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Radiation Evangelists

Radiation Evangelists

Technology, Therapy, and Uncertainty at the Turn of the Century
Radiation Evangelists explores x-ray and radium therapy in the United States and Great Britain during a crucial period of its development, from 1896 to 1925. It focuses on the pioneering work of early advocates in the field, the “radiation evangelists” who, motivated by their faith in a new technology, trust in new ...
The Painted Bunting’s Last Molt

The Painted Bunting’s Last Molt

Poems
The Painted Bunting’s Last Molt explores fatherhood, parenting, and separation anxiety; and the ways in which time and memory are both a prison and a giver of joy. Fifteen years in the making, Virgil Suárez’s new collection uses his mother’s return to Cuba after 50 years of ...
Holiday in the Islands of Grief

Holiday in the Islands of Grief

Poems
In his new collection, Jeffrey McDaniel confronts the insular and expansive qualities of loss. With electric language and surrealistic imagery, McDaniel’s poems deliver the quotidian elements of middle-age life while weaving us in & out of childhood and adulthood alongside body and mind. The tragic and life affirming share ...
Itineraries of Expertise

Itineraries of Expertise

Science, Technology, and the Environment in Latin America

Sixteen contributors dig deeper and uncover the national and transnational negotiation of expertise, including the role of Latin American experts in these processes.

Gone to Ground

Gone to Ground

A History of Environment and Infrastructure in Dar es Salaam

An examination of the profound and rapid growth of Africa’s largest city during a pivotal era of national and global uncertainty.

The Slide

The Slide

Leyland, Bonds, and the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates

In the deciding game of the 1992 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered the most dramatic and devastating loss in team history when former Pirate Sid Bream slid home with the winning run. Bream’s infamous slide ended the last game played by Barry Bonds in a Pirates uniform and sent the franchise reeling into a record twenty-season losing streak. The Slide tells the story of the myriad events, beginning with the aftermath of the 1979 World Series, which led to the fated 1992 championship game and beyond.

Persuasive Acts

Persuasive Acts

Women’s Rhetorics in the Twenty-First Century
In June 2015, Bree Newsome scaled the flagpole in front of South Carolina’s State Capitol and removed the Confederate flag, and the following month, the Confederate flag was permanently removed from the State Capitol. Newsome is a compelling example of a twenty-first century women rhetor, along with bloggers, writers, politicians, ...
Motor City Green

Motor City Green

A Century of Landscapes and Environmentalism in Detroit

Motor City Green sheds light on the ways social and political history intersect with urban and environmental history as a new way to tell the history of Detroit.

A Mighty Capital under Threat

A Mighty Capital under Threat

The Environmental History of London, 1800-2000

American, Canadian, and British scholars probe the environmental history of London during the modern and contemporary period.

Imperial Liquor

Imperial Liquor

Poems
Imperial Liquor is a chronicle of melancholy, a reaction to the monotony of racism. These poems concern loneliness, fear, fatigue, rage, and love; they hold fatherhood held against the vulnerability of the black male body, aging, and urban decay. Part remembrance, part swan song for the Compton, California of the 1980...
The Woman in the Corner

The Woman in the Corner

Poems
The Woman in the Corner keenly observes and gives voice to the ambiguities and astonishments that we often turn away from—in human relationships and in our own unruly hearts. In poems that speak fearlessly about sex and grief, mothers and daughters, and friendships and marriage, Krygowski examines the beauty ...
Neoliberalism on the Ground

Neoliberalism on the Ground

Architecture and Transformation from the 1960s to the Present
Architecture and urbanism have contributed to one of the most sweeping transformations of our times. Over the past four decades, neoliberalism has not only been a dominant paradigm in politics, but a process of bricks and mortar in everyday life. Rather than to ask what a neoliberal architecture looks like, ...
Science without Leisure

Science without Leisure

Practical Naturalism in Istanbul, 1660-1732

The Cosmopolitan and Practical Science of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Istanbul

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