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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA spring & PRESS summer 2014 “The most important collection of books on western and American Indian history.” —Atlantic Monthly


A spiritual, historical, and literary classic Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G. Neihardt, have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres. Whether appreciated as the poignant tale of a Lakota life, a history of a Native nation, or an enduring spiritual testament, Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and asked Neihardt to share his story with the world. Neihardt understood and conveyed Black Elk’s experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind. This complete edition features a new introduction by esteemed scholar Philip J. Deloria and annotations of Black Elk’s story by renowned Lakota scholar Raymond J. DeMallie. Three essays by John G. Neihardt provide background on his landmark work along with essays by Vine Deloria Jr., Raymond J.

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DeMallie, Alexis Petri, and Lori Utecht. Maps, the original illustrations by Standing Bear, and a set of appendixes rounds out the edition. John G. Neihardt (1881–1973) is the author of several classics, including A Cycle of the West and Eagle Voice Remembers, both available in Bison Books editions. He was named Nebraska’s first poet laureate and foremost poet of the nation by the National Poetry Center in 1936.

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“Black Elk Speaks is an extraordinarily human document—and beyond that the record of a profoundly spiritual journey, the pilgrimage of a people toward their historical fulfillment and culmination, toward the accomplishment of a worthy destiny.”—N. Scott Momaday “An American classic.”—Western Historical Quarterly “If any great religious classic has emerged in [the twentieth] century or on this continent, it must certainly be judged in the company of Black Elk Speaks.”—From Vine Deloria Jr.’s foreword

(top) Enid Neihardt, Nicholas Black Elk, Ben Black Elk,

“But if the vision was true and mighty, as I know, it is true and mighty yet; for such things are of the spirit, and it is in the darkness of their eyes that men get lost.”—Black Elk

Standing Bear, and John G. Neihardt. (bottom) Black Elk and Neihardt at the Sioux Victory celebration at Pine Ridge in September 1945. Photographs are reproduced by permission of the Neihardt Trust

also of interest by John g. neihardt The Song of Three Friends, The Song of Hugh Glass, The Song of Jed Smith, The Song of the Indian Wars, The Song of the Messiah $27.95 paperback 978-0-8032-8378-7 eagle vOiCe rememBers An Authentic Tale of the Old Sioux World $18.95 paperback 978-0-8032-3628-8

General Interest Special Interest New in Paperback Distribution Recent Award-Winners Recent & Recommended Journals Index Ordering Information

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Modern-day cowboy attempts to save wild mustangs

The Horse Lover A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs h. alan day With lynn wiese sneyd Foreword by sandr a day o’Connor

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He already owned and managed two ranches and needed “It is impossible to see a herd of wild horses a third about as much as he needed a permanent migraine:

running free without feeling a surge of

that’s what Alan Day said every time his friend pestered him

excitement and enthusiasm for their vigor,

about an old ranch in South Dakota. But in short order, he

power, and beauty. To watch them run with

proudly owned 35,000 pristine grassy acres. The opportu- their manes and tails flying in the wind is to experience a sense of the ultimate freedom of nity then dropped into his lap to establish a sanctuary for motion.”—Sandra Day O’Connor, former U.S. unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the BuSupreme Court Justice reau of Land Management. After Day successfully lobbied Congress, those acres became Mustang Meadows Ranch,

“A great American story, an inspiring tale of the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary estab- vision, courage, and hard-won wisdom. It’s told lished in the United States. with humor and grace and without pretension. The Horse Lover is Day’s personal history of the sanctu-

ary’s vast enterprise, with its surprises and pleasures and its plentiful dangers, frustrations, and heartbreak. Day’s deep

And every reader is sure to find a horse to fall in love with in these pages.”—Larry Watson, author of Montana 1948

connection with the animals in his care is clear from the outset, as is his maverick philosophy of horse-whispering, with “A definite read for all those who love which he trained fifteen hundred wild horses. The Horse horses. Day and Sneyd’s book is sure to

Lover weaves together Day’s recollections of his cowboy- become an instant wild-horse classic in the spirit of J. Frank Dobie.”—J. Edward de ing adventures astride some of his best horses, all of which Steiguer, author of Wild Horses of the West taught him indispensable lessons about loyalty, perseverance, and hope. This heartfelt memoir reveals the Herculean task of balancing the requirements of the government with the needs of wild horses. Alan Day formerly owned the Mustang Meadows Ranch near

“The Horse Lover is a very good illustration of the real western part our nation. Day, a successful rancher and businessman, is honest and forthright in dealings with neighbors,

employees, business associates, and especially St. Francis, South Dakota; Rex Ranch near Whitman, Ne- the federal government. I recommend this braska; and the Lazy B Ranch in southern Arizona. With his

reading.”—Dennis DeConcini, former U.S.

sister, Sandra Day O’Connor, he coauthored Lazy B: Growing

senator from Arizona

Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest. He lives in Arizona. Lynn Wiese Sneyd is a published author and owner of LWS Literary Services. Sandra Day O’Connor served on

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M e m oi r / J e w ish S t u d ie s / Wom en ’s Stu d ies / Popu lar Cu lture

Growing up Jewish in a sea of Christians

Gentile readers, and you, Jews, come too. Follow Sue William Silverman, a one-woman cultural mash-up, on her exploration of identity among the mishmash of American idols and ideals that confuse most of us, or should. Pat Boone is our first stop. Now a Tea Party darling, Boone once shone as a squeaky-clean pop music icon of normality, an antidote for Silverman’s own confusing and dangerous home, where being a Jew in a Christian school wasn’t easy, and being the daughter of the Anti-Boone was unspeakable. And yet somehow Silverman found her way, a “gefilte fish swimming upstream,” and found her voice, which in this searching, bracing, hilarious, and moving book tries to make sense of that most troubling American condition: belonging, but to what?   Picking apricots on a kibbutz, tramping cross-country in a loathed Volkswagen camper, appearing in a made-fortelevision version of her own life: Silverman is a bobby-soxer, a baby boomer, a hippy, a lefty, and a rebel with something to say to those of us, most of us, still wondering what to make of ourselves. Sue William Silverman’s memoir, Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction, is also a Lifetime television movie. Her memoir, Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You, won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction. She is also the author of Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir, teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is a professional

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“Silverman’s language is, by turns, blunt, wrenching, sophisticated, lyrical, tender, hilarious. She writes with wicked dark humor, splendid intelligence, wry wit, and honest confrontation. There’s no other book quite like it.”—Lee Martin, author of From Our House and Such a Life

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“Reading The Pat Boone Fan Club feels like sitting down for coffee with a long-lost friend. Silverman reveals the heights that skillful and innovative memoir can achieve.”—Hope Edelman, author of Motherless Daughters “Filled with warmhearted humor and profound compassion, this tour de force exploration of the search for identity is a joy to behold.”—Kaylie Jones, author of Lies My Mother Never Told Me

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env i r on Me n tal st u d ie s / su stain ab ility / MeMoir

The last yurt on the left

Sustainable Compromises A Yurt, a Straw Bale House, and Ecological Living alan boye may 208 PP. • 6 x 9 • 16 PhotograPhs $18.95 PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8032-6487-8 $21.95 canadian / £13.99 uk ebook available • 978-0-8032-6501-1 our sustainable future series Charles A. Francis, Cornelia Flora, and Tom Lynch, series editors 6

Living simply isn’t always simple. When Alan Boye first lived in sustainable housing, he was young, idealistic, and not much susceptible to compromise—until rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, and loneliness drove him out of the utilities-free yurt he’d built in New Mexico. Thirty-five years later, he decided to try again. This time, with an idealism tempered by experience and practical considerations, Boye and his wife constructed an offthe-grid, energy-efficient, straw bale house in Vermont. Sustainable Compromises chronicles these two remarkable attempts to live simply in two disparate American eras. Writing with hard-won authority and humor, Boye takes up the “how-to” practicalities of “building green,” from finances to nuts and bolts to strains on friends and family. With Walden as a historical and philosophical touchstone and his own experience as a practical guide, he also explores the ethical and environmental concerns that have framed such undertakings from Thoreau’s day to our own. A firsthand account of the pleasures and pitfalls of living simply, his book is a deeply informed and engaging reflection on what sustainability really means—in personal, communal, ethical, and environmental terms. Alan Boye is a professor of English at Lyndon State College in Vermont. His most recent book is Tales from the Journey of the Dead: Ten Thousand Years on an American Desert (Nebraska, 2006). “Not only is this book beautifully written, with wisdom and humor, it also offers a practical guide for ‘sustainable’ home builders of any age. Boye writes with an impressive intelligence, immediately drawing readers in not only to Lindbergh, author of Under a Wing: A Memoir “Alan Boye’s humor and generosity run through this book, as does his gentle compassion for the people and places he loves.”—Miriam Karmel, author of Being Esther

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the story but to the mind and heart of the author.”—Reeve


E nv i r on m e n tal st u d ie s / Am er i c an H istory

Battle for White Sands

Established in south-central New Mexico at the end of World War II, White Sands Missile Range is the largest overland military reserve in the western hemisphere. It was the site of the first nuclear explosion, the birthplace of the American space program, and the primary site for testing U.S. missile capabilities. In this environmental history of White Sands Missile Range, Ryan H. Edgington traces the uneasy relationships between the military, the federal government, local ranchers, environmentalists, state game and fish personnel, biologists and ecologists, state and federal political figures, hunters, and tourists after World War II—as they all struggled to define and productively use the militarized western landscape. Environmentalists, ranchers, tourists, and other groups joined together to transform the meaning and uses of this region, challenging the authority of the national security state to dictate the environmental and cultural value of a rural American landscape. As a result, White Sands became a locus of competing geographies informed not only by the far-reaching

Range Wars

intellectual, economic, and environmental changes wrought

The Environmental Contest for

by the cold war but also by regional history, culture, and tra-

White Sands Missile Range

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Ryan H. Edgington


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also of interest On the Home Front The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site, Third Edition Michele Stenehjem Gerber $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-5995-9 Dirty Wars Landscape, Power, and Waste in Western American Literature John Beck $55.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-2631-9

ditions. Ryan H. Edgington is a visiting assistant professor of history at Macalester College. His articles have appeared in Western Historical Quarterly, Agricultural History, and in edited volumes. “[Range Wars] will be highly significant to the fields of western history, environmental history, military history, and political and economic history. It will have far-reaching influence on similar studies under way in other regions of the country.”—Durwood Ball, editor of New Mexico Historical Review and author of Army Regulars on the Western Frontier “Edgington has written a very smart, compelling, and provocative book.”—Char Miller, author of Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot

neb r a s ka / Cu lt u r e st u d ies / wor ld war ii

Nebraska spurs the war effort on the home front

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt called for the largest arms buildup in history. A shortage of steel, how-

ever, quickly slowed the program’s momentum, and arms production fell dangerously behind schedule. The country needed scrap metal. Henry Doorly, publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, had the solution. Prairie Forge tells the story of the great Nebraska scrap drive of 1942—a campaign that swept the nation and yielded five million tons of scrap metal, literally salvaging the war effort itself. James J. Kimble chronicles Doorly’s conception of a fierce competition pitting county against county, business against business, and, in schools across the state, class against class— inspiring Nebraskans to gather 67,000 tons of scrap in only three weeks. This astounding feat provided the template for a national drive. A tale of plowshares turned into arms, Prairie Forge gives the first full account of how home became home front for so many civilians. James J. Kimble is an associate professor in the Department of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University. He is the coproducer of Scrappers: How the Heartland Won World War II, a feature documentary on the 1942 scrap drives. “For anyone interested in the home front and the American production miracle this . . . is must reading.” —William L. O’Neill, professor emeritus of history, Rutgers University, and author of A Democracy at War: America’s Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II

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“Kimble’s enticing narrative takes us back to a largely forgotten aspect of wartime America.”—David L. Bristow, editor of Nebraska History

also of interest histOry OF neBraska (thirD eDitiOn) James C. Olson and Ronald C. Naugle $34.95s paperback • 978-0-8032-8605-4 neBraska An Illustrated History, Second Edition Frederick C. Luebke $29.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-8042-7

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“An excellent home-front story about Nebraska and World War II.”—R. Douglas Hurt, head of the Department of History at Purdue University and author of The Great Plains during World War II


M i l i tary H isto ry / C iv i l War / M u sic

Sounds from the Civil War In December 1863, Civil War soldiers took refuge from the dismal conditions of war and weather. They made their winter quarters in the Piedmont region of central Virginia, the Union’s Army of the Potomac in Culpeper County, the Confederacy’s Army of Northern Virginia in neighboring Orange County. For the next five months the opposing soldiers eyed each other warily across the Rapidan River.  In Music Along the Rapidan, James A. Davis examines the role of music in defining the social communities that emerged during this winter encampment. Music was an essential part of each soldier’s personal identity and Davis considers how music became a means of controlling the acoustic and social cacophony of war that surrounded them.   Music also became a touchstone for colliding communities during the encampment—the communities of enlisted men and officers or Northerners and Southerners on the one hand, and the shared communities occupied by both soldier and civilian on the other—enabling them to define their relationships and their environment, emotionally, socially, and audibly.

Music Along the Rapidan

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Civil War Soldiers, Music, and Community during Winter


James A. Davis is a professor of musicology at the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He is the author of Bully for the Band!: The Civil War Letters and Diary of Four Brothers in the 10th Vermont Infantry Band and his articles have been published in numerous journals

Quarters, Virginia

including Journal of Military History, American Music, and

James A. Davis

Nineteenth Century Studies.

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“Delightfully readable. A complete study of the Civil War where it meets music and national life.”—Randal Allred, professor of English at Brigham Young University–Hawaii

also of interest More Damning than Slaughter Desertion in the Confederate Army Mark A. Weitz $24.95s paperback • 978-0-8032-2080-5 Pathway to Hell A Tragedy of the American Civil War Dennis W. Brandt $18.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-2824-5


M i l i ta ry H isto ry / Civ il War

A companion to your Civil War tour This volume is the essential guide to the Manassas battlefields, site of two of the Civil War’s critical campaigns. Ethan S. Rafuse, a distinguished scholar of the Civil War, provides a clearly organized, thorough, and uniquely insightful account of both campaigns, along with expert analysis and precise directions for armchair traveler and battlefield visitor alike.   The July 1861 Battle of First Manassas and the August 1862 Battle of Second Manassas unequivocally influenced the course and outcome of the Civil War. The first battle dealt a decisive blow to hopes that the inexperienced armies of the North and the South could bring about a quick military resolution of the secession crisis. The second battle was the climactic engagement of a spectacular campaign that carried the war to the outskirts of Washington DC and marked the coming of age of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Manassas: A Battlefield Guide presents readers with a clear, convenient guide to the sites in northern and central Virginia that shaped the course and outcome of these campaigns. Lucid, concise narratives give readers a better understanding of the events that took place on these battlefields and of the terrain, personalities, and decisions that shaped them.


