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Her Neighbor's Wife: A History of Lesbian Desire Within Marriage

Gutterman, Lauren Jae.
(2019)  | 9780812251746 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 328pp
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At first glance, Barbara Kalish fit the stereotype of a 1950s wife and mother.Married at eighteen, Barbara lived with her husband and two daughters in aCalifornia suburb, where she was president of the Parent-Teacher Association. Ata PTA training conference in San Francisco, Barbara met Pearl, another...

The Age of Intoxication: Origins of the Global Drug Trade

Breen, Benjamin.
(2019)  | 9780812251784 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 304pp
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Eating the flesh of an Egyptian mummy prevents the plague. Distilled poppiesreduce melancholy. A Turkish drink called coffee increases alertness. Tobaccocures cancer. Such beliefs circulated in the seventeenth and eighteenthcenturies, an era when the term "drug" encompassed everything from herbs andspices—like...

Machiavelli: Political, Historical, and Literary Writings

Jurdjevic, Mark. Ray, Meredith K.
(2019)  | 9780812224337 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | pbk. | book | 368pp
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Throughout his life, Niccolò Machiavelli was deeply invested in Florentineculture and politics. More than any other priority, his overriding centralconcerns, informed by his understanding of his city's history, were the presentand future strength and independence of Florence. This volume highlights...

A Brief History of Doom: Two Hundred Years of Financial Crises

Vague, Richard.
(2019)  | 9780812251777 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 240pp
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Financial crises happen time and again in post-industrial economies—and theyare extraordinarily damaging. Building on insights gleaned from many years ofwork in the banking industry and drawing on a vast trove of data, Richard Vagueargues that such crises follow a pattern that makes them both predictable...

Making Meaningful Lives: Tales from an Aging Japan

Kavedzija, Iza. Kavedžija, Iza. Kaved�ija, Iza.
(2019)  | 9780812251364 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 216pp
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What makes for a meaningful life? In the Japanese context, the concept of ikigaiprovides a clue. Translated as "that which makes one's life worth living,"ikigai has also come to mean that which gives a person happiness. In Japan,where the demographic cohort of elderly citizens is growing, and new modes...

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From Eden to Eternity: Creations of Paradise in the Later Middle Ages

Minnis, Alastair.
(2020)  | 9780812224658 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | pbk. | book | 384pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2020
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An impressively learned and beautifully illustrated review of medieval ideasabout ParadiseDid Adam and Eve need to eat in Eden in order to live? If so, did human beingsurinate and defecate in paradise? And since people had no need for clothing,transportation, or food, what purpose did animals serve?...

After Nationalism

Goldman, Samuel.
(2020)  | 9780812251647 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 1/9/2020
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Nationalism is on the rise across the Western world, serving as a rallying cryfor voters angry at the unacknowledged failures of the consensus in favor ofglobalization that has dominated politics and economics since the end of theCold War. In After Nationalism, Samuel Goldman trains a sympathetic butskeptical...

Art Wars: The Politics of Taste in Nineteenth-Century New York

Klein, Rachel N.
(2020)  | 9780812251944 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2020
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A study of three controversies that illuminate the changing cultural role of artexhibition in the nineteenth centuryFrom the antebellum era through the Gilded Age, New York City's leading artinstitutions were lightning rods for conflict. In the decades before the CivilWar, art promoters believed that...

Sovereignty Suspended: Building the So-Called State

Bryant, Rebecca. Hatay, Mete.
(2020)  | 9780812252217 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2020
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A guide to the existence of "de facto" states and a case study of Turkish CyprusWhat is de facto about the de facto state? In Sovereignty Suspended, thisquestion guides Rebecca Bryant and Mete Hatay through a journey into de factostate-building, or the process of constructing an entity that looks like...

Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage for Paper Money in the Early Republic

Greenberg, Joshua R.
(2020)  | 9780812252248 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2020
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The colorful history of paper money before the Civil WarBefore Civil War greenbacks and a national bank network established a uniformfederal currency in the United States, the proliferation of loosely regulatedbanks saturated the early American republic with upwards of 10,000 unique andlegal bank notes....

The World That Fear Made: Slave Revolts and Conspiracy Scares in Early America

Sharples, Jason T.
(2020)  | 9780812252194 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 365pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2020
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A thought-provoking history of slaveholders' fear of the people they enslavedand its consequencesFrom the Stono Rebellion in 1739 to the Haitian Revolution of 1791 to NatTurner's Rebellion in 1831, slave insurrections have been understood asemblematic rejections of enslavement, the most powerful and,...

The Indigenous Paradox: Rights, Sovereignty, and Culture in the Americas

Bens, Jonas.
(2020)  | 9780812252309 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2020
AUD 144.95 (inc. GST), AUD 131.77 (ex. GST),
An investigation into how indigenous rights are conceived in legal language anddoctrineIn the twenty-first century, it is politically and legally commonplace thatindigenous communities go to court to assert their rights against thepostcolonial nation-state in which they reside. But upon closer examination,this...

Digging the Past: How and Why to Imagine Seventeenth-Century Agriculture

Dolan, Frances E.
(2020)  | 9780812252330 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2020
AUD 108.95 (inc. GST), AUD 99.05 (ex. GST),
A detailed study of seventeenth century farming practices and their relevancefor todayWe are today grappling with the consequences of disastrous changes in ourfarming and food systems. While the problems we face have reached a crisispoint, their roots are deep. Even in the seventeenth century, Frances...

Street Commerce: Creating Vibrant Urban Sidewalks

Sevtsuk, Andres.
(2020)  | 9780812252200 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 296pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2020
AUD 72.95 (inc. GST), AUD 66.32 (ex. GST),
A comprehensive analysis of the issues involved in planning for and facilitatingsuccessful street commerceStreet commerce has gained prominence in urban areas, where demographic shiftssuch as increasing numbers of single people and childless "empty nesters," alongwith technological innovations enabling...

Migrant Citizenship: Race, Rights, and Reform in the U.S. Farm Labor Camp Program

Martinez-Matsuda, Veronica.
(2020)  | 9780812252293 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 376pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2020
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An examination of the Farm Security Administration's migrant camp system and thepeople it servedToday's concern for the quality of the produce on our plates has done little toguarantee U.S. farmworkers the necessary protections of sanitary housing,medical attention, and fair labor standards. The political...

 

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