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Cannibal Old Me

| Filed under: Literature & Literary Criticism
Edwards Book Cover

Cannibal Old Me is an excellent contribution to Melville scholarship, challenging long-held assumptions regarding his early works. Scholars as well as students will welcome it as an indispensable addition to the study of nineteenth-century literature and maritime history.

 


Caution and Cooperation

| Filed under: Diplomatic Studies, New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations
Caution Book Cover

Using a wide array of primary materials from both sides of the Atlantic, Myers traces the sources of potential Anglo-American wartime turmoil as well as the various reasons both sides had for avoiding war. And while he does note the disagreement between Washington and London, he convincingly demonstrates that transatlantic discord was ultimately minor and neither side seriously considered war against the other.

 


Cautious Rebel

| Filed under: Biography, Books
Apple Book Cover

Women’s studies has been inclined, unintentionally, to create a new elite. Historians have preferred to emphasize progress, particularly when created by women themselves, and biographers have chosen strong, successful women. But the vast majority of women were not activists. Susan Clay Sawitzky’s life shows that tradition and modernity can and did exist simultaneously, creating tremendous complexity in the lives of individuals. Her experiences suggest that compromise may result as much from fatigue as from lack of desire or courage.

 


Cautious Visionary

| Filed under: Diplomatic Studies
Butler Book Cover

To the degree that the nation had a coherent diplomacy during the first Roosevelt administration, it was based on Hull’s vision of a liberal international economic order. By outlining Hull’s crucial role in the passage and implementation of the Trade Agreements Act, Cautious Visionary will restore Hull’s reputation as one of the major political and diplomatic figures of the first half of our century.

 


Caves and Culture

, and | Filed under: Archeology & Anthropology, Regional Interest
Spurlock Book Cover

Caves and Culture is primarily focused on the archaeological research of Dr. Olaf H. Prufer and his associates as they investigated and explored caves in Ohio since 1964. Spurlock and her co-editors report, sometimes reclaim, and frequently reinterpret data that will be useful to the understanding of Ohio archaeology for decades to come. Anyone with interest in local or regional (Midwestern or midcontinental) prehistory will appreciate this exploration into Ohio’s history.

 


Censorship of Political Caricature in Nineteenth-Century France

| Filed under: History
Goldstein Book Cover

Censorship of Political Caricature in Nineteenth-Century France is a comprehensive account of the struggle over freedom of caricature in France during the period between 1815 and 1914. Profusely illustrated with caricatures originally published during the nineteenth century, the book traces the attempts of French authorities to control opposition political drawings and the attempts of caricaturists to evade restrictions on their craft. Although prior censorship of the printed word in France was abolished in 1822, censorship of caricature was enforced almost continuously until 1881, and even thereafter caricaturists were periodically prosecuted after publication of what were considered seditious drawings.

 


Charles Doolittle Walcott, Paleontologist

| Filed under: Biography
Yocelson Paleontologist cover

With very little formal education (he did not complete high school), Walcott became special assistant to James Hall, State Paleontologist of New York, and made a fundamental contribution to the study of trilobites by describing their limbs. He joined the new U.S. Geological Survey in 1879 and rose through the ranks to become its director in 1894, a position he held for 13 years. Walcott is known best for having documented in detail the “Cambrian,” the oldest richly fossiliferous rocks in the world. His primary efforts for the U.S. Geological Survey were in keying fossils to the sequence of rocks, and he brought new precision to the biostratigraphy of the older rocks of North America.

 


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