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- Temple University Press 2016; US$ 40.00
While basketball didn?t take up residence in the White House in January 2009, the game nonetheless played an outsized role in forming the man who did. In The Audacity of Hoop, celebrated sportswriter Alexander Wolff examines Barack Obama, the person and president, by the light of basketball. This game helped Obama explore his identity, keep a cool... more...
- CRC Press 2015; US$ 99.95
Bias, prejudice, and corruption riddle the history of US jurisprudence. Policing American Indians: A Unique Chapter in American Jurisprudence explores these injustices, specifically the treatment of American Indians. A mix of academic research as well as field experience, this book draws on author Laurence French?s more than 40 years of experience... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95
Some of the most visible expressions of human culture are illustrated architecturally. Unfortunately for archaeologists, the architecture being studied is not always visible and must be inferred from soil inconsistencies or charred remains. This study deals with research into roughly a millennium of Native American architecture in the Southeast... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95
The Creek War of 1813?1814 is studied primarily as an event that impacted its two main antagonists, the defending Creeks in what is now the State of Alabama and the expanding young American republic. Scant attention has been paid to how the United States? Cherokee allies contributed to the war and how the war transformed their society. In Forging... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00
Bloody, fiery spectacles?the Challenger disaster, 9/11, JFK?s assassination?have given us moments of catastrophe that make it easy to answer the ?where were you when? question and shape our ways of seeing what came before and after. Why are these spectacles so packed with meaning? In The Iconoclastic Imagination , Ned O?Gorman approaches each of... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 35.00
The Histories of Anthropology Annual series presents diverse perspectives on the discipline?s history within a global context, with a goal of increasing awareness and use of historical approaches in teaching, learning, and doing anthropology. Critical, comparative, analytical, and narrative studies involving all aspects and subfields of anthropology... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95
Before the Chickasaws were removed to lands in Oklahoma in the 1800s, the heart of the Chickasaw Nation was located east of the Mississippi River in the upper watershed of the Tombigbee River in what is today northeastern Mississippi. Their lands had been called "splendid and fertile" by French governor Bienville at the time they were being coveted... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95
Reagan and Public Discourse in America is a critical assessment of the impact of the administration of President Ronald Reagan on public discourse in the United States. The authors show that more than any president since John F. Kennedy, Reagan?s influence flowed from his rhetorical practices. And he is remembered as having reversed certain trends... more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95
Before and during the Seminole Wars, the Seminoles typically used chickee huts as hideouts and shelters. But in the twentieth century, the government deemed the abodes "primitive" and "unfit." Rather than move into non-chickee housing, the Seminoles began to modernize and have continued to evolve the thatched roof structures to meet the needs of their... more...
- Indiana Historical Society Press 2015; US$ 12.95
In 1903 Alaska governor John Brady collected fifteen old totem poles for preservation at Stika National Historical Park, creating one of the most famous collections of totem poles in the world. One pole became separated, and its fate remained a mystery for nearly ninety years. This revised edition of Home before the Raven Caws unravels the mystery... more...