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Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968

by Nha Ca & Olga Dror Indiana University Press (September 04, 2014)

Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father's funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around...


Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America

by Alice Nakhimovsky & Roberta Newman Indiana University Press (April 15, 2014)

At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally...


Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915

by Tobias R. Philbin Indiana University Press (March 10, 2014)

On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had...


Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka: The Operation Reinhard Death Camps

by Yitzhak Arad Indiana University Press (April 22, 1987)

"... Mr. Arad reports as a controlled and effective witness for the prosecution.... Mr. Arad's book, with its abundance of horrifying detail, reminds us of how far we have to go."-New York Times Book Review

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"We Only Come Here to Struggle": Stories from Berida's Life

by Berida Ndambuki & Claire Cone Robertson Indiana University Press (March 22, 2000)

Here is the life history of Berida Ndambuki, a Kenyan woman trader born in 1936, who speaks movingly of her experiences under the turbulences of late British colonialism and independence. A poverty survivor,...


Misremembering Dr. King: Revisiting the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

by Jennifer J. Yanco Indiana University Press (February 27, 2014)

We all know the name. Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights leader. But most people today know relatively little about King, the campaigner against militarism, materialism, and racism-what...


Teaching, Learning, and the Holocaust: An Integrative Approach

by Howard Tinberg & Ronald Weisberger Indiana University Press (January 01, 2014)

Classroom study of the Holocaust evokes strong emotions in teachers and students. Teaching, Learning, and the Holocaust assesses challenges and approaches to teaching about the Holocaust through history and...


Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

by Moslih Kanaaneh, Stig-Magnus Thorsén, Heather Bursheh & David A. McDonald Indiana University Press (November 07, 2013)

Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window...


Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia

by Alexander Bogdanov, Charles Rougle, Loren R. Graham & Richard Stites Indiana University Press (June 01, 1984)

"[A] surprisingly moving story." -The New Yorker

"Bogdanov's novels reveal a great deal about their fascinating author, about his time and, ironically, ours, and about the genre of utopia as well as his contribution...


Troubled Geographies: A Spatial History of Religion and Society in Ireland

by Ian N. Gregory, Niall A. Cunningham, Paul S. Ell & Christopher D. Lloyd et al. Indiana University Press (December 27, 2013)

Ireland's landscape is marked by fault lines of religious, ethnic, and political identity that have shaped its troubled history. Troubled Geographies maps this history by detailing the patterns of change in...


Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution

by Alexis Pernsteiner, Nicolas Bancel, Sandrine Lemaire & Dominic Thomas et al. Indiana University Press (December 02, 2013)

This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory,...


Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russia: The Ritual Murder Trial of Mendel Beilis

by Robert Weinberg Indiana University Press (November 20, 2013)

On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the killing was a ritual murder,...


Palestine and the Palestinians in the 21st Century

by Rochelle Davis & Mimi Kirk Indiana University Press (October 07, 2013)

Recent developments in Palestinian political, economic, and social life have resulted in greater insecurity and diminishing confidence in Israel's willingness to abide by political agreements or the Palestinian...


Tomorrow's Air Force: Tracing the Past, Shaping the Future

by Jeffrey J. Smith Indiana University Press (November 01, 2013)

Looking ahead to future airpower requirements, this engaging and ground-breaking book on the history and future of American combat airpower argues that the USAF must adapt to the changes that confront it or...


Everyday Life in South Asia, Second Edition

by Diane P. Mines & Sarah E. Lamb Indiana University Press (May 19, 2010)

This anthology provides a lively and stimulating view of the lives of ordinary citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. For the second edition of this popular textbook, readings have been...


Africa's Ogun, Second, Expanded Edition: Old World and New

by Sandra T Barnes Indiana University Press (June 22, 1997)

The second edition of this landmark work is enhanced by new chapters on Ogun worship in the New World. From reviews of the first edition:

"... an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding...


Stolen Childhood, Second Edition: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

by Wilma King Indiana University Press (June 29, 2011)

One of the most important books published on slave society, Stolen Childhood focuses on the millions of children and youth enslaved in 19th-century America. This enlarged and revised edition reflects the abundance...


Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir

by Neil Nakadate Indiana University Press (October 01, 2013)

During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the US government. In Looking After Minidoka the "internment camp" years become a prism for understanding three...


