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Nisei Naysayer Contraceptive Diplomacy Mandarin Brazil
The Memoir of Militant Japanese Reproductive Politics and Race, Representation, and Memory
American Journalist Jimmie Omura Imperial Ambitions in the Ana Paulina Lee
James Matsumoto Omura United States and Japan
In Mandarin Brazil, Ana Paulina Lee
Edited by Arthur A. Hansen Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci explores the centrality of Chinese
Among the fiercest opponents of This book turns to the history of exclusion to the Brazilian nation-
the mass incarceration of Japanese the birth control movement in building project, tracing the role of
Americans during World War II was the United States and Japan to cultural representation in producing
James “Jimmie” Matsumoto Omura, interpret the struggle for hegemony racialized national categories. She
a newspaper editor who fearlessly in the Pacific through the lens considers depictions of Chineseness
called out leaders in the Nikkei of transnational feminism. Aiko in Brazilian popular music, literature,
community for what he saw as their Takeuchi-Demirci follows the and visual culture, as well as archival
complicity with the U.S. government’s relationship between two iconic documents and Brazilian and Qing
unjust and unconstitutional policies. birth control activists, Margaret dynasty diplomatic correspondence.
In 1944, Omura was indicted, Sanger in the United States and The book begins during the second
arrested, jailed, and forced to stand Ishimoto Shizue in Japan, as well half of the nineteenth century,
trial for unlawful conspiracy to as other intellectuals and policy- during the transitional period when
counsel, aid, and abet violations of the makers, to make sense of the enslaved labor became unfree labor—
military draft. He was among the first complex transnational exchanges an era when black slavery shifted to
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and reparations for wartime violations By telling this story in a transnational surged. By considering why Chinese
of civil liberties and human rights. context, Takeuchi-Demirci draws laborers were excluded from Brazilian
Edited and with an introduction connections between birth control nation-building efforts while Japanese
by Arthur A. Hansen, Omura’s activism and the history of eugenics, migrants were welcomed, Lee
memoir provides a firsthand racism, and imperialism. interrogates how Chinese and Japanese
account of Japanese American imperial ambitions and Asian ethnic
“A fascinating study of transnational
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From the Grounds Up To Belong in Buenos Aires In Service of Two Masters
Building an Export Economy in Germans, Argentines, and the Rise The Missionaries of Ocopa,
Southern Mexico of a Pluralist Society Indigenous Resistance, and Spanish
Casey Marina Lurtz Benjamin Bryce Governance in Bourbon Peru
In the late nineteenth century, Latin In the late nineteenth and early Cameron D. Jones
American exports boomed. From twentieth centuries, a massive wave This book follows the Franciscan
Chihuahua to Patagonia, producers of immigration transformed the mission of Santa Rosa de Ocopa in
sent industrial fibers, tropical fruits, cultural landscape of Argentina. the Peruvian Amazon through the
and staple goods across oceans to Alongside other immigrants to eighteenth and early nineteenth
satisfy the ever-increasing demand Buenos Aires, German speakers centuries, a period marked by events
from foreign markets. In southern strove to carve out a place for such as the indigenous Juan Santos
Mexico’s Soconusco district, the themselves as Argentines without Atahualpa Rebellion and the 1746
coffee trade would transform rural fully relinquishing their German Lima earthquake. Caught between
life. Alongside plantation owners language and identity. Their story the directives of the Spanish crown
and foreign investors, a dense but sheds light on how pluralistic societies and the challenges of missionary
little-explored web of small-time take shape and how immigrants work on the Amazon frontier,
producers, shopowners, and laborers negotiate citizenship and belonging. the missionaries of Ocopa found
played key roles in the rapid expansion Focusing on social welfare, education, themselves at the center of a
of export production. A regional religion, language, and the struggle over the nature of colonial
history of the Soconusco as well as importance of children, Benjamin governance. Cameron D. Jones
a study in commodity capitalism, Bryce examines the formation reveals the changes that Spain’s
From the Grounds Up places of a distinct German-Argentine far-flung empire experienced from
indigenous and mestizo villagers, identity. Drawing parallels to other borderland Franciscan missions in
migrant workers, and local politicians immigrant groups, Bryce contributes Peru to the court of the Bourbon
at the center of our understanding of new perspectives on the history of monarchy in Madrid, arguing
the development of Latin America’s migration to Latin America—and that the Bourbon clerical reforms
export-driven economy during the on the complex interconnections that broadly sought to bring the
first era of globalization. between cultural pluralism and the empire under greater crown control
“A remarkable contribution to our emergence of national cultures. were shaped in turn by groups
understanding of capitalist “Bryce deftly explores immigrant throughout the Americas, including
development in Mexico through history in new ways and sheds light Ocopa friars, the Amerindians and
the last 150 years.” on a community that, while small in Africans in their missions, and
—John Womack, Jr., number, had an outsize influence on bureaucrats in Lima and Madrid.
Harvard University Argentine history.”
