2013 University Press Books

 

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300-399 Social Sciences


300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures

350-359 Public Administration, Military Science

320-329 Political Science

 

360-369 Social Programs and Services, Criminology

   

330-339 Economics

 

370-379 Education

   

340-349 Law

 

380-389 Commerce and Transportation

 

   

390-399 Customs and Folklore

   
   

300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures


300

Bromley, Victoria L.

Feminisms Matter: Debates, Theories, Activism

256 pp., 6" x 9", $27.95 paper

October 2012

University of Toronto Press

In this lively narrative, newcomers to women's and gender studies, feminist politics, history, and sociology explore a refreshing take on a subject matter often loaded with assumptions. Feminist theories are viewed through the critical intersections of race, class, sexuality, age, and ability, and are embedded in the experiences of everyday life, allowing Bromley to engage readers in doing theory, in making sense of concepts like "power" and "privilege," and in effecting social change. Using a variety of pedagogical devices, including provocative images, discussion questions, and classroom activities, Feminisms Matter helps readers cultivate a way of thinking critically about their everyday worlds.

ISBN 9781442605008 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


302.343

Klein, Jessie

The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America's Schools

304 pp., 6" x 9", 2 tables, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2012

New York University Press

A searing indictment of the increasingly violent atmosphere in America's schools....The Bully Society is a call to reclaim America's schools from the vicious cycle of aggression that threatens our children and our society at large.

LC 2011039377, ISBN 9780814748886 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: O


303.3

Cels, Sanderijn, Jorrit de Jong, and Frans Nauta

Agents of Change: Strategy and Tactics for Social Innovation

238 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, references, $28.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

Brookings Institution Press

While governments around the world struggle to maintain service levels amid fiscal crises, social innovators are improving social outcomes for citizens by changing the system from within. In Agents of Change, the authors present case studies of social innovation that have led to significant social change. Drawing on original empirical research in the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands, they examine how ordinary people accomplished extraordinary results. The authors offer lively illustrations and insightful interpretations of how innovators, social entrepreneurs, and change agents are dealing with powerful opponents, the burdens of bureaucracy, and the challenge of securing resources and support.

LC 2012030959, ISBN 9780815722625 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


303.482

Knaus, John Kenneth

(With a Foreword by Robert A. F. Tenzin Thurman)

Beyond Shangri-La: America and Tibet's Move into the Twenty-First Century

376 pp., 6" x 9", 22 illustrations, 1 map, $94.95 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

Duke University Press

Beyond Shangri-La chronicles relations between the Tibetans and the United States since 1908, when a Dalai Lama first met with U.S. representatives. What was initially a distant alliance became more intimate and entangled in the late 1950s, when the Tibetan people launched an armed resistance movement against the Chinese occupiers....Since the late 1950s, the rugged resolve of the Dalai Lama and his people and the growing respect for their efforts to free their homeland from Chinese occupation have made Tibet's political and cultural status a pressing issue in international affairs....Beyond Shangri-La provides unique insight into the efforts of the U.S. government and committed U.S. citizens to support a free Tibet.

LC 2012011591, ISBN 9780822352198 (c.), ISBN 9780822352341 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


303.483

Carafano, James Jay

Wiki at War: Conflict in a Socially Networked World

336 pp., 6" x 9", index, $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paper

January 2012

Texas A&M University Press

In Wiki at War, James Jay Carafano explains why these and other Internet-born initiatives matter and how they are likely to affect the future face of war, diplomacy, and domestic politics.

LC 2011018932, ISBN 9781603445863 (c.), ISBN 9781603446563 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


303.64

Call, Charles T.

Why Peace Fails: The Causes and Prevention of Civil War Recurrence

328 pp., 6" x 9", 12 tables, $32.95 paper, CIP included

April 2012

Georgetown University Press

A path-breaking analysis of civil war recurrence that challenges the most prevalent theories of civil wars and peacebuilding....In this illuminating study, Charles T. Call....argues that widely touted explanations of civil war—such as poverty, conflict over natural resources, and weak states—are far less important than political exclusion. Call's study shows that inclusion of former opponents in postwar governance plays a decisive role in sustained peace.

LC 2011036106, ISBN 9781589018945 (p.)

