E - History: America (General) / U.S. (General) Acquisitions during September 2018
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National parks of the U.S.A
Siber, Kate, author
Minneapolis, MN : Wide Eyed Editions, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2018
Parks include: Acadia, Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne, Bryce Canyon, Channel Islands, Death Valley, Denali, Everglades, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky, Mountains, Hawaii volcanoes, Isle Royal, Mesa Verde, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Virgin Islands, Yellowstone and Yosemite.
Take a tour of America's great outdoors and discover the beauty and diversity of its most iconic and majestic national parks. Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature's greatest adventures. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each park, this fully-illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents the nation's most magnificent and sacred places--and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. With maps and information about flora and fauna found in each of the 21 icon parks portrayed, this is a fantastic celebration of the great outdoors.
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When the center held : Gerald Ford and the rescue of the American presidency
Rumsfeld, Donald, 1932- author
New York, NY : Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018
The long, national nightmare -- "Give me hell" -- The pardon -- Public enemy number one -- Choosing Rockefeller -- Morning coats and wolf furs: Ford abroad -- Neither confirm nor deny: the Glomar Explorer and the crisis in the CIA -- The Reagan shadow -- The fall of Vietnam -- Ford at the helm: The S.S. Mayaguez Crisis -- Commander in Chief -- Assassins' target-- The (so-called) Halloween massacre -- Reagan from the right -- The last campaign -- Epilogue.
"A revealing political memoir of the presidency of Gerald Ford as seen through the eyes of Donald Rumsfeld--the New York Times bestselling author, and Ford's former Secretary of Defense and Chief of Staff, and longtime personal confidant"--
Baker Berry E866 .R86 2018
Kissinger the negotiator : lessons from dealmaking at the highest level
Sebenius, James K., 1953- author
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Examines the negotiation methods of Henry Kissinger, highlighting such diplomatic achievements as the Paris Peace Accords, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Baker Berry E840.8.K58 S43 2018
No better friend, no worse enemy : the life of General James Mattis
Proser, Jim, author
New York, NY : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
No better friend -- No worse enemy -- Liberation -- Beyond Baghdad -- A girl names Alice -- The enemy of my enemy -- Task Force Ripper -- The sleeping enemy -- Graveyard of empires -- City of mosques -- Epilogue: No better friend, no worse enemy.
"When General James Mattis took command of the First Division in 2000, he took for their motto a paraphrase of Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: "No better friend, no worse enemy." In 2003, General James N. Mattis shared a "Message to All Hands," to his soldiers. He shared with them the importance of the mission, the goal to act with honor, and ended with the motto he brought to his division from a paraphrase of Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: "Demonstrate to the world that there is 'No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy' than a US Marine." Mattis was the first Trump presidential cabinet nominee and received nearly unanimous, bipartisan support for his nomination, with only one vote against. He received a rare waiver of the guidelines that exclude recently active military leaders from the position of Secretary of Defense. What could create such unprecedented unity, even enthusiasm, in the hyper-partisan political rancor of 2017? Beyond Mattis' obvious military competence for the position, he also possesses such personal integrity, fostering universal confidence. Told through Proser's insight and talent for storytelling, it is this unimpeachable character that is the primary subject of No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy. He leads with insight, humor, fighting courage and fierce compassion - not only for his fellow Marines who volunteer to follow him through hell's front door, but for the innocent victims of war. His martial and personal values have elevated him to the highest levels of personal success and earned him the trust of his Marines and many fellow Americans. We are stronger both from his service and his example."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E748.M414 P76 2018
The great revolt : inside the populist coalition reshaping American politics
Zito, Salena, author
New York : Crown Forum, 
Hidden in plain sight -- Red-blooded and blue-collared -- Perot-istas -- Rough rebounders -- Girl gun power -- Rotary reliables -- King Cyrus Christians -- Silent suburban moms -- A culture craving respect -- Pragmatism before ideology -- Localism, not globalism -- What comes next.
