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The fearless Benjamin Lay : the Quaker dwarf who became the first revolutionary abolitionist
Rediker, Marcus, author
Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2017]
Introduction: Prophet against slavery -- Early life -- "A man of strife & contention" -- Philadelphia's "Men of renown" -- How slave keepers became apostates -- Books and a new life -- Death, memory, impact -- Conclusion: The giant oak.

"The Fearless Benjamin Lay chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular and astonishing man--a Quaker dwarf who became one of the first ever to demand the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world. He performed public guerrilla theater to shame slave masters, insisting that human bondage violated the fundamental principles of Christianity. He wrote a fiery, controversial book against bondage that Benjamin Franklin published in 1738. He lived in a cave, made his own clothes, refused to consume anything produced by slave labor, championed animal rights, and embraced vegetarianism. He acted on his ideals to create a new, practical, revolutionary way of life"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E446 .R43 2017

The Navajo yearbook
compiled with articles by Robert W. Young
Window Rock, Ariz. : Navajo Agency, 1957-1961
Baker Berry E99.N3 N36

The Navajo yearbook of planning in action
Window Rock, Ariz. : Navajo Agency [U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs], 1955
Baker Berry E99.N3 N36

The limits of whiteness : Iranian Americans and the everyday politics of race
Maghbouleh, Neda, author
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]
Being white -- In the past -- At home -- In school -- To the homeland -- At summer camp -- Being brown.
Baker Berry E184.I5 M335 2017

Walter Harper, Alaska native son
Ehrlander, Mary F., author
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
Childhood and adolescence -- On the river and on the trail with Archdeacon Stuck -- Ascent of Denali -- Mount Hermon Boys School -- Return to Alaska -- The winter circuit -- Summer and fall 1918 -- Epilogue: Harper's legacy.
Baker Berry E99.A86 E57 2017

Spectacular suffering : witnessing slavery in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic
Mallipeddi, Ramesh
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2016
Introduction: Sentimentalism, capitalist modernity, colonial slavery -- Spectacle, spectatorship, sympathy : Aphra Behn's Oroonoko and the English commercial empire -- Yarico's complaint : the female slave in the eighteenth-century public sphere -- English subjects, African slaves : Laurence Sterne and the politics of punishment -- Reforming labor discipline : slave culture and sentimental fiction -- "A fixed melancholy" : memories of migration in Atlantic slavery -- Filiation to affiliation : kinship and sentiment in Olaudah Equiano's interesting narrative -- Epilogue: The problem of slavery, the problem of freedom.

"An extended analysis of the intersections between the institutional contexts of slavery and the affective structures of sentiment, Spectacular Suffering considers not only how the enslaved subject is constructed, but also how slaves responded to and registered their experiences, creating a measure of autonomy even under the conditions of slavery"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E446 .M35 2016

Statements of Resolve : Achieving Coercive Credibility in International Conflict
McManus, Roseanne W., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Baker Berry E840 .M386 2017

In search of the lost chord : 1967 and the hippie idea
Goldberg, Danny, 1950- author
Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, [2017]
Being in -- Before the deluge (1954-1966) -- The media and the messages -- Electric music for the mind and body -- Black Power -- Flower power -- Being there then -- You say you want a revolution -- Death of hippie -- Reflections in the crystal wind -- 1967 timeline.

"Danny Goldberg's new book is a subjective history of 1967, the year he graduated from high school ... 1967 was the year of the release of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and of debut albums from the Doors, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin, among many others. 1967 was also the year of the Summer of Love; the year that millions of now-illegal LSD tabs flooded America; Muhammad Ali was convicted of avoiding the draft; Martin Luther King Jr. publicly opposed the war in Vietnam ... It was the year that hundreds of thousands of protesters vainly attempted to levitate the Pentagon. It was the year the word 'hippie' peaked and died, and the Yippies were born. Exhaustively researched and informed by interviews and conversations with Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Tom Hayden, Cora Weiss, and Grace Slick, In Search of the Lost Chord is a mosaic of seminal moments in the psychedelic, spiritual, rock-and-roll, and political protest cultures of 1967"--Dust jacket flap.
Baker Berry E846 .G65 2017

