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Montessori Comes to America: The Leadership of Maria Montessori and Nancy McCormick Rambusch

by Phyllis Povell

This book traces the evolution of women's leadership and its influence on the Montessori Method's development. New research illuminates the unique roles of two historic early childhood educators and also updates...


Growing Old in Cameroon: Gender, Vulnerability, and Social Capital

by Charles Che Fonchingong

This book discusses the problems Cameroon faces in caring for its older population. It also proposes policy options that can make a difference in the lives of older citizens and finds that they are not a burden...


Emotions and Spirituality in Religions and Spiritual Movements

by Erika Wilson

Applying recent psychological and neuropsychological studies of emotions, Wilson explores the role of emotions in major Eastern, Western, and primal religions, as well as in some contemporary spiritual movements....


The Roots of Balkanization: Eastern Europe C.E. 500-1500

by Ion Grumeza

This book describes the historical changes that took place in the Balkan Peninsula after the collapse of the Roman Empire and their impact in Eastern lands. It develops conclusions reached in the author's previous...


The Illusion of Ignorance: Constructing the American Encounter with Mexico, 1877-1920

by Janice Lee Jayes

This book examines cultural politics of the American encounter with Porfirian Mexico as a precursor and model for the twentieth-century American encounters. American ignorance of other nations' experiences is...


Hmayeak Shems: A Poet of Pure Spirit

by Vahé Baladouni

This book presents the life and writings of Armenian poet Hmayeak Shems (1896-1952). The Armenian Genocide of 1915 devastated Shems, who lost his family and home and wandered for years in exile. Yet from debilitating...


Debunking the Myths of Colonization: The Arabs and Europe

by Samar Attar

This book examines the paradoxical nature of colonialism and its horrific impact on the psyche of the colonized. It probes Frantz Fanon's theories concerning the relationship between colonizers and the colonized....


Dostoyevsky's Stalker and Other Essays on Psychopathology and the Arts

by Michael Sperber

This book examines the arts over the course of modern history to illuminate psychiatry and psychoanalysis, and how these disciplines may elucidate works of literature, art, and cinema. These essays propose a...


Americanizing Japanese Firms: The Institutionalization of Corporate Philanthropy and Volunteerism in American Communities

by Yukio Yotsumoto

This book is a study that examines the concept of corporate social responsibility in Japanese manufacturing companies within the United States, by comparing the corporate philanthropy of Japanese companies against...


Nigeria: After the Nightmare

by Iyorwuese Hagher

Nigeria: After the Nightmare is an in-depth look into the Nigerian experience, explaining what went wrong during the country’s thirty years of dictatorship. The book describes Nigeria's problems including...


Rediscovering Japan, Reintroducing Christendom: Two Thousand Years of Christian History in Japan

by Samuel Lee

Japan's Christian history and cultural roots are examined from an alternative perspective. Lee analyzes cultural, religious and linguistic evidence to argue that Christianity was introduced to Japan through...


The Right to Write: The Literary Politics of Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley

by Kathrynn Seidler Engberg

This book examines how the early American poets Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley gained agency within a traditionally patriarchal field of literary production during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries....


No Holding Back: The 1980 John B. Anderson Presidential Campaign

by Jim Mason

In 1980, John Anderson ran what experts initially considered a quixotic race for the Republican presidential nomination before switching to run as an independent. He ran a unique campaign and won unprecedented...


The 2008 Election in Florida: Change! But Only at the Top of the Ticket

by Jr., Robert E. Crew

This book utilizes multiple types of data to provide an explanation for the disparate outcomes of the 2008 elections in Florida. It chronicles changes in voter registration and voter turnout over time and compares...


Images Out of Africa: The Virginia Garner Diaries of the Africa Motion Picture Project

by Virginia Garner

In 1938, Virginia and Ray Garner began making films in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons. This book features Virginia Garner's diaries, which highlight the challenges of making films in Africa in the 1930s...


United States and Iran: Different Values and Attitudes Toward Nature

by Maryam Y. Yekta Steininger

This book discusses Iranian culture before and after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, based on research conducted among American scholars who had lived and worked in Iran. It covers the religion and literature...


Fighting for Africa

by Jr., Robert Johnson

Fighting for Africa captures the commitment and contributions of two men who dedicated their lives to the fight to free Africa from colonialism and racism. Ambassador Dudley Thompson, though born in the West...


Tales of and about Jewish Youth during the Fin-de-si&#232cle Era: An Annotated Gazette for a Transitional Decade in Upstate New York

by Lawrence M. Ginsburg

This book tells the story of Jewish youth in upstate New York during the fin-de-siZcle decade of the nineteenth century. Ginsburg details periods of transition for these youths by exploring life at various Jewish...


Viewing an American Ethnic Community: Rochester, New York, Italians in Photographs

by Frank A. Salamone

The Italians of Rochester were unique because of the history, culture, and society to which they adapted. This photo-book is a record of the city and its Italian community, showing mainly the happy times in...


Image and Imagination: Picturing the Old French Epic

by Sandra Malicote

This interdisciplinary study of word and image in the Old French chanson de geste examines the relationship between illumination and epic narrative constructed by the medieval understanding of the imagination....