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The North’s Civil War Edited by Andrew L. Slap, East Tennessee State University The North’s Civil War series explores Northern society and its role in a broadly defined Civil War era, stretching from the antebellum development of the North to the after effects of the conflict in the postbellum period. With regard to the Civil War itself, the series focuses on both the Northern homefront and the Union military, following Northern soldiers and sailors to battlefields and occupation duty throughout the South. The series encompasses innovative scholarship in a variety of fields, including military, biographical, social, political, intellectual, environmental, diplomatic, religious, and cultural history. Focusing on the North and its people during the Civil War era adds a vital perspective to understanding one of the most important eras in American history.

Excommunicated from the Union

How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America William B. Kurtz “A significant contribution to scholarship on both American Catholicism and the American Civil War. Excommunicated from the Union fills a large gap in the literature, offering fresh material on Catholic chaplains, giving valuable attention to both the English and foreign-language Catholic press and drawing provocative conclusions about the war’s impact on anti-Catholic prejudice.”—George Rable, author of God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War 250 Pages 978-0-8232-6886-3 Paper, $35.00, £24.99 978-0-8232-6753-8 Cloth, $120.00, £86.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c Ed i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

So Conceived and So Dedicated

Intellectual Life in the Civil War–Era North Edited by Lorien Foote and Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai Contributors: Christian G. Samito, Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, Lorien Foote, William B. Kurtz, Julie A. Mujic, Niki Lefebvre, Kathryn Shively Meier, Susan-Mary Grant, David Ross Zimring, Richard Newman, Joan Waugh, Richard Miller

“A study bringing together new work on the Civil War’s impact on intellectual life in the North is long overdue. Foote and Wongsrichanalai have produced one of those rare edited collections: timely, coherent, intellectually satisfying, and filled with field-defining research. It is wonderful to see this topic finally covered in such fascinating and diverse ways.”—Frances Clarke, University of Sydney 328 Pages 978-0-8232-6448-3 Paper, $45.00, £31.99 978-0-8232-6447-6 Cloth, $105.00, £75.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c Ed i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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On the Edge of Freedom

The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870 David G. Smith “David Smith’s On the Edge of Freedom is the most nuanced, detailed, and sophisticated study of the Underground Railroad in rural Pennsylvania that I have ever read. Based on a wide variety of primary sources, this study offers a series of fresh insights about how the fugitive crisis along the Mason-Dixon Line directly affected the wider national struggle over slavery and union.”—Matthew Pinsker, Dickinson College 344 Pages, 3 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6379-0 Paper, $33.00, £23.99 978-0-8232-4032-6 Cloth, $75.00, £54.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c Ed i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

“This important book is the first comprehensive study of a group of young men who provided vital leadership to the Union war effort and played key roles in the post-war United States. It makes a significant scholarly contribution to a variety of discussions regarding nationalism, social class, manhood, and the nature of leadership in the Union Army.”—Lorien Foote, Texas A&M University 288 Pages 978-0-8232-7182-5 Paper, $35.00, £24.99 978-0-8232-7181-8 Cloth, $140.00, £100.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c Ed i t i o n Ava i l a b l e w w w. f o r d h a m p r e s s . c o m


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Exploring Lincoln

Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President Edited by Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams Contributors: Catherine Clinton, William C. Davis, Jason Emerson, Eric Foner, Amanda Foreman, William C. Harris, Harold Holzer, Michael J. Kline, John F. Marszalek, Barnet Schecter, Walter Stahr, John Stauffer, Richard Striner, Craig L. Symonds, John C. Waugh, Frank J. Williams

“The rich variety of insights and information on Lincoln and the Civil War served up in this book makes it truly a moveable feast. Some traditional interpretations are confirmed; others are challenged and new perspectives set forth; and all are of unfailing interest. This is a volume to be kept handy on your shelf and consulted again and again.”—James McPherson, Princeton University 304 Pages, 14 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6563-3 Paper, $24.95, £17.99 978-0-8232-6562-6 Cloth, $99.00, £71.00

Reconstructing America Edited by Andrew L. Slap, East Tennessee State University The Reconstructing America series explores the many different ways the United States reconstructed itself as a nation and society after the Civil War. The series provides new perspectives on the traditional understanding of Reconstruction as a contemporary event from 1865 to 1877, such as the political, military, and constitutional issues in the immediate postwar years. The series also explores the new scholarly understanding of Reconstruction as a larger historical process, expanding the geographical, chronological, and historical scope of the period beyond the South and into the late nineteenth century. Such works deal with the broad social, cultural, gender, racial, intellectual, economic, environmental, military, international, and religious aspects of a country and people trying to reconstruct themselves. Bringing together innovative examinations of Reconstruction as a contemporary event with broad studies elaborating upon the process of Reconstruction is central to this series.

