Martin, Edward A. 2010 0-7734-3681-2 400 pages The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.
Flota, Brian 2009 0-7734-3828-9 344 pages This work examines how writers in the San Francisco Bay Area worked to develop a multiculturalist American literature. This study counteracts popular narratives of multiculturalism’s boom in the late 1980s and early 1990s by showing that a large group of culturally eclectic writers in the Bay Area were re-envisioning American identity through a multiculturalist looking glass many years earlier.
Brunson, Billy Ray 1989 0-88946-097-3 250 pages A definitive study of one of the most influential and controversial men in the United States at the time of Jefferson and Jackson. Discusses various episodes in Swartwout's career, including his first appearance on the national stage as a participant in Aaron Burr's "Western Conspiracy," his support of Andrew Jackson for the presidency and the position as customs collector of New York City to which the successful candidate appointed him after the election, the accusation that he stole a million dollars and his reputation as the "Prince of Thieves," and the legal proceedings against him.
Sherrod, Elgie Gaynell 2022 1-4955-0988-5 516 pages "In the chapters that follow, I illustrate the dance pedagogy created by Black dance artists in the 1930s and 1940s in America. I discuss the ways in which this dance instruction undergirded the emergence of the Black concert dance construct, which manifested in the late 1950s and took on a definitive global presence in the 1960s with the popularity of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. In this discussion, I document the dance contributions of dance pioneer Katherine Dunham and her peers, whose works blazed a trail for many contemporary dance artists." -Dr. Elgie Gaynell Sherrod
Jett, Terri 2004 0-7734-6480-8 162 pages Provides insight regarding the manner in which African American county officials, most distinctly in rural communities that have predominant black population, set their political agenda and make decisions. It is unique in that the author, because of her work in the community and extensive fact-to-face interviews conducted, is able to present the voice of the African American county officials. Additionally, the study examines the traditional models of black political thought that have informed the agendas of most African American leaders in this country. It brings to light the extreme barriers that the officials are up against to improve the lives of blacks in the rural southern community.
Read, Allen Walker 2001 0-7734-7391-2 284 pages This book does an important service to scholarship by rescuing the hitherto scattered and unpublished talks that Allen Walker Read, considered the dean of onomastics, gave to The American Name Society and other learned societies. Each of these papers bears the mark of an inquiring, industrious, and insightful scholar whom Oxford University (where he was a Rhodes Scholar) eventually honored with a doctorate of letters.
“Professor Read is the dean of American place name scholars, and this book is a collection of (mainly short) fugitive pieces by him, never before published. It is carefully annotated. It is clearly authoritative work which deserves to be in print and which many others working in the field will want to possess. Besides that, it is engagingly written.” – Charles A. Huttar
“Allen Walker Read is the most scholarly person to have addressed historical questions of onomastics in America, and these papers are a significant contribution that will be valued by others in the field. What makes his work so important is his unequalled ability to use historical materials to illuminate naming practices. For seventy years, he has patiently explored archival materials: old newspapers, diaries, letters, and all sorts of conventionally published work. . . . Allen Read’s work shows where truth is to be found: in the historical record. And the stories to be found there are as fascinating as any of those thrown up by folklore.” – Richard W. Bailey
Malkov, V. 2001 0-7734-3181-0 548 pages An examination of America lead by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It is the history of co-ordinated efforts by a people and their leader to surmount both economic catastrophe and the burden of war. The unfolding drama gave Roosevelt a stage on which to display his greatness as both politician and statesman. During those gloomy years of crisis and war he emerged as the one who was absolutely indispensable to the country. Roosevelt’s reforms, which were not only the most important in American history but also greatly influenced the economic policies of other nations.
Hamer, John H. 2002 0-7734-7067-0 216 pages A sample of wealthy American philanthropists and non-philanthropists is explored seeking to understand why some gave of their wealth and others did not. It also focuses on the differences in the moral basis for wealth distribution between Americans and peoples in non-industrial societies, using examples from Native Americans, Oceanic, and African peoples. It compares earlier philanthropists with a small group of well-known American givers in the late 20th century. Figures examined include: John Crozer, John Wanamaker, John D. Rockefeller, John Pierpont Morgan; Andrew Mellon; Andrew Carnegie; Hetty Green, Collis Huntington, Jay Gould, Russell Sage, James Fisk, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Grenville Dodge, John Templeton, Ted Turner, and Bill Gates
Carter, John J. 2012 0-7734-4067-4 240 pages National security poses a dilemma to our democratic desire for political transparency. If the government gives away information about its covert operations then it will jeopardize national security. The paradox is that without national security agencies in a free society democracy will be threatened externally, and with them democracy is threatened internally. While this book does not resolve this dilemma it provides readers with more knowledge of this dilemma, and thereby gives them a fighting chance to work for at least its partial resolution by showing how Truman and Eisenhower utilized covert military operations to swing the tides of the early Cold War.
Whisker, James B. 1997 0-7734-8520-1 240 pages This series incorporates study of the legislative debate and action, various enactments, attempts to supply equipage, and action in war and peace. It utilizes original source material, primarily state archives, newspapers, and collections of historical societies.
Noether, Emiliana P. 1989 0-88946-095-7 250 pages Thematically organized around the American Constitution, this collection of essays focuses on: (1) Italian influences on American thinkers during the Revolutionary years; and (2) Italian reactions to the Constitution and its republican order.
Speak, David M. 1991 0-7734-9795-1 461 pages These essays represent a selection of those originally presented at the Third International Social Philosophy Conference, "Social Philosophy and the U.S. Constitution," co-sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy and the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The goals of the society are to encourage dialogue in and about social philosophy and to unite an assortment of distinct approaches to social philosophy in an attempt to break down the isolation which increasing specialization has created in contemporary academics. The essays gathered here are part of a critical celebration of the United States constitution, appropriately appearing in the bicentennial year of the U.S. Bill of Rights.
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Johnson, Diane Chalmers 2004 0-7734-6410-7 160 pages This work describes the concepts of Symbolist art used for this study and presents a sequence of the works and writings of five artists – Washington Allston at the beginning of the century, John La Farge and William Rimmer at mid-century, and George Inness and Albert Pinkham Ryder at the end. These five were selected after a lengthy survey of 19th and early 20th century American art. Although a broader selection might have been made, these particular artists successfully developed, at one point or another in their careers and with more or less clearly defined objectives, highly articulate visual art in the Symbolist mode, as well as writings about their Symbolist intentions (without using the term itself). In many instances, their words, as well as their art, recall those of artists like Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh, although predating the Europeans by several decades. The Symbolist works of these five Americans are analyzed along side their writings about art, as well as writings by the few major critics who understood their aesthetic intentions at the time, such as James Jackson Jarves, Charles de Kay, and Roger Fry. Not a survey, but rather a highly selective and suggestive study, this book was written with the intent of refining the historical concept of Symbolist Art in general, by extending the view further into American art.
Larsen, L. Dawn 2014 0-7734-4275-8 680 pages The first anthology of typical tent theatre repertoire from the late nineteenth-century to the early twentieth-century. This collection of seven of the most important plays of that era includes not only the scripts but also contains informative headnotes, commentary and an outstanding bibliography. An illuminating study of twentieth-century rural America and its cultural mores and values.
Michael, Aloysius 2000 0-7734-7775-6 296 pages This volume follows the course of the concept of individualism in America. It traces how opposing factors of social interaction have swung through 170 years of American history, examines the disjunction between the past and the present, and how the present culture of nihilistic freedom has led to the denial of ethical principles that former generations took for granted.
Fry, C. George 2005 0-7734-6156-6 396 pages Matthias Loy (1828-1915), a major educator, editor, author, church president, preacher, and Lutheran theologian, illustrates the dilemma of the second generation immigration in America. Born the fourth of seven children of impoverished German immigrants in Pennsylvania, Loy grew up torn between the European Legacy and the American Reality. His life as a major Lutheran leader in the Gilded Age indicates that struggle, seeking bilingualism (he wrote and preached in both German and English), personal and denominational success in the American Republic, combined with a determined Repristination of what he felt were the best elements of seventeenth century German Lutheran theology. The resulting synthesis made Loy not only one of the five most influential Lutheran leaders of his century, but a very rewarding study in the process of Americanization – not in the first generation (which often experiences ghettoization) nor the third (which is often “Americanized”), but the crucial – and neglected second generation – where the terms of engagement between the Old World Tradition and New World Innovation have to be negotiated.
Bargains, Elizabeth Ann 2013 0-7734-4338-X 180 pages This book offers a revealing synopsis of the attempts of the SES to diversify its membership at a time when the possibility of historic gains in racial and gender equality are very much possible. It investigates the gender and racial bias and the progress that America is making to eliminate a very sordid history of recruitment practices and the selection of SES members.
This work is a significant contribution that will strengthen the body of knowledge in which recruitment selection, and placement of minorities and women in upper management positions fill a critical void in the 21st Century America at the Federal level, and government and the private sector in general.
French, Laurence Armand 2008 0-7734-5106-4 212 pages This oral history complements earlier works conducted during the Great Depression through the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP). The work covers not only covers the depression-era but also sentiments on World War II and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and is unique in its in that the oral histories portray a long-isolated region of the South – Appalachia and its unique racial subcultures, Cherokee Indians, Mountain Whites and Local Blacks.
Eger, William Edmond 2012 0-7734-3065-2 172 pages In doing field work and observing Tea Party rallies, Eger discovered that the majority of its members were fiscally conservative, but socially liberal. This caused many divisions and splintering amongst its members, because its agenda was divided between social conservatives and progressives. This explains the rapid decline of its prominence since 2010. Even though the mainstream media (especially Fox News) wants to depict it as socially conservative, the biggest factions tend to be more liberal in the ‘culture war’ areas. This also shows just how out of touch the media usually is with grassroots organizers.