AASL: G, S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


304.209

Fiege, Mark

(Foreword by William Cronon)

The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States

600 pp., 6" x 9", 58 illustrations, 6 maps, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2012

University of Washington Press

Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons—from the Salem witch trials to Brown v. Board of Education—he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. "Fiege is a good storyteller; he is knowledgeable; he writes well; and he keeps it simple."—New York Review of Books

LC 2011035457, ISBN 9780295991672 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: G


304.209

MacDowell, Laurel Sefton

An Environmental History of Canada

352 pp., 8" x 10", 65 b&w photographs, 16 maps, 13 graphs, 95 sidebars, $49.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

University of British Columbia Press

Throughout history most people have associated northern North America with wilderness—with abundant fish and game, snow-capped mountains, and endless forest and prairie. Canada's contemporary picture gallery, however, contains more disturbing images—deforested mountains, empty fisheries, and melting ice caps. Adopting both a chronological and thematic approach, Laurel MacDowell examines human interactions with the land, and the origins of our current environmental crisis, from first peoples to the Kyoto Protocol. This richly illustrated exploration of the past from an environmental perspective will change the way the world thinks about, and looks at, Canada.

ISBN 9780774821025 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


305.230

Kalil, Ariel, Ron Haskins, and Jenny Chesters (Editors)

Investing in Children: Work, Education, and Social Policy in Two Rich Countries

246 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, $28.95 paper, CIP included

May 2012

Brookings Institution Press

Investing in Children presents new research by leading scholars in Australia and the United States on economic factors that influence children's development and the respective social policies that the two nations have designed to boost human capital development. The volume is organized around three major issues: parental employment, early childhood education and child care, and postsecondary education....The authors demonstrate that...the effects of low family income and income inequality emerge early in life and persist. However, policies that increase parental employment, augment family income, and promote quality preschool and postsecondary education can boost children's development and at least partially offset the negative developmental effects of family economic disadvantage.

LC 2012006594, ISBN 9780815722021 (p.)

AASL: S/P


305.8

Yancy, George

(Foreword by Naomi Zack)

Look, a White!: Philosophical Essays on Whiteness

207 pp., 6" x 9", $84.50 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2012

Temple University Press

Look, a White! returns the problem of whiteness to white people. George Yancy's essays consider whiteness within the context of racial embodiment, film, pedagogy, colonialism, and its position within the work of specific writers. Identifying the embedded and opaque ways white power and privilege operate, Yancy argues that the Black countergaze can function as a "gift" to whites in terms of seeing their own whiteness more effectively. Yancy pays special attention to how the structures of whiteness limit the capacity of social actors to completely untangle the way whiteness operates, thus preventing the erasure of racism in society.

LC 2011047600, ISBN 9781439908532 (c.), ISBN 9781439908549 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


305.892

Moore, Deborah Dash (Editor)

City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York

3-volume box set

1108 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, $125.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2012

New York University Press

The first comprehensive examination of the lives of Jews throughout New York history....Volume I, Haven of Liberty, by historian Howard B. Rock, chronicles the arrival of the first Jews to New York (then New Amsterdam) in 1654 and highlights their political and economic challenges. Volume II, Emerging Metropolis, written by Annie Polland and Daniel Soyer, describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city. Volume III, Jews in Gotham, by historian Jeffrey S. Gurock, highlights neighborhood life as the city's distinctive feature. Each volume includes a "visual essay" by art historian Diana Linden interpreting aspects of life for New York's Jews from their arrival until today.

LC 2012003246, ISBN 9780814717318 (c.)

AASL: RS/P

CODES/RUSA: G


305.897

Fienup-Riordan, Ann and Alice Reardon

Ellavut / Our Yup'ik World and Weather: Continuity and Change on the Bering Sea Coast

416 pp., 7" x 10", 70 illustrations-30 in color, $45.00 paper, CIP included

March 2012

University of Washington Press

In an effort to educate their own young people as well as people outside the community, Yup'ik elders discuss the practical skills necessary to live in a harsh environment, stressing the ethical and philosophical aspects of the Yup'ik relationship with the land, ocean, snow, weather, and environmental change. "Few works on Native knowledge drill down this deep or are done with this breadth and depth of collaboration. Ellavut is a remarkable testament to a remarkable group of elders and their knowledge and ways of being in the world."—Thomas Thornton, University of Oxford

