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Niagaras of Ink

Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.

Bending the Arc

Inspiring collection narrating how peace activists found their calling and why the world still needs peace activism.

Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory

Offers a powerful new interpretation of Engels’s contributions to modern social and political theory.

Genealogies of the Secular

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.

Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965

A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.

Fiction as History

Explains the Hindi novel’s role in anticipating and creating the story of middle-class modernity and modernization in North India.

Bergson and History

Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.

Argentine Intimacies

Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.

African Americans and the First Amendment

The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.

Power and Progress

Study of a fascinating medieval Jewish philosopher, focusing on his twin conceptions of history.

Reconciling Nature

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.

A Most Glorious Ride

Edited by Edward P. Kohn
Subjects: History
Series: Excelsior Editions

Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career.

Cub Reporters

By Paige Gray
Subjects: Literature

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.

Authorized Agents

Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.

The Great War in Hollywood Memory, 1918-1939

Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.

The Struggle for Understanding

An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.

The Great Agrarian Conquest

Groundbreaking analysis of how colonialism created new conceptual categories and spatial forms that reshaped rural societies.

What Remains

Text by Ilan Stavans
Photographs by Jon Crispin
Subjects: New York/regional
Series: Excelsior Editions

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.

The Holocaust and Masculinities

Edited by Björn Krondorfer & Ovidiu Creangă
Subjects: History

Critically assesses the experiences of men in the Holocaust.

Enterprising Waters

Chronicles the story of the Erie Canal from its inception to today.

A Survivor Named Trauma

By Myra Sklarew
Subjects: History

Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.

The Majestic Nature of the North

The illustrated nineteenth-century travel diaries of artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back.

The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized

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.

Literate Community in Early Imperial China

Through an examination of archaeologically recovered texts from China’s northwestern border regions, argues for widespread interaction with texts in the Han period.

One America?

Reveals how presidents deploy a rhetoric that attempts to attract many racial and ethnic groups, but ultimately directs itself to an archtypal white, Middle-American swing voter.