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Spiritual Grammar

by F. Dominic Longo Fordham University Press (July 11, 2017)

Spiritual Grammar identifies a genre of religious literature that until now has not been recognized as such. In this surprising and theoretically nuanced study, F. Dominic Longo reveals how grammatical structures...


Miracle on High Street

by Thomas A. McCabe Fordham University Press (December 01, 2010)

Just outside downtown Newark, New Jersey, sits an abbey and school. For more than 150 years Benedictine monks have lived, worked, and prayed on High Street, a once-grand thoroughfare that became Newark’s Skid...


Hungary in World War II

by Deborah S. Cornelius Fordham University Press (April 01, 2011)

The story of Hungary's participation in World War II is part of a much larger narrative—one that has never before been fully recounted for a non-Hungarian readership. As told by Deborah Cornelius, it is a...


A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865

by George Washington Williams & John David Smith Fordham University Press (May 14, 2012)

A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865 (originally published in 1888) by pioneer African American historian George Washington Williams remains a classic text in African American...


Bob Drinan

by Father Raymond A. Schroth S.J. Fordham University Press (December 01, 2010)

Raymond Schroth's Bob Drinan: The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress shows that the contentious mixture of religion and politics in this country is nothing new. Four decades...


The Diary of Prisoner 17326

by John K. Stutterheim & Mark Parillo Fordham University Press (September 03, 2012)

In this moving memoir a young man comes of age in an age of violence, brutality, and war. Recounting his experiences during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, this account brings to life the shocking...


A Pact with Vichy

by Emanuel Rota Fordham University Press (December 31, 2012)

Angelo Tasca, a pivotal figure in 20th-century Italian political history, and indeed European history, is frequently overshadowed by his Fascist opponent Mussolini or his Socialist and Communist colleagues (Gramsci...


Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

by Abdelwahab Meddeb & Jane Kuntz Fordham University Press (April 29, 2013)

Abdelwahab Meddeb makes an urgent case for an Islamic reformation, located squarely in Western Europe, now home to millions of Muslims, where Christianity and Judaism have come to coexist with secular humanism...


Pre-Occupied Spaces

by Teresa Fiore Fordham University Press (May 23, 2017)

By linking Italy’s long history of emigration to all continents in the world, contemporary transnational migrations directed toward it, as well as the country’s colonial legacies, Fiore’s book poses Italy...


From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family

by James H. Johnston Fordham University Press (May 14, 2012)

A true story of six generations of an African American family in Maryland. Based on paintings, photographs, books, diaries, court records, legal documents, and oral histories, the book traces Yarrow Mamout and...


Chasing Ghosts: A Memoir of a Father, Gone to War

by Louise DeSalvo Fordham University Press (October 12, 2015)

"Chasing Ghosts" describes how the daughter of a World War II veteran comes to understand her emotionally wounded father through his stories about his childhood, naval service in the late 1930s, and wartime...


Europe After Wyclif

by J. Patrick Hornbeck Ii & Michael van Dussen Fordham University Press (November 01, 2016)

This volume brings together scholarship on pan-European late-medieval religious controversy, with particular attention to developments in England, Bohemia, and at general church councils. It builds on recent...


Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities

by Carlin A. Barton & Daniel Boyarin Fordham University Press (October 03, 2016)

A study of ancient Latin and Greek words frequently translated religion with a view to showing how such mistranslation seriously obscures our understanding of those cultures including their Jewish and Christian...


A Word from Our Sponsor: Admen, Advertising, and the Golden Age of Radio

by Cynthia B. Meyers Fordham University Press (December 01, 2013)

Describes how admen, advertising agencies, and sponsors shaped U.S. radio into a commercial entertainment medium from the late 1920s until the early 1950s. Views the development of twentieth-century popular...


Voices of Italian America: A History of Early Italian American Literature with a Critical Anthology

by Martino Marazzi & Ann Goldstein Fordham University Press (November 01, 2011)

Voices of Italian America presents a top-rate authoritative study and anthology of the italian-language literature written and published in the United States from the heydays of the Great Migration (1880-1920)...


