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- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 16.99
The American Reader is a stirring and memorable anthology that captures the many facets of American culture and history in prose and verse. The 200 poems, speeches, songs, essays, letters, and documents were chosen both for their readability and for their significance. These are the words that have inspired, enraged, delighted, chastened, and... more...
- New Press, The 2011; US$ 16.95
Called a book that "is factual yet reads like a novel" on the Huffington Post , 12 Angry Men reveals some pointed truths about our nation as a dozen African American authors from across the United States tell their personal stories of being racially profiled. In this "extraordinarily compelling" ( Publishers Weekly ) book, we hear tales of injustice... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
A New History of Asian America is a fresh and up-to-date history of Asians in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on current scholarship, Shelley Lee brings forward the many strands of Asian American history, highlighting the distinctive nature of the Asian American experience while placing the narrative in... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 14.95
In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father?a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man?has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
A New York Times Notable Book of 2011 Winner of the 2012 PEN award for Research Nonfiction "A staggering tale....Millard digs deeply into the turmoil that got James A. Garfield elected, the lunacy that got him shot and the medical malfeasance that turned a minor wound into a mortal one."--Janet Maslin, Top 10 Recommendations for 2011 ?One of the... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
How are Latinos and Latinas changing the face of the Americas? What is new and different about this current wave of migration? In this book social scientists, humanities scholars and policy experts examine what every citizen and every student needs to know about Latinos in the US. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 24.99
In America Divided, Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin provide the definitive history of the 1960s, in a book that tells a compelling tale filled with fresh and persuasive insights. Ranging from the 1950s right up to the debacle of Watergate, Isserman (a noted historian of the Left) and Kazin (a leading specialist in populist movements) not only recount... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00
My Bondage and My Freedom ,? writes John Stauffer in his Foreword, ?[is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War.? As his narrative unfolds, Frederick Douglass?abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 30.00
The Progressive Era, a few brief decades around the turn of the last century, still burns in American memory for its outsized personalities: Theodore Roosevelt, whose energy glinted through his pince-nez; Carry Nation, who smashed saloons with her axe and helped stop an entire nation from drinking; women suffragists, who marched in the streets until... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 24.00
In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize , and Steve Fayer, series writer, draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving a... more...