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Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-1945
Tuchman, Barbara W. 1912-1989, author
New York : Random House, [2017]
In tracing the fortunes of America's commander in China during World War II, the author attempts to explore the U.S.'s involvement with the Chinese.
Baker Berry E745.S68 T8 2017

Chicano movement for beginners
Montoya, Maceo
Danbury, CT : For Beginners, 2016
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Prologue; 1. Background to a Movement; What's a Chicano? Depends.; Dinner Party for El Movimiento; 500 Years of Conquest, Colonization, Disenfranchisement, and Exploitation in a Nutshell; Precursors to the Movement; 2. Finding Inspiration; Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and the Organizers Tale; The Pilgrimage; Symbols of the Huelga; The Grape Boycott; 3. The Movement Spreads; Reies Lopez Tijerina and the Land Grant Movement; Land Grants and La Alianza; Rodolfo ""Corky"" Gonzalez and the Crusade for Justice; Chicano Youth and Liberation Conference El Plan ; Espiritual de Aztlan4. Escalation: Youth, Mobilization, Militancy, and Conflict; Student Walkouts and the Brown Berets; The Chicano Moratorium; 5. Pathways to Change; Chicanas and Chicanos in Higher Education; Chicanas and Chicanos at the Ballot Box; 6. The Chicano Cultural Renaissance; Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals; Literature; Poetry; Art; Drama and Film; Music and Dance; A Silent Voice Emerges; Conclusion: Decline and Legacy; Further Reading; About the Author and Illustrator; Backcover
Baker Berry E184.M5 M597 2016

Nigeria, Africa, and the United States : challenges of governance, development, and security
Abegunrin, Olayiwola, author
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
Nigeria: Africa's regional power -- Nigeria-United States relations: from ambivalence to partnership -- Challenges of democracy, good governance, and security in the age of terrorism: Boko Haram terrorist in Nigeria -- Boko Haram and the United States reactions to terrorism in Nigeria -- The new Nigerian immigrants and their economic activities in the United States -- United States and unequal international economic relations: Africa as a victim -- The Clinton Administration and African Growth and Opportunity Act -- The Bush Administration and United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) -- The Obama Administration and U.S. policy towards Africa: a new direction? -- Appendix A: Nigerian business activities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area -- Appendix B: Chronology of landmarks dates and events in U.S.-Africa relations, 1957-2015 -- Appendix C: Framework: for the establishment of bi-national commission between the government of Nigeria and the United States government -- Appendix D: Letter to the Secretary of State.
Baker Berry E183.8.N6 A24 2017

Age of folly : America abandons its democracy
Lapham, Lewis H., author
London ; Verso, 2016
Part 1. Folly -- Democracy in America? -- Brave new world -- Who and what is American? -- Versailles on the Potomac -- Show and tell -- Reactionary chic -- Lights, camera, democracy! -- The dimpled chad -- Civics lesson -- Bolt from the blue -- Res publica -- American jihad -- Mythography -- Spoils of war -- Road to Babylon -- Hail Caesar! -- Light in the window -- Cause for dissent -- Shock and awe -- The demonstration effect -- Dar al-Harb -- Propaganda mill -- Condottieri -- On message -- Lionhearts -- Blowing bubbles -- Estate sale -- Elegy for a rubber stamp -- In broad daylight -- Achievetrons -- Bombast bursting in air -- Part 2. Folly's antidote -- Democracy 101 -- Crowd control -- Pennies from heaven -- Open to inspection -- The world in time.

"America's leading essayist on the frantic retreat of democracy, in the fire and smoke of the war on terror. In twenty-five years of imperial adventure, America has laid waste to its principles of democracy. The self-glorifying march of folly steps off at the end of the Cold War, in an era when delusions of omnipotence allowed the market to climb to virtual heights, while society was divided between the selfish and frightened rich and the increasingly debt-ridden and angry poor. The new millennium saw the democratic election of an American president nullified by the Supreme Court, and the pretender launching a wasteful, vainglorious and never-ending war on terror, doomed to end in defeat and the loss of America's prestige abroad. All this culminates in the sunset swamp of the 2016 election--a farce dominated by Donald Trump, a self-glorifying photo-op bursting star-spangled bombast in air. This spectacle would be familiar to Aristotle, whose portrayal of the "prosperous fool" describes a class of people who "consider themselves worthy to hold public office, for they already have the things that give them a claim to office.""--
Baker Berry E893 .L36 2016

Plundered skulls and stolen spirits : inside the fight to reclaim native America's culture
Colwell, Chip 1975- author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
Introduction -- Resistance: war gods. Only after night fall ; Keepers of the sky ; Magic relief ; Tribal resolution ; All things will eat themselves up ; This far away -- Regret: a scalp from Sand Creek. I have come to kill Indians ; The Bones Bill ; We are going back home ; Indian trophies ; AC. 35B ; A wound of the soul -- Reluctance: killer whale flotilla robe. Masterless things ; Chief Shakes ; Johnson v. Chilkat Indian Village ; Last stand ; The weight was heavy ; Our culture is not dying -- Respect: Calusa skulls. The hardest cases ; Long since completely disappeared ; Unidentifiable ; Their place of understanding ; Timeless limbo ; Before we just gave up -- Conclusion.

