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Walruses and the walrus hunt in West and Northwest Greenland : an interview survey about the catch and the climate
Born, Erik W., author
Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, [2017]
"This volume presents the results of a survey of Greenland subsistence hunters, who hunt and catch walruses in West and Northwest Greenland, where the animals are still a part of the traditional subsistence hunting culture. However, the Greenland walrus hunting grounds have experienced marked environmental changes due to climate change, and quotas were introduced for the catch across all of Greenland in 2006. These interviews explore how such changes have affected the local communities. The main text summarizes the broad findings while more details are provided in the individual hunter statements in four appendices."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E99.E7 M48 no.44

My life in progressive politics : against the grain
Tydings, Joseph D. 1928- author
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2018]
Foreword / by Joe Biden -- Part I. A Political Life. Against the grain ; Oakington ; A plan for life -- Part II. Reform and Independence. Against the legislative tide ; Regulating savings and loan associations ; Kennedy Man ; A prosecutor the organization didn't want ; A thirty-two-month learning experience ; A tangle of savings and loan scams ; Kidnapping, murder, and assassination ; Challenging the Democratic machine ; A break with the past -- Part III. A Freshman Senator's Voice. Defending the great Warren Court decisions ; "A voteless people is a hopeless people" ; Fairness in federal court ; Congress and the City of Washington -- Part IV. The Hardest Fights. Vietnam and the political costs of war ; The environment and overpopulation ; Gun control ; One progressive position too many ; Citizen public service -- Epilogue: An open letter to my grandchildren (and their generation).

"Gun control, voting rights, family planning, and environmental protection--these are all hot-button issues today, but they were also the same difficult and intractable issues that Senator Joseph D. Tydings of Maryland faced during his tenure in the Senate in the 1960s. In this timely memoir, Tydings looks back on a life of public service, from the Maryland General Assembly to chief federal prosecutor in Maryland and ultimately to the United States Senate. As an early "Kennedy Man," Tydings's political stock soared, but it just as quickly crashed because of his willingness to go "against the grain" on perhaps one progressive issue too many. As the adopted son of a US senator, grandson of an adviser to three US presidents, and step-grandson of perhaps the wealthiest woman of her age, Tydings nevertheless made his own way, rising from horse platoon corporal in war-ravaged Germany to legislative reformer. He prosecuted fellow Democrats for fraud, stood up to presidents over Supreme Court nominees and the war in Vietnam, and faced down segregationists over voting rights. His family planning initiatives are still in effect. He battled the National Rifle Association over gun control--and suffered the consequences. After a decade of political assassinations, from the Kennedy brothers to Martin Luther King Jr., and a turn to the right with the election of Richard Nixon, America's political climate soured for progressive politics, and Tydings narrowly lost reelection. My Life in Progressive Politics provides an important, insider account of a landmark era in American politics. Joseph D. Tydings served as United States senator from Maryland from 1965 to 1971. He earlier served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1955 to 1961 and as United States Attorney from 1961 to 1963."--Publisher's website.
Baker Berry E840.8.T93 A3 2018

Reservations, removal, and reform : the mission Indian agents of southern California, 1878-1903
Mathes, Valerie Sherer, 1941- author
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2018]
Introduction -- 1. Superintendents and special agents, 1850-1877 -- 2. Setting the stage: Samuel S. Lawson, 1878-1883 -- 3. The need for water: John G. McCallum, 1883-1885 -- 4. A brief, bitter tenure: John Shirley Ward, 1885-1887 -- 5. A show of force: Joseph W. Preston, 1887-1889 -- 6. A controversial collector: Horatio Nelson Rust, 1889-1893 -- 7. A troubled tenure: Francisco Estudillo, 1893-1897 -- 8. The continuing struggle: Dr. Lucius A. Wright, 1897-1903 -- Epilogue.

