Wang, Gabe T. 1996 0-7734-8759-X 220 pages Research carried beyond the traditional item to item comparison or simple descriptive statistical analysis, developing a comprehensive and systematic theoretical framework and utilizing a comprehensive statistical method to study work values and comparison of employees in the two countries. Pays attention not only to qualitative theory building but also to the use of quantitative computerized research methods. This book is designed for those interested in American and Japanese employees and management, in American and Japanese cultures, in cross-cultural comparative studies, in LISREL models. Managers, organizational theorists, sociologists, psychologists, and researchers interested in quantitative computer usage should also find this book useful.
Poister, Geoffrey 2002 0-7734-7299-1 304 pages This study determined that there are significant differences in subject content, visual style, and expression of cultural values in the photo collections, and that these are most strongly linked to differences in the parent culture, class, and gender. The effect of immigration is a dominant factor.
“. . . until this book by Geoffrey Poister no one has done a systematic cross-cultural study of family photography. Poister not only looks at the private pictures of kin in their everyday worlds but also analyzes how family photography constructs family life. The author does not rely on methods that might distance him or us from his subjects, he gets close and personal using long interviews and participant observation on location, in homes. Poister reveals how photograph albums capture an idealized romantic version of the nuclear family. . . . By integrating the study of visual culture and family life, Poister’s innovative scholarship makes a contribution to many fields including sociology, anthropology, communications, and human development. This is both an insightful and richly descriptive book, one that will keep you reflecting about your own life and how you picture it.” – Robert Bogdan
Geisendorfer, James V. 1990 0-88946-644-0 440 pages Contains the names of more than 5700 religious and parareligious groups in the United States. The alphabetical format has over 1500 cross-reference entries showing the former and/or popular names of various organizations.
Ifedi, Rosaire Ifeyinwa 2008 0-7734-5114-5 264 pages This study, underpinned by Black feminist thought, African feminism, and critical race theory, investigates the lived experiences of African-born female professors in the United States. The findings reveal similar themes found in the literature on other Black and foreign women, but also offer new perspectives on racialization, double discrimination, difference, citizenship, and scholarship.
Siekmeier, James F. 1999 0-7734-7954-6 472 pages This study sets up a whole new framework for examining United States-Latin American relations. It argues that US policy toward Latin America was driven by a fear of economic nationalism. Economic nationalists in Latin America in the 1950s wanted to control foreign trade and investment in their nations, to diversify their economies and, in some cases, promote industrialization. The study examines how US officials used economic aid policy in Guatemala and Bolivia to eliminate economic nationalism in those nations.
Diaz, Héctor Luis 2005 0-7734-6105-1 148 pages This book details an exploratory research study that was conducted to examine the associations between acculturation, stress, alcohol consumption and other variables in a sample of 100 Puerto Rican alcohol users residing in the state of Massachusetts. The study relied on a cross sectional survey and a non probability sample. The data collected included acculturation scores, acculturation stress scores, data on the use of alcohol and other drugs, and demographic information. Comparisons were made among sample subjects based on gender, place of birth, acculturation levels, and educational levels.
No statistically significant differences were found among subjects in the low, partial and high acculturation categories in terms of their levels of acculturative stress, or their frequency and amount of alcohol consumption. Significant associations were found, however, between stress and alcohol and illegal drug use. Findings suggest that the associations between alcohol/drug use and stress were significantly stronger among female and United States-born subjects. Study findings also suggest differences between Puerto Rican and other Latino alcohol users in the United States. The main focus of this study was not to test hypotheses but to help generate hypotheses. For this reason, after exploring the associations between a number of variables, the book concludes by providing research ideas and by recommending 12 hypotheses to be tested in future research.
Hill, Sharon A. 2014 0-7734-4255-3 200 pages A fascinating story of the 101 Ranch, from its early formation until it’s termination in 1939. This study documents the dream to reality perseverance of ranch founder George Washington Miller and how he turned a worthless property into a small, self-sufficient city and in the process contributed to major innovations in farming and ranching that helped build the American farm industry today.
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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Nyíri, Nicolas A. 2002 0-7734-6917-6 432 pages This book offers the ‘preventive process’ as the more practical avenue toward the prevention of aggression from which the prevention of war can follow. This process includes the redesigning of defence policy objectives and the building of an Integrated Defence System from which an Integrated Defence Strategy can be developed. It recommends that Canada and the United States in NORAD should develop a strategy in which three basic defence policy choice-options, ‘Defend, Deter or Fight,’ can be fully integrated.
LePore, Herbert P. 2013 0-7734-4471-8 320 pages A most thorough examination of the political, cultural, economic, psychological, and racial discrimination issues, including physical violence that brought about the implementation of ignominious, unwarranted, and unprecedented state and federal exclusionary legislation against Chinese and Japanese immigrants living in California and adjoining states during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Bernard, Lance V. 2007 0-7734-5340-7 232 pages This work examines the creation and expression of the San Francisco Bay Area’s sense of regional identity, which it expressed through its unique architectural idiom – the Bay Tradition. In the late nineteenth century, Bay Area elites developed a sense of what Bay Area living meant, based on contact with (and appreciation of) the region’s attractive landscapes and mild climate, and from this emerged an architectural style that expressed eclecticism, cultivation, and appreciation for the physical environment. Architects such as Willis Polk, Bernard Maybeck, William Wurster, and Ernest Kump used urban landscapes as a means of regional self-expression, much like Appalachia expressed its regional identity through music and folk arts, the Deep South through literature, and New England through history-based tourism. By the 1930s, it incorporated modernist ideas but retained its essential identity through its use of native woods (particularly redwood), large windows, and open, airy spaces that allowed comfortable contact with the mild, clement outdoors. In the 1940s and ‘50s, the Bay Tradition was popularized by Sunset Magazine, which began in the Bay Area and conflated its concept of the region’s lifestyle into its larger vision of “Western living;” although the Bay Tradition fell out of favor by 1970, its influence remains widely visible.
Schlup, Leonard 2012 0-7734-2929-8 756 pages Schlup and Paschen have compiled the most thorough reference guide on Arizona’s local history. Marking the centennial anniversary of the state’s entrance into the union, this book provides more than a century worth of information for researchers seeking knowledge about its rich history. The book traces the history of Arizona from the Wild West until the present day.
This book is a one-volume reference work timed to coincide with the centennial observation of Arizona’s statehood in 2012. Besides the introduction, photographs, and index, the book consists of five parts: biographies, a chronology/timeline from 1846 to 2011, tables and charts, and primary documents.
They also provide recommended readings. This compilation is useful for a wide variety of groups from researchers, to government workers, students, historians, chambers of commerce, librarians, and even reporters. It will be informative for anyone interested in learning about Arizona.
Best, Felton O'Neal 1995 0-7734-9053-1 344 pages This collection of new interdisciplinary studies focuses on black resistance patterns in literature, humor, art, cinema, history, and science, from the antebellum South to contemporary Brooklyn.
Essays include: Elderly Female Slaves of the Antebellum South: Stabilizers and Resisters (Stacey K. Close); Throwing Off the Slaveholder: Free Black Ohioans and the Civil War (Felton O. Best); Resistance to European Conquest of Africa (Don C. Ohadike); 'Ode to Ethiopia': Challenging the Color Line Through Alliance Building, Yet Preserving the Soul, the Early Resistance Strategy of Paul Laurence Dunbar (Felton O. Best); Causes of the Atlanta Riot of 1906 (Gregory Mixon); The Protest Against 'Insult': Black Soldiers, World War II, and the 'War' for 'Democracy' at Home (Joyce Thomas); Ambivalent Allies: African Americans and American Jews After World War II (Cheryl Greenburg); Malcolm X, David Walker, and William Lloyd Garrison: Gaining Freedom "By Any Means Necessary" (Donald M. Jacobs); Resisting European Christianity: The Rise of Black Holiness-Pentecostal Culture in Brooklyn (Clarence Taylor); African-American Humor: Resistance and Retaliation (Joseph Boskin); Completing the Picture: African Americans and Independent Cinema: An Urban Genre Case Study (Marshall Hyatt).
Iwanska, Alicja 1993 0-7734-9384-0 168 pages The first sociological study (using social anthropology techniques) of the descendants of British American Loyalists in Canada (Fredericton, Montreal, Toronto, et al.), and of the Southern Confederates in their capital Americana in Brazil. It examines the way political exiles who left their country (persuaded that their political causes were lost) decided to concentrate their efforts in the host countries on the survival of their cultures only. It documents the techniques through which the two groups (original exiles and their descendants) achieved that cultural survival and prominent places in their host-countries.
