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  • Arc of Justiceby Kevin Boyle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 18.99

    An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in... more...

  • Movement Without Marchesby Lisa Levenstein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Lisa Levenstein reframes highly charged debates over the origins of chronic African American poverty and the social policies and political struggles that led to the postwar urban crisis. A Movement Without Marches follows poor black women as they traveled from some of Philadelphia's most impoverished neighborhoods into its welfare offices, courtrooms,... more...

  • American Uprisingby Daniel Rasmussen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.79

    A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically... more...

  • Looking Like the Enemyby Mary Matsuda Gruenewald

    NewSage Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    In 1941, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was a teenage girl who, like other Americans, reacted with horror to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Yet soon she and her family were among 110,000 innocent people imprisoned by the U.S. government because of their Japanese ancestry. In this eloquent memoir, she describes both the day-to-day and the dramatic turning points... more...

  • Joining Placesby Anthony E. Kaye

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    In this new interpretation of antebellum slavery, Anthony Kaye offers a vivid portrait of slaves transforming adjoining plantations into slave neighborhoods. He describes men and women opening paths from their owners' plantations to adjacent farms to go courting and take spouses, to work, to run away, and to otherwise contend with owners and their... more...

  • American Nightmareby Jerrold M. Packard

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 22.99

    For a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, a quarter of all Americans lived under a system of legalized segregation called Jim Crow. Together with its rigidly enforced canon of racial "etiquette," these rules governed nearly every aspect of life--and outlined draconian punishments for infractions. The purpose of Jim Crow was to keep African... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asiaby Larissa Hjorth; Olivia Khoo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    While a decade ago much of the discussion of new media in Asia was couched in Occidental notions of Asia as a "default setting" for technology in the future, today we are seeing a much more complex picture of contesting new media practices and production. As "new media" becomes increasingly an everyday reality for young and old across Asia through... more...

  • Modern Chinaby Xiaobing Li

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    In Modern China , author Xiaobing Li offers a resource far beyond a conventional encyclopedia, providing not only comprehensive coverage of Chinese civilization and traditions, but also addressing the values, issues, and critical views of China. As a result, readers will better understand the transformative experience of the most populous country... more...

  • New Life Courses, Social Risks and Social Policy in East Asiaby Raymond K. H. Chan; Jens Zinn; Lih-Rong Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Social policy in modern industrialised societies is increasingly challenged by new social risks. These include insecure employment resulting from ever more volatile labour markets, new family and gender relationships resulting from the growing participation of women in the labour market, and the many problems resulting from very much longer human... more...

  • China's Transition from Communism ? New Perspectivesby Guoguang Wu; Helen Lansdowne

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    As China moved from a planned to a market economy many people expected that China?s political system would similarly move from authoritarianism to democracy. It is now clear, however, that political liberalisation does not necessarily follow economic liberalisation. This book explores this apparent contradiction, presenting many new perspectives and... more...