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  • Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine?by Brittany C. Slatton; Kamesha Spates

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Presenting new interview and auto-ethnographic data, and drawing on an array of theoretical approaches methodologies, Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine? explores the formation of gendered and sexual identity in the lives of black men, shedding light on the manner in which these are affected by class and social structure. It examines the intersecting oppressions... more...

  • Citizenship between Empire and Nationby Frederick Cooper

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    As the French public debates its present diversity and its colonial past, few remember that between 1946 and 1960 the inhabitants of French colonies possessed the rights of French citizens. Moreover, they did not have to conform to the French civil code that regulated marriage and inheritance. One could, in principle, be a citizen and different too.... more...

  • Czes?aw Mi?osz und die Geschichtlichkeit der Kulturby Matthias Freise

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 54.10

    Mit diesem Buch erscheint die erste deutschsprachige Monographie zum Werk des polnischen Dichters und Literaturnobelpreisträgers Czeslaw Milosz. Der Autor Matthias Freise, Professor für Slavische Literaturen an der Universität Göttingen, nimmt die Verantwortung eines Dichters für die Beziehung zum kulturellen Erbe - sowohl für die Überwindung von Klischees... more...

  • Pioneering History on Two Continentsby Bruce F. Pauley

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 37.95

    Bruce F. Pauley draws on his family and personal history to tell a story that examines the lives of Volga Germans during the eighteenth century, the pioneering experiences of his family in late-nineteenth-century Nebraska, and the dramatic transformations influencing the history profession during the second half of the twentieth century. An award-winning... more...

  • British in the Americas 1480-1815, Theby Anthony Mcfarlane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Of northern European nations, the British had the greatest impact on the Americas. Their history there embraces far more than the colonies that became the United States: England had been in the New World for a century before those colonies were established, and the British presence long outlived their loss. This integrated account of that involvement... more...

  • After the Rebellionby Sekou M. Franklin

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    What happened to black youth in the post-civil rights generation? What kind of causes did they rally around and were they even rallying in the first place? After the Rebellion takes a close look at a variety of key civil rights groups across the country over the last 40 years to provide a broad view of black youth and social movement activism.Based... more...

  • Tightropeby Gail Garfield

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    Tightrope explores changes in American attitudes that made it possible to elect a black President. Gail Garfield weaves her own experiences with broader racial history to trace the remarkable shift. Her scholarship explores the complex intersection of race, class, and gender. more...

  • A Chinaman's Chanceby Eric Liu

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 25.99

    From Tony Hsieh to Amy Chua to Jeremy Lin, Chinese Americans are now arriving at the highest levels of American business, civic life, and culture. But what makes this story of immigrant ascent unique is that Chinese Americans are emerging at just the same moment when China has emerged - and indeed may displace America - at the center of the global... more...

  • Founding Mythsby Ray Raphael

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 16.95

    First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael?s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With Raphael?s trademark wit and flair, Founding Myths exposed the errors and inventions in America?s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere?s famous ride to Patrick Henry?s ?Liberty or Death?... more...

  • Historically Blackby Mieka Brand Polanco

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 112.50

    In Historically Black , Mieka Brand Polanco examines the concept of community in the United States: how communities are experienced and understood, the complex relationship between human beings and their social and physical landscapes—and how the term "community" is sometimes conjured to feign a cohesiveness that may not actually exist.... more...