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- Beacon Press 2014; US$ 35.00
Twenty years after the end of apartheid, a new generation is building a multiracial democracy in South Africa but remains mired in economic inequality and political conflict. This spring, South Africa will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the fall of apartheid and the first free elections. Although the country has come far, frustration... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 69.00
The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated Negro Comrades of the Crown , by showing that in the... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 70.00
Analyses the roots of power, patriarchy, ecological destruction and capitalist dynamics, of anti-apartheid resistance and of on-going movements against inequality and injustice in contemporary South Africa, to show how its contemporary realities are rooted in its past history and earlier struggles for independence. more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95
Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie's Freedom's Seekers offers a bold and innovative intervention into the study of emancipation as a transnational phe-nomenon and serves as an important contribution to our understanding of the remaking of the nineteenth-century Atlantic Americas. Drawing on decades of research into slave and emancipation societies, Kerr-Ritchie... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99
An inner life of Johannesburg that turns on the author?s fascination with maps, boundaries, and transgressions This singular memoir begins with a transgression?the invasion of a private home in Johannesburg. But it is far more than the story of a theft. Lost and Found in Johannesburg is a luminous exploration of place, one in which the author?s... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 35.00
Here is the first volume of a magisterial biography of Mohandas Gandhi that gives us the most illuminating portrait we have had of the life, the work and the historical context of one of the most abidingly influential?and controversial?men in modern history. Ramachandra Guha?hailed by Time as ?Indian democracy?s preeminent chronicler??takes... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95
The long path to the Berlin Wall began in 1945, when Josef Stalin instructed the Communist Party to take power in the Soviet occupation zone while the three Western allies secured their areas of influence. When Germany was split into separate states in 1949, Berlin remained divided into four sectors, with West Berlin surrounded by the GDR but lingering... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 29.95
Varina Anne ôWinnieö Davis was born into a war-torn South in June of 1864, the youngest daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis. Born only a month after the death of beloved Confederate hero General J.E.B. Stuart during a string of Confederate victories, WinnieÆs birth was hailed as... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00
?Property rights? and ?Russia? do not usually belong in the same sentence. Rather, our general image of the nation is of insecurity of private ownership and defenselessness in the face of the state. Many scholars have attributed Russia?s long-term development problems to a failure to advance property rights for the modern age and blamed Russian intellectuals... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 21.99
During the Asia-Pacific War, the Japanese military forced hundreds of thousands of women across Asia into "comfort stations" where they were repeatedly raped and tortured. Japanese imperial forces claimed they recruited women to join these stations in order to prevent the mass rape of local women and the spread of venereal disease among soldiers.... more...