Anastaplo, George 1999 0-7734-8847-2 192 pages The essays in this volume address the current problems posed by hate-speech. Expressed are concerns in which there is a vital need to restore the standard of civility by which productive discourse is sustained. As we are now confronted by the problem of what may be done, consistent with our constitutional principles and political habits, to discourage if not even suppress irresponsible speech on campuses and elsewhere, this volume presents commentary on the way back from individualism to a proper sense of community.
Shienbaum, Kim Ezra 2011 0-7734-1511-4 536 pages This work analyzes America's multiple twenty-first century military challenges. It offers detailed analysis of geo-strategic, geo-political, military and economic risks from a variety of contributors. The book examines whether America’s role will be considerably diminished, requiring a fundamental re-evaluation of its terms of engagement with both allies as well as adversaries.
Iwuchukwu, Marinus 2012 0-7734-3071-7 320 pages This is a collection of essays that address inter-faith dialogue between Muslims and Christians in America and Africa. It addresses the issues dealing with how some Christians depict America as founded on Christian principles, and how this might deter dialogue across different religions. The goal is to get people to converse, not as formulaic Muslims or Christians, but as people with complex, plural, and ever-changing identities that defuse religious antagonism.
Schuldberg, Jean 2005 0-7734-6086-1 216 pages This study evaluates the cultural competency needs in social work education from the perspective of eight social service workers from the Iu-Mien community. The National Association of Social Worker’s (NASW) Code of Ethics views the acquisition of cultural competency as an ethical standard. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) mandates the teaching of cultural competency in their guidelines. Lack of cultural competency may hinder social workers’ ability to advocate, help broker resources, and support the strengths of individuals and communities.
The perspective of social workers’ cultural competency from recipients of service or workers from non-dominant groups in the United States has not been researched. Participatory research, which involves collaborative dialogues between the researcher and participant(s), is the methodology for this study. Most Iu-Mien adults, primarily refugees from Laos, have experienced contact with social workers in the United States. Social service workers from the Iu-Mien community have the unique position of having received services and, now, providing them.
This study provides a comprehensive assessment of the social-historical aspects of the Iu-Mien people, cultural competency needs and recommendations for social work education and practice, and the presentation of the development of a qualitative research study.
Hirschmann, David 1989 0-88946-192-9 258 pages An analysis, based on a number of in-depth interviews, of the impact the Reagan presidency had and is still having on the attitudes of black South Africans toward Americans and the United States. Researches black South African attitudes toward a broad array of international relations issues, including radicalism, violence, capitalism, and socialism, concluding that black South African attitudes toward the United States are becoming increasingly more hostile.
Johnson, Troy R. 2012 0-7734-1587-4 240 pages This is the first historical study of the Fredonia Revolution and its impact on Texan history. While providing an overview of the history of Texas, the book examines the relationship of the Cherokee Indians with the competing forces of Spanish, French, Mexican, and American settlers in Texas. While examining their lifestyle, inter-tribal conflicts, as well as their adaptation to the horse, Johnson provides the reader with a history of Texas from the Cherokee perspective. The book highlights the Edwards brother’s Fredonia Revolution of 1826, the Cherokee’s temporary decision to side with them, and the long-term ramifications of doing so.
Meissner, Daniel J. 2005 0-7734-6040-3 296 pages At the turn of the twentieth century, American and Chinese millers were locked in a fiercely contested battle for control of China’s urban flour market that both sides considered crucial to their nation’s future. For Americans, Chinese markets were vital to continued commercial expansion and ultimately, the power, prestige and security of the United States. For Chinese, defending their markets against foreign imports, influence and intervention was essential to preserving their commercial integrity and China’s national sovereignty. This study analyzes the dynamics of this commercial conflict from a perspective essential to the advancement of Chinese business studies, redirecting research in the field from the current China-centered approach to a China-global context. It contextualizes the flour trade through analysis of global factors—political as well as economic—influencing the competitive marketing of domestic and imported commodities. This broader view provides a more balanced, comprehensive examination of late Qing business history and the role played by international trade in the development of import-substitution industrialization. Countering previous failure-based studies of Chinese industrialization, this study highlights the complex relationship between Chinese capitalists and the government, which stimulated successful private industrial development in late imperial China. Analysis of China’s flour milling industry also provides insight into the contemporary capitalist-state alliance that has spurred the nation’s dynamic commercial growth since the 1980s.
Helgert, Joseph P. 2006 0-7734-5904-9 164 pages This study explores the practice and dynamics of advertising in the second largest democratic economy in the world – Japan. The work examines advertising practices through seven case studies, dramatically framed by individual vignettes written in the style of the Japanese business novel. The case problems and chosen solutions illustrate successful Japanese adaptations of advertising from around the world, in addition to advertising practices that are culturally unique to Japan. The analysis highlights similarities and differences in Japanese and American advertising practice. The study concludes that an understanding of the external and internal influences in developing creative objectives and strategies, combined with an identification of the structural components in advertising, is key to a greater understanding of how social, political and other cultural trends affected the evolution of advertising in modern Japan. In a conclusion, the author recommends new advertising strategies that are in response to changing national and international trends since the collapse of the bubble economy.
Paul, Karen 1991 0-7734-9733-1 324 pages A comprehensive overview of current issues in business and society. The selections include essays on international business and society as well as studies focusing on the U.S.
Hall, Richard 2008 0-7734-5060-2 600 pages This volume contains select papers delivered in October of 2003 at the First churches of Northampton, Massachusetts, in celebration of the tercentenary of the birth of Jonathan Edwards. The Northampton Tercentenary of 2003 is in continuity with the conference held in the same building in June of 1900 to mark the sesquicentenary of Edwards’ dismissal from the church, and the anticipated conference to be held in the same place to honor the quadricentenary of his birth in 2103.
Hartenian, Larry 2003 0-7734-6775-0 408 pages This study examines the role of the United States Military Government’s Information Control Division in reestablishing the German media during the post-world War II occupation of Germany. It investigates the actions taken by ICD to reestablish the media, the use of the German media as outlets for American propaganda, and the nature of ongoing ICD control over the German media.
Mitchell, Matthew J. 2006 0-7734-5860-3 132 pages Within the federal government, nearly sixty investigative agencies exist. Except the multi-faceted Federal Bureau of Investigation, the majority hold jurisdiction over only a specific area of law, such as mail, income tax, or public lands. This myriad of civilian investigative agencies is in sharp contrast to the investigative agencies of the U.S. Armed Forces. Each branch relies on only one general agency to meet all of its investigative needs, while the federal civilian government relies on numerous specialized agencies. The central question addressed in this thesis is why or how has that contrast developed. Before addressing this central question, however, it is necessary to explore the history of investigations within the armed forces to determine the impetus for these agencies’ creation.
Despite a lack of published scholarship, enough data are available through government documents not only to trace the lineage of these agencies, but also to draw strong conclusions concerning their organizational structures, which are in contrast to those of the civilian investigative agencies. First, the gradual accruement of responsibilities by the federal government has resulted in numerous civilian agencies being created to meet specific investigative needs. Conversely, the Armed Forces’ investigative agencies were created to meet multiple investigative needs in the immediacy of war. Second, centralization was clearly a prerequisite for investigative autonomy within the military chain of command. Centralization affords organizational independence, which in turn severely limits the possibility of malicious interference with investigations from persons in positions of authority.
This study adds to the existing body of academic knowledge by exploring a previously untouched subject, one that, given the expanding role of the U.S. Armed Forces in criminal matters, is critically important to the discipline criminal justice science.
Foleno, Louis A. 1992 0-7734-9945-8 116 pages This study selected an extensive sampling of authors to examine possible associations between an author's recent social position and his perspective on student unrest. It is also an in-depth examination of the selected literature. The authors chosen were somewhat involved or on the scene, and had written on the student unrest within a time frame close to the event. Concepts from the general area of the sociology of knowledge were used as a method of reviewing the literature, and the same method was relevant to the examination of student unrest.
Brown, Walton L. 1997 0-7734-8729-8 300 pages This study examines the relationship between democracy and the politics of race from a cross-national comparative perspective, examining specifically how Black people fare in the political systems of Britain, Brazil, and the United States. The book addresses questions about the role of race in the development of democratic ideology, theory and systems of governance, and the levels of difference and commonality in the political experiences of people of African descent in the diaspora. Traditional tools of comparative political science are used to examine the role of race and race-related issues in each nation, and each nation-state chapter traces the historical relationship between the development of democracy and the politics of race. The study identifies the processes and factors that are the result of the specific national or political differences and those that may be the result of systemic factors that commonly occur in democratic contexts. This study makes an important contribution to the field of political science, and the sub-fields of comparative politics, race/ethnic politics, and will be of interest to the related fields of sociology and history.
