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ix, 451 pages ; 24 cm
  • A mere lapsus : Unionists and conservative dissidents during the Civil War
  • The last relicks of barbarism : army, war, and reconstruction
  • Presidential Reconstruction : Unionism and the politics of definition
  • The premature New South of Governor Robert Patton
  • Black liberation : freedom and political mobilization
  • Implementing Reconstruction : governance and biracial politics
  • The difference between whaling a freeman and pounding a slave : terrorism and resistance in the Klan era
  • Railroads, race, and Reconstruction : the curious legacy of Governor William H. Smith
  • Bipartisan disaster : the advent of Governor Robert Lindsay
  • False dawn : the promise of Reconstruction in the early 1870s
  • Beneath the white banner : depression and the overthrow of Reconstruction
  • "It only requires a little more figuring" : redemption's aftermath.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 366 pages ; 24 cm
  • When integration comes to Mississippi, it will enter through the front doors of churches: 1954-60
  • Jackson ministers proclaiming their convictions: 1961-63
  • There can be no color bar in the house of God: Spring 1963
  • I began to have a little hope: June 1963
  • The Christian church is down the road: Summer 1963
  • Saving the churches from integration: August-October 1963
  • We knew strength and we knew peace: October 1963
  • Betraying Jackson: late October-early November, 1963
  • Behind the "magnolia curtain": November-December 1963
  • Jackson has become a symbol of our common sin: Winter 1964
  • Easter in Jackson: March 1964
  • The nation needs our witness now: April 1964
  • The church needs a scapegoat: 1964-73
  • Afterword: Doing a little something to pave the way for others.
Sanctuaries of Segregation provides the first comprehensive analysis of the Jackson, Mississippi, church visit campaign of 1963-1964 andthe efforts by segregationists to protect one of their last refuges. For ten months, integrated groups of ministers and laypeople attempted to attend Sunday worship servicesat all-white Protestant and Catholic churches in the state's capital city. While the church visit was a common tactic of activists in the early 1960s, Jackson remained the only city where groups mounted a sustained campaign targeting a wide variety of white churches. Carter Dalton Lyon situates the visits within the context of the Jackson Movement, compares the actions to church visits and kneel-ins in other cities, and places these encounters within controversies already underway over race inside churches and denominations. He then traces the campaign from its inception in early June 1963 through Easter Sunday 1964. He highlights the motivations of the various people and organizations, the interracial dialogue that took place on the church steps, the divisions and turmoil the campaign generated within churches and denominations, the decisions by individual congregations to exclude black visitors, and the efforts by the state and the Citizens' Council to thwart the integration attempts. Sanctuaries of Segregation offers a unique perspective on those tumultuous years. Though most churches blocked African American visitors and police stepped in to make forty arrests during the course of the campaign, Lyon reveals many examples of white ministers and laypeople stepping forward to opposesegregation. Their leadership and the constant pressure from activists seeking entrance into worship services made the churches of Jackson one of the front lines in the national struggle over civil rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496810748 20170418
Law Library (Crown)
230, 4 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
  • 140 New Montgomery : it's all about communication
  • 826 Valencia : reading, writing, and "Ahoy, matey!"
  • 1450 Noriega Street : where the heiress robbed a bank
  • 4 Alhambra Theater : a cinematic workout
  • Anchor Brewing Company : born and brewed in San Francisco
  • The Antique Vibrator Museum : a history of good vibrations
  • Arion Press : lost and foundry
  • The Armory : where kink is king
  • The Audium : seeing with your ears
  • Balmy Alley Murals : struggle and change
  • Bar Agricole : keeping it local
  • The Battery Club : old world, new school
  • The Bay Lights : The Bay Bridge gets its bling
  • The Beach & Park Chalet : upstairs, downstairs, in Golden Gate Park
  • The Beat Museum : still on the road
  • Billionaires' Row : life on the Gold Coast
  • Bliss Dance : forty feet of female energy
  • The Bohemian Club : a private place for powerful men
  • Bourbon & Branch : the password-protected speakeasy
  • Buena Vista Park : a magical hush
  • Building One : a sinking treasure
  • Building 95 : if a tree falls, in the forest...
