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Vanderbilt University Press

Established in 1940, Vanderbilt University Press publishes about twenty titles a year. It covers most areas of the humanities and social sciences, as well as health care and education, plus regional books for the general public. In addition the Press maintains an active co-publishing program with Nashville-based Country Music Foundation Press.


Items 1 to 16 of 734 total

  1. Andrew Jackson Donelson

    This richly detailed biography of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871) sheds new light on the political and personal life of this nephew and namesake of Andrew Jackson. One of those central but background figures of history, Donelson had a knack for being where important events were happening and knew many of the great figures of the age. Learn More
    £62.95

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  2. Mistreated

    In Lesotho, which has the world's second highest HIV prevalence, HIV treatment has had unintentional but pervasive political costs, distancing citizens from the government, fostering distrust of health programs, and disrupting the social contract. Based on ethnographic observation between 2008 and 2014, this book anticipates the political violence and instability that swept through Lesotho in 2014. Learn More
    £31.50

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  3. Between the Rocks and the Stars

    These stories take readers where they cannot go, be it out into space, back in time, deep under the ocean, down to the microscopic level, and up to the scale of geologic plate tectonics. The book presents twenty-four vignettes from the wild, each of which describes the natural advantage of a particular organism. Learn More
    £39.50

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  4. We Shall Overcome

    Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s death - and at a time when race relations and social justice are again at the forefront of America's consciousness - this book expands on a Frist Center for the Visual Arts exhibition to present a selection of approximately one hundred photographs that document an important period in Nashville's struggle for racial equality. Learn More
    £27.50

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  5. Iberian Empires and the Roots of Globalization

    Through interdisciplinary essays covering the wide geography of Spanish and Portuguese empires, Iberian Empires and the Roots of Globalization investigates the diverse networks and multiple centers of early modern globalization that emerged in conjunction with Iberian imperialism. Learn More
    £27.50

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  6. A Courageous Fool

    There have been many heroes and victims in the battle to abolish the death penalty, and Marie Deans fits into both of those categories. Marie yearned to be a fiction writer, but was thrust by a combination of circumstances into a world much stranger than fiction. She found herself fighting to bring justice to the legal process and to bring humanity not only to prisoners on death row but to the guards and wardens as well. Learn More
    £78.50

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  7. Women, Mysticism, and Hysteria in Fin-de-Siècle Spain

    Argues that the reinterpretation of female mysticism as hysteria and nymphomania in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Spain was part of a larger project to suppress the growing female emancipation movement by sexualizing the female subject. Learn More
    £78.50

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  8. Vodun in Coastal Benin

    Centred on the former slaving port of Ouidah, Benin, Dana Rush's research extends through Togo to Ghana, a region where exchanges of histories, ideas, and belief systems are given material forms. This is a land where Shango, Jesus, and the Buddha are all gods of Vodun; where Hindu and Vodun deities co-exist in symbiosis; where the spirits of people enslaved 150 years ago are paid tribute by the children of their long-lost masters; and where Haitian, Brazilian, and Cuban images, artists, and spirits remain relevant to contemporary West African practices. Learn More
    £31.50

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  9. Strong Inside

    This fast-paced, richly detailed biography, based on more than eighty interviews, digs deep beneath the surface to reveal a more complicated and profound story of sports pioneering than we've come to expect from the genre. Perry Wallace's unusually insightful and honest introspection reveals his inner thoughts throughout his journey. Learn More
    £15.95

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  10. The Reporter's Handbook on Nuclear Materials, Energy, and Waste Management

    Presents overviews of twenty-four of the most important issues in the nuclear realm, including: health effects, nuclear safety and engineering, Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, nuclear medicine, food irradiation, transport of nuclear materials, spent fuel, nuclear weapons, and global warming. Learn More
    £78.50

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  11. A Garland of Many Years

    Because these poems do not idealize love and marriage, they may raise eyebrows as readers examine the various expressions through which the poet identifies the essence of true love. The poems' strength lies in their honesty and intimacy and in the openness to the pain and self-understanding that both ardor and conflict can produce. Learn More
    £39.50

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  12. Whitewashing Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Few books have had more impact on US history than "Uncle Tom's Cabin". Slavery apologists from North and South responded with their own fiction, a key portion written by women. Joy Jordan-Lake examines those women-authored novels to produce insights into both antebellum American culture and a proslavery ideology rife with internal tensions. Learn More
    £31.50

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  13. Cyborgs, Sexuality, and the Undead

    Expands the traditional purview of speculative fiction in all its incarnations beyond the traditional Anglo-American context to focus on work produced in Mexico and Brazil. The book portrays the effects of modernity in these two nations, addressing its technological, cultural, and social consequences and their implications for the human body. Learn More
    £27.50

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  14. Playing the Changes

    Tells life story of legendary African American jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton (1910-2000) and illustrates it with more than 260 of his photographs. Learn More
    £37.80 Inc. VAT

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