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  • Perfectly Japaneseby Merry White

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Are Japanese families in crisis? In this dynamic and substantive study, Merry Isaacs White looks back at two key moments of "family making" in the past hundred years?the Meiji era and postwar period?to see how models for the Japanese family have been constructed. The models had little to do with families of their eras and even less to do with families... more...

  • Black Politics in New Deal Atlantaby Karen Ferguson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 35.95

    When Franklin Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, Atlanta had the South's largest population of college-educated African Americans. The dictates of Jim Crow meant that these men and women were almost entirely excluded from public life, but as Karen Ferguson demonstrates, Roosevelt's New Deal opened unprecedented opportunities for black Atlantans... more...

  • Perilous Fightby Stephen Budiansky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    In Perilous Fight, Stephen Budiansky tells the rousing story of the underdog coterie of American seamen and their visionary secretary of the navy, who combined bravery and strategic innovation to hold off the legendary Royal Navy. Budiansky vividly demonstrates that far from an indecisive and unnecessary conflict?as historians have long dismissed... more...

  • The Sugar Girls ? Ethel?s Story: Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle?s East Endby Duncan Barrett; Nuala Calvi

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    During the Blitz, the Sugar Girls kept Britain sweet. The work was back-breakingly hard, but the Tate & Lyle factory was more than just a workplace - it was a community, a calling, a place of love and support and an uproarious, tribal part of East London. This is Ethel?s story, one of four stories from The Sugar Girls. more...

  • Remembering Woolworth'sby Karen Plunkett-Powell

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Millions of Americans have fond memories of shopping at Woolworth's, wandering the aisles in search of a humble spool Woolco thread, festive Christmas decorations, a goldfish or parakeet, or a blue bottle of Evening in Paris perfume. And who could forget the special treat of grilled-cheese sandwich or ice-cream sundae at the famous lunch counter?... more...

  • The Bill of the Centuryby Clay Risen

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. It gave the government sweeping powers to strike down segregation, to enforce fair hiring practices, and to rectify bias in law enforcement and in the courts. The Act so dramatically altered American society that, looking back, it... more...

  • The Hippest Trip in Americaby Nelson George

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 16.99

    An authoritative history of the groundbreaking syndicated television show that has become an icon of American pop culture, from acclaimed author and filmmaker Nelson George, ?the most accomplished black music critic of his generation? ( Washington Post Book World ). When it debuted in October 1971, seven years after the Civil Rights Act, Soul Train... more...

  • Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Rooseveltby Theodore Roosevelt; Gordon Hutner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    Theodore Roosevelt (1858?1919) was our most published president with an incredible output of writing including forty books, over a thousand articles, and countless speeches and letters.   Collected here in one volume are examples of Roosevelt?s voluminous writings over a dazzling array of topics. Organized by general categories, readers can sample... more...

  • A Companion to American Sport Historyby

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to American Sport History presents a collection of original essays that represent the first comprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing field of American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarship relating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the... more...

  • Japanese Women and the Transnational Feminist Movement before World War IIby Taeko Shibahara

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 64.50

    This book traces the development of feminist consciousness in Japan from 1871 to 1941. Taeko Shibahara uncovers some fascinating histories as she examines how middle-class women navigated between domestic and international influences to form ideologies and strategies for reform. They negotiated a humanitarian space as Japan expanded its nationalist,... more...