American Studies

A History of Alaska, Volume II: Alaska On the Road to War

Author: 

Nielson, Jonathan M. Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Credentials: 

Author of *American Historians in War and Peace: Patriotism, Diplomacy, and the Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1919

The most significant military development to touch Alaska during the interwar years was the advent of air power, an innovation that completely altered Alaska's strategic position. Suddenly the world became smaller as areas once thought safely distant from potential enemies became vulnerable. Nowhere was this more evident than in the Pacific, whose countless islands became potential advanced air bases.

Market: 
American History, American Studies, Colonial Studies, Military History, Alaska, Alaskan History, Japanese History, Political Science, US Politics, Public Policy, Statehood, Western Settlement, World War II, Naval History, Aviation History
Release Date: 
March 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530599
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
398
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of Alaska, Volume I: From Old and New Frontiers to the Changing Strategic Balance

Author: 

Nielson, Jonathan M., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Credentials: 

Author of American Historians in War and Peace: Patriotism, Diplomacy, and the Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1919

As a unique, distant geographical region of the United States, Alaska has evolved from military insignificance to high strategic priority in the 142 years since its purchase from Russia in 1867. The reasons for this dramatic shift derive from a correlation of geography, foreign policy, domestic politics, and military technology.

Market: 
American History, American Studies, Colonial Studies, Imperial History, Military History, Alaska, Alaskan History, Russian History, Political Science, US Politics, Public Policy, Statehood, Western Settlement, the Old West
Release Date: 
Feb. 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530582
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
398
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Explaining Wars of Choice: Armed Humanitarian Intervention and Framing

Author: 

Callahan, John M., Ph.D.

In Explaining Wars of Choice, John Callahan answers a series of questions related to National Security Decision Making. The decision making process itself is examined, looking at the methods and mindsets of American presidencies from the Cold War through the Obama administration. In addition, Explaining Wars of Choice studies the manner in which each administration considered and executed plans to raise public support for its decisions.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, International Law, American Studies, Human Rights, Public Policy, World History, American Politics, World Politics, United Nations, National Security Studies, Humanitarian Intervention, Peace Studies
Release Date: 
Feb. 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530612
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
320
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Secrets and Suspense: International Law Stories

Author: 

Kaplan, Jay (Julius)

Credentials: 

Chairman, National Museum of the Jewish People; Founder and Longtime Senior Partner, Kaplan, Russin, and Vecchi

This uncanny volume is the memoir of Jay Kaplan, an extraordinary American lawyer with a unique ability intuitively to understand and respond positively to the needs of his clients regardless of ethnicity or religion. How else could he represent India and Pakistan, as well as Iran and Israel, all at the same time, while maintaining ideal personal and professional relations with each side?

Market: 
Law, International Law, American Studies, Jewish Studies, Legal Tradition, Law and Science, Law and Religion, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, World History
Release Date: 
Feb. 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530575
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
273
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Shards of Identity: The Origins of the Evangelical Movement during the Cold War, 1945-1981

Author: 

West, Taylor

Credentials: 

Ph.D., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

This book is an exploration of the origins of the American evangelical movement in the United States during the Cold War, specifically between 1945 and 1981. Amongst numerous other theories that already exist regarding the emergence of this religious and social movement, we have carried out this exploration through the theory of the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. Bauman maintains that religious

Market: 
American Studies, Politics, American Politics, American Society, US Foreign Policy, Religion, Religious Studies, Fundamentalism, Christianity, Christian Studies, Evangelical Studies, Cold War, Cold War Studies, Protestantism, Social Theory, Zygmunt Bauman
Release Date: 
October 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530445
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Size Matters: A History of Height in America

Author: 

Sokolow, Jayme A., PhD

Credentials: 

President, The Development Source, LLC

Size Matters: A History of Height in America is the first history of height in America. It begins with Native Americans in approximately 3300 BCE and continues to the present and tries to answer two important historical and biological questions: why have the heights of Americans fluctuated over time, and what do changing heights tell us about the American experience?

Market: 
American Studies, American History, Nutrition, Physiology, Native American Studies, Social History, Sociology
Release Date: 
May 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530292
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
552
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The Politics of Identity in Cuban-American Literature: An Interdisciplinary Study

Author: 

Barry, Muffett, PhD

Credentials: 

University of the West Indies

Through the prism of literary analysis and cultural studies, The Politics of Identity in Cuban-American Literature is an original examination of the Cuban-American community’s diasporic and identitive genealogy from the perspective of their Cuban and American nationalisms.

Market: 
Cultural Studies, World Literature, American Studies, Latin American Studies, Cuban Studies, Transnational Studies, Literary Theory, Identity Studies, Cuban Identity, Immigration, Cold War Studies, Fidel Castro
Release Date: 
August 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530407
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
309
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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A City Haphazard: Jewish Musicians in Los Angeles, 1887-1927

Author: 

Friedmann, Jonathan L.

Credentials: 

Professor, Academy for Jewish Religion, California

A City Haphazard covers a crucial but overlooked period of music history and Jewish life in Los Angeles through five case studies of nearly forgotten musicians. The shaky period between 1887 and 1927 had its share of ups and downs, successes and failures, milestones and growing pains. In their own ways, large and small, Leopold M.

Market: 
Jewish Studies, Jewish History, American Studies, American History, Music, Music History, Cultural Studies, Performing Arts, Cinema, California Studies, Hollywood, Leopold Loeb, Walter Henry Rothwell, Immigration Studies, Los Angeles, Southern California, Civil Society
Release Date: 
July 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530360
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
128
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Human Trafficking as a Brand Within the Framework of Human Rights: Case Studies in the United States

Author: 

Mai, Tam

Book Cover

Release Date: 
April 15, 2017
ISBN: 
978-1680530254
Price: 
$79.95
Pages: 
364
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

American Treasures: Building, Leveraging, and Sustaining Capacity in Historically Black College and Universities

Author: 

Shults, Christopher and Stevenson, Joseph Martin

Credentials: 

Ph.D., Shults, Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness SCCC, Stevenson Chief Academic Officer CSPP formerly provost MVSU

This work uses current research data and interviews to present a cogent discussion of strategies and tactics needed to keep the HBCU community a healthy vital component of American educational life. The threats and problems of intuitional life are not glossed over rather they are discussed within the parameters of successful planning and implementation.

Market: 
Higher Education, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Afro-American Studies, Higher Education in America (History), Educational Policy, Tertiary Education—Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Education, minority education, Educational administration
Release Date: 
May 1 2015
ISBN: 
978-1-68053-006-3
Price: 
Cloth: $64.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
182
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

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