Ohio University Press - Spring 2022 Catalogue

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Victory on Two Fronts The Cleveland Indians and Baseball through the World War II Era Scott H. Longert Beginning with the Cleveland Indians’ hard luck during World War II, this thrilling history follows the team through its historic role in racial integration and its legendary postwar comeback. Rich with player photographs and stories, this book is sure to excite American history buffs and baseball fans alike. In early 1942, baseball team owners across the country scrambled to assemble makeshift rosters from the remaining ballplayers who had not left the sport for the armed forces. The Cleveland Indians suffered a tremendous loss when star pitcher Bob Feller became the first Major Leaguer to enlist, taking his twenty-plus wins per year with him. To make matters worse, the Indians’ new player-manager, Lou Boudreau, had no coaching or managing experience. The resulting team was mediocre, and players struggled to keep up morale. Feller’s return in late 1945 sparked a spectacular comeback. A year later Bill Veeck bought the franchise and, over the next two years, signed the first American League players to break the color barrier: Larry Doby and Satchel Paige. The 1948 season ended with the Indians and Boston Red Sox tied, resulting in the American League’s first playoff game. Thanks in part to rookie Gene Bearden’s outstanding pitching, the Indians went on to beat the National League’s Boston Braves for their second World Series title. “Once again Scott H. Longert shows why he is a leading historian and storyteller of baseball in Cleveland. In Longert’s unique style, Victory on Two Fronts tells the story of how the intersection of World War II America, integration, and Cleveland’s baseball team shaped society and the national pastime. Just like Indians outfielder Pat Seerey . . . Longert [is] the ‘people’s choice’ when it comes to chronicling the hundred-plus years of baseball in Cleveland.”

SCOTT H. LONGERT is the author of six books (including four Ohio University Press titles) on Cleveland baseball history from the post–Civil War era through the middle of the twentieth century. He has an MA in American history from Cleveland State University and has appeared on numerous broadcast media shows and baseball documentaries. Longert is a lifetime resident of Cleveland, where he lives with his wife, Vicki, and several dogs and cats.

—Bob DiBiasio, Cleveland Guardians senior vice president of public affairs


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Common Mosses, Liverworts, and Lichens of Ohio A Visual Guide Robert Klips This engaging illustrated guidebook reveals the fascinating mosses and lichens that homeowners, outdoorspeople, and nature lovers encounter every day in Ohio and the Midwest.

ROBERT KLIPS is an associate professor emeritus in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at Ohio State University, where he taught for over twenty years. Within the herbarium at OSU’s Museum of Biological Diversity, he currently oversees the curation of moss and lichen specimens. Skilled in botanical macrophotography, Klips served as the photographer for the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s 2017 Common Lichens of Ohio field guide and contributed images to dozens of books, periodicals, and web sites. He frequently conducts field work and educates nature study groups about the identification, ecology, and distribution of Ohio specimens.

In this guide to the most common and distinctive moss, liverwort, and lichen species in Ohio, readers will find concise physical descriptions, natural history and ecology facts, and tips to distinguish look-alike species, all presented in a friendly, conversational tone. Featuring detailed photographs of the plant and plantlike species in their natural settings, the book covers 114 mosses, twenty-one liverworts, and seventy lichens and offers several avenues to match a specimen to its description page. Each group includes “Where They Grow” chapters that spotlight the common species encountered on field outings, and simple guidance questions help readers quickly identify unfamiliar samples. While designed primarily as an identification tool, this guide also frames moss and lichen spotting in a scientific context. The two main sections—bryophytes and lichens— detail their respective taxonomic kingdoms, explain their life cycles and means of reproduction, and illustrate variation in the traits used for identification. The book is an introduction to the biology of these intriguing but too-often-overlooked organisms and a means to enjoy, identify, and catalog the biodiversity all around us.