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Alone at the Altar An Economic and To Sin No More
Single Women and Devotion in Demographic History of Franciscans and Conversion in the
Guatemala, 1670-1870 São Paulo, 1850-1950 Hispanic World, 1683-1830
Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara Francisco Vidal Luna David Rex Galindo
By 1700, Guatemala’s capital was a and Herbert S. Klein For 300 years, Franciscans were
mixed-race “city of women.” Labor This volume explores the at the forefront of the spread of
and migration patterns in Guatemala transformation of São Paulo, the Catholicism in the New World.
produced an urban female majority most populated state in Brazil, In the late seventeenth century,
and high numbers of single women, through an economic lens. Francisco the Franciscan Order developed a
widows, and female household Vidal Luna and Herbert S. Klein far-reaching, systematic missionary
heads. In this history of religious provide a synthetic overview of the program in Spain and the Americas.
and spiritual life in the Guatemalan growth of São Paulo from 1850 to After founding the first college of
capital, Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara 1950, analyzing statistical data on propaganda fide in the Mexican city
focuses on the sizeable population demographics, agriculture, finance, of Querétaro, the Franciscans
of ordinary, non-elite women trade, and infrastructure. Quantitative established six additional colleges in
living outside of both marriage and analysis of primary sources offers New Spain, ten in South America,
convent. Through an analysis of over granular insight into state building, and twelve in Spain. From these
500 wills, hagiographies, religious federalism, the coffee economy, early colleges, Franciscans proselytized
chronicles, and ecclesiastical records, industrialization, urbanization, and Indians in frontier territories as well
Alone at the Altar examines how demographic shifts. Luna and Klein as Catholics in Spain and Spanish
laboring women forged complex compare São Paulo’s transformation America. To Sin No More is the first
alliances with Catholic priests and to other regions from the same period, book to study these colleges, their
missionaries and how those alliances making this an essential reference for missionaries, and their multifaceted,
significantly shaped local religion, understanding the impact of early sweeping missionary programs.
the spiritual economy, and late periods of economic growth. By focusing on the recruitment of
colonial reform efforts. non-Catholics to Catholicism as
“Weaving together rich scholarship, well as the deepening of religious
“This intriguing and impeccably original research, and extensive
researched book offers a highly fervor among Catholics, David Rex
historical data, Luna and Klein
readable narrative of difficult archival offer a sorely-needed synthesis of Galindo shows how the Franciscan
and primary sources for historians the facets that contributed to colleges expanded and shaped
of Latin America.” São Paulo’s evolution.” popular Catholicism in the
—Nicole von Germeten, —Anne Hanley,
eighteenth-century Spanish
Oregon State University Northern Illinois University Atlantic world.
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Enlightened Immunity Revolution in the Terra do Sol Between Containment
Mexico’s Experiments with Disease The Cold War in Brazil and Rollback
Prevention in the Age of Reason Sarah Sarzynski The United States and the
Paul Ramírez Cold War in Germany
Sarah Sarzynski’s cultural history of
A history of epidemics and disease Cold War–era Brazil examines the Christian Ostermann
management in eighteenth- and early influence of revolutionary social In the aftermath of World War II,
nineteenth-century Mexico, this book movements in Northeastern Brazil American diplomats and policymakers
reconstructs the cultural, ritual, and during the lead-up to the 1964 turned to the task of rebuilding
political background of Mexico’s early coup that would bring the military Europe while keeping Communism at
experiments with childhood vaccines. to power for twenty-one years. bay, confronting a divided Germany.
Paul Ramírez considers how the Turning to sources including Based on recently declassified
public health response to epidemic Cinema Novo films, biographies, documents from American, Russian,
disease was thoroughly enmeshed chapbook literature, and materials and German archives, this book tells
with religion and the church, the from U.S. and Brazilian government the story of U.S. policy toward East
spread of Enlightenment ideas about archives, Sarzynski shows how Germany from 1945 to 1953. As the
medicine and the body, and the representations of the Northeast American approach shifted between
customs and healing practices of depended on persistent stereotypes the policy of “containment” and
indigenous villages. It was not only depicting the region as backward, more active “rollback” of Communist
educated urban elites—doctors and impoverished, and violent. By late power, the Truman and Eisenhower
men of science—whose response to March 1964, Brazilian Armed administrations worked to undermine
outbreaks of disease mattered. Rather, Forces faced little resistance when Soviet-backed Communist rule
the cast of protagonists crossed overthrowing democratically elected without compromising economic
ethnic, gender, and class lines: local leaders in part because of the widely and nation-building interests in West
officials who decided if and how held belief that the violence and Germany. There was a darker side to
to execute plans from Mexico City, chaos in the “backward” Northeast American policy in East Germany:
rural priests who influenced local threatened the modern Brazilian covert operations, propaganda,
practices, and parents who decided nation. Sarzynski’s cultural history and psychological warfare. This
if they would allow their children recasts conventional narratives of international history tracks relations
to be handed over to vaccinators. the Cold War in Brazil, showing between East German and Soviet
Enlightened Immunity explores how local struggles over land reform Communists, providing new
fundamental questions about trust, and rural workers’ rights were part perspectives on U.S. foreign policy
uncertainty, and the role of religion in of broader ideological debates as Cold War tensions coalesced.
a moment of discovery and innovation. over capitalism and communism,
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The Deepest Border Partitions Letters to the Contrary
The Strait of Gibraltar and the A Transnational History A Curated History of the UNESCO
Making of the Modern of Twentieth-Century Human Rights Survey
Hispano-African Borderland Territorial Separatism Edited and Introduced by
Sasha D. Pack Edited by Arie M. Dubnov Mark Goodale,
The Deepest Border tells the story of and Laura Robson Foreword by Samuel Moyn
how a borderland society formed Partition—the physical division of The Universal Declaration of
around the Strait of Gibraltar, bringing territory along ethno-religious lines Human Rights (UDHR) has long
historical perspective to one of the into separate nation-states—is often served as the foundation for the
contemporary world’s critical border presented as a political “solution” protection of human rights around
zones. In conceptualizing the Strait to ethnic conflict. In the twentieth the world. Historians and human
of Gibraltar region as a borderland, century, new nation-states—the Irish rights scholars have claimed that
Sasha D. Pack reconsiders the Free State, the Dominions (later the UDHR was influenced by
region’s major tensions and conflicts, Republics) of India and Pakistan, UNESCO’s 1947–48 global survey
including the Rif Rebellion, the and the State of Israel—emerged as of intellectuals, theologians, and
Spanish Civil War, the European the result of partition, all in contexts cultural and political leaders, a survey
phase of World War II, the colonization of extreme violence. This volume that supposedly revealed a universal
and decolonization of Morocco, and offers the first collective history of consensus on human rights.
