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We still live here : First Nations, Alberta oil sands, and surviving globalism
edited by Michael Hankard, John E. Charlton
Vernon : JCharlton Publishing Ltd., ; [2016]
The Journey of the Two-Legged into Black Gold -- The Alberta Tar Sands - gwatanziwag wii-di-goshi-nowaad - manno - The Choices That We Make -- "Take Care of 'the Land' and 'the Land' will Take Care of You:" Relationship-Building through an Introduction to Indigenous Holistic Thought -- In the Way of Progress: First Nations, Oil Sands and Traditional Healers -- Borderlines: Gender and Indigenous Resistance to the Tar Sands -- Reflecting on Indigenous Teachings: Ecological Perspectives, Oil Sands Development and the IdleNoMore Movement -- The Sacred, the Peopled Land, and Climate Change -- Walk Alongside Us: Tar Sands Development, First Nations Communities, and Consent -- Holistic Social Justice: Listening to Indigenous Voices and Telling Lessons of Our Traditions, Our Ancestors and Our Futures -- Alberta Oil Sands and Zimbabwean Mining and Commercial Farming: A Comparative Cross Cultural Perspective on their Impact on the Natural Environment and Indigenous People's Spirituality.

This book seeks to explore the range of challenges associated with living downstream from Fort McMurray Oil Sands mining operations. The authors contributing to this book include Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors, First Nation knowledge keepers, Elders and knowledgeable academics.
Baker Berry E78.A34 W45 2016

Naufragios y comentarios
Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, active 16th century, author
Madrid : Fundación José Antonio de Castro, [2018]
Naufragios -- Tabla de los capítulos contenidos en la presente Relación y Naufragios del Gobernador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca -- Tabla de los Comentarios del Gobernador Álvar Ñúñez Cabeza de Vaca.
Baker Berry E125.N9 A3 2018

Selling president Reagan's foreign policy initiatives : going public vs. executive bargaining
Kane, N. Stephen, author
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Nicaragua : peril at the gates? -- Yellow rain : to bee or not to bee? -- Arms and controversy : selling advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia -- The MX missile : phoenix rising -- The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) : the impossible dream? -- Grenada : the fury that wasn't so urgent -- Diversion, denial, and scandal : responding to Iran-Contra -- Conclusions : analysis and discussion.

"Kane presents a critical study of the Reagan administration's public communication efforts to sell the president's controversial foreign policy initiatives to the public and Congress. Kane challenges existing scholarship on Reagan's communication and leadership to demonstrate the executive bargaining model and public diplomacy regime failed"--
Baker Berry E876 .K344 2018

Politics beyond black and white : biracial identity and attitudes in America
Davenport, Lauren, 1983- author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
The rise of the multiple-race population -- The political construction of racial boundaries -- Creating racial identification -- Processes of identity formation -- The development of racial ideologies and attitudes -- The development of social attitudes -- Multiple-minority biracials and the construction of identity -- The implications of multiracialism for American society and politics.

"The U.S. is transforming into a multiracial society: today one-in-six new marriages are interracial and the multiple-race population is the fastest-growing youth group in the country. In Politics Beyond Black and White, Lauren Davenport examines the ascendance of multiracial identities and their implications for American society and the political landscape. Amassing unprecedented evidence, this book systematically investigates how race is constructed and how it influences political behavior. Professor Davenport shows that biracials' identities are the product of family, interpersonal interactions, environment, and, most compellingly, gender stereotypes and social class. These identities, in turn, shape attitudes across a range of political issues, from Affirmative Action to same-sex marriage, and multiracial identifiers are shown to be culturally and politically progressive. However, the book also reveals lingering prejudices against race-mixing, and that intermarriage and identification are highly correlated with economic prosperity. The book's overall findings suggest that multiracialism is poised to dismantle some racial boundaries, while reinforcing others"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E184.A1 D27 2018

Понимание России в США : образы и мифы, 1881-1914 = Understanding Russia in the United States. Images and Myths / В.И. Журавлева
Журавлева, В. И., author
Moskva : Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ gumanitarnyĭ universitet, 2012
Baker Berry E183.8.R9 Z58 2012

King William's War : the first contest for North America, 1689-1697
Laramie, Michael G., author
Yardley, Pennsylvania : Westholme, [2017]
Part four: Uncertain peace, 1696-1697 (21. The fall of Pemaquid ; 22. Iberville ; 23. The war at the top of the world ; 23. The Treaty of Ryswick) -- Conclusion: King Wiliam's War and the future of North America.