Gibson, Brent 2001 0-7734-7577-X 336 pages This volume helps chronicle the ever-expanding body of scholarship on America’s first world-renowned poet. This annotated bibliography collects a wide array of books, journals, dissertations, and essay collections and offers them in an easy-to–use arrangement. After an introduction, the first part contains English-language works about Walt Whitman, the second part, foreign-language works.
Dunne, Robert 2002 0-7734-7215-0 172 pages This provocative book, which crosses disciplines, argues that the confrontation between antebellum Irish immigrants and mainstream Americans helped reshape American ideology and, in particular, the American Dream Myth. As Irish immigrants became a growing presence in the United States, American society reacted in what Dunne calls a “Protestant backlash: clerical and lay interests banded together and attempted to codify the very definition of “America” and thereby relegate Irish immigrants to society’s margins. In an exhaustive examination of self-help manuals, political pamphlets, religious tracts, newspaper editorials, and instructional novels, this study contrasts the disparities between the actions of nativists and their rhetoric of reaffirming “American” identity. It also critiques current trends in multicultural studies and posits a strong cases for studying marginalized groups from European backgrounds within the larger context of their interactions with mainstream society.
“The arguments that Professor Dunne puts forth in his book are a well-reasoned and well-documented corrective to the present-day orthodoxy that simplifies and distorts the meaning and significance of ethnic Americans by consigning them all into the dustbin of ‘white male oppressors.’ . . . Perhaps we will soon move beyond what currently passes for multiculturalism to a truer, deeper, more nuanced examination of what made – and makes – America unique. I can think of no better place to begin than with Robert Dunne’s fine work.” – Peter Quinn
“There is a rich historical literature on anti-Catholic sentiment in nineteenth-century America, especially for those political historians who study the amazing rise of the Know Nothing party. Americans today are largely unaware of the rioting that occurred between Protestants and Irish Catholics over such items as tax money for education and which version of the bible should be utilized in public schools. What Dunne brings to this already rich history is a literary cultural approach that helps to show how Irish Catholics reacted to Protestant attacks. . . . Dunne’s ability to show the ongoing literary battle between Protestant and Irish Catholic attempts to influence their followers reveals the larger battle over cultural supremacy and acceptance . . . . Multicultural, ethnic, literary, as well as political culture scholars will all glean something from the Irish Catholic attempt to maintain their minority identity in the midst of a Jacksonian society that was bent on the maxim that ‘the majority rules.’” – Matthew Warshauer
Mackay, William P. 2002 0-7734-6884-6 408 pages This work includes keys, illustrations, descriptions and distribution maps of all of the ant species found in New Mexico, a total of 227 species and subspecies, with a listing of another 66 that probably occur in the state. It is designed to allow nearly any biologist to determine the identity of ants, written with a minimum of jargon.
Douglas, Paul 2008 0-7734-4877-2 272 pages While much has been written about the relationship between Shaker furniture and Shaker beliefs, little has been written about other communal groups whose philosophy differed from that of the Shakers. The Harmony Society’s evolving interactions with the outside world in both economic and artistic areas were reflected in its material culture. This study shows that the Harmonists adapted to changing conditions and created villages that met the social, cultural, educational and religious needs if its members. This book contains thirty black and white photographs and eleven color photographs.
Springer, Robert 1995 0-7734-8920-7 212 pages This translation of Robert Springer's Le blues authentique (1985, Editions Filipacchi) surveys the history and development of the blues in the United States. It analyzes its evolution in relation to the history of African Americans in the South during the post-slavery period and during their successive migrations to urban centers like Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. It tackles the problem of stylistic characteristics and social aspects of the blues by analyzing the lyrics of hundreds of blues songs recorded between the 1920s and 1950s and underlining the various changes in themes. This in-depth study documents the history of the blues and also focuses on its social aspects and on the authenticity of its impact on both black and white segments of American society and popular culture from the 1920s to the present.
Patrick, James 2007 0-7734-5447-0 416 pages This book chronicles the life and work of Charles Coffin, who, in the transitional period between 18th century Enlightenment rationalism and 19th romanticism, set out in hopes of transplanting the New England culture he grew up with to the southwestern frontier and labored to establish a Harvard-like college in Greeneville in East Tennessee. The educational theory of this institution, as is implied in surviving evidence, assumes that the purpose of collegiate learning was the fostering of a class of gentlemen who would form a leadership for their communities by practicing their professions and occupying positions of political influence. Charting Coffin’s successes and trials at Greeneville, his presidency at the East Tennessee College in Knoxville, his later return to Greeneville and the merging of his college with another competing institution, this study illustrates the life of a man who sought to establish Atlantic seaboard culture and a classical collegiate curriculum in the American frontier.
Kirby, David 1991 0-88946-793-5 212 pages Examines the charms and, more closely, the dangers of boyishness in American culture. Argues the paradox of American culture by drawing from the allied disciplines of literature, history, and psychology, from sources as venerable as the classic texts of our civilization and as current as today's headlines. In the words of one journalist, "our dreamy, drifting culture throws off dangerous, drifting dreamers," the kind of men who shoot our presidents, of course, yet also the kind of men who sometimes become president.
Gutiérrez, José Ismael 2005 0-7734-6225-2 228 pages Along with the reshaping of territories, and socio-economic and cultural dimensions which took place on a worldwide scale, the last few decades have also witnessed a reshaping of the spectrum and voices of Latin-American writers that have created, revisited and suffered the complex and multifaceted phenomenon of exile. Jose Ismael Gutierrez's work shares this concern, namely the need for research, which for some time has been enriching the Latin-American literary bibliography in these parts, as never before. Linked to one of the essential discursive categories of the literary phenomenon in the New World -territorial displacement as a system, involuntary displacement and the stigma of exclusion- and being based on points of view drawn from sociology, politics, philosophy, psychology and culture in general, this study deals with the experience of exile in the works of three Spanish American writers: the Cuban authors, Reinaldo Arenas and Manuel Diaz Martinez, as well as the Uruguayan author, Fernando Ainsa.
Linenthal, Edward Tabor 1982 0-88946-921-0 284 pages An interdisciplinary probe of attitudes towards war, the soldier, and the war hero in the United States from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War.
Miller, Geralyn M. 2004 0-7734-6386-0 148 pages Election 2000 made America aware that its voting system was rife with problems. In a country that prides itself on its self-governing ability, Election 2000 pointed to a crack in the foundation of the mechanism by which the majority of those who participate in the political process chose their leaders.
Since the Bush vs. Gore decision chartered the course of history in America, scholars and practitioners alike have struggled to arrive at a comprehensive plan of attack for improving the voting process. The President has signed into law a reform measure enacted by the United States Congress that is being billed as a sweeping bi-partisan effort to effectuate that change. The question is, will America really see a significant and fundamental improvement in the voting process, one that ensures the equal protection of voting rights for all of its citizens?
This book analyses electoral reforms in America in the context of the larger picture of public policy theory, specifically that represented by an incrementalist paradigm. Given that the current congressional reform measure is based on a set of ideological compromises, the likelihood that it will result in sweeping change is doubtful. It is more likely that this is a cosmetic attempt to resolve a systematic problem. Still, the measure has some features that could serve to enhance our democratic system of governance.
Birdnow, Brian E. 2005 0-7734-6101-9 244 pages The St. Louis Smith Case, “James Forest et al. v United States” offers a case study of the United States governmental campaign against state and local American Communists in microcosm. The indictments and arrests of CPUSA-Missouri members in 1952, their subsequent prosecution and convictions, and the ultimate reversal of those convictions closely mirror the “second-string” prosecutions at the national level.
The case of “James Forest et. al. v United States” is complex and multifaceted. The question of whether the defendants violated the Smith Act was only a small piece of the entire puzzle. The very legitimate questions of constitutional and civil liberties involved in the case were juxtaposed against an equally strong concern for the protection of an open society against those who understood to be seeking the destruction of that society. The larger question was whether American society could take steps to impair or hinder a movement whose existence was considered inimical to the national interest. First Amendment guarantees, national security concerns and ideological questions jumbled together in an uneasy co-existence in St. Louis during the 1950s, just as they did in the larger society. The St. Louis Smith Act Case, “James Forest et. al. v United States” is the focus of this inquiry.
This work utilizes a wise range of sources, both primary and secondary. It makes substantial use of official court records, U.S. Justice Department Files, and materials from the United States National Archives. In addition, many materials from the Harry S. Truman and Dwight David Eisenhower Presidential Libraries are also employed. The secondary literature on American Communism, the Post-World War II world and the McCarthy era is vast and is thoroughly examined. The literature is supplemented by a review of period journalism in the form of newspapers and periodicals.
The student of American political history will observe that “James Forest et. al. v United States” was a prototypical Smith Act prosecution. The St. Louis case encapsulated many of the elements that marked the first American Communist prosecutions and mirrored the other state level prosecutions of the CPUSA leadership. A close examination of the case offers a priceless insight into the primary elements common to all of the state and local Smith Act cases. A study of “James Forest et. al. v United States” presents a portal through which to view the sociocultural standards of the American Midwest during the 1950s. This work will prove itself an important contribution to social, cultural, political and legal history.
Armitage Jr., David 2008 0-7734-5109-9 232 pages Explores the tension between American desires for Europeans to share more of the defense burden without having to give up its leadership role and the European desires for greater defense autonomy without having to devote more resources toward military capabilities. It addresses the inadequacies of systemic international relations theories in explaining why the US supported a potentially competitive system with NATO. In addition, the study focuses on variables at the domestic level, such as fragmented political systems, divergent threat perceptions, and international relations in explaining US behavior toward European defense systems during these two discrete periods of time.
Angell, Robert H. 1998 0-7734-8341-1 268 pages This compilation serves as a major resource for faculty and students interested in the development of the Texas Constitution. Unlike the 'Living' United States Constitution which is short, general, and elastic, and can change through interpretation, the Texas Constitution today is a long, detailed, and restrictive document that can only change through formal amendments. Its 377 amendments to the 1876 document are placed in the body of the text and replace text made obsolete by the amendments. The reader of the current version thus sees only the updated text and not the deleted passages. This book presents a compiled version in different fonts so that the reader can compare the original to the current version. The introduction analyzes present-day conclusions about the Texas Constitution.
