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- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00
This book compares African and Afrikaner nationalisms to demonstrate that the transition from apartheid to liberal democracy in South Africa was a neo-colonial settlement that left the economy and the military and security sectors under the control of the white minority, while increasing wide socioeconomic disparities between rich and poor. more...
- Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 15.99
Blending memorable music with a historical context, this exploration provides a fresh perspective on the civil rights movement by showing how certain songs served as its voice. From the Chicago Children?s Choir to the SNCC Freedom Singers, this resource examines the churches and groups that worked to counteract segregation, transforming traditional... more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 56.35
Focusing on the impact of significant Supreme Court decisions onthe rights and freedoms of the individual,The Supreme Court and Individual Rights provides full coverage of the freedoms enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Topics discussed include: more...
- ABC-CLIO 1987; US$ 31.95
Most policy books confine their historical discussions to a relatively short time frame. This book offers a long-term historical analysis of American immigration policy. From Open Door to Dutch Door details current policy and its shortcomings. In addition, the book describes the four distinct phases of U.S. immigration policy since 1820, why these... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99
Must the strip mall and the eight-lane highway define 21st century American life? That is a central question posed by critics of suburban and exurban living in America. Yet despite the ubiquity of the critique, it never sticks--Americans by the scores of millions have willingly moved into sprawling developments over the past few decades. Americans... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
The desegregation crisis in Little Rock is a landmark of American history: on September 4, 1957, after the Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called up the National Guard to surround Little Rock Central High School, preventing black students from going in. On September 25, 1957, nine black... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
On April 4, 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, depriving the world of one of the greatest moral authorities of the twentieth century. He was thirty-nine. King had achieved so much at such a young age that it is hard to believe that he has been gone longer than the... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 60.00
Taking a critical view of a venerated international principle, Randall Williams shows how the concept of human rights?often taken for granted as a force for good in the world?corresponds directly with U.S. imperialist aims. Citing internationalists from W. E. B. Du Bois and Frantz Fanon to, more recently, M. Jacqui Alexander and China Miéville, Williams... more...