Steal away home : one woman's epic flight to freedom--and her long road back to the South
Smardz Frost, Karolyn, author
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : HarperCollinsPublishersLtd, [2017]
Recounts the story of Cecelia Jane Reynolds who was born into bondage in Louisville, Kentucky, escaped to Canada in 1846 and ultimately returned to Louisville almost twenty years later.
Baker Berry E450.L33 S63 2017

My southern home, or, The South and its people
Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884
Boston : A.G. Brown, 1880
Rauner Rare Book E185 .B88 1880

No draft in New Hampshire! : Our quota under every call is full! : The Granite State exceeds all calls upon her!
[Concord? N.H.] : [publisher not identified], [1864?]
How to treat the Rebellion / speech of Hon. Green Clay Smith of Kentucky ... Feb. 5th, 1864, on the Confiscation resolution -- Freedom the basis of reconstruction! / speech of Gov. Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee ... Jan. 21, 1864, to taking initiatory steps to restore civil government in Tennessee -- Voices of the Soldiers! : letters from the 12th and 13th N.H. regiments.
Rauner NH Concord E458.4 .N6 1864

The racial glass ceiling : subordination in American law and culture
Brooks, Roy L. 1950- author
New Haven ; Yale University Press, [2017]
A new understanding of racial subordination -- The spirit of Brown -- Juridical subordination -- Race and culture -- Cultural subordination through cultural diversity -- Unrelenting racial progress.

"Why does racial equality continue to elude African Americans even after the election of a black president? Liberals blame white racism while conservatives blame black behavior. Both define the race problem in socioeconomic terms, mainly citing jobs, education, and policing. Roy Brooks, a distinguished legal scholar, argues that the reality is more complex. He defines the race problem African Americans face today as a three-headed hydra involving socioeconomic, judicial, and cultural conditions. Focusing on law and culture, Brooks defines the problem largely as racial subordination: 'the act of impeding racial progress in pursuit of nonracist interests.' Racial subordination is little understood and under acknowledged, yet it produces devastating and even deadly racial consequences that affect both poor and socioeconomically successful African Americans. Brooks addresses a serious problem, in many ways more dangerous than overt racism, and offers a well reasoned solution that draws upon the strongest virtues America has exhibited to the world"--Jacket.
Baker Berry E185.615 .B7294 2017

Advocating for Israel : diplomats and lobbyists from Truman to Nixon
Aridan, Natan, author
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2017]
Transitions : from the Jewish agency to the state of Israel, 1948-1952 -- Securing aid, 1948-1952 -- Winds of criticism and the downgrading of Israel -- The Hasbara struggle in the wake of US coercive diplomacy, 1954-June 1956 -- The ramifications of Israel's Sinai war -- Surmounting obstacles in the mending of fences, April 1957-December 1960 -- Great expectations of the Kennedy administration, 1961-1963 -- The Johnson administration, 1963-1969 -- The Nixon and Ford administrations, 1969-1975.

This study examines the triangular relationship between Israel's diplomatic corps, the pro-Israel lobby, and various US administrations. Based on a wealth of primary source material, the author analyzes how Israel successfully established a unique relationship with the United States and created a channel of political, economic, and military aid.
Baker Berry E183.8.I7 A75 2017

The color of money : Black banks and the racial wealth gap
Baradaran, Mehrsa, 1978- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017
Forty acres or a savings bank -- Capitalism without capital -- The rise of black banking -- The new deal for white America -- Civil rights dreams, economic nightmares -- The decoy of black capitalism -- The free market confronts black poverty -- The color of money matters.

"When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States' total wealth. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money pursues the persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the generators of wealth in the black community: black banks. Studying these institutions over time, Mehrsa Baradaran challenges the myth that black communities could ever accumulate wealth in a segregated economy. Instead, housing segregation, racism, and Jim Crow credit policies created an inescapable, but hard to detect, economic trap for black communities and their banks. The Catch-22 of black banking is that the very institutions needed to help communities escape the deep poverty caused by discrimination and segregation inevitably became victims of that same poverty. Not only could black banks not "control the black dollar" due to the dynamics of bank depositing and lending but they drained black capital into white banks, leaving the black economy with the scraps. Baradaran challenges the long-standing notion that black banking and community self-help is the solution to the racial wealth gap. These initiatives have functioned as a potent political decoy to avoid more fundamental reforms and racial redress. Examining the fruits of past policies and the operation of banking in a segregated economy, she makes clear that only bolder, more realistic views of banking's relation to black communities will end the cycle of poverty and promote black wealth." -- Book jacket.
Baker Berry E185.8 .B24 2017

Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray
Rosenberg, Rosalind, 1946- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
" Throughout her prodigious life, activist and lawyer Pauli Murray systematically fought against all arbitrary distinctions in society, channeling her outrage at the discrimination she faced to make America a more democratic country. In this definitive biography, Rosalind Rosenberg offers a poignant portrait of a figure who played pivotal roles in both the modern civil rights and women's movements. A mixed-race orphan, Murray grew up in segregated North Carolina before escaping to New York, where she attended Hunter College and became a labor activist in the 1930s. When she applied to graduate school at the University of North Carolina, where her white great-great-grandfather had been a trustee, she was rejected because of her race. She went on to graduate first in her class at Howard Law School, only to be rejected for graduate study again at Harvard University this time on account of her sex. Undaunted, Murray forged a singular career in the law. In the 1950s, her legal scholarship helped Thurgood Marshall challenge segregation head-on in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. When appointed by Eleanor Roosevelt to the President's Commission on the Status of Women in 1962, she advanced the idea of Jane Crow, arguing that the same reasons used to condemn race discrimination could be used to battle gender discrimination. In 1965, she became the first African American to earn a JSD from Yale Law School and the following year persuaded Betty Friedan to found an NAACP for women, which became NOW. In the early 1970s, Murray provided Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the argument Ginsburg used to persuade the Supreme Court that the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution protects not only blacks but also women - and potentially other minority groups - from discrimination. By that time, Murray was a tenured history professor at Brandeis, a position she left to become the first black woman ordained a priest by the Episcopal Church in 1976. Murray accomplished all this while struggling with issues of identity. She believed from childhood she was male and tried unsuccessfully to persuade doctors to give her testosterone. While she would today be identified as transgender, during her lifetime no social movement existed to support this identity. She ultimately used her private feelings of being "in-between" to publicly contend that identities are not fixed, an idea that has powered campaigns for equal rights in the United States for the past half-century. "--Book jacket.
Baker Berry E185.97.M95 R67 2017

The history of US-Japan relations : from Perry to the present
Makoto Iokibe, editor ; Tosh Minohara, English translation editor
Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Examining the 160 year relationship between America and Japan, this cutting edge collection considers the evolution of the relationship of these two nations which straddle the Pacific, from the first encounters in the 19th century to major international shifts in a post 9/11 world. It examines the emergence of Japan in the wake of the 1905 Russo-Japanese War and the development of U.S. policies toward East Asia at the turn of the century. It goes on to study the impact of World War One in Asia, the Washington Treaty System, the issue of Immigration Issue and the deterioration of US-Japan relations in the 1930s as Japan invaded Manchuria. It also reflects on the Pacific War and the Occupation of Japan, and the country's postwar Resurgence, democratization and economic recovery, as well as the maturing and the challenges facing the US Japan relationship as it progresses into the 21st century. This is a key read for those interested in the history of this important relationship as well as for scholars of diplomatic history and international relations.
Baker Berry E183.8.J3 H59813 2017

Making sense of the alt-right
Hawley, George (Political scientist), author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Introduction -- The alt-right's goals and predecessors -- The first wave of the alt-right -- The alt-right returns -- The alt-right attack on the conservative movement -- The alt-right and the 2016 election -- The "alt-lite" -- Conclusion.