Dykeman, Therese Boos 2009 0-7734-4685-0 344 pages This text argues for a more comprehensive history of early American philosophy than has previously been available by focusing on three seventeenth and eighteenth century American women philosophers—Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray —and comparing their philosophical views with those of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.
Willey, Nicole L. 2008 0-7734-5204-4 324 pages This work examines the male characters presented in each of the following works: Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World (1850), Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall (1855), Harriet E. Wilson’s Our Nig (1859), and Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861). These sentimental women authors presented masculine ideals in their literature and have played an important role in the construction of gender in America.
Turner, Barnard Edward 2005 0-7734-6219-8 284 pages This study explores the abiding fascination and provocation of the American frontier West in the contemporary period, in contexts which both ground it historically and extrapolate from it, refracting it through contemporary film, literature, science fiction and the rhetoric of information technology. A historical, geopolitical specificity in granted by chapters on D.H. Lawrence in New Mexico, contemporary Montana literature, and two popular movies set there and in Oregon respectively. The American West is more generally considered strategically in its connections to Europe, as in Wim Wenders’s classic Paris, Texas, the Beach Boys’ work in the Netherlands and the consideration of the European vision of the internet as a new frontier. Comparable connections to East Asia are granted in a chapter on the presentation of Japan in seminal works by Richard Brautigan. Close textual analysis of abiding works is given, against a background of seminal, related critical works not only in historical and cultural studies, but also in film analysis and information technology. Such extrapolations in turn reflect on the self-conception of the region, and therefore yield a pertinent and timely contribution of that reassessment of the nation as it enters the new millennium.
Bartelt, Guillermo 2023 1-4955-1097-2 164 pages "[I]t will be argued in the present study that Sandoz's so-called "Indian voice" should indeed be regarded primarily as a stylistic device which employs lexicalization, calquing, figurative language, and clause chaining to indulge in the creative impulse called "defamiliarization." This technique emboldens an author to select language structures to intentionally disrupt conventionalized or habitualized meanings and thus restore freshness to textual perception. First coined by Viktor Shklovsky, a critic of the Russian formalist tradition, defamiliarization was understood as the main goal in art and poetry that intended to transform the familiar or mundane into the unfamiliar and strange in order to offer new perspectives." -Guillermo Bartelt (Introduction)
Crow, Thomas 2006 0-7734-5955-3 144 pages Pregnancy rates among teenagers in the United States are substantially higher than among teenagers in other developed countries. This occurs because U.S. teenagers use contraception less than their counterparts in other countries. Over the last quarter-century, programs developed to encourage American teenagers to use contraception have been very limited in their effectiveness.
Hallett, Brien 2012 0-7734-3053-9 88 pages In this provocative book Hallett argues that dropping the atomic bomb on Japan had no impact on their surrender to America. What was more important was the threat of a Soviet and American invasion, and the Japanese government preferred to deal with America rather than have the Soviets turn the country communist.
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were certainly evil, but how evil? Evil in which way? Conventionally, their evil has been explained away by repeating that the atomic bombings ‘ended the war to save lives.’ If true, the evil was not truly evil.
In this book, Professor Hallett challenges this all too comforting explanation. If lives were saved, then how many were saved, he asks? Did bombs cause the surrender of Japan; or was the Soviet involvement in the Pacific another influence among many that coincided with the end of the war?
Reviewing the dramatic events of August, 1945, Hallett concludes that few, if any lives were saved and that the dropping of the atomic bombs was merely coincidental with the ending of the war. Instead, Soviet entry into the Pacific War was the immediate causal factor in the timing of the Japanese surrender. This study concludes that there was a banal evil induced by an ordinary lack of imagination on the part of President Truman and the American officials.
Hall, Ronald E. 2003 0-7734-6817-X 328 pages This study will give readers new insight into skin color as a crux of Western discrimination including America and its non-white citizenry. That insight will characterize a seldom-discussed aspect of discrimination by analyzing its perpetration between and among African, Asian, Hispanic, native, feminist, and gay/lesbian Americans. It goes beyond the usual black/white dichotomy to examine the secret taboos of previously oppressed populations, and address the aftermath of colonization in the ways in which dark-skinned American – regardless of race – are perceived.
Miller, R. Baxter 2021 1-4955-0841-2 50 pages Doc Rivers transforms lyric release into public reckoning. In the personal grief of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he perceives a recurring American tragedy. Still fresh in memory are the deaths of Ahmaud Armery in Glynn County Georgia and of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. In his lyric cry, thirdly, Rivers voices the public grief about de facto, public executions of Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York and of George Floyd in Minneapolis. More than a strict need for law and order, such homicides represent Trump’s existential threat to African Americans.
Miller, R. Baxter 2020 1-4955-0842-0 50 pages Doc Rivers transforms lyric release into public reckoning. In the personal grief of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he perceives a recurring American tragedy. Still fresh in memory are the deaths of Ahmaud Armery in Glynn County Georgia and of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. In his lyric cry, thirdly, Rivers voices the public grief about de facto, public executions of Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York and of George Floyd in Minneapolis. More than a strict need for law and order, such homicides represent Trump’s existential threat to African Americans.
Ellington, Lucien 1992 0-7734-9609-2 252 pages This study describes and analyzes the varieties of educational experiences of Japanese from infancy through old age. It also compares these experiences with those of Americans. It is an integration of the major findings of American and Japanese scholars of education, the author's own research, and the reactions of American scholars. Each chapter contains both general information and illustrative case studies. Unlike other studies of the Japanese education system, it examines not only the formal education systems but also the roles of the family, the adult kendo or English conversation club, workplace on-the-job training, and senior citizens organizations, providing a unique and realistic perspective on the subject.
Shaddy, Robert A. 2003 0-7734-6642-8 162 pages The essays and bibliography in this volume provide a fresh, interdisciplinary approach to the history of books and book collecting. It includes a long essay on the phenomenon of bibliophilia and bibliomania and the intense, sometimes consumingly passionate feelings collectors held for their collections. Two subsequent essays, on book collectors in Missouri and on the scholar-librarian Randolph Greenfield Adams of the Clements Library, University of Michigan, serve as case studies and suggest further research possibilities for those interested in mining the veins and deposits in the history of books and book collecting. The collection ends with a Selected Bibliography on Collecting Books and Manuscripts during the “Golden Age” of Collecting in America, c. 1890-1930.
Sirgo, Henry B. 2004 0-7734-6358-5 264 pages This book explains how environmentalism was firmly established on the political agenda of the United States in the second half of the twentieth century aided and abetted by the efforts of two brothers who were public servants. Making use of the papers Stewart L. Udall and “Mo” Udall in the Morris K. Udall Archives at the University of Arizona also enabled the author to utilize the concept of the political family elucidated by Donn M. Kurtz II in Kinship & Politics (1987), in this case with the focus on two brothers, one of whom served thirty years in the U.S. House of Representatives as the direct successor of his slightly older brother who served for eight years as the Secretary of the Interior. A major feature of the volume is its employment of environmental policy papers maintained at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Bartelt, Guillermo 2022 1-4955-0993-1 132 pages Dr. Guillermo Bartelt uses sociolinguistic analysis in his study of American Indian English. In this book, he focuses specifically on the powwow: "As a participant observer, I found powwows to offer fascinating discourse data for ethnographic and linguistic interpretations." He proceeds by, "analyzing the cognitive and social functions of discourse and semiotics in the context of powwow events in rural Oregon and Washington as well as urban Southern California."
Liu, Min 2022 1-4955-1021-2 168 pages Dr. Liu analyzes Lin's rewriting in Famous Chinese Short Stories through the lens of his reinterpretation of xingling to explain how Lin Yutang stood at the crossroads between China and the west, between tradition and modernity. Liu suggests that Lin may be considered as a cultural ambassador, a liberal cosmopolitan, or a partial Orientalist. In his meditating role between China and the west, Lin engaged in a form of cultural diplomacy that generated what Liu calls the "soft power" of Chinese tradition.
Burris-Kitchen, Deborah 1997 0-7734-8617-8 224 pages This is the only study that looks at female gang members in a small to medium size urban area, noting the lack of all-female gangs, conflicting views on the equal status of females in gender-mixed groups, continuing to investigate the level at which Black females are involved in the informal economy, and the possible time dimension aspects of Merton's innovator.
Molz, Rick 2003 0-7734-6808-0 224 pages This book is based on field research in agricultural communities in Chiapas, Quebec, and Iowa. It is both an academic and a warmhearted study of the social and human factors embedded within the three agricultural communities making up the North American Free Trade Agreement. It will inform scholars and general readers interested in ecology, environment, international relations, agriculture and technology, rural sociology, and technology and social transition. It will also inform those who are interested in the food they eat, who ask questions about how that food was processed, taking the reader into the banana grove, cornfield, and dairy barn as well as into the banana packing plant, grain processing factory and cheese factory.
Freeman, Robert 2023 1-4955-1086-7 260 pages "Gil's devotion to the music of our own time has been legion, making him the champion of three generations of living composers. If you were a senior master...you counted on Gil to internalize your language, your intent, and to breathe life into the marks on the page. If you were a young composer, you knew that you would have a powerful mirror held up for you in which you could see clearly where you stood, and where you needed to learn and to grow. ...His effect on the people fortunate enough to work with him--in any capacity--has been radiant. The pages that follow chronicle this extraordinary man and his influence. His story--which continues undiminished in the present day--is a joyous affirmation of everything we hold dear in our art and in our lives." -Robert Freeman (Preface)
This book was originally published in 2021 by Pendragon Press.
Hutchison, Earl R. 2006 0-7734-6004-7 280 pages Earl Hutchison has written a beguiling yet incisive memoir of growing up in a small town in central Illinois in the 1930s. Writing in a casual and engaging way, the author evokes a past that was pastoral and idyllic for a young boy, yet at the same time somber and precarious for his family and community because of the deprivations of the Depression and ominous tensions of the coal-mining dangers and disputes that haunted his family. The times were hard and challenging, but the people we meet reflect some of the best traits of the American character – tough, resilient, adaptive, and, above all, caring about their family and their community.