"A fascinating account of both the historical and current struggle of Native Americans to recover sacred objects that have been plundered and sold to museums. Museum curator and anthropologist Chip Colwell asks the all-important question: Who owns the past? Museums that care for the objects of history or the communities whose ancestors made them?"--Provided by the publisher.
Baker Berry E98.M34 C65 2017

Visiones del pasado : reflexiones para escribir la historia de los pueblos indígenas de América
Ana Luisa Izquierdo y de la Cueva, editora
Ciudad de México, México : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Centro de Estudios Mayas, 2016
This book includes five articles that show different methodological paths for an analytical, critical and interpretative examination of the information resources to construct scientific versions of the history of the indigenous peoples of America, in the different stages of their becoming. The chapters of the content of this work were derived from papers presented at the IX International Congress of Mayistas held in Campeche from June 23 to 30, 2013.
Baker Berry E76.8 .V57 2016

Just another southern town : Mary Church Terrell and the struggle for racial justice in the nation's capital
Quigley, Joan, author
New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
On to the battlefield -- The greatest woman that we have -- They come standing erect -- An example for all the world -- The radicalization of Mary Church Terrell -- Segregation will go -- This thing can be licked -- A bigger step is in order -- Eat anywhere -- Epilogue until full and final victory.
Baker Berry E185.97.T47 Q54 2016

Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution
Philbrick, Nathaniel, author
New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
Preface: The fault line -- Part I: The wilderness of untried things. Demons of fear and disorder ; The mosquito fleet ; A cabinet of fortitude ; The year of the hangman ; The dark eagle ; Saratoga -- Part II: Secret motives and designs. The bite of a rattlesnake ; The knight of the burning mountain ; Unmerciful fangs ; The chasm ; The pangs of a dying man ; The crash ; No time for remorse -- Epilogue: A nation of traitors.

In the summer of 1776, Washington's army in Brooklyn and New York City faced one of the largest invading forces ever assembled by the British Empire. After suffering a series of devastating defeats, Washington's vulnerable and dejected troops were forced to evacuate the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Three weeks later, however, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite and most talented generals accomplished a tactical miracle by stalling the British advance in a viciously fought naval battle on Lake Champlain. An American defeat would have effectively ended the war, and it was Benedict Arnold who saved his young country from ruin. Moving beyond the storied victories at Trenton and Princeton and the ordeal of the Continental army at Valley Forge, Philbrick shows how the injuries Arnold suffered at the Battle of Saratoga set Washington's greatest fighting general on the road to treason. Arnold was an impulsive but sympathetic hero whose misfortunes at the hands of self-serving politicians undermined his faith in the legitimacy of the rebellion. By 1780, he had fled to the enemy after his failed attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. During the same period, Washington came to embrace the full scope of leadership. The book tracks the messy collision of military and political goals and shows how the deep divisions among the American people posed a greater threat to their cause than the British army. In a new country wary of tyrants, Washington's unmatched ability to rise above the petty politics of his time enabled him to recognize the war that really mattered. In his treason, Arnold may actually have saved America. By intertwining the stories of Washington and Arnold, Philbrick reveals the dark path America traveled during its revolution. This is a portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation.
Baker Berry E206 .P48 2016b

Facts about the presidents, March 1981-March 1985 : supplement to the fourth edition
Kane, Joseph Nathan, 1899-2002
[New York] : [H.W. Wilson Co.], ©1985
Baker Berry E176.1 .K3 1981 Suppl

The life of the Copper Eskimos
Jenness, Diamond, 1886-1969, author
Don Mills, Ontario : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Baker Berry E99.E7 J4783 2015

Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers
Dreisbach, Daniel L., author
Oxford, UK ; Oxford University Press, [2017]
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; 1. Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers: An Introduction; PART I: The Bible and Culture; 2. The English Bible and American Public Culture; 3. The Bible in the Lives of the Founding Fathers; 4. The Bible in the Political Discourse of the American Founding; PART II: The Bible and Discourse; 5. What Does God Require of Us? Micah 6:8 in the Literature of the American Founding; The Bible in American History:Creating a Great Seal for the New Nation.

No book was more accessible or familiar to the American founders than the Bible, and no book was more frequently alluded to or quoted from in the political discourse of the age. How and for what purposes did the founding generation use the Bible? How did the Bible influence their political culture? Shedding new light on some of the most familiar rhetoric of the founding era, Daniel Dreisbach analyzes the founders' diverse use of scripture, ranging from the literary to the theological. He shows that they looked to the Bible for insights on human nature, civic virtue, political authority, and the rights and duties of citizens, as well as for political and legal models to emulate. They quoted scripture to authorize civil resistance, to invoke divine blessings for righteous nations, and to provide the language of liberty that would be appropriated by patriotic Americans. Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers broaches the perennial question of whether the American founding was, to some extent, informed by religious-specifically Christian-ideas. In the sense that the founding generation were members of a biblically literate society that placed the Bible at the center of culture and discourse, the answer to that question is clearly "yes." Ignoring the Bible's influence on the founders, Dreisbach warns, produces a distorted image of the American political experiment, and of the concept of self-government on which America is built. -- Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E302.1 .D74 2017

