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Faculty Books


Ponce de Leon, Charles L.  That’s the Way It Is: A History of Television News in America.  University of Chicago Press, 2015

 That's The Way It Is


Kenneth Curtis. Architects of World History: Researching the Global Past, co-edited with Jerry Bentley, Wiley Blackwell, 2014

Curtis Architects

Emily Berquist Soule. The Bishop’s Utopia: Envisioning Improvement in Colonial Peru. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.

The Bishop's Utopia

Arnold P. Kaminsky. Nationalism and Imperialism in South and Southeast Asia: Essays in Honor of D.R. SarDesai, edited with Roger D. Long (forthcoming, New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2014)

Arnold P. Kaminsky. Propaganda and Political Warfare in South Asia: India and Anglo-American Relations during WWII.  (Forthcoming, London: Routledge Studies in South Asian History July, 2014)


Daniele Bolelli, Create Your Own Religion: A How-To Book without Instructions. Disinformation Books, 2013

create your own relition

Sharlene Sayegh, History and Theory, with Eric Altice. Pearson, 2013

 History and Theory

Hugh Wilford, America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East. Basic Books, 2013.

 Americas Great Game Wilford


Ali İğmen, Speaking Soviet with and Accent: Culture and Power in Kyrgyzstan, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, Central Eurasia in Context Series, 2012

 Speaking Soviet

Andrew L. Jenks. The Cosmonaut Who Couldn’t Stop Smiling: The Life and Legend of Yuri Gagarin. Northern Illinois University Press, 2012.


Margaret Kuo, Intolerable Cruelty: Marriage, Law, and Society in Early Twentieth-Century China, Rowman and Littlefield, 2012.



Daniele Bolelli, 50 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know: Religion. The Disinformation Company, 2011.  

 Things Youre Not Supposed

Patricia Cleary, The World, the Flesh, and the Devil: A History of Colonial St. Louis. University of Missouri Press, 2011.

 the world the flesh

Troy R. Johnson, The Cherokee Settlements in East Texas and the Fredonia Revolution of 1826.The Edwin Mellen Press, 2011.


Arnold P. Kaminsky and Roger D. Long, eds. India Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic, 2 vols. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood-Praeger Press, 2011.

 Kaminsky India Today

Tim Keirn and Norbert Schurer, eds. British Encounters with India,1750-1830: A Sourcebook, Palgrave Macmillan,
ISN: 978-0-230-23144-3, ISBN10: 0-230-23144-6;

 Keirn British Encounters

Brett Mizelle, Pig, Reaktion Books “Animal” Series, 2011.

 Mizelle Pig


Kenneth Curtis, Voyages in World History, with Valerie Hansen, 1st edition, Wadsworth, 2010 (2nd edition 2014) 

 Curtis Voyages

Andrew L. Jenks,  Perils of Progress: Environmental Disasters in the Twentieth Century. Pearson, 2010. 

 Jenks Perils

Marie Kelleher, The Measure of Woman: Law and Female Identity in the Crown of Aragon  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.

 Kelleher Measure

Caitlin E. Murdock, Changing Places: Society, Culture, and Territory in the Saxon-Bohemian Borderlands, 1870-1946. University of Michigan Press,  2010.

 Murdock Changing


Eileen Luhr, Witnessing Suburbia: Conservatives and Christian Youth Culture. University of California Press, 2009.

 luhr witnessing

Sarah Schrank, Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).

Schrank Art And


Jane Dabel, A Respectable Woman: The Public Roles of African American Women in 19th-Century New York. NYU Press, 2008.

 Dabel Respectable

Troy R. Johnson. The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island: Red Power and Self-Determination. University of Nebraska Press. 2008.

 Johnson Occupation

Hugh Wilford, The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America, Harvard University Press, 2008 (paperback 2009).

 Wilford Wurlitzer


Troy R. Johnson, Red Power: The Native American Civil Rights Movement. Chelsea House Publications. 2007.

 Johnson Red Power


Charles L. Ponce de Leon. Fortunate son: the life of Elvis Presley. New York : Hill and Wang, 2006.

 Ponce de Leon Fortunate

Hugh Wilford (Ed. With Helen Laville), The US Government, Citizen Groups, and the Cold War: The State-Private Network (Routledge, Studies in Intelligence, 2006)

 Wilford US


Andrew L. Jenks, Russia in a Box: Art and Identity in an Age of Revolution. Northern Illinois University Press, 2005.