Ethan S. Rafuse is a professor of history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and has led staff rides

A Battlefield Guide

and tours of historic battlefields for many military and civil-

Ethan S. Rafuse

ian groups. He is also the author of several books, including

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Antietam, South Mountain, and Harpers Ferry: A Battlefield Guide (Nebraska, 2008) and McClellan’s War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union. “This guidebook explores the campaigns of Manassas like no

This Hallowed Ground: Guides to Civil War Battlefields series Brooks D. Simpson, Mark Grimsley, and Steven E. Woodworth, series editors

other. It will take you to obscure places long forgotten and accord them significance; it takes the familiar and illuminates them in ways not done before. Well written and dashed with analytical twists both thoughtful and helpful, Dr. Rafuse’s work is by far the best of its kind.”—John Hennessy, author of Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas

also of interest Antietam, South Mountain,

Wilson’s Creek, Pea Ridge, and Prairie Grove

and Harpers Ferry

A Battlefield Guide, with a Section on Wire Road

A Battlefield Guide

Earl J. Hess, Richard W. Hatcher III, William Garrett Piston,

Ethan S. Rafuse

and William L. Shea

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a M er i C an h isto ry / Civ il war / liter ary ColleCtion s

Conversations with a president The words of Abraham Lincoln have been immortalized in speeches and enshrined in policies and practices, and none of those words, spoken or written, has gone unnoticed or wanted for a response. It is this broader context—the wider conversation about Lincoln’s words— that this book discusses. The final project of James A. Rawley, a preeminent historian of the Civil War era, A Lincoln Dialogue cross-examines Lincoln’s major statements, papers, and initiatives in light of the comments and criticism of his supporters and detractors. Drawn from letters and newspapers, pamphlets and reports, these statements and responses constitute a unique documentary examination of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Rawley’s careful selection and his judicious interweaving of historical analysis and background invite us into the dialogue and allow us to hear the voices of American history in the making. James A. Rawley (1916–2005) was the Carol Adolph Happold Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His many books include The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A History, revised edition (Nebraska, 2009), and Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting For (Nebraska, 2003). William G. Thomas is the John and

A Lincoln Dialogue JameS a. raWley

Catherine Angle Chair in the Humanities and a professor

Edited and with a foreword by

of history at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is

williaM g. thoMas

the author of several books, including The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America. “There is no [other] work that provides the extensive and

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complete documents selected for this book. Rawley’s unique approach will make a significant contribution to the tor of the Abraham Lincoln Institute for the Study of Leadership and Public Policy at Lincoln Memorial University “No other work juxtaposes Lincoln’s writing and speeches with contemporary commentaries and criticisms of him. Rawley’s careful selection of these documents and his judicious interweaving of his historical analysis and

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background come together to create a powerful dialogue

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with the reader as well.”—From the foreword by William

aBraham linCOln, 1847–1865

G. Thomas

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Challenging William Penn’s “peaceable kingdom” A Lenape among the Quakers

and delivered a brief account of her life. In a sad irony, Han-

The Life of Hannah Freeman

nah Freeman was establishing her residency—a claim that

Dawn G. Marsh March 232 pp. • 6 x 9 • 3 photographs, 6 illustrations, 4 maps, 2 appendixes $27.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-4840-3 $32.50 canadian / £19.99 UK ebook available • 978-0-8032-5418-3

On July 28, 1797, an elderly Lenape woman stood before the newly appointed almsman of Pennsylvania’s Chester County

paved the way for her removal to the poorhouse. Ultimately, however, it meant the final removal from the ancestral land she had so tenaciously maintained. Thus was William Penn’s “peaceable kingdom” preserved.   A Lenape among the Quakers reconstructs Hannah Freeman’s history, traveling from the days of her grandmothers before European settlement to the beginning of the nineteenth century. The story that emerges is one of persistence and resilience, as “Indian Hannah” negotiates life with the Quaker neighbors who employ her, entrust their children to her, seek out her healing skills, and, when she is weakened by sickness and age, care for her. And yet these are the same neighbors whose families have dispossessed hers. Fascinating in its own right, Hannah Freeman’s life is also remarkable for its unique view of a Native American woman in a colonial community during a time of dramatic transformation and upheaval. In particular it expands our understanding of colonial history and the Native experience that history often renders silent. Dawn G. Marsh is an assistant professor of history at Purdue

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University. Her articles have appeared in Ethnohistory, Ohio


History, and edited books. “With great insight and sensitivity, Dawn Marsh has pieced together Hannah Freeman’s story. All who have ever wondered what happened to Pennsylvania’s Native people should read this book.”—Nancy Shoemaker, author of A Strange Likeness: also of interest The Blue Tattoo The Life of Olive Oatman Margot Mifflin $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3517-5 Searching for Tamsen Donner Gabrielle Burton $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3638-7

Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth-Century North America

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Spacef l igh t / Am e ric an History

Launching the Space Shuttle After the Apollo program put twelve men on the moon and safely brought them home, anything seemed possible. In this spirit, the team at NASA set about developing the Space Shuttle, arguably the most complex piece of machinery ever created. The world’s first reusable spacecraft, it launched like a rocket, landed like a glider, and carried out complicated missions in between.   Bold They Rise tells the story of the Space Shuttle through the personal experiences of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who made it happen—in space and on the ground, from the days of research and design through the heroic accomplishments of the program to the tragic last minutes of the Challenger disaster. In the participants’ own voices, we learn what so few are privy to: what it was like to create a new form of spacecraft, to risk one’s life testing that craft, to float freely in the vacuum of space as a one-man satellite, to witness a friend’s death. A “guided tour” of the Shuttle—in historical, scientific, and personal terms—this book provides a fascinating, richly informed, and deeply personal view of a feat without parallel in the human story.

Bold They Rise

David Hitt is the coauthor of Homesteading Space:

The Space Shuttle Early Years, 1972–1986

The Skylab Story (Nebraska, 2008). Heather R. Smith has worked as an education writer for NASA. Bob

David Hitt and Heather R. Smith

Crippen is a NASA astronaut who piloted the first

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Foreword by Bob Crippen


June 368 pp. • 6 x 9 • 30 photographs, 3 illustrations $36.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-2648-7 $42.50 canadian / £25.99 UK ebook available • 978-0-8032-5548-7 Outward Odyssey: A People’s History of Spaceflight series Colin Burgess, series editor

Space Shuttle flight. “Read this book to experience the Space Shuttle as it matured. Smith and Hitt tap sources that made this aerospace wonder’s early history. You’ll feel the needs and wants of those involved; the joys and sadness that came with conceiving, building, and flying this vehicle. It’s a trip—I know.”—Charles D. Walker, engineer, corporate executive, first commercial industry astronaut, STS-41D, STS-51D, STS-61B

also of interest Wheels Stop

The x-15 Rocket Plane

The Tragedies and Triumphs of the

Flying the First Wings into Space

Space Shuttle Program, 1986–2011

Michelle Evans

Rick Houston

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$36.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-3534-2

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Curious stories from America’s museums For more than twenty years, Tim Grove has worked at the most popular history museums in the United States, helping millions of people get acquainted with the past. This book translates that experience into an insider’s tour of some of the most interesting moments in American history. Grove’s stories are populated with well-known historical figures such as John Brown, Charles Lindbergh, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea—as well as the not-sofamous. Have you heard of Mary Pickersgill, seamstress of the Star-Spangled Banner flag? Grove also has something to say about a few of our cherished myths, for instance, the lore surrounding Betsy Ross and Eli Whitney. Grove takes readers to historic sites such as Harpers Ferry, Fort McHenry, the Ulm Pishkun buffalo jump, and the Lemhi Pass on the Lewis and Clark Trail, and traverses time and space from eighteenthcentury Williamsburg to the twenty-first-century Kennedy Space Center. En route from Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic to Cape Disappointment on the Pacific, we learn about planting a cotton patch on the National Mall, riding a high wheel bicycle, flying

A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History tim grove

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resounding yes and, in the most entertaining fashion, shows us why. Tim Grove is chief of museum learning at the National Air and Space Museum. He is the coauthor of The Museum Educator’s Manual and received the 2008 Smithsonian Individual Achievement in Education Award. “Tim Grove has combined a thought-provoking and entertaining memoir with an insider’s guide to behind-the-scenes history.”—Libby H. O’Connell, chief historian, History Channel “I guarantee that whether you are a history buff, a history scholar, or an ‘I hate history’ Scrooge, you will love this book.”—Robert K. Sutton, chief historian, National Park Service

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P oet ry

Poetry of America’s heartland For nearly half a century, Jared Carter has been quietly mapping the American heartland. Line by line, his poetry has shown us the landscape, sounded the voices, conjured the music, and tested the silence of the ever-changing and yet ever-constant Midwest that figures so prominently in the American story. And yet what we find in Carter’s poetry is endlessly new.   Here, in poems selected from his first five books, is the summer-long buzz of the cicada and the crack of the cue ball, the young rebel on his big Harley, and the YMCA secretary who backstrokes her way across the indoor pool. Here, too, are thirty new poems in fixed form that illustrate Carter’s continued quest for a poetry of “universal interest.” Taken together, these selections are, truly, poetry in the American grain. Jared Carter lives in Indiana. He has received the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, the Poets’ Prize, a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and two literary fellowships from the

Darkened Rooms of Summer New and Selected Poems Jared Carter

University of Nebraska Press

Introduction by Ted Kooser


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National Endowment for the Arts. Previous praise for Jared Carter’s poetry “Carter’s is a poetry of a resolute middle distance, firmly of this world: between the dust under the earth and the dust of space there exists the place that the poem can illumine.”—Helen Vendler, New York Review of Books “[Carter] writes American poetry the way that William Faulkner wrote American novels. . . . [Carter’s poems] have the homespun flavor of our native music—ballads, country blues, and sweet, clear, understated lyrics.”—Sally A. Lodge, Publishers Weekly “[Jared Carter] is the rare poet who is rooted in a certain place, which is of course Indiana, yet [he] deals with it in such a way that it is of universal interest.”—Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts

Ted Kooser Contemporary Poetry Hand selected by Ted Kooser, poet laureate of the United States 2004–2006, the books in this series will feature the work of poets worthy of additional attention.

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f i C t i on / sh o rt sto r ie s / n eb r aska

The dark brilliance of Ervin D. Krause A farmer perishing under a fallen tractor makes a last stab at philosophizing: “There was nothing dead that was ever beautiful.” It is a sentiment belied not only by the strange beauty in his story but also in the rough lives and deaths, small and large, that fill these haunting tales. Pulp-fiction grim and gritty but with the rhythm and resonance of classic folklore, these stories take place in a world of shadowy figures and childhood fears, in a countryside peopled by witches and skinflints, by men and women mercilessly unforgiving of one another’s trespasses, and in nights prowled by wolves and scrutinized by an “agonized and lamenting” moon. Ervin D. Krause’s characters pontificate in saloons, condemning the morals of others as they slowly get sloshed; they have affairs in old cars on winter nights; they traffic in gossip, terrorize their neighbors, steal, hunt, and spy. This collection includes award-winning stories like “The Snake” and “The Quick and the Dead” as well as the previously unpublished “Anniversary,” which stirred a national controversy when it was censored by the University of Nebraska and barred from appearing in Prairie Schooner.

You Will Never See Any God Stories ervin d. krauSe Edited and with an introduction by tiMothy sChaffert

ful fragility of humanity is a critical addition to the canon of twentieth-century American literature. Nebraska-born Ervin D. Krause’s (1931–70) stories have appeared in literary magazines and two O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies. Timothy Schaffert’s books include The Swan Gondola. “This is a remarkable piece of literature. These stories astounded me. I am flabbergasted that they have never been collected and published previously, and that until now I had never read the name ‘Ervin Krause.’”—Owen King, author of We’re All In This Together and Double Feature

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L at i no/ Lat in a S t u d ie s / Wom en ’s S tu d ies / E d u cation / Me moi r

The experience of Latinas in higher education College can be a complex time for Latinas, who are traditionally expected to leave home when they get married. In her essay “Only Daughter,” author Sandra Cisneros remarks, “After four years in college and two more in graduate school, and still no husband, my father shakes his head even now and says I wasted all that education.”   Wise Latinas is a collection of personal essays addressing the varied landscape of the Latina experience in higher education. For some Latinas, college, where they are vastly underrepresented, is the first time they are immersed in American culture outside their homes—and where the values of two cultures often clash. Wise Latinas is in part a response to this widening gap.   Featuring acclaimed writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Norma Cantú, and Julia Alvarez, to name a few, Wise Latinas shows that there is no one Latina college experience. With thoughtful and engaging pieces, Wise Latinas provides a platform for Latina writers to share their experiences in higher education and gives a voice to the many Latina women who have taken risks, embraced the new, confronted change, and

Wise Latinas Writers on Higher Education Edited and with an introduction by

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Jennifer De Leon


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maintained (and in some cases found) their roots. Jennifer De Leon is a teacher in the Boston Public Schools district and an instructor at the Grub Street Creative Writing Center. Her writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Fourth Genre, Ms. Magazine, Poets & Writers, The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010, and elsewhere. “An extraordinary collection of testimonies. There is plenty of honesty and no pretension in the voices included in Wise Latinas. These essays elicit the gamut of emotions from the reader, from chuckles to gasps to tears. An excellent anthology.”—Rigoberto González, author of Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa “On the most fundamental level, Wise Latinas aims to provide models for other Latinas. . . . [It was] a joy to read this book, and a reminder of the footsteps that we all trace.”—Marta Caminero-Santangelo, author of On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity

M eM oi r / l it e rary n o n fiCtion

Coping with a life lost young

John W. Evans was twenty-nine years old and his wife, Katie, was thirty. They had met in the Peace Corps in Bangladesh, taught in Chicago, studied in Miami, and were working for a year in Romania, when they set off with friends to hike into the Carpathian Mountains. In an instant their life together was shattered. Katie became separated from the group. When Evans finally found her, he could only watch helplessly as she was mauled to death by a brown bear. In such a love story, such a life story, how could a person ever move forward? That is the question Evans, traumatized and restless, confronts in this book as he learns the language of grief, the rhetoric of survival, and the contrary poetic algorithms of holding fast and letting go. His memories of Katie and their time together, and the strangeness of his life with her family in the year after her death, create an unsentimental but deeply moving picture of loss, the brutality of nature, and the unfairness of needing to narrate a story that nothing can prepare a person to tell. Told with unyielding witness, elegance, and care, Young Widower is a heartbreaking account of a senseless tragedy

Young Widower

and the persistence of grief in a young person’s life.

A Memoir

John W. Evans, a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford

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University, teaches creative writing at Stanford. His awardwinning work appears in Slate, the Missouri Review, ZYZZYVA, and the Rumpus. “A tragic story told with such grace and artistry that the complex exploration of grief is finally revealed as redemptive. The honesty of John Evans’s writing is unfaltering and deeply impressive.”—Kevin Casey, author of A State of Mind

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S o cc er / Me m o ir

An American’s experience of the world’s game

Although soccer had long been the world’s game when Michael J. Agovino first encountered it in 1982, here it was just a poor cousin to American football, to be found on obscure UHF channels and in foreign magazines. But as Agovino himself passionately pursued soccer, Americans got wise and turned it into one of the most popular sports in the country. Agovino’s love affair with soccer is a portrait of the game’s culture and an intimate history of the sport’s coming of age in the United States.  

Agovino’s quest takes him from the unkempt field in the Bronx where he taught himself to play to some of the sport’s most storied venues and historic matches. With Agovino we travel from school fields to Giants Stadium, then from England to Germany, Italy, and Spain, along the way taking in the final days of the North American Soccer League, the 1994 World Cup, and the birth of Major League Soccer. Offering the perspective of fan, player, and journalist, Agovino chronicles his obsession with the sport and its phenomenal evolution.

Michael J. Agovino is the author of The Bookmaker: A Memoir of Money, Luck, and Family from the Utopian Out-

The Soccer Diaries An American’s Thirty-Year Pursuit

“An intimate and wonderfully written account of a sport

of the International Game

that is increasingly shaking America’s soul out.”