"King William's war encompassed several proxy wars being fought by the English and the French through their native allies. The Beaver wars was a long running feud between the Iroquois Confederacy, New France, and New France's native allies over control of the lucrative fur trade. Fueled by English guns and money, the Iroquois attempted to divert the French fur trade towards their English trading partners in Albany, and in the process gain control over other Indian tribes. To the east the pro-French Wabanaki of Maine, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick had earlier fought a war with New England, but English expansion and French urgings, aided by foolish moves and political blunders on the part of New England, erupted into a second Wabanaki War on the eve of King William's War. Thus, these two conflicts officially became one with the arrival of news of a declaration of war between France and England in 1689 following the "Glorious Revolution," the coronation of King William III and Queen Mary II. The next nine years saw coordinated attacks, including French assaults on Schenectady, New York, and Massachusetts, and English attacks around Montreal and on Nova Scotia. The war ended diplomatically, but started again five years later in Queen Anne's War."--Book jacket.
Baker Berry E196 .L37 2017

The US-China military and defense relationship during the Obama presidency
Johnson, James, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Baker Berry E183.8.C6 J64 2018

The Tanana chiefs : native rights and western law
Schneider, William S., 1946- author
Fairbanks, AK : University of Alaska Press, [2018]
From fur to gold / William Schneider -- From native to white man's country / William Schneider -- July 1915: Wickersham meets the Tanana chiefs / Thomas Alton -- Alaska native leader Will Mayo shares his perspective on the 1915 Tanana chiefs meeting / Will Mayo -- The Fester / William Schneider -- Appendices -- Introduction to the transcript of the Tanana chiefs meeting in Fairbanks / Thomas Alton -- The original transcript of the 1915 Tanana chiefs meeting in Fairbanks -- The Alaska Purchase and Alaska natives -- Timeline of important laws and events impacting tribal governments in Alaska / Kevin Illingworth.
Baker Berry E99.T187 S36 2018

The oral presidency of Barack Obama
Neal, Anthony W., author
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Conceptual framework -- A clear and present black man -- We are the ones: the 2008 Obama coalition -- "Inevitable compromise": domestic policy part I -- Domestic policy part I: inevitable compromise -- A connotation of peace: Obama's first term foreign policy -- History strikes twice: the 2012 reelection of President Barack Obama -- The audacity to govern: domestic policy part II -- The art of just war: Obama's second term foreign policy -- The anti-Obama political complex -- The passion of President Obama: last comments, remarks, and speeches -- Epilogue as prologue: assessing the skinny kid with a funny name -- Appendix: the twelve most significant speeches of Barack Obama.

This book offers an examination of the signature weapon of Barack Obama's presidency: his speeches. It provides an in-depth, analytical look at the words of Barack Obama through the social and cultural contexts that made the content of his speeches timeless. The book draws on the oral tradition of the Black church in order to help explain aspects of the president's speaking style and to establish a direct link between the president's words and actions.
Baker Berry E908.3 .N43 2018

The right answer : how we can unify our divided nation
Delaney, John, 1963- author
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018
Tell the truth -- Embrace compromise -- Open the door -- Harness the power of incentives -- Think different -- Release America's inner entrepeneur -- See both sides -- Get back to governing -- Focus on the future.

"The first declared candidate for president in 2020 delivers a passionate call for bipartisan action, entrepreneurial innovation, and a renewed commitment to the American idea. The son of an electrician and grandson of an immigrant, John Delaney grew up believing that anything was possible in America. Before he was fifty, he founded, built and then sold two companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. But he never lost his hunger to serve, and in 2012 he ran for Congress and won. Now he has a new mission: unifying our terribly divided nation and guiding it to a brighter future. As a boy, Delaney learned the importance of telling the truth and embracing compromise. As an entrepreneur, he became successful because he understood the need to ensure opportunity, harness the power of incentives, and think creatively about problem-solving. In these pages, he illustrates the potency of these principles with vivid stories from his childhood, his career in business, and his new life as a politician. He also writes candidly about the often frustrating experience of working on Capitol Hill, where too many of his colleagues care much more about scoring political points than improving the lives of their fellow Americans. With a clear eye and an open heart, he explains that only by seeing both sides of an argument and releasing our inner entrepreneur can Washington get back to constructive, enlightened governing. Seventy years ago, John F. Kennedy appealed to our best instincts when he said, "Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer." In this inspiring book, John Delaney asks all of us to cast aside narrow, partisan thinking and join him in an urgent endeavor: forging a new era of American greatness"--
Baker Berry E901.1.D45 A3 2018

