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Selected Faculty eBooks

Medieval Monstrosity:Imagining the Monstrous in Medieval Europe
book: Racism and the Making of Gay Rights : A Sexologist, His Student, and the Empire of Queer Love
Christianization of Knowledge in Late Antiquity : Intellectual and Material Transformations.
book: Chosen Peoples: Christianity and Political Imagination in South Sudan
Empire of Convicts : Indian Penal Labor in Colonial Southeast Asia
book: Menace to Empire : Anticolonial Solidarities and the Transpacific Origins of the US Security State
book: The Sovereign Trickster : Death and Laughter in the Age of Duterte
book: The Oldest Guard: Forging the Zionist Settler Past
book cover: Beneath the Surface: A Transnational History of Skin Lighteners
book cover: City of Black Gold : Oil, Ethnicity, and the Making of Modern Kirkuk
Citizens of Scandal : Journalism, Secrecy, and the Politics of Reckoning in Mexico
The Code : Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America
book cover: Saltwater Slavery : A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora
Women in the Sky : Gender and Labor in the Making of Modern Korea
book cover: The Legend of Mar Qardagh: Narrative and Christian Heroism in Late Antique Iraq
book cover: The Promise of the Foreign : Nationalism and the Technics of Translation in the Spanish Philippines
book cover: The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire
book cover: Law and the Imagination in Medieval Wales
book cover: Writing History for the King: Henry II and the Politics of Vernacular Historiography
book cover: Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century
book cover: Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West
book cover: The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs
book cover: Sex and the Weimar Republic : German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis
book cover: Inescapable ecologies: a history of environment, disease, and knowledge
book cover: Lever of Empire: The International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan
book cover: Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation
book cover: Motherless Tongues: the Insurgency of Language amid Wars of Translation
book cover: Emperor Huizong
book cover: Unsettled: Refugee Camps and the Making of Multicultural Britain
book cover: France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart: An Epic Tale for Modern Times
book cover: The Muslim Question and Russian Imperial Governance
book cover: After Hitler, Before Stalin: Catholics, Communists, and Democrats in Slovakia, 1945–1948
book cover: Silencing Race : Disentangling Blackness, Colonialism, and National Identities in Puerto Rico
book cover: Jewish Salonica : Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece
book cover: Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948
book cover: Inventing Exoticism: Geography, Globalism, and Europe's Early Modern World
book cover: Dark Speech: The Performance of Law in Early Ireland
book cover: Medicine and Politics in Colonial Peru: Population Growth and the Bourbon Reforms
book cover: Politics of the womb: women, reproduction, and the state in Kenya
book cover: The Forging of a Black Community: Seattle’s Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era
book cover: The Afterlife of Empire
book cover: Imagined Ancestries of Vietnamese Communism: Ton Duc Thang and the Politics of History and Memory
book cover: Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories
book cover: Risky Shores : Savagery and Colonialism in the Western Pacific
book cover: Rich Indians: Native People and the Problem of Wealth in American History
book cover: Southern Diaspora : How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America
book cover: Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements across the Pacific
book cover: Emergence of Genetic Rationality: Space, Time, & Information in American Biological Science, 1870-1920
book cover: From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy : The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China
book cover: Bazaar India: Markets, Society, and the Colonial State in Gangetic Bihar

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