Nemeth, David J. 2002 0-7734-7217-7 312 pages This study contributes to scholarship in several innovative ways. It is an ethnogeography, a regional ethnography, that focuses on an ambiguously-defined ethnic group in the United States – Rom Gypsies – whose survival strategies and stratagems appear to center ideally on the secrecy and mobility of its members. Gypsy scholars are continually frustrated in their search for truth because Gypsies, specially in America, remain ill-defined, incommensurable and impossible to map with any accuracy. The near absence of Gypsy-American landscapes and associated culture regions presents a challenge to traditional ethnography. This book contributes an unprecedented scholarly investigation of a Gypsy-American inscape as an alternative approach to the landscape study. The inscape is a vital activity space that produces and reproduces a Gypsy-American ethnos. The study focuses primarily on the activities of Thomas Nicholas, a self-ascribed Rom Gypsy-American, and his family, and offers extraordinary insight into the Gypsy-American ethnos. The book also addresses complex issues in Gypsy studies social science scholarship, provides a critique of its mission and accomplishments, and offers a unique window into the lives of some typical Gypsy scholars whose relentless pursuit of Gypsies involves considerable personal and professional risks.
González-Cruz, María Isabel 2022 1-4955-0970-2 204 pages From the Author's Introduction (ix-xiv):
"The Spanish language has significantly contributed to the lexical enrichment of English throughout history. Although the Spanish influence has ebbed and flowed over the centuries, scholarly studies prove that the greatest number of borrowings come from the period of the Spanish colonization of America, when the language was "the faithful companion of empire" (Rodriguez-González, 1996: vii). ...
"Actually, it is American English that is currently subject to the greatest influence, because of the impact of the Hispanic community in the United States. This has led to fears about a future Hispanicization of the country, as a result of the increasing number of Latinos who have been settling there over the years. ...
"The situation can [hence] be described as one of languages in contact, or rather, contact between speakers of mutually unintelligible languages. Many factors can play a role in such situations, which means that a large number of outcomes are possible. As Trask (1999: 151) put it,'[t]he consequences of contact may range from the trivial to the far-reaching,' i.e. they may include bilingualism, language merging, or the development of code-switching skills, as well as language (and political) conflict and even language loss, as contact between languages or language varieties affects variation and change (Meyerhoff, 2006: 238-239)....
"Conceived as a contribution to the studies on the role of Spanish as a loan-giver language, this volume offers an inventory of all the Hispanicisms (words and expressions) that occur in 36 English romances published mostly by Harlequin and Mills & Boon between 1955 and 2004."
Toledo-Pereyra, Luis H. 2006 0-7734-5530-2 240 pages This book has long been needed as a concise review of American medical history for college level, graduate, and medical students. Written by a surgeon with doctoral training in the history of medicine, this work is helpful in giving an overview of the topic to beginning graduate students in the field, before beginning specialization. It will also serve the medical student with a special interest in the history of medicine, or as a textbook in those medical schools that have a history sequence in their medical humanities offerings.
Stephanides, Marios Christou 2001 0-7734-7423-4 280 pages This book is a contribution to the area of Modern Greek and ethnic studies in general. It is an original and important piece of research relating to the early twentieth century Greek experience in Kentucky, the South, and the United States as a whole. Only a very few ethnic publications have been published locally, mostly on the Germans and Jews. The south as a whole has been ignored in research due to the small number of immigrants, and their assumed total assimilation.
Lauck-Dunlop, Penny L. 2013 0-7734-4541-2 228 pages Democratic governments who need public opinion on their side to make decisions use different strategies to win popular support for their wars. This book chronicles that process in specific how popular support for the Iraq Wars were won by the two Bush Presidents, and how the leaders can often twist the truth. There is a tacit assumption that the public wants to trust the President, and that there are things the leaders know that the general public is not privy to. In certain cases, like wars of retaliation, little marketing is necessary. The use of polling data can also aide the government in determining with certainty which marketing strategies will convince people to support the war policy.
Ulloth, Dana 2022 1-4955-0941-9 248 pages From the author's Introduction:
"The relationship of civil government to religious enterprise was important to most of the people who participated in the formation of the United States of America and its original thirteen states (and later that of Vermont). How they approached the matter in their states and later at the national level when they created a new constitution is the topic of this book. Indeed, there was a significant difference in how state legislatures approached the matter and how the Constitutional Convention did in 1786."
Métraux, Daniel A. 2017 1-4955-0543-X 268 pages Dr. Metraux’s study uses seven Western writers who reported on the Russo-Japanese War from behind Japanese lines. The author examines how personal bias and media censorship can affect the flow of information from journalists to the general public, making this book incredibly topical in today’s world of journalistic reporting.
Wasserman, Ira 2006 0-7734-5628-7 412 pages Examines the manner in which the national media in the United States treated lynching and vigilante activity between 1850 and 1940. The perspective emphasizes the importance of media framing, sponsor and opponent activity, and media balance. Since not all lynching incidents can be studied, critical discourse moments are selected.
London, Jeffrey Matthew 2010 0-7734-3772-X 180 pages Investigates the social construction of the processes of marijuana criminalization and marijuana medicalization. It is the first substantive study on the subject to include a detailed historical context in which to situate a new theoretical model for examining the contemporary U.S. drug policy debate.
Linn, Mott R. 2016 1-4955-0412-3 328 pages Demonstrates that there has developed in America a number of systems that make it difficult for people from middle and low-income families to move ahead socioeconomically. It recommends that when considering students for admission, colleges that are selective should use the likelihood of graduation as their standard for admission.
Leibowitz, Arnold H. 2022 1-4955-1030-1 640 pages This is a softcover book (reprint).
"This book rejects Presidential impeachment, supporting in its stead a Congressional action of censure against the President. ...For over 220 years from the founding of the Republic, the impeachment of the President was an unusual event. It occurred only once in the case of Andrew Johnson; but the circumstances then were extraordinary, the impeachment arising in the wake of a civil war. Even so, the impeachment effort failed albeit by one vote. It was not expected to be used again. ...This seemed to be in accordance with the vision of the Framers of the Constitution. Many of the Founding Fathers argued that impeachment was unnecessary for the President. The Presidency, after all, was an elected position; the periodic elections themselves would act as a safety value and remove those who abused the public trust. ...In addition to treating all of the impeachments in a comparative way, the book discusses the biographical background of Johnson, Nixon and Clinton so as to understand, in each case, their struggles to reach the Presidency, their relationship to the Congress and to the public." -From the Author's Abstract
Bartelt, Guillermo 2022 1-4955-0992-3 166 pages Using discourse analysis with a focus on literary style, Dr. Guillermo Bartelt offers an examination and discussion of N. Scott Momaday's literary works. "The examination of literary style presents a unique opportunity for the interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection of language and culture." In the course of his discussion, Bartelt shows that, "instead of deliberate obfuscation, of which Momaday has often been accused in the critical literature...[there is] a conscious decision on his part to offer an enhanced ability to present a native perspective."
Lazarevic, Milo 2021 1-4955-0866-8 350 pages Professor Milo Lazarevic composes in this masterful book his paintings, sculptures and eclectic objects (from full color plates), revealing his insightful philosophical and artistic awareness of "intuitive reality." This bilingual English and Serbo-Croatian, 9"x12" full-color multimedia compilation of Dr. Lazarevic's artistic works (350 pages) represents the author's esteemed career as an art educator as well as a highly esteemed, award winning painter and sculptor.
Wertsch, Douglas 1997 0-7734-8671-2 260 pages A variety of approaches are included in this study of the nature, extent, and beliefs about crime in rural Iowa. Each presents a different facet of either criminal activity itself or responses made to real or imagined criminal activity within the state. Chapter headings include: Urban Bias and Rural Research; Iowa's Rural Crime; Rural Policing; Police Professionalization; State Involvement; Vigilantism; Subduing the Cornbelt Rebellion; and Conclusions
Murphy, Graham J. 2000 0-7734-7838-8 428 pages This anthology collects and organizes the multiform depictions of the Irish from 1786-1840, in a volume that establishes the origins of the American cultural fixation on representations of the Irish.
Salamone, Frank A. 2013 0-7734-4326-6 356 pages A cogent and multi-generational recounting of the lives of major personalities and institutions that shaped the Italian American experience in Rochester, with attention to: World War II, entertainment, sports, music, educational institutions, politics, crime, marriage, and religion. The work focuses on how ethnic groups more or less successfully adapt to changing ecological circumstances.
Rogal, Samuel J. 2017 1-4955-0573-1 168 pages Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic," with its militant marching accompaniment, continues to embody the dilemma of the entire political world, the organized and disorganized political political entities throughout this sphere. Its language still speaks to nations, to their governors and to their governed, as they continue their struggles with war and with the threats of war, as they seek domestic serenity and international peace.
Weiss, Kathryn 2008 0-7734-5121-8 256 pages Through the lenses of Multimodal literacy and material rhetoric, this book examines the site where, in 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen dispersing a Vietnam War protest shot into a crowd of Kent State students, killing four and wounding nine. Weiss brings twelve local visitors to the area three decades later and explores the role that subsequent construction, including an official memorial, plays in its local public sphere. Overall, the study offers two significant contributions to the related fields of literacy and rhetoric. This book contains eleven black and white photographs.
Weeber, Stan C. 2003 0-7734-6829-3 264 pages A synthesis of an array of information regarding the Kennedy assassination and the subsequent investigations. It offers a biographical analysis of Lee Harvey Oswald, documenting Oswald's troubled childhood, dysfunctional family roots, and his involvement in radical activism.
