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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...


Ecosocialism: A Radical Alternative to Capitalist Catastrophe

by Michael Löwy

Revolutionary ideas and strategies to save the planet.


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

Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe

by Richard Alba & Nancy Foner

Strangers No More is the first book to compare immigrant integration across key Western countries. Focusing on low-status newcomers and their children, it examines how they are making their way in four critical...


Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities: Preserving and Promoting Archival and Special Collections

by Arjun Sabharwal

Archives and special collections departments have a long history of preserving and providing long-term access to organizational records, rare books, and other unique primary sources including manuscripts, photographs,...


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 African Photographic Archive: Research and Curatorial Strategies

by Christopher Morton & Darren Newbury

African photography has emerged as a significant focus of research and scholarship over the last twenty years, the result of a growing interest in postcolonial societies and cultures and a turn towards visual...


Digital Broadcasting: An Introduction to New Media

by Jo Pierson & Joke Bauwens

Digital Broadcasting presents an introduction to how the classic notion of 'broadcasting' has evolved and is being reinterpreted in an age of digitization and convergence. The book argues that 'digital broadcasting'...


Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

by Monica R. Miller, Anthony B. Pinn & Bernard 'Bun B' Freeman

Now a global and transnational phenomenon, hip hop culture continues to affect and be affected by the institutional, cultural, religious, social, economic and political landscape of American society and beyond....


The Culture of Mental Illness and Psychiatric Practice in Africa

by Emmanuel Akyeampong, Allan G. Hill & Arthur Kleinman

In many African countries, mental health issues, including the burden of serious mental illness and trauma, have not been adequately addressed. These essays shed light on the treatment of common and chronic...


New African Fiction: Transition 117: The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora

by Indiana University Press Journals

Published three times per year by Indiana University Press for the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world....


18 Holes with Teddy Greenstein: Teeing Up with Big Hitters, Hall of Famers and Legendary Talkers

by Teddy Greenstein

18 Holes with Teddy Greenstein is a collection of articles from Greenstein's Chicago Tribune column detailing his time golfing with and interviewing various sports coaches, broadcasters, and players — some...


Education for Holistic Transformation in Africa

by Faustin Ntamushobora & Victor Babajide Cole

Research has revealed ineffectiveness among university graduates in Africa. Some possible causes include a lack of transformative teaching and learning methods. Most of the learning methods used in Africa today...


Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

by Jess Gilbert

Late in the 1930s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture set up a national network of local organizations that joined farmers with public administrators, adult-educators, and social scientists. The aim was to localize...


The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815?1860

by Jack Lawrence Schermerhorn

Calvin Schermerhorn's provocative study views the development of modern American capitalism through the window of the nineteenth-century interstate slave trade. This eye-opening history follows money and ships...


Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

by Shafqat Hussain

This groundbreaking book is the first sustained anthropological inquiry into the idea of remote areas. Shafqat Hussain examines the surprisingly diverse ways the people of Hunza, a remote independent state in...


Great Game East: India, China, and the Struggle for Asia's Most Volatile Frontier

by Bertil Lintner

Since the 1950s, China and India have been locked in a monumental battle for geopolitical supremacy. Chinese interest in the ethnic insurgencies in northeastern India, the still unresolved issue of the McMahon...