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xxi, 614 pages ; 26 cm
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81 pages ; 22 cm
The Meaning of Trump is an ideological critique of Donald Trump in which his election is seen as only a natural progression of the logic that is innate to neoliberal globalization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781789040463 20180813
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xxi, 490 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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xvii, 89 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The voices of black women and black men : why sexual violence by white men was rampant during slavery
  • White masculinity and sexual violence against enslaved black women
  • White women's role in sexual violence of enslaved black women
  • The power of language : white women's divorce petitions
  • Racialized and gendered sexual violence today.
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250 pages ; 22 cm
  • Happy davs -- Le commerce comme religion -- Le règne de la voiture -- Toujours plus vite -- L'influence de la télévision -- La peine de mort -- Une autre Amérique -- Une perception nouvelle -- Guerre froide -- L'immigration -- Le Ku Klux Klan -- Les armes en Amérique -- La montée d'une conscience collective -- Comment en est-on arrivé là ? -- Tout s'emballe -- A la télévision -- Trop c'est trop -- la révolution étudiante -- Les campus ont la fièvre -- La paix à tout prix -- La violence gagne -- Le jour d'après -- le mouvement des droits civiques -- Black Power -- Les violences urbaines -- Le massacre d'Orangeburg -- Le jour maudit -- "I'm feeling groom"" -- La révolution sexuelle -- Les femmes -- Les gays -- L'environnement -- Les tensions sont partout -- Le sport est américain -- J.O. et guerre froide -- Rien ne va plus -- Tommie Smith et John Carlos -- Une année tumultueuse -- L'année charnière -- La loi et l'ordre -- Les chocs à répétition -- Conventions -- Une campagne à sens unique -- La contre-culture et Woodstock -- Les arts visuels -- Faire entendre sa voix -- Les paillettes d'Hollywood -- En musique -- L'après-68, ou quand tout commence -- Vers un nouveau monde -- Cinquante ans plus tard -- L'héritage -- L'homme venu du passé -- Un passé qui ressurgit -- Deux temps, deux destinées -- La mort du Rêve américain -- En route pour la Lune -- La tête dans les nuages -- La conquête spatiale -- Trois hommes dans la Lune.
"L'année 1968, la pire de toute l'histoire américaine ? Les sixties ont marqué la société américaine et développé un imaginaire qui s'est transmis jusqu'à nous. Avec l'élection inattendue de Donald Trump, l'Amérique est retournée dans son passé, avec ce constat terrible : en souhaitant ramener son pays en arrière - persuadé qu'il y était plus heureux, son nouveau Président s'attaque à la déconstruction, brique par brique, des éléments du progrès déposés par les enfants de 1968. Car voilà que reviennent sur le devant de la scène les créationnistes, les suprématistes, le Ku Klux Klan. Tout serait-il donc à recommencer ? La période de 1968 et les temps actuels sont comme le yin et le yang de l'histoire d'un pays qui ne cesse de nous fasciner et de nous surprendre."--Page 4 of cover.
