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  • American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obamaby Stephen Brooks

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The election of President Obama in 2008 and the apparent decline of American power in the world has rekindled an old and important debate. Is the United States exceptional in its values and institutions, as well as in the role that it is destined to play in world affairs? In this book, Stephen Brooks argues that American exceptionalism has been and... more...

  • The Fluency of Lightby Aisha Sabatini Sloan

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    In these intertwined essays on art, music, and identity, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, the daughter of African American and Italian American parents, examines the experience of her mixed-race identity. Embracing the far-ranging stimuli of her media-obsessed upbringing, she grasps at news clippings, visual fragments, and lyrics from past and present in order... more...

  • Three Golden Agesby Alf J. Mapp

    Madison Books 1998; US$ 37.99

    In this intriguing book, best-selling author Alf Mapp, Jr. explores three periods in Western history that exploded with creativity: Elizabethan England, Renaissance Florence, and America's founding. What enabled these societies to make staggering jumps in scientific knowledge, develop new political structures, or create timeless works of art? more...

  • Biting through the Skinby Nina Mukerjee Furstenau

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 19.00

    At once a traveler?s tale, a memoir, and a mouthwatering cookbook, Biting through the Skin offers a first-generation immigrant?s perspective on growing up in America?s heartland. Author Nina Mukerjee Furstenau?s parents brought her from Bengal in northern India to the small town of Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1964, decades before you could find long-grain... more...

  • American Exceptionalismby Charles Murray

    AEI Press 2013; US$ 1.00

    In American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History , Charles Murray describes how America?s geography, ideology, politics, and daily life set the new nation apart from Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. He then discusses the ways that exceptionalism changed during America?s evolution over the course of the 20th century. Which changes are... more...

  • Twilight of the Republicby Justin B. Litke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00

    The uniqueness of America has been alternately celebrated and panned, emphasized and denied, for most of the country's history -- both by its own people and by visitors and observers from around the world. The idea of "American exceptionalism" tends to provoke strong feelings, but few are aware of the term's origins or understand its true meaning.... more...

  • The Unofficial U.S. Censusby Les Krantz; Chris Smith

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    On April 1, 2011, the Official 2010 U.S. Census Report will be released. On that same day, The Unofficial U.S. Census will shed light (and a bit of laughter) on all the other facts that Americans are itching to know about our country and each other. Les Krantz and Chris Smith have collected facts from a variety of sources, compiling a fascinating... more...

  • Is Lighter Better?by Joanne L. Rondilla; Paul Spickard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 29.99

    Colorism is defined as "discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same 'racial' group on the basis of skin color." That is, some people, particularly women, are treated better or worse on account of the color of their skin relative to other people who share their same racial category. Colorism affects Asian Americans from many different... more...

  • America's National Park Systemby Lary M. Dilsaver

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 49.99

    Acclaimed as a fundamental resource on the creation, development, and management of America's national park system, this documentary collection is now in paperback for use by students and individual scholars. more...

  • Between Fear and Hopeby Andrew L. Barlow

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 35.99

    This book provides a structural analysis of race, and a methodology for connecting global to national and local racial processes. more...