LC 2011041461, ISBN 9780295991610 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

CODES/RUSA: RG


306.362

Carbado, Devon W. and Donald Weise (Editors)

The Long Walk to Freedom: Runaway Slave Narratives

272 pp., 6" x 9", 4 illustrations, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2012

Beacon Press

The first book about the runaway slave phenomenon written by fugitive slaves themselves....The Long Walk to Freedom presents excerpts from the narratives of well-known runaway slaves, like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, as well as from the narratives of lesser-known and virtually unknown people. Several of these excerpts have not been published for more than a hundred years. But they all portray the courageous and sometimes shocking ways that these men and women sought their freedom and asserted power, often challenging many of the common assumptions about slaves' lack of agency....Gripping, inspiring, and captivating, [this book] is a remarkable collection that celebrates those who risked their lives in pursuit of basic human rights.

LC 2012004905, ISBN 9780807069127 (c.)

AASL: O, G/MS, HS

CODES/RUSA: G


306.362

Johnston, James H.

From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family

310 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2012

Fordham University Press

A true story of six generations of an African American family in Maryland. Based on paintings, photographs, books, diaries, court records, legal documents, and oral histories, the book traces Yarrow Mamout and his in-laws, the Turners, from the colonial period through the Civil War to Harvard and finally the present day.

LC 2011047006, ISBN 9780823239504 (c.)

AASL: G, RG, RS/HS

CODES/RUSA: O


306.362

Rothman, Joshua D.

Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson

440 pp., 6" x 9", 14 b&w photographs, 6 maps, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2012

University of Georgia Press

A rousingly well-told story with lessons for our own times, Flush Times and Fever Dreams is set in Mississippi at the height of the unbridled trading of land, slaves, and cotton that helped bring on the Panic of 1837. Portrayed here are the investors, settlers, brigands, and fortune-hunters that moved about a tumultuous landscape of boundless opportunity and spectacular wealth—all of it predicated on ruthless competition, unsustainable debt, brutal exploitation, and speculative financial practices that looked a lot like gambling.

LC 2012030124, ISBN 9780820333267 (c.)

AASL: RG, RS/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


306.481

Slethaug, Gordon and Stacilee Ford

Hit the Road, Jack: Essays on the Culture of the American Road

344 pp., 6" x 9", $100.00 cloth, $29.95 paper

October 2012

McGill-Queen's University Press

All travelers know the seductive power of the open road and its suggestions of possibility, escape, renewal, and reinvention. Hit the Road, Jack is an interdisciplinary exploration of the significance of the road as reality and metaphor.

ISBN 9780773540750 (c.), ISBN 9780773540767 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: S


306.484

Hopkinson, Natalie

Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City

232 pp., 6" x 9", 34 illustrations, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

May 2012

Duke University Press

Go-Go Live is a social history of black Washington told through its go-go music and culture. Encompassing dance moves, nightclubs, and fashion, as well as the voices of artists, fans, business owners, and politicians, Natalie Hopkinson's Washington-based narrative reflects the broader history of race in urban America in the second half of the twentieth century and the early twenty-first.

LC 2011041902, ISBN 9780822352006 (c.), ISBN 9780822352112 (p.)

AASL: O, S, RG, RS/HS

CODES/RUSA: RG, S


306.708

Elliott, Sinikka

Not My Kid: What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers

224 pp., 6" x 9", 4 tables, $70.00 cloth, $22.00 paper, CIP included

August 2012

New York University Press

A frank exploration of how parents view their teen's sexuality.

LC 2012008070, ISBN 9780814722589 (c.), ISBN 9780814722596 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: S


306.766

Barton, Bernadette C.

Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays

304 pp., 6" x 9", 1 table, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2012

New York University Press

In Pray the Gay Away, Bernadette Barton argues that conventions of small town life, rules which govern Southern manners, and the power wielded by Christian institutions serve as a foundation for both passive and active homophobia in the Bible Belt....Drawing on the remarkable stories of Bible Belt gays, Barton brings to the fore their thoughts, experiences and hard-won insights to explore the front lines of our national culture war over marriage, family, hate crimes, and equal rights. Pray the Gay Away illuminates their lives as both foot soldiers and casualties in the battle for gay rights.

