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viii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The history of aluminum takes in metallurgy, engineering, global business and politics and the advance of civilization itself. The earth's most abundant metal, aluminum remained largely inaccessible until after the Industrial Revolution. A precious commodity in 1850s, it later became a strategic resource: while steel won World War I, aluminum won World War II. A generation later, it would make space travel possible and the 1972 Pioneer spacecraft would carry a message from mankind to extraterrestrial life, engraved on an aluminum plate. Today aluminum-along with oil-is the natural resource driving geopolitics, and China has taken the lead in manufacture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786499557 20170130
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xv, 143 pages, 20 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword by Francis French
  • Launch morning
  • Beginnings
  • Astronaut selection
  • Going back to Houston
  • After the fire
  • Liftoff
  • Rendezvous
  • The grandeur of earth
  • Return to earth
  • Splashdown
  • Home
  • After the flight
  • Afterword by Susie Eisele Black
  • Historical overview by Amy Shira Teitel.
In October 1968 Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7. The first manned mission in the Apollo program and the first manned flight after a fire during a launch pad test killed three astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped restart NASA's manned-spaceflight program. Known to many as a goofy, lighthearted prankster, Eisele worked his way from the U.S. Naval Academy to test pilot school and then into the select ranks of America's prestigious astronaut corps. He was originally on the crew of Apollo 1 before being replaced due to injury. After that crew died in a horrific fire, Eisele was on the crew selected to return Americans to space. Despite the success of Apollo 7, Eisele never flew in space again, as divorce and a testy crew commander led to the three astronauts being labeled as troublemakers. Unbeknownst to everyone, after his retirement as a technical assistant for manned spaceflight at NASA's Langley Research Center in 1972, Eisele wrote in detail about his years in the air force and his time in the Apollo program. Long after his death, Francis French discovered Eisele's unpublished memoir, and Susie Eisele Black (Donn's widow) allowed French access to her late husband's NASA files and personal effects. Readers can now experience an Apollo story they assumed would never be written as well as the story behind its discovery.
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SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xv, 226 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface Introduction: For Us, By Us: A Manifesto of Black SGL and Trans Health Jonathan Mathias Lassiter Chapter 1 The Forgotten Intersection: Black LGBTQ/GNC Youth in Juvenile Detention in the United States Amorie Robinson Chapter 2 Black Bisexual Women's Health in the United States: A Systematic Literature Review Jonathan Mathias Lassiter Chapter 3 Uses of the Interstitial as Power: Black, Bisexual Men Building Maroon Health H. Sharif "Herukhuti" Williams Chapter 4 Resistance as Resilience: How the Black Bisexual Community Keeps One Another Healthy Della V. Mosley, Roberto L. Abreu, and Candice Crowell Chapter 5 Narratives of Health among Black Trans Men: An Exploratory Intersectional Analysis Tonia C Poteat and Lourdes Dolores Follins Chapter 6 Balancing Act: Identity Management and Mental Health in Black LBT Women Siobhan Brooks Chapter 7 Rainbows or Ribbons? Queer Black Women Searching For a Place in the Cancer Sisterhood LaShaune P. Johnson and Jane A. McElroy Chapter 8 Status-Quo: Intersectionality Theory, Afro-Centric Paradigms, and Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Gay and Bisexual African American Men Dante' D. Bryant Chapter 9 Identity, Sexual Identity Disclosure, and HIV Risk in Black Sexual Minority Men: A Conceptual Overview Rahwa Haile, Mark B. Padilla, and Edith A. Parker Chapter 10 Shades of Black: A Psychotherapy Group for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men Tfawa T. Haynes and Sannisha K. Dale Chapter 11 Effective Strategies Used by African American Same Gender Loving Men in Promoting Health and Wellbeing Lawrence O. Bryant Chapter 12 Perceptions of Health: Self-Rated Health among Black LGB People Kasim Ortiz, Angelique Harris, Kenneth Maurice Pass, and Devon Tyrone Wade.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498535762 20170130
Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation focuses on the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of health, and considers both risk and resiliency factors for the Black LGBT population. Contributors to this collection intimately understand the associations between health and intersectional anti-Black racism, heterosexism, homonegativity, biphobia, transphobia, and social class. This collection fills a gap in current scholarship by providing information about an array of health issues like cancer, juvenile incarceration, and depression that affect all subpopulations of Black LGBT people, especially Black bisexual-identified women, Black bisexual-identified men, and Black transgender men. This book is recommended for readers interested in psychology, health, gender studies, race studies, social work, and sociology.
