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- Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 15.99
Blending memorable music with a historical context, this exploration provides a fresh perspective on the civil rights movement by showing how certain songs served as its voice. From the Chicago Children?s Choir to the SNCC Freedom Singers, this resource examines the churches and groups that worked to counteract segregation, transforming traditional... more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 56.35
Focusing on the impact of significant Supreme Court decisions onthe rights and freedoms of the individual,The Supreme Court and Individual Rights provides full coverage of the freedoms enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Topics discussed include: more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 19.00
The boisterous freedom promised by the First Amendment is both the heart of American experiment and the fissure along which it divides itself. Those who would fight freedom's enemies, from political correctness to corporate intimidation to outright censorship, face powerful adversaries. But they also have a potent weapon at their disposal: good,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1987; US$ 31.95
Most policy books confine their historical discussions to a relatively short time frame. This book offers a long-term historical analysis of American immigration policy. From Open Door to Dutch Door details current policy and its shortcomings. In addition, the book describes the four distinct phases of U.S. immigration policy since 1820, why these... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 27.99
Must the strip mall and the eight-lane highway define 21st century American life? That is a central question posed by critics of suburban and exurban living in America. Yet despite the ubiquity of the critique, it never sticks-Americans by the scores of millions have willingly moved into sprawling developments over the past few decades. Americans find... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
On April 4, 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, depriving the world of one of the greatest moral authorities of the twentieth century. He was thirty-nine. King had achieved so much at such a young age that it is hard to believe that he has been gone longer than the... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 60.00
Taking a critical view of a venerated international principle, Randall Williams shows how the concept of human rights?often taken for granted as a force for good in the world?corresponds directly with U.S. imperialist aims. Citing internationalists from W. E. B. Du Bois and Frantz Fanon to, more recently, M. Jacqui Alexander and China Miéville, Williams... more...