LC 2012026535, ISBN 9780814786376 (c.)

AASL: O, G, RG, RS, S/HS

CODES/RUSA: G, S


306.841

Karras, Ruth Mazo

Unmarriages: Women, Men, and Sexual Unions in the Middle Ages

304 pp., 6" x 9", $49.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2012

University of Pennsylvania Press

Unmarriages draws on a wide range of sources from across Europe and the entire medieval millennium in order to investigate structures and relations that medieval authors and record keepers did not address directly, either in order to minimize them or because they were so common as not to be worth mentioning. Author Ruth Mazo Karras pays particular attention to the ways women and men experienced forms of opposite-sex union differently and to the implications for power relations between the genders. She...presents a vivid series of case studies of how unions operated in specific circumstances to illustrate concretely what we can conclude, how far we can speculate, and what we can never know.

LC 2011043923, ISBN 9780812244205 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: G, S


306.848

Gill, Emily R.

An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and Public Expressions of Civic Equality

288 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2012

Georgetown University Press

An extended comparison between religious belief and sexuality, this book uses the religion clause of the First Amendment as a foundation to argue that, just as U.S. law and policy ensure that citizens may express religious beliefs as they see fit, it should also ensure that citizens may marry as they see fit....[This book is] a passionate and timely treatment of the various arguments for and against same-sex marriage and how those arguments reflect our collective sense of morality and civic equality. It will appeal to readers who have an interest in gay and lesbian studies, political theory, constitutional law, and the role of religion in the contemporary United States.

LC 2011052058, ISBN 9781589019201 (p.)

AASL: G, S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


306.872

Henry, Susan

Anonymous in Their Own Names: Doris E. Fleischman, Ruth Hale, and Jane Grant

304 pp., 7" x 10", 29 b&w photographs, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2012

Vanderbilt University Press

"In the end, it tells the truth that most know but rarely acknowledge: women were there, these three especially."—ForeWord Reviews. "Henry...is at her best showing how these conflicted feminists balanced a multitude of professional and personal tasks."—Publishers Weekly. A collective biography of three early 20th-century New York City women who pushed boundaries, changed media, and advanced the cause of equality.

LC 2012003425, ISBN 9780826518460 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: G


306.874

Goldberg, Abbie E.

Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood

272 pp., 6" x 9", 1 table, $75.00 cloth, $22.00 paper, CIP included

July 2012

New York University Press

A unique examination of the emergence of fatherhood among gay adoptive parents....this work will appeal to a wide range of readers, from those in the social sciences to social work to legal studies, as well as to gay-adoptive parent families themselves.

LC 2011052281, ISBN 9780814732236 (c.), ISBN 9780814732243 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G, S


306.874

Podnieks, Elizabeth (Editor)

Mediating Moms: Mothers in Popular Culture

432 pp., 6" x 9", $95.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

March 2012

McGill-Queen's University Press

In recent decades, popular culture—from television and film to newspapers, magazines, and best-selling fiction—has focused an enormous amount of attention on mothers. Mediating Moms looks at mothers as imaged by and in the media; how mothers mediate or negotiate these images according to their historical, corporeal, and lived personhoods; and how scholars mediate the popular and academic discourses of motherhood as a way of registering, strengthening, and alleviating the tensions between representation and reality.

ISBN 9780773539792 (c.), ISBN 9780773539808 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: S


307.121

Krause, Linda (Editor)

Sustaining Cities: Urban Policies, Practices, and Perceptions

178 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $69.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

December 2012

Rutgers University Press

Sustaining Cities spotlights metropolitan and smaller centers in light of globalization and its aftermaths to discover what has happened to them in the wake of the global economic recession. Its nine essays look at such diverse topics as globalization and agriculture, public policies in modern cities, and corporate support in urban areas. Contributors examine how urban planners, architects, novelists, and filmmakers tap the unique and complex character of cities in response to economic, environmental, social, and political changes.

LC 2012005046, ISBN 9780813554167 (c.), ISBN 9780813554150 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: G


307.76

Angel, Shlomo

Planet of Cities

360 pp., 7" x 10", 136 illustrations, $40.00 paper, CIP included

September 2012

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The book questions the familiar Containment Paradigm, (aka smart growth or compact city), that is designed to contain boundless urban expansion, typically decried as sprawl. It examines this paradigm in a broader global perspective and shows it to be deficient and practically useless in addressing the questions facing expanding cities outside the US and Europe. In its place, Angel proposes to revive an alternative Making Room Paradigm that comes to terms with expected expansion of cities, particularly in the rapidly urbanizing countries in Asia and Africa, and to make the minimally necessary preparations for expansion instead of seeking to contain it.