Educational Reconstruction

African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865–1890 Hilary Green “Green’s book says something important. Even after Reconstruction ended in Richmond and Mobile, black pressure still secured major changes in the scope of public education and the composition of the teaching staff. In this arena, the 1870s and 1880s look like a time when community mobilization could still get results, even from political opponents. This is a significant contribution to our understanding of the long Reconstruction era, and to the origins of Booker T. Washington’s ascendancy.”—Mike Fitzgerald, St. Olaf College 272 Pages 978-0-8232-7012-5 Paper, $35.00, £24.99 978-0-8232-7011-8 Cloth, $125.00, £90.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

New Men

Reconstructing the Image of the Veteran in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture John A. Casey, Jr. “Through close readings of novels, short stories, and memoirs by and about Civil War veterans, both Union and Confederate, white and black, John Casey’s New Men offers a host of fresh perspectives on the transformative impact of war-time experiences on those who survived it. These literary lenses have much to tell us about how veterans saw themselves, each other, and the war itself, making this a major contribution to the ever-growing scholarship on the war’s legacy and how it was shaped.”—John C, Inscoe, University of Georgia 248 Pages, 16 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6539-8 Cloth, $55.00, £39.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

Too Great a Burden to Bear

The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen’s Bureau in Texas Christopher B. Bean “Deftly combining storytelling with systematic quantitative analyses of the evidence, Bean offers new information, not just on the agents themselves, but also on the largest issues in Reconstruction historiography.”—J. William Harris, University of New Hampshire 320 Pages, 6 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7176-4 Paper, $40.00, £28.99 978-0-8232-6875-7 Cloth, $140.00, £100.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension Edited by G. Kurt Piehler, Florida State University This series features new and exciting scholarship on the history of the Second World War. It is equally interested in monographs that explore the political, military, diplomatic, and economic dimensions of this war as well those that examine its social, cultural, intellectual, and gender history. A central focus of this series will to be on monographs analyzing the human dimension of this epic conflict. It seeks works that analyze the multitude of experiences faced not only by combatants, but also by civilians who lived in all the nations engaged in this war. A global war, this epic struggle left no society untouched. Thus, the series seeks works that explore the impact of this conflict not only on the United States, Europe, and Japan, but also on Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Chasing Ghosts

A Memoir of a Father, Gone to War Louise DeSalvo “Both a beautifully detailed examination of wartime life and a searingly honest depiction of a fraught father-daughter relationship, Louise DeSalvo’s Chasing Ghosts is a unique and valuable contribution to the literature of World War II.”—Philip Klay, author of Redeployment, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction “This painstakingly researched work not only explores a daughter’s love for her father but also proves the dire effects of war (and particularly of WWII) on families, exposing the deeper “wounds of the soul” suffered by both soldiers and their loved ones.” —Publishers Weekly 288 Pages 978-0-8232-6884-9 Paper, $24.95, £17.99 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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A Pact with Vichy

Angelo Tasca from Italian Socialism to French Collaboration Emanuel Rota “An original work. A good account of an intellectual and political journey from Italian and French socialism and communism through Vichy collaboration and back to an anticommunist moderate left.”—Roy Domenico, University of Scranton “Rota’s biography of Angelo Tasca—a critically-important figure in 20th-century Italian political history—is clear, balanced,and engaging. Rota traces Tasca’s tormented trajectory from communism to Vichy with judicious restraint and empathy. An insightful and provocative work of intellectual history.”—Stanislao G. Pugliese, Hofstra University 232 Pages 978-0-8232-6729-3 Paper, $25.00, £17.99 978-0-8232-4564-2 Cloth, $90.00, £65.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

