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HIGHLIGHTS FIRST LADIES OF THE REPUBLIC Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role

JEANNE E. ABRAMS

$28.95 • 328 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-8653-1

“In the last half century we’ve seen some accomplished and powerful First Ladies, but Jeanne Abrams shows that the potential for presidential spouses to exert influence existed from the beginning of the republic... although all three women were limited by traditional constraints on women of their time, they managed to play a substantial role in the nation’s early political life. The book is a commendable addition to our understanding of both a period in American history and a very visible part of our political system.” —Betty Boyd Caroli, author of Lady Bird and Lyndon

“The Defiant is both a jargon-free primer on the politics THE DEFIANT Protest Movements in Post- of neoliberalism and a critical consideration of the panoply of social movements – from punk squatters to Liberal America DAWSON BARRETT immigrant farmworkers and anti-imperialist veterans $24.95 • 224 Pages – that have resisted neoliberal threats to justice and Cloth • 978-1-4798-0865-6 well-being at every turn. It is a valuable contribution to the urgent task of mapping and assessing the fragmented post-1960s American Left.” —Andrew Cornell, author of Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the 20th Century

BROWN BEAUTY Color, Sex, and Race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

LAILA HAIDARALI

$35.00 • 368 Pages Paper • 978-1-4798-0208-1

TRUE SEX The Lives of Trans Men at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

EMILY SKIDMORE

$27.00 • 272 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-7063-9

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“Brown Beauty introduces us to the tension of identity and beauty through concepts of advertising during a crucial period of the 20th century. It is well researched as it includes numerous accounts about black women rarely discussed such as the first black modeling agency in the 20th century. An important read, the author impressively argues that the fusion of the two racialized standards of beauty toward the end of the Harlem Renaissance resulted in the evolution of the urban New Negro woman by the end of WWII.” —Deborah Willis, New York University,

“Skidmore offers a three-fold critique. First, she provides well-drawn—and sympathetic—profiles of the compelling trans men considered; second, she offers a critical assessment of the press of the day and how it helped foster a new morality . . . and third, she engages in an ongoing critique of her field of study, LGBT scholarship.” —New York Journal of Books “A fascinating, humanizing look into the lives of trans men at the turn of the 20th century.” —Library Journal

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NYC HIGHLIGHTS GILDED SUFFRAGISTS The New York Socialites who Fought for Women's Right to Vote

JOHANNA NEUMAN

$24.95 • 240 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-3706-9 Washington Mews Books

“Setting the record straight on the driving forces in the early-20th-century fight for women’s suffrage . . . Neuman counters the popular opinion that these women were merely ‘bored socialites trying on suffrage as they might the latest couture designs from Paris,’ and she makes a solid case . . . Neuman concisely explains how these gilded women have been airbrushed out of history, resented by those who felt exploited, but thankfully, they succeeded, and women vote today because of them.” —Kirkus Reviews

The city’s inhabitants have been at the forefront ACTIVIST NEW YORK A History of People, Protest, of social change on issues ranging from religious tolerance and minority civil rights to sexual and Politics STEVEN H. JAFFE orientation and economic justice. Across 16 Foreword by ERIC FONER lavishly illustrated chronological chapters focusing $40.00 • 336 Pages on specific historical episodes, Jaffe explores how Cloth • 978-1-4798-0460-3 New York and New Yorkers have changed the way Washington Mews Books Americans think, feel, and act. A co-publication with the Museum of the City of New York

SUGAR, CIGARS, AND REVOLUTION The Making of Cuban New York Lisandro Pérez $35.00 • 400 Pages Cloth • 978-0-8147-6727-6

“Few people are aware that during the nineteenth century, Cubans constituted the major immigrant Hispanic community in New York. Lisandro Perez, through exhaustive and well documented research, brings into focus the outstanding political, economic and cultural significance of this presence in the history of the city as well as in Cuban history.” —Oscar Zanetti, Universidad de La Habana

THE LANDMARKS OF NEW YORK An Illustrated, Comprehensive Record of New York City’s Historic Buildings, Sixth Edition

“A spectacular book…Diamonstein-Spielvogel has proven that New York City cares deeply about its past and its connections to the present and future.” —Gotham Magazine

BARBARALEE DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL

$75.00 • 912 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-8301-1 Washington Mews Books

“To read this book from cover to cover is to reread the past 400 years of New York history...Highly recommended.” —Library Journal

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IN THE EARLY AMERICAN PLACES SERIES VEXED WITH DEVILS Manhood and Witchcraft in Old and New England

