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  • Sparrow and the Hawkby Kyle Longley

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Using Costa Rica as a example, Longley carefully examines the development of the successful relationship between a nonindustrialized country and the United States, revealing the complex forces at work in resistance and accommodation.  During World War II and the immediate postwar era, both the United States and Costa Rica experienced dramatic... more...

  • Trauma and Raceby Sheldon George

    Baylor University Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    African American identity is racialized. And this racialized identity has animated and shaped political resistance to racism. Hidden, though, are the psychological implications of rooting identity in race, especially because American history is inseparable from the trauma of slavery.In Trauma and Race author Sheldon George begins with the fact that... more...

  • Stigma and Cultureby J. Lorand Matory; Thomas P. Gibson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In Stigma and Culture , J. Lorand Matory provocatively shows how ethnic identification in the United States?and around the globe?is a competitive and hierarchical process in which populations, especially of historically stigmatized races, seek status and income by dishonoring other stigmatized populations. And there is no better place to see this... more...

  • Unsettled Belongingby Thea Renda Abu El-Haj

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Unsettled Belonging tells the stories of young Palestinian Americans as they navigate and construct lives as American citizens. Following these youth throughout their school days, Thea Abu El-Haj examines citizenship as lived experience, dependent on various social, cultural, and political memberships. For them, she shows, life is characterized... more...

  • Before Brownby Glenn Feldman; Andrew M Manis; John White; Patricia Sullivan; John A. Salmond; Jennifer E. Brooks; Sarah Hart Brown; Raymond Arsenault; Linda Beito; Adam Fairclough; Pamela Tyler; Glenn Feldman; Patricia Sullivan

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Before Brown details the ferment in civil rights that took place across the South before the momentous Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954. This collection refutes the notion that the movement began with the Supreme Court decision, and suggests, rather, that the movement originated in the 1930s and earlier, spurred by the Great Depression... more...

  • Martin Luther King Jr. and the Sermonic Power of Public Discourseby Carolyn Calloway-Thomas; John Louis Lucaites

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The nine essays in this volume offer critical studies of the range of King?s public discourse as forms of sermonic rhetoric. They focus on five diverse and relative short examples from King?s body of work: ?Death of Evil on the Seashore,? ?Letter from Birmingham Jail,? ?I Have a Dream,? ?A Time to Break Silence,? and ?I?ve Been to the Mountaintop.?... more...

  • Ebenezer Hazard, Jeremy Belknap and the American Revolutionby Russell M Lawson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Ebenezer Hazard ? a classicist and natural scientist ? became postmaster general in 1782. A prolific letter-writer, his favourite correspondent was Jeremy Belknap, a clergyman and historian. Their letters to each other provide an informative and insightful history of the time through everyday events. more...

  • We Too Sing Americaby Deepa Iyer

    The New Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Many of us can recall the targeting of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh people in the wake of 9/11. We may be less aware, however, of the ongoing racism directed against these groups in the past decade and a half. In We Too Sing America , nationally renowned activist Deepa Iyer catalogs recent racial flashpoints, from the 2012 massacre at the... more...

  • The Shark and the Albatrossby John Aitchison

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 10.66

    For twenty years John Aitchison has been travelling the world to film wildlife for the BBC and other broadcasters, taking him to far-away places on every continent. The Shark and the Albatross is the story of these journeys of discovery, of his encounters with animals and occasional enterprising individuals in remote and sometimes dangerous places.... more...

  • Founding Documents of America: Documents Decodedby John Vile

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 81.00

    The latest addition to ABC-CLIO's popular Documents Decoded series, John R. Vile's Founding Documents of America presents historic documents key to the foundations of our nation's government accompanied by introductions that supply background information and analysis that highlights key provisions and provide historical context. The coverage extends... more...