The Church of Greece under Axis Occupation Panteleymon Anastasakis

“This work has great significance not only for the history of Greece in the first half of the twentieth century but also for the topic of Nazi occupied Europe. In the broader field of modern European history and the Holocaust the work offers a number of fresh insights. The analysis of the effects of the Bulgarian occupation of Macedonia decisively recasts the established view of the Bulgarian government as a committed resister of the Holocaust. In addition, this study adds much needed new ground to the question of the role of the churches in occupied Europe. In analyzing the role of the Greek Church, this work does a masterful job of not treating the church as a monolithic institution. The tensions and divisions between upper and lower clergy in their responses to the stresses of occupation come through clearly. Likewise, the analysis demonstrates a keen awareness of regional variation in the responses of different clerics caused by the tri-partite occupation.”—Jonathan Grant, Florida State University 366 Pages 978-0-8232-6199-4 Cloth, $55.00, £39.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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How Air Conditioning Changed Everything Salvatore Basile “A look at our love affair with air conditioning . . . In his breezily anecdotal book, Mr. Basile reminds readers that . . . air-conditioning was not just about comfort. It triggered a cultural and demographic revolution.”—Sam Roberts, The New York Times “The all-encompassing guidebook to the history of air conditioning, chronicling the numerous gimmicks, failed attempts, con jobs, and eventual successes … a surprisingly interesting journey.”—San Francisco Book Review 288 Pages, 80 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7178-8 Paper, $19.95, £13.99 978-0-8232-6176-5 Cloth, $29.95, £20.99 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

Commons Democracy

Reading the Politics of Participation in the Early United States Dana D. Nelson “An important contribution, at a vital moment, to renewing appreciation of democracy as the awkward practice of sharing power to shape common existence.”—Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley “Commons Democracy is an exhilarating and compelling account of early U.S. forms of participatory democracy that have largely disappeared from critical view behind the shadow of the dominant account of the Founders’ creation of formal electoral democracy.” —Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University 232 Pages 978-0-8232-6839-9 Paper, $24.95, £17.99 978-0-8232-6838-2 Cloth, $85.00, £61.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

Who Can Afford to Improvise?

James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners Ed Pavlić “Pavlić offers the most extensive engagement to date with Baldwin’s life-long love affair with black music; but he also provides the most sustained and compelling account of how Baldwin’s work speaks (or sings) to our present global condition.”—Emily Lordi, author of Black Resonance: Iconic Women Singers and African American Literature “Who Can Afford to Improvise is a tour–de–force from one of our premier Baldwin scholars. Ed Pavlić’s brilliantly insightful meditation on black music and culture and Baldwin’s centrality to that tradition is a must-read.”—Peniel E. Joseph, author of Dark Days, Bright Nights “Pavlić proves himself an expert on Baldwin’s corpus.”—Library Journal 352 Pages, 20 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6848-1 Cloth, $29.95, £20.99 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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From Slave Ship to Harvard

Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family James H. Johnston “James H. Johnston’s book on the life of Yarrow Mamout and his descendants captures the enormous self-agency that enslaved and free blacks displayed in colonial America. This exceptional man was a Muslim and a slave for forty- four years before earning enough money to buy a house in Georgetown in 1800, a very rich place even then. Mamout’s story is of Islam in early America, of slavery in the nation’s capital, and of the role free blacks played to free their sisters and brothers.”—Maurice Jackson, author of Let This Voice be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism “Johnston has given Americans a rare treasure, a true story of an African American family, and its triumph over slavery. The great American painter Charles Willson Peale, best remembered for his portrait paintings of leading figures of the American Revolution, would have very much approved—Johnston’s done with a whole lot of research, patience, and writing, what Peale did with his brush almost 200 years ago.”—Sidney Hart, Senior Historian, National Portrait Gallery 310 Pages, 25 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3951-1 Paper, $24.95, £17.99 978-0-8232-3950-4 Cloth, $34.95, £24.99 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e w w w. f o r d h a m p r e s s . c o m


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Me d i e v a l S t u d i es Dante and the Dynamics of Textual Exchange Authorship, Manuscript Culture, and the Making of the ‘Vita Nova’ Jelena TodoroviĆ

“Todorovićs excellent study reconstructs for us the young Dante’s understanding of authorship based upon his readings of Boethius, medieval and classical Latin, Old Occitan, and the vernacular tradition. Her attention to detail, and her admirable familiarity with the often complicated source material, make this volume useful to anyone interested in Dante and, indeed, one that will find a place on any serious scholar’s bookshelf.” —Michael Papio, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 248 Pages, 2 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7023-1 Cloth, $55.00, £39.00 Dante’s World: Historicizing Literary Cultures of the Due and Trecento Modern Language Initiative Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean Edited by Ryan Szpiech

Contributors: Ryan Szpiech, Sara Stroumsa, Sidney Griffith, Walid Saleh, Thoimas E. Burman, Antoni Biosca Bas, Ursula Ragacs, Harvey J. Hames, Yosi Yisrael, Angel Saenz-Badillos, Alexandra Cuffel, Nina Caputo, Esperanza Alfonso, Steven Kruger

