Columbia University Press
Sources of Japanese Tradition: Volume 1
Editors: Wm. Theodore de Bary, Donald Keene Learn More
Sources of Japanese Tradition, in two volumes, is a best-selling classic, unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Sources of Japanese Tradition was the first Sources book ever published by Columbia University Press. It was created as part of the development of the core curriculum at Columbia University and the formation of the Asian Studies department after World War II. Volume 2 is our best selling book of all time. Between the two of them, Wm. Theodore de Bary and Donald Keene have published more than 50 books with CUP, and continue their prodigious scholarly output to this day.
In print for more than 50 years, this book exemplifies the Press's educational mission, its deep roots at Columbia University, and its future of outstanding scholarship.
University of Illinois Press
The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience
Author: Stephen Wade Learn More
The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and the Great Plains. The performances were recorded in kitchens and churches, on porches and in prisons, in hotel rooms and school auditoriums. They capture not only the words and tunes of traditional songs but also the sounds of life in which the performances were embedded: children laugh, neighbors comment, trucks pass by. Musician and researcher Stephen Wade reconstructs the sights and sounds of the recording sessions themselves and how the music worked in all their lives. Some of these performers developed musical reputations beyond these field recordings, but for many, these tracks represent their only appearances on record. Reflecting decades of research and detective work, the profiles and abundant photos in The Beautiful Music All Around Us bring to life largely unheralded individuals whose music has become part of the wider American musical soundscape. The book also includes an accompanying CD.
Modern Language Association
Edited by the Modern Language Association Staff Learn More
The searchable electronic version of the MLA Handbook, seventh edition, marked the move of over 60 years of MLA style online and is only one stage in the MLA's continual evolution to meet the needs of humanities scholars working in an increasingly digital landscape. The latest of the MLA's electronic initiatives is MLA Commons, a new scholarly communication platform to be launched in January 2013 at the MLA Annual Convention in Boston.
Described by Newsweek as "[t]he style bible for most college students," the MLA Handbook received a Choice award for outstanding academic title in 2009. Fully searchable, the website (www.mlahandbook.org) provides not only the entire text of the print edition but over 200 additional examples and three research project narratives with sample papers. Every print copy of the seventh edition comes with a code for accessing the site, and all MLA members receive access as a benefit of membership.
University Press of New England
Israel: A History
Author: Anita Shapira Learn More
ISBN: 9781611683523; e-book: 9781611683530
Imprint: Brandeis University Press
Written by one of Israel's most notable scholars, this volume provides a breathtaking history of Israel from the origins of the Zionist movement in the late nineteenth century to the present day.
Shapira's scholarship is of exceptional significance to the history of Zionism and the State of Israel. Her work seeks to further an understanding of Israel within the context of the modern Middle East and the modern Jewish experience.
Cork University Press/Attic Press
Atlas of the Great Irish Famine
Editors: John Crowley and William Smyth Learn More
The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be overestimated. In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years 1845-1852 and at least one million and a quarter fled the country. This atlas comprising over fifty individual chapters and case studies will provide readers with a broad range of perspectives and relevant insights into this tragic event.
Containing over 200 maps and 400 images this book presents a powerful, unflinching account of the Famine as the defining event in Irish history. It balances sweeping surveys with minute details while remaining attentive to the surprising diversity of this tiny island in the 19th century. Its unparalleled assemblage of new maps, old images, and extensive documentation offers an unsurpassed teaching aid for the history of the Famine. Firmly rooted in recent scholarship, and interdisciplinary in the most generous sense, it is unafraid to draw the necessary conclusions, even where these undermine the fashionable orthodoxy that adopted a blame-free approach to the worst humanitarian catastrophe in 19th-century Europe.
University of Pittsburgh Press
Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History
Author: Susan Buck-Morss Learn More
“In a tour-de-force of de-colonial thinking, Susan Buck-Morss shows at once Hegel's denial of the Haitian Revolution and its consequences in Marx's and Marxism's reproduction of Hegel's denial: the silence around the role of race as racism in the foundation of the modern/colonial (and capitalist) world. Buck-Morss's argument shows that Hegel's spirit is tainted with the blood and suffering of enslaved Africans in the European colonies and that his dialectic of the master and the slave is performed on Western memories of Greek society and Western oblivions of slave trade and Western colonies.”—Walter Mignolo, Duke University
With well-established and respected publishing programs in Latin American history and in philosophy, and an innovative new list in world history, this book exemplifies the both the best traditions and the forward-looking attitude of the University of Pittsburgh Press.
University of Texas Press
100 Love Sonnets
Author: Pablo Neruda; Translator: Stephen Tapscott Learn More
Against the backdrop of Isla Negra—the sea and wind, the white sand with its scattering of delicate wild flowers, the hot sun and salty smells of the Pacific—Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda sets these joyfully sensual poems in celebration of his love. The subject of that love: Matilde Urrutia de Neruda, the poet's "beloved wife." As popular in the Hispanic world as the poet's renowned Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, One Hundred Love Sonnets has never before been published in its entirety in English translation. The reason for this astonishing neglect may lie in the historical circumstances that surrounded Neruda's "discovery" by English-speaking readers. In the United States he came to popularity during the turmoil of the sixties, when Americans needed a politically committed poet, and much of Neruda's canon answered that need. But, in his native Chile and throughout Latin America, Neruda has always been cherished as dearly for the earthly sensuality and eroticism of his love poetry as for his statements of political belief.
100 Love Sonnets exemplifies the Press in its (Nobel) award-winning author; it represents our 62-year commitment to Latin American studies; and it is a lifetime bestseller that continues to garner interest year after year.
University of Manitoba Press
A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986
Author: John S. Milloy Learn More
The first comprehensive history of the Canadian Indian residential school system. Over nearly 100 years, tens of thousands of Aboriginal children were forced into these government-sponsored schools. The inadequate care and education they received there has left its impact on Aboriginal communities for generations.
By using new scholarship to address a critical public issue, A National Crime has played an important part in the national dialogue on the history and impact of the residential school system.
"Milloy's book should be mandatory reading for all citizens of the Americas"—Toronto Globe and Mail
Washington State University Press
Grand Coulee: Harnessing a Dream
Author: Paul Pitzer Learn More
This WSU Press bestseller details the monumental construction effort of the Grand Coulee Dam and Columbia Basin Irrigation Project in Washington State, spanning the 1930s through the 1980s. When completed, Grand Coulee became the biggest single block of concrete ever laid. In this definitive, spirited history, Paul Pitzer tells the story of this gigantic undertaking in a vital, animated saga of people striving for dazzling goals and then working to build something spectacular.
While there are a host of titles to choose from, Grand Coulee exemplifies the high quality and relevance WSU Press strives for in our editorial program. Author Paul Pitzer's well-written, well-researched manuscript is a perfect match for our focus on the American West, particularly the prehistory, history, environment, politics, and culture of the greater Northwest region. This volume presents the author's meticulous scholarly research, revealing the underlying significance of Grand Coulee for the West and America as a whole.
Why We Can't Wait
Author: Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn More
Why We Can't Wait is Dr. King's best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963. Often applauded as King's most incisive and eloquent book, it recounts the Birmingham campaign in vivid detail while underscoring why 1963 was such a crucial year for the movement. During this time, Birmingham was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the US, but the campaign launched by Fred Shuttlesworth, King, and others demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action. King examines the history of the civil rights struggle and the tasks that future generations must accomplish to bring about full equality.
The book also includes the extraordinary “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” which King wrote in April of 1963. These pieces call for “the interrelatedness of all communities”; Why We Can’t Wait exemplifies the work of Beacon Press, by seeking a higher “interdependent web of all existence”.
Texas Christian University Press
Essays on the Presidents: Principles and Politics
Author: Paul F. Boller Jr. Learn More
This collection of essays by Dr. Paul F. Boller Jr. shares the humorous, intriguing, and little-known or widely misunderstood aspects of the American presidency. Personality—of the most interesting presidents and of Boller himself—is an important theme throughout this collection. Boller's prose, distinct and inviting, causes the reader to see what is often overlooked in the history of American presidents: their humanity. Here he corrects the misconceptions many Americans deem as truth in a lighthearted and truly characteristic voice, showing the significant changes in the presidential office since its conception. Boller tracks the relationship between Americans and the presidents, uncovering the intricate nature of presidential responsibilities and the remarkable men whose leadership shaped the office into what it is today.
Essays on the Presidents exemplifies our efforts to expand upon the university’s core mission through the discovery, development, and dissemination of knowledge by the publication of significant, relevant, and innovative titles in the areas of history and literature of Texas and the American West, with a distinct focus on the discovery and preservation of local history.
Society of Biblical Literature
Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction
Editors: Mark Roncace and Patrick Gray Learn More
While books on pedagogy in a theoretical mode have proliferated in recent years, there have been few that offer practical, specific ideas for teaching particular biblical texts. To address this need, Teaching the Bible, a collection of ideas and activities written by dozens of innovative college and seminary professors, outlines effective classroom strategies—with a focus on active learning—for the new teacher and veteran professor alike.
This volume is an indispensable resource for anyone who teaches classes on the Bible. It includes everything from ways to incorporate film, literature, art, and music to classroom writing assignments and exercises for groups and individuals. The book assumes an academic approach to the Bible but represents a wide range of methodological, theological, and ideological perspectives.
Ohio University Press
African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World's Game
Author: Peter Alegi Learn More
African Soccerscapes traces the sport's history on the continent from colonial import to anti-colonial instrument to the current international boom in Africans playing in Europe and elsewhere. African Soccerscapes dives deep into the many ways that the sport affected the political growth of African nations while paying attention to the individual stories fostering Africa's love of the game.
African Soccerscapes is one of the first books in our 'Africa in World History' series, accessibly written books by African specialists for people who know little about Africa. Released just in time for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, African Soccerscapes was reviewed all over the world to great acclaim.
University of Chicago Press
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers
Edited by the University of Chicago Press Staff Learn More
While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Style is the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the 16th edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the Manual continues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century. If you work with words—no matter what the delivery medium—this is the one reference you simply must have.
With the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice and a wealth of industry expertise from both Chicago’s staff and an advisory board of publishing professionals, the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, is an invaluable resource in this rapidly changing world. No other title is more closely associated with the University of Chicago Press than the Manual. Since its original publication in 1906, this book has always been created by the staff of the Press and continues to be one of our proudest accomplishments.
Cambridge University Press
London: A Social and Cultural History, 1550-1750
Authors: Robert O. Bucholz and Joseph P. Ward Learn More
Between 1550 and 1750 London became one of the most vibrant economic and cultural centers in the world. This book is a history of London during its rise to world-wide prominence, when it dominated the economic, political, social and cultural life of the British Isles as never before nor since. London: A Social and Cultural History incorporates the best recent work in urban history, accounts by contemporary Londoners and tourists, and fictional works in order to explore the city's role as a harbinger of modernity. This book covers the full range of life in London, from the splendid galleries of Whitehall to the damp alleyways of the East End. Along the way, readers will brave the dangers of plague and fire, witness the spectacles of the Lord Mayor's Pageant and the hangings at Tyburn, and take refreshment in the city's pleasure gardens, coffeehouses, and taverns.
London highlights the best of what—and how—Cambridge publishes, a wonderfully researched and charmingly written history on a very relevant topic. Our production team created a beautiful interior, highlighting rare images of London. According to British Heritage Magazine, "Bucholz and Ward paint a vivid picture…this is the best book to come along in a generation."
