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 Standing Firmly by the Flag    Standing Firmly by the Flag
Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867
James E. Potter

From a pool of barely nine thousand men of military age, Nebraska—still a territory at the time—sent more than three thousand soldiers to the Civil War. They fought and died for the Union cause, were wounded, taken prisoner, and in some cases deserted. But Nebraska’s military contribution is only one part of the more complex and interesting story that James E. Potter tells in Standing Firmly by the Flag.

 What They Saved What They Saved
Pieces of a Jewish Past
Nancy K. Miller

After her father’s death, Nancy K. Miller discovered a minuscule family archive: a handful of photographs, an unexplained land deed, a postcard from Argentina, unidentified locks of hair. These items had been passed down again and again, but what did they mean?

 Opa Nobody Opa Nobody
Sonya Huber

It had come to this: breastfeeding her screaming three-month-old while sitting on the cigarette-scarred floor of a union hall, lying to her husband so she could attend yet another activist meeting, and otherwise actively self-destructing. Then Sonya Huber turned to her long-dead grandfather, the family "nobody," for help.

 We Are Children Just the Same We Are Children Just the Same
Vedem, the Secret Magazine by the Boys of Terezín
Selected and edited by Marie Rút Krížková, Kurt Jirí Kotouc, and Zdenek Ornest
Translated from the Czech by R. Elizabeth Novak

From 1942 to 1944, a group of thirteen- to fifteen-year-old Jewish boys secretly produced a weekly magazine called Vedem (In the Lead) at the model concentration camp, Theresienstadt (“Terezín” in Czech).

 American Indian Nations from Termination to Restoration, 1953-2006 American Indian Nations from Termination to Restoration, 1953-2006
Roberta Ulrich

When the U.S. government ended its relationship with dozens of Native American tribes and bands between 1953 and 1966, it was in fact engaging in a massive social experiment.

 Under Postcolonial Eyes Under Postcolonial Eyes
Figuring the "jew" in Contemporary British Writing
Efraim Sicher and Linda Weinhouse

In the Western literary tradition, the “jew” has long been a figure of ethnic exclusion and social isolation—the wanderer, the scapegoat, the alien. But it is no longer clear where a perennial outsider belongs. This provocative study of contemporary British writing points to the figure of the “jew” as the litmus test of multicultural society.

 Tragically Speaking Tragically Speaking
On the Use and Abuse of Theory for Life
Kalliopi Nikolopoulou

From German idealism onward, Western thinkers have sought to revalue tragedy, invariably converging at one cardinal point: tragic art risks aestheticizing real violence. Tragically Speaking critically examines this revaluation, offering a new understanding of the changing meaning of tragedy in literary and moral discourse.

 Inside Dazzling Mountains Inside Dazzling Mountains
Southwest Native Verbal Arts
Edited by David L. Kozak

Inside Dazzling Mountains provides fresh new translations of Native oral literatures of the Southwest, a region of vital and varied cultures and languages. The collection features songs, stories, chants, and orations from the four major language groups of the Southwest: Yuman, Nadíne (Apachean), Uto-Aztecan, and Kiowa-Tanoan.

 Dakota Dakota
The Story of the Northern Plains
Norman K. Risjord

The northern plains are often ignored by the rest of the nation or, if not, are mentioned in the context of the weather, Mount Rushmore, or the Black Hills. However, North Dakota and South Dakota have a colorful past—and present—deserving of greater recognition.

 Celebrating Insurrection Celebrating Insurrection
The Commemoration and Representation of the Nineteenth-Century Mexican Pronunciamiento
Edited and with an introduction by Will Fowler

The pronunciamiento, a formal list of grievances designed to spark political change in nineteenth-century Mexico, was a problematic yet necessary practice.

 Muy buenas noches Muy buenas noches
Mexico, Television, and the Cold War
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante
Foreword by Richard Cole

Through an examination of early television news programs, this book reveals the tensions that existed between what the PRI and government officials wanted to be reported and what was actually reported and how.