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  • Connected Placesby Anne Feldhaus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 40.00

    This book examines the words and actions of people who live in regions in the state of Maharashtra in Western India to illustrate the idea that regions are not only created by humans, but given meaning through religious practices. By exploring the people living in the area of Maharashtra, Feldhaus draws some very interesting conclusions about how people... more...

  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930by Patricia A. Schechter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil... more...

  • Closer to Freedomby Stephanie M. H. Camp

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South more...

  • Striking Beautiesby Michelle Haberland

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Apparel manufacturing in the American South, by virtue of its size, its reliance upon female labor, and its broad geographic scope, is an important but often overlooked industry that connects the disparate concerns of women’s history, southern cultural history, and labor history. In Striking Beauties , Michelle Haberland examines its essential... more...

  • Screening Roomby Alan Lightman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.95

    From the acclaimed author of the international best seller Einstein?s Dreams, here is a stunning, lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s that includes the early days of the movies and a powerful grandfather whose ghost remains an ever-present force in the lives of his descendants.   Alan Lightman?s grandfather M.A. Lightman... more...

  • After the White Houseby Max J. Skidmore

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    What exactly has Bill Clinton been doing since he left office? What can he expect to accomplish? What have his predecssors in his position done? Many presidents have had enormous impacts on the course of history after their terms ended, but not until After the White House has their role been examined. Thirty-two completed their terms. Four became... more...

  • Blood of the Liberalsby George Packer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 16.99

    An acclaimed journalist and novelist explores the legacy and future of American liberalism through the history of his family's politically active history George Packer's maternal grandfather, George Huddleston, was a populist congressman from Alabama in the early part of the century--an agrarian liberal in the Jacksonian mold who opposed the New... more...

  • The Age of Acquiescenceby Steve Fraser

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; US$ 35.14

    A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment... more...

  • The Age of Acquiescenceby Steve Fraser

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment... more...

  • Helter Skelter: Part Seven of the Shocking Manson Murdersby Vincent Bugliosi

    Random House 2015; US$ 3.38

    Part Seven: Murder in the Wind Three female members of the Manson family attempt to testify that they committed the murder without the aid of Charles Manson, prompting Manson himself to speak, martyring himself as the leader of what he calls 'wayward men'. Manson?s attorney, Ronald Hughes, fails to appear at court. Had he... more...