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Michael J. Agovino


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—Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin and Dancer “More than just one man’s thirty-year obsession with the sport, The Soccer Diaries is also the American odyssey of the sport itself. The Soccer Diaries is the incredible journey of the beautiful game over the last three decades. And it’s an education for even the most fanatical of supporters.” —David Peace, author of The Damned Utd and Red or Dead

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“Here is a delightful, briskly readable memoir of sports obsession that deftly cuts across decades and cultures— with one manic, maddening, miraculous sport at its center.”—Hampton Sides, best-selling author of Ghost Soldiers and Blood and Thunder

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One of the most influential and controversial team owners in professional sports history, Walter O’Malley (1903–79) is best remembered—and still reviled by many—for moving the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Yet much of the O’Malley story leading up to the Dodgers’ move is unknown or created from myth, and there is substantially more to the man. When he entered the public eye, the self-constructed family background and early life he presented was gilded. Later his personal story was distorted by some New York sportswriters, who hated him for moving the Dodgers.  In Mover and Shaker Andy McCue presents for the first time an objective, complete, and nuanced account of O’Malley’s life. He also departs from the overly sentimentalized accounts of O’Malley as either villain or angel and reveals him first and foremost as a rational, hardheaded businessman who was a major force in baseball for three decades, and whose management and marketing practices radically changed the shape of the game. Andy McCue is the author of Baseball by the Books: The

Mover and Shaker Walter O’Malley, the Dodgers, and Baseball’s Westward Expansion Andy McCue

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Complete History and Bibliography of Baseball Fiction and is a former president of the Society for American Baseball Research. “Andy McCue has written the definitive biography of the fascinating and elusive Walter O’Malley, the man who changed the way a country thinks about its national pastime. Wise and engaging. A must-read for every historian of the game.” —Michael Shapiro, author of The Last Good Season

s P or t s / go l f

“Bill Fields’s field isn’t golf; it’s people” In a long, award-winning career writing about golf, Bill Fields has sought out the most interesting stories—not just those featuring big winners and losers, but the ones that get at the very character of the game. Collected here, his pieces offer an intriguing portrait of golf over the past century. The legends are here in vivid profiles of such familiar figures as Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Mickey Wright, and Tiger Woods. But so are lesser-known golfers, like John Schlee, Billy Joe Patton, and Bert Yancey, whose tales are no less compelling. The book is filled with colorful moments and perceptive observations about golf greats ranging from the first American-born U.S. Open champion, Johnny McDermott, to Seve Ballesteros, the Spaniard who led Europe’s resurgence in the game in the late twentieth century. Fields gives us golf writing at its finest, capturing the game’s larger dramas and finer details, its personalities and its enduring appeal. A senior editor at Golf World magazine, Bill Fields is a fourtime winner of the Golf Writers Association of America’s annual writing contest. His work has also appeared in Golf

Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History Heroes, Underdogs, Courses, and Championships bill fieldS Foreword by ben Crenshaw

“Nobody knows the game of golf and many of the quaint people who have inhabited it better than Bill Fields, and I’ve never read anyone who gets them down on paper better than he does. You’ll enjoy this book more than a string of birdies if you care anything at all about the sport.”—Dan Jenkins, author of Dead Solid Perfect and Jenkins at the Majors “Bill Fields’s field isn’t golf; it’s people. With a reporter’s instinct and a writer’s empathy, he specializes in stories only he can see. Don’t read him unless you’re ready to laugh and cry. Both.”—Tom Callahan, author of Johnny U “Bill Fields is the modern poet laureate of golf. . . . This is a book to dwell over and savor.”—James Dodson, author of American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and the Modern Age of Golf

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Meditations on the Meaning and Beauty of a Game

A Middle-Handicapper’s Year in America’s Garden of Golf

Andy Brumer

Zachary Michael Jack

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Digest, the New York Times, and The Best American Sports Writing.


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Cobb battles Lajoie to win Chalmers automobile


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In 1910 auto magnate Hugh Chalmers offered an “It took more than a century, but we’ve finally got automobile to the baseball player with the highest the book we deserve about baseball’s most infamous batting race. Thanks to Rick Huhn, it was worth the batting average that season. What followed was wait.”—Rob Neyer, national baseball editor of the a batting race unlike any before or since, between website Baseball the greatest but most despised hitter, Detroit’s Ty Cobb, and the American League’s first superstar, “With graceful writing and exhaustive research, Cleveland’s popular Napoleon Lajoie. The Chalmers Huhn gives life to one of baseball’s great untold stories.”—Jon Wertheim, senior writer for Sports Race captures the excitement of this strange conIllustrated test—one that has yet to be resolved. The race came down to the last game of the sea- “This is the kind of baseball history we need more son, igniting more interest among fans than the of—a book grounded in a great story, shaped by intelligent assessments of the evidence, committed World Series and becoming a national obsession. to accuracy and truth-telling, and presented in Rick Huhn re-creates the drama that ensued when vigorous prose.”—Reed Browning, author of Cy Young: Cobb, thinking the prize safely his, skipped the last A Baseball Life two games, and Lajoie suspiciously had eight hits in a doubleheader against the St. Louis Browns. “The Chalmers Race seamlessly weaves its compelling stories and is a deftly told saga of a game-changing Although initial counts favored Lajoie, American and living controversy.”—Gerald C. Wood, author of League president Ban Johnson, the sport’s last word, Smoky Joe Wood: The Biography of a Baseball Legend announced Cobb the winner, and amid the controversy both players received cars. The Chalmers Race details a story of dubious scorekeeping and statistical systems, of performances and personalities in conflict, of accurate results coming in seventy years too late, and of a contest settled not by play on the field but by human foibles. Rick Huhn is the author of The Sizzler: George Sisler, Baseball’s Forgotten Great and Eddie Collins: A Base-

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Bi og r a p h y / Sp o rt s / Baseb all

An odyssey through the Major Leagues One of only twenty-nine Major Leaguers to play in four dif-

ferent decades, Jerry Reuss pitched for eight teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates twice. So when Reuss tells his story, he covers about as much of baseball life as any player can.   Bring In the Right-Hander! puts us on the mound for the winning pitch in Game Five of the 1981 World Series, then takes us back to the schoolyards and ball fields of Overland, Missouri, where Reuss first dreamed of that scene. His baseball odyssey, dedicated to the mantra “work hard and play harder,” began in 1969 with his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals (who traded him three years later for mustache-related reasons). Reuss carries us through his winning seasons with the Dodgers, taking in a no-hitter and that World Series triumph, and introducing us to some of baseball’s most colorful characters. Along the way, as the grizzled veteran faces injuries, releases, and trips to the Minors, then battling his way back into the Majors to finish his career with the Pirates, we get a glimpse of the real grit behind big league life, on and off the field.

Bring In the Right-Hander! My Twenty-Two Years in the Major Leagues

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Jerry Reuss


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Since his retirement as an active player, Jerry Reuss has worked in broadcasting as a color analyst for ESPN, the Anaheim Angels, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. “In Bring In the Right-Hander! Jerry Reuss delivers a revealing and remarkable performance.”—Fred Claire, former Los Angeles Dodger executive vice president and general manager and author of Fred Claire: My 30 Years in Dodger Blue “Jerry Reuss had one of the great deliveries in baseball. And he has pitched a strike again with an insightful look at a career that transcended the “Golden Era” of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. I couldn’t put it down!”—Steve Garvey, 1974 National League Most Valuable Player and ten-time All-Star

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s P or t s / b ase b al l / af riCan aMer iCan stu d ies / Civil r ig hts

Rivalry, race, and two Dodger greats

As star players for the 1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers, and prior to that as the first black players to be candidates to break professional baseball’s color barrier, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella would seem to be natural allies. But the two men were divided by a rivalry going far beyond the personality differences and petty jealousies of competitive teammates. Behind the bitterness were deep and differing beliefs about the fight for civil rights. Robinson, the more aggressive and intense of the two, thought Jim Crow should be attacked head-on; Campanella, more passive and easygoing, believed that ability, not militancy, was the key to racial equality. Drawing on interviews with former players such as Monte Irvin, Hank Aaron, Carl Erskine, and Don Zimmer, Jackie and Campy offers a closer look at these two players and their place in a historical movement torn between active defiance and passive resistance. William C. Kashatus deepens our understanding of these two baseball icons and civil rights pioneers and provides a clearer picture of their time and our own.

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William C. Kashatus is the author of many books, including September Swoon: Richie Allen, the ’64 Phillies and Racial Integration. “A fantastic and thought-provoking analysis of how two men championed the fight for racial harmony in segregated America via different rules of engagement. A must-read for any serious student of baseball and American history.”—Larry Lester, historian for the Negro League Baseball Hall of Fame “Bill Kashatus has given us a very human account of Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella.”—Monte Irvin, New York Giants Hall of Famer

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Bi og r a p h y / Sp o rt s / Baseb all / Je wish Stu d ies

Autobiography of MLB umpire Al Clark If an umpire could steal the show in a Major League game, Al Clark might well have been the one to do it. Tough but fair, in his thirty years as a professional umpire he took on some of baseball’s great umpire baiters, such as Earl Weaver, Billy Martin, and Dick Williams, while ejecting any number of the game’s elite—once tearing a hamstring in the process. He was the first Jewish umpire in American League history, and probably the first to eject his own father from the officials’ dressing room. But whatever Clark was doing—officiating at Nolan Ryan’s three hundredth win, Cal Ripken’s record breaker, or the “earthquake” World Series of 1989, or braving a labor dispute, an anti-Semitic tirade by a Cy Young Award winner, or a legal imbroglio—it makes for a good story.   Called Out but Safe is Clark’s outspoken and often hilarious account of his life in baseball from umpire school through the highlights to the inglorious end of his stellar career. Not just a source of baseball history and lore, Clark’s book also affords a rare look at what life is like for someone who works for the Major Leagues’ other team. Al Clark was a professional umpire for thirty years, working more than three thousand games, including two All-Star

Called Out but Safe

AP sportswriter Dan Schlossberg is the author or coauthor

A Baseball Umpire’s Journey

of more than thirty baseball books, including Designated

Al Clark with Dan Schlossberg

University of Nebraska Press

Foreword by Mart y Appel


Games, seven playoff series, and two World Series. Former

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Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story and Making Airwaves: 60 Years at Milo’s Microphone. “I was pleased that Al Clark was the home-plate umpire in my three hundredth win and even more pleased when he gave me the lineup card afterward. I always considered him a good umpire and a good guy.”—Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame pitcher “Al Clark never threw me out of a game, but Billy Martin wasn’t so fortunate. I not only witnessed his confrontations with Al but enjoyed remembering them in this book.”—Ron Blomberg, first designated hitter “Some of the nicest conversations I’ve had in forty-two years of baseball have been with umpires. I loved any time spent with my friend Al Clark. Enjoy some great baseball stories from a man who once had a front-row seat in our great game.” —Chris Wheeler, Phillies broadcaster

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How did baseball become segregated? The story of Jackie Robinson valiantly breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947 is one that most Americans know. But less recognized is the fact that some seventy years earlier, following the Civil War, baseball was tenuously biracial and had the potential for a truly open game. How, then, did the game become so firmly segregated that it required a trailblazer like Robinson? The answer, Ryan A. Swanson suggests, has everything to do with the politics of “reconciliation” and a wish to avoid the issues of race that an integrated game necessarily raised. The history of baseball during Reconstruction, as Swanson tells it, is a story of lost opportunities. Thomas Fitzgerald and Octavius Catto (a Philadelphia baseball tandem), for example, were poised to emerge as pioneers of integration in the 1860s. Instead, the desire to create a “national game”—professional and appealing to white Northerners and Southerners alike—trumped any movement toward civil rights. Focusing on Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Richmond—three cities with large African American populations and thriving baseball clubs—Swanson uncovers the origins

When Baseball Went White

of baseball’s segregation and the mechanics of its implemen-

Reconstruction, Reconciliation,

segregation in America.

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BaseBall BeFOre We kneW it A Search for the Roots of the Game David Block $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-6255-3 early innings A Documentary History of Baseball, 1825–1908 Compiled and edited by Dean A. Sullivan $21.95s paperback • 978-0-8032-9244-4

offers a better understanding of Reconstruction, race, and

Ryan A. Swanson is an assistant professor and the director of the Lobo Scholars Program in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico. “‘Nothing is ever said or written about drawing the color line in the [National] League,’ Sporting Life unapologetically observed in 1895. ‘It appears to be generally understood that none but whites shall make up the League teams, and so it goes.’ This statement, while written more than a century ago, is surprisingly germane today. It nearly summarizes the historiography of baseball’s segregation.”—From the introduction by Ryan A. Swanson.

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tation. An important piece of sports history, his work also


Sp or t s / B ase b al l / Ame r i can H istory

The Big Red Machine dominates 1975 The 1975 Cincinnati Reds, also known as the “Big Red Machine,” are not just one of the most memorable teams in baseball history—they are unforgettable. While the Reds dominated the National League from 1972 to 1976, it was the ’75 team that surpassed them all, winning 108 games and beating the Boston Red Sox in a thrilling 7-game World Series. Led by Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson, the team’s roster included other legends such as Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Pérez, Ken Griffey Sr., and Dave Concepción. The 1975 Reds were notably disciplined and clean-cut, which distinguished them from the increasingly individualistic players of the day.   The Great Eight commemorates the people and events surrounding this outstanding baseball team with essays on team management and key aspects and highlights of the season, including Pete Rose’s famous position change. This volume gives Reds fans complete biographies of all the

The Great Eight

team’s players, relives the enthralling 1975 season, and cel-

The 1975 Cincinnati Reds

teams in baseball history.

Edited by Mark Armour April 272 pp. • 8 x 10 • 39 photographs, 35 tables $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4586-0 $28.95 canadian / £19.99 uk ebook available • 978-0-8032-5340-7

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ebrates a team that is consistently ranked as one of the best

Mark Armour is the author of Joe Cronin (Nebraska, 2010) and coeditor of Pitching, Defense, and Three-Run Homers: The 1970 Baltimore Orioles (Nebraska, 2012). “A superbly in-depth look at one of the greatest teams of all time, this is essential reading for any baseball fan.” ­— Dan Epstein, author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride through Baseball and America in the Swinging ’70s

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Winning in Cleveland The 1954 Cleveland Indians were one of the most remarkable baseball teams of all time. Their record for most wins (111) fell only when the baseball schedule expanded, and their winning percentage, an astounding .721, is still unsurpassed in the American League. Though the season ended with a heartbreaking loss to the New York Giants in the World Series, the 1954 team remains a favorite among Cleveland fans and beyond. Pitching to the Pennant commemorates the ’54 Indians with a biographical sketch of the entire team, from the “Big Three” pitching staff (Mike Garcia and future Hall of Famers Bob Lemon and Early Wynn), through notable players such as Bobby Avila, Bob Feller, Larry Doby, and Al Rosen, to manager Al Lopez, his coaches, and the Indians’ broadcast team. There are also stories about Cleveland Stadium and the 1954 All-Star Game (which the team hosted), as well as a season

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timeline and a firsthand account of Game One of the World Series at the Polo Grounds. Pitching to the Pennant features the superb writing and research of members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), making this book a must for all Indians fans and baseball aficionados. A member of SABR since 2005, Joseph Wancho serves as cochairman of the Minor League Research Committee and has made contributions to several books in the Memorable Teams in Baseball History series.

“Pitching to the Pennant brought back great memories of a great baseball team that was robbed of the chance to be remembered that way.”—Les Levine, host of More Sports and Les Levine also of interest the team that FOrever ChangeD BaseBall anD ameriCa The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers Edited by Lyle Spatz Associate Editors Maurice Bouchard and Leonard Levin $26.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3992-0

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“The 1954 Cleveland Indians made history by dethroning the five-time consecutive World Champion New York Yankees and breaking New York’s 1927 record of 110 victories. Now the people and events that produced 111 wins are well commemorated. Congratulations to SA BR and the talented members who have put these great baseball stories between two covers.”—Morris Eckhouse, author of Legends of the Tribe


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The development and demise of baseball’s Continental League Long before there was Moneyball, a group of investors led by baseball legend Branch Rickey proposed a new economic model for baseball. Based on an innovative approach to evaluating and developing talent, the Continental League was the last serious attempt to form a third Major League. The league’s brief history affords a glimpse of any number of missed chances for America’s game.   As one of the original Continental Leaguers, historian Russell D. Buhite is—literally—talking “inside baseball” when he describes what happened in 1959 and 1960. Part memoir, part history, his account of the origin, development, and eventual undoing of the Continental League explores the organization’s collective corporate structure as well as its significant role in building a thriving Minor League and forcing expansion on Major League Baseball. Buhite captures a lost era in baseball history and examines its lasting impact on the game. Russell D. Buhite is professor emeritus of history at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is the author of several books, including Douglas MacArthur: Statecraft

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and Stagecraft in America’s East Asian Policy. “Russell Buhite makes a significant contribution to the rapidly growing scholarly work on baseball’s past.”—Charles C. Alexander, author of Breaking the Slump: Baseball in the Depression Era “Russell Buhite, a former Minor League baseball player and an accomplished historian, is well equipped to provide this entertaining, informative, insightful, and personal account of Branch Rickey’s abortive Continental League.”—James Giglio, Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at Missouri State University and author of Musial: From Stash to Stan the Man

nat i v e st u d ie s / fiCt io n / you n g r ead er s

A Shoshone coming-of-age story Bighorn sheep graze on the last of the green grass on GetsStruck-By-Lightning Mountain in the late fall. Two Hawk’s father and older brother, Night Heron, set off through newly fallen snow to hunt with their dogs. Two Hawk is sad to be left behind, but he has heard the bull elk’s mating call for only seven seasons, too few to be old enough to hunt. So begins another day for a boy of the Tukudika (Sheep Eater) Shoshones, living in the traditional ways in what will one day be known as Yellowstone National Park. Two Hawk is learning those ways, accompanied by his dog, Gypsum, and a talkative magpie whose secrets only Two Hawk can hear. His adventures, beautifully illustrated by Davíd Joaquín, show Two Hawk, and the reader, the meaning of rituals and responsibilities and the mystical origins of Two Hawk’s name. Only the appearance of the hairy-face man who crosses paths with Two Hawk’s family suggests the vast changes that are soon to shake the Shoshones’ world. Archaeologist and rock art researcher Lawrence L. Loendorf