  • Candlestick Park : long live the 'stick
  • Casa Cielo : "Sunny Jim" Rolph's love nest
  • Chinese Telephone Exchange : 1500 names on the tip of the tongue - Clarion Alley : these walls can talk
  • The Cloud Forest : communing with nature on Mount Sutro
  • The Condor Club : death by piano
  • Conservatory of Flowers : home to the beautiful and the bizarre
  • Cow Palace : from moo to Who
  • Creativity Explored : art for all
  • Crissy Field : from airfield to House of Air : Dashiell Hammett's Apartment : where the Maltese Falcon took flight
  • The F-Line : a journey back in time
  • Flora Grubb Gardens : coffee and air plants, anyone?
  • The Fly-Casting Pools : angling for a good time
  • Fog Bridge : a walk in the clouds at the Exploratorium
  • Forbes Island & The Taj Mahal : boats by any other name
  • Foreign Cinema : dinner and a show
  • Fort Funston : where humans take to the sky
  • The Frank Lloyd Wright Building : a mid-century jewel in the Barbary Coast
  • Gallery 6 : the ghosts of Vertigo at the Legion of Honor
  • The Gardens of Alcatraz : planting life on "the Rock"
  • Glen Canyon Park : a time machine to the San Francisco of yore
  • Glide Memorial Church : can get an amen?
  • Grace Cathedral Labyrinths : a maze for meditation
  • The Green Roof : the Academy of Sciences goes "underground"
  • The Hallidie Building : ahead of its time
  • Headlands Center for the Arts : using creativity as a weapon
  • Heath Ceramics : very 'Made in America"
  • Hunter S. Thompson's House : Fear & Loathing in San Francisco
  • Hunter's Point : a flourishing artist colony in a shipyard
  • Ingleside Terrace Sundial : time is on its side
  • Institute of Illegal Images : a "trip" to the museum
  • The Interval at Long Now : for thinkers and drinkers
  • Kabuki Springs & Spa : wet, naked, and hot
  • Lands End : a mystical walk through history
  • The Lefty O'Doul Bridge : in memory of a hometown hitter
  • LeRoy King Carousel : round and round we go
  • Levi Strauss & Co. : birthplace of the 501
  • Lyon Street Steps : where health meets wealth
  • Macondray Lane : tales of the city
  • The Malloch Building : for those who appreciate curves
  • Maritime Museum : a "shipshape" exhibition space
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial : a fountain for reflection in Yerba Buena Gardens
  • Mavericks : a surfer's nirvana
  • Mechanics' Institute : home to books and rooks
  • Mission Creek Houseboats : islands in the storm
  • Mission Dolores Cemetery : where the bodies are buried
  • The Monastery Stones : relics in the Botanical Garden
  • Moraga Street Steps : stairway to Heaven
  • Musée Mécanique : a penny arcade on the Embarcadero
  • National Cemetery Overlook : a graveyard with a view
  • Nimitz Mansion : secret views from Yerba Buena
  • The Observation Tower : a castle in the trees at the de Young
  • Ocean Beach : hanging ten on city waves
  • ODC : put on your dancin' shoes
  • Old Skool Café : serving up second chances
  • The Parrots of Telegraph Hill : as free as a bird
  • Patricia's Green : from parkway to park
  • The Phoenix Hotel : rock 'n' roll crash pad
  • Pier 24 Photography : a private collection goes public
  • Pier 70 : industrial ruins with a waterfront view
  • Pink Triangle Park : the only memorial of its kind
  • Point Bonita Lighthouse : overlooking an underwater graveyard
  • Portals of the Past : a bit of history and the occult on Lloyd Lake
  • The Presidio Pet Cemetery : final resting place for the furry and feathered
  • Project Artaud : the artist factory!
  • The Ramp : Fog City's hangover cure
  • The Rock Colony : where music legends lived and 'free loved"
  • The Rousseaus : one man, many facades
  • Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church : worship in the house of jazz
  • Saints Peter and Paul Church : home base of a neighborhood
  • Sam's Grill : a historic chophouse with a fishy past
  • San Francisco Art Institute : all hail Diego Rivera
  • Slovenian Hall : the past is present here
  • Stow Lake : the ghost of the White Lady
  • Sutro Heights Park : a garden of earthly delight
  • Swedenborgian Church : sacred space hidden in plain sight
  • Tenderloin National Forest : a quiet sliver of green amid the chaos
  • Tessie Wall Townhouse : home of a trigger-happy madam
  • Tin How Temple : the How of Tao
  • Tosca Café : still cool (thanks to Sean Penn)
  • Toy Boating on Spreckels Lake : it's anything but child's play
  • Transamerica Redwood Park : secrets of the pyramid
  • UCSF Medical Center Park : public art en plein air
  • Van Ness Auto Row : when cars were kings
  • Vermont Street : the thrill of S curves
  • Warrior Surfer Mural : reflection of a neighborhood
  • Wave Organ : shhh... listen
  • Wood Line : the art of sticks and stones.
