Letter from the Director
ON THE COVER Time Passes Slowly, 48 x 40 in., 2003 by Dale Kennington
Table of Contents AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES.........................................2, 27 ART................................................................................... 1 ALABAMA.......................................................1, 8-10, 16, 20 ANTHROPOLOGY......................................................... 28-29 ARCHAEOLOGY............................................................27, 29 BIOGRAPHY.................................................. 2, 11, 16-17, 31 CIVIL RIGHTS.......................................................... 7, 17, 30 CIVIL WAR...............................................................8, 10-11 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY......................................... 22-23 EDUCATION................................................................. 18-19 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES........................................... 20-21 FICTION..........................................................................4-6 HISTORY.....................................................................19, 27 JUDAIC STUDIES.......................................................... 30-31 LAW...........................................................................17, 24 LITERARY CRITICISM................................................... 12-15 LITERARY STUDIES........................................................... 16
As we commemorate the centennial of the United States’ involvement in World War I, I want to highlight a few key titles for readers who wish to learn more about various aspects of the Great War. One of our all-time bestselling titles, Company K by William March, is a novel originally published in 1933 that UAP brought back into print in 1989. Send the Alabamians by Nimrod Thompson Frazer recounts the story of the 167th Infantry Regiment of the WWI Rainbow Division and was also released as a French language edition by CNRS Editions in September 2016. Wolfhounds and Polar Bears: The American Expeditionary Force in Siberia, 1918–1920 by Col. John M. House, US Army (Ret.), was recently named a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation’s 2016 Distinguished Writing Awards. You can read more about all three of these titles on page 35. This fall we are publishing a variety of titles to entice readers of all sorts. We are proud to be able to add an important and compelling story to the World War II literature with the autobiography of a Tuskegee Airman, Keep Your Airspeed Up by Harold Brown and Marsha Bordner (see pages 2–3 for more details). Since textualism has become a familiar word with the recent Supreme Court hearings, you may find particularly interesting Scalia v. Scalia: Opportunistic Textualism in Constitutional Interpretation (page 24). For an exploration into the history and practice of the music that is the soul of Yucatán, we suggest Beautiful Politics of Music: Trova in Yucatán, Mexico by Gabriela Vargas-Cetina (page 23). We also offer a visually stunning graphic memoir by an Argentinian immigrant about her experience in the civil rights movement in Alabama. Cuarto oscuro: Recuerdos en blanco y negro (page 7) is the Spanish edition of Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White by Lila Quintero Weaver, which UAP published in 2012. No matter your preference, I am sure you will find something of interest among the titles I’ve mentioned as well as among the pages that follow. Happy reading!
RHETORIC................................................................... 24-26 SOUTHERN HISTORY...................................... 8, 10-11, 18, 30 THEATRE STUDIES....................................................... 32-33 SELECTED BACKLIST AND RECENT RELEASES ���������������� 34-38
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ART / ALABAMA
Grandeur of the Everyday The Paintings of Dale Kennington Dale Kennington Introduction by Daniel White / Interview by Kristen Miller Zohn / Essay by Rebecca Brantley
A lavishly illustrated overview of the life and work of realist painter Dale Kennington, featuring eighty-five of her most renowned works Grandeur of the Everyday is the first full-length volume dedicated to the life and work of Dale Kennington—an accomplished master of contemporary American realism. Kennington’s works often hold a strange familiarity, even for those coming to her work for the first time. Her paintings are at once familiar and yet defy specificity of place, clear and lucid while also dense in content. These effects derive from her unique ability to capture the essence of everyday living, the ordinary “in between” moments we often overlook in our day-to-day habits and transactions. Kennington referred to her paintings as “merged memories.” Combining elements of photography, memory, and imagination, Kennington’s art is an entrancing blend of contemporary and magical realism, with themes ranging from loneliness to community and culture, from class and race relations to the juxtaposition of private and public life. Rather than study the spectacular, she concentrated on commonplace moments of human interaction, inviting observers of her paintings to ponder their significance and to complete their implicit narratives. Often relying on local subjects for her paintings—barbershops, bars, restaurants, gospel concerts, motel rooms, nursing homes—she presented a diversity of local experience. Grandeur of the Everyday is a treasure trove of her most accomplished creations and includes eighty-five examples of both Kennington’s easel paintings on canvas and her freestanding wooden folding screens. The volume also offers an original interview with the artist conducted by Kristen Miller Zohn, an introduction by art historian Daniel White, and a critical essay by the director of the Wiregrass Museum of Art, Rebecca Brantley.
AUGUST 11 x 8.5 / 128 PAGES / 85 COLOR FIGURES ISBN: 978-0-8173-1975-5 / $29.95t CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9168-3 / $29.95 EBOOK “ Dale Kennington’s art of the everyday rises to the level of the extraordinary because of her sure handling of the elements of painting: composition, perspective, palette. It is not hyperbole to say that Dale Kennington is, for those many of us who admire and respect her work, a regional and even a national treasure.” — William U. Eiland, Director of the Georgia Museum of Art
Dale Kennington (1935–2017) called Dothan, Alabama, home for most of her life. Her work has been featured in dozens of exhibits throughout the United States and is held in the collections of many regional and national museums. A recipient of many awards and accolades, in 2007 she was selected to represent Alabama as an ambassador for the arts to Italy.
The Barbershop, 40 x 48 in., 1995
Always Alone, 50 x 42 in., 1997 Tea at the Ritz, 40 x 48 in., 1995
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BIOGRAPHY / AVIATION HISTORY / AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
Keep Your Airspeed Up The Story of a Tuskegee Airman Harold H. Brown and Marsha S. Bordner
Inspiring memoir of Colonel Harold H. Brown, one of the 930 original Tuskegee pilots, whose dramatic wartime exploits and postwar professional successes contribute to this extraordinary account Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman is the memoir of an African American man who, through dedication to his goals and vision, rose through the despair of racial segregation to great heights of accomplishment, not only as a military aviator, but also as an educator and as an American citizen.
AUGUST 6 x 9 / 288 PAGES / 39 B&W FIGURES / 2 MAPS ISBN: 978-0-8173-1958-8 / $29.95t CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9140-9 / $29.95 EBOOK “ A very valuable addition to the available literature on the Tuskegee Airmen from a first-person point of view.” — Daniel L. Haulman, author of Eleven Myths about the Tuskegee Airmen and The Tuskegee Airmen and the “Never Lost a Bomber” Myth and coauthor of The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History, 1939–1949 “ Brown describes in compelling, firsthand detail what it was like to be a Tuskegee Airman, why at least one young African American man wanted to participate in the historical experience in the first place, and what difference it made in the arc of his life. Brown’s personality is evident on the page and his voice is absorbing.” — J. Todd Moye, author of Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
Unlike other historical and autobiographical portrayals of Tuskegee airmen, Harold H. Brown’s memoir is told from its beginnings: not on the first day of combat, not on the first day of training, but at the very moment Brown realized he was meant to be a pilot. He revisits his childhood in Minneapolis where his fascination with planes pushed him to save up enough of his own money to take flying lessons. Brown also details his first trip to the South, where he was met with a level of segregation he had never before experienced and had never imagined possible. During the 1930s and 1940s, longstanding policies of racial discrimination were called into question as it became clear that America would likely be drawn into World War II. The military reluctantly allowed for the development of a flight-training program for a limited number of African Americans on a segregated base in Tuskegee, Alabama. The Tuskegee Airmen, as well as other African Americans in the armed forces, had the unique experience of fighting two wars at once: one against Hitler’s fascist regime overseas and one against racial segregation at home. Colonel Brown fought as a combat pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group during World War II, and was captured and imprisoned in Stalag VII A in Moosburg, Germany, where he was liberated by General George S. Patton on April 29, 1945. Upon returning home, Brown noted with acute disappointment that race relations in the United States hadn’t changed. It wasn’t until 1948 that the military desegregated, which many scholars argue would not have been possible without the exemplary performance of the Tuskegee Airmen. Harold H. Brown grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After completing flight training at the Tuskegee Institute, he served as a combat pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group during World War II. After the war, he joined the Strategic Air Command before earning his PhD and serving as an administrator at what is now Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio.
Figure 1. Back at Tuskegee in front of an AT-6. Figure 2. Six cadets in front of the P-40. Courtesy of the Air Force Historical Research Agency. Figure 3. In front of my tent at Ramitelli. Courtesy of the Craig Huntly Collection.
Marsha S. Bordner is president emeritus at Terra State Community College in Fremont, Ohio. She has spent more than thirty-five years committed to higher education, both as an educator and as an administrator. She earned her PhD in English from the Ohio State University.
Figure 4. File photo taken several weeks before my graduation from flight training.
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An Excerpt from Keep Your Airspeed Up I can still see that locomotive today. It was huge with a double set of drivers on it. It had a big, big engine and a long string of boxcars. I thought to myself: “A locomotive that size has to be hauling everything!” So I went in, focusing on the locomotive. I carried six .50 caliber guns, and each time a bullet struck the locomotive, it would sparkle. It was clear I was hitting my target because the engine sparkled like a Christmas tree. But the locomotive wouldn’t blow, so I kept driving in on the target. My only choice was to continue to drive into the targeted engine, pass over it, and then keep the plane on deck at tree-top level long enough until I was far enough out to break off and get out of there. Just as I passed right over the engine, there was a huge explosion. When the engine blew, everything blew, including the boxcars that had the guns in them. Timing is everything! If it had blown three seconds, or even two seconds, before, I might have had time to pull up and get away from the major force and debris of the explosion, but it went off just as I passed over it. All the debris that came up when the locomotive engine exploded had hit my airplane, knocking out the oil line and fatally damaging the engine. About this time, the instruments started going crazy. The oil pressure was heading to zero and the oil temperature was pegged right to the maximum. I had sufficient airspeed when I was hit with the debris to climb to about 1,000 feet and I headed due east, hoping to get out of German territory and to the Russian lines. I thought: “If this thing can just keeping running for maybe fifteen or twenty minutes, I can get pretty close to the Russian lines and I just might get out of this.”
At 1,000 feet with no power, a frozen engine, and the propeller windmilling, it was clear to me. “This is the end of the road. Now I need to start thinking about getting out of the airplane.” The first thing a pilot thinks about is his own safety, and I had few choices. It was clear that there was no place to crash land. I was in the foothills of the Alps with snow deep on the ground. Everything was happening so fast that I reacted automatically—based on my extensive training. I’d gone over this a thousand times in my mind. I jettisoned my canopy, pulled the plane up, rolled the plane over, released my seat belt, kicked the stick forward, which popped the nose up, and I just dropped out of the plane. Once clear of the airplane, I pulled the D-ring and felt the shock of the chute opening, and finally saw the beauty of a fully opened parachute. The guys were circling me as I was coming down. I can still see Campbell sitting in that plane as I was coming down, waving at me. So the guys, seeing my chute fully deployed, broke off, and headed for home base. This was the first and last time that I ever pulled the cord and parachuted out of a plane. I have often remarked over the years: “I would never be a skydiver. To jump out of a good flying airplane makes no sense to me at all. No indeed.” After the guys departed for home, a most interesting thing happened. Once I was alone, it got deathly quiet. There was just a little whisper of the wind in the chute. I could hear the sound of the airplanes dying out in the distance. At that moment, I was so lonely. I thought: “Man. I’m up here all by myself. Not a soul I can turn to. What has happened to me?” Adapted from the March 1945 chapter
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Glory Hole Stephen Beachy
An enthralling, epic tale of the webs of misinformation that saturate, obscure, and complicate the vagaries of day-to-day life in modern America It’s 2006, and a cloud of darkness seems to have descended over the Earth—or at least over the minds of a ragtag assortment of Bay Area writers, drug dealers, social workers, porn directors, and Melvin, a street kid and refugee from his Mormon family. A shooter runs amok in an Amish schoolhouse, the president runs amok in the Middle East, a child is kidnapped from Disneyland, and on the local literary scene, a former child prostitute and wunderkind author that nobody has ever met has become a media sensation. But something is fishy about this author, Huey Beauregard, and so Melvin and his friends Felicia and Philip launch an investigation into the webs of self-serving stories, lies, rumors, and propaganda that have come to constitute our sad, fractured reality. SEPTEMBER 6 x 9 / 520 PAGES ISBN: 978-1-57366-062-4 / $24.95t PAPER ISBN: 978-1-57366-873-6 / $9.95 EBOOK “ Glory Hole is a capacious, sinuous, complex book that pursues the interlinked stories of characters on the margins of social classes, conventions, and sexual/gender structures in ways that reveal the authentic, everyday fabric of their lives.” — Matthew Roberson, author of Impotent and List “ Glory Hole is a novel that provides the glories of story with none of its limitations. Offering all the sensemaking forms of narrative without ever coalescing into any one binding tale, it is a gorgeous, shape-shifting trapdoor into the void, the only true home you’ve ever really known.” — Elisabeth Sheffield, author of Helen Keller Really Lived, Gone, and Fort Da
Glory Hole is a novel about the ravages of time and the varied consequences of a romantic attitude toward literature and life. It is about AIDS, meth, porn, fake biographies, street outreach, the study of Arabic verb forms, Polish transgender modernists, obsession, and future life forms. It’s about getting lost in the fog, about prison as both metaphor and reality, and about madness, evil clowns, and mystical texts. Vast and ambitious, comic and tragic, the novel also serves as a version of the I Ching, meaning it can be used as an oracle. Stephen Beachy is the author of the novels boneyard, Distortion, and The Whistling Song and the twin novellas Some Phantom/No Time Flat. He is also the author of Zeke Yoder vs. the Singularity, the first in a series of Amish sci-fi novels. He is the prose editor of the journal Your Impossible Voice, teaches in the MFA Program at the University of San Francisco, and lives in San Diego.