Rising in flames : Sherman's March and the fight for a new nation
Dickey, Jeff, author
New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2018
Introduction: Two armies in Washington -- HOME FRONT. The western edge ; Tip of the sword -- INVASION. Echoes of Chickamauga ; Three views of Chattanooga ; Heroes in the field ; Damn your officers ; The wheel ; The anvil ; Shadowy territory ; Comrades in dirt ; All around them light as day ; Yell like the devil -- RECKONING. Sentinels ; Fire and sword ; To Raleigh -- LEGACY. The Grand Review ; The fires to come.

"Antebellum America was a deeply troubled country, divided by partisan gridlock and ideological warfare. There were angry voices in the streets and the statehouses, and furious clashes over race and immigration, coupled with a growing chasm between immense wealth and desperate poverty. The Civil War that followed brought America to the brink of self-destruction. But it also created a new country from the ruins of the old one, bolder and stronger than ever. No campaign in the war was more destructive--or more important--than William Sherman's legendary march through Georgia and the Carolinas. It would cripple the heart of the South's economy, free thousands of slaves, and mark the beginning of a new era. This invasion not only quelled the Confederate forces, but transformed America, forcing it to reckon with a century of injustice. In this timely, narrative social history, Dickey reveals the story of women actively involved in the military campaign, and later in civilian networks, one of whom was so vital, even Sherman himself would call her 'General.' African Americans also took active roles as soldiers, builders, and activists, despite the hesitation on the part of some, though not all, Union officers to integrate the ranks. Rich with despair and hope, brutality and compassion, Rising in Flames tells the dramatic story of the Union's invasion of the Confederacy. Dickey brilliantly examines how this colossal struggle provided a radiant and violent rebirth for a nation on the edge of collapse-and helped create a vigorous new country from the embers of the Old South."--Jacket.
Baker Berry E476.69 .D53 2018

The bone and sinew of the land : America's forgotten black pioneers & the struggle for equality
Cox, Anna-Lisa, author
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group, 2018
"Life, liberty" -- Interlude: "We hold these truths to be self-evident" -- "The pursuit of happiness" -- "And secure the blessings of liberty." -- "To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." -- "Burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people" -- "The right of the people to peaceably assemble." -- "For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments" -- "A history of repeated injuries and usurpations." -- Conclusion: "All men are created equal".

"The American frontier is one of our most cherished and enduring national images. We think of the early settlers who tamed the wilderness and built the bones of our great country as courageous, independent--and white. In this groundbreaking work of deep historical research, Anna-Lisa Cox shows that this history simply isn't accurate. In fact, she has found a stunning number of black settlements on the frontier--in the thousands. Though forgotten today, these homesteads were a matter of national importance at the time; their mere existence challenged rationalizations for slavery and pushed the question toward a crisis--one that was not resolved until the eruption of the Civil War. Blending meticulous detail with lively storytelling, Cox brings historical recognition to the brave people who managed not just to secure their freedom but begin a battle that is still going on today--a battle for equality."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E185.925 .C64 2018

Redemption : Martin Luther King Jr.'s last 31 hours
Rosenbloom, Joseph, 1944- author
Boston : Beacon Press, [2018]
Atlanta departure -- Detour -- The strike -- Airport arrival -- The invitation -- The Mayor -- Lorraine check-in -- Damage control -- The injunction -- Invaders -- Nine-to-five security -- Reluctant speaker -- The stalker -- Summoning Dr. King -- From the mountaintop -- Long night -- Home pressures -- Invaders' exit -- Melancholy afternoon -- Ray's lucky breaks -- Dark night -- Redemption.

