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Books recently published with NEH support.

By Margaret Scrymser, Cathleen Tefft, and Russell Wyland | HUMANITIES, Spring 2016 | Volume 37, Number 2

Prizes

American Historical Association. Morris D. Forkosch Prize for best book in British, British Imperial, or British Commonwealth history since 1485. O’Malley, Gregory E. Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1609–1807. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014.

American Historical Association. Friedrich Katz Prize in Latin American and Caribbean history. Ferrer, Ada. Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

American Historical Association. James A. Rawley Prize for best book on the integration of Atlantic worlds before the twentieth century. Ferrer, Ada. Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

American Historical Association. Wesley-Logan Prize for best book in African diaspora history. Ferrer, Ada. Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

American Musicological Society. Music in American Culture Award. Oja, Carol J. Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

American Musicological Society. Robert M. Stevenson Award. Hess, Carol A. Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Classical Association of the Middle West and South. First Book Award for a distinguished first scholarly book in the field of classical studies. Elliott, Jacqueline. Ennius and the Architecture of the Annales. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation. ISSNAF Award for the Humanities for best unpublished manuscript on the relationship between the arts and science and/or technology in the context of Italian culture. Bonifazio, Paola. Schooling in Modernity: the Politics of Sponsored Films in Postwar Italy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Modern Language Association. 2015 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize in Italian Studies. Wilding, Nick. Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo & the Politics of Knowledge. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Modern Language Association. 2013/2014 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize in Slavic Languages and Literatures. Paperno, Irina.“Who, What Am I?”: Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014.

Organization of American Historians. 2015 Mary Jusich Nickliss Prize for most original book in U.S. women’s or gender history. Tetrault, Lisa. The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848–1898. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014.

Society for Classical Studies. Charles J. Goodwin Award for an outstanding contribution to classical scholarship. Elliott, Jacqueline. Ennius and the Architecture of the Annales. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Archaeology

Blake, Emma. Social Networks and Regional Identity in Bronze Age Italy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Cosmopoulos, Michael B. Bronze Age Eleusis and the Origins of the Eleusinian Mysteries. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Psarras, Sophia-Karin. Han Material Culture: An Archaeological Analysis and Vessel Typology. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Art and Art History

Baker, Malcolm. Fame and Friendship: Pope, Roubiliac, and the Portrait Bust. London: Rothschild Foundation, 2014.

Baker, Malcolm. The Marble Index: Roubiliac and Sculptural Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Britain. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.

Padilla, Carmella and Barbara Anderson, eds. A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World. New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2015.

History:  Non U.S.

Allen, Richard B. European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500–1850. Athens: Ohio State University Press, 2014.

Baer, James A. Anarchist Immigrants in Spain and Argentina. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Bonifazio, Paola. Schooling in Modernity: The Politics of Sponsored Films in Postwar Italy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Davis, Lisa Fagin. La Chronique Anonyme Universelle: Reading and Writing History in Fifteenth-Century France. Turnhout, Belgium: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2014.

Frierson, Cathy A. Silence Was Salvation: Child Survivors of Stalin’s Terror and World War II in the Soviet Union. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015.

Ingham, Patricia Clare. The Medieval New: Ambivalence in an Age of Innovation. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.

Kotkin, Stephen. Stalin. Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928. New York: Penguin Press, 2014.

Lyandres, Semion. The Fall of Tsarism: Untold Stories of the February 1917 Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.   

Méndez Rodenas, Adriana. Transatlantic Travels in Nineteenth-Century Latin America: European Women Pilgrims. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Bucknell University Press, 2014.

Nenzi, Laura. The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman’s Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2015.

Varlik, Nükhet. Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: The Ottoman Experience, 1347–1600. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Wilding, Nick. Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo & the Politics of Knowledge. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Buchwald, Diana Kormos, et al., eds. The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 14, The Berlin Years: Writings and Correspondence, April 1923–May 1925. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Secord, James, et al., eds. The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 22: 1874. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

History:  U.S.

Abel, Richard. Menus for Movieland: Newspapers and the Emergence of American Film Culture, 1913–1916. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015.

Caddoo, Cara. Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.

Den Hartog, Jonathan J. Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015.

Felsenstein, Frank, and James J. Connolly. What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015.

Haygood, Wil. Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

Hodes, Martha. Mourning Lincoln. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015.

Isenberg, Noah. Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.

Kaminski, John P. et al., eds. The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution: Volume XI, Ratification of the Constitution by the States, Maryland 1. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015.

Kaminski, John P. et al., eds. The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution: Volume XII, Ratification of the Constitution by the States, Maryland 2. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015.

