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Photo of Doc Adams in front of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Birmingham. Courtesy of Garrison Lee.


The Story of a Birmingham Jazz Man

Frank Doc Adams and Burgin Mathews


Doc is the autobiography of jazz elder statesman Frank Doc Adams, highlighting his role in Birmingham, Alabamas, historic jazz scene and tracing his personal adventure that parallels, in many ways, the story and spirit of jazz itself.

Doc tells the story of an accomplished jazz master, from his musical apprenticeship under John T. Fess Whatley and his time touring with Sun Ra and Duke Ellington to his own inspiring work as an educator and bandleader. Central to this narrative is the often-overlooked story of Birminghams unique jazz tradition and community. From the very beginnings of jazz, Birmingham was home to an active network of jazz practitioners and a remarkable system of jazz apprenticeship rooted in the citys segregated schools. Birmingham musicians spread across the country to populate the sidelines of the nations bestoctoBer known bands. Local musicians, like Erskine Hawkins and members 6 x 9 312 pages 24 b&w illustrations of his celebrated orchestra, returned home heroes. Frank Doc ISBN: 978-0-8173-1780-5 $34.95t cloth Adams explores, through first-hand experience, the history of this ISBN: 978-0-8173-8646-7 $27.95 ebook community, introducing readers to a large and colorful cast of charac- Frank Adamss account of his life as a musician in Birmingham is fascinating tersincluding Fess Whatley, the on its own, with his rich stories of life on the road, the bands of Duke Ellinglegendary maker of musicians who ton and Sun Ra, and the fabled music teacher Fess Whatley. But his memotrained legions of Birmingham playries of the development of the citys culture, the role of African American ers and made a significant mark on educational institutions, life under segregation, and the struggle for civil the larger history of jazz. Adamss interactions with the young Sun Ra, rights give this fine book an epic feel, and show us sides of Birmingham meanwhile, reveal life-changing les- that historians have missed.John Szwed, author of Alan Lomax: The Man sons from one of American musics Who Recorded the World and Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra most innovative personalities. Along the way, Adams reflects on his notable family, including his father, Oscar, editor of the Birmingham Reporter and an outspoken civic leader in the African American community, and Adamss brother, Oscar Jr., who would become Alabamas first black supreme court justice. Adamss story offers a valuable window into the world of Birminghams black middle class in the days before the civil rights movement and integration. Throughout, Adams demonstrates the ways in which jazz professionalism became a source of pride within this community, and he offers his thoughts on the continued relevance of jazz education in the twenty-first century. Dr. Frank Doc Adams has served Birmingham City Schools for more than forty years, both as a band director and as the districts supervisor of music. For his contributions to Alabama jazz he was named a charter inductee, in 1978, to the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Today he is the hall of fames director of education emeritus, and he remains active as a performer, teacher, and public speaker. burgin Mathews is a writer and teacher who has written on the music of the American South. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Ferns of Alabama
John W. Short and Daniel D. Spaulding

A much-needed field guide to the more than 120 species of ferns and fern allies occurring naturally in the state, Ferns of Alabama provides yet another window into Alabamas amazing biodiversity.

6 x 9 384 pages 391 illustrations, including 140 color photographs and 125 b&w line drawings 125 maps 1 table ISBN: 978-0-8173-5647-7 $39.95t paper

Ferns of Alabama is a beautiful, full-color guidebook to the great variety of ferns and fern allies that populate Alabama woods, stream banks, prairies, glades, roadsides, and trails. Along with the ecologically similar but genetically unrelated horsetails, clubmosses, and quillworts, ferns are nonflowering vascular plants of ancient lineages that date back to the Devonian era. Although they are now known to be unrelated, all of these groups of plants were once thought to be part of a single division of the plant kingdom called pteridophytes because of their similarities in reproductive biology, and they are generally studied together. These plants occur in great variety and abundance in Alabama because of the temperate climate, the sufficient year-round moisture, and the multitude of available habitats, soils, and microclimates in the state.

The individual species accounts by John W. Short and Daniel D. Spaulding contain a description of the plant and its habitat, range, history, conservation status, and common names. Color photographs Ferns of Alabama is well organized, and the photographs are of good by T. Wayne Barg r, Alan Cressler, e quality and composition. The photos gave me insight into the ferns local Sarah R. Johnston, L. J. Davenport, environment by showing neighboring plants. It is a delight to see the and John W. Short show the ferns Lycopodiums and other fern allies presented in a convenient way. I see old in their native settings and blackfavorites and new, unfamiliar ones. The ecological and geological notes will and-white line drawings by Marion Montgomery, Sue Blackshear, and be useful tools for the horticulturist. John W. Short highlight major Michael M. Gibson, coauthor of Wildflowers of North Alabama features and pe uliarities of form. c Maps illustrate the county-bycounty distribution of the more than 120 species de crib d. Taxs e onomic keys designed for the nonscientific user make it easy to pinpoint the identity of a subject being studied in the field, and a glossary explains necessary botanical terms. There is also an appendix by Alan Weakley addressing taxonomic change. John W. Short is senior environmental scientist at Weston Solutions and is the author or coauthor of a number of papers on Alabama ferns. Daniel D. Spaulding is curator of collections at the Anniston Museum of Natural History and is a coauthor of the Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Alabama.

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Brauns spikemoss growing by a stream in the Fern Glade at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy of Sarah R. Johnston.

Ferns of Alabama is a valuable resource to many, including biologists, students, and outdoor enthusiasts. It truly fills a long-term void and thoroughly addresses ferns growing naturally in Alabama. Daniel D. Jones, professor emeritus of biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Close-up of whisk plant showing three-lobed sporangia. Photo courtesy of Alan Cressler.

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The Myth of Ephraim Tutt

Molly Guptill Manning
Foreword by John Train

Arthur Train and His Great Literary Hoax

6 X 9 272 pages 14 b&w illustrations ISBN: 978-0-8173-1787-4 $29.95t paper ISBN: 978-0-8173-8657-3 $23.95 ebook

The Myth of Ephraim Tutt explores the true and previously untold story behind one of the most elaborate literary hoaxes in American history.

Arthur Train was a Harvard-educated and well-respected at torn y. He was also a best-selling author. Trains greatest literary e creation was the character Ephraim Tutt, a public-spirited at ornt ey and champion of justice. Guided by compassion and a strong moral compass, Ephraim Tutt commanded a loyal following among general readers and lawyers alikein fact, Tutts fictitious cases were so well-known that attorneys, judges, and law faculty cited them in courtrooms and legal texts. People read Tutts legal adventures for more than twenty years, all the while believing their beloved protagonist was merely a character and that Trains stories were works of fiction.

But in 1943 a most unusual event occurred: Ephraim Tutt published his own autobiography. The I can see this scrupulously researched book appealing to members of the possibility of Tutts existence as bar, students of literature, historians, and anyone who likes to curl up with an actual human being became a source of con usion, spurring heat f the proverbial sherry and stogie and lose themselves in a tale of the most ed debates. One outraged reader remarkable literary creation.Melissa Katsoulis, author of Telling Tales: A sued for fraud, and the legend ry a History of Literary Hoaxes lawyer John W. Davis rallied to Trains defense. While the public questioned whether the autobiography was a hoax or genuine, many book Molly Guptill Manning received her JD from reviewers and editors presented the book as a work of nonfiction. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2005. She is a law clerk in the United States Court of In The Myth of Ephraim Tutt Molly Guptill Manning explores the Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York. controversy and the impact of the Ephraim Tutt autobiography on American culture. She also considers Tutts ruse in light of other noted incidents of literary hoaxes, such as those ensuing from the publication of works by Clifford Irving, James Frey, and David Rorvik, among others. As with other outstanding fictitious characters in the literary canon, Ephraim Tutt took on a life of his own. Out of affection for his favorite creation, Arthur Train spent the final years of his life crafting an autobiography that would ensure Tutts lasting influenceand he was spectacularly successful in this endeavor. Tutt, as the many letters written to him attest, gave comfort to his readers as they faced the challenging years of the Great Depression and World War II and renewed their faith in humanity and justice. Although Tutts autobiography bewildered some of his readers, the great majority were glad to have read the life story of this cherished character.

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Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds

A Novel
Patrick Lawler
Winner of FC2s Ronald Sukenick / American book Review Innovative Fiction Prize

When you step inside Patrick Lawlers Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds, you will find yourself hovering in the clouds, among a family and a town, and in the world of one of fictions most inventive writers.

Patrick Lawlers latest novel is about resonance, echoes, and naming; about hiding inside of names; about standing completely still; and about the fractalization of family. Connect the dots. Connect the secrets. Mother. Father. Sisters. Brother. Every character wears a variety of masks, and every place is also someplace else. Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds is a reconfiguring of narrativehow stories exist inside stories, how place exists inside self, how self exists inside others, and how parachutists exist inside clouds. Patrick Lawler teaches at the State University of New York College of Environmental Studies and Forestry. He is the author of the poetry collections Feeding the Fear of the Earth, Reading a Burning Book, and A Drowning Man Is Never Tall Enough.
septeMBer 5.5 x 8.5 160 pages ISBN: 978-1-57366-168-3 $14.95t paper ISBN: 978-1-57366-832-3 $11.95 ebook

I love Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds. Domestic myth, fairy tale, troubled, and clearthis novel moves me to tears.Kate Bernheimer, author of The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold

Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds in its headlong descent into the atomistic atmosphere of language never attains a terminal velocity, or more exactly, it creates a velocity that terminates the notion of termination. The book is unstoppable in its amazing folds of folds, its pleats and pleas, its Mobius confabulation and textual texture. It falls and floats. It levitates longingly. Patrick Lawlers book pulls an infinite load of Gs and just as many gees!Michael Martone, author of Four for a Quarter

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Fat Girl, Terrestrial

A Novel
Kellie Wells

Not only the story of a colossus of a woman living in Kansas, Fat Girl, Terrestrial is also a meditation on God, treachery, and blind love. In Kingdom Come, Kansas, a town from which children once mysteriously disappeared, there lives a giant woman. Wallis Armstrong is not a pituitary mutant or a person battling a rare medical condition; shes just an improbably large woman ill at ease in a world built for shrimps. Paradoxically, Wallis builds miniatures of crime scenes, and her specialty is staged suicides. She constructed her first diorama as a child when a boy in her fourth-grade class went suddenly missing. Walliss brother, Obie, believes the only explanation for his sisters amplitude is that she is the incarnation of God on Earth, and he is her one true ardent disciple. Until he too disappears.