On April 3, 1968, arriving in Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was being denounced as an agent of violence. He was facing dissent within the civil rights movement, among his own staff. A federal court injunction barred him from marching. Threats mounted; he feared an imminent, violent death. That night, King gathered the strength to speak at a rally on behalf of sanitation workers. Rosenbloom recounts the pressures that were bedeviling King, and shows how a series of extraordinary breaks enabled James Earl Ray to construct a sniper's nest and shoot King.
Baker Berry E185.97.K5 R598 2018

The Elaine Massacre and Arkansas : a century of atrocity and resistance, 1819-1919
edited by Guy Lancaster ; contributors: Richard Buckelew and nine others
Little Rock, Arkansas : Butler Center Books, a division of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System, 2018
White fear of black rebellion in antebellum Arkansas, 1819-1865 / Kelly Houston Jones -- In defense of white hegemony: fear of insurrection as a cause of mass lynchings in Arkansas, 1883-1904 / Nancy Snell Griffith -- With intent to destroy: what labels can reveal about the Elaine event / Guy Lancaster and Richard Buckelew -- Labor activism, third-party politics, and African Americans in the Arkansas Delta, 1865-1892 / Matthew Hild -- Black organizing through fraternal orders: beneficial black mobilization and white resistance and backlash / Adrienne A. Jones -- The attorney who fought for justice: a brief biography of Scipio Jones / Steven Teske -- Women and the 1919 Elaine Massacre / Cherisse Jones-Branch -- When the depths don't give up their dead: a discussion on new primary sources and how they are reshaping debate on the Elaine Massacre / Brian K. Mitchell -- Cracking open the door: Moore v. Dempsey and the fight for justice / William H. Pruden III.
Baker Berry E185.93.A8 E43 2018

The restless wave : good times, just causes, great fights, and other appreciations
McCain, John, 1936- author
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2018
No surrender -- Country first -- About us -- In the company of heroes -- Arab Spring -- Fighting the good fight (with and against Ted Kennedy) -- Nyet (know thine enemy) -- Know thyself (defending the West) -- Part of the main (American exceptionalism) -- Regular order.

'I don't know how much longer I'll be here. Maybe I'll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they'll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I'll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But I'm prepared for either contingency, or at least I'm getting prepared. I have some things I'd like to take care of first, some work that needs finishing, and some people I need to see. And I want to talk to my fellow Americans a little more if I may.' Written while confronting a mortal illness, John McCain looks back with appreciation on his years in the Senate, his historic 2008 campaign for the presidency against Barack Obama, and his crusades on behalf of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Always the fighter, McCain attacks the 'spurious nationalism' and political polarization afflicting American policy. He makes an impassioned case for democratic internationalism and bi-partisanship. He tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service, including his work with another giant of the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy. Senator McCain recalls his disagreements with several presidents and minces no words in his objections to some of President Trump's statements and policies. At the same time, he offers a positive vision of America that looks beyond the Trump presidency.
Baker Berry E840.8.M467 A3 2018

Trace : memory, history, race, and the American landscape
Savoy, Lauret E., author
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2015]
Prologue: Thoughts on a Frozen Pond -- The View from Point Sublime -- Provenance Notes -- Alien Land Ethic : the distance between -- Madeline tracing -- What's in a Name -- Properties of Desire -- Migrating in a bordered land -- Placing Washington, DC, after the Inauguration -- Epilogue: At Crowsnest Pass.

"Sand and stone are Earth's fragmented memory. Each of us, too, is a landscape inscribed by memory and loss. One life-defining lesson Lauret Savoy learned as a young girl was this: the American land did not hate. As an educator and Earth historian, she has tracked the continent's past from the relics of deep time; but the paths of ancestors toward her--paths of free and enslaved Africans, colonists from Europe, and peoples indigenous to this land--lie largely eroded and lost. In this provocative and powerful mosaic of personal journeys and historical inquiry across a continent and time, Savoy explores how the country's still unfolding history, and ideas of 'race, ' have marked her and the land. From twisted terrain within the San Andreas Fault zone to a South Carolina plantation, from national parks to burial grounds, from 'Indian Territory' and the U.S.-Mexico Border to the U.S. capital, Trace grapples with a searing national history to reveal the often unvoiced presence of the past. In distinctive and illuminating prose that is attentive to the rhythms of language and landscapes, she weaves together human stories of migration, silence, and displacement, as epic as the continent they survey, with uplifted mountains, braided streams, and eroded canyons"--
Baker Berry E169.Z83 S38 2015

Donald J. Trump : a president like no other
Black, Conrad, author
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, [2018]
The Trumps in America -- Donald Trump's financial crisis and recovery -- Politics beckons -- Rebranding for profit and elections -- Preparing to seek the grand prize -- Storming Babylon -- The Republican nominee -- Race to the wire -- President-elect -- President at last -- A honeymoon of hand-to-hand combat -- Gaining the upper hand.