“ How to be alive? Glory Hole jerks and sputters with flitting urgency, electricity, paranoia and cosmic catastrophe—it offers a kaleidoscopic lens through which beauty turns to horror, and vice versa. Which are you—captivated or taken captive? Beachy peels away the surface with a delicate, invisible blade. I am left raw, open, gaping…in utter awe.” — Rachel Nagelberg, author of The Fifth Wall
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Paradise Field A Novel in Stories Pamela Ryder
Interconnected stories depicting the last years of a WWII bomber pilot, his relationship with his daughter as both child and adult, and his drift into infirmity and death When life dwindles to its irrevocable conclusion, recollections are illuminated, even unto the grave. Such is the narrative of Paradise Field: A Novel in Stories, whose title is taken from a remote airfield in the American Southwest, and while the father recalls his flying days, his daughter— who nurses the old man—reflects as well. Pamela Ryder’s stories vary in style and perspective, and time lines overlap as death advances and retreats. This unique and shifting narrative explores the complexities of a relationship in which the father—who has been a high-flying outsider—descends into frailty and becomes dependent upon the daughter he has never really known. The opening story, “Interment for Yard and Garden,” begins as a simple handbook for Jewish burial and bereavement, although the narrator cannot help but reveal herself and her motives. From there, the telling begins anew and unfolds chronologically, returning to the adult daughter’s childhood: a family vacation in France, the grotesqueries of the dinner table, the shadowy sightings of a father who has flown away. A final journey takes father and daughter back to the Southwest in search of Paradise Field. Their travels through that desolate landscape foreshadow the father’s ultimate decline, as portrayed in the concluding stories that tell of the uneasy transformation in the bond between them and in the transcendence of his demise. Taken together, the stories in Paradise Field are an eloquent but unsparing depiction of infirmity and death, as well as solace and provocation for anyone who has been left to stand graveside and confront eternity. Pamela Ryder is the author of Correction of Drift: A Novel in Stories and the short story collection A Tendency Be Gone. Ryder lives in New York City.
SEPTEMBER 5.5 x 8.5 / 240 PAGES ISBN: 978-1-57366-063-1 / $17.95t PAPER ISBN: 978-1-57366-874-3 / $9.95 EBOOK “ Let’s not futz around. I’m old, a Jew, a man who, but for the fates in charge of the trivialities, might have been Ryder’s father. Well, for all that, I am Ryder’s father or, anyhow, a father of Ryder, and will, accordingly, go agreeably to my grave praising her name as if my doing so might work for my daughter the favor of the gods. Let me tell you—in the matter of my thinking what must be said when an occasion such as this has come to take me by the heart: it was with tears in my eyes that I made my way through the pages recording Ryder’s mission to bury her dead in a manner unique among the methods practiced by humankind. Her art is water for the thirsty, sustenance for the deprived. I ask you, which of us is not perishing from the logic of the insufficiency woven into the world’s conceivable answer to our unappeasable cries? Ryder, her soul, her sentences, they are one thing, and this totality is given as an exception—the valedictory gesture of a mensch, this Pamela Ryder, enacting her livelong promise via the ceremonies of Paradise Field. Listen to me—my daughter brings comfort, brings balm, brings the exhilarations of loving and kinship to all those who would, by words, be cured.” — Gordon Lish, author of Peru
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A Brief Alphabet of Torture Stories Vi Khi Nao
An unflinching and riveting meditation on the pain that attends every facet of existence—love and sacrifice and intimacy and beauty— a biography of torture Winner of FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize Like all of Vi Khi Nao’s acclaimed and award-winning work, A Brief Alphabet of Torture bleeds across many modes and genres—poetry, essay, fiction, drama—and itself almost constitutes a novel of a different kind. Each tale captures the emotional, physical, psychological, political, and artistic concerns that pervade life like breath and which, even when very beautiful, are filled with pain.
SEPTEMBER 5.5 x 8.5 / 152 PAGES ISBN: 978-1-57366-061-7 / $16.95t PAPER ISBN: 978-1-57366-872-9 / $9.95 EBOOK “ How rare, how wonderful, when a book arrives with the ambition and desire of this one, such a complete set of interests, fully lacking the pitfalls and pratfalls which typically characterize its innovative ilk. The work is animate in its aims, pressing you to go on. Speaking as someone who has seen what it can do, I’d suggest you do as it says.”
These stories are all facets of Nao’s imagination that define the way she views creation, sexuality, violence, and the role of life in an ontological system that relies heavily on cultural, social, and artistic duress. Some stories like “Winter Rose” and “I Love You Me Neither” rise above the boundaries of pain to places of beauty and grace and love, where pain has no place, but make clear how rare such moments appear in life. Vi Khi Nao is the author of the novel Fish in Exile and the poetry collection The Old Philosopher, which won the 2014 Nightboat Poetry Prize. Her work includes poetry, fiction, film, and cross-genre collaboration.
— Amelia Gray, author of Isadora, Gutshot, and Museum of the Weird “ Donald Barthelme said that he wanted to be on the leading edge of the junk phenomenon, and with these exquisite effervescent, eviscerating fictions of A Brief Alphabet of Torture, Vi Khi Nao is out there with him, whittling away at the whole anatomic nominative scrapheap of our layered and laminated lexicon. Edgy, you bet! These pieces are elaborate piecework—perforated, whip stitched, and distressed field-dressed dissections of language. Tortured? Maybe. But lusciously junked and juxtaposed, turned inside out and every which way but. . .no, in every way they make way. These tales tax and tantalize, a taxidermy of turnt transcendence.” — Michael Martone, author of Michael Martone and Winesburg, Indiana
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MEMOIR / COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS / CIVIL RIGHTS
Cuarto oscuro Recuerdos en blanco y negro Lila Quintero Weaver Translated by Karina Elizabeth Vázquez
A visually stunning graphic memoir of an Argentinian immigrant’s experience in Alabama during the civil rights movement Cuarto oscuro: Recuerdos en blanco y negro is the long-awaited Spanish language translation of Lila Quintero Weaver’s critically acclaimed Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White. An arresting and moving memoir about childhood, race, ethnicity, and identity in the American South, Cuarto oscuro is animated by Weaver’s stunning illustrations. Her drawings are visually understated but striking and dramatically embolden her heartfelt storytelling. In 1961, when the author was five, she emigrated with her family from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Marion, Alabama, located in the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt. As educated, middle-class Latino immigrants in a region that was defined by segregation, the Quinteros occupied a privileged vantage from which to view the racially charged culture they inhabited. Weaver and her family were firsthand witnesses to key moments in the civil rights movement. Weaver chronicles what it was like being a Latina girl in the Jim Crow South, struggling to understand both a foreign country and the horrors of our nation’s race relations. Weaver, who was neither black nor white, observed very early on the inequalities in American culture with its blond-haired and blue-eyed feminine ideal. Throughout her life, Weaver struggled to find her place in this society and fought against the discrimination around her. Cuarto oscuro is her testament, in words and images, to that struggle. This personal and historic account is translated into Spanish by Karina Elizabeth Vázquez. Lila Quintero Weaver is the author and illustrator of Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White and an upcoming children’s novel. She has lived in Alabama for most of her life. Since publishing Darkroom, she has received invitations to speak about her work from colleges and universities across the United States. Karina Elizabeth Vázquez received her doctorate in Latin American literature from the University of Florida and currently teaches at University of Richmond in Virginia. She is the author of Fogwill: Realismo y mala conciencia and Aprendices, obreros y fabriqueras: el trabajo industrial en la narrativa argentina del siglo XX, and the coeditor of Insomne pasado: lecturas críticas sobre Latinoamérica colonial.
JANUARY 2018 6.125 x 9.25 / 272 PAGES / 246 B&W ILLUSTRATIONS ISBN 978-0-8173-5907-2 / $24.95t PAPER ISBN 978-0-8173-9176-8 / $24.95 EBOOK English Edition
ISBN 978-0-8173-5714-6 / $24.95t PAPER ISBN 978-0-8173-8619-1 / $24.95 EBOOK
Praise for the English edition “ A vivid, insightful, and moving illustrated graphic memoir. . . . In beautiful gray-shaded drawings, Weaver depicts the reality of the segregated and newly integrated South and her struggle to position herself as an ally to her black classmates, only to find that it’s a path fraught with pitfalls from both sides of the divide.” — Publishers Weekly “ A truly incredible look at the civil rights movement. Darkroom offers a double view of that movement. A gem.” — Nikki Giovanni, author of Gemini: An Extended Autobiographical Statement on My First Twenty-Five Years of Being a Black Poet and On My Journey Now: Looking at African-American History Through the Spirituals “ From the moment I began Darkroom, I felt enveloped and embraced by its drama, tenderness, wit, and wonderful art. It is a visually powerful work whose narrative flow carried me along effortlessly.” — Howard Cruse, author of Stuck Rubber Baby
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ALABAMA / CIVIL WAR / SOUTHERN HISTORY
These Rugged Days Alabama in the Civil War John S. Sledge
An accessibly written and dramatic account of Alabama’s role in the Civil War The Civil War has left indelible marks on Alabama’s land, culture, economy, and people. Despite its lasting influence, this wrenching story has been too long neglected by historians preoccupied by events elsewhere. In These Rugged Days: Alabama in the Civil War, John S. Sledge provides a long overdue and riveting narrative of Alabama’s wartime saga.
AUGUST 6 x 9 / 296 PAGES / 8 COLOR FIGURES / 37 B&W FIGURES / 3 MAPS ISBN: 978-0-8173-1960-1 / $34.95t CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9142-3 / $34.95 EBOOK “ If all politics is local then history is more so, and that holds true for the story John Sledge has told here. It is personal and intimate (and unusually moving), as well as enormously edifying, well written, and revealing; I couldn’t stop reading it! Bravo!” — Ken Burns, Emmy Award-winning producer and director of The Civil War “ A fresh look at the Civil War in Alabama that thoroughly covers the topic in a way that only John Sledge can. Anyone who grew up in the South, who has an interest in the Civil War, will immediately relate.” — Robert Bradley, former chief curator at the Alabama Department of Archives and History
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Focused on the conflict’s turning points within the state’s borders, this book charts residents’ experiences from secession’s heady early days to its tumultuous end, when 75,000 blue-coated soldiers were on the move statewide. Sledge details this eventful history using an impressive array of primary and secondary materials, including official records, diaries, newspapers, memoirs, correspondence, sketches, and photographs. He also highlights such colorful personalities as Nathan Bedford Forrest, the “Wizard of the Saddle”; John Pelham, the youthful Jacksonville artillerist who was shipped home in an iron casket with a glass faceplate; Gus Askew, a nine-year-old Barbour County slave who vividly recalled the day the Yankees marched in; and Augusta Jane Evans, the young novelist who was given a gold pen by a daring blockade runner. Sledge offers a refreshing take on Alabama’s contributions to the Civil War that will intrigue anyone who is interested in learning more about the state’s war efforts. His narrative is a dramatic account that will be enjoyed by lay readers as well as students and scholars of Alabama and the Civil War. These Rugged Days is an enthralling tale of action, courage, pride, and tragedy, making clear the relevance of many of the Civil War’s decisive moments for the way Alabamians live today. John S. Sledge is a senior architectural historian for the Mobile Historic Development Commission and a member of the National Book Critics Circle. He is the author of Cities of Silence: A Guide to Mobile’s Historic Cemeteries and The Mobile River. He and his wife, Lynn, live in Fairhope, Alabama.