Kellie Wellss story of Walliss odyssey through this tight-fitting world is a churlish meditation on the existence and nature of God 5.5 x 8.5 320 pages as well as an exploration of the treachery of childhood and the ISBN: 978-1-57366-170-6 $19.95t paper destructive nature of the most blindly abiding kind of love: that ISBN: 978-1-57366-833-0 $15.95 ebook of a love-struck brother for a big sister, a disciple for an unwilling prophet, and a bone-weary god for Even in a crowded field, it is a rare pleasure to come across a prose stylist a savage and disappointing flock. like Kellie Wells, whose intellect and language bid one another beautifully Kellie Wells is the author of a colp i to a dance. She dares to be at play in the most unsettling questions of her lection of short fiction, Com ress on day. Surely when the present generation of writers shakes down to its Scars, which was the winner of the unique and irreplaceable voices, Kellie Wells will be one of them.Jaimy Flannery OConnor Award for Short Fiction, and a novel, Skin. Her work Gordon, author of Lord of Misrule and winner of the National Book Award has ap eared in various literary p journals, including the Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, Fairy Tale Review, and Prairie Schooner. She currently lives in Tus a oosa, where she teaches in the MFA c l Program at The University of Alabama.


Fat Girl, Terrestrial is proof giants still walk the earth and Kellie Wells is one of that visionary breed. Wells has always stood at ease in the tall company of Flannery OConnor and John Kennedy Toole. But in this novel her tsunami of gorgeous lingua Americana engulfs every art form. It is music and image, soaring idea and grounded intellect, hurtling drama, spirit and flesh, and every known anglefrom delicate to brutalof comedy. Magnificent.Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love

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Swim for the Little One First

Noy Holland

Swim for the Little One First is a dazzling new collection of twelve short fictions by the acclaimed fiction writer and prose stylist Noy Holland.

The stories gathered in Swim for the Little One First vary in setting (Ecuador, Montana, Florida, the Berkshires, North Dakota, New Mexico, and California) and style (from the plainspoken to the fustian). In Milk River a young girl whose mother has committed suicide and whose brother has gone off to war is left to tend to her ailing father; in Today is an Early Out a family finds itself caught in a mudslide in the Sierra Nevada; in Merengue a young couple takes up residence in a HUD hotel in Miami Beach, among the elderly living out their last days. In the title story a woman with young children addresses her father, who has come to visit, in the obdurate language of remorse. In Pemmican the author takes a comic approach to the telling of an absurd story about escaped septeMBer pet mice surviving winter in a car. In these and seven other stories, 5.5 x 8.5 120 pages Noy Holland, an author praised by writers and critics ranging from ISBN: 978-1-57366-169-0 $14.95t paper William H. Gass to Michiko Kakutani, presents readers with what Gass has described as beautifully lyrical but bitter prose and . . . an ardent grimness of eye that is both unsettling and intensely satisfying. Praise for The Spectacle of the Body: Ms. Holland habitually challenges the Noy Holland is the author of The usual limits of language, but the effects of her exuberance are never preSpectacle of the Body and What Becious and often turn suddenly into beauty; her characters portray themgins with Bird. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the selves in a discourse that is startling but genuine, the secret syntax of real National Endowment for the Arts, lives. William Ferguson, New York Times Book Review the MacDowell Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In wonderfully cadenced and concise prose, Swim for the Little One First cracks the chests of struggling lives to show the hearts beating within. These stories of difficulty are not sentimental, nor are they artificially cold: they are wonderfully, nakedly human. Brian Evenson, author of The Wavering Knife The syncopated rhythms of Noy Hollands rapturous prose jolt the heart and spark the senses. If you can bear to explore the limits of your own compassion, open this book to Blood Country or Milk River. You cannot prepare yourself: you can only surrender. Melanie Rae Thon, author of The Voice of the River and In This Light

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Interpreting Sacred Ground

J. Christian Spielvogel

The Rhetoric of National Civil War Parks and Battlefields

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6 x 9 184 pages 10 b&w illustrations ISBN: 978-0-8173-1775-1 $34.95s cloth ISBN: 978-0-8173-8631-3 $29.95 ebook

Interpreting Sacred Ground is a rhetorical analysis of Civil War battlefields and parks, and the ways various commemorative traditionsand their ideologies of race, re on iliation, eman ic c c pation, and masculinitycompete for dominance.

The National Park Service (NPS) is known for its role in the preservation of public sites deemed of to have historic, cultural, and natural significance. In Interpreting Sacred Ground, J. Christian Spielvogel studies the NPSs secondary role as an interpreter or creator of meaning at such sites, specifically Gettysburg National Military Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and Cold Harbor Visitor Center.

Spielvogel studies in detail the museums, films, publications, tours, signage, and other media at these sites, and he studies and analyzes how they shape the meanings that visitors are invited to construct. Though the NPS began developing interpretive exhibits in the 1990s that highlighted slavery and emancipation Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique as central facets to understanding the war, Spielvogel argues John Louis Lucaites, series editor that the NPS in some instances Always the teacher-scholar, Spielvogel expertly and authoritatively shows preserves outmoded narratives of his readers how the National Park Service attempts to influence public white reconciliation and heroic masmemory, and thus historical un er tanding, of the Civil War. In con ext- culinity, obscuring the race-related d s t causes and consequences of the ualizing the struggle to mem rialize Gettsyburg, Harpers Ferry, and Cold o war as well as the wars savagery. Harbor, Spielvogel reveals the politics of both the reconciliationists and emancipationistsand the rhetorical consequences of both memorializing The challenges the NPS faces in addressing these issues are traditions. At stake is nothing less than how we understand ourselves as many, from avoiding un alanced b Americansthen and now. Tomorrow, too.Davis W. Houck, coeditor of criticism of either the Union or the Rhetoric, Religion, and the Civil Rights Movement, 19541965 Confederacy, to foregrounding race and violence as central issues, preserving clear and accurate rend rings of battlefield movements e and strategies, and contending with the various public constituencies with their own interpretive stakes in the battle for public memory. Spielvogel concludes by arguing for the National Park Services crucial role as a critical voice in shaping twentieth-first-century Civil War public memory and highlights the issues the agency faces as it strives to maintain historical integrity while contending with antiquated renderings of the past. J. Christian Spielvogel is an associate pro essor of communication f at Hope College.

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Lacan in Public
Psychoanalysis and the Science of Rhetoric
Christian Lundberg

Lacan in Public argues that Lacans contributions to the theory of rhetoric are substantial and revolutionary and that rhetoric is in fact the central concern of Lacans entire body of work. Scholars typically cite Jacques Lacan as a thinker primarily concerned with issues of desire, affect, politics, and pleasure. Scholars who identify themselves as rhetoricians have rarely cited Lacan as a significant influence in their own field.

Though Lacan explicitly contends with some of the pivotal thinkers in the field of rhetoric (Aristotle, Cicero, and Quintilian) and familiar topoi (the oratorical tradition, the power of trope, stasis theory, and questions of contingency and context), rhetorical studies has been noveMBer reticent to embrace the French thinker both because his writing is 6 x 9 280 pages 10 b&w illustrations difficult and because Lacans conception of rhetoric runs counter to ISBN: 978-0-8173-1778-2 $44.95s cloth the American traditions of rhetoric in composition and communiISBN: 978-0-8173-8641-2 $35.95 ebook cation studies. Lacans conception of rhetoric, Christian Lundberg argues in Lacan in Public, upsets and extends the received wisdom Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique of American rhetorical studiesthat rhetoric is a science, rather John Louis Lucaites, series editor than an art; that rhetoric is predicated not on the reciprocal exchange Lacan in Public makes an argument that is original and powerful, both of meanings, but rather on the imbecause it newly illuminates many of Lacan's texts and because it possibility of such an exchange; and helps firmly move rhetorical theory and criticism in a psychoanalytic that rhetoric never achieves a cordirectiona direction in which it has been leaning for some time and for respondence with the real-world cirwhich there is growing enthusiasm. In fact, I believe that this book has cumstances it attempts to describe. the potential to be the go-to book on rhetoric and Lacanian theory for Lundberg proceeds from an analysis of Lacans most recognizable max- novices and seasoned scholars alike working in rhetorical studies, cultural imthe unconscious is structured studies, and political theory.Barbara A. Biesecker, author of Addressing like a languageand advances a Postmodernity: Kenneth Burke, Rhetoric, and a Theory of Social Change rhetorical theory drawn from Lacanian psychoanalysis that provides a systematic account of rhetoric while simultaneously contributing Christian Lundberg is an assistant profesto contemporary scholarship on Lacan. sor of communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His As Lundberg shows, Lacans work speaks directly to conversations articles have appeared in Cultural Studies, at the center of current rhetorical scholarship, including debates Quarterly Journal of Speech, Pre/Text, Comregarding the nature of the public and public discourses, the mamunication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and teriality of rhetoric and agency, and the contours of a theory of Rhetoric Society Quarterly. persuasion.

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Sinclair Lewis Remembered

Edited by Gary Scharnhorst and Matthew Hofer

septeMBer 6 x 9 416 pages 15 b&w illustrations ISBN: 978-0-8173-1772-0 $49.95s cloth ISBN: 978-0-8173-8627-6 $39.95 ebook

Sinclair Lewis Remembered is a collection of reminiscences and memoirs by contemporaries, friends, and associates of Lewis that offers a revealing and intimate portrait of this complex and significant Nobel Prizewinning American writer.