the ongoing controversies over the the concept of partition, tracing
exclaves of Gibraltar, Ceuta, and Based on meticulous archival
its emergence in the aftermath of
Melilla. Integrating these threads research, Letters to the Contrary
the First World War and locating
into a long history of the region, revises and enlarges the conventional
its genealogy in the politics of
The Deepest Border speaks to broad understanding of UNESCO’s
twentieth-century empire and
questions about the functioning of human rights survey. Mark Goodale
sovereignty on the “periphery,” the uncovers a historical record filled
“Tracing the movement of partition with letters and responses that
maintenance and construction of theories and practices across multiple
borders, and the enduring legacies of were omitted, polite refusals to
colonial spaces, this volume resists respond, and outright rejections of
imperialism and colonialism. both functional explanations and
the balance-sheet approach in favor the universal human rights ideal. In
“Sasha D. Pack’s highly original collecting, annotating, and analyzing
study of this critical Mediterranean of a deeply historicized account of
partition’s multiple lives and afterlives these responses, Goodale reveals an
chokepoint represents a masterpiece
in the field of border studies.” across the twentieth century alternative history deeply connected
and beyond.” to the ongoing life of human rights
—Julia Clancy-Smith,
University of Arizona —Antoinette Burton, in the twenty-first century.
University of Illinois
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What Is a Border? Risky Shores The Everyday Nationalism
Manlio Graziano Savagery and Colonialism in the of Workers
Western Pacific A Social History of Modern Belgium
The fall of the Berlin Wall, symbol of
the bipolar order that emerged after George Behlmer Maarten Van Ginderachter
World War II, seemed to inaugurate Spanning three centuries—from In this book, Maarten Van
an age of ever fewer borders. The Captain James Cook’s death on a Ginderachter upends assumptions
liberalization and integration of Hawaiian beach in 1779 to the end about how European nationalism is
markets, the creation of vast free- of World War II in 1945—this book lived and experienced by ordinary
trade zones, and the birth of a new considers the category of “the savage” people—and the bottom-up impact
political and monetary union in in the context of British Empire in these “everyday” expressions of
Europe, for instance, all appeared to the Western Pacific, reassessing the nationalism exert on institutionalized
point in that direction. Only thirty conduct of Islanders and the English- nationalism writ large. Drawing on
years later, though, boundaries and speaking strangers who encountered sources from the major urban and
borders are expanding in number them. Sensationalized depictions of working-class centers of Belgium,
and being reintroduced in places Melanesian “savages” as cannibals Van Ginderachter uncovers the
where they had virtually been and headhunters created a unifying everyday nationalism of the rank-
abolished. Is this an out-of-step, sense of Britishness during the and-file of the socialist Belgian
deceptive last gasp of national nineteenth and early twentieth Workers Party between 1880 and
sovereignty or the victory of the centuries. George Behlmer argues World War I, a period in which
weight of history over the power of that Britain’s early visitors to the Europe experienced the concurrent
place? The fact that borders have Pacific wielded the notion of savagery rise of nationalism and socialism as
made a comeback, warns Manlio to justify their own interests, and mass movements. Analyzing sources
Graziano, does not mean that they suggests that British representations from—not just about—ordinary
will resolve any problems. His of savagery were not merely workers, Van Ginderachter reveals
geopolitical history and analysis straightforward expressions of the limits of nation-building from
draws our attention to the ground colonial power, but also belied above and the potential of agency
shifting under our feet in the present homegrown fears of social disorder. from below. With a rich and diverse
and allows us to speculate on what base of sources, the book covers
“George Behlmer has produced a
might happen in the future. formidable work of scholarship, drawing a variety of experiences of, and
STANFORD BRIEFS on a daunting array of sources and responses to, nationhood—showing
112 pages, 2018 a career’s worth of writing on British all the complexity of socialist workers’
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—Dane Kennedy, engagement with nationhood,
George Washington University
patriotism, ethnicity, and language.
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Vichy France and the Jews Risen from Ruins The Plunder
Second Edition The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding The 1898 Anti-Jewish Riots in
Michael R. Marrus and East Berlin Habsburg Galicia
Robert O. Paxton Paul Stangl Daniel Unowsky
When Vichy France and the Jews was This book combines political In the spring of 1898, thousands of
first published in France in 1981, the analysis with spatial and peasants and townspeople in Galicia
reaction was explosive. Before the architectural history to examine rioted against their Jewish neighbors.
appearance of this groundbreaking the urban landscape of East Berlin Attacks took place in more than 400
book, the question of the Vichy from the end of World War II until communities in this northwestern
regime’s cooperation with the the construction of the Berlin Wall. province of the Habsburg Monarchy,
Third Reich had been suppressed. Following the destruction of the in present-day Poland and Ukraine.