"Provides a balanced, comprehensive view of how the actions and attitudes of Indian agents affected the lives of the Mission Indians of Southern California from 1850 to 1903."
Baker Berry E78.C15 M38 2018

Donald Trump and the prospect for American democracy : an unprecedented president in an age of polarization
Paulson, Arthur C., author
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
An unprecedented president -- From umbrella parties to polarized parties in American politics -- Trumping the Republicans and berning the Democrats -- The presidential election of 2016 in historical perspective -- The irony of polarization: parliamentary parties without parliamentary government -- The Trump era and beyond : postindustrial democracy in America -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry E912 .P38 2018

Stories of Oka : land, film, and literature
St-Amand, Isabelle, author
Winnipeg, Manitoba : University of Manitoba Press, [2018]
In the summer of 1990, the Oka Crisis - or the Kanehsatake Resistance - exposed a rupture in the relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples in Canada. This book examines the standoff in relation to film and literary narratives, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
Baker Berry E99.M8 S7314 2018

Migrar en tiempos de crisis : transición hacia una nueva fase migratoria
Jardón Hernández, Ana Elizabeth, author
Zamora, Michoacán [Mexico] : El Colegio de Michoacán, [2017]
Baker Berry E184.M5 J373 2017

Kamamuetimak : tshentusentimak nte steniunu utat, nitshish, kie nte nikan = Gathering voices : discovering our past, present and future : Nitassinan, November 1993
Innu Nation Community Research Project
Sheshatshiu : Innu Nation Office, [1993]
Baker Berry E99.I55 N37 1993

Our compelling interests : the value of diversity for democracy and a prosperous society
edited by Earl Lewis and Nancy Cantor
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Introduction : the value of diversity for democracy and a prosperous society / Earl Lewis and Nancy Cantor -- The "diversity explosion" is America's twenty-first-century baby boom / William H. Frey -- Less separate, still unequal : diversity and equality in "post-civil rights" America / Thomas J. Sugrue -- Toward a connected society / Danielle Allen -- The economic value of diversity / Anthony Carnevale and Nicole Smith -- The diversity of diversity / Kwame Anthony Appiah -- Group interactions in building a connected society / Patricia Gurin -- Diversity and institutional life : levels and objects / Ira Katznelson -- Diversity as a strategic advantage : a sociodemographic perspective / Marta Tienda.
Baker Berry E184.A1 O865 2016

I dream of yesterday and tomorrow : a celebration of the James Bay Crees
Michael Gnarowski, general editor
Kemptville, Ont. : Golden Dog Press, ©2002
Baker Berry E99.C88 D85 2002

Indigenous nationals, Canadian citizens : from first contact to Canada 150 and beyond
Courchene, Thomas J
Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press ; c2018
Introduction and socio-economic overview -- A voyage to hell and back: from first contact to sesquicentennial -- Indigenous rights and reconciliation -- Analytical perspectives -- Voyages of recovery -- a pathway forward for treaty First Nations.
Baker Berry E78.C2 C68 2018

Being Ts'elxwéyeqw : First Peoples' voices and history from the Chilliwack-Fraser Valley, British Columbia
edited by David M. Schaepe ; produced by Ts'elxwéyeqw Tribe
Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada : Harbour Publishing, [2017]
"Being Ts'elxwéyew provides an in-depth and personal view of the First Peoples of the Chilliwack River Watershed in the Central Fraser Valley, British Columbia. This book focuses on two key questions--what does the word Ts'elxwéyeqw mean? And, what does it mean to be Ts'elxwéyeqw, as a tribe of Stó:lö-Coast Salish People? Presented here are key narratives of the distant past and personal histories; over 700 historic and contemporary photographs, maps and images of Ts'elxwéyeqw people, places and belongings; and more than 85 place names within the Chilliwack Watershed that help convey answers to these core questions. This is an original volume with an arrangement and presentation of voices of Elders past, present and future. It contributes to achieving a better relationship and understanding of how to live together in a good way in today's world."--
Baker Berry Oversize E99.C5523 B45 2017

Wisakecak eko maka amisk = Wesakaychak and the beaver
Lazarus, Sandus
Cobalt, Ont. : Highway Book Shop, c1993
Baker Berry E99.C88 L29 1993

Wisakecak eko maka maikanak = Wesakaychak and the wolves
Wynne, Tina
Cobalt, Ont. : Highway Book Shop, c1993
Baker Berry E99.C88 W95 1993

Basic call to consciousness
edited by Akwesasne notes
Rooseveltown N.Y. : Akwesasne notes, 1981 (1982 printing)
Baker Berry E99.I7 B37 1981