After a troubled career as a student at Yale, Sinclair Lewis turned to literature as his livelihood, publishing numerous works of popular fiction that went unnoticed by critics. With the 1920s, however, came Main Street, Lewiss first critical success, which was soon followed by Babbitt, Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, and Dodsworthfive of the most influential social novels in the history of American letters, all written within one decade. Nevertheless, Lewiss Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930 led to contro ersy. Writers such as Theo ore Dreiser, William v d Faulkner, and Thomas Mann expressed their dis ent s with the decision. Unable to match his previous suc ess, c Lewis suffered from al o olism, alienated colleagues, and c h em raced unpopular political posi ions. The nadir for Lewiss b t American Writers Remembered liter ry reputation was Mark Schorers 1961 biography, Sinclair a Jackson R. Bryer, series editor Lewis: An American Life, which helped to legitimize the dis issal of m These commentaries, reminiscences, testaments, and apologias convey a Lewiss entire body of work. convincing portrait of Sinclair Lewis, an argumentatively serious writer who Recent scholarly research has seen a lived out the sadness of a life marked by self-contradiction and spiritual resurgence of interest in Lewis and ambiguity, though greatly successful for a time both critically and financially. his writings. The multiple and varied George Monteiro, author of Stephen Crane's Blue Badge of Courage and perspectives found in Remembering Sinclair Lewis, edited by Gary Fernando Pessoa and Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Literature Scharnhorst and Matthew Hofer, illustrate uncompromised glimpses of a complicated writer who should not be forgotten. The more than 115 contributions to this volume include reminiscences by Upton Sinclair, Edna Ferber, Alfred Harcourt, Samuel Putnam, H. L. Mencken, John Hersey, Hallie Flanagan, and many others. Gary Scharnhorst is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the author or editor of more than thirty books and editor of the journal American Literary Realism. Matthew Hofer is an associate professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He coedited, with Gary Scharnhorst, Oscar Wilde in America and has published essays in Modernism/ Modernity, Contemporary Literature, New German Critique, and Amer can Literary Scholarship. i


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South by Southwest
Katherine Anne Porter and the Burden of Texas History
Janis P. Stout

An interdisciplinary study of Katherine Anne Porters troubled relationship to her Texas origins and southern roots, South by Southwest offers a fresh look at this ever-relevant author.

Today, more than thirty years after her death, Katherine Anne Porter remains a fascinating figure. Critics and biographers have portrayed her as a strikingly glamorous woman whose photographs appeared in society magazines. They have emphasized, of course, her writingparticularly the novel Ship of Fools, which was made into an award-winning film, and her collection Pale Horse, Pale Rider, which cemented her role as a significant and original literary modernist. They have highlighted her dramatic, sad, and fragmented personal life. Few, however, have addressed her uneasy relationship to her childhood in rural Texas.

Janis P. Stout argues that throughout Porters life she remained preoccupied with the twin conundrums of how she felt about being a woman and how she felt about her Texas origins. Her construction of herself as a beautiful but unhappy Stout combines depth of knowledge about Porter and interdisciplinary southerner sprung from a planta- thinking about Texas that I daresay is unique.Christine Hait, professor of tion aristocracy of reduced fortunes English at Columbia College (SC), serves on the executive committee of the meant she construed Texas as the Katherine Anne Porter Society Old South. The Texas Porter knew and re-created in her fiction had been settled by southerners like her grandparents, who brought Janis P. Stout is a professor emerita of Enslaves with them. As she wrote of this Texas, she also enhanced glish at Texas A&M University. She is the auand mythologized it, exaggerating its beauty, fertility, and gracious thor or editor of numerous scholarly books, ways as much as the disaffection that drove her to leave. Her feelincluding Katherine Anne Porter: A Sense of ings toward Texas ran to both extremes, and she was never able to the Times and Through the Window, Out the reconcile them. Door: Women's Narratives of Departure, from Austin and Cather to Tyler, Morrison, and Stout examines the author and her works within the historical and Didion. She is also the author of three novcultural context from which she emerged. In particular, Stout emels and, most recently, a memoir, This Last phasizes four main themes in the history of Texas that she believes House: A Retirement Memoir. are of the greatest importance in understanding Porter: its geography and border location (expressed in Porters lifelong fascination with marginality, indeterminacy, and escape); its violence (the brutality of her first marriage as well as the lawlessness that pervaded her hometown); its racism (lynchings were prevalent throughout her upbringing); and its marginalization of women (Stout draws a connection between Porters references to the burning sun and oppressive heat of Texas and her life with her first husband).

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The Darkness of the Present

Poetics, Anachronism, and the Anomaly

6 x 9 256 pages 8 b&w illustrations ISBN: 978-0-8173-5733-7 $34.95s paper ISBN: 978-0-8173-8642-9 $27.95 ebook Modern and Contemporary Poetics Charles Bernstein and Hank Lazer, series editors

Steve McCaffery

The Darkness of the Present includes essays that collectively investigate the roles of anomaly and anachronism as they work to unsettle commonplace notions of the contemporary in the field of poetics.

In the eleven essays of The Darkness of the Present, poet and critic Steve McCaffery argues that by approaching the past and the present as unified entities, the contemporary is made historical at the same time as the historical is made contemporary. McCafferys writings work against the urge to classify works by placing them in standard literary periods or disciplinary partitions. Instead, McCaffery offers a variety of insights into unusual and ingenious affiliations between poetic works that may have previously seemed distinctive. He questions the usual associations of originality and precedence. In the process, he repositions many texts within genealogies separate from the ones to which they are traditionally assigned.

The chapters in The Darkness of the Present might seem to present an eclectic faade and can certainly be read independently. They are linked, however, by a common preoccupation reflected in The consistent strength of this collection is the mercurial manner the title of the book: the anomaly with which McCaffery wends his way among disparate topics, making and the anachronism and the way illuminating connections between wide-ranging resources. The frequency their empirical emergence works with which one comes across improbable alliances generates much of to unsettle a steady notion of the the pleasure of this text.Jed Rasula, author of The American Poetry Wax contemporary or new. Museum: Reality Effects, 19401990, and Modernism and Poetic Inspiration: Steve McCaffery is the author of The Shadow Mouth Prior to Meaning: The Protosemantic and Poetics and North of Intention: Critical Writings 19731986, and the coeditor of Imagining Language: An Anthology. This book raises important ethical/political issues for the practice of art in the twentieth century. The Darkness of the Present calls them to rigorous attention in a series of critical studies. It finishes in a deliberate move to stand back, in order to reflect on the issues from a cool critical vantage, like Tennysons poet at the end of The Palace of Art.Jerome McGann, author of Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web and Are the Humanities Inconsequent?: Interpreting Marxs Riddle of the Dog


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From Place to Site in Postwar Poetics

Lytle Shaw
Winner of the Elizabeth Agee Prize


Fieldworks offers a historical account of the social, rhetorical, and material attempts to ground art and poetry in the physicality of a site.

Arguing that place-oriented inquiries allowed poets and artists to develop new, experimental models of historiography and ethnography, Lytle Shaw draws out the shifting terms of this practice from World War II to the present through a series of illuminating case studies. Beginning with the alternate national genealogies unearthed by William Carlos Williams in Paterson and Charles Olson in Gloucester, Shaw demonstrates how subsequent poets sought to ground such inquiries in concrete social formationsto in effect live the poetics of place: Gary Snyder in his back-to-the-land familial compound, Kitkitdizze; Amiri Baraka in a black nationalist community in Newark; Robert Creeley and the poets of Bolinas, California, in the capacious now of their poet-run town. Turning to the work of Robert Smithsonwho called one of his essays an appendix to Paterson, and who in turn has exerted a major influence on poets since the 1970sShaw then traces the emergence of site-specific art in relation both to the poetics of place and to the larger linguistic turn in the humanities, considering poets including Clark Coolidge, Bernadette Mayer, and Lisa Robertson.

january 2013 6 x 9 304 pages 55 b&w illustrations ISBN: 978-0-8173-5732-0 $39.95s paper ISBN: 978-0-8173-8643-6 $31.95 ebook Modern and Contemporary Poetics Charles Bernstein and Hank Lazer, series editors

By putting the poetics of place into Fieldworks is inventive, provocative, and readable from start to finish. It is dialog with site-specificity in art, Shaw de onstrates how poets and rare to encounter a manuscript that discusses both contemporary poetry m artists became experimental expli- and the contemporary visual arts and does so with equal sophistication cators not just of concrete locations and creativity.Brian M. Reed, author of Hart Crane: After His Lights and and their histories, but of the dis- Phenomenal Reading: Essays on Modern and Contemporary Poetry courses used to interpret sites more broadly. It is this dual sense of fieldwork that organizes Shaws groundbreaking history of site-specific poetry. Lytle Shaw is an associate professor of English at New York University. He is the author of Cable Factory 20, The Lobe, and Frank OHara: The Poetics of Coterie. In Fieldworks Lytle Shaw makes a brilliant case for a site-specific approach to poetry by foregrounding cultural history, community, installation, anthologizing, process, presentation, and context. In his series of detailed studies, Shaw uses the vocabulary and framing of contemporary visual art criticism to illuminate the dynamic role of place in postwar American poetry.Charles Bernstein, author of Girly Man and Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions






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Letters from Alabama

Chiefly Relating to Natural History Authoritative Edition
Philip Henry Gosse Edited by Gary R. Mullen and Taylor D. Littleton

Philip Henry Gosse (18101888), a British naturalist, left home at age seventeen and made his way to Alabama in 1838. He was employed by Judge Reuben Saffold and other planters near Pleasant Hill in Dallas County as a teacher for about a dozen of their children, but his principal interest was natural history. Letters from Alabama is a personalized record of Gosses perceptive observations during his eight-month residence in this noveMBer small antebellum community. The work addresses a Victorian 6 x 9 280 pages 31 b&w illustrations 5 tables readership, including entomologists, who Gosse believed ISBN: 978-0-8173-1789-8 $34.95s cloth were relatively uninformed about the novelty and beauty of ISBN: 978-0-8173-8647-4 $27.95 ebook this hilly region of the State of Alabama. Written in an engaging This volume of letters written by naturalist Gosse during his stay in literary style and organized as a Alabama in 1838 describes not only natural history phenomena, but also series of epistolary discussions, the antebellum culture and society as observed from his viewpoint as a guest book is unparalleled in its detailed evocations of the natural history of the black belt elite.Georgia Historical Quarterly and cultural conditions of frontier Alabama. By the time Letters from Alabama appeared in 1859, Gosses scientific publications and fine illustrations had led to his being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. Edited by Gary R. Mullen and Taylor D. Littleton, this authoritative edition features thirty grayscale lithographs shot dir ctly from e the 1859 edition, reset type for easier reading, a new introduction and index by the two foremost scholars of Gosse in Alabama, a new appendix that provides modern scientific and common names for the plant and animal species described by Gosse, and a four-color cover featuring one of the plates from Gosses Entomologia Alabamensis. Gary R. Mullen is co dit r, with Lance Durd n, of Medical and e o e Veterinary Entomology, cur ently in its second edition, and r coauthor, with Taylor D. Little on, of Philip Henry Gosse: Science t and Art in Letters from Alabama and Entomologia Alabamensis. taylor D. Littleton is coauthor, with Maltby Sykes, of Advancing American Art: Painting, Politics, and Cultural Confrontation at Mid-Century, and coauthor, with Gary R. Mullen, of Philip Henry Gosse: Science and Art in Letters from Alabama and Entomologia Alabamensis.