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x, 291 pages ; 25 cm
  • Nothing that boy did
  • Boots on the porch
  • Growing up black in Chicago
  • Emmett in Chicago and "Little Mississippi"
  • Pistol-whipping at Christmas
  • The incident
  • On the third day
  • Mama made the earth tremble
  • Warring regiments of Mississippi
  • Black Monday
  • People we don't need around here any more
  • Fixed opinions
  • Mississippi underground
  • "There he is"
  • Every last Anglo-Saxon one of you
  • The verdict of the world
  • Protest politics
  • Killing Emmett Till
  • Epilogue: the children of Emmett Till.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxiv, 252 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Patricia Arredondo Part I: Socio-Cultural Foundations 1. The Diverse Historical Roots of Today's Latino/as: Learning from our Past to Move into the Future 2. Skin Color Differences within Latino/as: Historical & Contemporary Implications of Colorism 3. The History of Latino/a in the United States: Journeys of Hope, Struggle, & Resilience Part II: Understanding Within Group Latino/a Differences 4. Socio-historical Construction of Latina/o Gender Ideologies: Integrating Indigenous and Contemporary Perspectives into Treatment 5. Adapting to a New Country: Models & Theories of Acculturation Applied to the Diverse Latino/a Population 6. Skin Color Matters: Towards a New Framework that Considers Racial and Ethnic Identity Development Among Latino/as Part III: Culturally Responsive and Racially Conscious Clinical Practice with Latino/as 7. Towards a Complex Understanding of Mental Health Service Utilization among Latino/as: Considering Context, Power, and Within Group Differences 8. Roots of Connectedness: Application of Latino/a Cultural Values in Mental Health Care 9. Culturally Responsive and Racially Conscious Mental Health Approaches with Latino/as Part IV: The Impact of Latino/a Psychology on Racially & Ethnically Diverse Students and Professionals 10. The Impact of Latino/a Psychology on Racially & Ethnically Diverse Students and Professionals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138851535 20161108
Advancing work to effectively study, understand, and serve the fastest growing U.S. ethnic minority population, this volume explicitly emphasizes the racial and ethnic diversity within this heterogeneous cultural group. The focus is on the complex historical roots of contemporary Latino/as, their diversity in skin-color and physiognomy, racial identity, ethnic identity, gender differences, immigration patterns, and acculturation. The work highlights how the complexities inherent in the diverse Latino/a experience, as specified throughout the topics covered in this volume, become critical elements of culturally responsive and racially conscious mental health treatment approaches. By addressing the complexities, within-group differences, and racially heterogeneity characteristic of U.S. Latino/as, this volume makes a significant contribution to the literature related to mental health treatments and interventions.
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SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xlii, 337 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Part I. The graphic history
  • Trinity
  • Crossroads
  • Nutmeg
  • Ranger
  • Doom town
  • Fallout
  • Boltzman
  • Smokey
  • Secrecy and history
  • Part II. Primary documents
  • Trinity
  • Crossroads
  • Nutmeg
  • Ranger
  • Doom towns
  • Fallout
  • Boltzman
  • Smokey
  • Secrecy and history
  • Part III. Historical context
  • The world at Trinity
  • What is a Cold War?
  • Dividing the globe
  • Tipping points and atomic escalation
  • Eisenhower's new look
  • Atomic west
  • Picturing wastelands
  • Part IV. The questions
  • Contingency
  • Oral history
  • DOE opennet
  • Primary documents
  • Images as evidence
  • Making graphic history.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xi, 220 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Close Combat Privatization 2. The Armed Contractor Phenomenon: A Contemporary Debate with a Long History 3. Mercenaries, Soldiers, and Armed Contractors: An Explication 4. Armed Military Privatization and the Commodification of Force 5. The Belligerent Equality of Armed Contractors? 6. The Challenge of Military Privatization to the Military Profession 7. The "Second Contractor War" and the Future of Armed Contractors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472464439 20170130
This book explores the ethical implications of using armed contractors, taking a consequentialist approach to this multidisciplinary debate. While privatization is not a new concept for the US military, the public debate on military privatization is limited to legal, financial, and pragmatic concerns. A critical assessment of the ethical dimensions of military privatization in general is missing. More specifically, in light of the increased reliance upon armed contractors, it must be asked whether it is morally permissible for governments to employ them at all. To this end, this book explores four areas that highlight the ethical implications of using armed contractors: how armed contractors are distinct from soldiers and mercenaries; the commodification of force; the belligerent equality of combatants; and the impact of armed contractors on the professional military. While some take an absolutist position, wanting to bar the use of private military altogether, this book reveals how these absolutist arguments are problematic and highlights that there are circumstances where turning to private force may be the only option. Recognising that outsourcing force will continue, this book thus proposes some changes to account for the problems of commodification, belligerent equality, and the challenge to the military profession. This book will be of interest to students of private security, military studies, ethics, security studies, and IR in general.
