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The CarpathiansDiscovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine

The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine

Patrice M. Dabrowski

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759673
eISBN:
9781501759697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759673.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book details how three highland ranges of the mountain system found in present-day Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine were discovered for a broader regional public. This is a story of how the Tatras, ... More

Counting DreamsThe Life and Writings of the Loyalist Nun Nomura Bōtō

Counting Dreams: The Life and Writings of the Loyalist Nun Nomura Bōtō

Roger K. Thomas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759994
eISBN:
9781501760013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759994.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tells the story of Nomura Bōtō, a Buddhist nun, writer, poet, and activist who joined the movement to oppose the Tokugawa Shogunate and restore imperial rule. Banished for her political ... More

Death, Power, and Apotheosis in Ancient EgyptThe Old and Middle Kingdoms

Death, Power, and Apotheosis in Ancient Egypt: The Old and Middle Kingdoms

Julia Troche

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760150
eISBN:
9781501760174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760150.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book uniquely considers how power was constructed, maintained, and challenged in ancient Egypt through mortuary culture and apotheosis, or how certain dead in ancient Egypt became gods. Rather ... More

Destination ElsewhereDisplaced Persons and Their Quest to Leave Postwar Europe

Destination Elsewhere: Displaced Persons and Their Quest to Leave Postwar Europe

Ruth Balint

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760211
eISBN:
9781501760235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760211.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book chronicles encounters between displaced persons in Europe and the Allied agencies who were tasked with caring for them after the Second World War. The struggle to define who was a displaced ... More

Developing MissionPhotography, Filmmaking, and American Missionaries in Modern China

Developing Mission: Photography, Filmmaking, and American Missionaries in Modern China

Joseph W. Ho

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760945
eISBN:
9781501760952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760945.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book offers a transnational cultural history of US and Chinese communities framed by missionary lenses through time and space—tracing the lives and afterlives of images, cameras, and visual ... More

Disenchanted WandererThe Apocalyptic Vision of Konstantin Leontiev

Disenchanted Wanderer: The Apocalyptic Vision of Konstantin Leontiev

Glenn Cronin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760181
eISBN:
9781501760204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760181.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book is the first comprehensive English-language study in over half a century of the life and ideas of Konstantin Nikolaevich Leontiev (1831–1891), one of the most important thinkers in ... More

Faith in FreedomPropaganda, Presidential Politics, and the Making of an American Religion

Faith in Freedom: Propaganda, Presidential Politics, and the Making of an American Religion

Andrew R. Polk

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759222
eISBN:
9781501759239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759222.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book argues that the American civil religion so many have identified as indigenous to the founding ideology was, in fact, the result of a strategic campaign of religious propaganda. Far from ... More

Flying CamelotThe F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia

Flying Camelot: The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia

Michael W. Hankins

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760655
eISBN:
9781501760679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760655.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book brings us back to the post-Vietnam era, when the US Air Force launched two new, state-of-the-art fighter aircraft: the F-15 Eagle and the F-16 Fighting Falcon. It was an era when debates ... More

Freeze!The Grassroots Movement to Halt the Arms Race and End the Cold War

Freeze!: The Grassroots Movement to Halt the Arms Race and End the Cold War

Henry Richard, III Maar

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760884
eISBN:
9781501760891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760884.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book chronicles the rise of the transformative and transnational Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign. Amid an escalating Cold War that pitted the nuclear arsenal of the United States against that of ... More

Incidental ArchaeologistsFrench Officers and the Rediscovery of Roman North Africa

Incidental Archaeologists: French Officers and the Rediscovery of Roman North Africa

Bonnie Effros

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501702105
eISBN:
9781501718540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702105.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines the archaeological contributions of nineteenth-century French military officers, who, raised on classical accounts of warfare and often trained as cartographers, developed an ... More

Laboratory of Socialist DevelopmentCold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan

Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan

Artemy M. Kalinovsky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501715563
eISBN:
9781501715587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715563.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book investigates the Soviet effort to make promises of decolonization a reality by looking at the politics and practices of economic development in central Asia between World War II and the ... More

Left in the CenterThe Liberal Party of New York and the Rise and Fall of American Social Democracy

Left in the Center: The Liberal Party of New York and the Rise and Fall of American Social Democracy

Daniel Soyer

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759871
eISBN:
9781501759888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759871.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book shows the surprising relationship between Democratic socialism and mainstream American politics. Beginning in 1944 and lasting until 2002, the Liberal Party offered voters an ideological ... More

Prevail until the Bitter EndGermans in the Waning Years of World War II

Prevail until the Bitter End: Germans in the Waning Years of World War II

Alexandra Lohse

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759390
eISBN:
9781501759413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759390.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book explores the gossip and innuendo, the dissonant reactions and perceptions of Germans to the violent dissolution of the Third Reich. Mobilized for total war, soldiers and citizens alike ... More

The Reagan MomentAmerica and the World in the 1980s

The Reagan Moment: America and the World in the 1980s

Jonathan R. Hunt and Simon Miles (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760686
eISBN:
9781501760709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760686.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this book, the ideas, events, strategies, trends, and movements that shaped the 1980s are revealed to have had lasting effects on international relations: The United States went from a creditor to ... More

Romania's Holy WarSoldiers, Motivation, and the Holocaust

Romania's Holy War: Soldiers, Motivation, and the Holocaust

Grant T. Harward

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759963
eISBN:
9781501759970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759963.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book rights the widespread myth that Romania was a reluctant member of the Axis during World War II. In correcting this fallacy, the book shows that, of an estimated 300,000 Jews who perished in ... More

Scandinavia in the Age of Vikings

Scandinavia in the Age of Vikings

Jón Vidar Sigurdsson

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760471
eISBN:
9781501760495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760471.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book returns to the Viking homeland, Scandinavia, highlighting such key aspects of Viking life as power and politics, social and kinship networks, gifts and feasting, religious beliefs, women's ... More

Scientific AmericansInvention, Technology, and National Identity

Scientific Americans: Invention, Technology, and National Identity

Susan Branson

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760914
eISBN:
9781501760921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760914.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the place of science and technology in American efforts to achieve cultural independence from Europe and America's nation building in the early republic and antebellum eras. This ... More

Singing Like GermansBlack Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms

Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms

Kira Thurman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759840
eISBN:
9781501759864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759840.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book tells the sweeping story of Black musicians in German-speaking Europe over more than a century. The book brings to life the incredible musical interactions and transnational collaborations ... More

Spaces of EnslavementA History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York

Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York

Andrea C. Mosterman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501715624
eISBN:
9781501715648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715624.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book addresses the persistent myth that the colonial Dutch system of slavery was more humane. Investigating practices of enslavement in New Netherland and then in New York, the book shows that ... More

Touring ChinaA History of Travel Culture, 1912-1949

Touring China: A History of Travel Culture, 1912-1949

Yajun Mo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760624
eISBN:
9781501760631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760624.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores how early twentieth-century Chinese sightseers described the destinations that they visited, and how their travel accounts gave Chinese readers a means to imagine their vast ... More

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