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Pivotal Policies in Delaware: From Desegregation to Deregulation

by William W. Boyer & Edward C. Ratledge

This book assesses how major policy developments have effected systemic institutional change in how Delaware is governed.


Urban Ills: Twenty-first-Century Complexities of Urban Living in Global Contexts

by Carol Camp Yeakey, Vetta Sanders Thompson & Anjanette Wells

Urban Ills: Confronting Twenty First Century Dilemmas of Urban Living in Global Contexts brings together original research by a wide array of interdisciplinary scholars to examine contemporary dilemmas impacting...


English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities

by Lear Matthews

This book discusses the experience of English-speaking immigrants in the United States. Having examined contemporary adjustment concerns of Caribbean immigrants, the authors present research findings, critical...


America's Strategy in Southeast Asia: From Cold War to Terror War

by James A. Tyner

Since the end of the Second World War, Southeast Asia has served as a surrogate space to further American imperial interests, which are economic, political, territorial, and moral in scope. America's Strategy...


Holy Terror

by Mel White

The best-selling author of Stranger at the Gate returns with an insider's exposé of the origins of the Christian fundamentalist movement and how its virulent anti-gay agenda has led to the rise of the Tea Party...


Irresistible Revolution

by Urvashi Vaid

From one of the nation's best-known and most widely-respected LGBT leaders comes an impassioned and informed argument for gay equality to move beyond the limiting confines of the equality movement. The LGBT...


Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin is a hugely influential story written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and an active abolitionist. Stowe featured the character of Uncle Tom,...


Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

by Angela McMillan Howell

Raised Up Down Yonder attempts to shift focus away from why black youth are "problematic" to explore what their daily lives actually entail. Howell travels to the small community of Hamilton, Alabama, to investigate...


Democratizing Global Media: One World, Many Struggles

by Yuezhi Zhao, Robert A. Hackett & Majid Tehranian

Democratizing Global Media explores the complex relationship between globalizing media and the spread of democracy around the world. An international, interdisciplinary group of journalists and scholars discusses...


Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

by David Teegarden

Death to Tyrants! is the first comprehensive study of ancient Greek tyrant-killing legislation--laws that explicitly gave individuals incentives to "kill a tyrant." David Teegarden demonstrates that the ancient...


The Neoconservatives: The Origins of a Movement: With a New Foreword, From Dissent to Political Power

by Peter Steinfels

In 1979, Peter Steinfels identified a new movement and predicted it would be the decade’s most enduring legacy to American politics. In a new Introduction he describes its evolution from a reaction to Sixties'...


The New Democrats and the Return to Power

by Al From, Alice McKeon & Bill Clinton

After Barack Obama's solid win in the 2012 election, it's easy to forget that there was a time, not long ago, when the Democrats were shut out of power for over a decade. But Al From remembers. In 1984, he led...


Metronome

by Lorant Deutsch

A phenomenal bestseller in France, Metronome presents a fascinating history of Paris through the lens of the city's iconic Metro system

Did you know that the last Gallic warriors massacred by the Romans lie beneath...


Holding the Line: Race, Racism, and American Foreign Policy Toward Africa, 1953-1961

by George, Jr. White

The Eisenhower administration's confrontation with Africa demonstrates the significance of race in the creation and execution of American foreign policy. In this new work, historian George White, Jr., explores...


Fun Texas Festivals and Events

by Jim Gramon

There is something doing every day in Texas, from the Fireant Festival to the Gatorfest, Watermelon Thump, or Bun Run. Texan Jim Gramon has compiled all the major events in one book.


Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom

by Andrew E. Busch

In Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom, Andrew E. Busch goes beyond economic and foreign policies to examine Reagan's understanding of statesmanship. Busch analyzes Reagan's conscious attempt to strengthen...


Reflections on the Modern and the Global

by Bruce Mazlish

Over the past five hundred years, historians and other social scientists have perceived an extraordinary occurrence: the transition from the Middle Ages, via the Renaissance, to modernity. Reflections on the...


Land Grabbing: Journeys In The New Colonialism

by Stefano Liberti & Enda Flannelly

To the governments and corporations buying up vast tracts of the Third World, it is ‘land leasing’; to its critics, it is nothing better than ‘land grabbing’ – the engine powering a new era of...


Sport and Social Movements: From the Local to the Global

by John Horne & Parissa Safai

From neighborhood coalitions organizing against the building of a sport facility for professional sports teams subsidized by public funds, to global campaigns for equity for women in sport, to worldwide bans...


Using Corpora to Analyze Gender

by Paul Baker

Corpus linguistics uses specialist software to identify linguistic patterns in large computerised collections of text - patterns which then must be interpreted and explained by human researchers.

This book critically...