Jimmy Carter : elected President with pocket change and peanuts
Padgett, Dorothy, author
Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, 2016
Machine generated contents note: 1. Making the Grade -- 2.A Defining Moment -- 3. Growing Up Plain -- 4. Georgia Senate Race -- 5. Georgia Senator -- 6. Bridging the Gap -- 7. The Dashes in Our Lives -- 8. What Will I Tell My Grandchildren? -- 9. Jimmy Carter For Governor -- 10. People Power -- 11. Inaugural Festivities and Gowns -- 12. The Swearing-In-Governor of the State of Georgia -- 13. The Carter Women -- 14. Governing the State of Georgia -- 15. Reorganization and Zero-Base Budgeting -- 16. Georgia Parks, Peaches, and Potato Chips -- 17.1974 Candidate for the Presidency -- 18. Jimmy Carter is Running for What? -- 19. The Phone Was Ringing -- I Picked It Up -- 20.1974 Georgia Law Day -- 21.A Think Tank for the Issues -- 22. Iowa -- 23. Georgians Freezing in New Hampshire -- 24. Florida Primary -- 25. Wisconsin -- 26. Ethnic Purity -- 27. Jerry Brown and Andy Young in Maryland -- 28.A Mixed Bag ... Pa ... Tx ... Cotton and Cattle -- 29. California, New Jersey, Ohio -- 30. Plains, the Summer of 1976 -- 31. In The Spirit of Unity and Love and Victory -- 32. New York Convention with Dot Padgett -- 33. Fritz and Grits -- 34. Hometown Plains -- 35.A Presidential General Election -- 36. Leaders for a Change -- 37. What the Press Said about President Carter -- 38.A People's Inaugural -- 39. Inaugural Reflections -- 40. Human Rights -- 41. The Bert Lance Affair -- 42. Energy -- 43. Panama Treaties -- 44. After the Treaties -- 45. Camp David Peace Accords -- 46. After Camp David -- 47. Normalization of Diplomatic Relations With China -- 48. Hostage Crisis -- 49. Hostages, Handshakes, and Hugs -- 50. Election and Home -- 51. Home to Plains -- 52. Opening of the Presidential Center -- 53. The Carter Center, Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope -- 54. Rosalynn Carter: Driving Force in Support for the Mentally Ill -- 55. Born Again -- 56. The Sunday School Teacher -- 57. Loyalty -- 58. Nobel Peace Priize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Carter Tribute -- 59. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.

How does a peanut farmer become Governor of Georgia and President of the United States? Only in America could such a story be true. Not satisfied with the climate of injustice he witnessed in his daily life, Carter sought a political career and was elected state senator in 1962 and again in 1964. He successfully won the 1970 campaign for Governor of Georgia. In 1975, Carter announced he would run for President. An army of loyal supporters, friends, neighbors, and elected officials, known as the Peanut Brigade, joined the campaign. They traveled across the country, joining Jimmy and Rosalynn, knocking on doors, standing at factory gates, walking streets, asking voters to vote for Jimmy Carter for President. While the basics of his story are well known, they have never been told from the perspective of a "soldier" in the Peanut Brigade. Dorothy Padgett, with an earthy, honest, and Southern voice, tells the story as if new to all of us. Humor and insight abound in this direct telling of how a peanut farmer from Georgia became President and leader of the United States. The secret is in his character, his morality, and in his being truly human.
Baker Berry E873 .P33 2016

Twenty-six seconds : a personal history of the Zapruder film
Zapruder, Alexandra, author
New York ; Twelve, [2016]
Prologue: Home movie -- Assassination -- Exposure -- First glimpses -- All rights to LIFE -- Images in print -- Mounting pressure -- Court cases and bootlegs -- LIFE's dilemma -- The Eternal Frame and the endless debates -- The floodgates open -- JFK: The movie and the Assassination Records Act -- To take or not to take the film -- A final firestorm -- Arbitration and resolution -- Epilogue: Public and private legacy.

Abraham Zapruder didn't know when he began filming President Kennedy's motorcade on November 22, 1963 that his home movie would change not only his family's life but American culture and history, as well. Now his granddaughter tells the whole story of the Zapruder film for the first time. With the help of personal family records, previously sealed archival sources, and interviews, she traces the film's complex journey through history, considering its impact on her family and the public realms of the media, courts, Federal government, and the arts community. Part biography, part family history, and part historical narrative, Zapruder shows how 26 seconds of film changed a family and raised some of the most important social, cultural, and moral questions of our time.
Baker Berry E842.9 .Z37 2016

Guatamericans : "saber quiénes somos"
Ramírez Morales, Axel, author
[Mexico] : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro de Investigaciones sobre América Latina y El Caribe, 2016
Baker Berry E184.G82 R36 2016

The age of charisma : leaders, followers, and emotions in American society, 1870-1940
Young, Jeremy C., author
Cambridge, United Kingdon ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Magnetic America : personal magnetism in American culture, 1870-1900 -- Command performances: leaders and their technologies, 1890-1910 -- Transformations: the follower experience, 1890-1920 -- Competing visions: imagining charisma and social change, 1890-1910 -- Changing society: the rise and fall of progressive charisma, 1910-1920 -- End of an age: from magnetism to mass communication, 1920-1940.

