Mirage of the Saracen

Cover of Ward's "Mirage of the Sarcen." Mirage of the Saracen: Christians and Nomads in the Sinai Peninsula in Late Antiquity (University of California Press, 2014)
By Walter Ward

"This book represents an extremely important contribution to the field of late antique and early medieval cultural history and to the history of relations between Christianity and Islam. Truly, an impressive read." — John Tolan, Professor of History, Université de Nantes


Nation Within a Nation

Part of the "Nation Within a Nation" cover.Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government (University Press of Florida, 2014)
Edited by Glenn Feldman

"Feldman has put together an impressive array of scholars who intelligently analyze the peculiar, somewhat dysfunctional, somewhat hypocritical relationship of the South to the federal government." — Ralph Young


Women and Gender in Modern Latin America

murray women gender iconWomen and Gender in Modern Latin America: Historical Sources and Interpretations (Routledge, 2014)
Edited by Pamela S. Murray

This engaging classroom resource goes far beyond previous collections by showing that women had a history that was not apart from men but related to them, especially in power relationships.


Irony of the Solid South

Men waving a confederate flag. The Irony of the Solid South: Democrats, Republicans, and Race, 1865-1944 (University of Alabama Press, 2013)
By Glenn Feldman

The Irony of the Solid South examines how the south became the "Solid South" for the Democratic Party and how that solidarity began to crack with the advent of American involvement in World War II.


Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood

Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
By Brian D. Steele

Steele delineates how Jefferson crafted an ideal of American nationhood through his politics as well as his study of the history and sociology of the new nation.



Illustration of cars on an interstate bridge. Interstate: Express Highway Politics and Policy Since 1939 (University of Tennessee Press, 2012)
By Raymond A. Mohl and Mark H. Rose

This new, expanded edition brings the story of the Interstates into the twenty-first century. It includes an account of the destruction of homes, businesses, and communities as the urban expressways of the highway network destroyed large portions of the nation's central cities.



Beatlemania icon. Beatlemania: Technology, Business and Teen Culture in Cold War America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)
By André Millard

Refreshing and insightful, Beatlemania offers a deeper understanding the days of the Fab Four and the band's long-term effects on the business and culture of pop music.


Lost German East

German man standing in rubble. The Lost German East: Forced Migration and the Politics of Memory, 1945-1970 (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
By Andrew Demshuk

The millions of Silesians who fled their homes in the closing months of the Second World War or who were expelled in its aftermath have most often been remembered—if they have been remembered at all in the English-speaking world—as caricatures: symbols of either German victimization or German revanchism.


Painting Dixie Red

Cover of "Painting Dixie Red." Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican (University Press of Florida, 2011)
Edited by Glenn Feldman

"An eloquent and important examination of one of the most significant political trends of the last fifty years, revealing how prescient President Lyndon Johnson was on the occasion of his signing of the 1965 Civil Rights Bill when he made his famous comment about handing the South over to the Republicans for a generation."—Ralph Young, author of Dissent in America