FAITHFUL BODIES Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

ERIKA GASSER

“Vexed with Devils focuses on how manhood figures in the published texts that circulated in seventeenth-century England and New England. Professor Gasser’s work will quickly be taken up by scholars in a broad range of early American and English fields, including studies of religion, race, gender, and politics, and will change the way that we think about witchcraft.” —Thomas A. Foster, author of Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past $35.00 • 272 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-3179-1

HEATHER MIYANO KOPELSON

“Faithful Bodies offers a complex, nuanced, and rich description of the role that bodies played in shaping Atlantic-wide conversations about race and religion. . . . A remarkably erudite work of scholarship. . . . Richly detailed, intellectually sophisticated, and nuanced.” —William and Mary Quarterly $28.00 • 416 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-6028-9

NEW IN PAPERBACK UNFREEDOM Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston

FOUR STEEPLES OVER THE CITY STREETS Religion and Society in New York’s Early Republic Congregations

JARED ROSS HARDESTY

“In this delightful work, Jared Hardesty places the experiences of Boston slaves within the wider Atlantic world, while also illuminating their lives within the context of eighteenth century New England. Unfreedom is the most significant contribution to slavery studies in New England since the publication of Joanne Pope Melish’s seminal Disowning Slavery in 1998.” —Harvey Amani Whitfield, University of Vermont $40.00 • 272 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-1614-9

KYLE T. BULTHIUS

“Historian Bulthuis thoroughly merges US religious history with the history of New York City from the Colonial era through the early republic. He combines social history and institutional church histories and argues that scholars have often relegated religion to a secondary role in relation to gender, race, and class...A timely reminder of the contingent nature of history and the strategic role that religion played in the New York City urban landscape.” —Choice $27.00 • 320 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-3134-0

NEW IN PAPERBACK INSATIABLE APPETITES Imperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World

KELLY L. WATSON

“An insightful study for faculty and graduate readers interested in early modern empires and colonization.” —Choice $27.00 • 288 Pages Paper • 978-1-4798-7765-2

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DARK WORK The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island

CHRISTY CLARK-PUJARA

“It is well-known that Rhode Island’s mercantile and manufacturing economies served the larger Atlantic plantation complex, but ClarkPujara asks an important new question: how did the black freedom struggle unfold in a place materially invested and implicated in the expansion of human bondage across in the Americas?” —Seth Rockman, Brown University $40.00 • 224 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-7042-4

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SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY NEW IN PAPERBACK

DISSENT The History of an American Idea

SUSPECT FREEDOMS The Racial and Sexual Politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957

RALPH YOUNG

“This history will satisfy fans of Howard Zinn, Pete Seeger, and Allen Ginsberg.” —Library Journal “[An] expansive and...impressive account...[Young] excels in story-telling mode.” —Popmatters $25.00 • 640 Pages Paper • 978-1-4798-1983-6 NEW IN PAPERBACK

WEDLOCKED The Perils of Marriage Equality

KATHERINE FRANKE

“[T]urns razor-sharp insight to the tangled genealogy of its often-incoherent power in the American context...smartly exposing the malleable line between intimacy and the untouchable.” —Patricia J. Williams, The Nation $16.00 • 288 Pages Paper • 978-1-4798-1400-8 In the Sexual Cultures series AGES OF ANXIETY Historical and Transnational Perspectives on Juvenile Justice Edited by WILLIAM S. BUSH and

DAVID S. TANENHAUS

Introduces a new theoretical model for interpreting historical research to demonstrate the usefulness of social histories of children and youth for policy analysis and decision-making in the twenty-first century. $49.00 • 224 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-3321-4 BROKERING SERVITUDE Migration and the Politics of Domestic Labor during the Long Nineteenth Century

ANDREW URBAN

“Through skillful vignettes and deep research, we experience Castle Garden and shipside inspections of European women, the brokering of the Freemen’s Bureau, the tussle over sureties and temporary entrance of Chinese in the era of exclusion, and the ways that Empire, settler colonialism, racial capitalism, and migration shaped the value of domesticity. —Eileen Boris, Hull, University of California, Santa Barbara $39.00 • 352 Pages • Cloth• 978-0-8147-8584-3

NANCY R. MIRABAL

“A remarkable book that rescues the rich history of Cubans of color in the United States from obscurity...This splendid example of scholarship will be an essential text for scholars.” —Gerald E. Poya, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio $30.00 • 320 Pages • Paper • 978-0-8147-6112-0 In the Culture, Labor, History series NEW IN PAPERBACK

