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  • American Notesby Charles Dickens

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Explore nineteenth-century America through the pen of one of the most celebrated authors of all time, Charles Dickens. American Notes is a detailed travelogue of Dickens' 1842 tour of North America, and in it, the author deploys his incisive wit and unparalleled gift for observation to convey his experiences traveling across the continent by steamship,... more...

  • Mecca and Main Streetby Geneive Abdo

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Islam is America's fastest growing religion, with more than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9/11. Who are our Muslim neighbors? What are their beliefs and desires? How are they coping with life under the War on Terror? In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers... more...

  • I've Got the Light of Freedomby Charles M. Payne

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    This momentous work offers a groundbreaking history of the early civil rights movement in the South with new material that situates the book in the context of subsequent movement literature. more...

  • The Making of Chicana/o Studiesby Rodolfo Acuņa

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    The Making of Chicana/o Studies traces the philosophy and historical development of the discipline from precursor movements to the Civil Rights era to today, focusing on the political machinations in higher education that sought to destroy it. As a renowned leader, activist, scholar, and founding member of the movement to establish this curriculum... more...

  • From Out of the Shadowsby Vicki L. Ruiz

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 17.99

    From Out of the Shadows was the first full study of Mexican-American women in the twentieth century. Beginning with the first wave of Mexican women crossing the border early in the century, historian Vicki L. Ruiz reveals the struggles they have faced and the communities they have built. In a narrative enhanced by interviews and personal stories, she... more...

  • Reproducing Racismby Daria Roithmayr

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    This book is designed to change the way we think about racial inequality. Long after the passage of civil rights laws and now the inauguration of our first black president, blacks and Latinos possess barely a nickel of wealth for every dollar that whites have. Why have we made so little progress?   Legal scholar Daria Roithmayr provocatively argues... more...

  • Made in Americaby Claude S. Fischer

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    Our nation began with the simple phrase, “We the People.” But who were and are “We”? Who were we in 1776, in 1865, or 1968, and is there any continuity in character between the we of those years and the nearly 300 million people living in the radically different America of today? With Made in America , Claude S. Fischer draws... more...

  • From Black Power to Hip Hopby Patricia Hill Collins

    Temple University Press 2006; US$ 25.95

    Despite legislation designed to eliminate unfair racial practices, the United States continues to struggle with a race problem. Some thinkers label this a "new" racism and call for new political responses to it. Using the experiences of African American women and men as a touchstone for analysis, Patricia Hill Collins examines new forms of racism as... more...

  • Makes Me Wanna Hollerby Nathan Mc Call

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Examining the complexities of the problems of black youths from an insider's perspective, an African-American journalist recalls his own troubled childhood, his rehabilitation while in prison, and his successful Washington Post career. more...

  • Rediscovery of North Americaby Barry Lopez

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00

    Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion -- "a ruthless, angry search for wealth" that continues to the present day. This provocative and superbly written book gives a true assessment of Columbus's legacy while taking the first... more...