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The Apache DiasporaThe Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival
Paul Conrad

"In an important [and] moving contribution to both Native and diaspora studies . . . Conrad, a non-native, begins by respectfully acknowledging his outsider status and then weaves stories of the Apache across history by using extensive archival resources in multiple states as well as Mexico and Spain to put names (and, when he can, faces) to many figures who have been lost within White-dominated textbooks. By focusing on the personal sides of these stories, the author connects readers directly to a history that should be better known."—Kirkus Reviews

The Apache Diaspora brings to life the stories of displaced Apaches and the kin from whom they were separated. Paul Conrad charts Apaches' efforts to survive or return home from places as far-flung as Cuba and Pennsylvania, Mexico City and Montreal.

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400 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 halftones, 6 maps
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5301-6 | $34.95a | £26.99
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9954-0 | $34.95a | £26.00
A volume in the America in the Nineteenth Century series

Star TerritoryStar Territory: Printing the Universe in Nineteenth-Century America
Gordon Fraser

In Star Territory Gordon Fraser charts how the project of rationalizing the cosmos enabled the nineteenth-century expansion of U.S. territory and explores the alternative and resistant cosmologies of free and enslaved Blacks and indigenous peoples.

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264 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones, 7 tables
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5292-7 | $39.95a | £32.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9790-4 | $39.95s | £30.00
A volume in the Material Texts series

After NationalismAfter Nationalism: Being American in an Age of Division
Samuel Goldman

"We all owe a debt of gratitude to Goldman for charting the path we have taken thus far, providing us with important lessons as we once again try and find a way to both understand America and its place in the world."—The Dispatch

To secure the general welfare in a new century, the future of American unity lies not in monolithic nationalism. Rather, Samuel Goldman suggests we move in the opposite direction: go small, embrace difference as the driving characteristic of American society, and support political projects grounded in local communities.

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208 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5164-7 | $24.95t | £18.99
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9645-7 | $24.95s | £18.50

Philadelphia StoriesPhiladelphia Stories: People and Their Places in Early America
C. Dallett Hemphill. Edited by Rodney Hessinger and Daniel K. Richter

Philadelphia Stories chronicles the rich lives of twelve of its citizens—men and women, Black and white Americans, immigrants and native born—to explore the city's people and places from the colonial era to the years before the Civil War.

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392 pages | 6 x 9 | 24 bw, 4 maps
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5318-4 | $34.95a | £26.99
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9965-6 | $34.95a | £26.00
A volume in the Early American Studies series

An Illustrated Business History of the United StatesAn Illustrated Business History of the United States
Richard Vague

From Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, and Cornelius Vanderbilt to Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Gates, An Illustrated Business History of the United States is a sweeping, lively, and lushly illustrated history of American business from the nation's founding to the twenty-first century.

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304 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 270 color illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5289-7 | $39.95t | £32.00

An Inner WorldAn Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting
Essays by Lara Yeager-Crasselt, Shira Brisman, and Eric Jorink

The exhibition An Inner World features exceptional paintings by seventeenth-century Dutch artists working in or near the city of Leiden. In this heavily illustrated catalog, essays illuminate the exhibition's themes and shed new light on the fijnschilders, or fine painters, of Leiden.

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60 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 11 color
Paperback | ISBN 978-1-7347338-0-8 | $24.95t | £18.99
Ebook | ISBN 978-1-7347338-2-2 | $24.95s | £18.50


No Globalization Without RepresentationNo Globalization Without Representation: U.S. Activists and World Inequality
Paul Adler

"With razor-sharp clarity and a well-paced narrative, Paul Adler has written a riveting history of political conflicts over multinational corporations and economic liberalization. The book contains many memorable stories of political conflicts, from the halls of the World Health Organization in Geneva to street protests in Seattle. Deeply researched and eminently readable, the book enriches our understanding of globalization and some of its fiercest critics."—Stephen Macekura, Indiana University

From boycotting Nestlé in the 1970s to lobbying against NAFTA to the "Battle of Seattle" protests against the World Trade Organization in the 1990s, No Globalization Without Representation is the story of how consumer and environmental activists became significant players in U.S. and world politics at the twentieth century's close.