Michael R. Marrus and Robert O. war, decision makers balanced Jewish-owned homes and businesses
Paxton were the first to access closed historic preservation against the were ransacked and looted, and
archives that revealed the extent opportunity to model the Socialist Jews were assaulted, threatened, and
of Vichy’s complicity in the Nazi future and reject the example of the humiliated, though not killed. Seeking
effort to eliminate the Jews. Since the Nazi dictatorship through architecture to make sense of this violence and
book’s original publication, additional and urban design. The political and its aftermath, The Plunder examines
archives have been opened, and the ideological agenda of East German the circulation of antisemitic ideas
role of the French state in the elites and the ruling Socialist within Galicia, offering new insights
deportation of Jews to the Nazi death Unity Party (SED) had a profound into the upsurge of antisemitism that
factories is now openly acknowledged. effect on the built environment. accompanied the emergence of mass
This updated edition integrates over Paul Stangl’s analysis expands our politics in Europe at the turn of the
thirty years of subsequent scholarship, understanding of urban planning, twentieth century.
and incorporates research on French historic preservation, and Socialist “A monumental study of the
public opinion and the diversity Realism in East Berlin. normalization of low-level violence
of responses by French civilians to “A comprehensive analysis of the against Jews at the turn of the
the campaign of persecution they politics of urban space in East Berlin. twentieth century. This is a timely,
witnessed around them. This classic A book of great breadth and depth, troubling, and compelling account
account remains central to the it deserves a wide readership among of how the rule of law can be
historiography of France and the scholars of memory, urban space, and undermined by bigotry.”
Holocaust, and in its revised edition, Soviet Communism.” —Alison Frank Johnson,
Harvard University
is more important than ever for —Michael Meng, Clemson University
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Desert in the Promised Land Bad Rabbi Homes Away from Home
Yael Zerubavel And Other Strange but True Jewish Belonging in
Stories from the Yiddish Press Twentieth-Century Paris, Berlin,
At once an ecological phenomenon and St. Petersburg
and a cultural construction, the Eddy Portnoy
desert has varied associations within An underground history of Sarah Wobick-Segev
Zionist and Israeli culture. Yael downwardly mobile Jews, Bad Rabbi In pre-emancipation Europe, most
Zerubavel tells the story of the desert exposes the seamy underbelly of Jews followed Jewish law most of
from the early twentieth century pre-WWII New York and Warsaw. the time, but by the turn of the
to the present, shedding light on With true stories plucked from the twentieth century, a new secular
romantic-mythical associations, pages of the Yiddish papers, Eddy Jewish identity had begun to take
settlement and security concerns, Portnoy introduces us to the drunks, shape. Homes Away from Home tells
environmental sympathies, and the thieves, murderers, wrestlers, the story of Ashkenazi Jews as they
commodifying tourist gaze. Drawing poets, and beauty queens whose made their way in European society
on literary narratives, educational misadventures were immortalized in the late nineteenth and twentieth
texts, newspaper articles, tourist in print. There’s the Polish rabbi centuries, focusing on the Jewish
materials, films, popular songs, blackmailed by an American widow, communities of Paris, Berlin, and
posters, photographs, and cartoons, mass brawls at weddings and funerals, St. Petersburg. At a time of growing
Zerubavel reveals the complexities a psychic who specialized in locating political enfranchisement for Jews
and contradictions that mark Israeli missing husbands, and violent gangs within European nations, the contexts
society’s semiotics of space in relation of Jewish mothers on the prowl—in of Jewish life expanded beyond
to the Middle East, and the central short, not quite the Jews you’d the confines of “traditional” Jewish
role of the “besieged island” trope in expect. One part Isaac Bashevis spaces into sites of consumption
Israeli culture and politics. Singer, one part Jerry Springer, and leisure, fundamentally
“Written with passion, innovation, this irreverent, unvarnished, and reshaping Jewish community and
and clarity, Desert in the Promised frequently hilarious compendium redefining the boundaries of where
Land makes an original and of stories provides a window into an Jewishness happened.
significant contribution towards unknown Yiddish world that was.
understanding the deeper currents “Sarah Wobick-Segev’s brilliant
of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” “Portnoy’s book is undomesticated combination of spatial history with
history; it is a time machine to an how Jews felt about these spaces offers
—Tom Segev, eradicated past; it is pure pleasure.” readers an entirely new lens through
author of 1949: The First Israelis
—Luc Sante, author of Low Life:
which to understand evolving Jewish
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Justice for Some Banking on the State Globalizing Morocco
Law and the Question of Palestine The Financial Foundations of Transnational Activism and the
Noura Erakat Lebanon Post-Colonial State
Justice for Some offers a new Hicham Safieddine David Stenner
approach to understanding the Banking on the State reveals how the David Stenner tells the story of the
Palestinian struggle for freedom, financial foundations of Lebanon Moroccan activists who swayed
told through the power and control were shaped by the standardization world opinion against the French
of international law. Focusing on of economic practices and financial and Spanish colonial authorities
key junctures—from the Balfour regimes within the decolonizing to gain independence, and in so
Declaration in 1917 to present-day world. The system of central banking doing, contributed to the formation
wars in Gaza—Noura Erakat shows that emerged was the product of a of international relations during
how the strategic deployment of law complex interaction of war, economic the early Cold War. The Moroccan
has shaped current conditions. Over policies, international financial nationalist movement developed
the past century, the law has done regimes, post-colonial state-building, social networks that spanned three
more to advance Israel’s interests global currents of technocratic continents and engaged supporters
than the Palestinians’. But, Erakat knowledge, and private business from CIA agents, British journalists,
argues, this outcome was never interests. It served rather than and Asian diplomats to a Coca-Cola
inevitable. Law is politics, and its challenged the interests of an manager and a former First Lady.
