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Political History

  • An Uncertain Ageby Paul Ocobock

    Ohio University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    In twentieth-century Kenya, age and gender were powerful cultural and political forces that animated household and generational relationships. They also shaped East Africans? contact with and influence on emergent colonial and global ideas about age and masculinity. more...

  • The Violent American Centuryby John W. Dower

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    The Violent American Century? addresses the U.S.-led transformations in war conduct and strategizing that followed 1945. more...

  • Confronting Empireby Eqbal Ahmad; David Barsamian; Edward W. Said; Pervez Hoodbhoy

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 20.99

    Brilliant and insightful political analyses of key political events and movements of the second half of the twentieth century. more...

  • Yes, Lord, I Know the Roadby J. Brent Morris

    University of South Carolina Press 2017; Not Available

    The first comprehensive five-century chronical of the South Carolina African American experience more...

  • The True Flagby Stephen Kinzer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2017; US$ 19.60

    The bestselling author of Overthrow and The Brothers brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America?s interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond. How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous anger, launching foreign wars and deposing governments.... more...

  • Sweet Talkby J. P. Singh

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.50

    Developed nations strive to create the impression that their hearts and pockets bleed for the developing world. Yet, the global North continues to offer unfavorable trade terms to the global South. Truly fair trade would make reciprocal concessions to developing countries while allowing them to better their own positions. However, five hundred years... more...

  • Decolonizationby Jan C. Jansen; Jürgen Osterhammel; Jeremiah Riemer

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.43

    The end of colonial rule in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean was one of the most important and dramatic developments of the twentieth century. In the decades after World War II, dozens of new states emerged as actors in global politics. Long-established imperial regimes collapsed, some more or less peacefully, others amid mass violence. This book takes... more...

  • Towards Democratic Development States in Southern Africaby Godfrey Kanyenze; Herbert Jauch

    Weaver Press 2016; US$ 38.00

    The dawn of the twenty-first century heralded an apparent change of fortunes for most sub-Saharan African economies, with annual growth averaging over 5% for fifteen years. However, this was not accompanied by structural transformation: poverty, food insecurity, unemployment and inequality persist. Structural transformation has not been - and indeed... more...

  • The Dominican Racial Imaginaryby Milagros Ricourt

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    This book begins with a simple question: why do so many Dominicans deny the African components of their DNA, culture, and history? By poring through rare historical documents and conducting extensive interviews, Milagros Ricourt uncovers a complex and often contradictory Dominican racial imaginary. Finding that the country?s social elite has long... more...

  • African Miracle, African Mirageby Abou B. Bamba

    Ohio University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Ivory Coast was touted as an African miracle, a poster child for modernization and the ways that Western aid and multinational corporations would develop the continent. more...