This new and improved edition of Letters from Alabama offers a valuable window into pioneer Alabama and the landscape and life-forms encountered by early settlers of the state.

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John McKinley and the Antebellum Supreme Court

Steven P. Brown

Circuit Riding in the Old Southwest

John McKinley and the Antebellum Supreme Court presents a portrait of US Supreme Court justice John McKinley (17801852) and provides a penetrating analysis of McKinleys time and place, the exigencies of his circuit work, and the contributions he made to both American legal history and Alabama.

Steven P. Brown rescues from obscurity John McKinley, one of the three Alabama justices, along with John Archibald Campbell and Hugo Black, who have served on the US Supreme Court. A native Kentuckian who moved in 1819 to northern Alabama as a land speculator and lawyer, McKinley was elected to the state legoctoBer islature three times and became first a representative and then a 6 x 9 312 pages 11 b&w illustrations, including 3 maps senator in the US Congress before being elevated to the Supreme ISBN: 978-0-8173-1771-3 $39.95s cloth Court in 1837. He spent his first five years on the court presidISBN: 978-0-8173-8626-9 $31.95 ebook ing over the newly created Ninth Circuit, which covered Alabama, Students of southern history and Alabama history, as well as legal scholArkansas, Louisiana, and Missis- ars and the state and national legal communities, will appreciate this longsippi. His was not only the newest overdue revision of Justice John McKinleys historical reputation. With this circuit, encompassing a region that, book, Steven Brown has established himself as the authority on the life and because of its recent settlement, included a huge number of legal times of Justice McKinley and, to a significant degree, the antebellum US claims related to property, but it Supreme Court.R. Volney Riser, author of Defying Disfranchisement: Black was also the largest, the furthest Voting Rights Activism in the Jim Crow South, 18901908 from Washington, DC, and by far the most difficult to traverse. While this is a thorough biography of McKinleys life, it also details early Alabama state politics and provides one of the most exhaustive accounts available of the internal workings of the antebellum Supreme Court and the very real challenges that accompanied the now-abandoned practice of circuit riding. In providing the first indepth assessment of the life and Supreme Court career of Justice John McKinley, Brown has given us a compelling portrait of a man active in the leading financial, legal, and political circles of his day. Steven P. brown is an associate professor of political science at Auburn University and author of Trumping Religion: The New Christian Right, the Free Speech Clause, and the Courts, which received the National Communication Associations Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression.

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Captives in Blue
Roger Pickenpaugh

The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy

feBruary 2013
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Captives in Blue, a study of Union prisoners in Confederate prisons, is a companion to Roger Pickenpaughs earlier groundbreaking book Captives in Gray: The Civil War Prisons of the Union, rounding out his examination of Civil War prisoner of war facilities.

In June of 1861, only a few weeks after the first shots at Fort Sumter ignited the Civil War, Union prisoners of war began to arrive in Southern prisons. One hundred and fifty years later Civil War prisons and the way prisoners of war were treated remain contentious topics. Partisans of each side continue to vilify the other for POW maltreatment. Roger Pickenpaughs two studies of Civil War prisoners of war facilities complement one another and offer a thoughtful exploration of issues that captives taken from both sides of the Civil War faced.

In Captives in Blue, Pickenpaugh tackles issues such as the ways the Confederate Army contended with the growing prison population, the variations Captives in Blue is an excellent book that more thoroughly details life in in the policies and practices in Confederate-run prisons than anything currently available. I think it will the different Confederate prison stand as the starting place for all future studies of Southern prisoner of war camps, the effects these policies facilities for a long time.James M. Gillispie, author of Andersonvilles of the and practices had on Union prisoners, and the logistics of North: The Myths and Realities of Northern Treatment of Civil War Confederate prisoner exchanges. Digging further Prisoners and Cape Fear Confederates: The 18th North Carolina Regiment in into prison policy and practices, the Civil War Pickenpaugh explores conditions that arose from conscious government policy decisions and con itions that were the product d of local officials or unique local situations. One issue unique to Captives in Blue is the way Confederate prisons and policies dealt with African American Union soldiers. Black soldiers held captive in Confederate prisons faced uncertain fates; many former slaves were returned to their former owners, while others were tortured in the camps. Drawing on prisoner diaries, Pickenpaugh provides compelling first-person accounts of life in prison camps often overlooked by scholars in the field. Roger Pickenpaugh is the author of many books on Civil War history, including Camp Chase and the Evolution of Union Prison Policy and Captives in Gray: The Civil War Prisons of the Union.


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A Biography of the William Badger, 18281865

Peter Kurtz

Bluejackets in the Blubber Room

Bluejackets in the Blubber Room explores key events in US maritime history from the 1820s to the end of the Civil War through the biography of the sailing ship William Badger.

Taking a biographical approach to his subject, Peter Kurtz describes three phases of the life of the William Badger, a sailing ship with a long and exemplary life on the sea: first as a merchant ship carrying raw materials and goods between New England, the US South, and Europe; second as a whaling ship; and finally as a supply ship providing coal and stores for the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron in Beaufort, North Carolina, during the Civil War.
january 2013 Kurtz begins Bluejackets in the Blubber Room by exploring early 6 x 9 192 pages 14 b&w illustrations, including 1 map American shipbuilding and shipbuilders in the Piscataqua region 2 tables of Maine and New Hampshire and the kinds of raw materials harISBN: 978-0-8173-1779-9 $34.95s cloth vested and used in making the wooden sailing ships of the time. ISBN: 978-0-8173-8645-0 $27.95 ebook After its construction, the Badger became part of the key economic trade between New England, the US South, and Europe. The ship car- Kurtz has skillfully placed the story of this vessel in a much broader conried raw materials such as timber text, both as a whaler and later as a store ship during the Civil War. What from New England to New Orleans makes this book especially interesting is that it is not about a famous ship and subsequently cotton from New such as the CSS Virginia or USS Arizona, but a nondescript vessel, an ordiOrleans to Spain and Liverpool, nary sailing ship.William N. Still, author of Confederate Shipbuilding Eng and. Using ship logs, sailors acl counts, and other primary sources, Kurtz delves into both the people and the economics of this critical cotton triangle trade.

Following service as a merchant ship, the Badger became a whaling ship, carrying its New Englandbased crew as far as the South Pacific. Kurtz presents a colorful story of life aboard a whaling ship and in the whaling towns ranging from Lynn, Massachusetts, to Cape Leeuwin, Australia. Finally, Kurtz describes the last phase of the Badgers life as a key player as a supply ship in the Union Navys blockade effort. Although not the most dramatic duty a sailor could have, blockade supply nevertheless was critical to the United States prosecution of the Civil War and eventual victory. Kurtz examines the decision-making involved in procuring such ships and their crew, notably refugees and escaped slaves known as contrabands. Peter Kurtz received a bachelors degree in journalism from Ohio University and has written magazine articles pertaining to both music and history. He currently lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Lynn.

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Heavens Soldiers
Frank Marotti

Free People of Color and the Spanish Legacy in Antebellum Florida

Heavens Soldiers chronicles the history of a community of free people of African descent who lived and thrived, while resisting the constraints of legal bondage, in East Florida in the four decades leading up to the Civil War. Historians have long attributed the relatively flexible system of race relations in preCivil War East Florida to the areas Spanish heritage. While acknowledging the importance of that heritage, this book gives more than the usual emphasis to the role of African American agency in exploiting the limited opportunities that such a heritage permitted.

Spanish rule presented institutions and customs that talented, ambitious, and fortunate individuals might, and did, exploit. feBruary 2013 Although racial prejudice was never absent, persons of color 6 x 9 inches 176 pages 9 b&w illustrations aspired to lives of dignity, security, and prosperity. Frank Marottis ISBN: 978-0-8173-1784-3 $34.95s cloth subjects are the free people of African descent in the broad sense ISBN: 978-0-8173-8653-5 $27.95 ebook of the term free, that is, not just those who were legally free, but all those who resisted the constraints of legal bondage and Atlantic Crossings otherwise asserted varying degrees of control over themselves Rafe Blaufarb, series editor and their circumstances. Collectively, this pop lation was u indispensable to the evolution of the In my estimation, when Heavens Soldiers is published, it will be consid- existing social order. ered one of the best books on the history of African Americans in Florida to appear in print since Jane Landerss Black Society in Spanish Florida was published in 1999.Daniel L. Schafer, author of William Bartram and the Ghost Plantations of British East Florida Frank Marotti is the author of The Cana Sanctuary: History, Diplomacy, and Black Cath lic o Marriage in Antebellum St. Augustine, Florida. He has taught at Cheyney University, Miami Dade College, and Florida International University. In Heavens Soldiers, Marotti studies four pillars of black liberty that emerged during Spains rule and continued through the United States acquisition of Florida in 1821: family ties to the white community, manumission, military service, and land ownership. The slaveowning culture of the United States eroded a number of these pillars, though black freedom and agency abided in ways unparalleled anywhere else in the preCivil War United States. Indeed, a strong black martial tradition arguably helped to topple Floridas slave-holding regime, leading up to the start of the Civil War. Marotti surveys black opportunities and liabilities under the Spaniards; successful defenses of black rights in the 1820s as well as chilling statutory assaults on those rights; the black communitys complex involvement in the Patriot War and the Second Seminole War; black migration in the two decades leading up to the US Civil War; and African American efforts to preserve marriage and emancipation customs, and black land ownership.


