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Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

by Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple argues that long-term poverty is caused not by economics but by a dysfunctional set of values, one that is continually reinforced by an elite culture searching for victims.


The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil

by Peter M. Beattie

The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil makes the last two centuries of Brazilian history come alive through the stories of mostly non-elite individuals. The pieces in this lively collection address how people...


Memory in Black and White: Race, Commemoration, and the Post-Bellum Landscape

by Paul A. Shackel & Dwight T. Pitcaithley

Paul Shackel uses four well-known Civil War-era National Park sites to illustrate the evolution of commemorative expression at sites of controversy. He shows how interpretation may change dramatically from one...


The Marxism of Che Guevara: Philosophy, Economics, Revolutionary Warfare

by Michael Löwy & Peter McLaren

In this seminal exploration of Che Guevara's contributions to Marxist thinking, Michael Löwy traces Che's ideas about Marxism both as they related to Latin America and to more general philosophical, political,...


The Human Tradition in Modern Japan

by Anne Walthall

The Human Tradition in Modern Japan is a collection of short biographies of ordinary Japanese men and women, most of them unknown outside their family and locality, whose lives collectively span the nineteenth...


Liberalism under Siege: The Political Thought of the French Doctrinaires

by Aurelian Craiutu

Liberalism Under Siege: The Political Thought of the French Doctrinaires is a compelling examination of the French Doctrinaires, a largely neglected group of liberal thinkers in post-revolutionary France who...


Moving a House with Preservation in Mind

by Peter Paravalos

Moving a House with Preservation in Mind provides step-by-step instructions on the process of moving a historic building, from the initial decision-making to the actual move. With detailed information on moving...


Law and Justice from Antiquity to Enlightenment

by Robert W. Shaffern

This concise intellectual history of the law offers an accessible introduction to the development of law from ancient Babylon to eighteenth-century Europe. Robert W. Shaffern examines a rich array of sources...


The Human Tradition in Premodern China

by Kenneth J. Hammond, Anthony Deblasi & Ina Asim

The Human Tradition in Premodern China is a collection of biographical essays revealing the variety and complexity of human experience in China from the earliest historical times to the dawn of the modern age....


John Quincy Adams

by Lynn Hudson Parsons

In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures.


Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron

by Gary D. Joiner

Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron describes the Civil War as fought on the rivers of the West. The ironclads and gunboats protected army forces and convoyed much needed supplies to far-flung...


The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America

by William H. Beezley & Judith Ewell

SR Books' two popular Human Tradition in Latin America titles, covering nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, have been combined into one exciting new volume. The most compelling chapters from these books...


Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

by Samuel L. Baily

It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, many of them to the United States. What is not well known is that more than 20 percent...


The Intellectual Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy: Republicanism, the Class Struggle, and the Virtuous Farmer

by Douglass G. Adair, Mark E. Yellin & Joyce Appleby

In print here for the first time is the dissertation of Douglass G. Adair, a classic work that-despite being formally unpublished since its writing in 1943-has had a profound influence on several generations...


The Human Tradition in Texas

by Ty Cashion & de la Jesus F. Teja

The rich and unique history of the 'Lone Star State' is presented in this new book through the lives of a variety of Texans who put a human face on the state's history. Biographical sketches of fifteen famous...


The Human Tradition in Colonial America

by Nancy L. Rhoden & Ian K. Steele

The Human Tradition in Colonial America is an entertaining as well an enlightening book that brings the colonial period to life through the stories of the colorful participants who helped mold the British dependency...


The Human Tradition in California

by Clark Davis & David Igler

With a land mass one and half times larger than the United Kingdom, a population of more than thirty million, and an economy that would rank sixth among world nations, the history of the state of California...


'If You Knew the Conditions': A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955

by David N. DeJong

'If You Knew the Conditions' examines the inadequacies of the healthcare provided to American Indians by the Indian Medical Service. DeJong argues that, while Congress and the Indian Service had a responsibility...


The Human Tradition in Modern Europe, 1750 to the Present

by Cheryl A. Koos, Cora Granata & Karin Breuer

This engaging and humanizing text traces the development of Europe since the mid-eighteenth century through the lives of people of the time. Capturing key moments, themes, and events in the continent's turbulent...


The Human Tradition in Mexico

by Jeffrey M. Pilcher

The Human Tradition in Mexico is a book of real-life stories of Mexicans throughout more than 250 years of the country's history. This text does not focus on presidents, generals, and other well-known figures,...