King, Joseph F. 2004 0-7734-6402-6 312 pages This work covers the development of modern police and their history in the United Kingdom and the United States; the nationalization or centralization of the police function in the UK, the localization of police in the US and the police strikes in both countries in 1918-19 and their effects on the developing institutions. This work examines and explains the effects of the police strikes of 1918-1919 on the development and emergence of policing in both of these countries.
Wonkeryor, Edward L. 1997 0-7734-2210-2 176 pages This study examines the dynamics of U.S. communications and information systems, and the extent to which they are used to maximize American interests in Liberia in particular and in Africa in general. This conceptual approach delineates the foundation and hence the implementation of U.S. economic, cultural, political and military interests vis-a-vis other nation-states.
Veal, Don-Terry 2008 0-7734-5069-6 384 pages This work provides a comprehensive examination of the realities, changes, and public policy outcomes that are influenced by the African-American entrepreneurship experience. An excellent resource, it examines perspectives from which all businesses, ranging from small to large national and international, can benefit.
Merem, Edmund C. 2010 0-7734-1379-0 380 pages This book uses national accounting approach anchored in multivariate analysis and descriptive statistics connected to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to analyse oil and gas depletion and environmental damage costs and the factors responsible for the change from 1961 to 2000. This book contains two color photographs.
Stein, Michael 1990 0-88946-629-7 144 pages Makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the pornographic phenomenon by presenting the results of the three-year sociological study into the structure of one of the locations. Uses existing evidence and participatory observations, contents, clients, and social norms operative in a pornographic store in a mid-sized American city. Removes some of the mystique surrounding this socially "illicit" activity.
Floyd, James E. 2010 0-7734-1446-0 372 pages Assesses of the stress caused by the Holy Ghost Church’s contact with its predominantly white metropolitan environment. It bridges the gap between the literature on African American churches and the street institution.
Flores, Henry 2003 0-7734-6674-6 248 pages CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title
This study addresses several unresolved questions concerning the theory of the state through the use of a nonlinear dynamical theoretical model. This model, sometimes referred to as ‘Chaos Theory,’ identifies the principal structural reasons for the state’s autonomy even though the state is a creation of the dynamical social relations of any given society. Most importantly, Chaos Theory is used to explore how and why the state evolves throughout history. Although the theoretical model is at the heart of this volume’s discussion, the evolution of the local state in San Antonio, Texas provides the case study for explication of the model. The effects of the state’s evolution on the social and political lives of Latinos highlight the case study.
Douglas, Robert C. 2008 0-7734-5012-2 196 pages The only study to examine how the unofficial hierarchy—editors of
denominational journals, academic leaders, and pastors—shaped the Church of Christ’s response to the Civil Rights Movement.
Scott, Mark 2006 0-7734-5800-X 244 pages This work is a collection of American eyewitness accounts of one of the most hazardous military operations of World War II - the Murmansk Run. From 1941 to 1945 convoys of U.S. merchant ships transported cargoes to the northern Russian ports of Murmansk, Archangel, and Molotovsk. The itinerary included the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Iceland, and the USSR. The convoys faced numerous mortal threats, often simultaneous, on their way to Russia. While in the USSR, crew members then had to contend with the many peculiarities of the Soviet environment. This work is a contribution to scholarship in that 1) the often unvarnished accounts are based on interviews conducted with both Merchant Marine and Navy veterans of the convoys; 2) the accounts detail not only combat operations, but also describe the interaction of U.S. personnel with the populace of Stalin’s Russia; 3) only one account in the collection has been previously published; and 4) the book includes previously unpublished photographs of wartime Murmansk. The collection should be of interest to libraries in the U.S, Canada, U.K., and Russian Federation, as well as to the general reading public.
Thompson, Thomas W. 2003 0-7734-6538-3 344 pages This work provides information previously unavailable to the wider scholarly community: the role of the US Air Force in advancing information and electronics technology. The Air Force established a far-reaching research effort upon becoming a separate service in 1947 and maintains it today. Rome Laboratory, established in 1951, became the Air Force’s primary ground electronics laboratory. Relying on previously classified as well as documentation in the public sphere, this work details Air Force involvement in the development of radio, radar, communications satellites, computers, solid state devices, and photonics. The Cold War serves as backdrop until the last chapter, when attention shifts to more contemporary activities. Each chapter examines an Air Force mission, the technologies employed to accomplish it, and Rome Laboratory’s role. Originality and unique documentation make this work a must-read for those interested in the history of science and technology, Air Force and Department of Defense roles in the information revolution, military history, Cold War history, and the social and economic impact of Air Force R&D on the communities of central New York.
Sokolsky, Joel J. 1992 0-7734-9602-5 428 pages In this volume, noted scholars from both sides of the border explain the multi-faceted character of fifty years of defense cooperation. Part I begins by examining the efforts of both countries to secure the continent during WWII, then goes on to place bilateral military cooperation in the broader context of western collective defense during the Cold War. Part II looks closely at the past, present and future of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, Canada-U.S. naval cooperation and the prospects for trans-Atlantic security relations. This volume provides a rich anthology on the defense partnership which will be an invaluable tool for both the beginner and veteran scholar of Canada-U.S. relations.
Meilinger, Phillip S. 2013 0-7734-4465-3 400 pages The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was formed to deter war against the emerging Soviet threat –and to fight and win a war if deterrence failed.
This fascinating history of SAC will weave together six themes shaping the command during its first decade of existence: mission, message, education, technology, intelligence gathering and analysis, and leadership. All of these were crucial but the last is perhaps primus inter pares. General Curtis E. LeMay was the commander of SAC from 1948 to 1957. His leadership and drive were fundamental to the successful evolution of the command.
Otterstrom, Samuel 2004 0-7734-6521-9 308 pages This edited book ties the settlement geography and history of specific city-systems (cities and their hinterlands) together in a unified framework. The process of population concentration and dispersion within each city-system is explained using a general model that allows particular interconnections of geography and history to be explored. This book will provide a vital contribution to historical geographers and urban historians who are interested in the regional perspective of city development. This book provides a consistent national cross-section of city-system settlement histories, a contribution not found in other scholarly works.
Frye, John 1996 0-7734-9064-7 424 pages This is about a special seaport, where this nation's history started nearly four centuries ago, the port known from Singapore to Rotterdam to Buenos Aires to Sydney for ships and seamen, Hampton Roads. It is twenty-five miles of salted Virginia water just west of the southern end of one of the world's largest estuaries, Chesapeake Bay. It is an overview, telling of a number of representative instances and people, everything from the first Europeans venturing into the great water seeking gold or a way to Cathay, to the present day tugs, barges, and nuclear carriers leaving for crises around the world.
Haugen, Douglas Mark 2010 0-7734-1416-9 228 pages This work is the first comprehensive contribution to studies in American political
development with an international focus. This book explores the conditions that
produced foreign policy change, by examining the intellectual development within naval reform communities. Special emphasis is placed upon bureaucratic autonomy, organizational competition, and the reformulation of strategic doctrine.
Preemption and state building, we have been told, are necessary for the application of U.S. military power to promote democracy in strategic areas throughout the world. Why? What is the origin of this assumption? Moreover, what transformed U.S. foreign policy - from a doctrine of isolation, to a doctrine of parity, to one of containment, to one of global Empire? I will consider the first question in light of late nineteenth-century military doctrine. I evaluate competing explanations of naval reform and U.S. foreign policy during the period. I contend that current explanations are inadequate and fail to locate the mechanism of policy change.
Chapters four, five, and six trace the development of an epistemic community that began operational planning during the 1880s. The community forged an intellectual consensus and created support networks to act upon their preferences. Chapters four and five trace the pattern of battleship advocacy from 1889 until 1896, focusing upon the process by which the community mobilized support to advance battleship legislation. Bureaucratic entrepreneurship captured political and special interest support, however, bureaucratic entrepreneurship did not require demonstrated capacity. Chapter six details the triumph of the imperial doctrine. The conclusion will speculate how my state-centered approach might apply to different services, in different periods.
