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- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 24.95
Unlike the 1930s, when the United States tragically failed to open its doors to Europeans fleeing Nazism, the country admitted over three million refugees during the Cold War. This dramatic reversal gave rise to intense political and cultural battles, pitting refugee advocates against determined opponents who at times successfully slowed admissions.... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 545.00
Every year since 1848 the Liberian president has delivered a state of the nation speech to parliament, reflecting in detail the country's current political, social, economic and ethno-cultural situation. Liberia, the first and for over one hundred years, the only independent state in black Africa, was founded in 1847 by freed slaves with... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 7.99
?Jonathan Alter, Newsweek.com "[Barack Obama] is that rare politician who can actually write- and write movingly and genuinely about himself...In these pages he often speaks to the reader as if he were an old friend from back in the day, salting policy recommendations with colorful asides about the absurdities of political life...[He] strives in... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 31.95
Laura Pulido traces the roots of third world radicalism in Southern California during the 1960s and 1970s in this accessible, wonderfully illustrated comparative study. Focusing on the Black Panther Party, El Centro de Acción Social y Autonomo (CASA), and East Wind, a Japanese American collective, she explores how these African American, Chicana/o,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95
Why has the integration of women into Congress been so slow? Is there a "political glass ceiling" for women? Although women use the same strategic calculations as men to decide when to run, the decision regarding where to run is something else. While redistricting has increasingly protected incumbents, it also has the unintended consequence of shaping... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99
Ever since Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. used "imperial presidency" as a book title, the term has become central to the debate about the balance of power in the U.S. government. Since the presidency of George W. Bush, when advocates of executive power such as Dick Cheney gained ascendancy, the argument has blazed hotter than ever. Many argue... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
The complete American presidential inaugural addresses featuring historical background by a National Book Award winner A testament to the power of oratory, this stirring and often surprising collection includes all fifty-five United States presidential inaugural addresses, as well as a general introduction and commentary that provides historical... more...