Wednesday, November 20, 2013

ACLS Fellows' Publications on HEB

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is proud to feature more than one hundred publications by ACLS Fellows as part of its online collection. These titles are identified by their unique logo and may be searched as a separate series.

A complete list of Fellows' Publications on HEB can be found on our website and on Pinterest.

ACLS supports scholars in the humanities by awarding over $15 million in fellowships annually. Recipients for these highly competitive awards are selected from thousands of applications each year. Fellowships allow these scholars to pursue research that improves our understanding of the world, its cultures and histories.

Read more about ACLS fellows and annual fellowship competitions on the ACLS website.

Friday, November 15, 2013

New on HEB: Miss Yourlovin and From Heads of Household to Heads of State

HEB has just published two more entries in its ongoing Gutenberg-e series. We are happy to offer these new titles, both of which represent recent scholarship in the fields of women's studies and women's history.

Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II by Ann Elizabeth Pfau delves into gender roles and the perception of women among U.S. soldiers during the second world war. What emerges is a conflicted view divided between sentimentality and eroticism, a yearning for domesticity and a mistrust of female independence. The book’s name derives from a B-24 bomber operating in the Mediterranean theater during World War II and the pinup girl that served as its decoration and mascot.

In J. L. McIntosh’s From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession we turn to Tudor England, investigating Mary and Elizabeth Tudor’s reigns during a historical period ostensibly defined by patriarchal dominance. The author argues here that these two monarchs established themselves as authority figures able to wield sovereign power not only because they were the legal heirs to the throne (through the 1544 Act of Succession) but also because, in their preaccession political careers, they already functioned as heads of their own independent households.

These volumes are the XML-formatted counterparts of online editions originally published by Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Latest HEB Top Ten Titles (Fall 2013)

Once again HEB is pleased to publish its latest list of the ten most frequently accessed titles in the ACLS Humanities E-Book collection, which now totals close to 4,000 books. These findings cover our most recently processed royalty period for the first half of 2013.
  1. Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (Verso, 2006)
  2. Jenkins, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide (New York University Press, 2006)
  3. McClintock, Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (Routledge, 1995)
  4. Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays (Basic Books, 1973)
  5. Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton University Press, 1996)
  6. Dower, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War (Pantheon, 1993)
  7. Weber, Peasants into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France, 1870–1914 (Stanford University Press, 1976)
  8. Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Princeton University Press, 2004)
  9. Scott, Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance (Yale University Press, 1985)
  10. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford University Press, 1988)