Was Donald Trump's election a fluke or did it represent a fundamental shift in the electorate that will have repercussions for years to come? Zito and Todd delve into the minds and hearts of citizens who were united by their desire to be part of a movement larger than themselves: one that puts pragmatism before ideology, localism before globalism, and demands the respect it deserve from Washington. These voters were ignored by both parties, the media, and the political experts. And they united into the movement that spawned the greatest upset in recent electoral history. -- adapted from publisher info.
Baker Berry E901.1.T78 Z57 2018
Our American Israel : the story of an entangled alliance
Kaplan, Amy, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
Lands of refuge -- Founding Israel in America -- Invincible victim -- "Not the Israel we have seen in the past" -- Future of the Holocaust -- Apocalypse soon -- Homeland insecurities.
How did a Jewish state come to resonate profoundly with Americans in the twentieth century? Since WWII, Israel's identity has been entangled with America's belief in its own exceptionalism. Turning a critical eye on the two nations' turbulent history together, Amy Kaplan unearths the roots of controversies that may well divide them in the future.--
Baker Berry E183.8.I7 K36 2018
The moralist : Woodrow Wilson and the world he made
O'Toole, Patricia, author
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2018
Son of the South -- When a man comes to himself -- Ascent -- Against all odds -- A new freedom -- A president begins -- Lines of accommodation -- Our detached and distant situation -- Moral force -- A psychological moment -- Departures -- The general wreck -- At sea -- Moonshine -- Strict accountability -- Haven -- Dodging trouble -- The world is on fire -- Stumbling in the dark -- The mystic influence of the stars and stripes -- By a whisker -- Verge of war -- Decision -- The associate -- The right men -- One white-hot mass instinct -- Over here, over there -- So many problems per diem -- Defiance -- Final triumph -- Storm warning -- The fog of peace -- Settling the accounts -- Stroking the cat the wrong way -- Paralyzed -- Altogether an unfortunate mess -- Breaking the heart of the world -- Best of the second-raters -- Swimming upstream -- Epilogue.
"President from 1913 to 1921, Wilson set a high bar for himself and the country. No president believed more fervently in the primacy of morality in politics or the 'moral force' of ideas. [This book] measures Wilson by his own standards while recounting his unprecedented success as an economic reformer, his grand vision for a peaceful world order, his moral blind spots (on race, women's suffrage, and free speech in wartime), and a final defeat that was largely self-inflicted. The Moralist is a cautionary tale about moral vanity and the limitations of leadership that strays too far from political realities. But it is also a tale of the enduring power of high ideals. Despite Wilson's missteps, his searching moral questions--about the role of a government in the lives of its people and about the duty of the United States to the larger world--transformed the economy and revolutionized international relations. Wilson's ideas remained at the heart of American political debate for the rest of the twentieth century. The challenges of the twenty-first require many answers that Wilson could not have supplied, but his central moral question--What is the right thing for a government to do?--is as relevant, and as urgent, as ever."--Dust jacket.
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Hubert Humphrey : the conscience of the country
Offner, Arnold A., author
New Haven : Yale University Press, 
A new star is born -- The people's mayor -- The next senator from Minnesota -- Lonely, bitter, and broke in the Senate -- Confrontation and cooperation -- Prominence and courtship -- The price of leadership -- Liberal without apology -- Candidate in orbit, 1958-1960 -- The insider as outsider -- Tragedy and triumph -- The best man in America -- LBJ versus HHH: the great society and Vietnam -- Humphrey's Vietnam wars -- Northwest's passage -- Last man in -- The siege of Chicago -- Battling the torrents--and Johnson -- Resurrection and defeat -- A time for everything -- The conscience of the country.
Hubert Humphrey was one of the great liberal leaders of postwar American politics, yet because he never made it to the Oval Office he has been largely overlooked by biographers. His career encompassed three well-known high points: the civil rights speech at the 1948 Democratic Convention that risked his political future; his shepherding of the 1964 Civil Rights Act through the Senate; and his near-victory in the 1968 presidential election, one of the angriest and most divisive in the country's history.
