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Safeguarding democratic capitalism : U.S. foreign policy and national security, 1920-2015
Leffler, Melvyn P., 1945- author
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 
Introduction: embracing complexity -- The origins of republican war debt policy, 1921-1923: a case study in the applicability of the open door interpretation -- Herbert Hoover, the "New era," and American foreign policy, 1921-1929 -- Political isolationism, economic expansionism, or diplomatic realism: American policy toward Western Europe, 1921-1933 -- The American conception of national security and the beginnings of the Cold War, 1945-1948 -- Strategy, diplomacy, and the Cold War: the United States, Turkey, and NATO, 1945-1952 -- Adherence to agreements: Yalta and the experiences of the early Cold War -- Victory: the "State," the "West," and the Cold War -- Dreams of freedom, temptations of power -- 9/11 and American foreign policy -- Austerity and U.S. strategy: lessons of the past -- National security.
Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism gathers together decades of writing by Melvyn Leffler, one of the most respected historians of American foreign policy, to address important questions about U.S. national security policy from the end of World War I to the global war on terror. Why did the United States withdraw strategically from Europe after World War I and not after World War II? How did World War II reshape Americans' understanding of their vital interests? What caused the United States to achieve victory in the long Cold War? To what extent did 9/11 transform U.S. national security policy? Is budgetary austerity a fundamental threat to U.S. national interests? Leffler's wide-ranging essays explain how foreign policy evolved into national security policy. He stresses the competing priorities that forced policymakers to make agonizing trade-offs and illuminates the travails of the policymaking process itself. While assessing the course of U.S. national security policy, he also interrogates the evolution of his own scholarship. Over time, slowly and almost unconsciously, Leffler's work has married elements of revisionism with realism to form a unique synthesis that uses threat perception as a lens to understand how and why policymakers reconcile the pressures emanating from external dangers and internal priorities. An account of the development of U.S. national security policy by one of its most influential thinkers, Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism includes a substantial new introduction from the author. -- Provided by publisher.
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How America met the Jews
Diner, Hasia R., author
Providence, RI : Brown Judaic Studies, 
From the 1820s through the 1920s, nearly ninety percent of all Jews who left Europe moved to the United States. In this new book from Hasia Diner, she focuses on the realities of race, immigration, color, money, economic development, politics, and religion in America that shaped its history and made it such an attractive destination for Jews. Additionally, she approaches the question from the perspective of an America that sought out white immigrants to help stoke economic development and that valued religion as a force for morality. These tendencies converged and provided a situation where Jews could experience life in ways impossible elsewhere.
Baker Berry E184.35 .D54 2017
Voices of civil rights lawyers : reflections from the deep South, 1964-1980
edited by Kent Spriggs ; foreword by Marian Wright Edelman
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 
Introduction -- Part 1. How civil rights lawyers emerged. 1. Children of the South. The making of a lawyer / Fred Gray ; How I became a civil rights lawyer / Barbara Phillips ; From Gardendale, Alabama / Jack Drake ; Growing up in Winnsboro, South Carolina / Laughlin McDonald ; Growing up in Bama / Larry Menefee -- 2. Children of the North. Growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust / Armand Derfner ; Growing up on the Gold Coast / John C. Brittain ; Race consciousness / David Lipman ; Why did I go? / Mac Farmer ; Growing up in Washington, D.C. / Kent Spriggs -- Part 2. The context of civil rights litigation. 3. Big events. Selma once more : the 1965 Selma March / Fred Gray ; The first damages judgment against the KKK / Larry Aschenbrenner ; The 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago : white Mississippi delegation barred / Larry Aschenbrenner and Armand Derfner ; Senator McClellan seeks to prove SNCC is communist / Reber Boult ; Miscegenation comes to Mississippi / Armand Derfner ; The full court press for voting rights in Alabama / Norm Siegel ; Mississippi seeks to ban the civil rights lawyers / Larry Aschenbrenner -- 4. The tenor of the times. Mass meetings, demonstrations, and boycotts / Larry Aschenbrenner ; Being married to a civil rights lawyer / Barbara Lipman ; From civil rights worker to civil rights lawyer / Jim Lewis ; C.B. King, iconic civil rights lawyer / Dennis Roberts ; Seeking justice for a blind black man in front of Judge Cox / Bill Ferguson ; "Summer vacation" in Mississippi / Kent Spriggs ; Get a bullet in your car at the law library / Larry Aschenbrenner ; The politics of civil rights lawyering / Henry Aronson ; The Rev. C.K. Steele and racism in Tallahassee / Kent Spriggs ; Mississippi notes / Elliott C. Lichtman ; Opening up the closed society / Armand Derfner -- 5. Arrests of lawyers (and other "minor indignities"). Two arrests while practicing law in Mississippi / John C. Brittain ; Doing a little time in Holly Springs / Armand Derfner ; Elements of procedure I missed at Harvard Law School / Mac Farmer ; Two arrests, a beating, and a moment of weakness / Kent Spriggs ; Arrested by Leander Perez Sr. / Richard Sobol ; Getting punched by Sheriff Clark and other misadventures / Henry Aronson ; Get a rifle barrel in the mouth for monitoring an election in Belzoni / David Lipman ; A very bad morning in Rankin County / Constance Slaughter-Harvey -- 6. Modes of law practice. 538ư : the Legal Defense Fund office in Mississippi / Fred Banks ; Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee in Louisiana / Richard Sobol ; Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee in Mississippi / Mac Farmer ; It changed my life : Lawyers Constitutional Rights Committee in Mississippi / Armand Derfner ; The formation of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law / Larry Aschenbrenner ; Private practice in Alabama / Larry Menefee ; Nonprofit and private practice in Alabama / Jack Drake -- Part 3. Basic legal rights. 7. Access to justice. The friendly judicial climate / Armand Derfner -- 8. Voting rights and political representation. Voting shenanigans in Madison Parish / Richard Sobol ; Rights lawyers emerge into politics / Fred Banks ; Voting rights in Edgefield County / Laughlin McDonald ; Challenging at-large elections / Larry Menefee ; Mississippi pushes back against the Voting Rights Act / Larry Aschenbrenner ; Voting in LeFlore County / David Lipman -- 9. Public accommodations. Solomon Seay seeks public accommodation / Solomon Seay ; Desegregating the Neshoba County courthouse / Don Marmaduke ; Integrating the Fox Theatre / Richard Tuttle ; Trying to get service at Bill's Highway 80 24-hour Truck Stop / Richard Sobol ; Integrating the Admiral Benbow Inn swimming pool / Larry Aschenbrenner ; Desegregating the Parliament House Hotel / Henry Aronson -- 10. School desegregation and municipal equalization. Ulysses S. Grant's legacy / John Maxey ; School desegregation and municipal equalization / David Lipman ; The Legal Defense Fund's massive effort / Fred Banks ; Desegregating schools in northern Mississippi / Kent Spriggs -- 11. Employment discrimination. Crown Zellerbach becomes the standard / Richard Sobol ; The perfectly segregated plant in the perfectly segregated town / Kent Spriggs ; Monsanto : fair employment comes to a megaplant / Kent Spriggs -- Part 4. How the civil rights movement and litigation advanced other movements for social justice. 12. Constitutional race-based litigation and the friendly judicial climate lead to other areas of constitutional litigation. The constitution comes to the state residential hospitals / Jack Drake ; The rule of law comes to infamous Parchman Prison / David Lipman -- 13. How the civil rights movement and litigation informed other movements for social justice. The legacy of other social justice movements / Barbara Phillips ; Civil rights in Mississippi informs LGBT concerns / Mac Farmer -- 14. Framing the contemporary dialogue of race. The Trojan horse called "diversity" / Barbara Phillips ; White supremacy lives / Larry Menefee -- Conclusion.