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“Klips masters an easy-to-understand guidebook, its clear and refreshing description encouraging the identification of common Ohio species with mainly the naked eye and a hand lens. The environment and the morphological characters of species are well illustrated and brought to life with drawings and photographs.” —Michaela Schmull, director of collections, Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries “This book is a valuable addition to the library of every Ohio naturalist and is also very appropriate for those in surrounding states. The study of these usually neglected organisms necessarily requires some technical jargon but Klips’s easy-to-read and frequently humorous writing style makes the process painless. While the book does not contain all the Ohio species of bryophytes and lichens, it covers the commonly seen ones with succinct descriptions and many facts not found in more technical manuals. The identification keys are easy to use and each species is represented by exceptional photographs, both on the macro and micro scale. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in nature and wanting to know more about the fascinating world of mosses and lichens.” —Ray E. Showman, coauthor of The Macrolichens of Ohio “Common Mosses, Liverworts, and Lichens of Ohio is an instructional, informative, and cleverly written book. It has two chapters on how to use the book, along with photographs, illustrations, and identification keys. This book will appeal to all levels of investigators interested in the abundant cryptic dwellers of soil, rocks, and trees.” —Barbara K. Andreas, professor emerita, Kent State University “Dr. Klips has an uncanny talent for observation and an exceptional skill for distilling obscure characters into clear and memorable descriptions. Many of Klips’s species descriptions contain wonderful humor and wordplay, but they are clearly written from a place of deep knowledge and extensive experience with these organisms.” —Eric J. Tepe, assistant professor and curator of the Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium at the University of Cincinnati




The Freethinker’s Daughter A Novel Jenny O’Neill This historical and inspiring coming-of-age novel for young readers explores topics of both historical and contemporary relevance as it follows a harrowing year in the life of its intrepid teenaged narrator. Lexington, Kentucky, 1833: Calendula “Cal” Farmer, a thirteenyear-old white girl, has been raised by her abolitionist, freethinking mother to reason for herself, consult her inner wisdom, and come to her own conclusions. But when a flash flood devastates her family’s home, Cal is unexpectedly thrust into domestic service in a wealthy family’s mansion. There, she encounters firsthand the physical, intellectual, and emotional brutalities of slavery. Later, a cholera outbreak kills a quarter of the population, including Cal’s mother, and Cal enters an orphanage, where she bravely begins another chapter in her young life. Cal’s story is sure to captivate readers as she confronts the injustices and uncertainties of racism, class consciousness, epidemic disease, and personal loss with independent thinking, perseverance, and love.

“Cal, the narrator and protagonist of this engaging novel set in antebellum Kentucky, is exactly the kind of fictional friend I looked for as a girl. She is bright, honest, inquisitive, kind, and has a fierce sense of justice.” —Katherine J. Black, author of Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners JENNY O’NEILL has published three other novels as Jenny Davis: Goodbye and Keep Cold, Sex Education, and Checking on the Moon. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky, and most days can be found chasing her grandchildren around the backyard.


“Although hard things happen in this novel, The Freethinker’s Daughter is not a maudlin tale. Not only does Cal show great strength of character, she is also a young girl of impressive convictions. Readers can’t help but cheer her on as she grows into an abolitionist and champion for others. This is an important book. Cal is a model of what it means to be an ally to Black people crushed under the weight of systemic racism in one of the most shameful periods in American history. Young people who want to support and advocate for anyone forced to live in the margins can benefit from Cal’s example. She also teaches readers, especially girls, important lessons on standing in their power despite opposition, and both trusting and using their voice for change. Read it, then go and do good.” —Claudia Love Mair, coordinator for the Kentucky Black Writers Collaborative, author of Don’t You Fall Now: A Memoir and (as Claudia Mair Burney) the Exorsistah YA series

