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From Privileges To Rights: Work And Politics In Colonial New York City - Simon Middleton

Connects the changing fortunes of tradesmen in early New York to the emergence of a conception of subjective rights that accompanied the transition to a republican and liberal order in eighteenth-century America. Author: Middleton, Simon Publishe......

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Pigeon Trouble: Bestiary Biopolitics In A Deindustrialized America - Hoon Song

Pigeon Trouble chronicles a foreign-born anthropologist's venture into a miners' occult craft of pigeon shooting in the depths of Pennsylvania's anthracite coal country. Author: Song, Hoon Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press Illustration:......

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Morality's Muddy Waters: Ethical Quandaries In Modern America - George Cotkin

George Cotkin looks at diverse yet central issues such as the problem of evil, moral responsibility, racial identity, and capital punishment, juxtaposed against events such as the bombing of civilians during World War II, the My Lai Massacre, and ......

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The Past In Pieces: Belonging In The New Cyprus - Rebecca Bryant

By examining oral history collected during two years of fieldwork, anthropologist Rebecca Bryant investigates why the 2003 opening of the ceasefire line dividing Cyprus has not led the country any closer to reunification, and how in many ways it h......

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The Purposes Of Paradise: U.s. Tourism And Empire In Cuba And Hawai'i - Christine Skwiot

The Purposes of Paradise shows how travel and tourism shaped U.S. imperialism in Cuba and Hawai'i between the 1850s, when expansionists imagined them as twin possessions, and revolution and statehood in 1959. It explores the relationships between ......

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Dangerous To Know: Women, Crime, And Notoriety In The Early Republic - Susan Branson

This tale of kidnapping, betrayal, and murder follows the lives of two women on the margins of early nineteenth-century society, showing how they manipulated conventions to further their own ends while redefining what was possible for women in ear......

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Selling The American Way: U.s. Propaganda And The Cold War - Laura A. Belmonte

Selling the American Way documents how U.S. officials defined and defended the "American Way of Life" in a quest to promote democratic capitalism and discredit communism, but faced great difficulties in reconciling their symbolic America with the ......

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The Dynamics Of Violence In Central Africa - Rene Lemarchand

This collection of essays explores the contemporary crises in Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo-Kinshasa, offering important new insights into the cycle of genocidal violence, ethnic strife, and civil war that has made the Great Lakes region of Centr......

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Sanctifying The Name Of God: Jewish Martyrs And Jewish Memories Of The First Crusade - Jeremy Cohen

"The slaughter of the Jews in the Rhineland in 1096 is one of the better-known events of the First Crusade. Cohen analyzes the texts of the Jewish accounts of these massacres in light of the martyrdom tradition of Masada, well-known at that time, ......

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Doomsayers: Anglo-american Prophecy In The Age Of Revolution - Susan Juster

From the staged debates over religious enthusiasm to the earnest offerings of ordinary men and women to speak to and for God, Doomsayers shows that the contest between prophets and their critics for the allegiance of the reading public was part of......

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Jewish Magic And Superstition: A Study In Folk Religion - Joshua Trachtenberg

A classic treatise, available now for the first time in paperback, on the folk beliefs of the Jews, with a new introduction by arguably the most important contemporary scholar of Jewish mysticism. Author: Trachtenberg, Joshua Publisher: Universit......

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Embodied History: The Lives Of The Poor In Early Philadelphia - Simon P. Newman

"A useful and readable account of the ways in which the poor were regulated by the emergent disciplinary power of the modern state."—William and Mary Quarterly Author: Newman, Simon P. Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press Illustratio......

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Material London, Ca. 1600

Material London, ca. 1600 reconstructs one of the great world cities at a critical moment in Western history. Editor: Orlin, Lena Cowen Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press Illustration: n Language: ENG Title: Material London, ca. 1600 Pag......

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