Civil rights lawyers were handmaidens of change who worked in the back rooms during twentieth-century America's era of profound social upheaval. Kent Spriggs, a noted lawyer of the period, gathers stories of legal maneuvers and memories of racial injustices from 26 voices--white and black, male and female, Northern-born, and Southern-born--many of whom share their own defining moments as civil rights lawyers. This collective perspective adds depth to the history of the era and its window on the legal and extralegal activities that occurred away from the actual protest venues. The framing materials place civil rights litigation into the context of major events from the 1960s, and the concluding section reflects on contemporary relevancies and continuing legacies.
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I remain yours : common lives in Civil War letters
Hager, Christopher, 1974- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
When North and South went to war, millions of American families endured their first long separation. For men in the armies--and their wives, children, parents, and siblings at home--letter writing was the sole means to communicate. Yet for many of these Union and Confederate families, taking pen to paper was a new and daunting task. I Remain Yours narrates the Civil War from the perspective of ordinary people who had to figure out how to salve the emotional strain of war and sustain their closest relationships using only the written word. Christopher Hager presents an intimate history of the Civil War through the interlaced stories of common soldiers and their families. The previously overlooked words of a carpenter from Indiana, an illiterate teenager from Connecticut, a grieving mother in the mountains of North Carolina, and a blacksmith's daughter on the Iowa prairie reveal through their awkward script and expression the personal toll of war. Is my son alive or dead? Returning soon or never? Can I find words for the horrors I've seen or the loneliness I feel? Fear, loss, and upheaval stalked the lives of Americans straining to connect the battlefront to those they left behind. Hager shows how relatively uneducated men and women made this new means of communication their own, turning writing into an essential medium for sustaining relationships and a sense of belonging. Letter writing changed them and they in turn transformed the culture of letters into a popular, democratic mode of communication.--
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American crucible : race and nation in the twentieth century
Gerstle, Gary, 1954- author
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 
Theodore Roosevelt's racialized nation, 1890-1900 -- Civic nationalism and its contradictions, 1890-1917 -- Hardening the boundaries of the nation, 1917-1929 -- The Rooseveltian nation ascendant, 1930-1940 -- Good war, race war, 1941-1945 -- The Cold War, anticommunism, and a nation in flux, 1946-1960 -- Civil rights, white resistance, and black nationalism, 1960-1968 -- Vietnam, cultural revolt, and the collapse of the Rooseveltian nation, 1968-1975 -- Beyond the Rooseveltian nation, 1975-2000 -- The age of Obama, 2000-2016.
This sweeping history of twentieth-century America follows the changing and often conflicting ideas about the fundamental nature of American society: Is the United States a social melting pot, as our civic creed warrants, or is full citizenship somehow reserved for those who are white and of the "right" ancestry? Gary Gerstle traces the forces of civic and racial nationalism, arguing that both profoundly shaped our society. After Theodore Roosevelt led his Rough Riders to victory during the Spanish American War, he boasted of the diversity of his men's origins- from the Kentucky backwoods to the Irish, Italian, and Jewish neighborhoods of northeastern cities. Roosevelt's vision of a hybrid and superior "American race," strengthened by war, would inspire the social, diplomatic, and economic policies of American liberals for decades. And yet, for all of its appeal to the civic principles of inclusion, this liberal legacy was grounded in "Anglo-Saxon" culture, making it difficult in particular for Jews and Italians and especially for Asians and African Americans to gain acceptance. Gerstle weaves a compelling story of events, institutions, and ideas that played on perceptions of ethnic/racial difference, from the world wars and the labor movement to the New Deal and Hollywood to the Cold War and the civil rights movement. We witness the remnants of racial thinking among such liberals as FDR and LBJ; we see how Italians and Jews from Frank Capra to the creators of Superman perpetuated the New Deal philosophy while suppressing their own ethnicity; we feel the frustrations of African-American servicemen denied the opportunity to fight for their country and the moral outrage of more recent black activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, and Malcolm X. Gerstle argues that the civil rights movement and Vietnam broke the liberal nation apart, and his analysis of this upheaval leads him to assess Reagan's and Clinton's attempts to resurrect nationalism. Can the United States ever live up to its civic creed? For anyone who views racism as an aberration from the liberal premises of the republic, this book is must reading. Containing a new chapter that reconstructs and dissects the major struggles over race and nation in an era defined by the War on Terror and by the presidency of Barack Obama, American Crucible is a must-read for anyone who views racism as an aberration from the liberal premises of the republic. -- Provided by publisher.
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Not so far from Paquimé : essays on the archaeology of Chihuahua, Mexico
edited by Jane Holden Kelley and David A. Phillips Jr
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, 
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The Trump revolt
Ashbee, Edward, author
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
Baker Berry E911 .A84 2017
Prehistoric games of North American Indians : Subarctic to Mesoamerica
edited by Barbara Voorhies
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, 
Baker Berry E98.G2 P74 2017
Korostelina, K. V. author
New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Baker Berry E901.1.T78 K67 2017
The invasion of Canada by the Americans 1775-1776 : as told through Jean-Baptiste Badeaux's Three Rivers journal and New York Captain William Goforth's letters / edited by Mark R. Anderson ; translated by Teresa L. Meadows
Albany : SUNY Press, 
"The Invasion of Canada by the Americans, 1775-1776 offers two significant first-hand accounts of the Revolutionary War. These previously untranslated and unpublished primary sources provide contrasting viewpoints from a Loyalist French-Canadian administrative official, Jean-Baptiste Badeaux, and a Patriot Continental officer, William Goforth. Compelling personal interactions with friends and neighbors, and local and provincial-level leaders - as occupier and occupied - are documented. Their stories climax during the two-month period in early 1776 when Goforth was military governor of Three Rivers and Badeaux served as his somewhat reluctant interpreter and unofficial advisor. Including their experiences with Benedict Arnold and Quebec's Governor Guy Carleton, as well as letters to Benjamin Franklin and John Jay, this book provides diverse insights into the invasion of Canada and its immediate impact on the people on both sides of the revolution."--Provided by publisher.
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Worldviews of the Greenlanders : an Inuit Arctic perspective
Sonne, Birgitte, author
Fairbanks, AK : University of Alaska Press, 
Introduction -- 1. Space and time -- 2. Seasonal rituals and rituals of crisis -- 3. The other world(s) and its beings -- 4. Angakkut (shamans) -- 5. Angakkoq puulik (shaman with a bag) -- 6. Conclusion -- Coda.
