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Ex Libris

Books recently published with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities / Posted June 14, 2019

HUMANITIES, Spring 2019, Volume 40, Number 2

PRIZES

American Historical Association. Martin A. Klein Prize for best book in African history. 
Mutongi, Kenda. Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. 

American Historical Association. Jerry Bentley Prize for best book in world history. 
Rappaport, Erika. A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. 

American Historical Association. James Henry Breasted Prize for best book in any field of history prior to CE 1000. 
Hartnett, Jeremy. The Roman Street: Urban Life and Society in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Rome. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.  

American Historical Association. J. Russell Major Prize for best book on French history. 
Sahlins, Peter. 1668: The Year of the Animal in France. Brooklyn, New York: Zone Books, 2017.

American Historical Association. George L. Mosse Prize for best book on the intellectual and cultural history of Europe since 1500. 
Slezkine, Yuri. The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017.

Arts Club of Washington. 2018 Marfield Prize for Arts Writing for an outstanding nonfiction book about the visual, literary, media, or performing arts. 
Lesser, Wendy. You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. 

Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction. 2019 Book Prize for best book on global interaction during the early modern period. 
Schneider, Elena A. The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World. Chapel Hill: North Carolina Press, 2018.

Medieval Academy of America. 2018 Haskins Medal for a distinguished book in medieval studies. 
Catlos, Brian A.  Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, c. 1050–1614. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 

Modern Language Association. Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for outstanding comparative literary studies. 
Ahmed, Siraj.  Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanities. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017.

Organization of American Historians. Avery O. Craven Award for most original book on the U.S. Civil War. 
Taylor, Amy Murrell. Embattled Freedom: Journey Through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Organization of American Historians. Merle Curti Award for best book on social history. 
Taylor, Amy Murrell.  Embattled Freedom: Journey Through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Organization of American Historians. James A. Rawley Prize for best book on race relations in the United States. 
Stewart, Jeffrey C. The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Phi Alpha Theta. 2019 Best First Book Award for best first book published in the field of history. 
Livesay, Daniel. Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733–1833. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Popular Culture Association.  Ray & Pat Browne Award for best edited collection in popular culture and American culture. 
Christianson, Frank, ed. The Popular Frontier: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Transnational Mass Culture. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.

Pulitizer Prize, 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
Stewart, Jeffrey C. The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. 2018 best nonfiction book. 
Friesen, Steve, François Chladiuk, and Walter Littlemoon. Lakota Performers in Europe: Their Culture and the Artifacts They Left Behind. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.

Western History Association. 2018 Joan Paterson Kerr Award.  
Friesen, Steve, François Chladiuk, and Walter Littlemoon. Lakota Performers in Europe: Their Culture and the Artifacts They Left Behind. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.

Women Writing the West. 2018 Willa Award for best book of scholarly nonfiction. 
Bricklin, Julia. America’s Best Female Sharpshooter: The Rise and Fall of Lillian Frances Smith. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.

Cover of The Popular Frontier
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—University of Oklahoma Press

TOPIC

Archaeology

Cosmopoulos, Michael. Iklaina: The Monumental Buildings. Athens, Greece: The Archaeological Society at Athens, 2018.

Slane, Kathleen Warner. Corinth XXI: Tombs, Burials, and Commemoration in Corinth’s Northern Cemetery. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies in Athens, 2017.

The Arts: History and Criticism

Foster, Robert J. and Kathryn H. Leacock, eds. Art, Artifact, Commodity: Perspectives on the P.G.T. Black Collection. Buffalo, New York: Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences (42): 2017.

Hughes, Amy E. and Stubbs, Naomi J., eds. A Player and a Gentleman: The Diary of Harry Watkins, Nineteenth-Century U.S. American Actor. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018.

Konaté, Dior. Prison Architecture and Punishment in Colonial Senegal. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2018.

Spieth, Darius A. Revolutionary Paris and the Market for Netherlandish Art. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2018.

Warsh, Molly. American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492–1700. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Classical Studies

Ellis, Steven J.R. The Roman Retail Revolution: The Socio-Economic World of the Taberna. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Franks, Hallie M. The World Underfoot: Mosaics and Movement in the Greek Symposium. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Stern, Karen B. Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018.

Roman Street
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—Cambridge University Press

History:  Non-U.S.

Antrim, Zayde. Mapping the Middle East. London: Reaktion Books Ltd., 2018.