ALABAMA / FOOTBALL / SPORTS HISTORY
Sixteen and Counting The National Championships of Alabama Football Edited and with an Introduction by Kenneth Gaddy Foreword by Bill Battle
Dramatic accounts of every University of Alabama National Championship football season recounted by noted sports writers, players, and Alabamians Dating back to 1925, when Wallace Wade coached the Crimson Tide to an undefeated season and earned a spot in the Rose Bowl, the driving goal of every University of Alabama football season has been a national championship. A winning team surfaced that very next year, when Hoyt “Wu” Winslett’s squad sealed the national championship at the Rose Bowl for a second time. Winning seasons and bowl games culminating in the coveted crown followed again in 1930, 1934, 1941, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015—more championships than any other college team in the nation. Sixteen and Counting features a chapter highlighting each of these championship seasons and collects the legendary stories of many of the outstanding coaches and players on the University of Alabama’s championship teams. College football legends such as Wallace Wade, Wu Winslett, Johnny Mack Brown, Pooley Herbert, Frank Thomas, Dixie Howell, Don Hutson, Jimmy Nelson, Holt Rast, Pat Trammel, Sam Bailey, Lee Roy Jordan, Harry Gilmer, Bill Lee, Ken Stabler, Joe Namath, Gary Rutledge, Randy Billingsley, Barry Krauss, Clem Gryska, Gene Stallings, Paul “Bear” Bryant, and, of course, Nick Saban all make prominent appearances. A seventeenth chapter is included that looks at the uncrowned teams commonly referred to as “the other five,” who were considered national champions by at least one national ranking service at the end of the season. Every glorious milestone and high point in Alabama football history is included here: “Mama called,” the wishbone formation, “The Goal Line Stand,” the Million Dollar Band, the coaching tower, the Davis kicking dynasty, the Notre Dame box, Coach of the Year, Team of the Decade, and two Heisman trophy winners. Kenneth Gaddy is the director of the Paul W. Bryant Museum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Bill Battle is a special assistant to the president of the University of Alabama and is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. He served as the athletic director for the university from 2013 to 2017.
AUGUST 5.5 x 8.5 / 232 PAGES / 16 B&W FIGURES ISBN: 978-0-8173-1969-4 / $24.95t CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9164-5 / $24.95 EBOOK “ This book details a rich, winning tradition focusing on the Crimson Tide teams that made history. I’m proud to be a part of the amazing work ethic and resilience that embodies the Alabama football program. These virtues have been important for our team, our coaches, our university, as well as our fans, and have played a vital role in the fabric of our city and our state.” — Nick Saban, University of Alabama head football coach, 2007 to present CONTRIBUTORS 1925 1926 1930 1934 1941 1961 1964 1965 1973 1978 1979 1992 2009 2011 2012 2015 The Other Five
Andrew Doyle Taylor Watson Delbert Reed Mitch Dobbs Wayne Atcheson Winston Groom Tom Roberts Keith Dunnavant John David Briley Kirk McNair Steve Townsend Gene Stallings with Erik Stinnett Eryk Anders, Javier Arenas, and Tommy Deas Mayor Walt Maddox Tommy Deas and Barrett Jones Phil Savage Allen Barra
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ALABAMA / CIVIL WAR / SOUTHERN HISTORY
1865 Alabama From Civil War to Uncivil Peace Christopher Lyle McIlwain Sr.
A detailed history of a vitally important year in Alabama history The year 1865 is critically important to an accurate understanding of Alabama’s present. In 1865 Alabama: From Civil War to Uncivil Peace Christopher Lyle McIlwain Sr. examines the end of the Civil War and the early days of Reconstruction in the state and details what he interprets as strategic failures of Alabama’s political leadership. The actions, and inactions, of Alabamians during those twelve months caused many self-inflicted wounds that haunted them for the next century.
SEPTEMBER 6 x 9 / 376 PAGES / 21 B&W FIGURES ISBN: 978-0-8173-1953-3 / $49.95s CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9136-2 / $49.95 EBOOK Praise for Civil War Alabama by Christopher Lyle McIlwain Sr.: “ One of the most interesting and provocative studies of a Confederate state that has appeared in recent years. McIlwain presents an impressive amount of fresh research and information that advances a number of striking and controversial interpretations.” — George C. Rable, author of God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War “ McIlwain has produced an engaging, often witty, and always informative study of the development of Reconstructionist thought in Alabama. This is a topic that has only recently garnered serious attention, and so McIlwain stands as one of its pioneers.” — Ben H. Severance, author of Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Alabama in the Civil War and Tennessee’s Radical Army: The State Guard and Its Role in Reconstruction, 1867–1869
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McIlwain recounts a history of missed opportunities that had substantial and reverberating consequences. He focuses on four factors: the immediate and unconditional emancipation of the slaves, the destruction of Alabama’s remaining industrial economy, significant broadening of northern support for suffrage rights for the freedmen, and an acute and lengthy postwar shortage of investment capital. Each element proves critically important in understanding how present-day Alabama was forged. Relevant events outside Alabama are woven into the narrative, including McIlwain’s controversial argument regarding the effect of Lincoln’s assassination. Most historians assume that Lincoln favored black suffrage and that he would have led the fight to impose that on the South. But he made it clear to his cabinet members that granting suffrage rights was a matter to be decided by the southern states, not the federal government. Thus, according to McIlwain, if Lincoln had lived, black suffrage would not have been the issue it became in Alabama. McIlwain provides a sifting analysis of what really happened in Alabama in 1865 and why it happened—debunking in the process the myth that Alabama’s problems were unnecessarily brought on by the North. The overarching theme demonstrates that Alabama’s postwar problems were of its own making. They would have been quite avoidable, he argues, if Alabama’s political leadership had been savvier. Christopher Lyle McIlwain Sr. is an attorney in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who has spent the last twenty-five years researching nineteenth-century Alabama, focusing particularly on law, politics, and the Civil War. He is the author of Civil War Alabama.
BIOGRAPHY / SOUTHERN HISTORY/ CIVIL WAR
Braxton Bragg and Confederate Defeat Volume I Grady McWhiney A Civil War history classic, now back in print New in Paper Braxton Bragg and Confederate Defeat, Volume I, examines General Braxton Bragg’s military prowess beginning with his enlistment in the Confederate Army in 1862 to the spring of 1863. First published in 1969, this is the first of two volumes covering the life of the Confederacy’s most problematic general. It is now back in print and available in paperback for the first time. A West Point graduate, Mexican War hero, and retired army lieutenant colonel—Bragg was one of the most distinguished soldiers to join the Confederacy, and for a time one of the most impressive. Grady McWhiney’s research shows that Bragg was neither as outstanding nor as incompetent as scholars and contemporaries suggest but held positions of high responsibility throughout the war. Not an overwhelming success as commander of the Confederacy’s principal western army, Bragg nevertheless directed the Army of Tennessee longer than any other general and, after being relieved of army command, he served as President Jefferson Davis’s military adviser. Of all the Confederacy’s generals, only Robert E. Lee exercised more authority during such an extended period as Bragg. Yet, less than two years later, Bragg was the South’s most discredited commander. Much of this criticism was justified, for he had done as much as any Confederate general to lose the war. The army’s failures were Bragg’s failures and, after his defeat at Chattanooga in November 1863, Bragg was relieved of field command. Grady McWhiney (1928–2006) was a noted historian of the American South and of the Civil War. He authored many important works that continue to shape conversations and research to the present day including Southerners and Other Americans, Attack and Die: Civil War Military Tactics and the Southern Heritage, and Cracker Culture. He enjoyed a distinguished 44-year career teaching at a number of institutions, notably at The University of Alabama and Texas Christian University.
DECEMBER 6 x 9 / 440 PAGES ISBN: 978-0-8173-5914-0 / $39.95s PAPER ISBN: 978-0-8173-9185-1 / $39.95 EBOOK “ The real importance of [this volume] is that it undermines the traditional stereotype of Bragg, molded in the war and passed down through successive generations of writers, as an incompetent and counter-productive presence in the Rebel high command. The image of Bragg that I retain is of a dedicated soldier who gave valuable service to the Confederacy, particularly as an administrator.” — Florida Historical Quarterly “ Thoroughly researched, effectively organized, and gracefully written . . . [Braxton Bragg and Confederate Defeat] presents Bragg as a brave, almost impetuous, meticulous, and undeniably successful line officer who seems to have lost his touch when given the task of managing large bodies of troops in the field. . . . This study is a ‘must’ for any serious collection of Confederate military history.” — Choice
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LITERARY CRITICISM / GENDER STUDIES
Sissy! The Effeminate Paradox in Postwar US Literature and Culture Harry Thomas Jr. An innovative exploration of postwar representations of effeminate men and boys Winner of the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Literature Sissy! The Effeminate Paradox in Postwar US Literature and Culture expands on recent cultural criticism that focuses on the ways men and boys deemed to be feminine have been—and continue to be—condemned for their personalities and behavior. Critic Harry Thomas Jr. does not dismiss this approach, but rather identifies it as merely one side of a coin. On the other side, he asserts, the opposite exists: an American artistic tradition that celebrates and affirms effeminate masculinity.
SEPTEMBER 6 x 9 / 264 PAGES ISBN: 978-0-8173-1963-2 / $49.95s CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9148-5 / $49.95 EBOOK “ In an era of increasing gender tumult, Sissy! The Effeminate Paradox in Postwar US Literature and Culture represents a rumination on the nature and consequences of effeminacy that is both relevant and timely.” — Peter Hennen, author of Faeries, Bears, and Leathermen: Men in Community Queering the Masculine “ A much-needed intervention in the exploration of male femininity in US literature and culture from World War II to the present. Importantly, it helps to explain the ways that both mainstream American culture and gay culture continue to blur the lines between gender and sexuality in constructions of nonnormative and, as Thomas usefully calls them, ‘hegemonic’ masculinities.” — Michael P. Bibler, author of Cotton’s Queer Relations: Same-Sex Intimacy and the Literature of the Southern Plantation, 1936–1968
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The author argues that effeminate men and boys are generally portrayed using the grotesque, an artistic mode concerned with the depictions of hybrid bodies. Thomas argues that the often grotesque imagery used to depict effeminate men evokes a complicated array of emotions, a mix of revulsion and fascination that cannot be completely separated from one another. Thomas looks to the sissies in the 1940s novels of Truman Capote and Carson McCullers; the truth-telling flaming princesses of James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room; the superstardom of pop culture icon Liberace; the prophetic queens of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America; and many others to demonstrate how effeminate men have often been adored because they are seen as the promise of a different world, one free from the bounds of heteronormativity. Sissy! offers an unprecedented and counterintuitive overview of cultural and artistic attitudes towards male effeminacy in post–World War II America and provides a unique and contemporary reinterpretation of the “sissy” figure in modern art and literature. Harry Thomas Jr. received his PhD in American literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, where he teaches high school English at Durham Academy and sponsors the school’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance. His work has been published in Twentieth Century Literature, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Rolling Stone.
LITERARY CRITICISM / WHARTON STUDIES
Gender and the Gothic in the Fiction of Edith Wharton Kathy A. Fedorko
An investigation into Wharton’s extensive use and adaptation of the Gothic in her fiction New in Paper Gender and the Gothic in the Fiction of Edith Wharton is an innovative study that provides fresh insights into Wharton’s male characters while at the same time showing how Wharton’s imagining of a fe/male self evolves throughout her career. Using feminist archetypal theory and a theory of the female Gothic, Kathy A. Fedorko shows how Wharton, in sixteen short stories and six major novels written during four distinct periods of her life, adopts and adapts Gothic elements as a way to explore the nature of feminine and masculine ways of knowing and being and to dramatize the tension between them. Edith Wharton’s contradictory views of women and men—her attitudes toward the feminine and the masculine—reflect a complicated interweaving of family and social environment, historical time, and individual psychology. Studies of Wharton have exhibited this same kind of contradiction, with some seeing her as disparaging men and the masculine and others depicting her as disparaging women and the feminine. The use of Gothic elements in her fiction provided Wharton, who was often considered the consummate realist, with a way to dramatize the conflict between feminine and masculine selves as she experienced them and to evolve an alternative to the dualism. Fedorko’s work is unique in its careful consideration of Wharton’s sixteen Gothic works, which are seldom discussed, and highlights how these Gothic stories are reflected in her major realistic novels. In the novels with Gothic texts, Wharton draws multiple parallels between male and female protagonists, indicating the commonalities between women and men and the potential for a female self. Eventually, in her last completed novel and her last short story, Wharton imagines human beings who are comfortable with both gender selves. Kathy A. Fedorko is a professor of English at Middlesex County College.
