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  • The Little Book of Thunksby Ian Gilbert

    Crown House Publishing 2007; US$ 16.03

    A Thunk is a beguiling question about everyday things that stops you in your tracks and helps you start to look at the world in a whole new light. The author guides you through the origins and uses of Thunks and demonstrates how this powerful little book can develop philosophical thinking for all ages ... remember there are no right or wrong answers... more...

  • Origins of the African American Jeremiadby Jr. Willie J. Harrell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    In the moralistic texts of jeremiadic discourse, authors lament the condition of society, utilizing prophecy as a means of predicting its demise. This study delves beneath the socio-religious and cultural exterior of the American jeremiadic tradition to unveil the complexities of African American jeremiadic rhetoric in antebellum America. It examines... more...

  • Coming for to Carry Me Homeby J. Michael Martinez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 52.99

    Coming for to Carry Me Home examines the concept of race in the United States from the 1830s, when the abolitionists rose to prominence, until the 1880s, when the Jim Crow regime commenced. J. Michael Martinez argues that Lincoln and the Radical Republicans were the pivotal actors, albeit not the architects, that influenced this evolution. more...

  • Multiculturalismby Charles Taylor; Amy Gutmann; Kwame Anthony Appiah; Jürgen Habermas; Stephen C. Rockefeller; Michael Walzer; Susan Wolf

    Princeton University Press 1994; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.76

    A new edition of the highly acclaimed book Multiculturalism and "The Politics of Recognition," this paperback brings together an even wider range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe the political controversy surrounding multiculturalism. Charles Taylor's initial inquiry, which considers whether the institutions of liberal democratic... more...

  • Work or Starveby Debra J. Housel

    Shell Education 2006; US$ 6.99

    John Smith is in shackles in Work or Starve: Captain John Smith and the Jamestown Colony, but how can that be if he is to lead the colony? The colonists won’t listen to him until there is trouble! With the men and boys dying and the food nearly gone, Smith embarks on a bold journey that nearly costs his life. His relationship with Pocahontas,... more...

  • Immigrationby Debra J. Housel

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    Immigrants from all over Europe flocked to America, bringing their hopes and their dreams with them. The influx of immigrants enriched the American culture but also provided challenges to the United States. more...

  • On the Fault Lineby Terence McNamee; Greg Mills; Jeffrey Herbst

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 22.65

    Societies in all countries are split by major divisions - or 'faultlines' - caused by differences in race, religion, ethnicity, wealth, class or power. Like geological faultlines, some are plainly evident, whereas others are more concealed and can erupt with little warning. Violence along faultlines within states, from Sudan to Iraq to the Congo,... more...

  • The Making of a Black Scholarby Horace A. Porter

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    This captivating and illuminating book is a memoir of a young black man moving from rural Georgia to life as a student and teacher in the Ivy League as well as a history of the changes in American education that developed in response to the civil rights movement, the war in Vietnam, and affirmative action. Born in 1950, Horace Porter starts out in... more...

  • Shadowed Daysby Garry Kinnane

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 2.99

    Two nights later our whole life is changed. I am reading a comic in bed, when from way down the hall I head my mother yell, 'Frank! Frank!' There is something in her voice that I have never heard before - not just panic, which is the first thing that strikes me, but a deeper note of fear...' Garry Kinnane's haunting evocation of his... more...

  • I've Got the Light of Freedomby Charles M. Payne

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95 US$ 29.71

    This momentous work offers a groundbreaking history of the early civil rights movement in the South with new material that situates the book in the context of subsequent movement literature. more...