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  • Executing Democracyby Stephen John Hartnett

    Michigan State University Press 2010; US$ 47.95

    Executing Democracy: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1683-1807 is the first volume of a rhetorical history of public debates about crime, violence, and capital punishment in America. This examination begins in 1683, when William Penn first struggled to govern the rowdy indentured servants of Philadelphia, and continues up until 1807,... more...

  • Executing Democracyby Stephen John Hartnett

    Michigan State University Press 2012; US$ 47.95

    This eye-opening and well-researched companion to the first volume of Executing Democracy enters the death-penalty discussion during the debates of 1835 and 1843, when pro-death penalty Calvinist minister George Barrell Cheever faced off against abolitionist magazine editor John O?Sullivan. In contrast to the macro-historical overview presented... more...

  • Remembering the AIDS Quiltby Charles E. Morris III

    Michigan State University Press 2011; US$ 47.95

    A collaborative creation unlike any other, the Names Project Foundation?s AIDS Memorial Quilt has played an invaluable role in shattering the silence and stigma that surrounded the epidemic in the first years of its existence. Designed by Cleve Jones, the AIDS Quilt is the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. Since its conception in... more...

  • Spirits of the Cold Warby Ned O'Gorman

    Michigan State University Press 2011; US$ 47.95

    In spring of 1953, newly elected President Eisenhower sat down with his staff to discuss the state of American strategy in the cold war. America, he insisted, needed a new approach to an urgent situation. From this meeting emerged Eisenhower?s teams of ?bright young fellows,? charged with developing competing policies, each of which would come to... more...

  • The Good Neighborby Mary E. Stuckey

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 47.95

    No modern president has had as much influence on American national politics as Franklin D. Roosevelt. During FDR?s administration, power shifted from states and localities to the federal government; within the federal government it shifted from Congress to the president; and internationally, it moved from Europe to the United States. All of these... more...

  • Superchurchby Jonathan J. Edwards

    Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 35.95

    Christian Fundamentalism is a doctrine and a discourse in tension. Fundamentalists describe themselves as both marginal and a majority. They announce the imminent end of the world while building massive megachurches and political lobbying organizations. They speak of the need for purity and separation from the outside world while continually innovating... more...

  • Understanding Humor through Communicationby John C. Meyer

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 69.99

    Understanding Humor through Communication explores the origin of humor and analyzes the function of humor in groups and societies. Meyer utilizes key theories and case studies to examine humor in persuasive, organizational, and interpersonal settings. more...

  • Primary Research and Writingby Lynee Lewis Gaillet; Michelle F. Eble

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 67.95

    Developed for emerging academic writers, Primary Research and Writing offers a fresh take on the nature of doing research in the writing classroom. Encouraging students to write about topics for which they have a passion or personal connection, this text emphasizes the importance of primary research in developing writing skills and abilities. Authors... more...

  • How to Analyse Textsby Ronald Carter; Angela Goddard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 37.95

    How to Analyse Texts is the essential introductory textbook and toolkit for language analysis. This book shows the reader how to undertake detailed, language-focussed, contextually sensitive analyses of a wide range of texts ? spoken, written and multimodal. The book constitutes a flexible resource which can be used in different ways across a range... more...

  • The Power of Satireby Marijke Meijer Drees; Sonja de Leeuw

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    As a young ‘bohemian’ collective, the Cercle des Hydropathes was characterisedby frivolous humour indicative of the liberal social changes in France’searly Third Republic. This chapter considers how the Cercle des Hydropathes’republican community was personified in humorous portraits on the cover ofits journal L’Hydropathe.... more...