A Strife of Tongues: The Compromise of 1850 and the Ideological Foundations of the American Civil War
By Stephen E. Maizlish, Associate Professor, History
In A Strife of Tongues, Stephen E. Maizlish deconstructs the ideological history of the Compromise of 1850 by examining the language of the time, from public discourse to private letters. He reveals the complex dichotomy between northern and southern ideologies and shows how the debates of 1850 actually cemented those differences—laying the foundations of the Civil War.
On the Mediterranean and the Nile: The Jews of Egypt
By Aimée Israel-Pelletier, Professor, Modern Languages
Aimée Israel-Pelletier examines the work of five Egyptian Jewish writers, revealing issues of identity, exile, language, immigration, and much more for Middle Eastern Jews living in Islamic societies.
Finding Freedom in Confinement: The Role of Religion in Prison Life
Edited by Kent Kerley, Professor and Chair, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Comprising contemporary research on faith and religion in correctional contexts, Finding Freedom in Confinement offers a scientific understanding of how faith plays a role in the everyday lives of prisoners.
Phantom in the Sky: A Marine’s Back Seat View of the Vietnam War
By Terry L. Thorsen (’66 BS, Biology)
Phantom in the Sky is Terry L. Thorsen’s account of his time (1966-70) as a radar intercept officer on a supersonic Phantom jet during the Vietnam War.