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Maxwell's History Department faculty members publish award-winning books on a wide range of topics. Scroll a sample of recently published works below.

A World of Enemies: America’s Wars at Home and Abroad from Kennedy to Biden

Osamah F. Khalil

Harvard University Press, 2024

Conflict, Defense & Security, Government, U.S. Foreign Policy, United States


Venice: The Remarkable History of the Lagoon City

Dennis Romano

Oxford University Press, 2024



Human-Animal Relations and the Hunt in Korea and Northeast Asia

George Kallander

Edinburgh University Press, 2023

China, East Asia

Women and the Common Life: Love, Marriage, and Feminism cover

Women and the Common Life: Love, Marriage, and Feminism

Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, editor

W. W. Norton and Co., 1997


Tunisia's Modern Woman: Nation-Building and State Feminism in the Global 1960s

Amy Aisen Kallendar

Cambridge University Press, 2021

Middle East & North Africa

Book cover for The Creole Archipelago by Tessa Murphy

The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean

Tessa Murphy

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021

Colonialism, Latin America & the Caribbean, Migration, Race & Ethnicity

Tessa Murphy

Tessa Murphy Named Humanities Faculty Fellow for Research on Histories of Enslaved People

Until slavery was abolished, British Crown colonies in the Caribbean kept detailed registries of every enslaved person on an estate. Their records included specific places of origin and familial connections to others enslaved on the same plantation or in the same household. Tessa Murphy’s fellowship will support her work on creating a publicly accessible database of the people enslaved in British Caribbean Crown colonies and an associated book.

Tessa Murphy

Associate Professor of History

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