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  • American Exceptionalismby Charles Murray

    The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2013; US$ 1.00

    In American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History , Charles Murray describes how America?s geography, ideology, politics, and daily life set the new nation apart from Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. He then discusses the ways that exceptionalism changed during America?s evolution over the course of the 20th century. Which changes are... more...

  • American Political Cultureby Michael Shally-Jensen

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 310.00

    Demonstrating that political culture is equally rooted in public events, internal debates, and historical experiences, this unique, three-volume encyclopedia examines an exceptionally broad range of factors shaping modern American politics, including popular belief, political action, and the institutions of power and authority. Readers will see how... 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...

  • Prison Area, Independence Valleyby Rob Kroes

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Rob Kroes is professor emeritus of American studies at the University of Amsterdam, now also honorary professor at the University of Utrecht. One of Europe?s leading American studies scholars, he is the author of numerous books and articles, including Photographic Memories: Private Pictures, Public Images, and American History. more...

  • A History of the American Peopleby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 19.99

    "The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson's remarkable new American history. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." Johnson's history is a reinterpretation of American history from the first settlements... more...

  • American Notesby Charles Dickens

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Explore nineteenth-century America through the pen of one of the most celebrated authors of all time, Charles Dickens. American Notes is a detailed travelogue of Dickens' 1842 tour of North America, and in it, the author deploys his incisive wit and unparalleled gift for observation to convey his experiences traveling across the continent by steamship,... more...

  • What I Saw in Americaby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 4.99

    Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's impressions of the U.S. in the early twentieth century. Part travelogue, part cultural critique, and part historical analysis,... more...

  • Staat und Ordnung im konservativen Denkenby Michael Großheim; Hans Jörg Hennecke

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 28.66

    Konservatives Denken kreist um Begriffe wie Skeptizismus, historische Kontinuität, organischer Wandel, maßvolle Reform, Bekenntnis zu Macht und Autorität, Religion und Moral, die Bedeutung von Dezentralität und Eigentum, das Bekenntnis zu Pflichten und zu Eliten, die Betonung von Ordnung und Macht, Freiheit, Sicherheit und Stabilität. Seit dem 19.... more...

  • Emotion, Habitus und Erster Weltkriegby Helmut Kuzmics; Sabine A. Haring

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 57.21

    1918 zerbrachen in Europa alte Reiche mit Folgen, die bis heute andauern und soziologisch permanent unterschätzt werden. Ihr Schicksal war in die Hände von Soldaten und Offizieren gelegt worden, deren Gefühle und habituelle Prägungen für Erfolg und Misserfolg oft nicht weniger mitbestimmend waren als ihre Waffen. Dieses Buch verbindet Analysen zur... more...

  • Benjamin Barber interkulturell gelesenby Alexander Gantschow

    Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 7.63

    Benjamin Barber ist einer der bedeutendsten Denker der gegenwärtigen Politischen Theorie. Angesichts zunehmend politikfeindlicher Tendenzen stellt der amerikanische Theoretiker die genuin politische Frage nach dem Schicksal der Menschen unter den Bedingungen ihrer Zeit. Dieses verbindet ihn mit anderen klassischen Denkern des Faches, die die Auswirkungen... more...