The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship

by David J. Bodenhamer, John Corrigan & Trevor M. Harris Indiana University Press (June 10, 2010)

Geographic information systems (GIS) have spurred a renewed interest in the influence of geographical space on human behavior and cultural development. Ideally GIS enables humanities scholars to discover relationships...


Islamic Central Asia: An Anthology of Historical Sources

by Scott C. Levi & Ron Sela Indiana University Press (October 27, 2009)

Islamic Central Asia is the first English-language anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela draw from a vast array of historical sources to illustrate...


Everyday Life in Central Asia: Past and Present

by Jeff Sahadeo & Russell Zanca Indiana University Press (June 21, 2007)

For its citizens, contemporary Central Asia is a land of great promise and peril. While the end of Soviet rule has opened new opportunities for social mobility and cultural expression, political and economic...


Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous: Postcolonial Politics in a Neoliberal World

by Dorothy L. Hodgson Indiana University Press (April 21, 2011)

What happens to marginalized groups from Africa when they ally with the indigenous peoples' movement? Who claims to be indigenous and why? Dorothy L. Hodgson explores how indigenous identity, both in concept...


Gettysburg Heroes: Perfect Soldiers, Hallowed Ground

by Glenn W. LaFantasie Indiana University Press (February 05, 2008)

The Civil War generation saw its world in ways startlingly different from our own. In these essays, Glenn W. LaFantasie examines the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during...


Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

by Kathleen M. Adams & Kathleen A. Gillogly Indiana University Press (July 18, 2011)

This lively survey of the peoples, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia introduces a region of tremendous geographic, linguistic, historical, and religious diversity. Encompassing both mainland and island...


In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine

by Jeffrey Veidlinger Indiana University Press (November 01, 2013)

The story of how the Holocaust decimated Jewish life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe is well known. Still, thousands of Jews in these small towns survived the war and returned afterward to rebuild their communities....


That the Blood Stay Pure: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Predicament of Race and Identity in Virginia

by Arica L. Coleman Indiana University Press (October 18, 2013)

That the Blood Stay Pure traces the history and legacy of the commonwealth of Virginia's effort to maintain racial purity and its impact on the relations between African Americans and Native Americans. Arica...


Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania

by Michael B. Barrett Indiana University Press (October 23, 2013)

In contrast to the trench-war deadlock on the Western Front, combat in Romania and Transylvania in 1916 foreshadowed the lightning warfare of WWII. When Romania joined the Allies and invaded Transylvania without...


Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland

by Jan Grabowski Indiana University Press (October 09, 2013)

Judenjagd, hunt for the Jews, was the German term for the organized searches for Jews who, having survived ghetto liquidations and deportations to death camps in Poland in 1942, attempted to hide "on the Aryan...


Race Harmony and Black Progress: Jack Woofter and the Interracial Cooperation Movement

by Mark Ellis Indiana University Press (October 16, 2013)

Founded by white males, the interracial cooperation movement flourished in the American South in the years before the New Deal. The movement sought local dialogue between the races, improvement of education,...


Cinema and Development in West Africa: Film as a Vehicle for Liberation

by James E. Genova Indiana University Press (September 25, 2013)

Cinema and Development in West Africa shows how the film industry in Francophone West African countries played an important role in executing strategies of nation building during the transition from French rule...


Politics in Color and Concrete: Socialist Materialities and the Middle Class in Hungary

by Krisztina Fehérváry Indiana University Press (September 16, 2013)

Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous-the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits...


The Rock Island Line

by Bill Marvel Indiana University Press (August 01, 2013)

This richly illustrated volume tells the story of a legendary railroad whose tracks spanned the Midwest, serving farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward...


War and Technology

by Jeremy Black Indiana University Press (August 20, 2013)

In this engaging book, Jeremy Black argues that technology neither acts as an independent variable nor operates without major limitations. This includes its capacity to obtain end results, as technology's impact...


Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa: Natives and Strangers

by Carola Lentz Indiana University Press (July 05, 2013)

Focusing on an area of the savannah in northern Ghana and southwestern Burkina Faso, Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa explores how rural populations have secured, contested, and negotiated access...


Off the Main Lines: A Photographic Odyssey

by Don L. Hofsommer Indiana University Press (August 01, 2013)

In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the...


