Hot Off The Press: July

Looking for your next read? Need another book for your zoom bookshelf? You may find what you’re looking for in our July releases. You can also take advantage of our anniversary sale and get 40% off your order with code 01DAH40—more info about the sale on our 100th Anniversary sale page.

Suffer the Little Children: Child Migration and the Geopolitics of Compassion in the United States

Suffer the Little Children is a historical marvel and a tour de force of scholarship. The scope is unmatched, offering a comprehensive, fine-grained analysis of the foreign and domestic policy context for unaccompanied children’s programs. The book’s transnational, comparative, and relational approach provides crucial new insights on how unaccompanied child migrants were consistently treated as extensions of their parents, communities, and home nations.”—Yến Lê Espiritu, author of Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es)

Dismal Freedom: A History of the Maroons of the Great Dismal Swamp

“Building on the work of archaeologists, historians, and his own deep archival work, Brent Morris has produced a comprehensive history of freedom-seekers: a testament to the power of both individual courage and collective solidarity.”—Ed Baptist, author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

“Clear, straightforward, and lively—Dismal Freedom is an impressive, thorough, and meticulously researched historical narrative.”—Douglas R. Egerton, author of Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America

Heart of Hell: The Soldiers’ Struggle for Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle

“Wert has produced a beautifully written and dramatically detailed narrative of the fighting at the Mule Shoe. Grounded in impressive research into the primary sources, The Heart of Hell goes deeper than any other book before it.”—Caroline E. Janney, author of Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox

“Jeff Wert’s latest masterpiece is the most complete treatment of the fighting on May 12, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House ever written.”—A. Wilson Greene, author of A Campaign of Giants—The Battle for Petersburg

All Health Politics is Local: Community Battles for Medical Care and Environmental Health

“Told through engaging, real-world stories, Merlin Chowkwanyun’s examination of the interplay of local and national health policy helps bring to life the complex dynamics that both drive and prevent change. While his lens is trained on health politics, Merlin writes with solidarity, sharing lessons that can benefit all of us who are fighting for a better world.”—Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendants

“Riveting, well written, and ambitious, All Health Politics Is Local provides both cautionary tales and a road map through its intensive investigation of health politics in the midcentury United States.”—Lundy Braun, Brown University

These Ragged Edges: Histories of Violence along the U.S.-Mexico Border

“The solid, clearly written, well-researched articles that comprise this edited volume attest to the productivity of a transnational perspective and highlight the importance of context in structuring state intervention when determining the stakes involved. These Ragged Edges draws the lines of confrontation, negotiation, and cooperation over the class, ethnic, and national divisions which constitute border violence as a complex historical phenomenon.”—Erika Pani, El Colegio de México