Ronald H. Bayor (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity explores how Americans think of themselves and how science, religion, period of migration, gender, education, politics, intermarriage, and occupational mobility shape both this image and American life. Since the 1965 Immigration Act opened the gates to newer groups, historical writing on immigration and ethnicity has evolved over the years to include numerous immigrant sources and to provide trenchant analyses of American immigration and ethnicity. For the first time, this handbook brings together twenty-nine leading scholars in the field to make sense of all the themes, methodologies, and trends that characterize the debate on American immigration. They examine a wide range of topics, including panethnicity, whiteness, intermarriage, bilingualism, religion, museum ethnic displays, naturalization, regional mobility, immigration legislation and its reception, ethnicity-related crime and gang formation, and the forms of communication with the homeland. The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity focuses on the cutting-edge issues and questions of the field. What are scholars studying, how has the field diverged from earlier works, and where is the field heading? These original essays will set the themes, agendas, and topics for new research."
Frederick E. Hoxie (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History explores major topics and themes in the Native American past and helps readers to identify major resources for further study and research. The book presents the story of the indigenous peoples who lived—and live—in the territory that became the United States. It describes the major aspects of the historical change that occurred over the past 500 years, with chapters by leading experts, both Native and non-Native, that focus on significant moments of upheaval and change, place-based histories of major centers of indigenous occupation, and overviews of major aspects of Indian community and national life. The Handbook not only substitutes what is “correct” for what is “wrong,” it also offers readers stimulating ideas and guides to the scholarly resources that will enable them to pursue these topics more deeply.
David K. Yoo and Eiichiro Azuma (eds)
Out of the tumult of the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s emerged the academic field of Asian American history. Early works focused on the social history of immigrant groups to Hawai’i and the continental United States, with an emphasis on lived experience, resistance, and agency against the backdrop of American racism. More recent scholarship, like the study of United States history as a whole, has taken a transnational and cultural “turn” with empire and war serving key interpretive frames. Propelled by theoretical engagement with other fields and disciplines, intersectional analyses of race, class, gender, and sexuality have come to characterize the historical treatment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This project represents a wide-ranging commentary on the state of the field—mapping how the field has emerged over time, its current status, and projections about future directions. The handbook is unique in the existing literature in that no other book has assembled so many specialists to engage such a diversity of topics and issues. While no single work could claim to be comprehensive or exhaustive, this handbook represents the fullest exploration of the field of Asian American history to date.
Peter Clark (ed.)
In 2008 for the first time the majority of the planet's inhabitants lived in cities and towns. Becoming globally urban has been one of mankind's greatest collective achievements over time and raises many questions. How did global city systems evolve and interact in the past? How have historic urban patterns impacted on those of the contemporary world? And what were the key drivers in the roller-coaster of urban change over the millennia — market forces such as trade and industry, rulers and governments, competition and collaboration between cities, or the urban environment and demographic forces? The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History offers a detailed comparative study of urban development from ancient times to the present day. The book explores not only the main trends in the growth of cities and towns across the world — in Asia and the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the Americas — and the different types of cities from great metropolitan centres to suburbs, colonial cities, and market towns, but also many of the essential themes in the making and remaking of the urban world: the role of power, economic development, migration, social inequality, environmental challenge and the urban response, religion and representation, cinema, and urban creativity. Split into three parts covering ancient cities, the medieval and early modern period, and the modern and contemporary era, it begins with an introduction identifying the importance and challenges of research on cities in world history as well as the crucial outlines of urban development since the earliest cities in ancient Mesopotamia to the present.
Amal Ghazal and Jens Hanssen (eds)
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It is in moments of great upheaval that societies may best be studied. Today, The North Africa and the Middle East region (MENA) finds itself in the most alarming state since World War I. The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle East and North African History is a timely intervention to interrogate the region’s internal dynamics and take stock of its place in world politics. It illuminates afresh dominant historical currents as well as counter-currents that previous accounts have not given their due attention or have failed to notice. Broadly chronological, this volume combines thematic and country-based, multi-disciplinary analysis in order to reconsider half a century of scholarship and to critically examine the defining processes and structures of historical developments from Morocco to Iran and from Turkey to Yemen over the past two centuries.
Hamish Scott (ed.)
This Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to early modern Europe in a global context. It presents some account of the development of the subject during the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It is authoritative both on established topics in political history and the history of ideas, and also on newer fields such as the environment and the history of Europe’s developing cartography. Unusual for the attention given to the eastern half of the continent, it incorporates the Ottoman empire and Russia within ‘Europe’: exactly the perspective of contemporaries. Adopting a comparative approach, it demonstrates that ‘early modern’ is not simply a chronological label but possesses a substantive intellectual integrity. Volume 2, devoted to ‘Cultures and Power’, opens with chapters on humanism, political theory, science, art and architecture, music, and the Enlightenment. Subsequent sections examine ‘Europe beyond Europe’, with the transformation of contacts with other continents during the first global age, and military and political developments, notably the expansion of state power and the conflicts which accompanied this.
Hamish Scott (ed.)
This Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to early modern Europe in a global context. It presents some account of the development of the subject during the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It is authoritative both on established topics in political history and the history of ideas, and also on newer fields such as the environment and the history of Europe’s developing cartography. Unusual for the attention given to the eastern half of the continent, it incorporates the Ottoman empire and Russia within ‘Europe’: exactly the perspective of contemporaries. Adopting a comparative approach, it demonstrates that ‘early modern’ is not simply a chronological label but possesses a substantive intellectual integrity. Volume 1 examines ‘Peoples and Place’, with sections on structural factors such as climate, demography, languages, literacy, printing, and the revolution in information; on social and economic developments; and on the nature of belief in the widest sense, including chapters on Orthodoxy, Judaism, and Islam as well as Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
Andrew C. Isenberg (ed.)
Since the early 1980s, environmental history has been widely recognized within the mainstream of academic history. The work of the pioneering generation of environmental historians—including William Cronon, Alfred Crosby, Carolyn Merchant, William McNeill, Stephen Pyne, Susan Schrepfer, Richard White, and Donald Worster—has strongly influenced the way academic history is practiced. While environmental history owes its visibility and sense of purpose in part to environmentalism, the field’s intellectual roots date back to the nineteenth century, particularly to the work of scholars such as George Perkins Marsh and Frederick Jackson Turner. This book explores the methodology of environmental history, with an emphasis on the field’s interaction with other historiographies such as consumerism, borderlands, and gender. It examines the problem of environmental context, specifically the problem and perception of environmental determinism, by focusing on climate, disease, fauna, and regional environments. It also considers the changing understanding of scientific knowledge—a problem that current environmental historians must address in their effort to integrate their field with other approaches. The final chapters analyze environmental history’s relationship with economic change and the history of the nation-state.
Nicholas Doumanis (ed.)
The period spanning the two World Wars was unquestionably the most catastrophic in Europe’s history. Historians have been drawn to its exceptionally dramatic and harrowing events, as bookshops continue to stock new studies on Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, the Holocaust, and the battles of the two World Wars with monotonous regularity. There is a deeper need, however, to explain why Europe experienced so many conflicts, revolutions, coup d’états, and civil wars within such a short space of time? Why did much of Europe succumb to authoritarian rule and why did political violence become so endemic? Why was mass politics followed by mass murder? Why did Europe experience a ‘Thirty Years’ War’? Another challenge is to explain the diversity of experiences: why some European societies were not traumatized by war and invasion, why liberal democracy survived throughout north-western Europe, why general living standards continued to rise, and why the status of women continued to improve. The Oxford Handbook of European History 1914-1945 looks afresh at this troubled and complicated age. It does so by taking comparative and transnational approaches rather than merely focusing on individual national experiences. Its features a collection of distinguished historians who explain the patterns of change and continuity that applied generally, while at the same time accounting for various regional and local articulations. Among the themes covered are political economy, international relations, genocide, colonialism, gender, sexuality, human rights, welfare, rural politics, labour and youth, as well as the era’s more distinctive features, such as fascism, Stalinism, the Great Depression, trench warfare and the ethnic cleansing. The Handbook serves as a guide for revising the 1914-1945 era, and for how to write histories that take the whole Europe as their subject and not merely its constituent parts: histories of Europe rather than merely in Europe.
R. J. B. Bosworth (ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of Fascism explores the way in which fascism is understood by contemporary scholarship, as well as pointing to areas of continuing dispute and discussion. From a focus on Italy as, chronologically at least, the ‘first Fascist nation’, the contributors cover a wide range of countries, from Nazi Germany and the comparison with Soviet Communism to fascism in Yugoslavia and its successor states. The book also examines the roots of fascism before 1914 and its survival, whether in practice or in memory, after 1945. The analysis looks at both fascist ideas and practice, and at the often uneasy relationship between the two. The book is not designed to provide any final answers to the fascist problem and no quick definition emerges from its pages. Readers, instead, will find historical debate. On appropriate occasions, the authors disagree with each other and have not been forced into any artificial ‘consensus’, offering readers the chance to engage with the debates over a phenomenon that, more than any other single factor, led humankind into the catastrophe of the Second World War.