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Black community uplift and the myth of the American Dream
Martin, Lori Latrice, author
Lanham ; Lexington Books, [2019]
Politics of respectability and racial uplift -- Respectability, home ownership and the American Dream -- Race, work, and respectability -- Athlete-activists : shut-up and play -- Black Lives Matter and respectability politics backlash -- Model black minorities and the limits of respectability -- Respectability explains sustained persistent enduring color turmoil.

"This book analyzes enduring racial divides in homeownership, work, and income using the politics of respectability concept. It also examines an alternative way of understanding the Black Lives Matter movement, NFL protests, and challenges facing various black ethnic groups"--
Baker Berry E185.86 .M377 2019

Bringing history home : a classroom teacher's quest to make the past matter
Schechter, Bill, author
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Prologue : It was only the first day of school -- Beginnings : What helps make a history class compelling? -- Let There Be Music : Singing our way through trials and tribulations -- Theater in the Square : The power of make-believe in the classroom -- Field Trips on My Mind : Taking it on the road -- History Begins at Home : Is it knocking on your door? -- Taking History into the Hallways : Seed-time of an epiphany -- Joining Hands to Minds : Building a cabin for a courtyard -- Awakening the Muse : "Here once the embattled farmers stood...' -- Rummaging Through the Attic Trunk : - A few other odds & ends -- Getting Caught in History's Web : Students, your family's saga is before you -- History in the Headlines : Why newspapers are a teacher's best friend -- Welcome to the Classroom World : Please take a seat -- Bias Buzzing Around My Head: The 'no-see-ums' of the history class -- Charting A Course: One way to develop history units -- Not Just Civics Class, But A Civic Life : Democracy makes its demands -- Epilogue : Actually, there is no ending -- Coda : To Be A Teacher.

"Bringing History Home focuses on how to make the teaching of high school history both an intellectual challenge and an experiential adventure. The book focuses on mobilizing pedagogy and curriculum through a variety of activities and resources-music, poetry, field trips, simulations, crafts, current news and civics-to deepen students' involvement with the subject matter. History classes should be memorable. Bringing History Home provides support and inspiration to education majors, newly minted teachers, and seasoned professionals."--Publisher's description.
Baker Berry E175.8 .S364 2018

From new peoples to new nations : aspects of Métis history and identity from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries
Ens, Gerhard J. 1954-, author
Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2016]
Race and nation : changing ethnological and historical constructions of hybridity -- Economic ethnogenesis : the fur trade and Métissage in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries -- Fur trade wars, the Battle of Seven Oaks, and the idea of the Métis nation, 1811-1849 -- Louis Riel and the religion of Métis nationalism, 1869-1885 -- L'union Nationale Métisse Saint-Joseph, A.-H. Trémaudan, and the re-imagining of the Métis nation, 1910 to the 1930s -- The Manitoba Act and the creation of Métis status -- Extinguishing rights and inventing categories : Métis scrip as policy and self-ascription -- Indian treaty versus Métis scrip : the permeability of status categories and ethnicities -- The United States/Canada border and the bifurcation of the plains Métis 1870-1900 -- St. Paul des Métis colony, 1896-1909 : identity as pathology -- Political mobilization in Alberta and the Métis Population Betterment Act of 1938 -- The Liberals, the CCF, and the Metis of Saskatchewan, 1935-1964 -- Social science and the Métis, 1950-1970 -- A renewed political awareness, 1965-2000 -- Reformulated identities, 1965-2013 -- The Métis of Ontario -- Organizational politics, land claims, and the Métis of the Northwest Territories -- Ethnic symbolism : reinterpreting and recreating the past.

"From New Peoples to New Nations is a broad historical account of the emergence of the Metis as distinct peoples in North America over the last three hundred years. Examining the cultural, economic, and political strategies through which communities define their boundaries, Gerhard J. Ens and Joe Sawchuk trace the invention and reinvention of Metis identity from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Their work updates, rethinks, and integrates the many disparate aspects of Metis historiography, providing the first comprehensive narrative of Metis identity in more than fifty years."--
Baker Berry E99.M47 E57 2016

Northern wildflower : a memoir
Lafferty, Catherine, 1982- author
Black Point, Nova Scotia : Roseway Publishing, [2018]
"This is the story of how a young northern girl picked herself up out of the rough and polished herself off like the diamond that she is in the land of the midnight sun. Northern Wildflower is the beautifully written and powerful memoir of Catherine Lafferty. With startling honesty and a distinct, occasionally humorous, voice, Lafferty tells her story of being a Dene woman growing up in a small northern Canadian mining town and her struggles with discrimination, poverty, addiction, love and loss. Focusing on the importance of family ties, education, spiritualism, cultural identity, health and happiness, the relentless pursuit of success and the courage to speak the truth, Lafferty's words bring cultural awareness and relativity to Indigenous and non-Indigenous readers alike, giving insight into the real issues many Indigenous women face."--
Baker Berry E99.C59 L34 2018

Unexampled courage : the blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring
Gergel, Richard, author
New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019
Introduction: A collision of two worlds -- Part I: The blinding. A tragic detour ; A wave of terror ; "The place was Batesburg" ; The bystander government -- Part II: The awakening. "My God ... we have to do something" ; The Isaac Woodard road show ; The gradualist ; A "baptism in racial prejudice" -- Part III: The call to action. "I shall fight to end evil like this" ; "We know the way. We need only the will" ; Confronting the American dilemma ; There will be no fines ; Fighting the "battle royal" ; Driving the "last nail in the coffin of segregation" -- Conclusion: Unexampled courage.