CLEAN AND WHITE A History of Environmental Racism in the United States

CARL ZIMRING

“A significant and startling new perspective...in which ideals of cleanliness, notions of environmental propriety, and definitions of whiteness have been interwoven for centuries to devastating effect.” —Robin Nagle, author of Picking Up $24.00 • 288 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-7437-8 FACING THE RISING SUN African Americans, Japan, and the Rise of Afro-Asian Solidarity

GERALD HORNE

“Through uncovering a rich, dynamic history of proJapanese views among U.S. Black nationalists during the Depression and World War II, Gerald Horne has produced a brilliant book that provides a powerful model for writing about transnational African American history, global white supremacy, and Afro-Asian solidarities.” —Erik S. McDuffie , author of Sojourning for Freedom $30.00 • 240 pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-4859-1 MANIFEST DESTINIES, SECOND EDITION The Making of the Mexican American Race

LAURA E. GÓMEZ

“....Expertly combining critical race theory, sociology, politics, ethnic studies, and military history, Gómez dramatizes both the peculiarities of the New Mexican case and its deep importance to understanding the nation’s racial history. —David Roediger , author of How Race Survived U.S. History $26.00 • 320 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-9428-4

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LAW AND LEGAL HISTORY THE PRESIDENTS AND THE CONSTITUTION A Living History

KENNETH GORMLEY

“Everything you ever wanted to know about the Supreme Court and the Presidency but were afraid to ask.” —Nina Totenberg, correspondent for NPR $45.00 • 672 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-3990-2 BEING WATCHED Legal Challenges to Government Surveillance

JEFFREY L. VAGLE

A riveting history of the Supreme Court decision that set the legal precedent for citizen challenges to government surveillance $26.00 • 208 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-0927-1

MAKING HABEAS WORK A Legal History

ERIC M. FREEDMAN

A reconsideration of the writ of habeas corpus casts new light on a range of current issues $45.00 • 208 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-7097-4

THE EVOLUTION OF THE JUVENILE COURT Race, Politics, and the Criminalizing of Juvenile Justice

BARRY C. FELD

A major statement on the juvenile justice system by one of America’s leading experts $35.00 • 392 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-9569-4 In the Youth, Crime, and Justice series

STORIES FROM TRAILBLAZING WOMEN LAWYERS Lives in the Law

JILL NORGREN

The captivating story of how a diverse group of women, including Janet Reno and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, broke the glass ceiling and changed the modern legal profession $30.00 • 304 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-6596-3 THE RISE OF BIG DATA POLICING Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement

ANDREW GUTHRIE FERGUSON

“Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how technology is changing American policing.” —STARRED Kirkus Review $28.00 • 272 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-9282-2

DISCRETIONARY JUSTICE Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

CAROLYN STRANGE

“[O]ffers a wonderful history of pardon and parole and, at the same time, a sophisticated analysis of discretionary justice. I know of no other book like it... [A] pleasure to read.” —Austin Sarat, Amherst College $55.00 • 336 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-9992-0 REBELS AT THE BAR The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America’s First Women Lawyers

JILL NORGREN

“[A] conscientious history of the country’s first female lawyers... The women who went first — whose stories Norgren so capably tells — matter deeply to the ones who came after.” —Emily Bazelon, The Washington Post $25.00 • 286 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-3552-2

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JEWISH HISTORY HOLLYWOOD’S SPIES The Undercover Surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles

LAURA B. ROSENZWEIG

$29.95 • 320 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-5517-9 In the Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History

JEWISH NEW YORK The Remarkable Story of a City and a People DEBORAH DASH MOORE, JEFFREY

S. GUROCK, ANNIE POLLAND, HOWARD B. ROCK, DANIEL SOYER with visual essay by

DIANA L. LINDEN

“The product of over a decade of research, this book documents the work of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Committee in infiltrating and combating Nazi groups in Los Angeles between 1934 and 1941. The LAJCC findings quoted here will surprise readers in showing how extensive and active pro-Nazi groups were in Southern California. Rosenzweig has produced a fine, very-well-documented study.” —Publishers Weekly

“A definitive look at how Jewish New Yorkers and New York City shaped each other. The lively narrative begins in the 17th century, with the arrival of the first Jews in North America, and runs through 2015. This is the best kind of popular history: one that does not sacrifice nuance or detail for accessibility.” —STARRED Publishers Weekly

$30.00 • 512 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-5038-9

JEWISH RADICAL FEMINISM Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement

JOYCE ANTLER

$35.00 • 464 Pages Cloth • 978-0-8147-0763-0 In the Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History

Recovering this deeply hidden history, Jewish Radical Feminism places Jewish women’s activism at the center of feminist and Jewish narratives. The stories of over forty women’s liberationists and identified Jewish feminists—from Shulamith Firestone and Susan Brownmiller to Rabbis Laura Geller and Rebecca Alpert— illustrate how women’s liberation and Jewish feminism unfolded over the course of the lives of an extraordinary cohort of women, profoundly influencing the social, political, and religious revolutions of our era.