"An innovative examination of American society, culture, and politics, The Age of Charisma argues that the modern relationship between American leaders and followers grew out of a unique group of charismatic social movements prominent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Drawing on hundreds of letters and testimonials, Jeremy C. Young illustrates how 'personal magnetism' in public speaking shaped society by enabling a shift from emotionally-inaccessible leadership to emotionally-available leadership. This charismatic speaking style caused a rapid transformation in the leader-follower relationship, creating an emotional link between speakers and listeners, and the effects of this social transformation remain with us today"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E169.1 .Y585 2017

Black studies and the democratization of American higher education
Henry, Charles P., 1947- author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Baker Berry E184.7 .H457 2017

Reservation politics : historical trauma, economic development, and intratribal conflict
Orr, Raymond I., 1980- author
Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017]
American Indian politics as behavior and variation -- The reservation of common secrets: the suppression of intra-ethnic conflict -- Categories, logics, and causal mechanisms in "pain and profit" -- The politics of nostalgia: Potawatomi acrimony and Oklahoma oil -- Blood/fear/harmony: Pueblo politics -- Melancholic logics and communities of survival: the Rosebud Lakotas and their loss -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry E98.T77 O77 2017

Long road to hard truth : the 100 year mission to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Wilkins, Robert Leon, 1963- author
Washington, DC : Proud Legacy Publishing, [2016]
Prologue: Why this book? -- The grand omission -- The quest for honor inspires a plan -- From memorial to museum -- Death and indifference -- A proposal without a patron -- Enter John Lewis- and the Smithsonian -- An office in the basement -- The improbable, unstoppable coalition -- A great commission -- Location, location, location -- Epilogue: Over the finish line.

In Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Robert L. Wilkins tells the story of how his curiosity about why there wasn't a national museum dedicated to African American history and culture became an obsession-eventually leading him to quit his job as an attorney when his wife was seven months pregnant with their second child, and make it his mission to help the museum become a reality. Long Road to Hard Truth chronicles the early history, when staunch advocates sought to create a monument for Black soldiers fifty years after the end of the Civil War and in response to the pervasive indignities of the time, including lynching, Jim Crow segregation, and the slander of the racist film Birth of a Nation. The movement soon evolved to envision creating a national museum, and Wilkins follows the endless obstacles through the decades, culminating in his honor of becoming a member of the Presidential Commission that wrote the plan for creating the museum and how, with support of both Black and White Democrats and Republicans, Congress finally authorized the museum. In September 2016, exactly 100 years after the movement to create it began, the Smithsonian will open the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The book's title is inspired in part by James Baldwin, who testified in Congress in 1968 that "My history... contains the truth about America. It is going to be hard to teach it." Long Road to Hard Truth concludes that this journey took 100 years because many in America are unwilling to confront the history of America's legacy of slavery and discrimination, and that the only reason this museum finally became a reality is that an unlikely, bipartisan coalition of political leaders had the courage and wisdom to declare that America could not, and should not, continue to evade the hard truth.
Baker Berry E185.53.W3 N3864 2016

North American border conflicts : race, politics, and ethics
French, Laurence, 1941- author
Boca Raton. FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]
Introduction: Contravening world-views of people competing for boundaries and resources -- Colonial intrusion and border battles -- The emerging United States and its expansionist mandate -- North America and the neocolonial conflicts of the 20th century -- From NAFTA to the 21st century -- Chronology of major events -- Maps/graphs.

"North American Border Conflicts : Race, Politics, and Ethics adds to the current discussion on class, race, ethnic, and sectarian divides, not only within the United States but throughout the Americas in general. The book explores the phenomenon of border challenges throughout the world, particularly the current increase in population migration in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, which has been linked to human trafficking and many other causes of human suffering. North American Border Conflicts takes students through the rich, sad history of border conflict on this continent"--Publisher description.
Baker Berry E49 .F84 2017

Lincoln and the democrats : the politics of opposition in the Civil War
Neely, Mark E., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction -- Beyond politics : how the north won the Civil War -- The elections of 1862, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the invention of the Democratic Party myth -- Peace, "white supremacy," and the problem of a loyal opposition -- The elusive constitutionalism of the Democratic Party -- Lincoln, the Constitution, and the birth of human rights.
Baker Berry E456 .N44 2017

The English embrace of the American Indians ideas of humanity in early America
Rome, Alan S., author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Baker Berry E93 .R82 2017

Land and labor, 1866-1867
edited by René Hayden, Anthony E. Kaye, Kate Masur, Steven F. Miller, Susan E. O'Donovan, Leslie S. Rowland and Stephen A. West
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
Enforcing free labor -- Possession and dispossession -- Labor on plantation and farm -- Nonagricultural labor -- Labor and family life -- Commerce, credit, and debt -- Dependency and relief -- Workers on the move -- In search of landed independence.
Baker Berry E185.2 .F88 ser.3 v.2

