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  • Mainline Christianityby Jason S. Lantzer

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 89.00

    Since the Revolutionary War, Mainline Christianity has been comprised of the Seven Sisters of American Protestantism--the Congregational Church, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Presbyterian Church, the United Methodist Church, the American Baptist Convention, and the Disciples of Christ. These denominations have been the... more...

  • Toxic Communitiesby Dorceta Taylor

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    From St. Louis to New Orleans, from Baltimore to Oklahoma City, there are poor and minority neighborhoods so beset by pollution that just living in them can be hazardous to your health. Due to entrenched segregation, zoning ordinances that privilege wealthier communities, or because businesses have found the ‘paths of least resistance,’ there... more...

  • Clarity, Cut, and Cultureby Susan Falls

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 112.50

    Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, but also suggest how we create value, meaning, and identity through our interactions with material culture in general. Things become meaningful through our... more...

  • Historically Blackby Mieka Brand Polanco

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 112.50

    In Historically Black , Mieka Brand Polanco examines the concept of community in the United States: how communities are experienced and understood, the complex relationship between human beings and their social and physical landscapes—and how the term "community" is sometimes conjured to feign a cohesiveness that may not actually exist.... more...

  • The Delectable Negroby Vincent Woodard; Justin A. Joyce; Dwight McBride

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    Scholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person’s claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on both the literal starvation of the slave and the tropes of cannibalism on the part of the slaveholder, and further draws attention... more...

  • That Pride of Race and Characterby Caroline E. Light

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 67.50

    "It has ever been the boast of the Jewish people, that they support their own poor," declared Kentucky attorney Benjamin Franklin Jonas in 1856. "Their reasons are partly founded in religious necessity, and partly in that pride of race and character which has supported them through so many ages of trial and vicissitude." In That... more...

  • Federalism and Subsidiarityby James E. Fleming; Jacob T. Levy

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 97.50

    In Federalism and Subsidiarity, a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars in political science, law, and philosophy address the application and interaction of the concept of federalism within law and government. What are the best justifications for and conceptions of federalism? What are the most useful criteria for deciding what powers should... more...

  • Caring Across Generationsby Grace J. Yoo; Barbara W. Kim

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 112.50

    More than 1.3 million Korean Americans live in the United States, the majority of them foreign-born immigrants and their children, the so-called 1.5 and second generations. While many sons and daughters of Korean immigrants outwardly conform to the stereotyped image of the upwardly mobile, highly educated super-achiever, the realities and challenges... more...

  • Women of the Nationby Dawn-Marie Gibson; Jamillah Karim

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    With vocal public figures such as Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam often appears to be a male-centric religious movement, and over 60 years of scholarship have perpetuated that notion. Yet, women have been pivotal in the NOI's development, playing a major role in creating the public image that made it appealing... more...

  • After the Rebellionby Sekou M. Franklin

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    What happened to black youth in the post-civil rights generation? What kind of causes did they rally around and were they even rallying in the first place? After the Rebellion takes a close look at a variety of key civil rights groups across the country over the last 40 years to provide a broad view of black youth and social movement activism.Based... more...