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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Slavery And Public Historyby James Oliver Horton; Lois E. Horton

    The New Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    America's slave past is being analyzed as never before, yet it remains one of the most contentious issues in U.S. memory. In recent years, the culture wars over the way that slavery is remembered and taught have reached a new crescendo. From the argument about the display of the Confederate flag over the state house in Columbia, South Carolina, to... 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...

  • Racial Beachheadby Carol Lynn McKibben

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    This book reveals how a California city's civil rights struggles and racialized local politics were dramatically affected by the city's relationship with the military, and speaks to debates on American urban development, race relations, and civilian/military relationships throughout the twentieth century. 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...

  • Savage Inequalitiesby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the... more...

  • The Cook's Taleby Tom Quinn; Nancy Jackman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.99

    Nancy Jackman was born in 1907 in a remote Norfolk village. Her father was a ploughman, her mother a former servant who struggled to make ends meet in a cottage so small that access to the single upstairs room was via a ladder. The pace of life in that long-vanished world was dictated by the slow, heavy tread of the farm horse and though Nancy's... more...

  • Cultures and Globalizationby Helmut K Anheier; Yudhishthir Raj Isar

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 58.00

    The fifth volume in the cutting edge Cultures and Globalization Series , this volume explores a city's cultural dynamics and its impact on policy including alternative economies, creativity, migration, diversity, sustainability, education and urban planning. more...