Chakabesh and the sun
collected by Gloria Wesley ; translated by Philip Goodwin ; drawn by the Grade 8 students of St. Andrew's School ; cover drawn by Jason Reuben
Cobalt, Ont. : Highway Book Shop, ©1992
Baker Berry E99.C88 C43

The twelve moons (months)
Goodwin, Philip, 1961-
Cobalt, Ont. : Highway Book Shop, c1994
Baker Berry E99.C88 G66 1994

Prison of grass : Canada from a native point of view
Adams, Howard, 1921-2001
Saskatoon, Sask. : Fifth House Publishers, ©1989
This revised edition of a Métis author's account of Indian and Métis history in Canada, covers Indian civilization, 'halfbreed' resistance to imperialism, native situations in 'white-supremacy' Canada and moves towards liberation. Includes updated statistics and a new preface.
Baker Berry E78.C2 A3 1989

Drumbeat : anger and renewal in Indian country
edited by Boyce Richardson
Toronto : Summerhill Press ; 1989
Twenty years of disappointed hopes / by Georges Erasmus -- The Innu of Ungava, David confronts Goliath, the Innu of Ungava versus the NATO Alliance / by Daniel Ashini -- The Mi'kmaq, the covenant chain [Mikmaq, Micmac] / by Grand Chief Donald Marshall Sr., Grand Captain Alexander Denny, and Putus Simon Marshall -- Akwesasne, an unbroken assertion of sovereignty / by Grand Chief Michael Mitchell -- Algonquins North of Ottawa, our long battle to create a sustainable future / by Chief Jean-Maurice Matchewn -- Algonquins South of Ottawa, 220 years of broken promises / by Chief Greg Sarazin -- Time-Augama Anishnabai, last-ditch defence of a priceless homeland / by Chief Gary Potts -- The Lubicon of Northern Alberta, wrestling with the Canadian system, a decade of Lubicon frustration / by Boyce Richardson -- Gitksan and Wet'Suwet'en, unflinching resistance to an implacable invader [Wetsuweten] / by N.J. Sterritt -- Epilogue, the solution we favour for change
Baker Berry E92 .D78 1989

Surviving in two worlds : contemporary Native American voices
compiled by Lois Crozier-Hogle and Darryl Babe Wilson ; photographs by Giuseppe Saitta ; edited by Jay Leibold ; assistant interviewer, Ferne Jensen ; foreword by Greg Sarris
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1997
pt. 1. Tradition is evidence for the truth of life. People of the seventh fire / Dagmar Thorpe ; It is in our hands / Chief Oren Lyons ; Last of the Wintu doctors / Florence Jones ; Mending the sacred hoop / Arvol Looking Horse ; The Hopi prophecy / Thomas Banyacya ; Tradition is evidence for the truth of life / Frank LaPena -- pt. 2. The world torn in two. We are sovereign peoples / John Echohawk ; How beautiful is our land / Steven Crum ; Reviving Native technologies / Carlos Cordero ; Our testimonies will carry us through / Rose Johnson/Tsosie ; The quality of listening / Janine Pease Pretty on Top -- pt. 3. It must be healed: walking in two worlds. Walking in two worlds / Betty Cooper ; The power of story / Sarah Hutchison ; At the center of the dance / Terry Tafoya ; These things are absolutely essential / Kevin Foley ; Running toward the rising sun / Kathy Morsea ; Healing in two worlds / David Lucero -- pt. 4. The children are our future. Education is survival / William Demmert ; Keeping the songs alive / Edna Ahgeak MacLean ; Look for their strengths / Joseph Abeyta ; People of the dawn / Jerry Pardilla ; The children are our future / Clifford Trafzer -- pt. 5. We can have new visions. Hearing with our hearts / Roxanne Swentzell ; The truth will rise / Greg Sarris ; The art of high mouontain medicine / Christopher Peters ; We can have new visions / Jack Forbes.

