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  • Reluctant Modernismby George Cotkin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 43.99

    In Reluctant Modernism: American Thought and Culture, 1880?1900 , George Cotkin surveys the intellectual life of this crucial transitional period. His story begins with the Darwinian controversies, since the mainstream of American culture was just beginning to come to grips with the implications of the Origins of Species . Cotkin demonstrates... more...

  • A Place Not a Placeby David Carr

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 37.99

    Museums and libraries inspire us to cross the limits of routine thought, into experiences of reflection and possibility. Each of the essays in A Place Not a Place examines the ways these and other cultural institutions influence us and proposes ways to strengthen their roles as advocates for critical thinking and inquiry. more...

  • The Great Canadian Bucket Listby Robin Esrock

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 9.99

    Renowned travel writer and TV host Robin Esrock visited every province and territory to craft the definitive national Bucket List. Running the gamut of nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana, Robin?s personal quest to tick off the very best of Canada packs in enough for a lifetime, at least. more...

  • John Locke: Zwei Abhandlungen über die Regierungby Bernd Ludwig; Michaela Rehm

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 27.00

    ?The ABC of Politics? wurde Lockes politische Philosophie schon von seinen Zeitgenossen genannt. Locke legt nicht nur dar, weshalb man den Naturzustand verlassen soll ? der Staat garantiert den Schutz von Leben, Freiheiten und Vermögen ? sondern auch, was ein guter Staat konkret zu leisten hat: Der Staat soll die Individuen vor Angriffen... more...

  • The Gilded Ageby Charles W. Calhoun; Eric Arnesen; Robert G. Barrows; Michael Les Benedict; Ballard C. Campbell; W. Bernard Carlson; Stacy A. Cordery; Ruth C. Crocker; Roger Daniels; Jr. Edmund J. Danziger; Jr. Leslie H. Fishel; Joseph A. Fry; Lewis L. Gould; Ellen M. Litwicki; Worth Robert Miller; Glenn Porter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 39.99

    Broad in scope, The Gilded Age brings together sixteen original essays that offer lively syntheses of modern scholarship while making their own interpretive arguments. These engaging pieces allow students to consider the various societal, cultural and political factors that make studying the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of America... more...

  • Alexis de Tocqueville and American Intellectualsby Matthew Mancini

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 39.99

    Comprehensive in its chronology, the works it discusses, and the commentators it critically examines, Alexis de Tocqueville and American Intellectuals tells the surprising story of Tocqueville's reception in American thought and culture from the time of his 1831 visit to the United States to the turn of the twenty-first century. more...

  • The Little Man In the Mapby E. Andrew Martonyi

    Schoolside Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    Learning all 50 U.S. states is easy when you learn from The Little Man In the Map!Asked by their teacher to find clues for memorizing the states, students begin to see images-a hat, a shirt, a pair of boots-formed by state boundaries. When they put some of them together, they're amazed to find the outline of a man standing in the middle of the... more...

  • Crossroadsby Mitchell K. Hall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 32.99

    American popular culture changed dramatically during the Vietnam era?from Leave it To Beaver to All in the Family and from Bobby Darin to Bob Dylan. In Crossroads, historian Mitchell K. Hall explores the popular culture that shaped the baby boomers and the transformation that generation wrought in movies, television, sports, and music. As... more...

  • America-Liteby David Gelernter

    Encounter Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    America-Lite (where we all live) is just like America, only turned into an amusement park or a video game or a supersized Pinkberry, where the past and future are blank and there is only a big NOW. How did we come to expect no virtue and so much cynicism from our culture, our leaders?and each other? In this refreshingly judgmental book, David Gelernter... more...

  • Conspiracy Cultureby Dr Peter Knight; Peter Knight

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Conspiracy theories are everywhere in post-war American culture. From postmodern novels to The X-Files and from gangsta rap to feminist polemic, there is a widespread suspicion that sinister forces are conspiring to take control of our national destiny, our minds, and even our bodies. Conspiracy explanations can no longer be dismissed as the paranoid... more...