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Heroes and Hero-Worship in History

by Thomas Carlyle

We have undertaken to discourse here for a little on Great Men, their manner of appearance in our world's business, how they have shaped themselves in the world's history, what ideas men formed of them, what...


This Is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927

by Brent M.S. Campney

Imposing, enforcing, and resisting white supremacy in the Midwest


Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death

by Courtney R. Baker

Viewing representations of pain in African American history


Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan

by Toru Dutt

Savitri was the only child Of Madra's wise and mighty king; Stern warriors, when they saw her, smiled, As mountains smile to see the spring. Fair as a lotus when the moon Kisses its opening petals red, After...


Buried Cities

by Jennie Hall

Do you like to dig for hidden treasure? Have you ever found Indian arrowheads or Indian pottery? I knew a boy who was digging a cave in a sandy place, and he found an Indian grave. With his own hands he uncovered...


Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution

by Rachel Moran

An astonishingly brave memoir of prostitution and its lingering influence on a woman’s psyche and life.

“The best work by anyone on prostitution ever, Rachel Moran’s Paid For fuses the memoirist’s lived...


Blood & Honey: : The Secret Herstory- Balkan Women War Crimes and War Survivors

by Danica Anderson, Connie Simpson & Hilleary Erin

These first-person stories are raw, disembodied whisperings of the female holocaust, filled with symbols and icons that define trauma. A woman’s trauma is the wounding that cannot be forgotten, indelibly written...


Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism

by Slavoj Žižek

In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism.

 

There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist...


Unbound: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink

by Richard L Currier

Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to create the first technologies millions of years ago in the form of prehistoric tools and weapons. Over time,...


Show Me A Hero

by Lisa Belkin

NOW AN HBO MINISERIES

Not in my backyard -- that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public...


Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

by Robert E. Luckett

How white resistance operated and adapted to the sweeping forces of racial change


The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland

by Marion Dowd

The archaeology of caves in Ireland is a ground-breaking and unique study of the enigmatic, unseen and dark silent world of caves. People have engaged with caves for the duration of human occupation of the island,...


Hopewell Ceremonial Landscapes of Ohio: More Than Mounds and Geometric Earthworks

by Mark Lynott

Nearly 2000 years ago, people living in the river valleys of southern Ohio built earthen monuments on a scale that is unmatched in the archaeological record for small-scale societies. The period from c. 200...


Ritual in Early Bronze Age Grave Goods

by John Hunter & Ann Woodward

The exotic and impressive grave goods from burials of the 'Wessex Culture' in Early Bronze Age Britain are well known and have inspired influential social and economic hypotheses, invoking the former existence...


The Dance of Death

by Francis Douce

The manner in which the poets and artists of antiquity have symbolized or personified Death, has excited considerable discussion; and the various opinions of Lessing, Herder, Klotz, and other controversialists...


Being Japanese American: A JA Sourcebook for Nikkei, Hapa . . . & Their Friends

by Gil Asakawa

A celebration of Japanese American culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every Japanese American will want to share.


Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life

by Colin Ellard

A neuroscientist illuminates how we make and are made by the world both real and virtual


The Raven and the Totem:: Alaska Native Myths and Legends

by John Smelcer, Alan Dundes & Larry Vienneau

This is a collection of Alaska Native folklore and mythology. All the various regions and tribal groups are represented in this collection. The collector is John Smelcer who is a writer, poet, and folklorist...


Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki

by Perry Gilmore

Part historic ethnography, part linguistic case study and part a mother’s memoir, Kisisi tells the story of two boys (Colin and Sadiki) who, together invented their own language, and of the friendship they...


Death by Video Game: Tales of obsession from the virtual frontline

by Simon Parkin

Whether it's Space Invaders, Candy Crush Saga or Grand Theft Auto, video games draw us in and don't let go. In Taiwan, a spate of deaths at gaming cafés is raising a question: why is it that some of us are...