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The Collected Letters of George Gissing
Includes the following latest titles: The Collected Letters of George Gissing Volume 3; The Collected Letters of George Gissing Volume 9; The Collected Letters of George Gissing Volume 8; and The Collected Letters of George Gissing Volume 7

Books

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On the Plains in ’65
The 6th West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry in the West
By George H. Holliday
· Edited by Glenn V. Longacre

This annotated edition of George H. Holliday’s military memoir features new research that captures the untold story of Appalachian Ohio’s soldiers and their experiences during the Civil War era at home and in the American West.

American History, West · Biography & Autobiography | Military · American Civil War · subjects · subjects · subjects

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Militarizing Marriage
West African Soldiers’ Conjugal Traditions in Modern French Empire
By Sarah J. Zimmerman

By prioritizing women and conjugality in the historiography of African colonial soldiers, Militarizing Marriage historicizes how the subjugation of women was indispensable to military conquest and colonial rule across French Empire.

Military History · History | Africa | West · French History · Women’s Studies · African Studies · Social Science | Sociology | Marriage & Family

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In the Balance of Power
Independent Black Politics and Third-Party Movements in the United States
By Omar H. Ali
· Foreword by Eric Foner
· Afterword by Jacqueline Salit

A revised and expanded edition of Ali’s important history of how African Americans have created independent and third-party movements to expand democracy.

History | African American · Political Science | Political Process | Political Parties · Political Science | Civil Rights

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Goshen Road
A Novel
By Bonnie Proudfoot

Set from the late 1960s through the early 1990s, this elegiac, unvarnished, and empathetic novel captures one working-class family in rural West Virginia as they balance on the dividing line between Appalachia old and new, with sisters Dessie and Billie Price as its urgently beating heart.

Fiction · West Virginia · Appalachia

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Female Monarchs and Merchant Queens in Africa
By Nwando Achebe

The latest in the Ohio Short Histories of Africa series, Female Monarchs and Merchant Queens in Africa offers readers an unparalleled history of the remarkable African women who occupied positions of power, authority, and influence.

African History · Women’s Studies · Gender Studies · Africa · African Studies

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Familiarity Is the Kingdom of the Lost
By Dugmore Boetie
· Edited by Benjamin N. Lawrance and Vusumuzi R. Kumalo
· Introduction by Vusumuzi R. Kumalo and Benjamin N. Lawrance
· Foreword by Nadine Gordimer
· Afterword by Barney Simon

This fictionalized, first-person biography tells how a cunning rogue with nothing to lose relies on guts and his wits to survive amid racism and injustice in apartheid South Africa.

Fiction, Biographical · subjects · African Authors · South Africa

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The Moxon Tennyson
A Landmark in Victorian Illustration
By Simon Cooke

Cooke’s analysis of this milestone Victorian publication reveals the fluctuating harmony and dissonance between Tennyson’s poems and their illustrations, the technical challenges and occupations involved in its manufacture, its readers’ contemporary reception, and its subsequent influence as a variously revered and reviled publication.

Literary Criticism, UK · Literary Criticism | Modern | 19th Century · Victorian Studies · Publishing

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From Jail to Jail
By Tan Malaka
· Translation by Helen Jarvis
· Introduction by Harry A. Poeze

From Jail to Jail is the political autobiography of Sutan Ibrahim gelar Tan Malaka, an enigmatic and colorful political thinker of twentieth-century Asia, who was one of the most influential figures of the Indonesian Revolution. Variously labeled a communist, Trotskyite, and nationalist, Tan Malaka managed to run afoul of nearly every political group and faction involved in the Indonesian struggle for independence.

Asian History · Biography, Activists · World and Comparative History · Political Science, Asia · Indonesia · Southeast Asian Studies

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Seeing Like a Citizen
Decolonization, Development, and the Making of Kenya, 1945–1980
By Kara Moskowitz

In focusing on rural Kenyans as they actively sought access to aid, Moskowitz offers new insights into the texture of political life in the decolonizing and early postcolonial world. Her account complicates our understanding of Kenyan experiences of independence, and the meaning and form of development.

African History · Economic Development · Colonialism and Decolonization · Kenya · African Studies

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Converging on Cannibals
Terrors of Slaving in Atlantic Africa, 1509–1670
By Jared Staller

In Converging on Cannibals, Jared Staller demonstrates that one of the most terrifying discourses used during the era of transatlantic slaving—cannibalism—was coproduced by Europeans and Africans. When these people from vastly different cultures first came into contact, they shared a fear of potential cannibals. Some Africans and European slavers allowed these rumors of themselves as man-eaters to stand unchallenged.

African History · African Studies · Atlantic Studies · Slavery and Slave Trade

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Powerful Frequencies
Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931–2002
By Marissa J. Moorman

Radio technology and broadcasting played a central role in the formation of colonial Portuguese Southern Africa and the postcolonial nation-state, Angola. Moorman details how settlers, the colonial state, African nationalists, and the postcolonial state all used radio to project power, while the latter employed it to challenge empire.

African History · Media Studies · Angola · African Studies

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Emergent Masculinities
Gendered Power and Social Change in the Biafran Atlantic Age
By Ndubueze L. Mbah

Atlanticization—or interaction between regional processes and Atlantic forces such as the slave trade and Christianization—from 1750 to 1920 transformed gender into a primary mode of social differentiation in the Bight of Biafra. Mbah examines this process to fill a major gap in our understanding of gender’s role in precolonial Africa.

African History · Gender Studies · African Studies · Igbo · Slavery and Slave Trade · Western Africa · Atlantic Studies

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