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  • Cultural Traumaby Ron Eyerman

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00

    Ron Eyerman explores the formation of African American identity through the cultural trauma of slavery. more...

  • A Global History of Indigenous Peoplesby Professor Ken S. Coates

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 40.00

    A Global History of Indigenous Peoples examines the history of the indigenous/tribal peoples of the world. The work spans the period from the pivotal migrations which saw the peopling of the world, examines the processes by which tribal peoples established themselves as separate from surplus-based and more material societies, and considers the impact... more...

  • A Social History of Ottoman Istanbulby Ebru Boyar; Kate Fleet

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Using a wealth of contemporary Ottoman sources, this book recreates the social history of Istanbul. more...

  • Plagues and Peoplesby William McNeill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the... more...

  • A Nation of Immigrantsby Susan F. Martin

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Four major waves of immigration from the colonial period to the present are examined, exploring the causes and consequences. more...

  • When Work Disappearsby William Julius Wilson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Wilson, one of our foremost authorities on race and poverty, challenges decades of liberal and conservative pieties to look squarely at the devastating effects that joblessness has had on our urban ghettos. Marshaling a vast array of data and the personal stories of hundreds of men and women, Wilson persuasively argues that problems endemic to America's... more...

  • Between Dignity and Despairby Marion A. Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 13.99

    Between Dignity and Despair draws on the extraordinary memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men to give us the first intimate portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany. Focusing on the fate of families and particularly women's experience, Kaplan takes us into the neighborhoods, into the kitchens, shops, and schools, to give... more...

  • Six Records of a Life Adriftby Shen Fu; Graham Sanders

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 12.50

    "Shen Fu's Six Records of a Life Adrift is the most intimate document at our disposal of private life in late imperial China. Graham Sanders now provides us with a new translation for the 21st century, which is not only well researched but also highly readable.". —Wilt Idema, Harvard University. "This delightful nineteenth-century... more...

  • Religion in American Lifeby Jon Butler; Grant Wacker; Randall Balmer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 16.99

    "Quite ambitious, tracing religion in the United States from European colonization up to the 21st century.... The writing is strong throughout."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "One can hardly do better than Religion in American Life.... A good read, especially for the uninitiated. The initiated might also read it for its felicity... more...

  • Amazing Graceby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    The author of Savage Inequalities, a New York Times best-seller, and Rachel and Her Children, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, tells the stories of a handful of children who have--through the love and support of their families and dedicated community leaders--not yet lost their battle with the perils of life in America's most hopeless,... more...