LC 2012025247, ISBN 9781558442450 (p.)

AASL: O, G, S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G, S

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320-329 Political Science


320.014

Farwell, James P.

(Foreword by John J. Hamre)

Persuasion and Power: The Art of Strategic Communication

304 pp., 6" x 9", 1 figure, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

Georgetown University Press

An insightful book about the art of strategic communication, how it is used, where, and why....Farwell's adroit use of vivid examples produce a well-researched, entertaining story that illustrates how its principles have made a critical difference throughout history in the outcomes of crises, conflicts, politics, and diplomacy across different cultures and societies.

LC 2012007819, ISBN 9781589019423 (p.)

AASL: G, S/P

CODES/RUSA: G, S


320.795

Marsh, Tom

To the Promised Land: A History of Government and Politics in Oregon

528 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2012

Oregon State University Press

A comprehensive political history of Oregon, To the Promised Land examines the social and economic changes the state has pioneered over almost two hundred years. Highlighting major political figures, campaigns, and ballot measures, Tom Marsh traces the evolution of Oregon from incorporated territory to a state at the forefront of national environmental and social movements.

LC 2011052977, ISBN 9780870716577 (p.)

AASL: RS, S/HS, P


320.917

Miller, Laurel E., et al.

Democratization in the Arab World: Prospects and Lessons from Around the Globe

434 pp., 6" x 9", 20 color charts, 5 b&w tables, bibliography, $44.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

RAND Corporation

Daunting challenges lie ahead for Arab countries where revolutions have upended longstanding authoritarian regimes. This monograph aims to help policymakers understand the challenges ahead, form well-founded expectations, shape diplomatic approaches, and take practical steps to foster positive change.

LC 2012028225, ISBN 9780833072078 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


320.973

Clayton, Cornell W. and Richard Elgar (Editors)

Civility and Democracy in America: A Reasonable Understanding

192 pp., 6" x 9", photographs, charts, notes, references, $25.95 paper, CIP included

September 2012

Washington State University Press

Although the country's various political arenas welcome reasoned arguments and intelligent debate, enacting positive change sometimes requires incivility. In 2011, Washington State University hosted one of four national conferences on the role civility plays in American democracy. Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines focused on five distinct perspectives: history, religion, architecture, philosophy/ethics, and communication/media. The editors selected twenty-two of their papers for this insightful anthology.

LC 2012024273, ISBN 9780874223125 (p.)

AASL: G, S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


322.408

Martini, Jeffrey, Dalia Dassa Kaye, and Erin York

The Muslim Brotherhood, Its Youth, and Implications for U.S. Engagement

96 pp., 6" x 9", 1 color map, 1 color figure, 1 b&w figure, 4 b&w tables, bibliography, $20.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

RAND Corporation

Since the 2011 revolution in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has emerged as a key political player. Although individuals under the age of 35 make up a large share of the membership, the group's strict hierarchy has led to disaffection among its youth. These members merit attention not only as a challenge to the Brotherhood's organizational cohesion, but as a potential conduit for expanding U.S. engagement with the group.

LC 2012040220, ISBN 9780833077097 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


323.092

Waldschmidt-Nelson, Britta

(Foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr.)

Dreams and Nightmares: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and the Struggle for Black Equality in America

256 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 15 b&w photographs, $22.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2012

University Press of Florida

Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson compares and contrasts Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in her fascinating dual biography. She offers a concise account of their lives, accomplishments, and challenges. In a crisp, fascinating narrative, she reveals the interconnectedness of their goals, their visions, and their legacies. Most provocative, she suggests what might have been, as their philosophies began to converge, were it not for a pair of assassins' bullets.

