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In addition to their teaching, the members of SUNY Potsdam?s History Department pursue a variety of research and publishing projects, many of which are ultimately published. The following selection of publications highlights department members' work.

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Dr. Thomas Baker

Sentiment and Celebrity: Nathaniel Parker Willis and the Trials of Literary Celebrity. Oxford University Press, 1999.

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Dr. Geoffrey Clark

Betting on Lives: The Culture of Life Insurance in England, 1695-1775. Manchester University Press, 1999.




Dr. Geoffrey Clark

with Gregory Anderson, Christian Thomann, and J. Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg, The Appeal of Insurance. University of Toronto Press, 2010.

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Dr. Axel Fair-Schulz

Loyal Subversion: East Germany and its Bildungsbrgerlich Marxist
, Trafo, 2009.

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Dr. Axel Fair-Schulz

with Mario Kessler, German Scholars in Exile: New Studies in Intellectual History, Rowman & Littlefield, 2011.

Dr. Axel Fair-Schulz

East German Historians Since Reunification: A Discipline Transformed, State University of New York Press (SUNY Press), 2017.

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Dr. M.J. Heisey

Peace and Persistence: Tracing the Brethren in Christ Peace Witness Through Three Generations. Kent State University Press, 2003.



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Dr. M.J. Heisey

with Nancy R. Heisey. Relief Work as Pilgrimage: Mademoiselle Miss Elsie in Southern France, 1945-1948. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

Dr. Shiho Imai

Creating the Nisei Market: Race and Citizenship in Hawaii's Japanese American Consumer Culture. University of Hawai'i Press, 2010.

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Dr. Sheila McIntyre

with Len Travers, The Correspondence of John Cotton Junior. University of Virginia Press for the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2009.