History

Refusing War, Affirming Peace: A History of Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Cascade Locks

Author: Jeffrey Kovac
One of the untold stories of America’s World War II experience belongs to the thousands who refused military service for reasons of conscience, instead serving their country through non-military alternate service. This book offers an intimate view of a single Civilian Public Service Camp, Camp #21 at Cascade Locks, Orego

The German Myth of the East: 1800 to the Present

Author: Vejas Liulevicius
Over the last two centuries and indeed up to the present day, Eastern Europe’s lands and peoples have conjured up a complex mixture of fascination, anxiety, promise, and peril for Germans looking eastwards. Liulevicius reveals that this crucial international relationship has in fact been integral to how Germans have

Unspeakable: Father-Daughter Incest in American History

Author: Lynn Sacco
This history of father-daughter incest in the United States explains how cultural mores and political needs distorted attitudes toward and medical knowledge of patriarchal sexual abuse at a time when the nation was committed to the familial power of white fathers and the idealized white family.