Leuven University Press
Geschiedenis van de Nederlandse syntaxis
Author: J.M. van der Horst Learn More
In this unparalleled reference work Joop van der Horst, professor of Dutch Linguistics at KU Leuven, offers an in-depth study of the historical development of Dutch syntax. With clarity and structure, van der Horst describes changing forms of sentences from the earliest known texts to present-day Dutch usage. Each stage of development is meticulously documented with quotations and sample sentences showing which constructions characterize each period. The two-volume bound set is divided into seven books, each describing a different period in the development of the Dutch language: Oudnederlands (Old Dutch), Middelnederlands (Middle Dutch) 1200-1350, Middelnederlands (Middle Dutch) 1350-1500, 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, and 19th century to the present. The work features parallel construction: the various categories are described in identical sequence in each book, allowing the reader to compare specific syntactical structures across different periods, providing valuable insight into the diachronical development of syntax over time. This approach also facilitates search and comparison among periods. No comparable instrument has ever been available for describing and researching Dutch sentence structure. Geschiedenis van de Nederlandse syntaxis is the reference work for anybody interested in the roots of the Dutch language.
Cornell University Press
Fields of Combat: Understanding PTSD among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
Author: Erin P. Finley Learn More
For many of the 1.6 million U.S. service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, the trip home is the beginning of a longer journey. Some veterans may find themselves drinking too much, unable to sleep or waking from unspeakable dreams, lashing out at friends and loved ones. Over time, some will struggle so profoundly that they eventually are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD). Both heartbreaking and hopeful, Fields of Combat tells the story of how American veterans and their families navigate the return home. Finley sensitively explores issues of substance abuse, failed relationships, domestic violence, and suicide, and also challenges popular ideas of PTSD as permanently debilitating. Carefully and compassionately untangling each of these conflicts, Fields of Combat reveals the very real implications and offers recommendations to improve how we care for this population.
Fields of Combat is an exemplary work of social science—traditionally an area of strength for CUP—that brings together a number of disciplines in which the press has established a formidable presence: anthropology, security studies, politics, psychiatry, and health care policy. It fulfills the Press's mission, exemplifying the highest level of scholarship while making a real-world impact.
Rutgers University Press
Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization, Volume I
Author: Martin Bernal Learn More
What is classical about Classical Civilization? In one of the most audacious works of scholarship ever written, Martin Bernal challenges the whole basis of our thinking about this question. Classical civilization, he argues, has deep roots in Afroasiatic cultures, systematically ignored, denied, or suppressed since the 18th century—chiefly for racist reasons. The popular view is that Greek civilization was the result of the conquest of a sophisticated but weak native population by vigorous Indo-European speakers from the North. But the Classical Greeks, Bernal argues, knew nothing of this "Aryan model." They did not see their political institutions, science, philosophy, or religion as original, but rather as derived from the East in general, and Egypt in particular. Bernal makes meaningful links between a wide range of areas and disciplines—drama, poetry, myth, theological controversy, esoteric religion, philosophy, biography, language, historical narrative, and the emergence of "modern scholarship."
Published reviews called the book "a spectacular undertaking" and "a thrilling journey." The publication of Black Athena ignited well-publicized debates and led to the publication of additional books supporting or contesting Bernal's thesis.
University of Alabama Press
A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth
Author: Andrew Manis Learn More
ISBN: 9780817309688; e-book: 9780817313456
When Fred Shuttlesworth suffered only a bump on the head in the 1956 bombing of his home, members of his church called it a miracle. Shuttlesworth took it as a sign that God would protect him on the mission that had made him a target that night. Standing in front of his demolished home, Shuttlesworth vigorously renewed his commitment to integrate Birmingham's buses, lunch counters, police force, and parks. The incident transformed him, in the eyes of Birmingham's blacks, from an up-and-coming young minister to a virtual folk hero and, in the view of white Birmingham, from obscurity to rabble-rouser extraordinaire. This award-winning biography of "one of the nation's most courageous freedom fighters," shows that his brand of fiery, outspoken confrontation derived from a prophetic understanding of the pastoral role, an understanding in which civil rights activism was tantamount to salvation.
This first biography details the life of a controversial preacher who led integration efforts in Birmingham with the courage and fervor of a crusader, showing UAP's commitment to the history of the state and of the civil rights movement.
United Nations University Press
Sustainability Science: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Editors: Hiroshi Komiyama, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Hideaki Shiroyama, and Takashi Mino Learn More
To counter the threats to global sustainability and protect the natural and cultural diversity of different regions will demand a redesign of society from various aspects—technological, economic and social—by approaching the problem from the perspective of sustainability science. The volumes in this series look at the multidisciplinary approach of sustainability science to global warming, issues associated with resource-circulating societies, local and regional perspectives of coexistence with nature, policy recommendations for climate change mitigation, and strategies toward environmental technology development.
Sustainability science is a new academic discipline that has emerged in response to threats to the sustainability of the global environment. Its purpose is to help build a sustainable society by developing solutions to climate change, the exhaustion of resources, ecological destruction and other environmental crises that threaten the future of humanity.
New York University Press
City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, 3-volume box set
General Editor: Deborah Dash Moore Learn More
New York Jews, so visible and integral to the culture, economy, and politics of America’s greatest city, has eluded the grasp of historians for decades. Surprisingly, no comprehensive history of New York Jews has ever been written. City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, a three volume set of original research, pioneers a new interpretation of a community at once the largest in Jewish history and the most important in the modern world. Volume I, Haven of Liberty, chronicles the arrival of the first Jews to New Amsterdam in 1654. Overcoming significant barriers, colonial and republican Jews in New York laid the foundations for a thriving community. Volume II, Emerging Metropolis, describes New York’s transformation into a Jewish city. Focusing on the urban Jewish-built environment—tenements and banks, synagogues and shops, department stores and settlement houses—it conveys the extraordinary complexity of Jewish immigrant society. Volume III, Jews in Gotham, highlights neighborhood life as the city’s distinctive feature. New York retained its preeminence as the capital of American Jews because of deep roots in local worlds that supported vigorous political, religious, and economic diversity. Each volume also includes a “visual essay” interpreting aspects of Jewish life in New York.
University Press of Colorado
Surviving Sudden Environmental Change: Answers from Archaeology
Editors: Jago Cooper and Payson Sheets Learn More
ISBN: 9781607321675; e-book: 9781607321682
Archaeologists have long encountered evidence of natural disasters through excavation and stratigraphy. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change, case studies examine how eight different past human communities—ranging from Arctic to equatorial regions, from tropical rainforests to desert interiors, and from deep prehistory to living memory—faced and coped with such dangers. By using deep-time perspectives provided by interdisciplinary approaches, this book provides a rich temporal background to the human experience of environmental hazards and disasters. In addition, each chapter is followed by an abstract summarizing the important implications for today's management practices and providing recommendations for policy makers.
This work exemplifies the caliber of scholarship of UPC's signature archaeology list. Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, we have been able to make this title available as a free PDF download for environmental managers worldwide while also selling it through our traditional print and ebook outlets, demonstrating UPC's interest in exploring different publishing models and options for disseminating scholarship in the digital age.
University of Pennsylvania Press
The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study
Author: William E. B. Du Bois; Introduction: Anderson Elijah Learn More
ISBN: 9780812215731; e-book: 9780812201802
In 1897 the promising young sociologist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) was given a temporary post as Assistant in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in order to conduct in-depth studies of the Negro community in Philadelphia. The product of those studies was the first great empirical book on the Negro in American society. More than 100 years after its original publication by the University of Pennsylvania Press, The Philadelphia Negro remains a classic work. It is the first, and perhaps still the finest, example of engaged sociological scholarship—the kind of work that, in contemplating social reality, helps to change it. In his introduction, Elijah Anderson examines how the neighborhood studied by Du Bois has changed over the years and compares the status of blacks today with their status when the book was initially published.
Published only a few years after the Press was first established in 1890, The Philadelphia Negro was the result of close, empirical study of a nearby neighborhood yet remains a foundational text in the field of sociology. It exemplifies the kind of work Penn Press prizes most: deep scholarly research in service of issues of timeless significance.
Russell Sage Foundation
Whither Opportunity?: Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances
Editors: Greg J. Duncan and Richard Murnane Learn More
ISBN: 9780871543721; e-book: 9781610447515
As the incomes of affluent and poor families have diverged over the past three decades, so too has the educational performance of their children. But how exactly do the forces of rising inequality affect the educational attainment and life chances of low-income children? In Whither Opportunity? a distinguished team of economists, sociologists, and experts in social and education policy examines the corrosive effects of unequal family resources, disadvantaged neighborhoods, insecure labor markets, and worsening school conditions on K-12 education. This groundbreaking book illuminates the ways rising inequality is undermining one of the most important goals of public education—the ability of schools to provide children with an equal chance at academic and economic success. The most ambitious study of educational inequality to date, Whither Opportunity? analyzes how social and economic conditions surrounding schools affect school performance and children’s educational achievement. For generations of Americans, public education provided the springboard to upward mobility. This pioneering volume casts a stark light on the ways rising inequality may now be compromising schools’ functioning, and with it the promise of equal opportunity in America.
Penn State University Press
Strange Beauty: Issues in the Making and Meaning of Reliquaries, 400-circa 1204
Author: Cynthia Hahn Learn More
Reliquaries, one of the central art forms of the Middle Ages, have recently been the object of much interest among historians and artists. Until now, however, they have had no treatment in English that considers their history, origins, and place within religious practice, or, above all, their beauty and aesthetic value. In Strange Beauty, Cynthia Hahn treats issues that cut across the class of medieval reliquaries as a whole. She is particularly concerned with portable reliquaries that often contained tiny relic fragments, which purportedly allowed saints to actively exercise power in the world.
Strange Beauty: Issues in the Making and Meaning of Reliquaries, 400-circa 1204 is a monumental work of research by a well-established scholar and one of the world's foremost experts on reliquaries. Combining our excellent production and design and our historic commitment to art history, Strange Beauty is a fine example of how Penn State Press is working at the forefront of the field.
American Historical Association
Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association
Editor: Pillarisetti Sudhir Learn More
For the past 50 years, Perspectives on History has been the principal source for news and information about the historical profession. Published monthly during the academic year, Perspectives on History offers articles and commentary on teaching, computers and software, history in the media, museum exhibitions, and archives and research. The publications of the AHA play a crucial role in the teaching of history, the dissemination of historical scholarship, and the support of historians’ career development.
Preliminary Design of an Experimental World-Circling Spaceship
By Project RAND Staff Learn More
RAND's very first report was published in 1946, roughly two years before RAND became an independent, nonprofit organization. At that time, the idea of launching a satellite into outer space was the stuff of science fiction. This report contained a detailed engineering feasibility study for a proposed satellite, specifying propellants and a maximum desirable acceleration rate and making a case for multiple-stage rockets. It also outlined potential uses of such a craft for communications, surveillance, weather observation, and speculated that in the future a satellite might guide missiles to targets. This widely read report had an incalculable impact on changing attitudes and preparing the intellectual way for the concrete achievements in space over the next half century and beyond.
RAND's first study laid the groundwork for RAND as an innovator in analytical policy research. Its extraordinary history is told on Virginia Campbell's 2004 article "How RAND Invented the Postwar World." The RAND Corporation is a nonpartisan and nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. RAND focuses on the issues that matter most, such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more.