Pilz, Jeffrey J. 2001 0-7734-7580-X 300 pages Evaluates of the efforts of George Henry Evans to improve the social, political and economic prospects of working-class Americans in a time dominated by what he called ‘law-created privilege’. Evans labored over his press, on meeting hall rostrums and street corner stages for two decades, fighting the privileges favoring (and enacted by) lawyers, bankers, brokers, and clergy. Under the motto ‘principles, not party’ he brought a series of issues, including banking reform and land for actual settlers, to the attention of the electorate and the two-party system. By tracing his career as a whole rather than in the context of discrete issues, and by examining the entire body of his work as part of the times in which he lived, this work presents the man and his ideas in a balanced perspective.
McGrath, Conor 2005 0-7734-6096-9 388 pages This book examines the activities of lobbyists in the three largest global lobbying markets – Washington, London and Brussels – and places those activities in the context of the political, cultural and institutional environments within which lobbying is undertaken in those locations. Its fundamental premise is that institutions and political frameworks make a great deal of difference to which effective lobbyists will approach their work.
Based on interviews with 60 lobbyists in those cities, the book seeks to describe the range of activities which they undertake – from monitoring to research, grass roots efforts to coalition building, atmosphere setting to direct advocacy.
In the first section of this book, these activities are analysed and the lobbyists’ views explained, in the light of current academic and popular literature. The second section contains detailed transcripts of interviews with 16 of the lobbyists, in which they speak at length and in in their own words. One of the aims of this work is to put lobbyists firmly at the heart of research into lobbying – too often, academic works on lobbyists treat lobbyists’ experiences and expertise as peripheral to the mathematical modeling of their activities.
Designed with academic researchers in mind, the book also contains a wealth of insights from lobbyists from which other practitioners in the three locations can draw upon.
Laugesen, Amanda 2006 0-7734-5622-8 260 pages This book is a study of the establishment and development of historical societies in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century American West. It concentrates on the people who created the historical societies of Kansas, Oregon, and Wisconsin, from the first charter generation through to the first generation of professional historical society workers. Through museums, libraries, involvement in historical celebrations and the making of monuments and markers, historical societies played a critical, and hitherto unexamined, role in shaping public historical consciousness in the American West. While the development of professional history in the United States at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century has been closely examined, few studies have adequately considered the role of those outside the academy in the process of history-making, and none have properly examined the role of the state of historical societies – this study fills in an important gap in our knowledge.
Mendel, Stuart C. 2005 0-7734-6233-3 220 pages This study uses nonprofit community organizations in the Union Miles, University Circle and Midtown Corridor neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio to reflect “from the-bottom-up” community organizing practiced not simply by grassroots property owners, but by the leadership of resource-rich private institutions, and business owners in a major North American city. These organizations illustrate the “private government” of civil society and the promise and possibilities of private action affecting the public good that we have come to associate with the nonprofit sector. Through this study, we observe a process that assigns to nonprofits the nurturing of civil society by intertwining public and private players in decision-making, in allocating resources outside the bounds of government, as a continuum of actions of individuals or organizations, as the outcome of the aggregate of customs that comprise American culture and freedoms. Describing the nature of these organizations and their ceaseless role in helping Cleveland preserve its wealth and civil society offers us insights as we labor to educate our legislators into adopting ways to utilize nonprofits; reform the nonprofit sector to meet the needs of changing society; educate nonprofit leaders and managers; duplicate the system of checks and balances the private sector has with government and business in other countries in the aftermath of September 11, 2001
Putcha, Chandrasekhar 2010 0-7734-3827-0 180 pages This interdisciplinary monograph analyzes presidential and legislative elections themes. Topics covered in the work include a critical discussion of all the forecasting models used in the past 20 years, and an examination of the forecasting of Presidential elections from an engineering and mathematical point of view, and actual mathematical equations between predicted votes and the polls.
Wolfe, James 2011 0-7734-1447-9 264 pages examines the ways in which existing leadership models and related concepts can be better integrated in order to provide a more developed explanation of leadership failure. The concept of the emotional tone of the group provides an integrative concept for understanding the impact of the leader at the group level. The narratives also emphasize the importance of understanding leadership and followership within a wider social context.
Featherstone, Richard Andrew 2005 0-7734-5980-4 220 pages Book examines the Attica Prison uprising of 1971. Specifically, it compares and contrasts five published accounts which were authored by individuals personally involved in the tragedy. After providing a brief history of prison rioting in the United States and reviewing the context of the Attica incident itself, a content analysis of the Attica stories is provided. The analysis reveals four dominant themes: military metaphors, racial friction, the underdog, and attributing responsibility. Suggests that prison riots are largely the result of reciprocally corrosive interchanges between those who live and work within a prison facility.
Gordon, Jacob U. 1993 0-7734-9350-6 312 pages This is the first account of the Black experience of the migration into Kansas drawn from the offspring of Black settlers. Some of their ancestors came as slaves during the time of the "Bleeding Kansas" struggle to determine if Kansas would be free or slave. Others came during the Civil War and afterwards when "Exodusters" streamed to Kansas by the thousands to establish such settlements as Nicodemus and Dunlap, to serve as "Buffalo Soldiers" at Fort Riley and Fort Larned and to expand the sub-communities of Kansas City and Topeka through the 20th century. This primary source volume addresses the historical and contemporary lives of African Americans in Kansas and the impact of the African American presence on Kansas history.
Ringel, Faye 1995 0-7734-9047-7 272 pages This comprehensive comparative approach to the folklore, fantasy, and horror literature of New England stretches from the earliest European exploration to Stephen King, John Updike, and Shirley Jackson. Along the way it examines the Puritan witch trials as examined by Hawthorne, Arthur Miller, H.P. Lovecraft, and others; folk tales of the Windham Frogs and ghost ships; Hawthorne in Salem, Poe in Providence; the flowering of spiritualism and mysticism from 1848-1900; the New England Vampire Belief in reality and fiction from Mary Wilkins Freeman and H.P. Lovecraft to Stephen King; to the present day - King, Charles Grant, Peter Straub, Rich Hautala, Richard Matheson, Shirley Jackson. Includes interviews with Les Daniels, Grant, and other horror writers who reside or set their stories in New England.
Sokolow, Jayme A. 2009 0-7734-4785-7 360 pages This is the first full-length study of the North American Phalanx, one of the most important utopian communities in antebellum America. Established in the fall of 1843 outside Freehold, New Jersey by American followers of the French philosopher Charles Fourier, it developed into a community that followed the tenets of American Fourierism more closely and successfully than any other communitar¬ian experiment. This book contains seventeen black and white photographs.
Edgell, Derek 1993 0-7734-9197-X 752 pages This book looks at the Quaker-inspired movement of the OWC and its founders, the Westlakes, who were uneasy about the military overtones of the Boy Scouts and who favoured an alternative form of training, one that borrowed from Ernest Thompson Seton and his Woodcraft Indians. The study examines the Westlakes; the concept of "recapitulation" in education; woodcraft chivalry in practice; internal conflicts; adult sections; the various schools; the war years and beyond. In two volumes.
Edgell, Derek 1992 0-7734-9197-X 752 pages This book looks at the Quaker-inspired movement of the OWC and its founders, the Westlakes, who were uneasy about the military overtones of the Boy Scouts and who favoured an alternative form of training, one that borrowed from Ernest Thompson Seton and his Woodcraft Indians. The study examines the Westlakes; the concept of "recapitulation" in education; woodcraft chivalry in practice; internal conflicts; adult sections; the various schools; the war years and beyond. In two volumes.
Adams, W. E. 1992 0-7734-9521-5 234 pages This 19th-century travelogue provides a fresh insight into American manners, customs, experiences, institutions, politics and culture. It displays qualities that broke new ground in travelogue writing, including topics on: the agitation for "Free Libraries"; the careers of ex-Chartists in America; one of the very first attacks on the exercise of power by trusts and corporations; social conditions of the people and labour movements; and miscegenation. This reprint will be of interest to scholars of modern British and American history, to historians of travelogue writing, Chartism, and working class biographies.
Johnson, Judith R. 1997 0-7734-8663-1 260 pages Through the use of public documents and other primary sources, this volume offers a comprehensive review of the history and experiences of penitentiaries in the Far Southwest. While it is overall a chronological and topical examination of adult, male prisons in a specific region of the country, this study in particular addresses issues related to education and labor practices for inmates that changed over time in both format and intent. The study contributes to an understanding of penology in the present and provides a basis for informed decisions in the future. It reveals that policy for penal institutions in the Far Southwest represents reaction rather than action. It also introduces the reader to some of the harsh realities of prison life: inactivity, boredom, and frustration, culminating in devastating riots. It explores the issues of purpose and overcrowding as constant themes in penology. The situation in the Far Southwest, in most cases, reflects the national experience where politics, practices, and the question of rehabilitation versus punishment remain debated and unresolved concerns. It will be interest to scholars in sociology, criminal justice, and history, particularly in the area of the twentieth century and the American West.
Gaskew, Tony 2008 0-7734-4812-8 256 pages This book examines the experiences and social conflicts facing Muslim Americans in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, providing insight on how the highly politicized and tense atmosphere which followed the events of 9/11 impacted the relationship between law enforcement agencies and Muslim American communities. This work also provides several polyvalent themes for improving domestic counterterrorism strategies, including the need for law enforcement agencies to make a concerted effort to educate themselves on the basic tenets of Islam, along with its diverse customs and culture; to establish an open and honest active dialogue with Muslim community members; and to create and sustain a relationship with the Muslim American community based on the foundational concepts of mutual participation, respect, dignity, honor, and social justice.
Chen, Kevin 1992 0-7734-9833-8 272 pages Using 1960-1988 cumulative survey data from the National Election Study, this study identifies four basic dimensions of political alienation; uses regression and algebraic decomposition methods to examine the increases in alienation and decline in voter turnout; probes the relationship between the two; examines the sources for the decline in turnout.
