Three new Introductions have been published this month, including one new edition. Find out more:
- American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by David A. Gerber, traces three massive waves of immigration from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, and analyzes the nature of immigration as a purposeful, structured activity, attitudes supporting or hostile to immigration, policies and laws regulating immigration, and the nature of and prospects for assimilation.
- The Virtues: A Very Short Introduction, by Craig A. Boyd and Kevin Timpe, explores both the nature of virtue in general and specific kinds of virtues. These include the moral virtues, the intellectual virtues, and the theological virtues, as well as the capital vices.
- War and Religion: A Very Short Introduction, by Jolyon Mitchell and Joshua Rey, traces the history of religion and war. Is religion a force for war or a force for peace? Ranging from ancient history to modern day conflicts, this VSI offers a nuanced view on these issues that have had such weight in the past, and which continue to shape the present and future.