History

The Manuscript Book of Stephen C. Foster

Author: 

Taylor, Sarah

Credentials: 

Sarah Taylor has a B.A. in History and a master’s degree in Library Science. She lives in Kentucky.

In 1851, Stephen C. Foster purchased a blank notebook, in which he wrote original manuscripts for both famous songs such as “My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!” and “Old Folks at Home,” as well as lesser-known songs such as “The Little Ballad Girl,” “Ellen Bayne,” and “Jenny’s Coming O’er the Green.” Never published in its entirety, this first edition of Stephen C. Foster’s manuscript book preserves his original notes and marginalia while offering valuable insights into the creative process of America’s first professional composer.

Market: 
Music, History, American Studies, Stephen C. Foster
Release Date: 
November 19, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680537659
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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International Injustice: Humanitarian Intervention and the Abuse of War Crimes Trials

Author: 

Szamuely, Szamuely, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

George Szamuely, Ph.D., is senior research fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London and author of Bombs for Peace: NATO’s Humanitarian War on Yugoslavia (2014). He has taught at universities in New York, Budapest, and Belgrade and worked at the Times Literary Supplement and National Law Journal and contributed to many publications, including the Daily Telegraph, the Wall Street Journal, New York Press, The American Scholar, The National Interest, Orbis, and Counterpunch.

International Injustice: Humanitarian Intervention and the Abuse of War Crimes Trials is a critical examination of Western military humanitarian interventions, with a particular focus on subsequent Western-organized war crimes trials that serve as post-facto justifications for the resort to force. International Injustice analyzes the NATO-led humanitarian intervention in Yugoslavia during the 1990s, an intervention that to this day continues to be cited as a successful exemplar of how to use force to achieve humanitarian outcomes.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Law, International Law, Criminal Justice, Yugoslavia, Diplomacy
Release Date: 
January 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537703
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Prague Circle: Franz Kafka, Egon Erwin Kisch, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Their Legacies

Author: 

Shearier, Stephen, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Stephen Shearier holds a Ph.D., cum laude, in German Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin, New York University, Rutgers University, CUNY, and the New School. Among his publications are articles on Naturlyrik in East and West Germany, Reinhard Sorge, and Franz Kafka, along with biographies of expressionist writers and a book-length study of expressionist theater in Berlin. Dr. Shearier is now retired and lives in New York City, where he is working on his next volume of poetry.

A group of mostly Jewish German-speaking writers, the Prague Circle included some of the most significant figures in modern Western literature. Its core members, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Egon Erwin Kisch, are renowned for their seminal dramas, lyric poetry, novels, short stories, and essays on aesthetics. The writers of the Prague Circle were bound together not by a common perspective or a particular ideology, but by shared experiences and interests.

Market: 
Literature, History, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Jewish History, Modernism, Expressionism, Prague Circle, German Literature, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, Egon Erwin Kisch
Release Date: 
February 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537765
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Bulwark of the Old Regime: France’s Royal Swedish Regiment in the French and American Revolutions

Author: 

Kent, Neil & Clément Chevalier

Credentials: 

Neil Kent is Professor and Fellow of the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Author of Crimea: A History, St. Petersburg: A Cultural Guide, A Concise History of the Russian Orthodox Church, and many other books.
Clément Chevalier is a Captain in the French Army and a doctoral candidate in History at the Sorbonne.

In 1740, the French King Louis XV granted his Swedish-led forces the title of Royal Swedish Regiment, for which it received the same privileges as all royal regiments including the protection of the king, new flags, and ordinance. Louis XV acted to fulfill a request of King Fredrik I of Sweden and to demonstrate his satisfaction with the great value shown by the regiment in battle. This intriguing book traces the history of this storied regiment throughout its service, including during the American War of Independence, and up to the time of the French Revolution of 1789.

Market: 
History, Political Science, War Studies, Military History, Europe, France, French Army, Sweden, Louis XV, Eighteenth-Century Studies
Release Date: 
February 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538502
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
250
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Forgotten Perspective: Okoi Arikpo in Diplomatic History of Biafran War

Author: 

Ignatus, Onianwa Oluchukwu, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus is a Nigerian historian. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Ibadan and is the author of Britain’s Injurious Peace Games in the Nigerian Civil War; Once Upon a Time in Biafra: Memories, Foreign Visitations, and Life Experiences in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, and other books.

This book examines diplomatic role of Okoi Arikpo during Biafran War in Nigeria. It examines his diplomatic engagements and how they shaped the international politics of the fighting. Okoi Arikpo was Nigeria’s longest serving Minister of Foreign Affairs, saddled with the country’s chief diplomatic responsibilities from 1967 and 1975. Okoi Arikpo played the role of Federal emissary on foreign relations in the Biafran Crisis as well. The Foreign Ministry’s role in the foreign policy decision-making system was also due to the sort of leadership that Arikpo was able to provide.

