Research

Faculty Publications

Fellow Travelers: Indians and Europeans Contesting the Early American Trail

Fellow Travelers: Indians and Europeans Contesting the Early American Trail

By Philip Levy

“Fellow Travelers” shows the dynamic relationship between Europeans and North American natives by examining how they needed each other when it came to travels through the cross-country network of trails developed by the natives.

koimesis

Koimesis: Recent explorations in the Siracusan and Maltese catacombs

Edited by Mariarita Sgarlata and Davide Tanasi

Koimesis is a collection of essays detailing some recent researches carried out on the catacombs of Syracuse and Malta and incorporating a wide variety of fields including archaeology, anthropology, epigraphy, and art history.

A Provincial Elite

A Provincial Elite in Early Modern Tuscany: Family and Power in the Creation of the State

By Giovanna Benadusi

Benadusi examines how the familial structures of Tuscan provincial families and the politics of the Florentine interacted and redefined power in early modern Europe.

Life and Times of Andrei Zhdanov

The Life and Times of Andrei Zhdanov, 1896-1948

By Kees Boterbloem

“The Life and Times of Andrei Zhdanov” examines Joseph Stalin’s main assistant and possible successor’s life and the events that led to his death in 1948.

Tilling the Hateful Earth

Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East

By Michael Decker

Decker examines the farming methods used by farmers that allowed them to be able to produce and maintain reliable sources of food during the fifth and sixth centuries AD, and how this allowed the eastern Mediterranean population and cities to grow. 

The United States since 1945

The United States Since 1945

By Robert P. Ingalls and David K. Johnson

The United States Since 1945 examines the domestic and foreign events that defined the American experience since 1945 and shaped the lives of Americans today, including perspectives on the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the War on Terrorism, among other issues. 

Broken Glass

Broken Glass: Caleb Cushing and the Shattering of the Union

By John M. Belohlavek

As a member of Congress, a general in the Mexican War and a diplomat to Presidents Lincoln, Johnson and Grant, Caleb Cushing was one of the most disliked, but fascinating, figures of his era. 

The Lavender Scare

The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government

By David K. Johnson

The Lavender Scare illustrates that while some citizens were questioned about being members of the Communist Party, others were accused of being homosexual and perceived as just as great of a threat as communists. 

politics and performance

Politics and Performance in Western Greece: Essays on the Hellenic Heritage of Sicily and Southern Italy

Edited by Heather L Reid, Davide Tanasi, and Susi Kimbell

This collection of essays from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including archaeology, classics, philosophy, and art history, offers a refreshing new outlook on the ancient cultural interactions of politics and performance in Western Greece.

The Communist Party of the United States

The Communist Party of the United States from the Depression to World War II

By Fraser M. Ottanelli

Ottanelli’s study of the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) examines its appeal at the time, its origins and the interaction between the grassroots efforts and domestic policies at home with the Communist International Party in Moscow.

Italian Workers of the World

Italian Workers of the World: Labor Migration and the Formation of Multiethnic States

By Donna R. Gabaccia and Fraser M. Ottanelli

A perspective on the experiences of Italian workers on new, foreign soil, “Italian Workers of the World” examines the effect that varying receptions had on workers upon arrival to their new countries and how this affected their assimilation into the new culture and the new country’s acceptance of them.

Stalin's Outcasts

Stalin’s Outcasts: Aliens, Citizens and the Soviet State, 1926-1936

By Golfo Alexopoulos

In an effort to conserve resources in the communist state, a plethora of citizens (including prostitutes, tax evaders, Jews and ethnic minorities) were defined as aliens in the USSR. Alexopoulos examines the unique experiences of these “outcasts” in the Soviet state.