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Terra Incognita Poems Sara Henning These masterful elegies follow the contours of a troubled mother-daughter relationship, explore the paradoxes of mourning, and relish the complicated joys of perseverance to map not only how one makes sense of the world but also how one reenters it after experiencing a transformative loss. Divided into four sections, this poignant collection begins with “Terra Inferna,” which chronicles a single mother’s attempt to raise her daughter in 1980s rural Georgia. “Terra Incognita” follows the daughter’s journey across states, out of devastating poverty, and into a loving marriage, as her mother loses her battle with colon cancer. In “Terra Nova,” the speaker meditates on her mother’s passing, her crisis of meaning turning to revelation of legacy’s love. “Terra Firma” brings closure, as the speaker reconciles her grief while rediscovering how to find joy in life’s small moments. “In Sara Henning’s stunning elegies, the mundane sears and sparks, infused with the speaker’s fierce grief. These poems accelerate, their energetic lines and images fueled by Henning’s imaginative precision and a lyricism that pops with its verbs and trills, whether telling a story of a mare’s head thrust into the window of a Chevy Nova, or the loss of a baby, or a mother’s Dilaudid-induced hallucinations of violent abduction while dying of cancer. The poems of Terra Incognita are thrilling with their vibrancy and beauty in the face of loss.” —Rebecca Morgan Frank, author of Oh You Robot Saints! “Sara Henning’s Terra Incognita opens with a dream, and the poems undo us the way dreams do, with imagery that is seared into our minds so completely we can’t shake it. . . . Terra Incognita is a rare book of poems, and Henning is a rare talent.” —Maggie Smith, author of Good Bones and Goldenrod


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SARA HENNING is the author of View from True North, cowinner of the 2017 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award and the 2019 High Plains Book Award. Her honors include the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, the George Bogin Memorial Award, the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, and awards from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been published in journals such as Quarterly West, Crab Orchard Review, Witness, Crazyhorse, Meridian, and the Cincinnati Review. She lives and writes in Nacogdoches, Texas, where she serves as coordinator of the BFA program in creative writing at Stephen F. Austin State University and poetry editor for Stephen F. Austin State University Press.

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Photographs from Detroit, 1975–2019 Bruce Harkness John J. Bukowczyk, ed.

This retrospective survey of Bruce Harkness’s striking social documentary photographs is an invaluable historical record that bears witness to irrevocably lost swaths of Detroit’s social and urban fabric. In 1980, the cities of Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, exercised eminent domain to develop nearly five hundred acres of land for a new industrial park and General Motors assembly plant. But the land was not vacant. Some thirty-five hundred people lived there in Poletown—some of them for their entire lives. They attended neighborhood schools and churches, worked for and patronized small businesses, walked the sidewalks, drove the streets, and tended to lawns and gardens. Harkness began photographing the area in February 1981. He recorded street scenes, intersections, panoramic views, homes, businesses, churches, and people. Ten months, ninety visits, and six hundred photographs later, it all disappeared forever. The Poletown series established Harkness as a major Detroit documentarian. It came on the heels of late-1970s projects located in and around the city’s skid row: Cass Corridor. The images include gritty streetscapes, a portrait series depicting residents living in a crumbling apartment building, and the lively cultural milieu of a local gay and transgender bar. Most of this old portion of inner-city Detroit since has been supplanted by urban redevelopment and gentrification. During the late 1980s, Harkness collaborated with urban historian John J. Bukowczyk on a major documentary project, Urban Interiors, which included extended oral history interviews. Later projects include blues musicians and the youth culture that flourished in Dearborn’s now-defunct Zone Coffee House. OHIOSWALLOW.COM



Featuring images from these and other projects, Photographs from Detroit, 1975–2019 includes Harkness’s extensive notes, which describe and contextualize the encounters he shared with the people and places he photographed, and offer insight into his working methods and equipment. The volume and quality of his work merits Harkness recognition as one of Detroit’s most important documentary photographers during this pivotal era in the city’s history. These images depict the struggles and resilience of ordinary individuals and families in working-class communities who together have indelibly shaped the spirit of Detroit. This book is a must-have for Detroiters past and present as well as historians, anthropologists, social documentary advocates, and photobook collectors everywhere. BRUCE HARKNESS holds an MFA from Wayne State University and is the former city photographer of Dearborn, Michigan. His photographs have been published in Detroit Images: Photographs of the Renaissance City, Arab Detroit: From Margin to Mainstream, and Before Fair Lane: Historic Houses from Henry Ford’s Hometown, Dearborn, Michigan (1832–1916), as well as in the Detroit Free Press. He and his photographs recently appeared in the 2021 documentary film Taking Poletown: A Community’s Fight Over Economic Justice and Eminent Domain. The Bruce L. Harkness Poletown Collection of prints and digital images is housed in the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University. Historians, filmmakers, and urban planners often use Harkness’s photographs as valuable reference material. JOHN J. BUKOWCZYK is a professor of history at Wayne State University, the author of numerous articles and books on immigration and ethnic history, series editor for the Polish and Polish-American Studies series from Ohio University Press, and coeditor of Detroit Images: Photographs of the Renaissance City.