"Ninety years ago, Knud Rasmussen's popular account of his scientific expeditions through Greenland and North America introduced readers to the culture and history of arctic Natives. In the intervening century, a robust field of ethnographic research has grown around the Inuit and Yupiit of North America--but, until now, English-language readers have had little access to the broad corpus of work on Greenlandic natives. Worldviews of the Greenlanders draws upon extensive Danish and Greenlandic research on Inuit arctic peoples--as well as Birgitte Sonne's own decades of scholarship and fieldwork--to present in rich detail the key symbols and traditional beliefs of Greenlandic Natives, as well as the changes brought about by contact with colonial traders and Christian missionaries. It includes critical updates to our knowledge of the Greenlanders' pre-colonial world and their ideas on space, time, and other worldly beings. This expansive work will be a touchstone of Arctic Native studies for academics who wish to expand their knowledge past the boundaries of North America"--
Baker Berry E99.E7 S6425 2017
Thanks, Obama : my hopey changey White House years
Litt, David, 1986- author
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 
"A different kind of White House memoir, presidential speechwriter David Litt's comic account of his years spent working with Barack Obama and his reflection on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump. Like many twentysomethings, David Litt frequently embarrassed himself in front of his boss's boss. Unlike many twentysomethings, Litt's boss's boss was President Obama. At age twenty-four, Litt became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Along with remarks on issues like climate change and criminal justice reform, he was the president's go-to writer for comedy. As the lead on the White House Correspondents' Dinner speech (the "State of the Union of jokes"), he was responsible for some of President Obama's most memorable moments, including Keegan-Michael Key's appearance as Luther, Obama's "anger translator." With a humorist's eye for detail and a convert's zeal, Litt takes us inside his eight years on the front lines of Obamaworld. In his political coming-of-age story, he goes from starry-eyed college student--a self-described "Obamabot"--to nervous junior speechwriter to White House senior staff. His behind-the-scenes anecdotes answer questions you never knew you had: What's the classiest White House men's room? What's the social scene like on Air Force One? How do you force the National Security Council to stop hitting reply-all on every e-mail? In between lighthearted observations, Litt uses his experience to address one of today's most important issues: the legacy and future of the Obama movement in the age of Donald Trump"--
Baker Berry E908.3 .L58 2017
Territorial subdivisions and boundaries of the Wampanoag, Massachusett, and Nauset Indians,
Speck, Frank G. 1881-1950
New York, Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, 1928
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Tonkawa texts : a new linguistic edition
compiled by Harry Hoijer ; translated and edited by Thomas R. Wier
Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, 
"This book represents the entire remaining oral literature of the Tonkawa people, edited and presented in the original Tonkawa and translated into English along with a wholly new and up-to-date grammatical description. It consists of two different kinds of stories: Night Stories, set in the pre-human mythological past, and Old Stories, in which humans get caught up in unexpected adventures."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E99.T75 T65 2018
Breaking white supremacy : Martin Luther King Jr. and the black social gospel
Dorrien, Gary J., author
New Haven : Yale University Press, 
Baker Berry E185.615 .D677 2018
Dark beyond darkness : the Cuban Missile Crisis as history, warning, and catalyst
Blight, James G., author
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
Foreword / by Matthew Heys -- Prologue. Armageddon in retrospect : on the road with Papa & the Boy -- Part I. Dark. Shit (almost) happened in October 1962 : the struggle to avoid Armageddon involves the struggle of memory against forgetting -- The bullshit : bad guys threaten; good guys stand firm; good guys win; bad guys lose; the little guy doesn't matter; JFK's moxie prevails -- The truth : big guys ignore little guy; feeling doomed, little guy throws caution to the wind, starts shooting, and asks big friend to nuke the U.S.; Armageddon nearly occurs -- Part II. Darker. Habitable history : how Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall became the template for a "WABAC" machine for the Cuban Missile Crisis -- Be Robert S. McNamara : bringing the abolition message home, with (and without) "Maximum Bob" -- Be Fidel Castro : a leader at the hinge of the world -- Part III. Darkest. Armageddon in slow motion : more bullshit and truth about avoiding Armageddon in the 21st century -- Armageddon oops? : nuclear war via mechanical and/or human screwup -- On The road again via climate catastrophe : from a 19th century volcanic eruption to a 21st century nuclear winter -- Part IV. The darkness defined and defied (nuclear abolition via the Black Saturday manifesto). Be anybody WABAC : empathy, not sympathy, is the key -- Darkness visible : findings, takeaways, and imperatives of the Cuban Missile Crisis -- The Black Saturday manifesto : abolishing nuclear weapons one anniversary per year, for as long as it takes -- Epilogue. Show us your darkness : Warning given! Warning received?
"Dark Beyond Darkness is the first book to take readers deeply inside the experience and calculations of leaders during the Cuban Missile Crisis and to connect that crisis to the nuclear risk today, whether from war between superpowers, climate catastrophe following a regional nuclear war or a nuclear conflict sparked by an accident."--Provided by publisher.
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Cuz : or, the life and times of Michael A
Allen, Danielle S., 1971- author
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 
Part I: Release and resurrection. Garden party, July 2009 ; Release day, June 2006 ; The investigation, July 2009 ; Getting started, June-July 2006 ; Job, July 2006 ; Investigation, July 2009 ; School, August 2006 ; Funeral, July 27, 2009 ; Apartment, August 2006 ; Hitting bottom, November 2006 ; The end, August 2008-July 2009 -- Part II: Inferno. Crime and punishment ; Where was our family? Where were the lawyers? ; Milestones ; Norco ; Inferno, in Michael's words ; Visiting 1.0 ; Visiting 2.0 ; Dizzy ; The biggest wildfire in California history -- Part III: Unforgiving world. Fire and ice ; The single mother and the great white whale ; First steps ; "Sis, run!" ; Gangbanging--a definition ; How not to help your kids ; The limit on helping your kids ; City of angels ; The end ; My heart's locket -- Coda: What next?
The author relates how her cousin was imprisoned at the age of fifteen for attempted carjacking and how she took him in upon his release, only to lose him to the deadly streets of South Central L.A.
Baker Berry E185.97.A364 A45 2017
The best president the nation never had : a memoir of working with Sam Nunn
McElroy, Roland, author
Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, 2017
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The thin light of freedom : the Civil War and emancipation in the heart of America
Ayers, Edward L., 1953- author
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 
Part one. The scourge of war : July 1863 through November 1864. The great invasion : May through July 1863 -- A gigantic forlorn hope : July 1863 -- The great task remaining before us : July 1863 through May 1864 -- The Earth will tremble : April through June 1864 -- To burn something in the enemy's country : June through October 1864 -- A campaign of terrible moment : September through November 1864 -- Part two. The harvest of war : December 1864 through 1902. The colossal suicide of world history : December 1864 through March 1865 -- The perils of peace : March through October 1865 -- Rebelism : January through December 1866 -- We must be one people : January 1867 through July 1869 -- The past is not dead : 1868 through 1902 -- Epilogue.
"Amid the devastation of war rise the first stirrings of freedom in this absorbing, ground-level narrative by an acclaimed historian. Virginia's Great Valley, prosperous in peace with a rich soil and an enslaved workforce, invited destruction in war. Voracious Union and Confederate armies ground up the valley, consuming crops, livestock, fences, and human life. Pitched battles at Gettysburg, Lynchburg, and Cedar Creek punctuated a cycle of vicious attacks and reprisals in which armies burned whole towns for retribution. North of the Mason-Dixon line, in the Pennsylvania portion of the valley, free black families sent husbands and sons to fight with the U.S. Colored Troops. In letters home, even as Lincoln commemorated the dead at Gettysburg, they spoke movingly of a war for emancipation. As defeat and the end of slavery descended on Virginia, with the political drama of Reconstruction unfolding in Washington, the crowded classrooms of the Freedmen's Bureau schools spoke of a new society struggling to emerge. Here is history at its best: powerful, insightful, grounded in human detail."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E470.3 .A94 2017
The case of the sexy Jewess : dance, gender, and Jewish joke-work in US pop culture
Schwadron, Hannah, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
Nice girls gone blue : neo-burlesque nostalgia and the downwardly mobile -- Hello, gorgeous, and the historical lens : how funny girls became sexy -- Comic glory (and guilt) : the appropriative license of Jewish female comedy -- Black swan, white nose : Jewish horror and ballet birds by any other name -- Punk porn princess Joanna Angel and the rise of Jewess raunch -- Conclusion : at the edge and in your face.
