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Political History

  • 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 By poring through rare historical documents and conducting extensive interviews, Milagros Ricourt uncovers a complex and often contradictory Dominican racial imaginary.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...

  • Cotton and Race across the Atlanticby Jonathan E. Robins

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; Not Available

    The story of how African farmers, African-American scientists, and British businessmen struggled to turn colonial Africa into a major cotton exporter. more...

  • The Art of Life in South Africaby Daniel Magaziner

    Ohio University Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    From 1952 to 1981, South Africa?s apartheid government ran an art school for the training of African art teachers at Indaleni, in what is today KwaZulu-Natal. The Art of Life in South Africa is the story of the students, teachers, art, and politics that circulated through a small school, housed in a remote former mission station. more...

  • Hospitality in American Literature and Cultureby Ana Maria M. Manzanas Calvo; Jesús Benito Sanchez

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume examines hospitality in American immigrant literature and culture, situating this ancient virtue at the crossroads of space and border theory, and exploring the relationship among the intersecting themes of migration, citizenship, identity formation, and spatiality. Assessing the conditions, duration, and shifting roles of hosts and guests... more...

  • The Discourse Strategies of Imperialist Writingby Felicity Rash

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In this monograph, Felicity Rash examines German colonialist texts through the lens of linguistics, using multiple analytic approaches in order to contribute to the study of ideological discourse. Focusing on texts from Germany?s colonial period during the Second Reich, the book describes the discourse strategies employed in a wide variety of colonialist... more...

  • Meanings of Bandungby Qu?nh N. Ph?m; Robbie Shilliam

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    Provides an interdisciplinary retrieval of the multiple meanings of decolonization that the famous Bandung Conference (1955) holds for the study of international relations. more...