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  • Westwardby Leo Schelbert; Susann Bosshard-Kälin

    Limmat Verlag 2014; US$ 19.99

    15 portraits of Swiss women who immigrated to the United States in the 20th century. They hailed from different Swiss cantons, came from varied familial and occupational backgrounds, and are living in different states of the USA, while two of them have returned to Switzerland. They tell of their varied experiences at home and abroad, of joys and crises,... more...

  • "Rassengerechtigkeit" und Fetischisierung von Landby Malte Thran

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.91

    Seit der Unabhängigkeit Namibias 1990 ist die Landfrage ein viel diskutiertes Thema. "Armutsbekämpfung" lautet die offizielle Begründung für die Umverteilung von Farmland in den kommerziellen Gebieten. Um die Bekämpfung von Armut geht es dabei jedoch überhaupt nicht, weist Malte Thran nach. Vielmehr wird von der namibischen Politik die Herstellung... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50

    Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...

  • The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer Worldby Lindsey R. Swindall

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 69.95

    By examining the development of the Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Council on African Affairs?two early civil rights organizations that have been overlooked and marginalized by the historiography of the period?Lindsey Swindall reveals how the discourse on civil rights in the southern United States also employed an internationalist, anticolonial... more...

  • Tightropeby Gail Garfield

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    Tightrope explores changes in American attitudes that made it possible to elect a black President. Gail Garfield weaves her own experiences with broader racial history to trace the remarkable shift. Her scholarship explores the complex intersection of race, class, and gender. more...

  • Land of Their Choiceby Theodore C. Blegen

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 75.00

    This collection of “American letters” that immigrants wrote to friends and relatives in the lands they had left tells a little-known human story that is part of the larger saga of America. It constitutes a kind of composite diary of everyday people at the more...

  • Welsh in Americaby Alan Conway

    University of Minnesota Press 1961; US$ 72.00

    The Welsh formed a small but significant part of the great migration from Europe to the United States during the nineteenth century. In this volume they tell their own story in letters they wrote from America to their families and friends back home. The more...

  • Women, Race, & Classby Angela Y. Davis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    A powerful study of the women's movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. more...

  • Historically Blackby Mieka Brand Polanco

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 112.50

    In Historically Black , Mieka Brand Polanco examines the concept of community in the United States: how communities are experienced and understood, the complex relationship between human beings and their social and physical landscapes—and how the term "community" is sometimes conjured to feign a cohesiveness that may not actually exist.... more...

  • Caring Across Generationsby Grace J. Yoo; Barbara W. Kim

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 112.50

    More than 1.3 million Korean Americans live in the United States, the majority of them foreign-born immigrants and their children, the so-called 1.5 and second generations. While many sons and daughters of Korean immigrants outwardly conform to the stereotyped image of the upwardly mobile, highly educated super-achiever, the realities and challenges... more...