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SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxiv, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Human culture and space heritage
  • Cultural context of Apollo culture
  • Early propulsion development sites and the risks of space flight
  • Rocket testing sites
  • Facilities to protect human life and safety
  • Astronaut training sites
  • Legal frameworks for historic preservation
  • Preservation of space heritage using models from the sea and antarctica
  • Threats to space heritage sites
  • Preservation works: success stories in space history
  • Looking ahead.
This book considers the archaeology of the facilities and sites on Earth that helped facilitate the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xiv, 479 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi Part I: Duplicity and the Evolution of American Capitalism Chapter One: The Enduring Dilemmas of Antifraud Regulation 3 Chapter Two: The Shape-Shifting, Never-Changing World of Fraud 14 Part II: A Nineteenth-Century World of Caveat Emptor(1810s to 1880s) Chapter Three: The Porousness of the Law 43 Chapter Four: Channels of Exposure 75 Part III: Professionalization, Moralism, and the Elite Assault on Deception (1860s to 1930s) Chapter Five: The Beginnings of a Modern Administrative State 107 Chapter Six: Innovation, Moral Economy, and the Postmaster General's Peace 143 Chapter Seven: The Businessmen's War to End All Fraud 174 Chapter Eight: Quandaries of Procedural Justice 208 Part IV: The Call for Investor and Consumer Protection (1930s to 1970s) Chapter Nine: Moving toward Caveat Venditor 245 Chapter Ten: Consumerism and the Reorientation of Antifraud Policy 285 Chapter Eleven: The Promise and Limits of the Antifraud State 316 Part V: The Market Strikes Back (1970s to 2010s) Chapter Twelve: Neoliberalism and the Rediscovery of Business Fraud 353 List of Abbreviations 385 Notes 387 Index 471.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691164557 20170206
The United States has always proved an inviting home for boosters, sharp dealers, and outright swindlers. Worship of entrepreneurial freedom has complicated the task of distinguishing aggressive salesmanship from unacceptable deceit, especially on the frontiers of innovation. At the same time, competitive pressures have often nudged respectable firms to embrace deception. As a result, fraud has been a key feature of American business since its beginnings. In this sweeping narrative, Edward Balleisen traces the history of fraud in America--and the evolving efforts to combat it--from the age of P. T. Barnum through the eras of Charles Ponzi and Bernie Madoff. Starting with an early nineteenth-century American legal world of "buyer beware, " this unprecedented account describes the slow, piecemeal construction of modern regulatory institutions to protect consumers and investors, from the Gilded Age through the New Deal and the Great Society. It concludes with the more recent era of deregulation, which has brought with it a spate of costly frauds, including the savings and loan crisis, corporate accounting scandals, and the recent mortgage-marketing debacle. By tracing how Americans have struggled to foster a vibrant economy without enabling a corrosive level of fraud, this book reminds us that American capitalism rests on an uneasy foundation of social trust.
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SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Idiots in America
  • Edward Seguin and the irony of physiological education
  • The burden of the feebleminded
  • Living and working in the institution, 1890-1920
  • The menace of the feebleminded
  • Sterilization, parole, and routinization
  • Remaking of mental retardation : of wars, angels, parents, and politicians
  • Intellectual disability and the dilemma of doubt
  • Epilogue on suffering fools gladly.