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is president of Sacred Sites Research, which records and analyzes pictograph and petroglyph sites and promotes their protection. Writer and editor Nancy Medaris Stone is the coauthor, with Loendorf, of Mountain Spirit: Sheep Eater Indians of Yellowstone. Davíd Joaquín is a freelance artist and illustrator. His illustrations have appeared in Mountain Spirit: Sheep Eater Indians of Yellowstone. “This story of a boy named Two Hawk, his family, his dog, Gypsum, and an outspoken magpie on their seasonal journey down from the heights of Yellowstone is a magical tale full of adventure and wisdom.”—Jake Page, author of In the Hands of the Great Spirit: The 20,000–Year History of American Indians

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R el i g i on / J e w ish S t u d ie s / Women ’s S tu d ies / Bib le Stu d ies

Modern retelling of Talmudic tales

Ruth Calderon has recently electrified the Jewish world with her teachings of talmudic texts. In this volume, her first to appear in English, she offers a fascinating window into

some of the liveliest and most colorful stories in the Talmud. Calderon rewrites talmudic tales as richly imagined fictions, drawing us into the lives of such characters as the woman who risks her life for a sister suspected of adultery; a humble schoolteacher who rescues his village from drought; and a wife who dresses as a prostitute to seduce her pious husband in their garden. Breathing new life into an ancient text, A Bride for One Night offers a surprising and provocative read, both for anyone already intimate with the Talmud and for anyone interested in one of the most influential works of Jewish literature. Ruth Calderon has a doctorate in Talmud from Hebrew University and was elected to the Israeli Knesset in January 2013. She became a national celebrity when she taught a page of Talmud in the Israeli parliament, arguing that the text was the heritage of the entire Jewish people. She is founder and

A Bride for One Night Talmud Tales

former director of Elul Beit Midrash in Jerusalem and founder and chair of Alma: Home for Hebrew Culture in Tel Aviv. Ilana Kurshan is the books editor of Lilith magazine. She

Ruth Calderon

is the author of Why Is This Night Different from All Other

Translated by Il ana Kurshan

Nights? as well as several articles about Talmud, literature,

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and Jewish life. “Calderon’s retelling of tales of the Talmud will be healing for those who have felt pushed to the Talmud’s margins and exciting for those who have loved the Talmud’s gift for a good

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story.”—Rabbi Jill Hammer, author of Sisters at Sinai and The


Jewish Book of Days

also of interest Houses of Study A Jewish Woman among Books Ilana M. Blumberg $14.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-2449-0 Sisters at Sinai New Tales of Biblical Women Jill Hammer $20.00 paperback • 978-0-8276-0806-1

exCerPt FrOm “lamP” “A warm clay lamp rests in my palm, the heat of the oil passing from the front to the back of my hand with a quick flick of the wrist. In the evening the oil was congealed, with a small warm puddle of liquid gathered just around the flame. Now the entire lamp is warm—the flax wick is floating and the flame appears as if suspended in midair.

The room is cold and the man standing across from me has his head buried in a small book of notes, its pages loosely tied together. He reads while half-asleep. Occasionally he breaks into a chant; then he plunges back into silence like a whale diving back into the ocean. It is the second watch of the night. This man is my new husband. But this is not how I imagined my wedding night; this is not what the women told me to expect when they stood over me to remove the hair from my body with oils and lime. Why did they bother? What is the use of my soft skin, my plucked eyebrows, my colorful nightgown? Outside beggars and cats devour the remains of the wedding feast. If only everyone knew how I would end up spending my wedding night. As an oil lamp, not a bride.”


Je w i s h S t u d ie s / R e l igio n

Development of a Jewish rite of passage The Jewish coming-of-age ceremony of bar mitzvah was first recorded in thirteenth-century France, where it took the form of a simple statement by the father that he was no longer responsible for his thirteen-year-old son. Today, bar mitzvah for boys and bat mitzvah for girls are more popular than at any time in history and are sometimes accompanied by lavish celebrations. How did bar mitzvah develop over the centuries from an obscure legal ritual into a core component of Judaism?   How did it capture the imagination of even non-Jewish youth? Bar Mitzvah is a comprehensive history of the ceremonies and celebrations for both boys and girls. As cultural anthropology informed by rabbinic knowledge, it explores the origins and development of the most important coming-of-age milestone in Judaism. Rabbi Michael Hilton has sought out every reference to bar mitzvah in the Bible, the Talmud, and numerous other Jewish texts spanning several centuries, extracting a fascinating miscellany of information, stories, and commentary.

Bar Mitzvah A History

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Rabbi Michael Hilton


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Michael Hilton has been rabbi of Kol Chai Hatch End Jewish Community in London since 2001. He is the author of The Christian Effect on Jewish Life and coauthor of The Gospels and Rabbinic Judaism: A Study Guide. “Michael Hilton’s book combines a thorough grounding in the primary sources and scholarly literature about the history of bar mitzvah with the experience of an established congregational rabbi. For anyone seeking insight into the origins, development, and significance of this major Jewish lifecycle event, this is the book to consult.”—Marc Saperstein, professor of Jewish history and homiletics at Leo Baeck College “Bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah are contemporary Judaism’s bestknown and least understood observances. Michael Hilton does a wonderful job of assembling the lore, laws, and customs regarding bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah in a way that is easily accessible to scholars, educators, and laypeople. Highly recommended!”—Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, author of Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah

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The mystical and spiritual side of the Torah Because a welter of details sometimes conceals the Torah’s aura of holiness, Jewish mystics and spiritual teachers have for centuries attempted to reveal that aura through creative interpretation of the Torah text. The Aura of Torah explores these attempts in an effort to bridge the gap between the Torah text and the modern Jewish spiritual quest. The book collects a wide variety of interpretations of Torah passages, commentaries, and midrash rooted in the mystical side of Jewish tradition, translated by Rabbi Larry Tabick, with original Hebrew and Aramaic texts included. The quoted authors span many centuries and speak from many schools of thought: kabbalists writing within the tradition of the Zohar and other gnostic works; Hasidic teachers from the modern movement founded by the Ba’al Shem Tov in eighteenth-century Ukraine; and German pietists, or Hasidei Ashkenaz, of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Tabick examines how these texts build on the underlying principles of the Torah—the supremacy of God, the interconnectedness of nature and morality, and the unique (though not exclusive) role of the Jewish people in the di-

The Aura of Torah

vine plan for all humanity—to point to a deep spiritual

A Kabbalistic-Hasidic Commentary

truth in the world of the divine and the soul.

to the Weekly Readings

Larry Tabick is a rabbi of Shir Hayim, the Hampstead Re-

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form Jewish Community in London. He is the author of Growing into Your Soul: A Celebration of Jewish Life for Your

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Coming of Age.

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a heart aFire

Understanding Bible Commentary,

Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters

from the Rabbinic Period to Modern Times

Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi and

Shai Cherry

Netanel Miles-Yepez

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“The Aura of Torah is an important and useful contribution to the emergent literature of spiritual companions to the parashah. There is nothing quite like it on the shelf. Tabick assembles mystical teachings for the general reader with insight, creativity, and obvious spiritual depth.”—Lawrence Kushner, author of Honey from the Rock and numerous other books


Je w i s h St u d ie s / B ib l e S tu d ies

Hearing the Bible anew The most common English translations of the Bible often sound like a single, somewhat archaic voice. In fact, the Bible is made up of many separate books composed by multiple writers in a wide range of styles and perspectives. It is, as Michael Carasik demonstrates, not a remote text reserved for churches and synagogues but rather a human document full of history, poetry, politics, theology, and spirituality.  

Using historic, linguistic, anthropological, and theologi-

cal sources, Carasik helps us distinguish between the Jewish Bible’s voices—the mythic, the historical, the prophetic, the theological, and the legal. By articulating the differences among these voices, he shows us not just their messages and meanings but also what mattered to the authors. In these contrasts we encounter the Bible anew, as a living work whose many voices tell us about the world out of which the Bible grew—and the world that it created. Michael Carasik is the compiler and translator of the Rubin JPS Miqra’ot Gedolot Commentators’ Bible series and the author of Theologies of the Mind in Biblical Israel.

The Bible’s Many Voices Michael Carasik

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“An engaging presentation of the most current scholarship about the Jewish Bible. Carasik’s description of the numerous voices, which speak in its pages, illumines their teachings, illustrates their origin, and clarifies their relationships with each other and the world from which they emerged.” —Frederick E. Greenspahn, Gimelstob Eminent Scholar of Judaic Studies, Florida Atlantic University.

also of interest Outside the Bible, 3-Volume Set Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture Edited by Louis H. Feldman, James L. Kugel, and Lawrence H. Schiffman $275.00s set • 978-0-8276-0933-4 The Commentators’ Bible The Rubin JPS Miqra’ot Gedolot: Exodus Michael Carasik $75.00 hardcover • 978-0-8276-0812-2

Juv eni le fiCt io n / J e w ish stu d ies / holoCau st

A child learns about the Holocaust Grandpa’s Third Drawer

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The original Hebrew edition won the Israeli Ze’ev Prize for Children’s Literature in 2003 and twice won the first prize in Mits’ad Hasfarim for first to third grades (in 2003 and 2012), a nationwide survey of all schoolchildren in Israel. Of all the places in the world, Uri really loves to be at his grandparents’ house. There he can stay up way past his bedtime and eat as many sweets from the chocolate box as he likes. There’s only one forbidden “It was with great eagerness that I read place in that house: the third drawer in Grandpa’s desk. This drawer is this beautiful book. Its warmth will move locked. No one ever opens it. Then one day Uri finds the key to the third

many students and readers.”—Eli Wiesel

drawer. From that moment, nothing is ever the same.

“Grandpa’s Third Drawer is an organized and clear story which enables young ing the Holocaust with young children, of teaching its heritage and readers to confront the hardest of stories memory, all in a gentle and unobtrusive manner. The story of a silent to tell.”—Yael Dar, Ha’aretz, Israel’s grandfather unexpectedly confronted by his curious and loving grand- oldest newspaper child is accompanied by rich illustrations, which include authentic Grandpa’s Third Drawer takes up the difficult challenge of discuss-

preserved objects donated by Holocaust survivors from Theresienstadt. The original Hebrew edition won the Israeli Ze’ev Prize for ChilHasfarim for first to third grades (in 2003 and 2012), a nationwide survey of all schoolchildren in Israel. Judy Tal Kopelman is a lecturer in creative writing and literature at Kinneret College, Sea of Galilee.

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.P oet ry

/ A fr i c a

Announcing a new series: African Poetry Book Series Under the helm of series editor Kwame Dawes, the African Poetry Book Series seeks to discover and highlight works of African poetry with a wide-ranging scope, from classic works to contemporary voices

Classic poetry from Africa

Kofi Awoonor, one of Ghana’s most accomplished poets, had for almost half a century committed himself to teaching, political engagement, and the literary arts. The one constant that guided and shaped his many occupations and roles in life was poetry. The Promise of Hope is a beautifully edited collection of some of Awoonor’s most arresting work spanning almost fifty years.   Selected and edited by Awoonor’s friend and colleague Kofi Anyidoho, himself a prominent poet and academic in Ghana, The Promise of Hope contains much of Awoonor’s most recent unpublished poetry, along with many of his anthologized and classic poems. This engaging volume serves as a fitting contribution to the inaugural cohort of books in the African Poetry Book Series. Kofi Awoonor (1935–2013) was a diplomat, a professor of comparative literature at numerous universities, most recently at the University of Ghana. He is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Night of My Blood; Ride Me, Memory; The House by the Sea; and The Latin American

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and Caribbean Notebook. His collected poems (through 1985)

New and Selected Poems, 1964–2013

poet and scholar, serves on editorial boards for several jour-

Kofi Awoonor

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Edited and with an introduction by


Kofi Anyidoho Foreword by Kwame Dawes March 328 pp. • 6 x 9 $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4989-9 $22.95 canadian No sales in UK and Africa ebook available • 978-0-8032-5493-0 African Poetry Book Series Kwame Dawes, series editor

were published in Until the Morning After. Kofi Anyidoho, a nals and has been a guest editor of Matatu, a journal of African culture and society that is published in Amsterdam. “A celebration of the work of one of our important world poets for readers both inside and outside Africa.” —From the foreword by Kwame Dawes “We pay homage to Kofi Awoonor not only as a poet with a profound vision and articulation of the world, our world, but also with a gift of words that is at home in poetry, in prose, in critical literary studies, and equally in major essays about our African, our human, condition.” —From the introduction by Kofi Anyidoho

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New voice in African poetry

Clifton Gachagua’s collection Madman at Kilifi, winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, concerns itself

with the immediacy of cultures in flux, cybercommunication and the language of consumerism, polyglot politics and intrigue, sexual ambivalence and studied whimsy, and the mind of a sensitive, intelligent, and curious poet who stands in the midst of it all. Gachagua’s is a world fully grounded in the postmodern Kenyan cultural cauldron, a world in which people speak with “satellite mouths,” with bodies that are “singing machines,” and in which the most we can do is “collide against each other.” Here light is graceful, and we glow like undiscovered galaxies and shifting matter. And here as well, we find new expression in a poetry that moves as we do. Clifton Gachagua is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and translator based in Nairobi. His poetry has appeared in Saraba and Kwani? 06. “The judges of the inaugural Sillerman First Book Prize for winner of the sillerMan first book Prize for afriCan Poets

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African Poetry have agreed that without a doubt, we are experiencing in this book the opening noises of a poet who will make a great deal of important noise in the future.” —From the foreword by Kwame Dawes

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This eight-piece boxed set, an African Poetry Book Fund (apbf) project, features the work of seven African poets, with an introduction by Kwame Dawes, APBF series editor, and Chris Abani. The boxed set is an annual project starting in 2014 to ensure the publication of seven chapbooks by African poets through participating publishers. Publication is made possible through Slapering Hol Press, in association with apbf and the literary journal Prairie Schooner, with support from the Poetry Foundation. February. 260 pages, 6 x 9 $23.95 paperback boxed set 978-1-940646-58-9 $27.95 Canadian Sales in the U.S. and its dependencies and territories, Canada, and Mexico

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afriCan Poetry book series Kwame Dawes, series editor

slapeRing hol pRess seven neW generatiOn aFriCan POets A Chapbook boxed set TJ Dema, Clifton Gachagua, Tsitsi Jaji, Nick Makoha, Ladan Osman, Warsan Shire, and Len Verwey Edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani


A r t / Pa in t in g

Painting from the Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art Edited by Brandon K. Ruud and Gregory Nosan With an introduction by Jorge Daniel Veneciano In honor of the 50th birthday of the Sheldon Museum of Art’s Philip Johnson–designed building and the 125th anniversary of the Sheldon Art Association and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln art collection, Painting from the Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art showcases the Sheldon’s impressive collection, featuring reproductions of 125 major works along with smart, engaging entries by a team of respected scholars.   The catalog presents some of the museum’s most beloved and widely known canvases, including eighteenth- and nineteenth-century masterpieces by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, and Benjamin West; iconic pictures by twentieth-century artists such as Edward Hopper, Lee Krasner, Barnett Newman, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol; and works by both emerging artists and giants in the contemporary field, including Dan Christensen, Carmen Herrera, Hung Liu, Ed Ruscha, Patssi Valdez, and Philemona Williamson.   This survey highlights the artistic, cultural, and geographic conflicts and concurrences that shaped more than two centuries of American painting and offers art enthusiasts and scholars alike a means to reconnect with old favorites while discovering new ones—all freshly interpreted based on recent discoveries and research. Brandon K. Ruud is the curator of transnational American art at the Sheldon Museum of Art. He is the editor of Karl Bodmer’s North American Prints (Nebraska, 2004), which was named a New York Times notable book. More recently, he contributed to the catalogs American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago and Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago and edited Encounters: Photography from the Sheldon Muse-

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um of Art (Nebraska, 2013). Gregory Nosan is director of education and publications at the Sheldon Museum


of Art. Nosan served as associate director of publications at the Art Institute of Chicago. In that capacity he managed the journal Museum Studies and edited major exhibition catalogs including Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917 and John Marin’s Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism. Jorge Daniel Veneciano is the director of the Sheldon Museum of Art. He is the series editor of American Transnationalism: Perspectives from the Sheldon Museum of Art, the coeditor of Fabulous Harlequin: ORLAN and the Patchwork Self (Nebraska, 2010), and the editor of The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction (Nebraska, 2012).