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344 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5317-7 | $45.00s | £36.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9966-3 | $45.00s | £33.50
A volume in the Power, Politics, and the World series

War Is All HellWar Is All Hell: The Nature of Evil and the Civil War
Edward J. Blum and John H. Matsui

"From the hellishness of slavery, to the horrors of warfare, to the terrorism of the Klan, images of the demonic suffused American culture and confounded Abraham Lincoln's appeals to our 'better angels.' In this fascinating study of how Americans conceptualized evil, Blum and Matsui make a banner contribution to Civil War studies."—Elizabeth R. Varon, author of Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War

A combination of religious, political, cultural, and military history, War Is All Hell peers into the world of devils, demons, Satan, and hell during the era of the American Civil War and illuminates why, after the war, one of its leading generals described it as "all hell."

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256 pages | 6 x 9 | 0
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5304-7 | $45.00s | £36.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9952-6 | $45.00s | £33.50

Divorce, American StyleDivorce, American Style: Fighting for Women's Economic Citizenship in the Neoliberal Era
Suzanne Kahn

Divorce, American Style contests the frequent claim that marriage has become a more flexible legal status over time. Enduring ideas about marriage and the family continue to have a powerful effect on the structure of a wide range of social programs in the United States.

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344 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5290-3 | $55.00s | £44.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9788-1 | $55.00s | £41.00
A volume in the Politics and Culture in Modern America series

No Wood, No KingdomNo Wood, No Kingdom: Political Ecology in the English Atlantic
Keith Pluymers

"No Wood, No Kingdom represents a major addition to the growing body of literature on the nexus of labor, technology, and environment in the early modern Atlantic World. By illuminating the experiences of diverse participants—including Royal foresters, naval officials, timber speculators, planters, enslaved Africans, indentured servants, and indigenous peoples—the book offers a compelling analysis of English efforts to control and manage forests and vital timber reserves in Ireland, Virginia, New England, and the Caribbean. The writing is refreshingly robust, explicating complex ideas in clear, brisk language. Essential reading to understand the profound human and ecological impacts of colonization during the 'age of timber.'"—Jennifer Anderson, author of Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America

No Wood, No Kingdom explores the conflicting attempts to understand the problem of wood scarcity in early modern England and demonstrates how these ideas shaped land use, forestry, and the economic vision of England's earliest colonies.

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296 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5307-8 | $49.95s | £40.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9955-7 | $49.95s | £37.00
A volume in the Early Modern Americas series

Captives of ConquestCaptives of Conquest: Slavery in the Early Modern Spanish Caribbean
Erin Woodruff Stone

"Captives of Conquest is an original and important contribution to a growing body of scholarship that expands our understanding of slavery in Latin America. Through its innovative examination of indigenous slavery and by placing the circum-Caribbean and Central America at its center, it fills important lacuna in scholarly understandings of indigenous slavery in the Spanish Empire."—Emily Berquist Soule, California State University Long Beach

Captives of Conquest is one of the first books to examine the earliest indigenous slave trade in the Spanish Caribbean. Erin Woodruff Stone shows how upwards of 250,000 people were removed through slavery, a lucrative business that formed the foundation of economic, legal, and religious policies in the Spanish colonies.

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288 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 b/w
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5310-8 | $49.95s | £40.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9958-8 | $49.95s | £37.00
A volume in the Early Modern Americas series


The Material Fall of Roman Britain, 300-525 CEThe Material Fall of Roman Britain, 300-525 CE
Robin Fleming

"Robin Fleming uses evidence from archaeology to reassess the transition from the Roman to early medieval period in England. Critiquing previous approaches that have relied too heavily on written texts of later date, Fleming places emphasis instead on the changes in material conditions that impacted on the lives of ordinary people. This is an original and refreshing approach that has not previously been attempted on this scale. The Material Fall of Roman Britain, 300-525 CE is an extremely important and well-written book, and one that deserves a very broad readership."—Martin Millett, University of Cambridge

Although lowland Britain in 300 CE had been as Roman as any province in the empire, in the generations on either side of 400, urban life, the economy, and the state collapsed. Marshalling a wealth of archaeological evidence, Robin Fleming charts this collapse, and its foundational role in making the world we characterize as early medieval.