Northwestern University Press
Moby Dick, or The Whale: 150th Anniversary Edition
Author: Herman Melville Learn More
This edition of Moby Dick, released in honor of the book's sesquicentennial, is the authoritative text of one of the world's great adventure stories. A crew of whalers sets out in pursuit of a fierce white whale. Their names ring through the canon of American literature: Ishmael, the narrator; Queequeg, a South Seas harpooner; Starbuck, the sober and serious chief mate; and above all, Captain Ahab, part-Faust and part-Job, obsessed with the destruction of his foe.
For over forty years, Northwestern University Press has been proud to publish the critical editions of Herman Melville's writings, of which Moby Dick is the best-selling. NUP has licensed its critical text to numerous trade publishers, and professors of American literature and specialists in Melville continue to adopt NUP's trade edition for classes.
University Press of Kentucky
Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945
Author: Ronald D. Eller Learn More
ISBN: 9780813125237; e-book: 9780813138633
Appalachia has played a complex and often contradictory role in the unfolding of American history. Early-twentieth-century critics of modernity saw the region as a remnant of frontier life, a reflection of simpler times that should be preserved and protected. However, supporters of development and of the growth of material production, consumption, and technology decried what they perceived as the isolation and backwardness of the place and sought to "uplift" its people through education and industrialization.
Winner of the Appalachian Studies Association's Weatherford Award and the Southern Political Science Association's V.O. Key Award, Uneven Ground cuts across a half-century of economic, political, and environmental themes in examining the region's development since World War II. Eller's groundbreaking book received recognition both regionally and nationally across several academic disciplines, and solidified the University Press of Kentucky's reputation as one of the premier publishers in the fields of Appalachian Studies and American History.
Baylor University Press
Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity
Author: Marcia Alesan Dawkins Learn More
Everybody passes. Not just racial minorities. As Marcia Dawkins explains, passing has been occurring for millennia, since intercultural and interracial contact began. And with this profound new study, she explores its old limits and new possibilities: from women passing as men and able-bodied persons passing as disabled, to black classics professors passing as Jewish and white supremacists passing as white. Clearly Invisible journeys to sometimes uncomfortable but always enlightening places as Dawkins retells the historical experiences of individuals called passers. Along the way these passers become people—people whose stories sound familiar but take subtle turns to reveal racial and other tensions lurking beneath the surface, people who ultimately expose as much about our culture and society as they conceal about themselves. Clearly Invisible traces passing’s legal, political, and literary manifestations, questioning whether passing can be a form of empowerment and suggesting that passing could be one of the first expressions of multiracial identity in the US. Certain to be hailed as a pioneering work in the study of race and culture, Clearly Invisible offers powerful testimony to the fact that individual identities are never fully self-determined—and that race is far more a matter of sociology than of biology.
Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980
Editors: Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk Learn More
This comprehensive, richly illustrated book explores postwar American art from a new perspective: Southern California. The analysis of the L.A. art scene from the end of World War II until the beginning of the 1980s—the first in-depth scholarly survey of the region's art—demonstrates the major role Southern California artists played in the twentieth century's most influential movements.
Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980 is a beautifully illustrated volume representing Getty Publications' commitment to in-depth scholarly research and high production standards. The book is the fruit of a collaboration among specialists at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Conservation Institute, and was produced in conjunction with an initiative conceived of, funded by, and coordinated by the Getty Foundation, which brought together more than sixty institutions in the region to explore the major role Southern California artists played in artmaking during the postwar era.
Wayne State University Press
Detroit's Historic Places of Worship
Editors: Marla O. Collum, Barbara E. Krueger, and Dorothy Kostuch; Photographs by Dirk Bakker Learn More
Detroit's Historic Places of Worship profiles 37 architecturally and historically significant houses of worship that represent 8 denominations and nearly 150 years of history. Full-color photos bring the interiors and exteriors of these amazing buildings to life. Nearly twenty years in the making, this volume includes many of Detroit's most well known churches, including Sainte Anne in Corktown and the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Boston-Edison. But the authors also provide glimpses into stunning buildings that are less easily accessible or whose uses have changed, such as the original Temple Beth-El, now the Bonstelle Theater.
You've seen images of Detroit in recent years— abandoned, crumbling buildings and vacant, open prairies. That point of view omits the architectural and historical legacy of the city that has been painstakingly preserved in so many neighborhoods by Detroit's active preservationists, architects, historians, and church congregations. This work shows another side, a brighter side, of the city's history and future. All author royalties for this book have been donated to support the Detroit Historical Society's Historic Houses of Worship Tours.
University of Toronto Press
The Natural History of Canadian Mammals
Author: Donna Naughton Learn More
The Natural History of Canadian Mammals is a beautifully illustrated, up-to-date guide to all 215 known species of Canadian mammals – from polar bears to killer whales. With exquisite drawings and stunning photographs, this book is a perfect companion for students, researchers, animal lovers, and anyone wishing to gain a greater appreciation of Canada’s natural wonders.
For this book, University of Toronto Press and the Canadian Museum of Nature have joined forces to produce something special: a definitive work of scholarship that can be proudly showcased on a coffee table.
Georgetown University Press
AL-KITAAB FII TACALLUM AL-CARABIYYA: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic
Authors: Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi Learn More
ISBN: 9781589017375 (Part One; Third Edition)
The best-selling Al-Kitaab Arabic language textbook program, now in its third edition, uses a communicative, proficiency-oriented approach with fully integrated audiovisual media to teach modern Arabic as a living language. Al-Kitaab focuses on developing complete language skills both in formal/written Arabic and in a spoken variety—either Egyptian Arabic, the most widely spoken dialect in the Arabic-speaking world, or Levantine Arabic, used in the Eastern Mediterranean and widely understood.
Al-Kitaab has been adopted at more than 400 colleges and universities in the United States alone. It is also used in many high schools and government agencies, such as the Defense Language Institute, and at schools in Europe and the Middle East.
Yale University Press
Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Authors: David Eltis and David Richardson Learn More
Called “the Rosetta Stone of slave historiography” by Professor Henry Louis Gates and “a monumental chronicle” by the New York Times, this award-winning atlas is the first to illustrate the entire scope of the transatlantic slave trade. Featuring nearly 200 specially created maps, it shows which nations participated in the slave trade, where the ships involved were outfitted, where the captives boarded ship, and where they were landed in the Americas, as well as the experience of the transatlantic voyage and the geographic dimensions of the eventual abolition of the traffic.
Among the awards the Atlas has received are the AAP’s R. R. Hawkins and PROSE awards, the Anisfield-Wolf Award for nonfiction, the American Historical Association’s James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic history, and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Study’s Louis Gottschalk Prize.
University of Rochester Press
Musical Encounters at the 1889 Paris World's Fair
Author: Annegret Fauser Learn More
A pathbreaking exploration of the various musical events at the Exposition universelle (Paris, 1889), which included Russian-music concerts, Vietnamese theater, and the first opportunity for many people to hear Edison's phonograph. The author, Annegret Fauser, is professor of musicology at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society.
In the words of reviewer Lesley Wright (for Music Library Association Notes): "Meticulously documented, beautifully illustrated, and always intriguing. . . . A thoroughly enjoyable read and a first-rate scholarly achievement. . . . Beautifully produced."
Abilene Christian University Press
Thriving in Leadership: Strategies for Making a Difference in Christian Higher Education
Editor: Karen Longman Learn More
Seventeen senior leaders from Christian colleges and universities across the United States—collectively bringing with them hundreds of years of leadership experience—share fresh insights into the theory and practice of Christian higher education leadership. These authors speak honestly about the successes, failures, and demands that have shaped their current leadership decisions and thier visions for the future.
Thriving in Leadership is the most recent title in ACU Press’s series on higher educational leadership. Other titles in the series include Soul Care: Christian Faith and Academic Administration, edited by Harold Heie and Mark Sargent, and The American College Presidency as Vocation: Easing the Burden, Enhancing the Joy, by William V. Frame.
University of Arizona Press
Cycles of Conquest: The Impact of Spain, Mexico, and the United States on Indians of the Southwest, 1533-1960
Author: Edward Spicer Learn More
"Here for the first time is a full account of the impact of Western civilization on the Indians of northwestern Mexico and the southwestern United States."—Fred Eggan, American Journal of Sociology
In his monumental work Cycles of Conquest, Edward H. Spicer produced a new history of the Southwest that jolted the way historians and anthropologists approached conquest. The volume laid the groundwork for several new fields of study, including ethnohistory and border studies. After more than fifty years in print, it is still considered a classic work, influencing the ways scholars frame their analysis of settler and Indigenous interactions in the Americas.
Purdue University Press
Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer
Authors: Jerry Ross and John Norberg Learn More
ISBN: 9781557536310; e-book: 9781612492339
From the age of ten, looking up at the stars, Jerry Ross knew that he wanted to journey into space. This autobiography tells the story of how he became the most-launched astronaut in history, with a career spanning the entire US Space Shuttle program. For readers who have followed the space program from Mercury through the International Space Station and wonder what comes next, this book provides fascination; for young people interested in space exploration and reaching for their dreams, whatever they might be, this book provides inspiration.
Purdue University is the alma mater of 23 NASA astronauts, and the Barron Hilton Flight Archives houses unique collections devoted to aeronautics and astronautics. Purdue University Press is collaborating with the Archives to create a Spacewalker iPad app. While the book is written for the general reader, the app is particularly targeted at children in grades 5 through 7, a critical age at which young people drop out of science education. The ability to use new technologies to advance the University's educational outreach is just one of the synergies that the Press is exploring as a department of Purdue Libraries.
National Gallery of Art
Cezanne in Provence
Coauthor and Exhibition Curator: Philip Conisbee; Coauthor: Coutagne Denis Learn More
Paintings are at the core of the National Gallery of Art's collection, exhibition catalogues are at the core of our publishing program, and Cezanne in Provence is an outstanding example of a catalogue devoted to an artist at the core of early modern painting—the artist Picasso referred to as "the father of us all." Cezanne's paintings are popular and appealing but are also treated here in a serious scholarly way. This catalogue is an international undertaking, with contributions from French, British, and American scholars, editions in both French and English, and images from collections around the world. The content is heavily tied to the artist's birthplace and his family home and environs in Aix-en-Provence, and the book includes not only new scholarship on Cezanne but unpublished documentary photographs. Working with an impressive team of scholars, led by the Gallery's own Philip Conisbee, and a lush array of Cezanne's landscapes, portraits, and still lifes, the Publishing Office at the National Gallery of Art had a serious head start on an award-winning museum publication of which they remain very proud to this day.
Gallaudet University Press
Through Deaf Eyes: A Photographic History of an American Community
Authors: Douglas C. Baynton, Jack R. Gannon, and Jean Lindquist Bergey Learn More
Through Deaf Eyes: A Photographic History of an American Community presents the photographs, quotes, and stories from a remarkable Smithsonian exhibit and PBS documentary in one volume of stunning beauty and poignant images. Featuring more than 200 color photographs, this book depicts the story of Deaf America and also
affords readers the opportunity to learn about the nation’s broader history. For both deaf and hearing readers, the Deaf community portrayed in this chronicle offers a unique and fascinating perspective on the value of human difference.
Through Deaf Eyes depicts in a single book the various characteristics of Deaf people and their communities that Gallaudet University Press publishes about in all of its publications. The values and judgments of society have had an impact on the education, employment, and family life of deaf people, while historical eras often can be illuminated by
examination through a Deaf lens. The photographs and text in Through Deaf Eyes reveal the character of Deaf people in school settings, the workplace, during wartime, and using their cultural signature, American Sign Language.
