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  • Trauma and Raceby Sheldon George

    Baylor University Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    African American identity is racialized. And this racialized identity has animated and shaped political resistance to racism. Hidden, though, are the psychological implications of rooting identity in race, especially because American history is inseparable from the trauma of slavery.In Trauma and Race author Sheldon George begins with the fact that... more...

  • Liberty Powerby Corey M. Brooks

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 36.00

    Abraham Lincoln?s Republican Party was the first party built on opposition to slavery to win on the national stage?but its victory was rooted in the earlier efforts of under-appreciated antislavery third parties. Liberty Power tells the story of how abolitionist activists built the most transformative third-party movement in American history and... more...

  • The Audacity of Hoopby Alexander Wolff

    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...

  • Stigma and Cultureby J. Lorand Matory; Thomas P. Gibson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In Stigma and Culture , J. Lorand Matory provocatively shows how ethnic identification in the United States?and around the globe?is a competitive and hierarchical process in which populations, especially of historically stigmatized races, seek status and income by dishonoring other stigmatized populations. And there is no better place to see this... more...

  • Policing American Indiansby Laurence Armand French

    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...

  • Confederate Citiesby Andrew L. Slap; Frank Towers; David Goldfield

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    When we talk about the Civil War, we often describe it in terms of battles that took place in small towns or in the countryside: Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness. One reason this picture has persisted is that few urban historians have studied the war, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped Southern... more...

  • Unsettled Belongingby Thea Renda Abu El-Haj

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Unsettled Belonging tells the stories of young Palestinian Americans as they navigate and construct lives as American citizens. Following these youth throughout their school days, Thea Abu El-Haj examines citizenship as lived experience, dependent on various social, cultural, and political memberships. For them, she shows, life is characterized... more...

  • Architectural Variability in the Southeastby Cameron H. Lacquement; Cameron H. Lacquement; Lynne P. Sullivan; Robert J. Scott; Robert H. Lafferty; Dennis B. Blanton; Tamira K. Brennan; Mark A. McConaughy; Ramie A. Gougeon; Thomas H. Gresham; Nelson A. Reed

    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...

  • Blockade Runners of the Confederacyby Hamilton Cochran; Robert M. Browning Jr.

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Within four weeks of the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln had declared a blockade of over four thousand miles of Confederate coastline, from Cape Henry in Virginia to the Mexican border. In response, professional runners, lured by both profits and patriotism, built faster, sleeker, low-profile ships and piloted them through the ever-thickening... more...

  • Forging a Cherokee-American Alliance in the Creek Warby Susan M. Abram

    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...