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Politics & Government
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Politics / African-American Studies

African Americans in Global Affairs

A long-overdue introduction to the multifaceted nature of African American participation in global affairs
Clemons, Michael L., ed.

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Sociology / Religion

After the Fire

A moving first-person account of the struggle between the Old Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding society that threatens to drive them out on the ever of their religion’s 300th anniversary.
Testa, Randy-Michael. John A. Hostetler, fwd.; Robert Coles, afterword.; Susie Riehl, illus.

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Terrorism / 20th Century U.S. History / East African History

Al Qaeda Declares War

The dramatic story of the FBI’s hunt for al Qaeda terrorists in the wake of the African embassy bombings, and of the successful prosecutions that resulted
Hoffman, Tod

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Terrorism

Al-Qaeda: The Myth

This study argues that today’s international terrorism, especially Al-Qaeda, is born of neither religion nor poverty, but is merely a cloak of patchy discontent, a symptom of a society gone awry.
Coolsaet, Rik

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Literary Criticism - Politics / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism / Literary Criticism - American

American Studies as Transnational Practice

The internationalization of American studies
Shu, Yuan and Donald E. Pease

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Political Science & Government

Approaching Deliberative Democracy

A collection of articles on the theory and practice of deliberative democracy edited by Robert Cavalier.
Cavalier, Robert, ed.

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Political Science & Government / Arctic Studies / Canadian Studies

Arctic Politics

Thoughtful essays establishing the Arctic as a distinctive region of international political, socioeconomic, and environmental importance.
Young, Oran R.

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Politics / Political Science - History & Theory / Political Philosophy

The Art of Governing

Gregg, Judd

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Colonialism & Post-Colonialism / Film, TV, Visual Culture / Literary Criticism

Artificial Africas

A groundbreaking investigation of Western conceptions of Africa.
Mayer, Ruth

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African Studies / Politics

Artisanal Diamond Mining

This work makes a significant contribution to our progress towards the vision of artisanal alluvial diamond mining communities that are conflict and exploitation free.
Vlassenroot, Koen; Van Bockstael, Steven, eds.

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Philosophy / Political Science & Government

Autobiographical, Scientific, Religious, Moral, and Literary Writings
Trans. from the French


Noteworthy short pieces from Rousseau, most of which have never been translated into English before now.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques; Christopher Kelly, trans. and ed.

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Biography / Political Science & Government

Best of Times, Worst of Times

A memoir by a prominent and highly respected historian and political commentator
Laqueur, Walter

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Political Science & Government / Sociology / International Relations

Beyond Tocqueville

An interdisciplinary collection of historical and comparative articles on civil society and the social capital debate.
Edwards, Bob, Michael W. Foley, Mario Diani (eds)

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20th Century U.S. History / Jewish Studies / Civil Rights

Black Power, Jewish Politics

How American Jews leveraged the Black Power movement to strengthen American Jewish religious, ethnic, and cultural life
Dollinger, Marc

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Human Rights / Chinese History / Politics - Asia

Blessings from Beijing

After sixty years in exile, can the Tibetan diaspora survive the onslaught of a newly assertive China?
Bruno, Greg C.

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Political Science & Government / Public Policy

Blue State Blues

A political neophyte challenges the status quo or How a Cranky Conservative Launched a Campaign and Found Himself the Liberal Candidate (and Still Lost)
Slavitt, David R.

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Dance / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Butting Out

First major study of two important contemporary female dancers.
Chatterjea, Ananya

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Political Science & Government / Ecology & Environmental Studies / History / Pittsburgh

Citizen Environmentalists

A telling look at the lives and strategies of women environmental activists in the long 1960s, solidly grounded in a national context
Longhurst, James

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Women's Studies / Religion / Politics

Citizenship, Faith, and Feminism

The first book to examine religious feminist activists in Israel, the U.S., and Kuwait
Feldman, Jan

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Political Science & Government

Civil Society

A guide for what citizen leaders and teachers must do to ensure that our democracy will last another century.
O’Connell, Brian. John W. Gardner, fwd.

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Political Science & Government / History / Economics & Business / International Studies

The Civil Society Reader

A “civil society” anthology for experts and students alike.
Hodgkinson, Virginia and Michael W. Foley, eds.

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Political Science & Government / Philanthropy & Charity

Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Fate of the Commons

Traces the historical development of civil society and philanthropy in the West and analyzes their role in solving the problems faced by modern liberal democracy
Sievers, Bruce R.

