Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 483 7 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 Earthquakes, nuclear accidents, and floods were among the many unexpected tragedies that struck the Soviet Union over its history. Requiring the immedi- ate mobilization of vast resources and aid, and embedded within a specific context and time, these catastrophes provide critical insights into the nature of the twentieth-century Communist state. All Shook Up takes a close look at the representation in film, the political repercussions, and the social opportunities of large-scale catastrophes in sepa- rate Soviet epochs, including the 1927 earthquake in the Crimean peninsula, the 1948 earthquake in Ashgabat, the Tashkent earthquake in 1966, the Cher- nobyl explosion in 1986, and the Armenian earthquake in 1988. Juxtaposing various disaster responses and demonstrating the ways both Soviet authorities and citizens molded them to their own cultural needs. Given the opportunity to act outside regular parameters, Soviet residents not only rebuilt their devas- tated cities, but also experimented with new values and crafted their own worldview while the state struggled to return the situation to normal. Based on archival research conducted in Russia and Ukraine, All Shook Up fills a gap in a global literature and challenges stereotypical representations of the Soviet Union as a monolithic state. “This refreshing and impressively researched book sheds new light on the topic of catastrophes and demonstrates that it is still possible to provide important new information on the Soviet past.” David Marples, University of Alberta Nigel Raab is professor of history at Loyola Marymount University, and the author of Democracy Burning? Urban Fire Departments and the Limits of Civil Society in Late Imperial Russia, 1850–1914. In Between Raid and Rebellion, William Jenkins compares the lives and allegiances of Irish immigrants and their descendants in one American and one Canadian city between the era of the Fenian raids and the 1916 Easter Rising. Highlighting the significance of immigrants from Ulster to Toronto and from Munster to Buffalo, he distinguishes what it meant to be Irish in a loyal dominion within Britain’s empire and in a republic whose self-confidence knew no bounds. Jenkins pays close attention to the transformations that occurred within the Irish communities in these cities during this fifty-year period, from residen- tial patterns to social mobility and political attitudes. Exploring their experi- ences in workplaces, homes, churches, and meeting halls, he argues that while various social, cultural, and political networks were crucial to the realization of Irish mobility and respectability in North America by the early twentieth century, place-related circumstances were linked to wider national loyalties and diasporic concerns. With the question of Irish Home Rule animating debates throughout the period, Toronto’s Unionist sympathizers presented a marked contrast to Buffalo’s nationalist agitators. Although the Irish had acclimated to life in their new world cities, their sense of feeling Irish had not faded to the degree so often assumed. A groundbreaking comparative analysis, Between Raid and Rebellion draws upon perspectives from history and geography to enhance our under- standing of the Irish experiences in these centres and the process by which immigrants settle into new urban environments. William Jenkins is associate professor of geography and history at York University. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S April 2017 978-0-7735-5002-5 $39.95T CDN, $39.95T US, £34.00 cloth 6 x 9 304pp 10 photos eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queen’s Studies in Ethnic History June 2017 978-0-7735-5046-9 $39.95A CDN, $39.95A US, £34.00 paper 6 x 9 536pp 24 tables, 32 figures eBook available I R I S H S T U D I E S • N O R T H A M E R I C A N H I S T O R Y R U S S I A N H I S T O R Y n e w i n p a p e r Between Raid and Rebellion The Irish in Buffalo and Toronto, 1867–1916 william jenkins WINNER: Joseph Brant Award, Ontario Historical Society WINNER: Clio Prize (Ontario), Canadian Historical Association WINNER: The James S. Donnelly Sr. Prize, American Conference for Irish Studies WINNER: Geographical Society of Ireland Book of the Year Award All Shook Up The Shifting Soviet Response to Catastrophes, 1917–1991 nigel raab The first full-length study of natural and man-made disasters in the Soviet Union.