University of Oklahoma Press
The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied: Volume 3
Editors: Stephen S. Witte, Marsha V. Gallagher Learn More
Fifty years in the making, this three-volume work, published in cooperation with the Joslyn Art Museum, translates and annotates the journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, whose journey into the North American interior from May 1832 through August 1834 traced the route of Lewis and Clark's expedition.
This is the last of three volumes, which include not only the translated journals but also Prince Maximilian's copious ink and water color drawings from the original journal, now housed at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Volume three includes a DVD containing a searchable hyperlinked PDF of all three volumes for the use of readers and scholars.
Medieval Institute Publications
Studies in Iconography 33: Medieval Art History Today—Critical Terms
Guest Editor: Nina Rowe Learn More
Studies in Iconography is an annual journal published by Medieval Institute Publications in collaboration with the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University.
This special issue of Studies in Iconography, which grew out of roundtable discussions at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI, 2010), represents a foundational tradition of our publishing program to publish volumes that grow out of the intellectual energy and scholarly collaborations produced by the largest gathering of medieval scholars in the world.
Harvard University Press
Dictionary of American Regional English
Chief Editor: Joan Houston Hall Learn More
The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a multi-volume reference work that documents words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another across the US. Challenging the popular notion that our language has been "homogenized" by the media and our mobile population, DARE demonstrates that there are many thousands of differences that characterize various dialect regions. DARE is based on face-to-face interviews carried out in all 50 states between 1965-1970 and on a comprehensive collection of written materials from colonial period to present. A striking feature is the inclusion of select maps showing where words were found.
In the 1930s, Harvard University Press's third director, Dumas Malone, described the press's mission as publishing "scholarship plus"—works of a high caliber that also appeal to the general reader. DARE, which has been employed by lexicographers, linguists, dialect coaches, novelists searching for local flavor, librarians flummoxed by queries about "dry-land fish" (it's an edible mushroom), and transcribers of oral history, exemplifies HUP's dedication to providing readers of all persuasions with up-to-date, top-quality, and engrossing scholarship, nearly 100 years after its founding.
Louisiana State University Press
The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson
Author: William E. Leuchtenburg Learn More
ISBN: 9780807130797; e-book: 9780807135273
Perhaps not southerners in the usual sense, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Lyndon B. Johnson each demonstrated a political style and philosophy that helped them influence the South and unite the country in ways that few other presidents have. Combining vivid biography and political insight, Leuchtenburg offers an engaging account of relations between these three presidents and the South while also tracing how the region came to embrace a national perspective without losing its distinctive sense of place.
The White House Looks South, winner of the Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing, the Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Award, and the Jules and Frances Landry Award is the monumental work of a master historian. At a time when race, class, and gender dominate historical writing, Leuchtenburg argues that place is no less significant. In a period when America is said to be homogenized, he shows that sectional distinctions persist. And in an era when political history is devalued, he demonstrates that government can profoundly affect people's lives and that presidents can be change-makers.
Kent State University Press
Civil War History
Editor: Lesley Gordon; Associate Editor: Kevin Adams Learn More
Well into its sixth decade as the leading scholarly journal of "the middle period" Civil War History covers not only the War Between the States but the events leading up to it and the results flowing from it. Edited by Lesley Gordon, the journal examines slavery and abolition, antebellum and Reconstruction politics, diplomacy, social and cultural developments in mid-19th-century America, and military history. In addition to the major articles in each issue, comprehensive book reviews keep scholars abreast of current literature.
Kent State University Press excels in publications in three areas: history, literature, and works about the Ohio region. Its studies on America's Civil War stand out, exemplified by Civil War History. For 35 years the journal was edited by John Hubbell, KSU Press's third director. Since its founding in 1955, the journal has featured pathbreaking articles by nearly every Civil War historian of consequence, many of whom have gone on to write major book-length works that grew from their articles. KSU Press is immensely proud to be the publisher of Civil War History and of the role the journal plays in advancing scholarship in the field.
The Museum of Modern Art
de Kooning: A Retrospective
Curator and Author: John Elderfield Learn More
Published in conjunction with the first large-scale, multimedium, posthumous retrospective of Willem de Kooning’s career, de Kooning: A Retrospective is the first comprehensive volume on the artist in nearly 30 years. Richly illustrated with approximately 200 plates and 500 reference illustrations, it presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist's work as it unfolded over more than seven decades, beginning with early academic works made in Holland and concluding with his final, sparely abstract—and often overlooked—paintings of the late 1980s. An essay by John Elderfield, Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, provides an in-depth account of de Kooning’s development, context and sources, and working methods.
de Kooning: A Retrospective draws on new scholarship and extensive research made possible by a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, which brought together nearly 200 of de Kooning’s works from collections all over the world to provide a fuller, more balanced overview than has hitherto been possible. The volume exemplifies the scholarship and expertise of the Museum’s curatorial and conservation staff and serves as a comprehensive resource on one of the most important artists of the 20th century.
University of Wisconsin Press
Editor: Steven Handel Learn More
ISSN: 15434060; e-ISSN: 15434079
Ecological Restoration, a quarterly journal, is a forum for all areas of ecological restoration. It features the technical and biological aspects of restoring landscapes, as well as emerging professional issues, the role of education, evolving theories of post-modern humans and their environment, land-use policy, the science of collaboration, and more. It offers peer-reviewed feature articles, short notes, book reviews, and abstracts of pertinent work published elsewhere.
The University of Wisconsin is the birthplace of the science of ecological restoration, led by Aldo Leopold and his colleagues. The journal Ecological Restoration, founded at the UW Arboretum and published since its inception by the University of Wisconsin Press, was the first journal in this now global scientific field. The University of Wisconsin Press is proud to be the publisher of works by Aldo Leopold, John Muir (founder of the Sierra Club), Gaylord Nelson (founder of Earth Day), and other influential Wisconsin scholars and thinkers who helped create the science of ecology and the global environmental movement.
Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Origins of Terrorism: Psychologies, Ideologies, Theologies, States of Mind
Editor: Walter Reich Learn More
Origins of Terrorism examines and explains the nature and sources of terrorists' beliefs, actions, goals, worldviews, and states of mind. The book addresses, with scholarly responsibility as well as necessary urgency, one of the most vexing intellectual and political challenges of our time.
This has been one of our two all-time bestsellers with impressive ongoing course use despite its age. For a few days after 9/11 it outsold the current Harry Potter on Amazon. Major collaborative projects have been among the emphases of Woodrow Wilson Center Press, an institutionally based scholarly press, from the beginning, and Origins of Terrorism is among the best.
United States Institute of Peace Press
Leashing the Dogs of War: Conflict Management in a Divided World
Editors: Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall Learn More
Leashing the Dogs of War analyzes the sources of contemporary international conflict and the means by which that conflict can be prevented, managed, or resolved. Forty experts reflect on the changes in the international landscape after 9/11 and what these changes mean for conflict management.
This latest in a series of books by Crocker, Hampson, and Aall continues a USIP Press tradition of providing highly readable teaching resources that challenge students and practitioners to think broadly about who can effectively engage in peace efforts and how.
Chinese University Press
The Flower Princess: A Cantonese Opera by Tong Dik Sang
Translator and Editor: Bell Yung Learn More
The Flower Princess (Dae Neui Fa or Dinühua in Mandarin) has become the most renowned Cantonese Opera since its 1957 premier in Hong Kong. The opera is a serious political drama played out between the Han and non-Han following the fall of the Ming dynasty, and the plot pits romantic love against the lofty Confucian ideals of social hierarchy and moral rectitude. This is the first complete English translation of the opera, featuring text, song titles, speech types, and choreographic and stage settings. It also contains a foreword by Pak Suet Sin (Bai Xuexian), the celebrated Cantonese Opera actress who created the role of the Princess in the original production.
Cantonese Opera is a performance art complement to Kun Opera and Peking Opera. It is rooted in Southern China and a popular performance art in Hong Kong. This book provides a translation of a complete Cantonese Opera, the first of its kind. The Flower Princess informs the Western reader of the history and culture of China through its performing arts. It offers an alternative to the journalistic and scholarly writings that the English reader often turns to when seeking to understand the Chinese people and culture.
University of Nevada Press
The Roar and the Silence: A History of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode
Author: Ronald James Learn More
Nevada's Comstock Mining District has been the focus of legend since it first burst into international prominence in the late 1850s, and its principal settlement, Virginia City, endures in the popular mind as the West's quintessential mining camp. James's work of original scholarship chronicles the area's history from its earliest days through the early 1900s, when the lode finally gave out, up to the present day, with new life as a tourist attraction and an artists' community. His lively, thoughtful text brings the Comstock to life, in all its complexity and boom-and-bust excitement.
The Roar and the Silence, a groundbreaking study of one of the Mountain West's most important historical sites, exemplifies the University of Nevada Press because it fulfills each aspect of our mission: to publish high-quality, deserving works that advance scholarly research, contribute to the understanding and appreciation of regional history and culture, and reach a wide range of academic and general readers, in a manner that reflects the highest editorial, design, and production standards.
University of North Texas Press
Finish Forty and Home: The Untold World War II Story of B-24s in the Pacific
Author: Phil Scearce Learn More
ISBN: 9781574413168; e-book: 9781574414370
During the early years of World War II, young American airmen in the Pacific theatre flew the most perilous bombing missions of the war, facing determined Japanese fighters without fighter escort, relentless anti-aircraft fire with no deviations from target, and thousands of miles of over-water flying with no alternative landing sites. The book is the true story of the men and missions of the 11th Bombardment Group as it fought unheralded in the South Central Pacific. The 42nd Squadron's losses through 1943 were staggering: 50 out of 110 airmen killed, but their missions brought American forces closer to the Japanese islands and preceded critical invasions.
Finish Forty and Home is the product of a collaboration between the University of North Texas Press and the university's Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, run by the Mayborn School of Journalism. The manuscript workshop competition gives the winning author an opportunity to publish with the Press, and in Phil Scearce's case, it resulted in his first book about his father's experiences in World War II. "Finish Forty and Home is a treasure: poignant, thrilling, and illuminating."—Laura Hillenbrand, best-selling author of Unbroken and Seabiscuit
University of Alaska Press
Alaska Native Art: Tradition, Innovation, Continuity
Author: Susan W. Fair Learn More
Alaska Native Art celebrates the rich art of Alaska's Native peoples, both setting their work in the context of historical traditions and demonstrating the vibrant role it continues to play in contemporary Alaskan culture. Lavishly produced, and featuring a fascinating study by author Susan W. Fair of the concept of tradition in the modern world, it is a tribute to the incredible vision of Alaska's Native artists.
Selected in 2007 as a CHOICE outstanding book, Alaska Native Art represents our core mission to preserve the history and cultures of Alaska. This book is the most comprehensive of its kind, a landmark volume, and also highly readable and visually appealing. Alaska Native Art remains a volume to treasure, a tribute to the artists and their traditions.
Duke University Press
Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
Author: Fredric Jameson Learn More
ISBN: 9780822309291; e-book: 9780822378419
Fredric Jameson's most wide-ranging work seeks to crystalize a definition of "postmodernism." Jameson's inquiry looks at the postmodern across a wide landscape, from "high"; art to "low," from market ideology to architecture, from painting to "punk" film, from video art to literature.
