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FEATURED TITLES


Equality on TrialEquality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace
Katherine Turk

In 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act outlawed workplace sex discrimination, but its practical meaning was uncertain. Equality on Trial examines how a generation of workers and feminists fought to infuse the law with broad notions of sex equality, reshaping workplaces, activist channels, state agencies, and courts along the way.

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296 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4820-3 | $45.00s | £29.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9283-1 | $45.00s | £29.50
A volume in the Politics and Culture in Modern America series


AMERICAN HISTORY


The Plantation MachineThe Plantation Machine: Atlantic Capitalism in French Saint-Domingue and British Jamaica
Trevor Burnard and John Garrigus

Jamaica and Saint-Domingue were especially brutal but conspicuously successful eighteenth-century slave societies and imperial colonies. Trevor Burnard and John Garrigus trace how the plantation machine developed between 1748 and 1788 and was perfected against a backdrop of almost constant external war and imperial competition.

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360 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4829-6 | $45.00s | £29.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9301-2 | $45.00s | £29.50
A volume in the Early Modern Americas series

Forbidden PassagesForbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America
Karoline P. Cook

Forbidden Passages is the first book to document and evaluate the impact of Moriscos—Christian converts from Islam—in the early modern Americas, and how their presence challenged notions of what it meant to be Spanish as the Atlantic empire expanded.

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272 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4824-1 | $45.00s | £29.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9290-9 | $45.00s | £29.50
A volume in the Early Modern Americas series

The Haitian Revolution and the Early United StatesThe Haitian Revolution and the Early United States: Histories, Textualities, Geographies
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Michael Drexler, Editors

With essays from leading and emerging scholars of Haitian and U.S. history, literature, and cultural studies, The Haitian Revolution and the Early United States traces the rich terrain of Haitian-U.S. culture and history in the long nineteenth century.

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432 pages | 6 x 9
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4819-7 | $55.00s | £36.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9286-2 | $55.00s | £36.00
A volume in the Early American Studies series

Dispossessed LivesDispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive
Marisa J. Fuentes

Vividly recounting the lives of enslaved women in eighteenth-century Bridgetown, Barbados, and their conditions of confinement through urban, legal, sexual, and representational power wielded by slave owners, authorities, and the archive, Marisa J. Fuentes challenges how histories of vulnerable and invisible subjects are written.

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232 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4822-7 | $45.00s | £29.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9300-5 | $45.00s | £29.50
A volume in the Early American Studies series

Sacred Violence in Early AmericaSacred Violence in Early America
Susan Juster

Susan Juster explores different forms of sacred violence—blood sacrifice, holy war, malediction, and iconoclasm—to uncover how European traditions of ritual violence developed during the Reformation were introduced and ultimately transformed in the New World.

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288 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4813-5 | $55.00s | £36.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9282-4 | $55.00s | £36.00
A volume in the Early American Studies series

Lenape CountryNOW IN PAPERBACK
Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn
Jean R. Soderlund

Lenape Country is a sweeping narrative history of Lenape Indian encounters with European settlers in the Delaware Valley in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

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264 pages | 6 x 9 | 24 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4647-6 | $39.95s | £26.00
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2363-7 | $24.95t | £16.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9019-6 | $24.95s | £16.50
A volume in the Early American Studies series


ANCIENT STUDIES


Houses of Ill ReputeHouses of Ill Repute: The Archaeology of Brothels, Houses, and Taverns in the Greek World
Allison Glazebrook and Barbara Tsakirgis, Editors

Houses of Ill Repute is the first book to focus on the difficulties of distinguishing between private homes and buildings, such as brothels and taverns, which housed activities neither public nor private in ancient Greece, providing a way forward for the study of domestic and entertainment spaces in the Hellenic world.

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264 pages | 6 x 9 | 59 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4756-5 | $69.95s | £45.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9269-5 | $69.95s | £45.50

Landscapes of the Islamic WorldLandscapes of the Islamic World: Archaeology, History, and Ethnography
Stephen McPhillips and Paul D. Wordsworth, Editors

Landscapes of the Islamic World presents new work by twelve authors on the archaeology, history, and ethnography of the Islamic world in the Middle East, the Arabian peninsula, and central Asia. The focus looks beyond the city to engage with the predominantly rural and pastoral character of premodern Islamic society.

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272 pages | 7 x 10 | 56 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4764-0 | $75.00s | £49.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9276-3 | $75.00s | £49.00


CAREER GUIDES


The Business of Sports AgentsThe Business of Sports Agents
Kenneth L. Shropshire, Timothy Davis, and N. Jeremi Duru

Kenneth L. Shropshire, Timothy Davis, and N. Jeremi Duru, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession, and consider recommendations for reform.

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Third Edition
272 pages | 6 x 9
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4815-9 | $29.95s | £19.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9279-4 | $29.95s | £19.50


HUMAN RIGHTS


The Promise of Human RightsThe Promise of Human Rights: Constitutional Government, Democratic Legitimacy, and International Law
Jamie Mayerfeld

Jamie Mayerfeld defends international human rights law as an extension of domestic checks and balances and therefore necessary to constitutional government. The book combines theoretical reflections on democracy and constitutionalism with a case study of the contrasting human rights policies of Europe and the United States.