Winner, 2016 Best First Book Prize from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society Finalist, 2016 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature Winner, 2015 Book Prize from the Southern Jewish Historical Society

JACOB NEUSNER An American Jewish Iconoclast

AARON W. HUGHES

“In this respectfully balanced biography, Hughes explores the life of Jacob Neusner... [A] widely accessible life story that should appeal to readers interested in American Judaism, Jewish studies, or the academy itself.” —Kirkus Reviews $35.00 • 336 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-8585-5

THE RAG RACE How Jews Sewed Their Ways to Success in America and the British Empire

ADAM D. MENDELSOHN

“This is a superb book that is a model of comparative and transnational history. It should be read not only by historians of American or modern Jewry, but by historians of immigration, business, fashion, and urban life.” —American Historical Review $22.00 • 320 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-1438-1 In the Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History

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IN THE NATION OF NATIONS SERIES GIRLHOOD IN THE BORDERLANDS Mexican Teens Caught in the Crossroads of Migration

LILIA SOTO

How gender and generation shape perceptions of place and time as told through the voices of Mexican teenage girls $30.00 •272 Pages Paper • 978-1-4798-6201-6

THE NEW IMMIGRANT WHITENESS Race, Neoliberalism, and PostSoviet Migration to the United States

CLAUDIA SADOWSKI-SMITH

Examines how their perceived whiteness exposes post-Soviet family migrants to heightened expectations of assimilation, explores undocumented migration from the former Soviet Union $28.00 • 224 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-0671-3 WHITENESS ON THE BORDER Mapping the US Racial Imagination in Brown and White

LEE BEBOUT

“With wit, passion, rigor... breaks down the logic of white supremacy. Innovative and dynamic, Bebout’s critical study drops onto the world at a key moment.” —William Anthony Nericcio, author of Tex[t]-Mex $26.00 • 304 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-5853-8 ISLAM IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority

ZAREENA GREWAL

“What makes the book readable and her ideas accessible to the reader is her opening each chapter with personal stories of the student traveler. She brings to life the abstract and theoretical discussions by weaving these stories into the narrative of Islam, and particularly American Islam.” —Middle East Media and Book Review $25.00 • 409 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-0056-8

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COLONIAL PHANTOMS Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present

DIXA RAMÍREZ

“In this piercing and important study, Dixa Ramírez has given scholars of the so-called New World an indelible intellectual gift. Scholarship of the highest order.” —Junot Díaz, author of This is How You Lose Her $30.00 • 336 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-6756-1 STRANGE FRUIT OF THE BLACK PACIFIC Imperialism’s Racial Justice and Its Fugitives

VINCE SCHLEITWILER

“[M]akes use the messy contradictions of the past as a way of understanding the enormous tasks that face us in the present.” —George Lipsitz, author of How Racism Takes Place $28.00 • 288 Pages Paper • 978-1-4798-5708-1 THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF U.S. IMMIGRATION Gender, Race, and Media

LEAH PERRY

“Well-researched and clearly argued, Perry’s comparative emphasis on several migratory groups will make a significant contribution to immigration studies. An ambitious book.” —Claudia Sadowski-Smith, author of Border Fictions $30.00 • 288 Pages Paper • 978-1-4798-2386-4

FROM THE LAND OF SHADOWS War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora

KHATHARYA UM

“[M]akes visible the lived experiences of Cambodians as they try to make sense of their new identities in multiple contexts. A remarkable book.” —Chia Youyee Vang, author of Hmong America $28.00 • 272 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-5823-1

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WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES HER OWN HERO The Origins of the Women’s Self Defense Movement

WENDY L. ROUSE

“[I]nteresting, engaging, and makes important contributions to the scholarly literatures on feminism...insightfully reconstructs the strategies that women’s self-defense employed to counter assertions that self-reliant women were masculine and deviant. A terrific, influential book!” —Jeffrey S. Adler of First in Violence, Deepest in Dirt $35.00 • 288 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-2853-1 ELIZABETH CADY STANTON AND THE FEMINIST FOUNDATIONS OF FAMILY LAW

