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Study & Teaching

  • History Comes Aliveby M. J. Rymsza-Pawlowska

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    During the 1976 Bicentennial celebration, millions of Americans engaged with the past in brand-new ways. They became absorbed by historical miniseries like Roots , visited museums with new exhibits that immersed them in the past, propelled works of historical fiction onto the bestseller list, and participated in living history events across the nation.... more...

  • The Work of Historyby Kalle Pihlainen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Since the appearance of Hayden White’s seminal work Metahistory in 1973, constructivist thought has been a key force within theory of history and has at times even provided inspiration for historians more generally. Despite the radical theoretical shift marked by constructivism and elaborated in detail by its proponents, confusion regarding many... more...

  • History and Material Cultureby Karen Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Sources are the raw material of History, but whereas the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, historians now recognize the value of sources beyond text. In this new edition of History and Material Culture , contributors consider a range of objects – from an eighteenth-century bed curtain to a twenty-first-century shopping... more...

  • Biography in Theoryby Wilhelm Hemecker; Edward Saunders

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 34.95

    This textbook is an anthology of significant theoretical discussions of biography as a genre and as a literary-historical practice. Covering the 18th to the 21st centuries, the reader includes programmatic texts by authors such as Herder, Carlyle, Dilthey, Proust, Freud, Kracauer, Woolf and Bourdieu. Each text is accompanied by a commentary placing... more...

  • History of Universitiesby Mordechai Feingold

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    This double issue of of History of Universities, Volume XXX / 1-2, contains the customary mix of learned articles and book reviews which makes this publication such an indispensable tool for the historian of higher education. more...

  • Encounters Old and New in World Historyby Alan Karras; Laura J. Mitchell; Anand A. Yang; Kieko Matteson; Lauren Benton; Edmund Burke III; Trevor R. Getz; Candice Goucher; Martin W. Lewis; Robert B. Marks; Carla Rahn Phillips; William D. Philiips; Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks; Theodore Jun Yoo

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    This collection of essays asserts the specific value of world history research and teaching, showing how the field contributes to the larger historical profession and offering concrete suggestions to develop more interaction between the academy and the public. The twelve contributors, each with their own academic areas of interest, are experienced... more...

  • History Through Material Cultureby Leonie Hannan; Sarah Longair

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    People live in material worlds and the things we make, wear, sit upon, treasure or discard are key to understanding our lives and societies. As material culture is central to human experience, it represents a vital but under-used source for historians. Written in a lively and accessible style, this new guide provides clear and practical guidance on... more...

  • We Demandby Roderick A. Ferguson

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 16.95

    This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit  ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow  to learn more. In the post–World War II period, students rebelled against the archaic university. In student-led movements, they fought for the new kinds of public the university needed to serve—women, minorities, immigrants, indigenous... more...

  • Oral History in Latin Americaby David Carey Jr

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This field guide to oral history in Latin America addresses methodological, ethical, and interpretive issues arising from the region’s unique milieu. With careful consideration of the challenges of working in Latin America – including those of language, culture, performance, translation, and political instability – David Carey Jr. provides guidance... more...

  • Cadets on Campusby John A. Coulter

    Texas A&M University Press 2017; Not Available

    Since the founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1802, more than eight hundred military schools have existed in this country. The vast majority have closed their doors, been absorbed into other educational institutions, or otherwise faded away, but others soldier on, adapting to changing times and changing educational needs.... more...