"Conrad Black, bestselling author of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom and Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, turns his attention to his "friend" President Donald J. Trump and provides the most intriguing and significant analysis yet of Trump's political rise. Ambitious in intellectual scope, contrarian in many of its opinions, and admirably concise, this is surely set to be one of the most provocative political books you are likely to read this year." -- Amazon.com.
Baker Berry E912 .B56 2018

The price of greatness : Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the creation of American oligarchy
Cost, Jay, author
New York, NY : Basic Books, Hachette Book Group, 2018
The great desideratum -- One great American system -- Doing full justice -- The tool and the tyrant -- Vexations and spoliation -- Metaphysical war -- Intrigue and corruption -- The vilest of cheats.

"In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison's bitterly personal falling out. Together they helped bring the Constitution into being, yet soon after the new republic was born they broke over the meaning of its founding document. Hamilton emphasized economic growth, Madison the importance of republican principles. Jay Cost is the first to argue that both men were right--and that their quarrel reveals a fundamental paradox at the heart of the American experiment. He shows that each man in his own way came to accept corruption as a necessary cost of growth. The Price of Greatness reveals the trade-off that made the United States the richest nation in human history, and that continues to fracture our politics to this day."--Amazon.
Baker Berry E310 .C795 2018

From Cold War to hot peace : an American ambassador in Putin's Russia
McFaul, Michael, 1963- author
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018
REVOLUTION. The first reset ; Democrats of the world, unite! ; Yeltsin's partial revolution ; Putin's thermidor -- RESET. Change we can believe in ; Launching the reset ; Universal values ; The first (and last) Moscow Summit ; New START ; Denying Iran the bomb ; Hard accounts: Russia's neighborhood and missile defense ; Burgers and spies ; The Arab Spring, Libya, and the beginning of the end of the reset ; Becoming "His Excellency" -- REACTION. Putin needs an enemy: America, Obama, and me ; Getting physical ; Pushback ; Twitter and the two-step ; It takes two to tango ; Chasing Russians, failing Syrians ; Dueling on human rights ; Going home ; Annexation and war in Ukraine ; The end of resets (for now) -- Epilogue: Trump and Putin.

"A revelatory, behind-the-scenes account of Russian-American relations from the optimistic days of the end of communism in the Reagan-Gorbachev era to the confrontational era of Putin. In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join President-elect Barack Obama's national security team, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today's most contentious international relationships. Obama wanted his guidance because McFaul had been studying and visiting Russia--and teaching Stanford students about it--for decades. He was there during the Gorbachev regime, he watched as Yeltsin faced down a military coup and as tumultuous reform swept the country throughout the 1990s, and he became one of America's preeminent scholars on Russia during the first Putin era. During President Obama's first term, McFaul helped craft the policy known as 'Reset,' which fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries under Dmitry Medvedev's presidency. Later, as U.S. ambassador from 2012 to 2014, he witnessed firsthand how Vladimir Putin's new rise interrupted this era of cooperation and returned Russian-American relations to a level of confrontation not known since the darkest days of the Cold War. From the outset of his ambassadorship, the Kremlin accused McFaul of being sent by Obama not to continue the Reset but instead to foment revolution against Putin's regime. This inside account blends history and memoir--from Putin's dacha to ornate Kremlin chambers to the Oval Office--to explain how Russia really works, and why America has entered into a dangerous new era of confrontation with Putin's Russia."--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry E183.8.R9 M235 2018

Five for freedom : the African American soldiers in John Brown's army
Meyer, Eugene L., author
Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, [2018]
Beginnings -- One bright hope -- The Oberlin connection -- North to Canada -- The road to Harpers Ferry -- The raid -- Trial and punishment -- Remains of the day -- The aftermath -- Hapless Haywood Shepherd -- To preserve this sacred shrine -- Commemorations.