Fierce and indomitable : the protohistoric non-Pueblo world in the American Southwest
edited by Deni J. Seymour
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2017]
Gathers current research on the understudied late mobile groups of the American Southwest and provides directions for future investigations Trending upward as an archaeological field of study, protohistoric mobile groups provide fascinating new directions for cutting-edge research in the American Southwest and beyond. These mobile residents represent the ancient and ancestral roots of many modern indigenous peoples, including the Apaches, Jumano, Yavapai, and Ute. These important protohistoric and historic mobile people have tended to be ignored because their archaeological sites were deemed too difficult to identify, too scant to be worthy of study, and too different to incorporate. This book brings together information from a diverse collection of authors working throughout the American Southwest and its fringes to make the bold statement that these groups can be identified in the archaeological record and their sites have much to contribute to the study of cultural process, method and theory, and past lifeways. The period is much more complex than previously thought and requires the application of innovative and keen approaches, as discussed in this volume. Mobile groups are integral for assessing the grand reorganizational events of the Late Prehistoric period and are key to understanding colonial contact and transformations. Now, the only analyses, overviews, and class lectures that will be considered comprehensive will be those that address the presence of these many widespread mobile peoples.
Baker Berry E78.S7 F545 2017

The other one percent : Indians in America
Chakravorty, Sanjoy, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
A short history of small numbers -- Selected for success -- A coat of many colors -- Becoming American -- Entrepreneurship by the numbers -- Host and homeland.

"One of the most remarkable stories of immigration in the last half century is that of Indians to the United States. People of Indian origin make up a little over one percent of the American population now, up from barely half a percent at the turn of the millennium. Not only has its recent growth been extraordinary but this population from a developing nation with low human capital is now the most-educated and highest-income group in the world's most advanced nation. [This book] is a careful, data-driven, and comprehensive account of the three core processes--selection, assimilation, and entrepreneurship--that have led to this rapid rise. This unique phenomenon is driven by--and, in turn, has influenced--wide-ranging changes, especially the ongoing revolution in information technology and its impact on economic globalization, immigration policies in the U.S., higher education policies in India, and foreign policies of both nations. If the overall picture is one of economic success, the details reveal the critical issues faced by Indian immigrants stemming from the social, linguistic, and class structure in India, their professional and geographic distribution in the U.S., their pan-Indian and regional identities, their strong presence in both high-skill industries (like computers and medicine] and low-skill industries (like hospitality and retail trade), and the multi-generational challenges of a diverse group from the world's largest democracy fitting into its oldest."--Jacket.
Baker Berry E184.E2 C426 2017

Settlement ecology of the ancient Americas
edited by Lucas C. Kellett and Eric E. Jones
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Part 1. Overview -- Settlement ecology in the ancient Americas : an introduction / by Lucas C. Kellett and Eric E. Jones -- Part 2. North America -- The ecology of changing settlement patterns among Piedmont Village Tradition communities in southeastern North America, ad 800-1600 / by Eric E. Jones -- Settlement ecology at Singer-Moye : Mississippian history and demography in the southeastern United States / by Stefan Brannan and Jennifer Birch -- Settlement ecology in the precontact North American Southwest / by Scott E. Ingram -- Part 3. Central America -- Political-economic strategies and settlement ecology in the Mesoamerican Gulf lowlands : Olmec, Epi-Olmec, and Classic Period settlement in the El Mesón area of the eastern lower Papaloapan Basin, Veracruz, Mexico / by Michael L. Loughlin -- Climate, ecology, and social change in prehispanic northwestern Mesoamerica / by Michelle Elliot -- Agrarian and settlement ecology in the classic Maya lowlands : a comparative analysis of La Joyanca (Guatemala) and Río Bec (Mexico) / by Eva Lemonnier -- Identifying settlement variability in the Isthmo-Colombian area : alternative models from the Upper General Valley of the Diquis archaeological subregion / by Roberto Herrera -- Part 4. South America -- Chanka settlement ecology : disentangling settlement decision making during a time of risk in the Andean highlands / by Lucas C. Kellett -- Encountering forgotten landscapes : water, climate, and two millenia of settlement location choices in the Ica-Nasca region of southern coastal Peru / by Hendrik Van Gijseghem -- The organics of settlement patterns in Amazonia / by Fernando Almeida.

"How did ancient societies of the Americas decide where to settle on the landscape? What were the specific social, cultural and environmental factors which mediated the placement and arrangement of different kinds of sites? In this volume, leading researchers address these questions by utilizing a settlement ecology approach for understanding the spatial arrangement of prehistoric settlement patterns across the Americas"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E61 .S46 2017

The paleoarchaic occupation of the Old River Bed delta
Madsen, David B
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2015]
Introduction and research perspectives / David B. Madsen, Dave N. Schmitt and David Page -- Bonneville basin environments during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition / David Rhode and Lisbeth A. Louderback -- Old River Bed delta geomorphology and chronology / David B. Madsen, Charles G. Oviatt, D. Craig Young, and David Page -- Descriptions and classification of paleoarchaic sites in the proximal Old River Bed delta / Dave N. Schmitt -- Lithic analysis / Charlotte Beck and George T. Jones -- Toolstone sourcing, lithic resource use, and paleoarchaic mobility in the western Bonneville Basin / David Page and Daron G. Duke -- Integration and synthesis / David B. Madsen, Dave N. Schmitt and David Page.

