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Jewish RadicalsA Documentary History

Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Tony Michels (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the intertwined histories of Jews and the American Left through a rich variety of primary documents. Written in English and Yiddish, these documents reflect the entire spectrum of ... More

Jews and BoozeBecoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Marni Davis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

From kosher wine to their ties to the liquor trade in Europe, Jews have a longstanding historical relationship with alcohol. But once prohibition hit America, American Jews were forced to choose ... More

Jews and the Civil WarA Reader

Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Jonathan D. Sarna and Adam D. Mendelsohn (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

At least 8,000 Jewish soldiers fought for the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. A few served together in Jewish companies while most fought alongside Christian comrades. Yet even as they ... More

Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850

Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850

Richard J. Ross

Lauren Benton (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771167
eISBN:
9780814708316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771167.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book advances our understanding of law and empire in the early modern world. It exposes new dimensions of legal pluralism in the British, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Ottoman empires. ... More

Lotions, Potions, Pills, and MagicHealth Care in Early America

Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Elaine G. Breslaw

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Health in early America was generally good. The food was plentiful, the air and water were clean, and people tended to enjoy strong constitutions as a result of this environment. Practitioners of ... More

Making the Empire WorkLabor and United States Imperialism

Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism

Daniel E. Bender and Jana K. Lipman (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871254
eISBN:
9781479822843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871254.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Millions of laborers, from the Philippines to the Caribbean, performed the work of the U.S. empire. Forging a global economy connecting the tropics to the industrial center, workers harvested sugar, ... More

Making Women's HistoriesBeyond National Perspectives

Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

Pamela S. Nadell and Kate Haulman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758908
eISBN:
9780814759226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758908.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book showcases the transformations that the intellectual and political production of women's history has engendered across time and space. It considers the difference women's and gender history ... More

Managing InequalityNorthern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Karen R. Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880096
eISBN:
9781479803637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880096.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

In the wake of the Civil War, many white northern leaders supported race-neutral laws and anti-discrimination statutes. These positions helped amplify the distinctions they drew between their ... More

More Than MedicineA History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

Jennifer Nelson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762776
eISBN:
9780814770894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762776.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1948, the Constitution of the World Health Organization declared, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Yet ... More

Negro Comrades of the CrownAfrican Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation

Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation

Gerald Horne

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773499
eISBN:
9780814790502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773499.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, this book reveals that after 1776, Africans and African ... More

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