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  • Showing Teeth to the Dragonsby Harvey F. Kline

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Kline argues that the first administration of Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez marks a decisive break in a seemingly endless cycle of civil war. Not only were the levels of homicide and kidnapping dramatically reduced, but the state took the offensive against the insurgents, strengthening the armed forces which in turn demonstrated clear support... more...

  • From Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama 1860?1960by Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    To understand Alabama history one must appreciate the impact of the failure of secession of the state in the subsequent half century as well as the causes for the success of the Civil Rights Movement in the state in the mid-twentieth century. The prophet of the first revolution was William Lowndes Yancey and the prophet of the second was Martin... more...

  • Vanishing Edenby Michael Maly; Heather Dalmage

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    For many whites, desegregation initially felt like an attack on their community. But how has the process of racial change affected whites? understanding of community and race? In Vanishing Eden, Michael Maly and Heather Dalmage provide an intriguing analysis of the experiences and memories of whites who lived in Chicago neighborhoods experiencing... more...

  • From Shipmates to Soldiersby Alex Borucki

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This book analyzes the lives of Africans and their descendants in Montevideo and Buenos Aires from the late colonial era to the first decades of independence. more...

  • The Politics of Trustby Gordon E. Harvey

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Florida governor Reubin Askew memorably characterized a leader as ?someone who cares enough to tell the people not merely what they want to hear, but what they need to know.? It was a surprising statement for a contemporary politician to make, and, more surprising still, it worked. In The Politics of Trust: Reubin Askew and Florida in the 1970s ,... more...

  • Off Track Planet's San Francisco Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Brokeby Off Track Planet

    Running Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    No amount of fog can hold San Francisco down San Francisco?s colorful activity echoes around its steep hills and sweeps through its valleys. From inspired bread-making at Tartine, to the freshly sprayed street murals of the Mission?s Clarion Alley, the always loud and sparkly clubs of the Castro, and SOMA?s emerging microbreweries, San Francisco... more...

  • Night Riders of Reelfoot Lakeby Paul Vanderwood

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    A notable and tragic case of the struggle between legal and social justice.  Reelfoot Lake has been a hunting and fishing paradise from the time of its creation in 1812, when the New Madrid earthquake caused the Mississippi River to flow backward into low-lying lands. Situated in the northwestern corner of the state of Tennessee, it attracted... more...

  • Rivers of Historyby Harvey H. Jackson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Four streams make up the Alabama River system, the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama. Together they flow for more than 900 miles, through some of the most historic regions of the state. This book looks at the way these streams have shaped the lives of the people who lived along them, and how, in turn, people have used the rivers to their own... more...

  • Crossing the Plains with Brunoby Annick Smith

    Trinity University Press 2015; US$ 17.95

    Dogs, like humans, have memories, instincts, fears, and loyalties. But, as far as we know, dogs do not get swept up in nostalgia, speculation, or self-analysis. Although they have hopes, they are not driven by regrets. In Crossing the Plains with Bruno , Annick Smith weaves together a memoir of travel and relationship, western history and family... more...

  • Right Out of Californiaby Kathryn S. Olmsted

    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...