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Colonial History / History - 18th Century / Political Science - History & Theory

Community without Consent

An important reconsideration of the Stamp Act as prelude to the American Revolution
Hutchins, Zachary McLeod, ed.

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Criminology / Public Policy / Criminal Justice

Crimes of the American Nuclear State

A penetrating analysis of U.S. government policies in the manufacture, deployment, and testing of nuclear weapons
Kauzlarich, David; Kramer, Ronald C.; Michalowski, Raymond J., fwd.

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Biography / Politics

Crowbar Governor

First biography of one of Connecticut’s most colorful and notorious statesmen
Murphy, Kevin

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Constitutional Law / Criminology / American Government / Capital Punishment

Cruel and Unusual

This indispensable history of the Eighth Amendment and the founders’ views of capital punishment is also a passionate call for the abolition of the death penalty based on the notion of cruel and unusual punishment
Bessler, John D.

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Dance / Political Science & Government

Dance for Export

A little-known episode in the history of dance that illuminates the broader subject of cultural policy during the Cold War era.
Prevots, Naima. Eric Foner, introd.

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American History - 19th Century / Biography - Political / Political Science & Government

Daniel Webster, “The Completest Man”

Shewmaker, Kenneth E., ed. Charles M. Wiltse, Editor-in-Chief. William H. Rehnquist, fwd.; Irving H. Bartlett, Maurice G. Baxter, Richard N. Current, and Howard Jones, essays

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Criminology / State & Provincial Government / Government / Legislatures / Death Penalty

The Death of the American Death Penalty

An up-to-date study of state-level developments regarding the death penalty
Koch, Larry W., Colin Wark, and John F. Galliher

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20th Century U.S. History / American Government / Popular Culture

Dinner in Camelot

“I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”—President John F. Kennedy, April 29, 1962
Esposito, Joseph A.

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Poetry / Political Science & Government

Divorce Boxing

A collection of poems by D.C. Berry.
Berry, D.C.

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Political Science & Government / International Relations / Communism & Socialism / Cold War Studies

A Documentary History of Communism and the World
3rd ed. rev.


The final edition of a valuable reference work documenting the story of Communism from its beginnings to its amazing collapse.
Daniels, Robert V., ed., introd., notes, and original trans.

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Political Science & Government / Eastern Europe History / Communism & Socialism / Cold War Studies

A Documentary History of Communism in Russia
3rd rev. ed.


An extensive revision of the valued but unobtainable 1960 edition. Nearly 300 key documents are now readily available in translation.
Daniels, Robert V. ed. introd. notes, and original trans.

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American Government / Linguistics / Reference & Bibliography

Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes

An election-year guide to understanding the language of the electeds, spin-meisters, and flacks of American politics
McCutcheon, Chuck and Mark, David
with a Foreword by Jeff Greenfield

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Political Process - Elections / American Government

Doubletalk

With 100 key phrases, this is your up-to-the-minute ebook guide to the presidential election follies
McCutcheon, Chuck and Mark, David

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Literary Criticism - Politics / Globalization / Literary Criticism - American / Criticism

Dwelling in American

An original critique of the idea of American empire in the twenty-first century
Muthyala, John

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Political Science & Government / Ecology & Environmental Studies

Eagle Over the Ice

An examination of international governance of the Antarctic continent -- one of the few success stories of international cooperation -- as viewed through the lens of US politics.
Joyner, Christopher C., and Ethel R. Theis

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Environmental Law / International Law / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Elephant Treaties

Shows how the colonial origins of biodiversity conventions and conservation organizations impact their efficacy in modern times
Adam, Rachelle

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Biography / Politics

Ella Grasso

Intimate portrait of Connecticut’s first female governor
Purmont, Jon E.

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American History / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Empire of Liberty

An original and stimulating critique of American empire
Bogues, Anthony

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Eastern Europe History / British & European History / Political Science & Government

Europeanization and Conflict Resolution

This volume studies the relevance of European integration for conflict settlement and conflict resolution in divided states such as Cyprus or Serbia and Montenegro.
Coppieters, Bruno, Emerson, Michael; Huysseune, Michel; Kozviridze, Tamara; Noutcheva, Gergana; Tocci, Nathalie & Vahl, Marius

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American History / Political Science & Government

The Federalist

The definitive edition of the historic essays by ALEXANDER HAMILTON, JAMES MADISON and JOHN JAY, fully annotated and reproduced from the original text.
Cooke, Jacob E., ed., intr., and notes.