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African Leaders of the Twentieth Century, Volume 2 Cabral, Machel, Mugabe, Sirleaf Allen F. Isaacman, Barbara S. Isaacman, Peter Karibe Mendy, Sue Onslow, Martin Plaut, and Pamela Scully This omnibus edition brings together concise and up-to-date biographies of Amílcar Cabral, Samora Machel, Robert Mugabe, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. African Leaders of the Twentieth Century, Volume 2 complements courses in history and political science and is an informative collection for general readers.

Amílcar Cabral

A Nationalist and Pan-Africanist Revolutionary Peter Karibe Mendy

Amílcar Cabral’s charismatic and visionary leadership, active pan-Africanist solidarity, and internationalist commitment to “every just cause in the world” remain relevant to contemporary struggles for emancipation and self-determination. Peter Karibe Mendy’s compact and accessible biography is an ideal introduction to his life and legacy.

Mozambique’s Samora Machel

A Life Cut Short

Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman From his anti-colonial military leadership to the presidency of independent Mozambique, Samora Machel held a reputation as a revolutionary hero to the oppressed. Although killed in a 1987 plane crash, for many Mozambicans his memory lives on as a beacon of hope for the future.

Robert Mugabe Sue Onslow and Martin Plaut For some, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was a liberation hero who confronted white rule and oversaw the radical redistribution of land. For others, he was a murderous dictator who drove his country to poverty. This concise biography reveals the complexity of the man who led Zimbabwe for its first decades of independence.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Pamela Scully Nobel Peace Prize–winner and two-time Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks to many of the key themes of the twenty-first century. Among these are the growing power of women in the arenas of international politics and human rights; the ravaging civil wars of the post–Cold War era in which sexual violence is used as a weapon; and the challenges of transitional justice in building postconflict societies. OHIO SHORT HISTORIES OF AFRICA JULY 840 PAGES 4¼ × 7 IN. 50 B&W ILLUS. OHIOSWALLOW.COM

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Spear Mandela and the Revolutionaries Paul S. Landau A revelatory and definitive account of how Nelson Mandela and his peers led South Africa to the brink of revolution against the postwar twentieth century’s most infamously racist regime. “This retelling of the story of Nelson Mandela’s armed rebellion between 1960 and 1964 is a fresh and exciting reinterpretation of a narrative that too often is told with the distorting effects of hindsight. Paul Landau has drawn upon conversations with a literal army of informed participants. . . . He has also reread and reinterpreted the compendious archival record. Emerging from this research is a very different Mandela from the kindly patriarch who wrote his memoirs thirty years after these events: radical, tough-minded, and calculating. This is the story of what Nelson Mandela at the time of the rebellion was seeking to achieve, what he was thinking, and what he actually did, day by day. Most importantly, Landau offers new and persuasive explanations for the considerations that shaped Mandela’s decision-making. Spear is an astonishing breakthrough achievement.” —Tom Lodge, author of Sharpeville: An Apartheid Massacre and Its Consequences “This gripping read is a meticulous and pathbreaking contribution to scholarship on revolutionary movements as well as to South African historiography.” —Shireen Hassim, author of Fatima Meer and The ANC Women’s League: Sex, Gender and Politics “One of the most important books on South Africa to appear in more than a generation. . . . [M]andatory reading for anyone interested in South Africa, political violence, and the end of colonialism.” —Clifton Crais, author of Poverty, War, and Violence in South Africa

PAUL S. LANDAU is a professor of history at the University of Maryland at College Park and a fellow of the History Centre of the University of Johannesburg. His two previous books, The Realm of the Word: Language, Gender, and Christianity in a Southern African Kingdom and Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400–1948, were both finalists for the African Studies Association Herskovits Prize. Landau is interested in visual culture, religion, and popular politics. He lives with his family in Washington, DC.


