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New and Upcoming Titles
May 2021

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Village Work
Development and Rural Statecraft in Twentieth-Century Ghana
By Alice Wiemers

This detailed and groundbreaking history of rural Ghanaian statecraft details the crucial importance that local village development systems have on regional and national scales.

Business & Economics | Development Studies · History | Africa | West · Developing & Emerging Countries · Colonialism and Decolonization · Ghana · Western Africa · African Studies

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All about Flowers
James Vick's Nineteenth-Century Seed Company
By Thomas J. Mickey
· Foreword by Charles A. Birnbaum

Avid flower man James Vick ingrained a nationwide conviction that no home was complete without flowers and transformed the ordinary, nineteenth-century American mail-order seed business with an unprecedented marketing strategy.

Floriculture · History | United States | 19th Century · Business & Economics | Advertising & Promotion · Gardening

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Militarizing Marriage
West African Soldiers’ Conjugal Traditions in Modern French Empire
By Sarah J. Zimmerman

By prioritizing women and conjugality in the historiography of African colonial soldiers, Militarizing Marriage historicizes how the subjugation of women was indispensable to military conquest and colonial rule across French Empire.

History | Africa | West · Women’s Studies · Colonialism and Decolonization · Military History · Western Africa · Senegal · Algeria · Middle East · Syria · Madagascar · Vietnam · African Studies

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The Saints and the State
The Mormon Troubles in Illinois
By James Simeone

James Simeone’s case study uncovers in the 1846 expulsion of Mormons from Illinois an important object lesson for American democracy today, revealing the impossibility of state neutrality in the face of entrenched group beliefs and segregated settlement.

Religion | Religion, Politics & State · Political Science | Religion, Politics & State · Religion | Christianity | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints · History | United States | 19th Century · Illinois · American History, Midwest


That’s it for May. If you’re curious about what’s coming out next month, you can get a sneak peek at June.