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The After-Image: Frederick Douglass in Visual Culture (2016)
Book Chapter
Trodd, Z. (2016). The After-Image: Frederick Douglass in Visual Culture. In C. Bernier, & H. Durkin (Eds.), Visualising Slavery: Art Across the Black Diaspora, 129-152. Liverpool University Press

By the time of his death in 1895, Frederick Douglass had sat for approximately 160 different photographs. This makes him the most photographed American of the nineteenth century, rather than Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman or General Custer (all previo... Read More

Beyond National Literatures: Empire and Amitav Ghosh (2015)
Book Chapter
Maxey, R. (2015). Beyond National Literatures: Empire and Amitav Ghosh. The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature, 567-582. Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi:10.1017/CHO9781107284289.034

What A Difference A Death Makes: JFK, LBJ, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (2015)
Journal Article
Ling, P. (2015). What A Difference A Death Makes: JFK, LBJ, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sixties, 8(2), 121-137. doi:10.1080/17541328.2015.1099835

When the Kennedy assassination occurred in November 1963, it was not clear that his civil rights bill would pass without major modifications, and most Americans told pollsters that they were unsure of his policy. Fifty years later, the passage of the... Read More

Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American (2015)
Book
Stauffer, J., Trodd, Z., & Bernier, C. (2015). Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American. Liveright Publishing Corporation

Commemorating the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’s birthday and featuring images discovered since its original publication in 2015, this “tour de force” (Library Journal, starred review) reintroduced Frederick Douglass to a twenty-first-century a... Read More

The rise of the 'we' narrator in modern American fiction (2015)
Journal Article
Maxey, R. (2015). The rise of the 'we' narrator in modern American fiction. European Journal of American Studies, 10(2), doi:10.4000/ejas.11068

Historically, the first-person plural narrator has been rare in US fiction, and it is both enigmatic and technically demanding. Yet an increasing number of American novelists and short story writers have turned to this formal device over the past 20... Read More

John Brown's spirit: the abolitionist aesthetic of emancipatory martyrdom in early antilynching protest literature (2015)
Journal Article
Trodd, Z. (2015). John Brown's spirit: the abolitionist aesthetic of emancipatory martyrdom in early antilynching protest literature. Journal of American Studies, 49(2), doi:10.1017/S0021875815000055

Before his execution in 1859, the radical abolitionist John Brown wrote a series of prison letters that – along with his death itself – helped to cement the abolitionist aesthetic of emancipatory martyrdom. This article charts the adaptation of that... Read More

The Anglo-American synecdoche?: Thomas Jefferson’s British legacy 1800-1865 (2015)
Journal Article
O'Connor, P. (2015). The Anglo-American synecdoche?: Thomas Jefferson’s British legacy 1800-1865. Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 13(2), doi:10.1080/14794012.2015.1022371

This article is focused on one of the behemoths of American history, Thomas Jefferson. Unlike most studies, however, it removes the Virginian statesman from his familiar American context in order to illustrate his significance as a British icon. It c... Read More

‘Do we still need the CIA?’ Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the Central Intelligence Agency and US foreign policy (2015)
Journal Article
McGarr, P. M. (in press). ‘Do we still need the CIA?’ Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the Central Intelligence Agency and US foreign policy. History, 100(340), doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12106

In May 1991, writing in the op-ed column of the New York Times, the US Senator for New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, called for the Central Intelligence Agency to be disbanded. Arguing that the CIA represented an historical anachronism that had outl... Read More

‘The viceroys are disappearing from the roundabouts in Delhi’: British symbols of power in post-colonial India (2015)
Journal Article
McGarr, P. M. (in press). ‘The viceroys are disappearing from the roundabouts in Delhi’: British symbols of power in post-colonial India. Modern Asian Studies, 49(3), doi:10.1017/S0026749X14000080

In the aftermath of the Second World War, as postcolonial regimes in Africa and Asia hauled down imperial iconography, to the surprise and approval of many Western observers, India evidenced little interest in sweeping away remnants of its colonial h... Read More

Discrepant Parallels (2015)
Book
Roberts, G. (2015). Discrepant Parallels. McGill-Queen's University Press

Martin Luther King (2015)
Book
Ling, P. (2015). Martin Luther King. (Second edition). Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

“We need not be ashamed of our own economic profit motive”: Britain, Latin America, and the Alliance for Progress, 1959-63 (2014)
Journal Article
Sewell, B. (2014). “We need not be ashamed of our own economic profit motive”: Britain, Latin America, and the Alliance for Progress, 1959-63. International History Review, 37(3), doi:10.1080/07075332.2014.940995

This article traces British policy discussions over their position in Latin America between 1959 and 1963. In particular, it looks at the way British officials interacted with the John F. Kennedy administration's flagship Alliance for Progress and ex... Read More

Wilful blindness or blissful ignorance? The United States and the successful denucelarization of Iraq (2014)
Journal Article
Ryan, M. (in press). Wilful blindness or blissful ignorance? The United States and the successful denucelarization of Iraq. Intelligence and National Security, 29(3), doi:10.1080/02684527.2014.895596

This article examines the successful denuclearization of Iraq by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the early 1990s and the apparent failure of the US Intelligence Community (IC) to rethink its assessments of Saddam’s desire for nuclear... Read More