“An impressively coherent collection illuminating the rich cultural and historical importance of biblical exegesis in the medieval Mediterranean world. Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference assembles a formidable cadre of creative scholars whose rigorous investigations render it a fascinating and important contribution.”—Jeremy Cohen, Tel Aviv University 352 Pages, 1 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6462-9 Cloth, $55.00, £39.00 Bordering Religions: Concepts, Conflicts, and Conversations Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

Fordham Series in Medieval Studies Edited by Mary Erler and Richard Gyug The primary interest of this series is in methodological diversity and innovation. Its fields of inquiry include material, textual, and manuscript culture. The series offers original studies, translations, and multiauthor volumes, as well as source materials on late antique and medieval culture, with an openness to interdisciplinary methods and cross-cultural studies. Topical concentrations include: religion (spirituality, theology, ecclesiastical institutions, and interfaith experience), race and gender studies, less-studied fields, and literary studies.

Ecclesiastical Knights

The Military Orders in Castile, 1150-1330 Sam Zeno Conedera, SJ “This is an important study both for the history of the military orders and the history of Medieval Spain. Elegantly, thoughtfully, persuasively, Conedera guides us towards the answer to a perplexing riddle: just why did so many knights consecrate their lives to God?”—Damian J. Smith, St. Louis University 280 Pages, 8 color illustrations 978-0-8232-6595-4 Cloth, $55.00, £39.00 Fordham Series in Medieval Studies Si multaneo us Electro ni c Ed i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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E d u c at i o n Academics in Action!

A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service Edited by Sandra L. Barnes, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Bernadette Doykos, Nina C. Martin, and Alison McGuire Contributors: Dr. Sandra L. Barnes, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Bernadette Doykos, Nina Martin, Allison McGuire, Robert Innes, Leigh Gilchrist, Susan Friedman, Kristen Tompkins, Marybeth Shinn, Lindsay Satterwhite, Mayberry , Andrew Greer, Benjamin W. Fisher, Jessica Gibbons-Benton, Vera S. Chatman, Carol T. Nixon, Velma Murry, Maury Nation, Alley Pickren, Joseph Gardella, William Turner, Vera Chatman, Abbey Mann, Kimberly D. Bess, Joanna Geller, Krista Craven, Holly L. Karakos, Neal A. Palmer, Douglas D. Perkins, Nikolay Mihaylov, William L. Partridge, Sharon Shields, Paul Dokecki, Linda Isaacs, Mark McCormack, Hasina Mohyuddin, Heather L. Smith, Victoria J. Davis, Stephanie Zuckerman, Andrew Finch, Gina Frieden, Craig Anne Heflinger, Oluchi Nwosu, Sarah Suiter, Emily Hennessy, Emily Burchfield, Paul Speer, Bethan Pittman

“Academics in Action shows how the cooperation of academics and communitybased organizations can provide teaching and learning that can substantially transform the world toward greater justice.”—Jeannine Hill Fletcher, author of Motherhood as Metaphor: Engendering Interreligious Dialogue 288 Pages 978-0-8232-6880-1 Paper, $35.00, £24.99 978-0-8232-6879-5 Cloth, $90.00, £65.00 Si multaneo us Electro n i c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

Fordham, A History of the Jesuit University of New York: 1841–2003 Thomas J. Shelley

“Tom Shelley’s distinguished record as an historian of Catholic America, with a particular mastery of the Catholic experience in New York, makes him an ideal choice to produce the first full-scale history of one of the most important Catholic institutions of higher education in the United States. The vivid writing briskly carries the story along; the unobtrusive, shrewd evaluations provide an appropriate weight to the narrative. From his apt chapter titles, through his careful layering of context, to his uniformly spot-on characterizations, this is first-rate history. He has really captured Fordham’s unique history.”—Emmett Curran, Professor Emeritus of History, Georgetown University 400 Pages, 25 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7151-1 Cloth, $39.95, £28.99 Si multaneo us Elect ro n i c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital Evan Watkins

“Everyone, these days, seems to be an advocate of more and better schools in order to create a more literate workforce. Watkins effectively demonstrates that’s simply not enough—not if we think seriously about literacies and the role they play in reproducing the kinds of economic and social inequalities that have emerged over the course of the past three decades.”—David Ruccio, Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame 184 Pages 978-0-8232-6423-0 Paper, $24.00, £16.99 978-0-8232-6422-3 Cloth, $85.00, £61.00 Si multaneo us Electro n i c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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From a Nickel to a Token