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Europe and Latin America in the 1820s

Edited by Matthew Brown and Gabriel Paquette

Connections after Colonialism

Contributing to the historiography of transnational and global transmission of ideas, Connections after Colonialism examines relations between Europe and Latin America during the tumultuous 1820s.

In the Atlantic World, the 1820s was a decade marked by the rupture of colonial relations, the independence of Latin America, and the ever-widening chasm between the Old World and the New. Connections after Colonialism, edited by Matthew Brown and Gabriel Paquette, builds upon recent advances in the history of colonialism and imperialism by studying former colonies and metropoles through the same analytical lens, as part of an attempt to understand the complex connectionspolitical, economic, intellectual, and culturalbetween Europe and Latin America that survived the demise of empire.

Historians are increasingly aware of the persistence of robust links between Europe and the new Latin American nations. This book focuses on connections both during the events culminating with independence and in subsequent years, a period strangely neglected in Atlantic Crossings European and Latin American schol rship. Bringing together distina Rafe Blaufarb, series editor guished historians of both Europe and America, the volume reveals a new cast of characters and relationships ranging from un epentant Paquette and Brown have brought together an eminent group of schol r Am rican monarchists, com romise- ars to reexamine the critical decade of the 1820s, long ignored, or misine p seeking liberals in Lisbon and Materpreted, by historians of the Atlantic world. Traditionally these years are drid who envisioned transatlantic federations, and British merchants seen as marking the collapse of European rule and the emergence of new in the River Plate who saw opportu- nations, a period of separation and disintegration of old patterns of social, nity where others saw risk to public economic, institutional, and international relations. They argue persuasivemoralists whose audiences spanned ly that the period needs serious reevaluation in this highly original and imfrom Paris to Santiago de Chile and portant work that is sure to begin the process.Kenneth Maxwell, author plantation owners in eastern Cuba of Conflicts and Conspiracies: Brazil and Portugal, 17501808 who feared that slave rebellions elsewhere in the Caribbean would spread to their island.

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Matthew brown is a reader in Latin American studies at the University of Bristol. He is writing a short history of Latin Americas relationship with global empires since Independence. Gabriel Paquette is an assistant professor in history at the Johns Hopkins University. He was previously a research fellow in history at Trinity College, Cambridge, and a lecturer at Harvard University. He is the author of Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and Its Empire, 17591808 and the editor of Enlightened Reform in Southern Europe and Its Atlantic Colonies, c. 17501830.

Matthew Brown / Will Fowler / Josep M. Fradera / Carrie Gibson / Brian Hamnett / Maurizio Isabella / Iona Macintyre / Scarlett OPhelan Godoy / Gabriel Paquette / David Rock / Christopher Schmidt-Nowara / Jay Sexton / Reuben Zahler

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Southern Crucifix, Southern Cross

Andrew H. M. Stern

Catholic-Protestant Relations in the Old South

Winner of the Anne b. and James b. McMillan Prize for Southern History and Culture

noveMBer 6 x 9 232 pages 3 maps 5 tables ISBN: 978-0-8173-1774-4 $34.95s cloth ISBN: 978-0-8173-8629-0 $27.95 ebook Religion and American Culture David Edwin Harrell Jr.,Wayne Flynt, and Edith L. Blumhofer, series editors

Southern Crucifix, Southern Cross examines the complex and often overlooked relationships between Catholics and Protestants in the antebellum South.

In sharp contrast to many long-standing presumptions about mistrust or animosity between these two groups, this study proposes that Catholic and Protestant interactions in the South were characterized more by cooperation than by conflict.

Andrew H. M. Stern argues that Catholics worked to integrate themselves into southern society without compromising their religious beliefs and that many Protestants accepted and supported them. Catholic leaders demonstrated the compatibility of Catholicism with American ideals and institutions, and Protestants recognized Catholics as useful citizens, true Amer cans, and i loyal southerners, in particular citing their support for slavery and their hatred of abolitionism. Mutual assistance between the two groups proved most clear in shared public spaces, with Catholics and Protestants participating in each others institutions and funding each others enterprises. Cath lics o and Protestants worshipped in each others churches, studied in each others schools, and recovered or died in each others hospitals.

Southern Crucifix, Southern Cross is a valuable contribution to the field of southern religious history. No one has previously done a study, on any level, of Catholic-Protestant relations in the South. This book, based on impressive research, has an important story to tell, and Stern does so in an enviably graceful, economical style.Robert Emmett Curran, author of A History of Georgetown University and editor of American Jesuit Spirituality: The Maryland Tradition, 16341900 Andrew H. M. Stern received his PhD in American religious history from Emory University and is an assistant professor of religion at North Carolina Wesleyan College.

In many histories of southern religion, typically thought of as Protestant, Catholicism tends to be absent. Likewise, in studies of American Catholicism, Catholic relationships with Protestants, including southern Protestants, are rarely discussed. Southern Crucifix, Southern Cross is the first book to demonstrate in detail the ways in which many Protestants actively fostered the growth of American Catholicism. Stern complicates the dominant historical view of interreligious animosity and offers an unexpected model of religious pluralism that helped to shape southern culture as we know it today.


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Red Eagles Children

Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al.

Edited by J. Anthony Paredes and Judith Knight

Red Eagles Children presents the legal proceedings in an inheritance dispute that serves as an unexpected window on the intersection of two cultural and legal systems: Creek Indian and Euro-American. Case 1299: Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al. appeared in the Chancery Court of Mobile in 1846 when William Red Eagle Weatherfords son by the Indian woman Supalamy sued his half siblings fathered by Weatherford with two other Creek women, Polly Moniac and Mary Stiggins, for a greater share of Weatherfords estate. While the court recognized William Jr. as the son of William Sr., he nevertheless lost his petition for inheritance due to the lack of legal evidence concerning the marriage of his biological mother to William Sr. The case, which went to the Alabama Supreme Court in 1851, provides a record of an attempt to interrelate and, perhaps, manipulate differences in cultures as they played out within the ritualized, arcane world of antebellum Alabama jurisprudence.

octoBer 6.125 x 9.25 192 pages 6 b&w illustrations, including 2 maps ISBN: 978-0-8173-1770-6 $34.95s cloth ISBN: 978-0-8173-8623-8 $27.95 ebook Contemporary American Indian Studies Heidi M. Altman, series editor

Although the case has value in the classic mold of salvage ethnography Red Eagles Children is a very interesting book, and a well-conceived one. It of Creek Indian culture, Red Eagles touches the necessary bases in terms of providing background information Children, edited by J. Anthony Paredes and Judith Knight, shows that its and analysis of the case in question, and its editors have recruited a very more enduring value lies in being a strong roster of specialists to write the individual chapters. Joshua Piker, source for historical ethnography author of Okfuskee: A Creek Indian Town in Colonial America that is, for anthropological analyses of cultural dynamics of the past events that complement the narratives of professional historians. CoNtRIbUtoRS David I. Durham / Robbie Ethridge / Judith J. Anthony Paredes is a professor emeritus of anthropology at FlorKnight / J. Anthony Paredes / Paul M. Pruitt ida State University and is the founding series editor of the ConJr. / Nina Gail Thrower / Robert Thrower / temporary American Indian Series at The University of Alabama Gregory A. Waselkov Press. He is the coeditor of Anthropologists and Indians in the New South and Classics of Practicing Anthropology: 19781998, among other books. Judith Knight is retired from The University of Alabama, where she worked at the Alabama Museum of Natural History for six years and at The University of Alabama Press for another twenty-five years, primarily as a senior acquisitions editor specializing in anthropology, archaeology, and ethnohistory.

Contemporary American Indian Studies

J. Anthony Paredes, Series Editor

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Crafting Prehispanic Maya Kinship

Bradley E. Ensor

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By contextualizing classes and their kinship behavior within the overall political economy, Crafting Prehispanic Maya Kinship provides an example of how archaeology can help to explain the formation of disparate classes and kinship patterns within an ancient state-level society.

Bradley E. Ensor provides a new theoretical contribution to Maya ethnographic, ethnohistoric, and archaeological research. Rather than operating solely as a symbolic order unobservable to archaeologists, kinship, according to Ensor, forms concrete social relations that structure daily life and can be reflected in the material remains of a society. Ensor argues that the use of cross-culturally identified and confirmed material indicators of postmarital residence and descent group organization enable archaeologiststhose with the most direct material evidence on prehispanic Maya social organizationto overturn a traditional reliance on competing and problematic ethnohistorical models.

a Using recent data from an arch eological project within the Chontalpa Maya region of Tabasco, Ensor has undertaken a formidable task, merging archaeological and Mexico, Ensor illustrates how archethnological theory to explore more fully the ethnohistory and socio- aeologists can interpret and explain the diversity of kinship behavior and political structure of the prehispanic Mayans. This book is a huge its influence on gender within any contribution both to Mayan studies and to the idea of taking an approach given Maya social formation. that combines archaeology and ethnology.John H. Moore, author of The bradley E. Ensor is an associate profCheyenne and editor of Political Economy of North American Indians essor of anthropology at Eastern Michigan University. In my opinion, kinship and social organization are the new frontier in archaeology. This book is on the cutting edge, is an excellent study, and appeals to a broad audience.William F. Keegan, author of The People Who Discovered Columbus: The Prehistory of the Bahamas


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Archaeology and Roosevelts New Deal for America

Edited by Bernard K. Means

Shovel Ready

Shovel Ready provides a comprehensive lens through which to view the New Deal period, a fascinating and prolific time in American archaeology.

In this collection of diverse essays united by a common theme, Bernard K. Means and his contributors deliver a valuable research tool for practicing archaeologists and historians of archaeology, as well as New Deal scholars in general.

To rescue Americans from economic misery and the depths of despair during the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created several New Deal jobs programs to put people to work. Men and women labored on a variety of jobs, from building roads to improving zoos. Some ordinary citizenswith no prior experiencewere called on to act as archaeologists and excavate sites across the nation, ranging in size from small camps to massive mound complexes, and dating from thousands of years ago to the early Colonial period.

