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- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 59.95
In this deeply researched and multifaceted study, Marco G. Meniketti demonstrates how the landscape of the small Caribbean island of Nevis preserves and reveals artifacts and evidence of the highly complex and interrelated seventeenth- to nineteenth-century ?Atlantic Economy,? comprising early capitalist sugar production, the African slave trade,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 12.99
The city of Jakarta, today the capital of Indonesia, has had other incarnations and other names, most notably as the regional headquarters of the Dutch East Indies when it was known around the world as Batavia. As the capital of the Netherlands? highly unlikely empire in the far east of Asia, Batavia was for 200 years the lynchpin for the international... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 54.95
Fighting Monsters in the Abyss offers a deeply insightful analysis of the efforts by the second administration of Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez (2006?2010) to resolve a decades-long Marxist insurgency in one of Latin America?s most important nations. Continuing work from his prior books about earlier Colombian presidents and yet written... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
This book examines the experiences of a range of countries in the conflict in Afghanistan, with particular focus on the demands of operating within a diverse coalition of states. After laying out the challenges of the Afghan conflict in terms of objectives, strategy, and mission, case studies of 15 coalition members?each written by a country expert?discuss... more...
- 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...