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The Age of Intoxication: Origins of the Global Drug Trade

Breen, Benjamin.
(2019)  | 9780812251784 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 28/2/2020
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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...

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

Gutterman, Lauren Jae.
(2019)  | 9780812251746 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 328pp | Availability last checked: 28/2/2020
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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...

Dynamics of Difference in Australia: Indigenous Past and Present in a Settler Country

(2018)  | 9780812250008 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 28/2/2020
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In Dynamics of Difference in Australia, Francesca Merlan examines relationsbetween indigenous and nonindigenous people from the events of early explorationand colonial endeavors to the present day. From face-to-face interactions tonational and geopolitical affairs, the book illuminates the dimensions...

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

Vague, Richard.
(2019)  | 9780812251777 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 28/2/2020
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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. KavedĹľija, Iza.
(2019)  | 9780812251364 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 28/2/2020
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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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Sovereignty Suspended: Building the So-Called State

Bryant, Rebecca. Hatay, Mete.
(2020)  | 9780812252217 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 28/2/2020
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What 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 a stateand acts like a state but that much of the world says does not or should...

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: 28/2/2020
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From 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 aesthetic taste could foster national unity andassuage urban conflicts; by the 1880s such hopes had faded, and the...

Politics of Temporalization: Medievalism and Orientalism in Nineteenth-Century South America

Altschul, Nadia R.
(2020)  | 9780812252279 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 28/2/2020
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If Spain and Portugal were perceived as backward in the nineteenthcentury—still tainted, in the minds of European writers and thinkers, by morethan a whiff of the medieval and Moorish—Ibero-America lagged even furtherbehind. Originally colonized in the late fifteenth century, Chile, Argentina,and...

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: 28/2/2020
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Before 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. This number does not even include the plethora of counterfeitbills...

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: 28/2/2020
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Today'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 discourse onfarmworkers' rights is dominated by the view that migrant workers are notentitled...

Elie Halevy: Republican Liberalism Confronts the Era of Tyranny

Vincent, K. Steven.
(2020)  | 9780812252033 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 28/2/2020
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Élie Halévy (1870-1937) was one of the most respected and influentialintellectuals of the French Third Republic. In this densely contextualizedbiography, K. Steven Vincent describes how Halévy, best remembered as thehistorian of British Utilitarianism and nineteenth-century English history, wasalso...

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: 28/2/2020
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From 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, perhaps, the onlyway for slaves to successfully challenge the brutal system they endured. In TheWorld...

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: 28/2/2020
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We 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 E. Dolancontends, some writers and thinkers voiced their reservations, both moral andenvironmental,...

Life Among Urban Planners: Practice, Professionalism, and Expertise in the Making of the City

Herzfeld, Michael. Mack, Jennifer.
(2020)  | 9780812252286 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 296pp | Availability last checked: 28/2/2020
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Urban planners project the future of cities. As experts, they draft visions ofplaces and times that do not yet exist, prescribing the tools to be used toachieve those visions. Their choices can determine how a city will merge itspublic transit and automobile traffic or how it will meet a demand for...

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

Bens, Jonas.
(2020)  | 9780812252309 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 28/2/2020
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In 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 constellation is far from straightforward. Indigenous communities maketheir...


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