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  • Breaking Womenby Jill A. McCorkel

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00

    Since the 1980s, when the War on Drugs kicked into high gear and prison populations soared, the increase in women’s rate of incarceration has steadily outpaced that of men. In  Breaking Wome n, Jill A. McCorkel draws upon four years of on-the-ground research in a major US women’s prison to uncover why tougher drug policies have so greatly... more...

  • Forgotten Trials of the Holocaustby Michael J. Bazyler; Frank M. Tuerkheimer

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    In the wake of the Second World War, how were the Allies to respond to the enormous crime of the Holocaust? Even in an ideal world, it would have been impossible to bring all the perpetrators to trial. Nevertheless, an attempt was made to prosecute some. Most people have heard of the Nuremberg trial and the Eichmann trial, though they probably have... more...

  • Heaven's Gateby Benjamin E. Zeller; Robert W. Balch

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    In March 1997, thirty-nine people in Rancho Santa Fe, California, ritually terminated their lives. To outsiders, it was a mass suicide. To insiders, it was a graduation. This act was the culmination of over two decades of spiritual and social development for the members of Heaven?s Gate, a religious group focused on transcending humanity and the Earth,... more...

  • Brooklyn's Promised Landby Judith Wellman

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    In 1966 a group of students, Boy Scouts, and local citizens rediscovered all that remained of a then virtually unknown community called Weeksville: four frame houses on Hunterfly Road. The infrastructures and vibrant histories of Weeksville, an African American community that had become one of the largest free black communities in nineteenth century... more...

  • A Great Conspiracy against Our Raceby Peter G. Vellon

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    Racial history has always been the thorn in America?s side, with a swath of injustices?slavery, lynching, segregation, and many other ills?perpetrated against black people. This very history is complicated by, and also dependent on, what constitutes a white person in this country. Many of the European immigrant groups now considered white have also... more...

  • Sounds of Belongingby Dolores Ines Casillas

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    The last two decades have produced continued Latino population growth, and marked shifts in both communications and immigration policy. Since the 1990s, Spanish- language radio has dethroned English-language radio stations in major cities across the United States, taking over the number one spot in Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, and New York City. Investigating... more...

  • America?s Safest Cityby Simon I. Singer

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Since the mid-1990s, the fast-growing suburb of Amherst, NY has been voted by numerous publications as one of the safest places to live in America. Yet, like many of America?s seemingly idyllic suburbs, Amherst is by no means without crime?especially when it comes to adolescents. In  America?s Safest City , noted juvenile justice scholar Simon I.... more...

  • Chronic Youthby Julie Passanante Elman

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 21.25

    The teenager has often appeared in culture as an anxious figure, the repository for American dreams and worst nightmares, at once on the brink of success and imminent failure. Spotlighting the ?troubled teen? as a site of pop cultural, medical, and governmental intervention, Chronic Youth traces the teenager as a figure through which broad threats... more...

  • Black Mosaicby Candis Watts Smith

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in large part to the influx of Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and African immigrants to the United States. In fact, the very definition of ?African American?... more...

  • Border Politicsby Nancy A. Naples; Jennifer Bickham Mendez

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    In the current historical moment borders have taken on heightened material and symbolic significance, shaping identities and the social and political landscape. ?Borders??defined broadly to include territorial dividing lines as well as sociocultural boundaries?have become increasingly salient sites of struggle over social belonging and cultural and... more...