On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870

by David G. Smith Fordham University Press (December 15, 2014)

Describes the development of antislavery activism in border south central Pennsylvania. Rather than engage in public protest, activists concentrated on protecting fugitive slaves and prosecuting those who sought...


Divine Enjoyment: A Theology of Passion and Exuberance

by Elaine Padilla Fordham University Press (December 02, 2014)

This book's relational theology analogically unfolds a view of a God of enjoyment whose exuberant passion contains the traces of suffering, yearning, permeability, intensity, and impropriety. God, in affectively...


Fordham, A History of the Jesuit University of New York: 1841-2003

by Thomas J. Shelley Fordham University Press (June 01, 2016)

A history of Fordham University that traces the evolution of the institution from St. John' College, a small diocesan college founded by Bishop John Hughes in 1841, to one of the major Jesuit and Catholic universities...


Commons Democracy: Reading the Politics of Participation in the Early United States

by Dana D. Nelson Fordham University Press (December 15, 2015)

Commoning customs and practices in the Revolutionary era offered non-elite actors a relationship to democratic power different from the representative democracy that would be institutionalized by the Framers...


The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

by Sarah Winter Fordham University Press (August 03, 2015)

What are the sources of the commonly held presumption that reading literature should make people more just, humane, and sophisticated? Rendering literary history responsive to the cultural histories of reading,...


Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

by Ryan Szpiech Fordham University Press (May 01, 2015)

This collection of fourteen essays by scholars of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam explores the nature of exegesis during the High and Late Middle Ages (11th to the 15th Centuries) as a discourse of cross-cultural...


Too Great a Burden to Bear: The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas

by Christopher B. Bean Fordham University Press (July 01, 2016)

This work focuses on Bureau agents at a more personal level. The answers illuminate who officials believed qualified-or not-to oversee the freedpeople's transition to freedom. Officials in Texas desired those...


Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943

by James J. Periconi, Francesco Durante, Robert Viscusi & Anthony Julian Tamburri Fordham University Press (April 15, 2014)

To appreciate the life of the Italian immigrant enclave from the great heart of the Italian migration to its settlement in America requires that one come to know how these immigrants saw their communities as...


The Mandate of Dignity: Ronald Dworkin, Revolutionary Constitutionalism, and the Claims of Justice

by Drucilla Cornell & Nick Friedman Fordham University Press (February 01, 2016)

This is the first book to review Ronald Dworkin's entire body of work in its relevance to constitutional dispensations in the Global South.


So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War-Era North

by Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai & Lorien Foote Fordham University Press (April 01, 2015)

This collection of scholarly essays blends intellectual with social and cultural history to provide fresh insights into life in the Civil War Era North. Contributors offer interpretations for those interested...


Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

by Jeffrey S. Librett Fordham University Press (November 03, 2014)

This book demonstrates the inextricable entanglement of Orientalism and anti-Judaism in modern German letters. It shows how historicist narratives posit the Orient as fetish in lieu of absent origins, then appropriate...


Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

by William B. Kurtz Fordham University Press (December 01, 2015)

The American Civil War helped to isolate Catholics further from the rest of American society. The service of Catholic soldiers in the Union Army did not eradicate nativism or anti-Catholicism because so many...


The People's Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony

by Eleni Coundouriotis Fordham University Press (September 15, 2014)

This study offers a literary history of the war novel in Africa and argues for the genre's distinct contribution to the literary culture of the continent. The war novel is a form of people's history that participates...


On Being and Cognition: Ordinatio 1.3

by John Duns Scotus & John van den Bercken Fordham University Press (October 05, 2016)

In this book Scotus addresses fundamental issues concerning the limits of human knowledge and the nature of intellect and the object cooperate in generating actual cognition by developing his doctrine of the...


Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

by Simone Cinotto Fordham University Press (April 01, 2014)

Addressing topics in the history and sociology of fashion, film, food, popular music, sports, masculinity, youth subcultures, and the politics of consumption, Making Italian America explores consumer culture...


Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era

by Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai Fordham University Press (June 01, 2016)

This book examines the social and gendered world of college-educated New Englanders who fought in the Civil War by exploring how they tried to develop good character traits and a sense of nationalism. The book...