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xvii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Preface Chapter 1: "Yippie!" Chapter 2: "Hell No! They Shouldn't Go!" Chapter 3: "We Had to Destroy the Town in Order to Save It" Chapter 4: "The Impossible Dream": The New Politics Chapter 5: "We Shall Overcome": The Dreamer Chapter 6: "We All Want to Change the World": Springtime of the Young Rebels Chapter 7: "Burn, Baby, Burn": Bearing Witness and the Boston Five Chapter 8: "You Saw You Want a Revolution" Chapter 9: "There's a Man with a Gun Over There": The Politics of Assassination Chapter 10: "The Whole World is Watching: Czechago Chapter 11: "R-E-S-P-E-C-T": People Power Chapter 12: "The Personal Is Political" Chapter 13: "Goin' Up the Country": The New Environmentalism Chapter 14: "Your Day, Of Course, Is Going to Be Over Soon": The Backlash Chapter 15: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised": Legacies and Conclusion Appendix A: List of Abbreviations Bibliography Index About the Authors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538107751 20180903
The year 1968 retains its mythic hold on the imagination in America and around the world. Like the revolutionary years 1789, 1848, 1871, 1917, and 1989, it is recalled most of all as a year when revolution beckoned or threatened. On the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year, cultural historians Robert Cottrell and Blaine T. Browne provide a well-informed, up-to-date synthesis of the events that rocked the world, emphasizing the revolutionary possibilities more fully than previous books. For a time, it seemed as if anything were possible, that utopian visions could be borne out in the political, cultural, racial, or gender spheres. It was the year of the Tet Offensive, the Resistance, the Ultra-Resistance, the New Politics, Chavez and RFK breaking bread, LBJ's withdrawal, student revolt, barricades in Paris, the Prague Spring, SDS' sharp turn leftward, communes, the American Indian Movement, the Beatles' "Revolution, " the Stones' "Street Fighting Man, " The Population Bomb, protest at the Miss America pageant, and Black Power at the Mexico City Olympics. 1968 was also the year of My Lai, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, Warsaw Pact tanks in Czechoslovakia, the police riot in Chicago, the Tlatelolco massacre, Reagan's belated bid, Wallace's American Independent Party campaign, "Love It or Leave It, " and the backlash that set the stage, at year's end, for Richard Milhous Nixon's ascendancy to the White House. For those readers reliving 1968 or exploring it for the first time, Cottrell and Browne serve as insightful guides, weaving the events together into a powerful narrative of an America and a world on the brink.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538107751 20180903
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391 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
1983 was a supremely dangerous year - even more dangerous than 1962, the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the US, President Reagan massively increased defence spending, described the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire' and announced his 'Star Wars' programme, calling for a shield in space to defend the US from incoming missiles. Yuri Andropov, the paranoid Soviet leader, saw all this as signs of American aggression and convinced himself that the US really meant to attack the Soviet Union. He put the KGB on alert to look for signs of an imminent nuclear attack. When a Soviet fighter jet shot down Korean Air Lines flight KAL 007 after straying off course over a sensitive Soviet military area, President Reagan described it as a 'terrorist act' and 'a crime against humanity'. The temperature was rising fast. Then at the height of the tension, NATO began a war game called Able Archer 83. In this exercise, NATO requested permission to use the codes to launch nuclear weapons. The nervous Soviets convinced themselves this was no exercise but the real thing. This is an extraordinary and largely unknown Cold War story of spies and double agents, of missiles being readied, of intelligence failures, misunderstandings and the panic of world leaders. With access to hundreds of extraordinary new documents just released in the US, Taylor Downing is able to tell for the first time the gripping but true story of how near the world came to the brink of nuclear war in 1983. 1983: The World at the Brink is a real-life thriller.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781408710531 20180625
In 1983 cinema audiences flocked to see the latest James Bond movie in which Roger Moore defeats a Soviet general who attempts to launch a nuclear first strike against the West. Like all Bond movies, audiences believed that the storyline was entirely fictional if not totally crazy. Little did they know that while they munched on their popcorn, the Soviets were indeed preparing to launch a real nuclear attack on the West. 1983 was a dangerous year. In the United States, President Reagan increased defence spending and launched the 'Star Wars' Strategic Defence Initiative. When a Soviet plane shot down a Korean civilian jet, he described it as 'a crime against humanity'. Moscow was growing increasingly concerned about America's language and behaviour. Would they attack? The temperature was rising, fast. By November, Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, a life-long KGB man, had his finger on the nuclear button. Had the US made a move, it would have meant global nuclear Armageddon. It was only the following year that the US - which had never considered a first strike - came to learn just how terrified the Soviet Union was, and just how close to the brink the world had come. In 1983, Taylor Downing draws on previously unpublished interviews, and over a thousand pages of secret documents that have recently been released by Washington to tell the gripping, astonishing story that was almost the end of the world. Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781408710524 20180625
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2 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
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xi, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • "Attention: young, sober, active men"
  • "We always respond with three cheers"
  • "My god! The ninety-sixth has never been under fire!"