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296 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 b/w
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5244-6 | $45.00s | £36.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-81229736–2 | $45.00s | £33.50

Religion in the Art of Archaic and Classical GreeceReligion in the Art of Archaic and Classical Greece
Tyler Jo Smith

"There are many books that serve as introductions to Greek art, and others to Greek religion, but there are none comparable to this. Tyler Jo Smith's work fills a real gap by focusing simultaneously on the visualization of religion and on what art can tell us about religious experience."—Jan Bremmer, University of Groningen

Richly illustrated with 216 halftones and sixteen color plates of mostly small-scale objects, Religion in the Art of Archaic and Classical Greece examines what objects and images can tell us about the experiences and impressions of ancient Greek religion.

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476 pages | 7 x 10 | 17 color, 216 b/w illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5281-1 | $89.95s | £72.00


Ghosts, Holes, Rips and ScrapesGhosts, Holes, Rips and Scrapes: Shakespeare in 1619, Bibliography in the Longue Durée
Zachary Lesser

"This is a magnificent contribution to bibliography that will be read enthusiastically by Shakespeare scholars and anyone working in the field of the history of the book, textual editing, and bibliography at the highest level. Zachary Lesser elegantly conveys the implications of his rigorous archival research, and the impression is—quite thrillingly—of a scholar rewriting in significant ways the history of a book that we thought we knew."—Adam Smyth, Balliol College, Oxford University

Four years before the publication of the First Folio, a group of London printers and booksellers attempted to produce a "collected works" of William Shakespeare as a series of quarto pamphlets. Zachary Lesser examines more than three hundred surviving copies of these "Pavier Quartos," revealing they are far more mysterious than we thought.

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232 pages | 6 x 9 | 70 color imgs and 1 table
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5294-1 | $49.95s | £40.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9792-8 | $49.95s | £37.00


Iberian MooringsIberian Moorings: Al-Andalus, Sefarad, and the Tropes of Exceptionalism
Ross Brann

"Iberian Moorings constitutes an original and compelling contribution to several disciplines that have woefully divided scholarship on Islamic al-Andalus from that of Hebrew Sefarad, and both from the bulk of scholarship on Christian Spain and western Europe. The study is the first of which I am aware to offer a full, diachronic and multivalenced investigation of the long-nurtured belief of Andalusi Muslim and Jewish elites in their cultural superiority and uniqueness, and the afterlife of that belief into our own times."—Susan Einbinder, University of Connecticut

To Muslims the Iberian Peninsula was al-Andalus, to Jews it was Sefarad. Iberian Moorings traces how al-Andalus and Sefarad were invested with political, cultural, and historical significance across the Middle Ages and analyzes the tropes of Andalusi and Sefardi exceptionalism that linger in today's scholarship, literature, and film.

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240 pages | 6 x 9 | 0
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5288-0 | $49.95s | £40.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9787-4 | $49.95s | £37.00
A volume in the Middle Ages Series

The Clerical Proletariat and the Resurgence of Medieval English PoetryThe Clerical Proletariat and the Resurgence of Medieval English Poetry
Kathryn Kerby-Fulton

"Examining the English writings of clerics in minor orders without benefices or established positions, Kathryn Kerby-Fulton brings to notice a cohort of 'submerged' authors whose existence and writings have been overlooked. She illuminates in rewarding detail the contexts in which these men wrote and the attitudes they may have shared with contemporaries whose names are better known to modern readers."—Julia Boffey, Queen Mary College, University of London

The first study of the poetics of vocational crisis in Langland, Hoccleve, and Audelay, and many unattributed works, The Clerical Proletariat and the Resurgence of Medieval English Poetry discusses class, meritocracy, the gig economy, precarity, and the breaking of intellectual elites, speaking to both past and present employment urgencies.

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432 pages | 6 x 9 | 54 halftones
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5263-7 | $89.95s | £72.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9801-7 | $89.95s | £67.00
A volume in the Middle Ages Series


Thin SympathyThin Sympathy: A Strategy to Thicken Transitional Justice
Joanna R. Quinn

In helping deeply divided societies come to terms with a troubled past, transitional justice often fails to produce the intended results. Thin Sympathy argues that the acquisition of a basic understanding of what has taken place in the past will enable the development of a more durable transitional justice process.

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272 pages | 6 x 9 | 1
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5316-0 | $65.00s | £52.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9963-2 | $65.00s | £48.50
A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

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