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DYSTOPIAN LITERATURE

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Sharp and Dangerous Virtues 1 Hero of the Angry Sky ....... 2–3
OHIO SHORT HISTORIES OF AFRICA NEW AFRICAN HISTORIES Series

Praise for Martha Moody’s previous novels Best Friends “First novels that track a pair of friends from college days through their subsequent lives aren’t exactly uncommon, but Moody’s is so freshly observed and gifted with a palpable sense of the ravages of time that it feels utterly new.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Harrowing events and widespread deprivation have become the new reality in a dystopian future America in this new novel from best-selling author Martha Moody

Recent titles ......................... 12 Invisible Agents .................... 13 Peacebuilding, Power, and Politics in Africa ............... 14 Hollywood’s Africa after 1994 ........................ 15 Religious Imaginaries............ 16 A Room of His Own ............. 17
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Steve Biko ...............................4 Epidemics .............................. 4 Spear of the Nation................ 5 A Brief History of Rights in South Africa ......... 5
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Sharp and Dangerous Virtues
A Novel
Martha Moody
It’s 2047 in Dayton, Ohio. In response to food and water shortages, the U.S. government has developed an enormous, and powerfully successful, agricultural area—the “Heartland Grid”—just north of the city. In the meantime, in the wake of declining American power a multinational force has established itself in Cleveland. Behind these quickly shifting alliances lies a troubling/tantalizing question: what will the American future look like? Sharp and Dangerous Virtues is the story of ordinary people caught in situations they had never planned for or even imagined. There are Chad and Sharis, a married couple with two sons, holding out for normal life in their decaying suburb; Tuuro, a black church custodian whose false confession of murder is used for political purposes; Lila, Dayton’s aging, lonely Commissioner of Water, who dreams of being part of the “pure” existence of the Grid residents; and Charles and Diana, idealistic lovers trying desperately to preserve the nature center that has become their refuge. What will these people do? What choices are left for them, and what choices have been taken away? Whom and what can they trust? Novelist Moody—known for her vivid portrayals of complicated characters and relationships in novels such as Best Friends and Sometimes Mine—weaves together cataclysmic events and the most intimate of human emotions to create a future that seems achingly real. Sharp and Dangerous Virtues will change the way you think and feel.

Paper Sons and Daughters .......................... 6 The Conscript ........................ 7 Illinois’s War ........................... 8 A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbus ................ 9 The Engraving Trade in Early Cincinnati ................ 10 The Collected Letters of Henry Northrup Castle...... 11

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“She captures the feel of things, the complexity of human lives, and the ability of time to expose and heal.”
—Josephine Humphreys, author of Nowhere Else on Earth and Rich in Love

More praise for Martha Moody The Office of Desire “A provocative, intensely moving novel of ideas and opposing philosophies presented by deeply flawed, deeply human characters.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review), and one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2007

The Office of Desire “Moody’s second outing perfectly captures the nuances of a small group of people working closely together in an insular environment.”
—Booklist

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Cover: Machinist Mate William “Bill” Miller in Eastleigh, England, with a DH-9a day bomber about the time of the Armistice (from Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval Ace).
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Sometimes Mine “Moody probes new layers of emotion and personal connection as Genie the heart doctor comes to understand the intangible aspects of the human heart. Instead of applying the clichés of traditional romance to a midlife heroine, Moody introduces readers to a woman who never stops learning about work, family, people, and possibilities.”
—Publishers Weekly

Sometimes Mine “Sometimes Mine reveals a writer in the process of taking her craft to the next level.”
—Vick Mickunas, Dayton Daily News

Martha Moody is a novelist and physician from Dayton, Ohio, whose three previous books of fiction have sold close to 1 million copies. She is the author of Best Friends, The Office of Desire, and Sometimes Mine.

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U. S. AVIATION HISTORY

WORLD WAR I NAVAL HISTORY

The compelling experiences of the U.S. Navy’s only World War I Flying Ace

Hero of the Angry Sky
The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval Ace
“Congratulations to Ohio University Press and Geoffrey Rossano for performing the admirable service of editing the diary of the United States Navy’s first bona fide ‘ace,’ David S. Ingalls. Students of history and, especially, of naval aviation will find this a valuable resource and a window into the bygone age at the time of the Great War. Rossano informs Ingalls’s own words with valuable commentary and astute editing. Buffs and scholars alike will enjoy the book immensely.”
—John T. Kuehn, associate professor of military history, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Edited by Geoffrey L. Rossano
With a foreword by William F. Trimble
Hero of the Angry Sky draws on the unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir, and other personal documents of the U.S. Navy’s only flying “ace” of World War I to tell his unique story. David S. Ingalls was a prolific writer, and virtually all of his World War I aviation career is covered, from the teenager’s early, informal training in Palm Beach, Florida, to his exhilarating and terrifying missions over the Western Front. This edited collection of Ingalls’s writing details the career of the U.S. Navy’s most successful combat flyer from that conflict. While Ingalls’s wartime experiences are compelling at a personal level, they also illuminate the larger, but still relatively unexplored, realm of early U.S. naval aviation. Ingalls’s engaging correspondence offers a rare personal view of the evolution of naval aviation during the war, both at home and abroad. There are no published biographies of navy combat flyers from this period, and just a handful of diaries and letters in print, the last appearing more than twenty years ago. Ingalls’s extensive letters and diaries add significantly to historians’ store of available material. David S. Ingalls (1899–1985) was the son of railroad magnate Albert S. Ingalls and Jane Taft, niece of President William Howard Taft. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he began his studies at Yale in 1916, only to leave to join the First Yale Unit, becoming a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve Flying Corps. After the War, he returned to Yale and then received an LLD from Harvard. During his long and illustrious career, he worked as a lawyer, a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, and Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Air) in 1929. A graduate of Tufts University and the University of North Carolina, Geoffrey L. Rossano is an instructor of history at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut. He is the author/editor of The Price of Honor: The World War One Letters of Naval Aviator Kenneth MacLeish; Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I (winner of the 2010 Roosevelt Prize in Naval History); and Built to Serve: Connecticut’s National Guard Armories, 1865–1940, as well as numerous articles and papers in the fields of maritime, military, and aviation history.
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Series Editors: Ingo Trauschweizer and David J. Ulbrich
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“Clear accessible language; a strong narrative [and] chronological structure; a balanced assessment in the portrayal of Biko.” —Laura J. Mitchell, University of California, Irvine