Baker Berry E184.36.S65 S39 2018
The road not taken : Edward Lansdale and the American tragedy in Vietnam
Boot, Max, 1968- author
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 
Prologue: The day of the dead: Saigon, November 1-2, 1963 -- Introduction: The misunderstood man -- Ad man (1908-1945). In terrific flux ; Enfant terrible ; An institution run by its inmates -- Colonel Landslide (1945-1954). The time of his life ; In love and war ; The knights templar ; "A most difficult and delicate problem" ; "All-out force or all-out friendship" ; The power broker ; "A real vindication" -- National builder (1954-1956). La guerre sans fronts ; A fortress falls ; "I am Ngo Dinh Diem" ; The chopstick torture ; Pacification ; The viper's nest ; "Stop calling me papa!" -- Washington warrior (1957-1963). Heartbreak hotel ; Guerrilla guru ; A new war begins ; The ambassador who never was ; "The X factor" ; "Worms of the world unite" ; "Washington at its nuttiest" -- Bastard child (1964-1968). "A hell of a mess" ; "Concept for victory" ; Escalation ; The impossible missions force ; Waging peace in a time of war ; To stay or to go? ; Waiting for the second coming ; The long goodbye -- The beaten man (1968-1987). The war at home ; A defeat in disguise ; The abandoned ally ; The family jewels ; The end of the road -- Afterword: Lansdalism in the twenty-first century.
A biography of Edward Lansdale, the CIA operative. Boot chronicles his rise and fall as a proponent of a visionary "hearts and minds" diplomacy in Vietnam who was ultimately overruled by the American military bureaucracy, which favored bombs and troop build-ups over winning the people's trust.
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Unconventional, partisan, and polarizing rhetoric : how the 2016 election shaped the way candidates strategize, engage, and communicate
edited by Jeanine E. Kraybill
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 
Considering the rhetoric and political communication of the 2016 election / Jeanine E. Kraybill -- Iowa 2016: the start of an unusual nomination contest / Donna R. Hoffman, Christopher W. Larimer, and Alison D. Howard -- The tone of debates: the difference between Democrats and Republicans during the primaries / Raul Madrid Jr -- Sending a message to who? Emails as campaign communication from presidential candidates / Mirya Holman and Abby Perkins -- "You should smile more!" Gender and press coverage of candidates during the 2016 presidential primary / Carrie Skulley -- Latina sophistication: policy issues and candidate choice in the 2016 presidential election / Ivy A.M. Cargile -- Chinese hoax vs. climate hope: an analysis of partisan environmental rhetoric in the 2016 presidential race / Stuart Wood -- Tweeting religion: the new God strategy of the 2016 presidential election / Jeanine E. Kraybill, Nicole Mirkazemi, and Randy Villegas -- The Twitter effect: how Trump used social media to stamp his brand and shape the media narrative on immigration / Chris Haynes and Jessica Sattler -- Learning from the rhetoric and political communication of the 2016 election, a reflective essay / Jeanine E. Kraybill.
"This work examines how political rhetoric and communication shaped the contours, characteristics, and outcomes of the 2016 presidential election. The contributors demonstrate that voters were primed for an outsider candidate and how various rhetorical and communication strategies ultimately influenced the outcome of the election."--Provided by publisher.
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Foreign policy discourses of the Obama years
Kovács, Melinda, author
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 
Politics, discourse, policy -- New president, new discourse, new policy? -- Troop increases in Afghanistan, troop withdrawal from Iraq: is it all about Middle Eastern policy? -- Osama bin Laden and the usefulness of an iconic adversary -- Under attack: Benghazi and the responses -- Speaking of Syria: how discourse can get away from an administration -- What it takes to intervene: changes from 2013 to 2014 -- Conclusion: not so foreign, not so new.
Baker Berry E907 .K68 2018
Sisters First : Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
Hager, Jenna Bush, 1981- author
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2017
Jenna Bush -- Barbara Pierce Bush -- George W Bush.
Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush watched their grandfather become president; just twelve years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids. Teenage mistakes making national headlines. Here the twins take readers on a deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives as they share stories about their family, their unexpected adventures, their loves and losses, and the sisterly bond that means everything to them.
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Religion and politics in the ancient Americas
edited by Sarah B. Barber and Arthur A. Joyce
London : Routledge, 2018
1. New directions in the archaeology of religion and politics in the Americas / Arthur A. Joyce -- 2. The mobile house : religious leadership at Chacoan and Chacoan revival centers / Erina Gruner -- 3. The elements of Cahokian shrine complexes and basis of Mississippian religion / Susan M. Alt and Timothy R. Pauketat -- 4. Cherokee religion and European contact in southeastern North America / Christopher B. Rodning -- 5. Unsettled gods : religion and politics in the Early Formative Soconusco / Sarah B. Barber -- 6. Religion, urbanism, and inequality in ancient central Mexico / David M. Carballo -- 7. Religion in a material world / Rosemary A. Joyce -- 8. Political engagement in household ritual among the Maya of Yucatan / Scott R. Hutson, Céline C. Lamb, and David Medina Arona -- 9. Ritual is power? : Religion as a possible base of power for early political actors in ancient Peru / Matthew Piscitelli -- 10. Timing is everything : religion and the regulation of temporalities in precolumbian Peru / Edward Swenson -- 11. From landscape to ontology in Amazonia : the Llanos de Mojos as a middle ground / John H. Walker -- 12. The multivalent mollusk : Spondylus, ritual, and politics in the prehispanic Andes / Jerry D. Moore -- 13. Power at the crossroads of politics and religion : a commentary / María Nieves Zedeño.
"This exciting collection explores the interplay of religion and politics in the precolumbian Americas. Each thought-provoking contribution positions religion as a primary factor influencing political innovations in this period, reinterpreting major changes through an examination of how religion both facilitated and constrained transformations in political organization and status relations. Offering unparalleled geographic and temporal coverage of this subject, Religion and Politics in the Ancient Americas spans the entire precolumbian period, from Preceramic Peru to the Contact period in eastern North America, with case studies from North, Middle, and South America. Religion and Politics in the Ancient Americas considers the ways in which religion itself generated political innovation and thus enabled political centralization to occur. It moves beyond a "Great Tradition" focus on elite religion to understand how local political authority was negotiated, contested, bolstered, and undermined within diverse constituencies, demonstrating how religion has transformed non-Western societies. As well as offering readers fresh perspectives on specific archaeological cases, this book breaks new ground in the archaeological examination of religion and society."--Page  of cover.
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Bury my heart in a free land : Black women intellectuals in modern U.S. history
Hettie V. Williams, editor
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 
Black women intellectuals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- Black women, black ink: the "word" of black women abolitionist feminisms / Marquis Bey -- "To make myself and my people whole": Ida B. Wells as a public intellectual / Marsha J. Tyson Darling -- A presence and a voice: Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin and the Black Women's Club movement / Teresa Blue Holden -- Black women intellectuals in the new Negro era -- "Never" let color interfere?: the insurgent black intellectual writing of Jessie Redmon Fauset / Christopher Allen Varlack -- "Now you cookin' with gas": Zora Neale Hurston and her legacy / Nicole Anae -- The realisms of Elizabeth Catlett -- Kirstin L. Ellsworth -- Black women intellectuals in the civil rights-black power era -- "Sounding the trumpet": Anna Arnold Hedgeman and the civil rights movement in the north / Hettie V. Williams -- Pauli Murray: the life of an American intellectual / Kenya Davis-Hayes -- Wanda Coleman and Los Angeles: reading postmodern America from the eye of the cyclone / Charles Joseph -- "Pro black women, yet anti no one": black women intellectuals and the national alliance of black feminists / Voichita Nachescu -- Black women intellectuals in the post-civil rights era -- bell hooks: resistance writing beyond the academy / Ewa Kleczaj-Siara -- "At the core of the broken fruit?: on Audre Lorde's self-definitions and the critical deployment of the Dahomey/Yoruba lore / J. Edgar Bauer -- Black women intellectuals in the public square -- She who could never be ?just? anything: Toni Morrison, an American intellectual -- Marquis Bey -- African American women in the public sphere: Admiral Michelle Howard -- Melissa Ziobro.
