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  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Party and Societyby Cedric de Leon

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    Political parties are central to democratic life, yet there is no standard definition to describe them or the role they occupy. "Voter-centered" theoretical approaches suggest that parties are the mere recipients of voter interests and loyalties. "Party-centered" approaches, by contrast, envision parties that polarize, democratize, or dominate society.... more...

  • Alice Paulby J.D. Zahniser; Amelia R. Fry

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 24.99 US$ 22.49

    This biography of Alice Paul, long an elusive figure in the political history of American women, offers the first in-depth examination of the sources of Paul's ambition and the development of her political consciousness. Focusing on Paul's early years and suffrage leadership, the authors bring fresh insights to the persistent questions about Alice... more...

  • Sustainabilityby Jeremy L. Caradonna

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.69

    An engaging primer of the history of the sustainability movement from the 1600s to the present day, illuminating how sustainability evolved from a relatively marginal idea to the centerpiece of international accords, a top priority for governments and non-profit organizations, and a philosophy of hope and resilience with widespread appeal. more...

  • Unsettledby Eric Tang

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    After surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide, followed by years of confinement to international refugee camps, as many as 10,000 Southeast Asian refugees arrived in the Bronx during the 1980s and ?90s. Unsettled chronicles the unfinished odyssey of Bronx Cambodians, closely following one woman and her family for several years as they survive yet resist... more...

  • Tattoos on the Heartby Gregory Boyle

    Free Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    ?Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality? ( Los Angeles Times )? Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle. For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located... more...

  • Empire of the Summer Moonby S. C. Gwynne

    Scribner 2010; US$ 17.00

    In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S. C. Gwynne?s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces... more...

  • Forgotten Alliesby Joseph T. Glatthaar; James Kirby Martin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 7.39

    Combining compelling narrative and grand historical sweep, Forgotten Allies offers a vivid account of the Oneida Indians, forgotten heroes of the American Revolution who risked their homeland, their culture, and their lives to join in a war that gave birth to a new nation at the expense of their own. Revealing for the first time the full sacrifice... more...

  • The Stickup Kidsby Randol Contreras

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    Randol Contreras came of age in the South Bronx during the 1980s, a time when the community was devastated by cuts in social services, a rise in arson and abandonment, and the rise of crack-cocaine. For this riveting book, he returns to the South Bronx with a sociological eye and provides an unprecedented insider?s look at the workings of a group... more...

  • Forgotten Deadby William D. Carrigan; Clive Webb

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99 US$ 22.49

    Forgotten Dead uncovers a neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the first comprehensive study of lynching of hundreds of persons of Mexican origin or descent. more...