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To Speak and Be Heard Seeking Good Government in Uganda, ca. 1500–2015 Holly Elisabeth Hanson A history of a political practice through which East Africans have sought to create calm, harmonious polities for five hundred years. “In this thought-provoking new book Holly Hanson has cut clean through the conventional but hated three-part periodization of African historiography—pre-colonial, colonial, and postcolonial—with its equally unhelpful oppositions of tradition and modernity. With persuasive evidence she shows that Ugandans have for centuries sought consultative, accountable governance, often with institutional checks on the caprice of kings, governors, or presidents. They have long spoken up in public in the conviction that loyalty from below deserves attention from above, and now hope that premodern strategies to secure good governance will help to conjure up a better modernity.” —John Lonsdale, coauthor of Unhappy Valley: Conflict in Kenya and Africa

HOLLY HANSON is professor emerita of history at Mount Holyoke College and is currently the coordinator of the research department of the Baha’i World Center in Haifa, Israel. She is the author of Landed Obligation: The Practice of Power in Buganda, numerous journal essays, and several books on community-based social change.

“Holly Hanson weaves into her account of good government a history of inequality, revealing the kind of thing that can make the formula for direct democracy fail to produce the desired results and atrophy. The next challenge is to speak up, be heard, and figure out the obligations that will diminish inequality. Crossing all major periods in Ugandan history, but focused on the last century and a half, this is a landmark book in African history.” —David L. Schoenbrun, author of The Names of the Python: Belonging in East Africa, 900 to 1930 “To Speak and be Heard is a prototype of how a blended study of overt ‘spaces’ and ‘speaking’ can reveal larger political engagement and accountability trends in a complex and rapidly changing world. It superbly demonstrates how those trends could be encapsulated and discerningly written about in the twenty-first century.” —Nakanyike B. Musisi, coauthor of Decentralisation and Transformation of Governance in Uganda


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Carceral Afterlives Prisons, Detention, and Punishment in Postcolonial Uganda Katherine Bruce-Lockhart Drawing upon social history, political history, and critical prison studies, this book analyzes how prisons and other instruments of colonial punishment endured after independence and challenges their continued existence. “A meticulous analysis of Africa’s postcolonial penal systems through stories of how they were imagined and experienced in Uganda by the confined, workers, and their families. Carceral Afterlives is painstakingly researched, unparalleled on many levels, and a must-read book for anyone interested in postcolonial state politics, global histories of prisons, and confinement. A trailblazer and momentous.” —Nakanyike B. Musisi, coauthor of Decentralisation and Transformation of Governance in Uganda “Using an array of written, oral, and visual sources and an elegant prose, Katherine Bruce-Lockhart provides a fascinating analysis of how prisons, punishment, and politics intertwined in postcolonial Uganda. . . . An impressive work of scholarship, this book is a welcome addition to the growing literature on African penal histories and the global history of punishment. A must-read for scholars of East African history as well.” —Dior Konaté, author of Prison Architecture and Punishment in Colonial Senegal “This is a major contribution to the historiography of postcolonial Uganda, dealing with a topic on which historical research is long overdue. Bruce-Lockhart has provided a richly detailed and authoritative account of prisons and the experience of incarceration under Obote and Amin in particular. In so doing, the author offers new insights into the workings, as well as the dysfunction, of the Ugandan state during the early years of independence.”

KATHERINE BRUCE-LOCKHART is an assistant professor of history at the University of Waterloo and affiliated faculty at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Eastern African Studies, the Journal of World History, History in Africa, and the edited collection Decolonization and Conflict: Colonial Comparisons and Legacies, among other places.

—Richard J. Reid, author of A History of Modern Uganda


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Animality and Colonial Subjecthood in Africa The Human and Nonhuman Creatures of Nigeria Saheed Aderinto With this multispecies study of animals as instrumentalities of the Nigerian colonial state, Saheed Aderinto argues that animals in Africa, like humans, were colonial subjects. From debates over the aesthetics of birds in the urban landscape to how horse racing enhanced imperial power to the ways in which water navigation impacted aquatic creatures, Saheed Aderinto argues that it is impossible to comprehend the full extent of imperial domination without considering the colonial subjecthood of animals. “By embracing nonhuman animals within the historical frame, Aderinto significantly expands our understanding of the African colonial encounter. With his fresh conceptual analysis, liberated from narrow disciplinary strictures, the author’s multifaceted research is a tour de force set to change the trajectory of African historiography.” —Jane Carruthers, author of National Park Science: A Century of Research in South Africa

SAHEED ADERINTO is a professor of history at Western Carolina University. He is the author of Guns and Society in Colonial Nigeria: Firearms, Culture, and Public Order and When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900–1958.