LC 2011018993, ISBN 9780813037233 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


323.119

Mathes, Valerie Sherer

Divinely Guided: The California Work of the Women's National Indian Association

400 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 56 b&w photographs, 2 maps, $65.00 cloth, $39.95 paper, CIP included

April 2012

Texas Tech University Press

Founded in 1879, the WNIA devoted seventy years to working among Native women, building homes, missionary cottages, schools, and chapels, and sponsoring teachers and physicians. Though goals of forced assimilation were unsuccessful, the WNIA's contributions to the welfare of Native women in California were hardly insignificant. In the north, they worked at the Round Valley and Hoopa Reservations and funded the Greenville Indian Industrial School. In the south they worked with the Native mission populations. Amelia Stone Quinton and Helen Hunt Jackson provide consistent narrative threads. Mathes's recovery of WNIA history reveals much about an era's sense of sphere, service, and sisterhood.

LC 2011041839, ISBN 9780896727267 (c.), ISBN 9780896727458 (p.)

AASL: RS, S/P

CODES/RUSA: RS, S


323.119

Wolcott, Victoria W.

Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America

328 pp., 6" x 9", 18 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2012

University of Pennsylvania Press

Throughout the twentieth century, African Americans challenged segregation at amusement parks, swimming pools, and skating rinks not only in pursuit of pleasure but as part of a wider struggle for racial equality....In Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters, Victoria W. Wolcott tells the story of this battle for access to leisure space in cities all over the United States....Filled with detailed accounts and powerful insights, Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters brings to light overlooked aspects of conflicts over public accommodations. This eloquent history demonstrates the significance of leisure in American race relations.

LC 2012002588, ISBN 9780812244342 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: G


324.273

Gillespie, J. David

Challengers to Duopoly: Why Third Parties Matter in American Two-Party Politics

256 pp., 6" x 9", 18 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2012

The University of South Carolina Press

Building on the foundational importance of its predecessor (Politics at the Periphery, 1993), Challengers to Duopoly offers an up-to-date overview of the important history of America's third parties and the challenge they represent to the hegemony of the major parties. J. David Gillespie introduces readers to minor partisan actors of three types: short-lived national parties, continuing doctrinal and issue parties, and the significant others at the state and local levels. Woven into these accounts are profiles of some of the individuals who have taken the initiative to found and lead these parties.

LC 2011046340, ISBN 9781611170139 (c.), ISBN 9781611170146 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


324.623

Ridarsky, Christine L. and Mary M. Huth (Editors)

Susan B. Anthony and the Struggle for Equal Rights

256 pp., 6" x 9", $75.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2012

The University of Rochester Press

Susan B. Anthony and the Struggle for Equal Rights explores the diversity of women's activism in nineteenth-century American reform movements, focusing on how Anthony and other women reformers shaped those movements and our memories of them. The essays here chart the long career of Anthony in this rich historical context of women's activism and display the efforts of a wide variety of women, and the challenges they faced, in the continued struggle for equality.

LC 2012038549, ISBN 9781580464253 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: G


327.120

Sulick, Michael J.

Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War

336 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w photographs, 4 b&w illustrations, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2012

Georgetown University Press

A concise and highly readable introduction to the early history of spying in America with over thirty cases of espionage on American soil from the Revolution to the beginning of the Cold War.

LC 2011052068, ISBN 9781589019263 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


327.172

Smock, David R. and Daniel Serwer (Editors)

Facilitating Dialogue: USIP's Work in Conflict Zones

176 pp., 6" x 9", $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

United States Institute of Peace Press

This volume presents seven case studies of the United States Institute of Peace's facilitated dialogue efforts in Iraq, Kosovo, Israel/Palestine, Colombia, Nigeria, and Nepal. Covering a variety of conflict situations and peacemaking efforts—from the tribal reconciliation in Mahmoudiya, Iraq, to a justice and security dialogue in Nepal—the cases tell stories of peace-building successes, efforts in progress, limitations on what can be achieved, and lessons learned.

LC 2012017403, ISBN 9781601271402 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


327.174

Pifer, Steven and Michael E. O'Hanlon

The Opportunity: Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Arms

242 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, notes, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Brookings Institution Press

For some observers, nuclear arms control is either a relic of the cold war, or a utopian dream about a denuclearized planet decades in the future. But in fact, as the authors argue in The Opportunity, it is of major relevance to some of the key and urgent security challenges of the day. What is the future of nuclear arms control for the next president? Can there be another major U.S.-Russia arms treaty?...And what of multilateral accords on nuclear testing and production of fissile materials for nuclear weapons?...The authors concisely frame the issues, the circumstances, and the choices for a future president and offer their own recommendations as well.

