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Belief-based Energy Technology Development in the United States:

A Comparative Study of Nuclear Power and Synthetic Fuel Policies
Chi-Jen Yang
ISBN: 9781604976366

This innovative book is a comparative study of two energy policies that illustrates how and why technical fixes in energy policy failed in the United States. Energy policy communities; historians of the Cold War, American history, and technology; and sociologists would find this book an invaluable resource. Read More..

Technology and the Big House in Ireland, c. 1800–c.1930

Charles Carson
ISBN: 9781604976359

By examining the range, costs, and changing nature of the technologies employed, this unique book makes an important contribution to a deeper understanding of life in the big house in Ireland circa 1800 to circa 1930. It is an important reference source for Irish study groups worldwide. Read More..

Building a Healthy Black Harlem:

Health Politics in Harlem, New York, from the Jazz Age to the Great Depression
Jamie Wilson
ISBN: 9781604976243

"Wilson's book is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of a place and time better known for its famous writers and artists than for the quotidian struggles of its workers facing racism and the structural economic trap of high rents and low wages ... Wilson's book is an impressive achievement that updates social history with fresh material and perspectives and makes important interventions in the literature on African American urbanization." – Afro-Americans in New York: Life and History Read More..

Welsh Mythology:

A Neo-Structuralist Analysis
Jonathan Miles-Watson
ISBN: 9781604976205

This work uses Claude Lévi-Strauss’ inspirational lecture as a launchpad for an exploration of a group of related medieval Welsh myths. This book is the first sustained attempt to follow his intuitive suggestions about several Mabinogion myths with a detailed Structuralist analysis of the Mabinogion. This most unique anthropological examination of the Mabinogion leads to a rethinking of some important aspects of Structuralism. Read More..

Narrating the American West:

New Forms of Historical Memory
Jordana Finnegan
ISBN: 9781604975192

"This insightful study offers a literary and historical critique of various western narratives ... Finnegan's discussion of Janet Campbell Hale is especially strong, providing compelling insights into work by a Native author without deep tribal or reservation ties in her background ... Finnegan's discussion of all of these western texts in a postmodern context and her insights about regionalism, narrative structure, and autobiography make this volume an important contribution to the study of western American literature." - Western American Literature Read More..

Music Makes the Nation:

Nationalist Composers and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Benjamin Curtis
ISBN: 9781604975222

As one of the very few broad, comparative studies of nationalist music, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars in history and musicology. In addition, as a groundbreaking analysis of the socio-political functions of nationalist music, the book will be of interest to those studying nationalism and political science. Read More..

Fascist and Anti-Fascist Propaganda in America:

The Dispatches of Italian Ambassador Gelasio Caetani
Pellegrino Nazzaro
ISBN: 9781934043660

"Scholars are in Nazzaro’s debt for his research in recuperating and focusing on an important slice of Italian American memory--one that should be part of their identity--and for his contribution to correcting the historical record that sees Italian Americans responding to the manipulation of the prominenti as active or passive supporters of Italian Fascism up to the entrance of the United States into World War II. ... Nazzaro has helped reopen the issue of the struggle between Fascism and anti-Fascism in the United States, especially in the 1920s." – H-net Read More..

The Duke of Queensberry and the Union of Scotland and England:

James Douglas and the Act of Union of 1707
Collins McKay
ISBN: 9781604975062

This is an essential reference for all collections in European history as no other work on this subject deals with the development of Queensberry's political ideas and is based on the extensive primary sources available at Drumlanrig castle. Read More..

The Nationalization of Latvians and the Issue of Serfdom:

The Baltic German Literary Contribution in the 1780s and 1790s
Andrew Blumbergs
ISBN: 9781604975567

In the second half of the eighteenth century, an intellectual discourse developed in Livonia which shed light on the disastrous social conditions of the indigenous population. This book examines the premise that the resulting “nationalization” of the Latvians occurred in the 1780s and 1790s as a result of a German Enlightenment in Livonia. Read More..

Assyrians, Kurds, and Ottomans:

Intercommunal Relations on the Periphery of the Ottoman Empire
Hirmis Aboona
ISBN: 9781604975833

This work, through its rich depictions of tribal and religious diversity within Mesopotamia, steps away from the age-old oversimplified rubric of an “Arab Muslim” Middle East, and into the cultural mosaic that is more representative of the region. Read More..

 

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