Surviving in Two Worlds brings together the voices of twenty-six Native American leaders. The interviewees come from a variety of tribal backgrounds - from Penobscot and Onondaga in the Northeast, to Tlingit and Inupiaq in Alaska, to the Pueblo and California tribes of the West - and range from traditional elders and healers to doctors, lawyers, artists, and college presidents. They include such national figures as Oren Lyons, Arvol Looking Horse, John Echohawk, William Demmert, Clifford Trafzer, Greg Sarris, and Roxanne Swentzell. Their interviews are divided into five sections, grouped around the themes of tradition, history and politics, healing, education, and culture. A brief biography and insightful photograph introduce each speaker. They take readers into their lives, their dreams and fears, their philosophies and experiences, and show what they are doing to assure the survival of their peoples and cultures, as well as the earth as a whole. Their analyses of the past and present, and especially their counsels for the future, are timely and urgent.
Baker Berry E98.P5 S87 1997

Dancing with a ghost : exploring Indian reality
Ross, Rupert, 1946-
Markham, Ont. : Reed Books Canada : 1996
Baker Berry E99.C88 R67 1996

Antebellum posthuman : race and materiality in the mid-nineteenth century
Ellis, Cristin, 1978- author
New York : Fordham University Press, 2018
Introduction. Beyond recognition : the problem of antebellum embodiment -- Douglass's animals : racial science and the problem of human equality -- Thoreau's seeds : evolution and the problem of human agency -- Whitman's cosmic body : bioelectricity and the problem of human meaning -- Posthumanism and the problem of social justice : race and materiality in the twenty-first century -- Coda. After romantic posthumanism.

"Antebellum Posthuman exposes the volatility of "the human"--torn between liberalism and empiricism--in the 1850s and traces the emergence of an antislavery materialism in antebellum literature. Placing race at the root of posthumanism's intellectual history, this study also examines the conflict between liberalism and materialism in critical theory today"--
Baker Berry E449 .E483 2018

Inuit laws : tirigusuusiit, piqujait, and maligait
Aupilaarjuk, Mariano, author
Iqaluit, Nunavut : Nunavut Arctic College Media, [2017]
"Through the voices of Inuit elders, this book is a critical and cultural-historical engagement with the traditional concepts of maligait, piquajit, and tirigusuusiit. These three concepts refer to what had to be followed, done, or not done in Inuit culture. Although these terms are now often used as equivalents to modern Western notions of law, this work examines how Inuit and Western concepts of law derive from completely different cultural perspectives. Through the guiding concepts of maligait, piqujait, and tirigusuusiit, this book transcends discussions of law, examining how these Inuit concepts are embedded in social and cosmic relationships. This unique book examines these challenging concepts through the knowledge and stories of Inuit elders and evokes a unique experience whereby Western knowledge--embedded in the participating scholars--works to describe and understand Inuit knowledge and models of traditional law."--
Baker Berry E99.E7 A86 2017

Revolution on the Hudson : New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence
Daughan, George C., author
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
George III declares war on America -- The importance of New York -- The great Hudson River illusion -- H.M.S. Phoenix and H.M.S. Rose provide a lesson -- Attack delayed -- The Battle of Brooklyn -- A masterful retreat -- The Howes capture New York City -- Washington evacuates Manhattan -- Race for the Delaware -- Redemption at Trenton -- Depraved indifference -- New war plans -- Duel for a continent -- New York and Philadelphia -- Clinton and Burgoyne -- France declares war on Great Britain -- Lord Howe saves New York -- The Franco-American alliance misfires -- Withdrawal from Rhode Island -- Charleston -- Benedict Arnold's betrayal -- Rodney -- Facing south -- Prelude to victory -- Rodney's dilemma -- New York and Yorktown -- Britain stunned -- Peace -- Conclusion.

"The untold story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley, control of which, both the Americans and the British firmly believed, would determine the outcome of the Revolutionary War. No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than New York City, the Hudson River, and the surrounding counties. Political and military leaders on both sides viewed the Hudson River Valley as the American jugular, which, if cut, would quickly bleed the rebellion to death. So in 1776, King George III sent the largest amphibious force ever assembled to seize Manhattan and use it as a base from which to push up the Hudson River Valley for a grand rendezvous at Albany with an impressive army driving down from Canada. George Washington and every other patriot leader shared the king's fixation with the Hudson. Generations of American and British historians have held the same view. In fact, one of the few things that scholars have agreed upon is that the British strategy, though disastrously executed, should have been swift and effective. Until now, no one has argued that this plan of action was lunacy from the beginning. Revolution on the Hudson makes the bold new argument that Britain's attempt to cut off New England never would have worked, and that doggedly pursuing dominance of the Hudson ultimately cost the crown her colonies. It unpacks intricate military maneuvers on land and sea, introduces the personalities presiding over each side's strategy, and reinterprets the vagaries of colonial politics to offer a thrilling response to one of our most vexing historical questions: How could a fledgling nation have defeated the most powerful war machine of the era?"--Publisher's description.
Baker Berry E230.5.N4 D38 2016