"Sergeant Isaac Woodard, a battlefield-decorated African American soldier, climbed aboard a Greyhound bus on February 12, 1946, in Augusta, Georgia, on his last leg home after three years of military service. Things suddenly went awry when a brief heated exchange with the bus driver resulted in Woodard's removal from the bus and his arrest in the small town of Batesburg, South Carolina. Shortly after the Batesburg police chief, Lynwood Shull, took Woodard into custody, he beat the soldier with his blackjack, blinding him. Details of Woodard's tragic encounter soon reached President Harry S. Truman. Outraged by the treatment of a uniformed American soldier, Truman wrote to his attorney general and made it clear that there was a need for an effective federal response. Within days, criminal civil rights charges were brought against Shull in the federal district court in South Carolina and Truman began establishing the first presidential committee on civil rights. Truman's committee recommended groundbreaking reforms, including ending segregation in the armed forces. On July 26, 1948, Truman, over vigorous opposition, issued Executive Order 9981, integrating the American military and marking the beginning of the end of Jim Crow. Shull was tried before United States District Judge J. Waties Waring, a Charleston patrician whose father was a Confederate veteran. An all-white jury quickly acquitted Shull, but Judge Waring was conscience-stricken by the failure of the justice system to hold the obviously culpable police chief accountable. Waring soon began issuing landmark civil rights decisions that rocked his native state and challenged the foundations of racial segregation and of black disenfranchisement. His courageous dissent in a 1951 school desegregation case, in which he declared segregation per se unconstitutional, became the model for the Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education three years later. Richard Gergel's [book] details the long-overlooked story of the blinding of Sergeant Woodard and its transformative effect on President Truman, Judge Waring, and, ultimately, America's civil rights history. This is a story that deserves to be told, with all its pathos, its brutality, and its redemption of the American system of justice."--Jacket.
Baker Berry E185.61 .G377 2019

This bridge we call communication : Anzaldúan approaches to theory, method, and praxis
edited by Robert Gutierrez-Perez and Leandra Hinojosa Hernández
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2019]
Baker Berry E184.M5 T485 2019

Veblen's America : the conspicuous case of Donald J. Trump
Plotkin, Sidney, author
London, UK : Anthem Press, 2018
'Veblen's America' examines the astonishing political rise of Donald Trump through the portal of Thorstein Veblen's theory of barbaric legacies in American development.
Baker Berry E912 .P58 2018

Camelot's end : Kennedy vs. Carter, and the fight that broke the Democratic Party
Ward, Jon (Writer of politics), author
New York : Twelve, 2019
Sailing against the wind -- Origins of dirt and riches -- The pull of home and politics -- A sense of the void -- A rivalry begins -- The outsider -- Lanced -- Malaise -- The inevitable return of Camelot -- Mudd -- Upended -- "I didn't ask for a challenger" -- Civil war -- Robot rule -- Losing altitude -- Giant killer -- Mr. Mean -- Aftermath.

Draws on interviews with major political leaders in an account of Ted Kennedy's 1980 campaign to secure the Democratic presidential nomination instead of incumbent Jimmy Carter that discusses how their rivalry reflected significant party changes.
Baker Berry E875 .W37 2019

The Aztlán Mexican studies reader, 1974-2016
edited by Héctor Calderón
Los Angeles : UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, [2018]
" Anthology of articles from Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies with a focus on Mexican and border studies. Articles appeared in the journal between 1974 and 2016."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E184.M5 A98 2018

The dean : the best seat in the House
Dingell, John D., author
[New York, NY] : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Democrat John David Dingell served in the U.S. House of Representatives for fifty-nine consecutive years, from December 13, 1955 to January 3, 2015--the longest tenure of anyone in Congressional history. The son of a Congressman, Dingell worked in his father's office from childhood and became a house page in 1938, when he was just eleven years old. Retiring from Congress at eighty-nine, he has witnessed some of the most significant events that have shaped our nation and the world. In The Dean, Dingell looks back at his life at the center of American government and considers the currents that have reshaped our Congress and America itself, from his childhood memories of wartime Washington during the FDR administration, through the Reagan Revolution, to the election of the first black president, Barack Obama. Rife with a wisdom that literally only Dingell can possess, The Dean is the inspiring story of some of the greatest congressional achievements, of which Dingell was an integral part, and of the tough fights that made them possible. Dingell offers a persuasive defense for government, explaining how it once worked honorably and well--in defeating Hitler, sending us to the moon, ending segregation, and providing for the common good of all our citizens. He argues that to secure our future and continue our progress, we must work together once again--lessons desperately needed today.
Baker Berry E840.8.D493 A3 2018

