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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Impossible Subjectsby Mae M. Ngai

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    This book traces the origins of the ?illegal alien? in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy?a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime... more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Once America?s ?arsenal of democracy,? Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America?s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product... more...

  • Offsideby Andrei S. Markovits; Steven L. Hellerman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Soccer is the world's favorite pastime, a passion for billions around the globe. In the United States, however, the sport is a distant also-ran behind football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Why is America an exception? And why, despite America's leading role in popular culture, does most of the world ignore American sports in return? Offside... more...

  • Race in Another Americaby Edward E. Telles

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the increasingly important and controversial subject of race relations in Brazil. North American scholars of race relations frequently turn to Brazil for comparisons, since its history has many key similarities to that of the United States. Brazilians have commonly compared themselves with North... more...

  • D-Day: History in an Hourby Rupert Colley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. more...

  • D-Day: History in an Hourby Rupert Colley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. more...

  • Abraham Lincoln: History in an Hourby Kat Smutz

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

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  • Abraham Lincoln: History in an Hourby Kat Smutz

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

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  • Preserving South Street Seaportby James M. Lindgren

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 59.00

    Preserving South Street Seaport tells the fascinating story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan. Home to the original Fulton Fish Market and then the South Street Seaport Museum, it is one of the last neighborhoods of late 18th- and early 19th-century New York City not to be destroyed by urban... more...

  • The Counter-Revolution of 1776by Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated  Negro Comrades of the Crown , by showing that in the... more...