Ecclesiastical Knights: The Military Orders in Castile, 1150-1330

by Sam Zeno Conedera Fordham University Press (May 01, 2015)

Ecclesiastical Knights is a spirituality study of the three military orders of Santiago, Calatrava, and Alcantara in Leon-Castile from the twelfth to the early fourteenth centuries. It explores the fundamental...


A Scarlet Pansy

by Robert Scully & Robert J. Corber Fordham University Press (September 01, 2016)

A scholarly reprint edition of the "lost" queer modernist novel A Scarlet Pansy by Robert Scully based on the original 1932 Faro edition.


Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North

by Steve Longenecker Fordham University Press (January 01, 2014)

Brings to life the religious history of a small and famous town and the surrounding area, the Border North. The theme is that Gettysburg religion reveals much about larger American society, often something unexpected...


Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President

by Craig L. Symonds, Frank J. Williams & Harold Holzer Fordham University Press (March 02, 2015)

Ubiquitous and enigmatic, the historical Lincoln, the literary Lincoln, even the cinematic Lincoln have all proved both fascinating and irresistible. Though some 16,000 books have been written about him, there...


The Search for Major Plagge: The Nazi Who Saved Jews, Expanded Edition

by Michael Good Fordham University Press (August 25, 2009)

When The Search for Major Plagge was published last spring, the world finally learned about a unique hero-and about one American doctor's extraordinary journey to tell Karl Plagge's story. Part detective story,...


New Men: Reconstructing the Image of the Veteran in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture

by John A. Casey, Jr. Fordham University Press (April 01, 2015)

New Men uncovers the narrative of veteran reentry into civilian life and exposes a growing gap between how former soldiers of the Civil War saw themselves and the representations of them created by late nineteenth-century...


Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance

by Debarati Sanyal Fordham University Press (March 02, 2015)

Discusses the transcultural uses of Holocaust memory in literature, cinema and theory in the French-speaking world from the postwar years to contemporary times. Examines the political force and ethical perils...


White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition

by Robert E. Alvis Fordham University Press (August 01, 2016)

White Eagle, Black Madonna charts the remarkable journey of the Polish Catholic community from its tenth-century origins on the eastern edge of medieval Christendom to the twenty-first century, when a Pole occupied...


Shades of Green: Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, and Local Communities in the Civil War Era

by Ryan W. Keating Fordham University Press (August 08, 2017)

Drawing on records of about 5,500 soldiers and veterans, Shades of Green traces the organization of Irish regiments from the perspective of local communities in Connecticut, Illinois, and Wisconsin and the relationships...


The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory A Lincoln Forum Book

by Craig L. Symonds, Frank J. Williams & Harold Holzer Fordham University Press (December 03, 2014)

The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most prominent events in U.S. history. It continues to attract enormous and intense interest from scholars, writers, and armchair historians...


The Sons of Molly Maguire: The Irish Roots of America's First Labor War

by Mark Bulik Fordham University Press (January 01, 2015)

Traces the rise of the Molly Maguires from Ireland's devastating potato famine to the turbulent dawn of the American labor movement. With a heavy emphasis on the folk culture that underpinned the Mollies, the...


The Church of Greece under Axis Occupation

by Panteleymon Anastasakis Fordham University Press (December 15, 2014)

This study examines the response of the Greek clergy to the experience of enemy occupation during World War II. In particular, it evaluates how these men reacted to Axis brutality, the nationwide famine, the...


War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, and Style in Britain, 1939-1945

by Kent Puckett Fordham University Press (May 01, 2017)

In this original and engaging work, author Kent Puckett looks at how British filmmakers imagined, saw, and sought to represent its war during wartime through film. The Second World War posed unique representational...


The Ploy of Instinct: Victorian Sciences of Nature and Sexuality in Liberal Governance

by Kathleen Frederickson Fordham University Press (September 15, 2014)

Without wholly or consistently unseating the idea that instinct marked the proper province of women, workers and/or savages, this shift in instinct's appeal to civilized European men at the turn of the twentieth...