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Humanities Open Book XML Titles

AuthorTitleDate Live
Barrett, PaulThe Automobile and Urban Transit: The Formation of Public Policy in Chicago, 1900-1930August 1, 2017
Beck, Brenda E.F. The Three Twins: The Telling of a South Indian Folk EpicAugust 1, 2017
Bendix, Regina FProgress and Nostalgia: Silvesterklausen in Urnasch, SwitzerlandAugust 1, 2017
Brett-Smith, SarahThe Making of Bamana Sculpture: Creativity and GenderAugust 1, 2017
Gillespie, Angus K. Folklorist of the Coal Fields: George Korson's Life and WorkAugust 1, 2017
Glassman, Jonathon Feasts and Riot: Revelry, Rebellion, and Popular Consciousness on the Swahili Coast, 1856-1888August 1, 2017
Hodgson, Dorothy Louise (ed.); McCurdy, Sheryl A. (ed.)“Wicked” Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender in AfricaAugust 1, 2017
Lloyd, Timothy C.; Mullen, Patrick Lake Erie Fishermen: Work, Identity, and TraditionAugust 1, 2017
Platt, Harold L. The Electric City: Energy and the Growth of the Chicago Area, 1880-1930August 1, 2017
Seely, Bruce EdsallBuilding the American Highway System: Engineers as Policy MakersAugust 1, 2017
Shelemay, Kay KaufmanMusic, Ritual, and Falasha HistoryAugust 1, 2017
Slyomovics, SusanThe Merchant of Art: An Egyptian Hilali Oral Epic Poet in PerformanceAugust 1, 2017
von Hippel, Eric Democratizing InnovationAugust 1, 2017

