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- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95
Conventional wisdom holds that attempts to combine religion and politics will produce unlimited violence. Concepts such as jihad, crusade, and sacrifice need to be rooted out, the story goes, for the sake of more bounded and secular understandings of violence. Ted Smith upends this dominant view, drawing on Walter Benjamin, Giorgio Agamben, and others... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.10
Lone Star Muslims offers an engaging and insightful look at contemporary Muslim American life in Texas. It illuminates the dynamics of the Pakistani Muslim community in Houston, a city with one of the largest Muslim populations in the south and southwestern United States. Drawing on interviews and participant observation at radio stations,... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 12.95
The map of the United States is peppered with Scottish place-names and America's telephone directories are filled with surnames illustrating Scottish ancestry. Increasingly, Americans of Scottish extraction are visiting Scotland in search of their family history. more...
- F+W Media 2014; US$ 15.99
The stories of politicos and historic events are often turned into snooze-worthy lectures that even Benjamin Franklin would reject. This guide cuts out all the boring details and instead provides you with a thrilling lesson in U.S. history. From Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence to Barack H. Obama and the Great Recession, each... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
America views itself as a nation inhabiting a "promised land" and enjoying a favoured relation with God. This view of unique election has been coupled with racial exclusivism and the marginalization of non-white citizens. America, Amerikkka ?traces the historical and ideological patterns behind America?s sense of itself. In its examination of America?s... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 44.99
In this major biography of an important politician and statesman, Dean Kotlowski presents the life of Paul V. McNutt, a great understudied figure in the era of FDR. McNutt was governor of Indiana, high commissioner to the Philippines (while serving he helped 1,300 Jews flee Nazi Germany for Manila), head of the WWII Federal Security Agency, and would-be... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99
As a commentator, citizen, and advisor, Daniel Yankelovich has had a long career reporting and analyzing national issues, trends, and opinions. Here, he shares the philosophical foundation of his successful career and revisits some of his breakthrough experiences, drawing insightful conclusions applicable to our current condition. more...
- NYU Press 2015; US$ 30.00
Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti?s leaders realized that if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bonds with other nations. Haiti?s first leaders looked especially hard at the United States, which had a sizeable free black population that included vocal champions of black emigration and colonization.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 31.99
This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. more...