"This book rejects the notion that black women were at the margin of American intellectual life. Black women as preachers, abolitionists, creative writers, and civil rights activists are examined here to illustrate the fundamental position that black women intellectuals occupied in modern U.S. history, while at the same time demonstrating how these women used the public sphere and writing as an attempt at self-articulation. For these women, writing and speaking served simultaneously as acts of self-articulation and as calls to action. The art of testimony and confession was utilized by black women in their campaigns of social reform and beyond. Michel Foucault argues that "power is exercised from innumerable points, in the interplay of non-egalitarian and mobile relations." African American women despite living in an unequal society operationalized their voices in the quest for universal human rights throughout U.S. history as traditional, public, and organic intellectuals. This volume is divided into five major sections to illustrate this history."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E185.89.I56 B87 2018
The public in peril : Trump and the menace of American authoritarianism
Giroux, Henry A., author
New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
Baker Berry E912 .G57 2018
The presumed alliance : the unspoken conflict between Latinos and Blacks and what it means for America
Vaca, Nick Corona
New York : Rayo, 2004
Baker Berry E185.615 .V33 2004b
God at the grassroots, 2016 : the Christian right in American politics
edited by Mark J. Rozell, Clyde Wilcox
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
In God at the Grassroots 2016: The Christian Right in American Politics, a distinguished group of political scientists, many of whom have been studying the Christian Right for more than two decades, assess the 2016 elections from the standpoint of religious conservative activism. These elections, more than any that they have analyzed, best tell the story of the resilience of this movement and its enduring importance. The contributors address the evolution of the religious right movement for more than two decades and focus primarily on the movement's role in the 2016 elections. The first section examines the broader national context, with chapters on the Republican nomination campaign, the general election, and the relationship between the religious right and the tea party. The second section comprises state-specific chapters, focusing primarily on the crucial states in the 2016 presidential contest. They conclude with lessons learned from the studies of the religious right in the elections from 1994 through 2016 and address directions for continued research on the subject.
Baker Berry E911 .G64 2018
Homegrown : engaged cultural criticism
hooks, bell, 1952- author
New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Baker Berry E185.86 .H736 2018
Our beloved kin : a new history of King Philip's war
Brooks, Lisa Tanya, author
New Haven : Yale University Press, 
Baker Berry E83.67 .B795 2018
Symbolic immortality : the Tlingit potlatch of the nineteenth century
Kan, Sergei, author
Seattle : University of Washington Press, 
Outline of the mortality rites -- The "outside" and the "inside" : the Tlingit view of the human being -- Shagóon and the social person : the cultural ideal -- The aristocrat as the ideal person -- Cosmology, eschatology, and the nature of death -- The deceased, the mourners, and the opposites : actors in the ritual drama -- Grief, mourning, and the politics of the funeral -- The potlatch as a mortuary ritual -- Competition and cooperation, hierarchy and equality -- The Tlingit mortuary complex : a comparative perspective -- The Tlingit mortuary complex and the anthropology of death.
Baker Berry E99.T6 K34 2016
The last soldiers of the Cold War : the story of the Cuban Five
Morais, Fernando, author
London : Verso, 2015
Veteran of the Angolan War, René steals a plane in Cuba, lands in Miami and receives a hero's welcome -- A MiG commander swims seven hours across the shark-infested Guantanamo Bay; Arriving at a US Naval airbase, he emerges from the sea shouting: "I'm a Cuban officer, I'm defecting!" -- Overnight, 130,000 people flee Cuba for the United States and defeat Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton -- The Cuban Gerardo Hernández abandons his diplomatic career, changes identity and lands in Miami as the Puerto Rican Manuel Viramóntez -- By the middle of 1995 the Wasp Network has thirteen secret agents in anti-Castroist organizations; but the FBI is already watching them -- Love attacks the secret agents : Tony marries Maggie and René manages to bring Olga and his daughter to Miami -- José Basulto defies the White House and the Cuban MiGs and decides to fly once more over Havana -- The Cuban control tower authorizes the MiG fighters to shoot : seconds later, two Cessnas are reduced to dust over the Florida Straits -- The mercenary Cruz León didn't want to kill anyone; his dream was to be just like Sylvester Stallone -- For $7,500, the Salvadoran returns to Cuba to plant another five bombs in hotels and restaurants -- The Cuban Intelligence Services set two traps, but fail to catch Big Paunch, the recruiter of mercenaries hired by Miami -- Fidel Castro sends Bill Clinton a letter with accusations against the extreme right-wing Florida organizations; the carrier pigeon is Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez -- Six FBI agents arrive secretly in Havana and return to the United States with a crate full of reports on the Florida organizations produced by order of Fidel Castro -- A portrait of Cuban Miami : the militant anti-Castroist Rodolfo Frómeta, the pro-Cuban journalist Max Lesnik and the Marxist writer Norberto Fuentes -- Leonard Weinglass, attorney to Jane Fonda, Angela Davis and the Black Panthers, joins the defense of the Cuban Five, but for them the die had already been cast -- Afterword: This story will only be finished when all five of us are free / by René González -- Epilogue -- List of interviewees.
"Here is the story of political prisoners finally freed in December 2014, after being held captive by the United States since the late 1990s. Through the 1980s and 1990s, violent anti-Castro groups based in Florida carried out hundreds of military attacks on Cuba, bombing hotels and shooting up Cuban beaches with machine guns. The Cuban government struck back with the Wasp Network--a dozen men and two women--sent to infiltrate those organizations. The Last Soldiers of the Cold War tells the story of those unlikely Cuban spies and their eventual unmasking and prosecution by US authorities. Five of the Cubans received long or life prison terms on charges of espionage and murder. Global best-selling Brazilian author Fernando Morais narrates the riveting tale of the Cuban Five in vivid, page-turning detail, delving into the decades-long conflict between Cuba and the US, the growth of the powerful Cuban exile community in Florida, and a trial that eight Nobel Prize winners condemned as a travesty of justice. The Last Soldiers of the Cold War is both a real-life spy thriller and a searching examination of the Cold War's legacy"--
Baker Berry E183.8.C9 M6613 2015
Growing up with the country : family, race, and nation after the Civil War
Field, Kendra Taira, author
New Haven : Yale University Press, 
"Intruder of color": freedom, sovereignty, and kinship in Indian territory -- Passing for black: white kinfolk, "mulatto" freedpeople, and westward migration -- "He dreamed of Africa": kinship, class, and peoplehood -- "No such thing as stand still": the Chief Sam movement and the "African pioneers" -- Epilogue.
Baker Berry E185.93.O4 F54 2018
Fire and fury : inside the Trump White House
Wolff, Michael, 1953- author
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018
"The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous -- and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations : What President Trump's staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers. Never before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion" -- Book jacket.
Baker Berry E913 .W65 2018
Andrew Stevenson, democrat and diplomat, 1785-1857
Wayland, Francis Fry, 1907-
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1949
Baker Berry Old Dartmouth B S8473w
A backpack, a bear, and eight crates of vodka : a memoir
Golinkin, Lev, author
New York : Doubleday, 2014
Part one. The best parades in the whole damn world ; The Black Witch comes to Kharkov ; Oleg and the mirror ; Disarming the adversaries ; A marked Mikhail will destroy Russia ; Something was different; something was in the air ; Land of endless twilight ; $130, two suitcases, one piece of jewelry, nothing of value ; Into the steppe -- Part two. Dozens of sentinel grandmas ; Where people have no names ; The forester ; Waking the nomads ; Pennies and peach slices ; A layover in purgatory ; Eva ; A bleak, man-made horizon ; Nineteen million in the hole ; The Bosnians don't come out at night ; A simple request -- Part three. This ain't Ellis Island ; Refugee sponsorship for dummies ; Where else does she belong? ; Unfinished business, part I: getting to America ; Where the weak are killed and eaten ; There are no cats in America ; Where am I and why do I smell like bananas? ; Unfinished business, part II: staying in America ; Alicia ; One man, one jacket ; Kilcoyne.
