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Looking Away: Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India

by Harsh Mander

This feeble blemished light, this dawn mangled by night, this is not the morning we had all so longed for... -Faiz Ahmed Faiz In the two decades since the early 1990s, when India confirmed its allegiance to...


Border Odyssey: Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide

by Charles D., Jr. Thompson

"We were trying to change the vision and the conversation about border fears."Border Odyssey takes us on a drive toward understanding the U.S./Mexico divide: all 1,969 miles-from Boca Chica to Tijuana-pressing...


Government and the Society It Serves: The Difference Between Waiting for Political Decisions and Making Them

by Jean Pasquali

The book deals with the relationship of the citizen with his (her) government. Concentrates on those aspects that are troublesome, as indicated by the citizens' opinions and complaints, and on those that are...


A Prayer for the City

by Buzz Bissinger

In 1990, Buzz Bissinger's Friday Night Lights became an acclaimed bestseller and national sensation, igniting immediate debate about the role of high school football in small-town Texas.  Now, the Pulitzer...


The Hogeye Clovis Cache

by Michael R. Waters & Thomas A. Jennings

Roughly thirteen thousand years ago, Clovis hunters cached more than fifty projectile points, preforms, and knives at the toe of a gentle slope near present-day Elgin, Bastrop County, in central Texas. Over...


The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity: Transforming Public Space

by Gregor Kalas

In The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity, Gregor Kalas examines architectural conservation during late antiquity period at Rome's most important civic center: the Roman Forum. During the fourth...


East Yorkshire Folk Tales

by Ingrid Barton

East Yorkshire is ripe with tales of fairy gold and illusive characters. The county's folklore is engrained in every port, cliff and bridge, passed on through whispered accounts of witches long dead, legends...


Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands: Gender, Age, Memory, and Place

by Traci Ardren

Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands plumbs the archaeological record for what it can reveal about the creation of personal and communal identities in the Maya world. Using new primary data...


Rainforest Cowboys: The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia

by Jeffrey Hoelle

The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve...


The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch

by Jonathan Gottschall

An English professor begins training in the sport of mixed martial arts and explores the science and history behind the violence of men

When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym moves in across the street from his...


Islam and Free Speech

by Andrew C McCarthy

In January 2015, Muslim terrorists massacred cartoonists and writers at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, proclaiming to be avenging Islam’s prophet. The rampage, which included the...


How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood

by Jim Grimsley

"White people declared that the South  would rise again. Black people raised one fist and chanted for black power. Somehow we negotiated a space between those poles and learned to sit in classrooms together...


Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

by Philipp Blom

When the Great War ended in 1918, the West was broken. Religious faith, patriotism, and the belief in human progress had all been called into question by the mass carnage experienced by both sides. Shell shocked...


One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America

by Kevin M. Kruse

Conventional wisdom holds that America has been a Christian nation since the Founding Fathers. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse argues that the idea of “Christian America” is nothing...


Rituals, Myths and Religions

by Andrew Lang

When this book first appeared, the philological school of interpretation of religion and myth, being then still powerful in England, was criticised and opposed by the author. In Science, as on the Turkish throne...


The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming

The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

by Frederick Engels

The history of the proletariat in England begins with the second half of the last century, with the invention of the steam-engine and of machinery for working cotton. These inventions gave rise, as is well known,...


The Collapse of Ancient Rome

by Nunziante Mastrolia

The free market economic theory as one of the causes that turned a Republic into a despotism.


Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over

by Caroline Fredrickson

Most Americans think that our country has done quite a lot to protect women and ensure gender equity in the workplace. After all, we have banned discrimination against women, required equal pay for equal work,...


Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document

by Mike Lee

The still-unfolding story of America’s Constitution is a history of heroes and villains—the flawed visionaries who inspired and crafted liberty’s safeguards, and the shortsighted opportunists who defied...