meaning and application depend on oligarchy of local bankers. As Globalizing Morocco traces how these
the political intervention of states Hicham Safieddine shows, the set networks helped the nationalists
and people alike. Within the law, of arrangements that governed the achieve independence, and
change is possible, and international central bank thus was dictated by illuminates the fissures in the global
law can serve the cause of freedom dynamics of political power and order that allowed the peoples of
when it is mobilized in support of a financial profit more than market Africa and Asia to influence a
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coldly realistic—and hopeful.” rewrites the history of a misunderstood innovates the conversation on modern
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For God or Empire City of Black Gold When the War Came Home
Sayyid Fadl and the Oil, Ethnicity, and the Making of The Ottomans’ Great War and the
Indian Ocean World Modern Kirkuk Devastation of an Empire
Wilson Chacko Jacob Arbella Bet-Shlimon Yiğit Akin
Sayyid Fadl, a descendant of the This book tells a story of oil, The Ottoman Empire was unprepared
Prophet Muhammad, led a unique urbanization, and colonialism in for the massive conflict of World
life—one that spanned much of the Kirkuk—and how these factors War I. The empire’s statesmen placed
nineteenth century and connected shaped the identities of Kirkuk’s unprecedented hardships onto the
India, Arabia, and the Ottoman citizens, forming the foundation of shoulders of the Ottoman people:
Empire. For God or Empire tells an ethnic conflict. In the early 1920s, mass conscription, a state-controlled
his story, part biography and part when the Iraqi state was formed economy, widespread food shortages,
global history, as his life and legacy under British administration, and ethnic cleansing. When the War
afford a singular view on historical group identities in Kirkuk were Came Home reveals the catastrophic
shifts of power and sovereignty, fluid. But as the oil industry fostered impact of this global conflict on
religion and politics. Fadl’s travels colonial power and Baghdad’s ordinary Ottomans and shows how
in worlds seen and unseen made for influence over Kirkuk, intercommunal the horrors of war brought home,
a life that was both unsettled and violence and competing claims paired with the empire’s growing
unsettling. And through his life, at to the city’s history took hold. demands on its people, fundamentally
least two forms of sovereignty— Arbella Bet-Shlimon reconstructs reshaped interactions between
God and empire—become apparent the twentieth-century history of Ottoman civilians, the military, and
in intersecting global contexts Kirkuk to question the assumptions the state writ broadly. Ultimately,
of religion and modern state about the past underpinning today’s Yiğit Akin argues that even as the
formation. The life and afterlives of ethnic divisions. She shows how empire lost the war on the battlefield,
Sayyid Fadl—which takes us from contentious politics in disputed it was the destructiveness of the
eighteenth- and nineteenth-century areas are not primordial traits of Ottoman state’s wartime policies
Indian Ocean worlds to twenty-first those regions, but are a modern on the home front that led to the
century cyberspace—offer a more phenomenon tightly bound to the empire’s disintegration.
open-ended global history of society and economics of urban life. “A critical breakthrough in the study
sovereignty and a more capacious “A masterful account of Kirkuk. of the First World War. The book’s
conception of life. Blending smooth storytelling and artful prose makes it an engaging
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The Holocaust and The Lived Nile Desert Borderland
North Africa Environment, Disease, and Material The Making of Modern Egypt
Colonial Economy in Egypt and Libya
Edited by Aomar Boum and
Sarah Abrevaya Stein Jennifer L. Derr Matthew H. Ellis
The Holocaust and North Africa The Lived Nile follows the engineers, Desert Borderland investigates the
offers the first English-language capitalists, political authorities, and historical processes that transformed
study of events in North Africa, laborers who built a new Nile River political identity in the easternmost
pushing at the boundaries of through the nineteenth and early reaches of the Sahara Desert in the
Holocaust Studies and North twentieth centuries. The river helped half century before World War I.
African Studies, and suggesting, to shape the future of technocratic Throughout these decades, a
powerfully, that neither is knowledge, and the bodies of those heightened awareness of distinctive
complete without the other. The who inhabited rural communities Egyptian and Ottoman Libyan
essays in this volume reconstruct were transformed through the territorial spheres developed despite
the implementation of race environmental intimacies of their any clear-cut boundary markers
laws and forced labor across the daily lives. At the root of this or cartographic evidence. National
Maghreb during World War II investigation lies the notion that territoriality was not imposed; rather,
and explore how the Holocaust the Nile is not a singular entity, but it developed through a complex and
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setting the stage for an entirely new temporally, spatially, and materially with local groups motivated by their
post-war reality. Commentaries specific relations that structured own local conceptions of space,
by leading scholars of Holocaust experiences of colonial economy. sovereignty, and political belonging.