Apostles of revolution : Jefferson, Paine, Monroe and the struggle against the old order in America and Europe
Ferling, John E., author
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018
"The destinies of life" : on the road to bigger things -- "The birthday of a new world is at hand" : revolutionaries -- "These are the times that try men's souls" : Paine and Monroe go to war -- "Defending our fanes and fire-sides" : winning the Revolutionary War -- "The times that tried men's souls, are over" : peace and new departures -- "My country is the world" : Paine and the early years of the French Revolution -- "Itching for crowns, coronets, and mitres" : the rise of partisan politics -- "The only man who possessed the confidence of the whole" : partisan America in a predatory world -- "I relinquish hope" : the French Revolution in France and America -- "A continued scene of horror" : Paine, Monroe, and the Luxembourg -- "The Federalist tide is strong" : gloomy years for the apostles of revolution -- "The reign of witches" : the high Federalists take charge -- "I know of no republic except America" : endgame -- "Death has no terrors for me" : closing the age of Paine.

"Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe were in the vanguard of revolutionary ideas in the 18th century. As founding fathers, they risked their lives for American independence, but they also wanted more. Each wished for profound changes in the political and social fabric of pre-1776 America and hoped that the American Revolution would spark republican and egalitarian revolutions throughout Europe, sweeping away the old monarchical order. Ultimately, each rejoiced at the opportunity to be a part of the French Revolution, a cause that became untenable as idealism gave way to the bloody Terror. Apostles of Revolution spans a crucial period in Western Civilization ranging from the American insurgency against Great Britain to the Declaration of Independence, from desperate engagements on American battlefields to the threat posed to the ideals of the Revolution by the Federalist Party. With the French Revolution devolving into anarchy in the background, the era culminates with the "Revolution of 1800," Jefferson's election as president"--Title page verso.
Baker Berry E210 .F44 2018

Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx in dialogue
Kulikoff, Allan, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Introduction: the corporate lawyer and the revolutionary -- Land and opportunity in antebellum America -- Slavery as a social system -- Secession and the Civil War: Lincoln, secession and the border states -- Slavery, emancipation, and the progress of the Civil War -- Emancipation and its discontents -- Marx and Lincoln on the fruits of the Civil War -- Epilogue: Marx and Lincoln after the defeat of the Paris Commune.
Baker Berry E457.2 .K85 2018

Standing Bear is a person : the true story of a Native American's quest for justice
Dando-Collins, Stephen
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2004
The cause. The princess and the general -- The story of injustice -- The escape -- The newspaper editor -- The chief's interview -- The fire is lit -- The lawyers -- The judge -- The district attorney -- The court case. The testimony -- The arguments -- The chief's plea -- The judge's verdict -- The interior secretary's response -- The secret mission -- The crusade. The power of the spoken word -- The four crusaders -- The dark days of October -- The shooting of big snake -- The road to freedom -- The wedding -- The end for Standing Bear.

The only book about the landmark 1879 trial of the first Native American to be recognized legally as a person.
Baker Berry E99.P7 S833 2004

Turncoat : Benedict Arnold and the crisis of American liberty
Brumwell, Stephen, 1960- author
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
Beginnings -- A devilish fighting fellow -- Saratoga -- Philadelphia -- Embarking upon treason -- Crisis of liberty -- Clinching the deal -- Treason of the blackest dye -- The reckoning.