Fredric Jameson's Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, published in 1991, is the best-selling book in the history of Duke University Press. More importantly, this book's publication marks a dramatic shift in the Press's list that occurred at about this time, bringing cutting-edge academic theory to the fore and showing how it can be applied in a wide variety of settings.
University of Missouri Press
Author: Edgar Ailor III; Photographers: Edgar Ailor III and Edgar Ailor IV Learn More
In 1978, William Least Heat-Moon made a 14,000-mile journey on the back roads of America, visiting 38 states along the way. In 1982, the popular Blue Highways, which chronicled his adventures, was published. Three decades later, Edgar Ailor III and his son, Edgar IV, retraced and photographed Heat-Moon’s route, culminating in "Blue Highways" Revisited, released for publication on the thirtieth anniversary of Blue Highways.
"Blue Highways" Revisited shows the ability of our Press to produce high-quality affordable works that highlight the diversity of our country and make a lasting contribution to university publishing.
Saint Joseph's University Press
The Art of Painting in Colonial Quito: El arte de la pintura en Quito colonial
Editor: Suzanne Stratton; Organizer: Judy de Bustamante Learn More
This book manages to do what no museum exhibition ever could: it brings together for the first time 231 paintings from the late 16th to the early 19th century that it would be virtually impossible to assemble physically. Accompanied by scholarly commentary and stunning photographs, these paintigs are situated within the social and religious context of the proud colonial city of Quito. Thus, they tell the story of Quitenan painting in a comprehensive, visually compelling, and in-depth manner.
This title appears as vol. 6 in our flagship series, "Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts." It is representative of the high standard of scholarship and corresponding production values that have come to be synonymous with Saint Joseph's University Press.
The MIT Press
CogNet: the online community for cognitive science
The books, journals, and reference works of CogNet are authored by several thousand authors, editors, and contributors. Learn More
CogNet is the essential resource for researchers and students in the brain and cognitive sciences. This subscription product provides integrated access to over 550 books, six core journals, and several major reference works. The CogNet platform offers both advanced research tools and community features including “Gray Matter,” a section for the sharing of user-uploaded content.
Cognitive science exemplifies an established interdisciplinary field, engaging scholars from areas such as artificial intelligence, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. The MIT Press is proud to have played a role in the shaping of this field through its publications starting in the 1980’s. The new CogNet research platform, launched in October 2012, represents our most user-directed publishing initiative to date.
Stanford University Press
The Zohar: Pritzker Edition
Translator: Daniel Matt Learn More
Sefer ha-Zohar (The Book of Radiance) has amazed and overwhelmed readers ever since it emerged in medieval Spain toward the end of the thirteenth century. Written in a unique Aramaic, this masterpiece of Kabbalah exceeds the dimensions of a normal book; it is virtually a body of literature, comprising over twenty discrete sections. The bulk consists of a running commentary on the Torah, from Genesis through Deuteronomy, in the form of a mystical novel, with hero Rabbi Shim'on and his companions wandering the hills of Galilee, discovering and sharing Torah secrets. On one level, figures like Abraham and Sarah are main characters to interpret; on a deeper level, the biblical text is simply a starting point, a springboard for the imagination.
This is a unique project; the type of long-term commitment emblematic of university presses, and one which highlights the strengths of Stanford University Press. Although only the first volume is listed here, this is a 15-year, 12-volume commitment to publish the first complete translation of this canonical work into English. Our high editorial and production values are evident in these volumes, and we are simultaneously making available free digital copies of the source Aramaic text for scholars.
University of Alberta Press
The Beginning of Print Culture in Athabasca Country: A Facsimile Edition & Translation of a Prayer Book in Cree Syllabics by Father Émile Grouard, OMI
Translators: Patricia Demers and Naomi L. McIlwraith Learn More
The Beginning of Print Culture in Athabasca Country is a rare gift to our society and a tangible piece of history. Anyone interested in language, culture, the making of books, the history of publishing, and the process of settlement in western Canada will find a wealth of information in these pages. Father Émile Grouard was a man of many talents, among them an aptitude for languages. During his long life in western Canada, he learned to speak several First Nations languages fluently, keeping meticulous notes of his work. As was the case with many 19th century missionaries, Father Grouard set out to print in the language of his mission almost as soon as he arrived. Among the first of his endeavors was the Cree Prayer Book, reprinted here, one of western Canada's first books. The Cree Syllabary was later replaced by a romanized alphabet, transcribed as a parallel version of the text. The modern Standard Roman Orthography presented alongside these shows just how far we have come in our understanding of the language—and how far we still need to go. In this way, The Beginning of Print Culture is a vivid reflection of the intricate exchanges involved in translation.
University of North Carolina Press
White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812
Author: Winthrop Jordan Learn More
In 1968, Winthrop D. Jordan set out in encyclopedic detail the evolution of white Englishmen's and Anglo-Americans' perceptions of blacks, perceptions of difference used to justify race-based slavery, and liberty and justice for whites only. This 2011 second edition, with a new foreword by historians Christopher Leslie Brown, reminds us that Jordan's text is still the definitive work on the history of race in America in the colonial era. Every book published to this day on slavery and racism builds upon his work; all are judged in comparison to it; none has surpassed it.
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Jordan's masterful book won the National Book Award, and has remained an essential work ever since. UNC Press, during its over 90-year history, has never shied away from the controversial issues of the day. We were the first scholarly publisher to develop an ongoing program of books by and about African Americans, beginning in the late 1920s, and we continue to be a leader in books about race relations to this day. UNC Press books do not merely observe but seek to understand, to explain, and thereby to improve our world.
Brookings Institution Press
Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff
Author: Arthur Okun Learn More
The distinguished late economist Arthur Okun explores the conflicts that arise when society's desire to reduce inequality would impair economic efficiency, confronting policymakers with "the big tradeoff."
This acclaimed title is the all-time bestselling book published by Brookings Institution Press (about 200,000 copies) and continues to be used as a supplementary reader in economics and public policy classes more than 35 years after its publication.
Oregon State University Press
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer Learn More
Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. In this series of linked personal essays, Robin Wall Kimmerer leads general readers and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings. Kimmerer explains the biology of mosses clearly and artfully, while at the same time reflecting on what these fascinating organisms have to teach us. Drawing on her diverse experiences as a scientist, mother, teacher, and writer of Native American heritage, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of indigenous ways of knowing. In her book, the natural history and cultural relationships of mosses become a powerful metaphor for ways of living in the world.
Gathering Moss is a prize-winning work of scholarship that showcases OSUP's editorial strengths in natural history. The book combines traditional indigenous knowledge with Western science and is a noteworthy work in the environmental humanities, combining scientific with personal narrative. Currently in its eighth printing, Gathering Moss was recently selected as an America's Wild Read title by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
University of Akron Press
Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking
Authors: Laura Taxel, Marilou Suszko Learn More
Cleveland's West Side Market is a matchless culinary and cultural resource, a nationally significant architectural treasure, and part of the city's distinctive urban landscape. In continuous use since it opened in 1912, the market is also among the oldest municipally owned and operated retail food arcades and one of only a handful of such places left in the country. Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking chronicles the history of this notable landmark and all it offers consumers and culinary aficionados. Written by two well-known Cleveland food writers, the book takes readers on a nostalgic tour of the Market and into the lives of many vendors and Market families who are the true foundation of this historic public space. The volume is rich with many rare, and until now unpublished, vintage and contemporary photographs and images that provide a delightful armchair tour of this must-see destination for food lovers no matter where they live.
Regional publishing is a key part of the University of Akron Press's publishing program. This title highlights the Press's mission to enhance important cultural institutions and events that have shaped the history of Northeast Ohio.
Michigan State University Press
Eugenics and the Welfare State: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland
Editors: Gunnar Broberg and Nils Roll-Hansen Learn More
In 1997, Eugenics and the Welfare State caused an uproar with international repercussions. This new edition contains an introduction by Broberg and Roll-Hansen, addressing events that occurred following the original publication. The book's four essays stand as a chilling indictment of mass sterilization practices, not only in Scandinavia but in other European countries and the US—eugenics practices that remained largely hidden from the public view until recently. Eugenics and the Welfare State also provides an in-depth, critical examination of the history, politics, science, and economics that led to mass sterilization programs in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland; programs put in place for the "betterment of society" and based largely on the "junk science" of eugenics that was popular before the rise of Nazism in Germany. Ultimately, the Swedish government not only apologized to the many thousands who had been sterilized without their knowledge or against their will, but also put in place a program for the payment of reparations to these unfortunate victims.
Being and Time: A Revised Edition of the Stambaugh Translation
Author: Martin Heidegger; Translator: Joan Stambaugh Learn More
Being and Time has long been recognized as a landmark work of the twentieth century for its original analyses of the character of philosophic inquiry and the relation of the possibility of such inquiry to the human situation. Still provocative and much disputed, Heidegger’s text has been taken as the inspiration for a variety of innovative movements in fields ranging from psychoanalysis to theology. A work that disturbs the traditions that it inherits, Heidegger raises questions about the end of philosophy and the possibilities for thinking liberated from the presumptions of metaphysics.
Continental philosophy has long been one of SUNY Press’s core areas of publication, and this book is in many ways the cornerstone of the list. It remains a perennial bestseller since the first edition was published in 1996. Stambaugh's translation captures the vitality of the language and thinking animating Heidegger’s original text, includes the marginal notes made by Heidegger in his own copy of Being and Time, and takes into account the many changes he made in the final 1976 German edition. This definitive edition will serve the needs of scholars well acquainted with Heidegger’s work and of students approaching Heidegger for the first time.
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Harmony and Dissent: Film and Avant-garde Art Movements in the Early Twentieth Century
Author: R. Bruce Elder Learn More
ISBN: 9781554582266; e-book: 9781554580866
R. Bruce Elder argues that the authors of many of the manifestoes that announced in such lively ways the appearance of yet another artistic movement shared a common aspiration: to reformulate the visual, literary, and performing arts so that they might take on attributes of the cinema. The cinema, Elder argues, became, in the early decades of the twentieth century, a pivotal artistic force around which a remarkable variety and number of aesthetic forms took shape.
As a winner of the Robert Motherwell Book Award for an outstanding publication in the history and criticism of modernism in the arts, Harmony and Dissent reflects WLU Press's reputation for unique, cutting-edge scholarship in the humanities and social sciences; in particular it highlights our success in the fields of film studies, art, literary criticism, cultural studies, and history. It also showcases our dedicated relationship with our authors; this is Elder's fourth book with us.
University of Utah Press
Florentine Codex: General History of the Things of New Spain
Author: Bernardino de Sahagún; Translators: Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble Learn More
Two of the world’s leading scholars of the Aztec language and culture translated Sahagún’s monumental and encyclopedic study of native life in Mexico at the time of the Spanish Conquest, undertaking the first complete translation into any language of Sahagún’s Nahuatl text and representing one of the most distinguished contributions in the fields of anthropology, ethnography, and linguistics. Written between 1540-1585, the Florentine Codex is the most authoritative statement we have of the Aztecs’ lifeways and traditions—a rich, intimate yet panoramic view of a doomed people. The Codex is divided by subject into twelve books and includes over 2,000 illustrations drawn by Nahua artists in the 16th century.
The Press published the first volume of the Codex in 1950. It represents the solid foundation on which the Press has built a world-renowned list in archaeology and anthropology. While the Codex has remained in print for more than half a century, in 2012 the Press announced the release of the entire set in a paperback edition with color illustrations. The Codex remains one of the Press's most important scholarly contributions and continues to bring great pride.
