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The Columbia University Press History Catalogue for 2015

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  • Were very excited to be sharing with you the Columbia University Press History catalog for 2015. These titles reflect the various areas we cover in our growing history list, including Asian history, Food history,

    International history, Middle East history, and U.S. history. The books reflect the global and interdisciplinary approach of our list and exemplify our commitment to high-quality scholarship.

    Among the many excellent books in this years catalog several deserve special attention. In U.S. history, Doug Rossinows The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s provides a compelling account of the decade

    and how Reagans policies shaped the nations politics, economy, culture, and relation to the world. The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution, by James Liebman and the Columbia DeLuna Project,

    and Michael Yudells Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century are both powerful histories race and its profound effects on the justice system and other institutions in American life. On a different note, Chop Suey USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America, by Yong Chen, provides a

    fascinating history of Americas first fast food and the Chinese immigrant experience.

    We have recently published three new works that highlight New York Citys economic, political, and

    cultural history. Capital of Capital: Money, Banking, and Power in New York City, by Steven Jaffe and Jessica Lautin, was published with the Museum of the City of New York and is the first book from our

    Columbia Studies in the History of Capitalism series. Frederick Douglass Opies Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office recounts how a powerful social

    movement transformed the citys neighborhoods, education, and workplaces. Finally, A Coney Island Reader offers a panoramic view of the beach resort through the words of some of Americas most famous writers.

    New titles in Middle East and Asian history reflect the range and depth of our list. Jie Lis Shanghai Homes offers a highly original microhistory of residential life in Shanghai in the twentieth century, told

    through the author's family history. Wendy Law-Yones A Daughters Memoir of Burma is an adventure story, love story, and political memoir set against Burmas turbulent twentieth century. Hans van de

    Vens Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China brilliantly recounts Chinas rocky entrance into the global political economy. Jerusalem Unbound: Geography, History, and the Future of the Holy City, by Michael Dumper, plots a history of Jerusalem that makes

    sense of the citys many, often overlapping borders to better understand its possible future.

    Finally, we have also recently published four noteworthy books that examine the theory and practice of history,

    including Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation, by Eelco Runia; History and Popular Memory:

    The Power of Story in Moments of Crisis, by Paul A. Cohen; Regimes of Historicity: Presentism and Experiences of

    Time, by Franois Hartog; and Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholars Passage to India, by Nicholas B. Dirks.

    We hope you share our excitement about these new books, and we look forward to hearing from you.

    Sincerely,

    Philip Leventhal, senior editor for U.S. History and New York City History

    Anne Routon, senior editor for Asian History, International History, and Middle East History

    Letter from the editors:

  • United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

    United States Cultural . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

    New York City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

    Asian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

    Middle East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

    European . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

    Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

    Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

    Ancient & Medieval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

    Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

    Intellectual & Historiography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

    Culinary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

    Other Books of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

    Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

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    Manuscript queries and proposals can be sent to Philip Leventhal at [email protected] for U.S. and New York City History, and Anne Routon at [email protected] for Asian, International, and Middle East History.

    For a complete listing of Columbias titles or for more information about any book in this catalog, visit our web site: cup.columbia.edu

    Most titles in this catalog published by Columbia University Press are available worldwide from the Press. If no UK price appears for a title, it is most likely available from Columbia only in the United States, its possessions, and Canada.

    UNited states history

    The Reagan EraA History of the 1980sdoUg rossiNow

    "One of the best books on the 1980s written to date. Rossinow offers a deeply researched and compelling account of the decade in its many facets: political, economic, cultural, and international."

    Jeremi Suri, University of Texas at Austin

    "With rare eloquence and erudition, Doug Rossinow captures the many contradictions of the 1980s, years when the cultural, political, and economic landscape of the United States was decisively reconfigured by the rise of Ronald Reagan and his conservative movement. This book not only paints a vivid portrait of a momentous historical turning point, it illuminates dynamics that continue to shape our world even now. There is no better introduction to the Reagan years."Joseph A. McCartin, Georgetown University

    $35.00 / 24.00 cloth 978-0-231-16988-2

    2015 392 pages

    THE REAGAN

    ERA

    DOUG ROSSINOW

    A HISTORY OF THE

    1980s

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    The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United Statesedited by terryl l. giveNs aNd reid l.

    NeilsoN

    "The most expansive and comprehensive collection of documents ever compiled about the LDS Church in the United States. Dealing with subjects varied and frequently controversial, from theology and polity to race and sexuality, Terryl L. Givens and Reid L. Neilson include glimpses of Mormonism as revealed, proscribed, and lived in many times and places....An indispensable resource and starting point for anyone interested in the history and ongoing story of the Mormon faith for years to come." Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, Washington University in St. Louis

    $80.00 / 55.00 cloth 978-0-231-14942-6

    2014 480 pages

    Race Unmasked Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century miChael yUdell

    Race Unmasked is a terrific guide to the often invisible, intertwined terrain of science and politics around race. Re-reading the past with an eye toward nuance and clarity, Michael Yudell understands how race comes to be unintentionally hidden yet still can be uncovered and critiqued. This book should find its way into classrooms across the curriculum.Susan M. Reverby, Wellesley College

    Michael Yudell has given us a fascinating and perceptive study of mans most dangerous myth. This insightful book on race should be read widely by anyone concerned with the multiple uses, misuses, tangled history, and persistent confusions over this vexed and potent concept.Keith Wailoo, Princeton University

    $40.00 / 27.50 978-0231-16874-8

    2014 304 pages

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    The Wrong CarlosAnatomy of a Wrongful ExecutionJames s. liebmaN aNd the ColUmbia

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    "Liebman and his coauthors tell an important story of alleged wrongful execution. The story of Carlos DeLuna highlights several important yet often overlooked problems plaguing our criminal justice system, ranging from the pitfalls of eyewitness identification to the disadvantages of the restrictions of habeas corpus."-Meghan Ryan, Southern Methodist University School of Law

    "Wrenching . . . death penalty opponents now have a definitive example to cite; death penalty proponents have an agonizing case to consider."-Kirkus (Starred Review)

    $27.95 / 19.90 paper 978-0-231-16723-9

    2014 448 pages / 99 i l lus

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