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New Books in History

New Books in History

Podcast Host: Marshall Poe

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Website: http://newbooksinhistory.com

Location: Iowa City, Iowa

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Discussions with historians about their new books.

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Melvin Ely, “Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War”  play >

Melvin Ely, “Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War”

10/21/2014 | Download File (21.15 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Law] In Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War (Vintage Books, 2004), Melvin Ely uses a trove of documents primarily found in the county court records of Prince Edward County, Virginia to unravel a rich story about the free blacks who inhabited “the gentle slope of [...]

Thomas Kohut, “A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century”  play >

Thomas Kohut, “A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century”

10/6/2014 | Download File (29.85 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Psychoanalysis] Germans belonging to the generation born at the turn of the twentieth century endured staggering losses, many of which became difficult to mourn or even acknowledge: their parents in World War I, financial and physical security during the Weimar Republic, the racially pure utopian promise of the Third Reich, and likely [...]

Thomas Kohut, “A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century”  play >

Thomas Kohut, “A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century”

10/6/2014 | Download File (29.85 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Psychoanalysis] Germans belonging to the generation born at the turn of the twentieth century endured staggering losses, many of which became difficult to mourn or even acknowledge: their parents in World War I, financial and physical security during the Weimar Republic, the racially pure utopian promise of the Third Reich, and likely [...]

Robert Stolz, “Bad Water: Nature, Pollution & Politics in Japan, 1870-1950?  play >

Robert Stolz, “Bad Water: Nature, Pollution & Politics in Japan, 1870-1950?

10/2/2014 | Download File (33.73 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in East Asian Studies] Robert Stolz’s new book explores the emergence of an environmental turn in modern Japan. Bad Water: Nature, Pollution & Politics in Japan, 1870-1950 (Duke University Press, 2014) guides readers through the unfolding of successive eco-historical periods in Japan. Stolz charts the transformations of an “environmental unconscious” lying at the foundation of [...]

Robert Stolz, “Bad Water: Nature, Pollution & Politics in Japan, 1870-1950?  play >

Robert Stolz, “Bad Water: Nature, Pollution & Politics in Japan, 1870-1950?

10/2/2014 | Download File (33.73 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in East Asian Studies] Robert Stolz’s new book explores the emergence of an environmental turn in modern Japan. Bad Water: Nature, Pollution & Politics in Japan, 1870-1950 (Duke University Press, 2014) guides readers through the unfolding of successive eco-historical periods in Japan. Stolz charts the transformations of an “environmental unconscious” lying at the foundation of [...]

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