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Political Process - Elections / New England History / State & Provincial Government

The First Primary

A concise history of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary and its impact on politics
Moore, David W., and Smith, Andrew E.

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Political Science & Government / Sociology

From Neighborhood to Nation

A study of the unique impact of participatory and representative democracy on policy outcomes at local, state, and national levels.
Thomson, Ken

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Political Science & Government / Civics

The Future of Democracy

A nonpartisan clarion call for civic renewal to restore American democracy
Levine, Peter

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Ecology & Environmental Studies / Public Policy / Maine

The Future of the Northern Forest

A timely collection presenting the diverse voices involved in the debate over the fate of the Northern forestlands.
Klyza, Christopher McGrory, and Stephen C. Trombulak, eds.

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Biography - Philosophers / German History / Nationalism

Germany’s Prophet

A provocative and disquieting portrait of Bible scholar and founder of modern German antisemitism Paul de Lagarde
Sieg, Ulrich

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History of Israel & Palestine / Women in Politics / Women's History

Girls of Liberty

The story of Zionist women’s struggle for suffrage within the complex political and religious context of the Yishuv
Shilo, Margalit

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Fiction Anthologies / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Global Cultures

An anthology of 62 stories from around the non-Euro-American world providing new definitions of cultural diversity and commonality and an invaluable tool for teachers responding to the growing need for multicultural literature.
Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth, ed. and introd.

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Cultural Studies / Popular Culture / Globalization

“Here, There and Everywhere”

Essays analyzing the stunning global success of American popular culture from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Shows to the Internet as the new American frontier.
Wagnleitner, Reinhold & May, Elaine Tyler, eds.

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Political Science - History & Theory / Ancient History / Medieval History

A History of Political Ideas from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Nemo, Philippe, Kasler, Kenneth

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Law / Biography / Political Science & Government

Holmes and Frankfurter

The first publication of an extensive correspondence between two of the century's greatest American jurists.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, and Felix Frankfurter. Robert M. Mennel and Christine L. Compston, eds

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History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish History / Civics

A Home for All Jews

Sheds new light on the inner workings of the early Israeli state and the sensibilities of its population
Rozin, Orit

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African-American Studies / Discrimination & Race / Political Commentary

I Heart Obama

A personal and cultural exploration of Barack Obama as black president, black icon, and black folk hero
Kaplan, Erin Aubry

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Literary Criticism - Science Fiction / Public Policy / Urban Studies

Imagining Urban Futures

What science fiction can teach us about urban planning
Abbott, Carl

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Military History / Political Science & Government

In Words and Deeds

The first-ever survey of inspirational battle speeches from Greco-Roman times to the present
Miller, Richard F.

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Russian & Soviet History / Terrorism / Military History

Inferno in Chechnya

The history of the Chechen wars and the origins of terrorism in Russia and beyond
Williams, Brian Glyn

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Political Science & Government

The Internet Generation

An investigation of political disengagement among young people in North America and Europe
Milner, Henry

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Labor Studies / New England History

Irish Titan, Irish Toilers

Scrutinizes the life and times of Joseph Banigan, one of New England’s, and America’s, most successful nineteenth-century industrialists
Molloy, Scott

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Middle East Studies / Politics

Israel, Jordan, and Palestine

An astute assessment of the relationship between Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians, with scenarios for the future of Palestinian statehood
Susser, Asher

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Jewish Studies / Nationalism / Jewish History / Intellectual History

Jews and Diaspora Nationalism

An anthology of Jewish diaspora nationalist thought across the ideological spectrum
Rabinovitch, Simon

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Biography - Political / Government / Legislatures

Joe Moakley's Journey

The first biography of the popular, long-serving congressman from South Boston
Schneider, Mark Robert

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Memoir / Politics

Journeys to War and Peace

A fascinating memoir by a key player in international affairs during the Carter, Reagan, and G. H. W. Bush administrations
Solarz, Stephen J., and Norman Ornstein, fwd.

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American History / Political Science & Government

The Liberal Mind in a Conservative Age

An excellent study of American intellectuals in the 40’s and 50’s.
Pells, Richard H.