Jewish Poland Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Unquiet Places

by Erica T. Lehrer Indiana University Press (July 19, 2013)

Since the end of Communism, Jews from around the world have visited Poland to tour Holocaust-related sites. A few venture further, seeking to learn about their own Polish roots and connect with contemporary...


Debt: Ethics, the Environment, and the Economy

by Peter Y Paik & Merry Wiesner-Hanks Indiana University Press (July 30, 2013)

From personal finance and consumer spending to ballooning national expenditures on warfare and social welfare, debt is fundamental to the dynamics of global capitalism. The contributors to this volume explore...


Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: Into the New Millennium

by Sherine Hafez & Susan Slyomovics Indiana University Press (June 05, 2013)

This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media. It addresses contemporary debates...


The Long 1968: Revisions and New Perspectives

by Daniel J. Sherman, Ruud van Dijk, Jasmine Alinder & A. Aneesh Indiana University Press (July 16, 2013)

From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, revolutions in theory, politics, and cultural experimentation swept around the world. These changes had as great a transformative impact on the right as on the left. A...


The Socialist Sixties: Crossing Borders in the Second World

by Anne E. Gorsuch & Diane P. Koenker Indiana University Press (June 12, 2013)

The 1960s have reemerged in scholarly and popular culture as a protean moment of cultural revolution and social transformation. In this volume socialist societies in the Second World (the Soviet Union, East...


Minerals, Collecting, and Value across the US-Mexico Border

by Elizabeth Emma Ferry Indiana University Press (June 19, 2013)

Elizabeth Emma Ferry traces the movement of minerals as they circulate from Mexican mines to markets, museums, and private collections on both sides of the US-Mexico border. She describes how and why these byproducts...


Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives

by Alvin H. Rosenfeld Indiana University Press (June 19, 2013)

Dating back millennia, antisemitism has been called "the longest hatred." Thought to be vanquished after the horrors of the Holocaust, in recent decades it has once again become a disturbing presence in many...


Ethnographic Encounters in Israel: Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork

by Fran Markowitz Indiana University Press (June 11, 2013)

Israel is a place of paradoxes, a small country with a diverse population and complicated social terrain. Studying its culture and social life means confronting a multitude of ethical dilemmas and methodological...


The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw after the Holocaust

by Karen Auerbach Indiana University Press (June 13, 2013)

In a turn-of-the-century, once elegant building at 16 Ujazdowskie Avenue in the center of Warsaw, 10 Jewish families began reconstructing their lives after the Holocaust. While most surviving Polish Jews were...


Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding

by Afterword by Kevin Dwyer. Edited by David Crawford and Rachel Newcomb Indiana University Press (May 15, 2013)

Encountering Morocco introduces readers to life in this North African country through vivid accounts of fieldwork as personal experience and intellectual journey. We meet the contributors at diverse stages of...


Writing History at the Ottoman Court: Editing the Past, Fashioning the Future

by Hakki Erdem Cipa & Emine F Fetvaci Indiana University Press (June 06, 2013)

Ottoman historical writing of the 15th and 16th centuries played a significant role in fashioning Ottoman identity and institutionalizing the dynastic state structure during this period of rapid imperial expansion....


Teaching Africa: A Guide for the 21st-Century Classroom

by Brandon D. Lundy & Solomon Negash Indiana University Press (May 15, 2013)

Teaching Africa introduces innovative strategies for teaching about Africa. The contributors address misperceptions about Africa and Africans, incorporate the latest technologies of teaching and learning, and...


An Ode to Salonika: The Ladino Verses of Bouena Sarfatty

by Renée Levine Melammed Indiana University Press (April 30, 2013)

Through the poetry of Bouena Sarfatty (1916-1997), An Ode to Salonika sketches the life and demise of the Sephardi Jewish community that once flourished in this Greek crossroads city. A resident of Salonika...


Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk

by Elissa Bemporad Indiana University Press (April 29, 2013)

Minsk, the present capital of Belarus, was a heavily Jewish city in the decades between the world wars. Recasting our understanding of Soviet Jewish history, Becoming Soviet Jews demonstrates that the often...


Loyal Unto Death: Trust and Terror in Revolutionary Macedonia

by Keith Brown Indiana University Press (April 12, 2013)

The underground Macedonian Revolutionary Organization recruited and mobilized over 20,000 supporters to take up arms against the Ottoman Empire between 1893 and 1903. Challenging conventional wisdom about the...