Lawrance, Benjamin N. Amistad’s Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015.

Lengel, Edward G., et al., eds. The Papers of George Washington: Revolutionary War Series 23, 22 October–31 December 1779. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015.

Martin, Sara, et al., eds. The Adams Papers: The Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 12, March 1797–April 1798. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.

Oberg, Barbara, et al., eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 41: 11 July to 15 November 1803. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.

Rainville, Lynn. Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014.

Shoemaker, Nancy. Native American Whalemen and the World: Indigenous Encounters and the Contingency of Race. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Smith, Erin A. What Would Jesus Read? Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Steinberg, Ted. Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Stoler, Mark A. and Daniel D. Holt, eds. The Papers of George Catlett Marshall: Volume 7, “The Man of the Age,” October 1, 1949–October 16, 1959. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.

Tetrault, Lisa. The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848–1898. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014.

Wiegand, Wayne A. Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Wilson, Lisa. A History of Stepfamilies in Early America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014.

Literature and Language

Barnhisel, Greg. Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Brandt, Deborah. The Rise of Writing: Redefining Mass Literacy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Brigham, Ann. American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015.

Chandler, John H., ed. The King of Tars. In the Middle English Texts Series. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2015.

Coldiron, Anne E. B. Printers Without Borders: Translation and Textuality in the Renaissance. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Dowd, Michelle M. The Dynamics of Inheritance on the Shakespearean Stage. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Feldhaus, Anne, ed. and trans. Say to the Sun, "Don’t Rise,” and to the Moon, "Don't Set”: Two Oral Narratives from the Countryside of Maharashtra. In the South Asia Research Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Fein, Susanna, ed., with David Raybin and Jan Ziolkowski, trans. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript. In the Middle English Texts Series. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2014.

Fienup-Riordan, Ann, ed., and Alice Rearden, trans. Nunamta Ellamta-Llu Ayuqucia, What Our Land and World Are Like: Lower Yukon History and Oral Traditions. Fairbanks: Calista Elders Council and the Alaska Native Language Center of the University of Alaska, 2015.

Gordin, Michael D. Scientific Babel: How Science Was Done Before and After Global English. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Greenberg, Marissa. Metropolitan Tragedy: Genre, Justice, and the City in Early Modern England. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Griffin, Benjamin and Harriet Elinor Smith, et al., eds. The Mark Twain Papers: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015.

Hawley, John Stratton, trans. Sur’s Ocean: Poems from the Early Tradition. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.

Lancashire, Anne, and David J. Parkinson, eds. Records of Early English Drama: Civic London to 1558 (3 volumes). Martlesham, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 2015.

Lezra, Esther. The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others: A Global Perspective. London and New York: Routledge, 2014.

Paperno, Irina. “Who, What Am I?”: Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014.

Polak, Emil J. Medieval and Renaissance Letter Treatises and Form Letters: A Census of Manuscripts Found in Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany and Italy. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

Simons, Margaret A. and Marybeth Timmermann, eds. Simone de Beauvoir Feminist Writings. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Sanderson, Rena, Sandra Spanier, and Robert W. Trogdon, eds. The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 3, 1926–1929. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Spanier, Sandra, ed. Kay Boyle: A Twentieth-Century Life in Letters. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Music

Fosler-Lussier, Danielle. Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015.

Philosophy

Etzkorn, Girard J. and Gordon A. Wilson, eds. Henrici de Gandavo Opera Omnia XXXI: Summa, art. LIII-LV. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 2014.

Forde, Steven. Locke, Science, and Politics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Heil, John. The Universe as We Find It. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Kment, Boris. Modality and Explanatory Reasoning. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.    

Pangle, Lorraine Smith. Virtue Is Knowledge: The Moral Foundations of Socratic Political Philosophy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Sepper, Dennis L. Understanding Imagination: The Reason of Images. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 33. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2013.   

Politics and Law

Butterfield, Kevin. The Making of Toqueville’s America: Law and Association in the Early United States. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Religion

Clark, Anthony E. Heaven in Conflict: Franciscans and the Boxer Uprising in Shanxi. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015.

Cuevas, Bryan J., trans. The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat: The Life of Ra Lotsawa, by Ra Yeshé Sengé. New York: Penguin Books, 2015.

Graziano, Frank. Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Penn, Michael Philip. Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.

Penn, Michael Philip. When Christians First Met Muslims: A Sourcebook of the Earliest Syriac Writings on Islam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015.

Sutton, Matthew Avery. American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.

Social Science

McMann, Kelly M. Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014.

Philipsen, Dirk. The Little Big Number: How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do About It. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Pietz, David A. The Yellow River: The Problem of Water in Modern China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.

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