Pity, disgust, fear, cure, and prevention-all are words that Americans have used to make sense of what today we call intellectual disability. Inventing the Feeble Mind explores the history of this disability from its several identifications over the past 200 years: idiocy, imbecility, feeblemindedness, mental defect, mental deficiency, mental retardation, and most recently intellectual disability. Using institutional records, private correspondence, personal memories, and rare photographs, James Trent argues that the economic vulnerability of intellectually disabled people (and often their families), more than the claims made for their intellectual and social limitations, has shaped meaning, services, and policies in United States history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199396184 20170213
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Misunderstanding Terrorism provides a striking reassessment of the scope and nature of the global neo-jihadi threat to the West. The post-9/11 decade experienced the emergence of new forms of political violence and new terrorist actors. More recently, Marc Sageman's understanding of how and why people have adopted fundamentalist ideologies and terrorist methods has evolved. Author of the classic Understanding Terror Networks, Sageman has become only more critical of the U.S. government's approach to the problem. He argues that U.S. society has been transformed for the worse by an extreme overreaction to a limited threat-limited, he insists, despite spectacular recent incidents, which he takes fully into account. Indeed, his discussion of just how limited the threat is marks a major contribution to the discussion and debate over the best way to a measured and much more effective response.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812248890 20170117
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • A profession born in war
  • Trials on the frontier and in Mexico
  • The first upheaval
  • The Civil War's legacy
  • Between old and new
  • The second upheaval
  • Old soldiers in a new army
  • The Great War.
The U.S. Army has always regarded preparing for war as its peacetime role, but how it fulfilled that duty has changed dramatically over time. J. P. Clark traces the evolution of the Army between the War of 1812 and World War I, showing how differing personal experiences of war and peace among successive generations of professional soldiers left their mark upon the Army and its ways.Nineteenth-century officers believed that generalship and battlefield command were more a matter of innate ability than anything institutions could teach. They saw no benefit in conceptual preparation beyond mastering technical skills like engineering and gunnery. Thus, preparations for war were largely confined to maintaining equipment and fortifications and instilling discipline in the enlisted ranks through parade ground drill. By World War I, however, Progressive Era concepts of professionalism had infiltrated the Army. Younger officers took for granted that war s complexity required them to be trained to think and act alike a notion that would have offended earlier generations. Preparing for War concludes by demonstrating how these new notions set the conditions for many of the successes and some of the failures of General Pershing s American Expeditionary Forces.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674545731 20161228
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxviii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
ix, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Patterns and Trends: Measuring and Mapping Urban Shrinkage 3. Patterns and Trends: Measuring and Mapping Urban Decline 4. Explanations of Urban Shrinkage and Decline 5. Shrinkage and Decline Beyond the Central City 6. Pro-Growth Urban Policy 7. Rightsizing and Smart Decline 8. Challenges and Prospects of Regional Governance 9. Sustainability and Resilience 10. Concluding Remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138796867 20161010
Shrinking Cities: Understanding Shrinkage and Decline in the United States offers a contemporary look at patterns of shrinkage and decline in the United States. The book juxtaposes the complex and numerous processes that contribute to these patterns with broader policy frameworks that have been under consideration to address shrinkage in U.S. cities. A range of methods are employed to answer theoretically-grounded questions about patterns of shrinkage and decline, the relationships between the two, and the empirical associations among shrinkage, decline, and several socio-economic variables. In doing so, the book examines new spaces of shrinkage in the United States. The book also explores pro-growth and decline-centered governance, which has important implications for questions of sustainability and resilience in U.S. cities. Finally, the book draws attention to U.S.-wide demographic shifts and argues for further research on socio-economic pathways of various groups of population, contextualized within population trends at various geographic scales. This timely contribution contends that an understanding of what the city has become, as it faces shrinkage, is essential toward a critical analysis of development both within and beyond city boundaries. The book will appeal to urban and regional studies scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, as well as practitioners and policymakers.
