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  • What They Savedby Nancy K. Miller

    UNP - Nebraska 2011; US$ 24.95

    Winner of the 2012 Jewish Journal Book Prize After her father’s death, Nancy K. Miller discovered a minuscule family archive: a handful of photographs, an unexplained land deed, a postcard from Argentina, unidentified locks of hair. These items had been passed down again and again, but what did they mean? Miller follows their traces from... more...

  • Biting through the Skinby Nina Mukerjee Furstenau

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 19.00

    At once a traveler’s tale, a memoir, and a mouthwatering cookbook, Biting through the Skin offers a first-generation immigrant’s perspective on growing up in America’s heartland. Author Nina Mukerjee Furstenau’s parents brought her from Bengal in northern India to the small town of Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1964, decades before... more...

  • Scots in the USAby Jenni Calder

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65

    The map of the United States is peppered with Scottish place-names and America?s telephone directories are filled with surnames illustrating Scottish ancestry. Increasingly, Americans of Scottish extraction are visiting Scotland in search of their family history. All over Scotland and the United States there are clues to the Scottish-American relationship,... more...

  • Nach Amerikaby Susann Bosshard-Kälin; Leo Schelbert

    Limmat Verlag 2014; US$ 33.99

    Der «Heimwehbub» Jürg Padrutt reist mit einem Touristenvisum in die USA ein, dann kauft er eine Farm und bleibt. Stefan Kälin, Mitglied der Schweizer Ski-Nationalmannschaft, steht an der Golden Gate Bridge und beschliesst, nie wieder als Elektriker zu arbeiten. Philip Gelzer macht ein einjähriges Praktikum in New York, Weltbankökonom Heinz Bachmann... more...

  • How to Be Orangeby Gregory Shapiro

    XPat Scriptum Publishers 2014; US$ 15.99

    Gregory Shapiro ? the American Netherlander ? brings you a must-have alternative to the Dutch assimilation course. What is the true Dutch identity? Shapiro shares his hilariously clumsy assimilation into Dutch culture and blasts some well-known stereotypes along the way. The book includes questions from the real Dutch Assimilation Exam, whose... more...

  • Rapper, Writer, Pop-Cultural Playerby Josephine Metcalf; Will Turner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 29.95

    Over the past three decades, African Americans have faced a number of new challenges brought about by changes in the political, economic and social structure of America. Furthermore, this vastly changed social landscape has produced a number of resonant pop-cultural trends that have proved to be both innovative and admired on the one hand, and contentious... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movementby Christopher M. Richardson; Ralph E. Luker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 139.99

    The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement is a guide to the history of the African-American struggle for equal rights in the United States. The history of this period is covered in a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries... more...

  • Ever Is a Long Timeby W. Ralph Eubanks

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 15.95

    A gripping memoir of coming of age in Mississippi in the Civil Rights era, and a startling look at the once secret files of the State Sovereignty Commission more...

  • Protestfreie Zonen?by Horst Meier

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 38.84

    Hauptbeschreibung Wer in Freiheit leben möchte, sollte bereit sein, ein kalkuliertes Risiko einzugehen. Das klingt nicht spektakulär. Doch man muss nur fragen, ob Hassprediger Meinungsfreiheit oder Rechtsradikale Versammlungsfreiheit genießen, ob mutmaßliche Terroristen mit einem "Feindstrafrecht" überzogen, ja gefoltert werden dürfen oder ob die... more...

  • Is Lighter Better?by Joanne L. Rondilla; Paul Spickard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 24.99

    Colorism is defined as "discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same 'racial' group on the basis of skin color." That is, some people, particularly women, are treated better or worse on account of the color of their skin relative to other people who share their same racial category. Colorism affects Asian Americans from many different... more...