Ynfante, Charles 2006 0-7734-5701-1 212 pages The impact of globalization on the American Southwest is the subject of this study. Globalization means more than goods or services moving globally. Renaissance Europeans believed that the Garden of Eden existed in actuality. Columbus claimed that he had recovered it and attributed primitive Christianity to the natives he found. Also, Europeans imposed pre-conceived social constructs of race and ethnicity upon these natives. Global migrations of people also impacted the area, starting with the First Americans and continuing with the migrations that followed Columbus. The globalization of technology, science, language, and disease played parts as well. These, however, did not eradicate Indians or their culture. Global wars influenced the Southwest through military bases and social groups. Capitalism, a European invention, impacted the relationships of people in the region. Imperialism by various European nations, and later the United States, reduced the region to a pawn to be manipulated. Finally, global warming impacts the area through drought and potential diseases. This study contends that given all of the influence and impact globalization has had much of life and culture has remained the same until only recently. This study is written for a general readership.
Narber, Gregg R. 2008 0-7734-4949-3 388 pages Examines the influence of a broad range of New Deal programs on Iowa from the perspective of programmatic alteration of culture. This book contains twenty-eight black and white photographs and twelve color photographs.
Berkove, Lawrence 2007 0-7734-5411-X 1140 pages This two-volume work includes the “Bye-the-Bye” columns that were published in The Nevada Mining News in the years 1908-1909. This featured column was devoted to a series of historical memoirs primarily about the Comstock Lode of the 1860s to 1880s. The columns provide a fascinating glimpse into this era during which the first major mining enterprise in Nevada occurred and shed light on a number of the personalities of that time, including John Mackay. The editor has framed these materials through an excellent introduction, explanatory annotation, supplementary appendices, a thorough bibliography, and index.
McGrath, Conor 2009 0-7734-4692-3 452 pages This collection of original research on interest groups and lobbying around the world offers the most wide-ranging set of scholarly analyses of organized interest behavior available to date. While there is an enormous amount of research already available on groups in the American political process, and a smaller though still sizeable body dealing with interest representation in the other Western democracies, this collection provides scholars with perspectives on an unprecedented range of nations.
Burford, Edith Sue Kohner 2004 0-7734-6314-3 137 pages The book investigates the reason(s) why so many students at a university in south central U.S. have had to retake First-Year Composition. Using research of teaching and learning styles, this study sought to discover if there was a mismatch of teaching and learning styles because of a cultural difference of faculty and students. This work is of immense value to those in the field of education.
Fortuna, Giuseppe 1991 0-7734-9955-5 160 pages This work analyzes the ethnic revival of the 60's and 70's, socioeconomic changes which occurred in Italy and the USA and how they affected the Italian community. Combines "macro" analysis of the social structure and "micro" analysis of personal attitudes with chapters on the community, labor market, the family. Also describes the strategies used to succeed in the United States.
Salamone, Frank A. 2008 0-7734-5230-3 188 pages This work examines the experience of Italians as Italian-Americans in Rochester, New York, following World War II. Overall, the work explores the meaning of ethnicity and sheds light on anthropological, sociological, and historical theories of ethnicity and its use to advance the goals of a people. This book contains eight black and white photographs.
Salamone, Frank A. 2001 0-7734-7602-4 204 pages Through research into the ethnic roots of his home town of Rochester, NY, Dr. Salamone’s study enables the reader to understand the interplay of social, cultural, and historical forces in shaping a particular variate of Italian-American identity.
Whisker, James B. 2023 1-4955-1081-6 276 pages "It would be difficult to find a more important subject to study than James Wilson. He was one of only a few men who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. He was the only one who served in both the Constitutional Convention and the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention. One of the most prominent lawyers of his time, Wilson was one of the most prolific speakers at the Constitutional Convention, rising to address the convention some 168 times. Wilson supported proportional representation, greater popular control of governance, and a strong national government." -from the Introduction
Hamada, Masako 2005 0-7734-5937-5 292 pages Over the last quarter century, as interest in Japan has increased and Japanese language classes have proliferated all over the world, Japanese professors (of whom about 80% are female) have become an increasingly significant presence on U.S. college campuses. However, when Japanese professors teach American students, they face various issues caused by differences in cultural backgrounds, communication styles and expectations about the education process.
This study focuses on Japanese women, especially professors, working in institutions of higher education in the U.S. Then, using concrete examples, it explores their styles of handling classroom conflict, the effectiveness of different styles, and how their methods change with the length of time they have lived and worked in the U.S.
The book discusses the factors that contribute to the problems and conflicts, and gives professionals some suggestions and recommendations on how to face and resolve conflicts both in the classroom and in multicultural situations in “the real world.”
This study will appeal to scholars in Asian studies, women’s studies, intercultural communication, and conflict resolution management programs, and also professionals in global organizations and will help them to resolve culturally-based communication style differences and interpersonal conflicts more effectively.
Lopez, David A. 2001 0-7734-7561-3 224 pages Using a collection of visual images - representations of social reality - and supplementary historical, socioeconomic, and ethnographic data, this essay highlights the Latino experience in contemporary American society. The author uses the recent influx of Latinos into Omaha as a case study locale.
Leahy, Stephen M. 2002 0-7734-7273-8 256 pages Clement J. Zablocki represented Milwaukee County in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1943 to 1948 and in the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1983. His overwhelming popularity made him a power broker in Wisconsin, as he helped elect William Proxmire and Gaylord Nelson to state offices and John F. Kennedy to the presidency. Zablocki helped change the House Foreign Affairs Committee form an insignificant panel to an important power base. His career continued through the Vietnam War and Ronald Reagan’s presidency, until Zablocki’s death in 1983.
“Too often scholars have ignored the details of legislative practice, political procedure, and consensus-building in policy formation. Leahy’s exhaustive study of a significant second level Democratic Party politician and his contribution to the framing of several important legislative measures from the 1950s to the 1970s reminds that interest group particularism and personal cultural and political commitments inform and sometimes control the policy debates and programs advanced by well-known national figures. . . . Not only does Leahy demonstrate his command of legislative detail, but his work is itself a model case study in the sometimes ugly process by which a proposal or idea is transformed into law. . . . . Among his important legacies, none has been more important than Zablocki’s dogged insistence on Presidential consultation on key foreign policy questions, especially those relating to the acceptance of military commitments abroad. . . . Leahy demonstrates that his role as an insider in the policy process contributed to the development of modern views and practices relating to this crucial exercise in democratic decision-making. Superbly researched and clearly written, this traditional political biography enriches our understanding of modern legislative history.” – James J. Lorence
Oliver, Williard M. 2008 0-7734-4963-9 592 pages This work analyzes the interplay between the American political system and criminal justice policy, providing a comprehensive examination of the vital role politics plays in defining key elements of the criminal justice system.
Hardaway, Roger D. 1996 0-7734-8879-0 252 pages Although blacks have lived in the Rocky Mountain West since the first black slaves accompanied Spanish conquistadores to New Mexico c. 1535, their accomplishments have long been overlooked. However, in the past 25 years, historians have made efforts to research this topic and publicize their contributions. This book brings together in one reference source the information on this topic, from over fifty books and 150 articles, categorized in groupings such as cowboys, soldiers, women, businesspeople, blacks and Mormons, discriminatory laws, etc.. Each chapter begins with a brief narrative summary of the topic gleaned from reading the appropriate sources and then lists each relevant book and article in an annotated bibliography for each chapter. It will serve as valuable research and reference tool on the subject for historian, students, and librarians.
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.
Ma, Xin 1997 0-7734-2222-6 204 pages Researchers have not been able to provide policy makers with reliable answers to their basic concerns: how serious is mathematics dropout in US high schools, and what can be done to stop or reduce it, in concern for the future of a society and work force whose main functions are based more and more on elaborate sophisticated mathematical models, elaborate accounting systems, and computerized data analysis. This study tackles those problems empirically and methodologically. It estimates the probability of students' dropping out, conditional on psychological and sociological variables over a six-year period (grades 7-12); identifies conditions that substantially affect the probability of dropout; traces the development of students' decisions to avoid mathematics courses. It is the first book to employ survival analysis in educational research, and to use national data to address mathematics participation of US students.
Pitcher, Edward William 2005 0-7734-6135-3 168 pages The Nightingale; or, A Melange de Littérature … A Periodical publication (Boston, 10 May – 30 July, 1796) is one of several early American periodicals which were experimental blends of the conventional magazine and the miscellany.
