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Book of the Month - July 2019 28 June 2019

Our July ‘Book of the Month’ is Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere by Roy Hay.

This book will revolutionise the history of Indigenous involvement in Australian football and cricket in the second half of the nineteenth century. Exploring the emergence and the suppression of their sporting talent, the work shows how their successors did not come from nowhere.

This book will revolutionise the history of Indigenous involvement in Australian football in the second half of the nineteenth century. It collects new evidence to show how Aboriginal people saw the cricket and football played by those who had taken their land and resources and forced their way into them in the missions and stations around the peripheries of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. They learned the game and brought their own skills to it, eventually winning local leagues and earning the respect of their contemporaries. They were prevented from reaching higher levels by the gatekeepers of the domestic game until late in the twentieth century. Their successors did not come from nowhere.

To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMJUL19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st July 2019.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:

“This is a vitally important book of Australian sports history. It deserves to be read by a wide audience and by Aboriginal people in particular, among whom it is hoped historians will emerge to explore a vast range of stories in local communities.”

- Bernard Whimpress, The Newtown Review of Books, 2019

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Independence Day - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 28 June 2019

July 4th is US Independence Day.  Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States and is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. For more information about Independance Day click here.

To mark Independance Day, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our best-selling titles that are related to Independence Day and American History.

To redeem your discount, simply add the book(s) to your basket and enter the promotional code INDEPENDENCE19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st July 19.

The Greatest Events in American History, Donald Elder III, Michael F. Shaughnessy (2018-10-01) ‘Since time immemorial, history has been punctuated by a series of events—some large, some small—that have shaped civilizations. In this classic text, two historians examine some of the most important events in American history which have shaped the American experience and impacted the drive for democracy and freedom. Indeed, some of these incidents have shaped other countries and other nations and literally the free world. This book is an in-depth examination of those crucial, critical episodes.'

Henry Cabot Lodge, Alexander Hamilton and the Political Thought of the Gilded Age, H.G. Callaway (2019-02-01) ‘We are currently witnessing a renewal of broad public interest in the life and career of Alexander Hamilton – justly famed as an American founder. This volume examines the possible present-day significance of the man, noting that this is not the first revival of interest in the statesman. Hamilton was a major background figure in the GOP politics of the Gilded Age, with the powerful US Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Sr. drawing on Hamilton to inspire a new, assertive American role in the world. Hamilton was first prominent as a soldier and aide to General Washington, and believed in centralization of power in the federal government and an energetic presidency. He founded the American financial system as the first Secretary of the Treasury, and was a great moving force of America’s first nationalist-conservative party – the Federalists. As shown here, close scholarly attention to Lodge’s biography brings out the darker sides of the celebrated hero. Hamilton’s deeper conviction was the need of an elitist “aristocratic republic,” and he was an advocate of military-commercial empire. The Gilded Age Hamilton revival helped inspire the Spanish-American war of 1898 and an American overseas empire. This book will be of interest for students and professionals in political philosophy, political science, American history and American studies.’

'Black Lives Matter': Cross-Media Resonance and the Iconic Turn of Language, Lucia Abbamonte, (2018-04-01) ‘This volume focuses on the ongoing protest in the US against racial discrimination and racial profiling, which often result in the loss of black lives at the hands of police agents, a phenomenon that has recently attracted unprecedented media attention. The topics dealt with here, such as the relevance of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, are currently included in a variety of education curricula in the US, and, in like manner, this book can be used in first and second level degrees in linguistic and cultural studies, communication, media studies and political sciences. It contains well-developed methodological sections (with tables, figures, graphs and notes), where the tenets of critical discourse analysis are concisely illustrated from its Foucauldian roots up to the more recent developments of multimodal critical discourse analysis and positive discourse analysis, as well as the contribution of the Sidney School with their emphasis on mapping culture through narrative genres and the wealth of resources for discourse analysis provided by the appraisal framework.’

Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious America, Laura Finley, Matthew Johnson, (2018-05-01) ‘Timely and important, this collection focuses on the meaning of the 2016 presidential campaign and the election of Donald J. Trump as it relates to gender. Authored by scholars in political science, international studies, sociology, peace and conflict studies, psychiatry, and social work, as well as feminist activists from various backgrounds, chapters focus on campaigning for Hillary Clinton; how Trump won the election over a highly qualified female candidate; Trump’s hyper-masculine posturing; the meaning of the election for marginalized populations; the effect of the election on survivors of sexual assault; proposed policies related to women; and how to teach and parent in the era of Trump. Further, the book offers an appendix of recommended resources for persons seeking to better understand the election and its effect on gender relations in 2016 and beyond.’

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Meet our Authors: Chima Osakwe - June 2019 14 June 2019

Chima Osakwe received his PhD with a specialization in postcolonial literatures from the University of Toronto. His publications have appeared in various scholarly journals including ARIEL, Journal of African Literature Association, Modern Drama and Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, among others. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the English Department of York University, Canada.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Chima has authored The Revolutionary Drama and Theatre of Femi Osofisan.

Chima describes his experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“Publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing is an experience I will always recall with pride. The personnel at Cambridge Scholars gave my manuscript their diligent attention, responded to my inquiries with minimum delay and were very respectful in their choice of language during our entire correspondence. Cambridge Scholars blends efficiency with professionalism in a commendable fashion. I proudly recommend this publishing outfit to any author with an interest in academic publication."

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on The Revolutionary Drama and Theatre of Femi Osofisan. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th July 2019.

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Meet our Authors: Farhad Malekian - June 2019 14 June 2019

Farhad Malekian is a Persian-Swedish leading authority in substantive criminal law, international criminal law, comparative international criminal law and criminal justice. His works have been used as course literature across the world. He was recognised by L’Association Internationale de Droit Penal as one of the “leaders in the field of international criminal law” in the twentieth century.

Farhad has been a distinguished leading authority on comparative international criminal law and procedure since 1992. He is the author of twenty books and a plethora of articles, which have been recommended sources and reading literature in law faculties from Europe to Vietnam.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Farhad has authored, co-authored or co-edited nine books. His most recent three books are;  Allegation by Political LaunderingClassical Morality in International Peremptory Criminal Law, and Corpus Juris of Islamic International Criminal Justice.

Farhad explains his reasons for choosing to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, emphasising the freedom that authors have throughout the whole publishing process:

“I should like to start by conveying my sense of great honour which Cambridge Scholars Publishing has given me by inviting me to write my thoughts about the process of publishing a book with them. Cambridge Scholars Publishing have respected my writing and, without interference, have permitted me to freely lay bare my creative understanding of the relevant legal discipline.

There are publishers which may have different policies regarding publication, but with CSP one feels free of different restrictive ties and I have been able to develop my creative ideas with complete support from the publishing side. This not only includes the time schedule, but also continued communication with the author and necessary cooperation about the process of adoption of the work throughout the different levels of progress.  In addition, the publisher fully understands that it is solely the writer who is responsible for the metaphysics of the work and certainly not the publisher.  Otherwise, any judgments would be unjust. This means that CSP entirely respects the principles of freedom of expression.

Having thought much about the publisher’s function in our living academic world, I am confident in the ability of CSP to bring the voice and the message of the author to each relevant individual in the world. I also invite all good lawyers who care for the process of publishing - which is as equal as the process of writing a manuscript - to submit to CSP and consequently promote their work.”

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Allegation by Political LaunderingClassical Morality in International Peremptory Criminal Law, and Corpus Juris of Islamic International Criminal Justice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th July 2019.

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