Baker Berry E748.H945 O34 2018
African American officers in Liberia : a pestiferous rotation, 1910-1942
Shellum, Brian, author
[Lincoln, NE] : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 
Chronology -- Liberia : Black colony -- American support : dollar diplomacy -- Davis : mission defined -- Young : rescuing Liberia -- York, Green, Anderson : war and peace -- Young : final post -- Nabors, Staten, Outley : mission transition -- Firestone : privatization -- Afterward : starting over -- Conclusion : accomplishments -- Appendix : biographies of African Americans who served in Liberia 1910-1942.
"The story of seventeen African American officers who trained, reorganized, and commanded the Liberian Frontier Force to defend Liberia between 1910 and 1942"--
Baker Berry E185.63 .S48 2018
Media madness : Donald Trump, the press, and the war over the truth
Kurtz, Howard, 1953- author
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, 
A catastrophic media failure -- Trump works the refs -- Trump trauma -- A question of loyalty -- A leaky ship of state -- The dossier surfaces -- Spicer goes to war -- Bannon as Darth Vader -- Kellyanne under siege -- Trump targets media "enemies" -- The war over wiretapping -- "The knives are out" -- Answering with airstrikes -- White House game of thrones -- Jared and Ivanka fight back -- The Comey firestorm -- The media go to DEFCON 1 -- Collusion confusion -- Climate change calamity -- The Mueller escalation -- Investigative overreach -- The secret Russia meeting -- The mooch's moment -- Charlottesville catastrophe -- Tackling the sports world -- The fight over "fake news" -- The era of harassment.
"According to the media, Donald Trump could never become president. Now many are on a mission to prove he shouldn't be president. The Trump administration and the press are at war -- and as in any war, the first casualty has been truth. Bestselling author Howard Kurtz, host of Fox News's Media Buzz and former Washington Post columnist, offers a stunning exposé of how supposedly objective journalists, alarmed by Trump's success, have moved into the opposing camp. Kurtz's exclusive, in-depth, behind-the-scenes interviews with reporters, anchors, and insiders within the Trump White House reveal the unprecedented hostility between the media and the president they cover."--Jacket.
Baker Berry E912 .K87 2018
From the corner of the Oval
Dorey-Stein, Beck, author
New York : Spiegel & Grau, 
Guidelines for aspiring stenographers -- Prologue: This place -- 2011-2012 -- 2013 -- 2014 -- 2015 -- 2016-2017 -- Epilogue: Send in the clowns.
In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein was just scraping by in DC when a posting on Craigslist landed her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama's stenographers. For five years, Beck was a part of the elite team of men and women who accompanied the president wherever he went, recorder and mic in hand. She got to know everyone from the White House butler to the secret servicemen, advance team, speechwriters, photographers, and press secretaries. On whirlwind trips across time zones, she forged friendships with a tight group of fellow travelers in the bubble -- young men and women who, like her, left their real lives behind to hop aboard Air Force One in service of the president. But as she learned the ropes of protocol, Beck became romantically entangled with one of the President's closest aides, who was already otherwise engaged... Set against the backdrop of the White House, this is the story of a young woman finding friends, falling in love, getting her heart broken, finding her voice as a writer, and finding herself in the process.
Baker Berry E901.1.D67 A3 2018
The power of objects in eighteenth-century British America
Van Horn, Jennifer, author
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 
"Over the course of the eighteenth century, Anglo-Americans purchased an unprecedented number and array of goods. [Van Horn] investigates these diverse artifacts--from portraits and city views to gravestones, dressing furniture, and prosthetic devices--to explore how elite American consumers assembled objects to form a new civil society on the margins of the British Empire. In this interdisciplinary transatlantic study, artifacts emerge as key players in the formation of Anglo-American communities and eventually of American citizenship"--
Baker Berry E162 .V36 2017
Worldmark encyclopedia of the states
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, Cengage Learning, 
V. 1. Alabama to Montana -- v. 2. Nebraska to Wyoming, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Dependencies, and U.S. Overview.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, 8th Edition, presents easy-to-understand information on all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and all U.S. dependencies in 2 volumes. State articles are organized into 50 standardized rubrics that allow for easy comparisons across states. Each state entry also contains a detailed map, flag, seal, and statistical tables.