A state-by-state history of race and racism in the United States
Patricia Reid-Merritt, editor
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
V. 1. Alabama-Missouri -- v.2. Montana-Wyoming.
Baker Berry E185.61 .S7937 2019

Looking back on President Barack Obama's legacy : hope and change
Wilbur C. Rich
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
Baker Berry E908.3 .L66 2019

Applying indigenous research methods : storying with peoples and communities
edited by Sweeney Windchief and Timothy San Pedro
New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
"Focuses on the question of "How" indigenous research methodologies (IRMs) can be used and taught across Indigenous studies and education. In this collection, Indigenous scholars address the importance of IRMs in their own scholarship, while focusing conversations on the application with others. Each chapter is co-authored to model methods rooted in the sharing of stories to strengthen relationships, such as yarning, storywork, and others. The chapters offer a wealth of specific examples, as told by researchers about their research methods in conversation with other scholars, teachers, and community members"--
Baker Berry E76.7 .A66 2019

Invisible masters : gender, race, and the economy of service in early New England
Ceppi, Elisabeth, author
Hanover, New Hampshire : Dartmouth College Press, [2018]
Introduction : Unprofitable servants -- The child who serves : household obedience and the public authority of masters -- Answering back : Elizabeth Knapp's demonic possession and the gender of public service -- Servant to a Christian : Mary Rowlandson's captivity and the racialization of obedience -- Racial vocation : New England's calling to slavery -- The spirit of mastery : Samson Occom, Benjamin Franklin, and modern hypocrisy -- Coda : serving the plot.
Baker Berry E446 .C47 2018

#1960now : photographs of civil rights activists and Black Lives Matter protests
Bright, Sheila Pree, Photographer
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, [2018]
Introduction / by Alicia Garza -- Artist's statement / by Shiela Pree Bright -- Faces of a movement -- #1969now : the photographs and the vision of Shiela Pree Bright / by Deborah Willis -- Ferguson, MO -- 1960now : art + intersections / by Kichie Griffin -- Baltimore, MD -- From 1960 to now / by Aaron Bryant -- Washington, DC -- Heroes, victories and triumphs / by Keith Miller -- Atlanta, GA -- Baton Rouge, LA -- Philadelphia, PA -- Black Lives Matter meetings.

Sheila Pree Bright's moving photographs of Civil Rights activists and Black Lives Matter protests--
Baker Berry E185.615 .B695 2018

The Sit Room : in the theater of war and peace
Scheffer, David, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019
Cast of characters -- Entities and actions -- Setting the stage -- Ethnic cleansing maps 1991-1995 -- Shattered plans, 1993 -- Ethnic cleansing wins, 1994 -- To stay or not to stay, January-June 1995 -- Finally, diplomacy backed by force, July-August 1995 -- Forging peace, September-December 1995.

"The Sit Room is a swift-moving narrative set over three years in the world's most important policy-making sanctum-the White House Situation Room. This book exposes the secret deliberations of the Clinton Administration as it grappled with shattered proposals to end the genocidal war in Bosnia. This truly inside story reveals authentic policy-making at the highest levels, with a unique journey into the arena of war and peace where spirited debate guided America's foreign policy"--
Baker Berry E885 .S347 2019

Laboured protest : Black civil rights in New York City and Detroit during the New Deal and Second World War
Ayers, Oliver, author
New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
The New Deal, the rise of organized labour and national civil rights organizations during the 1930s -- When poems became placards: black protest in 1930s New York City -- Civil rights activism in Detroit in the era of unionization, 1933-1941 -- Getting a grand runaround by management, government and the union: the shifting contours of employment discrimination in wartime -- The March on Washington movement and national-level protest during the Second World War -- A tale of two committees: black protest in wartime New York City -- Black protests against employment discrimination in wartime Detroit -- Conclusion: civil rights activism in the era of laboured protest.

"Historians have long realized the US civil rights movement pre-dated Martin Luther King Jr., but they disagree on where, when and why it started. Laboured Protest offers new answers in a study of black political protest during the New Deal and Second World War. It finds a diverse movement where activists from the left operated alongside, and often in competition with, others who signed up to liberal or nationalist political platforms. Protestors in this period often struggled to challenge the different types of discrimination facing black workers, but their energetic campaigning was part of a more complex, and ultimately more interesting, movement than previously thought"--
Baker Berry E185.93.N56 A94 2019

