The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom (Nathan I. Huggins Lectures)

Harvard University Press

Pulitzer Prize–winner Steven Hahn’s provocative new book challenges deep-rooted views in the writing of American and African-American history. Moving from slave emancipations of the eighteenth century through slave activity during the Civil War and on to the black power movements of the twentieth century, he asks us to rethink African-American history and politics in bolder, more dynamic terms.

The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America

The University of North Carolina Press

From the Mormon Church's public announcement of its sanction of polygamy in 1852 until its formal decision to abandon the practice in 1890, people on both sides of the "Mormon question" debated central questions of constitutional law. Did principles of religious freedom and local self-government protect Mormons' claim to a distinct, religiously based legal order? Or was polygamy, as its opponents claimed, a new form of slavery--this time for white women in Utah?

The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

A new constitutional world burst into American life in the mid-twentieth century. For the first time, the national constitution's religion clauses were extended by the United States Supreme Court to all state and local governments. As energized religious individuals and groups probed the new boundaries between religion and government and claimed their sacred rights in court, a complex and evolving landscape of religion and law emerged.

Kingship and Favoritism in the Spain of Philip III, 1598-1621

Cambridge University Press

The reign of Philip III of Spain (1598SH1621) has been viewed traditionally as the age when Spain's world power started to wane. This book reappraises this interpretation and demonstrates that this period represented a realignment of Spanish power in world affairs.

Dulcinea in the Factory: Myths, Morals, Men, and Women in Colombia’s Industrial Experiment, 1905–1960

Duke University Press Books

Before it became the center of Latin American drug trafficking, the Colombian city of Medellín was famous as a success story of industrialization, a place where protectionist tariffs had created a “capitalist paradise.” By the 1960s, the city’s textile industrialists were presenting themselves as the architects of a social stability that rested on Catholic piety and strict sexual norms. Dulcinea in the Factory<

War and National Reinvention: Japan in the Great War, 1914-1919 (Harvard East Asian Monographs)

Harvard University Asia Center

For Japan, as one of the victorious allies, World War I meant territorial gains in China and the Pacific. At the end of the war, however, Japan discovered that in modeling itself on imperial Germany since the nineteenth century, it had perhaps been imitating the wrong national example.

Reevaluating the Third Reich (Europe Past and Present)

Holmes & Meier Pub

Despite the passage of time and the accumulation of information about the Nazi era, many crucial aspects still maintain their historical significance and moral urgency.

The Formation of the Nazi Constituency, 1919-1933

Barnes & Noble Imports

Contentious citadel : bourgeois crisis and Nazism in Marburg/Lahn, 1880-1933 / Rudy Koshar
Between Bauernbund and national socialism : the political reorientation of the peasants in the final phase of

The Nazi Voter

The University of North Carolina Press

The first study based on a large national sample of both urban and rural districts examines the Nazi constituency—how it was formed, from which social groups, under what conditions, and with what promises. Using advanced statistical techniques to analyze each national election of the Weimar era, Childres offers a new and challenging interpretation of who voted for Hitler's NSDAP and why. He also provides a systematic examination of Nazi campaign strategy.

Wings Of Morning: The Story Of The Last American Bomber Shot Down Over Germany In World War II

Da Capo Press

On April 21, 1945, the twelve-member crew of the Black Cat set off on one of the last air missions in the European theater of World War II. Ten never came back.

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