"A close examination of the five African American soldiers in John Brown's army and the raid on Harpers Ferry"--
Baker Berry E451 .M49 2018

Progressivism and US Foreign Policy between the World Wars
Molly Cochran, Cornelia Navari, editors
New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Baker Berry E744 .P76 2017

1983 : Reagan, Andropov, and a world on the brink
Downing, Taylor, author
New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018
"A riveting, real-life thriller about 1983--the year tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union nearly brought the world to the point of nuclear Armageddon. The year 1983 was an extremely dangerous one--more dangerous than 1962, the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the United States, President Reagan vastly increased defense spending, described the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire,' and launched the 'Star Wars' Strategic Defense Initiative to shield the country from incoming missiles. Seeing all this, Yuri Andropov, the paranoid Soviet leader, became convinced that the US really meant to attack the Soviet Union and he put the KGB on high alert, looking for signs of an imminent nuclear attack. When a Soviet plane shot down a Korean civilian jet, Reagan described it as 'a crime against humanity.' And Moscow grew increasingly concerned about America's language and behavior. Would they attack? The temperature rose fast. In November the West launched a wargame exercise, codenamed 'Abel Archer,' that looked to the Soviets like the real thing. With Andropov's finger inching ever closer to the nuclear button, the world was truly on the brink. This is an extraordinary and largely unknown Cold War story of spies and double agents, of missiles being readied, intelligence failures, misunderstandings, and the panic of world leaders. With access to hundreds of astonishing new documents, Taylor Downing tells for the first time the gripping but true story of how near the world came to nuclear war in 1983."--Publisher description.
Baker Berry E183.8.S65 D69 2018

The Pilgrims Society and public diplomacy, 1895-1945
Bowman, Stephen (College teacher), author
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]
Baker Berry E183.8.G7 B69 2018

From colonization to domestication : population, environment, and the origins of agriculture in eastern North America
Miller, D. Shane 1982- author
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2018]
Historical ecology and the origins of agriculture -- Environmental and chronological building blocks -- From projectile points to prey size -- Projectiles points and prey size in the lower Tennessee River Valley -- The ideal free distribution and landscape use in the Duck and lower Tennessee River valleys -- A boom-bust model for the origins of agriculture in eastern North America.

"Winner of the Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize. Eastern North America is one of only a handful of places in the world where people first discovered how to domesticate plants. In this book, anthropologist Shane Miller uses two common, although unconventional, sources of archaeological data, stone tools and the distribution of archaeological sites, to trace subsistence decisions from the initial colonization of the American Southeast at the end of the last Ice Age to the appearance of indigenous domesticated plants roughly 5,000 years ago. Miller argues that the origins of plant domestication lie within the context of a boom/bust cycle that culminated in the mid-Holocene, when hunter-gatherers were able to intensively exploit shellfish, deer, oak, and hickory. After this resource "boom" ended, some groups shifted to other plants in place of oak and hickory, which included the suite of plants that were later domesticated. Accompanying these subsistence trends is evidence for increasing population pressure and declining returns from hunting. Miller contends, however, that the appearance of domesticated plants in eastern North America, rather than simply being an example of necessity as the mother of invention, is the result of individuals adjusting to periods of both abundance and shortfall driven by climate change"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E78.S65 M555 2018

Brotherhood in combat : how African Americans found equality in Korea and Vietnam
Maxwell, Jeremy P., 1981- author
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2018]
Ambitions of progress -- The first step -- Developments in Korea -- Personnel, politics, and a "clear" way forward -- Combat on the killing floor -- New war, new challenges -- Everyone was camouflage green : equality in the bush -- No brotherhood in the rear -- Conclusion.

"Explores integration in the military and society during the wars in Korea and Vietnam by incorporating military, diplomatic, social, race and ethnic topics, specifically addressing how racial tension during this period was present in rear units, and for the most part, nonexistent in front line units."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E185.63 .M38 2018

Containing Russia : how to respond to Moscow's intervention in U.S. democracy and growing geopolitical challenge
Blackwill, Robert D., author
New York : Council on Foreign Relations, 2018
Baker Berry E911 .B53 2018