During the 2016 election, a new term entered the mainstream American political lexicon: "alt-right," short for "alternative right." Despite th einnocuous name, the alt-right is a white-nationalist movement. Yet it differs from earlier racist groups: it is youthful and tech savvy, obsessed with provocation and trolling, amorphous, predominantly online, and mostly anonymous. And it was energized by Donald Trump's presidential campaign. In Making Sense of the Alt-Right, George Hawley provides an accessible introduction and gives vital perspective on the emergence of a group whose overt racism has confounded expectation for a more tolerant America. Hawley explains the movement's origins, evolution, methods, and core belief in white-identity politics. The book explores how the alt-right differs from traditional white nationalism, libertarianism, and other online illiberal ideologies such as neoreaction, as well as from mainstream Republicans and even Donald Trump and Steve Bannon. The alt-right's use of offensive humor and its trolling-driven approach, based in animosity to so-called political correctness, can make it difficult to determine true motivations. Yet through exclusive interviews and a careful study of the alt-right's influential texts, Hawley is able to paint a full picture of a mvoement that not only disagrees with liberalism but also fundamentally rejects most of the tenets of American conservatism. Hawley points to the alt-right's growing influence and makes a case for coming to a precise understanding of its beliefs without sensationalism or downplaying the movement's radicalism. -- from dust jacket.
Baker Berry E184.A1 H3377 2017

Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history
Andersen, Kurt, 1954- author
New York : Random House, [2017]
Now entering fantasyland -- Part I. The conjuring of America: 1517-1789 -- I believe, therefore I am right: the Protestants -- All that glitters: the gold-seekers -- Building our own private heaven on Earth: the puritans -- The God-given freedom to believe in God -- Imaginary friends and enemies: the early satanic panics -- The first me century: religion gets American -- Meanwhile, in the 18th century reality-based community -- Part II. United States of amazing: the 1800s -- The first great delirium -- The all-American fan fiction of Joseph Smith, prophet -- Quack nation: magical but modern? -- Fantastic business: the gold rush inflection point -- In search of monsters to destroy: the conspiracy-theory habit -- The war between states of mind -- Ten million little houses on the prairie -- Fantasy industrialized -- Part III. A long arc bending toward reason: 1900-1960 -- Progress and backlash -- The biggest backlash: brand new old-time religion -- The business of America is show business -- Big rock candy mountains: utopia in the suburbs and the sun -- The 1950s seemed so normal -- Part IV. Big bang: the 1960s and 70s -- Big bang: the hippies -- Big bang: the intellectuals -- Big bang: the Christians -- Big bang: politics and government and conspiracies -- Big bang: living in a land of entertainment -- Part V. Fantasyland scales: from the 1980s through the turn of the century -- Making make-believe more realistic and real life more make-believe -- Forever young: kids r us syndrome -- The Reagan era and the start of the digital age -- American religion from the turn of the millennium -- Our wilder christianities: belief and practice -- America versus the godless civilized world: why are we so exceptional? -- Magical but not necessarily christian, spiritual but not religious -- Blue-chip witch doctors: the re-enchantment of medicine -- How the mainstream enabled fantasyland: squishies, cynics and believers -- Anything goes -- unless it picks my pocket or break my leg -- Part VI. The problem with fantasyland: from the 1980s to the present and beyond -- The inmates running the asylum decide monsters are everywhere -- Reality is a conspiracy: the x-filing of America -- Mad as hell, the new voice of the people -- When the GOP went off the rails -- Liberals denying science -- Gun crazy -- Final fantasy-industrial complex -- Our inner children? They're going to Disney World! -- The economic dreamtime -- As fantasyland goes, so goes the nation.

Explains how the influences of dreamers, zealots, hucksters, and superstitious groups shaped America's tendency toward a rich fantasy life, citing the roles of individuals from P.T. Barnum to Donald Trump in perpetuating conspiracy theories, self-delusion, and magical thinking.
Baker Berry E169.1 .A543 2017

Webs of kinship : family in Northern Cheyenne nationhood
Hill, Christina Gish, 1976- author
Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017]
Introduction : potatoes and mountain dew -- Our ancestors were there : family, history, and native nationhood -- I was rich in my relatives : kinship and the Cheyenne Nation -- We are still one nation : family in migration and diaspora -- We never surrendered : Two Moons's people and an alliance with General Nelson Miles -- We could not forget our native country : Dull Knife and Little Wolf's people and the long journey home -- We are not all fools : Little Chief's people and the language of kin -- It belonged to us : Northern Cheyenne homesteading as an assertion of autonomy -- Make us strong on this reservation : the Northern Cheyennes' struggle to remain in their homeland -- Conclusion : for the unborn -- Appendix : the 1874 agreement with the Northern Cheyennes.

