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This Week’s New Books: Ellis Island Nation, Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power, Dreams, Dreamers, and Visions, How Rivalries End, and More

Ellis Island Nation
Ellis Island Nation: Immigration Policy and American Identity in the Twentieth Century


Robert L. Fleegler

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4509-7 | $49.95 | £32.50

A volume in the Haney Foundation Series

Examining the shift between American immigrant policy between 1924 and 1964, Ellis Island Nation traces the emergence of "contributionism," the belief that the newcomers from eastern and southern Europe contributed important cultural and economic benefits to American society. Read more . . .

Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power
Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power


Glenn Mitoma

240 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4506-6 | $55.00 | £36.00

A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

Through careful archival research, Glenn Mitoma reveals how the U.S. government, key civil society groups, Cold War politics, and specific individuals led to America's emergence in the twentieth century as an ambivalent yet central player in establishing an international rights ethic. Read more . . .

Dreams, Dreamers, and Visions
Dreams, Dreamers, and Visions: The Early Modern Atlantic World


Edited by Ann Marie Plane and Leslie Tuttle. Foreword by Anthony F. C. Wallace

336 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4504-2 | $65.00 | £42.50

In this volume, scholars from three continents trace the role of dreams in the cultural transitions of the early modern Atlantic world, illustrating how both indigenous and European methods of understanding dream phenomena became central to contests over religious and political power. Read more . . .

How Rivalries End
How Rivalries End


Karen Rasler, William R. Thompson, and Sumit Ganguly

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4498-4 | $69.95 | £45.50

Examining political hot spots stretching from Egypt and Israel to North and South Korea, How Rivalries End builds an original theory from patterns in successful conflict resolutions and reveals the key factors in reducing tensions and building long-term peace between adversaries. Read more . . .

Now in Paperback


"The Farce of the Fart" and Other Ribaldries: Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English


Edited and translated by Jody Enders

496 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4323-9 | $49.95 | £32.50

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2251-7 | $29.95 | £19.50

A volume in the Middle Ages Series

Theater historian Jody Enders brings a dozen of the funniest French farces to contemporary English speaking audiences for the first time. This performance-friendly collection includes background information about the plays for medievalists, theater practitioners, and classic comedy lovers alike. Read more . . .

Now in Paperback

Almost a Dynasty
Almost a Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the 1980 Phillies


William C. Kashatus

392 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 30 illus.

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2245-6 | $24.95 | £16.50

Almost A Dynasty details the rise and fall of the World Champion 1980 Phillies. Based on personal interviews, newspaper accounts, and the keen insight of a veteran baseball writer, the book convincingly explains how a losing team was finally able to win its first world championship. Read more . . .

Now in Paperback

Civil Rights Advocacy on Behalf of the Poor
Civil Rights Advocacy on Behalf of the Poor


Catherine M. Paden

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 illus.

Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4297-3 | $55.00 | £36.00

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2267-8 | $26.50 | £17.50

A volume in the American Governance: Politics, Policy, and Public Law series

In Civil Rights Advocacy on Behalf of the Poor, Catherine M. Paden examines five civil rights organizations and explores why they chose to represent the poor—specifically, low-income African Americans—during six legislative periods considering welfare reform. Read more . . .

Now in Paperback

First Lady of Letters
First Lady of Letters: Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Female Independence


Sheila L. Skemp

512 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 10 illus.

Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4140-2 | $42.50 | £28.00

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2248-7 | $27.50 | £18.00

A volume in the Early American Studies series

Thanks to the recent discovery of Judith Sargent Murray's papers—including some 2,500 personal letters—Sheila L. Skemp has documented the compelling story of a talented and most unusual eighteenth-century woman. Read more . . .

Now in Paperback

Citizenship, Borders, and Human Needs
Citizenship, Borders, and Human Needs


Edited by Rogers M. Smith

504 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4283-6 | $65.00 | £42.50

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2269-2 | $34.95 | £23.00

A volume in the Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism series

Edited and with an introduction by political scientist Rogers M. Smith, Citizenship, Borders, and Human Needs brings together essays by an international array of leading scholars from a wide range of disciplines to explore the economic, cultural, political, and normative aspects of comparative immigration policies. Read more . . .


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