DECEMBER 6.125 x 9.25 / 218 PAGES ISBN: 978-0-8173-5913-3 / $24.95s PAPER ISBN: 978-0-8173-9184-3 / $24.95 EBOOK “ Fedorko’s analysis of gender in the Gothic stories is superb, but the most intriguing aspect of her work is her recovery of the Gothic subtext of the novels and nonfiction. . . . [Fedorko’s] provocative work both spells out some strands in the complex relation between Wharton’s Gothic and Wharton’s realism and invites further consideration of this relation.” — American Literature “ Framing Wharton’s gender dilemma in the process of individuation and drawing on Wharton’s travel writing, autobiography, letters, and essays as well as on her novels and short fiction, Fedorko persuasively shows how Wharton used the dispensations of the Gothic, across her career, to probe the possibility of gender integration or fe/maleness.” — Mary Suzanne Schriber, author of Writing Home: American Women Abroad, 1830–1920 and Gender and the Writer’s Imagination: From Cooper to Wharton
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Echoes of Emerson Rethinking Realism in Twain, James, Wharton, and Cather Diana Hope Polley Probes the ways in which two major periods in nineteenth-century American literature—Romanticism and Realism—have come to be understood and defined Echoes of Emerson: Rethinking Realism in Twain, James, Wharton, and Cather traces the complex and unexplored relationship between American realism and the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Critics often read American realism as a clear disavowal of earlier American romantic philosophy and as a commitment to recognizing the stark realities of a new postbellum order. Diana Hope Polley’s study complicates these traditional assumptions by reading American realism as an ongoing dialogue with the ideas—often idealisms—of America’s greatest romantic philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
OCTOBER 6 x 9 / 200 PAGES ISBN: 978-0-8173-1956-4 / $54.95s HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-0-8173-9139-3 / $54.95 EBOOK “ Echoes of Emerson is elegantly written and sharply conceived. While this inter-textual study will appeal to advanced students of literature and philosophy, it will also attract readers who appreciate the complex dialogue between ideas and authors that Polley constructs.” — Ann M. Ryan, former editor of The Mark Twain Annual and coeditor of Cosmopolitan Twain
In this illuminating work, Polley offers detailed readings of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady, Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth, and Willa Cather’s My Ántonia—all through the lens of Emersonian philosophy and discourse. This unique contribution to nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century literary studies shows how these texts revisit Emerson’s antebellum “republic of the spirit” philosophy, specifically the trope of the Emersonian hero/heroine navigating the harsh contingencies of the modern world. Romanticism and realism are often seen as opposing binaries, with romanticism celebrating the individual, self-reliance, and nature and realism emphasizing the weight of socio-historical forces. Realism is often characterized as rejecting the transcendent principles of Emersonian thought. Rather than accept those distinct boundaries between romance and realism, Polley argues that American realists struggled between celebrating Emerson’s core philosophies of individual possibility and acknowledging the stark “realities” of American social and historical life. In short, this study recognizes within realism a divided loyalty between two historical trends and explores how these seemingly contradictory notions—Emerson’s romantic philosophy and later nineteenth-century visions of historical reality—exist, simultaneously, within the literature of the period. Diana Hope Polley is a professor of English at Southern New Hampshire University, University College.
Gary Scharnhorst, series editor
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LITERARY CRITICISM / FITZGERALD STUDIES
F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Scene Ronald Berman
A study of the philosophical, intellectual, and political influences on the artistic creations of Fitzgerald and key early American modernist writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Scene continues Ronald Berman’s lifelong study of the philosophical, intellectual, and political influences on the artistic creations of key early American modernist writers. Each chapter in this volume elaborates on a crucial aspect of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s depiction of American society, specifically through the lens of the social sciences that most influenced his writing and thinking. Berman addresses, among other subjects, Fitzgerald’s use of philosophy, cultural analyses, and sociology—all enriched by the insights of his own experience living an American life. He was especially interested in how life had changed from 1910 to 1920. Many Americans were unable to navigate between the 1920s and their own memories of a very different world before the Great War, especially Daisy Buchanan who evolves from girlhood (as typified in sentimental novels of the time) to wifehood (as actually experienced in the new decade). There is a profound similarity between what happens to Fitzgerald’s characters and what happened to the nation. Berman revisits classics like The Great Gatsby but also looks carefully at Fitzgerald’s shorter fictions, analyzing a stimulating spectrum of scholars from more contemporary critics like Thomas Piketty to George Santayana, John Maynard Keynes, John Dewey, and Walter Lippmann. This fascinating addition to F. Scott Fitzgerald scholarship, although broad in its content, is accessible to a wide audience. Scholars and students of Fitzgerald and twentieth-century American literature, as well as dedicated Fitzgerald readers, will enjoy Berman’s take on a long-debated and celebrated author. Ronald Berman is a professor emeritus of English literature at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of several books, including Fitzgerald-Wilson-Hemingway: Language and Experience; Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and the Twenties; and The Great Gatsby and Fitzgerald’s World of Ideas.
AUGUST 6 x 9 / 112 PAGES ISBN: 978-0-8173-1964-9 / $39.95s CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9149-2 / $39.95 EBOOK “ An admirable and succinct look at parallels between Fitzgerald’s depiction of American society and social science in general. There is immense value to this book, and the individual chapters will no doubt be cited in future criticism.” — Kirk Curnutt, author of The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald and editor of The Critical Response to Gertrude Stein “ A wonderful addition to the source materials for Fitzgerald’s intimate knowledge and rendition of his American scene.” — Chris Messenger, author of “Tender Is the Night” and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Sentimental Identities and Sport and the Spirit of Play in American Fiction: Hawthorne to Faulkner
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BIOGRAPHY / ALABAMA / LITERARY STUDIES
Here I Stand The Life and Legacy of John Beecher Angela J. Smith
Biography of a forgotten poet who used his name and influence to speak up for those on the margins of society Few surnames resonate in American history more than Beecher. The family’s abolitionist ministers, educators, and writers are central figures in the historical narrative of the United States. The Beechers’ influence was greatest in the nineteenth century, but the family story continued— albeit with less public attention—with a descendant who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, during the early twentieth century.
OCTOBER 6 x 9 / 248 PAGES / 19 B&W FIGURES / 1 MAP ISBN: 978-0-8173-1954-0 / $49.95s CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9137-9 / $49.95 EBOOK “ A much needed biographical study of an overlooked activist and protest poet during the long civil rights movement.” — Christopher G. Diller, editor of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Broadview edition)
John Beecher (1904–1980) never had the public prominence of his famous ancestors, but as a poet, professor, sociologist, New Deal administrator, journalist, and civil rights activist, he spent his life fighting for the voiceless and oppressed with a distinct moral sensibility that reflected his self-identification as the twentieth-century torchbearer for his famous family. While John Beecher had many vocations in his lifetime, he always considered himself a poet and a teacher. Some critics have compared the populist elements of Beecher’s poetry to the work of Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg, but his writing never gained a broad audience or critical acclaim during his lifetime. In Here I Stand: The Life and Legacy of John Beecher, Angela J. Smith examines Beecher’s writing and activism and places them in the broader context of American culture at pivotal points in the twentieth century. Employing his extensive letters, articles, unpublished poetry and prose, and audio interviews in addition to his numerous published books, Smith uncovers a record of public concerns in American history ranging from the plight of workers in 1920s steel mills to the sharecroppers’ struggles during the Depression to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Angela J. Smith is an associate professor of history at North Dakota State University, where she heads the public history program and teaches courses in twentieth-century American history and public history.
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CIVIL RIGHTS / LAW / BIOGRAPHY
Constance Baker Motley One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice under Law Gary L. Ford Jr. When the name Constance Baker Motley is mentioned, more often than not, the response is “Who was she?” or “What did she do?” The answer is multifaceted, complex, and inspiring. Constance Baker Motley was an African American woman; the daughter of immigrants from Nevis, British West Indies; a wife; and a mother who became a pioneer and trailblazer in the legal profession. She broke down barriers, overcame gender constraints, and operated outside the feminine role assigned to women by society and the civil rights movement. In Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice under Law, Gary L. Ford Jr. explores the key role Motley played in the legal fight to desegregate public schools as well as colleges, universities, housing, transportation, lunch counters, museums, libraries, parks, and other public accommodations. The only female attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., Motley was also the only woman who argued desegregation cases in court during much of the civil rights movement. From 1946 through 1964, she was a key litigator and legal strategist for landmark civil rights cases including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and represented Martin Luther King Jr. as well as other protesters arrested and jailed as a result of their participation in sit-ins, marches, and freedom rides. Motley was a leader who exhibited a leadership style that reflected her personality traits, skills, and strengths. She was a visionary who formed alliances and inspired local counsel to work with her to achieve the goals of the civil rights movement. As a leader and agent of change, she was committed to the cause of justice and she performed important work in the trenches in the South and behind the scene in courts that helped make the civil rights movement successful. Gary L. Ford Jr. is an assistant professor of Africana Studies at Lehman College. He has earned several degrees, including a BA in African American History from Harvard University, a JD from Columbia University, an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School, and a PhD in American Studies from the University of Maryland.
SEPTEMBER 6 x 9 / 176 PAGES / 15 B&W FIGURES ISBN: 978-0-8173-1957-1 / $44.95s CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9144-7 / $44.95 EBOOK “ Gary L. Ford Jr.’s well-researched book is more than a biography of Motley’s extraordinary life. It is an argument for recognizing the tenacious, courageous role African American women like her played in advancing the cause of civil rights and equal justice for all. To witness Judge Motley in action was to be fortified and astounded. Now, thanks to Ford, a new generation can bear witness to her immense talents.” — Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University, Professor, Harvard University “ I had no idea how critical Constance Baker Motley’s role was until I read this book. Its insights about the way in which she, more than the males at the Legal Defense Fund, would get on a plane and head south time and again, into dangerous situations, defying racial and gender conventions, defying governors, legislatures, judges, and white mobs, persisting through every obfuscation, to make the Brown edict real, were a revelation!” — Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University and author of Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy
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SOUTHERN HISTORY / LOUISIANA HISTORY / EDUCATION
Educating the Sons of Sugar Jefferson College and the Creole Planter Class of South Louisiana R. Eric Platt A study of Louisiana French Creole sugar planters’ role in higher education and a detailed history of the only college ever constructed to serve the sugar elite The education of individual planter classes—cotton, tobacco, sugar— is rarely treated in works of southern history. Of the existing literature, higher education is typically relegated to a footnote, providing only brief glimpses into a complex instructional regime responsive to wealthy planters. R. Eric Platt’s Educating the Sons of Sugar allows for a greater focus on the mindset of French Creole sugar planters and provides a comprehensive record and analysis of a private college backed by planter wealth.
OCTOBER 6 x 9 / 312 PAGES / 11 B&W FIGURES ISBN: 978-0-8173-1966-3 / $59.95s HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-0-8173-9151-5 / $59.95 EBOOK “ Owing to the fascinating history of Jefferson College and Platt’s compelling biographical chapters on Louis Dufau and Valcour Aime, this is a welcome addition to Louisiana historiography.” — Caryn Cossé Bell, author of Revolution, Romanticism, and the Afro-Creole Protest Tradition in Louisiana, 1718–1868 “ A fascinating and well-written institutional history, which will also serve as a vital contribution to the new wave of Creole studies and the history of multiculturalism in South Louisiana.” — Rien Fertel, author of Imagining the Creole City: The Rise of Literary Culture in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans
Jefferson College was founded in St. James Parish in 1831, surrounded by slave-holding plantations and their cash crop, sugar cane. Creole planters (regionally known as the “ancienne population”) designed the college to impart a “genteel” liberal arts education through instruction, architecture, and geographic location. Jefferson College played host to social class rivalries (Creole, Anglo-American, and French immigrant), mirrored the revival of Catholicism in a region typified by secular mores, was subject to the “Americanization” of south Louisiana higher education, and reflected the ancienne population’s decline as Louisiana’s ruling population. Resulting from loss of funds, the college closed in 1848. It opened and closed three more times under varying administrations (French immigrant, private sugar planter, and Catholic/Marist) before its final closure in 1927 due to educational competition, curricular intransigence, and the 1927 Mississippi River flood. In 1931, the campus was purchased by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and reopened as a silent religious retreat. It continues to function to this day as the Manresa House of Retreats. While in existence, Jefferson College was a social thermometer for the white French Creole sugar planter ethos that instilled the “sons of sugar” with a cultural heritage resonant of a region typified by the management of plantations, slavery, and the production of sugar. R. Eric Platt is an assistant professor of higher education at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of Sacrifice and Survival: Identity, Mission, and Jesuit Higher Education in the American South.
