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The Colonial BastilleA History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940

The Colonial Bastille: A History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940

Peter Zinoman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224124
eISBN:
9780520925175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224124.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book focuses on the colonial prison system in French Indochina and its role in fostering modern political consciousness among the Vietnamese. Using prison memoirs, newspaper articles, and ... More

Colonial Project, National GameA History of Baseball in Taiwan

Colonial Project, National Game: A History of Baseball in Taiwan

Andrew Morris

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262799
eISBN:
9780520947603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262799.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This cultural history of baseball in Taiwan traces the game's social, ethnic, political, and cultural significance since its introduction on the island more than one hundred years ago. Introduced by ... More

Colored WhiteTranscending the Racial Past

Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

David Roediger

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233416
eISBN:
9780520930803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233416.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book argues that in its political workings, its distribution of advantages, and its unspoken assumptions, the United States is a “still white” nation. Issues of race are decidedly not a thing of ... More

Cool ConductThe Culture of Distance in Weimar Germany

Cool Conduct: The Culture of Distance in Weimar Germany

Helmut Lethen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520201095
eISBN:
9780520916418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201095.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book presents an interpretation of attitudes and mentalities that informed the Weimar Republic by a scholar well known for his profound knowledge of this period. The book tells of “cool conduct” ... More

The Copernican QuestionPrognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Robert Westman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus publicly defended his hypothesis that the Earth is a planet and the sun a body resting near the center of a finite universe. But why did Copernicus make this bold ... More

CosmopolitansA Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area

Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area

Fred Rosenbaum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259133
eISBN:
9780520945029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259133.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Levi Strauss, A.L. Gump, Yehudi Menuhin, Gertrude Stein, Adolph Sutro, Congresswoman Florence Prag Kahn—Jewish people have been so enmeshed in life in and around San Francisco that their story is a ... More

Courting ConflictThe Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza

Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza

Lisa Hajjar

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241930
eISBN:
9780520937987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241930.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Israel's military court system, a centerpiece of Israel's apparatus of control in the West Bank and Gaza since 1967, has prosecuted hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. This book provides a rare ... More

Covert CapitalLandscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Andrew Friedman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274648
eISBN:
9780520956681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274648.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This spatial and cultural history chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions that defined US foreign policy in the era of global decolonization created domestic space around ... More

Creating a Common PolityReligion, Economy, and Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon

Creating a Common Polity: Religion, Economy, and Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon

Emily Mackil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520272507
eISBN:
9780520953932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272507.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In the ancient Greece of Pericles and Plato, the polis, or city-state, reigned supreme, but by the time of Alexander, nearly half of the poleis of the mainland Greek world had surrendered part of ... More

The Crime of My Very ExistenceNazism and the Myth of Jewish Criminality

The Crime of My Very Existence: Nazism and the Myth of Jewish Criminality

Michael Berkowitz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251120
eISBN:
9780520940680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251120.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book investigates a rarely considered yet critical dimension of anti-Semitism that was instrumental in the conception and perpetration of the Holocaust: the association of Jews with criminality. ... More

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