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The Rise of the Penitentiary

Prisons and Punishment in Early America

Adam J. Hirsch

Before the nineteenth century, American prisons were used to hold people for trial and not to incarcerate them for wrong-doing. Only after independence did American states begin to reject such public punishment as whipping...

June 24, 1992, Cloth, $60.00

Army Surveillance in America, 1775-1980

Joan M. Jensen

Since the Revolution, Americans have debated what action the military should take toward civilians suspected of espionage, treason, or revolutionary activity. This important book—the first to present a comprehensive history...

September 25, 1991, Cloth, $65.00

The Idea of Progress in Eighteenth-Century Britain

David Spadafora

The idea of progress stood at the very center of the intellectual world of eighteenth-century Britain, closely linked to every major facet of the British Enlightenment as well as to the economic revolutions of the period...

September 10, 1990, Cloth, $77.00

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 28

Volume 28: November 1, 1778, through February 28, 1779

Benjamin Franklin; Edited by Barbara B. Oberg

The last two weeks covered by this volume represent a new chapter in Franklin's career: minister plenipotentiary to the French Court. For the first fourteen weeks, however, the work of the American commissioners, Franklin,...

December 26, 1990, Cloth, $125.00

The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan

Translated by Judah Goldin

This is the first English translation of The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan, one of the richest depositories of rabbinic reflections on the study of the Torah. It is the earliest commentary on Abot, the only tractate of...

September 10, 1990, Paper, $32.00

Kabbalah

New Perspectives

Moshe Idel

In this prizewinning new interpretation of Jewish mysticism, Moshe Idel emphasizes the need for a comparative and phenomenological approach to Kabbalah and its position in the history of religion. Idel provides fresh...

September 10, 1990, Paper, $42.00

Masomo ya Kisasa

Contemporary Readings in Swahili

With contributions by May Balisidya; Ann Biersteker; With contributions by Vicki Carstens and Joseph Mabwa

This intermediate-level textbook is designed to enable students to read and understand authentic texts in Swahili, the most widely spoken language in East and Central Africa.  The book is unique among available...

September 10, 1990, Cloth, $94.00

The AIDS Benefits Handbook

Everything you need to know to get Social Security, Welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, Housing...

Thomas P. McCormack

"I know of no other publication that serves the function that this book provides. It is invaluable."—David Barr, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, New YorkPersons with AIDS and with AIDS-Related Complex (ARC...

September 10, 1990, Paper, $30.00

Hermit with Landscape

Daniel Hall; Foreword by James Merrill

The winning volume in the 1989 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Hermit with Landscape by Daniel Hall. As James Merrill, distinguished poet and judge of the competition, has said: "Daniel Hall is a patient...

September 10, 1990, Paper, $20.00

Temas del comercio y la economía en la narrativa hispana

Carlos M. Coria-Sánchez and Germán Torres

Through a study of literature, the social and cultural issues that help form the identity of a people can be revealed and examined. The ten essays in Temas del comercio y la economía en la narrativa hispana

November 28, 2007, Paper, $26.00

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