San Francisco: the home of hills and valleys, of dreamers and trailblazers, of hippies and hipsters. From the gold rush to the Golden Gate, the City by the Bay has always basked in the glow of its colourful and celebrated history and world-renowned landmarks. But for those who live and love on this compact seven-mile by seven-mile metropolis, San Francisco is a treasure trove of unusual neighbourhood sights and places that sparkle with the allure of hidden pleasures and local lore. Discover a stairway that transports you from the depths of the ocean to the heights of outer space; take a spin class amidst the grand elegance of a repurposed 1920s movie palace; or slide down a century-old sundial that sits at the centre of what was once California's first racetrack for cars. This is the real San Francisco. Strung together, the 111 experiences gathered here tell the B-side story of the city once romantically known as the Paris of the West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783954516094 20161003
Law Library (Crown)
x, 371 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Nervous breakdown nation
  • From inside the trunk
  • The SLA
  • The point of no return
  • Prisoner of war
  • Not just a bunch of nuts
  • Three hundred bald men
  • "I'm a strong woman"
  • The birth of Tania
  • Stay and fight
  • Common criminals
  • Showdown at Mel's
  • Live on television
  • Apocalypse on Fifty-Fourth Street
  • "The gentlest, most beautiful man"
  • Jack Scott makes an offer
  • Road trip
  • The streets of Sacramento
  • Death of a "bourgeois pig"
  • Feminist bomb-making
  • Freeze!
  • "There will be a revolution in Amerikkka and we'll be helping to make it"
  • "Your ever-loving momma and poppa care about the truth"
  • More excited than scared
  • The search for old McMonkey
  • The verdict
  • "Favoring the rich over the poor".
Examines the life of Patty Hearst who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade.
On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The already sensational story took the first of many incredible twists when the group released a tape of Patty saying she had joined the SLA and had adopted the nom de guerre "Tania." The weird turns of the tale are truly astonishing--the bank security cameras capturing "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a robbery; a cast of characters including everyone from basketball star Bill Walton to the Black Panthers to Ronald Reagan to F. Lee Bailey; the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event to be broadcast live on television across the country; Patty's year on the lam; and her circuslike trial, after which the term "Stockholm syndrome" entered the lexicon. The saga of Patty Hearst highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, Toobin thrillingly recounts the craziness of the times, portraying the lunacy of the half-baked radicals and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst. He examines the life of a young woman who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade. Or did she?--Adapted from dust jacket.
Law Library (Crown)
xxii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: Law of the land
  • The scream
  • Riot, rout, tumult
  • The missing girl
  • And the mob came on
  • A straw in the whirlwind
  • The devil's own horses
  • The majesty of the law
  • Fastening the noose
  • We condemn this conduct
  • Crush the thing in its infancy
  • The scaffold
  • When they were slaves
  • Driven to the cook stoves
  • Exile, 1913/1920
  • Erasure, 1920/1970
  • The attempted murder of Miguel Marcelli
  • The brotherhood march, 1987
  • Silence is consent
  • Epilogue: A pack of wild dogs.
In 1912, a young girl's murder rocked the rural community of Forsyth County, Georgia and led a mob of whites to lynch a black man on the town square. Later, bands of night-riders declared Forsyth "whites-only" and sent 1,100 citizens running for their lives, slowly erasing all evidence of their crime. Blood at the Root is a sweeping American tale, spanning the Cherokee removals of the 1830s, the promise of Reconstruction and the crushing injustice of Forsyth's racial cleansing. The story continues, including a violent attack on civil rights activists in 1987 as residents fought to "Keep Forsyth White", well into the 1990s. Patrick Phillips breaks the century-long silence of his hometown and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that shapes America in the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393293012 20170130
Law Library (Crown)
328 pages ; 25 cm
  • The California dream
  • The pendulum swings right
  • Moonbeam to laser beam
  • The Enron assault
  • A tale of two states
  • Diversity trumps
  • Gold rush, fracking, and electric cars
  • Crime and punishment
  • To teach his own
  • Jerry Brown 2.0
  • The pendulum swings left
  • Epilogue.
