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The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.
Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.
A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.
Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.
Tells the exciting tale of a highly ambitious Frenchman who commanded a New York Regiment during the American Civil War.
Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.
Examines the culture and chronology of increasingly complex urban societies in western Anatolia during the Early Bronze Age.
Examines the ideas of justice in Euripidean tragedy, which reveals the human experience of justice to be paradoxical, and reminds us of the need for humility in our unceasing quest for a just world.
Original and comprehensive examination of Chilean political and economic development since the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990.
Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.
Examines how Mexican Americans experienced “unofficial” Jim Crow inside and outside the American education system, and how they used the courts, Mexican Consul, and other resources to challenge that discrimination.
Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.
Covering rage and grief, as well as joy and fatigue, examines how Black Lives Matter activists, and the artists inspired by them, have mobilized for social justice.
Examines the relationship between Mughal political culture and the two dominant strains of Islam's Sufi traditions in South Asia: one centered around orthodoxy, the other focusing on a more accommodating and mystical spirituality.
Uses a historical study of bookselling and readers as a way to question and rethink our understanding of the market for symbolic goods.
Articulates the relationships between kinship, racial ideology, mixed blood treaty provisions, and landscape transformation in the Great Lakes region.
A detailed study of the history of African Americans in a small upstate New York city from the days of the Underground Railroad to the deindustrialization of the 1980s.
Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.
Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
Uses extensive archival research to explore the manifold contributions of foreign film workers to emerging film industries in Latin America from the 1930s to early 1940s.
Offers a comparative and deconstructive reading of the cross-cultural encounter between the Jesuits and their Confucian hosts in late Ming China.
Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Brings together archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, and classicists to explore the origins and development of unequal relationships in ancient societies.
Revisits, reassesses, and reclaims the legacy of May '68 in light of our present cultural and historical emergency.
A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe.
An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.
Presents a new way of thinking about fundamental political concepts such as freedom, justice, and the common good.
Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions.
An English translation, with introduction and annotations, of a selection of the letters and verse that José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), wrote during his months of political exile in New York from November 1823 to August 1825.
Sets out the challenges presented to Muslim societies by Western dominance over the past two hundred years, and explores Muslim responses, particularly in the context of South Asia.
Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.
Essays on modern Indian history and the legacy of Partition.
The first book to offer a detailed framework, a fine-grained history, and an analytically nuanced understanding of one of the rarest branches of Hindu worship.
Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.
Offers new perspectives on modern Chinese political thought.
Develops a theory of spiritual freedom and explores its relationship to problems of liberal political regimes.
Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.
First translation into English of Fichte’s major work on the French Revolution.
Examines how events in the Cold War and post–Cold War periods shaped the intellectual projects of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein.
The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.
Applies a variety of scholarly approaches to analyze the long-term impact of President Obama as a leader and policymaker.
A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.
Examines literary expressions of allyship between Italian America and other diasporic communities in modern and contemporary US fiction.
An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.
Essays in the field of comparative world religions and corresponding axial civilizations.
The story of the suffrage movement and the ongoing struggle for women’s rights through the lens of one family’s history.
Argues that the Divine Comedy dramatizes the risks and rewards of competing narratives, or different ways of reading.
Translation of Alexandre Leupin’s award-winning study of Édouard Glissant’s entire work in relation to philosophy.
A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.
Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.
Argues that concern with the nation and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first-century politics.
Calls attention to the political, economic, and cultural interdependence and interaction of global and local forces shaping the Atlantic world of the nineteenth century.
Analyzes the dynamic period in which Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby moved African American professional stand-up comedy from the chitlin’ circuit to the mainstream.
The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.
Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory's implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.
Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.
Timely and provocative asessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in "post-constitutional" America.
Reflects on the legacy and limits of suffrage in New York State as a way to understand present-day issues with women's social and political rights, as well proposes ideas for future progress.
Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.
Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.
Inspiring collection narrating how peace activists found their calling and why the world still needs peace activism.
Reveals how classic American novels embodied the tensions embedded in American views of the natural world from the Centennial until the end of the Second World War.
Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.
Study of a fascinating medieval Jewish philosopher, focusing on his twin conceptions of history.
A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.
Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.
Offers a powerful new interpretation of Engels’s contributions to modern social and political theory.
Presents a historical and philosophical overview of the twentieth-century German debates on secularization and their significance for contemporary discussions about the relationship between theology and modernity.
Explains the Hindi novel’s role in anticipating and creating the story of middle-class modernity and modernization in North India.
Investigates how depictions of young people in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America use artifice to destabilize pre-existing narratives of truth, news, and fact.
The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.
Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.
An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.
Groundbreaking analysis of how colonialism created new conceptual categories and spatial forms that reshaped rural societies.
Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.
Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career.
Combining photography and essay, presents a speculative portrait of a Jewish immigrant living out the end of his days in New York's midcentury mental health system.
Critically assesses the experiences of men in the Holocaust.
Chronicles the story of the Erie Canal from its inception to today.
Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.
Through an examination of archaeologically recovered texts from China’s northwestern border regions, argues for widespread interaction with texts in the Han period.
An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.
Uncovers long-ignored political themes—ideology, propaganda, mind-control, and Orwellian history—at work within the pages of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
Explores how writers across five continents and four centuries have debated ideas about what it means to be an individual, and shows that the modern self is an ongoing project of global history.
Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.
A full account of the Metaphysical Club, featuring the members’ philosophical writings and four critical essays.
Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.
Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.
Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.
Examines the Great Peace (taiping), one of the first utopian visions in Chinese history, and its impact on literati lives in Han China.
Studies the revolutionary theory of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s through ʼ70s, placing it within the broader social theory of black revolution in the United States since the nineteenth century.
Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.
Examines how our diverse understandings of property impact real-world governing strategies.
Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.