history reflect on why the history of From the microscopic to the regional, By the early twentieth century,
the Holocaust and North Africa has the local to the imperial, The Lived distinctive “Egyptian” and “Libyan”
been so widely ignored—and what Nile recounts the history and territorial domains emerged—what
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European phenomenon.” —Khaled Fahmy,
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—Joshua Schreier, Vassar College
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The Proper Order of Things Humanism in Ruins Familiar Futures
Language, Power, and Law in Entangled Legacies of the Time, Selfhood, and
Ottoman Administrative Discourses Greek-Turkish Population Exchange Sovereignty in Iraq
Heather L. Ferguson Aslı Iğsız Sara Pursley
The “natural order of the state” The 1923 Greek–Turkish population Iraq was an early laboratory of
was an early modern mania for exchange forcibly relocated one and development projects designed by
the Ottoman Empire: the ideals of a half million people: Muslims in Iraqi intellectuals, British colonial
proper order, stability, and social Greece were resettled in Turkey, officials, American modernization
harmony were integral to the and Greek Orthodox Christians theorists, and postwar international
legitimization of Ottoman power. in Turkey were moved to Greece. agencies. Familiar Futures considers
As Ottoman territory grew, so too Strikingly, the exchange was how such projects reshaped Iraqi
did its network of written texts used purportedly enacted as a means to everyday habits, desires, and
to define and supplement imperial achieve peace. Humanism in Ruins familial relations in the name of
authority in the empire’s disparate maps the links between liberal a developed future. Sara Pursley
provinces. With this book, Heather discourses on peace and the legacies investigates how Western and Iraqi
L. Ferguson studies how this textual of this forced migration. Aslı Iğsız policymakers promoted changes
empire created a unique vision of weaves together past and present, in schooling, land ownership, and
Ottoman legal and social order. The making visible the effects of the family law to better differentiate
Proper Order of Things offers the 1923 exchange across the ensuing Iraq’s citizens by class, sex, and age.
story of an empire, told through century. Liberal humanism has Ultimately, the book shows how
the shifting written vocabularies responded to segregative policies certain goods—most obviously,
of power. Ferguson transcends the by calling for coexistence and the democratic ideals—were
question of what these documents acceptance of cultural diversity. repeatedly sacrificed in the name of
said, revealing instead how their Yet, as Iğsız makes clear, liberal the nation’s economic development
formulation of the “proper order of humanism itself, with its ahistorical in an ever-receding future.
things” configured the state itself. emphasis on a shared humanity, “In this brilliant work of imaginative
“The Proper Order of Things fails to confront an underlying scholarship and interdisciplinary
invites us to rethink Ottoman racialized logic. theorization, Sara Pursley pushes us
empire-building with its capacity to “A superb genealogy of cultural policy to rethink the history of the modern
codify, categorize, and monopolize and the politics of culture in Turkey.” Middle East and the postcolonial
symbolic violence. A brilliant book.” predicament more broadly.”
—Yael Navaro,
—Ali Yaycioglu, Stanford University University of Cambridge —Omnia El Shakry,
University of California, Davis
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Mandatory Separation Between Iran and Zion A Vision of Yemen
Religion, Education, and Mass Jewish Histories of The Travels of a European
Politics in Palestine Twentieth-Century Iran Orientalist and His Native Guide
Suzanne Schneider Lior B. Sternfeld A Translation of Hayyim
Habshush’s Travelogue
Mandatory Separation examines Drawing on interviews, newspapers,
how colonial, Zionist, and Palestinian- family stories, autobiographies, and Alan Verskin
Muslim leaders developed competing archives, Lior Sternfeld analyzes In 1869, Hayyim Habshush, a
views of religious education during how Iranian Jews contributed to Yemeni Jew, accompanied the
the formative period of British rule. Iranian nation-building projects. European orientalist Joseph Halévy
The British Mandatory government He considers the shifting reactions on his archaeological tour of Yemen.
supported religious education as to Zionism over time, in particular Twenty years later, Habshush wrote
a supposed antidote to nationalist to religious Zionism in the early A Vision of Yemen, a vivid account
passions at the precise moment 1900s and political Zionism after of daily life, religion, and politics.
when the administrative, pedagogic, the creation of the state of Israel. More than a simple travelogue, it
and curricular transformation of And he investigates the various is a work of trickster-tales, thick
religious schooling rendered it a groups that constituted the Iranian anthropological descriptions, and
vital tool for Zionist and Palestinian Jewish community, notably the reflections on Jewish–Muslim
leaders. This study of their policies Jewish communists who became relations. This edition is the first
and practices illuminates the prominent activists in the left-wing English translation and includes
tensions, similarities, and differences circles in the 1950s and the a historical introduction to the
among these diverse educational revolutionary Jewish organization work. The translation maintains
and political philosophies, revealing that participated in the 1979 Habshush’s gripping style and rich
the lasting significance of these Revolution. The result is a rich portrayal of the diverse communities
debates for thinking about religion account of the vital role of Jews in and cultures of Yemen, offering a
and political identity in the modern the social and political fabric of potent mixture of artful storytelling
Middle East. twentieth-century Iran. and cultural criticism, suffused
“Brilliantly weaving together British, “Lior Sternfeld unearths with humor and empathy.
Zionist, and Palestinian Arab sources, mesmerizing and previously untold “A masterful translation of Hayyim
Suzanne Schneider reveals the roots stories to ask important questions Habshush’s gripping account of his
of national politics in the continuities, about Jewish identities and offer hope travels and a rare and intimate
disjunctures, and struggles among for a better future to the peoples of the glimpse into Jewish and Muslim life
educators and reformers.” region, Jews and Muslims alike.” in the Arabian hinterlands.”
—Liora R. Halperin, —Orit Bashkin, University of Chicago —Norman A. Stillman,
University of Washington University of Oklahoma
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The Meiji Restoration The Hijacked War Poisonous Pandas
W. G. Beasley, with a new The Story of Chinese POWs in Chinese Cigarette Manufacturing
foreword by Michael R. Auslin the Korean War in Critical Historical Perspectives
For Japan, the Meiji Restoration David Cheng Chang Edited by Matthew Kohrman,
of 1868 has something of the The Korean War lasted for three Gan Quan, Liu Wennan, and
significance that the French years, one month, and two days— Robert N. Proctor
Revolution has for France: it is the but armistice talks occupied more Over the last fifty years, transnational
point from which modern history than two of those years, as 14,000 tobacco companies and their allies
begins. In this now classic work of Chinese prisoners of war refused have fueled a tripling of the world’s
Japanese history, the late W. G. to return to Communist China, annual consumption of cigarettes.