“We have missed a major story of empire by failing to understand its operations at the level of species. Saheed Aderinto’s tremendous book challenges us to see Nigeria, colonial subjecthood, and all animals in integrative and provocative new ways.” —Alan Mikhail, author of The Animal in Ottoman Egypt and God’s Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World

“This book is a wonderful addition to animal-sensitive histories of Africa, offering an important contribution towards rethinking coloniality and postcoloniality by adding the analytic lens of species to a palimpsest of gender, class, and race. Animality and Colonial Subjecthood in Africa reconsiders the history of relations not only between people and animals but also between various groups of people with animals as a fulcrum.” —Sandra Swart, author of Riding High: Horses, Humans and History in South Africa NEW AFRICAN HISTORIES APRIL 324 PAGES 6 × 9 IN. 29 B&W ILLUS. OHIOSWALLOW.COM

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Everyday State and Democracy in Africa Ethnographic Encounters Wale Adebanwi, ed. Bottom-up case studies, drawn from the perspective of ordinary Africans’ experiences with state bureaucracies, structures, and services, reveal how citizens and states define each other. “Anthropologists, for some time, have successfully deconstructed essentialist notions of ‘the’ state in Africa by focusing on what states do when they are working. The contributors to this book push this approach further: they enquire about how ordinary citizens experience the state and its agents in multiple sites, focusing on the possibilities and constraints of everyday life and the resulting popular grammars of state and democracy. The book should be on the core reading list of every course on state and democracy, in Africa and beyond.” —Thomas Bierschenk, coeditor of States at Work: Dynamics of African Bureaucracies “Mobilizing the decentering perspectives of ethnography to capture living practices, Everyday State and Democracy in Africa develops an original view from below on the huge changes throughout the continent since the end of the Cold War. The volume convincingly demonstrates that a focus on how the people involved see state and democracy might be more helpful than intricate theoretical discussions. Two themes seem to come back throughout the volume. The first is (unsurprisingly) the role of violence in people’s everyday encounters with the state. The second (maybe more surprising) is that the state is all the more present in people’s perceptions where it seems to be absent.” —Peter Geschiere, author of The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

WALE ADEBANWI is Presidential Penn Compact Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His monographs include Authority Stealing: Anti-Corruption War and Democratic Politics in Post-Military Nigeria, Yorùbá Elites and Ethnic Politics in Nigeria: and Corporate Agency, and The Nation as Grand Narrative: The Nigerian Press and the Politics of Meaning.

CONTRIBUTORS Daniel Agbiboa Victoria Bernal Jean Comaroff John L. Comaroff

Elizabeth Fouksman Fred Ikanda Lori Leonard Rose Løvgren

Ferenc Dávid Markó Ebenezer Obadare Rogers Orock Justin Pearce

Katrien Pype Edoardo Quaretta Jennifer Riggan Helle Samuelsen

Nicholas Rush Smith Eric Trovalla Ulrika Trovalla


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Environment, Power, and Justice Southern African Histories Graeme Wynn, Jane Carruthers, and Nancy J. Jacobs, eds. Spanning the colonial, postcolonial, and postapartheid eras, these historical and locally specific case studies analyze and engage vernacular, activist, and scholarly efforts to mitigate social-environmental inequity. “This is an excellent essay collection breaking new ground on environmental histories. Its aim of illuminating how environment, power, and justice are imbricated in southern Africa builds on old academic foci . . . but speaks to new ecological issues. Together the chapters in this volume span African thought on ecology in the context of colonialism, water injustice, land dispossession, GMOs, rethinking invasive species and racialized urban development. It adds in a sophisticated way to the literature on environmental justice.” —Vishwas Satgar, coeditor of Destroying Democracy: Neoliberal Capitalism and the Rise of Authoritarian Politics

CONTRIBUTORS Christopher Conz Marc Epprecht Mary Galvin Sarah Ives Admire Mseba Muchaparara Musemwa Matthew A. Schnurr Cherryl Walker

