American Studies

Franz Boas in Translation: Place, Myth, and History

Author: 

Simonds, Ann G., Richard L. Bland & Don Dumond

Credentials: 

Ann G. Simonds is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the University of Oregon, Eugene. She has published articles in various anthropological journals and extensively studied Franz Boas’s works on the Northwest Coast.

Richard L. Bland is a retired Arctic archaeologist and translator. He has translated over 250 articles and books, primarily from Russian and German, into English. Recent examples with Academica Press include The Peoples of Ancient Siberia: An Archeological History (by A. P. Okladnikov) and Warfare in the Russian Arctic (A. K. Nefedkin).

Don Dumond served as Director of the Museum of Natural History at the University of Oregon. He has more than 100 substantive publications in journals, plus fourteen authored or co-authored books.

Franz Boas in Translation is the ultimate study of the legendary anthropologist Franz Boas and his work on the American Northwest. This groundbreaking study analyses what Boas did with local Native American legends passed down by the region’s tribal groups. Three translations, originally published in 1888 and 1895, are presented here and constitute Boas’s early attempts to define the cultural history of Pacific Northwest tribes.

Market: 
Social Science, Anthropology, American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Ethnography, Migration, Native American Studies, Indians, Pacific Northwest, Myth
Release Date: 
March 1, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680534580 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Wild, Wild East: Adventures in Business from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism

Author: 

Meurer, Thomas E.

Credentials: 

Thomas E. Meurer is a retired business executive whose good fortune has allowed for careers and experiences in nearly all of his areas of interest: competitive sports, the military, teaching, politics, diplomacy, agriculture, venture capital, natural history, science, oil, gas, and dozens of practical jokes. Over the last 55 years, He has done business in 47 countries, several of which no longer exist.

The Wild, Wild East recounts the adventures of late-onset Texan and international businessman Tom Meurer over a span of 55 years, from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism. As a freshly commissioned Air Force lieutenant, Tom experienced a build-up to war. But it was only after billionaire H. Ross Perot wooed him into the seemingly starchy world of software engineering that Meurer traveled to wartime Vietnam and Laos, searching for evidence of 1,600 missing U.S. prisoners of war.

Market: 
History, Political Science, International Relations, Business, Law, American Studies, International Law, International Business, Energy Studies, Commerce, Social Science
Release Date: 
December 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537048 Hardcover
Price: 
$45
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Travel Ruminations

Author: 

Hauptman, Robert

Credentials: 

Robert Hauptman is Professor Emeritus of Information Science at St. Cloud State University. His nearly 700 publications include 18 books (the 19th, The Desert Encyclopedia, is forthcoming in 2024) and cover innumerable topics. At 81, he still walks many miles almost every day and climbs mountains. He has stood on the highest point of 45 American states.

Travel Ruminations is a personal account of the author’s walking, hiking, and mountain climbing over a 75-year career in all 50 U.S. states and 38 countries, but it is more than a mere memoir. Interspersed are remarks on the ecological aspects of his environments and the devastation caused by human activity.

Market: 
Social Science, Physical Science, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Memoir, Naturalism, American Studies
Release Date: 
January 31, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537307 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Ernest Hemingway and the Short Story

Author: 

Köseman, Zennure

Credentials: 

Zennure Köseman is Associate Professor at Inönü University, in Malatya, Turkey. She received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Hacettepe University. She holds an M.A. in History from Bilkent University, focusing on American, British, and Ottoman histories, and a Ph.D. from Hacettepe University’s American Culture and Literature Department.

Ernest Hemingway pioneered the short story genre by prioritizing economy of prose. He also wrote the shortest short story: his famous six-word “For Sale: Baby Shoes Never Worn!” The whole story embodies these words, which are semantically meaningful. Influenced by Edgar Allan Poe’s “single-effect” theory, each story drives the reader to concentrate on a substantial controlling idea that directs the story from beginning to end.

Market: 
Literature, American Studies, History, American Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, Modernism, Identity Studies, Hemingway
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537109 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Hemingway and Ecocriticism

Author: 

Srilatha, G.

Credentials: 

G. Srilatha is Associate Professor and Head of the English Department at the P. B. Siddhartha College of Arts & Science in Vijayawada, India.

Hemingway and Ecocriticism focuses on the famous author’s short stories from ecocritical perspectives, which are concerned with the relationship between humans and the landscape and plead for a better understanding of nature. Of Hemingway’s first 49 short stories, 22 exhibit ecological concerns in some form or other. They reveal great damage caused to nature and human beings alike. G. Srilatha holds that while Hemingway was an unabashed hunter, fisher, and sportsman, he was also a conservationist and conveyed this attitude in most of his stories.