A concise history of South Africa’s freedom fighters from the 1960s to the 1980s

OF AFRICA

Steve Biko
EPIDEMICS

Spear of the Nation (Umkhonto weSizwe)
Janet Cherry
Umkhonto weSizwe, Spear of the Nation, was arguably the last of the great liberation armies of the twentieth century—but it never got to “march triumphant into Pretoria.” MK—as it was known—was the armed wing of the African National Congress, South Africa’s liberation movement, that challenged the South African apartheid government. A small group of revolutionaries committed to the seizure of power, MK discovered its principal members engaged in negotiated settlement with the enemy and was disbanded soon after. The history of MK is one of paradox and contradiction, of successes and failures. In this short study, which draws widely on the personal experiences of—and commentary by—MK soldiers, Janet Cherry offers a new and nuanced account of the Spear of the Nation. She presents in broad outline the various stages of MK’s thirty-year history, considers the difficult strategic and moral problems the revolutionary army faced, and argues that its operations are likely to be remembered as a just war conducted with considerable restraint. Janet Cherry is a human rights activist, researcher, and academic who teaches at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She has written and published on the history of the liberation struggle for the South African Democratic Education Trust.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF RIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICAS

SPEA R OF THE NATIO N

Lindy Wilson
Steve Biko inspired a generation of black South Africans to claim their true identity and refuse to be a part of their own oppression. Through his example, he demonstrated fearlessness and self-esteem, and he led a black student movement countrywide that challenged and thwarted the culture of fear perpetuated by the apartheid regime. He paid the highest price with his life. The brutal circumstances of his death shocked the world and helped isolate his oppressors. This short biography of Biko shows how fundamental he was to the reawakening and transformation of South Africa in the second half of the twentieth century— and just how relevant he remains. Biko’s understanding of black consciousness as a weapon of change could not be more relevant today to “restore people to their full humanity.” As an important historical study, this book’s main sources were unique interviews done in 1989—before the end of apartheid—by the author with Biko’s acquaintances, many of whom have since died. Lindy Wilson is an independent South African documentary filmmaker and writer. Her films include Crossroads, Last Supper in Hortsley Street, and Robben Island Our University.

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SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY HEALTH & MEDICINE

HOWARD PHILLIPS

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One of four new pocket guides to African history

Epidemics
The Story of South Africa’s Five Most Lethal Human Diseases Howard Phillips
This is the first history of epidemics in South Africa, lethal episodes that significantly shaped this society over three centuries. Focusing on five devastating diseases between 1713 and today—smallpox, bubonic plague, “Spanish influenza,” polio, and HIV/AIDS—the book probes their origins, their catastrophic courses, and their consequences in both the short and long terms. The impacts of these epidemics ranged from the demographic—the “Spanish flu,” for instance, claimed the lives of 6 percent of the country’s population in six weeks—to the political, the social, the economic, the spiritual, the psychological, and the cultural. Moreover, as each of these epidemics occurred at crucial moments in the country’s history— such as during the South African War and World War I—the book also examines how these processes affected and were affected by the five epidemics. To those who read this book, history will not look the same again. Howard Phillips is a professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town, where he pioneered research in and the teaching of the social history of medicine and disease. He is the author or coauthor of numerous works, including “Black October”: The Impact of the Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918 on South Africa.

This brilliant short book provides the first clear overview of rights discourse in South Africa over a period of two centuries

OHIO SHORT HISTORIES OF AFRICA
HUMAN RIGHTS SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY

A Brief History of Rights in South Africa
Saul Dubow
The human rights movement in South Africa’s transition to a postapartheid democracy has been widely celebrated as a triumph for global human rights. It was a key aspect of the political transition, often referred to as a miracle, which brought majority rule and democracy to South Africa. The country’s new constitution, its Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the moral authority of Nelson Mandela stand as exemplary proof of this achievement. Yet, less than a generation after the achievement of freedom, the status of human rights and constitutionalism in South Africa is uncertain. In government the ANC has displayed an inconsistent attitude to the protection, and advancement, of hard-won freedoms and rights, and it is not at all clear that a broader civic and political consciousness of the importance of rights is rooting itself more widely in popular culture. Saul Dubow is a professor of history at the University of Sussex, England. He has published widely on the development of racial segregation and apartheid in all its aspects: political, ideological, and intellectual, and is the author of A Commonwealth of Knowledge: Science, Sensibility and White South Africa, 1820– 2000 (2006), among several other books.

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MEMOIR

CHINA/SOUTH AFRICA

AFRICAN LITERATURE

A rare glimpse into the worlds of Chinese illegal immigrants and the new lives they made in South Africa

The first English translation of a powerful and pathbreaking novel that spoke out against colonialism thirty years before Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

Paper Sons and Daughters
Growing up Chinese in South Africa A Memoir
Ufrieda Ho
This memoir attracted considerable attention when it was first published in South Africa in 2011, and it will resonate with anyone interested in the worldwide Chinese diaspora. It tells the story of a stowaway, Ho Sing Kee, who hid for long weeks aboard a ship crossing the Indian Ocean. Leaving behind his village and his ancestors, he looked to the “mountain of gold” in Johannesburg as an escape from his bleak life in devastated 1950s China. In South Africa he became a “paper son,” a literal translation of the phrase used to refer to the illegal immigrants who bought or borrowed new identities from more established Chinese families to avoid detection by the authorities. He was full of quiet hope for what lay ahead as he set foot on the Durban docks, but Ho Sing Kee would never lose the status of a second-class citizen. He was the geel gevaar, “the yellow peril” in apartheid South Africa, and he soon learned that the streets were not lined with gold. He could not live where he chose and would not get the jobs reserved for whites. He became a “fahfee man” in South Africa’s black townships, running the small-time illegal gambling operations that became his economic lifeline. Fahfee is a betting game based on numbers drawn from dreams, mysterious symbols, and life’s unexpected coincidences. Perfectly suited to survive in the dark shadows of South Africa’s policies of racial segregation, Ho Sing Kee always dodged the police, always looked to maximize his winnings, and always tried to ensure a better life for his wife and four South African–born children—until one night in April 1993 when tragedy struck.

