New This Week

It’s New Books Tuesday and we have a bunch of new books now available wherever books are sold. Keep scrolling to see everything new this week and don’t forget you can see everything new this month on our Hot Off the Press page or sign up for our monthly e-news to get updates on new titles in your inbox.

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What Jane Knew: Anishinaabe Stories and American Imperialism, 1815–1845 by Maureen Konkle

“This book is, by any account, an incredible achievement and one that will stand as the definitive account of the Johnston family and their literary legacy. Konkle’s scholarship here is beyond reproach, demonstrating her exemplary skills as a researcher, critic, and writer.”—Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation), University of British Columbia

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Vital Relations: How the Osage Nation Moves Indigenous Nationhood into the Future by Jean Dennison

“Dennison’s book takes an important place among Indigenous and institutional ethnography, showing the fine details and complex negotiations of tribal governance as they unfold in both ordinary and official settings. Dennison paints a highly contoured and complex picture of the Osage Nation as a site of struggle, contestation, cooperation, and care.”—Clint Carroll, University of Colorado

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The Violent World of Broadus Miller: A Story of Murder, Lynch Mobs, and Judicial Punishment in the Carolinas by Kevin W. Young

“Young offers insight into the day-to-day racism, violence, and fear that permeated the Carolinas. Thoroughly researched and meticulously documented, this gripping narrative is a truly impressive work of scholarship.”—Daniel S. Pierce, University of North Carolina Asheville

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Remembering Conquest: Mexican Americans, Memory, and Citizenship by Omar Valerio-Jiménez

“This compelling book powerfully explores the profound impact of US imperialism on the Mexican American community. Valerio-Jiménez makes a significant contribution to the ongoing efforts to remember and reframe the US invasion of Mexico, passionately illuminating the enduring consequences of this pivotal moment in history. An indispensable contribution to our collective understanding.” —Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us

The Sandinista Revolution: A Global Latin American History by Mateo Jarquín

“An important contribution to the study of the Nicaraguan Revolution as well as to diplomatic history. The book goes beyond previous discussions on international support for the Sandinistas before their 1979 triumph by actually analyzing the reasons for support from Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, and Costa Rica.”—Jeff Gould, Institute for Advanced Study

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Published by the Author: Self-Publication in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature by Bryan Sinche

“Sinche is a terrific researcher whose dogged literary detective work is apparent everywhere in this book. He has wrestled a tremendous amount of information into a form that allows readers to readily follow a series of intriguing interpretations of virtually unknown narratives authored by Black people in the nineteenth century. A significant contribution to an important topic.” —Elizabeth McHenry, New York University

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Sexual Violence and American Slavery: The Making of a Rape Culture in the Antebellum South by Shannon Eaves

“The insights in Shannon Eaves’ new book will shape future discussions of sexual violence and exploitation under slavery, whether focused on the history of enslaved people or histories of white southern communities and families. This is an important book that promises to be the gold standard on this subject going forward.”—Hannah Rosen, author of Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South

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The Ethics of Cities: Shaping Policy for a Sustainable and Just Future by Timothy Beatley

“With sound scholarship and relevant case studies, this book will start conversations and appeal to a broad range of readers. A comprehensive introduction to the idea of ethical cities.”—R. Alfred Vick, University of Georgia

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Quitting the Nation: Emigrant Rights in North America by Eric R. Schlereth

“Schlereth’s exploration of the United States as a ‘nation of emigrants’ is a pathbreaking study which will both challenge and inspire scholars in a wide range of fields to rethink the nation’s history.”—Lucy Salyer, University of New Hampshire