LC 2012036052, ISBN 9780815724292 (c.)

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327.209

Davies, John Paton, Jr.

China Hand: An Autobiography

376 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2012

University of Pennsylvania Press

At the height of the McCarthyite hysteria of the 1950s, John Paton Davies, Jr., was summoned to the State Department one morning and fired. His offense? The career diplomat had counseled the U.S. government during World War II that the Communist forces in China were poised to take over the country—which they did, in 1949. Winner of the 2012 Douglas Dillon Award of the American Academy of Diplomacy, China Hand is the story of a man who captured with wry and judicious insight the times in which he lived, both as observer and as actor.

LC 2011033181, ISBN 9780812244014 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: G


327.510

Shinn, David H. and Joshua Eisenman

China and Africa: A Century of Engagement

544 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illustrations, $69.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2012

University of Pennsylvania Press

The People's Republic of China once limited its involvement in African affairs to building an occasional railroad or port, supporting African liberation movements, and loudly proclaiming socialist solidarity with the downtrodden of the continent. Now Chinese diplomats and Chinese companies, both state-owned and private, along with an influx of Chinese workers, have spread throughout Africa. This shift is one of the most important geopolitical phenomena of our time. China and Africa: A Century of Engagement presents a comprehensive view of the relationship between this powerful Asian nation and the countries of Africa....[This book] demonstrates that while China's connection to Africa is different from that of Western nations, it is no less complex.

LC 2012006237, ISBN 9780812244199 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: G


327.730

Peace, Roger

A Call to Conscience: The Anti-Contra War Campaign

328 pp., 6" x 9", 1 map, $80.00 cloth, $28.95 paper, CIP included

June 2012

University of Massachusetts Press

Unlike earlier U.S. interventions in Latin America, the Reagan administration's attempt to overthrow the Sandinista government of Nicaragua during the 1980s was not allowed to proceed quietly. Tens of thousands of American citizens organized and agitated against U.S. aid to the counterrevolutionary guerrillas, known as "contras." Believing the Contra War to be unnecessary, immoral, and illegal, they challenged the administration's Cold War stereotypes, warned of "another Vietnam," and called on the United States to abide by international norms. A Call to Conscience offers the first comprehensive history of the anti-Contra War campaign and its Nicaragua connections.

LC 2012007997, ISBN 9781558499317 (c.), ISBN 9781558499324 (p.)

AASL: G, S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


328.730

Johnson, Tekla Agbala Ali

(Foreword by Quintard Taylor)

Free Radical: Ernest Chambers, Black Power, and the Politics of Race

320 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 22 b&w photographs, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2012

Texas Tech University Press

As Senator Ernest Chambers returns to the public forum with a 2012 bid for reelection to the Nebraska office he held for thirty-eight years, Omaha native Tekla Agbala Ali Johnson presents the first public biography of this influential leader. Documenting Chambers's experience, influences, and struggles, Johnson traces the growth of the Black Power Movement in Nebraska, within the context of similar developments throughout the United States.

LC 2012023334, ISBN 9780896727298 (c.)

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330

Committee on the Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population; Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications; Division on Engineering and Physical Science; Committee on Population; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council

Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population

256 pp., 6" x 9", $49.00 paper, CIP included

December 2012

The National Academies Press

Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population presents the fundamental factors driving the aging of the U.S. population, as well as its societal implications and likely long-term macroeconomic effects in a global context. The report finds that, while population aging does not pose an insurmountable challenge to the nation, it is imperative that sensible policies are implemented soon to allow companies and households to respond. It offers four practical approaches for preparing resources to support the future consumption of households and for adapting to the new economic landscape.

LC 2012953334, ISBN 9780309261968 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


330

Dixon, Lloyd, Noreen Clancy, and Krishna B. Kumar

Hedge Funds and Systemic Risk

146 pp., 6" x 9", 10 color charts, 6 b&w tables, bibliography, $24.95 paper

September 2012

RAND Corporation

This report explores the extent to which hedge funds create or contribute to systemic risk, the role they played in the financial crisis, and whether and how the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 addresses the potential systemic risks posed by hedge funds.

