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A Question of Freedom

The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War

William G. Thomas III

For over seventy years and five generations, the enslaved families of Prince George’s County, Maryland, filed hundreds of suits for their freedom against a powerful circle of slaveholders, taking their cause all the way to...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $35.00

The Dead of the Irish Revolution

Eunan O'Halpin and Daithi O Corrain

This account covers the turbulent period from the 1916 Rising to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921—a period which saw the achievement of independence for most of nationalist Ireland and the establishment of Northern...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $65.00

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 9

Catastrophe and Rebirth, 1939–1973

Edited by Samuel D. Kassow and David G. Roskies

Volume 9 of the Posen Library covers the years 1939 to 1973, a period that editors Kassow and Roskies call “one of the most tragic and dramatic in Jewish history.” Organized geographically and then by genre, this book details...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $200.00

The Guitar in Georgian England

A Social and Musical History

Christopher Page

This book is the first to explore the popularity and novelty of the guitar in Georgian England, noting its impact on the social, cultural, and musical history of the period. The instrument possessed an imagery as rich as its...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $40.00

What Obergefell v. Hodges Should Have Said

The Nation's Top Legal Experts Rewrite America's Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Edited and with an Introduction by Jack M. Balkin; Contributions by Helen M. Alvaré, Jack M. Balkin,  William N. Eskridge, Katherine Franke, Robert P. George, Sherif Girgis, John C. Harrison, Andrew Koppelman, Melissa Murray, Douglas NeJaime, Catherine Smith, Reva B. Siegel, and Jeremy Waldron


Jack Balkin and an all-star cast of legal scholars, sitting as a hypothetical Supreme Court, rewrite the famous 2015 opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, which guaranteed same-sex couples the right to marry. In eleven...

November 24, 2020, Paper, $45.00

The Volga

A History

Janet M. Hartley

The longest river in Europe, the Volga stretches over three and a half thousand km from the heart of Russia to the Caspian Sea, separating west from east. The river has played a crucial role in the history of the peoples who...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $35.00

The Last Slave Ships

New York and the End of the Middle Passage

John Harris

Long after the transatlantic slave trade was officially outlawed by every major slave trading nation in 1836, merchants based in the United States were still sending hundreds of illegal slave ships from American ports to the...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $30.00

The Life of Christina of Hane

Christina of Hane; Translation, Introduction, and Annotation by Racha Kirakosian

The thirteenth-century mystic Christina of Hane led an extraordinary life, but her recently unearthed case remains to be discovered in the English-speaking world. Her disturbing account of vaginal mutilation, her competition...

November 24, 2020, HC - Paper over Board, $30.00

We Alone

How Humans Have Conquered the Planet and Can Also Save It

David Western

This personal and thoughtful book by renowned Kenya conservationist David Western traces our global conquest from Maasai herders battling droughts in Africa to the technological frontiers of California.   Western...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $30.00

Bisa Butler


Edited by Erica Warren; With essays and entries by Bisa Butler, Jordan Carter, Isabella Ko, Erica Warren, and Michele Wije

Bisa Butler (b. 1975) is an American artist who creates arresting and psychologically nuanced portraits composed entirely of vibrantly colored and patterned fabrics that she cuts, layers, and stitches together. Often...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $35.00