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  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930by Patricia A. Schechter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil... more...

  • Closer to Freedomby Stephanie M. H. Camp

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South more...

  • The Archaeology of Early Chinaby Gideon Shelach-Lavi

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    This book covers Chinese archaeology from the first people to the unification of the empire, emphasizing cultural variations and interregional contact. more...

  • Creating a New Medinaby Venkat Dhulipala

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This book challenges the fundamental assumptions regarding the foundations of Pakistani nationalism during colonial rule in India. more...

  • A Kim Jong-Il Productionby Paul Fischer

    Flatiron Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    Before becoming the world?s most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea?s Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Conceiving every movie made, he acted as producer and screenwriter. Despite this control, he was underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps, ordering the kidnapping of Choi Eun-Hee (Madam Choi)?South Korea?s... more...

  • Chopsticksby Q. Edward Wang

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Offers a pioneering account of the history of chopsticks, charting their evolution in Asian food culture to the present day. more...

  • Han Material Cultureby Sophia-Karin Psarras

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 92.00

    This book analyzes Han dynasty Chinese archaeology based on a comparison of the forms of vessels found in positively dated tombs. more...

  • Remembering the Forgotten Warby Philip West; Suh Ji-moon; Donald Gregg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    In contrast to the many books that use military, diplomatic, and historic language in analyzing the Korean War, this book takes a cultural approach that emphasizes the human dimension of the war, an approach that especially features Korean voices. There are chapters on Korean art on the war, translations into English of Korean poetry by Korean soldiers,... more...

  • Jerusalem 1913by Amy Dockser Marcus

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the true history of the discord between Israel and Palestine with surprising results Though the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict have traditionally been traced to the British Mandate (1920-1948) that ended with the creation of the Israeli state, a new generation of scholars has taken the investigation... more...

  • The Gateby Francois Bizot

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In 1971 a young French ethnologist named Francois Bizot was taken prisoner by forces of the Khmer Rouge who kept him chained in a jungle camp for months before releasing him. Four years later Bizot became the intermediary between the now victorious Khmer Rouge and the occupants of the besieged French embassy in Phnom Penh, eventually leading a desperate... more...