Jones, David R. 2001 0-7734-7426-9 176 pages This book makes both theoretical and empirical contributions to three prominent areas of interest in the field of political science: identifying the causes of legislative gridlock in our national government; the debate over effects of divided government; and concern over increasing polarization of political parties in America. By incorporating the institutional factors of the Senate filibuster and the presidential veto with partisan factors of party polarization and the proportion of seats held by each party, the work articulates a precise theory about when gridlock is likely to occur. Contradicting many prominent accounts, this theory suggests that divided government does not affect gridlock once party polarization and party seat division are taken into account. It conducts a rigorous set of empirical tests which suggest that the author’s theory offers a significant improvement over existing models. The study helps the reader to better understand the conditions under which policy stability and policy change, carries important implications for political scientists contemplating future research, and for government reformers.
Cole, David R. 2009 0-7734-4881-0 404 pages This work is the first book-length criticism of the political philosophy of Eric Voegelin.
This book demonstrates that despite his assertions to the contrary, Voegelin harbored long-standing partisan ideological leanings. After a thorough explication of both primary and secondary Voegelin literature, the author scrutinizes Voegelin’s claims of essential agreement between Plato and Aristotle; his attacks on Marx and Hegel; and his analysis of the character of a modern ‘gnostic.’ The concluding chapter places the ‘Voegelin phenomenon’ in the context of contemporary American political cleavages.
Holowchak, Mark Andrew 2022 1-4955-0921-4 172 pages From the author's Introduction (pg.3): "My memoirs, however, are more than a casual romp down Memory Lane. They are a commentary on the ills, even evils, of politicizing history by the network of revisionists at and around Monticello. What pertains to Jeffersonian scholarship pertains to all scholars involved in American history. Many today have gamified the task of writing American history and the result has been a discretionary interpretation of the life and mind of key figures like Thomas Jefferson and key events like the American Revolution. Any country that cares nothing about the truth of its past cannot have much of a future."
Veal, Don-Terry 2005 0-7734-6182-5 124 pages This book contributes to the literature on Public Finance and Urban Politics. It takes two normative ideas in the realm of academic debate and applies them to the case of Rockford, Illinois. It is concerned with the financially consequential areas of public policy, urban economic development and urban political economy. The principal elements of social equity and productive efficiency are described, examined, and used as a framework for evaluating whether public officials faithfully reflect distributive equity priorities in their limited discretion over revenue allocations.
Levy, Michael 2000 0-7734-7753-5 116 pages Little has been published on this subject to date, so this work provides scholars and teachers of children’s literature with useful information on the children’s books that discuss Southeast Asians, including Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, Lao, Hmong, and Mien. The works fall into three categories with most overlapping to some extent: historical fiction or non-fiction portraying the lives of a specific ethnic group before the advent of the war that is to disrupt the culture; the transition from traditional life to refugee status, usually told from the child’s perspective; life as a refugee in the US (or elsewhere), concentrating on the need to adjust to a strange culture, various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, and the often bittersweet nostalgia for home.
Krason, Stephen M. 1998 0-7734-8487-6 232 pages Examines what the role of the state or political order should be, how the state should treat its citizens, building its analysis substantially around the reflections of great political thinkers, including papal thought, the reasoning and conclusions of realist philosophical texts, and more contemporary commentators. Analyzes not only what elements are needed to build good, stable political orders generally and democratic republics specifically, but what factors have historically caused their decline and fall.
Whisker, James B. 2004 0-7734-6454-9 172 pages This book covers both public and private martial arms contracting in the Commonwealth of Virginia, c. 1660 to 1865. The book focuses on the manufacture of arms by cottage industry gunsmiths who provided arms during the War for Independence; attempts to manufacture and repair arms during the Revolution in state-operated and private armories; attempts at the purchase of arms after the Revolution; private contract arms; and the operation of the state-owned Virginia Manufactory of Amrs.
Ford, Karen M. 2001 0-7734-7481-1 588 pages This collection of Paine’s writings focuses on his approach to economic issues, such as the development of a central bank, paper money, public debt, property and poverty, in the light of an interpretation of his political theory as a unique combination of liberal or even libertarian and republican ideas. A critical introduction places these texts in the context of Paine’s life and his overall political theory, in addition to the wider context of the development of economic thought and financial practice of the late 18th century.
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This book describes an important moment in America’s struggle to create a new kind of society. History tells us that battle started with the American Revolution in 1775, however, Dr. Gillespie’s book describes this continuing American battle for this new interracial community as described in the events and aftermath of the 2015 massacre of nine persons at the Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina.
Shaw, Denise R. 2007 0-7734-5301-6 156 pages This study examines how sexual violence, specifically rape, is used as a trope to understand the complex and dysfunctional makeup of the South. Southern writers from William Faulkner to Dorothy Allison use rape as a means of figuring individual and collective disenfranchisement and perpetuate a vision of the South immersed in violence and melancholic nature. Sexual violence, then, is situated as a reaction to historical and cultural changes, tenuous race relations, deeply imbedded mores, social taboos, and rigid class distinctions. The study is informed by the trauma theories of Freud and Caruth, the abjection theory of Julia Kristeva, and Jessica Benjamin’s theory of mutuality.
Ford, James H. 2022 1-4955-1018-2 176 pages "Below is the theory of Rational Blindness (RB) and its connection to men and women of African descent. Rational Blindness is seductively inductive reasoning that those of African descent find themselves using to navigate their worlds, worlds controlled by racism and oppression. Rational Blindness is a phenomenon that can disrupt the development of self-efficacy for many men and women within these societies. Rational Blindness, for African Americans, is acquired primarily through oppression and racism. ...[Those] who are browbeaten must slip the blindfold over their eyes and accept their position as rational. Every decision after that is made using the blind rationale. Rational Blindness is one way that ideology affects one's ability to judge clearly. What one believes establishes what one can see and think." -James H. Ford
Hope, W. Martin 1997 0-7734-8437-X 356 pages In this study of relief and recovery efforts in South Carolina after the Civil War, the emphasis is on people, and in particular on those people who seem to be excluded from, or barely mentioned in, the conventional studies of the era. By delving deep into the primary source material of the period, this study allows readers to discover an expanded past, one that for the most part has remained as 'hidden history.'
Thomas, Kenneth 2008 0-7734-4926-4 156 pages In contrast to recent historiography, this work reasserts the argument that slaves were not merely the victims of a brutal regime, but lived largely separate lives within a distinct sphere.
Walzer, Kevin 2001 0-7734-7554-0 192 pages This study focuses on a movement called ‘constructive postmodernism’ which, in the work of such theorists as Frederick Turner, has helped to chart new directions for literary theory past the fragmentary impasses of deconstruction, identity politics, and cultural studies. It develops alternative readings of such poets as Wallace Stevens, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E. E. Cummings, James Wright, Hayden Carruth, Rita Dove, John Haines, Judson Jerome, and Sam Hamill. The book also raises questions about the status of poetry in contemporary American culture, particularly its relationship with the university.
Hale, Robert L. 1997 0-7734-8547-3 160 pages The review begins in 1642, when the first juvenile was executed by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and culminates in 1957, with the last (to date) execution. A total of 331 juveniles are included in the study. A socio-historical analysis of specific periods in history provides an explanation for the type of juvenile that was executed during the period. Characteristics of interests are the juvenile's age, race, and gender, in addition to the total number of juveniles executed during the given period. The social, political, and legal atmospheres of the era are reviewed to determine what, if any, effect these had on influencing the administration of capital punishment. Particular attention is given to the fifty years immediately following the Civil War, as juvenile executions reached unprecedented high numbers.
Wickham, Kathleen Woodruff 2007 0-7734-5872-7 420 pages This monograph examines the role of the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger in the adoption of the landmark 1982 Education Reform Act by the Mississippi State Legislature. The Ledger was awarded the 1983 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for public service for its massive coverage of a special legislative session that enacted significant educational reforms in Mississippi.
Yenerall, Joseph D. 1999 0-7734-8186-9 144 pages Focus of this book is with the rural aged, nationally and internationally. This group is thought to, because of age and place, 'lag behind' in a modernizing or modern society, causing them to be ignored in social scientific literature. The book builds a foundation of knowledge about a population which relatively little is known. In addition the information about the elderly will serve as a test of a major thesis in sociology and anthropology concerning the adaptation of groups to social change.
Georgianna, Sibylle 2007 0-7734-5397-0 112 pages This study considers the goals which people from different cultures set for themselves and the strategies they employ in order to attain these objectives. Thirty-six American undergraduates and thirty-six undergraduates from the People’s Republic of China set for themselves individual professional goals. These students then elaborated what they associated with attaining their chosen objectives. The American group tended to imagine career advancement as the outcome of their self-set goal; in contrast, the Chinese group imagined acquisition of knowledge as their main objective. Concerning the attainment of their goals, the American students did not specify which strategies they would use to attain their goals, but thought that the existence of abilities and resources, such as money, determined whether or not they would be successful; in contrast, the Asian students imagined hard work, diligence and personal effort to be necessary. This book provides crucial insights into cross-cultural differences in people’s self-guided goal striving behavior, knowledge which is important to those who support individuals across the world in their goal setting and goal attainment behavior.
Metting, Fred 2022 1-4955-0997-4 100 pages These essays about ("appreciations of") seven American authors are inspired by many decades of teaching American literature. They "touch upon many of the voices I found most interesting as I discovered so much fun, rich, exciting American culture." -Fred Metting
Metting, Fred 2022 1-4955-1017-4 140 pages "I was a college teacher for several decades and I taught...American music. The following essays touch upon the many voices I found most interesting as I discovered so much fun, rich, exciting American culture. ...The result is this loving catalogue, this inventory of some of my 'appreciations'--those musicians who moved me." -Fred Metting
Chapman, Roger 2012 0-7734-3037-7 296 pages The book deals with the various facets of the Tea Party movement. The book shows the irony in the Tea Party claims that it is a nativist movement drawing on fundamental principles from the Constitution. In fact, most of the ideological base of the movement comes from the writings of Russian born Ayn Rand, Austrian economists Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek, and the French economic journalist Claude-Frederic Bastiat. None of these people had anything to do with the American Revolution.
