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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Iconoclastic Imaginationby Ned O'Gorman

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Bloody, fiery spectacles?the Challenger disaster, 9/11, JFK?s assassination?have given us moments of catastrophe that make it easy to answer the ?where were you when? question and shape our ways of seeing what came before and after. Why are these spectacles so packed with meaning? In The Iconoclastic Imagination , Ned O?Gorman approaches each of... more...

  • Corridor Talk to Culture Historyby Regna Darnell; Frederic W. Gleach

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Histories of Anthropology Annual series presents diverse perspectives on the discipline?s history within a global context, with a goal of increasing awareness and use of historical approaches in teaching, learning, and doing anthropology. Critical, comparative, analytical, and narrative studies involving all aspects and subfields of anthropology... more...

  • Before Brownby Glenn Feldman; Andrew M Manis; John White; Patricia Sullivan; John A. Salmond; Jennifer E. Brooks; Sarah Hart Brown; Raymond Arsenault; Linda Beito; Adam Fairclough; Pamela Tyler; Glenn Feldman; Patricia Sullivan

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Before Brown details the ferment in civil rights that took place across the South before the momentous Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954. This collection refutes the notion that the movement began with the Supreme Court decision, and suggests, rather, that the movement originated in the 1930s and earlier, spurred by the Great Depression... more...

  • Martin Luther King Jr. and the Sermonic Power of Public Discourseby Carolyn Calloway-Thomas; John Louis Lucaites

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The nine essays in this volume offer critical studies of the range of King?s public discourse as forms of sermonic rhetoric. They focus on five diverse and relative short examples from King?s body of work: ?Death of Evil on the Seashore,? ?Letter from Birmingham Jail,? ?I Have a Dream,? ?A Time to Break Silence,? and ?I?ve Been to the Mountaintop.?... more...

  • Reagan and Public Discourse in Americaby Michael Weiler; W. Barnett Pearce

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Reagan and Public Discourse in America is a critical assessment of the impact of the administration of President Ronald Reagan on public discourse in the United States. The authors show that more than any president since John F. Kennedy, Reagan?s influence flowed from his rhetorical practices. And he is remembered as having reversed certain trends... more...

  • We Too Sing Americaby Deepa Iyer

    The New Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Many of us can recall the targeting of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh people in the wake of 9/11. We may be less aware, however, of the ongoing racism directed against these groups in the past decade and a half. In We Too Sing America , nationally renowned activist Deepa Iyer catalogs recent racial flashpoints, from the 2012 massacre at the... more...