The Conscript
A Novel of Libya’s Anticolonial War
Gebreyesus Hailu
Translated by Ghirmai Negash, with an introduction by Laura Chrisman
Eloquent and thought-provoking, this classic novel by the Eritrean novelist Gebreyesus Hailu, written in Tigrinya in 1927 and published in 1950, is one of the earliest novels written in an African language and will have a major impact on the reception and critical appraisal of African literature. The Conscript depicts, with irony and controlled anger, the staggering experiences of the Eritrean ascari, soldiers conscripted to fight in Libya by the Italian colonial army against the nationalist Libyan forces fighting for their freedom from Italy’s colonial rule. Anticipating midcentury thinkers Frantz Fanon and Aimé Césaire, Hailu paints a devastating portrait of Italian colonialism. Some of the most poignant passages of the novel include the awakening of the novel’s hero, Tuquabo, to his ironic predicament of being both under colonial rule and the instrument of suppressing the colonized Libyans. The novel’s remarkable descriptions of the battlefield awe the reader with mesmerizing images, both disturbing and tender, of the Libyan landscape—with its vast desert sands, oases, horsemen, foot soldiers, and the brutalities of war—uncannily recalled in the satellite images that were brought to the homes of millions of viewers around the globe in 2011, during the country’s uprising against its former leader, Colonel Gaddafi. Gebreyesus Hailu (1906–1993) was a prominent and influential figure in the cultural and intellectual life of Eritrea during the Italian colonial period and in the post-Italian era in Africa. With a PhD in theology, he was vicar general of the Catholic Church in Eritrea and played several important roles in the Ethiopian government, including that of cultural attaché at the Ethiopian Embassy in Rome, member of the national academy of language, and advisor to the Ministry of Information of the Ethiopian government. Hailu’s novel, The Conscript, is based on a true story of Eritrean conscripts deployed to Libya by the Italians, whom Hailu met on his way to study in Italy. Ghirmai Negash is a professor of English and African literature at Ohio University. He is the author of A History of Tigrinya Literature in Eritrea and coeditor of Who Needs a Story? His recent publications include articles and essays on Eritrean and South African literatures. Laura Chrisman is a professor of English at the University of Washington, where she holds the Nancy K. Ketcham Endowed Chair. She is the author or editor of several books, including, as coeditor, Colonial Discourse and PostColonial Theory: A Reader.

“Ufrieda Ho is a Chinese woman first and a journalist second. Combining her heritage and a love of words, she has written a powerful and lyrical memoir of her family’s experience in South Africa, which makes her first book a fascinating read.”
—The [Natal] Witness

“Gebreyesus Hailu does Africa great service in recounting an all but forgotten and therefore all the more reprehensible chapter in African colonial history. In the same spirit, Ghirmai Negash’s superb translation brings back to world literature an Eritrean literary jewel of global and timeless relevance.”
—Alemseged Tesfai, author of Two Weeks in the Trenches (2002)
Of related interest ______________________________ The Decolonization of Africa by David Birmingham

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Ufrieda Ho is an award-winning journalist and one of the daughters of Ho Sing Kee. In this wonderfully textured memoir she explores her family’s history and arrival in South Africa. Ufrieda describes growing up with her siblings in a world in which she is too white for some and too black for others, and the question of “who belongs” haunts this evocative account.

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CIVIL WAR

U.S. HISTORY

OHIO HISTORY

REGIONAL

“Hubbard has an eye for rich and readable documents and shows impressive command of a wide variety of sources.” —Mark Neely, Penn State University

A fun, informative, and timely guide to Ohio’s capital city, highlighting 200 years of historical moments in stories, photographs, and maps

Illinois’s War
The Civil War in Documents
Edited by Mark Hubbard
On the eve of the Civil War and after, Illinois was one of the most significant states in the Union. Its history is, in many respects, the history of the Union writ large: its political leaders figured centrally in the war’s origins, progress, and legacies; and its diverse residents made sacrifices and contributions—both on the battlefield and on the home front—that proved essential to Union victory. The documents in Illinois’s War reveal how the state and its people came to assume such a prominent role in this nation’s greatest conflict. In these crucial decades Illinois experienced its astonishing rise from rural frontier to economic and political powerhouse. But also in these years Illinois was, like the nation itself, a “house divided” over the expansion of slavery, the place of blacks in society, and the policies of the federal government both during and after the Civil War. Illinois’s War illuminates these conflicts in sharp relief, as well as the ways in which Illinoisans united in both saving the Union and transforming their state. Through the firsthand accounts of men and women who experienced these tumultuous decades, Illinois’s War presents the dramatic story of the Prairie State’s pivotal role in the sectional crisis, as well as the many ways in which the Civil War era altered the destiny of Illinois and its citizens. Illinois’s War is the first book-length history of the state during the Civil War years since Victor Hicken’s Illinois in the Civil War, first published in 1966. Mark Hubbard has compiled a rich collection of letters, editorials, speeches, organizational records, diaries, and memoirs from farmers and workers, men and women, free blacks and runaway slaves, native-born and foreign-born, common soldiers and decorated generals, state and nationally recognized political leaders. The book presents fresh details of Illinois’s history during the Civil War era, and reflects the latest interpretations and evidence on the state’s social and political development.

A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbus
Finding the Past in the Present in Ohio’s Capital City
Bob Hunter
With photographs by Lucy S. Wolfe

Union Station, 1903 >

The Civil War in the Great Interior series— now with five established titles—has been called “remarkable” by the Missouri Historical Review. Individual books in the series have been lauded for the “chorus of diverse voices” (Ohio Valley History).