"In recent years, California has begun, sometimes boldly, sometimes tentatively, a reinvestigation of the idea that government may not be a dirty word. From raising taxes on those with annual incomes over $250,000, to shifting money toward the schools of poor children, from seeking environmental alliances with other countries to limit global warming, to the rejection of military solutions to the problems posed by illegal immigration, California has been a laboratory of innovation. These are clear, if not always consistent, indications that Californians are not content to pursue the "race to the bottom" right-wing philosophy that has gone mostly unchallenged since the fall of the Communism. That model of endorsing privatization, deregulation, and reductions in government spending, eschewing subsidies, minimal government interference in business, and a tax system that disproportionately favors the wealthy, is exemplified by Rick Perry's vision for Texas and rejected by the pragmatic liberal Jerry Brown. This liberal mindset, forged in the crucible of the tumultuous last half century, is California's true contribution to not only the county, but the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xxiv, 738 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Settlement
  • Rebellion
  • Anglicization
  • Americanization
  • Revolution
  • Republic
  • Famine
  • Irish metropolis
  • Kleindeutschland
  • Politics
  • War
  • Uprising
  • Transition
  • Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • The Lower East Side
  • Little Italys
  • Reform
  • Restriction
  • Refuge
  • Renaissance
  • Today.
With more than three million foreign-born residents today, New York has been America's defining port of entry for nearly four centuries, a magnet for transplants from all over the globe. These migrants have brought their hundreds of languages and distinct cultures to the city, and from there to the entire country. More immigrants have come to j New York than all other entry points combined. City of Dreams is peopled with memorable characters both beloved and unfamiliar, whose lives unfold in rich detail the young man from the Caribbean who passed through New York on his way to becoming a Founding Father; the ten-year-old Angelo Siciliano, from Calabria, who transformed into Charles Atlas, bodybuilder; Dominican-born Oscar de la Renta, whose couture designs have dressed first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Tyler Anbinder's story is one of innovators and artists, revolutionaries and i rioters, staggering deprivation and soaring triumphs, all playing out against the powerful backdrop of New York City, at once ever-changing and profoundly, permanently itself. City of Dreams provides a vivid sense of what New York looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and felt like over the centuries of its development and maturation into the city we know today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780544104655 20170117
Law Library (Crown)
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 20 cm.
  • Plan your trip. Welcome to Yosemite ; Sequoia and Kings Canyon ; Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon map ; Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon top 16 ; Need to know ; What's new ; If you like ; Month by month ; Itineraries ; Activities ; Travel with children ; Travel with pets
  • On the road. Yosemite National Park. Day hikes ; Overnight hikes ; Driving ; Cycling ; Other activities ; Winter activities ; Sights ; Sleeping ; Eating and drinking
  • Around Yosemite National Park. West of Yosemite ; South of Yosemite ; Eastern Sierra
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Day hikes ; Overnight hikes ; Driving ; Other activities ; Sights ; Sleeping ; Eating and drinking
  • Around Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Visalia ; Three Rivers
  • Understand. The parks today ; History ; Geology ; Wildlife ; Conservation
  • Survival guide. Clothing and equipment ; Directory A-Z ; Transportation ; Health and safety.
Yosemite and neighboring Sequoia & Kings Canyon occupy the most spectacular region of one of the most spectacular mountain ranges on the planet.
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Saving souls
  • Conquest
  • Servants of God
  • Los indios
  • Friar Junípero Serra : the beginning
  • An ordeal of tears
  • The missions
  • Mission life
  • A vision darkened
  • Rebellion
  • After the missions.
A Cross of Thorns reexamines a chapter of California history that has been largely forgotten -- the enslavement of California's Indian population by Spanish missionaries from 1769 to 1821. California's Spanish missions are one of the state's major tourist attractions, where visitors are told that peaceful cultural exchange occurred between Franciscan friars and California Indians.
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 336 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • All the world in a village : Carmona
  • Crossing the Atlantic and entering households
  • Small victories : Gregorio López and the reforms of the 1540s
  • Into the courtroom
  • Narratives of territorial belonging, just war, and ransom
  • Identifying indios
  • Transimperial indios
  • Conclusions.
