In Diminishing the Bill of Rights, author William Davenport Mercer examines the development of our current conception of individual rights.
In Novel Affinities: Composing the Family in the German Novel, 1795-1830, author Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge challenges traditional novel scholarship.
In Afro-Atlantic Flight, Michelle Commander traces how post-civil rights Black Americans visit Africa to heal the dispossession caused by the slave trade.
In Poseidon’s Curse, Christopher Magra interprets the American Revolution from the vantage point of the Atlantic Ocean.
In Regeneration through Empire: French Pronatalists and Colonial Settlement in the Third Republic, 1870-1940, Margaret Andersen explores the intersection between colonial lobbyists and pronatalists in France’s Third Republic.
A new biography highlights Alex Haley’s impact on American racial sensibilities.