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EDUCATION / HISTORY
Bringing Montessori to America S. S. McClure, Maria Montessori, and the Campaign to Publicize Montessori Education Gerald L. Gutek and Patricia A. Gutek The little-known story of the collaboration and conflict behind the launch of Montessori education in the United States New in Paper Bringing Montessori to America traces in engrossing detail one of the most fascinating partnerships in the history of American education—that between indomitable educator Maria Montessori and publisher S. S. McClure. Gerald and Patricia Gutek describe in compelling detail, from their first meeting in 1910 until their final acrimonious dispute in 1915, the partnership that brought the first wave of Montessori education to the United States. Born on the Adriatic, Montessori first entered the world stage in 1906 as the innovator of a revolutionary teaching method that creates an environment where children learn at their own pace and initiate skills like reading and writing in a spontaneous way. As her school in Rome swiftly attracted attention, curiosity, and followers, Montessori recruited disciples whom she immersed in a rigorous and detailed teacher-training regimen of her own creation. McClure was an Irish-born media baron of America’s Gilded Age, best known as the founder and publisher of McClure’s Magazine. After meeting in 1910, McClure and Montessori embarked on a five-year collaboration to introduce Montessori’s innovative teaching style in the United States. After a triumphal lecture tour in 1913, Montessori, secure in her trust of her American partner, gave McClure her power of attorney and returned to Italy. The surge in popularity of Montessori education in America, however, deeply concerned Montessori, who had heretofore exerted total control over her method, apparatus, schools, and teacher training. The American entrepreneurial spirit, along with a desire to disseminate the Montessori method quickly, led to major conflicts between the Italian educator and American businesspeople, particularly McClure. Feeling betrayed, Montessori ended her relationship with her erstwhile collaborator. It would not be until the 1950s that Montessori education was revived with the successful establishment of Montessori academies throughout the United States.
OCTOBER 6 x 9 / 280 PAGES / 7 B&W FIGURES / 2 TABLES ISBN: 978-0-8173-5908-9 / $29.95s PAPER ISBN: 978-0-8173-8931-4 / $29.95 EBOOK “ Exploring information heretofore overlooked, the work studies how Montessori education was influenced by this relationship [between S. S. McClure and Maria Montessori} as well as what might have been had the two not experienced their dispute regarding control of the process and resultant feud.” — Choice “ A fascinating book. [This work] reads like a novel. There is intrigue, deception, great highs and very low lows in the relationship as befitting a great drama.” — Vitae Scholasticae
Gerald L. Gutek is a professor emeritus of education at Loyola University Chicago, where he was also the dean of the School of Education. He is the author of many books, including Pestalozzi and Education, The Educational Theory of George S. Counts, Education and Schooling in America, The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational Innovation, and New Perspectives on Philosophy and Education. Patricia A. Gutek is the coauthor with Gerald L. Gutek of several books, including Visiting Utopian Communities: A Guide to the Shakers, Moravians, and Others; Pathways to the Presidency: A Guide to the Lives, Homes, and Museums of the U.S. Presidents; and Plantations and Outdoor Museums in America’s Historic South.
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ALABAMA / ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
A Movement of the People The Roots of Environmental Education and Advocacy in Alabama By Katie Lamar Jackson Foreword by David Mathews
How a grassroots movement led primarily by women shaped Alabama’s environmental consciousness A Movement of the People: The Roots of Environmental Education and Advocacy in Alabama is a detailed history of the Alabama Environmental Quality Association (AEQA). The AEQA helped to establish groundbreaking environmental protection and natural resource preservation policies for the state and the region and grew into one of the nation’s most progressive environmental education efforts.
SEPTEMBER 5.5 x 8 / 128 PAGES / 25 B&W FIGURES / 1 MAP ISBN: 978-0-8173-5902-7 / $24.95s PAPER ISBN: 978-0-8173-9152-2 / $24.95 EBOOK “ An interesting and unique perspective on environmentalism in Alabama. A valuable addition to the history of Alabama’s environmental movement.” — Robert W. Hastings, author of The Lakes of Pontchartrain: Their History and Environments and the recipient of the 2015 Special Service Award of the National Sierra Club
The AEQA began in 1966 with the relatively simple political action agenda of cleaning up unsightly and unsanitary roadside trash. These inspired citizens collaborated with civic leaders to identify and remove illegal rural dumps and create more regulated landfills statewide. Eventually they became involved in the “Keep America Beautiful” campaign and with the US Public Health Service in its attempt to rid the state of the yellow-fever mosquito vector, Aedes aegypti, which breeds in standing, fetid water. The acme of these early efforts was the passage of Alabama’s Solid Waste Disposal Law of 1969, one of the nation’s first such bills. The AEQA’s dedicated staff and supporters spearheaded other environmental projects, many of which remain active today, such as recycling programs with industry giants throughout the Southeast and the founding of the Bartram Trail Conference, a multistate initiative to identify and preserve the path that Quaker botanist William Bartram took through the territory before its formation into states. Using recorded interviews with Martha McInnis, executive vice president of the AEQA, and full access to a meticulously preserved archive of the organization’s papers and artifacts, Katie Lamar Jackson relates this previously untold story of remarkable “citizen activism.” A Movement of the People is a valuable account of the organization’s growth and advancement, both economically and societally, which serves as a blueprint for successful civic activism and grassroots organizing. Katie Lamar Jackson is a journalist and photographer. She retired from the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station at Auburn University, where she managed all publications and marketing activities.
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Chemical Lands Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America’s Grasslands since 1945 David D. Vail
An exploration of the elaborate relationship between farmers, aerial sprayers, agriculturalists, crop pests, chemicals, and the environment The controversies in the 1960s and 1970s that swirled around indiscriminate use of agricultural chemicals—their long-term ecological harm versus food production benefits—were sparked and clarified by biologist Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962). This seminal publication challenged long-held assumptions concerning the industrial might of American agriculture while sounding an alarm for the damaging persistence of pesticides, especially chlorinated hydrocarbons such as DDT, in the larger environment. In Chemical Lands: Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America’s Grasslands since 1945, David D. Vail shows, however, that a distinctly regional view of agricultural health evolved. His analysis reveals a particularly strong response in the North American grasslands where practitioners sought to understand and deploy insecticides and herbicides by designing local scientific experiments, engineering more precise aircraft sprayers, developing more narrowly specific chemicals, and planting targeted test crops. Their efforts to link the science of toxicology with environmental health reveal how the practitioners of pesticides evaluated potential hazards in the agricultural landscape while recognizing the production benefits of controlled spraying. Chemical Lands adds to a growing list of books on toxins and the American landscape. This study provides a unique Grasslands perspective of the Ag pilots, weed scientists, and farmers who struggled to navigate novel technologies for spray planes and in the development of new herbicides/ insecticides while striving to manage and mitigate threats to human health and the environment.
JANUARY 2018 6 x 9 / 168 PAGES / 9 B&W FIGURES / 1 MAP ISBN: 978-0-8173-1973-1 / $39.95s CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9165-2 / $39.95 EBOOK “ In Chemical Lands David Vail incisively documents the complex relationship between sprayers, pesticides, herbicides, and grassland landscapes in America and Canada. For the first time, we can appreciate what was happening on the ground and in the sky through this thoughtful analysis of the sprayer’s perspective on the toxic chemicals that became intrinsic to American agriculture.” — Frederick Rowe Davis, author of Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology
David D. Vail is an assistant professor of environmental and agricultural history at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY / FEMINIST STUDIES / CARIBBEAN STUDIES
Borders of Visibility Haitian Migrant Women and the Dominican Nation-State Jennifer L. Shoaff An anthropological study of Haitian migrant women’s experiences of marginality and violence as they endeavor to make a living and life in the Dominican Republic Borders of Visibility offers extremely timely insight into the Dominican Republic’s racist treatment of citizens of Haitian descent. Jennifer L. Shoaff employs multi-sited feminist research to focus on the geographies of power that intersect to inform the opportunities and constraints that migrant women must navigate to labor and live within a context that largely denies their human rights, citizenship, and a sense of security and belonging.
NOVEMBER 6 x 9 / 206 PAGES / 19 B&W FIGURES / 1 MAP ISBN: 978-0-8173-1967-0 / $59.95s CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9158-4 / $59.95 EBOOK “ A valuable anthropological gem that will have impact for years to come. It gives women on the Dominican Republic border a human face. This is much needed nuanced ethnography that takes the marginalized out of obscurity while exposing the extent to which their invisibility is a chimera.” — Gina Athena Ulysse, author of Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle and Downtown Ladies: Informal Commercial Importing, A Haitian Anthropologist, and Self-Making in Jamaica
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Paradoxically, these women are both hypervisible because of their blackness and invisible because they are marginalized women. Haitian women migrants must contend with myriad social, economic, and political relations across “border” sites. These various sites in northwest Dominican Republic include the official border crossing, trans-border and regional used-clothing markets, migrant settlements (bateys), and other rural-urban contexts. Shoaff combines ethnographic interviews, participant observation, institutional analyses of state structures and nongovernmental agencies, and archival documentation, to bring this human rights issue to the fore. Although primarily grounded in critical ethnographic practice, this work contributes to the larger fields of transnational feminism, black studies, migration and border studies, political economy, and cultural geography. Borders of Visibility brings much needed attention to their everyday experiences dealing with a racist state. Jennifer L. Shoaff is an assistant professor of anthropology and transnational feminism and is currently a visiting research scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES / CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Beautiful Politics of Music Trova in Yucatán, Mexico Gabriela Vargas-Cetina
An exploration into the history and practice of trova, a genre of music that is the soul of Yucatán Yucatecan trova is a music genre comprising a type of romantic song that is considered “the soul of Yucatán and Yucatecans.” The first book on Yucatecan trova offers an insider’s view of the history and practice of a treasured cultural heritage. A central theme of Gabriela Vargas-Cetina’s ethnography is what she refers to as the “beautiful politics of music” practiced by Yucatecan trova patrons and organizations, which is a way of asserting the importance of groups and issues through nonconfrontational means. Trova emerged on the peninsula at the end of the nineteenth century and continues to be part of the general urban soundscape in the states of Yucatán and Campeche. Until the 1920s, this music was little known outside Yucatán and became absorbed into the larger Latin American Bolero genre, making it difficult to perceive its uniqueness and relation to life in Yucatán. Vargas-Cetina, a native Yucatecan and trova musician, offers ethnographic insight into the local music scene. With family connections, she embedded herself as a trovadora and her fieldwork—singing, playing the guitar in a trova group, and extensively researching the genre and talking with fellow enthusiasts and experts—ensued. Trova, like other types of artistic endeavors, is the result of collaboration and social milieu. She describes the dedicated trova clubs, cultural institutions, the Yucatecan economy of agricultural exports, and identity politics that helped it come about and maintain it today. Positioned in the larger context of the music of Mexico and Latin American and engaging with theories of modernity and cosmopolitanism, experimental ethnography, and the anthropology of organizations, Beautiful Politics of Music represents rigorous scholarship. It is also a warm tribute to the performers and songs that have inspired many people around the world for more than two centuries.
SEPTEMBER 6 x 9 / 216 PAGES / 14 B&W FIGURES / 3 MAPS ISBN: 978-0-8173-1962-5 / $49.95s CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9147-8 / $49.95 EBOOK “ A sophisticated examination of cultural tradition and innovation that makes the argument for cultural imagination and aesthetic choice, which is extremely important today when hard lines are once again being drawn around heritage and the arts, who defines them and who owns them.” — Anya Peterson Royce, author of Becoming an Ancestor: The Isthmus Zapotec Way of Death and Anthropology of the Performing Arts: Artistry, Virtuosity, and Interpretation in a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Gabriela Vargas-Cetina is a professor of anthropology at the Autonomous University of Yucatán, Mexico. She is the editor of Anthropology and the Politics of Representation; has published on sheep-herding cooperatives in Sardinia, Italy, and on weavers’ cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico; and recently coauthored, with Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz and Francisco Fernández Repetto, a book on aesthetics, culture, and technology in Yucatán titled Cocina, música y comunicación. Tecnologías y estética en el Yucatán contemporáneo.
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RHETORIC / LAW / SUPREME COURT
Scalia v. Scalia Opportunistic Textualism in Constitutional Interpretation Catherine L. Langford An analysis of the discrepancy between the ways Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia argued the Constitution should be interpreted versus how he actually interpreted the law Antonin Scalia is considered one of the most controversial justices to have been on the United States Supreme Court. A vocal advocate of textualist interpretation, Justice Scalia argued that the Constitution means only what it says and that interpretations of the document should be confined strictly to the directives supplied therein. This narrow form of constitutional interpretation, which limits constitutional meaning to the written text of the Constitution, is known as textualism.
JANUARY 2018 6 x 9 / 184 PAGES ISBN: 978-0-8173-1970-0 / $44.95s CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9160-7 / $44.95 EBOOK “No scholar before Langford has systematically analyzed every one of Scalia’s opinions in the three constitutional territories explored in Scalia v. Scalia—Eighth Amendment ‘Cruel and Unusual’ doctrine, First Amendment ‘Establishment’ and ‘Free Exercise’ doctrine, and abortion doctrine. Langford’s new contribution should interest legal academics and rhetorical scholars alike.” — Colin Starger, associate professor of law at the University of Baltimore
Scalia v. Scalia: Opportunistic Textualism in Constitutional Interpretation examines Scalia’s discussions of textualism in his speeches, extrajudicial writings, and judicial opinions. Throughout his writings, Scalia argues textualism is the only acceptable form of constitutional interpretation. Yet Scalia does not clearly define his textualism, nor does he always rely upon textualism to the exclusion of other interpretive means. Scalia is seen as the standard bearer for textualism. But when textualism fails to support his ideological aims (as in cases that pertain to states’ rights or separation of powers), Scalia reverts to other forms of argumentation. Langford analyzes Scalia’s opinions in a clear area of law, the cruel and unusual punishment clause; a contested area of law, the free exercise and establishment cases; and a silent area of law: abortion. Through her analysis, Langford shows that Scalia uses rhetorical strategies beyond those of a textualist approach, concluding that Scalia is an opportunistic textualist and that textualism is as rhetorical as any other form of judicial interpretation. Catherine L. Langford is an associate professor of communication studies at Texas Tech University.