Roots of entanglement : essays in the history of native-newcomer relations
edited by Myra Rutherdale, Kerry Abel, and P. Whitney Lackenbauer
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
Introduction / Myra Rutherdale, P. Whitney Lackenbauer, and Kerry Abel -- The Simcoes and the Indians / Kerry Abel -- Lord Bury and the First Nations: a year in the Canadas / Donald B. Smith -- "Chief teller of tales": John Buchan's ideas on Indigenous peoples, the Commonwealth, and an emerging idea of Canada, 1935-1940 / Brendan Frederick R. Edwards -- At the crossroads of militarism and modernization: Inuit-military relations in the Cold War Arctic / P. Whitney Lackenbauer -- Alaska Highway nurses and DEW line doctors: medical encounters in Northern Canadian Indigenous communities / Myra Rutherdale -- Negotiating aboriginal interraciality in three early British Columbian Indian residential schools / Jean Barman -- Language, place, and kinship ties: past and present necessities for Métis education / Jonathan Anuik -- They have suffered the most: First Nations and the aftermath of the 1885 North-West Rebellion / Bill Waiser -- "Powerless To protect": Ontario Game Protection Legislation, unreported and indetermined case law, and the criminalization of Indian hunting in the Robinson Treaty Territories, 1892-1931 / Frank J. Tough -- One good thing: law and elevator etiquette in the Indian territories / Hamar Foster -- Reclaiming history through the courts: aboriginal rights, the Marshall decision, and maritime history / Kenneth S. Coates -- "We could not help noticing the fact that many of them were cross-eyed": historical evidence and Coast Salish leadership / Keith Thor Carlson -- An appealing anthropology, frozen in time: Diamond Jenness' The Indians of Canada / Dianne Newell and Arthur J. Ray -- Aboriginal research in troubled times / Alan C. Cairns.

Specific topics such as land, resources, treaties, laws, policies, and cultural politics are explored through a range of perspectives that reflect state-of-the-art research in the field of Indigenous history. This book is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call for a better appreciation of the complexities of history in the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Baker Berry E78.C2 R66 2018

American discontent : the rise of Donald Trump and decline of the golden age
Campbell, John L., 1952- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
How did this happen? -- Make America great again -- Economy and class -- Race and ethnicity -- Ideas and ideology -- Polarization and politics -- Gridlock, crisis, and Obama.

The 2016 presidential election was unlike any other in recent memory, and Donald Trump was an entirely different kind of candidate than voters were used to seeing. He was the first true outsider to win the White House in over a century and the wealthiest populist in American history. Democrats and Republicans alike were left scratching their heads-how did this happen?
Baker Berry E912 .C38 2018

Contesting slave masculinity in the American South
Doddington, David Stefan, 1986- author
New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; Introduction: 'Are you men?'; 1. 'If I had my life to live over, I would die fighting rather than be a slave again': resistance, manhood, and survival in slavery; 2. 'The best amongst them was picked for that job': authority, discipline, and masculinity; 3. 'I never seen such a worker as my father': work, industry, and masculinity; 4. 'He am big and 'cause he so he think everybody do what him say': manhood, sex, and power; 5. 'The best man whipped and the other one took it': violence, leisure, and masculinity; Conclusion: contesting slave masculinity; Bibliography; Index.

"At the National Negro Convention of 1843, held in Buffalo, New York, Henry Highland Garnet delivered his controversial appeal to the slaves of the United States"--
Baker Berry E443 .D63 2018

The world as it is : a memoir of the Obama White House
Rhodes, Benjamin J., 1977- author
New York : Random House, [2018]
Prologue -- Part 1. Hope : 2007-2010. In the beginning ; Talk to Iran, get Bin Laden ; A community of fate ; The President is on board the aircraft ; Cairo ; Obama's war ; War and a peace prize ; The end of the beginning -- Part 2. Spring : 2011-2012. Egypt : the transition must begin now ; Libya ; Bin Laden : life inside a secret ; Gathering clouds ; Reaction and action ; Life, death, and Benghazi ; A second term ; Young men wage war, old men make peace -- Part 3. Change : 2013-2014. Clenched fists ; Red line ; Becoming a right-wing villain ; Race, Mandela, and Castro ; Russians and intervention ; Divine intervention ; Permanent war ; New beginnings -- Part 4. What makes America great : 2015-2017. Tapping the brakes ; The antiwar room ; Bombs and children ; Havana ; The stories people tell about you ; The stories we tell ; Information wars ; The end.

