History and Current Events
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.
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.
H. Holden, PhD'86, and Eric S. Zolov, AM'90, AM'90, PhD'95, editors,
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.
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.
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.
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