In the sixteenth century hundreds of thousands of indios indigenous peoples from the territories of the Spanish empire were enslaved and relocated throughout the Iberian world. Although various laws and decrees outlawed indio enslavement, several loopholes allowed the practice to continue. In "Global Indios" Nancy E. van Deusen documents the more than one hundred lawsuits between 1530 and 1585 that indio slaves living in Castile brought to the Spanish courts to secure their freedom. Because plaintiffs had to prove their indio-ness in a Spanish imperial context, these lawsuits reveal the difficulties of determining who was an indio and who was not especially since it was an all-encompassing construct connoting subservience and political personhood and at times could refer to people from Mexico, Peru, or South or East Asia. Van Deusen demonstrates that the categories of "free" and "slave" were often not easily defined, and she forces a rethinking of the meaning of indio in ways that emphasize the need to situate colonial Spanish American indigenous subjects in a global context. ".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822358589 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
x, 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Part one: Two families from Korea ; A family from Bolivia ; Out of Korea ; Bolivia to America ; A family from Libya ; Crossroads ; A Libyan boy in America
  • Part two: Good immigrants, bad immigrants ; JFK ; The 1965 reform
  • Part three: Turning point ; Minorities ; Diversity ; Muslim Americans ; Integration ; Initiative
  • Part four: Backlash ; After 9/11 ; The second generation ; Politics ; Americanization.
"The dramatic and compelling story of the transformation of America during the last fifty years, told through a handful of families in one suburban county in Virginia that has been utterly changed by recent immigration. In the fifty years since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, the foreign-born population of the United States has tripled. Significantly, these immigrants are not coming from Europe, as was the case before 1965, but from all corners of the globe. Today non-European immigration is ninety percent of the total immigration to the US. Americans today are vastly more diverse than ever. They look different, speak different languages, practice different religions, eat different foods, and enjoy different cultures. In 1950, Fairfax County, Virginia, was ninety percent white, ten percent African-American, with a little more than one hundred families who were 'other.' Currently the African-American percentage of the population is about the same, but the Anglo white population is less than fifty percent, and there are families of Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and Latin American origin living all over the county. A Nation of Nations follows the lives of a few immigrants to Fairfax County over recent decades as they gradually 'Americanize.' Hailing from Korea, Bolivia, and Libya, these families have stories that illustrate common immigrant themes: friction between minorities, economic competition and entrepreneurship, and racial and cultural stereotyping. It's been half a century since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act changed the landscape of America, and no book has assessed the impact or importance of this law as this one does, with its brilliant combination of personal stories and larger demographic and political issues"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
A comprehensive travel guide to Mexico's Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and the Riviera Maya, with detailed maps and information on accommodations and restaurants, ancient ruins, and other interesting places to see.
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (xi, 143 pages) : illustration, maps.
  • Pre-Georgia, 1720s
  • Workers, 1733-1736
  • Discontent, 1736-1739
  • Whitefield and war, 1739-1742
  • Credit and blame, 1742-1749
  • Defeat, 1750s.
For twenty years in the eighteenth century, Georgia - the last British colony in what became the United States - enjoyed a brief period of free labor, where workers were not enslaved and were paid. The Trustees for the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia created a "Georgia experiment" of philanthropic enterprise and moral reform for poor white workers, though rebellious settlers were more interested in shaking off the British social system of deference to the upper class. Only a few elites in the colony actually desired the slave system, but those men, backed by expansionist South Carolina planters, used the laborers' demands for high wages as examples of societal unrest. Through a campaign of disinformation in London, they argued for slavery, eventually convincing the Trustees to abandon their experiment. In The Short Life of Free Georgia, Noeleen McIlvenna chronicles the years between 1732 and 1752 and challenges the conventional view that Georgia's colonial purpose was based on unworkable assumptions and utopian ideals. Rather, Georgia largely succeeded in its goals - until self-interested parties convinced England that Georgia had failed, leading to the colony's transformation into a replica of slaveholding South Carolina.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469624037 20161213
Law Library (Crown)
vi, 328 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Off-centered states : rethinking state theory through an Andean lens / Christopher Krupa and David Nugent
  • Part I. Critical phenomenologies of rule. The idea of the state in Colombia : an analysis from the periphery / María Clemencia Ramírez
  • Respatializing the state from the margins : reflections on the camba autonomy movement in Santa Cruz, Bolivia / Nicole Fabricant
  • State formation and class politics in Colombia / Lesley Gill
  • Part II. Off-centered morphologies of state. Cadastral politics : property wars and state realism in highland Ecuador / Christopher Krupa
  • New arenas of state action in highland Ecuador : public health and state formation, c. 1925-1950 / A. Kim Clark
  • The state and indigenous women in Ecuador, 1925-1975 / Mercedes Prieto
  • Part III. Fear, fantasy, and delusion. Haunting the modern Andean state : colonial legacies of race and civilization / Irene Silverblatt
  • Appearances to the contrary : fantasy, fear, and displacement in twentieth-century Peruvian state formation / David Nugent
  • Part IV. Cross-border processes of statecraft. Notes on the formation of the Andean colonial state / Karen Spalding
  • The aspirational state : state effects in Putumayo / Winifred Tate
  • Off-centered states : an appreciation / Gyanendra Pandey
  • Viewing states from the global south / Akhil Gupta.