Moremen, Grace E. 2006 0-7734-5797-6 584 pages Three hundred letters by Agnes Edwards, a student at UC Berkeley, comprise this volume that covers the years 1917 to 1921. The letters, written faithfully to her parents once a week, encompass some important national themes: World War I, the Spanish influenza epidemic, and the first U.S. election in which women could vote. They reveal the crossroads that America was facing in those years, such as the horse and buggy vs. the automobile in civilian life, and horses and mules vs. airplanes and tanks in warfare. In communication, letter writing was being eroded by the telephone, and in entertainment, vaudeville was losing its audience to silent movies. Agnes lived every day at this crossroads. She was also deeply immersed in the “golden age of UC,” where there was a family spirit on campus. As evidence of this, Agnes describes the students’ frequent gatherings around the Campanile to sing “All Hail,” the university hymn. She discusses her courses, her studying until the wee hours, the scholarships she earned, and her aspirations to be elected Phi Beta Kappa. She tells of the creative stunt parties and pranks at Mrs. Allen’s boarding house and later at the Alpha Gamma Delta house, hikes and picnics in the Berkeley hills, and her partners on the dance floor. But Agnes was that rarest of all co-eds, the resident of a sorority house who was also entirely self-supporting. Most of the 300 letters contain at least one paragraph telling of her work in California Hall as secretary to the Dean of the Summer Session, Walter Morris Hart, and she frequently mentions her anxieties about the low pay. To supplement her income, she tutored a young Russian boy, worked as a T.A. in English 1X, and corrected blue books for two professors. Agnes’ eyewitness impressions of celebrities, such as U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, help to make this volume of letters interesting to historians, while her observations and detailed descriptions of her experiences constitute a valuable contribution to scholarship.
Hein, David 1988 0-88946-674-2 145 pages A series of sixteen letters that tell the story of a religiously oriented boarding school founded in 1842 as an educational institution that differed somewhat from the usual academy in that it would function as "a church family, a Christian home" in which the rector would serve as father to the whole community.
Harwell, Thomas Meade 1997 0-7734-4208-1 172 pages Based on original research and a series of interviews carried through from 1959 to 1965, this study, divided into four volumes, gives the first in-depth study of Rio Grande Valley Folklore in Texas, combining Hispanic and American elements. Lore 1 contains studies on the evil eye, shock, recetas and curanderos (healers and healing), ghosts, owl-lore, and weather. Many extracts from interviews are reproduced in detail, and full commentary, notes and bibliography are provided. Volume 2 will contain further studies of specific customs, while Vols. 3 and 4 will study the culture of the area in depth.
Falk, Gerhard 1993 0-7734-9358-1 512 pages The six institutions discussed are family, religion, education, government, medicine and economics. This corresponds to the content of sociology courses as taught in universities, and has the merit of reviewing the condition of each of these institutions in light of the 1990 census or of statistics gathered since then. The volume first presents statistics concerning change in such areas as immigration, family size, cost of living, age, ethnic composition, etc., since the beginning of the 20th century and before. The book includes interviews with older Americans who have lived through much of this century, and in each area discussed, interviews were conducted with persons most qualified to speak to each topic. The book also shows the relationship of these institutions to each other, employing functional analysis, and concludes with some predictions for future changes in American life during the remainder of the century. A useful bibliography containing over three hundred items is attached.
Bakker, Jan 2001 0-7734-7654-7 204 pages This is the first full-length study of the Ruskin experiment northwest of Nashville. The book discusses the rise and fall of Ruskin, at first communally and commercially successful but at the end spitefully and rancorously rent.
Callary, Edward 2006 0-7734-5544-2 296 pages This is a collection of essays selected with the purpose of presenting a picture of the concerns and state of onomastics in America in the closing decades of the 20th Century. Onomastics is the serious study of names and naming. Names are used in all cultures to designate particular persons, places, events, and ideas. This study helps show both universal aspects of human culture and differences between cultures over time and space. The study of names as used in America is relevant for investigating universal patterns and tendencies, as most places in America were named more recently than the older, earlier-settled parts of the world.
Sur, Carolyn Wörman 1989 0-7734-9497-9 94 pages Historical survey includes a brief history of Germany's origin, early pioneers to America, and sections on German celebrations, dress, education, and the effects of inter-cultural transitions. Also contains a Selected Tree for Early (German) Families in Effingham County, and a Name Your Relative Chart.
Isser, Steve 2001 0-7734-7412-9 288 pages While ostensibly a study of the development of the prorationing system in Texas in the 1930s, this book develops the concept of “Populist Corruption” to describe the utilization of populist symbols and ideology to support the pursuit of private self-interest, especially in the development of American economic policy. It examines the conflict between the greatest industry of 20th-century American capitalism and how populist symbolism was used to subvert populist goals.
Falk, Gerhard 2021 1-4955-0899-4 392 pages This book seeks to demonstrate how a small, impoverished group of immigrants rose from the slums of America’s big
cities to wealth, education, and political power in the course of one century. It describes the challenging and rewarding path taken by American Jews throughout the twentieth century.
Lubienecki, Paul 2023 1-4955-1111-1 576 pages "In response to Americanism, lay Catholics utilized a "via media" strategy through labor education. The pragmatic American culture conflicted with the Church's orientation of social goals above individual practice. However, the labor schools blended both Catholic dogmas with American values into a collaborative assimilation.... The principles of individualism, democratization and egalitarianism embedded into the American consciousness were systematically conducted by the laity into the character of the American Catholic Church through the paradigm of labor education. These values were not disparaged but enhanced when aligned with the principles contained within the social encyclicals." -Paul Lubienecki
Hudson, Yeager 1993 0-7734-9264-X 436 pages Examines issues raised by the fundamental claim that there are rights belonging to human beings merely by virtue of the fact that they are human. Headings include: Perspectives on the Bill of Rights; Rights and Justice; Rights, Technology, and Medicine; Rights, Ideology, and Social Theory; Rights and Freedom; Rights, Ethnicity, and Diversity in the World Community.
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Anderson, Earl R. 2022 1-4955-0983-4 400 pages From the editor's Preface (pg. 6):
Biss's diary is researched and edited here for the first time. As far as I can tell, no Civil War historian has ever cited it as a source. And yet, Biss offers insight into certain elements of camp life, such as the roles of Methodism, temperance, forced marches, orders countermanded, constant worry about the danger of illness, and the prevalence of "camp rumor." To genealogists, Biss offers clues about Wisconsin ancestors. He offers insights about certain elements of the Western Theater, such as the Pioneer Corps and steamboat travel on the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers. To accomplish these things, the diary requires editorial assistance because it is private and often allusive. My comments are attempts to imagine flesh on the bones of my third-great grandfather.
Summers, Edward 2022 1-4955-1004-2 220 pages This book examines governance in two small cities and the process through which economic development occurs. It also examines institutional arrangements or coalitions and why some projects succeeded and others failed. The author makes the case for the importance of better understanding the role civic capacity and engagement play in communities.
Richardson, Herbert W. 2019 1-4955-0561-8 404 pages The author describes his early life and education in the Midwestern United states between the years of 1932-1953. He tells the tale of his early childhood, lessons learned from his parents, his brother. The pedagogy of the education and what was learned is especially important.
Sisneros, Anthony A. 2007 0-7734-5451-9 228 pages This work analyzes the development of Latino empowerment in Illinois. Recent events give due cause to be impressed with Latino Americanos: first, the fact that in 2003, Latinos became the United States’ largest minority; second, three Latino U.S. Senators, first-time Latino Attorney General and Secretary of Commerce, and female Mexican-born defeats incumbent native-born Hispanic and MPA graduate for a House seat in the Illinois State General Assembly are all historic events for the Latino community in America. This book is timely, considering significant population shifts in the United States which are redefining the minority, plurality, and majority status of Latinos, by utilizing data collected from voter behavior research, narrative inquiry, participant-observation, interviews, content analysis, case study analysis, case law analysis, and examinations of national and state labor force statistical data.
Roinila, Mika 2006 0-7734-5678-3 200 pages Over twenty years of research and publication of articles dealing with the Finnish ethnic group of North America is compiled here for the first time in a collection of ten chapters dealing with various topics of interest. The chapters include reprints of articles that have appeared in refereed scholarly journals as well as popular magazines in Finland, Canada and the United States. The topics range from the Finnish immigrants of Atlantic Canada and runaway sailors, to prairie farmers, commercial fishermen of Lake Superior, the Finland-Swedish ethnolinguistic minority of Canada, the Finns of Virginia and Central Appalachia, and the popularization of the Finnish sauna in the American hospitality industry. This work complements and adds to our growing knowledge and appreciation of ethnic groups within North America.
Bazan-Gonzalez, Patricia 2020 1-4955-0849-8 152 pages The transformation and reincarnation of culture is underway in the United States and has been ongoing for hundreds of years. England and Spain each played prominent roles in influencing the historical “founding” of what America has become for nearly five centuries. This study emerges as a leading identifier of the many historical and ingrained social nuances this hybrid culture – Hispanicity – employs as it continues to modify and challenge every cultural aspect of modern society in the United States.
Stephanides, Marios Christou 2022 1-4955-0975-3 472 pages From the Preface, by John Kleber:
Marios Stephanides presents us with a small beautiful piece of a mosaic for which his Greek ancestors are so renowned. The piece is a detailed history of one ethnic group that settled at the Falls of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. When combined with the histories of other peoples, it presents a grand mosaic of a city rich in ethnic diversity.As the editor of the Encyclopedia of Louisville, I discovered that only a few of the city's immigrant groups have been fortunate enough to have someone who combined the interest, the ancestry, and the ability to give us a written history, and so the mosaic has many pieces missing. However, thanks to Professor Stephanides there is one less missing piece, and from now on Louisvillians will know the story of their ancestors.
Broesamle, John 2016 1-63313-005-3 44 pages The discussion of this book deals with the action-reaction syndrome which typifies American government , in which a President's success (like Obama's by moving the country in a somewhat more liberal direction) produces a degree of resistance that makes any farther success that much harder.