The speeches of Frederick Douglass : a critical edition
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895, author
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
Illustrations; Preface; Introduction: Frederick Douglass's Oratory and Political Leadership; Part 1: Selected Speeches by Frederick Douglass; "I Have Come to Tell You Something about Slavery" (1841); "Temperance and Anti-Slavery" (1846); "American Slavery, American Religion, and the Free Church of Scotland" (1846); "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" (1852); "A Nation in the Midst of a Nation" (1853); "The Claims of the Negro Ethnologically Considered" (1854); "The American Constitution and the Slave" (1860); "The Mission of the War" (1864)"Sources of Danger to the Republic" (1867); "Let the Negro Alone" (1869); "We Welcome the Fifteenth Amendment" (1869); "Our Composite Nationality" (1869); "Which Greeley Are We Voting For?" (1872); "Recollections of the Anti-Slavery Conflict" (1873); "The Freedmen's Monument to Abraham Lincoln" (1876); "This Decision Has Humbled the Nation" (1883); " 'It Moves,' or the Philosophy of Reform" (1883); "I Am a Radical Woman Suffrage Man" (1888); "Self-Made Men" (1893); "Lessons of the Hour" (1894) -- Part 2: Known Influences on Frederick Douglass's Oratory; Caleb Bingham, from The Columbian Orator (1817); Henry Highland Garnet, from "An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America" (1843); Samuel Ringgold Ward, "Speech Denouncing Daniel Webster's Endorsement of the Fugitive Slave Law" (1850); Wendell Phillips, from "Toussaint L'Ouverture" (1863) -- Part 3: Frederick Douglass on Public Speaking; Frederick Douglass, "Give Us the Facts," from My Bondage and My Freedom (1855); Frederick Douglass, "One Hundred Conventions" (1843), from Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881; 1892); Frederick Douglass, "Letter from the Editor" (1849), from the Rochester North Star; Frederick Douglass, "A New Vocation before Me" (1870), from Life and Times; Frederick Douglass, "People Want to Be Amused as Well as Instructed" (1871), Letter to James Redpath; Frederick Douglass, "Great Is the Miracle of Human Speech" (1891), from the Washington (D.C.) Evening Star -- Part 4: Contemporary Commentary on Frederick Douglass as an Orator; Nathaniel Peabody Rogers, from "Rhode Island Anti-Slavery Meeting" (1841); William J. Wilson, "A Leaf from My Scrap Book: Samuel R. Ward and Frederick Douglass" (1849); Thurlow G. Weed, from "A Colored Man's Eloquence" (1853); William Wells Brown, from The Rising Son (1874); Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "An 1895 Public Letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the Occasion of Frederick Douglass's Death," from In Memoriam: Frederick Douglass, ed. Helen Douglass (1897); Thomas Wentworth Higginson, from American Orators and Oratory (1901) -- Part 5: Modern Scholarly Criticism of Frederick Douglass as an Orator.

A collection of twenty of Frederick Douglasss most important orations /> /> This volume brings together twenty of Frederick Douglasss most historically significant speeches on a range of issues, including slavery, abolitionism, civil rights, sectionalism, temperance, womens rights, economic development, and immigration. Douglasss oratory is accompanied by speeches that he considered influential, his thoughts on giving public lectures and the skills necessary to succeed in that endeavor, commentary by his contemporaries on his performances, and modern-day assessments of Douglasss effectiveness as a public speaker and advocate.
Baker Berry E449 .D68 2018

The American Revolution : a world war
edited by David K. Allison & Larrie D. Ferreiro ; essays by José María Blanco Núñez and fifteen others
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2018]
Foreword / John L. Gray -- Introduction: The American Revolution and the Second Hundred Years' War / Larrie D. Ferreiro -- Timeline of the American Revolution -- Part I, Major Powers. Global Revolutions / Alan Taylor -- The British Grand Strategy / Andrew Lambert -- French Naval Operations / Olivier Chaline and Jean-Marie Kowalski -- Spanish Naval Operations / Augustin Guimerá Ravina and José Maria Blanco Núñez, translated by Mary Deirdre Casey -- Uniforms, Suppliers, and Money from Spain / José M. Guerrero Acosta, translated by Larrie D. Ferreiro -- Part II, At the Edges. British Global Ambitions and Indian Identity / Richard Sambasivam -- Revolution in America and the Dutch Republic / Alan Lemmers -- The International War on the Gulf Coast / Kathleen DuVal -- Lafayette / Patrick Villiers, translated by Larrie D. Ferreiro -- War Supplies from the Low Countries / Marion Huibrechts -- Part III, Legacies. Hessian Savages, Frog-Eating Frenchmen, and Virtuous Americans / Robert A. Selig -- Saint-Domingue's Free Men of Color / John D. Garrigas -- Crafting the Peace / David J. Hancock -- Reimagining the American Revolution / David K. Allison -- Rewriting the American Revolution / Larrie D. Ferreiro.

"The American Revolution: A World War argues that contrary to popular opinion, the American Revolution was not just a simple battle for independence in which the American colonists waged a "David versus Goliath" fight to overthrow their British rulers. Instead, the essays in the book illustrate how the American Revolution was a much more complicated and interesting conflict. It was an extension of larger skirmishes among the global superpowers in Europe, chiefly Britain, Spain, France, and the Dutch Republic. Amid these ongoing conflicts, Britain's focus was often pulled away from the war in America as it fought to preserve its more lucrative colonial interests in the Caribbean and India. The book, the illustrated companion volume to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name, touches on this and other topics including overseas empires, economic rivalries, supremacy of the seas, European diplomacy, and more. Together the book's incisive text, full-color images, and topical sidebars underscore that America's fight for independence is most clearly comprehended as one of the first global struggles for power."--Amazon.com.
Baker Berry E269.F67 A48 2018