"Follows the Northern Cheyenne people with Dull Knife, Little Wolf, Little Chief, and Two Moons before removal from their Powder River homeland and traces their use of kin-based mechanisms to navigate U.S. colonial policy, particularly during removal and the early reservation period."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E99.C53 H48 2017

Too many people : contact, disorder, change in an Inuit society, 1822-2015
Rasing, W. C. E., author
Iqaluit, NU : Nunavut Arctic College Media, [2017]
"Too Many People: Contact, Disorder, Change in an Inuit Society, 1822-2015, examines the history of contact between the outside world and a group of Inuit, the Iglulingmiut, living in Canada's Eastern Arctic. The nature of these encounters and their impact is described and analyzed from 1822 to 2015. Seeking to understand how order was brought about and maintained during this period of nearly two centuries, the ongoing historical narrative that evolves displays a pattern of interconnected social, economic, political, cognitive, and volitional changes in Iglulingmiut society."--
Baker Berry E99.E7 R37 2017

True believer : Stalin's last American spy
Marton, Kati, author
New York ; Simon & Schuster, [2016]
A Swiss Childhood -- America -- The Making of a Radical -- The Convert -- Spy Games -- Spies in Flight -- Desperate Comrades -- Spain -- War -- Marseille -- The Spy in Wartime -- Child of the Century -- Cold Peace -- Man without a Country -- 1948 -- The End of the Line -- Bloodlust Again -- Kidnapped -- Two More Fields Disappear -- Erica Falls in the Net -- The Prisons Open -- Still Not Free -- The Age of Suspicion -- Twilight Years -- Prague -- Home at Last -- The Stranger.

True Believer reveals the life of Noel Field, an American who betrayed his country and crushed his family. Field, once a well-meaning and privileged American, spied for Stalin during the 1930s and '40s. Then a pawn in Stalin's sinister master strategy, Field was kidnapped and tortured by the KGB and forced to testify against his own Communist comrades. How does an Ivy League-educated, U.S. State Department employee, deeply rooted in American culture and history, become a hardcore Stalinist? The 1930s, when Noel Field joined the secret underground of the International Communist Movement, were a time of national collapse: ten million Americans unemployed, rampant racism, retreat from the world just as fascism was gaining ground, and Washington -- pre-FDR -- parched of fresh ideas. Communism promised the righting of social and political wrongs and many in Field's generation were seduced by its siren song. Few, however, went as far as Noel Field in betraying their own country. Kati Marton captures Field's quest for a life of meaning that went horribly wrong. True Believer is supported by access to Field family correspondence, Soviet Secret Police records, and reporting on key players from Alger Hiss, CIA Director Allen Dulles, and World War II spy master, 'Wild Bill' Donovan -- to the most sinister of all: Josef Stalin.
Baker Berry E743.5.F47 M37 2016

Unbelievable : my front-row seat to the craziest campaign in American history
Tur, Katy, 1983- author
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2017]
"Katy hasn't even looked up once at me." -- "You'll never be president!" -- "I had to grab Katy and kiss her." -- "She's back there, Little Katy." -- "Katy. It's Donald." -- "Find that asshole Tur!" -- "Pop the trunk. I'm going to run for it." -- "Look at those hands. Are they small hands?" -- "Be quiet. I know you want to, you know, save her." -- "Donald Trump doesn't lose." -- "Grab 'em by the pussy." -- "There's something happening, Katy."

Called 'disgraceful, ' 'third-rate, ' and 'not nice' by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on -- and took flak from -- the most volatile presidential candidate in American history. Katy Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer' -- a Trump rally playlist staple. From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump's inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car. Through all the long nights, wild scoops, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, no one had a better view than Tur. This is her darkly comic and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. It's also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. Unbelievable is for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?
Baker Berry E911 .T87 2017

The man-not : race, class, genre, and the dilemmas of black manhood
Curry, Tommy J., 1979- author
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2017
Tommy J. Curry's provocative book is a justification for Black Male Studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex. This, therefore, is a corrective of sorts, offering a concept of Black males that could challenge the existing accounts of Black men and boys desiring the power of white men who oppress them that has been proliferated throughout academic research across disciplines. Curry argues that Black men struggle with death and suicide, as well as abuse and rape, and their gendered existence deserves study and theorization. This book offers intellectual, historical, sociological, and psychological evidence that the analysis of patriarchy offered by mainstream feminism (including Black feminism) does not yet fully understand the role that homoeroticism, sexual violence, and vulnerability play in the deaths and lives of Black males. Curry challenges how we think of and perceive the conditions that actually affect all Black males.
Baker Berry E185.86 .C986 2017