Baker Berry E156 .W67 2016
An act of state : the execution of Martin Luther King
Pepper, William F., 1937-
New York : Verso, 2018
This book continues the author's examination of the life and death of Martin Luther King Jr., which begun in the author's previous book entitled: Orders to Kill, the truth behind the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Baker Berry E185.97.K5 P429 2018
The new Latino studies reader : a twenty-first-century perspective
edited by Ramón A. Gutiérrez and Tomás Almaguer
Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
What's in a name? / Ramón A. Gutiérrez -- (Re)constructing latinidad / Frances R. Aparicio -- Celia's shoes / Frances Negrón-Muntaner -- The Latino crucible / Ramón A. Gutiérrez -- An historic overview of Latino immigration and the demographic transformation of the United States / David G. Gutiérrez -- Late-20th century immigration and U.S. foreign policy / Lillian Guerra -- Neither white nor black / Jorge Duany -- Hair race-ing / Ginetta E.B. Candelario -- Race, racialization, and Latino populations in the United States / Tomás Almaguer -- The working poor / Patricia Zavella -- Economies of dignity / Nicholas De Genova and Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas -- Not so golden? / Manuel Pastor Jr. -- Class, generation, and assimilation -- Latino lives / Luis Ricardo Fraga [and others] -- Generations of exclusion / Edward Telles and Vilma Ortiz -- Latinos in the power elite / Richard l. Zweigenhaft and G. William Domhoff -- Postscript / Richard l. Zweigenhaft and G. William Domhoff -- A history of Latina/o sexualities / Ramón A. Gutiérrez -- Gender strategies, settlement, and transnational life in the first generation / Robert Courtney Smith -- She's old school like that / Lorena García -- Longing and same-sex desire among Mexican men / Tomás Almaguer -- Latina/o participation / Lisa García Bedolla -- Young Latinos in an aging American society / David E. Hayes-Bautista, Werner Schink, and Jorge Chapa -- Afterword / David E. Hayes-Bautista, Werner Schink, and Jorge Chapa -- Life after prison / Martin Guevara Urbina -- Climate of fear / Southern Poverty Law Center -- What explains the immigrant rights marches of 2006? / Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Angelica Salas -- Wet foot, dry foot ... wrong foot / Ann Louise Bardach.
"The New Latino Studies Reader is designed as a contemporary, updated, multi-faceted collection of writings that bring to force the exciting, necessary scholarship of the last decades. Its aim is to introduce a new generation of students to a wide-ranging set of writing that helps them have a truer understanding of what it's like to be a Latino in the United States. With the reader, students explore the socio-historical formation of Latinos as a distinct pan-ethnic group in the United States, delving into issues of class formation; social stratification; racial, gender and sexual identities; and politics and cultural production. And while other readers now in print may discuss Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Central Americans as distinct groups with unique experiences, this text explores the commonalities that structure the experiences of Latinos Americans as a whole. Timely, thorough, and thought-provoking, The New Latino Studies Reader provides a genuine view of the Latino experience as a whole"--
Baker Berry E184.S75 N49 2016
1968 : the rise and fall of the new American Revolution
Cottrell, Robert C., 1950- author
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
"Yippie!" : Abbie, Jerry, and the politics of play -- "Hell no! They shouldn't go!" : Dr. Spock's children -- "We had to destroy the town in order to save it" : the impact of the Tet Offensive -- "The impossible dream" : the new politics -- "We shall overcome" : the dreamer -- "We all want to change the world" : springtime of the young rebels -- "Burn, baby, burn" : bearing witness and the Boston Five -- "You say you want a revolution" : radical politics and the counterculture -- "There's a man with a gun over there" : the politics of assassination -- "The whole world is watching : czechago" -- "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" : people power -- "The personal is political" : sexual revolutions -- "Goin' up the country" : the new environmentalism -- "Your day, of course, is going to be over soon" : the backlash -- "The revolution will not be televised" : legacies and conclusion -- Appendix A: List of abbreviations.