"About 12,000 years ago, a major river ran from the Sevier Basin to the Great Salt Lake, feeding a wetland delta system and creating riparian habitat along its length. But after three thousand years the river dried up and the surrounding lands became more like what we see today. Because the Old River Bed Delta experienced less environmental and human disturbance than other areas, many of the Paleoarchaic sites found there have remained relatively intact--a rare find in the Great Basin. This book presents a comprehensive synthesis of a decade of investigations conducted by research teams working in different parts of the delta and explores questions about how the old riverbed was formed, how its distributary system changed through time, and how these changes affected early foragers. It concludes with an integrated summary and interpretation. Additional material from this study will be available online at"
Baker Berry E51 .U8 no.128

Child slavery before and after emancipation : an argument for a child-centered slavery studies
edited by Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Baker Berry E441 .C486 2017

Bloodland : a family story of oil, greed and murder on the Osage Reservation
McAuliffe, Dennis, 1949-
San Francisco : Council Oak Books, 1999
Baker Berry E99.O8 B656 1999

Indigenous peoples and resource development in Canada
edited by Robert Bone, University of Saskatchewan, Robert Anderson, University of Regina
Concord, Ontario : Captus Press, [2017]
Section one. Two world views -- Section two. Renewable resources -- Section three. Non-renewable resources.
Baker Berry E78.C2 I6645 2017

The Martin Luther King, Jr., encyclopedia
Clayborne Carson and others ; with the assistance of the King Research and Education Institute
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008
Aphabetially arranged entries about the life and works of Martin Luther King, Jr. cover his relationships with other African American leaders, relatives, and associates, his theological and political influences, and his political allies and opponents, aswell as major events in his life.
Baker Berry E185.97.K5 M334 2008

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself : authoritative text contexts criticsm
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895, author
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017
"Using the 1845 first edition of the text, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, is the memoir of orator and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. This narrative follows Douglass from his enslaved youth through his escape to freedom. The text comes paired with explanatory footnotes, headnotes, and an introduction by the editors. "Contexts" includes background and source materials written by Frederick Douglass and his contemporary peers, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and James Monroe Gregory. "Criticism" includes six varied selections by William L. Andrews, Robert D. Richardson, Houston A. Baker, Deborah McDowell, Jannine DeLombard, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., that examine the influence of the narrative in literary and cultural spheres. A Chronology and a revised Selected Bibliography are also included."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E449.D75 D686 2017

White out : understanding white privilege and dominance in the modern age
Collins, Christopher S., author
New York : Peter Lang, [2017]
Introduction: the white architecture of the mind -- White pain: I hurt too -- Whitefluenza: how privilege is an epidemic with no cure -- White 22: white if you do, white if you don't -- Whitrogressions -- Angry white men: making America white again -- Pilgrims at Thanksgiving -- Good white friends -- Conclusion: a way forward.
Baker Berry E184.A1 C538 2017

Urban American Indians : reclaiming native space
Martinez, Donna, author
Santa Barbara, California ; Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
Native space, colonial space, and cultural mobility / Donna Martinez -- Building relationship and mapping community in the urban environment / Grace Sage -- American Indian homelessness in cities / Azusa Ono -- Building an urban rez: American Indian organizations in the 20th century / Donna Martinez -- Urban Indian: identity-who are we anyway? / Grace Sage -- Child welfare in urban American Indian communities / Azusa Ono -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry E98.U72 M47 2016

Double cup love : on the trail of family, food, and broken hearts in China
Huang, Eddie, 1982- author
New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2017
Baker Berry E184.T35 H83 2017

Richard Nixon : the life
Farrell, John A. author
New York : Doubleday, [2017]
The dragon slayer -- "I had to win" -- As American as Thanksgiving -- Death, God, love, and war -- A kind of man the country needs -- HUAC -- A tragedy of history -- The Pink Lady -- The Great Train Robbery -- Checkers -- A candidate for the little man -- McCarthy -- The new Nixon -- The desolate night of man's inhumanity -- The field of pending battle -- Nixon vs. Kennedy -- Wilderness -- The greatest comeback -- Nixon's war -- Not fish nor fowl -- Drawing the sword -- The road to Watergate -- The week that changed the world -- A third-rate burglary -- A fairly reasonable interval -- Cancer on the presidency -- The final days -- Exile.

"At the end of World War II, navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returned from the Pacific and set his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now-legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. The story of that transformation is the stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial biography of the president who came to embody postwar American resentment and division. Within four years of his first victory, Nixon was a U.S. senator; in six, the vice president of the United States of America. "Few came so far, so fast, and so alone," Farrell writes. Nixon's sins as a candidate were legion; and in one unlawful secret plot, as Farrell reveals here, Nixon acted to prolong the Vietnam War for his own political purposes. Finally elected president in 1969, Nixon packed his staff with bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, welfare, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. He was elected to end the war in Vietnam, but his bombing of Cambodia and Laos enraged the antiwar movement. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who played white against black with a "southern strategy," and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country's elites. Ever insecure and increasingly paranoid, he persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances--and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal of Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. This is a gripping and unsparing portrayal of our darkest president. Meticulously researched, brilliantly crafted, and offering fresh revelations, it will be hailed as a masterwork."--Jacket.
Baker Berry E856 .F37 2017

Reagan rising : the decisive years, 1976-1980
Shirley, Craig, author
New York, NY : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
All by himself -- While we were marching through Georgetown -- Into the wilderness -- The bear in the room -- Canal Zone defense -- Drinking the Kool-Aid -- Reagan on ice -- Bread and circuses -- Up from Carterism -- "Big John" versus "Poppy" -- Georgia versus Georgetown -- Adrift -- Iowa agonistes -- Reagan's Dunkirk -- Sunshine Reaganites -- The politics of politics -- Island of freedom.

