September 13, 2011
The AHA recently published one new pamphlet in the New Essays on American Constitutional History series and six new pamphlets in the Essays on Global and Comparative History series. See the quick summaries below for more information, and to purchase, go to our online Publications Store.
New Essays on American Constitutional History
The new pamphlet in the New Essays on American Constitutional History series (co-produced with the Institute for Constitutional History) is:
- Religion, Morality, and the Constitutional Order
by Linda Przybyszewski
Historically, debates over the meaning of religious liberty in the United States have taken place largely at the local level. Linda Przybyszewski examines the origins of this sociopolitical custom and how it changed in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries as the Supreme Court opened the door to federal challenges to local religious interpretations of the First Amendment.
Essays on Global and Comparative History
The six new pamphlets released in the Essays on Global and Comparative History series (co-published with Temple University Press) include:
- A Century of Environmental Transitions
by Richard P. Tucker
Tucker examines the environmental impact of industrialization, starting with its western origins in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its complete globalization in the twentieth century.
- The Impact of the Two World Wars in a Century of Violence
by John H. Morrow Jr.
Historical interpretations of the First and Second World Wars have undergone significant changes in the past fifty years. Morrow examines the origins, courses, and impacts of both in a global context, and argues that these conflicts are part of a larger, historical whole.
- Locating the United States in Twentieth-Century World History
by Carl J. Guarneri
In an attempt the challenge the traditional exceptionalist view of American history, Guarneri bridges the gap between American and world history, and furthers a budding relationship between them.
- Twentieth-Century Urbanization: In Search of an Urban Paradigm for an Urban World
by Howard Spodek
World population shifted dramatically throughout the twentieth century; by the beginning of the twenty-first century, more than half of the world’s population lived in cities, a first in recorded human history. Seeking a paradigm to understand the full impact of twentieth-century urbanization, Howard Spodek takes an historical look at the concept of “cites,” as they first developed from nomadic to village existence about 15,000 years ago, to the establishment of the first major cities about 5,000 years ago, and to urban industrialization that took place about 200 years ago.
- Women in the Twentieth-Century World
by Bonnie G. Smith
The changing role of women throughout the twentieth century—in the workplace, politically, economically, and culturally—is examined by Bonnie Smith through the lens of world history.
- World Migration in the Long Twentieth Century
by Jose C. Moya and Adam McKeown
Jose C. Moya and Adam McKeown examine the concept of mass migration as it developed as a new socioeconomic phenomenon in the nineteenth century and its impact on world culture throughout the twentieth century.