"The year 1968 retains its mythic hold on the imagination in America and around the world. Like the revolutionary years 1789, 1848, 1871, 1917, and 1989, it is recalled most of all as a year when revolution beckoned or threatened. On the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year, cultural historians Robert Cottrell and Blaine T. Browne provide a well-informed, up-to-date synthesis of the events that rocked the world, emphasizing the revolutionary possibilities more fully than previous books. For a time, it seemed as if anything were possible, that utopian visions could be borne out in the political, cultural, racial, or gender spheres. It was the year of the Tet Offensive, the Resistance, the Ultra-Resistance, the New Politics, Chavez and RFK breaking bread, LBJ's withdrawal, student revolt, barricades in Paris, the Prague Spring, SDS' sharp turn leftward, communes, the American Indian Movement, the Beatles' "Revolution," the Stones' "Street Fighting Man," The Population Bomb, protest at the Miss America pageant, and Black Power at the Mexico City Olympics. 1968 was also the year of My Lai, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, Warsaw Pact tanks in Czechoslovakia, the police riot in Chicago, the Tlatelolco massacre, Reagan's belated bid, Wallace's American Independent Party campaign, "Love It or Leave It," and the backlash that set the stage, at year's end, for Richard Milhous Nixon's ascendancy to the White House. For those readers reliving 1968 or exploring it for the first time, Cottrell and Browne serve as insightful guides, weaving the events together into a powerful narrative of an America--and a world--on the brink."--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry E846 .C67 2018
Eastern European Jewish American narratives, 1890-1930 : struggles for recognition
Mihăilescu, Dana, author
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [
Baker Berry E184.36.E84 M53 2018
Enemies of the state : the radical right in America from FDR to Trump
Mulloy, D. J., author
London : Rowman & Littlefield, 
Big government on the march: FDR and the roots of the radical right -- Wrestling the octopus: anti-communism and the radical right -- Resisting the tide: civil rights and the radical right -- Out of the wilderness: Ronald Reagan and the new right -- Radicalism rising: conspiracies and anti-statism at century's end -- Tea parties and Trumpism: the radical right in the twenty-first century.
"The rise of the alt-right alongside Donald Trump's candidacy may seem to be unprecedented events in the history of the United States, but D. J. Mulloy shows us that the radical right has been a long and active part of American politics during the twentieth century. From the German-American Bund to the modern militia movement, D. J. Mulloy provides a guide for anyone interested in examining the roots of the radical right in the United States--in all its many varied forms--going back to the days of the Great Depression, the New Deal and the extraordinary political achievements of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Enemies of the State offers an informative and highly readable introduction to some of the key developments and events of recent American history, including the fear of the Communist subversion of American society in the aftermath of the Second World War; the rise of the civil rights movement and the "white backlash" this elicited; the apparent decline of liberalism and the ascendancy of conservatism during the economic malaise of the 1970s; Ronald Reagan's triumphant presidential victory in 1980; the Great Recession of 2007-08; the subsequent election of President Obama; the rise of the Tea Party; and the presidency of Donald Trump."--Book jacket.
Baker Berry E183 .M878 2018
Regional landscapes of the United States and Canada
Birdsall, Stephen S., author
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2017
Regions and themes -- Geographic patterns of the physical environment -- Foundations of human activity -- Megalopolis -- The North American manufacturing core -- Canada's national core -- The bypassed east -- Appalachia and the Ozarks -- The changing south -- The southern coastlands : on the subtropical margin -- The agricultural core -- The great plains and prairies -- The empty interior -- The southwest border area : tricultural development -- California -- The north Pacific Coast -- The northlands -- Hawaii.