  • "The enemy... fought like devils"
  • "Now, Pennsylvanians, do your duty"
  • "Colonel, your coal-heavers did well!"
  • "Our soldiers are very much discouraged"
  • "Try and gobble some of them"
  • "The sixth corps has come!"
  • "O how I do wish that them Irish drunkerts would get drafted"
  • "The skirmishers were sent out ahead"
  • "Forward, double quick! Charge!"
  • "O god, what a sight"
  • "There was hope in the air"
  • Appendix: Roster and muster roll sources.
The 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers infantry regiment was formed in 1861-its ranks filled by nearly 1,200 Irish and German immigrants from Schuylkill County responding to Lincoln's call for troops. The men saw action for three years with the Army of the Potomac's VI Corps, participating in engagements at Gaines' Mill, Crampton's Gap, Salem Church and Spotsylvania. Drawing on letters, diaries, memoirs and other accounts, this comprehensive history documents their combat service from the point of view of the rank-and-file soldier, along with their views on the war, slavery, emancipation and politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476668512 20180813
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xiii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • The twilight of slavery
  • Radical abolitionism and the arrival of the Underground Railroad
  • The legendary Underground Railroad in Washington County
  • The Underground Railroad network in Washington County
  • The end of the line
  • Appendix: Underground Railroad sites in Washington County.
In Abandoned Tracks, W. Thomas Mainwaring bridges the gap between scholarly and popular perceptions of the Underground Railroad. Historians have long recognized that many aspects of the Underground Railroad have been mythologized by emotion, memory, time, and wishful thinking. Mainwaring's book is a rich, in-depth attempt to separate fact from fiction in one local area, while also contributing to a scholarly discussion of the Underground Railroad by placing Washington County, Pennsylvania, in the national context. Just as the North was not consistent in its perspective on the Civil War and the slavery issue, the Underground Railroad had distinct regional variations. Washington County had a well-organized abolition movement, even though its members helped a comparatively small number of fugitive slaves escape, largely because of the small nearby slave population in what was then western Virginia. Its origins as a slave county make it an interesting case study of the transition from slavery to freedom and of the origins of black and white abolitionism. Abandoned Tracks lends much to the ongoing scholarly debate about the extent, scope, and nature of the Underground Railroad. This book is written both for scholars of abolitionism and the Underground Railroad and for an audience interested in local history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780268103576 20180604
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xx, 154 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
The abolitionist movement launched the global human rights struggle in the 18th and 19th centuries and redefined the meaning of equality throughout the Atlantic world. Even in the 21st century, it remains a touchstone of democratic activism-a timeless example of mobilizing against injustice. As famed black abolitionist Frederick Douglass commented in the 1890s, the antislavery struggle constituted a grand army of activists whose labors would cast a long shadow over American history. This introduction to the abolitionist movement, written by African American and abolition expert Richard Newman, highlights the key people, institutions, and events that shaped the antislavery struggle between the American Revolutionary and Civil War eras as well as the major themes that guide scholarly understandings of the antislavery struggle. From early abolitionist activism in the Anglo American world and the impact of slave revolutions on antislavery reformers to the rise of black pamphleteers and the emergence of antislavery women before the Civil War, the study of the abolitionist movement has been completely reoriented during the past decade. Where before scholars focused largely on radical (white) abolitionists along the Atlantic seaboard in the years just before the Civil War, they now understand abolitionism via an ever-expanding roster of activists through both time and space. While this book will examine famous antislavery figures such as William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass, it will also underscore the significance of early abolitionist lawsuits, the impact of the Haitian Revolution on both black and white abolitionists in the United States, and women's increasingly prominent role as abolitionist editors, organizers, and orators. By drawing on the exciting insights of recent work on these and other themes, a very short introduction to the abolitionist movement will provide a compelling and up-to-date narrative of the American antislavery struggle.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190213220 20180910
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viii, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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xii, 136 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: the corporate lawyer and the revolutionary
  • Land and opportunity in antebellum America
  • Slavery as a social system
  • Secession and the Civil War: Lincoln, secession and the border states
  • Slavery, emancipation, and the progress of the Civil War, 1861-1862
  • Emancipation and its discontents
  • Marx and Lincoln on the fruits of the Civil War
  • Epilogue: Marx and Lincoln after the defeat of the Paris Commune.
