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War Against Smallpox: Edward Jenner and the Global Spread of Vaccination

War Against Smallpox: Edward Jenner and the Global Spread of Vaccination

June 29, 2020

War Against Smallpox: Edward Jenner and the Global Spread of Vaccination by Michael Bennett is available to purchase at cambridge.org/WarAgainstSmallpox.

Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana

Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana

March 11, 2020

In Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana, Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela Gross tell the story of enslaved and free people of color who used the law to claim freedom and citizenship for themselves and their loved ones. Gross joins Cambridge University Press Senior Editor Cecelia Cancellaro to discuss how ordinary people shaped the law and worked to change society and how that work is still relevant today.

Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana is available now.

Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and his Cargo of Black Convicts

Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and his Cargo of Black Convicts

February 25, 2020

In Williams’ Gang, Jeff Forret explores a Washington, DC, slave trader’s legal misadventures associated with transporting convict slaves through New Orleans. Forret joins Cambridge University Press Senior Editor Cecelia Cancellaro to discuss the three-decade-long courtroom drama, the parallels between the slave trade and the modern-day prison-industrial complex, and more.

Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and his Cargo of Black Convicts is available now.

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Sean Blanton

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Sean Blanton

November 11, 2019

In his new book, Buzz!, Dr. Kenneth Carter goes inside the minds of thrill-seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies to see what makes them seek out potentially dangerous activities. In the final of a series of interviews, Dr. Carter speaks with the Creator of Georgia Death Race, Sean Blanton.

Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies is available now.

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Faith Dickey

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Faith Dickey

November 5, 2019

In his new book, Buzz!, Dr. Kenneth Carter goes inside the minds of thrill-seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies to see what makes them seek out potentially dangerous activities. In the fourth of a series of interviews, Dr. Carter speaks with highliner Faith Dickey.

Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies is available now.

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Ashleigh Baird

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Ashleigh Baird

October 28, 2019

In his new book, Buzz!, Dr. Kenneth Carter goes inside the minds of thrill-seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies to see what makes them seek out potentially dangerous activities. In the second of a series of interviews, Dr. Carter speaks with competitive freediver Ashleigh Baird.

Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies will be available October 2019.

Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora

Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora

October 25, 2019

Discussing the new edition of Reversing Sail, author Michael A. Gomez joins editor Debbie Gershenowitz to explore the major updates to this book in relation to the study of the African Diaspora, and the importance of how we tell and teach history from a non-western perspective. From discussions on the cover to why the book begins in antiquity rather than with the transatlantic slave trade, Michael and Debbie journey through the intersectionality, both parallel and contradictory, of race, culture and ideas of gender and class within the black experience.  

The second edition of Reversing Sail is available in November.

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Beau Williams-Orser

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Beau Williams-Orser

October 21, 2019

In his new book, Buzz!, Dr. Kenneth Carter goes inside the minds of thrill-seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies to see what makes them seek out potentially dangerous activities. In the second of a series of interviews, Dr. Carter speaks with educator Beau Williams-Orser on training young professional students for careers in the outdoors.

Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies will be available October 2019.

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Jenn Thompson

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Jenn Thompson

October 15, 2019

In his new book, Buzz!, Dr. Kenneth Carter goes inside the minds of thrill-seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies to see what makes them seek out potentially dangerous activities. In the first of a series of interviews, Dr. Carter speaks with Jenn Thompson, an Ultra Marathoner who runs up to 150 miles per race, to see why she does it.

Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies will be available October 2019.

Crack - coming soon in audiobook!

Crack - coming soon in audiobook!

September 17, 2019

Hear an excerpt from Crack, available October 10th, a shattering account of the crack cocaine years from award-winning American historian David Farber. Crack tells the story of the young men who bet their lives on the rewards of selling 'rock' cocaine, the people who gave themselves over to the crack pipe, and the often-merciless authorities who incarcerated legions of African Americans caught in the crack cocaine underworld. Based on interviews, archival research, judicial records, underground videos, and prison memoirs, Crack explains why, in a de-industrializing America in which market forces ruled and entrepreneurial risk-taking was celebrated, the crack industry was a lucrative enterprise for the 'Horatio Alger boys' of their place and time. These young, predominately African American entrepreneurs were profit-sharing partners in a deviant, criminal form of economic globalization. Hip Hop artists often celebrated their exploits but overwhelmingly, Americans - across racial lines -did not. Crack takes a hard look at the dark side of late twentieth-century capitalism. 

For more information, visit cambridge.org/audiobooks.

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