by Alumni: History and current events
AB'48, JD'51, PhD'64, Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography
(Rowman & Littlefield). Anastaplo offers interpretations of the
constitutional documents that helped to shape Lincoln and of the
major speeches by which Lincoln shaped the thoughts and passions
of the American people.
Anderson and Alfred
A. Moss Jr., AM'72, PhD'77, Dangerous Donations:
Northern Philanthropy and Southern Black Education, 1902--1930
(University of Missouri Press). The authors discuss donations
from Northern philanthropic organizations to black educational
institutions of the South in the early 1900s, examining the positive
and negative impact on black education and U.S. race relations.
AM'91, PhD'96, Beyond the Reservation: Indians, Settlers, and
the Law in Washington Territory, 1853--1889 (University of
Oklahoma Press). Asher examines the American Indian presence in
local courts during the 19th century, focusing on the large numbers
of Indians who did not move to reservations and on the local courts
that governed interactions between the Indians and settlers.
A. Baralt, AM'71, PhD'77, Buena Vista: Life and
Work on a Puerto Rican Hacienda, 1833--1904 (University of
North Carolina Press). Baralt traces the history of the Buena
Vista estate, now a popular living--history museum, from its origins
as a farm under Spanish control to its development into a modern,
American--controlled, coffee plantation.
M. Branch, AM'38, A Paris Year: Dorothy and James
Farrell in Paris, 1931--1932 (Ohio University Press). Branch
offers a portrait of the Chicago writer and his wife during the
depression in Paris, using interviews, personal diaries, and letters
to re--create the narrative of a formative year in Farrell's life.
AB'65, AM'67, PhD'69, The Age of the Bachelor: Creating an
American Subculture (Princeton University Press). Chudacoff
describes the culture of urban bachelorism--and its impact on society--as
it rose in the late 19th century. Large numbers of single men
migrated to American cities, filling the boarding houses, saloons,
pool halls, and clubs that proliferated to fill the increasing
E. Farwell, AM'68, Over There: The United States
in the Great War, 1917--1918 and The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth--Century
Land Warfare (W.W. Norton). The first book covers the United
States' entry into and victory in World War I, while the second
title details 19th--century land warfare, containing more than
800 illustrations in the two--volume set.
P. Ferrie, AM'88,
PhD'92, Yankeys Now: Immigrants in the Antebellum U.S., 1840--1860
(Oxford University Press). Ferrie documents the first great
wave of European migration to the United States, examining how
the immigrants were changed by their relocation and how the American
economy responded to their arrival.
PhD'86, Dictating Democracy: Guatemalan Elites and the End
of Violent Revolution (University Press of Florida). McCleary
explores the evolution of the two major elite groups in Guatemala--the
organized private sector and the military--during the "dual transition"
of the nation from authoritarianism to democracy and from import
substitution to economic liberalization.
A. Petrie, AB'42, JD'47, The Prize Game: Lawful
Looting on the High Seas in the Days of Fighting Sail (Naval
Institute Press). Petrie explores the practice of the maritime
prize, in which Renaissance European monarchs encouraged the crews
of their navies to plunder enemy ships for private gain. Examining
the practice's origins and decline, as well as the rules of the
sea, the book covers looting from the North Cape of Norway to
the southern tip of Africa to the Americas.
L. Rodnitzky, AB'59,
MAT'62, Feminist Phoenix: The Rise and Fall of a Feminist Counterculture
(Praeger Books). Rodnitzky traces the rise of feminism's liberation
of popular media such as music, cinema, and television, providing
portraits of such countercultural models as Janis Joplin, Joan
Baez, and Gloria Steinem. He also explores feminism's decline
AB'66, AM'68, PhD'74, Negotiating Space: Power, Restraint,
and Privileges of Immunity in the Early Middle Ages (Cornell
University Press); editor, Anger's Past: The Social Uses of
an Emotion in the Middle Ages (Cornell University Press);
and with Lester K. Little, editors, Debating the Middle Ages:
Issues and Readings (Blackwell). In Negotiating Space,
Rosenwein examines the gift of immunity as an instrument of medieval
political negotiations involving royalty and religious leaders.
Anger's Past is a collection of essays exploring the meanings
of anger in the Middle Ages, from peasants to royals. Debating
the Middle Ages offers articles--some translated into English
for the first time--on contested issues among modern medievalists.
L. Wade, AM'56,
Talking Sense at Century's End: A Barbarous Time...and Now
What? (Let's Talk Sense Publishing Company). Discussing the
20th century in terms of mythology and facts, Wade asks where
we want to go in the future according to what we have learned.
AM'69, PhD'72, Sidewinder: Creative Missile Development at
China Lake (Naval Institute Press). Westrum traces the development
of the world's most highly advanced air--to--air missile, looking
at the 1950s team who worked in the Mojave Desert to create it.
AB'44, Francis Bacon (Princeton University Press) and The
English Revolution: Politics, Events, Ideas (Ashgate). In
the first book, Zagorin provides a comprehensive account of Bacon's
thoughts on science, moral philosophy, law, and history. The
English Revolution is a collection of the author's essays
on 16th-- and 17th--century English history.
AM'90, AM'90, PhD'95, Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican
Counterculture (University of California Press). Zolov traces
the history of rock 'n' roll in Mexico and the rise of the native
countercultural movement La Orda. This frames the most significant
crisis of Mexico's post--revolutionary period: the 1968 student--led
protests and the government--orchestrated massacre that ended La