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  • A Portrait of Americaby John Iceland

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Portrait of America describes our nation?s changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial tensions and health disparities. Celebrated author John Iceland covers various topics, including America's historical demographic growth;... more...

  • God and Goldby Walter Russell Mead

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    For four hundred years, Britain, America and their allies have dominated the world both militarily and economically. They have won the wars - the hot wars, the cold wars and the trade wars - time and again; and yet the battle for hearts and minds has proved far harder to win. In God and Gold , Walter Russell Mead examines why this has been the case... more...

  • The Mindset List of the Obscureby Ron Nief; Tom McBride

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 16.99

    An entertaining trip through pop culture, for the "old fogeys" and "kids these days" Today's teens and twentysomethings have never seen a real airplane ticket. To them, point-and-shoot cameras are so last millennium and "Star Wars" is a movie, not a defense strategy. The world views of today's young and old have never been more different.... more...

  • African & Americanby Marilyn Halter; Violet Showers Johnson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    African & American tells the story of the much overlooked experience of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last forty years. Interrogating the complex role of post-colonialism in the recent history of black America, Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson highlight the intricate patterns... more...

  • Beyond Hateby C. Richard King; David J. Leonard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95

    Drawing on a range of new media sources, including websites, chat rooms, blogs and forums, this book explores the concerns expressed by advocates of white power, with regard to racial hierarchy and social order, the crisis of traditional American values, the perpetuation of liberal, feminist, elitist ideas, the degradation of the family and the fetishization... more...

  • Respectable Armyby James Kirby Martin; Mark Edward Lender

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    When the first edition of this highly successful volume appeared in 1982, the proponents of the “new” military history were just gaining full momentum. Their objective was to reach beyond the traditional focus of military studies—the flow of guns, combat, and tactics that influenced the immediate outcome of battles and martial conflicts,... more...

  • The Age of Garveyby Adam Ewing

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey (1887?1940) organized the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Harlem in 1917. By the early 1920s, his program of African liberation and racial uplift had attracted millions of supporters, both in the United States and abroad. The Age of Garvey presents an expansive global history of the movement that came to... more...

  • Race and Hegemonic Struggle in the United Statesby Michael G. Lacy; Mary E. Triece; Kristen Hoerl; Linda Horwitz; Casey Ryan Kelly; Brittany Lewis; Catherine H. Palczewski; Anna M. Young

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 79.99

    Race and Hegemonic Struggle in the United States: Pop Culture, Politics, and Protest is a collection of essays that draws on concepts developed by Antonio Gramsci to examine the imagining of race in popular culture productions, political discourses, and resistance rhetoric. more...

  • Celebrity and Powerby P. David Marshall

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success, but also the ultimate construction of false value. Celebrity and Power questions the impulse to become embroiled with the construction and collapse of the famous, exploring the concept of the new public intimacy : a product of social media in which... more...

  • Tapestryby Jerry Carrier

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 21.95

    American culture is a rich and complex tapestry of colorful threads from at least five continents, and in recent decades increased immigration has meant that the pace of change is accelerating. It's time for us to get to know ourselves and really appreciate this rich, vast, and rapidly expanding culture. This book explores the contributions of... more...