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History November 11, 2020

Counsel and Command in Early Modern English Thought

Joanne Paul

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While it has often been recognized that counsel formed an essential part of the political discourse in early modern England, the precise role that it occupied in the development of political thinking has remained obscure. Counsel and Command in Early Modern English Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2020) establishes the importance of the relationship between political counsel and the discourse of sovereignty. Tracing the changes and evolution of writings on political …
British Studies September 24, 2020

Inventing the English Massacre

Amboyna in History and Memory

Alison Games

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My Lai, Wounded Knee, Sandy Hook: the place names evoke grief and horror, each the site of a massacre. Massacres-the mass slaughter of people-might seem as old as time, but …
American Studies September 15, 2020

Bohemians West

Free Love, Family, and Radicals in Twentieth-Century America

Sherry L. Smith

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The opening years of the twentieth century saw a grand cast of radicals and reformers fighting for a new America, seeking change not only in labor picket lines and at …
Critical Theory July 15, 2020

Splinters in Your Eye

Frankfurt School Provocations

Martin Jay

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Although successive generations of the Frankfurt School have attempted to adapt Critical Theory to new circumstances, the work done by its founding members continues in the twenty-first century to unsettle …
British Studies February 10, 2020

Walter Ralegh

Architect of Empire

Alan Gallay

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Sir Walter Ralegh was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth. She showered him with estates and political appointments. He envisioned her becoming empress of a universal empire. She gave him the …
American Studies January 29, 2020

The Second American Revolution

The Civil War-Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic

Gregory P. Downs

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Much of the confusion about a central event in United States history begins with the name the "Civil War." In reality, the Civil War was not merely civil--meaning national--and not …
Literary Studies January 14, 2020

Thomas Mann's War

Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Tobias Boes

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In Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters (Cornell University Press, 2019), Tobias Boes traces how the acclaimed and bestselling author became one of America's most …
American Studies December 19, 2019

The Puritans

A Transatlantic History

David D. Hall

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This book is a sweeping transatlantic history of Puritanism from its emergence out of the religious tumult of Elizabethan England to its founding role in the story of America. Shedding …
American Studies December 12, 2019

Eloquence Embodied

Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Céline Carayon

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Taking a fresh look at the first two centuries of French colonialism in the Americas, Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (University of North …
British Studies December 11, 2019

Terrorists, Anarchists, and Republicans

The Genevans and the Irish in Time of Revolution

Richard Whatmore

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In 1798, members of the United Irishmen were massacred by the British amid the crumbling walls of a half-built town near Waterford in Ireland. Many of the Irish were republicans …
Literary Studies December 3, 2019

'There Is a North'

Fugitive Slaves, Political Crisis, and Cultural Transformation in the Coming of the Civil War

John L. Brooke

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How does political change take hold? In the 1850s, politicians and abolitionists despaired, complaining that the “North, the poor timid, mercenary, driveling North” offered no forceful opposition to the power …
Literary Studies December 2, 2019

Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples

Kerry Driscoll

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Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples (University of California Press, 2018; paperback edition, 2019) is the first book-length study of the writer’s evolving views regarding the aboriginal …