Baker Berry E169.Z83 B57 2017
Killing African Americans : police and vigilante violence as a racial control mechanism
Cazenave, Noel A., 1948- author
New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
The Police and Vigilante Killings of African Americans in the Twenty-First Century -- Making Sense of the Killings : Theoretical Insights, Conceptual Framework, and My Racial Control Argument -- Violence-Centered Racial Control Systems and Mechanisms in U.S. History -- Police and Vigilante Killings of African Americans as a Racial Control Mechanism -- Viewing the Killings Through an Economic Lens : Hypercapitalism and the Growth of the American Police State -- Ground Zero : The Vicious Cycle of Fatal Dominative Encounters -- Making Black Lives Matter : Lessons Learned and Unfinished Business.
"Killing African Americans examines the pervasive, disproportionate, and persistent police and vigilante killings of African Americans in the United States as a racial control mechanism that sustains the racial control system of systemic racism. Noel A. Cazenaves well-researched and conceptualized historical sociological study is one of the first books to focus exclusively on those killings and to treat them as political violence. Few issues have received as much conventional and social media attention in the United States over the past few years or have, for decades now, sparked so many protests and so often strained race relations to a near breaking point. Because of both its timely and its enduring relevance Killing African Americans can reach a large audience composed not only of students and scholars, but also of Movement for Black Lives activists, politicians, public policy analysts, concerned police officers and other criminal justice professionals, and anyone else eager to better understand this American nightmare and its solutions from a progressive and informed African American perspective."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E185.615 .C39 2018
Divine revelation and human liberation
Singleton, Harry H., 1965- author
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 
Preliminary considerations -- Birth of a nation ... and God -- Racial imagery and the knowledge of God -- Revelation and the church -- Revelation and the construction of the sacred -- Revelation and eschatology -- Toward a revelation that liberates.
Baker Berry E185.615 .S565 2018
Pictures and power : imaging and imagining Frederick Douglass (1818-2018)
edited by Celeste-Marie Bernier and Bill E. Lawson
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2017
Baker Berry E449.D75 P59 2017
Henry Clay : the man who would be president
Klotter, James C., author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
"Charismatic, charming, and one of the best orators of his era, Henry Clay seemed to have it all. He offered a comprehensive plan of change for America, and he directed national affairs as Speaker of the House, as Secretary of State to John Quincy Adams--the man he put in office--and as acknowledged leader of the Whig party. As the broker of the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850, Henry Clay fought to keep a young nation united when westward expansion and slavery threatened to tear it apart. Yet, despite his talent and achievements, Henry Clay never became president. Three times he received Electoral College votes, twice more he sought his party's nomination, yet each time he was defeated. Alongside fellow senatorial greats Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun, Clay was in the mix almost every moment from 1824 to 1848. Given his prominence, perhaps the years should be termed not the Jacksonian Era but rather the Age of Clay."--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry E340.C6 K57 2018
Native cultural competency in mainstream schooling : "outsider" teachers with insider knowledge
Williams, Sharon Vegh, author
Cham Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan 
Introduction -- The study -- Cultural disconnect -- History of Mohawk education in mainstream schooling -- Mistrust -- Two hundred percent education: the two-strand wampum treaty -- Developmental trajectory of understanding: a model for change -- The teacher training program: content and implementation -- Cultural competency: outcomes and applications.
Baker Berry E97 .W565 2018
The cultural geography of the United States
Zelinsky, Wilbur, 1921-2013
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1992
I. BACKGROUND -- 1. Origins -- 2. Identity -- II. SPATIAL EXPRESSION -- 3. Process -- 4. Structure -- 5. American in Flux.
Presenting the author's view of the role of geography in shaping the people and destiny of the US, this revised edition (1st ed., 1973) features a new chapter on the changes in American cultural patterns during the 1970s and 1980s and updated factual information.