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Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things Edited by Scot Barnett and Casey Boyle
A collection of essays that explore the vibrant materiality of everyday objects in rhetorical theory, practice, and writing New in Paper The fifteen essays in Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things persuasively overturn the stubborn assumption that objects are passive tools in the hands of objective human agents. Rhetoric has proved that forms of communication such as digital images, advertising, and political satires do much more than simply lie dormant. This book shows that objects themselves also move, circulate, and produce opportunities for new rhetorical publics and new rhetorical actions. Inanimate objects are not simply inert tools but are themselves vibrant agents of measurable power. Organizing the work of leading and emerging rhetoric scholars into four broad categories, editors Scot Barnett and Casey Boyle explore the role of objects in rhetorical theory, histories of rhetoric, visual rhetoric, literacy studies, rhetoric of science and technology, computers and writing, and composition theory and pedagogy. A rich variety of case studies about objects such as women’s bicycles in the nineteenth century, the QWERTY keyboard, and little free libraries ground this study in fascinating, real-life examples and build on human-centered approaches to rhetoric to consider how material elements—human and nonhuman alike— interact persuasively in rhetorical situations. Taken together, Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things argues that the field of rhetoric’s recent attention to material objects should go further than simply open a new line of inquiry. To maximize the interdisciplinary turn to things, rhetoricians must seize the opportunity to reimagine and perhaps resolve rhetoric’s historically problematic relationship to physical reality and ontology. By expanding the scope of rhetorical situations beyond the familiar humanist triad of speaker-audience-purpose to an inclusive study of inanimate objects, rhetoricians can more fully grasp the rhetorical implications at stake in such issues. Scot Barnett is an assistant professor of English at Indiana University. Casey Boyle is an assistant professor of rhetoric and writing at the University of Texas at Austin.
OCTOBER 6 x 9 / 280 PAGES / 30 B&W FIGURES ISBN: 978-0-8173-5910-2 / $29.95s PAPER ISBN: 978-0-8173-8994-9 / $29.95 EBOOK “ The contributors—an impressive group of scholars ranging from experts to doctoral candidates—offer essays that explore objects as vibrant agents of persuasion and not just passive nonverbal tools. Highly recommended.” — Choice “ An important and capacious contribution to the arrival of ‘thing theory’ in rhetorical studies. The tensions across chapters will make this a lively text for discussion.” — Debra Hawhee, author of Moving Bodies: Kenneth Burke at the Edges of Language and Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw: Animals, Language, Sensation CONTRIBUTORS Cydney Alexis / Scot Barnett / Casey Boyle / James J. Brown Jr. / Marilyn M. Cooper / Kristie S. Fleckenstein / S. Scott Graham / Laurie Gries / Sarah Hallenbeck / William Hart-Davidson / Kim Lacey / Brian J. McNely / John Muckelbauer / Jodie Nicotra / Jason Palmeri / Thomas Rickert / Nathaniel A. Rivers / Kevin Rutherford / Donnie Johnson Sackey / Christa Teston / Katie Zabrowski
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Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks Edited by Michele Kennerly and Damien Smith Pfister
An examination of two seemingly incongruous areas of study: classical models of argumentation and modern modes of digital communication What can ancient rhetorical theory possibly tell us about the role of new digital media technologies in contemporary public culture? Some central issues we currently deal with—making sense of information abundance, persuading others in our social network, navigating new media ecologies, and shaping broader cultural currents—also pressed upon the ancients.
FEBRUARY 2018 6 x 9 / 320 PAGES / 13 B&W FIGURES ISBN: 978-0-8173-5904-1 / $39.95s PAPER ISBN: 978-0-8173-9157-7 / $39.95 EBOOK “ Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks is a strong edited collection that makes a unique contribution to two different areas within the field of rhetoric that are merging quickly into a tight intersection.” — Jenny Rice, author of Distant Publics: Development Rhetoric and the Subject of Crisis CONTRIBUTORS Scott H. Church / Nathan Crick / Rosa A. Eberly / Christopher J. Gilbert / E. Johanna Hartelius / Ekaterina V. Haskins / Gaines S. Hubbell / Jeremy David Johnson / Michele Kennerly / Arabella Lyon / Carolyn R. Miller/ Mari Lee Misfud / Damien Smith Pfister / Scott R. Stroud
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Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks makes this connection explicit, reexamining key figures, texts, concepts, and sensibilities from ancient rhetoric in light of the glow of digital networks, or, ordered conversely, surveying the angles and tangles of digital networks from viewpoints afforded by ancient rhetoric. By providing an orientation grounded in ancient rhetorics, this collection simultaneously historicizes contemporary developments and reenergizes ancient rhetorical vocabularies. Contributors engage with a variety of digital phenomena including remix, big data, identity and anonymity, memes and virals, visual images, decorum, and networking. Taken together, the essays in Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks help us to understand and navigate some of the fundamental communicative issues we deal with today. Michele Kennerly is an assistant professor and the director of effective speech at Penn State University. She is the author of Editorial Bodies: Perfection and Rejection in Ancient Rhetoric and Poetics. Damien Smith Pfister is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics: Attention and Deliberation in the Early Blogosphere.
ARCHAEOLOGY / AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES / HISTORY
Archaeologies of African American Life in the Upper Mid-Atlantic Edited by Michael J. Gall and Richard F. Veit
New scholarship provides insights into the archaeology and cultural history of African American life from a collection of sites in the northeastern United States This groundbreaking volume explores the archaeology of African American life and cultures in the Upper Mid-Atlantic region, using sites dating from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. Sites in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York are all examined, highlighting the potential for historical archaeology to illuminate the often overlooked contributions and experiences of the region’s free and enslaved African American settlers. Archaeologies of African American Life in the Upper Mid-Atlantic brings together cutting-edge scholarship from both emerging and established scholars. Analyzing the research through sophisticated theoretical lenses and employing up-to-date methodologies, the essays reveal the diverse ways in which African Americans reacted to and resisted the challenges posed by life in a borderland between the North and South through the transition from slavery to freedom. In addition to extensive archival research, contributors synthesize the material finds of archaeological work in slave quarter sites, tenant farms, communities, and graveyards. Editors Michael J. Gall and Richard F. Veit have gathered new and nuanced perspectives on the important role free and enslaved African Americans played in the region’s cultural history. This collection provides scholars of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, African American studies, material culture studies, religious studies, slavery, the African diaspora, and historical archaeologists with a well-balanced array of rural archaeological sites that represent cultural traditions and developments among African Americans in the region. Collectively, these sites illustrate African Americans’ formation of fluid cultural and racial identities, communities, religious traditions, and modes of navigating complex, cultural landscapes in the region under harsh and disenfranchising circumstances.
OCTOBER 6 x 9 / 288 PAGES ISBN: 978-0-8173-1965-6 / $69.95s HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-0-8173-9150-8 / $69.95 EBOOK “ The first comprehensive look at the archaeology of African American sites in the northeastern United States. This volume should be well received by historical archaeologists of the African diaspora and historians alike.” — J. W. Joseph, president of the Society for Historical Archaeology and coeditor of Another’s Country: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on Cultural Interactions in the Southern Colonies CONTRIBUTORS Christopher Barton / John Bedell / Lu Ann De Cunzo / James A. Delle / Christopher C. Fennell / Michael J. Gall / Tabitha C. Hilliard / William B. Liebeknecht / Christopher N. Matthews / Glenn R. Modica / Mark Nonestied / David Orr / Meagan M. Ratini / Ross Thomas Rava / Keri J. Sansevere / Jason P. Shellenhamer / Janet L. Sheridan / Richard F. Veit
Michael J. Gall is a principal senior archaeologist at RGA, Inc., in Cranbury, New Jersey, and has directed more than two hundred archaeological projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in the past eighteen years. Richard F. Veit is a professor of anthropology and chair of the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University. He is a North American historical archaeologist whose research focuses on the Mid-Atlantic Region between the late seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries. He is the author and coauthor of six books including Digging New Jersey’s Past: Historical Archaeology in the Garden State.
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ANTHROPOLOGY / ETHNOGRAPHY
Cultures of Doing Good Anthropologists and NGOs Edited by Amanda Lashaw, Christian Vannier, and Steven Sampson
Anthropological field studies of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in their unique cultural and political contexts Cultures of Doing Good: Anthropologists and NGOs serves as a foundational text to advance a growing subfield of social science inquiry: the anthropology of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Thorough introductory chapters provide a short history of NGO anthropology, address how the study of NGOs contributes to anthropology more broadly, and examine ways that anthropological studies of NGOs expand research agendas spawned by other disciplines. In addition, the theoretical concepts and debates that have anchored the analysis of NGOs since they entered scholarly discourse after World War II are explained.
DECEMBER 6 x 9 / 296 PAGES ISBN: 978-0-8173-1968-7 / $59.95s CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9153-9 / $59.95 EBOOK “ Cultures of Doing Good marks a new era of NGO scholarship, one that goes beyond shock at the NGO boom in the wake of neoliberal state retrenchments. Using the contributors’ vast and diverse experiences, it tells complex stories of humanitarianism in the twenty-first century and the challenges facing scholars trying to navigate this important sector with engagement and rigor.” — Heather Hindman, author of Mediating the Global: Expatria’s Forms and Consequences in Kathmandu and coeditor of Inside the Everyday Lives of Development Workers: The Challenges and Futures of Aidland “ Cultures of Doing Good makes substantial contributions to anthropological works on development, humanitarianism and civil society, interdisciplinary literature on NGOs, and—given that the NGO phenomenon touches so many of us—to the discipline of anthropology as a whole.” — Julie Hemment, author of Youth Politics in Putin’s Russia: Producing Patriots and Entrepreneurs and Empowering Women in Russia: Activism, Aid, and NGOs CONTRIBUTORS Victoria Bernal / Erica Bornstein / Inderpal Grewal / Karen Kapusta-Pofahl / Moshe Kornfeld / Amanda Lashaw / Katherine Lemons / David Lewis / Nermeen Mouftah / Steven Sampson / Mark Schuller / Aviva Sinervo / Hana Synková / Christian Vannier / Theodora Vetta / Amanda Woomer
The wide-ranging volume is organized into thematic parts: “Changing Landscapes of Power,” “Doing Good Work,” and “Methodological Challenges of NGO Anthropology.” Each part is introduced by an original, reflective essay that contextualizes and links the themes of each chapter to broader bodies of research and to theoretical and methodological debates. A concluding chapter synthesizes how current lines of inquiry consolidate and advance the first generation of anthropological NGO studies, highlighting new and promising directions in this field. In contrast to studies about surveys of NGOs that cover a single issue or region, this book offers a survey of NGO dynamics in varied cultural and political settings. The chapters herein cover NGO life in Tanzania, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Peru, the United States, and India. The diverse institutional worlds and networks include feminist activism, international aid donors, USAID democracy experts, Romani activism, academic gender studies, volunteer tourism, Jewish philanthropy, Islamic faith-based development, child welfare, women’s legal arbitration, and environmental conservation. The collection explores issues such as normative democratic civic engagement, elitism and professionalization, the governance of feminist advocacy, disciplining religion, the politics of philanthropic neutrality, NGO tourism and consumption, blurred boundaries between anthropologists as researchers and activists, and barriers to producing critical NGO ethnographies. Amanda Lashaw is a visiting assistant professor in the education department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Christian Vannier is a lecturer in the departments of anthropology and Africana studies at the University of Michigan, Flint. Steven Sampson is a professor emeritus of social anthropology at Lund University in Sweden.