In the last few decades, Andean states have seen major restructuring of the organization, leadership, and reach of their governments. With these political tremors come major aftershocks, regarding both definitions and expectations: What is a state? Who or what makes it up, and where does it reside? In what capacity can the state be expected to right wrongs, raise people up, protect them from harm, maintain order, or provide public services? What are its powers and responsibilities? State Theory and Andean Politics attempts to answer these questions and more through an examination of the ongoing process of state creation in Andean nations. Focusing on the everyday, extraofficial, and frequently invisible or partially concealed permutations of rule in the lives of Andean people, the essays explore the material and cultural processes by which states come to appear as real and tangible parts of everyday life. In particular, they focus on the critical role of emotion, imagination, and fantasy in generating belief in the state, among the governed and the governing alike. This approach pushes beyond the limits of the state as conventionally understood to consider how "nonstate" acts of governance intersect with official institutions of government, while never being entirely determined by them or bound to their authorizing agendas. State Theory and Andean Politics asserts that the state is not simply an institutional-bureaucratic apparatus but one of many forces vying for a claim to legitimate political dominion. Featuring an impressive array of Andeanist scholars as well as eminent state theorists Akhil Gupta and Gyanendra Pandey, State Theory and Andean Politics makes a bold and novel claim about the nature of states and state-making that deepens understanding not only of the Andes and the Global South but of the world at large. Contributors: Kim Clark, Nicole Fabricant, Lesley Gill, Akhil Gupta, Christopher Krupa, David Nugent, Gyanendra Pandey, Mercedes Prieto, Maria Clemencia Ramirez, Irene Silverblatt, Karen Spalding, Winifred Tate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812246940 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
252 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Introduction : Wilmington and the 1898 mentality
  • Vigilante injustice
  • The making of a movement
  • They're taking our boys away to prison
  • Alliances and adversity
  • Free the Wilmington Ten at once!
  • Conclusion : the tragedy of the Ten and the rise of a new black politics.
In February 1971, racial tension surrounding school desegregation in Wilmington, North Carolina, culminated in four days of violence and skirmishes between white vigilantes and black residents. The turmoil resulted in two deaths, six injuries, more than $500,000 in damage, and the firebombing of a white-owned store, before the National Guard restored uneasy peace. Despite glaring irregularities in the subsequent trial, ten young persons were convicted of arson and conspiracy and then sentenced to a total of 282 years in prison. They became known internationally as the Wilmington Ten. A powerful movement arose within North Carolina and beyond to demand their freedom, and after several witnesses admitted to perjury, a federal appeals court, also citing prosecutorial misconduct, overturned the convictions in 1980. Kenneth Janken narrates the dramatic story of the Ten, connecting their story to a larger arc of Black Power and the transformation of post-Civil Rights era political organizing. Grounded in extensive interviews, newly declassified government documents, and archival research, this book thoroughly examines the 1971 events and the subsequent movement for justice that strongly influenced the wider African American freedom struggle.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469624839 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Bullets at Bullhead Mountain
  • A modern Hercules to the rescue
  • Murders and madness at Millican
  • Shooting him with pistols and guns
  • Has a wolfish look, Is bold to recklessness
  • Son, don't take your guns to town
  • The plum was ripening fast
  • Six-shooters, sermons and sour mash
  • I'm shot all to pieces, everything quiet
  • Most feared gangster of the time
  • Good man, bad boy, big gun
  • Distractions of frontier life.