Shovel Ready contains essays on projects ranging across the breadth of the United States, including New Deal investigations in Shovel Ready makes an original and significant contribution to the hisCalifornia, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, tory of American archaeology and adds a seldom-noticed dimension to Kentucky, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Roosevelts New Deal.Alice Beck Kehoe, author of Controversies in ArPennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. chaeology and coeditor of Expanding American Anthropology, 19451980: Some essays engage in historical retrospectives. Others bring the A Generation Reflects technologies of the twenty-first century, including accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dating of cuCoNtRIbUtoRS rated collections and geophysical surveys at New Dealexcavated John L. Cordell / John F. Doershuk / David sites, to bear on decades-old excavations. The volume closes with H. Dye /Scott W. Hammerstedt / Janet an investigation into material remnants of the New Deal itself. R. Johnson / Kevin Kiernan /Gregory D. bernard K. Means teaches anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University and is the author of Circular Villages of the Monongahela Tradition. Shovel Ready is a significant contribution to North American archaeology that should be read by archaeologists working across North America, especially east of the Mississippi.April M. Beisaw, coeditor of The Archaeology of Institutional Life Lattanzi /Patrick C. Livingood / Anna R. Lunn / Bernard K. Means / Stephen E. Nash / Amanda L. Regnier / Sissel Schroeder / James R. Wettstaed

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Anthropology and the Politics of Representation

Edited by Gabriela Vargas-Cetina
Epilogue by June C. Nash

feBruary 2013 6.125 x 9.25 272 pages 3 b&w illustrations ISBN: 978-0-8173-5717-7 $34.95s paper ISBN: 978-0-8173-8624-5 $27.95 ebook

Anthropology and the Politics of Representation examines the inherently problematic nature of representation and description of living people, specifically in ethnography and more generally in anthropological work as a whole. In Anthropology and the Politics of Representation volume editor Gabriela Vargas-Cetina brings together a group of international scholars who, through their fieldwork experiences, reflect on the epistemological, political, and personal implications of their own work. To do so, they focus on such topics as ethnography, anthropologists engagement in identity politics, representational practices, the contexts of anthropological research and work, and the effects of personal choices regarding self-involvement in local causes that may extend beyond purely ethnographic goals.

Such reflections raise a number of ethnographic questions: What are ethnographic goals? Who sets the agenda for ethnographic writing? How does fieldwork t p This volume has excellent potential as a primer on the key issues of ethics change the an hro ologists idenn n and politics of anthropological research today. It introduces lucidly a tity? Do eth ography and eth ographers have an impact on local range of sources and portrays vividly what the practice of anthropological lives and self-representation? How research in its traditional orientations has become. I know of no other do anthropologists balance longvolume that does as much as well.George Marcus, author of Ethnography held respect for cultural diversity through Thick and Thin and editor of Critical Anthropology Now: Unexpected with advocacy for local people? How does an author choose what Contexts, Shifting Constituencies, Changing Agendas to say and write, and what not to disclose? Should anthropologists CoNtRIbUtoRS support causes that may require going against their informed Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz / Beth A. Conklin knowledge of local lives? / Les W. Field / Katie Glaskin / Frederic W. Gleach / Tracey Heatherington / June C. Gabriela vargas-Cetina is a prof ssor of anthropology at Universe Nash / Bernard C. Perley / Vilma Santiagoidad Autnoma de Yucatn. She has done fieldwork in Italy Irizarry / Timothy J. Smith / Sergey (Sardinia), Canada (Alberta), and Mexico (Chiapas and Yucatn), Sokolovskiy / David Stoll / Gabriela Vargasand has published mainly on globalization and cooperatives in Cetina / Thomas M. Wilson Italy and Mexico, and music and dance in Canada and Mexico. She is the coeditor of Representaciones Culturales: Imgenes e Imaginarios de lo Yucateco and Modernidades Locales: Etnografa del Presente Mltiple.


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Symbolic Politics and Policy Change

Hugh T. Miller

Governing Narratives

By highlighting the degree to which meaning making in public policy is more a cultural struggle than a rational and analytical project, Governing Narratives brings public administration back into a political context.

In Governing Narratives, Hugh T. Miller takes a narrative approach in conceptualizing the politics of public policy. In this approach, signs and ideographsthat is, constellations of images, feelings, values, and conceptualizationare woven into policy narratives through the use of story lines. For example, the ideograph acid rain is part of an environmental narrative that links dead trees to industrial air pollution. The struggle for meaning capture is a political struggle, most in evidence during times of change or when status quo practices are questioned. Public policy is often considered to be the end result of empirical studies, quantitative analyses, and objective evaluation. But the em irical norms of science and rationality that have informed pubp lic policy research have also hidden from view those vexing aspects of public policy discourse outside of methodological rigor. Phrases such as three strikes and youre out or flood of immigrants or dont ask, dont tell or crack baby or the death tax have come to play crucial roles in public policy, not because of the reality they are purported to reflect, but because the meanings, emotions, and imagery connoted by these symbolizations resonate in our culture.

septeMBer 6 x 9 160 pages 1 b&w illustration 1 table ISBN: 978-0-8173-1773-7 $34.95s cloth ISBN: 978-0-8173-8628-3 $27.95 ebook Public Administration: Criticism and Creativity Camilla Stivers, series editor

Hugh Millers book is a leap forward in public policy analysis. Governing Narratives offers the possibility for students, academics, advocates, experts, and public policy professionals to understand policies that are often represented to be rational common sense but are little more than collective hallucinations. A generation schooled on Hugh Millers work may well alter both the method and content of public policy.Joseph Damrell, author of Search for Identity: Youth, Religion, and Culture Hugh t. Miller is a professor of public administration at Florida Atlantic University and is the author of Postmodern Public Policy and coauthor of the revised edition of Postmodern Public Administration.

Social practices, the very material of social order and cultural stability, are inextricably linked to the policy discourse that accompanies social change. Eventually a winning narrative dominates and becomes institutionalized into practice and implemented via public administration. Policy is symbiotically associated with these winning narratives. Practices might change again, but this inevitably entails renewed political contestation. The competition among symbolizations does not imply that the best narrative wins, only that a narrative has won for the time being. However, unsettling the established narrative is a difficult political task, particularly when the narrative has evolved into habitual institutionalized practice. Governing Narratives convincingly links public policy to the discourse and rhetoric of deliberative politics.

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Theatre Symposium, Volume 20

Gods and Groundlings: Historical Theatrical Audiences

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Edited by E. Burt Wallace

The audience is an integral part of performance and is in fact what separates a rehearsal from a performance. The relationship, however, between performers and the audience has evolved over time, which is one of the subjects addressed, along with the changing disposition of the audience itself and a number of other topics, in Gods and Groundlings, volume 20 of the annual journal Theatre Symposium. The essays in this volume discuss spectatorship in historical context, the role of the audience in the digital age, the early modern English transvestite theatre, Annie Oakley and the disruption of Victorian audiences, and historical attempts to create ideal audiences. Edited by E. Bert Wallace, this latest publication from the largest regional theatre organization in the United States collects the most current scholarship on theatre history and theory. CoNtRIbUtoRS to voLUME 20 Susan Bennett / Jane Barnette / Becky Becker / Lisa Bernd / Evan Bridenstine / Michael Jaros / Robert I. Lublin / Paulette Marty / Natalie Tenner / David S. Thompson / Christine Woodworth

Theatre History Studies 2012, Volume 32

Edited by Rhona Justice-Malloy

Theatre History Studies, currently edited by Rhona Justice-Malloy, is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-American Theatre Conference (MATC), a regional body devoted to theatre scholarship and practice. The conference encompasses the states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The purpose of the conference is to unite persons and organizations within the region with an interest in theatre and to promote the growth and development of all forms of theatre. This established annual is a major contribution to the scholarly analysis and historical documentation of international drama. Refereed, immaculately printed and illustrated.Choice CoNtRIbUtoRS to voLUME 32 Penny Farfan / Victor Holtcamp / Lisa Jackson-Schebetta / Richard L. Poole / Bill Rauch / Thomas Robson / Marlis Schweitzer / Virginia Scott / Christine Woodworth

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Founding Fictions
Jennifer R. Mercieca

In this provocative, challenging study, Mercieca explores the relationship between American political theory and the stories told about American government. . . . This is a book for those interested in political science, public policy, and citizen participation. Choice Rhetorical historians and political theorists can learn a lot from this volume. . . . Merciecas central thesisthat political theories are fictions, and that these fictions exert considerable influence on texts in any given historical contextis a concept worthy of further explication in future rhetorical histories. Journal of Communication

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Studies in Regional Change and Continuity

Edited by Robert P. Steed, Lawrence W. Moreland, and Tod A. Baker

The Disappearing South?

[The editors] have put together a valuable collection of recent articles on a perennially interesting subject. The volume is extensively referenced and well indexed. The editors also provide an excellent bibliography that most readers will find very valuable. Choice This volume brings together a diversity of topics, all of which are analyzed with care and explained with clarity. Each tells the reader something interesting about the character of the modern South.Journal of Politics This excellent collection of articles is most likely to appeal to students of American politics, especially those with an interest in political parties.Perspectives on Political Science
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Party Organization and Activism in the American South

Edited by Robert P. Steed, John A. Clark, Lewis Bowman, and Charles D. Hadley
Winner of the V. O. Key Award

A crucial contribution to the study of the politics of the South and a lesser, but important, contribution to the study of American political parties more broadly.Choice One of the most significant scholarly contributions of Party Organization and Activism in the American South is the straightforward challenge it presents to the conventional wisdom that political parties are in a state of decay. Employing theoretically informed arguments throughout the book, Steed and his coeditors successfully weave connections among major findings to support their primary contentions that one, there is longevity and continuity in local party activity, and two, local parties remain a critical component of the political environment.Journal of Southern History

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Southern Parties and Elections

Edited by Robert P. Steed, Lawrence W. Moreland, and Tod A. Baker

Studies in Regional Political Change

Electorally the South has become bipartisan in recent decades. This collection of excellent studies . . . examines many facets of this southern political change. . . . Very thorough documentation, outstanding bibliography, good index. Strongly recommended for college and university libraries.Choice This collection asks compelling questions and challenges both political scientists and historians to decipher the incredible political transformation of the South from the days of the Dixiecrats to those of a vibrant Republican Party and threatened Democratic Party.North Carolina Historical Review Students of southern politics will find the different chapters interesting. . . . The emphasis of the work is on a change in the South, and in its own way, each essay examines this phenomenon.Southeastern Political Review