Ever look at a modern skyscraper or a vacant lot and wonder what was there before? Or maybe you have passed an old house and been curious about who lived there long ago. This richly illustrated new book celebrates Columbus, Ohio’s, two-hundred-year history and supplies intriguing stories about the city’s buildings and celebrated citizens, stopping at individual addresses, street corners, parks, and riverbanks where history was made. As Columbus celebrates its bicentennial in 2012, a guide to local history is very relevant. Like Columbus itself, the city’s history is underrated. Some events are of national importance; no one would deny that Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession down High Street was a historical highlight. But the authors have also included a wealth of social and entertainment history from Columbus’s colorful history as state capital and destination for musicians, artists, and sports teams. The book is divided into seventeen chapters, each representing a section of the city, including Statehouse Square, German Village, and Franklinton, the city’s original settlement in 1797. Each chapter opens with an entertaining story that precedes the site listings. Sites are clearly numbered on maps in each section to make it easy for readers to visit the places that pique their interest. Many rare and historic photos are reproduced along with stunning contemporary images that offer insight into the ways Columbus has changed over the years. A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbus invites Columbus’s families to rediscover their city with a treasure trove of stories from its past and suggests to visitors and new residents many interesting places that they might not otherwise find. This new book is certain to amuse and inform for years to come.

Peter Sells house

Wyandotte

“The writing is a delight and the stories are pitch perfect in getting across a feel of the time and place to which they transport the reader.”
—Doug Motz, president of the Columbus Historical Society
Of related interest ______________________________ The AIA Guide to Columbus by Jeffrey T. Darbee and Nancy A. Recchie

THE CIVIL WAR IN THE GREAT INTERIOR SERIES
Series Editors: Martin J. Hershock and Christine Dee

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Mark Hubbard is a professor of history at Eastern Illinois University. His reviews and essays have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, and his book Beyond Party: Cultures of Antipartisanship in Northern Politics before the Civil War was published in 2002.

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Bob Hunter is a sports columnist for the Columbus Dispatch. He is the author of Saint Woody: The History and Fanaticism of Ohio State Football and seven other books. He is an Ohio University graduate and a member of the board of trustees of the Columbus Historical Society. Lucy S. Wolfe is a lifelong resident of Columbus, a realtor, and a member of the board of trustees of the Columbus Historical Society.

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CINCINNATI HISTORY

PRINTING AND ENGRAVING

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

U. S. HISTORY

INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Over one hundred images in color and black-and-white illustrate this first-ever history of engraving in Cincinnati

Valuable collection of letters that record an intellectual history of progressive thinkers at the close of the nineteenth century

The Engraving Trade in Early Cincinnati
With a Brief Account of the Beginning of the Lithographic Trade Donald C. O’Brien
The Engraving Trade in Early Cincinnati examines the vibrant engraving industry that helped fuel the growth of the “Queen City” in the nineteenth century. Cincinnati’s influence as the midwestern center for the print and engraving trade and its key position on the Ohio River played a crucial role in the development of print arts throughout the region. Donald C. O’Brien provides a readable and thorough account that shows how the print arts helped fashion Cincinnati in both image and economy. The book features chapters on Cincinnati’s pioneering engravers; the influential Doolittle & Munson engraving firm; the thirty-five-year history of the Ladies’ Repository, with original engravings by many noted American artists; and the development of bank note engraving, wood engraving, and lithography as the city grew and the printing trade changed after the Civil War. The Engraving Trade in Early Cincinnati features 132 stunning illustrations of aesthetic and historical value—some rarely seen—selected from museum holdings and private collections in Cincinnati and around the country.

The Collected Letters of Henry Northrup Castle
Edited by George Herbert Mead and Helen Castle Mead
Introduction by Alfred L. Castle and foreword by Marvin Krislov George Herbert Mead, one of America’s most important and influential philosophers, a founder of pragmatism, social psychology, and symbolic interactionism, was also a keen observer of American culture and early modernism. In the period from the 1870s to 1895, Henry Northrup Castle maintained a correspondence with family members and with Mead—his best friend at Oberlin College and brother-in-law—that reveals many of the intellectual, economic, and cultural forces that shaped American thought in that complex era. Close friends of John Dewey, Jane Addams, and other leading Chicago Progressives, the author of these often intimate letters comments frankly on pivotal events affecting higher education, developments at Oberlin College, Hawaii (where the Castles lived), progressivism, and the general angst that many young intellectuals were experiencing in early modern America. The letters, drawn from the Mead-Castle collection at the University of Chicago, were collected and edited by Mead after the tragic death of Henry Castle in a shipping accident in the North Sea. Working with his wife Helen Castle (one of Henry’s sisters), he privately published fifty copies of the letters to record an important relationship and as an intellectual history of two progressive thinkers at the end of the nineteenth century. American historians, such as Robert Crunden and Gary Cook, have noted the importance of the letters to historians of the late nineteenth century. The letters are made available here using the basic Mead text of 1902. Additional insights into the connection between Mead, John Dewey, Henry and Harriet Castle, and Hawaii’s progressive kindergarten system are provided by the foundation’s executive director Alfred L. Castle. Marvin Krislov, president of Oberlin College, has added additional comments on the importance of the letters to understanding the intellectual relationship that flourished at Oberlin College. Alfred L. Castle, like his great-uncle, Henry Northrup Castle, is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu and Colorado State University (BA and MA) and the author of numerous journal articles, book reviews, and feature articles, as well as the author of a book on the history of philanthropy. Castle has taught at universities in New Mexico, Hawaii, and California. He is the grandnephew of George Herbert Mead and Helen Castle Mead and currently serves as executive director of the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation, one of America’s oldest family foundations. His most recent book is entitled Diplomatic Realism: W. R. Castle, Jr., and American Foreign Policy, 1919–1953.