The Journey from Board of Transportation to MTA Andrew J. Sparberg “Mr. Sparberg traces nearly three decades at the dawn of public ownership, from the city’s acquisition and unification of the subway system, to the demolition of the elevated lines, to the replacement of trolleys by buses, to the elimination of the politically sacrosanct nickel fare and the first air-conditioned subways.”—The New York Times 192 Pages, 150 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7180-1 Paper, $24.95, £17.99 978-0-8232-6190-1 Cloth, $35.00, £24.99 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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Red Apple

Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York Phillip Deery “Written without fear, and based on diligent wide-ranging research, Red Apple intelligently and thoroughly deals with some of the lesser known victims of McCarthyism. Individuals like Dr. Barsky and Professor Bradley as well as their peers have often been overlooked, and they should not be forgotten. Phillip Deery has rescued them from an undeserved obscurity and in dealing with them and others like them has written a valuable contribution to the effects of the Cold War in the United States. This book eschews jargon and the obvious conclusions. It is a good read.”—Daniel J. Leab, Editor American Communist History; Professor of History, Seton Hall University 268 pages, 6 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7179-5, Paper, $24.95, £17.99 978-0-8232-5368-5, Cloth, $34.95, £24.99 Si multaneo us Electro ni c Ed i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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The Routes Not Taken

A Trip Through New York City’s Unbuilt Subway System Joseph B. Raskin “This is an extraordinary and magisterial book, the product of years of diligent research on a topic that has been almost completely ignored, but one central to the understanding of the evolution of New York City in the twentieth century.”—Peter Eisenstadt, author of Rochdale Village: Robert Moses, 6,000 Families, and New York City’s Great Experiment in Integrated Housing 336 Pages, 100 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6740-8 Paper, $19.95, £13.99 978-0-8232-5369-2 Cloth, $70.00, £50.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c Ed i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

Teaching While Black

A New Voice on Race and Education in New York City Pamela Lewis “I started teaching decades before Pamela Lewis, yet I relived those years with joy and sorrow through her account. I also realized how important it is to reverse the dramatic loss of Black teachers in our schools. It’s not by accident. This riveting and personal narrative is critical to Black, Brown and White teachers. I can’t wait to pass it on to my novice teaching granddaughter. This should be read by every incoming teacher in America.”—Deborah Meier, author of The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem and 50 year veteran teacher 240 Pages 978-0-8232-7141-2 Paper, $19.95, £13.99 978-0-8232-7140-5 Cloth, $70.00, £50.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c Ed i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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E m p i r e S tat e E d i t i o n s The Amazing Adventures of Bob Brown

A Real-Life Zelig Who Wrote His Way Through the 20th Century Craig Saper “Though today largely a footnote to other people’s stories, Brown has finally gotten a book of his own, a meticulously researched work that traces the rollicking life and times of a larger-than-life individual while also offering a whirlwind tour through every important cultural and political movement of his era.”—Constance Rosenblum, author of Gold Digger: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce 288 Pages, 52 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7146-7 Paper, $24.95, £17.99 978-0-8232-7145-0 Cloth, $90.00, £65.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

City of Gods

Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens R. Scott Hanson Foreword by Martin E. Marty Known locally as the birthplace of American religious freedom, Flushing, Queens, in New York City is now so diverse and densely populated that it has become a microcosm of world religions. City of Gods explores the history of Flushing from the colonial period to the aftermath of September 11, 2001, spanning the origins of Vlissingen and early struggles between Quakers, Dutch authorities, Anglicans, African Americans, Catholics, and Jews to the consolidation of New York City in 1898, two World’s Fairs and postwar commemorations of Flushing’s heritage, and, finally, the Immigration Act of 1965 and the arrival of Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, and Asian and Latino Christians. 336 Pages, 15 color and 50 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7160-3 Paper, $35.00, £24.99 978-0-8232-7159-7 Cloth, $135.00, £97.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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A Shot Story

From Juvie to Ph.D. David Borkowski “A riveting account of how a working-class boy turns himself into a middle-class academic. Borkowski’s route is the not the standard route followed by many who took the same path. He is not the ‘Scholarship Boy’ identified early on by teachers as both gifted and talented and destined to succeed. Rather, he lives out the narrative of disaffected, dangerous kids who prefer life on the streets to life in classrooms. Against all odds, however, Borkowski turns himself into a ‘Teacher Man’—a professor who finds his calling and his voice in the college classroom.”—Sondra Perl, CUNY Graduate Center “An important contribution to the understanding of working-class life in the late twentieth century in the United States.”—Ray Mazurek, Penn State State University 224 Pages, 25 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6599-2 Cloth, $27.95, £19.99 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

