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News from Mars

News from Mars

Mass Media and the Forging of a New Astronomy, 1860-1910

Explores a Transatlantic News Economy That Circulated Information and Actively Shaped New Claims about the Red Planet

Women at Work

Women at Work

Rhetorics of Gender and Labor

Addresses Women’s Rhetorical Relationship to Work

Blues Walked In, The

Blues Walked In, The

A Novel

A Fascinating Historical Novel, featuring Lena Horne, and a Vividly Imagined Portrait of Pittsburgh’s Vibrant Hill District in the 1930’s

Tenant of Fire, The

Tenant of Fire, The

Poems

Winner of the 2018 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

Overtaken by the Night

Overtaken by the Night

One Russian's Journey through Peace, War, Revolution, and Terror

Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovsky, the subject of this book, was a witness to his country’s unfolding tragedy—the decay of the tsarist autocracy, world war, revolution, the rise of a new regime, and its descent into terror. But Dzhunkovsky was not just a passive observer, he was an active participant in the troubled and turbulent events of his time, often struggling against the tide. Overtaken by the Night paints a fascinating picture of Dzhunkovsky’s incredible life that reveals much about a long and crucial period in Russian history. It is a story of Russia in revolution reminiscent of the fictional Doctor Zhivago, but even more extraordinary for being true.

Solid State Insurrection

Solid State Insurrection

How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter

A new perspective to some of the most enduring questions about the role of physics in American history.

Cuban Studies 48

Cuban Studies 48

In this special issue, Cuban Studies 48 explores Afro-Cuban issues.

Inevitably Toxic

Inevitably Toxic

Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise

The essays in this collection ask us to confront the toxic landscapes that pervade modern life using the example of exposure of people in four countries to nuclear radiation, industrial waste, pesticides and future biological warfare.

The Life and Legend of James Watt

The Life and Legend of James Watt

Collaboration, Natural Philosophy, and the Improvement of the Steam Engine

A Deeper Understanding of the Work and Character of the Great Eighteenth-Century Engineer

Working with Paper

Working with Paper

Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge

Reveals Both the Gendered and Material Dimensions of Knowledge Production

Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life

Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life

Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800

Examines Debates Surrounding the First Articulations of a Science of Life and Experiments on the Processes of Organic Vitality

Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare

Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare

Poems

“I recommend this poet to anyone listening for an original voice that is gentle as well as penetrating.”–George MacBeth

Open Invitation, The

Open Invitation, The

Activist Video, Mexico, and the Politics of Affect

An Analysis of Activist Videos from Southern Mexico

Nature and the Iron Curtain

Nature and the Iron Curtain

Environmental Policy and Social Movements in Communist and Capitalist Countries, 1945-1990

A Political and Comparative History of Environmentalism and Environmental Policy in the Communist and Capitalist Worlds During the Cold War Years

Legacy Cities

Legacy Cities

Continuity and Change amid Decline and Revival

The Rise, Fall, and Potential Revival of Post-Industrial Rust Belt Cities, with a Focus on Cleveland, Ohio

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