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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by... more...

  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United Statesby Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples   Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land.... more...

  • Asian American Dreamsby Helen Zia

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000; US$ 17.99

    The fascinating story of the rise of Asian Americans as a politically and socially influential racial group This groundbreaking book is about the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups into a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American society. It explores... more...

  • Pagans in the Promised Landby Steven Newcomb

    Fulcrum Publishing 2008; US$ 15.99

    Pagans in the Promised Land provides a unique, well-researched challenge to U.S. federal Indian law and policy. It attacks the presumption that American Indian nations are legitimately subject to the plenary power of the United States. more...

  • The Old Americanby Ernest Hebert

    Dartmouth College Press 2012; Not Available

    A long-awaited new novel set in the period of the French and Indian Wars brings a new dimension to the region?s history more...

  • Translated Womanby Ruth Behar

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Translated Woman tells the story of an unforgettable encounter between Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hernández, a Mexican street peddler. The tale of Esperanza's extraordinary life yields unexpected and profound reflections on the mutual desires that bind together anthropologists and their "subjects." From... more...

  • Coming Apartby Charles Murray

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    From the bestselling author of Lo sing Ground and The Bell Curve , this startling long-lens view shows how America is coming apart at the seams that historically have joined our classes. In Coming Apart , Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites... more...

  • Carameloby Sandra Cisneros

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    NOW AVAILABLE  IN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME Every year, Ceyala "Lala" Reyes' family--aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers--packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful Grandmother's house in Mexico City for the summer. Struggling to find a voice above the boom of her brothers... more...

  • Chicano Detective Fictionby Susan Baker Sotelo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 35.00

    In his 1985 novel Partners in Crime, writer Rolando Hinojosa introduced homicide investigator Rafe Buenrostro, the first Chicano protagonist in one of the most enduring genres of modern literature. Since that time, Chicano writers have embraced the detective novel, successfully diversifying and refining a traditional Anglo American and British genre.... more...

  • Rhythms of Raceby Christina D. Abreu

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Among the nearly 90,000 Cubans who settled in New York City and Miami in the 1940s and 1950s were numerous musicians and entertainers, black and white, who did more than fill dance halls with the rhythms of the rumba, mambo, and cha cha cha. In her history of music and race in midcentury America, Christina D. Abreu argues that these musicians, through... more...