Mellen, Roger P. 2009 0-7734-3877-7 336 pages This interdisciplinary study examines the origins of the freedom of the press in Colonial Virginia tracing the development of print culture. It demonstrates how changes in the dominant medium of communication were an important enabler of the cultural development that allowed for the growth of political dissent. Virginia’s traditional culture of deference was gradually replaced by a “culture of dissidence” and from that emerged the first constitutional right for press freedom in the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
Cutler, Leonard 2005 0-7734-6209-0 380 pages After the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11,2001 on New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania which resulted in the unprecedented destruction of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the murder of several thousand people from eighty-seven countries, President George W. Bush proclaimed a national emergency and issued an executive order which for the first time in United States history permits the government to hold and prosecute by military commission stateless members of a terrorist organization in an undeclared war.
The study examines the nature and purpose of military commissions in American history that provides the context for their role as anticipated by the Bush Administration. It further examines the role of the President as Commander-in-Chief under Article II of the United States Constitution to issue his military orders on military commissions in an age of international terrorism, and the principal substantive procedures issued by the Pentagon to make the commissions fully operational. The study addresses the pivotal role of the United States Supreme Court in deciding landmark national security cases that could well test the very foundation of the balance of power in American government and considers the Administration's authority to declare American citizens as "enemy combatants" and detain them indefinitely without trial; and to hold non-citizen enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba without the opportunity to challenge the basis for their detention in any court of the United States. Finally the study considers whether the war on terror is of such a nature as to warrant expansion of the exercise of war power by the political branches of government. Critical long-term issues that impact on balancing civil liberties with national security interests are identified that must be addressed by the Congress and the Executive in confronting the continuing war on terrorism post-September 11.
Rogal, Samuel J. 2022 1-4955-0965-6 156 pages This book provides historical "biographies" of five Ohio non-public institutions of higher learning, spanning the period between 1833 - 1958. Samuel J. Rogal reveals how these five schools within Cincinnati, Ohio, "echoed significant elements in the growth and development, as well as in the failures, of non-public education across the United States."
Nordé, Sr., Gerald S. 2017 1-4955-0542-1 151 pages This book and the presentation of the two theories is to subject individuals to see, hear, and sense how the color of one’s skin matters so much more than the content of one’s character, e.g., their origin(s).
Raw, Laurence 2009 0-7734-3876-9 584 pages This anthology covers new ground in the field of adaptation studies, specifically, as a branch of American Studies that not only encompasses literature and visual media, but also a wide-range of subject areas including, but not limited to, history, political science and cultural/ethnic studies. By looking at adaptation specifically in relation to the United States, the book investigates a variety of culturally and historically transformative strategies, as well showing how the process of adaptation has been influenced by social, ideological and political factors both inside and outside the United States.
Sanchez, Carlos Alberto 2010 0-7734-3836-X 236 pages This collection of essays was inspired or influenced by the seminal work of John Haddox in his 50 years working as a philosopher and activist at the University of Texas, El Paso. The book includes papers in Latin American and Mexican philosophy, philosophy and activism, and Native American thought.
Holowchak, Mark Andrew 2022 1-4955-1000-X 120 pages From the editor's introduction: "Following a scheme of Francis Bacon, Jefferson cataloged the books in his library according to Memory (History), Reason (Philosophy), and Imagination (Fine Arts). Study in all three areas was needed for an intelligent, fully educated person. ...Acknowledging that there was no consensus on the number of Fine Arts, Jefferson included among them gardening, architecture, sculpture, painting, music, poetry, oratory, and criticism--with music, poetry, and oratory having further subcategories. This edition...is a critical investigation of the Fine Arts through the eyes of Jefferson and other significant figures of his day: James Macpherson and Lord Kames." M. Andrew Holowchak
Woods, Frances Jerome 1989 0-88946-634-3 150 pages A case history of a Creole people's efforts to establish an identity of their own, to transmit to successive generations the values and attitudes deemed important to the group, and to give their youth - some of whom were labeled "colored" in the Deep South - feelings of belongingness and status. The study concerns a mixed-blood Creole population descended from one couple; the study-population's time-span parallels that of the American nation.
Moore, Lois Merriweather 2004 0-7734-6349-6 129 pages Perceptions of African American men are too often founded on the limited and negative history of slavery and the Trans Atlantic slave trade in America. This work is founded on perceptions of African American men in their native country of Africa. Historical writers such as Cheikh Anta Diop, John G. Jackson write of the thriving, robust civilizations and kingdoms of Africa before European colonization. They chronicle the African man in his native country of Africa, successfully and spiritually caring for himself, his family, and his community; letting his voice be heard with dignity and integrity. These are the same types of men that Moore’s research explores in an effort to examine the factors that have been the cornerstone for their success as they function in an oftentimes racist, Eurocentric society. This book details the participatory research approach in which the author engages five successful African-American men in dialogue to explore their reflections on those factors that have contributed to their present success.
Moore’s participatory research study chronicles 5 African American men who have successfully and spiritually cared for themselves, their family, and their community; letting their voice be heard with dignity and integrity. These men are but the tip of a social and cultural iceberg, exemplifying the majority of African American men. Their stories, not the mass media stereotypes of the African American man, are the true story of African American men. Moore’s critical work is additional research that adds to the body of knowledge that presents an authentic and realistic view of the African American man.
Douglas, Paul 2007 0-7734-5244-3 176 pages This is the first translation into English of French magistrate Louis Jacolliot’s 1876 travel narrative to California. In this work, Jacolliot presents this small California town as a utopian community where the villagers practice participatory democracy and benefit from educational, governmental and journalistic systems unlike their rigid and authoritarian counterparts in France. During a period of social and political upheaval in France, Jacolliot uses the travel narrative to convince his French readers of the merits of American politics and culture. This work should appeal to those interested in travel literature, California history, American studies, and French history. This book contains 4 black and white photographs.
Bryant, Dr. Geraldine J. 2015 1-4955-0288-0 136 pages This research was an opportunity to explore the personal stories of a group of young African American males that may be seen as an indication of the conditions that have affected our larger society. It deconstructs the common myth that drop outs are the trouble makers or low achievers in school and it inspires us to reconsider and challenges our present teaching approach to this demographic group.
Ulloth, Dana 2022 1-4955-1038-7 140 pages [Hardcover Edition] "One of the reasons the founders created a multi-seat court was to ensure that a diversity of knowledge and opinion would help to bring balance to its opinions. With the emergence of the new originalist block, decisions have become increasingly uniform in content. ...As I read the opinions, a question arose that seemed to demand attention: To what were the originalists being faithful? Was it to the principles of the republican government defined in the Constitution, or was it to the religious content of the justice's ideology? To answer the question, it was necessary to identify two doctrines: one secular, one religious...." -from the Author's "Introduction"
Della Giustina, Jo-Ann 2010 0-7734-3607-3 204 pages This study explores the patterns of femicide in 106 medium and large U.S. cities through the examination of the inequalities of race, gender, and economics.
The higher women climb in society, the more likely a woman will become a victim of fatal violence against women (femicide). This study explores the patterns of femicide in medium and large U.S. cities through the examination of the macro-structural inequalities of race, gender, and poverty, which contribute to femicide rates. Using path analysis, this study shows a complex view of femicide grounded in the feminist intersectionality perspective that women’s lives are shaped by the interlocking oppressions of gender, race, and class. The results describe how intersectional discrimination predicts high femicide rates for both black women and white women, but when gender, race, and class are examined separately, there are significant differences. As women gain gendered status, both black women and white women are more likely to be murdered, which can be explained by a backlash against the advances women have made in society. Moreover, black women are more likely to be murdered in a city with greater racial discrimination and white women are more likely to be murdered in a city with a lower economic status than other cities.
Brewer, Charles E. 2017 1-4955-0579-0 188 pages William Billing's Chester is perhaps his best known composition, though the choice of name is atypical of his usual naming practice, since the name Chester occurs rarely in sources from Colonial New England, and the significance of his significance of his evocative text that has not been examined in detail.
Durland, William 2000 0-7734-7698-9 308 pages This study alerts American citizens to the danger of the demise of American government, as it was conceived by the founders and framers. The books traces the rise of the American nation and its unique governmental creation – a delicate balance of republicanism, democracy, federalism and constitutionalism. It examines William Penn’s attempt to establish a “Holy Experiment” an utopian yet practical government, and then the new constititution which James Madison called the “American Experiment”. The book follows the daily steps of the deliberations and conversations of the participants in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The study culminates in an examination of the third attempt at confederacy in American and new efforts to replace national government with a controlling global economy.
Mason, Kathy S. 2012 0-7734-2609-4 128 pages This book focuses on the fascinating careers of the women who tended lighthouses on Lake Michigan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It explores with great acuity how a number of special women gained their lighthouse positions and dealt with unique challenges of their time and place.
Straughan, Dulcie Murdock 2007 0-7734-5320-2 248 pages This study examines the confluence of social, economic and political conditions that characterized the Progressive era in the United States, women’s influence and actions to bring about social reforms at a time when they could not vote, and their use of public relations tactics designed to bring about reforms that they hoped would improve the lives of all Americans. This book explores women’s use of public relations strategies and tactics in charitable and social service organizations, women’s clubs and government agencies during the same time period that the nascent public relations profession was being used by businesses as a means to defend their status and to see support of the public by providing information about their operations more openly. This study also addresses the notion that women reformers tended to focus heavily on building relationship with individuals, groups and organizations to promote their causes.
Sircar, Arpana 2000 0-7734-7848-5 288 pages This study addresses the way gender mediates the lives of employed immigrant women in an ethnic minority community. It sheds light on the interplay of race-ethnicity, social class, and history generates multiple contexts within which individual and collective gender attitudes and norms are situated. This empirical study has tapped firsthand into the isolated behind-closed-doors subplots of how individuals negotiate old and new gender concepts in contested social and familial terrains.