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Antisemitism Before the Holocaust Re-Evaluating Antisemitic Exceptionalism in Germany and the United States, 1880-1945

Antisemitism Before the Holocaust: Re-Evaluating Antisemitic Exceptionalism in Germany and the United States, 1880-1945

1st Edition

By Richard E. Frankel
April 07, 2023

This book examines the history of antisemitism in the United States and Germany in a novel way by placing the two countries side by side for a sustained comparison of the anti-Jewish environments in both countries from the 1880s to the end of World War II. Author Richard E. Frankel shatters the ...

Overseas Economic Relations and Statehood in Europe, 1860s–1970s Shaping the World, Making the Nation

Overseas Economic Relations and Statehood in Europe, 1860s–1970s: Shaping the World, Making the Nation

1st Edition

By Gerold Krozewski
March 31, 2023

Drawing on official, archival, and published sources, this book explores how the formative history of the European nation-state was embedded within economic globalization and associated with conceptions of the world overseas. With a particular focus on France, Germany, Italy, and Britain, this ...

Globalizing the Soybean Fat, Feed, and Sometimes Food, c. 1900–1950

Globalizing the Soybean: Fat, Feed, and Sometimes Food, c. 1900–1950

1st Edition

By Ines Prodöhl
March 09, 2023

Globalizing the Soybean asks how the soybean conquered the West and analyzes why and how the crop gained entry into agriculture and industry in regions beyond Asia in the first half of the twentieth century. Historian Ines Prodöhl describes the soybean’s journey centered on three hubs: Northeast ...

How the Church Under Pius XII Addressed Decolonization The Issue of Algerian Independence

How the Church Under Pius XII Addressed Decolonization: The Issue of Algerian Independence

1st Edition

By Marialuisa Lucia Sergio
March 06, 2023

By paying attention to Algerian Independence, this book reconstructs the action of the Catholic Church regarding the issues of the spread of Islam in colonies, to Arab nationalism, Marxist propaganda in non-European countries, and the effects of the Algerian crisis upon the French political system....

Defrosting the Cold War and Beyond An Introduction to the Helsinki Process, 1954–2022

Defrosting the Cold War and Beyond: An Introduction to the Helsinki Process, 1954–2022

1st Edition

By Richard Davy
January 16, 2023

This volume tells the story of the Helsinki Process from the immediate post-war period through the signing of the Helsinki Final Act in 1975 to the collapse of the Soviet empire and up to the present day. Treating it as a single narrative in the search for a just and stable order in Europe adds ...

Alva and Gunnar Myrdal in Sweden and America, 1898–1945 Unsparing Honesty

Alva and Gunnar Myrdal in Sweden and America, 1898–1945: Unsparing Honesty

1st Edition

By Walter A. Jackson
January 09, 2023

Alva and Gunnar Myrdal are the only couple ever awarded Nobel prizes as individuals: Gunnar won the prize in Economics in 1974, and Alva won the Peace Prize in 1982. This dual biography examines their work as architects of the modern welfare state and probes the connections between the public and ...

Atlantic Crossroads Webs of Migration, Culture and Politics between Europe, Africa and the Americas, 1800–2020

Atlantic Crossroads: Webs of Migration, Culture and Politics between Europe, Africa and the Americas, 1800–2020

1st Edition

Edited By José Moya
January 09, 2023

Unlike most books on the Atlantic that associate its history with European colonialism and thus end in 1800, this volume demonstrates that the Atlantic connections not only outlasted colonialism, they also reached unprecedented levels in postcolonial times, when the Atlantic truly became the world’...

Children Born of War Past, Present and Future

Children Born of War: Past, Present and Future

1st Edition

Edited By Sabine Lee, Heide Glaesmer, Barbara Stelzl-Marx
January 09, 2023

This volume presents research from an international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral research project in which 15 doctoral researchers explored a range of issues related to the life-course experiences of children born of war in 20th-century conflicts. Children Born of War (CBOW), children...

Engaging with Historical Traumas Experiential Learning and Pedagogies of Resilience

Engaging with Historical Traumas: Experiential Learning and Pedagogies of Resilience

1st Edition

Edited By Nena Močnik, Ger Duijzings, Hanna Meretoja, Bonface Njeresa Beti
January 09, 2023

This book provides case-studies of how teachers and practitioners have attempted to develop more effective ‘experiential learning’ strategies in order to better equip students for their voluntary engagements in communities, working for sustainable peace and a tolerant society free of discrimination...

Experiences of War in Europe and the Americas, 1792–1815 Soldiers, Slaves, and Civilians

Experiences of War in Europe and the Americas, 1792–1815: Soldiers, Slaves, and Civilians

1st Edition

By Mark Lawrence
January 09, 2023

This work seeks to offer a new way of viewing the French Wars of 1792–1815. Most studies of this period offer international, political, and military analyses using the French Revolution and Napoleon as the prime mover. But this book focuses on military and civilian responses to French Revolutionary...

Food History A Feast of the Senses in Europe, 1750 to the Present

Food History: A Feast of the Senses in Europe, 1750 to the Present

1st Edition

Edited By Sylvie Vabre, Martin Bruegel, Peter J. Atkins
January 09, 2023

This pioneering book elevates the senses to a central role in the study of food history because the traditional focus upon food types, quantities, and nutritional values is incomplete without some recognition of smell, touch, sight, hearing, and taste. Eating is a sensual experience. Every day and ...

Histories of Surveillance from Antiquity to the Digital Era The Eyes and Ears of Power

Histories of Surveillance from Antiquity to the Digital Era: The Eyes and Ears of Power

1st Edition

Edited By Andreas Marklund, Laura Skouvig
January 09, 2023

Deploying empirical studies spanning from early Imperial China to the present day, 17 scholars from across the globe explore the history of surveillance with special attention to the mechanisms of power that impel the concept of surveillance in society. By delving into a broad range of historical ...

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