BOOKS RECEIVED: Johari Jabie, “Conjuring Freedom: Music and Masculinity in the Civil Wars ‘Gospel Army'” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Conjuring Freedom: Music and Masculinity in the Civil Wars Gospel Army analyzes the songs of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, a regiment of Black soldiers who met nightly in the performance of the ring shout. In this study, acknowledging the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Barbara McManus, “The Drunken Duchess of Vassar: Grace Harriet Macurdy, Pioneering Feminist Classical Scholar” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
In this biography, Barbara McManus recovers the intriguing life story of Grace Harriet Macurdy (18661946), Professor of Greek at Vassar College and the first woman classicist to focus her scholarship on the lives of ancient Greco-Roman women. Fondly known as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael Cullinane and David Ryan, eds., “U.S. Foreign Policy and the Other” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
John Quincy Adams warned Americans not to search abroad for monsters to destroy, yet such figures have frequently habituated the discourses of U.S. foreign policy. This collection of essays focuses on counter-identities in American consciousness to explain how foreign policies… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: J. William Thompson, “From Memory to Memorial: Shanksville, America and Flight 93” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books On September 11, 2001, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, became a center of national attention when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a former strip mine in sleepy Somerset County, killing all forty passengers and crew aboard. This… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Girolamo Benzoni, “The History of the New World” (Penn State UP, 2017)
The History of the New World is an abridged, unique English translation of sixteenth-century Italian merchant Girolamo Benzonis popular account of his adventures in the Americas and the Spanish colonies. First published in Venice in 1565, Benzonis book was an… Read More
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