"In 1976, when Ronald Reagan narrowly lost his bid for the GOP presidential nomination to Gerald Ford--his second attempt after 1968--most observers believed Reagan's political career was over. Yet one year later, at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Reagan sounded like a new man. He introduced conservatives to a 'New Republican Party, ' one that looked beyond the traditional country club and corporate boardroom base to embrace 'the man and woman in the factories ... the farmer ... the cop on the beat. Our party, ' Reagan said, 'must be the party of the individual. It must not sell out the individual to cater to the group.' Reagan's movement quickly spread, supported by emerging conservative leaders and influential think tanks. Meanwhile, for the first time in modern history, Reagan also began drawing young people to American conservatism. But the former governor's political philosophy wasn't the only thing that was changing. A new man was emerging as well: The angry anti-Communist was evolving into a more reflective, thoughtful, hopeful, and spiritual leader. He championed the individual at home, rejecting containment and détente abroad, and advocating for the defeat of Soviet communism, and his appeal crossed party lines. In Reagan Rising, bestselling biographer Craig Shirley tells the story of the decisive years after Reagan's defeat. He takes readers vividly through the changes that Reagan, conservatives, the Republican Party, and the nation as a whole experienced, as well as the struggles and failures of the Carter administration, which would set the stage for Reagan's triumphant emergence. As conservatives seek to redefine their identity after the brutal 2016 presidential campaign, Reagan Rising offers a brighter message, with insight into Reagan's optimistic and unifying philosophy. After Reagan's astonishing rise from the ashes of his lost 1976 presidential bid to his overwhelming victory in 1980, American conservatism--and the nation itself--would never be the same."--Jacket.
Baker Berry E877 .S55 2017

Chronicles of War : Apache & Yavapai resistance in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico, 1821-1937
Kuhn, Berndt, author
Tucson : The Arizona Historical Society, [2014]
"Based on three decades of extensive field work and exhaustive research in manuscript and published sources, Berndt Kuhn chronicles more than a century of conflict between Native Americans, Anglos, and Mexicans in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The nearly 4,000 entries in this meticulous compendium provide essential information on combatants, casualties, and locations of battles, skirmishes, and raids, along with the relevant sources for further research. Maps and tables chart the ebb and flow of warfare and tally the cost in lives and property. A comprehensive bibliography enhances the value of this seminal work for scholars and beginning researchers" (viewed April 24, 2016)
Baker Berry E83.866 .K84 2014

Boys and men in African American families
Linda M. Burton and 4 others, editors
Cham : Springer, [2016]
Baker Berry E185.86 .B668 2016

Wanderings of an artist among the Indians of North America
Kane, Paul, 1810-1871, author
Toronto : Royal Ontario Museum Press, 2016
Baker Berry E88 .K3 2016

Flavor and soul : Italian America at its African American edge
Gennari, John, author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
Introduction : "who put the wop in doo-wop?" -- Top wop -- Everybody eats -- Spike and his goombahs -- Sideline shtick -- Tutti.

In the United States, African American and Italian cultures have been intertwined for more than a hundred years. From as early as nineteenth-century African American opera star Thomas Bowers--"The Colored Mario"--all the way to hip-hop entrepreneur Puff Daddy dubbing himself "the Black Sinatra," the affinity between black and Italian cultures runs deep and wide. Once you start looking, you'll find these connections everywhere. Sinatra croons bel canto over the limousine swing of the Count Basie band. Snoop Dogg deftly tosses off the line "I'm Lucky Luciano 'bout to sing soprano." Like the Brooklyn pizzeria and candy store in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever, or the basketball sidelines where Italian American coaches Rick Pitino and John Calipari mix it up with their African American players, black/Italian connections are a thing to behold and to investigate. John Gennari spotlights this affinity, calling it "the edge"--now smooth, sometimes serrated--between Italian American and African American culture. He argues that the edge is a space of mutual emulation and suspicion, a joyous cultural meeting sometimes darkened by violent collision. Through studies of music and sound, film and media, sports and foodways, Gennari shows how an Afro-Italian sensibility has nourished and vitalized American culture writ large, even as Italian Americans and African Americans have fought each other for urban space, recognition of overlapping histories of suffering and exclusion, and political and personal rispetto.
Baker Berry E184.I8 G43 2017

The Winona LaDuke chronicles : stories from the front lines in the battle for environmental justice
LaDuke, Winona, author
Ponsford, MN : Spotted Horse Press ; [2016]
Winona LaDuke's Chronicles is a collection of stories of Indigenous communities from the Canadian subarctic to the heart of Dine Bii Kaya, Navajo Nation. Stories range from visits with Desmond Tutu, front line Indigenous leaders, to restored Indigenous farming, and the ability of this society to move from a Tipi to a Tesla. This book tells of the need and the ability to make an elegant transition to a post fossil fuels economy. Chronicles is a book literally risen from the ashes--beginning in 2008 after her home burned to the ground--and collectively is an accounting of Winona's personal path of recovery, finding strength and resilience in the writing itself as well as in her work.
Baker Berry E99.C6 L24 2016

Stepdaughters of history : Southern women and the American Civil War
Clinton, Catherine, 1952- author
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2016]
Band of sisters -- Impermissible patriots -- Mammy by any other name.