Some weeks after The Nightingale began, it was recognized by a young Bostonian writing in the Farmer’s Weekly Museum 4 No. 171 (July 12, 1796) as being of necessity an abbreviated magazine: “Several numbers of a periodical work intitled [sic]The Nightingale have appeared in Boston … The inhabitants of that mercantile place are so constantly engaged in gazing at the rates of insurance, or the manifest of a ship’s cargo, that they have few reading hours, and prefer a crowd on ‘Change to a lounge in the library … [thus] a Belknap, Minot, Clarke, Gardiner, Elliot, and Philenia will not write, because there are none to read … [reprinted in whole in The Nightingale No. 33 (July, 1796): 387-90].”
The implication was that a periodical
that more frequently placed a small cluster of short articles in the hands of the public might have a greater success; at the same time, because The Nightingale’s twelve pages appeared three times a week, the miscellaneous materials were greater in aggregate than those supplied by many contemporary monthly magazines, and were largely reprinted materials acquired at little or no cost. Original contributions from local authors were not discouraged but they were inessential, partly because John Lathrop and John Russell were able contributing editors, and they recruited young writers to assist in their project. For example, Isaac Story contributed familiar essays in Nos. 12, 20 and 28, using the pseudonym “Beri Hesdin” [which, after the Nightingale closed down, he used for a series of contributions to the Massachusetts Magazine, and then following the failure of that periodical in December 1796, he used in the Farmer’s Weekly Museum].
This annotated catalogue demonstrates, however, that when original materials were too few, the editors turned to established writers, reprinting, for example several of Joseph Lathrop’s essays without comment on their prior periodical appearances, or availability in Lathrop’s Miscellaneous Collection of original Pieces (Springfield: Russell 1786). Too often (judging by the failure of subscribers to commit to a continuation of the periodical), the editors turned clandestinely to uninspiring selections from British periodicals, or to miscellanies published much earlier in the century.
Li, Jieli 2015 1-4955-0310-0 300 pages This comparative analysis demonstrates how state fragmentation results from a causal chain of geopolitical strains, resource shortfalls, intra-elite conflict, and the deficiency of a central government’s coercive capability to hold the society together. The emergence process of new sovereign states is also discussed.
Lowenthal, Kristi 2015 1-4955-0372-0 140 pages “Lowenthal’s monograph on the rivalry between Mabel Lee and Louise Pound at the University of Nebraska, fills an important void in the current scholarship on the history of women in intercollegiate athletics and physical education. In many ways, these two women, though they took a decidedly different approach to women’s athletics, were pioneers in the area of women’s physical education.” -Dr. Jeanne T. Heidler,
Professor of History, Chief American History Division,
United States Air Force Academy
Hulme, Derick L 2004 0-7734-6571-5 352 pages This study examines the U.S. response to Palestinian terror in the late 1960s-early 1970s in an effort to offer insights into why governments respond as they do to transnational terror, an issue of particular relevance in the wake of September 11, 2001. This study examines the factors affecting government policy, and particularly the relationship among terrorists’ strategy and tactics, elite decisionmakers’ international strategic perspective, critical features of the domestic political landscape, and policymakers’ efforts to manipulate counter-terror policies to pursue non-terror related objectives. Detailed examination of the archival record surrounding such key terrorist events as Black September, Munich, Khartoum, Ma’alot, and Entebbe, analysis of critical negotiations involving Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the U.S., and consideration of significant domestic developments involving Watergate, the Vietnam War, and Ford’s pardon of Nixon shed light on the interplay among terrorist actions, strategic interests, and political concerns during the Nixon and Ford administrations and point to more general conclusions about the impact of transnational terrorism on government policy.
Crockett, Alasdair 2004 0-7734-6431-X 307 pages This book addresses the central debates about religious change in advanced industrial societies. The contributors, among them some of the best known sociologists of religion in Britain, the United States and continental Europe, present a wide range of opinions on the central question of whether the overriding characteristic of religious change in modern industrial societies is decline, persistence or transformation. It includes proponents of the two main paradigms in the sociology of religion: the traditional paradigm of secularization theory, and the ‘new’ paradigm of ‘rational choice’ and ‘supply-side’ theory. Many of the chapters contain highly sophisticated, yet simply presented, analyses of the best available empirical data from current and historical social surveys in western and eastern Europe (including Russia) and the United States.
Walwik, Joseph 2002 0-7734-7176-6 188 pages In the summer of 1949, the Cold War came to Peekskill, NY, as two proposed Paul Robeson concerts were marred by the protests of local veterans’ organizations. The protests exploded into violence as area residents joined the protest. This even provides important insights into the nature of American anti-communism in the early Cold War. The riots, and anti-communism in general, have long been portrayed as the result of political manipulation. This work suggest that it is more a rational response to local, national, and international events than it is a product of political conspiracy. This work rectifies the usual overly-simplified view by examining the cause-and-effect relationships that led to the events, within the larger context of the Cold War.
Gray, Christopher 1989 0-88946-104-X 210 pages A search for the roots of the United States' failures and successes, accenting the American philosophers of the Golden Age - Peirce, Holmes, Dewey - while taking note of classics from Plato to Hegel.
Callary, Edward 2000 0-7734-7723-3 208 pages The Midwest is unique because of the particular patterns of exploration and settlement history of the region. The volume explores the geographical place names which form layers covering the landscape. The original layer, made up of aboriginal names, is widespread. A second layer is provided by the earliest European explorers, particularly the French missionaries and voyageurs who entered the Midwest from Canada in the 17th century. Americans followed, and much of the Midwest was settled and named shortly after the War of 1812.
This is the first volume in a new Mellen series Studies in Onomastics, under the general editorship of Dr. Leonard Ashley.
Pierce, John C. 2000 0-7734-7897-3 428 pages This book focuses on the shared Pacific West political arena of Washing State and the Province of British Columbia, but has many implications for comparison drawn at the national level. Using multiple methodologies, the book reports the results of a series on investigative differences in the two countries, including political cultures and public preferences in three major areas of public policy: native claims, immigration, and forest resource management.
LePore, Herbert P. 2003 0-7734-6614-2 348 pages This book is an historical study about the convening and subsequent failures of naval disarmament treaty conferences during the 1920s and 1930s. It shows the pre-existing unwillingness of major naval powers to relinquish their large navies – no matter the cost – because of their mutual distrust. The monograph examines the roles of the politicians, diplomats, and naval hierarchies, weaving the human element into the study of naval doctrine and technology, world events, and the influence of these factors upon the treaties. The book examines why naval disarmament failed, alluding to issues such as isolationism, failure of diplomacy, old grudges, lack of substantive communication, and non-existence of supervision mechanisms necessary to safeguard disarmament treaties. It concludes by briefly looking at what has happened to naval disarmament since World War II.
Griffiths, David B. 1992 0-7734-9482-0 446 pages This is the first comprehensive political history of the major third-party movement in the nine states of the Mountain West and Pacific Coast. The highly detailed and heavily documented narrative is based on letter collections and other documents, and synthesizes all secondary materials. Treats interpretative and thematic questions and the historiography of the Populist movement.
Griffiths, David B. 1992 0-7734-9482-1 354 pages This is the first comprehensive political history of the major third-party movement in the nine states of the Mountain West and Pacific Coast. The highly detailed and heavily documented narrative is based on letter collections and other documents, and synthesizes all secondary materials. Treats interpretative and thematic questions and the historiography of the Populist movement.
Nelson, Dexter Anton II 2016 164 pages This concept of pulling historical information out of comic books is not new; what is new is the concept of using comic books to interpret and understand the perceived cultural enemies of American societies during various eras. Not only can we learn of the dress, vernacular, technology and perceived threats of the past but also how they dealt with complex problems that we face today such as globalization, racial inequality and the shrinking middle class. This book sheds light on the under-utilization of comic books as historical resources and educational tools.
Patterson, Alan 2012 0-7734-2940-9 216 pages Written in response to the Bush Administration’s aggressive rhetoric previous to and during the Iraq War, this book addresses the key issues relating to Precautionary Principles on defense policies regarding pre-emptive war. Policymakers in the West seem prone to use these tactics when they feel there is certainly an outside threat to national security, and even when the threat is miniscule, after 9/11 American leaders in particular seem to err on the side of caution. Knowing the difference between a certain threat, a risky pre-emptive attack, and uncertainty could have informed public debate in significant ways. This theory is necessary now more than ever because our world system faces new and unknown threats that must be mediated by an international order.
