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American Labyrinth

by Raymond Haberski, Jr. & Andrew Hartman Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

Intellectual history has never been more relevant and more important to public life in the United States. In complicated and confounding times, people look for the principles that drive action and the foundations...


They Will Have Their Game

by Kenneth Cohen Cornell University Press (December 15, 2017)

"Kenneth Cohen does far more than simply read sporting culture as a metaphor for American politics. He interrogates how this culture emerged as a means to identify insiders and outsiders in the nation’s political...


Out of Love for My Kin

by Amy Livingstone Cornell University Press (February 23, 2011)

In Out of Love for My Kin, Amy Livingstone examines the personal dimensions of the lives of aristocrats in the Loire region of France during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. She argues for a new conceptualization...


The Soul of Pleasure

by David Monod Cornell University Press (April 22, 2016)

Show business is today so essential to American culture it's hard to imagine a time when it was marginal. But as David Monod demonstrates, the appetite for amusements outside the home was not "natural": it developed...


Summerfolk

by Stephen Lovell Cornell University Press (May 19, 2016)

The dacha is a sometimes beloved, sometimes scorned Russian dwelling. Alexander Pushkin summered in one; Joseph Stalin lived in one for the last twenty years of his life; and contemporary Russian families still...


Stories of House and Home

by Christine Varga-Harris Cornell University Press (October 22, 2015)

Stories of House and Home is a social and cultural history of the massive construction campaign that Khrushchev instituted in 1957 to resolve the housing crisis in the Soviet Union and to provide each family...


Wild Yankees

by Paul B. Moyer Cornell University Press (August 12, 2015)

Northeast Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley was truly a dark and bloody ground, the site of murders, massacres, and pitched battles. The valley's turbulent history was the product of a bitter contest over property...


Becoming Bourgeois

by Christopher H. Johnson Cornell University Press (September 04, 2015)

Becoming Bourgeois traces the fortunes of three French families in the municipality of Vannes, in Brittany—Galles, Jollivet, and Le Ridant—who rose to prominence in publishing, law, the military, public...


The Burned-over District

by Whitney R. Cross Cornell University Press

"Burned-over District was a name applied to a small region, during a limited period of history, to indicate a particular phase of development. It described the religious character of western New York during...


The Consuming Temple

by Paul Lerner Cornell University Press (April 09, 2015)

Department stores in Germany, like their predecessors in France, Britain, and the United States, generated great excitement when they appeared at the end of the nineteenth century. Their sumptuous displays,...


Holy Legionary Youth

by Roland Clark Cornell University Press (June 05, 2015)

Founded in 1927, Romania’s Legion of the Archangel Michael was one of Europe’s largest and longest-lived fascist social movements. In Holy Legionary Youth, Roland Clark draws on oral histories, memoirs,...


Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble

by Peter Arnade & Walter Prevenier Cornell University Press (February 17, 2015)

Among the more intriguing documentary sources from late medieval Europe are pardon letters—petitions sent by those condemned for serious crimes to monarchs and princes in France and the Low Countries in the...


Harpers Ferry Armory and the New Technology

by Merritt Roe Smith Cornell University Press (January 26, 2015)

Focusing on the day-to-day operations of the U.S. armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, from 1798 to 1861, this book shows what the "new technology" of mechanized production meant in terms of organization, management,...


Magic Lantern Empire

by John Phillip Short Cornell University Press

Magic Lantern Empire examines German colonialism as a mass cultural and political phenomenon unfolding at the center of a nascent, conflicted German modernity. John Phillip Short draws together strands of propaganda...


Club Red

by Diane P. Koenker Cornell University Press (April 24, 2013)

The Bolsheviks took power in Russia 1917 armed with an ideology centered on the power of the worker. From the beginning, however, Soviet leaders also realized the need for rest and leisure within the new proletarian...


Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950

by Suzy Kim Cornell University Press (August 07, 2013)

During the founding of North Korea, competing visions of an ideal modern state proliferated. Independence and democracy were touted by all, but plans for the future of North Korea differed in their ideas about...


Playing for Keeps

by Warren Jay Goldstein Cornell University Press (March 26, 2014)

In the late 1850s, organized baseball was a club-based fraternal sport thriving in the cultures of respectable artisans, clerks and shopkeepers, and middle-class sportsmen. Two decades later it had become an...


Kith, Kin, and Neighbors

by David A. Frick Cornell University Press

In the mid-seventeenth century, Wilno (Vilnius), the second capital of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was home to Poles, Lithuanians, Germans, Ruthenians, Jews, and Tatars, who worshiped in Catholic, Uniate,...


Appetite for Change

by Warren J. Belasco Cornell University Press

In this engaging inquiry, originally published in 1989 and now fully updated for the twenty-first century, Warren J. Belasco considers the rise of the "countercuisine" in the 1960s, the subsequent success of...