Henry Northrup Castle and George Herbert Mead

Photo: Kathleen M. Rasmussen

Donald C. O’Brien is a member of the American Antiquarian Society and a past president of the American Historical Print Collectors Society. His previous book, Amos Doolittle: Engraver of the New Republic, was published in 2008, and he has written extensively for the journal of the American Historical Print Collectors Society, as well as for numerours other publications.

Published with the support of the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation.

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AFRICAN HISTORY

AFRICAN HISTORY

With its focus on the spiritual basis of much political action, this new work bridges the misleading divide between religious and political historiography

New African Histories
Series Editors: Jean Allman and Allen Isaacman
The series builds on the significant achievements of social historians over the past two decades, while pushing the boundaries of African social history in exciting new directions —theoretically, methodologically, and conceptually. New African Histories promotes continued research on the lived experiences of Africans in their households, communities, workplaces, and classes, as well as in the clubs, associations, and social movements they have created. It insists on the centrality of gender, generation, and social identity to African historiography, while it seeks to expose the constraints at local, national, and transnational levels that structure the daily lives of the poor and disadvantaged. Social historians have long maintained that there can be no social history without economic history. We contend that it is increasingly imperative that politics, environment, and culture receive far greater attention in the exploration of daily life. Books in this series are published with support from the Ohio University National Resource Center for African Studies.

Invisible Agents
Spirits in a Central African History
David M. Gordon
Invisible Agents shows how personal and deeply felt spiritual beliefs can inspire social movements and influence historical change. Conventional historiography concentrates on the secular, materialist, or moral sources of political agency. Instead, David M. Gordon argues, when people perceive spirits as exerting power in the visible world, these beliefs form the basis for individual and collective actions. Focusing on the history of the south-central African country of Zambia during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, his analysis invites reflection on political and religious realms of action in other parts of the world, and complicates the post-Enlightenment divide of sacred and profane. The book combines theoretical insights with attention to local detail and remarkable historical sweep, from oral narratives communicated across slave-trading routes during the nineteenth century, through the violent conflicts inspired by Christian and nationalist prophets during colonial times, and ending with the spirits of Pentecostal rebirth during the neoliberal order of the late twentieth century. To gain access to the details of historical change and personal spiritual beliefs across this long historical period, Gordon employs all the tools of the African historian. His own interviews and extensive fieldwork experience in Zambia provide texture and understanding to the narrative. He also critically interprets a diverse range of other sources, including oral traditions, fieldnotes of anthropologists, missionary writings and correspondence, unpublished state records, vernacular publications, and Zambian newspapers. Invisible Agents will challenge scholars and students alike to think in new ways about the political imagination and the invisible sources of human action and historical change. David M. Gordon is an associate professor of history at Bowdoin College. He is the author of Nachituti’s Gift: Economy, Society, and Environment in Central Africa, finalist for the Herskovits Prize, and numerous articles on African social, cultural, and environmental history; and, with Shepard Krech III, he edited Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment in Africa and North America (Ohio University Press, 2012).

“Despite the enormous richness of the literature on the history of religion in Africa, I can think of no other book which brings the insights of that literature to bear so directly and convincingly to the interpretation of modern political history. . . . This is a great book.”
—Meghan Vaughan. University of Cambridge

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Law and the Experience of Women and Children in Africa Edited by Benjamin N. Lawrance and Richard L. Roberts
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The Americans Are Coming!
Dreams of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa Robert Trent Vinson
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Taifa
Making Nation and Race in Urban Tanzania James R. Brennan
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Our New Husbands Are Here
Households, Gender, and Politics in a West African State from the Slave Trade to Colonial Rule Emily Lynn Osborn
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PEACE STUDIES

AFRICA

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

AFRICA

FILM

A new paperback collection by international scholars that focuses on the tensions between local and global ideas and initiatives of the peacebuilding industry

New approaches to contemporary films about Africa—what has changed and what remains the same

Peacebuilding, Power, and Politics in Africa
Edited by Devon Curtis and Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa
With a foreword by Adekeye Adebajo
Peacebuilding, Power, and Politics in Africa is a critical reflection on peacebuilding efforts in Africa. The authors expose the tensions and contradictions in different clusters of peacebuilding activities, including peace negotiations; statebuilding; security sector governance; and disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration. Essays also address the institutional framework for peacebuilding in Africa and the ideological underpinnings of key institutions, including the African Union, NEPAD, the African Development Bank, the Pan-African Ministers Conference for Public and Civil Service, the UN Peacebuilding Commission, the World Bank, and the International Criminal Court. The volume includes on-the-ground case study chapters on Sudan, the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Niger Delta, Southern Africa, and Somalia, analyzing how peacebuilding operates in particular African contexts. The authors adopt a variety of approaches, but they share a conviction that peacebuilding in Africa is not a script that is authored solely in Western capitals and in the corridors of the United Nations. Rather, the writers in this volume focus on the interaction between local and global ideas and practices in the reconstitution of authority and livelihoods after conflict. The book systematically showcases the tensions that occur within and between the many actors involved in the peacebuilding industry, as well as their intended beneficiaries. It looks at the multiple ways in which peacebuilding ideas and initiatives are reinforced, questioned, reappropriated, and redesigned by different African actors. Devon Curtis is a lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow of Emmanuel College. Her main research interests and publications deal with powersharing and governance arrangements following conflict, African rebel movements, and critical perspectives on conflict, peace, and development. She is currently writing a book about peacebuilding in Burundi.
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Hollywood’s Africa after 1994
Edited by MaryEllen Higgins
Hollywood’s Africa after 1994 investigates Hollywood’s colonial film legacy in the postapartheid era, and contemplates what has changed in the West’s representations of Africa. How do we read twenty-first-century projections of human rights issues—child soldiers, genocide, the exploitation of the poor by multinational corporations, dictatorial rule, truth and reconciliation—within the contexts of celebrity humanitarianism, “new” military humanitarianism, and Western support for regime change in Africa and beyond? A number of films after 1994, such as Black Hawk Down, Hotel Rwanda, Blood Diamond, The Last King of Scotland, The Constant Gardener, Shake Hands with the Devil, Tears of the Sun, and District 9, construct explicit and implicit arguments about the effects of Western intervention in Africa. Do the emphases on human rights in the films offer a poignant expression of our shared humanity? Do they echo the colonial tropes of former “civilizing missions?” Or do human rights violations operate as yet another mine of sensational images for Hollywood’s spectacular storytelling? The volume provides analyses by academics and activists in the fields of African studies, English, film and media studies, international relations, and sociology across continents. This thoughtful and highly engaging book is a valuable resource for those who seek new and varied approaches to films about Africa.