The Ville

Cops and Kids in Urban America, Updated Edition Greg Donaldson, with a new epilogue by the Author Foreword by Mark D. Naison “The Ville is an ambitious, densely packed, atmospheric book. . . brings to life the smells, the feelings, the language of Brownsville-East New York and the people who form its world.”—The New York Times Book Review, from the first edition “Donaldson, a longtime teacher in Brooklyn’s inner-city schools, has composed a powerful, searing look at Gary Lemite, a brave and dedicated Housing Authority police officer who tries to stem the tide of crack and guns in the area, and Sharron Corley, a talented and handsome teenager, who is hoping to escape the neighborhood of which he is very much a product. . . Donaldson’s insightful analysis and deep human understanding make this a memorable book.”—Publishers Weekly, from the first edition 416 Pages, 16 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6567-1 Paper, $29.95, £20.99 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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Catholic Practice in North America Edited by Angela AlaImo O’Donnell, Associate Director of the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, and John C. Seitz, Assistant Professor, Theology Department, Fordham University This series aims to contribute to the growing field of Catholic studies through the publication of books devoted to the historical and cultural study of Catholic practice in North America, from the colonial period to the present. As the term “practice” suggests, the series springs from a pressing need in the study of American Catholicism for empirical investigations and creative explorations and analyses of the contours of Catholic experience.

Pure Act

The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax Michael N. McGregor “A thoroughly researched and compassionate look at the remarkable life of Robert Lax. Those who know him only as a close friend of Thomas Merton will be delighted with the person they find in these pages: an influential poet, a voice for peace, a wanderer and seeker after truth. Many sought Lax out at his Patmos home; McGregor has made his wisdom available to all.”—Kathleen Norris, bestselling author of The Cloister Walk and Dakota: A Spiritual Geography 472 Pages, 14 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6801-6 Cloth, $34.95, £24.99 Catholic Practice in North America S i m u lta n eo us E l ec t r o n i c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

The Cruelest of All Mothers

Marie de l’Incarnation, Motherhood, and Christian Tradition Mary Dunn “The Cruelest of Mothers is a unique book, unlike anything I have read before. It defies disciplinary or methodological boundaries. On the contrary, like a Russian nesting doll, it contains layers within layers: being at once a deeply personal, confessional work, a historical analysis, a theological work, and a long and profound meditation upon subjectivity and scholarship.”—Emma Anderson, University of Ottawa 224 Pages 978-0-8232-6721-7 Cloth, $45.00, £31.99 S i m u lta n eo us E l ec t r o n i c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

The Bread of the Strong

Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985 Jack Lee Downey “The Bread of the Strong is a thrilling spiritual adventure story. Jack Downey brilliantly tracks the origins and flourishing of the controversial, mysterious, and extremely influential retreat movement most prominently associated with Dorothy Day and the Catholic Workers. ‘The retreat’ blended passionately mystical Québécois spirituality with the hard-nosed militancy of Catholic labor movement advocacy of Industrial Era Pittsburgh. The result was a paradoxical—and most potent—form of Catholic spiritual radicalism that fulfilled Dorothy Day’s lifelong search for authentic communion with Jesus and her fellows.”—Jim Fisher, author of On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York 280 Pages, 10 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6543-5 Cloth, $60.00, £43.00 S i m u lta n eo us E l ec t r o n i c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker

The Miracle of Our Continuance Photographs by Vivian Cherry, Text by Dorothy Day Edited with an Introduction and additional text by Kate Hennessy Compelling and prophetic, Dorothy Day is one of the most enduring icons of American Catholicism. In the depths of the Great Depression and guided by the Works of Mercy, Day, a journalist at the time, published a newspaper, The Catholic Worker, and co-founded a movement dedicated to the poorest of the poor, while living with them and sharing their poverty. In 1955, Vivian Cherry, a documentary photographer known for her disturbing and insightful work portraying social issues, was given unprecedented access to the Catholic Worker house of hospitality in New York City, its two farms, and to Day herself. While much has been written about Day, the portrait that emerges from Cherry’s intimate lens is unrivaled. From the image of the line of men waiting for soup outside St. Joseph’s on Chrystie Street to pictures of Day and others at work and in prayer, Cherry’s photographs offer a uniquely personal and poetic glimpse into the life of the movement and its founder. 152 Pages, 65 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7136-8 Cloth, $39.95, £28.99

