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  • Backwater Bluesby Richard M. Mizelle Jr.

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    The Mississippi River flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, reshaping the social and cultural landscape as well as the physical environment. Often remembered as an event that altered flood control policy and elevated the stature of powerful politicians, Richard M. Mizelle Jr. examines the place of the flood within African... more...

  • Domestic Manners of the Americansby Frances Trollope

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early 1800s, an English writer named Frances Trollope spent some time touring the then-very-young country of America with her son Henry, dividing most of her time between Cincinnati and a utopian camp settlement that housed former slaves in Tennessee. Although Frances enjoyed her visit, she was absolutely appalled with what she regarded as Americans'... more...

  • Flight of the Eagleby Conrad Black

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 21.99

    Like an eagle, American colonists ascended from the gulley of British dependence to the position of sovereign world power in a period of merely two centuries. Seizing territory in Canada and representation in Britain; expelling the French, and even their British forefathers, American leaders George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson... more...

  • Yearningby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    For bell hooks, the best cultural criticism sees no need to separate politics from the pleasure of reading. Yearning collects together some of hooks's classic and early pieces of cultural criticism from the '80s. Addressing topics like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines a variety of cultural artifacts, from Spike Lee's film Do... more...

  • Black Looksby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    In the critical essays collected in Black Looks , bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship?in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film?and her aim is to create... more...

  • Talking Backby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    In childhood, bell hooks was taught that "talking back" meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy. Among her discoveries is that moving from silence into... more...

  • New Dynamics in US-China Relationsby Mingjiang Li; Kalyan M. Kemburi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Washington?s strategic pivot to Asia and Beijing?s pursuit of new strategic and security interests in the region have led to increasing tensions between the two powers. US leaders have stressed that their increased interest in Asia is driven by a desire to benefit from the thriving regional economies, as well as to play the leading role in maintaining... more...

  • Jim Crow: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaicby Nikki Brown; Barry Stentiford

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00

    This one-volume reference work examines a broad range of topics related to the establishment, maintenance, and eventual dismantling of the discriminatory system known as Jim Crow. more...

  • Stepping Into Zionby Janice W. Fernheimer

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    By studying the multiracial Jewish organization Hatzaad Harishon, Janice W. Fernheimer?s Stepping into Zion considers the question ?Who is a Jew??? a critical rhetorical issue with far-reaching consequences for Jews and non-Jews alike. Hatzaad Harishon ("The First Step") was a New York-based, multiracial Jewish organization that worked to increase... more...

  • Marching For Freedomby Elizabeth Partridge

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 19.99

    An inspiring look at the fight for the vote, by an award-winning author Only 44 years ago in the U.S., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was leading a fight to win blacks the right to vote. Ground zero for the movement became Selma, Alabama. Award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge leads you straight into the chaotic, passionate, and deadly three months of... more...