Recounts the author's experiences as a young boy fleeing persecution in the late eighties Soviet Union, and his later return to Austria and Eastern Europe as an American adult to track down those who helped his family escape and thank them.
Baker Berry E184.37.G655 A3 2014
The portrait of a man as governor,
Dickinson, Thomas H., 1877-1961
New York, The Macmillan Company, 1928
Baker Berry Old Dartmouth B S6425d
Interpreting the Civil War at museums and historic sites
edited by Kevin M. Levin
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
Among the ruins : creating and interpreting the American Civil War in Richmond / Christy S. Coleman -- Billy Yank, not Johnny Reb : focusing Civil War exhibits on the Union in Virginia / Mark Benbow -- A civil war museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin? / Daniel Joyce, Douglas Dammann, Jennifer Edginton -- Civil war public history for the next generation / James Percoco -- New wine in old bottles : using historical markers to reshape public memory of the Civil War / W. Todd Groce -- From tokenism to true partnership : the National Park Services' shifting interpretation at the Civil War's sesquicentennial / John M. Rudy -- Commemoration, conflict, and constraints : the saga of the Confederate flag at the South Carolina State House / W. Eric Emerson -- Getting to the heart : the intersections of Confederate iconography, race relations, and public history in America / Dina Bailey and Nicole Moore.
Public historians working at museums and historic sites focused on the Civil War era are tasked with interpreting a period of history that remains deeply controversial. Many visitors have strong connections to historic sites such as battlefields and artifacts as well as harbor strong convictions about the cause of the war, its consequences and the importance of slavery. Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites surveys how museums and historic sites approached these challenges and others during the Civil War sesquicentennial (2011-2015). In doing so, this book offers museums and history professionals strategies to help shape conversations with local communities, develop exhibits and train interpreters. With the ongoing controversy surrounding the display of the Confederate battle flag and monuments, there has never been a more opportune moment to look critically at how the Civil War has been interpreted and why it continues to matter to so many Americans. --
Baker Berry E646 .L48 2017
The soul of George Washington; an overlooked side of his character,
Buffington, Joseph, 1855-1947
Philadelphia, Dorrance & Co. [©1936]
Baker Berry Old Dartmouth B W277bu
Party leaders : sketches of Thomas Jefferson, Alex'r Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John Randolph of Roanoke, including notices of many other distinguished American statesmen
Baldwin, Joseph G. 1815-1864
New York : D. Appleton, 1855
Baker Berry Old Dartmouth BX B193p
McCarthyism : the realities, delusions and politics behind the 1950s red scare
Michaels, Jonathan, 1951- author
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
The origins of red scare anti-Communism -- The big red scare -- The new deal -- The red scare begins -- Red scare at full tide -- Culture wars.
Baker Berry E743.5 .M53 2017
On Indian ground. California
edited by Joely Proudfit, Nicole Quinderro Myers-Lim
Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing, Inc., 
Baker Berry E97.65.C2 O5 2017
American nationalisms : imagining union in the age of revolutions, 1783-1833
Park, Benjamin E., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
""The Americans will have no Center of Union among them, and no Common Interest to pursue, when the Power and Government of England are finally removed. Moreover, when the Intersections and Divisions of their Country by great Bays of the Sea, and by vast Rivers, Lakes, and Ridges of Mountains;-and above all, when those immense inland Regions, beyond the Back Settlements, which are still unexplored, are taken into the Account, they form the highest Probability that the Americans never can be united ... under any Species of Government whatever. Their Fate seems to be- A DISUNITED PEOPLE, till the End of Time."--Josiah Tucker (1781) "What then is the American, this new man? ... He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds.""--
Baker Berry E301 .P35 2018
Property and dispossession : natives, empires and land in early modern North America
Greer, Allan, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Introduction: property and colonization -- Part I. Three zones of colonization -- Indigenous forms of property -- Early contacts -- New Spain -- New France -- New England -- Part II. Aspects of property formation -- The colonial commons -- Spaces of property -- A survey of surveying -- Empires and colonies -- Part III. Conclusion and epilogue -- Property and dispossession in an age of revolution.
Baker Berry E98.L3 G73 2018
Indian captive, Indian king : Peter Williamson in America and Britain
Shannon, Timothy J. 1964- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
Prologue: Aberdeen, 1758 -- Part One. Hard fate: Kidnapped -- Sold as a slave -- Captive -- Soldier -- Prisoner of war -- Part Two. The interesting tale: Strolling adventurer -- Poor Peter Williamson -- Peter Williamson, pursuer -- From the other world -- Bookseller, printer, and postman -- King of the Indians -- Epilogue: Edinburgh, 1822.
In 1758, Peter Williamson appeared in the streets of Aberdeen, Scotland, dressed as a Native American Indian and telling a remarkable tale. He claimed that as a young boy many years earlier, he had been kidnapped from the city and sold into slavery in America. In performances he gave in taverns and coffeehouses and in a printed narrative he peddled to his audiences, Williamson described his serial tribulations on the fringes of the British Empire as an indentured servant, Indian captive, soldier, and prisoner of war. In his performances and publications, Williamson offered British audiences a distinctly plebian perspective on the British Empire in North America. His unique career capitalized on the curiosity that the Seven Years' War ignited among the British public for news and information about America and its Native inhabitants, but his reputation for fabrication also made his contemporaries and historians reluctant to believe him. Indian Captive, Indian King is the first biography of Williamson to separate the fact from fiction in his tale and explain what it tells us about how the working people of eighteenth-century Britain, so often depicted as victims of empire, found their own ways to create lives and exploit opportunities within it.--
Baker Berry E87.W77 S53 2018
The new Negro : the life of Alain Locke
Stewart, Jeffrey C., 1950- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
Section I. The Education of Alain Locke -- 1. A Death and a Birth -- 2. A Black Victorian Childhood -- 3. Child God and Black Aesthete -- 4. An Errand of Culture at Howard College, 1904-1905 -- 5. A Reluctant Prometheus : Locke's Intellectual Awakening at Harvard, 1905-1907 -- 6. Going for the Rhodes -- 7. Oxford Contrasts -- 8. Black Cosmopolitan -- 9. Paying Second Year Dues at Oxford, 1908-1909 -- 10. Italy and America, 1909-1910 -- 11. Berlin Stories -- 12. Exile's Return -- 13. Back in the U.S.S.R., 1911-1912 -- 14. Search for a Voice at Howard University, 1912-1916 -- 15. Rapprochement and Silence : Harvard, 1916-1917 -- 16. Fitting in Washington, DC, 1917-1922 -- Section II. Enter the New Negro -- 17. Rebirth -- 18. Queen Mother of the Movement, 1922-1923 -- 19. Opportunity Knocks -- 20. Egypt Bound -- 21. Renaissance and Self-Fashioning in 1924 -- 22. The Dinner and the Dean -- 23. Battling the Barnes -- 24. Looking for Love -- 25. Survey Says -- 26. Renaissance and Rejection -- 27. The New Negro and The Blacks -- 28. Beauty or Propaganda? -- 29. The Curator and the Patron -- 30. Langston's Indian Summer -- 31. The American Scholar -- 32. Loves' Labour Lost -- Section III. Metamorphosis -- 33. The Naked and the Nude -- 34. The Saving Grace of Realism -- 35. Bronze Booklets, Gold Art -- 36. Warn A Brother -- 37. The Riot and the Ride -- 38. Conversion -- 39. Two Trains Running -- 40. Queer Toussaint -- 41. The Invisible Locke -- 42. FBI, Haiti, and Diasporic Democracy -- 43. Inclusion and Death : Wisdom de Profundis -- 44. Buried but not Dead -- Epilogue.