Contributors Christopher Clapham, Devon Curtis, Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa, Comfort Ero, Graham Harrison, Eboe Hutchful, Gilbert M. Khadiagala, David Keen, Chris Landsberg, René Lemarchand, Sarah Nouwen, ’Funmi Olonisakin and Eka Ikpe, Paul Omach, Aderoju Oyefusi, Sharath Srinivasan, Dominik Zaum

A joint project between the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa, and the Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Contributors Harry Garuba and Natasha Himmelman Margaret R. Higonnet, with Ethel R. Higgonet Joyce B. Ashuntantang Kenneth W. Harrow Christopher Odhiambo Ricardo Guthrie Clifford T. Manlove Earl Conteh-Morgan Bennetta Jules-Rosette, J. R. Osborn, and Lea Marie Ruiz-Ade Christopher Garland Kimberly Nichele Brown Jane Bryce Iyunolu Osagie Dayna Oscherwitz
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Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa was a senior researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa. Previously, he was a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, a visiting scholar at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, and a research officer at the Centre for Defense Studies at the University of Zimbabwe. He is the coeditor of Region Building in Southern Africa (2012).

MaryEllen Higgins is an associate professor of English at the Greater Allegheny Campus of Pennsylvania State University. She is the coauthor of The Historical Dictionary of French Cinema. Her publications include articles and book chapters in Research in African Literatures, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, African Literature Today, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Perspectives on African Literatures at the Millennium, and Broadening the Horizon: Critical Introductions to Amma Darko.

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VICTORIAN STUDIES

LITERARY CRITICISM

VICTORIAN STUDIES

BRITISH HISTORY

A nuanced study of how three women poets shaped their religious poetics in relation to their church practices

A fascinating exploration of that most “British” of establishments: Victorian gentlemen’s private clubs

Religious Imaginaries
The Liturgical and Poetic Practices of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, and Adelaide Procter
Karen Dieleman
Religious Imaginaries explores liturgical practice as formative for how three Victorian women poets imagined the world and their place in it and, consequently, for how they developed their creative and critical religious poetics. In doing so, this new study rethinks several assumptions in the field: that Victorian women’s faith commitments tend to limit creativity; that the contours of church experiences matter little for understanding religious poetry; and that gender is more significant than liturgy in shaping women’s religious poetry. Exploring the import of bodily experience for spiritual, emotional, and cognitive forms of knowing, Karen Dieleman explains and clarifies the deep orientations of different strands of nineteenth-century Christianity, such as Congregationalism’s high regard for verbal proclamation, Anglicanism and Anglo-Catholicism’s valuation of manifestation, and revivalist Roman Catholicism’s recuperation of an affective aesthetic. Looking specifically at Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, and Adelaide Procter as astute participants in their chosen strands of Christianity, Dieleman reveals the subtle textures of these women’s religious poetry: the different voices, genres, and aesthetics they create in response to their worship experiences. Part recuperation, part reinterpretation, Dieleman’s readings highlight each poet’s innovative religious poetics. Dieleman devotes two chapters to each of the three poets: the first chapter in each pair delineates the poet’s denominational practices and commitments; the second reads the corresponding poetry. Religious Imaginaries has appeal for scholars of Victorian literary criticism and scholars of Victorian religion, supporting its theoretical paradigm by digging deeply into primary sources associated with the actual churches in which the poets worshipped, detailing not only the liturgical practices but also the architectural environments that influenced the worshipper’s formation. By going far beyond descriptions of various doctrinal positions, this research significantly deepens our critical understanding of Victorian Christianity and the culture it influenced.

A Room of His Own
A Literary-Cultural Study of Victorian Clubland
Barbara Black

In nineteenth-century London, a clubbable man was a fortunate man, indeed. The Reform, the Athenaeum, the Travellers, the Carlton, the United Service are just a few of the gentlemen’s clubs that formed the exclusive preserve known as “clubland” in Victorian London—the City of Clubs that arose during the Golden Age of Clubs. Why were these associations for men only such a powerful emergent institution in nineteenth-century London? Distinctly British, how did these single-sex clubs help fashion men, foster a culture of manliness, and assist in the project of nation-building? What can elite male affiliative culture tell us about nineteenth-century Britishness? A Room of His Own sheds light on the mysterious ways of male associational culture as it examines such topics as fraternity, sophistication, nostalgia, social capital, celebrity, gossip, and male professionalism. The story of clubland (and the literature it generated) begins with Britain’s military heroes home from the Napoleonic campaign and quickly turns to Dickens’s and Thackeray’s acrimonious Garrick Club Affair. It takes us to Richard Burton’s curious Cannibal Club and Winston Churchill’s The Other Club; it goes underground to consider Uranian desire and Oscar Wilde’s clubbing and resurfaces to examine the problematics of belonging in Trollope’s novels. The trespass of French socialist Flora Tristan, who cross-dressed her way into the clubs of Pall Mall, provides a brief interlude. London’s clubland—this all-important room of his own— comes to life as Barbara Black explores the literary representations of clubland and the important social and cultural work that this urban site enacts. Our present-day culture of connectivity owes much to nineteenthcentury sociability and Victorian networks; clubland reveals to us our own enduring desire to belong, to construct imagined communities, and to affiliate with like-minded comrades.