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Local Government

Local Government in Connecticut, Third Edition
3rd edition


Indispensable guide to the ins and outs of Connecticut local government
Connolly, Frank B. with Roger L. Kemp and Philip K. Schenck

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Literary Criticism - Spanish & Portuguese / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Lusofonia and Its Futures

A collection of innovative and insightful essays providing a critical and theoretical reflection on the concept and history of Lusofonia

Castro Rocha, João Cezar de, Editor

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Memoir / Politics

Making the News, Taking the News

Veteran reporter and Washington insider reflects on personal experiences and public events in the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s
Nessen, Ron

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Biography / Women's Studies / Labor Studies

Making Time

This first biography of the nurturing mom made famous in the popular book and film Cheaper by the Dozen, who met the challenges of combining marriage and motherhood with a high-profile career.
Lancaster, Jane

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Literary Criticism / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism / African-American Studies

Mariners, Renegades and Castaways

Available in its complete form for the first time since its original publication.
James, C. L. R. Donald E. Pease, Introd.

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True Crime - Murder

Maximum Harm

The chaos, complicity, and deadly consequences of the Boston Marathon bombing
McPhee, Michele R.

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Agriculture & Food Production / Agribusiness / Agriculture & Food Policy

Milk Money

The failing economics of the traditional small dairy farm, the rise of the factory mega-farm with its resultant pollution and disease, and the uncertain future of milk
Kardashian, Kirk

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American History / Political Science & Government / Biography / Law & Policy Studies

The Mind of the Founder

An authentic and responsible selection of Madison’s writings.
Madison, James. Marvin Meyers, ed.

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Literary Criticism - American / American Government / Political Philosophy

A More Conservative Place

An intervention toward understanding the recent dark political and intellectual days
Bové, Paul A.

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Political Philosophy / Religion & Politics / Political Science - History & Theory

The Myth of Normative Secularism

Miller, Daniel D.

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Political Science & Government / History

The Nation in History

An expert analyzes the major debates between historians and social scientists on the nature and development of ethnic communities, nations, and nationalism.
Smith, Anthony D.

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International Relations / Cultural Studies

National Symbols, Fractured Identities

A fascinating look at national symbols worldwide and the important role they play in creating and maintaining individual and collective identity.
Geisler, Michael, E., ed.

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Literary Criticism - American / Native American Studies / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Native Land Talk

How Native Americans and African Americans redefined nativity and shaped eighteenth- and nineteenth-century perceptions of rights, freedom, and belonging
Ben-zvi, Yael

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Political Science & Government

New Citizens, New Policies?

This book sheds light on the policies pursued by the authorities in Canada and Flanders in terms of their expectations of ‘newcomers’.
d'Haenens, Leen; Hooghe, Marc; Vanheule, Dirk; Gezduci, Hasibe

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Global Warming & Climate Change / Ecology & Environmental Studies / Environmental Policy

A Newer World

An environmentalist’s exploration of how we are bringing ourselves to the beginning of the end of the climate crisis and to the verge of sustainability
Hewitt, William F.

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Poetry / Literary Criticism - French / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Notebook of a Return to the Native Land

Césaire's masterpiece that reaches the powerful and overlooked aspects of black culture.
Césaire, Aimé. Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith, trans.

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Jewish Studies / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Orientalism and the Jews

A fascinating analysis of how Jews fit into scholarly debates about Orientalism.
Kalmar, Ivan Davidson, and Penslar, Derek, eds.

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Economics & Business / Politics / Sustainable Development

The Other Road to Serfdom and the Path to Sustainable Democracy

Eric Zencey’s frontal assault on the “infinite planet” foundations of neoconservative political thought
Zencey, Eric

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Asian Studies / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Parts of Asia

Innovative essays by contemporary scholars and writers addressing Portuguese-Asian connections in Goa, Macao, East Timor, and other “parts of Asia”
Bastos, Cristiana, ed.

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Philosophy / Political Science & Government

The Plan for Perpetual Peace, On the Government of Poland, and Other Writings on History and Politics
Trans. from the French


The Collected Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Volume 11.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

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Sports Law / Politics

Playing Tough

A history of the interplay of sports and politics around the world
Abrams, Roger I.

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Terrorism / International Relations / Islamic Studies

The Politics of Terror

In this timely work, a team of experts addresses the question of how a democracy faces the challenge of balancing legitimate homeland security concerns against the rights and freedoms of its citizens.
Crotty, William J., ed.

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Literary Criticism - Spanish & Portuguese / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Post-Imperial Camões

Scholars discuss the role of Camões’s poetry after the demise of the empire
Figueiredo, João Ricardo, ed.

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International Relations / Elections

Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa

Essays and speeches discussing how to prevent electoral violence in Africa collected during the March 2010 Conference on Preventing Electoral Violence and Instituting Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Frazer, Jendayi E. and E. Gyimah-Boadi, Eds.

