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Unintended Affinities

Unintended Affinities

Nineteenth-Century German and Polish Historians on the Holy Roman Empire and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Nineteenth–Century German and Polish Historians on the Holy Roman Empire and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Between Camelots

Between Camelots

Between Camelots is about the struggle to forge relationships and the spaces that are left when that effort falls short. The stories are not only about loss and fear, but also about the courage that drives us all to continue to reach out to the people around us.

Winner of the 2005 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the Outstanding Achievement Award from Wisconsin Library Association, and the New Writers Award from Great Lakes College Association.

The Politics of Place

The Politics of Place

Contentious Urban Redevlopment in Pittsburgh

Using five case studies of redevelopment in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Gregory Crowley addresses important issues in urban redevelopment and provides a framework through which to view future contention.

Mister Rogers Neighborhood

Mister Rogers Neighborhood

Children Television And Fred Rogers

Mark Collins and Margaret Mary Kimmel detail the story of Pennsylvania native Fred Rogers and his classic PBS children’s program Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.

Fado and Other Stories

Fado and Other Stories

Winner of the 1997 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, Fado and Other Stories is filled with narrative and character grounded in the meaning and value the earth gives to human existence. Katherine Vaz is never afraid to confront her subject’s ambiguities and her characters’ conflicts – the simultaneous joy and sorrow of some of life’s discoveries, the pain sometimes hidden within passion and pleasure.

I Sing for I Cannot Be Silent

I Sing for I Cannot Be Silent

Evangelical hymns constituted a cherished part of communal Christian life and served as an important and effective way to teach doctrine. These hymns served an additional social purpose in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: they gave evangelical women a voice in their churches. By comparing male and female hymnists’ use of rhetorical forms, June Hadden Hobbs shows how women utilized the only oral communication allowed to them in public worship.

US Foreign Policy After The Cold War

US Foreign Policy After The Cold War

This volume explores the revisions to a variety of U.S. bureaucratic institutions and policy areas in the wake of the political upheaval following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Militarization and Demilitarization in El Salvador’s Transition to Democracy

Militarization and Demilitarization in El Salvador’s Transition to Democracy

With the resignation of General Renee Emilio Ponce in March 1993, the army’s sixty-year domination of El Salvador came to an end. The country’s January 1992 peace accords stripped the military of its power, placing many areas under civilian rule. Establishing civilian control during the transition to democracy was no easy task—El Salvador had never been a democracy.

Elegy

Elegy

A few days before his death in 1996, Larry Levis mentioned to his friend and former instructor Philip Levine that he had “an all-but-completed manuscript” of poems. After Levis’s death, Levine edited the poems Levis had left behind. What emerged is this haunting collection, Elegy.

The Butterflies Of West Virginia and their Caterpillars

The Butterflies Of West Virginia and their Caterpillars

Describes 128 species of butterflies found in the state, along with their caterpillars and pupae. Each species account provides a description and information on distribution, habitat, life history, nectar sources, and larval host plants. Hundreds of color illustrations, as well as detailed drawings and maps. Written for scientists and general enthusiasts alike.

The Life and Legacy of Fred Newton Scott

The Life and Legacy of Fred Newton Scott

The first biography of Fred Newton Scott, one of the most influential figures in language studies during the early twentieth century.

Steelton

Steelton

Immigration and Industrialization, 1870–1940

A study of the immigrants who flocked to this Central Pennsylvania steel town in the late nineteenth century in search of employment. Comprised primarily of Southern blacks and Eastern European immigrants, they formed the lower class of this town. Analyzes the social structure and dominance of the white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant elite.

A Coffee Frontier

A Coffee Frontier

Land, Society, and Politics in Duaca, Venezuela, 1830–1936

A pioneering book on peasant studies, export-led development, the relationship of state and society, and the consolidation of nation-states in Latin America.

Nationalizing Blackness

Nationalizing Blackness

Afrocubanismo and Artistic Revolution in Havana, 1920–1940

Nationalizing Blackness represents one of the first politicized studies of twentieth-century culture in Cuba. It demonstrates how music can function as the center of racial and cultural conflict during the formation of a national identity.

Factory and Community in Stalin’s Russia

Factory and Community in Stalin’s Russia

The Making of an Industrial Working Class

Kenneth Straus contemplates the question: Was there social support for the Stalin regime among the Soviet working class during the 1930s, and if so, why? In his well-researched answer he analyzes the daily lives of Soviet workers, and compares the ideologies of western and Soviet thought.

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