TRACY A. THOMAS

“This is not your mother’s legal history. Thomas knits together Stanton’s values to reveal her as decades ahead of her time...A very good book and one that– like Stanton herself– breaks free from convention. How could there be higher praise?” —Alfred Brophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $55.00 • 328 Pages • Cloth • 978-0-8147-8304-7 BUYING A BRIDE An Engaging History of MailOrder Matches

MARCIA A. ZUG

“This provocative history... challenges stereotypes about women who leave home to wed strangers. Arguing that our view of the practice is influenced by cases of trafficking, Zug shows us women who have seen it as an opportunity.” —The New Yorker $30.00 • 320 Pages • Cloth • 978-0-8147-7181-5

THE POLITICAL THOUGHT OF AMERICA’S FOUNDING FEMINISTS

LISA PACE VETTER

A complex and thoughtful guide to the indispensable role of women in shaping the American way of life, this book is essential for a comprehensive understanding of the history of the powerful and influential contributions of women from the nation’s formative years. $30.00 • 320 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-9325-6 PLUCKED A History of Hair Removal

REBECCA M. HERZIG

“Herzig unites anthropology, sociology, history and psychology in this gripping study...an important work, not least because it is so very readable. What’s more, Herzig is angry, and anger is the first step towards social change.” —Times Higher Education $19.95 • 280 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-5281-9 In the Biopolitics series Winner, Conference on the History of Women Religious (CHWR) Distinguished Book Award Winner, 2014 Catholic Book Award in History presented by the Catholic Press Association

CALLED TO SERVE A History of Nuns in America

MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

“As we all know, the tale of America’s nuns contains its gaffes and mishaps but the nuns were often on the front line when it came to defining the nation’s idiosyncratic version of Catholicism. McGuinness does the odyssey full justice.” —Catholic Herald $25.00 • 277 Pages • Paper • 978-0-8147-9557-6 Instructor’s Guide available

EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY A BIOGRAPHY OF A MAP IN MOTION Augustine Herrman’s Chesapeake

CHRISTIAN J. KOOT

Reveals the little known history of one of history’s most famous maps – and its maker $35.00 • 304 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-3729-8

WOMEN IN EARLY AMERICA Edited by THOMAS A. FOSTER Foreword by CAROL BERKIN Afterword by JENNIFER L.

MORGAN

“An ambitious series of eleven essays...offering a more compelling version of early America and its heroines.” —Alana Shilling-Janoff, Times Literary Supplement $28.00 • 320 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-9047-7

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IRISH HISTORY ATLAS OF THE IRISH REVOLUTION Edited by JOHN CROWLEY, MIKE MURPHY and

DONAL Ó DRISCEOIL

$75.00 • 750 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-3428-0

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AN UNLIKELY UNION The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians

PAUL MOSES

“Paul Moses alluringly explores how the two groups assimilated from separate tracks and on occasion inevitably collided.” —New York Times $16.95 • 368 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-0415-3

“Atlas of the Irish Revolution aims to do for the revolutionary period what the award-winning Atlas of the Great Irish Famine did for the second half of the 19th century. It will combine cutting-edge ‘big issue’ research with stories of people, provinces and parishes.” —The Irish Times

WHO’S YOUR PADDY? Racial Expectations and the Struggle for Irish American Identity

JENNIFER NUGENT DUFFY

“A compelling narrative.... Summing Up: Highly recommended.” —J.M. O’Leary, CHOICE $28.00 • 320 Pages • Paper • 978-0-8147-8503-4

MILITARY HISTORY DRAWDOWN The American Way of Postwar Edited by JASON W. WARREN “Positioned to provoke thought on the present U.S. military force reductions...Coming on the heels of the so-called conclusion of the United States’ wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this work will, I hope, provoke serious thought, discussion, and a greater maturity in considering the current environment.” —Ricardo Herrera, author of For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier $30.00 • 336 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-7557-3 In the Warfare and Culture series Instructor’s Guide available

UNDERSTANDING THE U.S. WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN Edited by BETH BAILEY and

RICHARD H. IMMERMAN

“An impressive compendium that furthers the intellectual effort to come to grips with the roots and legacies of America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and that provides a wide spectrum of perspectives on how and why the world has changed so dramatically since 11 September 2001.” —General David H. Petraeus U.S. Army (Ret) $30.00 • 368 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-2690-2 Instructor’s Guide available

IN THE SHADOW OF THE GREATEST GENERATION The Americans Who Fought the Korean War

FOR LIBERTY AND THE REPUBLIC The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861