Race and the Obama administration : substance, symbols, and hope
Gillespie, Andra, author
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019
The election of Barack Obama marked a critical point in American political and social history. Did the historic election of a black president actually change the status of blacks in the United States? Did these changes (or lack thereof) inform blacks' perceptions of the President? This book explores these questions by comparing Obama's promotion of substantive and symbolic initiatives for blacks to efforts by the two previous presidential administrations. By employing a comparative analysis, the reader can judge whether Obama did more or less to promote black interests than his predecessors. Taking a more empirical approach to judging Barack Obama, this book hopes to contribute to current debates about the significance of the first African American presidency. It takes care to make distinctions between Obama's substantive and symbolic accomplishments and to explore the significance of both.
Baker Berry E907 .G55 2019

Plains Indian buffalo cultures : art from the Paul Dyck collection
Hansen, Emma I., author
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press ; [2018]
Buffalo culture era -- Protecting the land and the people -- White Swan: Crow warrior and artist -- Artistry of women -- Leadership, respect, and ceremony -- Plains Indian people and their horses -- Enduring legacies of the Paul Dyck collection.

Over the course of his career, artist Paul Dyck (1917-2006) assembled more than 2,000 nineteenth-century artworks created by the buffalo-hunting peoples of the Great Plains. Only with its acquisition by the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has this legendary collection become available to the general public. 'Plains Indian Buffalo Cultures' allows readers, for the first time, to experience the artistry and diversity of the Paul Dyck Collection and the cultures it represents.
Baker Berry E78.G73 H347 2018

Black is the body : stories from my grandmother's time, my mother's time, and mine
Bernard, Emily, 1967- author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
Beginnings -- Scar tissue -- Teaching the N word -- Interstates -- Mother on Earth -- Black is the body -- Skin -- White friend -- Her glory -- Motherland -- Going home -- People like me -- Epilogue: my turn.

"A collection of essays on race"--
Baker Berry E185.97.B337 A3 2019

Lady first : the world of first lady Sarah Polk
Greenberg, Amy S., 1968- author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
Preface: Mrs. Polk's 1848 -- Blackboard, maps, and globes -- A salon in Washington -- Communications director -- Female politicians -- Mrs. Presidentess -- The power of American women to save their country -- That fine manly lady -- Profit and loss -- Neutral ground -- Influence -- Epilogue: Love makes memory eternal -- The Childress family -- The Polk family.

While the Woman's Rights convention was taking place at Seneca Falls in 1848, First Lady Sarah Childress Polk was wielding influence unprecedented for a woman in Washington, D.C. Yet, while history remembers the women of the convention, it has all but forgotten Sarah Polk. Now, in her riveting biography, Amy S. Greenberg brings Sarah's story into vivid focus. We see Sarah as the daughter of a frontiersman who raised her to discuss politics and business with men; we see the savvy and charm she brandished in order to help her brilliant but unlikeable husband, James K. Polk, ascend to the White House. We watch as she exercises truly extraordinary power as First Lady: quietly manipulating elected officials, shaping foreign policy, and directing a campaign in support of America's expansionist war against Mexico. And we meet many of the enslaved men and women whose difficult labor made Sarah's political success possible. Lady First also shines a light on Sarah's many layers and contradictions. While her marriage to James was one of equals, she firmly opposed the feminist movement's demands for what she perceived to be far-reaching equality. She banned dancing and hard liquor from the White House, but did more entertaining than any of her predecessors. During the Civil War, she operated on behalf of the Confederacy even though she claimed to be neutral. And in the late nineteenth-century, she became a celebrity among female Christian temperance reformers, while she struggled to redeem her husband's tarnished political legacy.
Baker Berry E417.1 .G74 2019

Enemy Number One : the United States of America in Soviet ideology and propaganda, 1945-1959
Magnúsdóttir, Rósa, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Stalin's script for Anti-Americanism. The anti-American campaign, 1945-1953 ; American sources of information and Soviet interest in the enemy ; Soviet-American cultural encounters in late Stalinism -- Khrushchev and the discourse of peaceful coexistence. From anti-Americanism to peaceful coexistence ; The paradoxes of peaceful coexistence, 1956-1957 ; The possibilities of peaceful coexistence, 1958-1959.
Baker Berry E183.8.S65 M325 2019

The politics of losing : Trump, the Klan, and the mainstreaming of resentment
McVeigh, Rory, author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
The Ku Klux Klan in American history -- Power and political alignments -- Economics and white nationalism -- Where Trump found his base -- Politics and white nationalism -- Status and white nationalism -- White nationalism versus the press -- The future of white nationalism and American politics.