Baker Berry E169.1 .Z38 1992
National parks : the American experience
Runte, Alfred, 1947- author
Lanham, Maryland : Taylor Trade Publishing, 2010
Prologue: Paradise lost -- The American West -- Yellowstone -- Worthless lands -- The march of monumentalism -- See America first -- Complete conservation -- Ecology denied -- Schemers and standard-bearers -- Tradition triumphant -- The lesson of the big trees -- Ideals and controversies of expansion -- Decision in Alaska -- Into the twenty-first century : encirclement and uncertainty -- Epilogue: The future of national parks.
Completely revised for its fourth edition, National Parks: The American Experience tells the highly engaging story of how Americans invented and expanded the concept of national parks. A prominent adviser to the Ken Burns Emmy Award-winning documentary, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," Alfred Runte is renowned as the nation's leading historian on the meaning and management of these treasured lands. Lavishly illustrated with period photographs, including eight pages of color paintings, National Parks: The American Experience has never been more beautiful or profound. This remains a stirring look into the lands that define America, from Yosemite and Yellowstone to wilderness Alaska. This is how we got our parks, and yes, how we have occasionally failed them, and when doing so how we have failed ourselves. "Civilization is the problem parks solve," Runte writes. At times, the national parks may seem as imperfect as they are exceptional; the point is that they are all we will ever have. Knowing that earlier America, and planning for the new America, still demands our humility to advance the best of both.--Amazon.com.
Baker Berry E160 .R78 2010
The resistance : the dawn of the anti-Trump opposition movement
edited by David S. Meyer and Sidney Tarrow ; afterword by Jacob Hacker
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
Putting Donald Trump in historical perspective : racial politics and social movements from the 1960s to today / Doug McAdam -- Populism, democracy, and resistance : the United States in comparative perspective / Kenneth Roberts -- Who made the Women's March? / Erica Chenoweth and Marie Berry -- Mobilizing for immigrant and Latino rights under Trump / Chris Zepeda and Sophia Wallace -- Climate of resistance : how the climate movement connects to the resistance / Dana R. Fisher -- Lawyers as activists : from the airport to the courtroom / Michael C. Dorf and Michael S. Chu -- The many faces of resistance media / David Karpf -- Indivisible : invigorating and redirecting the grassroots / Megan Brooker -- The rhythms of resistance / Sidney Tarrow -- Generational dynamics in the resistance / Nancy Whittier -- Invigorating and redirecting the grassroots / Hahrie Han & Michelle Oyakawa -- Trumpism, the resistance, and the future of American democracy / David S. Meyer.
"Even before the 2016 presidential election took place, opponents of a Trump presidency took to the streets. The protests intensified after Trump took office. Over time, the Resistance was joined by a broad variety of groups and embraced an increasing diversity of tactics. The Resistance details the emergence of a volatile and diverse movement directed against the Trump presidency"--
Baker Berry E912 .R47 2018
American cultural history : a very short introduction
Avila, Eric, 1968- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
Introduction: the stories of American history and why they matter -- American culture in red, white, and black -- Mass culture and mass politics, 1800-1860 -- The age of the city, 1860-1900 -- The new mass culture, 1900-1945 -- The suburbanization of American culture -- The world wide web of American culture.