Bad Company and Burnt Powder is a collection of twelve stories of when things turned "Western" in the nineteenth-century Southwest. Each chapter deals with a different character or episode in the Wild West involving various lawmen, Texas Rangers, outlaws, feudists, vigilantes, lawyers, and judges. Covered herein are the stories of Cal Aten, John Hittson, the Millican boys, Gid Taylor and Jim and Tom Murphy, Alf Rushing, Bob Meldrum and Noah Wilkerson, P. C. Baird, Gus Chenowth, Jim Dunaway, John Kinney, Elbert Hanks and Boyd White, and Eddie Aten. Within these pages the reader will meet a nineteen-year-old Texas Ranger figuratively dying to shoot his gun. He does get to shoot at people, but soon realizes what he thought was a bargain exacted a steep price. Another tale is of an old-school cowman who shut down illicit traffic in stolen livestock that had existed for years on the Llano Estacado. He was tough, salty, and had no quarter for cow-thieves or sympathy for any mealy-mouthed politicians. He cleaned house, maybe not too nicely, but unarguably successful he was. Then there is the tale of an accomplished and unbeaten fugitive, well known and identified for murder of a Texas peace officer. But the Texas Rangers couldn't find him. County sheriffs wouldn't hold him. Slipping away from bounty hunters, he hit Owlhoot Trail.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781574415667 20160616
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Legitimizing an authoritarian regime : Brazil
  • Small and "democratic"? The official propaganda institution
  • Stars appearing in the sky : unconventional propaganda films
  • Beware! More propaganda
  • Getting into their heads : propagandists' intentions
  • The end of the story : propaganda reception.
"Highly original. Skillfully employs and interprets a variety of important sources including oral history interviews, documents from the military regime, photographs, and especially films."--Kenneth P. Serbin, author of "Needs of the Heart: A Social and Cultural History of Brazil's Clergy and Seminaries" "An outstanding contribution to our understanding of recent Brazilian politics and history. A thorough, much-needed, and relevant study of political propaganda."--Ollie Andrew Johnson III, author of "Brazilian Party Politics and the Coup of 1964" Brazil's military dictatorship (1964-1985) launched seemingly apolitical official campaigns that were aesthetically appealing and ostensibly aimed to "enlighten" and "civilize." Some were produced as civilian-military collaborations and others were conducted by privately owned media, but undergirding them all was the theme of a country aspiring to become a developed nation.In "Brazilian Propaganda, " Nina Schneider examines the various modes of both official and unendorsed propaganda used by an authoritarian regime. Focusing primarily on visual media, she demonstrates how many short films of the period portrayed a society free from class and racial conflicts. These films espoused civic-mindedness while attempting to distract from atrocities perpetuated by the regime.Mining a rich trove of materials from the National Archives in Rio and conducting interviews with key propagandists, Schneider demonstrates the ambiguities of twentieth-century Brazilian propaganda. She also challenges the notion of a homogeneous military regime in Brazil, highlighting its fractures and competing forces. By analyzing the strategies, production mechanisms, and meanings of these films and reconstructing their effects, she provides an alternative interpretation of the propagandists' intentions and a new framework for understanding this era in Brazil's history.
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xi, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Puerto Ricans, race, and ethnicity in postwar New York City
  • We were walking on egg shells : Puerto Rican and Black workers' political dissent in the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union
  • From social reform to political organizing : building a new consciousness of resistance
  • If you have a Black Numero Uno, let's have a Puerto Rican Numero Dos : building Puerto Rican and Black political power through the war on poverty
  • From racial integration to community control : the struggle for quality education
  • The breaking of a coalition : institutionalizing power and the remaking of a Hispanic identity
  • Epilogue.
In the first book-length history of Puerto Rican civil rights in New York City, Sonia Lee traces the rise and fall of an uneasy coalition between Puerto Rican and African American activists from the 1950s through the 1970s. Previous work has tended to see blacks and Latinos as either naturally unified as "people of color" or irreconcilably at odds as two competing minorities. Lee demonstrates instead that Puerto Ricans and African Americans in New York City shaped the complex and shifting meanings of "Puerto Rican-ness" and "blackness" through political activism. African American and Puerto Rican New Yorkers came to see themselves as minorities joined in the civil rights struggle, the War on Poverty, and the Black Power movement--until white backlash and internal class divisions helped break the coalition, remaking "Hispanicity" as an ethnic identity that was mutually exclusive from "blackness." Drawing on extensive archival research and oral history interviews, Lee vividly portrays this crucial chapter in postwar New York, revealing the permeability of boundaries between African American and Puerto Rican communities.
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20. Colorado [2014]

383 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 20 cm
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