Market: 
Literature, Ecology, Literary Criticism, American Literature, Conservationism, Environmentalism, Ernest Hemingway
Release Date: 
August 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536904 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Football in American Society: Fandom and the Dallas Cowboys

Author: 

Martinez, Jose, Ph.D

Credentials: 

Jose Martinez, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology (ret.), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Author of Inequality in American Education: The Entrenchment of a Two-Tiered System,
Diversity, Funding, and Standardized Testing in American Education,
and Covid-19 and the Transformation of American Society

Football affects the lives of many in substantial ways. This book first addresses the notion that this is “merely entertainment.” The significance of why football emerged atypically in Texas is discussed as well as what this portends for American society. Unsurprisingly, Texan disparities in income and racial segregation dissolved in the mirage that all people are equal at game time as spectators. Major institutions such as the military additionally mesh with the ethos of pro football in various ways.

Market: 
Sociology, Political Science, American Studies, Football, Sports, Entertainment, Economics, Race & Ethnicity, Identity Politics, Minority Studies
Release Date: 
July 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536775: Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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From Elvis to Trump, Eyewitness to the Unraveling: Co-Starring Richard Nixon, Andy Warhol, Bill Clinton, the Supremes, and Barack Obama

Author: 

Rozenman, Eric

Credentials: 

Eric Rozenman recently retired as communications consultant for the Washington, DC-based Jewish Policy Center and previously served as Washington director of CAMERA, the 65,000-member, Boston-based Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America. Earlier, Rozenman edited B’nai B’rith’s International Jewish Monthly magazine and the Washington Jewish Week. His writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Washington Post, Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, and such periodicals as the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism and Journal of International Security Affairs. Rozenman has taught history at Northern Virginia Community College and is the author of Jews Make the Best Demons: “Palestine” and the Jewish Question.

From “I Like Ike” to razor-wire and National Guard troops ringing the U.S. Capitol, from Carl Perkins’s “Blue Suede Shoes” to Brotha Lynch Hung’s “Meat Cleaver,” the United States has changed. Seven decades of material abundance and unprecedented technological advances have entwined with pronounced social and cultural fragmentation. What — and who — can explain this peculiar transformation of the land of the free and home of the brave?

Market: 
History, Political Science, American Studies, Popular Culture, Cultural History
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537369 Hardcover
Price: 
$39.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Kadya Molodowsky: The Life of a Jewish Woman Writer, 2nd Revised Edition

Author: 

Newman, Zelda Kahan

Credentials: 

Zelda Kahan Newman is retired from Lehman College/CUNY. She has written academic papers on Talmudic chant and Hassidic Yiddish. She is the English language translator of the Yiddish poet Rivka Basman Ben-Haim and has published a dual-language book titled The Thirteenth Hour, with the poet’s original Yiddish poems alongside Kahan Newman’s English translations

Kadya Molodowsky, the most prolific woman writer of Yiddish, wrote an autobiographical memoir that left many questions unanswered. Why does she say of her wedding day only that she wore new shoes and fell in the snow? Did she join those who saw communism as the answer to the Jewish problem? Why did she leave Israel after having spent only three years there? It took Zelda Kahan Newman’s research at three archives, the YIVO archive in New York, the Municipal Jewish Library in Montreal, and the Machon Lavon archive in Ne’ot Afeka, Israel, to discover the answers to these questions.

Market: 
Literature, History, Jewish Studies, Jewish History, Jewish Literature, Women’s Studies, Yiddish Studies, Yiddish Literature, American Studies, American History, Religion, Religious History, World Literature, European Literature,
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537338 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Nietzsche and Joyce Carol Oates: Nietzschean Themes in The Wonderland Quartet

Author: 

Horvath, Dorota Olivia, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Dorota Olivia Horvath received her Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Kent. She has been a visiting Ph.D. associate at Queen Mary University, London, and a visiting Fulbright fellow at New York University.

Nietzsche and Joyce Carol Oates explores the American novelist’s The Wonderland Quartet through a reading of the German philosopher’s seminal works. In the four books of The Wonderland QuartetA Garden of Earthly Delights (1967), Expensive People (1968), the National Book Award-winning Them (1969), and Wonderland (1971) – Oates aestheticizes cultural experiments after the Nietzschean proclamation of “God is dead” permeated American culture from about 1950.

Market: 
Literature, Philosophy, American Studies, Cultural History, American Novels, Joyce Carol Oates, Friedrich Nietzsche
Release Date: 
November 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532487 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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The Devil and Dr. Fauci: The Many Faces of Bureaucratic Evil

Author: 

Driscoll, James P., Ph.D.

James P. Driscoll, Ph.D., is a longtime AIDS and FDA reform activist who in 1995 led the drive to secure early FDA approval for the drug cocktails that changed AIDS from a death sentence to a manageable condition. That approval, three years before FDA wanted, saved more than 86,000 lives in the US. Driscoll is the author of scores of articles and seven books, including "How AIDS Activists Challenged America", a history of his work as an AIDS and FDA reform activist.

Market: 
Current Affairs, Public Health, Political Science, Social Science, Medicine, Pandemics, Public Policy, Epidemiology, Covid-19, FDA, Anthony Fauci
Release Date: 
October 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537475 Hardcover
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
148
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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