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Religion and Peace
Global Perspectives and Possibilities
Edited by Nukhet A. Sandal and Ingo Trauschweizer

If religion can foment conflict, it can also cultivate peace. This perspective underpins the essays in this book, which explore the past, present, and future roles of religion and spirituality in transforming political and social conflicts between and within nations.

Political Science | Religion, Politics & State · History | Modern | General · Peace Studies · Global Issues

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To Speak and Be Heard
Seeking Good Government in Uganda, ca. 1500–2015
By Holly Elisabeth Hanson

Through detailed archival research, Hanson reveals the origins of Uganda’s strategies for good government—assembly, assent, and powerful gifts—and explains why East African party politics often fail.

Political Science, Africa · History | Africa | East · Colonialism and Decolonization · Uganda · Eastern Africa · African Studies

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The Phenomenology of Pain
By Saulius Geniusas

The Phenomenology of Pain is the first book-length investigation of its topic to appear in English. Groundbreaking, systematic, and illuminating, it opens a dialogue between phenomenology and the sciences to argue that science alone cannot clarify the nature of pain experience without incorporating a phenomenological approach.

Philosophy | Movements | Phenomenology · Psychology · Social Science | Disease & Health Issues · Philosophy

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Common Mosses, Liverworts, and Lichens of Ohio
A Visual Guide
By Robert Klips

Mosses, liverworts, and lichens are so prevalent on rocks, trees, walkways, and buildings that they often go unnoticed. With plain language and detailed color photographs of Ohio’s most common species—many of which appear throughout the Midwest—this guide helps nature lovers identify and understand their crucial role in the ecosystem.

Plant Guide · Science | Life Sciences | Botany · Nature | Regional · Ohio · Ohio and Regional · Guidebook

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Yankees in the Indian Ocean
American Commerce and Whaling, 1786–1860
By Jane Hooper

This unprecedented study of nineteenth-century American merchant and whaling activity in the Indian Ocean shows how it shaped later US imperial incursions in the Pacific and Caribbean. Sailors’ journals and other primary sources reveal American influence on the period’s global commerce, illegal slaving, and environmental degradation.

History | United States | 19th Century · History | Africa | East · History | Maritime History & Piracy · South Indian Ocean Islands · Indian Ocean Studies · Political Science | Imperialism

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African Leaders of the Twentieth Century, Volume 2
Cabral, Machel, Mugabe, Sirleaf
By Allen F. Isaacman, Barbara S. Isaacman, Peter Karibe Mendy, Sue Onslow, Martin Plaut, and Pamela Scully

This omnibus edition brings together concise and up-to-date biographies of Amílcar Cabral, Samora Machel, Robert Mugabe, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. African Leaders of the Twentieth Century, Volume 2 complements courses in history and political science and serves as a useful collection for general readers.

Biography & Autobiography | Political · African History · Political Science, Africa · Africa · African Studies

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The Papers of Clarence Mitchell Jr., Volume VI
The Struggle to Pass the 1960 Civil Rights Act, 1959–1960
By Clarence Mitchell Jr.
· Edited by Denton L. Watson

The Civil Rights Act of 1960 attempted to rectify loopholes in the 1957 Civil Rights Act that had enabled southern states to continue disenfranchising Black voters and, in Texas, Mexican Americans. The legislation called for federal inspection of voter registration polls and introduced penalties for obstructing a person from registering to vote.

Political Science | Political Process | Political Advocacy · Law | Civil Rights · Political Science | Civil Rights · African American Studies

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Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Named for the distinguished poet who taught for many years at Ohio University and made Athens, Ohio, the subject of many of his poems, the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize invites writers to submit unpublished collections of original poems.

The competition is open to both those who have not published a book-length collection and those who have.

Congratulations to Andrew Collard, winner of the 2023 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for Sprawl.

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New in African Studies

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To Speak and Be Heard
Seeking Good Government in Uganda, ca. 1500–2015
By Holly Elisabeth Hanson

Through detailed archival research, Hanson reveals the origins of Uganda’s strategies for good government—assembly, assent, and powerful gifts—and explains why East African party politics often fail.

Political Science, Africa · History | Africa | East · Colonialism and Decolonization · Uganda · Eastern Africa · African Studies

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Carceral Afterlives
Prisons, Detention, and Punishment in Postcolonial Uganda
By Katherine Bruce-Lockhart

This social and political history analyzes how incarceration, a practice and policy with colonial origins, was central to both the exertion of and challenges to state power in postcolonial Uganda. The book also illustrates the persistent imbrication of prisons, punishment, politics, and struggles for decolonization and freedom across the globe.

History | Africa | East · Social Science | Penology · Colonialism and Decolonization · Uganda · African Studies

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Environment, Power, and Justice
Southern African Histories
Edited by Graeme Wynn, Jane Carruthers, and Nancy J. Jacobs

With appreciation for both regional and chronological variation, this volume’s contributors track the global concept of environmental justice to analyze its influence in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Lesotho and to expand popular understandings of social-environmental harm.

History | Historical Geography · Human Rights · Social Science | Anthropology | Cultural & Social · Southern Africa · Environmental Studies · African Studies · History | Africa | South | General

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Spear
Mandela and the Revolutionaries
By Paul S. Landau

Spanning the years just before (and just after) Nelson Mandela’s 1962 arrest, this entirely fresh history of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), or Spear of the Nation, and its revolutionary milieu brings to life the period in which Mandela and his comrades fought South Africa’s apartheid regime not only with words and protests, but also with bombs and fire.

History | Revolutionary · Political Science, Africa · History | Africa | South | Republic of South Africa · Violence in Society · South Africa · African Studies

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Enchanted Ground
The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons
By Sharon Hatfield

In a fascinating work of religious history and cultural inquiry, Hatfield brings to life the true story of a nineteenth-century farmer-spiritualist, Jonathan Koons, whom thousands traveled to Ohio to see. As heirs to the second Great Awakening, he and his followers were part of a larger, uniquely American moment that still marks the culture today.

Spiritualism · History | United States | 19th Century · American History, Midwest · Ohio · Ohio and Regional

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Common Mosses, Liverworts, and Lichens of Ohio
A Visual Guide
By Robert Klips

Mosses, liverworts, and lichens are so prevalent on rocks, trees, walkways, and buildings that they often go unnoticed. With plain language and detailed color photographs of Ohio’s most common species—many of which appear throughout the Midwest—this guide helps nature lovers identify and understand their crucial role in the ecosystem.

Plant Guide · Science | Life Sciences | Botany · Nature | Regional · Ohio · Ohio and Regional · Guidebook

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Allegiance
Stories
By Gurney Norman

Spanning forty years of work, Allegiance is an autobiography told through stories—a rich personal journey into Norman’s life, place, and consciousness. In classic short stories, lyrical meditations, folktales, dreamscapes, and stream of consciousness writing, Norman imaginatively weaves together the threads of his life.

Short Stories (single author) · Appalachia · Fiction · Literature

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