History

Going Down Hill: Legacies of the American Revolutionary War

Author: 

Ward, Harry M.

Credentials: 

PhD, William Binford Vest Professor of History, University of Richmond. Author of The American Revolution: Nationhood Achieved 1763 – 1788. New York:St.Martin’s Press,1995 (CHOICE Outstanding Book of the Year) and The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society. London: University of London Press/Routledge,1999

This research monograph by a senior distinguished historian of the American Revolutionary War and its aftermath discusses the legacies of that conflict in a newer, darker context. That context being one of growing American imperial hubris, overreach and permanent war abroad as well as economic and social decay of American homeland.

Market: 
American History: Colonial, Revolutionary and the New Republic, Intellectual History, Historiography(US), American Institutions, Military History(US)
Release Date: 
11/25/2008
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-57-7/ 193314657-5
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
366
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

The Irish American Myth of the Frontier West

Author: 

Quintelli-Neary, Marguerite

Credentials: 

Ph.D University of Delaware; D/English Winthrop University

This is the first research monograph to study the interstices between native Irish folklore and the emerging myth of the American West during the last frontier period (1860 – 1890). It begins with by tracing the role of Irish pioneers and their contributions to the westward migration and then examines the many parallel developments between the myths of Ireland and those that would come to define the American West.

Market: 
Western American History, Irish American Studies, American Folklore Studies, 19th C America, Irish Studies
Release Date: 
02/2008
ISBN: 
Cloth: 193314646-X; EAN 978-1-933146-1
Price: 
$72.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
184
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan and the Politics of Style

Author: 

Donovan, Julie

Credentials: 

Ph.D, D/English George Washington University

Recently there has been a growing scholarly interest in Sydney, Lady Morgan (nee Sydney Owenson). The reasons are many. In this work Dr.Donovan contextualizes an important yet relatively neglected author by analyzing an emblematic Irishness that was too often dismissed in the early 19th century as excessive showmanship; the criticism was not without some basis since Owenson was an actor’s daughter and grew up in the company of traveling performers.

Market: 
Irish Studies, Irish Literature,19th C, Women’s Studies, Irish History, Travel Literature
Release Date: 
04/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 9781933146559/ 978193314655-3
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
278
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Orientalism in Sinology

Author: 

Chan, Adrian

Credentials: 

Ph.D, A.N.U.; Senior Professor, Political Science, University of New South Wales; Visiting Fellow D/History, Research School of Asia and Political Studies at the Australian National University. Author of Chinese Communism (Continuum ,2003)

Foreword by Professor Wang Gungwu,former Vice Chancellor, University of Hong Kong and currently Director of the East asian Institute, University of Singapore

Market: 
Chinese Studies, Intellectual History, Sinology, Chinese Religions, Modern Chinese History and Politics
Release Date: 
02/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: EAN 978-1-933146-61-4 / 193314661-3
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
166
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Becoming Gauchos Ingleses: Diasporic Models in Irish – Argentine Literature

Author: 

Murray, Jorge Edmundo

Credentials: 

MA, University of Geneva, author of Irlandes: Private Narratives of the Irish Emigration to Argentina,1844 – 1912; Co-editor, Irish Migration Studies in Latin America

“In presenting this literature, Murray demonstrates both its specificity as Irish-Argentine, and its character as representative of immigrant literatures in general. In doing so, he reminds us of the crucial issues at stake both in the phenomenon of migration and in the cultural constructs to which migration gives rise.

Market: 
Irish Studies, Irish Literature, Argentine Literature 19th-20th c, Irish in Latin America,Latin American Studies/ literature; Irish-Argentine Literature
Release Date: 
06/19/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-67-6 / 1933146-67-2
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
156
Illustrations: 
Yes - B/W photographs/graphs
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

A Study of Ottoman Narratives on Architecture: Text, Context and Hermeneutics

Author: 

Morkoc, Selen

Credentials: 

Ph.D., University of Adelaide (Australia)

It is widely accepted that documents on Ottoman architects are rare and that little is known about the architectural practice in the Ottoman world. A group of texts that have appeared between sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, however, form an exception to this general assumption. While these texts have been cited and referred to in diverse previous studies on Ottoman architecture, they have not been the topic of a major interpretative approach before.

Market: 
Architectural history, Ottoman (Turkish) architecture and design, historiography of Turkish Architecture
Release Date: 
10/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-54-6 / 193314654-0
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
364
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

The Decline of Nature: Environmental History and the Western Worldview

Author: 

LaFreniere, Gilbert

Credentials: 

Ph.D, UCSB: Professor of Environmental Studies, Willamette University

“No book could be more timely then The Decline of Nature. LaFreniere offers an in-depth analysis of the fundamental issues that must be faced if solutions for environmental crisis are to be found. His arguments are a refreshing alternative to the superficial policy proposals of politicians and the glib reporting of the mass media. — The Decline of Nature is a masterful critique of the stories that own us. LaFreniere’s analytical effort is a veritable tour de force.”
From the Foreword by Professor Max Oelschlaeger, Northern Arizona University

Market: 
Environmental History, Environmental Studies, Intellectual History
Release Date: 
07/2007
ISBN: 
PAPER: 978-1-933146-51-5 / 1933146-51-6
Price: 
$34.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
476
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Voting in American Elections: The Shaping of the American Political Universe since 1788

Author: 

Burnham, Walter Dean with Thomas Ferguson and Louis Ferleger

Credentials: 

Ph.D Burnham is the Dean of American historians working in the field of elections and is the author of many books; Thomas Ferguson is Professor of History, UMass, Boston and Louis Ferleger is Professor of History at Boston University

Walter Dean Burnham is widely regarded as the greatest living student of American voting behavior. He pioneered the collection and publication of historical American election statistics and his many essays and books on them are read around the world. His compilation of voting statistics for the famous 1975 Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970 was a landmark in the field.

Market: 
American elections, Politics, American History 1788 +, Voting Rights and Franchises, Constitutional History, Presidential History, American States and their voting practices and procedures, REFERENCE
Release Date: 
10/2009
ISBN: 
PAPERBACK 978-1-93314669-0/ 1933146-69-9
Price: 
$44.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
464
Illustrations: 
Yes - Statistical and informational armature: tables and graphs
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Origin of Culture

Author: 

Marsland, Amy and Marsland, William B.

Credentials: 

Ph.D; Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on the work of Levi-Strauss, Malinowski, Dumezil, Van Gennep, Eliade and many others, Dr. Marsland proposes a dual/triune structure to early religion--a structure which appears to be worldwide.

Market: 
Cultural Anthropology, Religion, Art History, History of Philosophy
Release Date: 
02/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-47-8 / 193314647-8
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
186
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Authority, Dogma and History: The Role of the Oxford Movement Converts in the Papal Infallibility Debates

Author: 

Parker, Kenneth and Pahls, Michael J., Editors

Credentials: 

Ph.Ds; D/Theological History, St Louis University

As the force that gave birth to Anglo-Catholicism, the Oxford Movement is generally treated as an Anglican phenomenon. Yet the influence of members who converted to Roman Catholicism proved decisive for the years leading up to the First Vatican Council and the definition of papal infallibility in Pastor Aeternus (1870).

Market: 
Theological History 19thc,Papal History, Anglicanism,19thC, British History19th century,Catholic Theology
Release Date: 
03/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-44-3 / 1933146-44-3
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
256
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

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