Why did the once-ardent hero of the American Revolutionary cause become its most dishonored traitor? General Benedict Arnold's failed attempt to betray the fortress of West Point to the British in 1780 stands as one of the most infamous episodes in American history. In the light of a shining record of bravery and unquestioned commitment to the Revolution, Arnold's defection came as an appalling shock. Contemporaries believed he had been corrupted by greed; historians have theorized that he had come to resent the lack of recognition for his merits and sacrifices. In this provocative book Stephen Brumwell challenges such interpretations and draws on unexplored archives to reveal other crucial factors that illuminate Arnold's abandonment of the revolutionary cause he once championed. This work traces Arnold's journey from enthusiastic support of American independence to his spectacularly traitorous acts and narrow escape. Brumwell's research leads to an unexpected conclusion: Arnold's mystifying betrayal was driven by a staunch conviction that America's best interests would be served by halting the bloodshed and reuniting the fractured British Empire.
Baker Berry E278.A7 B78 2018

President Carter : the White House years
Eizenstat, Stuart, author
New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, [2018]
Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I. Into the White House. The 1976 campaign ; A perilous transition ; The making of the modern Vice President ; A new kind of First Lady ; The indispensable man -- Part II. Energy. The moral equivalent of war ; Energizing Congress ; The Senate graveyard ; Energy and the dollar at the Bonn summit ; Into the pork barrel, reluctantly -- Part III. The environment. An early interest ; The water wars ; Alaska forever wild, despite its senators -- Part IV. The economy. The great stagflation ; The consumer populist ; Saving New York and Chrysler -- Part V. Peace in the Middle East. The clash of peace and politics ; Sadat changes history ; Carter's triumph at Camp David ; A cold peace -- Part VI. Peace in the rest of the world. The Panama Canal and Latin America ; The Soviet Union ; Afghanistan -- Part VII. The unraveling : resignations and reshuffling. The "malaise" speech ; Resignations and reshuffling -- Part VIII. Iran. The rise of the Ayatollah ; The fall of the president -- Part IX. A catastrophic conclusion. "Where's the Carter bill, when we need it?" ; No good deed goes unpunished ; Are you better off...? ; Final days.

"The Carter presidency is the most underappreciated of the last century. Often considered just a smiling but ineffectual Southerner in a sweater, Jimmy Carter deserves to be remembered instead as a risk taker who did what he felt was right, not what would be politically expedient, whose legacy led to presidential successes long after his term, and whose list of lasting achievements reshaped the country. Stuart Eizenstat saw everything firsthand. As Carter's Chief Domestic Policy Adviser, he was directly involved in all domestic and economic decisions as well as in many involving foreign policy. Famous for the legal pads on which he recorded every meeting and call, he draws on more than 5,000 pages of contemporaneous notes, as well as declassified documents and more than 350 interviews he conducted with the era's key players from both parties, to write this comprehensive yet intimate history. Eizenstat takes you inside Camp David during the grueling negotiations for peace between Israel and Egypt; shows how Carter transformed our transportation, environment, and energy policies and supported a tough monetary policy that finally defeated stagflation; and lays out how Carter made human rights the centerpiece of American foreign policy. This book is no apologia, however. Eizenstat analyzes Carter's triumphs and failures honestly so that we can understand how he dealt with some of the most intractable challenges any president has faced. He reveals the story behind the "malaise" speech and how the cabinet firing that followed nearly cost Carter his vice president. He describes the Iranian hostage crisis from both inside the White House and Ayatollah Khomeini's camp. And he puts you in the war room during Carter's 1980 presidential campaign against Ted Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. In the end, Eizenstat's definitive chronicle of Carter's consequential term in office shows that this good man from Georgia was a far better president than history has so far recognized."--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry E872 .E39 2018

LBJ's 1968 : power, politics, and the presidency in America's year of upheaval
Longley, Kyle, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Introduction -- A nation on the brink : the State of the Union Address, January 1968 -- Those dirty bastards, are they trying to embarrass us? : the Pueblo Incident, January-December 1968 -- Tet : a very near thing, January-March 1968 -- As a result, I will not seek reelection : the March 31, 1968 speech -- The days the earth stood still : the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., April 1968 -- He hated him, but he loved him : the assassination of Robert Kennedy, June 1968 -- The big stumble : the Fortas Affair, June-October 1968 -- The tanks are rolling : Czechoslovakia crushed, August 1968 -- The perfect disaster : the Democratic National Convention, August 1968 -- Is this treason? : the October surprise that wasn't, October-December 1968 -- The last dance, January 1969 -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry E847 .L63 2018