Bartov, Omer. Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018.

Biggs, David. Footprints of War: Militarized Landscapes in Vietnam. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018.

Braude, Mark. The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape. New York: Penguin Random House, 2018.

Brenneis, Sara J. Spaniards in Mauthausen: Representations of a Nazi Concentration Camp 1940–2015. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018.

Calderwood, Eric. Colonial al-Andalus: Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018.

Como, David R. Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

De Krey, Gary S. Following the Levellers, Political and Religious Radicals in the English Civil War and Revolution, 1645–1649, Volume I. London: Macmillan Publisher Ltd., 2017.

De Krey, Gary S. Following the Levellers, English Political and Religious Radicals from the Commonwealth to the Glorious Revolution, 1649–1688, Volume II. London: Macmillan Publisher Ltd., 2018.

Edney, Matthew H. and Mary Sponberg Pedley, eds. The History of Cartography, Volume Four: Cartography in the European Enlightenment. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019.

Foster, Elizabeth A. African Catholic: Decolonization and the Transformation of the Church. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2019.

Gobat, Michel. Empire by Invitation: William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2018.

Kselman, Thomas. Conscience and Conversion: Religious Liberty in Post-Revolutionary France. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018.

Livesay, Daniel. Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733–1833. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Mac Suibhne, Breandán. Subjects Lacking Words? The Gray Zone of the Great Famine. Hamden, Connecticut: Quinnipiac University Press, 2017.

Schneewind, Sarah. Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Asia Center, 2018.

Schneider, Elena A. The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World. Williamsburg, Virginia, and Chapel Hill: The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

History of Science

Burkhardt, Frederick, et al., eds. The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 26: 1878. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

History:  U.S.

Adelman, Joseph M. Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News 1763–1789. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.

Barlow, R. M., et al., eds. The Adams Papers, Series III, General Correspondence and Other Papers of the Adams Statesmen: Papers of John Adams, Volume 19, February 1787May 1789. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018.

Berry, Daina Ramey. The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation. Boston: Beacon Press, 2017.

Bricklin, Julia. America’s Best Female Sharpshooter: The Rise and Fall of Lillian Frances Smith. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.

Bryan, Mary Lynn McCree, Maree De Angury, and Ellen Skerrett, eds. The Selected Papers of Jane Addams, Volume 3: Creating Hull-House and an International Presence, 18891900. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2019.

Christianson, Frank, ed. The Popular Frontier: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Transnational Mass Culture. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.

Cohn, Ellen, ed. The Papers of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 43, August 16, 1784 through March 15, 1785. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018.

Colony, Anne Mandeville, Angela Kreider, Mary Parke Johnson, and J.C.A. Stagg, eds. The Papers of James Madison, Presidential Series: Volume 9, 19 February 181512 October 1815. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018.

De Hart, Jane Sherron. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

Dobrow, Joe. Pioneers of Promotion: How Press Agents for Buffalo Bill, P. T. Barnum, and the World’s Columbian Exposition Created Modern Marketing. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.

Dray, Philip. The Fair Chase: The Epic Story of Hunting in America. New York: Basic Books, 2018.

Friesen, Steve, François Chladiuk, and Walter Littlemoon. Lakota Performers in Europe: Their Culture and the Artifacts They Left Behind. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.

Golden, Janet. Babies Made Us Modern: How Infants Brought America into the Twentieth Century. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Greenberg, Amy S. Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk. New York: Penguin Random House, 2019.

Harper, Rob. Unsettling the West: Violence and State Building in the Ohio Valley. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.

Haskell, Alexander B. For God, King, and People: Forging Commonwealth Bonds in Renaissance Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.

Lowery, Malinda Maynor. The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle. Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Miller, Melanie Randolph, ed. The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris: New York, 17991816. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018.

Murray, Susan. Bright Signals: A History of Color Television. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2018.

Price, Lynn A. and Alicia K. Anderson, eds. George Washington’s Barbados Diary. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018.

Schulten, Susan. A History of America in 100 Maps. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Sklaroff, Lauren Rebecca. Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018.

Sokol, Jason. The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., New York: Basic Books, 2018.

Steenshorne, Jennifer, et al., eds. The Papers of George Washington, Revolutionary War Series 26: 13 May4 July 1780. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019.

Welch, Kimberly M. Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Sophie Tucker
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—University of Texas Press

Language and Literature

Alter, Norma M. The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.