Market: 
History, Political Science, War Studies, Africa, African Studies, African History, International History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, British Studies, British History, Nigeria, Nigerian Civil War, Civil Conflict, Diplomacy
Release Date: 
February 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537833
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
330
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A Persistent Prejudice: Anti-Semitic Tropes and Double Standards in the Anti-Israel Movement

Author: 

Havardi, Jeremy

Credentials: 

Jeremy Havardi is a historian and journalist based in London. He was educated at Haberdashers Aske’s School before studying at Bristol University and King’s College, London. He holds degrees in philosophy, history, and law. He has written four books, Falling to Pieces, a philosophical study of self-deception; The Greatest Briton, a set of essays on the life and political philosophy of Winston Churchill; Projecting Britain at War, an analytical study of British films about the Second World War; and Refuting the Anti-Israel Narrative, a detailed and comprehensive critique of the charges made against Israel today. His articles have been published widely, appearing in The Guardian, The Spectator, The Australian Jewish News, The Commentator, The Times of Israel, and The Gatestone Institute. He is also a regular columnist for the London based Jewish News. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Antisemitism in the twenty-first century remains a major threat to Jewish communities around the world, and a potent challenge to the liberal international order. But it can so often be a more hidden form of racism, relying on codes, images, cues, and ciphers embedded in the cultural mythology of prejudice against Jews.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Jewish Studies, International Relations, Anti-Semitism, Identity Politics, Cultural History
Release Date: 
February 15, 2022
ISBN: 
978-1680537802
Price: 
$39.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Women & Art

Author: 

Adams, Alexander

Credentials: 

Alexander Adams is a British artist and writer. He studied fine art and art history at Goldsmiths College, London. His art has been exhibited worldwide and is in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), National Museum Cardiff, Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool), and other museums. His art criticism has been published in The Burlington Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Sculpture Journal, The Jackdaw, The British Art Journal, Apollo, Printmaking Today, Print Quarterly, and other outlets. His poetry has been published in anthologies, broadsides, and single-author volumes. He has been artist-in-residence at the Albers Foundation and is the recipient of the 2018 Artist Scholarship from the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, in Monaco. Adams is the author of Culture War, Iconoclasm: Identity Politics and the Erasure of History, Degas, Magritte, and Artivism.

Women & Art surveys the history of women in art and addresses the effects of feminist art history and art production. This book is among the first to offer a critical assessment of the role of feminism in art history and how it has presented and misrepresented women’s roles in art. Seeking to counterbalance overwhelmingly pro-feminist narratives, it relies on evidence from artists, statisticians, and historians to support individual women artists while remaining critical of feminism.

Market: 
Art, Political Science, Women’s Studies, Art History, Gender Studies, Critical Studies, Identity Politics
Release Date: 
January 14, 2022
ISBN: 
978-1680537734
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A Survey of Catholic History in Modern Japan

Author: 

Uno, Kei

Credentials: 

Author of Newman and Modern Japan and Japanese Catholic Intellectuals and Newman Studies

A Survey of Catholic History in Modern Japan discusses Japanese Catholic history from the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the present. The aim of this highly original book is to consider the relevance of Japanese Catholics to political and cultural circumstances in modern and contemporary Japan.

Market: 
Religion, History, Political Science, Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Catholic Studies, Religious History, Christianity in Asia, Christianity in Japan, Modernism, Modernization Theory, Modern Japan
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537390 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Analyzing Film: A Student Casebook

Author: 

Russo, James R., Ph.D.

Credentials: 

James R. Russo is an independent researcher who holds graduate degrees from Louisiana State University and the University of Richmond. He has taught at those institutions and at Tulane University. Russo’s primary scholarly interests are cinema and comparative literature. He has edited Film Nation: William Troy on the Cinema, 1933-1935 and The Bookman: William Troy on Literature and Criticism, 1927-1950.

Analyzing Film: A Student Casebook is a film textbook containing fifteen essays about sixteen historically and artistically significant films made between 1920 and 1990. This casebook is geographically diverse, with sixteen countries represented: Germany, Russia, Spain, France, the United States, Denmark, Japan, India, England, Italy, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, Cuba, Hungary, Australia, and China. The essays in Analyzing Film are clear and readable—sophisticated and weighty, yet not overly technical or jargon-heavy.

Market: 
Film, History, Culture, Fine Arts, Cinema, Film Analysis
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532784 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
212
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
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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