GRAEME WYNN is a historical geographer and environmental historian who has published extensively on Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. Through forty years at the University of British Columbia, he has been an administrative and organizational leader, a long-serving journal editor, and the editor of the Nature | History | Society series from the University of British Columbia Press. JANE CARRUTHERS is well known for her expertise in environmental history in southern Africa. The author of numerous books, chapters, and academic journal articles, she has also been associated with many international organizations involved in environmental history and related scholarship. NANCY J. JACOBS is a historian of the environment, colonial Africa, and southern Africa. The integration of social and environmental history has been her longstanding interest. Her current book project, The Global Grey Parrot, is a history of a social, intelligent, and endangered African animal that now lives in captivity around the world.


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Religion and Peace Global Perspectives and Possibilities Nukhet A. Sandal and Ingo Trauschweizer, eds. Can religion help societies achieve peace and stability? What actions can religious leaders take to facilitate conflict resolution? This book addresses these critical questions in terms of numerous contemporary conflicts within and between countries. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, public attention to religion shifted away from its relationship to politics and toward its connection to violence in civil conflicts, wars, and terrorism. Religion’s role in sowing discord became more prominent than its ability to unify. Only recently have discussions turned toward the positive impact of religion and spirituality in the public sphere and to the role of faith in resolving diplomatic, political, and social problems. The essays in this book contribute to this discourse by examining past, present, and future opportunities to promote peace through religion and spirituality. “Given the diverse international contexts covered in this volume, generalists as well as regional specialists will find this work important and compelling. Religion is increasingly seen as an important factor in peace studies, so scholars and students in this discipline will be interested. Those in religious studies will also find this a fascinating read and an important reference for their research.” —Timothy J. White, editor of Theories of International Relations and Northern Ireland CONTRIBUTORS Jonathan C. Agensky Slavica Jakelić Afra Jalabi Brandon Kendhammer Loren D. Lybarger

Cecelia Lynch Peter Mandaville Jeremy Rinker Margaret M. Scull Amy Erica Smith

NUKHET A. SANDAL is an associate professor of political science at Ohio University. She is the author of Religious Leaders and Conflict Transformation: Northern Ireland and Beyond and the coauthor of Religion and International Relations Theory: Interactions and Possibilities. INGO TRAUSCHWEIZER is a professor of history and director of the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University, where he teaches courses on American and global military history, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. His books include The Cold War U.S. Army: Building Deterrence for Limited War and Maxwell Taylor’s Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam.


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Temple of Peace

International Cooperation and Stability since 1945

Ingo Trauschweizer, ed. “At a time when the value of international organizations, including the United Nations and NATO, is increasingly questioned, the contributors present stimulating, balanced and insightful accounts of the limits and possibilities of international cooperation. A mustread for everyone who is curious about the past, present, and future of the liberal international order.” —Nukhet A. Sandal, author of Religious Leaders and Conflict Transformation: Northern Ireland and Beyond “Anyone with a serious interest in global affairs will benefit from reading these inspiring contributions.” —Klaus Larres, coeditor of Understanding Global Politics: Actors and Themes in International Affairs BAKER SERIES IN PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES FEBRUARY 242 PAGES 6 × 9 IN.

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The Histories of HIVs

The Emergence of the Multiple Viruses That Caused the AIDS Epidemics

William H. Schneider, ed. “A brilliant achievement that is a pleasure to read.” —Kalala Ngalamulume, coeditor of Medicine and Health in Africa: Multidisciplinary Perspectives “The most comprehensive account yet published of HIV’s emergence and dispersal across the African continent.” —Shane Doyle, author of Before HIV: Sexuality, Fertility, and Mortality in East Africa, 1900-1980 “Sets the tone for how collaborative science can and should tackle the emergent pandemics of our time. . . . Required reading for anyone interested in epidemic disease.” —Catherine E. Bolten, author of Serious Youth in Sierra Leone: An Ethnography of Performance and Global Connection PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL HEALTH JANUARY 280 PAGES 6 × 9 IN. 26 B&W ILLUS. OHIOSWALLOW.COM