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The Four Arenas of Presidential Power

Robert J. Spitzer
Spitzers volume is concise . . . yet it is clearly the most com rep hensive treatment of the often touted but seldom tested typology first advanced by Theodore Lowi twenty years ago. . . . It is a solid, indeed admirable, contribution to the growing literature on the presidency and public policy.Presidential Studies Quarterly Some might argue that Spitzers typology demonstrates the obvious, but it has been neither obvious nor even emphasized in much of the scholarly writing on the presidency. When added to the thoroughness and skill with which this book is written, the typology is a significant contribution worth the readers careful attention and assimilation.Political Science Quarterly

The Presidency and Public Policy

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Germany in Central America

Thomas Schoonover
Winner of the Alfred B. Thomas Book Award

Competitive Imperialism, 18211929

Historians have long understood that Germany often played as significant a role as Great Britain or the United States in Latin America, but there are few works, especially in English, dealing with the history of Germanys relations with the region. . . . While providing an overview of Germanys evolving relationship with the Central American countries, Schoonover argues that the German thrust into Central America and other peripheral areas was motivated by the same idea that drove British and American imperialism: the belief that expanding into world markets would reduce the domestic, social, and economic conflicts that wracked these industrial giants.American Historical Review Schoonover has written a book rich in material and knowledge. . . . Essential reading for anyone interested in German expansion and the history of the Central American states.Bulletin of the German Historical Institute

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In the Name of Necessity

Military Tribunals and the Loss of American Civil Liberties
Marouf Hasian Jr.
Winner of the National Communication Association Diamond Anniversary Book Award

Hasians book is the work of a scholar who has taken the rhetorical turndrawing on the toolkit of concepts from one of the founding disciplines of humanistic study. . . . The emphasis in his book falls . . . on how a particular element of persuasion took shape in each case: the argument of necessity.Inside Higher Ed Hasian [is] a gifted writer. He guides the reader through our hybrid rhetorical legal history and through Whig and Tory versions of necessitous narratives with evenhanded clarity. . . . This is a book with contemporary relevance and historical depth. Reading it was an intellectually enriching experience. Rhetoric Review

noveMBer 6 x 9 inches 328 pages ISBN: 978-0-8173-5738-2 $34.95s paper ISBN: 978-0-8173-8660-3 $27.95 ebook ISBN: 978-0-8173-1475-0 $44.95s cloth Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique John Louis Lucaites, series editor

An Uncompromising Secessionist
George Knox Miller Edited by Richard M. McMurry

The Civil War of George Knox Miller, Eighth (Wades) Confederate Cavalry

Knox Millers wartime letters to the second cousin he married late in 1863 are a decided cut above [the] norm [of letters by Civil War soldiers]. . . . [McMurry] has edited the Miller letters with the excellence one would expect. . . . Here is a rare combination of good perceptions, good prose, and good production.Journal of Military History Richard M. McMurrys . . . book is a fine example of his unparalleled thoroughness as a researcher and historian. His source material is as rich as gold and, in many instances, more romantic than any of Charles Fraziers fiction. . . . McMurray edits and annotates the entire book with extraordinary diligence . . . and deserves accolades for his tremendous accomplishment in bringing Millers letters to the public eye.Civil War News

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Southern Baptists and Desegregation, 19451995

Mark Newman
Winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award, the American Studies Network Book Prize, and the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize

Getting Right with God

Mark Newmans Getting Right with God is a useful survey of the Southern Baptist response to racial change in the South after World War II. . . . Newman amassed a substantial amount of evidence and traces very well the diversity of experiences Southern Baptists had with racial changes.Journal of Baptist Studies Mark Newmans book on the struggles among Southern Baptists over the civil rights movement and racial desegregation in the latter half of the twentieth century is a valuable scholarly account.Journal of Church and State This is a splendid book. Newman has put his finger on the pulse of this denomination as it wrestled with a key moral issue.Journal of Southern History

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Southern Satirist and Literary Rebel

Barbara Ann Wade

Frances Newman

Wades compact and deftly written account draws on social and womens history, literary criticism and theory, and literary history to dispel persisting misconceptions about Newman and her critique of New South gender roles.Journal of Southern History Barbara Ann Wade has served well both her subject, Frances Newman, and those readers who will enjoy encountering a witty, talented, rebellious bordering on reckless novelist whose life and works time has submerged. . . . One finishes her book eager to read Newmans novels. North Carolina Historical Review [Wades book has] a good deal to offer in the ongoing task of excavating womens traditions in southern writing.Southern Literary Journal

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The American Counterfeit

Authenticity and Identity in American Literature and Culture
Mary McAleer Balkun
The American Counterfeit is a rare creature: it is an imaginative cultural criticism of nineteenth-century texts that is as enjoyable to read as the literature it engages. . . . While the approach is fresh and unusual, Balkuns conclusions are so convincing as to seem self-evident once she has mapped them out. . . . I have not read a work of cultural criticism this sharp and compelling in quite a while.Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature The American Counterfeit is a solid piece of scholarship, historically grounded, well researched, and tightly constructed. Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
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[Balkun] suggests some new and interesting ways to consider some of the giants of American literature by analyzing how they treat issues of authenticity in relation to the commodified self, and for that it is a worthwhile study carried out by a skilled critic.South Atlantic Review

Language Variety in the South Revisited

Edited by Cynthia Bernstein, Thomas Nunnally, and Robin Sabino
Language Variety in the South Revisited is an impressive production that brings together a huge body of widely diverse scholarship and renders it manageable for both general and expert readers. . . . English faculty should see to it that their libraries obtain the book, and linguists, dialectologists, and individuals interested in the South should consider adding it to their own shelves.Mid-American Folklore This volume offers informative and insightful essays into the linguistic world of Southern American English (SAE) and AfricanAmerican Vernacular English (AAVE). . . . This anthology is much needed in the annals of linguistic studies.MultiCultural Review This fine collection represents the current state of linguistics, especially regarding dialectology and sociolinguistics, on the languages of the southern United States.English World-Wide

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Edited by Jackson R. Bryer, Ruth Prigozy, and Milton R. Stern

F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Twenty-First Century

This thought-provoking collection explores significant new facets of an American writer of lasting international stature. Library Journal Edited by three eminent Fitzgerald scholars, this fine book comprises nineteen incisive and provocative essays (most written for this collection) by . . . well-known Fitzgerald critics. The content is as varied as the international origins of its authors.Choice Individual essays by Stanley Brodwin, Kirk Curnutt, Morris Dickstein, Horst Kruse, Milton Stern, and Frederick Wegener will often be referred to by future scholarship.Ronald Berman, author of Fitzgeralds Mentors: Edmund Wilson, H. L. Mencken, and Gerald Murphy

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Californias Natural Resources and the Claim to Realism in Western American Literature
Nicolas S. Witschi
An incisive resource for graduate students of literary realism and Western literature. . . . Witschis study deftly shows how closely related the literary abstractions of Western and realism have been since Bret Harte and Mark Twain made California (as the West) a popular fictional setting. . . . Witschi does a fine job threading together several writers not ordinarily aligned through genre. California History Witschis careful historicizing and reasoned tone play effectively against the dramatic suggestions of his argument, producing a book both subtle and ambitious. . . . Traces of Gold is a fine, convincing study . . . and a significant contribution to Western literary criticism.Western American Literature

Traces of Gold

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Reborn in America

French Exiles and Refugees in the United States and the Vine and Olive Adventure, 18151865
Eric Saugera / Translated by Madeleine Velguth
6.125 x 9.25 584 pages / ISBN: 978-0-8173-1723-2 $30.00s cloth / ISBN: 978-0-8173-8511-8 $24.00 ebook

It is one thing to say something new about an unknown topic; it is an accomplishment of a more impressive sort to open an entirely new perspective on a subject that other historians have already treated. Eric Saugera's study is of the latter variety.Rafe Blaufarb, author of Bonapartists in the Borderlands: French Exiles and Refugees on the Gulf Coast, 18151835

Bonapartists in the Borderlands

Rafe Blaufarb

French Exiles and Refugees on the Gulf Coast, 18151835

6 x 9 328 pages / ISBN: 978-0-8173-1487-3 $50.00s cloth / ISBN: 978-0-8173-8261-2 $40.00 ebook

Winner of an International Napoleonic Society Literary Book Award Impressive, wide-ranging research in diplomatic and military archives in France, Spain, and the United States, combined with close consultation of French-language newspapers, family correspondence, and genealogical collections in regional and state archives, underlies Blaufarb's deft identification of distinct if overlapping subcultures among early nineteenth-century French immigrants.American Historical Review

The Emperors Last Campaign

A Napoleonic Empire in America
Emilio Ocampo
6.125 x 9.25 400 pages / ISBN: 978-0-8173-1646-4 $39.95s cloth

Winner of an International Napoleonic Society Literary Book Award Ocampo must be given credit for a truly impressive amount of research, combing archives on both sides of the Atlantic and reading widely in often obscure secondary sources.Hispanic American Historical Review

The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon

Philippe R. Girard

Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 18011804

6.125 x 9.25 456 pages / ISBN: 978-0-8173-1732-4 $45.00s cloth / ISBN: 978-0-8173-8540-8 $36.00 ebook

This is an well-researched and important contribution to the study of the Haitian Revolution. Girard has drawn together a wide range of archival materials, as well as thoroughly mining printed primary sources, to present a richly detailed account of the war of independence. Laurent Dubois, author Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution


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A Confluence of Transatlantic Networks

Laura Jarnagin
6 x 9 448 pages / ISBN: 978-0-8173-1624-2 $49.75s cloth

Elites, Capitalism, and Confederate Migration to Brazil

Jarnagins most impressive accomplishment is her reconstruction of the connections between two specific merchant groups interested in BrazilianAmerican commerce. . . . Her thorough genealogical research illuminates the wide-ranging kinship and marriage tiesindividually insignificant, but profound in the aggregatebetween these and other major players in BrazilianAmerican trade. Enterprise and Society Journal

Jos de Bustamante and Central American Independence

Colonial Administration in an Age of Imperial Crisis
Timothy P. Hawkins
6 x 9 312 pages / ISBN: 978-0-8173-5710-8 $29.95s paper / ISBN: 978-0-8173-8618-4 $23.95s ebook

Hawkins's study is a valuable reminder that the abilities of the chief executives in the colonies made a difference in the timing and trajectory of autonomist and independence movements. . . . Well organized and clearly written, this is a thoughtful book that all students of the era of the wars of independence should read.International History Review

On Captivity

A Spanish Soldier's Experience in a Havana Prison, 18961898

Manuel Ciges Aparicio / Edited and Translated by D. J. Walker
6 x 9 280 pages / ISBN: 978-0-8173-1769-0 $39.95s cloth / ISBN: 978-0-8173-8622-1 $31.95 ebook

On Captivity promises to make accessible to a wide readership an important first-person account: a witness to an extraordinary period in Cuban history.Louis A. Prez Jr., author of Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution

Atlantic Crossings is a series of innovative works of original scholarship on the transnational intersections of society, commerce, intellectual exchange, and human movements across and within the Atlantic World, from the end of the seventeenth century to the outbreak of world war at the beginnings of the twentieth century. Rafe Blaufarb is the series editor.