Of related interest ______________________________ Making a Man: Gentlemanly Appetites in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel by Gwen Hyman

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Karen Dieleman is an assistant professor of English at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois. She has published in the Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, Victorian Poetry, Victorians Institute Journal, and Christianity and Literature.

Barbara Black is an associate professor of English at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. She is the author of On Exhibit: Victorians and Their Museums (2000). Her work has appeared in such journals as Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Victorian Poetry, and Salmagundi. She is a contributor to the volume Dickens, Sexuality and Gender, edited by Lillian Nayder (forthcoming July 2012).

The Cut of His Coat: Men, Dress, and Consumer Culture in Britain, 1860–1914 by Brent Shannon

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CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY

CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY

The first English translation of a seminal book on phenomenology by a leading contemporary French philosopher of aesthetics

Series in Continental Thought
Series Editor: Ted Toadvine

The Madness of Vision
On Baroque Aesthetics
Christine Buci-Glucksmann
Translated by Dorothy Z. Baker

Recent titles in the series The Intentional Spectrum and Intersubjectivity
Phenomenology and the Pittsburgh Neo-Hegelians Michael D. Barber
Series in Continental Thought, No. 39 368 pages 978-0-8214-1961-8 hc $69.95 Ebook 978-0-8214-4368-2

Transversal Rationality and Intercultural Texts
Essays in Phenomenology and Comparative Philosophy Hwa Yol Jung
Series in Continental Thought, No. 40 432 pages 978-0-8214-1955-7 hc $79.95 Ebook 978-0-8214-4369-9

The Memory of Place
A Phenomenology of the Uncanny Dylan Trigg
Series in Continental Thought, No. 41 386 pages 978-0-8214-1975-5 hc $69.95 Ebook 978-0-8214-4404-7

Now in its fourth decade, the Series in Continental Thought publishes philosophy and scholarship inspired by twentieth- and twenty-first-century European thought, especially phenomenology and poststructuralism. Featuring original works that extend the insights of continental theory in novel directions, the series encourages dialogue with other philosophical traditions and fields of research, including architecture, cognitive science, environmental studies, literary criticism, and psychoanalysis. The series also provides a forum for innovative interpretations of eminent thinkers within the tradition, such as Buber, Husserl, Heidegger, MerleauPonty, Levinas, and Derrida, as well as translations of seminal texts. Published in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology, Inc., the series is committed to the development of continental philosophy and the work of emerging scholars.

Christine Buci-Glucksmann’s The Madness of Vision is one of the most influential studies in phenomenological aesthetics of the baroque. Integrating the work of Merleau-Ponty with Lacanian psychoanalysis, Renaissance studies in optics, and twentieth-century mathematics, the author asserts the materiality of the body and world in her aesthetic theory. All vision is embodied vision, with the body and the emotions continually at play on the visual field. Thus vision, once considered a clear, uniform, and totalizing way of understanding the material world, actually dazzles and distorts the perception of reality. In each of the nine essays that form The Madness of Vision BuciGlucksmann develops her theoretical argument via a study of a major painting, sculpture, or influential visual image—Arabic script, Bettini’s “The Eye of Cardinal Colonna,” Bernini’s Saint Teresa and his 1661 fireworks display to celebrate the birth of the French dauphin, Caravaggio’s Judith Beheading Holofernes, the Paris arcades, and Arnulf Rainer’s selfportrait, among others—and deftly crosses historical, national, and artistic boundaries to address Gracián’s El Criticón; Monteverdi’s opera Orfeo; the poetry of Hafiz, John Donne, and Baudelaire; as well as baroque architecture and Anselm Kiefer’s Holocaust paintings. In doing so, BuciGlucksmann makes the case for the pervasive influence of the baroque throughout history and the continuing importance of the baroque in contemporary arts. This edition features a new preface by the author and scholarly annotations by the translator that explicate key terms of phenomenological thought and comment on the ways in which Buci-Glucksmann integrates and extends the language and ideas of other theoreticians within her study. Christine Buci-Glucksmann is a philosopher, professor emerita of the University of Paris VIII, and the author of many books in the fields of political philosophy, aesthetics, contemporary art, the baroque, ornament, Asian art, and virtual art. Her most recent works include Esthétique de l’éphémère (2003), Au-delà de la mélancholie (2005), Philosophie de l’ornement: D’Orient en Occident (2008), and Une femme philosophe (2008), and two of her books have previously been translated into English: Gramsci and the State (1980) and Baroque Reason: The Aesthetics of Modernity (1994). Dorothy Z. Baker is a professor of English at the University of Houston, where she teaches translation studies and American literature. She has translated the poetry of Pierre Reverdy and Armand Robin. In addition, she is the author of Mythic Masks in Self-Reflexive Poetry and America’s Gothic Fiction and the editor of Poetics in the Poem and The Silent and Soft Communion.

The Tenets of Cognitive Existentialism
Dimitri Ginev
Series in Continental Thought, No. 42 248 pages 978-0-8214-1976-2 hc $55.00 Ebook 978-0-8214-4398-9
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The Ontology of Becoming and the Ethics of Particularity
M. C. Dillon Edited by Lawrence Hass
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M. C. Dillon

Lawrence Hass

APPALACHIA

PHOTOGRAPHY

N E W I N PA P E R B A C K
Distributed by Ohio University Press Cinematic Hamlet
The Films of Olivier, Zeffirelli, Branagh, and Almereyda Patrick J. Cook