The Ku Klux Klan has peaked three times in American history: after the Civil War, around the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and in the 1920s, when the Klan spread farthest and fastest. Recruiting millions of members even in non-Southern states, the Klan's nationalist insurgency burst into mainstream politics. Almost one hundred years later, once again the pent-up anger of white Americans left behind by a changing economy has directed itself at immigrants and cultural outsiders and roiled a presidential election. In The Politics of Losing, Rory McVeigh and Kevin Estep trace the parallels between the 1920s Klan and today's right-wing backlash, identifying the conditions that allow white nationalism to emerge from the shadows. White middle-class Protestant Americans in the 1920s found themselves stranded by an economy that was increasingly industrialized and fueled by immigrant labor. Mirroring the Klan's earlier tactics, Donald Trump delivered a message that mingled economic populism with deep cultural resentments. McVeigh and Estep present a sociological analysis of the Klan's outbreaks that goes beyond Trump the individual to show how his rise to power was made possible by a convergence of circumstances. The experience of declining privilege and perceptions of lost power can trigger a political backlash that overtly asserts white-nationalist goals. The Politics of Losing offers a rigorous and readable explanation for a recurrent phenomenon in American history, with important lessons about the origins of our alarming political climate.0Exhibition:
Baker Berry E184.A1 M356 2019

The ideas that made America : a brief history
Ratner-Rosenhagen, Jennifer, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
World of empires: precontact-1740 -- America and the transatlantic Enlightenment: 1741-1800 -- From republican to romantic: 1800-1850 -- Contests of intellectual authority: 1850-90 -- Modernist revolts: 1890-1920 -- Roots and rootlessness : 1920-45 -- The opening of the American mind: 1945-70 -- Against universalism: 1962-90s.

"Spanning a variety of disciplines, from religion, philosophy, and political thought, to cultural criticism, social theory, and the arts, Ideas That Made America: A Brief History shows how ideas have been major forces in American history, driving movements such as transcendentalism, Social Darwinism, conservatism, and postmodernism"--
Baker Berry E169.1 .R35 2019

Bartolomé de las Casas, O.P. : history, philosophy, and theology in the age of European expansion
edited by David Thomas Orique, O.P. and Rady Roldán-Figueroa
Leiden ; Brill, [2019]
Introduction : three waves of Lascasian scholarship / David Thomas Orique, Rady Roldán-Figueroa -- The not-so-brief story of the Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias / Rolena Adorno -- "There was a time when we were friends" : Las Casas and Cortés as monstrous doubles of the conquest era / Matthew Restall -- One hell-of-a text : remedial components of Bartolomé de las Casas's Confesionario / David Thomas Orique -- Bartolomé de las Casas, his theory of the power of bishops, and the early transatlantic episcopacy / Rady Roldán-Figueroa -- Biopolitics and the farming (of) life in Bartolomé de las Casas / Carlos A. Jáuregui, David Solodkow -- Controversial cases on humanitarian doctrines : Bartolomé de las Casas's intellectual legacy among New England Puritans / Alicia Mayer -- Globalization ethics in the sixteenth century? : why we should re-read Francisco de Vitoria / Claus Dierksmeier -- Las Casas and the concept of just war / Daniel R. Brunstetter -- Just war in las Casas's Tratado de las doce dudas / Víctor Zorrilla -- The colonial face-to-face and the human condition : writing and subjectivity in Bartolomé de las Casas / Luis Fernando Restrepo -- Religion within the limits of natural reason : the case of human sacrifice / David Lantigua -- Reason, providence, and testimony in the conversion of Bartolomé de las Casas : a theological reading / Ramón Darío Valdivia Giménez -- Bartolomé de las Casas in the Canary Islands / Eyda M. Merediz -- The narrower the divide, the deeper the trench : Bartolomé de las Casas and Toribio de Motolinía / Laura Dierksmeier -- Influences of the Lascasian discourse in Paraguay (sixteenth century) : the itinerary of Martin González / Guillaume Candela -- Las Casas and African slavery in the Caribbean : a third conversion / Armando Lampe.

Bartolome de las Casas, OP: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion marks a critical point in Lascasian scholarship. The result of the collaborative work of seventeen prominent scholars, contributions span the fields of history, Latin American studies, literary criticism, philosophy and theology. The volume offers to specialists and non-specialists alike access to a rich and thoughtful overview of nascent colonial Latin American and early modern Iberian studies in a single text. Contributors include: Rolena Adorno; Matthew Restall; David Thomas Orique, O.P.; Rady Roldan-Figueroa; Carlos A. Jauregui; David Solodkow; Alicia Mayer; Claus Dierksmeier; Daniel R. Brunstetter; Victor Zorrilla; Luis Fernando Restrepo; David Lantigua; Ramon Dario Valdivia Gimenez; Eyda M. Merediz; Laura Dierksmeier; Guillaume Candela, and Armando Lampe.
Baker Berry E125.C4 B27 2019

The unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after
Yip-Williams, Julie, 1976-2018, author
New York : Random House, [2019]
Death, part one -- Life -- The odds -- Seeing ghosts -- The warfare, and the weapons -- Deals with God -- Faith, a lesson of history -- CEA, PET, MRI... -- The secret -- Moments of happiness -- An adventure with the Chinese medicine man -- The surly bonds of earth -- The crossroads of the world -- Hope -- I am lost -- A nightmare -- The hand of God -- A love story -- Fate and fortune -- Numbers, a reassessment -- Take your victories where you can -- The cancer is in my lungs -- From darkness to strength -- "Keeping it in the stomach" -- A day in my life -- Invincibility -- Dreams reborn -- Solitude -- A game of clue -- The gift of grief -- In which the Yips become Americans -- Living -- Insanity -- Chipper -- Courage and love -- Faith, a lesson of history -- Hate -- Home -- Believe -- Pain -- Death -- Preparing -- Love -- The unwinding of the miracle.