"The iconic images of Uncle Sam and Marilyn Monroe, or the "fireside chats" of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the oratory of Martin Luther King, Jr.: these are the words, images, and sounds that populate American cultural history. From the Boston Tea Party to the Dodgers, from the blues to Andy Warhol, dime novels to Disneyland, the history of American culture tells us how previous generations of Americans have imagined themselves, their nation, and their relationship to the world and its peoples. This Very Short Introduction recounts the history of American culture and its creation by diverse social and ethnic groups. In doing so, it emphasizes the historic role of culture in relation to broader social, political, and economic developments. Across the lines of race, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as language, region, and religion, diverse Americans have forged a national culture with a global reach, inventing stories that have shaped a national identity and an American way of life."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E169.1 .A98 2018
McCarthyism in the suburbs : Quakers, communists, and the children's librarian
Hepler, Allison L., author
Lanham. : Lexington Books, 
Introduction -- The children's librarian and the Samuel Adams School -- Anti-communism in Massachusetts -- The Fifth Amendment in Norwood, Massachusetts -- Loyalty oaths, libraries, and Quakers in Pennsylvania -- Public funding for the local library: Quakers v. local officials -- "Citizens for Philbrick" anti-communist campaign to fire the librarian -- Fund for the republic: rewarding freedom or communists? -- Contempt of Congress -- National scrutiny -- Quakers and the House Un-American Activities Committee -- Legal and moral victories -- Epilogue.
This study examines the effects of McCarthyism and anti-communist investigations at the local level. The author uses the case of Mary Knowles -- a librarian who was investigated in the 1950s for alleged communist sympathies -- to analyze how communities, local officials, and ordinary people were impacted by the politics surrounding the Cold War.
Baker Berry E743.5 .H45 2018
Kuei, my friend : a conversation on racism and reconciliation
Béchard, Deni Ellis, 1974- translator
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada : Talonbooks, 
Québécois-American writer Deni Ellis Béchard and Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine explore the topic of racism through a number of letters to each other.
Baker Berry E78.C2 B38513 2018
Domestic manners of the Americans
Trollope, Frances Milton, 1780-1863
London : Printed for Whittaker, Treacher, & Co., 1832
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The White working class : what everyone needs to know
Gest, Justin, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
Introduction and definitions -- White working-class people and identity -- White working-class attitudes and beliefs -- White working-class people and voting -- Public debates about white working-class people.
"Powered by original field research and survey analysis in the United States and United Kingdom, The White Working Class: What Everyone Needs to Know® provides a comprehensive and accessible exploration of white working-class politics and the populism that is transforming the transatlantic social and political landscape. In recent years, the world has been reintroduced to the constituency of "white working-class" people. In a wave of revolutionary populism, far right parties have scored victories across the transatlantic political world: Britain voted to leave the European Union, the United States elected President Donald Trump to enact an "America First" agenda, and Radical Right movements are threatening European centrists in elections across the continent. In each case, white working-class people are driving the reaction to the social change brought by globalization. In the midst of this rebellion, a new group consciousness has emerged among the very people who not so long ago could take their political, economic, and cultural primacy for granted. In The White Working Class: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Justin Gest provides the context for understanding this large group of people. He begins by explaining what "white working class" means in terms of demographics, history, and geography, as well as the ways in which this group defines itself and has been defined by others. Gest also addresses whether white identity is on the rise, why white people perceive themselves as marginalized, and the roles of racism and xenophobia in white consciousness. Finally, he looks at the political attitudes, voting behavior, and prospects for the future of the white working class. This accessible book provides a nuanced view into the forces driving one of the most complicated and consequential political constituencies today."--Amazon.com.
Baker Berry E184.A1 G424 2018
Australia in the US empire : a study in political realism
Paul, Erik, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
"This book argues that Australia is vital to the US imperial project for global hegemony in the struggle among great powers, and why Australia's deep dependency on the US is incompatible with democracy and the security of the country. The Australian continent is increasingly a contestable geopolitical asset for the US grand strategy and for China's economic and political expansionism. The election of Donald Trump to the US presidency is symptomatic of the US hegemonic crisis. The US is Australia's dangerous ally and the US crisis is a call for Australia to regain sovereignty and sever its military alliance with the US. Political realism provides a critical paradigm to analyse the interactions between capitalism, imperialism and militarism as they undermine Australian democracy and shift governmentality towards new forms of authoritarianism."--
Baker Berry E183.8.A8 P38 2018
Domestic manners of the Americans
Trollope, Frances Milton, 1780-1863
New-York : Reprinted for the booksellers, 1832
Rauner Roberts Library E165 .T842