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SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxviii, 495 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Foreword J. Howard Murphy Preface Chapter One: Soft Targets Jennifer Hesterman Chapter Two: The Psychology of Soft Targeting and Our Unique Vulnerability Jennifer Hesterman Chapter Three: Soft Target Hardening 101 Jennifer Hesterman Chapter Four: The Common-Sense Guide for the CEO Michael J. Fagel Chapter Five: Planning for Terrorism Michael J. Fagel Chapter Six: Developing a Planning Team Michael J. Fagel Chapter Seven: Developing an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Michael J. Fagel Chapter Eight: Exercises: Testing Your Plan and Capabilities in a Controlled Environment James A. McGee Chapter Nine: ICS/EOC Interface Michael J. Fagel Chapter Ten: EOC Management During Terrorist Incidents Michael J. Fagel Chapter Eleven: Emergency Management and the Media Randall C. Duncan Chapter Twelve: Deterring and Mitigating an Attack Jennifer Hesterman Chapter Thirteen: Soft Target Threat Assessment: Schools, Churches, and Hospitals Jennifer Hesterman Chapter Fourteen: Soft Target Threat Assessment: Malls, Sporting Events, and Recreational Venues Jennifer Hesterman Chapter Fifteen: Hospital Business Continuity Linda Reissmann and Jacob Neufeld Chapter Sixteen: Soft Targets, Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Lawrence J. Fennelly and Marianna A. Perry Chapter Seventeen: Sport Venue Emergency Planning Stacey Hall Chapter Eighteen: Special Events Patrick J. Jessee Chapter Nineteen: Coordinated Terrorist Attacks and the Public Health System Raymond McPartland and Michael J. Fagel Chapter Twenty: Hardening Tactics at Global Hotspots Jennifer Hesterman Chapter Twenty-One: Developing Strategies for Emergency Management Programs S. Shane Stovall Chapter Twenty-Two: Soft Target Planning Michael J. Fagel and S. Shane Stovall Chapter Twenty-Three: Beyond the Response-The July 7 London Bombing-A First-Person Account Gary Reason Chapter Twenty-Four: Infrastructure Protection: The Fusion Center's Role Vince Noce Chapter Twenty-Five: Complex Coordinated Attacks Howard Murphy Chapter Twenty-Six: Violent Attacks and Soft Targets Rick C. Mathews Chapter Twenty-Seven: Soft Target Cybersecurity-The Human Interface Michael J. Fagel, Erin Mersch, and Greg Benson Afterword Roland Calia.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498756327 20170206
Uniting the best of Michael Fagel and Jennifer Hesterman's books in the fields of homeland security and emergency management, the editors of this volume present the prevailing issues affecting the homeland security community today. Many natural and man-made threats can impact our communities-but these well-known and highly respected authors create order from fear, guiding the reader through risk assessment, mitigation strategies, community EOC planning, and hardening measures based upon real-life examples, case studies, and current research in the practice. As terrorist attacks and natural disasters continue to rock the world, Soft Targets and Crisis Management emphasizes the vulnerability of soft targets like schools, churches, and hospitals, and presents the methodology necessary to respond and recover in the event of a crisis in those arenas. Features: * Based on ASIS award-winning texts * Provides a multi-faceted look at crisis management principles * Offers community-specific examples for diverse locales and threat centers * Includes up-to-date case studies on soft target attacks from around the world A must-read for security, emergency management, and criminal justice professionals, Soft Targets and Crisis Management: What Emergency Planners and Security Professionals Need to Know is a crucial text for practitioners seeking to make the world a safer place for others.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498756327 20170206
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xiv, 247 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Upbringing, family, and education
  • Reed College and time before Apple (1972-1976)
  • The first year
  • Apple Computer Incorporated and growth
  • Now truly wealthy
  • Ouster from Apple
  • NeXT was next
  • Pixar and Disney
  • Saving Apple from bankruptcy
  • Apple's reshaping for the modern era
  • Family and religion
  • Political involvement
  • The man outside Apple
  • Dying
  • Legacy of Steve Jobs in intellectual property
  • Legacy in the industry.
This book provides extensive, comprehensive biographical information on one of technology's most important innovators-Steve Jobs. * Provides detailed biographical information that benefits and appeals to a wide audience * Includes not only praise for Jobs but criticism to offer a balanced portrait * Incorporates information from Jobs's speeches and writings * Includes charts and graphs related to home computing and Apple in comparison to competitors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610694964 20170206
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Organizational change and strategic priorities impact the US Navy and the Royal Navy
  • Limited war in the nuclear era : impact on the US Navy and the Royal Navy
  • The technology race is on : the US Navy and Royal Navies face an emerging soviet Navy that seeks technological parity
  • The 1960s : the Soviet Navy challenges the US Sixth Fleet and the Royal Navy
  • The US Navy and Royal Navy as key echelons of American and British intelligence
  • The Soviets shift gears and make serious challenges at the time of the Walker spy ring
  • A real shooting war at sea : the Falklands Campaign of 1982
  • The changing tide : the demise of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War
  • The 1990s : a decade of rising threats in the Middle East and a period of retrenchment with the end of the Cold War
  • Conflicts, minor wars, and the world-changing event of 9/11 : the US Navy and the Royal Navy in a new era
  • The new challenge in the Middle East, the rise of China, and a possible challenge from Russia
  • The sea in future strategy : the future partnership of the United States Navy and the Royal Navy.
