Congratulations to Bain Attwood for the publication of Empire and the Making of Native Title: Sovereignty, Property and Indigenous People (Cambridge University Press, 2020). This book argues that the treatment of the sovereignty and property rights of First Nations was seldom determined by the workings of moral principle, legal doctrine, political thought or government policy. Instead, highly particular historical circumstances of first encounter dictated whether treaties were negotiated. As a special offer for AHA members, using the promotional code ATTWOOD20 at purchase and receive 20% off and free shipping until 31/12/2020 (Aus & NZ residents only).
Congratulations to Martin Crotty, Neil J. Diamant and Mark Edele for the publication of The Politics of Veteran Benefits in the Twentieth Century (Cornell University Press, 2020). This book examines veterans’ struggles for entitlements and benefits across many countries, and compares government policies regarding veterans. The authors highlight cases of veterans who secured (and in some cases failed to secure) benefits and status after wars both won and lost within both democratic and authoritarian polities.