Beasley offers a comprehensive effectively hijacking the negotiations At the forefront is the China
account of the origins, development, of world leaders at a pivotal moment National Tobacco Corporation,
and immediate aftermath of the in Cold War history. In The Hijacked now producing forty percent of
events that restored Imperial rule to War, David Cheng Chang vividly cigarettes sold globally. What has
Japan. He makes the case that the portrays the experiences of Chinese enabled the manufacturing of
origins of the Meiji Restoration are prisoners in the dark, cold, and cigarettes in China to flourish even
not found in economic distress or damp tents of Koje and Cheju islands amidst public condemnation of
class struggle, but in a growing sense in Korea and how their decisions smoking? In Poisonous Pandas, an
of national danger and national derailed the high politics being interdisciplinary group of scholars
pride spurred by Japan’s contacts conducted in Washington, Moscow, comes together to tell that story.
with the West. Nationalism provided and Beijing. Drawing on newly They offer novel portraits of people
the impetus for overthrowing the declassified archival materials from within the Chinese polity who
Tokugawa military government and China, Taiwan, and the United States have experimentally revamped the
reuniting Japan under the Emperor and interviews with surviving Chinese country’s pre-Communist cigarette
Meiji. Only when the Tokugawa and North Korean prisoners of war, supply chain and fitfully expanded
were gone did their successors Chang depicts the struggle over its political, economic, and cultural
turn, of necessity, to the making of prisoner repatriation that dominated influence. These portraits cut against
modern Japan, seeking strength and the second half of the Korean War— the grain of what contemporary
stability in new social patterns. and changed the course of the Cold tobacco-control experts typically
War in East Asia—in the prisoners’ study, opening a vital new window
Originally published in 1972,
own words. on the global tobacco industry.
this new paperback edition
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Elusive Lives A Genealogy of Dissent Violence and Order on the
Gender, Autobiography, and the The Progeny of Fallen Royals in Chengdu Plain
Self in Muslim South Asia Chosŏn Korea The Story of a Secret Brotherhood
Siobhan Lambert-Hurley Eugene Y. Park in Rural China, 1939-1949
Muslim South Asia is widely In early modern Korea, the Chosŏn Di Wang
thought of as a culture that idealizes state conducted an extermination In 1939, residents of a rural village
female anonymity. However, campaign against the Kaesŏng near Chengdu watched as Lei
Siobhan Lambert-Hurley highlights Wang, descendants of the preceding Mingyuan, a member of a violent
an elusive strand of female Koryŏ dynasty. It was so thorough secret society known as the Gowned
autobiographical writings dating that most of today’s descendants are Brothers, executed his teenage
back several centuries throughout related to a single survivor. Before daughter. Six years later, Shen
the region to make a case against long, however, the Chosŏn dynasty Baoyuan, a sociology student at
this common assumption. The sought to bolster its legitimacy as the Yenching University, arrived in the
book is based on texts from the successor of Koryŏ by rehabilitating town to conduct fieldwork on the
sixteenth century to the present, the surviving Wangs—granting them society. She got to know Lei
drawing on materials from Muslim patronage for performing ancestral Mingyuan and his family, recording
communities all over the Indian rites and even allowing them to many rare insights about the
subcontinent. Drawing on well over attain prestigious offices. As a result, murder and the Gowned Brothers’
200 original texts, Lambert-Hurley Koryŏ descendants came to constitute inner workings. Using the filicide
uncovers patterns across time elite lineages throughout Korea. as a starting point to examine the
and place to propose a theoretical Eugene Y. Park draws on primary and history, culture, and organization
model for reading gender, secondary sources, interviews, and of the Gowned Brothers, Di Wang
autobiography, and the self in site visits to tell their extraordinary offers nuanced insights into the
texts that have long-defied story. In so doing, he traces Korea’s structures of local power in 1940s
Euro-American analysis. changing politics, society, and culture rural Sichuan. Moreover, he
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identity and collective presence.” China perceived rural communities.
—David Arnold, By studying the complex relationship
University of Warwick between the Gowned Brothers and
SOUTH ASIA IN MOTION the Chinese Communist Party,
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Forgotten Disease Who Owns the News? The Missing Pages
Illnesses Transformed in A History of Copyright The Modern Life of a Medieval
Chinese Medicine Will Slauter Manuscript, from Genocide
Hilary A. Smith to Justice
You can’t copyright facts, but is
Around the turn of the twentieth news a category unto itself? Without Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh
century, disorders that Chinese legal protection for the “ownership” The Missing Pages is the biography of
physicians had been writing about of news, what incentive does a a manuscript, the Zeytun Gospels,
for over a millennium acquired new news organization have to invest in that is at once art, sacred object, and
identities in Western medicine. Hilary producing quality journalism that cultural heritage. Its tale mirrors
A. Smith argues that privileging serves the public good? This book the story of its scattered community
these later sources misrepresents explores the intertwined histories as Armenians have struggled to
what traditional Chinese doctors of journalism and copyright law in redefine themselves after genocide.