Texas Tech University Press
Will Rogers: A Political Life
Author: Richard D. White, Jr. Learn More
ISBN: 9780896726765; e-book: 9780896727595
He was the top male box office attraction at the movies in his day, one of the most widely read newspaper columnists in America, a radio commentator with an audience of more than 60 million, and a globetrotting speaker who filled lecture halls across the land. Humorist Will Rogers has since been the subject of numerous biographies, but in this 2011 study Richard D. White, Jr., zooms in on how this "populist cowboy" became one of the most powerful political figures of his time—a forerunner of today's talk-show pundits and infotainers.
Will Rogers: A Political Life represents the ideal collaboration among author and university press editors and bookbuilders. With its expert but accessible approach, timely-again topic, and striking design, it has garnered praise from the New York Times to the Journal of American History. While advancing scholarly conversation, it also appeals to a broad general readership, demonstrating that the products of small or regional presses can indeed range far and wide in impact.
University of Michigan Press
The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives
Authors: Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey Learn More
ISBN: 9780472050079; e-book: 9780472026104
The Cult of Statistical Significance shows, field by field, how "statistical significance," a technique that dominates many sciences, has been a huge mistake. Five years after its original publication, The Cult of Statistical Significance continues to stir debate, arguing that the standard error ignores more important, qualitative measures to the detriment of all. The book has been influential in Supreme Court decisions and other court cases involving medical testing, and the authors have been cited in the Washington Post, Slate, Freakonomics, and Chicago Magazine, and Ziliak has discussed Cult's implications on BBC Radio 4.
Syracuse University Press
Khul-Khaal: Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories
Author: Nayra Atiya Learn More
Five contemporary Egyptian women, ranging in age from early twenties to mid-sixties, members of Cairo's impoverished lower to middle classes, told their life stories to Nayra Atiya over a period of many months. Their stories are fresh and vivid, recording the various roles of being co-wife in a polygamous marriage, the complications of divorce, the rituals of female circumcision and marriage, the loss of children, life-long hate and its source, the position of witchcraft and superstition in their daily lives, primitive health practices, and managing a family's meager resources, including gold or silver khul-khaal anklets worn by married women. These self-portraits a mine of information for anyone interested in understanding contemporary Egyptian life.
Khul Khaal was published in the early 1982, a time when very few presses were publishing books about women in the Middle East and has since been translated into eight languages. Many Middle East scholars consider it a classic.
University of Iowa Press
First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process
Author: Robert D. Richardson Learn More
ISBN: 9781587297939; e-book: 9781587298424
Writing was the central passion of Emerson’s life. While his thoughts on the craft are well developed in “The Poet,” “The American Scholar,” Nature, “Goethe,” and “Persian Poetry,” less well-known are the many pages in his private journals devoted to the relationship between writing and reading. Here, for the first time, is the Concord Sage’s energetic, exuberant, and unconventional advice on the idea of writing, focused and distilled by the preeminent Emerson biographer at work today. Emerson advised that “the way to write is to throw your body at the mark when your arrows are spent.” First We Read, Then We Write contains numerous such surprises—from “every word we speak is million-faced” to “talent alone cannot make a writer”—but it is no mere collection of aphorisms and exhortations. Instead, in Robert Richardson’s hands, the biographical and historical context in which Emerson worked becomes clear. Emerson’s advice grew from his personal experience; in practically every moment of his adult life he was either preparing to write, trying to write, or writing. Richardson shows us a creative Emerson disarmingly willing to confront his own failures. Whether a writer by trade or a novice, every reader will find something to treasure in this volume. Fearlessly wrestling with “the birthing stage of art,” Emerson’s counsel will be read and reread for years to come.
Fordham University Press
Giving an Account of Oneself
Author: Judith Butler Learn More
What does it mean to lead a moral life? In her first extended study of moral philosophy, Judith Butler offers a provocative outline for a new ethical practice—one responsive to the need for critical autonomy and grounded in a new sense of the human subject. Butler takes as her starting point one's ability to answer the questions "What have I done?" and "What ought I to do?" She shows that these question can be answered only by asking a prior question, "Who is this 'I' who is under an obligation to give an account of itself and to act in certain ways?" In brilliant dialogue with Adorno, Levinas, Foucault, and other thinkers, she eloquently argues the limits, possibilities, and dangers of contemporary ethical thought. In this invaluable book, by recasting ethics as a project in which being ethical means becoming critical, Butler illuminates what it means for us as "fallible creatures" to create and share an ethics of vulnerability, humility, and ethical responsiveness.
Giving an Account of Oneself represents Fordham's strong commitment to publishing outstanding scholarly content in the area of philosophy, with a particular emphasis on creative interdisciplinary work.
University Press of Mississippi
Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945-2006
Author: Manning Marable Learn More
ISBN: 9781578061532; e-book: 9781604736571
In Race, Reform, and Rebellion, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Manning Marable created a key text about the political and social history of African Americans since World War II. The third edition includes context on how 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina magnified persistent racial injustice.
Since the founding of the University Press of Mississippi, studies in African American history, literature, music, arts, and culture have been at the heart of its publishing program. Aimed at students of contemporary American politics and society and written by one of the most articulate and eloquent authorities on the movement for black freedom, this acclaimed study traces the divergent elements of political, social, and moral reform in nonwhite America. Marable reaches into the twenty-first century, analyzing the effects of such factors as black neoconservatism, welfare reform, the Million Man March, the mainstreaming of hip-hop culture, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina. This landmark study perfectly represents the Press's goal of publishing the highest-quality scholarship, and through three editions, the book has educated thousands of scholars and students about the complexities of race in modern America.
University of Minnesota Press
Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong
Author: Paul Chaat Smith Learn More
In this sweeping work of memoir and commentary, leading cultural critic Paul Chaat Smith illustrates with dry wit and brutal honesty the contradictions of life in “the Indian business.” In his journey from fighting activist to federal employee, Smith tells us he has discovered at least two things: there is no one true representation of the American Indian experience, and even the best of intentions sometimes ends in catastrophe.
Cultural critic Paul Chaat Smith's Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong challenges the status quo. It is the kind of writing and publishing that inspires debate and discussion and, as such, exemplifies the thought-provoking commentary for which the University of Minnesota Press is best known.
University of Washington Press
Jacob Lawrence, American Painter
Author: Ellen Harkins Wheat Learn More
Jacob Lawrence, American Painter celebrates the creative genius of Jacob Lawrence. It is the most comprehensive survey ever made of his work and traces his developments as an artist as well as places him within American modernism.
This gorgeous and highly illustrated book looks closely at a major American artist who also taught at the University of Washington, becoming an important figure within the region. Not only is Jacob Lawrence, American Painter a University of Washington Press bestseller, it was also widely recognized for its intellectual importance in art history and African American studies.
University of British Columbia Press
Do Glaciers Listen?: Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination
Author: Julie Cruikshank Learn More
ISBN: 9780774811866; library e-book: 9780774851404
Do Glaciers Listen? explores the conflicting depictions of glaciers to show how natural and cultural histories are objectively entangled in the Mount Saint Elias ranges. This rugged area, where Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territory now meet, underwent significant geophysical change in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which coincided with dramatic social upheaval resulting from European exploration and increased travel and trade among Aboriginal peoples. This exquisite book by leading anthropologist Julie Cruikshank is an exemplary work of scholarship, a fascinating read, and a rich addition to circumpolar literature.
Winner, 2012 Lifetime Achievement Clio Award for the North, Canadian Historical Association
Winner, 2007 Clio Award - Northern Region, Canadian Historical Association
Winner, 2006 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, Society for Humanistic Anthropology
Winner, 2006 Julian Steward Award, American Anthropological Association
Winner, 2005 K.D. Srivastava Prize for Excellence in Scholarly Publishing
Catholic University of America Press
Pius XII and the Holocaust: Understanding the Controversy
Author: José M. Sanchez Learn More
ISBN: 9780813210810; e-book: 9780813220888
The subject of fierce controversy, Pope Pius XII's response to the Holocaust is the subject of this highly accessible book. With uncommon fairness, Jose M. Sanchez sketches Pius' life and personality then turns to a careful assessment of the issues at the center of the debate. He offers a clear and concise review of the accusations, fundamental questions, arguments, and historiography related to the words and actions of Pius XII at the time of the Holocaust.
The book presents an account that is meticulously researched, well-balanced, and comprehensive. Sanchez helps us understand more fully the history of the church in the twentieth century and explores sensitively the troubled history of relations between the Catholic church and the Jewish people. The author's use of faith and reason to examine a vital topic of historical import serves as a model for all books published by CUA Press.
"[A] succinct and lucid study…Sanchez guides the reader through a dense thicket of claims and counter-claims, myths and counter-myths without losing sight of the central issues."— Times Literary Supplement
University of New Mexico Press
The Way to Rainy Mountain
Author: N. Scott Momaday Learn More
ISBN: 9780826304360; e-book: 9780826326966
Long ago, the Kiowa Indians began a journey from the headwaters of the Yellowstone River in what is now western Montana to their present home in the southern Plains. In the course of that migration a cultural and psychological revolution occurred.
The Way to Rainy Mountain recalls the journey of Tai-me, the sacred Sun Dance doll, and of Tai-me's people in three unique voices: the legendary, the historical, and the contemporary. It is also the personal journey of N. Scott Momaday, who on pilgrimage to the grave of his Kiowa grandmother, traversed the same route taken by his forebears and in so doing confronted his Kiowa heritage. It is an evocation of three things in particular: a landscape that is incomparable, a time that is gone forever, and the human spirit, which endures.
N. Scott Momaday's narrative of the Kiowa migration story is widely regarded to be one of the classics of American Indian literature. Published in 1969 and continuously in print, this enduring work perfectly represents UNM Press's commitment to celebrating the cultural contributions of the native peoples and cultures of the Americas.
25th anniversary edition
West Virginia University Press
Uncommon Vernacular: The Early Houses of Jefferson County, West Virginia, 1735-1835
Author: John C. Allen, Jr.; Photographer: Walter Smalling, Jr. Learn More
In this fascinating architectural exploration, John C. Allen, Jr. details his expansive seven-year survey of Jefferson County, West Virginia's historic residences. By focusing on dwellings built from the mid-eighteenth century to the arrival of the railroad and canal in 1835, Allen unfolds the unique story of this area's early building traditions and architectural innovations. The 250 buildings included in this work, from the plantation homes of the Washington family to the log houses of yeomen farmers, reveal the unique development of this region, as Allen categorizes structures and establishes patterns of construction, plan, and style.
Adorned with over seven hundred photographs, elegant drawings, floor plans, and maps, Uncommon Vernacular explores and preserves an historic area's rich architectural heritage. The publication of Uncommon Vernacular marks a critical moment in the history of West Virginia University Press, as the quality and scholarship of this book reflect a renewal of the Press' commitment to regional preservation and history, as well its continuous commitment to growth as a scholarly press.
