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Remote: Finding Home in the Bitterroots

When DJ Lee’s dear friend vanishes in the vast Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of Idaho and Montana, she travels there to seek answers. The journey unexpectedly brings to an end her fifteen-year quest to uncover the buried history of her family in this remote place. Although Lee doesn’t find all the answers,...

Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture (Gender and American Culture)

In Veil and Vow, Aneeka Ayanna Henderson places familiar, often politicized questions about the crisis of African American marriage in conversation with a rich cultural archive that includes fiction by Terry McMillan and Sister Souljah, music by Anita Baker, and films such as The Best Man. Seeking to move beyond...

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Spiritual Subjects: Central Asian Pilgrims and the Ottoman Hajj at the End of Empire

At the turn of the twentieth century, thousands of Central Asians made the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Traveling long distances, many lived for extended periods in Ottoman cities dotting the routes. Though technically foreigners, these Muslim colonial subjects often blurred the lines between pilgrims and migrants. Not quite Ottoman, and...

Social Mendelism: Genetics and the Politics of Race in Germany, 1900-1948 (Science in History)

Who was the scientific progenitor of eugenic thought? Amir Teicher challenges the preoccupation with Darwin’s eugenic legacy by uncovering the extent to which Gregor Mendel’s theory of heredity became crucial in the formation – and radicalization – of eugenic ideas. Through a compelling analysis of the entrenchment of genetic thinking...

Apocalypse TV: Essays on Society and Self at the End of the World

The end of the world may be upon us, but it certainly is taking its sweet time playing out. The walkers on The Walking Dead have been “walking” for nearly a decade. There are now dozens of apocalyptic television shows and we use the “end times” to describe everything from...

Taking Fire! Memoir of an Aerial Scout in Vietnam

As a first lieutenant in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army pilot David Porter was section leader in an Aerial Scout platoon in Vietnam. Their mission was to conduct reconnaissance in OH-6 aircraft (a.k.a. Light Observation Helicopter or “Loach”) near the Cambodian border. Finding and engaging the enemy at...

Cooperation and Coercion: How Busybodies Became Busybullies and What that Means for Economics and Politics

An eye-opening guide to how society and government function . . . and how they should function  There are only two ways that humans work together: they cooperate with one another, or they coerce one another. And once you realize this fundamental fact, it will change how you see the world. In this...

Ancient West Mexicos: Time, Space, and Diversity

The ancient societies of western Mexico have long been understudied and misunderstood. Focusing on recent archaeological data, Ancient West Mexicos highlights the diversity and complexity of the region’s pre-Columbian cultures and argues that western Mexico was more similar to the rest of the Mesoamerican world than many researchers have believed....

Rewriting Maya Religion: Domingo de Vico, K’iche’ Maya Intellectuals, and the Theologia Indorum

In Rewriting Maya Religion Garry Sparks examines the earliest religious documents composed by missionaries and native authors in the Americas, including a reconstruction of the first original, explicit Christian theology written in the Americas—the nearly 900-page Theologia Indorum (Theology for [or of] the Indians), initially written in Mayan languages by...

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