"Born blind in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams narrowly escaped euthanasia by her grandmother, only to then flee the political upheaval of the late 1970s with her family. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. Against all odds, she became a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, a life. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. The Unwinding of the Miracle is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. Motherhood, marriage, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, grief, jealousy, anger, comfort, pain, disease--there is simply nothing this book is not about. Growing out of a blog Julie has kept through the past four years of her life (undertaken because she couldn't find the guidance she needed through her disease), this is the story of a life lived so well, and cut too short. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep. With glorious humor, beautiful and bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams has set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life"--
Baker Berry E184.V53 Y57 2019

After the fact : the art of historical detection
Davidson, James West
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2010
V. 1. Introduction -- Prologue : the strange death of Silas Deane -- 1. Contact -- 2. Serving time in Virginia -- 3. The visible and invisible worlds of Salem -- 4. Declaring independence -- 5. Material witness -- Past and present : inside the information revolution -- 6. Jackson's frontier, and Turner's -- 7. The madness of John Brown -- 8. The view from the bottom rail -- Past and present : whose oral history?

For more than twenty-five years, After the Fact has guided students through American history and the methods used to study it. In dramatic episodes that move chronologically through American history, this best-selling book examines a broad variety of topics including oral evidence, photographs, ecological data, films and television programs, church and town records, census data, and novels. Whether for an introductory survey or for a historical methods course, After the Fact is the ideal text to introduce readers, step by step, to the detective work and analytical approaches historians use when they are actually doing history.
On Reserve in Baker Project Room E175 .D38 2010

Wayward lives, beautiful experiments : intimate histories of social upheaval
Hartman, Saidiya V., author
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
A note on method -- Cast of characters -- She makes an errant path through the city. The terrible beauty of the slum -- A minor figure -- An unloved woman -- An intimate history of slavery and freedom -- Manual for general housework -- An atlas of the wayward -- A chronicle of need and want -- In a moment of tenderness the future seems possible -- The sexual geography of the Black Belt. 1900. The tenderloin. 242 West 41st street -- 1909. 601 West 61st street. A new colony of colored people, or Malindy in Little Africa -- Mistah beauty, the autobiography of an ex-colored woman, select scenes from a film never cast by Oscar Micheaux Harlem, 1920s -- Family albums, aborted future: a disillusioned wife becomes an artist, 1890 Seventh avenue -- Beautiful experiments. Revolution in a minor key -- Wayward: a short entry on the possible -- The anarchy of colored girls assembled in a riotous manner -- The arrested life of Eva Perkins -- Riot and refrain -- The socialist delivers a lecture on free love -- The beauty of the chorus -- The chorus opens the way.

"A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century. In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. Free love, common-law and transient marriages, serial partners, cohabitation outside of wedlock, queer relations, and single motherhood were among the sweeping changes that altered the character of everyday life and challenged traditional Victorian beliefs about courtship, love, and marriage. Hartman narrates the story of this radical social transformation against the grain of the prevailing century-old argument about the crisis of the black family. In wrestling with the question of what a free life is, many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship that were indifferent to the dictates of respectability and outside the bounds of law. They cleaved to and cast off lovers, exchanged sex to subsist, and revised the meaning of marriage. Longing and desire fueled their experiments in how to live. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work. Beautifully written and deeply researched, Wayward Lives recreates the experience of young urban black women who desired an existence qualitatively different than the one that had been scripted for them--domestic service, second-class citizenship, and respectable poverty--and whose intimate revolution was apprehended as crime and pathology. For the first time, young black women are credited with shaping a cultural movement that transformed the urban landscape. Through a melding of history and literary imagination, Wayward Lives recovers their radical aspirations and insurgent desires." -- Publisher's description
Baker Berry E185.86 .H379 2019

Edward M. Kennedy : an oral history
Perry, Barbara A. 1956- compiler
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019
Growing up Kennedy : Lessons from a Political Dynasty -- The Making of a President : Campaigning for JFK -- Joining the Family Business : Teddy Goes to the Senate -- Striving for Equality : The Civil Rights Work Begins -- Striving for Equality : The Civil Rights Cause Continues -- Transforming from Hawk to Dove : The Vietnam Dilemma -- Trying to Restore Camelot : Bobby's Last Campaign and Its Aftermath -- Challenging a President : The Quest for the 1980 Nomination -- Shaping the Supreme Court : Judicial Appointment Battles -- Holding on to a Senate Seat : The 1994 Campaign -- Pursuing Peace : Kennedy's Heritage and Northern Ireland -- Shaping Immigration -- Escaping a Quagmire : The Iraq War -- Fighting for Universal Health Care : A goal fulfilled -- Coming Home to Port -- Epilogue : Observations on Oral History -- Appendix : List of Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project Interviews.

