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- The New Press 2015; US$ 27.95
In a major reassessment of modern conservatism, noted historian Kathryn S. Olmsted reexamines the explosive labor disputes in the agricultural fields of Depression-era California, the cauldron that inspired a generation of artists and writers and that triggered the intervention of FDR?s New Deal. Right Out of California tells how this brief moment... more...
- NYU Press 2015; US$ 24.00
For more than 150 years, Brooklyn?s Gowanus Canal has been called a cesspool, an industrial dumping ground, and a blemish on the face of the populous borough?as well as one of the most important waterways in the history of New York harbor. Yet its true origins, man-made character, and importance to the city have been largely forgotten. Now,... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 16.95
In Sidewalking , David L. Ulin offers a compelling inquiry into the evolving landscape of Los Angeles. Part personal narrative, part investigation of the city as both idea and environment, Sidewalking is many things: a discussion of Los Angeles as urban space, a history of the city?s built environment, a meditation on the author?s relationship to... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 24.50
Philadelphia has been at the heart of many books by award-winning author Beth Kephart, but none more so than the affectionate collection Love. This volume of personal essays and photographs celebrates the intersection of memory and place. Kephart writes lovingly, reflectively about what Philadelphia means to her. She muses about meandering on SEPTA... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 24.95
After surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide, followed by years of confinement to international refugee camps, as many as 10,000 Southeast Asian refugees arrived in the Bronx during the 1980s and ?90s. Unsettled chronicles the unfinished odyssey of Bronx Cambodians, closely following one woman and her family for several years as they survive yet resist... more...
- D & M Publishers 2015; US$ 32.95
Growing up in a remote Northern community, Nick Sibbeston had little reason to believe he would one day fulfill his mother?s ambition of holding a career where he would wear a white shirt.? Torn away from his family and placed in residential school at the age of five, Sibbeston endured loneliness, callous treatment and sexual assault by an older boy,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95
Stars Fell on Alabama is truly a classic. The book enjoyed enormous popularity and notoriety when it was first published (it was a selection of The Literary Guild and also sold widely in Europe). It can be described as a book of folkways?not journalism, or history, or a novel. At times it is impressionistic; at other times it conveys... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2015; US$ 11.61
10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.: 52 Walking Adventures is for urban adventurers with a passion for healthy living who are also hungry to explore L.A.?s hidden, unsung, and sometimes quirky side. This unique guidebook provides everything readers need to venture out and tackle the city?s 500 square miles. The book is based on a concept that first took... more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 84.95
During the latter half of the nineteenth century, German and Irish immigrants were as central to the development of the political economy of Charleston, South Carolina, as white southerners and African Americans. As artisans and entrepreneurs, foreigners occupied a middle tier in the racial and ethnic hierarchy of the South?s most economically and... more...