 Jenks Russia in a Box

David Shafer, The Paris Commune: French Politics, Culture, and Society at the Crossroads of the Revolutionary Tradition and Revolutionary Socialism (European History in Perspective series) Palgrave-Macmillan 2005

 Shafer Paris Commune


Donna M. Binkiewicz, Federalizing the Muse: United States Arts Policy and the National Endowment for the Arts, 1965-1980 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004).

 Binkiewicz Federalizing


Daniele Bolelli, On the Warrior’s Path: Philosophy, Fighting, and Martial Arts Mythology, Blue Snake Books, 2003.

 Bolelli On the Warrior

Hugh Wilford, The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War: Calling the Tune? Studies in Intelligence, Routledge, 2003.

 Wilford the CIA


Kenneth Curtis, Discovering the Global Past: A Look at the Evidence, 2nd edition, Wadsworth, 2002, (4th edition 2012)

 Curtis Discovering

Troy R. Johnson, Distinguished Native American Religious Practitioners and Healers.  Orxy Press. 2002.

 Johnson Distinguished

Charles L. Ponce de Leon. Self-exposure: human-interest journalism and the emergence of celebrity in America, 1890-1940. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

 Ponce de Leon Self


Houri Berberian, Armenians and the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911: “The Love for Freedom Has No Fatherland.” Boulder: Westview Press, 2001.

 Berberian Armenians

Troy R. Johnson. Native North American Almanac, 2nd Ed. Assoc. Ed. With Duane Champagne. Gale Research, Inc. 2001.

 Johnson Native North


Patricia Cleary, Elizabeth Murray: A Woman’s Pursuit of Independence in Eighteenth-century America (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000).

 Cleary Elizabeth


Troy R. Johnson, Contemporary Political Issues of the American Indian (editor) AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA, 1999.

 Johnson Contemporary

Troy R. Johnson, Ed. Red Power: The American Indians Fight For Freedom, (with Alvin Joseph, Jr. and Joane Nagel), University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

 Johnson Red Power


Troy R. Johnson, American Indian Activism, Alcatraz to The Longest Walk, (co-edited with Joane Nagel and Duane Champagne), University of Illinois Press, 1997.

 Johnson Activism


Troy R. Johnson, The Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island and the Rise of Indian Activism, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1996.

 Johnson Occupation


Troy R. Johnson, You Are On Indian Land! Alcatraz Island, 1969-1971, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995.

 Johnson You Are

Hugh Wilford, The New York Intellectuals: From Vanguard to Institution, 1995. Manchester University Press, 1995.

 Wilford New York


Sherna Berger Gluck, An American Feminist in Palestine: The Intifada Years (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994)

 Gluck American Feminist

Troy R. Johnson. Alcatraz: Indian Land Forever:  Activism Poetry and Political Statements from Alcatraz Island, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994.

 Johnson Alcatraz Forever

Troy R. Johnson, The Native North American Almanac, Associate-editor, Gale Research, Inc. Detroit, 1994.

 Johnson Native North


Troy R. Johnson, The Indian Child Welfare Act: Unto the Seventh Generation, Conference Proceedings, editor, University of California, Los Angeles, 1993.

 Johnson Indian Child


Sherna Berger Gluck and Daphne Patai (eds), Women’s Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History (New York/London: Routledge, 1991)

 Gluck Womens WOrds


Arlene Lazarowitz, Years in Exile:  The Liberal Democrats, 1950-1959, New York:  Garland Press, 1988.

 Lazarowitz Years


Sherna Berger Gluck, Rosie the Riveter Revisited: Women, the War and Social Change (Paperback edition – New York: Meridian, 1987)

 Gluck Rosie


Arnold Kaminsky, The India Office, 1880-1910  (Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 1986)

 Kaminsky India Office


Sherna Berger Gluck, From Parlor to Prison: Five American Suffragists Talk about Their Lives (New York: Random House/Vintage, 1976; New Feminist Library edition, New York: Monthly Review Press, 1985)

 Gluck From Parlor


David Hood. The Rise of Rome: How to Explain It. D. C. Heath and Company, 1970.

 Hood Problems

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