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ARCHAEOLOGY / ANTHROPOLOGY / SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Archaeological Remote Sensing in North America Innovative Techniques for Anthropological Applications Edited by Duncan P. McKinnon and Bryan S. Haley The latest on the rapidly growing use of innovative archaeological remote sensing for anthropological applications in North America Updating the highly praised 2006 publication Remote Sensing in Archaeology, edited by Jay K. Johnson, Archaeological Remote Sensing in North America: Innovative Techniques for Anthropological Applications is a must-have volume for today’s archaeologist. Targeted to practitioners of archaeological remote sensing as well as students, this suite of current and exemplary applications adheres to high standards for methodology, processing, presentation, and interpretation. The use of remote sensing technologies to address academic and applied archaeological and anthropological research problems is growing at a tremendous rate in North America. Fueling this growth are new research paradigms using innovative instrumentation technologies and broader-area data collection methods. Increasingly, investigators pursuing these new approaches are integrating remote sensing data collection with theory-based interpretations to address anthropological questions within larger research programs. In this indispensable volume, case studies from around the country demonstrate the technically diverse and major remote sensing methods and their integration with relevant technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS), and include various uses of the “big four”: magnetometry, resistivity, groundpenetrating radar (GPR), and electromagnetic induction. The study explores four major anthropological themes: site structure and community organization; technological transformation and economic change; archaeological landscapes; and earthen mound construction and composition. Concluding commentary from renowned expert Kenneth L. Kvamme overviews the practices, advances, and trends of geophysics and remote sensing in the past decade. Duncan P. McKinnon is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Central Arkansas and a research associate at the Center for American Archeology. He has published in American Antiquity, Southeastern Archaeology, Arkansas Archeologist, Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, and Caddo Journal. Bryan S. Haley is an archaeologist and terrestrial/marine remote sensing specialist in the New Orleans Office of Coastal Environments, Inc. He specializes in prehistoric and historic Native archaeology in the southeastern United States. His sixteen years of remote sensing experience includes work on projects in twenty-three American states, Central America, South America, and Europe.
SEPTEMBER 6 x 9 / 304 PAGES / 71 B&W FIGURES ISBN: 978-0-8173-1959-5 / $59.95s HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-0-8173-9141-6 / $59.95 EBOOK “ An important collection that illustrates the diversity of techniques used to collect geophysical data and their use in archaeological interpretation. The inclusion of chapters that cover several regions and historic as well as prehistoric sites adds further value.” — Berle Clay, principal investigator and geophysical specialist at Cultural Resource Analysis, Inc. “ Includes current, well-written, and interesting material that provides a significant contribution to the field. The use of remote sensing technology with traditional methods is current with the state of research. The chapters are well grounded in archaeological and anthropological theory. The methods outlined in the book also start to set a standard or baseline that can be implemented by others.” — Roy Stine, associate professor, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Greensboro CONTRIBUTORS Rory Becker / Daniel P. Bigman / Jane E. Buikstra / Shanna Diederichs / Bryan S. Haley / Scott W. Hammerstedt / Edward R. Henry / Jason T. Herrmann / Jay K. Johnson / Jason L. King / Kenneth L. Kvamme / Patrick C. Livingood / Jami J. Lockhart / Sarah Lowry / Daniel P. Lynch / W. Stephen McBride / Duncan P. McKinnon / Philip B. Mink II / Tim Mulvihill / Shawn M. Patch / Erin Pritchard / Amanda L. Regnier / George Sabo III / John R. Samuelsen / Daniel M. Seinfeld / Jennie O. Sturm / Victor D. Thompson / Taylor H. Thornton / Margaret Watters / Adam S. Wiewel / James Zimmer-Dauphinee
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CIVIL RIGHTS / SOUTHERN HISTORY / JUDAIC STUDIES
To Stand Aside or Stand Alone Southern Reform Rabbis and the Civil Rights Movement P. Allen Krause Edited by Mark K. Bauman with Stephen Krause
A landmark collection of previously unpublished interviews with Reform rabbis concerning their roles in the civil rights movement New in Paper In 1966, a young rabbinical student named P. Allen Krause conducted interviews with twelve Reform rabbis from southern congregations concerning their thoughts, principles, and activities as they related to the civil rights movement. Perhaps because he was a young seminary student or more likely because the interviewees were promised an embargo of twenty-five years before the interviews would be released to the public, the rabbis were extremely candid about their opinions on and their own involvement with what was still an incendiary subject. Now, in To Stand Aside or Stand Alone: Southern Reform Rabbis and the Civil Rights Movement, their stories help elucidate a pivotal moment in time. DECEMBER 6 x 9 / 422 PAGES / 14 B&W FIGURES ISBN: 978-0-8173-5909-6 / $34.95s PAPER ISBN: 978-0-8173-9021-1 / $34.95 EBOOK “ To Stand Aside or Stand Alone will provide the English-speaking world with a documentary treasure trove that is, to the best of my knowledge, sui generis.” — Gary Phillip Zola, author of Isaac Harby of Charleston, 1788–1828: Jewish Reformer and Intellectual and coeditor of A Place of Our Own: The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping “ In 1966, Rabbi Allen Krause conducted frank interviews with Southern rabbis concerning Jews and the American civil rights movement. Now, fifty years later, transcripts of these precious interviews have finally been unsealed. The results—some of them explosive, some disturbing, and all of them illuminating— form the core of this book. It makes a unique contribution.” — Jonathan D. Sarna, author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews and American Judaism: A History
After a distinguished rabbinical career, Krause wrote introductions to and annotated the interviews. When Krause succumbed to cancer in 2012, Mark K. Bauman edited the manuscripts further and wrote additional introductions with the assistance of Stephen Krause, the rabbi’s son. The result is a unique volume offering insights into these rabbis’ perceptions and roles in their own words and with more depth and nuance than hitherto available. To Stand Aside or Stand Alone is supported by important contextual information on the local communities and other rabbis. Candid and revealing, the interviews make evident a remarkable range of attitudes and actions—from fervent engagement and personal sacrifice to apathy and indifference—that have been hitherto undocumented. Readers are shown the attitudes of the rabbis toward each other, toward their congregants, toward national Jewish organizations, and toward local leaders of black and white and Protestant and Catholic groups. Theirs are dramatic stories of frustration, cooperation, and conflict. P. Allen Krause (1939–2012), a congregational rabbi for over forty years, devoted his rabbinate to issues of human rights, social justice, and interfaith understanding. Rabbi Krause taught at universities across California and had articles published in a variety of books and scholarly magazines. Mark K. Bauman is a retired professor of history from Atlanta Metropolitan College. He is the author or editor of many books, including The Quiet Voices: Southern Rabbis and Black Civil Rights, 1880s to 1990s and Dixie Diaspora: An Anthology of Southern Jewish History. He is the founding and current editor of the journal Southern Jewish History.
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Stephen Krause is an attorney in the San Francisco Bay area and an award-winning singer/songwriter. Krause’s law review article, “Punishing the Press: Using Contempt of Court to Secure the Right to a Fair Trial,” published in 1996, has been cited around the world as a primary authority in cases of media indiscretion in high-profile criminal trials.
BIOGRAPHY / RELIGION / JUDAIC STUDIES
Martin Buber’s Formative Years From German Culture to Jewish Renewal, 1897–1909 Gilya Gerda Schmidt
An illuminating look at an understudied, but critical, period in Buber’s early career New in Paper Martin Buber (1878–1965) has had a tremendous impact on the development of Jewish thought as a highly influential figure in twentiethcentury philosophy and theology. However, most of his key publications appeared during the last forty years of his life and little is known of the formative period in which he was searching for, and finding, the answers to crucial dilemmas affecting Jews and Germans alike. Now available in paperback, Martin Buber’s Formative Years illuminates this critical period in which the seeds were planted for all of his subsequent work. During the period from 1897 to 1909, Buber’s keen sense of the crisis of humanity, his intimate knowledge of German culture and Jewish sources, and his fearlessness in the face of possible ridicule challenged him to behave in a manner so outrageous and so contrary to German– Jewish tradition that he actually achieved a transformation of himself and those close to him. Calling on spiritual giants of great historical periods in German, Christian, and Jewish history—such as Nicolas of Cusa, Jakob Boehme, Israel Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi Nachman of Brazlav, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Friedrich Nietzsche—Buber proceeded to subvert the existing order by turning his upside down world of slave morality right side up once more. By examining the multitude of disparate sources that Buber turned to for inspiration, Gilya Gerda Schmidt elucidates Buber’s creative genius and his contribution to turn-of-the-century Jewish renewal. This comprehensive study concludes that Buber was successful in creating the German-Jewish symbiosis that emancipation was to have created for the two peoples but that this synthesis was tragic because it came too late for practical application by Jews in Germany.
DECEMBER 6 x 9 / 192 PAGES / 3 B&W FIGURES ISBN: 978-0-8173-5912-6 / $24.95s PAPER ISBN: 978-0-8173-9180-5 / $24.95 EBOOK “ Gilya Schmidt . . . has explored in depth this early period of Buber’s life that hitherto has seen very little critical scholarship. This alone would make her book a valuable contribution to the growing literature on Buber.” — Shofar “ Gilya Schmidt’s learned, comprehensive, and often passionate study offers us a detailed and accessible view of Martin Buber’s formative years during the period known as modernity.” — Central European History
Gilya Gerda Schmidt is a professor emerita of religious studies and director emerita of The Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Judaic Studies Leon J. Weinberger, General Editor
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THEATRE / THEATRE HISTORY
Theatre Symposium, Volume 25 Cross-Cultural Dialogue on the Global Stage Edited by Becky K. Becker Addresses the ways that theatre both shapes cross-cultural dialogue and is itself, in turn, shaped by those forces Globalization may strike many as a phenomenon of our own historical moment, but it is truly as old as civilization: we need only look to the ancient Silk Road linking the Far East to the Mediterranean in order to find some of the earliest recorded impacts of people and goods crossing borders. Yet, in the current cultural moment, tensions are high due to increased migration, economic unpredictability, complicated acts of local and global terror, and heightened political divisions all over the world.
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Becky K. Becker is a professor of theatre at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, Interim Director for the Center for International Education, and coordinator for the international studies certificate. Her published work has been featured in Feminist Teacher, Theatre Symposium, and Shakespeare Beyond English.
Thus globalization seems new and a threat to our ways of life, to our nations, and to our cultures. In what ways have theatre practitioners, educators, and scholars worked to support cross-cultural dialogue historically? And in what ways might theatre embrace the complexities and contradictions inherent in any meaningful exchange? The essays in Theatre Symposium, Volume 25 answer these questions. THEATRE SYMPOSIUM, VOLUME 25 ANITA GONZALEZ
“Theatre as Cultural Exchange: Stages and Studios of Learning” E. BERT WALLACE
“Certain Kinds of Dances Used among Them: An Initial Inquiry into Colonial Spanish Encounters with the Areytos of the Taíno in Puerto Rico” SUNNY STALTER-PACE
“Gertrude Hoffmann’s Lawful Piracy: ‘A Vision of Salome’ and the Russian Season as Transatlantic Production Impersonations” CHASE BRINGARDNER
“Greasing the Global: Princess Lotus Blossom and the Fabrication of the ‘Orient’ to Pitch Products in the American Medicine Show” DANIEL CIBA
“Dismembering Tennessee Williams: The Global Context of Lee Breuer’s A Streetcar Named Desire” KAREN BERMAN
“Transformative Cross-Cultural Dialogue in Prague: Americans Creating Czech History Plays” ERICA TOBOLSKI AND DEBORAH A. KINGHORN
“Finding Common Ground: Lessac Training across Cultures”
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THEATRE / THEATRE HISTORY
Theatre History Studies 2017 Volume 36 Edited by Sara Freeman
A peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-American Theatre Conference This issue features a special section on Histories of New Writing in the theatre, exploring moments when there has been a particular emphasis among theatre artists and producing organizations on encouraging new playwrights, staging new plays, or exploring new types of dramatic writing. Essays in this volume address the use of masks in twentieth century incarnations of commedia dell’arte performance, the favored architecture for theatre spaces in post independent Ghana, the significant of JM Barrie’s revisions to the stage adaptation of Peter Pan in light of World War I, and the evolving definition of Chicago-style theatre. THEATRE HISTORY STUDIES, VOLUME 36 GABRIELLE HOULE
“Resisting Arlecchino’s Mask: The Case of Marcello Moretti” DAVID AFRIYIE DONKOR
“Making Space for Performance: Theatrical-Architectural Nationalism in Postindependence Ghana” LAURA FERDINAND FELDMEYER
“Preparing Boys for War: J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan Enlists in World War I’s ‘Great Adventure’” JULIE JACKSON
“Not Just Rock ‘n’ Roll: Chicago Theatre, 1984–1990” SARA FREEMAN
“New Writing and Theatre History” MATTHEW MCMAHAN
JANUARY 2018 6 x 9 / 368 PAGES / 12 ILLUSTRATIONS ISBN: 978-0-8173-7111-1 / $34.95 CLOTH ISBN: 978-0-8173-9169-0 / $34.95 EBOOK Sara Freeman is an associate professor of
theatre at the University of Puget Sound. Freeman is a coeditor of International Dramaturgy: Translation and Transformations in the Theatre of Timberlake Wertenbaker and recently staged the musical Spring Awakening.