Oxford University Press
The Oxford English Dictionary
Editors: J.A. Simpson and E.S.C. Weiner Learn More
Eighty years ago, the "greatest work in dictionary-making ever undertaken" was completed. With its enormous range, unparalleled historical depth, detailed etymologies, and inexhaustible supply of illustrative quotations, it has enriched the lives of writers, readers, and word-lovers of all stripes ever since. Begun in 1857, published in ten volumes in 1928, subsequently revised and expanded to 20 volumes in 1989, and now adopted to the electronic age, the OED has become the most venerated and most beloved English-language reference ever compiled. The key feature of the OED is its unique historical focus: accompanying each definition is a group of quotations that illustrates the word's evolution of meaning and the contexts in which it can be used. Quotations are from a variety of sources—literary, scholarly, technical, popular—and represent authors from Geoffrey Chaucer to Erica Jong, William Shakespeare to Raymond Chandler. Other features include the most authoritative definitions, detailed information on pronunciation, variant spellings, extensive etymology, and details of usage and regional characteristics. A dictionary like no other in the world, the OED has been described as "among the wonders of the world of scholarship." The second edition is the first comprehensive and up-to-date edition in one alphabetical sequence since the 1928 original.
University of Nebraska Press
The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction
Editor: Jorge Daniel Veneciano Learn More
This stunning book, inspired by the Sheldon Museum of Art's rich holdings in geometric abstraction, introduces adventurous new thinking about a visual approach that has captivated both artists and viewers for more than a century. Four essays explore the European genesis of geometric abstraction, its translation into an American context, and its current direction.
This title represents exquisite design, excellent editing, and our commitment to partnering with other units of the university, in this case, the world-renowned Sheldon Museum of Art.
Princeton University Press
Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
Author: Peter Brown Learn More
Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the problem of wealth in Christianity during the wane of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar of late antiquity. Peter Brown examines the rise of the church through the lens of money and the challenges it posed to an institution espousing the virtue of poverty and calling avarice the root of all evil. Brown challenges the idea that Christianity's growing wealth sapped Rome of its ability to resist barbarian invasions, and offers a fresh perspective on the church in late antiquity.
Through the Eye of a Needle embodies all that we strive for at Princeton University Press in our publishing program. It is the work of one of the pioneering and towering intellects of his field; it is also a work of immense scholarly importance, gracefully written. Finally, it is published with the highest production values and the belief that it will attract a wide range of readers. As far as one book can do so, it represents what we do best at the Press.
Duquesne University Press
Conversations with Emmanuel Levinas, 1983–1994
Author: Michaël de Saint Cheron; Translator: Gary D. Mole Learn More
An ardent admirer and student of French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas during the last decade of Levinas's life, Michaël de Saint Cheron sat down with his mentor for these interviews, conducted in 1983, 1992, and 1994. Throughout, their conversations provide further insight into the key concepts of responsibility, transcendence, holiness, and the hostage for understanding Levinas's notion of ethics as first philosophy.
Part of Duquesne's longstanding commitment to areas of serious scholarship, such as continental philosophy and phenomenology, includes the translation of primary texts from the original French or Dutch. Since publishing the English translation of Emmanuel Levinas's Totality and Infinity in 1969, for example, the Press has gone on to publish five other Levinas primary works in translation, as well as numerous secondary studies related to those texts.
University of Georgia Press
Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man
Author: Vincent Carretta Learn More
This definitive biography tells the story of the former slave Olaudah Equiano (1745?-97), who in his day was the English-speaking world's most renowned person of African descent. "A remarkable man has been blessed with a superbly qualified biographer. Carretta knows more about Equiano than anyone alive, has carefully and respectfully edited his work, has boldly raised tantalizing questions about his origins, and has meticulously tracked down information about him that no one else has found. This book will be the authoritative source about Equiano's life for many years to come."--Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
Co-winner of the 2004-2006 Annibel Jenkins Prize, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.
Cited in these annual listings: 2005 Ten Exceptional Books from University Presses, Foreword Magazine. 2005 Top Ten African American Books, Nonfiction, Booklist Magazine. 2005 Ten Best Biographies, Amazon.com.
University of Virginia Press
The American Founding Era Collection
Editor, Papers of George Washington Digital Edition: Edward Lengel; Editor, Papers of James Madison Digital Edition: J.C.A. Stagg Learn More
The Rotunda American Founding Era Collection is a convenient, authoritative gateway into one of the great conversations in history. These newly prepared digital editions of the papers of many of the major figures of the early republic are presented in a fully searchable and interoperable online environment.
For many years, UVA Press has published two of the six major documentary editions of the founding fathers, among many important critical and documentary editions. Beginning in 2001, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the President's Office at UVA, this longstanding strength of the Press was married with emerging digital technology to create the Rotunda Electronic Imprint and its first major offering, The American Founding Era Collection. This collection reflects the Press's vibrant American history list and its leading role in digital humanities publishing. The project also highlights our commitment to collaboration within and outside our host institution, with funders from Mellon to the NHPRC, with the ADE community, and with our fellow scholarly publishers, as the collection includes licensed content from Princeton, Columbia, Chicago, and the Massachusetts Historical Society.
McGill-Queen's University Press
The Children of Aataentsic: A History of the Huron People to 1660
Author: Bruce G. Trigger Learn More
ISBN: 9780773506268; e-book: 9780773561496
The Children of Aataentsic, first published in two volumes in 1976, is both a full-scale ethnohistory of the Huron Indian confederacy and a far-reaching study of the causes of its collapse under the impact of the Iroquois attacks of 1649. Drawing upon the archaeological context, the ethnography presented by early explorers and missionaries, and the recorded history of contact with Europeans, Trigger traces the development of the Huron people from the earliest hunting and gathering economies in southern Ontario, many centuries before the arrival of the Europeans, to their key role in the early 17th-century fur trade in eastern Canada.
Bruce Trigger was arguably best known for this magisterial and definitive study of the Huron peoples, which helped launch and define the study of North American natives. Trigger earned numerous accolades, including adoption by the Huron-Wendat Nations an honorary member. A polemical work, written in the tradition of Franz Boas, the voices of Native groups come to the fore throughout the book. When it was reissued in 1987, a controversial chapter (originally deemed too Marxist) was finally included.
Wesleyan University Press
Silence: Lectures and Writings
Author: John Cage; Foreword: Kyle Gann Learn More
ISBN: 9780819571762; e-book: 9780819571779
John Cage (1912–1992) was an American composer, philosopher, poet, music theorist, artist, printmaker, and amateur mycologist. A pioneer of percussion, chance, and electronic music, Cage was one of the most influential American composers of the twentieth century. Silence, his first book and epic masterpiece, was published in October 1961. In these lectures, scores, and writings, Cage tries, as he says, to find a way of writing that comes from ideas, is not about them, but that produces them. Often these writings include mesostics and essays created by subjecting the work of other writers to chance procedures using the I Ching. Fifty years later comes a beautiful new edition with a foreword by eminent music critic Kyle Gann. A landmark book in American arts and culture, Silence has been translated into more than forty languages and has sold over half a million copies worldwide.
This book, one of the first published by Wesleyan University Press, revolutionized our understanding of how we make and experience art. It exemplifies the press's commitment to the writing of thinkers and artists whose work is deeply important and sometimes uncategorizable.
50th Anniversary Edition
Hong Kong University Press
Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography
Editors: May Holdsworth and Christopher Munn Learn More
The Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography collects more than 500 specially commissioned entries on men and women from Hong Kong history. Ninety contributors, including prominent academics, journalists and other experts, have written entries. Contents are arranged alphabetically and include some 370 illustrations. The first of its kind for Hong Kong, the dictionary is an enduring work of reference for scholars and researchers and a pleasure for the general reader. It's also a lively cross-section of the personalities who have made the city the cosmopolitan place it is today.
The cast of characters includes men and women from diverse cultural traditions and many different walks of life: governors, admirals, film stars, taipans, writers, revolutionaries and other famous names, but also long-forgotten movers and shakers, ordinary people, gangsters, and scoundrels—even a few eminent failures. In short, the Dictionary is a kaleidoscope through which Hong Kong's many different times and faces are revealed.
Southern Illinois University Press
Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln
Author: Jason Emerson Learn More
ISBN: 9780809330553; e-book: 9780809390717
Giant in the Shadows is the definitive biography of Robert T. Lincoln (1843-1926), the oldest son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln and their only child to live past age eighteen.
This book is thoroughly researched and documented. It discusses and analyzes an old topic in a new way, and has changed the way historians and scholars view Robert T. Lincoln. It will reopen the discussion of Robert’s life in a new light. It is an excellent example of the type of scholarly books SIU Press publishes.
Indiana University Press
The Complete Dinosaur
Editors: M.K. Brett-Surman, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., and James O. Farlow Learn More
What do we know about dinosaurs and how do we know it? What can the study of dinosaurs tell us about the process of evolution? And why did dinosaurs become extinct? Answering these questions and more, The Complete Dinosaur, Second Edition is the most thorough and up-to-date survey of dinosaurs available. Written by many of the world's leading experts, the book's 45 chapters cover what we have learned about dinosaurs, from the earliest discoveries to the most recent controversies. Copiously illustrated, the book is accessible to all readers from the enthusiastic amateur to the most learned professional paleontologist.
Publication of the first edition of The Complete Dinosaur in 1997 launched IU Press into the field of paleontology, which quickly became a key subject area for IUP. It led to the creation of Life of the Past, an active and successful book series edited by James O. Farlow, Professor of Geosciences at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. The Complete Dinosaur exemplifies the collaboration of the Press with University faculty and also IUP's skill in publishing complex, expertly edited, beautifully designed, up-to-date scholarship.
University of South Carolina Press
The South Carolina Encyclopedia
Editor: Walter Edgar Learn More
The South Carolina Encyclopedia is a comprehensive single-volume reference for the Palmetto State's rich cultures and storied heritage, from prehistory to the present day. Under the editorial direction of distinguished historian Walter Edgar, nearly 600 contributors have come together to write more than one million words depicting the representative people, places, and things that define South Carolina's legacy regionally, nationally, and globally.
The result of a multi-year partnership between the University of South Carolina Press, the USC Institute for Southern Studies, the Humanities Council SC, and hundreds of individual and institutional contributors, The South Carolina Encyclopedia exemplifies the regional and scholarly missions of USC Press to document, analyze, and share the complex heritage of the region with a global audience. That the encyclopedia was a critical and commercial success is indicative of its many high merits and of the monumental efforts of all partners involved to produce a definitive work.
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity
Editors: Eugenia Victoria Ellis and Andrea G. Reithmayr Learn More
Claude Bragdon was a first-generation modernist architect, as well as an illustrator, critic, theorist and theater designer. Bragdon practiced architecture in Rochester, New York throughout the Progressive Era. Although his masterpiece, the New York Central Railroad Station, was demolished in the 1960s-70s, the First Universalist Church, the Bevier Memorial Building, the Peterborough Bridge near Toronto, and nearly 100 residences remain today. Bragdon published more than twenty books and hundreds of articles; he was nationally known for graphic art, writing on the fourth dimension, his Song & Light Festivals of 1915-1918, and his role in theater's New Stagecraft. His work as an early modernist is important both in its own right and as a key to other 20th century architects' work.
The Cary Graphic Arts Press (now absorbed into the imprint RIT Press) is committed to supporting and publishing scholarship in a broad area of disciplines. While the Press strives for the highest standards in all of its publications, its graphic arts titles, in particular, are intended to be exemplars of exceptional design and production. Claude Bragdon was printed at RIT to exacting standards and is a title of which we are particularly proud.
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota
Authors: Gwen Westerman and Bruce White Learn More
An intricate narrative of the Dakota people over the centuries in their traditional homelands, the stories behind the profound connections that hold true today.
