April news and new books

News and Notes


Melissa Block of NPR’s All Things Considered interviews Daniel Webster, co-author of Reducing Gun Violence in America, about the wide variation in gun laws from state to state, and how those laws correspond to gun violence.

coddington_african_american_facesRon Coddington, author of African American Faces of the Civil War, is interviewed on The Kojo Nnamdi Show about African American Service during the Civil War.

Hopkins Digital Shorts

Whether excerpted from forthcoming or classic backlist titles or developed with newly commissioned content, Hopkins Digital Shorts provide concise introductions to fundamental concepts, defining moments, and influential texts.

We are pleased to announce our first four shorts for sale: From Rumpsringa to Marriage,   The Amish and Technology,   Regulating Gun Sales, and  The Second Amendment .

Hot off the Press

sichererFood Allergies: A Complete Guide for Eating When Your Life Depends on It  Organized in Q&A format, this book addresses the spectrum of food allergies, from mild to life threatening.

Myth of the SuperheroMyth of the Superhero Examines how our favorite superheroes reflect the moral, religious, and ethical values of American society.

In Late LightIn Late Light From a stone to fireflies, from childhood to growing old, Brian Swann’s poems contemplate the moments and individual objects that create a whole life and our relationship to them.

Rebellion in Black and WhiteRebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activism in the 1960s In the 1960s, southern college campuses—both historically black and predominantly white—became powerful centers of student dissent, activism, and protest.

Secession WinterSecession Winter: When the Union Fell Apart  Investigates what prompted southern secession in the winter of 1860-61 and how it culminated in the American Civil War.

Democracy in AsiaDemocracy in Asia: A New Century Democratization scholars believe that the next regional wave of transitions to democracy may unfold in East and Southeast Asia.

Awards News

Clandestine MarriageOn April 15, the British Society for Literature and Science announced that Theresa Kelley’s Clandestine Marriage: Botany and Romantic Culture won its 2012 Book Prize. See the BSLS Blog for more details.

The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, Vol. 6On April 12, at its annual Organization of American Historians Luncheon, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations awarded its coveted Arthur S. Link-Warren F. Kuehl Prize for Documentary Editing to volume 6 of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall

 Journals News

The Journals Division has announced another new title for its collection, Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation, which publishes annually in October. The journal is based at Washington State University. Scott Peeples and Jana L. Argersinger serve as co-editors. The journal provides a forum for dialogue about Edgar Allan Poe’s life and writings, and about the cultural and material contexts that shaped the production and reception of his work.

Feminist Formations now has a new website to showcase its content. JHUP staff worked with the editorial staff to design the vibrant site at www.feministformations.org. The new online presence completes the transition to the new editorial team at the University of Arizona led by Sandra K. Sota. The journal moved to Tucson more than a year ago and recently began publishing the 25th volume.

The most recent issue of American Quarterly again takes advantage of its recently re-designed website by offering supplemental content to articles in the print version. Visitors can find supplementary content from a timely and important forum on “Visual Culture and the War on Terror,” edited by Matt Delmont, in the Beyond the Page section of the site.

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