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N at i v e st u d ie s / Am e ri c an H istory

When the Choctaws were removed from their Mississippi homeland to Indian Territory in 1830, several thousand remained behind, planning to take advantage of Article 14 in the removal treaty, which promised that any Choctaws who wished to remain in Mississippi could apply for allotments of land. When the remaining Choctaws applied for their allotments, however, the government reneged, and the Choctaws were left dispossessed and impoverished. Thus begins the history of the Mississippi Choctaws as a distinct people.   Despite overwhelming poverty and significant racial prejudice in the rural South, the Mississippi Choctaws managed, over the course of a century and a half, to maintain their ethnic identity, persuade the Office of Indian Affairs to provide them with services and lands, create a functioning tribal government, and establish a prosperous and stable reservation economy. The Choctaws’ struggle against segregation in the 1950s and 1960s is an overlooked story of the civil rights movement, and this study of white supremacist support for Choctaw tribalism considerably complicates our understanding of southern history. Choctaw Resurgence in

Choctaw Resurgence in Mississippi

Mississippi traces the Choctaw’s remarkable tribal rebirth,

Race, Class, and Nation Building

Katherine M. B. Osburn is an associate professor of history

in the Jim Crow South, 1830–1977 Katherine M. B. Osburn

University of Nebraska Press

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indians of the southeast series Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green, series editors

attributing it to their sustained political and social activism.

at Arizona State University. She is the author of Southern Ute Women: Autonomy and Assimilation on the Reservation, 1885–1934 (Nebraska, 2008).

“In this extensively researched book, Osburn presents a compelling history of the Mississippi Choctaws and sheds new light on these often forgotten people.”—Sheri M. Shuck-Hall, author of Journey to the West: The Alabama and Coushatta Indians “Choctaw Resurgence in Mississippi rests on extraordinary amounts of newly uncovered sources, with an unusually high degree of originality.”—Ted Ownby, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi.

also of interest Southern Ute Women Autonomy and Assimilation on the Reservation, 1887–1934

Searching for the Bright Path The Mississippi Choctaws from Prehistory to Removal

Katherine M. B. Osburn

James Taylor Carson

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In colonial North and South America, print was only one way of communicating. Information in various forms flowed across the boundaries between indigenous groups and early imperial settlements. Natives and newcomers made speeches, exchanged gifts, invented gestures, and inscribed their intentions on paper, bark, skins, and many other kinds of surfaces. No one method of conveying meaning was privileged, and written texts often relied on nonwritten modes of communication. Colonial Mediascapes examines how textual and nontextual literatures interacted in colonial North and South America. Extending the textual foundations of early American literary history, the editors bring a wide range of media to the attention of scholars and show how struggles over modes of communication intersected with conflicts over religion, politics, race, and gender. This collection of essays by major historians, anthropologists, and literary scholars demonstrates that the European settlement of the Americas and European interaction with Native peoples were shaped just as much by communication challenges as by traditional concerns such as

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religion, economics, and resources.

Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas

Matt Cohen is an associate professor of English at the Univer-

Edited and with an introduction by

sity of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Networked Wil-

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On reCOrDs Delaware Indians, Colonists, and the Media of History and Memory Andrew Newman $45.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-3986-9 restOring the Chain OF FrienDshiP British Policy and the Indians of the Great Lakes, 1783–1815 Timothy D. Willig $50.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-4817-5

is an assistant professor of English at Loyola University Chicago and the author of Paper Sovereigns: Anglo-Native Treaties and the Law of Nations, 1604–1664. Contributors: Ralph Bauer, Heidi Bohaker, Galen Brokaw, Jon Coleman, Jeffrey Glover, Peter Charles Hoffer, Andrew Newman, Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Richard Cullen Rath, Sarah Rivett, Gordon M. Sayre, and Germaine Warkentin. “Colonial Mediascapes offers compelling insights from a veritable Who’s Who of early American literacy studies. The range of topics, the geographical diversity, and the thoughtfully developed connections between these essays makes this a particularly welcome project. This is a timely collection that will without a doubt have a major impact on a number of intersecting fields—book history, Native studies, early American studies, literacy studies.”—Hilary E. Wyss, Hargis Professor of American Literature at Auburn University and author of English Letters and Indian Literacies: Reading, Writing, and New England Missionary Schools, 1750–1830

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also of interest

derness: Communicating in Early New England. Jeffrey Glover


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Uses of Plants by the Hidatsa of the Northern Plains

The Canadian Sioux, Second Edition

gilbert livingSton WilSon

JameS h. hoWard

Edited and Annotated by MiChael sCullin

With a new foreword by

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In 1916 anthropologist Gilbert L. Wilson worked closely with Buffalobird-woman, a Hidatsa born in 1839 on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota, for a study of Hidatsa uses of local plants. What resulted was a treasure trove of ethnobotanical information that was buried for more than seventy-five years in Wilson’s archives, held jointly by the Minnesota Historical Society and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Wilson recorded Buffalobirdwoman’s insightful and vivid descriptions of how the nineteenth-century Hidatsa people gathered, prepared, and used the plants in their local environment for food, medicine, smoking, fiber, fuel, dye, toys, rituals, and construction. It also details the many sources and uses of wood—a scarce resource on the northern plains. Uses of Plants by the Hidatsa of the Northern Plains also provides valuable details of Hidatsa daily life during the nineteenth century, from courtship rituals that took place while gathering Juneberries, to descriptions of how the women kept young boys from stealing wild plums as they prepared them for use, to recipes for preparing and cooking local plants—including the roots, fruits, seeds, and sap. Gilbert L. Wilson (1869–1930) was a well-known anthropologist whose dissertation on Hidatsa agriculture was published in 1917 and is still available in print today. Michael Scullin is a codirector of Midwest Ethnohorticulture. His articles have appeared in the journal Plains Anthropologist and in many edited volumes.


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r ayMond J. deMallie and dougl as r. Parks The Canadian Sioux are descendants of Santees, Yanktonais, and Tetons from the United States who sought refuge in Canada during the 1860s and 1870s. Living today on eight reserves in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, they are the least studied of all the Sioux groups. This book, originally published in 1984 by James H. Howard, helps fill that gap in the literature and remains relevant even in the twenty-first century. Based on Howard’s fieldwork in the 1970s and supplemented by written sources, The Canadian Sioux, Second Edition descriptively reconstructs their traditional culture, many aspects of which are still practiced or remembered by Canadian Sioux although long forgotten by their relatives in the United States. Rich in detail, it presents an abundance of information on topics such as tribal divisions, documented history and traditional history, warfare, economy, social life, philosophy and religion, and ceremonialism. Nearly half the book is devoted to Canadian Sioux religion and describes such ceremonies as the Vision Quest, the Medicine Feast, the Medicine Dance, the Sun Dance, warrior society dances, and the Ghost Dance. This second edition includes previously unpublished images, many of them photographed by Howard, and some of his original drawings. James H. Howard (1925–1982) was a professor of anthropology at Oklahoma State University. His many publications include The Warrior Who Killed Custer: The Personal Narrative of Chief Joseph White Bull and Shawnee: The Ceremonialism of a Native American Tribe and Its Cultural Background. June 232 PP. • 6 x 9 • 24 PhotograPhs, 1 MaP, 3 tables, 3 figures $30.00s PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8032-7176-0 $34.50 canadian / £21.99 uk ebook available • 978-0-8032-7378-8 studies in the anthroPology of north aMeriCan indians series Raymond J. DeMallie and Douglas R. Parks, series editors

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Gifts from the Thunder Beings

Freshwater Passages

Indigenous Archery and European Firearms

The Trade and Travels of Peter Pond

in the Northern Plains and Central Subarctic,

david chapin

1670–1870 roland bohr Gifts from the Thunder Beings examines North American Aboriginal peoples’ use of Indigenous and European distance weapons in big-game hunting and combat. Beyond the capabilities of European weapons, Aboriginal peoples’ ways of adapting and using this technology in combination with Indigenous weaponry contributed greatly to the impact these weapons had on Aboriginal cultures. This gradual transition took place from the beginning of the fur trade in the Hudson’s Bay Company trading territory to the treaty and reserve period that began in Canada in the 1870s. Technological change and the effects of European contact were not uniform throughout North America, as Roland Bohr illustrates by comparing the northern Great Plains and the Central Subarctic—two adjacent but environmentally different regions of North America—and their respective Indigenous cultures. Beginning with a brief survey of the subarctic and northern Plains environments and the most common subsistence strategies in these regions around the time of contact, Bohr provides the context for a detailed examination of social, spiritual, and cultural aspects of bows, arrows, quivers, and firearms. His detailed analysis of the shifting usage of bows and arrows and firearms in the northern Great Plains and Central Subarctic makes Gifts from the Thunder Beings an important addition to the canon of North American ethnology. Roland Bohr is an associate professor of history and the director of the Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies at the University of Winnipeg.

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Peter Pond, a fur trader, explorer, and amateur mapmaker, spent his life ranging much farther afield than Milford, Connecticut, where he was born and died (1740–1807). He traded around the Great Lakes, on the Mississippi and the Minnesota Rivers, and in the Canadian Northwest and is also well known as a partner in Montreal’s North West Company and as mentor to Alexander Mackenzie, who journeyed down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Sea. Knowing eighteenth-century North America on a scale that few others did, Pond drew some of the earliest maps of western Canada. In this meticulous biography, David Chapin presents Pond’s life as part of a generation of traders who came of age between the Seven Years’ War and the American Revolution. Pond’s encounters with a plethora of distinct Native cultures over the course of his career shaped his life and defined his career. Whereas previous studies have caricatured Pond as quarrelsome and explosive, Chapin presents him as an intellectually curious, proud, talented, and ambitious man, living in a world that could often be quite violent. Chapin draws together a wide range of sources and information in presenting a deeper, more multidimensional portrait and understanding of Pond than hitherto has been available. David Chapin is the author of Exploring Other Worlds: Margaret Fox, Elisha Kent Kane, and the Antebellum Culture of Curiosity.


L i t er a ry Cr it i c is m / G re at Plain s / N atu r al History

Taking its name from the subtitle of William Least HeatMoon’s PrairyErth (a deep map), the “deep-map” form of nonfiction and environmental writing defines an innovative and stratigraphic literary genre. Proposing that its roots can be found in Great Plains nonfiction writing, Susan Naramore Maher explores the many facets of this vital form of critique, exploration, and celebration that weaves together such elements of narrative as natural history, cultural history, geography, memoir, and intertextuality. Maher’s Deep Map Country gives readers the first book-length study of the deep-map nonfiction of the Great Plains region, featuring writers as diverse as Julene Bair, Sharon Butala, Loren Eiseley, Don Gayton, Linda Hasselstrom, William Least Heat-Moon, John Janovy Jr., John McPhee, Kathleen Norris, and Wallace Stegner. Deep Map Country examines the many layers of storytelling woven into their essays: the deep time of geology and evolutionary biology; the cultural history

Deep Map Country Literary Cartography of the Great Plains Susan Naramore Maher May 280 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $45.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-4502-0 $51.95 canadian / £32.00 uk ebook available • 978-0-8032-5502-9

of indigenous and settlement communities; the personal stories of encounters with this expansive terrain, the political and industrial stories that have affected the original biome and Plains economies; and the spiritual dimensions of the physical environment that press on everyday realities. Susan Naramore Maher is dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She is coeditor of Artifacts and Illuminations: Critical Essays on

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Loren Eiseley (Nebraska, 2012) and Coming into McPhee


Country: John McPhee and the Art of Literary Nonfiction. “Deep Map Country will become the standard to which other interdisciplinary and ‘thick’ discussions of Great Plains works will be compared.”—Diane Quantic, author of The Nature of the Place: A Study of Great Plains Fiction “What Maher describes is both a literary aesthetic and an ethos, and she chronicles a significant development in the literary culture of Plains writers.”—Rick Van Noy, author of Surveying the Interior: Literary Cartographers and the Sense of Place

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Native Diasporas

The Awakening Coast

Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism

An Anthology of Moravian Writings

in the Americas

from Mosquitia and Eastern Nicaragua,

Edited by gregory d. SmitherS and


brooke n. neWman

Edited, translated, and annotated by

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k arl offen and terry rugeley The indigenous and Creole inhabitants (Mosquitians of African descent) of the Mosquito Reserve in present-day Nicaragua underwent a key transformation when two Moravian missionaries arrived in 1849. Within a few short generations, the new faith became so firmly established there that eastern Nicaragua to this day remains one of world’s strongest Moravian enclaves. The Awakening Coast offers the first comprehensive English-language selection of the writings of the multinational missionaries who established the Moravian faith among the indigenous and Afro-descendant populations through the turbulent years of the Great Awakening of 1881 to 1882, when converts flocked to the church and the mission’s membership more than doubled. The anthology tracks the intersection of religious, political, and economic forces that led to this dynamic religious shift and illustrates how the mission’s first fifty years turned a relatively obscure branch of Protestantism into the most important political and spiritual institution in the region by contextualizing the Great Awakening, Protestant evangelism, and indigenous identity during this time of dramatic social change. Karl Offen is an associate professor of geography at the University of Oklahoma. He is the coeditor of Mapping Latin America: A Cartographic Reader. Terry Rugeley is a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Rebellion Now and Forever: Mayas, Hispanics, and Caste War Violence in Yucatán, 1800–1880. June 456 PP. • 6 x 9 • 14 PhotograPhs, 2 drawings, 4 MaPs, 3 tables $75.00s hardCover • 978-0-8032-4896-0 $87.50 canadian / £54.00 uk ebook available • 978-0-8032-5449-7

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The arrival of European settlers in the Americas disrupted indigenous lifeways, and the effects of colonialism shattered Native communities. Forced migration and human trafficking created a diaspora of cultures, languages, and people. Gregory D. Smithers and Brooke N. Newman have gathered the work of leading scholars, including Bill Anthes, Duane Champagne, Daniel Cobb, Donald Fixico, and Joy Porter, among others, in examining an expansive range of Native peoples and the extent of their influences through reaggregation. These diverse and wide-ranging essays uncover indigenous understandings of self-identification, community, and culture through the speeches, cultural products, intimate relations, and political and legal practices of Native peoples. Native Diasporas explores how indigenous peoples forged a sense of identity and community amid the changes wrought by European colonialism in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, and the mainland Americas from the seventeenth through the twentieth century. Broad in scope and groundbreaking in the topics it explores, this volume presents fresh insights from scholars devoted to understanding Native American identity in meaningful and methodologically innovative ways. Gregory D. Smithers teaches history at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of three books, including Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia, 1780s–1890s. Brooke N. Newman is an assistant professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her articles have appeared in Gender and History and Slavery and Abolition.


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Busy in the Cause

Sunflower Justice

Iowa, the Free-State Struggle in the West,

A New History of the Kansas Supreme Court

and the Prelude to the Civil War

r. alton lee

loWell J. Soike

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Despite the immense body of literature about the American Civil War and its causes, the nation’s western involvement in the approaching conflict often gets short shrift. Slavery was the catalyst for fiery rhetoric on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line and fiery conflicts on the western edges of the nation. Driven by questions regarding the place of slavery in westward expansion and by the increasing influence of evangelical Protestant faiths that viewed the institution as inherently sinful, political debates about slavery took on a radicalized, uncompromising fervor in states and territories west of the Mississippi River. Busy in the Cause explores the role of the Midwest in shaping national politics concerning slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. In 1856 Iowa aided parties of abolitionists desperate to reach Kansas Territory to vote against the expansion of slavery, and evangelical Iowans assisted runaway slaves through Underground Railroad routes in Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Lowell J. Soike’s detailed and entertaining narrative illuminates Iowa’s role in the stirring western events that formed the prelude to the Civil War. Lowell J. Soike is retired from the State Historical Society of Iowa, where he served as a historian for thirtysix years. He is the author of Without Right Angles: The Round Barns of Iowa and Norwegian-Americans and the Politics of Dissent, 1880–1924.