"In Stepdaughters of History, noted scholar Catherine Clinton reflects on the roles of women as historical actors within the field of Civil War studies and examines the ways in which historians have redefined female wartime participation. Clinton contends that despite the recent attention, white and black women's contributions remain shrouded in myth and sidelined in traditional historical narratives. Her work tackles some of these well-worn assumptions, dismantling prevailing attitudes that consign women to the footnotes of Civil War texts. Clinton highlights some of the debates, led by emerging and established Civil War scholars, which seek to demolish demeaning and limiting stereotypes of southern women as simpering belles, stoic Mammies, Rebel spitfires, or sultry spies. Such caricatures mask the more concrete and compelling struggles within the Confederacy, and in Clinton's telling, a far more balanced and vivid understanding of women's roles within the wartime South emerges. New historical evidence has given rise to fresh insights, including important revisionist literature on women's overt and covert participation in activities designed to challenge the rebellion and on white women's roles in reshaping the war's legacy in postwar narratives. Increasingly, Civil War scholarship integrates those women who defied gender conventions to assume men's roles - including those few who gained notoriety as spies, scouts, or soldiers during the war. As Clinton's work demonstrates, the larger questions of women's wartime contributions remain important correctives to our understanding of the war's impact. Through a fuller appreciation of the dynamics of sex and race, Stepdaughters of History promises a broader conversation in the twenty-first century, inviting readers to continue to confront the conundrums of the American Civil War"--
Baker Berry E628 .C575 2016

30 days a black man : the forgotten story that exposed the Jim Crow South
Steigerwald, Bill
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2017]
Retells the story of a white journalist from Pittsburgh who lived for thirty days as a black man in the Jim Crow South alongside Atlanta's black civil rights pioneer Wesley Dobbs, an experiment that exposed the shameful system of segregation.
Baker Berry E185.61 .S796 2017

Muslim cool : race, religion, and hip hop in the United States
Khabeer, Su'ad Abdul, 1978- author
New York : New York University Press, [2016]
Introduction -- The loop of Muslim cool : black Islam, hip hop, and knowledge of self -- Policing music and the facts of blackness -- Blackness as a blueprint for the Muslim self -- Cool Muslim dandies : signifyin' race, religion, masculinity, and nation -- The limits of Muslim cool -- Conclusion : #BlackLivesMatter.

This groundbreaking study of race, religion and popular culture in the 21st century United States focuses on a new concept, "Muslim Cool." Muslim Cool is a way of being an American Muslim-displayed in ideas, dress, social activism in the 'hood, and in complex relationships to state power. Constructed through hip hop and the performance of Blackness, Muslim Cool is a way of engaging with the Black American experience by both Black and non-Black young Muslims that challenges racist norms in the U.S. as well as dominant ethnic and religious structures within American Muslim communities. Drawing on over two years of ethnographic research, Su'ad Abdul Khabeer illuminates the ways in which young and multiethnic U.S. Muslims draw on Blackness to construct their identities as Muslims. This is a form of critical Muslim self-making that builds on interconnections and intersections, rather than divisions between "Black" and "Muslim." Thus, by countering the notion that Blackness and the Muslim experience are fundamentally different, Muslim Cool poses a critical challenge to dominant ideas that Muslims are "foreign" to the United States and puts Blackness at the center of the study of American Islam. Yet Muslim Cool also demonstrates that connections to Blackness made through hip hop are critical and contested-critical because they push back against the pervasive phenomenon of anti-Blackness and contested because questions of race, class, gender, and nationality continue to complicate self-making in the United States.
Baker Berry E185.625 .K524 2016

The right relationship : reimagining the implementation of historical treaties
edited by John Borrows and Michael Coyle
Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2017]
"The relationship between Canada's Indigenous peoples and the Canadian government is one that has increasingly come to the fore. Numerous tragic incidents and a legacy of historical negligence combined with more vehement calls for action is forcing a reconsideration of the relationship between the federal government and Indigenous nations. In The Right Relationship, John Borrows and Michael Coyle bring together a group of renowned scholars, both indigenous and non-indigenous, to cast light on the magnitude of the challenges Canadians face in seeking a consensus on the nature of treaty partnership in the twenty-first century. The diverse perspectives offered in this volume examine how Indigenous people's own legal and policy frameworks can be used to develop healthier attitudes between First Peoples and settler governments in Canada. While considering the existing law of Aboriginal and treaty rights, the contributors imagine what these relationships might look like if those involved pursued our highest aspirations as Canadians and Indigenous peoples. This timely and authoritative volume provides answers that will help pave the way toward good governance for all."--
Baker Berry E92 .R54 2017

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