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  • The Souls of Black Folkby W.E.B. Du Bois

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 17.95

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line."  Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk , one of the most prophetic and influental works in American literature.  In this eloquent collection of essays, first published in 1903,... more...

  • His Excellencyby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    National Bestseller To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era. Training his lens on a figure who sometimes seems as remote as his effigy on Mount Rushmore, Ellis assesses George... more...

  • Reproducing Empireby Laura Briggs

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Original and compelling, Laura Briggs's Reproducing Empire shows how, for both Puerto Ricans and North Americans, ideologies of sexuality, reproduction, and gender have shaped relations between the island and the mainland. From science to public policy, the "culture of poverty" to overpopulation, feminism to Puerto Rican nationalism, this book uncovers... more...

  • The American Dreamby Jim Cullen

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 12.99

    This work discusses the reality of the ambiguous but galvanizing concept of the American Dream, a concept that for better and worse has proven to be amazingly elastic and durable for hundreds of years and across racial, class, and other demographic lines. more...

  • Into That Silent Seaby Francis French

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    It was a time of bold new technology, historic moments, and international jousting on the final frontier. But it was also a time of human drama, of moments less public but no less dramatic in the lives of those who made the golden age of space flight happen. more...

  • The African American Urban Experienceby Joe Trotter; Earl Lewis; Tera Hunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary anthology that explores the relationship between urban history and African-American studies. more...

  • The Burning Tigrisby Peter Balakian

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    A History of International Human Rights and Forgotten Heroes In this national bestseller, the critically acclaimed author Peter Balakian brings us a riveting narrative of the massacres of the Armenians in the 1890s and of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. Using rarely seen archival documents and remarkable first-person... more...

  • Out of the House of Bondageby Thavolia Glymph

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 23.00

    Glymph challenges popular depictions of mistresses as 'friends' and 'allies' of slaves in the plantation household. more...

  • The Mass Imageby Dr Gerry Beegan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 125.00

    The Mass Image situates the creation of the first photographically illustrated magazines within the social relations of the emerging popular culture of late Victorian London. It demonstrates how photomechanical reproduction allowed the illustrated press to envisage modern life on a much more intense scale than ever before. more...

  • The Party Decidesby Marty Cohen; David Karol; Hans Noel; John Zaller

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    Throughout the contest for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, politicians and voters alike worried that the outcome might depend on the preferences of unelected superdelegates. This concern threw into relief the prevailing notion that?such unusually competitive cases notwithstanding?people, rather than parties, should and do control presidential... more...