Kennedy and the Middle East : the Cold War, Israel and Saudi Arabia
Perra, Antonio, author
London ; I.B. Tauris, 2017
Baker Berry E183.8.M628 P47 2017

The Inuit world : an annotated block print illustrating wildlife, weapons, tools, and objects of everyday life, with names in English and Inuktitut languages
by the printers of Kingait Press, Cape Dorset
[Cape Dorset, N.W.T.] : [Kingait Press], 1977
Print illustrating 63 items traditionally used by the Inuit, with accompanying comments by Inuit people about their use.
Sherman Special E99.E7 I58 1977

Poet-critics and the administration of culture
Kindley, Evan, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017
Introduction: Village explainers -- Imperfect poet-critics -- Picking and choosing -- Student bodies -- Interrupting the muse -- The foundations of criticism -- Coda: Three postwar moments.

The period between 1920 and 1950 saw an epochal shift in the American cultural economy, from a literary modernism largely sustained by elite patronage to one supported by bureaucratic institutions oriented (at least in theory) toward the public good. The economic and political shocks of the 1929 market crash and the Second World War decimated much of the support for high modernist literature, and those writers who had relied on the largesse of wealthy benefactors were forced to find new protectors from the depredations of the free market. In Poet-Critics and the Administration of Culture, Evan Kindley argues that modernist poet-critics played a unique role in the shift from aristocratic patronage to technocratic administration. The book takes up a series of exemplary Anglo-American poet-critics -- including T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, W.H. Auden, Ezra Pound, Archibald MacLeish, Sterling A. Brown, and R.P. Blackmur -- in order to trace the evolution of the relationship between modernist literature and institutions like universities, philanthropic foundations, and the federal government. Poet-critics were "village explainers" (as Gertrude Stein once described Ezra Pound), but the kinds of audiences and entities to which they offered their explanations changed radically during this period, and the shift has important consequences for how we understand poetry and its place in our culture today.--
Baker Berry E169.1 .K497 2017

Represent : art and identity among the black upper-middle class
Banks, Patricia Ann
New York : Routledge, 2010
Constructing black identities -- Seeing ourselves: a portrait of cultural participation and appearance -- Narratives of the past: a portrait of cultural participation and history -- Measures of worth: a portrait of cultural participation and dignity -- Advancing the race: a portrait of cultural participation and community -- New perspectives on race, cultural participation, and the black middle-class.
Baker Berry E185.625 .B353 2010

To the walls of Derne : William Eaton, the Tripoli Coup and the end of the First Barbary War
Reid, Chipp, author
Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2017]
Shores of Tripoli -- The general -- Brotherly love -- "To chastise the bashaw" -- Dungeons and diplomacy -- Gathering storm -- Planning stage -- Washington insider -- Backroom politics -- Plans in motion -- Into Egypt -- Waiting game -- Fears of the unknown -- A few good men -- An army grows in the desert -- The road to Derne -- Marches, mutinies, and U.S. Marines -- Battles for Derne -- Duplicity and deals -- A sad truth -- Epilogue.
Baker Berry E335 .R453 2017

Blood and land : the story of native North America
King, J. C. H. author
[London] : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016
Success -- Recovery -- Land -- Others: beings, believing and the practice of religion -- Language and literature -- Art and materiality -- The east -- The west -- The north -- The Pacific northwest coast.