“This book is the best, but also about the first, comprehensive study of American veterans of the Korean War. It is deeply researched in primary sources ...Clear and concise writing, sharp exposition, and keen sensitivity to issues of race, gender and class will make this book useful in the classroom.” —The Journal of American History $24.00 • 349 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-4728-0

“Herrera has produced an important volume addressing the relationship of civilians and soldiers during the period from the American Revolution to the beginning of the Civil War.” —Choice

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RICARDO A. HERRERA

$55.00 • 272 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-1994-2 In the Warfare and Culture series

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY 2015 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Winner of the Anna Julia Cooper/CLR James Award for Outstanding Book in Africana Studies presented by the National Council for Black Studies

WHOSE HARLEM IS THIS, ANYWAY? Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era

SHANNON KING

“[A] synthetic masterpiece, drawing on a wide array of primary and secondary literature to produce a grassroots picture of black Harlem’s genesis from 1900 to 1930.” —David Huyssen, American Historical Review $28.00 • 272 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-8908-2 In the Culture, Labor, History series BROOKLYN’S PROMISED LAND The Free Black Community of Weeksville, New York

JUDITH WELLMAN

“In Brooklyn’s Promised Land, Judith Wellman…reanimates this black nationalist enclave in the borough’s eastern Beford Hills, which by the Civil War had more than 500 residents.” —The New York Times $25.00 • 320 Pages Paper • 978-0-8147-2415-6

FORGING A LABORING RACE The African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination

PAUL R. D. LAWRIE

“Lawrie boldly demonstrates how a race-based form of industrial capitalism was central to the making of the modern U.S. state.” —Davarian L. Baldwin, Trinity College $50.00 • 256 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-5732-6 In the Culture, Labor, History series THE COUNTER-REVOLUTION OF 1776 Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America

GERALD HORNE

“Horne’s study is rich, not dry; his research is meticulous, thorough, fascinating, and thought-provoking. Horne emphasizes the importance of considering this alternate telling of our American origin myth and how such a founding still affects our nation today.” —STARRED Publishers Weekly $22.00 • 363 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-0689-8

INTRODUCING A NEW BOOK SERIES FROM NYU PRESS Series Editors:

The editors seek book proposal submissions that explore Black Power and black radicalism in the most expansive American University & sense. Potential topics include historical examinations ASHLEY D. FARMER, of the Black Power era such as grassroots organizing, Boston University movements for black political and cultural redefinition and autonomy, biographies of individual activists, and In June 1966, Stokely organizational histories. The editors also seek intellectual Carmichael, after being histories of the meaning of Black Power and black arrested on the treacherous radicalism, including scholarship that historicizes Mississippi March Against definitions of Black Power, identifies key progenitors Fear proclaimed, “We of black thought, and problematizes traditional been saying freedom for conceptualizations of liberalism and radicalism. Activist six years and we ain’t got nothing...What we gonna start autobiographies and anthologies of activists’ writings, saying now is Black Power!” Nearly a half a century later, organizational documents, and thematic editions focused activist Alicia Garza wrote a love letter that proclaimed on specific facets of Black Power or black radicalism will that “Black Lives Matter,” igniting a movement that also be considered. would mature during Black Power’s golden anniversary in 2016. Like Sixties Black Power activists, Garza has been Submission Guidelines: Please send a book proposal, led by notions of self-determination, “self-actualization, one or two sample chapters (preferably the introductory self-love,” and unapologetic blackness. In 1966, chapter), a current C.V. or resume, and contact Carmichael ignited a movement. Today’s activists are information to: channeling this unequivocal demand into forms of direct action that pay homage to and expand Black Power’s CLARA PLATTER central ideals and symbols. New York University Press 838 Broadway, 3rd Floor The Black Power Series arrives in this critical moment. New York, NY 10003-4812 It is the first scholarly series dedicated to chronicling For more information visit: www.blackpowerseries.com Black Power, its antecedents, and its capacious legacy. For questions email: blackpowerseries@gmail.com

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RELIGIO US HISTORY THE GROUND HAS SHIFTED The Future of the Black Church in Post-Racial America

WALTER EARL FLUKER

“Walter Fluker is the towering theorist of the Black Church and the unapologetic lover of the black prophetic tradition. This powerful and timely book is sophisticated, subtle, and rich. And it soars with a deep, long memory alive in the present – a present that reeks of a ‘cultural asylum’ that he notes the Black Lives Movement is shattering!” —Dr. Cornel West $35.00 • 304 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-1038-3 In the Religion, Race, and Ethnicity series COTTON CAPITALISTS American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era