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The Poisoned Chalice

Eucharistic Grape Juice and Common-Sense Realism in Victorian Methodism Jennifer L. Woodruff Tait
Winner of the

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2012 Saddlebag Selection

of the Historical Society of the United Methodist Church

The Voice of the River

A Novel Melanie Rae Thon
Winner of the

5.5 x 8.5 216 pages ISBN: 978-1-57366-162-1 $15.50t paper ISBN: 978-1-57366-826-2 $9.99 ebook

2012 Gina berriault Award

from Fourteen Hills: San Francisco State University Review

Unknown Waters

A First-Hand Account of the Historic Under-Ice Survey of the Siberian Continental Shelf by USS Queenfish (SSN-651) Alfred S. McLaren
Winner of the

6.125 x 9.25 272 pages 70 b&w illustrations ISBN: 978-0-8173-1602-2 $29.95s cloth ISBN: 978-0-8173-8006-9 $23.96 ebook

2012 Explorers Club Medal

from the the Explorers Club

The Perfect Lion

The Life and Death of Confederate Artillerist John Pelham Jerry H. Maxwell
Winner of the

6.125 x 9.25 440 pages 17 b&w illustrations, including 9 maps ISBN: 978-0-8173-1735-5 $49.95s cloth ISBN: 978-0-8173-8548-4 $39.96 ebook

2011 General N. b. Forrest History Award

from the Forrest Cavalry Corps Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Soldiers, tennessee Division

Thirteen Loops
Winner of the

Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America B. J. Hollars

2012 Adult Nonfiction Award
from the Society of Midland Authors

5.5 x 8.5 264 pages 16 b&w illustrations ISBN: 978-0-8173-1753-9 $24.95t cloth ISBN: 978-0-8173-8582-8 $19.96 ebook


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Truman Capote and the Legacy of In Cold Blood

Ralph F. Voss

6 x 9 264 pages 27 illustrations ISBN: 978-0-8173-1756-0 $34.95t cloth ISBN: 978-0-8173-8588-0 $27.95 ebook

Truman Capote and the Legacy of In Cold Blood, draws on previous literary forensics and [Vosss] own scholarship to demonstrate Capotes shocking faithlessness to the truth. . . . Even though Voss spends only a couple of chapters debunking In Cold Blood (most of it is a celebration of the book and its influence), he makes it impossible for readers to deny that Capote cut corners, sweetened his material, wrote passages that argue with the facts in his notes and invented scenes. Reuters


A Memoir in Black and White Lila Quintero Weaver

6.125 x 9.25 264 pages ISBN: 978-0-8173-5714-6 $24.95t paper ISBN: 978-0-8173-8619-1 $19.95 ebook

A vivid, insightful, and moving illustrated graphic memoir by Weaver. . . . In beautiful gray-shaded drawings, Weaver depicts the reality of the segregated and newly integrated South and her struggle to position herself as an ally to her black classmates, only to find that its a path fraught with pitfalls from both sides of the divide.Publishers Weekly

Keeping the Faith

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives Wayne Flynt

6.125 x 9.25 416 pages 22 illustrations ISBN: 978-0-8173-1754-6 $29.95t cloth ISBN: 978-0-8173-8596-5 $23.96 ebook

Keeping the Faith is required reading for anyone who seeks to understand the profound contradictions of Alabama government and the profound greatness of its people. . . . Flynt tells an eloquent story of his childhood, education and early academic career, but the memoir hits its stride as he recounts his rise from college lecturer to powerful voice for the states poor and disenfranchised.Mobile Press-Register

Circling Faith

Southern Women on Spirituality Edited by Wendy Reed and Jennifer Horne

6 x 8 248 pages ISBN: 978-0-8173-1767-6 $29.95t cloth ISBN: 978-0-8173-8608-5 $23.95 ebook

If titles received awards, Circling Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality might take top prize. The book itself forms a literary and philosophical circle composed of smaller circles, capturing in form and content the complexity of Southern womens Christ-haunted wrestles with trust in the unknowable. Jennifer Hornes and Wendy Reeds skilled editing crafts intricate links to form an enclosed sacred space that steps cautiously around itself. The beginning meets not an end but instead a promise of renewal.First Draft

Old Havana / La Habana Vieja

Spirit of the Living City / El espritu de la ciudad viva Chip Cooper and Nstor Mart

10 x 12 228 pages 216 color illustrations ISBN: 978-0-8173-1762-1 $49.95t cloth

What Chip Cooper and Nstor Mart have accomplished should be seen by everyone who is fascinated by the great country south of the United States. Go there and see for yourself through their images.Robert Stevens, former photo editor, Time magazine

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A Confluence of Transatlantic Networks, 35 Adams, Frank Doc, 1 The American Counterfeit, 32 Anthropology and the Politics of Representation, 24 Baker, Tod A., 2728 Balkun, Mary McAleer, 32 Bernstein, Cynthia, 32 Blaufarb, Rafe, 34 Bluejackets in the Blubber Room, 17 Bonapartists in the Borderlands, 34 Bowman, Lewis, 28 Brown, Matthew, 19 Brown, Steven P., 15 Bryer, Jackson R., 33 Captives in Blue, 16 Ciges Aparicio, Manuel, 35 Circling Faith, 37 Clark, John A., 28 Connections after Colonialism, 19 Cooper, Chip 37 Crafting Prehispanic Maya Kinship, 22 The Darkness of the Present, 12 Darkroom, 37 The Disappearing South?, 27 Doc, 1 The Emperors Last Campaign, 34 Ensor, Bradley E., 22 F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Twenty-First Century, 33 Fat Girl, Terrestrial, 6 Ferns of Alabama, 34 Fieldworks, 13 Flynt, Wayne 37 Founding Fictions, 27 Frances Newman, 31 Germany in Central America, 29 Getting Right with God, 31 Girard, Philippe R., 34 Gosse, Phillip Henry, 14 Governing Narratives, 25 Hadley, Charles D., 28 Hasian Jr., Marouf, 30 Hawkins, Timothy P., 35 Heavens Soldiers, 18 Hofer, Matthew, 10 Holland, Noy, 7

Hollars, B. J., 36 Horne, Jennifer, 37 In the Name of Necessity, 30 Interpreting Sacred Ground, 8 Jarnagin, Laura, 35 John McKinley and the Antebellum Supreme Court, 15 Jos de Bustamante and Central American Independence, 35 Keeping the Faith, 37 Knight, Judith, 21 Kurtz, Peter, 17 La Habana Vieja, 37 Lacan in Public, 9 Language Variety in the South Revisited, 32 Lawler, Patrick, 5 Letters from Alabama, 14 Littleton, Taylor D., 14 Lundberg, Christian, 9 Manning, Molly Guptill, 4 Marotti, Frank, 18 Mart, Nstor, 37 Mathews, Burgin, 1 Maxwell, Jerry H., 36 McCaffery, Steve, 12 McLaren, Alfred S., 36 McMurray, Richard M., 30 Means, Bernard K., 23 Mercieca, Jennifer R., 27 Miller, Hugh T., 25 Moreland, Lawrence W., 2728 Mullen, Gary R., 14 The Myth of Ephraim Tutt, 4 Nash, June C., 24 Newman, Mark, 31 Nunnally, Thomas, 32 Ocampo, Emilio, 34 Old Havana, 37 On Captivity, 35 Paquette, Gabriel, 19 Paredes, J. Anthony, 21 Party Organization and Activism in the American South, 27 The Perfect Lion, 36 Pickenpaugh, Roger, 16 The Poisoned Chalice, 36

The Presidency and Public Policy, 29 Prigozy, Ruth, 33 Reborn in America, 34 Red Eagles Children, 21 Reed, Wendy, 37 Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds, 5 Sabino, Robin, 32 Saugera, Eric, 34 Scharnhorst, Gary, 10 Schoonover, Thomas, 29 Shaw, Lytle, 13 Short, John W., 34 Shovel Ready, 23 Sinclair Lewis Remembered, 10 The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon, 34 South by Southwest, 11 Southern Crucifix, Southern Cross, 20 Southern Parties and Elections, 28 Spaulding, Daniel D., 3-4 Spielvogel, J. Christian, 8 Spitzer, Robert J., 29 Steed, Robert P., 2728 Stern, Andrew H. M., 20 Stern, Milton R., 33 Stout, Janis P., 11 Swim for the Little One First, 7 Tait, Jennifer L. Woodruff, 36 Theatre History Studies 2012, Volume 32, 26 Theatre Symposium, Volume 20, 26 Thirteen Loops, 36 Thon, Melanie Rae, 36 Traces of Gold, 33 Train, John, 4 Truman Capote and the Legacy of In Cold Blood, 37 Tuttle, Jennifer S., 37 An Uncompromising Secessionist, 30 Unknown Waters, 36 Vargas-Cetina, Gabriela, 24 Velguth, Madeleine, 34 The Voice of the River, 36 Voss, Ralph F., 37 Wade, Barbara Ann, 31 Walker, D. J., 35 Weaver, Lila Quintero, 37 Wells, Kellie, 6 Witschi, Nicolas S., 33

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