The Minnesota Historical Society Press is dedicated to publishing ground-breaking work in the area of Native American Studies. Mni Sota Makoce is one such work. Drawing on oral history interviews, archival work, and painstaking comparisons of Dakota, French, and English sources, Mni Sota Makoce tells the detailed history of the Dakota people in their traditional homeland for at least hundreds of years prior to exile.
University of Hawai'i Press
Kalaupapa: A Collective Memory
Author: Anwei Skinsnes Law Learn More
ISBN: 9780824834654; e-book: 9780824865801
Between 1866 and 1969, an estimated 8,000 individuals—at least 90% of whom were Native Hawaiians—were sent to Molokai's remote Kalaupapa peninsula because they were believed to have leprosy. Unwilling to accept the loss of their families, homes, and citizenship, these individuals ensured they would be accorded their rightful place in history. They left a powerful testimony of their lives in the form of letters, petitions, music, memoirs, and oral history interviews. Kalaupapa, a handsomely illustrated and authoritative work of history, combines more than 200 hours of interviews with archival documents, including over 300 letters and petitions written by the earliest residents translated from Hawaiian.
University of Hawai‘i Press is known for publishing significant scholarship on East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific, but we have long been dedicated to publishing important works on Hawai'i, beginning with our very first book in 1947, the classic three-volume The Hawaiian Kingdom, which remains in print to this day. This year we are proud to add Anwei Skinsnes Law's Kalaupapa: A Collective Memory to this list.
Vanderbilt University Press
A Shot in the Dark: Making Records in Nashville, 1945-1955
Author and collector of stories, illustrations, and music: Martin Hawkins Learn More
Before Elvis hit town, before country music was synonymous with Nashville, a small group of entrepreneurs—local businessmen looking to make a buck and have some fun—were recording and selling all the local music they could find. From dance bands to gospel, rhythm & blues to country, these men inadvertently documented a wealth of local music as they struggled to run successful recording studios. Hawkins guides us through the careers of the folks who defined Nashville's music scene for an exciting, unpredictable decade. As Colin Escott says, "We all know how big and corporate the Nashville music business has become, but this is the true and complete story of its roguish beginning." The book develops more fully the research Hawkins did for the critically acclaimed Bear Family Records box collections of Nashville recordings during this same time. Listening to the 20 songs on the CD that accompanies the book, you hear the birth of rock'n'roll.
The Press publishes many books that value complexity, including many ethnographies. A Shot in the Dark is an example of the lavishly researched and illustrated books the Press does in collaboration with the Country Music Foundation.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Planet of Cities
Author: Shlomo Angel Learn More
This richly illustrated book suggests that most cities of the world are unprepared for the population explosion that will occur through the 21st century. The world’s urban population is projected to grow from 3.5 billion in 2010 to 6.2 billion in 2050. Almost all of these new urban residents will be in developing countries. To accommodate them, cities in those countries are likely to more than triple their developed land areas by 2050. Planners and political leaders must begin acting now to establish basic infrastructure and make realistic projections for needed urban land, while at the same time carving out critical open space to be protected from development.
Planet of Cities raises important questions about future land policies and land use to accommodate growing populations worldwide. This book is the culmination of several years of research sponsored by the Lincoln Institute, whose mission is to promote debate and disseminate information to help policy makers address issues regarding the use, regulation, and taxation of land.
The Rockefeller University Press
The Journal of Experimental Medicine
Rockefeller University Learn More
Print ISSN: 0022-1007; online ISSN: 1540-9538
The Journal of Experimental Medicine is a peer-reviewed biomedical research journal that publishes articles on the physiological, pathological, and molecular mechanisms of the host response to disease.
Founded in 1896, the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM) is the oldest journal published by the Rockefeller University Press. Many seminal discoveries have been published in the JEM, such as the identification of DNA as the hereditary molecule, the first electron micrograph of an intact cell, and the discovery of dendritic cells, all of which led to Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine.
University of Massachusetts Press
Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism
Author: Christopher B. Daly Learn More
Drawing on original research and synthesizing the latest scholarship, Daly traces the evolution of journalism in America from the early 1700s to the digital revolution of today. Analyzing the news business as a business, he identifies five major periods of journalism history, each marked by a different response to the recurrent conflicts that arise when a vital cultural institution is housed in a major private industry.
Covering America was conceived as a classroom text with a difference. That difference is the tone and style with which the information is conveyed. Throughout his narrative history Daly captures the ethos of journalism with engaging anecdotes, biographical portraits of key figures, and illuminating accounts of the coverage of major news events as well as the mundane realities of day-to-day reporting.
Naval Institute Press
Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway
Author: Elliot Carlson Learn More
This biography is the first of Capt. Joe Rochefort, who led the US Navy's decryption unit at Pearl Harbor and famously broke the Japanese Navy's code before the Battle of Midway. Rochefort is brought to life as the irreverent, independent, and consequential officer that he was. Readers share his frustrations as he searches in vain for Admiral Yamamoto's fleet on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but share his joy in tracking the enemy fleet in early 1942 and breaking the code that Midway was a target. His conclusions, are credited with making the tremendous US victory possible. Yet opponents in Washington forced Rochefort's removal from the decrypt unit at Pearl and denied him the Distinguished Service Medal. In capturing the interplay of policy and personality at the highest levels of the US Navy, Carlson reveals a side of the intelligence community seldom seen by outsiders.
Since 1899, the Naval Institute Press has published seminal works of professional and historical interest to the US Navy and general public. This award-winning volume exemplifies its commitment to scholarship and naval history, as well as to the the enduring interest in the naval history of WWII.
Temple University Press
The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Benefit from Identity Politics
Author: George Lipsitz Learn More
ISBN: 9781592134939; e-book: 9781592134953
In this unflinching look at white supremacy, George Lipsitz argues that racism is a matter of interests as well as attitudes, a problem of property as well as pigment. Above and beyond personal prejudice, whiteness is a structured advantage that produces unfair gains and unearned rewards for whites while imposing impediments to asset accumulation, employment, housing, and health care for minorities. Lipsitz delineates the weaknesses embedded in civil rights laws, the racial dimensions of economic restructuring and deindustrialization, and the effects of environmental racism, job discrimination and school segregation. He also analyzes the centrality of whiteness to U.S. culture, and perhaps most importantly, he identifies the sustained and perceptive critique of white privilege embedded in the radical black tradition.
Temple University Press has emphasized questions regarding justice, labor, race, ethnicity, immigration, disability and urban life throughout its forty-plus years of publishing. Possessive Investment encapsulates these themes while its prizewinning qualities and broad classroom adoption demonstrates how so many of our books have made an impact.
University Press of Kansas
The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado
Author: Elliott West Learn More
Deftly retracing a pivotal chapter in one of America's most dramatic stories, Elliott West chronicles the struggles, triumphs, and defeats of both Indians and whites as they pursued their clashing dreams of greatness in the heart of the continent. The Contested Plains recounts the rise of the Native American horse culture, white Americans' discovery and pursuit of gold in the Rocky Mountains, and the wrenching changes and bitter conflicts that ensued. After centuries of many peoples fashioning many cultures on the plains, the Cheyennes and other tribes found in the horse the power to create a heroic way of life that dominated one of the world's great grasslands. Then the discovery of gold challenged that way of life and led finally to the infamous massacre at Sand Creek and the Indian Wars of the late 1860s.
Exciting and enormously engaging, The Contested Plains was the first book to examine the Colorado gold rush as the key event in the modern transformation of the central great plains. It also exemplifies a kind of history that respects more fully our rich and ambiguous past—a past in which there are many actors but no simple lessons.
Johns Hopkins University Press
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss
Authors: Nancy L. Mace, M.A., and Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H. Learn More
ISBN: 9781421402796; e-book: 9781421403069
Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind to offer sound medical advice as well as compassionate support for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in its fifth edition, the book explains the latest research on the causes of dementia, prevention, managing the early stages of the condition, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option. In its 5th edition, The 36-Hour Day remains the leading resource for caregivers, one of the few titles that B&N will never allow to go out of stock, and JHUP's bestseller with 2.5 million copies sold. It has been called a legend, a bible, and the best of its kind.
The book originated in a mimeographed booklet that Mace and Rabins, members of the Johns Hopkins Hospital psychiatry program staff, created in the '70s in response to the needs of their patients' caretakers. Overwhelmed with requests, the authors sought a publisher, and found a home with JHUP. The 36-Hour Day and its success are a somewhat larger-than-life expression of the hope we always have when we publish a book or journal under the Johns Hopkins imprint. We want to deliver knowledge, discovery, and expertise to the people who need it most.
University Press of Florida
Classical Ballet Technique
Author: Gretchen Warren; Photographer: Susan Cook Learn More
With this brilliantly imagined and beautifully achieved work, Gretchen Warren has created the first comprehensive, photographicaly illustrated reference and teaching guide on classical ballet technique. In more than 2,600 photographs, Johan Renvall, Cynthia Harvey, Susan Jaffe, and an array of other dancers from such companies as the American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet demonstrate in sequence every movement in the classical repertoire, from the most basic to the most advanced.
University Press of Florida is one of the leading U.S. publishers of dance books. Classical Ballet Technique has been the most authoritative text on the subject for more than two decades.
Texas A&M University Press
From a Watery Grave: The Discovery and Excavation of La Salle's Shipwreck, La Belle
Authors: James Bruseth and Toni Turner Learn More
On a frigid, stormy day in February of 1686, a small French sailing ship lost control and ran aground in Matagorda Bay. The crew had braved an ocean voyage, attacks by pirates, raids by Native Americans, and ravaging diseases under the command of famed explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, hoping to establish a colony in the New World. Pounded in the Texas bay by gale winds and storm surges, La Belle finally slipped beneath the water and sank to the bottom, where it would remain for centuries. More than 300 years later, Texas Historical Commission archaeologists discovered La Belle’s resting place. Using cutting-edge technology, investigators excavated the shipwreck and salvaged more than a million artifacts, including bronze guns, muskets, trade beads, axes, rings, bells, dishes, medicines—everything a new-world colony needed for survival. For those interested in history, archaeology, or the quest for clues to the past, From a Watery Grave tells a riveting tale of nautical adventure in the seventeenth century and reveals modern scientific archaeology at its best. This landmark book brilliantly combines two strengths of the Texas A&M Press: the history of Texas and the field of nautical archaeology. It has been praised as "a splendid book, scientifically, historically, and visually."
University of Notre Dame Press
After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory
Author: Alastair MacIntyre Learn More
Alasdair MacIntyre's interest has been first and foremost in moral philosophy and his influence has been far reaching. His most famous book, After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, laid bare the inconsistencies inherent in the conflicting ethical systems born of the Enlightenment, and which have for the most part shaped current social and political values. The common error, argued MacIntyre, was the failure to adequately ask the most basic of all questions: what is it to be a good human being? It is rare that a single work provokes such radical self-interrogation in equal measure across widely diverging theories of moral philosophy. For his own part, MacIntyre invited readers to rediscover with Aristotle the centrality of the virtues as concretely exemplifying the goals and practices of the good life.
When After Virtue first appeared in 1981, it was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of contemporary moral philosophy. It has since gone through two subsequent editions, which have added to, but not changed, the original text. The second edition, published in 1984, adds a Postscript replying to critics of the first edition; the third edition, published in 2007, contains a new prologue entitled "After Virtue after a Quarter of a Century."