Re l igion White Eagle, Black Madonna

One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition Robert E. Alvis “Perhaps more than any other nation, Poland has been influenced throughout its history by its relationship to the Roman Catholic Church. For over a millennium, Poles have defined themselves in great part as members of this church. White Eagle, Black Madonna is the first work in English to examine this important religious-national nexus from its beginnings to the present day. Profoundly researched and written in an engaging manner, this book deserves a broad readership.”—Theodore Weeks, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 312 Pages, 25 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7171-9 Paper, $35.00, £24.99 978-0-8232-7170-2 Cloth, $125.00, £90.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents Edited by Michael J. Schuck and John Crowley-Buck Contributors: Jorge Aragón Trelles, Oscar Espinosa, Baskara Wardaya, William O’Neill S.J., Marcia Hermansen, Robert John Araujo S.J., Vidmantas Šimk nas, Ar nas Streikus, Budi Susanto, Barry Sullivan, David Ingram, Bren Ortega Murphy, David M. Posner, Danut Gailien, Nerija Putinait, Paulus Wiryono Priyotamtama S.J., Francisca Yudianti, María Soledad Escalante Beltrán, Gonzalo Gamio Gehri, Peter Schraeder, Russell Powell

“A dynamic conversation regarding the interpretation and application of Catholic social teaching in diverse Lithuanian, Indonesian, Peruvian, and U.S. American perspectives. A critical resource for expanding knowledge and inquiry into diverse expressions of Catholicism and globalization.”—Alex Mikulich, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University, New Orleans 360 Pages 978-0-8232-6885-6 Paper, $35.00, £24.99 978-0-8232-6730-9 Cloth, $105.00, £75.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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Liberation through Reconciliation Jon Sobrino’s Christological Spirituality O. Ernesto Valiente

“In this excellent book, I appreciate especially the architecture of the theological reflection. Valiente departs from a painful historical event—a civil war, which is the worst of all wars because of the many sequelae it leaves—to put forward an interpretation of reconciliation that responds to the festering wounds that take so long to heal. The book steers clear from facile wishings for peace and reconciliation and goes to what is essential in the Christian life: what Jon Sobrino calls ‘the principle of mercy.’ Step by step, the book delves more deeply into its underpinning theological foundation to weave together, with clarity and novelty, Sobrino’s spirituality and Christology.”—Gustavo Gutierrez, O.P. 304 Pages 978-0-8232-6887-0 Paper, $35.00, £24.99 978-0-8232-6852-8 Cloth, $95.00, £68.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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Re l i g i o n Traditions of Eloquence

The Jesuits and Modern Rhetorical Studies Edited by Cinthia Gannett and John Brereton Contributors: Katherine Adams, John Bean, Patricia Bizzell, Vincent Casagerola, Thomas Deans, Anne Fernald, Jenn Fishman, Maureen Fitzsimmons, Ann Green, Michael Halloran, Gerard Hauser, Joseph Janangelo, Janice Lauer, David J. Leigh, Steven Mailloux, Robert Aleksander Maryks, Paula Mathieu, Carol Mattingly, Gina Merys, Kate Nash, Larry Nichols, Gerald Nelms, Rebecca Nowacek, John O’Malley, S.J., Thomas Pace, Karen Paley, K. J. Peters, Jeffrey Philpott, Mike Rose, Paul Ranieri, Krista Ratcliffe, Thomas Worcester

“There is a treasure trove of conceptual, historical, and curricular gems embedded in this collection.”—James Murphy S.J., Professor Emeritus of English, University of California, Davis “Gannett and Brereton have crafted a volume that will be useful to anyone who cares about student literacies and the ways in we teach students to be effective rhetors—and writers. Not merely for those directly involved in studying the Jesuit rhetorical tradition or for those teaching at Jesuit-affiliated institutions, Traditions of Eloquence will educate many scholar-teachers in composition and rhetoric, as well as their graduate students, about a practicable and richly significant heritage to which we all can lay claim.” —Deborah Holdstein, Columbia College Chicago 448 Pages 978-0-8232-6453-7 Paper, $45.00, £31.99 978-0-8232-6452-0 Cloth, $125.00, £90.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c Ed i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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Neighbors and Missionaries

A History of the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine Margaret M. McGuinness “Illuminates our understanding of the history of American women religious by examining the unique apostolate of a particular community that blended concern for the spiritual and material wellbeing of the Catholic poor.”—Christine Anderson, Xavier University 242 Pages, 7 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3988-7 Paper, $35.00, £24.99 978-0-8232-3987-0 Cloth, $65.00, £47.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c Ed i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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Islam and the Challenge of Civilization Abdelwahab Meddeb Translated by Jane Kuntz