MICHAEL R. COHEN

These American Jewish merchants reveal that ethnicity matters in the development of global capitalism. Ethnic minorities are and have frequently been at the forefront of entrepreneurship, finding innovative ways to expand narrow sectors of the economy. While this was certainly the case for Jews, it has also been true for other immigrant groups more broadly. $40.00 • 288 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-7970-0 In the Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History AMERICAN CATHOLIC HISTORY, SECOND EDITION A Documentary Reader Edited by MARK MASSA and

CATHERINE OSBORNE

“From mission manager Eulalia Pérez in California in the 1800s to Pope Francis addressing Congress in 2015, the varied voices summon an astonishing story.” —Julie Byrne, author of The Other Catholics $35.00 • 368 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-7468-2 AUTHENTICALLY BLACK AND TRULY CATHOLIC The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration

MATTHEW J. CRESSLER

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A RICH BREW How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture

SHACHAR M. PINSKER

“....Providing apt discussions of many long-forgotten or unknown texts and a generous sampling of photographs of the sundry cafes, should be of considerable interest both for historians and students of modern Jewish literature.” —Robert Alter, University of California, Berkeley $35.00 • 384 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-2789-3 NEW WORLD A-COMING Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration

JUDITH WEISENFELD

“The historical information (supplemented with photos) is absorbing, thanks to modern relevance; the term AfricanAmerican, for example, is the latest in a long line of racial identifiers. Weisenfeld’s wideranging study is eloquent yet succinct, perfect for academics and general readers alike.” —Publisher’s Weekly $35.00 • 368 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-8880-1 LANGSTON’S SALVATION American Religion and the Bard of Harlem

WALLACE D. BEST

“Best weaves together the varied and often controversial strands of Hughes’s life in order to paint a more complete picture of a nonconformist and his modern relationship with religion. . . a well-researched argument that offers a vivid perspective on a literary giant.” —Publishers Weekly $35.00 • 320 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-3489-1 THE SOCIAL GOSPEL IN AMERICAN RELIGION A History

CHRISTOPHER H. EVANS

“Evans provides a new and much needed history of one of America’s most important religious movements...Evans tells the story of a long Social Gospel—from before the Civil War to after Civil Rights to Barack Obama. This book should become, in short order, the standard history of the Social Gospel.” —Barry Hankins, Professor of History, Baylor University $28.00 • 304 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-8857-3 Instructor’s Guide available

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IN THE NORTH AMERICAN RELIGION SERIES JEWS ON THE FRONTIER Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

SHARI RABIN

“Jews on the Frontier is one of the most significant contributions in years to the study of nineteenth-century American Judaism with vast implications for students of American religion generally. An eye-opening and creative study of how mobility shaped distinctive patterns of religious life.” —Jonathan D. Sarna, author of American Judaism $37.00 • 208 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-3047-3 SHOUT TO THE LORD Making Worship Music in Evangelical America

ARI Y. KELMAN

This book shines a new light on how people who make music for worship also make worship from music. Based on interviews with more than 75 songwriters, worship leaders, and music industry executives, This book accounts for the human qualities of religious experience and the practice of worship, and it makes a compelling case for how faith comes by hearing. $30.00 • 224 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-6367-9

RALPH ELLISON’S INVISIBLE THEORY

M. COOPER HARRISS

“[I]ncorporating everything from biblical texts to Puritan sermons, from the Harlem Renaissance to mid-century political theologians to contemporary debates, Harriss excavates the ‘lower frequencies’ of Ralph Ellison’s central metaphor of invisibility” —Paul Harvey, author of Christianity and Race in the American South $30.00 • 288 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-2301-7 RELIGION IN THE KITCHEN Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Tradition

ELIZABETH PÉREZ

“[A] stunning achievement, both for its methodological sophistication and its timely focus...[a] hearty and satisfying fare, served with academic rigor, the ‘special sauce’ for acuity and balance in the study of religion” —Journal of the American Academy of Religion $29.00 • 320 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-3955-1

GLOBAL HISTORY GÜLEN The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

JOSHUA D. HENDRICK

$24.00 • 304 Pages Paper • 978-1-4798-0046-9

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“This exciting and crucial anthology marks a major FILIPINO STUDIES historiographical intervention into the fields of Asian Palimpsests of Nation and American and Filipino/American studies. Bringing Diaspora Edited by MARTIN F. MANALANSAN together a distinguished group of scholars, Filipino and AUGUSTO ESPIRITU Studies represents not only a moment of stock-taking, $30.00 • 464 Pages but also a clarion call to future scholars to take up the Paper • 978-1-4798-8435-3 field’s politically committed aspirations.” — Theodore S. Gonzalves, author of The Day the Dancers Stayed

