We’re pleased to present a round-up of recently published (that means NOW AVAILABLE!) UPF titles from November and December. Click on any book title to link directly to more information.
Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History, by Gregory D. Smithers
Bold, compelling, and thought-provoking, this book addresses head-on the issue of whether slave owners manipulated sexual practices and marital status of enslaved African Americans to ensure new generations and increase profit.
Consent of the Damned: Early Argentinians in the Dirty War, by David M. K. Sheinin
The first book in any language to draw on previously classified Argentine government documents from the 1970s and 1980s. Sheinin’s analysis of how military leaders structured their public defense of the 1976 coup d’état, manufacturing a fantasy of military defense of human rights, will change how we understand dictatorship, democracy, and state terror.
Veterans’ Policies, Veterans’ Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States, edited by Stephen R. Ortiz
With a new generation of veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, these topics and issues will remain important for decades. Ortiz uses an interdisciplinary approach to systematically assess the treatment of veterans in policy and politics, including health care, disability, race, the GI Bill, and combat exposure throughout the 20th century.
Joyce and Militarism, by Greg Winston
Each of Joyce’s masterworks appeared in years defined by major armed conflict in Ireland or continental Europe. Joyce’s distrust of militarism in all of its forms is well-documented throughout his writing, but Winston’s book is the first to focus on militarism as an influence on Joyce’s life and works.
Ain’t Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement, by Zoe A. Colley
During the Civil Rights Movement, arrest and imprisonment became a badge of honor. Colley reveals how jail time—intended to be a detriment to protests—actually helped expose the evils of segregation.
Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History, edited by Karen L. Cox
From birthplaces to battlefields, heritage tourism is a key way that the South is defined—and defines itself. These essays consider a wide range of historic sites, in the process exploring race, memory, local politics, and more.
Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire, by José Luis de Rojas
Before it was destroyed by Spanish conquistadors, Tenochtitlan rivaled great European cities such as Paris, Venice, and Constantinople. This accessible and authoritative introduction to life in the Aztec capital explores the city’s history and culture while providing a glimpse into the daily lives of its inhabitants.
Going forward, new titles will be announced upon arrival to our warehouse, giving readers the opportunity to pre-order and media outlets the opportunity to request review copies.
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