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Until recently, American legal historiography focused almost solely on national government. Although much of Kansas law reflects U.S. law, the state court’s arbitrary powers over labor-management conflicts, yellow dog contracts, civil rights, gender issues, and domestic relations set precedents that reverberated around the country. Sunflower Justice is a pioneering work that presents the history of a state through the use of its supreme court decisions as evidence. R. Alton Lee traces Kansas’s legal history through 150 years of records, shedding light on the state’s political, economic, and social history in this groundbreaking overview of Kansas legal cases and judicial biographies. Beginning with the territorial justices and continuing through the late twentieth century, R. Alton Lee covers the dispossession of Native Americans’ land, the growth and impact of labor unions, antimonopoly cases against railroad and mining companies, a nine-year state ban on the movie Birth of a Nation and implications and effects of desegregation, as well as the shooting of Dr. George Tiller for performing legal abortions. Because judicial decisions are not made in a vacuum, Lee presents each of the justices in the context of the era and their personal experiences before examining how their decisions shaped Kansas political, economic, social, and legal history. R. Alton Lee is a professor emeritus of American history at the University of South Dakota. He is the author of several books, including Farmers vs. Wage Earners: Organized Labor in Kansas, 1860–1960 (Nebraska, 2009) and The Bizarre Careers of John R. Brinkley. march 392 PP. • 6 x 9 • 8 illustrations $65.00s hardCover • 978-0-8032-4841-0 $75.00 canadian / £52.00 uk ebook available • 978-0-8032-5410-7 law in the aMeriCan west series John R. Wunder, series editor

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Based on three decades of fieldwork throughout the developing world, Scars of Partition is the first book to systematically evaluate the long-term implications of French and British styles of colonialism and decolonization for ordinary people throughout the so-called Third World. It pays particular attention to the contemporary legacies of artificial boundaries superimposed by Britain and France that continue to divide indigenous peoples into separate postcolonial states. In so doing, it uniquely illustrates how the distinctive stamps of France and Britain continue to mark daily life along and behind these inherited borders in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Caribbean. Scars of Partition draws on political science, anthropology, history, and geography to examine six cases of indigenous, indentured, and enslaved peoples partitioned by colonialism in West Africa, West Indies, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, South India, and the Indian Ocean. William F. S. Miles demonstrates that sovereign nations throughout the developing world, despite basic differences in culture, geography, and politics, still

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bear the underlying imprint of their colonial pasts. Disentangling and appreciating these embedded colonial legacies is critical to achieving full decolonization—particularly in their borderlands. William F. S. Miles is a professor of political science at Northeastern University in Boston. He is the author of numerous books, including Hausaland Divided: Colonialism and Independence in Nigeria and Niger and Bridging Mental Boundaries in a Postcolonial Microcosm: Identity and Development in Vanuatu.

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“This splendid volume is a seminal contribution to the comparative study of colonialism, decolonization, and colonial legacy. . . . A magnum opus embodying a lifetime of careful research, and a strikingly original research design.” —Crawford Young, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and author of The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Independence




Storyworlds across Media

Film and Everyday Eco-disasters

Toward a Media-Conscious Narratology


Edited by MARIE-LAURE RYAN and




The proliferation of media and their ever-increasing role in our daily life has produced a strong sense that understanding media—everything media from oral storytelling, literary narrative, newspapers, and comics to radio, film, TV, and video games—is games key to understanding the dynamics of culture and society. Storyworlds across Media explores how media, old and new, give birth to various types of storyworlds and provide different ways of experiencing them, inviting readers to join an ongoing theoretical conversation focused on the question: how can narratology achieve mediaconsciousness? The first part of the volume critically assesses the cross- and transmedial validity of narratological concepts such as storyworld, narrator, representation of subjectivity, and fictionality. The second part deals with issues of multimodality and intermediality across media. The third part explores the relation between media convergence and transmedial storyworlds, examining emergent forms of storytelling based on multiple media platforms. Taken together, these essays build the foundation for a media-conscious narratology that acknowledges both similarities and differences in the ways media narrate. Marie-Laure Ryan is an independent scholar. She is the author of Possible Worlds, Artificial Intelligence, and Narrative Theory; Narrative as Virtual Reality; and Avatars of Story, as well as the editor of Narrative across Media (Nebraska, 2004), among others. Jan-Noël Thon is a research associate in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Tübingen. Most recently, he has coedited From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative. JULY  PP. •  X  •  ILLUSTRATIONS,  TABLES,  CHART,  GRAPHS $.S PAPERBACK • ---- $. CANADIAN / £. UK EBOOK AVAILABLE • ---- FRONTIERS OF NARRATIVE SERIES Jesse E. Matz, series editor

Eco-disasters such as coal-mining accidents, oil spills, and food-borne diseases appear regularly in the news, making them seem nearly commonplace. These ecological crises highlight the continual tensions between human needs and the environmental impact these needs produce. Contemporary documentaries and feature films explore environmental-human conflicts by depicting the consequences of our overconsumption and dependence on nonrenewable energy. Film and Everyday Eco-disasters examines changing perspectives toward everyday eco-disasters as reflected in the work of filmmakers from the silent era forward, with an emphasis on recent films such as Dead Ahead, an HBO dramatization of the Exxon Valdez disaster; Total Recall, a science fiction action film highlighting oxygen as a commodity; The Devil Wears Prada, a comment on the fashion industry; and Food, Inc., a documentary interrogation of the food industry. The authors evaluate not only the success of these films as rhetorical arguments but also their rhetorical strategies. This interdisciplinary approach to film studies fuses cultural, economic, and literary critiques in articulating an approach to ecology that points to sustainable development as an alternative to resource exploitations and their associated everyday eco-disasters. Robin L. Murray is a professor of English at Eastern Illinois University. Joseph K. Heumann is a professor emeritus of communication studies at Eastern Illinois University. Murray and Heumann are the coauthors of Ecology and Popular Film: Cinema on the Edge; That’s All Folks: Ecocritical Readings of American Animated Features (Nebraska, 2011); and Gunfight at the EcoCorral: Western Cinema and the Environment. JUNE  PP. •  X  •  ILLUSTRATIONS $.S HARDCOVER • ---- $. CANADIAN / £. UK EBOOK AVAILABLE • ----

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Writings from the Sand, Volume 2

The Pedagogical Imagination

Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt

The Republican Legacy in Twenty-First-Century

iSabelle eberhardt

French Literature and Film

Edited and with an introduction by

leon SachS

Marie-odile delaCour and Jean-renÉ huleu Translated by Melissa Marcus

French school debates of recent years, which are simultaneously debates about the French Republic’s identity and values, have generated a spate of internationally successful literature and film on the topic of education. While mainstream media and scholarly essays tend to treat these works as faithful representations of classroom reality, The Pedagogical Imagination takes a different approach. In this study of French education and republicanism as represented in twenty-first-century French literature and film, Leon Sachs shifts our attention from “what” literature and film say about education to “how” they say it. He argues that the most important literary and filmic treatments of French education in recent years— the works of Agnès Varda, Érik Orsenna, Abdellatif Kechiche, François Bégaudeau—do more than merely depict the present-day school crisis. They explore questions of education through experiments with form. The Pedagogical Imagination shows how such techniques engage present-day readers and viewers in acts of interpretation that reproduce pedagogical principles of active, experiential learning—principles at the core of late nineteenth-century educational reform that became vehicles for the diffusion of republican ideology. Leon Sachs is an associate professor of French and francophone studies at the University of Kentucky.

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Born in 1877 in Geneva, Switzerland, Isabelle Eberhardt became a rebel at an early age, dressing like a man so she could have access to areas forbidden to women, smoking in public, and otherwise scandalizing Genevan society. Already multilingual, she studied the Arabic language and Islamic culture and eventually converted to Islam. Eberhardt traveled throughout North Africa, wrote about her experiences, and married an Algerian. Her legendary, short, and stormy life included subversive political anarchism, the mysticism of Islam, numerous love affairs, and, most importantly, writing unmatched by her contemporaries. The merit of Eberhardt’s writings, similar to that of many artists, was neither known nor valued until after her death. The companion to volume 1, Writings from the Sand, Volume 2, showcases the prose of one of the twentieth century’s most fascinating female wanderers and includes previously unpublished stories and an unfinished novel. This new volume exemplifies Eberhardt’s creation of identity in fiction as her writing explores the world of prostitutes, Bedouins, and French colonists in exotic tales of love and conquest. Isabelle Eberhardt (1877–1904) died at the age of twenty-seven in a flash flood in the desert town of Aïn Sefra, Algeria. Melissa Marcus is the translator of “Sachs weaves together disciplines that have traditionally Fawzia Assaad’s Layla, an Egyptian Woman, and Malika been distinct (literature, literary theory, reading pedagogy, Mokeddem’s The Forbidden Woman (Nebraska, 1998), film studies, history), and he does so in a way that is and Writings from the Sand, Volume 1: Collected Works strikingly original and provocative.”—Mortimer Martin of Isabelle Eberhardt (Nebraska, 2012). Guiney, author of Teaching the Cult of Literature in the French Third Republic may 600 PP. • 6 x 9 may $50.00s PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8032-1755-3 248 PP. • 6 x 9 • 11 illustrations $57.50 canadian / £36.00 uk $70.00s hardCover • 978-0-8032-4505-1


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My First Booke of My Life

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

alice thornton

Selected Tales, Essays, and Poems

Edited and with an introduction by

elizabeth Stuart phelpS

r ayMond a. anselMent

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An early modern domestic and spiritual memoir, My First Booke of My Life depicts the life of Alice Thornton (1626–1707), a complex, contradictory woman caught in the changing fortunes and social realities of the seventeenth century. Her memoir documents her perspective on the Irish rebellion and English civil war as well as on a plethora of domestic dangers and difficulties: from her reluctant marriage, which sought to rescue the sequestered family estate and clear her brother’s name, to financial crises, to the illnesses and deaths of several family members and six children, to slanderous criticisms of her fidelity and her parenting. This first complete edition of an autobiographical apologia begins with recollections of Thornton’s childhood and ends with the death of her husband, restoring almost half of the original text omitted from the nineteenth-century edition. The image she fashions of a woman devoted to God and family evolves from the conventional format of the deliverance memoir into a rhetorically sophisticated defense of her life in response to rumored scandal. Inseparable from the praise of God and family is the distinctive sense of identity that emerges from the introduction, text, and annotations, all of which provide a significant contribution to early modern woman’s writing. Raymond A. Anselment is an emeritus professor of English at the University of Connecticut. He is the author and editor of several books, including The Realms of Apollo: Literature and Healing in Seventeenth-Century England, a Choice Outstanding Academic Book.


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and Cheryl tevlin Introduction by elizabeth duQuet te The well-educated daughter of a minister, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911) was introduced to writing at a young age, as both her mother and father were published writers. In 1868 she published her first major novel, The Gates Ajar. An international success, the novel sold more than six hundred thousand copies, making it one of the best-selling American works of the nineteenth century. Through the next four decades Phelps published hundreds of essays, tales, and poems, which appeared in every major American periodical, while also writing novels, including Beyond the Gates (1883) and The Gates Between (1887). Phelps’s legacy as an important American writer, however, has been hurt by the seeming contradictions between her life and work. For example, she was an ardent advocate for women’s rights both inside and outside marriage, but her stories seem to glorify the sort of extreme self-sacrifice associated with the most conservative domestic ideology. In this collection, the editors seek to restore Phelps’s reputation by bringing together a diverse collection from the entire body of her lifetime of work. From arguments for suffrage to harrowing tales of Reconstruction, these essays, along with short fiction and poetry, provide a new perspective on a major American writer from the later nineteenth century. Elizabeth Duquette is an associate professor of English at Gettysburg College. She is the author of Loyal Subjects: Bonds of Nation, Race, and Allegiance in Nineteenth-Century America. Cheryl Tevlin graduated summa cum laude from Gettysburg College in 2010. June 304 PP. • 6 x 9 $30.00s PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8032-4397-2 $34.50 canadian / £21.99 uk ebook available • 978-0-8032-5421-3 legaCies of nineteenth-Century aMeriCan woMen writers series Theresa Strouth Gaul, series editor

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Reading Unruly

Ethos and Narrative Interpretation

Interpretation and Its Ethical Demands zahi zalloua Drawing on literary theory and canonical French literature, Reading Unruly examines unruliness as both an aesthetic category and a mode of reading conceived as ethical response. Zahi Zalloua argues that when faced with an unruly work of art, readers confront an ethical double bind, hesitating then between the two conflicting injunctions of either thematizing (making sense) of the literary work, or attending to its aesthetic alterity or unreadability. Creatively hesitating between incommensurable demands (to interpret but not to translate back into familiar terms), ethical readers are invited to cultivate an appreciation for the unruly, to curb the desire for hermeneutic mastery without simultaneously renouncing meaning or the interpretive endeavor as such. Examining French texts from Montaigne’s sixteenth-century Essays to Diderot’s fictional dialogue Rameau’s Nephew and Baudelaire’s prose poems The Spleen of Paris, to the more recent works of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea, Alain Robbe-Grillet’s Jealousy, and Marguerite Duras’s The Ravishing of Lol Stein, Reading Unruly demonstrates that in such an approach to literature and theory, reading itself becomes a desire for more, an ethical and aesthetic desire to prolong rather than to arrest the act of interpretation. Zahi Zalloua is an associate professor of French and interdisciplinary studies at Whitman College. He is the coeditor of Torture: Power, Democracy, and the Human Body and the author of Montaigne and the Ethics of Skepticism.

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lieSbeth korthalS alteS Ethos and Narrative Interpretation examines the fruitfulness of the concept of ethos for the theory and analysis of literary narrative. The notion of ethos refers to the broadly persuasive effects of the image one may have of a speaker’s psychology, world view, and emotional or ethical stance. How and why do readers attribute an ethos (of, for example, sincerity, reliability, authority, or irony) to literary characters, narrators, and even to authors? Are there particular conditions under which it is more appropriate for interpreters to attribute an ethos to authors, rather than to narrators? In the answer Liesbeth Korthals Altes proposes to such questions, she argues that such ethos attributions are deeply implicated in the process of interpreting and evaluating narrative texts. Demonstrating the extent to which ethos attributions, and hence, interpretive acts, play a tacit role in many methods of narratological analysis, Korthals Altes also questions the agenda and epistemological status of various narratologies, both classical and post-classical. Her approach, rooted in a broad understanding of the role and circulation of narrative art in culture, rehabilitates interpretation, both as a tool and as an object of investigation in narrative studies. Liesbeth Korthals Altes is a professor of general literature in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She is the author or coeditor of several books including Authorship Revisited: Conceptions of Authorship around 1900 and 2000 and The Autonomy of Literature at the Fins de Siècles (1900 and 2000): A Critical Assessment. July 344 PP. • 6 x 9 $60.00s hardCover • 978-0-8032-4836-6 $70.00 canadian / £43.00 uk ebook available • 978-0-8032-5559-3 frontiers of narrative series Jesse E. Matz, series editor

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Modern antisemitism and the modern discipline of sociology not only emerged in the same period, but—antagonism and hostility between the two discourses notwithstanding— also overlapped and complemented each other. Sociology emerged in a society where modernization was often perceived as destroying unity and “social cohesion.” Antisemitism was likewise a response to the modern age, offering in its vilifications of “the Jew” an explanation of society’s deficiencies and crises.   Antisemitism and the Constitution of Sociology is a collection of twelve original essays providing a comparative analysis of modern antisemitism and the rise of sociology. This volume addresses three key areas: the strong influence of writers of Jewish background and the rising tide of antisemitism on the formation of sociology; the role of antisemitism in the historical development of sociology through its treatment by leading figures in the field, such as Emile Durkheim, Talcott Parsons, and Theodor W. Adorno; and the discipline’s development in the aftermath of the Nazi Holocaust. Together the essays provide a fresh perspective on the history of

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sociology and the role that antisemitism, Jews, fascism, and the Holocaust played in shaping modern social theory. Marcel Stoetzler is a lecturer in sociology at Bangor University. He is the author of The State, the Nation, and the Jews:

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In this innovative, performative approach to the expressive culture of the Yaqui (Yoeme) peoples of the Sonora and Arizona borderlands, David Delgado Shorter provides an altogether fresh understanding of Yoeme worldviews. Based on extensive field study, Shorter’s interpretation of the commu-

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nity’s ceremonies and oral traditions as forms of “historical inscription” reveals new meanings of their legends of the Talking Tree, their Testamento narrative of myth and history, and their fabled deer dances, funerary rites, and church processions. Working collaboratively with Yoeme communities, Shorter has produced a scrupulous investigation that challenges received wisdom from both anthropological and New Age perspectives, demonstrates how Yoeme performances provide a counterdiscourse to earlier understandings of colonialism and conquest, and updates our knowledge of contemporary Yoeme society. Shorter’s vivid descriptions and penetrating analyses vividly show how today’s Yoeme peoples navigate the tribulations and opportunities of the twenty-first century.

