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  • Between Arab and Whiteby Sarah Gualtieri

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    This multifaceted study of Syrian immigration to the United States places Syrians? and Arabs more generally?at the center of discussions about race and racial formation from which they have long been marginalized. Between Arab and White focuses on the first wave of Arab immigration and settlement in the United States in the years before World War... more...

  • Stubborn Rootsby Prudence L. Carter

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 23.99

    What are the features of the school environment that make students' of color incorporation greater at some schools than at others? Prudence L. Carter seeks to answer this basic but bedeviling question through a rich comparative analysis of the organizational and group dynamics in eight schools located within four cities in the United States and... more...

  • Keepin' It Realby Prudence L. Carter

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    Drawing on survey fieldwork and interview data from low-income Latino and African-American youth in New York City, this book shows that African American and Latino youth are no different than other youths in valuing education as the key to economic mobility. It refutes facile, convenient assumptions about teenage behavior and racial difference. more...

  • Pleasures and Perilsby Debra Curtis

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    Pleasures and Perils follows a group of young girls living on Nevis, an island society in the Eastern Caribbean. Curtis shows that girls are often caught between conflicting discourses of Christian teachings about chastity, public health cautions about safe sex, and media enticements about consumer delights. Sexuality?s contradictions are exposed:... more...

  • The Lakotas and the Black Hillsby Jeffrey Ostler

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 22.95

    A concise and engrossing account of the Lakota and the battle to regain their homeland. The Lakota Indians made their home in the majestic Black Hills mountain range during the last millennium, drawing on the hills' endless bounty for physical and spiritual sustenance. Yet the arrival of white settlers brought the Lakotas into inexorable conflict... more...

  • "I Am a Man"by Joe Starita

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    In 1877, Chief Standing Bear?s Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to what was then known as Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in what became the tribe?s own Trail of Tears. ?I Am a Man? chronicles what happened when Standing Bear set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to return the body of his only son... more...

  • Been in the Storm So Longby Leon F. Litwack

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 24.00

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Based on hitherto unexamined sources: interviews with ex-slaves, diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, this "rich and admirably written book" (Eugene Genovese, The New York Times Book Review ) aims to show how, during the Civil War and after Emancipation, blacks and whites interacted... more...

  • Blood and Beliefby Aliza Marcus

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 89.00

    The Kurds, who number some 28 million people in the Middle East, have no country they can call their own. Long ignored by the West, Kurds are now highly visible actors on the world's political stage. More than half live in Turkey, where the Kurdish struggle has gained new strength and attention since the U.S. overthrow of Saddam Hussein in neighboring... more...

  • Lakota Belief and Ritualby James R. Walker; Elaine A. Jahner; Raymond J. DeMallie

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 22.95

    "The real value of Lakota Belief and Ritual is that it provides raw narratives without any pretension of synthesis or analysis, as well as insightful biographical information on the man who contributed more than any other individual to our understanding of early Oglala ritual and belief."? Plains Anthropologist more...

  • Ojibway Ceremoniesby Basil Johnston

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    The Ojibway Indians were first encountered by the French early in the seventeenth century along the northern shores of Lakes Huron and Superior. By the time Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized them in The Song of Hiawatha, they had dispersed over large areas of Canada and the United States, becoming known as the Chippewas in the latter. A rare... more...