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  • Emergence of Nationalist Politics in Moroccoby Daniel Zisenwine

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The end of World War II intensified Morocco's nationalist struggle against French colonial rule, with the establishment of the Istiqlal ('independence') party and the Moroccan Sultan's emergence as a national leader. In this book, Daniel Zisenwine charts the rise of Morocco's leading nationalist party, and illustrates the weakness of Moroccan political... more...

  • Troublesome Young Menby Lynne Olson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 18.99

    A riveting history of the daring politicians who challenged the disastrous policies of the British government on the eve of World War II On May 7, 1940, the House of Commons began perhaps the most crucial debate in British parliamentary history. On its outcome hung the future of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's government and also of Britain--indeed,... more...

  • Colonialism and Its Legaciesby Jacob T. Levy; Taiaike Alfred; Dipesh Chakabarty; Enrique Dussel; Emmanuel Eze; Vicki Hsueh; Margaret Kohn; Pratap Bhanu Mehta; Sankar Muthu; Bhikhu Parekh; Jennifer Pitts; Ofelia Schutte; Jessé Souza; Iris Marion Young

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 94.99

    Colonialism and Its Legacy brings together essays by leading scholars in both the fields of political theory and the history of political thought about European colonialism and its legacies, and postcolonial social and political theory. The essays explore the ways in which European colonial projects structured and shaped much of modern political theory,... more...

  • Masters of Warby Clara Nieto; Chris Brandt; Howard Zinn

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    In Masters of War, Clara Nieto adeptly presents the parallel histories of the countries of Latin America, histories that are intertwined, each reflecting the United States? "coherent policy of intervention" set into motion by the Monroe Doctrine. As the value of this continued policy comes increasingly into question, Nieto argues for the need to evaluate... more...

  • Tinderboxby Craig Timberg; Daniel Halperin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    In this groundbreaking narrative, longtime Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg and award-winning AIDS researcher Daniel Halperin tell the surprising story of how Western colonial powers unwittingly sparked the AIDS epidemic and then fanned its rise. Drawing on remarkable new science, Tinderbox overturns the conventional wisdom on the origins... more...

  • The Militarization of Childhoodby J. Marshall Beier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    An important contribution to a much needed critical turn in the vast and still rapidly growing child soldier literature. more...

  • Wrapped in the Flagby Claire Conner

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 28.95

    A narrative history of the John Birch Society by a daughter of one of the infamous ultraconservative organization?s founding fathers . Named a best nonfiction book of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews and the Tampa Bay Times   Long before the rise of the Tea Party movement and the prominence of today?s religious Right, the John Birch Society, first established... more...

  • For Kin or Countryby Stephen M. Saideman; R. William Ayres

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The collapse of an empire can result in the division of families and the redrawing of geographical boundaries. New leaders promise the return of people and territories that may have been lost in the past, often advocating aggressive foreign policies that can result in costly and devastating wars. The final years of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman... more...

  • Selling the Congoby Matthew G. Stanard

    UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 65.00

    Belgium was a small, neutral country without a colonial tradition when King Leopold II ceded the Congo, his personal property, to the state in 1908. For the next half century, Belgium not only ruled an African empire but also, through widespread, enduring, and eagerly embraced propaganda, produced an imperialist-minded citizenry.   Selling the... more...

  • Territories in Resistanceby Raúl Zibechi; Ramor Ryan

    AK Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    A thoughtful examination of social relations in Latin America, from one of the region's foremost political analysts. more...