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David Delgado Shorter is an associate professor and vice chair in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Shorter breaks new ground in relating history and ethnography, in contributing to the study of Native American religions, and in emphasizing the significance of spatial relationships to cultural realities.”—Raymond J. Demallie, Journal of Folklore Research “An extraordinary work of engaged ethnography, We Will Dance Our Truth questions familiar oppositions of myth and history, orality and writing. . . . He writes with poetic

Winner of the 2010 ChiCago folklore Prize

sensitivity, intellectual rigor, and a deep commitment to Yoeme sovereignty.”—James Clifford, author of The Predicament of

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“Detailed and nuanced. David Shorter appropriately and impressively tips the balance in favor of the people whose stories he tells as he grapples with their history and how scholars can most effectively be in conversation with those they write about.”—Robert Warrior, author of Tribal Secrets: Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions

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Native American Environmentalism

A Reference Grammar of Kotiria (Wanano)

Land, Spirit, and the Idea of Wilderness

kriStine Stenzel

Joy porter In Native American Environmentalism the history of indigenous peoples in North America is brought into dialogue with key environmental terms such as “wilderness” and “nature.” The conflict between Christian environmentalist thinking and indigenous views, a conflict intimately linked to the current environmental crisis in the United States, is explored through an analysis of parks and wilderness areas, gardens and gardening, and indigenous approaches to land as expressed in contemporary art, novels, and historical writing. Countering the inclination to associate indigenous peoples with “wilderness” or to conflate everything “Indian” with a vague sense of the ecological, Joy Porter shows how Indian communities, forced to migrate to make way for the nation’s “wilderness” parks in the nineteenth century, have as a result often been forced to cope with much of the modern world’s environmental despoliation and have in fact even gone on to fight key environmental battles. By linking Native American history to mainstream histories and current debates, Porter begins the process of shifting debate about climate change away from scientists and literary environmental writers, a project that will be central to tackling environmental crises in the twenty-first century. Joy Porter is a professor of indigenous history at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom. She is the author of Native American Freemasonry: Associationalism and Performance in America (Nebraska, 2011) and the coauthor of Competing Voices from Native America and The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature. april 232 PP. • 6 x 9 • 4 illustrations $24.95 PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8032-4835-9 $28.95 canadian / £17.99 uk

This volume is the first descriptive grammar of Kotiria (Wanano), a member of the eastern Tukanoan language family spoken in the Vaupes River basin of Colombia and Brazil in the northwest Amazon rain forest. The Kotirias, who have lived in this remote region for more than seven hundred years, participate in the complex Vaupés social system, characterized by long-standing linguistic and cultural interaction. The Kotirias remained relatively isolated from the dominant societies until the early part of the twentieth century, when increasing outside influence in the region triggered rapid social and linguistic change. Today the Kotirias number only about sixteen hundred people, and their language, though still used in traditional communities, is in risk of becoming endangered. Kristine Stenzel draws on eight years of intensive work with the Kotirias to promote, record, and revitalize their language. Working with dozens of native speakers and drawing on numerous oral narratives and written texts, this book is the first comprehensive study of this endangered language and one of the few reference grammars of this language family. Kristine Stenzel is a professor of linguistics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her articles have appeared in International Journal of American Linguistics, Studies in Language, and edited volumes. July 536 PP. • 6 x 9 • 1 MaP, 15 figures, 38 tables $40.00s PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8032-4927-1 $45.95 canadian / £28.99 uk ebook available • 978-0-8032-4649-2

Published through the Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Vanished Arizona

Prairie Dog Empire

Recollections of the Army Life of a New England Woman, Second Edition

A Saga of the Shortgrass Prairie

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This book by the renowned naturalist and writer Paul A. Johnsgard tells the complex biological and environa bison ClassiC mental story of the western Great Plains under the black-tailed prairie When Martha Summerhayes dog’s reign—and reign then under a brief (1844–1926) came as a bride to Fort but devastating century of human Russell in Wyoming Territory in 1874, dominion. she “saw not much in those first few An introduction to the ecosystem days besides bright buttons, blue of the shortgrass prairie, Prairie Dog Empire describes uniforms, and shining swords,” but in clear and detailed terms the habitat and habits of soon enough the hard facts of army black-tailed prairie dogs; their subsistence, seasonal life began to intrude. Remonstrating behavior, and the makeup of their vast colonies; and with her husband, Jack Wyder Sumthe ways in which their “towns” transform the surmerhayes, that she had only three rooms and a kitchen rounding terrain—for better or for worse. Johnsgard instead of “a whole house,” she was informed that recounts how this terrain has in turn been transformed “women are not reckoned in at all in the War Departover the past century by the destruction of prairie dogs ment.” and their grassland habitats. This book also offers a rare Although Martha Summerhayes’s recollections span and invaluable close-up view of the rich history and a quarter of a century and recount life at a dozen army threatened future of the creature once considered the posts, the heart of this book concerns her experiences “keystone” species of the western plains. during the 1870s in Arizona, where the harsh climate, Included are maps, drawings, and listings of more rattlesnakes, cactus thorns, white desperadoes, and than two hundred natural grassland preserves where other inconveniences all made for a less-than-desirable many of the region’s native plants and animals may still posting for the Summerhayeses. be seen and studied. First printed in 1908, Vanished Arizona is SummerPaul A. Johnsgard is Foundation Regents Professor hayes’s memoir of her years as a military wife as her Emeritus in the School of Biological Sciences at the husband’s Eighth Regiment conducted Gen. George University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is the winner of Crook’s expedition against the Apaches. It was so well the 2004 National Conservation Achievement Award received that she became an instant celebrity and and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, both the book a timeless classic. The book retains its place sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, and the securely among the essential primary records of the author of more than five dozen books on natural hisfrontier-military West because of the narrative skill of tory, including Sandhill and Whooping Cranes: Ancient the author and her delight in life. Voices over America’s Wetlands (available in a Bison Louise Barnett is a professor of American studies at Books edition). Rutgers University and the author of a number of books, including Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic June Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer, available in a Bison 264 PP. • 6 x 9 • 35 illustrations, 9 MaPs, 12 tables, 2 aPPendixes Books edition. $19.95 PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8032-5487-9 march $22.95 canadian / £13.99 uk 384 PP. • 5 ¼ x 8 • 27 PhotograPhs, 2 illustrations, 1 MaP, 1 aPPendix $19.95 PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8032-4868-7 $22.95 canadian / £15.99 uk

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Honyocker Dreams


Montana Memories

patrick madden

david mogen

In Quotidiana Patrick Madden illuminates common actions and seemingly commonplace moments, making connections that revise and reconfigure the overlooked and underappreciated. Madden muses on the origins of human language, the curative properties of laughter, and the joys and woes of fatherhood. Sparked by considerations of selling garlic, washing grapes, changing a diaper, or chipping a tooth, his essays are an antidote to the harried hullabaloo of talk-show and tabloid culture—and a reminder that we are surrounded by wonders that whisper to the curious and attentive. Ingenuous and erudite, and with a beguiling wit, Madden examines the intricate tapestry of ordinary life in its extraordinary patterns. His book is a poetic and engaging exploration of the unexpectedly wide scope of our everyday existence. Patrick Madden is an associate professor of English at Brigham Young University. His essays have appeared in a variety of periodicals as well as in The Best Creative Nonfiction and The Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies.

Honyocker Dreams: Montana Memories dramatizes “recovery” both as healing and as reconstruction of a past that haunts and enriches the present. David Mogen’s narrative begins with his dying father’s reminiscences as he surveys the Montana landscape, and then weaves through his own memories about the postfrontier world of Indian reservations and farming towns that endure on the Montana “Hi-Line,” that flat expanse of Big Sky country that lies hard against the Canadian border east of the Rockies. Mogen’s journey of recovery includes heartfelt, often humorous stories defining his family’s “honyocker” history, shaped by the dreams and disappointments of working-class farmers, cowboys, and miners. The narrative chronicles boom-and-bust tales about growing up in small-town Montana in the 1950s, about the culture shock associated with leaving the Hi-Line in the 1960s, about a healing gift from Blackfeet relatives, and about traveling to Ireland to reflect on family ties to Marcus Daly, Butte, Montana’s “Copper King.” Mogen suggests how the eras of his own childhood and the frontier world of his ancestors have shaped him and our American heritage as we move further into the twenty-first century. David Mogen is professor emeritus of English at Colorado State University. He is the coeditor of several books, including Frontier Gothic: Terror and Wonder at the Frontier in American Literature, and is the author of Ray Bradbury and Wilderness Visions: The Western Theme in Science Fiction Literature.

“Words form constellations; they glitter on the pages. . . . There is a religiosity here, though not the usual kind. It’s a glow on the horizon, a low light, something to think our way toward.”—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

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“At once an approachable and postmodern composition, Quotidiana presents an enthralled, reflexive mind at work. Readers will eagerly await [Madden’s] next thought.” —Janelle Adsit, ForeWord Reviews


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The old neighborhood was the place that Joe Mackall left. It was a place where everyone’s parents worked at the factory at the dead end of the street, where the Catholic church operated like a religious city hall, and where he grew up vowing to get out as soon as he could and to shed his blue-collar begin-

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nings and failed, flawed religion. When the mysterious death of a childhood friend draws him back to the last street before Cleveland, however, he discovers that there is more to “old haunts” than mere words—and more to severing one’s roots than just getting away. The Last Street Before Cleveland chronicles Mackall’s descent into his past: the story of how, looking for answers about his lost friend, he stumbles onto larger questions about himself. With clear-eyed candor, Mackall describes the resurfacing of dormant demons, the opening of the old chasms of depression and addiction, and the discovery, at rock bottom, of a flickering faith that casts a surprising light over everything that has come before. Mackall’s is, finally, a story about life—lived and lost, given and earned.

The Last Street Before Cleveland

Joe Mackall is a professor of English at Ashland University,

An Accidental Pilgrimage

appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and on

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as well as a cofounder and editor of the nonfiction journal River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. His work has NPR’s Morning Edition, and he is the author of Plain Secrets: An Outsider among the Amish. “Powerfully imagined and poetically told.”—New Brunswick Reader “Joe Mackall has written a stunning blue-collar memoir of recovery that goes far beyond the conventional dependency narrative.”—Robert Atwan, editor of the Best American Essays series

“Joe Mackall’s masterful memoir . . . is that rare account that deserves the name ‘spiritual journey.’”—Sydney Lea, author of A Little Wildness and Hunting the Whole Way Home

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Ambassadors from Earth

Riders of Judgment, Second Edition

Pioneering Explorations with Unmanned Spacecraft Jay gallentine Ambassadors from Earth reminds us that our first mad scrambles to reach orbit, the moon, and the planets were littered with enough histrionics and cliff-hanging turmoil to rival the most far-out sci-fi film. But it all really happened! Drawing on original interviews with key players and bolstered by previously unpublished photographs, journal excerpts, and primary source documents, Jay Gallentine delivers a quirky and unforgettable look at the lives and legacy of the people who conceived, built, and guided our first unmanned spacecraft and planetary probes. From the Sputnik and Explorer satellites of the late 1950s, to the thrilling Voyager “Grand Tour” of the ’70s and ’80s, they yielded some of the most celebrated successes and spectacular failures of the space age. Confessed one participant, “We were making it up as we went along.” Gallentine fearlessly clambers to the bottom of a surprisingly bitter controversy over who first developed the technique of using gravity to steer a spacecraft. Also of special note are his candid discussions with James Van Allen, the discoverer of the rings of planetary radiation that now bear his name. Jay Gallentine is a space historian who strives to tell never-before-heard stories of the space age in a lightheartedly appealing, readable, and nontechnical style.

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frederick manfred Introduction by thoMas PoPe Here is a rich and serious novel of the violent West. Full of the authentic sounds and colors of Wyoming cattle country in the late nineteenth century, it tells the true story of a long-vanished time—the time era of the cowhands and the bloody Johnson County range wars. Riders of Judgment centers on the three Hammett brothers and their cousin Rosemary, whom all three love. To the oldest brother, Cain, falls the lot of avenging the murder of his father, grandfather, and brother. Cain—who is in a sense a cowboy Hamlet—is torn by conflicts within himself. He desires peace yet is forced to wear a gun. He is a law-abiding man by instinct yet has to take the law into his own hands. He is loved by a woman but rejects her because he feels unworthy of her love. Then one spring morning the cattle barons invade his territory, and Cain’s hesitancy vanishes. One man’s inner struggle becomes a fight to turn the cattle kingdom into a free country for the small stockman. Riders of Judgment is the final book in Frederick Manfred’s five-volume series, The Buckskin Man Tales. Frederick Manfred (1912–94) is the author of twenty-four novels, including the five-volume series The Buckskin Man Tales, which includes Conquering Horse, Lord Grizzly (finalist for the 1954 National Book Award), and Scarlet Plume, all available in Bison Books editions, as well as King of Spades. april 380 PP. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $21.95 PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8032-4881-6 $25.50 canadian / £15.99 uk

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The Life of Kit Carson

The Life of Chief Joseph

alan e. grey

alan e. grey

Kit Carson, the quintessential frontiersman, is remembered as a larger-than-life mountain man, explorer, trapper, guide, soldier, Indian agent, officer, hunter, and rancher. In The Life of Kit Carson, Carson Alan E. Grey invites young readers to join Kit as he strikes out on his own at the age of sixteen to find adventure along the beaver streams; ride with him and John Fremont as they explore the untamed West, taking cover as Kit trades gunfire in the Mexican-American War; and witness his encounters with Indians in the Navaho and Southern Plains campaigns. Composed of stories discovered through years of research, this book is an exciting and easy-to-read, action-packed tale. Young readers and adults alike will find both education and entertainment in this masterfully presented life story. Alan E. Grey has graduate degrees in chemistry and has worked as a chemist for most of his adult life. Since retirement, he has followed his lifelong interest in western history. He is the author of The Life of Chief Joseph (available in a Bison Books edition).

In The Life of Chief Joseph readers encounter the story of the Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph and the events leading up to his now-famous declaration: “From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.” Alan E. Grey weaves a historically accurate biography full of colorful stories gleaned from careful research, telling a fascinating tale and offering the reader a thorough history of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War. Grey captures the spirit of this remarkable leader, from his youth through the struggles of his final years. Young readers and adults alike will both enjoy and learn from this riveting account of one of the most significant American Indian figures of the nineteenth century. Alan E. Grey has graduate degrees in chemistry and has worked as a chemist for most of his adult life. Since retirement, he has followed his lifelong interest in western history. He is the author of The Life of Kit Carson (available in a Bison Books edition).

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Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club

A Game of Brawl

Chicago and the Cubs during the Jazz Age

The Orioles, the Beaneaters, and the Battle for the 1897 Pennant

robertS ehrgott Chicago in the Roaring Twenties was a city of immigrants, mobsters, and flappers with one shared passion: the Chicago Cubs. It all began when the chewing-gum tycoon William Wrigley decided to build the world’s greatest ball club in the nation’s Second City. In this Jazz Age center, the maverick Wrigley exploited the revolutionary technology of broadcasting to attract eager throngs of women to his renovated ballpark. Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club transports us to this heady era of baseball history and introduces the team at its crazy heart—an amalgam of rakes, pranksters, schemers, and choirboys who take center stage in memorable successes, equally memorable disasters, and shadowy intrigue. Readers take front-row seats to meet Grover Cleveland Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, Joe McCarthy, Lewis “Hack” Wilson, and Gabby Hartnett. The cast of characters also includes their colorful if less-extolled teammates and the Cubs’ nemesis, Babe Ruth, who terminates the ambitions of Mr. Wrigley’s ball club with one emphatic swing. Roberts Ehrgott has written for and edited several national publications, including the Saturday Evening Post. He served as a historical consultant for Mark Jacob and Stephen Green’s Wrigley Field: A Celebration of the Friendly Confines.