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Political Ideologies / Radicalism / Music / Violence in Society

Radicalism and Music

A comparative study of the music cultures of four radical groups
Pieslak, Jonathan

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African Studies / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Reevaluating Mozambique

A realistic look at Mozambique and the possibility of it determining its own destiny
Rothwell, Phillip, ed.

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African Studies / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Remembering Angola

Leading scholars from around the world reflect on the role Angolan culture has played in reformulating the torn fabric of a nation historically beset by strife and oppression
Rothwell, Phillip, ed.

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Ancient History / Political Science & Government

The Roman Republic in Political Thought

An experienced scholar explains why the legendary early Republic, rather than the historical Republic of Cicero, has most influenced later political thought.
Millar, Fergus

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Philosophy / Political Science & Government / Women's Studies

Rousseau on Women, Love, and Family
Trans. from the French


An exceptional anthology designed for courses on Rousseau, the history of philosophy, and women’s studies
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Kelly, Christopher and Eve Grace, eds.

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Science Fiction / Literary Criticism / Gay Studies / Poetics

Silent Interviews

A collection of substantial written interviews.
Delany, Samuel R.

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Political Philosophy / Political Science & Government / Literary Criticism - French

Social Contract, Discourse on the Virtue Most Necessary for a Hero, Political Fragments, and Geneva Manuscript
Trans. from the French


One of the most important and influential works in Western political thought
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Judith R. Bush, Roger D. Masters, and Christopher Kelly, trans.

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Political Science & Government / Philanthropy & Charity / Sociology

Social Enterprise

The first comparative look at how social enterprise is shaped by local conditions worldwide
Kerlin, Janelle A., ed.

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Poetry / Literary Criticism - French / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Solar Throat Slashed
Bilingual French-English ed.


The only bilingual edition of this radically original collection
Césaire, Aimé, A. James Arnold and Clayton Eshleman, eds. & trans.

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History Former Soviet Republics / History - 20th Century / Genocide & War Crimes

Tadem, My Father's Village

100 years after the Armenian Genocide, new eyewitness accounts
Kaloosdian, Robert Aram

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Civil Rights / LGBT Biography

Tell

The true story of the woman who ended the ban on gays in the military
Witt, Major Margaret with Tim Connor

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International Relations / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Terrorism, Instability, and Democracy in Asia and Africa

A chilling, up-to-the-minute look at the links between political instability and terrorism in Asia and Africa
Cox, Dan G., John Falconer, and Brian Stackhouse

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American History / Labor Studies

Trolley Wars

A groundbreaking study of public transportation in the Gilded Age and its place in the emerging American city
Molloy, Scott

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Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Tropicalizations

A new conceptual lexicon challenges the colonizing discourses that traditionally represent Latinas/os.
Aparicio, Frances R., and Susana Chávez-Silverman, eds.

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Politics / Economics & Business / Philanthropy & Charity

Uncharitable

A courageous call to free charity from its ideological and economic constraints
Pallotta, Dan

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Biography / Politics

An Uncommon Man

The only biography of Claiborne Pell, the six-term senator from Rhode Island best known as the sponsor of the educational Pell Grants
Miller, G. Wayne

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Politics

Union Jack

The fascinating story of John F. Kennedy’s lifelong love affair with England—and how it shaped him
Sandford, Christopher

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20th Century U.S. History / Biography - Political / Political Process - Elections

Whistle Stop

How Harry S. Truman overcame the doubters, the haters, and the do-nothing congress to recapture the presidency and save America
White, Philip

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Anthropology / Political Commentary / Diaries & Journals

Why Haiti Needs New Narratives
Trilingual-English, Kreyòl, French ed.


A Haitian-American anthropologist makes sense of her homeland in the wake of the 2010 earthquake
Ulysse, Gina Athena; foreword by Robin D. G. Kelley

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Civil Rights / Gay Studies / Lesbian Studies

Winning Marriage

A no-holds-barred, from-the-trenches account of the campaign to win and protect the freedom to marry in America
Solomon, Marc

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Civil Rights / Gay Studies / Lesbian Studies

Winning Marriage
Revised ed.


The definitive account of how the freedom to marry was won nationwide with a new, final chapter on the historic US Supreme Court ruling
Solomon, Marc

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Music / Women's Studies / 18th Century Studies

Women's Voices Across Musical Worlds

This eclectic collection of original essays explores women’s musical activities and expressions from the twelfth century to the present
Bernstein, Jane A.

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New England History / Social History / Labor Studies

You Had a Job for Life

The life and death of a mill town
Sayen, Jamie



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