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The Science of Abolition

How Slaveholders Became the Enemies of Progress

Eric Herschthal

In the context of slavery, science is usually associated with slaveholders’ scientific justifications of racism. But this book demonstrates that abolitionists were equally adept at using scientific ideas to discredit slaveholders.

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $32.50

Unrevolutionary Mexico

The Birth of a Strange Dictatorship

Paul Gillingham

In this book Paul Gillingham addresses how the Mexican Revolution (1910-1940) gave way to a capitalist dictatorship of exceptional resilience, where a single party ruled for seventy-one years. Yet while soldiers seized power across...

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $45.00

How the Just So Stories Were Made

The Brilliance and Tragedy Behind Kipling’s Celebrated Tales for Little Children

John Batchelor

From "How the Leopard Got Its Spots" to "The Elephant’s Child," Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories have delighted readers across the world for more than a century. In this original study, John Batchelor explores the...

May 25, 2021, HC - Paper over Board, $25.00

The Art of War in an Age of Peace

U.S. Grand Strategy and Resolute Restraint

Michael O’Hanlon

Russia and China are both believed to have a “grand strategy”—a detailed set of goals backed by expansive ambitions. In the United States, policy makers have tried to articulate similar plans but have failed to reach a widespread...

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $28.00

Coral Reefs

Majestic Realms under the Sea

Peter F. Sale

When mass coral bleaching and die-offs were first identified in the 1980s, and eventually linked to warming events, the scientific community was sure that such a dramatic and unambiguous signal would serve as a warning sign about the...

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $28.50

A Life Together

Lucas Alaman and Mexico, 1792-1853

Eric Van Young

Lucas Alamán (1792–1853) was the most prominent statesman, political economist, and historian in nineteenth-century Mexico. Alamán served as the central ministerial figure in the national government on three occasions, founded the...

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $50.00

Spatial Orders, Social Forms

Art and the City in Modern Brazil

Adrian Anagnost

Exploring the intersections among art, architecture, and urbanism in Brazil from the 1920s through the 1960s, Adrian Anagnost shows how modernity was manifested in locally specific spatial forms linked to Brazil’s colonial and...

May 18, 2021, HC - Paper over Board, $75.00

Condemned

The Transported Men, Women and Children Who Built Britain's Empire

Graham Seal

In the early seventeenth century, Britain took ruthless steps to deal with its unwanted citizens, forcibly removing men, women, and children from their homelands and sending them to far-flung corners of the empire to be sold...

May 18, 2021, Hardcover, $27.50

Humour

Terry Eagleton

A compelling guide to the fundamental place of humour and comedy within Western culture—by one of its greatest exponents Written by an acknowledged master of comedy, this study reflects on the nature of...

May 18, 2021, Paper, $15.00

The Voice Catchers

How Marketers Listen In to Exploit Your Feelings, Your Privacy, and Your Wallet

Joseph Turow

The first in-depth examination of the voice intelligence industry, this timely book exposes how artificial intelligence is enabling personalized marketing and discrimination through voice analysis. Customer service centers are...

May 18, 2021, Hardcover, $30.00

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