William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University3-19-2008
Georgia Southern University faculty member William T. Allison authored The Tet Offensive: A Brief History with Documents.
Book Summary: With Americans turning against the war in ever greater numbers, struggles for power between the government and the military, and no end in sight to the fighting, the Tet Offensive of 1968 proved to be the turning point of the Vietnam War. In The Tet Offensive, historian William Thomas Allison provides a clear, concise overview of the major events and issues surrounding the Tet Offensive, and compiles carefully selected primary sources to illustrate the complex military, political, and public decisions that ... Read more
William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University and Susan J. Matt, Weber State University6-27-2008
Georgia Southern University faculty member William T. Allison co-edited Dreams, Myth, and Reality: Utah and the American West alongside non-faculty member Sarah J. Matt.
Book Summary: During the settlement of the West, through the Civil War and Gold Rush periods, the average Anglo household consisted of two or three bachelor farmers or miners. The nuclear Ingalls family from Little House of the Prairie was less typical than Bonanza’s Cartwright family with three boys, a father, and a male cook.
There were exceptions. The Willamette Valley in Oregon was settled by traditional families who carved out a middle-class existence on small ... Read more
Christopher P. Baker, Georgia Southern University9-2007
Georgia Southern University faculty member Christopher Baker authored Religion in the Age of Shakespeare.
Patrick Novotny, Georgia Southern University1-2-2007
Georgia Southern University faculty member Patrick Novotny authored This Georgia Rising: Education, Civil Rights, and the Politics of Change in Georgia in the 1940s. This Georgia Rising is a study of Georgia's political changes during the Second World War and in the postwar era, with a particular emphasis on Georgia's higher educational system as well as early struggles for civil rights and social change in the 1940s.
Heidi M. Altman, Georgia Southern University2006
Cherokee identity as revealed in fishing methods and materials.
In Eastern Cherokee Fishing, life histories, folktales, and reminiscences about fish gathered from interviews with Cherokee and non-Cherokee people provide a clear and personal picture of the changes in the Qualla Boundary (Eastern Band of the) Cherokee in the last 75 years. Coupled with documentary research, these ethnographic histories illuminate changes in the language, culture, and environment (particularly, aquatic resources) since contact with Europeans and examine the role these changes have played in the traditions and lives of the contemporary Cherokees.
Interviewees include a great range of informants, from native ... Read more
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University10-5-2006
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford authored Reforming Priests and Parishes: Tuscan Dioceses in the First Century of Seminary Education.
Book Summary: Reforming Priests and Parishes consists of case studies of diocesan seminaries in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Republic of Lucca from 1563-1660s. The major cases are Arezzo, Siena, Volterra and Lucca, and the dioceses and institutions are examined in their financial, educational, and religious milieux. Several other cases--Florence, Montepulciano, Pienza, and Pisa--are treated in less detail to provide contextual interpretative focal points. Most of the seminaries have never been treated in English-language studies before, ... Read more
Learning to Teach: What you Need to Know to Develop a Successful Career as a Public Relations Educator
Lynn M. Sallot and B. J. Desanto2003
Georgia Southern University faculty members Pamela G. Bourland-Davis and Beverly L. Graham co-authored “Managing the Public Relations Internship: Linking the Classroom to the Workplace” in the publication Learning to Teach: What you Need to Know to Develop a Successful Career as a Public Relations Educator.
Christopher P. Baker, Georgia Southern University9-2002
Georgia Southern University faculty member Christopher Baker authored Absolutism and Scientific Revolution 1600-1720: A Biographical Dictionary.
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University and Hilmar M. Pabel, Simon Fraser University12-22-2002
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford co-edited Early Modern Catholicism: Essays in Honour of John W. O'Malley, S.J. alongside non-faculty member Hilmar M. Pabel.
Book Summary: The so-called Counter- or Catholic Reformation has traditionally been viewed as a monolith. John O'Malley, a distinguished scholar of the Renaissance and Reformation, has decisively challenged this interpretation, emphasizing the variety, vitality, and complexity of Catholicism in the early modern era. The essays in Early Modern Catholicism, written in O'Malley's honour, present new research on subjects ranging from art in China to popular religion, from new religious orders to colonial architecture, and ... Read more
Laura E. Valeri, Georgia Southern University8-21-2002
Georgia Southern faculty member Laura E. Valeri authored The Kind of Things Saints Do.
Book Summary: “I believe that what people yearn for in love is to have their lives made numinous by the immortal vision of their gods,” writes Laura Valeri, winner of the 2002 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. The yearning desires, stifling limitations, and hard consequences of human affection are all realities explored in The Kind of Things Saints Do, Valeri's chronicle of men and women overwhelmed in their loneliness and isolation.
From the Anglo-American woman who makes a spectacle of herself trying to be Cuban in ... Read more
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University2001
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford authored Ordaining the Catholic Reformation: Priests and Seminary Pedagogy in Fiesole, 1575-1675.
Where We Live, Work and Play: The Environmental Justice Movement and the Struggle for a New Environmentalism
Patrick Novotny, Georgia Southern University1-1-2000
Georgia Southern University faculty member Patrick Novotny authored Where we live, work, and play : the environmental justice movement and the struggle for a new environmentalism.
Chris B. Geyerman, Georgia Southern University and Beverly L. Graham, Georgia Southern University1998
Georgia Southern University faculty members Chris B. Geyerman and Beverly L. Graham co-edited Communicating in Public: Key Concepts and Application Activities (2nd Edition).
Reed W. Smith, Georgia Southern University1-1-1995
Georgia Southern University faculty member Reed W. Smith authored Samuel Medary and the Crisis: Testing the Limits of Press Freedom.
Book Summary: This political biography tells the story of Samuel Medary, a controversial journalist and political activist who published a Peace Democrat (Copperhead) newspaper - the Crisis - in Columbus, Ohio, during the Civil War. Medary, a staunch supporter of states' rights and civil liberties, opposed the Union war effort and fought against government attempts to suppress the peace movement. In his editorials he repeatedly encouraged civilian resistance to President Lincoln's policies, including conscription, martial law, and heavy taxation.
Samuel ... Read more
Chris B. Geyerman, Georgia Southern University and Beverly L. Graham, Georgia Southern University1993
Georgia Southern University faculty members Chris B. Geyerman and Beverly L. Graham co-edited Communicating in Public: Key Concepts and Application Activities.