were seeing and doing, creating an the United States and Great Britain, Heghnar Watenpaugh follows the
unfair view of their medicine as revealing how shifts in technology, manuscript through seven centuries,
inferior. Drawing on a wide array of government policy, and publishing from medieval Armenia to the
sources, ranging from early Chinese strategy have shaped the killing fields of 1915 Anatolia,
classics to modern scientific research, media landscape. the refugee camps of Aleppo,
Smith traces the history of one Ellis Island, and Soviet Armenia,
Publishers have long sought to treat
representative case, foot qi, from the and ultimately to a Los Angeles
news as exclusive to protect their
fourth century to the present day. courtroom. Reconstructing a story
investments against copying or
She examines the shifting meanings of unimaginable loss and resilience,
“free riding.” But over the centuries,
of disease over time, showing that Watenpaugh uncovers the rich
arguments about the vital role
each transformation reflects the tapestry of an extraordinary artwork
of newspapers and the need for
social, political, intellectual, and and the people touched by it.
information to circulate have made
economic environment.
it difficult to defend property rights “Heghnar Watenpaugh captures the
“The writing of the history of diseases in news. Beginning with the earliest everlasting violence of genocide as
has played a crucial but often invisible printed news publications and it shears and slices into human lives
role in shaping Chinese medicine as ending with the Internet, Will across time and place. Written with
we know it today. Forgotten Disease both erudition and passion, The
Slauter traces these countervailing Missing Pages is a labor of love and
challenges the dominant historiography
with great insights.” trends, offering a fresh perspective a must-read for anyone concerned
on debates about copyright and with the human right to art.”
—Sean Hsiang-lin Lei,
Academia Sinica, Taiwan efforts to control the flow of news. —Fatma Müge Göçek,
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The Political Theory Text Technologies Being with the Dead
of Neoliberalism A History Burial, Ancestral Politics, and the
Elaine Treharne and Roots of Historical Consciousness
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Claude Willan Hans Ruin
Neoliberalism has become a dirty
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can reconstruct and critique. By history of communication: what developed techniques of caring for
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Transparency in Sediments of Time Theodor Adorno and the
Postwar France On Possible Histories Century of Negative Identity
A Critical History of the Present Reinhart Koselleck, Translated Eric Oberle
Stefanos Geroulanos and Edited by Sean Franzel and Identity has become a central feature
This book offers a panorama of Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann of national conversations. We have
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transparency in politics, ethics, and German historian Reinhart Koselleck freedom, social rights, and group
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and state functionaries spoke of new light on Koselleck’s crucial School and drawing on Isaiah Berlin’s
transparency in pejorative terms. concerns, including his theory famous distinction between positive
Associating it with the prying eyes of sediments of time; his theory and negative liberty, Theodor Adorno
of totalitarian governments, they of historical repetition, duration, and the Century of Negative Identity
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of ethicists, who proposed that addresses some of the challenges and School’s American exile, Eric Oberle
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to each other nor to themselves, and the Anglophone world. authoritarianism, and hard-right
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the center of his thought. In the midst Germans and considers how a new
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texts, their contexts, and our present work presents a major benchmark.” but on defining an Other, has shaped
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—Camille Robcis, Cornell University
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Imagination Divine Variations

Literary Knowledge and Science in How Christian Thought Became
the British Enlightenment Racial Science
Tita Chico Terence Keel
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debate, The Experimental Imagination of the development of scientific
tells the story of how literariness ideas about race. Covering the last
came to be distinguished from three centuries of scientific thought
science as a source of truth about and debate, Terence Keel reveals the
the natural and social worlds in the persistent links between pre-modern
British Enlightenment. Tita Chico Christian thought and contemporary
shows that early science relied on scientific perceptions of human
what she calls literary knowledge to difference. Despite modern biology’s
present its experimental findings. ostensible shift towards scientific
More radically, she contends that naturalism, objectivity, and value
science was made intellectually neutrality, contemporary scientific
possible because its main discoveries theories of race are not a departure
and technologies could be articulated from but, rather, an extension of
in literary terms. While early scientists Christian intellectual history. Keel
deployed metaphor to describe the demonstrates that Christian ideas
phenomena they defined, literary about creation, ancestry, and
writers used scientific metaphors to universalism helped form the
make the case for the epistemological basis of modern accounts of human
superiority of literary knowledge. biodiversity. By drawing connections
With its recourse to imagination between Christian thought and
as a more reliable source of truth scientific racial thinking, this book
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Edited By Thomas S. Mullaney
Led by volume editor Thomas S. Mullaney, three historians of the
Chinese world analyze the phenomenon of Chinese grave relocation
via essays that move from the local to the global. Built on a bespoke
spatial analysis platform, each essay takes on a different aspect of
burial practices in China over the past two centuries. Rounding off
the historical analyses, platform creator David McClure speaks to
new reading methodologies emerging from a format in which text
and map move in lockstep to advance the argument.

Time Online
History, Graphic Design, and the Interactivity of Print
Daniel Rosenberg
Providing insights into the materiality of design-thinking both
past and present, Daniel Rosenberg analyzes visualizations of time
to uncover how particular perspectives on history, chronology,
and causation shaped the now.

America’s Public Bible

Lincoln Mullen
Lincoln Mullen mines nearly eleven million pages of newspapers
to uncover the presence of biblical quotations, identifying which
verses were quoted widely and in which contexts to shed light on
the joint evolution of the Bible and public life in nineteenth-
century America.

Black Quotidian
Everyday History in African-American Newspapers
Matthew F. Delmont
Black Quotidian explores everyday lives of African Americans in
the twentieth century. Drawing on an archive of digitized African-
American newspapers, Matthew F. Delmont provides a number of
contextual entry points in the form of thematic essays. Intended as
a teaching resource that offers a counterpoint and companion to
resources focused on the history of African-American struggle
during the twentieth century, Black Quotidian emphasizes the need
to explore beyond the key figures and moments that have come to
stand in for the complexity of African-American history.


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