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EMPIRE IN THE AIR Airline Travel and the African Diaspora

CHANDRA D. BHIMULL

Empire in the Air is at once a history of aviation, and an examination of how air travel changed lives along the transatlantic corridor of the African diaspora. Focusing on Britain and its Caribbean colonies, Chandra Bhimull reveals how the black West Indies shaped the development of British Airways. $45.00 • 224 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-4347-3 In the Social Transformations in American Anthropology series

WIM KLOOSTER

The new edition covers the latest historiographical trends in the study of the Atlantic world, including new research regarding the role of privateers. Drawing on fresh research – such as primary documents and extant secondary literature – Klooster ultimately concludes that the Enlightenment was the ideological inspiration for the Age of Revolutions, although not its cause. $26.00 • 272 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-5717-3

LIBRARY OF ARABIC LITERATURE "The entire series, promises to be an invaluable mine of knowledge for scholars and general readers who need an introduction to the universal appeal and validity of the enlightening and enlightened literary heritage of the Arabic-Islamic intellectual tradition.” —Journal of Islamic Studies

IN DARFUR

An Account of the Sultanate and Its People, Volumes One and Two

MUHAMMAD AL-TUNISI

Edited and Translated by HUMPHREY DAVIES Introduction by R.S. O’FAHEY In Darfur is a rare example of an Arab description of Africa on the eve of Western colonization and vividly evokes a world in which travel was untrammeled by bureaucracy, borders were fluid, and startling coincidences appear almost mundane. Volume 1: $40.00 • 320 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-7638-9 Volume 2: $40.00 • 400 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-6794-4

WHAT ‘ĪSĀ IBN HISHĀM TOLD US

Or, A Period of Time MUḤAMMAD AL-MUWAYLIḤĪ Translated by ROGER ALLEN Foreword by MARIA GOLIA A masterpiece of early 20thcentury Arabic prose. Penned by the Egyptian journalist Muḥammad al-Muwayliḥī, this highly original work was first introduced in serialized form in his family’s pioneering newspaper Miṣbāḥ al-Sharq (Light of the East) and later published in book form in 1907. Widely hailed for its erudition and mordant wit, What ʿĪsā ibn Hishām Told Us was embraced by Egypt’s burgeoning reading public and soon became required reading for generations of school students. $17.00 • 524 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-4091-5

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ALSO OF INTEREST EIGHT STORIES Tales of War and Loss

ERICH MARIA REMARQUE Introduction by MARIA TATAR and LARRY WOLFF

“The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.” —The New York Times Book Review $13.95 • 192 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-8809-2 THE TRANS GENERATION How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution

ANN TRAVERS

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ANDRE CAVALCANTE

Deeply rooted in the life stories of transgender people, the book uses everyday circumstances to show how media and technology operate as a medium through which transgender individuals are able to cultivate an understanding of their identities, build inhabitable worlds, and achieve the routine affordances of everyday life from which they are often excluded. $27.00 • 224 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-4131-8 In the Critical Cultural Communication series HOMEGROWN Identity and Difference in the American War on Terror

PIOTR M. SZPUNAR

Drawing on popular media coverage, as well as “terrorist”produced media, Szpunar poses new questions about how we think about identity in times of conflict. $28.00 • 224 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-7033-2 In the Critical Cultural Communication series

MUST WE DEFEND NAZIS? Why the First Amendment Should Not Protect Hate Speech and White Supremacy RICHARD DELGADO and

JEAN STEFANCIC

“A deeply insightful book about the regulation of hate speech. It is filled with penetrating insights and understandings that come from two scholar steeped in the literature.” —Alexander Tsesis, author of Destructive Messages $14.95 • 176 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-5783-8 BEYOND TRANS Does Gender Matter?

HEATH FOGG DAVIS

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THE FUTURE OF TECH IS FEMALE How to Achieve Gender Diversity

DOUGLAS M. BRANSON

Branson unpacks the plethora of reasons women should hold leadership roles in all industries. $30.00 • 336 Pages Cloth • 978-1-4798-7517-7

POSTCARDS FROM AUSCHWITZ Holocaust Tourism and the Meaning of Remembrance

DANIEL P. REYNOLDS

A historically-informed account of the different forces that have shaped Holocaust tourism since 1945, including Cold War politics, the sudden emergence of the “memory boom” beginning in the 1990s, and the awareness that eyewitnesses to the Holocaust are passing away. $35.00 • 336 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-6043-2

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