Blood and Land is a dazzling, panoramic account of the history and achievement of Native North Americans, and why they matter today. It is about why no understanding of the wider world is possible without comprehending the original inhabitants of the United States and Canada: Native Americans, First Nations and Arctic peoples.
Baker Berry E77 .K55 2016

One nation after Trump : a guide for the perplexed, the disillusioned, the desperate, and the not-yet deported
Dionne, E. J., Jr., author
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2017]
Introduction. When a crisis is an opportunity: the perils of Trumpism and the call to engagement -- Part one. Trump and Trumpism -- Trumpian misconceptions: what Trump's election meant, what it didn't, and why Trumpism doesn't own the future -- When the truth doesn't matter: the crisis of the media and the rise of "alternative facts" -- Bad behavior: the disappearing norms of American politics -- A penchant for authoritarianism: how Trump intimidates opponents, promotes kleptocracy, and challenges the rule of law -- Phone friend of the working class: Trump, "populism," and the new politics of the far right -- Race, immigration, culture, or economics?: the complicated motivations of the Trump voter -- Part two. The way forward -- With opportunity and justice for all: building a new economy -- Yearning to breathe free: discovering a new patriotism -- Our little platoons: the urgency of a new civil society -- What "draining the swamp" really looks like: bringing a new democracy to life -- "Show up, dive in, stay at it": building one nation after Trump.

Three of Washington's premier political scholar-journalists explain why the Trump presidency poses a threat to the nation and discusses how the citizen activism it has inspired can lead to democratic renewal.
Baker Berry E912 .D56 2017

Negotiating the U.S.-Japan alliance : Japan confidential
Komine, Yukinori, author
London ; Routledge, 2017
Baker Berry E183.8.J3 K648 2017

#NotYourPrincess : voices of Native American women
edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
Toronto : Annick Press Ltd., 2017
"Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible."--
Baker Berry E98.W8 N68 2017

Global allies : comparing US alliances in the 21st century
edited by Michael Wesley
Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2017
Global allies in a changing world / Michael Wesley -- Japan: from passive partner to active ally / HDP Envall -- Germany: a lynchpin ally? / Markus Kaim -- Continuity amidst change: the Korea-United States alliance / Youngshik Bong -- Denmark's fight against irrelevance, or the alliance politics of 'punching above your weight' / Kristian Søby Kristensen & Kristian Knus Larsen -- Crusaders and pragmatists: Australia debates the American alliance / Brendan Taylor & William T Tow -- The challenges and dynamics of alliance policies: Norway, NATO and the high north / Wrenn Yennie Lindgren & Nina Græger -- An ally at the crossroads: Thailand in the US alliance system / Kitti Prasirtsuk -- Poland as an ally / Witold Rodkiewicz.

The global system of alliances that the United States built after the Second World War underpinned the stability and prosperity of the postwar order. But during the 20th century, the multilateral NATO alliance system in Europe and the bilateral San Francisco alliance system in Asia rarely interacted. This changed in the early 21st century, as US allies came together to fight and stabilise conflicts in the Middle East and Central Asia. This volume presents the first-ever comparative study of US alliances in Europe and Asia from the perspectives of US allies: the challenges, opportunities and shifting dynamics of these fundamental pillars of order. This volume is essential reading for those interested in contemporary and future regional and global security dynamics.
Baker Berry E183.7 .G56 2017

People of the founding era : a biographical resource
[Charlottesville, Virginia] : Documents Compass, a program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia, c2013-
PFE is a scholarly reference work that provides biographical information on over 75,000 people born between 1713 (the end of Queen Anne's War) and 1815 (the end of the Napoleonic War), drawn from the digitized papers of the Founding Fathers and other documentary editions of the Founding Era. It has two components. First, it provides fully searchable biographical statements that vary greatly in scope and extent. Second, it provides identically structured data for each person allowing for group, or prosopographical, study. The editors invite users to contribute information on new people records as well as corrections and new information on people already in the system.

Trump, el león del circo
Reyero, Francisco
Sevilla : El Paseo, 2016
Introducción: ¿Cómo ha llegado este circo a la ciudad? -- Entre Hitler y el Joker -- Drumpf, Trumpf, Trump -- Los ratings son el poder -- Reagan, aquel candidato de Disneyland -- ¿En serio? -- Fechas en la vida de una celebridad presidenciable -- Epílogo: El jinete y el hipódromo.
Baker Berry E913 .R49 2016

Images from the storm : 300 Civil War images by the author of Eye of the storm
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918
New York : Free Press, ©2001
A retrospective study of the work of Robert Knox Sneden continues with this publication of hundreds more images from the Union cartographer's collection of Civil War sketches, engravings, and maps.
Baker Berry E468.7 .S769 2001