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Enchanted Ground

The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons

Sharon Hatfield “This is a marvelous book. It reads like a novel or a screenplay but also functions as a prism that opens up into dozens of other important aspects of nineteenth-century American religion: spiritualism, Johnny Appleseed, Swedenborgianism, atheism, social reform, women’s rights, psychometry, and so on. Perhaps most significantly of all, the author’s rare combination of humanistic sympathy, intellectual generosity, and healthy doubt is a model of what this kind of historiography can be.” —Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of Secret Body: Erotic and Esoteric Currents in the History of Religions “A fascinating snapshot of the Spiritualist movement in its infancy.” —Tom Ruffles, Journal of Scientific Exploration

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Affrilachia Poems

Frank X Walker “Finally, a gathering of words that fiercely speaks to what it truly means to grow up African American in Appalachia. These are not stories of those of us transplanted conveniently into the territory for whatever reason. These poem-stories are from a native Affrilachian heart, more specifically, from the man who first created the word in order to define and not be rendered invisible. This personal poetic narrative is a historic, valuable offering, one man’s unapologetic truth, granting us an eagle-eye view into what it means to be young, Black, artistic, and male in America as one century comes to an end and another begins. His poetry looks you in the eye, in plainspoken unembellished, heartfelt language. Anyone who knows about the human heart and human nature can read it.” —Nikky Finney, author of Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry: Poems & Artifacts

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English Lit Poems Bernard Clay “Here’s our Affrilachian progeny’s first book. Crafted with a Black farmer’s heart, the poems in English Lit blast off from the West End (the best end) into a brave new world. One of the most rooted and nappiest voices of his generation, Clay delivers a beautiful tribute to his people, his community, and his generation’s dance with words, adding his name to the litany of Kentucky poets who love both the land and its people.” —Frank X Walker, author of Affrilachia: Poems PAPERBACK 978-1-7352242-7-5 $18.95 T

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Allegiance Stories Gurney Norman “For many people, allegiance is a noun, but in Gurney Norman’s hands, it is a verb—an active verb, an earthshaking process that rearranges the expectations of a homeplace, raises the windows of personal and epic history, and throws open doors of memory and imagination. Allegiance is a remarkable, eye-opening set of stories that affirm and defy time and place. It’s larger than one lifetime, resonating across generations, and inviting readers to reconsider their own allegiances.” —Sandra L. Ballard, Appalachian Journal HARDCOVER 978-1-7352242-9-9 $26.95 T

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Bread of the Moment Poems David Sanders “The poems in David Sanders’s beautifully balanced new collection, Bread of the Moment, reach as deeply as any I know, achieving the emotional clarity of poets like Robert Hayden, Robert Hass, and W. S. Merwin. This is wise, expertly crafted work, facing mortality with humor sufficient to the need and with reverent attention to memory, nature, and the poet’s art. I am profoundly moved and instructed by this lucid book.” —Kathy Fagan, author of Sycamore: Poems PAPERBACK 978-0-8040-1233-1 $17.95 T


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Martin A. Klein Prize in African History

Safari Nation A Social History of the Kruger National Park Jacob S. T. Dlamini “In Safari Nation, the Kruger Park and South African ideas of nature and nationality are revealed in profoundly new and insightful ways. Jacob Dlamini captures South African experiences of nature and leisure that have largely escaped the historical profession, focusing his sharp eye on the significant minority of black South Africans who managed to live ’with—as opposed to under—colonialism and apartheid.’ An enjoyable book, full of surprises.” —Saul Dubow, author of South Africa’s Struggle for Human Rights

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Best Book about Ohio or an Ohioan “Raggin’ On does not feel like a book, or even like a compilation, but rather like a living, pulsating thing defying classification. . . . staggering in quantity, color, texture, and power to reflect the Black experience with a rearranged nod to that community’s tragic transoceanic roots; the point of view, perhaps, more American African than African American.” —New York Journal of Books

Raggin’ On The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson’s House and Journals Carole M. Genshaft, ed.





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Cover: Stem leaf of Sphagnum fallax, stained with gentian violet. Photograph by Robert Klips, from Common Mosses, Liverworts, and Lichens of Ohio: A Visual Guide. For more information, please see pp. 2–3 of this catalog.

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