Katherine Aaslestad, associate professor of history in the West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, has publishedPlace and Politics: Local Identity, Civic Culture and German Nationalism in North Germany during the Revolutionary Era.

The new book, published by Brill Academic Publishers, examines North Germany during the time of the French Revolution, Napoleonic occupation and the Wars of Liberation. It discusses changes in culture and the effects of public opinion on morality, ethics and values at the local level, and goes on to explain how German nationalism has developed.

Aaslestads writing has been included in several books and journals. She received her doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1997, and teaches classes at WVU on revolutionary Europe, modern Germany, and Hitler and the Third Reich.

Place and Politics: Local Identity, Civic Culture, and German Nationalism in North Germany during the Revolutionary Erais available through Brill Academic Publishers. For more information or to purchase the book, visit http://www.brill.nl/m_catalogue_sub6_id22252.htm .