Robinson, Ronald W. 1997 0-7734-8564-3 164 pages Gripping first-person account of an 11-day takeover behind the walls of the Texas state prison in Huntsville in summer, 1974. Three inmates seized control of the school-library complex and took eleven prison employees hostage. It was the longest recorded instance of prison inmates holding hostages, and ended in death for several of the hostages and two of the inmates. At the time, the author was a correctional educator, and in his final year of education and training as a criminologist, and at the time was aware that few, if any, professional students of crime had the opportunity to observe a criminal event from within, from start to finish. He tried at every opportunity to study what they said, did, and how they did it. Includes illustrations.
Mondello, Salvatore 1990 0-88946-096-5 250 pages A comprehensive examination of the artist's papers which sheds light on Vanderlyn's works and their contribution to the cultural development of the United States, and on the man himself.
Misalucha, Charmaine G. 2012 0-7734-2647-7 388 pages This book shows how political speech acts carry consequences in diplomatic relations. Focusing on interactions between the United States and Southeast Asian countries, the author shows that often the more powerful country does not get its way. American foreign policy is usually viewed as being uncompromising and hegemonic, but in reality, it strikes agreements and compromises on a regular basis.
One would assume that the wealthier, more powerful country would always get its way. This study shows that smaller countries with little or no bargaining power can benefit from relations with the United States.
Kraeuter, David W. 2001 0-7734-7520-6 632 pages This work opens and organizes the patent literature for a hundred US and British radio inventors who worked between 1830 and 1980. The bibliography provides a list of each inventor’s US or British patents in chronological order, providing an indication of the inventor’s technical development. A keyword index locates patents by general subject. Since all entries in the bibliography and index are complete, either can be used as a stand-alone document (to verify patent dates or numbers, for example) or as a tool which can provide rapid entry into the numerous patent volumes themselves.
Suzuki, Noriko 2009 0-7734-4847-0 304 pages This book is a detailed study of the relationship between discourse of the American West and women’s journalism. It examines how women participated and intervened in the constructing process of geographical conceptions of “the West.” This book contains thirteen black and white photographs.
Jans-Thomas, Susan 2012 0-7734-2653-1 212 pages Dr. Jans-Thomas revisits an important location in the Civil Rights movement and walks through various places along the march from Selma to Birmingham, Alabama. Her stories are largely anecdotal, but the overall portrait she paints of the towns are vivid because she outlines how the culture has changed since the 1950’s and 60’s. The portrayal of the towns is suitable, not only for introductory college students, but advanced high school students as well. The book reads like a historical narrative and a sociological field study, and its importance derives from the juxtaposition of past struggles mixed with signs of the contemporary triumphs that the Civil Rights movement achieved.
Collectively, we all participate in history. The purpose of this study is to show that agents of change have an important role to play in shaping the future of the communities they impact.
Through a field study told as an anecdotal personal narrative The Freedom March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama: Historical Reflections on Race Relations in the United Statestells the story of how race relations in America have progressed since the 1950’s and 60’s. Dr. Jans-Thomas travels through several towns in Alabama on her way to the 40th Anniversary Commemoration of Bloody Sunday, where many activists lost their lives marching in favor of voting rights for African-Americans. She describes in detail the social implications of historical events that transpired during the American Civil Rights movement. The events had a tremendous impact on the southern communities, and in the book she shows that there is a broader representation of African-Americans there at the current time, which would have been impossible without the sacrifice of these brave Freedom Fighters.
Rowe, Beverly J. 2002 0-7734-7179-0 360 pages This unique local history has a broad application to a number of historical types: institutional history, community history, regional history, period history, social history, and medical history. The Wadley Regional Medical Center history gives a complete chronological history of all the major departments within a regional medical center over the course of a century. It also describes the interaction of hospital employees in times of acute stress, as well as times of major accomplishment. It is based on extensive hospital records, Board of Directors minutes, in-house publications, newspaper articles, trade publication articles, and seventy-five oral histories.
Eubank, Damon 2004 0-7734-6495-6 180 pages Scholarship on any war naturally tends to center on military events and military personalities. Political history is often mingled with military history as to how the political actions are reflected on the battlefield. Only recently have military historians begun to examine the social ramification of war on the soldiers of the battle front and the civilians of the home front. This study examines the impact of the Mexican War on both the public and private lives of Kentucky citizens. Coming only a little more than a decade before the titanic struggle we call the American Civil War, the Mexican War has been overshadowed by the greater conflict. While some fine overview and good biographies exist, regional and state studies are far more difficult to come by. This study looks at the deeply divided state of Kentucky and its response to the Mexican War. Kentucky’s division reflects the larger American division. Hopefully, more regional and local studies about this critical era in American history will be forthcoming.
Jones, Barbara G. Haney 2009 0-7734-4727-X 452 pages This book explores the ways in which university presses were adjusting in the 1990s to such changes as reduced funding, falling monograph sales, the opening of the midlist niches in trade publishing, and changing computer and telecommunications technology.
Gordon, Dane 1982 0-88946-150-3 444 pages The story of the Rochester Institute of Technology, whose history goes back to 1829. The study is set in the context of the development of technological education in the USA.
McKelvey, Blake 1984 0-88946-026-4 95 pages Written in celebration of Rochester's sesquicentennial, covering its story from its origins, its subsequent status as America's first boom town, its development into "George Eastman's town," to its evolution into the "grass-roots metropolis" it is today.
Wesley, Cindy K. 2008 0-7734-5146-3 352 pages This book is a historical study of the major German Baptist denomination in the United States and Canada. A thorough account, it examines the history, doctrine, ethnic identity, and mission of German Baptists in North America from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth centuries.
Jones, Barbara G. Haney 2009 0-7734-3850-5 590 pages This book traces the history of the USS Casablanca (CVE-55) from her conception to her sale for scrap after the end of World War II. Her existence is placed in contexts of place and time as she served as a platform for training precommissioning crews of future sister ships and for pilots as they qualified for carrier duty, and then as she carried men, aircraft, and supplies into the Pacific and brought troops and damaged aircraft back to the West Coast. Casablanca’s history is told as seen through the eyes of the men who served aboard her; their stories were obtained mainly through personal interviews and memoirs.
Carroll, Bruce 2004 0-7734-6445-X 180 pages This work provides the foundation for the study of United States Magistrate Judges and an examination of their behavior. The results presented in this work make a theoretical contribution to the literature supported by both qualitatively and quantitatively examining the roles and decisions of United States Magistrate Judges.
At the most fundamental level, this work shows that Magistrate Judges should no longer be overlooked in the public law literature and calls for more research on these, and other overlooked players in the judiciary.
Irogbe, Kema 1997 0-7734-2294-3 336 pages This study examines the relationship between owners of the United States multinational corporations of South Africa and the United States government. The significance of the study is threefold: 1) demonstrating how the United States foreign policy from Nixon to Reagan changed in basic strategy without a fundamental change in its mission, in terms of its support of the apartheid regime; 2) throwing more light on the US government's economic, political and military-strategic interest in South Africa and its symbiotic relations with the apartheid regime; and 3) contributing to the existing knowledge of the US involvement in South Africa by linking public opinion with the class interest of American foreign policy during the administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan.
Rogal, Samuel J. 2001 0-7734-7379-3 504 pages This two-volume set constitutes an edition of the sale catalogue of the private library of Rushton M. Dorman of Chicago, Illinois, a collection numbering 1,842 separate items. It casts an interesting and important light upon book-collecting and reading habits and interests among affluent late 19th-century Americans. In addition, the substance and tone of the comments set down by the original compiler of the catalogue allow one to view the marketing methods employed by a major late 19th-century book auction firm. The volumes will be of interest to students of literary history, librarians, bibliophiles, historians of the book and book trade.
Brown, Marion A. 1998 0-7734-8354-3 296 pages During its existence from 1816 to 1836, the Second Bank of the United States engendered controversy. Chartered to serve as the national government's fiscal agent, this private stock corporation soon came into conflict with those Americans who feared its potential power to undermine their freedom. This study examines the experience of Ohioans with the branch banks of the BUS in Ohio. Using state-level documents and incorporating papers from BUS leadership, this study adds to understanding the complex nature of early 19th century banking.
“The study breaks new ground in two ways. First, with a broad time frame, the book considers Ohio’s banking history from its territorial period to the Civil War; and second, it provides much greater detail on the BUS branches in Ohio. . . . Brown’s use of sources ably suppers her study of the BUS from both the national and local perspective. . . . Based on this rich variety of source material, Brown builds an effective analysis of the tempestuous relationship between the BUS and the state of Ohio.” – The Annals of Iowa
Dempsey, Michael James 2008 0-7734-4794-6 236 pages This study argues that Félicité Lamennais (1782-1854) and Orestes Brownson (1803-1876) shared a similar vision for the temporal and spiritual separation between Church and State despite maintaining discordant historical perspectives and diametrically opposed political experiences.
