiner Bihler - Author

Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.

In the years following Hitler’s rise to power, German Jews faced increasingly restrictive antisemitic laws, and many responded by fleeing to more tolerant countries. Cities of Refuge compares the experiences of Jewish refugees who immigrated to London and New York City by analyzing letters, diaries, newspape...(Read More)
 
 
Water and Power in Past Societies
Water and Power in Past Societies (April 2018)
Emily Holt - Editor

Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.

Water, an essential resource in all cultures, is at the heart of human power structures. Utilizing a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, the contributors to Water and Power in Past Societies provide a broad introduction to the archaeology of water-related power structures. The studies here...(Read More)
 
 
NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World
NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World (March 2018)
Joe Burton - Author

Examines how NATO has adapted and endured after the end of the Cold War, transforming itself to deal with a host of new security challenges.

Why is it that despite the end of the Cold War and the almost constant controversies surrounding the alliance’s role in the world, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is still a prominent and vital player in international security? Joe Burton provides an in-depth analysis of...(Read More)
 
 
A State Is Born
A State Is Born (February 2018)
The Establishment of the Israeli System of Government,1947-1951
Jonathan David Fine - Author

Comprehensive historical study of policy planning and implementation during the crucial formative years of the Israeli government system.
Although Israel was not the only country that emerged during the postcolonial era following World War II, it was very different than others in the British Empire such as India, Iraq, Egypt, Kenya, and Nigeria. In A State is Born, Jonathan David Fine uses newly discovered archival mate...(Read More)
 
 
Overcoming Niagara
Overcoming Niagara (February 2018)
Canals, Commerce, and Tourism in the Niagara-Great Lakes Borderland Region, 1792–1837
Janet Dorothy Larkin - Author

Analyzes the nineteenth-century canal age in the Niagara–Great Lakes borderland region as a transnational phenomenon.

In Overcoming Niagara Janet Dorothy Larkin analyzes the canal age from the perspective of the Niagara–Great Lakes borderland between 1792 and 1837. She shows what drove the transportation revolution, not the conventional story of westward expansion and the international/metropolitan rivalry b...(Read More)
 
 
Reluctant Reformer
Reluctant Reformer (January 2018)
Nathan Sanford in the Era of the Early Republic
Ann Sandford - Author

Tells the untold story of the life and career of Nathan Sanford, a New York State lawyer-politician who capitalized on opportunities created by the new politics of the early Republic to achieve social mobility.

Set in the tumultuous decades of post-revolutionary America, Reluctant Reformer brings to light the long neglected New York lawyer-politician, Nathan Sanford. As a lawyer, Sanford contributed to modern property la...(Read More)
 
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