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  • The Battle for Christmasby Stephen Nissenbaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had their reasons, since Christmas was once an occasion for drunkenness and riot, when poor "wassailers  extorted food and drink from the well-to-do. In this intriguing and innovative work of social history,... more...

  • Behind the Christmas Treeby Stephen Nissenbaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    From the Pulitzer Prize finalist  The Battle for Christmas,  here is the story of America's first reported Christmas tree: a tale of antislavery and radical German philosophy, a popular British travel writer and Boston Brahmin elites, the education of nineteenth-century children and candles blowing in the wind.  Now-forgotten chronicler Harriet Martineau... more...

  • Salem-Village Witchcraftby Paul Boyer; Stephen Nissenbaum

    Northeastern University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Drawing on extensive primary documents, this book allows the reader to participate in historical analysis of this explosive period in history more...

  • Christmasby Fritz Allhoff; Scott C. Lowe; Stephen Nissenbaum

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95 US$ 19.02

    From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone  explores a host of philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas. Offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world Contributions come... more...

  • A History of the Book in Americaby Scott E. Casper; Jeffrey D. Groves; Stephen W. Nissenbaum; Michael Winship

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Volume 3 of A History of the Book in America narrates the emergence of a national book trade in the nineteenth century, as changes in manufacturing, distribution, and publishing conditioned, and were conditioned by, the evolving practices of authors and readers. Chapters trace the ascent of the "industrial book--a manufactured product arising from... more...

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