Based upon theology, history, and republican models available for their consideration, they offered a similar practical solution for the tangled web of European political machinations that constrained the papacy’s spiritual supremacy.
Midkiff, Brooke 2015 1-4955-0408-5 236 pages Drawing on theories of identity construction and deconstruction, the author examines what it means to be a feminist in the contemporary American political arena. The author explores the boundaries implicitly created by identity categories to uncover feminists’ perceptions of whether or not Hillary Clinton is truly a feminist political candidate. This book provides an application of these theories to the contemporary feminist movement in the United States.
Steele, Elizabeth 2006 0-7734-5532-9 236 pages This study attempts to show when, where and how novelist, Hugh Walpole, author of forty-two books of fiction and two famous screenplays, came to typify the image of the genius “British lecturer” in the minds of many Americans. The number of British literary men and women lecturing in America between the two World Wars was, and continues to seem, remarkable. Among them, Hugh Walpole was considered one of the best, touring America five times for two decades, and leaving his own personal stamp.
Tulloch, Hugh 2000 0-7734-7483-8 360 pages This study takes six interwar commentators – Aldous Huxley, Dennis Brogan, J. M. Keynes, Harold Laski, Bertrand Russell, and D. H. Lawrence – and deploys a variety of methodologies (political science, law, philosophy, economics, fiction and literary criticism). It seeks both to shed light on the intellectual ambience of the period while, simultaneously, depicting America itself as it was interpreted by these six visitors.
Chan, Sucheng 1989 0-88946-631-9 357 pages While race, ethnicity, gender, and class have traditionally been the most important axes along which hierarchical relationships have been defined in American society, recent years have seen an examination of the "intersection" of race and class, or of ethnicity and class, so that some joint combination determines the relative positions of given individuals as well as of groups.
Zarkin, Michael 2003 0-7734-6660-6 206 pages With the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Congress opened the door for an industry that was once heavily regulated to take bold steps in the directions of competition. Through an examination of nine major Federal Communications Commission rulemakings, more than fifteen years of legislative activity in Congress, and several other policy decisions undertaken during the 20th century, this study argues that the Telecommunications Act was part of a process of social learning in which federal regulators entered an enduring mindset of competition beginning in the late 1970s. Scholars interested in telecommunications issues and developmental theories of policy change will find this book particularly engaging.
Challen, Paul 1993 0-7734-9161-9 92 pages Illustrates that an appreciation of Odum and his theory of regionalism is crucial to a comprehensive understanding of the intellectual life of the early 20th-century South. Odum's vision for the region's future actively challenged the sectionalist constraints of the southern past in a way never before attempted.
Butler, Lola M. 2001 0-7734-7334-3 192 pages Provides a comprehensive portrayal of the most vulnerable and disenfranchised groups in society. The book explores racial and ethnic minorities, children, gays and lesbians, women, people with disabilities, religious minorities, poverty, the elderly, and death and dying. The study integrates and dissects the complexity associated with understanding underlying causes and conditions that hinder populations at risk from attaining mainstream access. The text provides multiformity in strategies that can assist social workers in altering social outcomes, promoting a pivotal active emphasis on advocacy, empowerment, and social change.
Okafor, Victor Oguejifor 2006 0-7734-5688-0 156 pages This anthology presents a variety of essays dealing with heroic contributions made by a select group of African American men, women and organizations to the intergenerational struggles of New World Africans for social equality and racial justice. The essays are refined and updated versions of a set of papers delivered by scholars of African American life and culture at the 2001 convention of the Southern Convention on African American Studies, Inc. Teachers and students of African American history and politics will find the work exceedingly useful.
As a contribution to scholarship, the anthology documents the visions, thoughts, and actions of African American leaders and organizations that had not either received judicious attention within academe or has been misinterpreted. Examples include the understated role of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) as a champion of African policy interests in the United States Congress, the counter-hegemonic role of black feminist scholarship, the influence of Afro-Atlantic religion on slave resistance and rebellion in the Americas, and a comparison of the life cycle political socialization of African American and white radicals. An apt example of the kind of new historiography that this work represents is its chapter on the role of one of the icons of African American history, Martin R. Delany (1812-1885). This chapter discusses Delany in the context of a new interpretation of his philosophical and strategic outlook – one that deviates markedly from popular portrayals of his role in African American historiography. In it, Dr. Tunde Adeleke argues that much of the literature on Delany’s contribution to the African American community’s struggles of his time has been tainted by an “instrumentalist or applied historiography.”
Trenkamp, Anne 1990 0-88946-449-9 336 pages A Festschrift containing essays by the honoree, the Hungarian-born American composer Marcel Dick, who is one of the very last members of Arnold Schoenberg's "inner circle" during the 1920s and whose place in the history of the Second Viennese School is assured. Includes studies of Dick's music, an appendix on The Marcel Dick Collection at Case Western Reserve University, and another appendix covering Marcel Dick's curriculum vitae. Also includes contributions by Walter A. Strauss, Joan Allen Smith, Wendy Williams Keyes, Michael Nott, Anne Trenkamp, John G. Suess, John K. Ogasapian, Jody D. Rockmaker, and many others.
Cervantes, Eduardo 2015 1-4955-0296-1 240 pages This qualitative case study explores leadership dynamics and typologies of campus cultural orientations toward diversity at a single California community college. The study was guided by Bass and Avolio’s (1997) full range leadership model, which is a paradigm of transformational leadership. Additionally, the study was framed by Jayakumar and Museus’s (2012) taxonomy of campus cultural orientations.
Donkor, Martha 2008 0-7734-5088-2 156 pages This work examines the struggles of southern Sudanese refugees who defied great odds to secure better lives for themselves and their families in the United States. The book also looks at the role of the international community in accommodating these refugees.
Abdel Halim, Asma M. 2006 0-7734-5675-9 228 pages This is a qualitative study of the experiences of circumcised Sudanese women in the United States. It looks into how immigration has affected the cultural perceptions of women, in particular their views about female circumcision (FC). Questions and conversations with the women in this study are focused on what has changed in their lives that resulted in a change of attitude or behavior. Three focus groups of women of different age groups participated in the research. One woman of each group was interviewed in depth. Open-ended questions and semi structured interviews were conducted.
The findings included changes in married women’s perception of their culture and a high level of awareness of why the change came about; a profound change in gender relations inside the home; acceptance of these changes, as good and necessary, despite strong ties with the home culture; and most importantly, an activism side to their change of attitude towards FC; it is no longer lip service to change, they have decided to take action and protect their daughters from FC. They do not see themselves as changing the culture by giving up FC, as they believe that the culture is to protect virginity and curb sexual freedom, whereas FC is only a process within the culture to ensure that virginity. They will keep the culture and do away with FC as a harmful process. The study found that this activism edge stemmed from their personal experiences of humiliation and horror during childbirth.
Younger unmarried women saw FC as a practice that deprived them of their bodily integrity and took away their ability to make their own decisions. They are still fettered by the continued control of their families in the Sudan and of the immigrant community that does not look kindly at those who break away from the culture.
Older women did not change their mind about the “benefits” of FC but saw it as detrimental to their granddaughters’ health and status in the United States. Since it is meant to benefit and young girls would face harm rather than good, they expressed willingness to accept uncircumcised granddaughters in America.
Goodfellow, Anne Marie 2007 0-7734-5512-4 412 pages This volume makes certain materials from the Draper Manuscript Collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society accessible to researchers interested in the life and history of Simon Girty. Girty, a figure maligned as much as praised, served as an interpreter between Americans, British, and Native Americans during the American Revolution, and is remembered by some as a turncoat and by others as a hero. Lyman Draper, founder of the Wisconsin Historical Society in the mid-19th century, was keenly interested in Girty’s life and attempted to show that Simon Girty really was an honorable man. Here presented are annotated reproductions of the Draper manuscripts of interest to Girty scholars and historians of the American Revolution.
Ross, Delmer G. 2009 0-7734-4863-2 204 pages This is the most comprehensive study of the Bagdad Chase Mine and its Ludlow & Southern Railway, drawing on many unpublished primary and secondary sources. This book contains twenty-six black and white photographs.
Baasan, Ragchaa 2009 0-7734-4753-9 628 pages Written by two former diplomats, this work is the first in-depth analysis of the political relationship between the United States and Mongolia. The study elucidates why, despite over a hundred years of substantive interactions between the two countries, the establishment of formal diplomatic relations did not occur until 1987.