For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened at the center of the Obama administration, first as a speechwriter, then as deputy national security advisor, and finally as a multipurpose aide and close collaborator. He started every morning in the Oval Office with the President's Daily Briefing, traveled the world with Obama, and was at the center of some of the most consequential and controversial moments of the presidency. Now he tells the full story of his partnership--and, ultimately, friendship--with a man who also happened to be a historic president of the United States. Rhodes shows what it was like to be there from the early days of the Obama campaign to the final hours of the presidency. It is a story populated by such characters as Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Hillary Clinton, Bob Gates, and--above all--Barack Obama, who comes to life on the page in moments of great urgency and disarming intimacy. This is the most vivid portrayal yet of Obama's worldview and presidency, a chronicle of a political education and an essential record of the forces that shaped the last decade.
Baker Berry E907 .R48 2018

Monsters of contact : historical trauma in Caddoan oral traditions
Van de Logt, Mark, 1968- author
Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, [2018]
Introduction : Different tribes, different monsters -- Part I. Storytelling. Caddoan storytellers and storytelling traditions -- Part II. Oral traditions as history. "The whirlwind is coming to destroy my people" : smallpox and the Arikaras -- "The spiders who recovered the chief's grandson" : a Wichita tale of encounters with the Spanish and French in Texas -- Death of the flint monster : a Skiri Pawnee story of post-contact warfare -- The old man with the iron-nosed mask : Caddo oral tradition and the De Soto Expedition, 1541-42 -- Part III. Oral traditions and ethnohistorical analysis. From "monster" to savior : scalped men, Pahukatawa, and the Pawnee trauma of genocide -- Conclusion : "We na netsu ut" (Now the gut passes).

Examines how the creatures found in the stories of the Caddos, Wichitas, Pawnees, and Arikaras embody specific historical events and the negative effects of European contact--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E99.C13 V36 2018

Performing disunion : the coming of the Civil War in Charleston, South Carolina
McDonnell, Lawrence T., author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2018]
Envisioning Charleston -- Wayward loyalties -- Bone and sinew -- The threat of the counterfeit -- The semblance of safety -- Rose of revolution -- The appearance of a solid column -- War of factions -- Carry out the great drama -- Men well-tried and true -- The noble game -- The soul of chivalry -- Nothing but cash -- The measure of a man -- A revolution in hats -- One of the b'hoys -- A true index of character -- Heroes, one and all -- One wind lifts many flags -- Epilogue.
Baker Berry E471.1 .M395 2018

I'm still here : black dignity in a world made for whiteness
Brown, Austin Channing, author
New York : Convergent Books, [2018]
White people are exhausting -- Playing spades -- The other side of harmony -- Ain't no friends here -- Whiteness at work -- Interlude: Why I love being a black girl -- White fragility -- Nice white people -- The story we tell -- Creative anger -- Interlude: How to survive racism in an organization that claims to be antiracist -- The ritual of fear -- A God for the accused -- We're still here -- Interlude: A letter to my son -- Justice, then reconciliation -- Standing in the shadow of hope.

The author's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when her parents told her they named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. She grew up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, and has spent her life navigating America's racial divide as a writer, a speaker, and an expert helping organizations practice genuine inclusion. While so many institutions claim to value diversity in their mission statements, many fall short of matching actions to words. Brown highlights how white middle-class evangelicalism has participated in the rise of racial hostility, and encourages the reader to confront apathy and recognize God's ongoing work in the world.
Baker Berry E185.615 .B7335 2018

Yes we (still) can : politics in the age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump
Pfeiffer, Dan, author
New York : Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, [2018]
Introduction: If you're reading this, it's too late -- Started from the bottom -- How not to lose a campaign -- Telling the country and other tales of presidential communications -- Something pants-splittingly funny -- The new media wasteland -- Fighting fake news -- My beautiful, dark, twisted (White House) fantasy -- Fox (and Friends) is destroying America -- The Republicans go off the deep end -- Tweeting while Rome burns -- From 1600 Penn to Keepin' it 1600 -- Advice you can believe in -- The 2016 campaign clusterfuck -- Thanks, Obama (seriously).

From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era. On November 9th, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer woke up like most of the world wondering WTF just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White House? How was it that a decent and thoughtful president had been succeeded by a buffoonish reality star, and what do we do now? Instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country (which were his first and second thoughts), Pfeiffer decided to tell this surreal story, recounting how Barack Obama navigated the insane political forces that created Trump, explaining why everyone got 2016 wrong, and offering a path for where Democrats go from here. Pfeiffer was one of Obama's first hires when he decided to run for president, and was at his side through two presidential campaigns and six years in the White House. Using never-before-heard stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Pfeiffer examines how Obama succeeded despite Twitter trolls, Fox News (and their fake news), and a Republican Party that lost its collective mind. An irreverent, no-BS take on the crazy politics of our time.
Baker Berry E907 .P44 2018