“It is more urgent than ever to allow a voice such as Meddeb’s to be heard, the voice of an Arab intellectual familiar with both Muslim civilization and Western culture. In this—and thanks to his immense knowledge and open-indedness—he is a precious translator capable of seeing both sides at the same time.”—Marcel Henaff, University of California, San Diego 192 Pages 978-0-8232-6436-0 Paper, $25.00, £17.99 978-0-8232-5123-0 Cloth, $65.00, £47.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c Ed i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

Imagine No Religion

How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities Carlin A. Barton and Daniel Boyarin “A timely contribution to a growing and important conversation about the inadequacy of our common category ‘religion’ for the understanding of many practices, attitudes, emotions, and beliefs—especially of peoples in other times and contexts.”—Wayne A. Meeks, Yale University 304 Pages 978-0-8232-7120-7 Paper, $35.00, £24.99 978-0-8232-7119-1 Cloth, $125.00, £90.00 Si multaneo us Electro ni c Ed i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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L i t e r at u r e Winner of the 2014 Harry Levin Prize

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Hating Empire Properly

The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism Sunil M. Agnani “Agnani offers wonderfully nuanced readings of two profound and vexing 18th-century thinkers–Diderot and Burke. Agnani refuses, just as Diderot and Burke did, to be defined and constrained by shallow distinctions that have so often marked our view of the Enlightenment, its critics and their relationship to European imperialism. This is a work of sustained subtlety and intelligence.” —Uday S. Mehta, City University of New York 320 Pages, 7 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6739-2 Paper, $27.00, £18.99 978-0-8232-5180-3 Cloth, $50.00, £36.00 American Literatures Initiative Si multaneo us Electro n i c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

The Alchemy of Empire

Abject Materials and the Technologies of Colonialism Rajani Sudan “An intriguing book that brings together an array of literary and non-literary texts dealing with eighteenth-century British response to South Asian techne. Sudan is a significant voice in global eighteenth-century studies as well as a leading critic of Anglo-Indian Relations.”—Robert Markley, University of Illinois 224 Pages 978-0-8232-7068-2 Paper, $25.00, £17.99 978-0-8232-7067-5 Cloth, $85.00, £61.00 Si multaneo us Electro n i c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

Shadows of Trauma

Memory and the Politics of Postwar Identity Aleida Assmann Translated by Sarah Clift “The appearance in English of this major text by Aleida Assmann will be welcomed by all scholars of cultural memory. Shadows of Trauma, lucidly translated by Sarah Clift, offers both an important introduction to Assmann’s influential thinking about how individuals and societies recall traumatic pasts and a sustained exploration of the memory of the Holocaust and World War II in the German context.”—Michael Rothberg, author of Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization 312 Pages 978-0-8232-6728-6 Paper, $35.00, £24.99 978-0-8232-6727-9 Cloth, $110.00, £79.00

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Film Realizing the Witch

Science, Cinema, and the Mastery of the Invisible Richard Baxstrom and Todd Meyers “Realizing the Witch is a highly original, exciting, and important book. With this work, Richard Baxstrom and Todd Meyers establish themselves as pioneering scholars in the emerging field between media studies and the history of science.”—Henning Schmidgen, Professor of Media Studies at the Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany 296 Pages, 64 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6825-2 Paper, $29.95, £20.99 978-0-8232-6824-5 Cloth, $95.00, £68.00 Forms of Living Si multaneo us Electron i c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e


2012 and Other Ends of the World Peter Szendy Translated by Will Bishop, Foreword by Samuel Weber “Apocalypse-Cinema is a brilliantly-executed, timely book, a tour-de-force encounter with a major film genre that has been too much neglected by ‘serious’ film scholars. Szendy’s survey of the highs and lows of the ‘apo’ canon is nuanced and impeccably grounded in contemporary philosophy and film theory.”—Terry Harpold, University of Florida 182 Pages, 25 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-6481-0 Paper, $33.00, £23.99 978-0-8232-6480-3 Cloth, $85.00, £61.00 Si multaneo us Electro n i c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e


Walking with the Disappeared Trinh T. Minh-ha “A searing trek through our bellicose and warring times, Lovecidal makes an impressive, laser-like and passionate plea to explore what is possible now for humans as living, feeling, and thinking beings.”—Renée Green, author of Other Planes of There 256 Pages, 17 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7110-8 Paper, $28.00, £19.99 978-0-8232-7109-2 Cloth, $100.00, £72.00 Si multaneo us Electro n i c E d i t i o n Ava i l a b l e

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