Eastwood, Margaret 2012 0-7734-1544-0 292 pages In a total rational world, you would expect new offences to be enacted through a process of reflection, research or various programs of reform, undertaken deliberately, by planned law reform commissions, or through comparative analysis with other legal systems. This research proposes that the emergence of one particular offence, 'incitement to genocide', was
not the result of a deliberate attempt to create new offence, nor that its origins came from a rational process of planned codification. Rather, it argues that the creation of this offence was an unintended side effect of the trial and pre-trial process, during the first major war crimes trial held in Nuremberg after World War II in 1945/6.
This reconstruction provides the first comprehensive study that gives an in depth analysis, which explores how the defendant, Julius Streicher's anti-Semitic propaganda published in a private newspaper, Der Stunner could, though a process of selective reinterpretation by the Nuremberg Tribunal, be classified as inciting mass murder through words alone, under the remit of crimes against humanity in Article 6(c) of the Nuremberg Charter, In 1945, the crime of inciting mass murder through words alone was not recognized or classified as a criminal offence by international criminal law, no precedents existed for its definition, nature, scope, or, its prosecution, defense, or determination of an appropriate sentence, should defendants be found guilty. This study fills a gap in existing literature by focusing on the legal dilemmas and interpretations faced by all parties 'behind the scenes' involved in the prosecution and 'birth' of' incitement to genocide' prior to its legal recognition as an offence by the 1948, Genocide Convention.
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."
Han, Tomislav 2003 0-7734-6771-8 316 pages What is the pursuit of happiness? This is one of the central questions addressed in this study. It examines the extensive ideological genealogy of the concept, whose roots are firmly grounded in Aristotelian political science. The concept of happiness was an indispensable part of a republican theory of government that influenced classical philosophers, the American founding fathers, and generations of other Aristotelians. This monograph examines the ‘pursuit of happiness’ by Revolutionary-era Americans and their ideological predecessors. It is also the story of the increasing irrelevance of metaphysics-centered philosophies, of continual attempts to reconcile Aristotelian political priorities with seemingly incompatible epistemological sensibilities, and of the rise of an epistemology-centered positive science in post-Revolutionary America.
Daugherty, Leo J. 2021 1-4955-0860-9 260 pages Dr. Daugherty reviews the history of the United States Marine Corp in the First World War I. The subject includes the strategies and tactics, organization of the Corp at the time, and leading figures within the leadership of the Corp.
Fahey, David M. 2010 0-7734-1386-3 296 pages This case study of the Women's Temperance Crusade in southwestern Ohio is based on primary sources and archival materials. It examines the socio-historical circumstances surrounding the movement as well as the participation of men within the movement. This book contains twenty-two black and white photographs.
Wenzke, Annabelle S. 1989 0-88946-681-5 250 pages Presents the theology of Timothy Dwight and shows how it constituted a religious legitimization of a social order that has had a great impact on the shape of American life.
Zhang, Chunhou 2006 0-7734-5749-6 196 pages This book reexamines the fundamental principles of American electoral psychology. The argument challenges and augments the psychological approach to partisanship and the rational choice approach to voting. It partially confirms theories of retrospective and economic voting, but its analysis of polling data from the American National Election Studies from 1948 through 2000 moves beyond them. The theoretical framework takes in psychological aspects of information processing, personality psychology of Freudianism, humanistic perspectives of psychology, conflicts of interest theories drawn from group psychology, and interest group pluralism in political science. The analysis uses the framework to explain seemingly contradictory phenomena in the behavior and psychology of American voters. The principal findings include: (1) American voters’ recognition of the differences between the major parties and the closeness of the likely outcome of presidential elections is contingent upon the information they receive regarding the degree of political mobilization and the intensity of political competition; (2) American voters’ judgments of presidential personalities tend toward duality; they use separate standards to assess natural and acquired traits as opposed to those traits they perceive as political; and (3) American voters behave differently in presidential elections from how they behave in other group conflicts. They use three benchmark fields when making their choice for President: economic prosperity, group compatibility and national security. These form three vulnerable points in the psychology of the electorate. The analysis demonstrates that the results of American presidential elections can be predicted largely by the voters’ perceptions of the presidential candidates and their parties in terms of the economy, group relations and national security.
Murray, Stephen James 2015 1-4955-0363-1 524 pages A new and contemporary examination of the emigration schemes utilized by the UK Trade/Craft Unions of the late 19th century to supply and channel workers to the USA. This fresh analysis on the subject fills a gap in the existing literature that has not been visited in scholarship for over fifty years.
Ynfante, Charles 2002 0-7734-7206-1 216 pages This study covers Arizona’s homefront history during WWII, encompassing themes that are both institutional and social. It examines government, private industry and their economic programs, official policies of state and federal agencies. It examines the way Native Americans, Japanese aliens, and Japanese-Americans, Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals, African-Americans, foreigners, international and local prisoners, children, and whites worked together – voluntarily or not – in the war effort.
Rosenberg, Daniel 2008 0-7734-4842-X 260 pages Examines the decision of American Communists to go underground during the 1950s’ era of McCarthyism. This book contains seven black and white photographs.
Kim, Young Hum 1996 0-7734-8832-4 432 pages This volume observes and analyzes in depth the political-military-economic policies that the United States and Asian nations have taken toward one another, and the shifting winds of international relationships on the threshold of the 21st century, asserting that Americans and Asians are destined to share their common destiny so as to create Pax Pacifica.
Frankum, Ronald B. Jr. 2001 0-7734-7612-1 356 pages This study explains American motives and the decision-making process as it worked with Australia in Southeast Asia. It goes beyond other attempts at understanding the Australian-American arrangements, using valuable material newly released, which describes the evolution of American thinking, specifically during the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. It also incorporates the American view on other aspects of Australian foreign policy, such as Indonesia, Malaysia and West New Guinea.
Dobbs, Charles 1990 0-88946-505-3 248 pages A synthesis of existing literature and interpretation of information on American foreign policy in East Asia since 1945, covering the last three major wars: World War II, the Korean conflict, and Vietnam.
Whisker, James B. 1997 0-7734-8603-8 220 pages Examines the establishment of the Armory, early civilian superintendancy, the temporary takeover by Ordnance, the influence of the Hall rifle, annual manufacture and procurement, conversions, and includes a list of armorers there.
Hufford, Larry G. 1987 0-88946-006-X 280 pages An analysis from a geostratic, economic, cultural and political perspective; it includes a section on "low-intensity warfare" and the Iran arms deal/Contra link. The latter is presented as a structural problem between the National Security Council and the Department of State
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.
Gillam, James T. 2006 0-7734-5775-5 364 pages This book is a unique study of the Vietnam War that is best called a “memograph” because it combines both the skills and methods of the formal historical monograph with those of the memoirist. Through its monographic lens, this book sheds new light on many important aspects of the Vietnam War. Among those new views are the strategic and tactical changes in the war created by the Tet Offensive, and the unique use of the draft to create the “Vietnam Only Army.” Also, America’s willingness to use nuclear and chemical warfare in Vietnam are presented in the context of our current concern with weapons of mass destruction.
Through its memoir lens, the book shows the ways in which those kinds of issues and policies played out in the lives of the men who fought in Vietnam. Through the combination of these methods, the reader is taken through the training process for conscripts, to the false hope of avoiding Vietnam offered by the Vietnamization process and on to the various level of the war. Once the reader arrives in Vietnam, the memoir format, based on primary sources like “After Action Reports” and “Chronologies of Significant Events,” presents personal perspectives on how the war was fought. Thus, one travels from the air war to the ground war, and also to the war in the ground. This last view is also unique because it is the viewpoint of the rarely acknowledged men who fought in labyrinths beyond the ones covered in Thomas Manfold and John Pennycake’s treatment of tunnel warfare.
Nordé, Sr., Gerald S. 2015 1-4955-0337-2 256 pages This book unveils the historical development of skin color based racism in U.S. society from its origin in the sexual and reproductive relations between the South’s white slave owners and their black female slaves to the bold and startling conclusion that through a better understanding of these early kinship histories and ancestral lineages legacies we can actually envision the elimination of skin color bias by rejecting the false color based identities we have established for ourselves.
Welch, Lisa C. 2009 0-7734-4698-2 408 pages The study examines in-depth the “work first” Welfare-to-Work Grants program as it was implemented in a state that provided relatively generous subsides to low-income workers. The analysis engages in scholarly debates regarding persistent poverty, social welfare policies, and the efficacy of traditional theories of political economy.
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.