Homelands : four friends, two countries, and the fate of the great Mexican-American migration
Corchado, Alfredo, author
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018
Prologue: One wintry night at Tequilas -- I. Leaving home -- El Pajarito & Superwoman in El Norte -- David, un caminero in Philly -- Ken, Barbie & Brooks Brothers -- Primo, the mystery man -- Crawling out of the shadows -- II. The giant IRCA awakening -- Freddy's Café -- A fickle nation -- The rebuilding of America -- Farewell, Philadelphia -- III. Malinche's children -- Marriage of convenience -- Homeward bound -- Tequila midnight in Guadalajara -- Trapped in the U.S., no going back -- IV. Uneasy neighbors -- Heartache heartland -- Havana calling, Santana's guitar -- The fallout -- V. Homeless -- The blame game -- Sister Guadalupe's unusual spirit -- Middleman, Siembra's rise -- Hardening the line -- VI. Homelands -- Walls -- The Pope in a nativist land -- Thirtieth aniversario, the celebration -- Arcadio's legacy -- Lessons from Israel -- The wisdom of Doña Lidia -- Tío Alejo's funeral -- Uncle Bill -- Four friends, Philadelphia reunion -- My homelands.

When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called Tequilas, he connected with two other Mexican men and one Mexican American, all feeling similarly isolated. Over the next three decades, the four friends continued to meet, coming together over their shared Mexican roots and their love of tequila. One was a radical activist, another a restaurant/tequila entrepreneur, the third a lawyer/politician. Alfredo himself was a young reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Homelands merges the political and the personal, telling the story of the last great Mexican migration through the eyes of four friends at a time when the Mexican population in the United States swelled from 700,000 people during the 1970s to more than 35 million people today. It is the narrative of the United States in a painful economic and political transition. As we move into a divisive, nativist new era of immigration politics, Homelands is a must-read to understand the past and future of the immigrant story in the United States, and the role of Mexicans in shaping America's history. A deeply moving book full of colorful characters searching for home, it is essential reading.
Baker Berry E184.M5 C67 2018

The apocalypse of settler colonialism : the roots of slavery, white supremacy, and capitalism in seventeenth century North America and the Caribbean
Horne, Gerald, author
New York : Monthly Review Press, [2018]
Introduction -- Beginning -- No providence for Africans and the indigenous -- The rise of the merchants and the beheading of a king -- Jamaica seized from Spain: slavery and the slave trade expand -- The Dutch ousted from the mainland: slavery and the slave trade expand -- More enslaved Africans arrive in the Caribbean - along with more revolts -- The spirit of 1676: the identity politics of "whiteness" and prelude to colonial secession -- The "glorious revolution" of 1688: not so glorious for Africans and the indigenous -- Apocalypse now.

Virtually no part of the modern United States - the economy, education, constitutional law, religious institutions, sports, literature, economics, even protest movements - can be understood without first understanding the slavery and dispossession that laid its foundation. To that end, historian Gerald Horne digs deeply into Europe's colonization of Africa and the New World, when, from Columbus's arrival until the Civil War, some 13 million Africans and some 5 million Native Americans were forced to build and cultivate a society extolling "liberty and justice for all." The seventeenth century was, according to Horne, an era when the roots of slavery, white supremacy, and capitalism became inextricably tangled into a complex history involving war and revolts in Europe, England's conquest of the Scots and Irish, the development of formidable new weaponry able to ensure Europe's colonial dominance, the rebel merchants of North America who created "these United States," and the hordes of Europeans whose newfound opportunities in this "free" land amounted to "combat pay" for their efforts as "white" settlers. Centering his book on the Eastern Seaboard of North America, the Caribbean, Africa, and what is now Great Britain, Horne provides a deeply researched, harrowing account of the apocalyptic loss and misery that likely has no parallel in human history. This is an essential book that will not allow history to be told by the victors.
Baker Berry E46 .H67 2018

My brother Moochie : regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South
Bailey, Issac J., author
New York, NY : Other Press, [2018]
At the age of nine, Issac J. Bailey saw his hero, his eldest brother, taken away in handcuffs, not to return from prison for thirty-two years. Bailey tells the story of their relationship and of his experience living in a family suffering from guilt and shame. Drawing on sociological research as well as his expertise as a journalist, he seeks to answer the crucial question of why Moochie and many other young black men--including half of the ten boys in his own family--end up in the criminal justice system.
Baker Berry E185.86 .B2525 2018