"A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro--the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness. In The New Negro : The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance, based on the extant primary sources of his life and on interviews with those who knew him personally. He narrates the education of Locke, including his becoming the first African American Rhodes Scholar and earning a PhD in philosophy at Harvard University, and his long career as a professor at Howard University. Locke also received a cosmopolitan, aesthetic education through his travels in continental Europe, where he came to appreciate the beauty of art and experienced a freedom unknown to him in the United States. And yet he became most closely associated with the flowering of Black culture in Jazz Age America and his promotion of the literary and artistic work of African Americans as the quintessential creations of American modernism. In the process he looked to Africa to find the proud and beautiful roots of the race. Shifting the discussion of race from politics and economics to the arts, he helped establish the idea that Black urban communities could be crucibles of creativity. Stewart explores both Locke's professional and private life, including his relationships with his mother, his friends, and his white patrons, as well as his lifelong search for love as a gay man. Stewart's thought-provoking biography recreates the worlds of this illustrious, enigmatic man who, in promoting the cultural heritage of Black people, became--in the process--a New Negro himself"--
Baker Berry E185.97.L79 S83 2018
Reconsidering Obama : reflections on rhetoric
edited by Robert E. Terrill
New York : Peter Lang, 
Introduction / Robert E. Terrill, Indiana University -- Rhetorical charges: mercurian figures and democratic hope after Obama / Peter Simonson, University of Colorado Boulder -- A wrestling of brothers: (re)writing Obama separately and together (again) / David A. Frank, University of Oregon & Mark Lawrence McPhail, Indiana University Northwest -- Barack Obama's neo-racial responses to black death / Amy L. Heyse, California State University, Long Beach & Ebony A. Utley, California State University, Long Beach -- Obama's rhetoric of myth and reason / Robert C. Rowland, The University of Kansas -- Barack Obama at the threshold of a new America / Robert L. Ivie, Indiana University & Oscar Giner, Arizona State University -- The once and future teleological discourse of Barack Obama / Richard W. Leeman, University of North Carolina at Charlotte -- Testing the narrative signature perspective: the case of Obama and health care reform / Martin J. Medhurst, Baylor University -- Losing patience with an imperfect president and imperfect people / Derek R. Sweet, Luther College & Margret McCue-Enser, Saint Catherine University -- How selective amnesia brought us the first Black Socialist president of the United States / Kristen Hoerl, University of Nebraska-Lincoln -- A reflection on the Obama phenomenon, our heroic expectations, and the Obama presidency / Jennifer R. Mercieca, Texas A&M University.
Perhaps no other presidential candidate or sitting president has attracted as much attention from rhetorical critics as Barack Obama. Much of this work was conceived and written during Obama's initial presidential campaign, or relatively early in his two terms in office. This book provides rhetorical critics an opportunity to revisit their published work on Obama in light of events that have occurred since its publication. In each chapter, these eminent critics begin by summarizing the analysis and conclusions in their original essays on Obama, and then reflect on their previous conclusions, revising or extending them in response to developments since the publication of the original work. The chapters provide a glimpse into the inventional strategies of practicing critics and into some of the ways that that critical insights may evolve over time. Scholars rarely have an opportunity to publish essays that reflect on their own previous work, even though few resources can be of greater use to both beginning critics and to established scholars seeking to continue to hone and reflect on their critical practice. This book, then, makes an important contribution not only to the existing literature on the 44th president of the United States, but also and perhaps most significantly to the study of the art and craft of rhetorical criticism.
Baker Berry E908.3 .R43 2017
American foreign policy : studies in intellectual history
edited by Jean-François Drolet and James Dunkerley
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
This book offers a nuanced and multifaceted collection of essays covering a wide range of concerns, concepts, presidential doctrines, and rationalities of government thought to have marked America's engagement with the world during this period. The collection is organised chronologically and looks at the work of intellectuals who have written both in support and critically about US foreign policy in various geographical and historical contexts. This includes Andrew Carnegie, Carl Schmitt, Hans Morgenthau, George Kennan, Samuel Huntington, Paul Wolfowitz and many other such thinkers and practitioners who have contributed in shaping the ways in which we have come to think of US foreign policy over the years. The book will be of significant interest to students and academics within the fields of US foreign policy analysis, international relations and intellectual history.
Baker Berry E744 .A44 2017
Radiation nation : Three Mile Island and the political transformation of the 1970s
Zaretsky, Natasha, 1970- author
New York : Columbia University Press, 
The culture of dissociation and the rise of the unborn -- The accident and the political transformation of the 1970s -- Creating a community of fate at Three Mile Island -- The second Cold War and the extinction threat -- Conclusion.
"On March 28, 1979, the worst nuclear reactor accident in U.S. history occurred at the Three Mile Island power plant in Central Pennsylvania. Radiation Nation tells the story of what happened then and in the following months and years, as residents tried to make sense of the emergency. The near-meltdown occurred at a pivotal moment when the New Deal coalition was unraveling, trust in government was eroding, conservatives were consolidating their power, and the political left was becoming marginalized. Using the accident to explore this turning point, Natasha Zaretsky provides a fresh interpretation of the era by disclosing how atomic and ecological imaginaries shaped the conservative ascendancy. Drawing on the testimony of the men and women who lived in the shadow of the reactor, Radiation Nation shows that the region's citizens, especially its mothers, grew convinced that they had sustained radiological injuries that threatened their reproductive futures. Taking inspiration from the antiwar, environmental, and feminist movements, women at Three Mile Island crafted a homegrown ecological politics that wove together concerns over radiological threats to the body, the struggle over abortion and reproductive rights, and eroding trust in authority. This politics was shaped above all by what Zaretsky calls "biotic nationalism," a new body-centered nationalism that imagined the nation as a living, mortal being and portrayed sickened Americans as evidence of betrayal. The first cultural history of the accident, Radiation Nation reveals the surprising ecological dimensions of post-Vietnam conservatism while showing how growing anxieties surrounding bodily illness infused the political realignment of the 1970s in ways that blurred any easy distinction between left and right."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E872 .Z37 2018
The captive's quest for freedom : fugitive slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the politics of slavery
Blackett, R. J. M., 1943- author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Part I. The slave power asserts its rights -- The Fugitive Slave Law -- The law does its work -- Compromise and colonize -- Part II. Freedom's fires burn -- Missouri and Illinois -- Western Kentucky and Indiana -- Eastern Kentucky and Ohio -- Southeast Pennsylvania -- Eastern shore of Maryland and Philadelphia -- New York -- Massachusetts -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry E450 .B589 2018
An African American and Latinx history of the United States
Ortiz, Paul, 1964- author
Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, 
Introduction. "Killed helping workers to organize" : reenvisioning American history -- The Haitian revolution and the birth of emancipatory internationalism, 1770s to 1820s -- The Mexican War of Independence and US history : anti-imperialism as a way of life, 1820s to 1850s -- "To break the fetters of slaves all over the world" : the internationalization of the Civil War, 1850s to 1865 -- Global visions of reconstruction : the Cuban solidarity movement, 1860s to 1890s -- Waging war on the government of American banks in the global South, 1890s to 1920s -- Forgotten workers of America : racial capitalism and the war on the working class, 1890s to 1940s -- Emancipatory internationalism vs. the American Century, 1945 to 1960s -- El gran paro Estadounidense : the rebirth of the American working class, 1970s to the present -- Epilogue. A new origin narrative of American history.
"Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian democracy," and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms US history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism. Drawing on rich narratives and primary source documents, Ortiz links racial segregation in the Southwest and the rise and violent fall of a powerful tradition of Mexican labor organizing in the twentieth century, to May 1, 2006, known as International Workers' Day, when migrant laborers--Chicana/os, Afrocubanos, and immigrants from every continent on earth--united in resistance on the first "Day Without Immigrants." As African American civil rights activists fought against Jim Crow laws and Mexican labor organizers warred against the suffocating grip of capitalism, Black and Spanish-language newspapers, abolitionists, and Latin American revolutionaries coalesced around movements built between people from the United States and people from Central America and the Caribbean. And in stark contrast to the resurgence of "America first" rhetoric, Black and Latinx intellectuals and organizers today have urged the United States to build bridges of solidarity with the nations of the America. Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americas, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights."--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry E184.S75 O79 2018
To shape a new world : essays on the political philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr
edited by Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018
Introduction: Martin Luther King, Jr., and political philosophy / Brandon M. Terry and Tommie Shelby -- Part I. Traditions: The Du Bois-Washington debate and the idea of dignity / Robert Gooding-Williams -- Moral perfectionism / Paul C. Taylor -- The roots of civil disobedience in republicanism and slavery / Bernard R. Boxill -- Showdown for nonviolence: the theory and practice of nonviolent politics / Karuna mantena -- Part II. Ideals: From anger to love: self-purification and political resistance / Martha C. Nussbaum -- The prophetic tension between race consciousness and the ideal of colorblindness / Ronald Sundstrom -- Integration, freedom, and the affirmation of life / Danielle Allen -- A vindication of voting rights / Derrick Darby -- Part III. Justice: Prisons of the forgotten: ghettos and economic injustice / Tommie Shelby -- Gender trouble: manhood, inclusion, and justice / Shatema Threadcraft and Brandon M. Terry -- Living "in the red": time, debt, and justice / Lawrie Balfour -- The costs of violence: militarism, geopolitics, and accountability / Lionel McPherson -- Part IV. Conscience: The path of conscientious citizenship / Michele Moody-Adams -- Requiem for a dream: the problem-space of black power / Brandon M. Terry -- Hope and despair: past and present / Cornel West -- Afterword: a sense of somebodiness: dignity as a weapon of love / Jonathan L. Walton.
Martin Luther King, Jr., may be America's most revered political figure, commemorated in statues, celebrations, and streets names around the world. On the fiftieth anniversary of King's assassination, the man and his activism are as close to public consciousness as ever. But despite his stature, the significance of King's writings and political thought remains underappreciated. In To Shape a New World, Tommie Shelby and Brandon Terry write that the marginalization of King's ideas reflects a romantic, consensus history that renders the civil rights movement inherently conservative--an effort not at radical reform but at "living up to" enduring ideals laid down by the nation's founders. On this view, King marshaled lofty rhetoric to help redeem the ideas of universal (white) heroes, but produced little original thought. This failure to engage deeply and honestly with King's writings allows him to be conscripted into political projects he would not endorse, including the pernicious form of "color blindness" that insists, amid glaring race-based injustice, that racism has been overcome. Cornel West, Danielle Allen, Martha Nussbaum, Robert Gooding-Williams, and other authors join Shelby and Terry in careful, critical engagement with King's understudied writings on labor and welfare rights, voting rights, racism, civil disobedience, nonviolence, economic inequality, poverty, love, just-war theory, virtue ethics, political theology, imperialism, nationalism, reparations, and social justice. In King's exciting and learned work, the authors find an array of compelling challenges to some of the most pressing political dilemmas of our present, and rethink the legacy of this towering figure.--
Baker Berry E185.97.K5 T6 2018
A more beautiful and terrible history : the uses and misuses of civil rights history
Theoharis, Jeanne, author
Boston : Beacon Press, 
Preface: A dream diluted and distorted -- THE HISTORIES WE GET. Introduction: The political uses and misuses of civil rights history and memorialization in the present -- THE HISTORIES WE NEED. The long movement outside the South : fighting for school desegregation in the "liberal" North -- Revisiting the uprisings of the 1960s and the history of injustice and struggle that preceded them -- Beyond the redneck : polite racism and "the white moderate" -- The media was often an obstacle to the struggle for racial justice -- Beyond a bus seat : the movement pressed for desegregation, criminal justice, economic justice, and global justice -- The great man view of history, part I: Where are the young people? -- The great man view of history, part II: Where are the women? -- Extremists, troublemakers, and national security threats : the public demonization of rebels, the toll it took, and government repression of the movement -- Learning to play on locked pianos : the movement was persevering, organized, disruptive, and often disparaged, and other lessons from the Montgomery Bus Boycott -- Afterword: A history for a better world.
The civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American democracy. This fable, featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered the movement firmly in the past, whitewashed the forces that stood in its way, and diminished its scope. And it is used perniciously in our own times to chastise present-day movements and obscure contemporary injustice. In A More Beautiful and Terrible History, award-winning historian Jeanne Theoharis dissects this national myth-making, teasing apart the accepted stories to show them in a strikingly different light. We see Rosa Parks not simply as a bus lady but a lifelong criminal justice activist and radical; Martin Luther King, Jr. as not only challenging Southern sheriffs but Northern liberals, too; and Coretta Scott King not only as a "helpmate" but a lifelong economic justice and peace activist who pushed her husband's activism in these directions. Moving from "the histories we get" to "the histories we need," Theoharis challenges nine key aspects of the fable to reveal the diversity of people, especially women and young people, who led the movement; the work and disruption it took; the role of the media and "polite racism" in maintaining injustice; and the immense barriers and repression activists faced. Theoharis makes us reckon with the fact that far from being acceptable, passive or unified, the civil rights movement was unpopular, disruptive, and courageously persevering. Activists embraced an expansive vision of justice -- which a majority of Americans opposed and which the federal government feared. By showing us the complex reality of the movement, the power of its organizing, and the beauty and scope of the vision, Theoharis proves that there was nothing natural or inevitable about the progress that occurred.--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry E185.61 .T44 2018
When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir
Khan-Cullors, Patrisse, 1984- author
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018
Foreword / Angela Davis -- Pt. I,All the bones we could find : -- Introduction: We are stardust -- Community, interrupted -- Twelve -- Bloodlines -- Magnitude and bond -- Witness -- Out in the world -- All the bones we could find -- Pt. II, Black Lives Matter : -- Zero dark thirty: the remix -- No ordinary love -- Dignity and power. Now. -- Black Lives Matter -- Raid -- A call, a response -- #SayHerName -- Black futures -- When they call you a terrorist.
A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement's position of love, humanity, and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement's activists while calling for essential political changes.
Baker Berry E185.97.K43 A3 2018
Reconstruction : voices from America's first great struggle for racial equality
Brooks D. Simpson, editor
New York : Library of America, 
"The defeat of the Confederacy and the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 brought about the final destruction of slavery in the United States. Americans were confronted for the first time with the possibility of creating a republic dedicated to the principle of racial equality. What followed over the next twelve years was one of the most complex, inspiring, and ultimately tragic eras in American history. Reconstruction: Voices From America's First Great Struggle For Racial Equality brings this tumultuous and fateful period to dramatic and violent life through the vivid testimony of more than sixty participants and observers. Here is a vitally important book for anyone interested in this crucial period and its inescapable relevance for today." --
Baker Berry E668 .R4245 2018
The Manitous : the spiritual world of the Ojibway
Toronto : Key Porter Books, ©1995
Baker Berry E99.C6 J65 1995