“New Plays in New Tongues: Bilingualism and Immigration at the New Italian Theatre in France” SHANNON EPPLETT
“The Waterloo Summer of the Prince of Wales’s Theatre: New Writing, Old Friends, and Early Realism in the Victorian Theatre” SARAH WYMAN
“Chekhov’s Three Sisters: A Proto-Poststructuralist Experiment” LEZLIE C. CROSS
“Historicizing Shakesfear and Translating Shakespeare Anew” MARTINE KEI GREEN-ROGERS AND ALEX N. VERMILLION
“A New Noble Kinsmen: The Play On! Project and Making New Plays Out of Old” NICHOLAS HOLDEN
“Making New Theatre Together: The First Writers’ Group at the Royal Court Theatre and Its Legacy Within the Young Writers’ Programme” DEANA NICHOLS
“New Writing in a Populist Context: A Play, a Pie, and a Pint” TODD LONDON
“American Playwriting and the Now New” LA DONNA L. FORSGREN
The Robert A. Schanke Award-Winning Essay: “Black Folk’s Theatre to Black Lives Matter: The Black Revolution on Campus”
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The Making of an American State Edwin C. Bridges
Alabama: The Making of an American State serves as the definitive resource for anyone seeking a broad understanding of Alabama’s evolving legacy. Here, presented for the first time ever in a single, magnificently illustrated volume, Edwin C. Bridges conveys the magisterial sweep of Alabama’s rich, difficult, and remarkable history with verve, eloquence, and an unblinking eye.
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From Alabama’s earliest fossil records to its settlement by Native Americans and later by European settlers and African slaves, from its territorial birth pangs and statehood through the upheavals of the Civil War and the civil rights movement, Bridges makes evident in clear, direct storytelling the unique social, political, economic, and cultural forces that have indelibly shaped this historically rich and unique American region.
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A Bicentennial History
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Alston Fitts III
In 1989, Alston Fitts published a brief history of the city of Selma, Alabama, from its founding through the aftermath of the civil rights movement. Selma: A Bicentennial History is a greatly revised and expanded version of Fitts’s history of the city, replete with a wealth of new, never-before-published illustrations, which further develops a number of significant events, corrects critical errors, and, most importantly, incorporates many new stories and materials that document Selma’s establishment, growth, and development.
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Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and nonpartisan, Fitts’s pleasantly accessible history addresses every major issue, movement, and trend from the city’s settlement in 1815 to the end of the twentieth century. Its commerce, institutions, governance, as well as its evolving racial, religious, and class composition are all treated with candor and depth.
Exploring Wild Alabama
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A Guide to the State’s Publicly Accessible Natural Areas Kenneth M. Wills and L. J. Davenport
Exploring Wild Alabama is an exceptionally detailed guide to the most beautiful natural destinations in the state. Intrepid explorers Kenneth M. Wills and L. J. Davenport divide Alabama into eleven geographic regions that feature state parks and preserves, national monuments and forests, wildlife management areas, Nature Conservancy and Forever Wild properties, botanical gardens and arboreta, as well as falls, caverns, and rock cliffs.
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Exploring Wild Alabama provides detailed site entries to one hundred and fifty destinations that include engaging notes about the ecology, landscape features, and local species of plants and animals of the sites. Each section is beautifully illustrated with color photographs and area maps.
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Send the Alabamians World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division Nimrod T. Frazer Introduction by Edwin C. Bridges
Send the Alabamians recounts the story of the 167th Infantry Regiment of the WWI Rainbow Division whose service Douglas MacArthur observed had not been surpassed in military history. At the climactic Battle of Croix Rouge, the hot-blooded 167th exhibited unflinching valor and, in the face of machine guns, artillery shells, and poison gas, sustained casualty rates over 50 percent to dislodge and repel the deeply entrenched and heavily armed enemy.
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Relying on extensive primary sources such as journals, letters, and military reports, Frazer draws a vivid picture of the individual soldiers who served in this division, so often overlooked but critical to the war’s success.
Wolfhounds and Polar Bears The American Expeditionary Force in Siberia, 1918–1920 Col. John M. House, US Army (Ret.)
Few American citizens have any idea that the United States ever deployed soldiers to Siberia. In the final months of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson and many US allies decided to intervene in Siberia in order to protect Allied wartime and business interests, among them the Trans-Siberian Railroad, from the turmoil surrounding the Russian Revolution.
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Those soldiers eventually played a role in the Russian revolution while protecting the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Wolfhounds and Polar Bears relies on the detailed reports of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) as well as on personal stories to bring this rarely discussed expedition to life. A well-researched description of the military forces and the geographic difficulties faced by those forces operating in Siberia provide the baseline necessary to understand the AEF’s forces operating in Siberia.
Company K William March Introduction by Philip D. Beidler
Originally published in 1933, this is the first novel by William March, pen name for William Edward Campbell. Stemming directly from the author’s experiences with the US Marines in France during World War I, the book consists of 113 sketches, tracing the fictional Company K’s war exploits and providing an emotional history that extends beyond the boundaries of the war itself.
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Campbell served courageously in France as evidenced by his numerous medals and certificates, including the Croix de Guerre, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Navy Cross. However, even without the medals and citations we would know of his bravery, as Company K was clearly written by a man who had been to war and who had clearly seen his share of the worst of it, who had somehow survived, and who had committed himself afterward to the new bravery of sense-making embodied in the creation of this major literary work of art.
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The Selected Poems of Larry Eigner
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Larry Eigner Edited and with an Introduction by Curtis Faville and Robert Grenier
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Foreword by Charles Bernstein
Revered by poets and artists across a broad spectrum of generations and schools, Larry Eigner’s remarkably moving poetry was created through enormous effort: because of severe physical disabilities, he produced his texts by typing with only one index finger and thumb on a 1940 Royal manual typewriter, creating a body of work that is unparalleled in its originality. Calligraphy Typewriters showcases the most celebrated of Eigner’s several thousand poems. This volume maintains the distinctive visual spacing of his original typescripts, reminders of his method, aesthetic sensibility, and creative ability to compose on the typewriter.
The Myth of Water
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Poems from the Life of Helen Keller Jeanie Thompson
The Myth of Water is a cycle of thirty-four poems by awardwinning Alabama poet and writer Jeanie Thompson in the voice of world-renowned Alabamian Helen Keller. In their sweep, the poems trace Keller’s metamorphosis from a native of a bucolic Alabama town to her emergence as a beloved, international figure who championed the rights of the deaf-blind worldwide.
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The poems are paired with fascinating biographical anecdotes from Keller’s life and samplings from her writing, which infuse the work with richly-rewarding biographical detail. This is a deeply personal story of coming through—not overcoming— a double disability to a fully realized life in which a woman gives her heart to the world.
The Collected Writings of Zelda Fitzgerald
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Zelda Fitzgerald Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, Introduction by Mary Gordon
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald has long been perceived as the tragic “other half” of the Scott and Zelda legend. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, this southern belle turned flapper was talented in dance, painting, and writing but lived in the shadow of her husband’s success. Her writing can be experienced on its own terms in Matthew Bruccoli’s meticulously edited The Collected Writings of Zela Fitzgerald. The collection includes Zelda’s only published novel, Save Me the Waltz, an autobiographical account of the Fitzgeralds’ adventures in Paris and on the Riviera; her celebrated farce, Scandalabra; eleven short stories; twelve articles; and a selection of letters to her husband, written over the span of their marriage, that reveals the couple’s loving and turbulent relationship.
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America’s Native Nut Tree
Ecology for All Seasons
Whit Gibbons and Anne R. Gibbons
320 PAGES / 35 COLOR FIGURES / 8 B&W FIGURES / 1 MAP
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Earline’s Pink Party The Social Rituals and Domestic Relics of a Southern Woman Elizabeth Findley Shores
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On Strawberry Hill The Transcendent Love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling Paula Ivaska Robbins
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Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman
The Ace of Lightning
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Fiction Collective Two
The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman
Year of the Rat
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Courtney E. Morgan
216 PAGES ISBN 978-1-57366-059-4 $17.95T PAPER
Marc Anthony Richardson
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Ancient Ocean Crossings
Surviving Spanish Conquest
Reconsidering the Case for Contacts with the Pre-Columbian Americas
Indian Fight, Flight, and Cultural Transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico
Stephen C. Jett
Karen F. Anderson-Córdova
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272 PAGES / 7 B&W FIGURES / 22 TABLES / 7 MAPS
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Haunting Realities Naturalist Gothic and American Realism Edited by Monika Elbert and Wendy Ryden
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Mark Twain and Money Language, Capital, and Culture Edited by Henry B. Wonham and Lawrence Howe
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Richmond’s Priests and Prophets
American Presbyterians in the Revolutionary Era, 1758–1801
Race, Religion, and Social Change in the Civil Rights Era
William Harrison Taylor
Douglas E. Thompson
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Religion and American Culture Series
Religion and American Culture Series
What Democracy Looks Like
The Mark of Criminality
The Rhetoric of Social Movements and Counterpublics
Rhetoric, Race, and Gangsta Rap in the War-on-Crime Era
Edited by Christina R. Foust, Amy Pason, and Kate Zittlow Rogness
Bryan J. McCann
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Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory Series
Unity in Christ and Country
296 PAGES / 3 B&W FIGURES
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AUTHOR AND TITLE INDEX
1865 Alabama....................................................... 10
Fedorko, Kathy A................................................... 13
Pfister, Damien Smith ������������������������������������������� 26
Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks �������������������������������������������� 26
Freeman, Sara....................................................... 33
Platt, R. Eric.......................................................... 18
Ford, Gary L., Jr..................................................... 17
Polley, Diana Hope ����������������������������������������������� 14
Gaddy, Kenneth....................................................... 9
Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things..................................................... 25
Archaeological Remote Sensing in North America................................................... 29 Archaeologies of African American Life in the Upper Mid-Atlantic ������������������������������� 27
Gall, Michael J....................................................... 27 Ryder, Pamela......................................................... 5
Barnett, Scot ........................................................ 25
Gender and the Gothic in the Fiction of Edith Wharton ������������������������������ 13
Sampson, Steven................................................... 28
Battle, Bill............................................................... 9
Glory Hole............................................................... 4
Scalia v. Scalia....................................................... 24
Bauman, Mark K.................................................... 30
Grandeur of the Everyday ���������������������������������������� 1
Schmidt, Gilya Gerda �������������������������������������������� 31
Beachy, Stephen...................................................... 4
Gutek, Gerald L..................................................... 19
Shoaff, Jennifer L.................................................. 22
Beautiful Politics of Music �������������������������������������� 23
Gutek, Patricia A. .................................................. 19
Becker, Becky K. ................................................... 32
Haley, Bryan S....................................................... 29
Sixteen and Counting ���������������������������������������������� 9
Berman, Ronald ................................................... 15
Here I Stand........................................................... 16
Sledge, John S......................................................... 8
Borders of Visibility ����������������������������������������������� 22
Jackson, Katie Lamar �������������������������������������������� 20
Smith, Angela J..................................................... 16
Bordner, Marsha S. ������������������������������������������������� 2
Keep Your Airspeed Up ��������������������������������������������� 2
Theatre History Studies, Volume 36............................................................. 33
Boyle, Casey.......................................................... 25
Kennerly, Michele.................................................. 26
Braxton Bragg and Confederate Defeat ����������������������������������������������� 11
Kennington, Dale ��������������������������������������������������� 1
Theatre Symposium, Volume 25............................................................. 32
Krause, P. Allen...................................................... 30
These Rugged Days ������������������������������������������������� 8
Krause, Stephen ................................................... 30
Thomas, Harry, Jr................................................... 12
Langford, Catherine L. ������������������������������������������ 24
To Stand Aside or Stand Alone �������������������������������� 30
Lashaw, Amanda................................................... 28
Weaver, Lila Quintero ��������������������������������������������� 7
Martin Buber’s Formative Years ����������������������������� 31
Vail, David D.......................................................... 21
McIlwain, Christopher Lyle, Sr. ������������������������������ 10
Vannier, Christian.................................................. 28
McKinnon, Duncan P. �������������������������������������������� 29
Vargas-Cetina, Gabriela ���������������������������������������� 23
McWhiney, Grady.................................................. 11
Veit, Richard F....................................................... 27
Movement of the People, A ������������������������������������ 20
Vázquez, Karina Elizabeth ��������������������������������������� 7
Brief Alphabet of Torture, A ������������������������������������� 6 Bringing Montessori to America ����������������������������� 19 Brown, Harold H...................................................... 2 Chemical Lands...................................................... 21 Constance Baker Motley ���������������������������������������� 17 Cuarto oscuro.......................................................... 7 Cultures of Doing Good ������������������������������������������ 28 Echoes of Emerson................................................. 14 Educating the Sons of Sugar ���������������������������������� 18 F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Scene ���������������������������������������� 15
Nao, Vi Khi.............................................................. 6 Paradise Field.......................................................... 5
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