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320 pages | 6 x 9
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4816-6 | $65.00s | £42.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9280-0 | $65.00s | £42.50
A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series


INTELLECTUAL HISTORY


IdentityIdentity: The Necessity of a Modern Idea
Gerald Izenberg

Identity: The Necessity of a Modern Idea is the first comprehensive history of the concept that answers the question, "who, or what, am I?" Gerald Izenberg contends that our most important identities, while historically conditioned, are rooted in permanent categories of human existence, such as sexuality, sociality, and labor.

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552 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 3 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4808-1 | $59.95s | £39.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9271-8 | $59.95s | £39.00
A volume in the Intellectual History of the Modern Age series


LITERATURE


Reading ChildrenReading Children: Literacy, Property, and the Dilemmas of Childhood in Nineteenth-Century America
Patricia Crain

Reading Children offers a history of the relationship between children and books in Anglo-American modernity, exploring early children's literature, pedagogical practices, property lessons inherent in children's book ownership, and the emergence of childhood itself as a literary property.

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280 pages | 7 x 10 | 35 color, 45 b/w illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4796-1 | $59.95s | £39.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9284-8 | $59.95s | £39.00
A volume in the Material Texts series


MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN STUDIES


Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern BritainCultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain
James Daybell and Andrew Gordon, Editors

In Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain leading scholars approach the letter from different disciplinary perspectives to illuminate its workings. Contributors to this volume examine how elements, such as handwriting, seals, ink, and use of space, were vitally significant to how letters communicated.

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336 pages | 6 x 9 | 36 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4825-8 | $69.95s | £45.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9293-0 | $69.95s | £45.50
A volume in the Material Texts series

Nowhere in the Middle AgesNowhere in the Middle Ages
Karma Lochrie

In Nowhere in the Middle Ages, Lochrie reveals how utopian thinking was, in fact, "somewhere" in the Middle Ages. In the process, she transforms conventional readings of More's Utopia and challenges the very practice of literary history today.

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280 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4811-1 | $65.00s | £42.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9285-5 | $65.00s | £42.50
A volume in the Middle Ages Series

Making Love in the Twelfth CenturyMaking Love in the Twelfth Century: "Letters of Two Lovers" in Context
A new translation with commentary by Barbara Newman

Can the Letters of Two Lovers be the previously lost love letters of Abelard and Heloise? Making Love in the Twelfth Century presents a new literary translation of the collection, along with a full commentary and two extended essays that parse its literary and intellectual contexts and chart the course of the doomed affair.

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392 pages | 6 x 9
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4809-8 | $59.95s | £39.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9272-5 | $59.95s | £39.00
A volume in the Middle Ages Series


POLITICAL SCIENCE


Competitive Elections and the American VoterNOW IN PAPERBACK
Competitive Elections and the American Voter
Keena Lipsitz

In this original analysis of political communication, Keena Lipsitz argues that highly contested electoral battles create campaign information environments that allow citizens to make enlightened choices.

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264 pages | 6 x 9 | 23 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4334-5 | $49.95s | £32.50
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2361-3 | $24.95t | £16.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0419-3 | $24.95s | £16.50
A volume in the American Governance: Politics, Policy, and Public Law series

Arendt's JudgmentArendt's Judgment: Freedom, Responsibility, Citizenship
Jonathan Peter Schwartz

In Arendt's Judgment: Freedom, Responsibility, Citizenship, Jonathan Peter Schwartz claims that Arendt's theory of political judgment formed the core of her political thought, and that understanding it correctly makes it possible to grasp the systematic thread that runs through her diverse body of work.

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272 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4814-2 | $55.00s | £36.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9281-7 | $55.00s | £36.00
A volume in the Haney Foundation Series

Embracing DissentEmbracing Dissent: Political Violence and Party Development in the United States
Jeffrey S. Selinger

How did party opposition become a regular and "normal" feature of the American political landscape? Jeffrey S. Selinger tells a story of political transformation in the United States and offers a much-needed historical perspective on the challenges of governance in a polarized nation.

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264 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4797-8 | $55.00s | £36.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9258-9 | $55.00s | £36.00
A volume in the American Governance: Politics, Policy, and Public Law series

Founding ActsFounding Acts: Constitutional Origins in a Democratic Age
Serdar Tekin

Founding Acts argues that how constitutions are made (or their pedigree) is morally and politically as significant as what they are made of (or their content). On this view, democratic constitution-making is not only about making a democratic constitution, but also about making it democratically.

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208 pages | 6 x 9
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4828-9 | $47.50s | £31.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9291-6 | $47.50s | £31.00


UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY


The New Chronology of the Bronze Age Settlement of Tepe Hissar, Iran
Ayşe Gürsan-Salzmann

This monograph brings to final publication a stratigraphically based chronology for the Early Bronze Age settlement at Tepe Hissar. This clarified sequence provides ample evidence for the nature of the evolution and the abandonment of the site, and its chronological correlations on the northern Iranian plateau, situating it in time and space between Turkmenistan and Bactria on the one hand and Mesopotamia on the other.

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408 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 238 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-1-934536-83-4 | $69.95s | £45.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-1-934536-84-1 | $69.95s | £45.50
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


URBAN STUDIES


Remaking the Rust BeltRemaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America
Tracy Neumann

Remaking the Rust Belt tells the story of how local leaders throughout the Rust Belt adapted internationally circulating ideas about postindustrial redevelopment to create the jobs and amenities they believed would attract middle-class professionals, but in so doing widened and deepened economic inequality among urban residents.

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280 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4827-2 | $49.95s | £32.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9289-3 | $49.95s | £32.50
A volume in the American Business, Politics, and Society series


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