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“Roberts Ehrgott has written a graceful, engrossing account of an era in which the Cubs, while already falling short of winning the World Series, built a national following in the age of flash, flappers, mobsters, molls, bank runs and breadlines.”—Scott Simon, Chicago Tribune


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bill felber Foreword by senator edward M. kennedy It was probably the most cutthroat pennant race in baseball history. And it was a struggle to define how baseball would be played. This book recreates the rowdy, season-long 1897 battle between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Beaneaters. The Orioles had acquired a reputation as the dirtiest team in baseball. Future Hall of Famers John McGraw, Wee Willie Keeler, and Foxy Ned Hanlon were proven winners—but their nasty tactics met with widespread disapproval among fans. So it was that their pennant race with the comparatively saintly Beaneaters took on a decidedly moralistic air. Bill Felber brings to life the most intensely watched team sporting event in the country’s history to that time. His book captures the drama of the final week, as the race came down to a three-game series. And finally, it conveys the madness of the third and decisive game, when thirty thousand fans literally knocked down the gates and walls of a facility designed to hold ten thousand to watch the Beaneaters grind out a win and bring down baseball’s first and most notorious evil empire. Bill Felber recently retired as the executive editor of the Manhattan Mercury. He is the author of The Book on the Book: An Inquiry into Which Strategies in the Modern Game Actually Work. winner of the 2007 sPorting news-sabr baseball researCh award march 320 PP. • 5.5 x 8.5 • 16 PhotograPhs, 5 illustrations $19.95 PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8032-2636-4 $22.95 canadian / £15.99 uk ebook available • 978-0-8032-3957-9

MeMoi r / baseball

Joe Cronin

Throwing Hard Easy

A Life in Baseball

Reflections on a Life in Baseball

mark armour

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From the sandlots of San Francisco to the power centers of baseball, this book tells the story of Joe Cronin, one of twentieth-century baseball’s major players, both on the field and off. For most of his playing career, Cronin (1906–84) was the best shortstop in baseball. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1956, he was a manager by the age of twentysix and a general manager at forty-one. He was the youngest player-manager ever to play in the World Series, and he managed the Red Sox longer than any other man in history. As president of the American League, he oversaw two expansions, four franchise shifts, and the revolutionary and controversial introduction of the designated-hitter rule, which he wrote himself. This book follows Cronin from his humble beginnings to his position as one of the most powerful figures in baseball. Mark Armour explores Cronin’s time as a player as well as his role in some of the game’s fiercest controversies, from the creation of the All-Star Game to the issue of integration. Bringing to life one of baseball’s definitive characters, this book supplies a crucial and fascinating chapter in the history of America’s pastime. Mark Armour is the editor The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds (Nebraska, 2014) and a coeditor of Pitching, Defense, and Three-Run Homers: The 1970 Baltimore Orioles (Nebraska, 2012). april 432 PP. • 6 x 9 • 35 PhotograPhs $19.95 PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8032-4899-1 $22.95 canadian / £15.99 uk ebook available • 978-0-8032-2996-9

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New foreword by JaMes roberts New introduction by C. Paul rogers iii With a seemingly effortless motion, pinpoint control, a blazing, dancing fastball, and an unequaled competitive spirit, Robin Roberts enjoyed one of the most celebrated careers in baseball history. He made his Major League debut in the summer of 1948 and became one of the most notable sports figures of the fifties. His many accomplishments on the mound helped to make him one of the more distinguished residents of Cooperstown, and he will always be remembered as the most dominant National League pitcher of his time. In addition, Roberts was as impressive a storyteller as he was an athlete, and his experiences and encounters leading up to, throughout, and following his incredible nineteen-year career made for an extraordinary life. Throwing Hard Easy is Roberts’s own account, recalling his childhood, his playing days, and life after baseball. This edition features new photographs and a new foreword by his son, James Roberts, as well as a new introduction by his coauthor and lifelong fan, C. Paul Rogers III. Robin Roberts (1926–2010) was a Major League pitcher who spent most of his career with the Phillies and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976. He is the coauthor of The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant (with C. Paul Rogers III). C. Paul Rogers III is the coauthor of several books, including Lucky Me: My Sixty-Five Years in Baseball (with Eddie Robinson).

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Alexander Cartwright

My Guardian Angel

The Life behind the Baseball Legend

Sylvie Weil

monica nucciarone

Translated by gillian rosner

Foreword by John thorn Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr. (1820–92) was present during the organization of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York in the mid-1800s. That much is certain. Since that time, Cartwright has been celebrated as the founder of our national pastime, much like Abner Doubleday. As with Doubleday, however, Cartwright’s claim to fame has also spawned all sorts of conjecture and controversy. His complex life, not just the mythography surrounding him, comes clearly into focus in Monica Nucciarone’s biography of the incomparable Cartwright. Nucciarone traces Cartwright’s path from Elysian Fields in New Jersey to a gold-rush adventure in California, and on to Honolulu, where he became involved in the movement to annex Hawaii to the United States. Beginning with the widely held notion that Cartwright created the game of baseball as we know it today, then spread it across North America to Hawaii like a Johnny Appleseed, Nucciarone’s book separates fact from speculation. Although the picture that emerges may not be the Alexander Cartwright of legend, it shows us a man as colorful, complicated, and immense in character as any legend he inspired. Monica Nucciarone is a professor and faculty counselor advisor at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Washington and teaches part-time in the field of social sciences and career development. John Thorn is the official historian for Major League Baseball. march 328 PP. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 24 PhotograPhs, 3 illustrations, 1 MaP $18.95 PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8032-4926-4 $21.95 canadian / £14.99 uk

The streets are eerily empty, and everyone in the Jewish community is terrified of Peter the Hermit. His men, the Crusaders, are moving through the town on their way to the Holy Land. They have been known to batter down doors and burn Jewish houses, all in the name of religion. This is not Nazi Germany but Troyes, France, in 1096, as seen through the eyes of funny, feisty, twelve-yearold Elvina. She is the granddaughter of the great rabbi Rashi, and she knows how to read and write—which is very rare for a girl of her time. She draws strength from this, as well as from her guardian angel, to whom she regularly speaks. On a cold Sabbath afternoon while Elvina is alone in the house, three soldiers pound at her door. One of them is wounded. Elvina has only a moment to make a difficult choice that could put her family and the entire community at risk. Can her guardian angel guide her and keep her safe? My Guardian Angel is a story of compassion and tolerance that speaks clearly to readers of all faiths. Elvina’s voice lingers long in memory, and her courage and humor long in the heart. Sylvie Weil is the author of several works of adult fiction and the Elvina trilogy, a series of French novels for young adults. Gillian Rosner has translated many award-wining books for children, including Secrets from 0 to 10 and A Book of Coupons. Winner of the Prix Sorciéres, France’s most prestigious award for children’s literature a sydney taylor honor book may 208 PP. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • for ages 10 and uP $12.95 PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8276-1211-2 $14.95 canadian

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Anne Frank

Remember for Life

Life in Hiding Johanna hurWitz

Holocaust Survivors’ Stories of Faith and Hope

Illustrated by ver a rosenberry

Edited by brad hirSchfield

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Stories of hope from the Holocaust. Anne Frank loved to play tennis and Memory is about choice. We can swim. She enjoyed being with her choose to remember the past in friends in school and couldn’t resist ways that provoke pain and stir chattering during class. But, tragicalour anger, or we can remember in ly, Anne was growing up in Holland ways that help us create the kind during the Second World War, when of world in which we most want to all European Jews lived in grave danlive. Nowhere is this choice more ger. When Dutch Jews were forced important than in connection to the to leave their homes, Anne and her Holocaust. And never has it been more important than family found a hiding place. now, because we are the first generation that will live Anne kept a diary in which she described the two without the presence of those who can tell us in their years of their secret life. After the war ended, the diary own words what they saw with their own eyes. was found and published. Her innocent account of the These seventy-one firsthand stories from survivors horrors of war was widely read, and it touched readers of the Holocaust teach us to choose to remember for all over the world. This biography tells about Anne’s life, for their words are not about hatred and death but family and their lives before the Second World War, the about ethics, decency, and love. Although the stories Nazi persecution of Jews, and Anne’s years in hiding. are arranged to accompany the weekly Torah readJohanna Hurwitz’s readable, direct style enables ings and many of the Jewish holidays, they are just as young readers to share Anne’s childhood dreams and to meaningful when read on their own, in any sequence. feel the tension of the years that followed. The realistic The themes—journey, identity, resistance, community, black-and-white drawings by Vera Rosenberry bring refuge, and righteousness, to name but a few—are uniAnne Frank even closer to readers’ hearts. versal. And the lessons—about how to live more fully Johanna Hurwitz is the author of Leonard Bernstein: the life we are given—shine through. A Passion for Music, as well as many books of fiction for Brad Hirschfield is a radio show cohost and author of young readers. Her book The Hot and Cold Summer won You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right: Finding the Texas Bluebonnet Award and the Wyoming Indian Faith without Fanaticism. He is the copresident of CLAL– Paintbrush Award. Vera Rosenberry is the author and The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leaderillustrator of several children’s books, including When Vera Was Sick, Vera Goes to the Dentist, Vera Rides a Bike, ship and regularly listed as one of America’s “Fifty Most Influential Rabbis” by Newsweek. and Vera’s New School. april 72 PP. • 6 x 9 • for ages 10 and uP, 17 illustrations, 1 MaP, 1 Chronology $12.95 PaPerbaCk • 978-0-8276-1206-8 $14.95 canadian / £9.99 uk

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caxton press As Rugged as the Terrain explores some intriguing history of Idaho’s wild and scenic Lochsa River. In 1893 this site, at turbulent Canyon Creek, was a footnote in the saga of the ill-fated Carlin hunting party. Next, in 1933, it housed nearly two hundred tent-dwelling Civilian Conservation Corps recruits, most of whom were “city slickers” from New York State whose antics provide a colorful tableau of young men on their own and far from home.   In 1935 the site became Federal Prison Camp No. 11, a roadbuilding facility for convicts mostly from the Leavenworth, Kansas, penitentiary. Although the authorities stressed rehabilitation rather than punishment, the camp’s unsecured status (it had no fence) did allow several thrilling escapes.   After the prison camp closed in May 1943, Japanese detainees at the Kooskia Internment Camp continued road construction for two more years. Several chapters in As Rugged as the Terrain document the Japanese internees’ story as compared with the experiences of Italian and German internees in the vicinity. This volume features 110 illustrations, notes, appendices, a bibliography, and an index.

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As Rugged as the Terrain CCC “Boys,” Federal Convicts, and World War II Alien Internees Wrestle with a Mountain Wilderness Priscilla Wegars

Priscilla Wegars, PhD, is an independent historian and historical archaeologist. She is also the author of Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Internee Road Workers at the World War II Kooskia Internment Camp (Caxton, 2010). She is the founder and volunteer curator of the University of Idaho’s Asian American Comparative Collection.

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Pruebas Publicadas en Español

The Nineteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook

An Index of Spanish Tests in Print

Edited by Janet f. carlSon,

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Pruebas Publicadas en Español consists of descriptive listings of commercially published tests that are available in part or wholly in Spanish. It builds on the established traditions of the Buros Center for Testing and its long-standing publication series: The Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print. Pruebas Publicadas en Español represents an initial effort to compile and describe available Spanish measures. In effect, it is a Spanish adaptation of Tests in Print that provides extensive and vital information about tests published in the Spanish language. Its content acquaints test users with available measures and facilitates appropriate selection of tests. Pruebas Publicadas en Español contains 422 test entries. The in-print status of these tests was confirmed by direct correspondence with publishers and procurement of actual test materials. The organization of the volume is encyclopedic, with tests ordered alphabetically by title. For each test entry, information is presented in Spanish and English, with the left-hand column showing descriptive information in Spanish and the right-hand column showing the same information in English.   Jennifer E. Schlueter is an assistant editor at the Buros Center for Testing. Janet F. Carlson is the associate director at the Buros Center and served as editor of several other Buros publications. Kurt F. Geisinger is the director of the Buros Center and has served as editor of several volumes related to testing with various publishers, including Buros. Linda L. Murphy recently retired from her position as the managing editor of the Buros Center.

The most widely acclaimed reference series in education and psychology, the Mental Measurements Yearbooks are designed to assist professionals in selecting and using standardized tests. The series, initiated in 1938, provides factual information, critical reviews, and comprehensive bibliographic references on the construction, use, and validity of all commerically available tests published in English. The Nineteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook offers evaluations of the latest assessments in education, psychology, business, law, health care, counseling, and management. In addition to test reviews, the volumes also provide descriptions of the purpose, target population, administration, scores, price, author, and publisher for all listed tests. Reviews are written by highly qualified professionals with expertise in a range of disciplines. Test entries are cross-referenced and indexed by title, subject, name, acronym, and score. An updated directory of test publishers is also included. The Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, founded in 1938 by the late Oscar Krisen Buros, recently became the Buros Center for Testing. The Center is located in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


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Amanda J. Cobb-Greetham, Editor Revitalized and refocused, American Indian Quarterly (aiq) is building on its reputation as a dominant journal in American Indian studies by presenting the best and most thoughtprovoking scholarship in the field. aiq is committed to publishing work that contributes to the development of American Indian studies as a field and to the sovereignty and continuance of American Indian nations and cultures. In addition to peer-reviewed articles, aiq features reviews of books, films, and exhibits.

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Anthropological Linguistics provides a forum for the full range of scholarly study of the languages and cultures of the peoples of the world, especially the Native peoples of the Americas. Embracing the field of language and culture broadly defined, the journal includes articles and research reports addressing cultural, historical, and philological aspects of linguistic study.

Collaborative Anthropologies

Charles Menzies, Susan Hyatt, and Karen Quintiliani, Editors Collaborative Anthropologies is a forum for dialogue with a special focus on the collaboration that takes place between and among researchers and communities of informants, consultants, and collaborators. It features essays that are descriptive as well as analytical from all subfields of anthropology and closely related disciplines, together presenting a diversity of perspectives on collaborative research.

French Forum

Philippe Met, Editor French Forum is a journal of French and Francophone literature and film. It publishes articles in English and French on all periods and genres in both disciplines and welcomes a multiplicity of approaches. Founded by Virginia and Raymond La Charité, the journal is produced by the French section of the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania.


A Journal of Women Studies Guisela Latorre and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Editors For over thirty years Frontiers has explored the diversity of women’s lives as shaped by such factors as race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and place. Multicultural and interdisciplinary, Frontiers presents a broad mix of scholarly work, personal essays, and the arts offered in accessible language.

Great Plains Quarterly

Charles A. Braithwaite, Editor Great Plains Quarterly publishes articles for scholars and interested laypeople on history, literature, culture, and social issues relevant to the Great Plains. The journal, which is published for the Center for Great Plains Studies, is edited by a faculty member from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and includes a distinguished international board of advisory editors.

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Great Plains Research (gpr) publishes original research and scholarly reviews of important advances in the natural and social sciences with relevance to and special emphases on environmental, economic, and social issues in the Great Plains. It includes reviews of books and reports on symposia and conferences that included sessions on topics pertaining to the Great Plains.

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The Journal of Austrian Studies, formerly Modern Austrian Studies, is an interdisciplinary quarterly that publishes scholarly articles and book reviews on all aspects of the history and culture of Austria, Austro-Hungary, and the Habsburg territory. It is the flagship publication of the Austrian Studies Association and contains contributions in German and English from the world’s premiere scholars in the field of Austrian studies.

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David Miller and Lucia Aiello, Editors The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies is a peer-reviewed biannual with a critical, theoretical, and methodological focus on the relationship between literature and trauma. It aims to foster a broad interrogative dialogue between philosophy, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism and develop new approaches to the study of trauma in literature and the trauma of literature.

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Stephen Bishop, Editor Nouvelles Études Francophones (NEF) is the official refereed journal of the International Council of Francophone Studies/Conseil International d’Études Francophones (ciÉf). NEF publishes scholarly research in the language, arts, literatures, cultures, and civilizations of Francophone countries and regions throughout the world.

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