Andryczyk, Mark, ed. The White Chalk of Days: The Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series Anthology. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2017.

Arons, Wendy, and Sara Figal, trans. and Natalya Baldyga, ed. The Hamburg Dramaturgy by G. E. Lessing: A New and Complete Annotated English Translation. Abingdon-on-Thames, United Kingdom: Routledge Press, 2019.

Carlile, Susan. Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018.

Cho, Heekyoung. Translation’s Forgotten History: Russian Literature, Japanese Mediation, and the Formation of Korean Literature. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University Press, 2016.

Costello, Bonnie. The Plural of Us: Poetry and Community in Auden and Others. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017.

Donawerth, Jane, and Rebecca M. Lush, eds. Women’s Speaking Justified and Other Pamphlets, by Margaret Fell. Toronto, Ontario: Iter Press, 2018.

Hoffman, George. Reforming French Culture: Satire, Spiritual Alienation, & Connection to Strangers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Kelley, Philip, Edward Hagen, and Linda M. Lewis, eds. The Brownings Correspondence: Volume 25, January 1858–December 1858. Winfield, Kansas: Wedgestone Press, 2017.

Maksymchuk, Oksana, and Max Rosochinsky, eds. Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine. Brookline, Massachusetts: Academic Studies Press, 2017.

Mandel, Miriam B., and Sandra Spanier, eds. The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 4, 1929–1931. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Martín-Estudillo, Luis. The Rise of Euroskepticism: Europe and Its Critics on Spanish Culture. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2018.

Murphy, Lynne. The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English. London: Penguin Books, 2018.

Orlando, Valérie K. The Algerian New Novel: The Poetics of a Modern Nation, 19501979. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017.

Rioux, Anne Boyd. Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why it Still Matters. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 2018.

Rudy, Jason R. Imagined Homelands: British Poetry in the Colonies. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

Schwartz, Marcy. Public Pages: Reading along the Latin American Streetscape. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018.

Sha, Richard C. Imagination and Science in Romanticism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

Music

Garcia, David F. Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2017.

McLeod, Kembrew. The Downtown Pop Underground: New York City and the Literary Punks, Renegade Artists, DIY Filmmakers, Mad Playwrights, and Rock 'n' Roll Glitter Queens who Revolutionized Culture. New York: Abrams Press, 2018.

Preston, Katherine K. Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Schenbeck, Lyn and Lawrence Schenbeck, eds. Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, Shuffle Along: Music of the United States of America, Volume 29. Middleton, Wisconsin: AR Editions, Inc., 2018.

Smith, Jewel A. Transforming Women’s Education: Liberal Arts and Music in Female Seminaries. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2019.

Philosophy

Kirmmse, Bruce H., et al., eds. and trans. Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks: Volume 10, Journals NB31–NB36. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018.

Luft, Sebastian and Thane M. Naberhaus, trans. Edmund Husserl First Philosophy: Lectures 1923/24 and Related Texts from the Manuscripts (1920–1925). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2019.

Newlands, Samuel. Reconceiving Spinoza. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Weiss, Roslyn, ed. and trans. Light of the Lord (Or Hashem), by Hasdai Crescas. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Politics

Buckley, Eve E. Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.

Wallach, John R. Democracy and Goodness: A Historicist Political Theory. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Ward, Max M. Thought Crime: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2019.

Religion

Beal, Timothy. The Book of Revelation: A Biography. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018.

Chazelle, Celia. The Codex Amiatinus and its “Sister” Bibles: Scripture, Liturgy, and Art in the Milieu of the Venerable Bede. Boston: Brill Publishers, 2019.

Kaplan, Gregory B., ed. and trans. Arguments Against the Christian Religion in Amsterdam by Saul Levi Morteira, Spinoza’s Rabbi. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017.

Martens, Peter W., ed. and trans. Adrian’s Introduction to the Divine Scriptures: An Antiochene Handbook for Biblical Interpretation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Social Science

Connolly, Cynthia A. Children and Drug Safety: Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth-Century America. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2018.

Corr, Rachel. Interwoven: Andean Lives in Colonial Ecuador’s Textile Economy. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2018.

Meyer, Heinz-Dieter. The Design of the University: German, American, and “World Class.” New York and London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

O’Dwyer, Conor. Coming Out of Communism: The Emergence of LGBT Activism in Eastern Europe. New York: New York University Press, 2018.