XML Titles

AuthorTitleDate Live
Alford, StephenKingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VIJan. 2008
Andrade, TonioHow Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth CenturyFeb. 2010
Argote-Freyre, FrankFulgencio Batista: From Revolutionary to StrongmanFeb. 2008
Bagnall, Roger S., and Cribiore, RaffaellaWomen's Letters from Ancient Egypt, 300 BC–AD 800Oct. 2008
Bender, Daniel E.Sweated Work, Weak Bodies : Anti-Sweatshop Campaigns and Languages of LaborMar. 2006
Brett, JudithAustralian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class: From Alfred Deakin to John HowardJan. 2008
Brock, Sebastian P.Holy Women of the Syrian OrientJan. 2008
Brown, Gregory S.A Field of Honor: Writers, Court Culture and Public Theater in French Literary Life from Racine to the RevolutionOct. 2007
Brown, JoshuaBeyond the Lines: Pictorial Reporting, Everyday Life, and the Crisis of Gilded Age AmericaJan. 2004
Bunche, Ralph J.A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro LeadershipJuly 2007
Clarke, John R.Roman Black-and-White Figural MosaicsSept. 2006
Clarke, John R., and Nayla Muntasser (eds.)Oplontis Villa A (“of Poppaea”) at Torre Annunziata, Italy, Vol. 1: The Ancient Setting and Modern RediscoveryDecember 2014
Clarke, Sally H.Trust and Power: Consumers, the Modern Firm, and the Making of the American Automobile MarketAug. 2007
Davis, Robert C., and Marvin, Garry R.Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed CityJan. 2006
Dunn, Ross E.The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveller of the 14th CenturyJan. 2008
Estes, Kenneth W.A European Anabasis: Western European Volunteers in the German Army and SS, 1940-1945July 2008
Fields, SherryPestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial MexicoApr. 2011
Frischer, Bernard, and Dakouri-Hild, A.Beyond Illustration: The Use of 3D Technologies as a Tool of Discovery in ArchaeologyApr. 2009
Frischer, Bernard, Crawford, Jane, and De Simone, MonicaThe Horace's Villa Project, 1997-2003July 2008
Frischer, BernardThe Sculpted Word: Epicureanism and Philosophical Recruitment in Ancient GreeceNov. 2006
Gallup-Diaz, IgnacioThe Door of the Seas and Key to the Universe: Indian Politics and the Imperial Rivalry in the Darien, 1640-1750June 2008
Gellman, David N., and Quigley, DavidJim Crow New York: A Documentary History of Race and Citizenship, 1777–1877Dec. 2004
Gengenbach, HeidiBinding Memories: Women as Makers and Tellers of History in Magude, MozambiqueMar. 2010
Gonzales, Rhonda M.Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CEMay 2014
Gordon, Sarah A.“Make It Yourself”: Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930Nov. 2009
Greenberg, Joshua R.Advocating The Man: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840Oct. 2007
Haddad, John R.The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture, 1778-1876Nov. 2007
Halavais, MaryLike Wheat to the Miller: Community, Convivencia, and the Construction of Morisco Identity in Sixteenth-Century AragonOct. 2007
Hanifi, Shah MahmoudConnecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial FrontierFeb. 2014
Hanley, WayneThe Genesis of Napoleonic Propaganda, 1796-1799Aug. 2008
Hansen, KathrynGrounds for Play: The Nautanki Theatre of North IndiaDecember 2014
Hardgrove, AnneCommunity and Public Culture: The Marwaris in Calcutta, c. 1897-1997Dec. 2007
Hart, John MasonEmpire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico Since the Civil WarMay 2003
Hatch, ElvinRespectable Lives: Social Standing in Rural New ZealandJan. 2008
Hodgdon, TimothyManhood in the Age of Aquarius: Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities, 1965-83Oct. 2009
Hoffecker, John F.Desolate Landscapes: Ice-Age Settlement in Eastern EuropeMar. 2004
Holler, Jacqueline ZuzannEscogidas plantas: nuns and beatas in Mexico City, 1531–1601Apr. 2008
Husson, Thérèse-AdèleReflections: The Life and Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Post-Revolutionary FranceSept. 2003
Iriye, AkiraGlobal Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary WorldMay 2003
Jackson, Virginia (ed.)On Periodization: Selected Essays from the English InstituteAug. 2010
Katten, MichaelColonial Lists/Indian Power: Identity Politics in Nineteenth Century Telugu-Speaking IndiaJune 2009
Keough, WilleenThe Slender Thread: Irish Women on the Southern Avalon, 1750-1860Mar. 2009
Kirkbride, RobertArchitecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da MontefeltroJuly 2013
Kowalsky, DanielStalin and the Spanish Civil WarMay 2008
Langdon, Jennifer E.Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s HollywoodNov. 2010
LeBlanc, Robin M.Bicycle Citizens: The Political World of the Japanese HousewifeJan. 2008
Lee, AndrewScottsboro, Alabama: A Story in Linoleum CutsJuly 2004
Lindgren, Erika LaurenSensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval GermanyFeb. 2014
Litchfield, Burr R.Florence Ducal CapitalOct. 2008
Lowengard, SarahThe Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century EuropeFeb. 2008
MacLehose, William'A Tender Age': Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth CenturiesNov. 2007
Marble, Sanders"The Infantry cannot do with a gun less": The Place of the Artillery in the BEF, 1914-1918Oct. 2008
McGill, Meredith (ed.)Taking Liberties with the Author: Selected Essays from the English InstituteApr. 2013
McIntosh, J. L.From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558Nov. 2013
Miller, Kerby A.Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan: Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675–1815Nov. 2006
Mitchell, Laura J.Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South AfricaMay 2014
Moon, KrystynYellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850s–1920sJuly 2006
Morrison, Kenneth M.The Embattled Northeast: The Elusive Ideal of Alliance in Abenaki-Euramerican RelationsJan. 2008
Murdoch, LydiaImagined Orphans: Poor Families, Child Welfare, and Contested Citizenship in LondonApr. 2007
Nadis, FredWonder Shows: Performing Science, Magic, and Religion in AmericaJuly 2006
Nevins, AlanFord: The Times, the Man, the CompanyJan. 2008
Nevins, AlanFord: Expansion and Challenge, 1915-1933Jan. 2008
Nevins, AlanFord: Decline and Rebirth, 1933-1962Jan. 2008
Newman, BarbaraVoice of the Living Light: Hildegard of Bingen and Her WorldJan. 2008
Nielsen, KimThe Radical Lives of Helen KellerOct. 2007
Nielsen, KimHelen Keller: Selected WritingsOct. 2007
O’Connell, Monique, Kohl, Benjamin G., Mozzato, Andrea, and Salmini, ClaudiaRulers of Venice, 1332-1524: Interpretations, Methods, DatabaseJune 2009
O’Sullivan, ChristopherSumner Welles, Postwar Planning, and the Quest for a New World Order, 1937-1943Nov. 2008
Palermo, Joseph A.In His Own Right: The Political Odyssey of Senator Robert F. KennedySept. 2003
Palmer, Scott W.Dictatorship of the Air: Aviation Culture and the Fate of Modern RussiaOct. 2007
Pedersen, Jean E.Legislating the French Family: Feminism, Theater, and Republican Politics, 1870–1920May 2004
Peña, Carolyn de laThe Body Electric: How Strange Machines Built the Modern AmericanMar. 2004
Pfau, Ann ElizabethMiss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War IINov. 2013
Pohlandt-McCormick, Helena“I Saw a Nightmare . . .”--Doing Violence to Memory: The Soweto Uprising, June 16, 1976Mar. 2010
Pollard, Robert T.China's Foreign Relations, 1917-1931Jan. 2008
Poulos, MargaretArms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist IdentityMay 2014
Rambo, Kirsten S.“Trivial Complaints”: The Role of Privacy in Domestic Violence Law and Activism in the U.S.June 2013
Reid, Donald M.Whose Pharaohs? Archaeology, Museums, and Egyptian National Identity from Napoleon to World War IJan. 2004
Rentetzi, MariaTrafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices: Radium Research in Early 20th Century ViennaSept. 2012
Robertson, JenniferTakarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern JapanJan. 2008
Richards, John F.The Unending Frontier: An Environmental History of the Early Modern WorldJan. 2004
Schoenwald, Jonathan M.A Time for Choosing: Extremism and the Rise of Modern American ConservatismSept. 2003
Sigel, Lisa Z.Governing Pleasures: Pornography and Social Change in England, 1815–1914May 2003
Simpson, Lesley ByrdThe Encomienda in New Spain: The Beginning of Spanish MexicoJan. 2008
Snow, C.P.The Two CulturesJan. 2008
Stephenson, PaulByzantiums's Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204Jan. 2008
Steuer, KennethThe American YMCA and Prisoner of War Diplomacy during World War ISept. 2009
Torrey, E. Fuller, and Miller, JudyThe Invisible Plague: The Rise of Mental Illness from 1750 to the PresentMay 2004
Turton, GodfreyThe Syrian Princesses: The Women Who Ruled Rome, AD 193-235Jan. 2008
Vandiver, MargaretLethal Punishment: Lynchings and Legal Executions in the SouthJuly 2007
Warhol, Robyn (ed.)The Work of Genre: Selected Essays from the English InstituteOct. 2011
White, LuiseSpeaking With Vampires: Rumor and History in Colonial AfricaJan. 2008
Yang, BinBetween Winds and Clouds: the Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE-Twentieth Century CE)Feb. 2014