"A Tale of Two Navies is an analysis of the unique relationship between the United States Navy and the Royal Navy from 1960 to present. This loosely chronological study examines the histories, strategies, operations, technology, and intelligence activities of both navies. Bringing his extensive experience in both navies to bear, Anthony Wells provides a revealing look at the importance of naval thinking and how it impacts not only every level of naval activity, but also national defense as a whole."--Provided by publisher.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xiii, 187 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: health and war beyond the battlefield
  • Part I: Preparation for chemical warfare
  • Wounding men to kearn: soldiers as human subjects
  • Race studies and the science of war
  • Part II: Toxic legacies of war
  • Mustard gas in the sea around us
  • A wartime story: mustard agents and cancer chemotherapy
  • Conclusion: veterans making history.
"Mustard gas is typically associated with the horrors of World War I battlefields and trenches, where chemical weapons were responsible for tens of thousands of deaths. Few realize, however, that mustard gas had a resurgence during the Second World War, when its uses and effects were widespread and insidious.Toxic Exposures tells the shocking story of how the United States and its allies intentionally subjected thousands of their own servicemen to poison gas as part of their preparation for chemical warfare. In addition, it reveals the racialized dimension of these mustard gas experiments, as scientists tested whether the effects of toxic exposure might vary between Asian, Hispanic, black, and white Americans. Drawing from once-classified American and Canadian government records, military reports, scientists' papers, and veterans' testimony, historian Susan L. Smith explores not only the human cost of this research, but also the environmental degradation caused by ocean dumping of unwanted mustard gas.As she assesses the poisonous legacy of these chemical warfare experiments, Smith also considers their surprising impact on the origins of chemotherapy as cancer treatment and the development of veterans' rights movements. Toxic Exposures thus traces the scars left when the interests of national security and scientific curiosity battled with medical ethics and human rights"-- Provided by publisher.
"Toxic Exposures: Mustard Gas and the Health Consequences of World War II in the United States investigates the human and environmental costs of war. One hundred years ago, mustard gas entered our world as a terrifying weapon of World War I. As the Second World War began, nations prepared for another chemical war. Scientists, physician researchers, and military officials turned to soldiers as human subjects in chemical weapons research. They conducted race-based mustard gas experiments on four racialized groups: African Americans, Japanese Americans, Puerto Ricans, and white Americans. Toxic Exposures demonstrates the failure to protect human rights in the effort to advance medical knowledge and promote national security. This book situates the American mustard gas story within a web of linked and parallel activities in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Allied scientists conducted mustard gas experiments on more than 2500 Canadians, 2500 Australians, 7000 Britons, and 60,000 Americans. The health consequences were not just immediate but also long term, not just for soldiers but also civilians, and not just on faraway battlefields but also at home. Toxic Exposures uses an historical approach to explore the far-reaching consequences of medical research on mustard gas during the Second World War. It draws on a range of evidence from government records, military reports, scientists' papers, and veterans' testimony. It demonstrates that the science of war affected soldiers' health, race-based medical science, ocean pollution, and cancer treatment. World War II, that much-studied war, left a toxic legacy that is still with us more than seventy years later. "-- Provided by publisher.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xvi, 200 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1. Class Confusion 2. What Social Class Isn't 3. Defining Classes 4. The Basis of Class 5. Social Class and Political Power 6. Social Class and Race 7. Gender and Social Class 8. Media Marketing and Social Class 9. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138655256 20161010
In When Did We All Become Middle Class?, Martin Nunlee discusses how a lack of class identity gives people a false sense of their relationship to power, which has made the US population accept the myth that they live in a meritocracy. This book examines social class within the framework of psychological tendencies, everyday interactions, institutions and pervasive cultural ideas to show how Americans have shifted from general concerns of social and economic equality to fragmented interests groups. Written in a conversational style, this book is a useful tool for undergraduate courses covering social class, such as inequality, stratification, poverty, and social problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138655256 20161010
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