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image: Class Notes headlineChris J. Chulos, AM'85, PhD'94, and Timo Piirainen, editors, The Fall of an Empire, the Birth of a Nation: National Identities in Russia (Dartmouth Publishing Company). This collection of articles examines the changes and continuities in the fundamental patterns of perceiving and thinking about Russia in its imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet eras.

Joshua A. Fogel, AB'72, editor, The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography (University of California Press). This collection of essays considers China's post-World War II treatment of both the 1937 Rape of Nanjing and Japan. In his introduction, Fogel raises the moral and historical issues that frame the other essays.

Robert H. Holden, PhD'86, and Eric S. Zolov, AM'90, AM'90, PhD'95, editors, Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History (Oxford University Press). These 124 documents illuminate the nearly 200-year history of relations between the U.S. and Latin American countries, highlighting diplomatic, military, cultural, and economic themes.

Donald Kirk, AM'65, Unraveling of the Miracle in the IMF Era (St. Martin's Press). Kirk explains the reasons for South Korea's economic crises, their aftermath, and their impact on the trade system that brought them about. The book also explores the economic and political threats of famine ravaged North Korea.

Thomas W. Krise, PhD'95, editor, Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777 (University of Chicago Press). Writings from the British West Indies have been absent from anthologies of 17th- and 18th-century literature. In this literary anthology dedicated to the region, Krise gathers descriptions, poems, narratives, satires, and essays offering valuable insight into slavery, colonialism, gender relations, African and European history, agriculture, and medicine.

Mark Wasserman, AM'71, PhD'75, Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico: Men, Women, and War (University of New Mexico Press). Spanning Mexico's history from independence to the revolution, Wasserman focuses on the struggle of ordinary people to retain control over their lives. He traces the partisan politics and regional antagonisms that gave rise to war, economic stagnation, and industrialization, arguing that these events revolutionized gender relations.

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