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  • God and Governmentby Rev. Barry W. Lynn

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    A central player in every major church-state-separation battle for decades, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn understands the complexities of this divisive issue like few others. As a long-time activist, a civil rights lawyer, and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he offers a unique perspective and a wealth of experience on church-state controversies.... more...

  • Give Us the Ballotby Ari Berman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 28.99

    On the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a riveting and alarming account of the continuing battle over the right to vote The adoption of the landmark Voting Rights Act in 1965 enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet fifty years later we are still... more...

  • Peasant-Citizen and Slaveby Ellen Meiksins Wood

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    The controversial thesis at the center of this study is that, despite the importance of slavery in Athenian society, the most distinctive characteristic of Athenian democracy was the unprecedented prominence it gave to free labor. Wood argues that the emergence of the peasant as citizen, juridically and politically independent, accounts for much that... more...

  • Protest at Selmaby David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    David J. Garrow is a Pulitzer Prize?winning historian who is presently professor of law and history and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Garrow, who earned his PhD from Duke University, is an acclaimed scholar of the United States? black freedom struggle and reproductive rights movement, as well as of the... more...

  • The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.by David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    David J. Garrow is a Pulitzer Prize?winning historian who is presently professor of law and history and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Garrow, who earned his PhD from Duke University, is an acclaimed scholar of the United States? black freedom struggle and reproductive rights movement, as well as of the... more...

  • Bearing the Crossby David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    David J. Garrow is a Pulitzer Prize?winning historian who is presently professor of law and history and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Garrow, who earned his PhD from Duke University, is an acclaimed scholar of the United States? black freedom struggle and reproductive rights movement, as well as of the... more...

  • Uneven Roadsby Todd Shaw; Louis Desipio; Dianne Pinderhughes; Toni-Michelle C. Travis

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 46.00

    No other book on the market maps U.S. race and ethnic politics with the same breadth and scope as Todd Shaw, Louis DeSipio, Dianne Pinderhughes, and Toni-Michelle C. Travis?s Uneven Roads; it explores when, why, and how race and ethnicity matter in U.S. politics. The book begins with an introduction to broad political racialization and the roots of... more...

  • Brown v. Board and the Transformation of American Cultureby Ben Keppel

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Brown v. Board of Education , which ended legally sanctioned segregation in American public schools, brought issues of racial equality to the forefront of the nation?s attention. Beyond its repercussions for the educational system, the decision also heralded broad changes to concepts of justice and national identity. ?Brown v. Board? and the Transformation... more...

  • Minorities and Representation in American Politicsby Rebekah L. Herrick

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 60.00

    Minorities and Representation in American Politics  by Rebekah Herrick (Oklahoma State University ?Stillwater ) is the first book of its kind to examine the role of women and LGBT Americans in its study of minority politics. Intended as a core text for courses in U.S. minority politics, the book considers race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality as... more...

  • Freaking Outby Joshua Woods

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 27.50

    After 9/11, research on the perceived threat of terrorism moved in several directions. Some scholars examined the social construction of terrorism, scrutinizing the political rhetoric and media coverage associated with the threat. Other researchers investigated the public?s elevated worries about terrorism and their effect on public opinion, while... more...