"For Kennedy devotees, as well as readers unfamiliar with the "lion of the Senate," this book presents the compelling story of Edward Kennedy's unexpected rise to become one of the most consequential legislators in American history and a passionate defender of progressive values, achieving legislative compromises across the partisan divide. What distinguishes Edward Kennedy: An Oral History is the nuanced detail that emerges from the senator's never-before published, complete descriptions of his life and work, placed alongside the observations of his friends, family, and associates. The senator's twenty released interviews reveal, in his own voice, the stories of Kennedy triumph and tragedy from the Oval Office to the waters of Chappaquiddick. Spanning the presidencies of JFK to Barack Obama, Edward Kennedy was an iconic player in American political life, the youngest sibling of America's most powerful dynasty; he candidly addresses this role: his legislative accomplishments and failures, his unsuccessful run for the White House, his impact on the Supreme Court, his observations on Washington gridlock, and his personal faults. The interviews and introductions to them create an unsurpassed and illuminating volume. Gathered as part of the massive Edward Kennedy Oral History Project, conducted by the University of Virginia's Miller Center, the senator's interviews allow readers to see how oral history can evolve over a three-year period, drawing out additional details as the interviewee becomes increasingly comfortable with the process and the interviewer. Yet, given the Kennedys' well-known penchant for image creation, what the senator doesn't say or how he says what he chooses to include, is often more revealing than a simple declarative statement."--
Baker Berry E840.8.K35 P47 2019

Alan Brinkley : a life in history
edited by David Greenberg, Moshik Temkin, and Mason B. Williams
New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
"Few American historians of his generation have had as much influence in both the academic and popular realms as Alan Brinkley. His debut work, the National Book Award-winning Voices of Protest, launched a storied career that considered the full spectrum of American political life--serious and original treatments of populist dissent, the role of mass media, the struggles of liberalism and conservatism, and the powers and limits of the presidency. A longtime professor at Harvard University and Columbia University, Brinkley has shaped the field of U.S. history for generations of students though his textbooks and his mentorship of some of today's foremost historians. Alan Brinkley: A Life in History brings together essays on his major works and ideas, as well as personal reminiscences from leading historians and thinkers beyond the academy whom Brinkley collaborated with, befriended, and influenced. Among the luminaries in this volume are the critic Frank Rich, the journalists Jonathan Alter and Nicholas Lemann, the biographer A. Scott Berg, and the historians Eric Foner and Lizabeth Cohen. Together, the seventeen essays that form this book chronicle the life and thought of a working historian, the development of historical scholarship in our time, and the role that history plays in our public life. At a moment when Americans are pondering the plight of their democracy, this volume offers a timely overview of a consummate student--and teacher--of the American political tradition."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E175.5.B79 A43 2019

The intersections of whiteness
edited by Evangelia Kindinger and Mark Schmitt
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2019
Foreword / Cynthia Levine-Rasky -- Introduction / Evangelia Kindinger and Mark Schmitt -- White epistemologies -- For the common good : re-inscribing white normalcy into the American body politic / Tonnia L. Anderson -- A typology of white people in America / Matt Wray -- "I wouldn't say I'm a feminist" : whiteness, "post-feminism," and the American cultural imaginary / Melissa R. Sande -- Whiteness and global politics -- A journey through Europe's heart of whiteness / Vron Ware -- Liquid racism, possessive investments in whiteness and academic freedom at a post-apartheid university / Adam Haupt -- White supremacy in the Trump era : university students and alt-right activism on college campuses / Adam Burston and France Winddance Twine -- White affects -- "Anyone foreign" : whiteness, passing, and deportability in brexit Britain / Ariane de Waal -- "Afrikaner women" and strategies of whiteness in postapartheid South Africa : shame and the ethnicised respectability of ordentlikheid / Christi van der Westhuizen -- White(ning) spaces -- Exploring white german masculinity in Wilhelmine adventure novels / Maureen O. Gallagher -- Home-making practices and white ideals in Ian McEwan's saturday and chimamanda ngozi adichie's / Purple Hibiscus -- Sarah heinz -- 50 shades of white : Benidorm and the joys of all-inclusiveness / Anette Pankratz.
Baker Berry E184.A1 I1727 2019

Womanish : a grown black woman speaks on love and life
McLarin, Kim, author
New York, NY : Ig Publishing, [2019]
Alright, cupid -- Becky and me -- Eshu finds work -- Maurice's blues -- Fire all the time -- Victim and victor both start with V -- On self-delusion -- The upside of loving a sociopath -- A case for revenge -- Visiting Mrs. D -- Mothering while black -- Womanish -- Better than the alternative.

"Searing in its emotional honesty, Womanish is an essay collection by award-winning author Kim McLarin that explores what it means to be a black woman in today's turbulent times. Writing with candor, wit and vulnerability on topics including dating after divorce, depression, parenting older children, the Obamas, and the often fraught relations between white and black women, McLarin unveils herself at the crossroads of being black, female and middle-aged, and, ultimately, American. Powerful and timely, Kim McLarin draws upon a lifetime of experiences to paint a portrait of a black woman trying to come to terms with the world around her, and of a society trying to come to terms with black women"--
Baker Berry E185.86 .M244 2019