Face to Face
The Photography of Lloyd E. Moore
Edited by Rajko Grlić
Face to Face: The Photography of Lloyd E. Moore is a remarkable collection of photographs by an ex-Marine who worked as a lawyer in Lawrence County, Ohio, for around thirty-six years. As Moore himself tells us, “An attorney who practices family, jury, and criminal law meets a lot of interesting people. Not all of them are clients or even people directly involved in various cases. Even though they might be connected to the job, that’s not necessarily why you remember them. . . . My experience led me to the conclusion that everybody matters.” In stark black-and-white photographs, or spread across two pages in full color, the images of the people of Ironton and Lawrence County, Ohio, seem to have captured their photographer, and will haunt the viewer as well. Whether in glimpses of stern young boys posing against the backdrop of dire poverty or in the living room of a cheerful member of the Ironton Women’s Music Club, Moore’s uncanny ability to seize a moment in his subjects’ day brings a timeless quality to his work. Lloyd E. Moore was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1931 and attended Ohio State University, earning BA and JD degrees. In 1959 he began to practice law in Lawrence County, Ohio, and continued for the next thirty-six years. With a particular dedication, Moore focused on photography from 1971 until 1990, and his most important subjects were people who lived in and around Lawrence County. His photographs have been exhibited in Ohio, New York, London, and Tokyo, among other places, and he was a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Lloyd E. Moore died in 2010. Rajko Grlić was born in 1947 in Zagreb, Croatia, and graduated from the FAMU Film Academy in Prague. As the director and scriptwriter or cowriter, he has worked on eleven theatrical feature films, which have been distributed around the world and have won more than fifty international awards. He has also worked on some twenty Left, Rajko Grlić; right, Lloyd E. Moore short films and more than fifteen television documentaries. Grlić is currently Ohio Eminent Scholar in Film at Ohio University, and lives in Athens, Ohio.
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“A ramble through the notes [of Cinematic Hamlet] leaves one with the impression that Cook has read everything of relevance and can be trusted when correcting the wayward critic. His approach is generally thorough, fluent, and smart. Summing Up: Highly recommended.”—Choice Applying recent developments in neuroscience and psychology, Patrick J. Cook argues that film is a medium deploying an abundance of devices whose task it is to direct attention away from the film’s viewing processes and toward the object represented. Through careful analysis of each film’s devices, he explores the ways in which four brilliant directors rework the play into a radically different medium, engaging the viewer through powerful instinctive drives and creating audiovisual vehicles that support and complement Shakespeare’s words and story.
Patrick J. Cook is an associate professor of English at George Washington University. He is the author of Milton, Spenser, and the Epic Tradition.
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Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment
Appalachian Women’s Literacies Erica Abrams Locklear
“From many perspectives, Erica Abrams Locklear explores the cultural, social, and psychological complexities of literacy with clarity and compassion: an absorbing and enlightening study.”—Lee Smith “In Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment, Erica Abrams Locklear carefully explores what happens when a modern, monolithic, metropolitan literacy is imposed upon residents of the Appalachian South. With great insight, she shows that such literacy, offered as a gift to presumed illiterates, in fact threatens lettered ways of knowing and being that are well SERIES IN RACE, ETHNICITY, AND adapted to the region’s traditional social arrangements.” GENDER IN APPALACHIA —Peter Mortensen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Erica Abrams Locklear is an assistant professor in the Department of Literature and Language at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
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Christianity and Public Culture
Edited by Harri Englund
“The first myth that [Christianity and Public Culture] scotches is that these [African Pentecostal] churches are all alike. The second myth it debunks is that these churches are under the control of Americans. The third myth also dispatched is that African Pentecostal churches are politically quietist. Englund’s opening chapter is an excellent account of the diversity of Pentecostalism in Africa, highlighting not only denominational diversity but also differing social and public roles.”—Journal of Church and State
Contributors: Barbara M. Cooper, Harri Englund, Marja Hinfelaar, Nicholas Kamau-Goro, Birgit Meyer, Michael Perry, Kweku Okyerefo, Damaris Parsitau, Ruth Prince, James A. Pritchett, Ilana van Wyk Harri Englund is reader in the Department of Social Anthropology at the CAMBRIDGE University of Cambridge. His most recent book about Africa is Human Rights and African Airwaves: Mediating Equality on the Chichewa Radio.
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Prosperity Far Distant
The Journal of an American Farmer, 1933–1934 Charles M. Wiltse
Edited by Michael J. Birkner In wry and often affecting prose, Wiltse recorded a year in the life of his family’s 42-acre farm in southern Ohio during the Great Depression.
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Women, Environmental Justice, and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal Joyce M. Barry
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Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement
Suzi Parron with Donna Sue Groves
“Parron and Groves have documented these trails with full-color photographs. . . . The text profiles many of the artists whose work dazzlingly enlivens America’s farm country.” —Booklist
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History of a Healing Landscape Katherine Ziff
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The Americans Are Coming! Asylum On the Hill Gordon, David M. 13 The Gospel According to James and Other Plays 22 Grlic, Rajko, ed. 20 ´ Gravel and Hawk 22 Groves, Donna Sue 22 Hailu, Gebreyesus 7 Hero of the Angry Sky 3 Higgins, MaryEllen 15 Higgs, Catherine 22 A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbus 9 Ho, Ufrieda 6 Hollywood’s Africa after 1994 15 Hubbard, Mark, ed. 8 Hunter, Bob 9 Illinois’s War 8 Invisible Agents 13 Lawrance, Benjamin N., ed. 12 Locklear, Erica Abrams 21 The Madness of Vision 19 Mead, George Herbert, ed. 11 Mead, Helen Castle, ed. 11 Ministers of Fire 22 Moody, Martha 1 Moore, Lloyd E. 20 Negash, Ghirmai, trans. Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment Norwood, Nick 22 7 21 O’Brien, Donald C. 10 Osborn, Emily Lynn 12 Our New Husbands Are Here 12 Paper Sons and Daughters 6 Parron, Suzi 22 Peacebuilding, Power, and Politics in Africa 14 Phillips, Howard 4 Prosperity Far Distant 22 Religious Imaginaries 16 A Room of His Own 17 Roberts, Richard L., ed. 12 Rossano, Geoffrey L., ed. 3 Saunders, Mark Harril 22 Sharp and Dangerous Virtues 1 Smith, Charles R. 22 Spear of the Nation 5 Standing Our Ground 22 Steve Biko 4 Taifa 12 Trafficking in Slavery’s Wake 12 Vinson, Robert Trent Wilson, Lindy 4 Wiltse, Charles M. Wolfe, Lucy S. 9 Ziff, Katherine 22 12

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