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ix, 205 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • To Chicago
  • destroyed by the Great Fire
  • To Omaha
  • gateway to the West
  • Across the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains
  • Wyoming
  • cowboy and Indian country
  • Salt Lake City and the Mormons
  • Across the desert to San Francisco
  • Arrival in San Francisco
  • Excursion to Santa Barbara and Los Angeles
  • Back in San Francisco for the Chinese New Year
  • Return Home via gold mines and Yosemite Valley.
After unearthing her great-grandparents' diaries, Mary Ann Hooper set out on a journey to retrace their 1871 trip across the United States on the newly-opened Transcontinental Railroad-via Chicago, just destroyed by the Great Fire, then across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains to the Golden City of San Francisco. Filled with rich details of time, place, and culture, Mary Ann's thoughtful and compelling narrative is both a re-creation of a family journey and a thoughtful account of how the American West has changed over the last 150 years. Using the common thread of the same train trip across the American landscape, she weaves together the two stories-her great grandparents, Charles and Fannie Crosby's leisurely Victorian tourist trip described in both their diaries-and her own trip. Mary Ann's adventurous and determined voice fills the pages with entertaining encounters on the train, escapades on her folding bike, and her reflections on her birth country and her own life story. During her journey, she discovers the stories of her 1950s childhood reflect a "Wild West" at odds with the West her great-grandparents record in their diaries, leading her to uncover more of the real and meatier history of the American West-going through conquest, rapid settlement, and economic development. As Mary Ann fulfills her quest to understand better why glorified myths were created to describe the Wild West of her childhood, and reflects on the pitfalls of what "progress" is doing to the environment, she is left with a much bigger question: Can we transform our way of doing things quickly enough to stop our much-loved West becoming an uninhabitable desert?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781943859665 20180618
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x, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
  • Pt. 1. 1. Beginning
  • 2. Television trial of James Earl Ray
  • 3. Continuing investigation : Loyd Jowers's involvement
  • 4. New strands and connections
  • 5. Raul and the Grabows
  • 6. Conspiracy deepens
  • 7. New allies, revelations, and untimely deaths
  • pt. 2. 8. Trial
  • 9. Aftermath and a post-trial summary
  • 10. Vision unto death and a truth beyond the grave
  • 11. State's case : the how and the why of the assassination
  • 12. United States Attorney General's report
  • Epilogue
  • Afterword.
On April 4 1968, Martin Luther King was killed and a clean-up operation was set in motion - James Earl Ray was framed, the crime scene was destroyed, and witnesses were killed. William Pepper, attorney and friend of King, has conducted a thirty-year investigation into his assassination. In 1999, Loyd Jowers and other co-conspirators were brought to trial in a civil action suit on behalf of the King family. Seventy witnesses set out the details of a conspiracy that involved J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, Richard Helms and the CIA, the military, Memphis police, and organized crime. The jury took an hour to find for the King family. In An Act of State, you finally have the truth before you - how the US government shut down a movement for social change by stopping its leader dead in his tracks.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786635976 20180820
Green Library
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xi, 276 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction. "Killed helping workers to organize" : reenvisioning American history
  • The Haitian revolution and the birth of emancipatory internationalism, 1770s to 1820s
  • The Mexican War of Independence and US history : anti-imperialism as a way of life, 1820s to 1850s
  • "To break the fetters of slaves all over the world" : the internationalization of the Civil War, 1850s to 1865
  • Global visions of reconstruction : the Cuban solidarity movement, 1860s to 1890s
  • Waging war on the government of American banks in the global South, 1890s to 1920s
  • Forgotten workers of America : racial capitalism and the war on the working class, 1890s to 1940s
  • Emancipatory internationalism vs. the American Century, 1945 to 1960s
  • El gran paro Estadounidense : the rebirth of the American working class, 1970s to the present
  • Epilogue. A new origin narrative of American history.
"Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian democracy," and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms US history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism. Drawing on rich narratives and primary source documents, Ortiz links racial segregation in the Southwest and the rise and violent fall of a powerful tradition of Mexican labor organizing in the twentieth century, to May 1, 2006, known as International Workers' Day, when migrant laborers--Chicana/os, Afrocubanos, and immigrants from every continent on earth--united in resistance on the first "Day Without Immigrants." As African American civil rights activists fought against Jim Crow laws and Mexican labor organizers warred against the suffocating grip of capitalism, Black and Spanish-language newspapers, abolitionists, and Latin American revolutionaries coalesced around movements built between people from the United States and people from Central America and the Caribbean. And in stark contrast to the resurgence of "America first" rhetoric, Black and Latinx intellectuals and organizers today have urged the United States to build bridges of solidarity with the nations of the America. Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americas, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights."--Dust jacket.
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xxvii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments Chronology 1. Liberia: Black Colony 2. American Support: Dollar Diplomacy 3. Benjamin Davis: Mission Defined 4. Charles Young: Rescuing Liberia 5. John Green: War and Peace 6. Charles Young: Final Post 7. Moody Staten: Mission Transition 8. Firestone: Privatization 9. Afterward: Starting Over 10. Conclusion: Accomplishments Appendix I: Biographies: African Americans Who Served in Liberia, 1910-1942 Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612349558 20180917
In the early 1900s, the United States was a place where blacks in the south were systematically disenfranchised by Jim Crow laws and faced daily the threat of violence. The U.S. Army allowed black men to serve as soldiers and non-commissioned officers, and on rare occasions commissioned officers, but institutional racism persisted, and a clear color line prevailed. From 1910 to 1942, black American officers volunteered for a complex and risky enterprise to train and command forces in Liberia, a country founded by freed black American slaves. These officers performed their duties as instruments of imperialism for a country that was, at best, ambivalent about having them serve under arms at home and abroad. African American Officers in Liberia: A Pestiferous Rotation, 1910-1942 by Brian G. Shellum tells the story of seventeen African American officers who trained, reorganized, and commanded the Liberian Frontier Force, whose purpose was to defend Liberia from partition by its colonial neighbors and subjugate the local indigenous groups. The endeavor was financed by the U.S. but directed by the Liberian government. Essentially, the United States extended its newfound imperial reach and policy of "Dollar Diplomacy" to Liberia, a country it considered a U.S protectorate. Shellum explores U.S. foreign policy towards Liberia and the African American diaspora, while detailing the African American military experience in the first half of the twentieth century. Shellum brings to life the story of the African American officers who carried out a dangerous mission in Liberia for an American government that did not treat them as equal citizens even in their homeland, and provides recognition for their important role in preserving the independence of Liberia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612349558 20180917
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x, 188 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: A Critique of Transnational Approaches to Community 1. The Ontology of Cultural Groups in Modernity 2. Place-Making 3. Literature as a Device of Cultural Appropriation 4. A Coda to Literary Canons 5. Art and Power 6. Forced Acculturation 7. Transmedia Storytelling 8. Colonial Problems, Transnational American Studies 9. Imagining New Communities.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054059 20171211
After American Studies is a timely critique of national and transnational approaches to community, and their forms of belonging and trans/patriotisms. Using reports in multicultural psychology and cultural neuroscience to interpret an array of cultural forms-including literature, art, film, advertising, search engines, urban planning, museum artifacts, visa policy, public education, and ostensibly non-state media-the argument fills a gap in contemporary criticism by a focus on what makes cultural canons symbolically effective (or not) for an individual exposed to them. The book makes important points about the limits of transnationalism as a paradigm, evidencing how such approaches often reiterate presumptive and essentialized notions of identity that function as new dimensions of exceptionalism. In response to the shortcomings in trans/national criticism, the final chapter initiates a theoretical consideration of a postgeographic and postcultural form of community (and of cultural analysis).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054059 20171211
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xx, 650 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
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vi, 219 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library