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From Newgate to Dannemora
The Rise of the Penitentiary in New York, 1796–1848
David Lewis
A significant chapter in the history of American social reform is traced in this skillful account of the rise of the New York penitentiary system at a time when the United States was garnering international acclaim for its penal methods. Beginning...



From Challenging Culture to Challenged Culture
The Sicilian Cultural Code and the Socio-Cultural Praxis of Sicilian Immigrants in Belgium
Johan Leman



With Stalin against Tito
Cominformist Splits in Yugoslav Communism
Ivo Banac



Writing from History
The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Renaissance Literature
Timothy Hampton



Pathways from the Periphery
The Politics of Growth in the Newly Industrializing Countries
Stephan Haggard



From PKI to the Comintern, 1924–1941
The Apprenticeship of the Malayan Communist Party
Cheah Boon Kheng
A compilation of selected documents that provide rare glimpses into the development, thought, and policies of the early Malaysian Communist Party...



Fields from the Sea
Chinese Junk Trade with Siam during the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century
Jennifer Cushman
Methodical and inquisitive, Cushman explores Chinese junk trade with Siam over two centuries. In the course of her analysis, the author illuminates significant aspects of China's economic development, the implementation of commercial policies by the...



Approaching Suharto's Indonesia from the Margins
This text is the fourth and final volume in a series of essays by Japanese scholars of Southeast Asia. The authors examine issues such as the political styles and methodologies of Suharto's New Order government, the economic development of Indonesia...



Working from the Margins
Voices of Mothers in Poverty
Virginia E. Schein
Virginia E. Schein shatters the stereotype of mothers on welfare. The women she interviewed in cities, towns, and rural areas talked to her about their deep committment to the children they are raising in poverty, about the abuse they have endured...



Remembering Stalin's Victims
Popular Memory and the End of the USSR
Kathleen E. Smith



Industry, State, and Society in Stalin's Russia, 1926–1934
David R. Shearer
In his reexamination of the origins of the Stalinist state during the formative period of rapid industrialization in the late 1920s and early 1930s, David R. Shearer argues that a centralized state-controlled economic system was the consciously...



From Company Doctors to Managed Care
The United Mine Workers' Noble Experiment
Ivana Krajcinovic
Krajcinovic describes the establishment, operation, and demise of the UMWA's Welfare Fund that brought mining families from the backwater to the forefront of medical care in less than a decade.



From Where I Sit
Essays on Bees, Beekeeping, and Science
Mark L. Winston
A scientist before he was a beekeeper, Mark L. Winston found in his new hobby a paradigm for understanding the role science should play in society. In essays originally appearing as columns in Bee Culture, the leading professional journal, Winston...



From the Margins of Empire
Christina Stead, Doris Lessing, Nadine Gordimer
Louise Yelin
Situated at the intersection of the colonial and the postcolonial, the modern and the postmodern, the novelists Christina Stead, Doris Lessing, and Nadine Gordimer all bear witness to this century's global transformations. From the Margins of Empire...



Tales from Djakarta
Caricatures of Circumstances and their Human Beings
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
A translation of short stories by the well-known Indonesian author, Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Written in the 1950s, these stories are intensely regional in flavor and modern in approach. This collection includes such works as "Stranded Fish," "Creatures...



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