LC 2012948078, ISBN 9780833076847 (p.)

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330.122

Kobrin, Rebecca (Editor)

Chosen Capital: The Jewish Encounter with American Capitalism

288 pp., 6" x 9", 22 photographs, $70.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

August 2012

Rutgers University Press

At what moments and in what ways did Jews play a central role in American capitalism? Chosen Capital addresses this question head-on by exploring Jews' impact on American capitalism as both its architects—through their participation in specific industries—and as its most vocal critics through their support of unionism and radical political movements. Essays are contributed by a stellar list of scholars.

LC 2011038426, ISBN 9780813553078 (c.), ISBN 9780813553085 (p.)

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CODES/RUSA: S


330.122

Marshall, Alex

The Surprising Design of Market Economies

288 pp., 6" x 9", $25.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

University of Texas Press

The "free market" has been a topic of debate for decades. Proponents tout it as a cure-all for almost everything that ails modern society, while opponents blame it for the very same ills. But the heated rhetoric obscures one very important fact-markets don't just run themselves; we create them. Alex Marshall explores the fundamentals that shape markets and, through them, our daily economic lives. He debunks the myth of the "free market," showing how markets could not exist without governments to create the structures through which we assert ownership of property, real and intellectual, and conduct business.

LC 2012007467, ISBN 9780292717770 (c.)

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330.973

McCraw, Thomas K.

The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy

496 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 24 halftones, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

In 1776 the U.S. owed huge sums to foreign creditors and its own citizens but, lacking the power to tax, had no means to repay them. This is the first book to tell the story of how foreign-born financial specialists—the immigrant founders Hamilton and Gallatin—solved the fiscal crisis and set the nation on a path to long-term economic prosperity.

LC 2012014006, ISBN 9780674066922 (c.)

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CODES/RUSA: O


331.097

Finkel, Alvin

Working People in Alberta: A History

358 pp., 9 1/2" x 10", 22 colour and 76 b&w illustrations, $41.95 paper, CIP included

February 2012

Athabasca University Press and Canadian Committee on Labour History

Working People in Alberta traces the history of labour in Alberta from the period of First Nations occupation to the present. Drawing on over two hundred interviews with labour leaders, activists, and ordinary working people, as well as on archival records, the volume gives voice to the people who have toiled in Alberta over the centuries. Their stories are set within a sequential analysis of provincial politics and economics, supplemented by chapters on women and the labour movement and on minority workers of colour and their quest for social justice.

LC 2012397853, ISBN 9781926836584 (p.)

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331.114

Perna, Laura W. (Editor)

Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs in Metropolitan America

328 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illustrations, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2012

University of Pennsylvania Press

Education, long the key to opportunity in the United States, has become simply essential to earning a decent living....Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs in Metropolitan America probes more deeply than recent reports on the misalignment between workers' training and employers' requirements. Written by researchers in education and urban policy, this volume takes a comprehensive approach. It informs our understanding of the measurement and definition of the learning required by employers. It examines the roles that different educational sectors and providers play in workforce readiness. It analyzes the institutional practices and public policies that promote the educational preparation of today's students for tomorrow's jobs.

LC 2012018383, ISBN 9780812244533 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: S


331.488

Plankey-Videla, Nancy

We Are in This Dance Together: Gender, Power, and Globalization at a Mexican Garment Firm

278 pp., 6" x 9", 10 illustrations, $72.00 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

Rutgers University Press

We Are in This Dance Together uses in-depth interviews with over sixty workers, managers, and policy makers to document and analyze events leading up to the female-led factory strike in March 2001 at a high-end producer of men's suits in Mexico and the strike's aftermath—including harassment from managers, corrupt union officials and labor authorities, and violent governor-sanctioned police actions. It illustrates how the women's shared identity as workers and mothers, deserving of dignity, respect, and a living wage, became the basis for radicalization and led to further civic organizing against the state, the company, and the corrupt union to demand justice.

LC 2011037602, ISBN 9780813553016 (c.), ISBN 9780813553023 (p.)

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CODES/RUSA: S


332

Shiller, Robert J.

Finance and the Good Society

304 pp., 6" x 9", bibliographical references, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2012

Princeton University Press

"Reading his book is like wandering through an interesting garden....[T]he best passages in this book make a persuasive case for a fresh view of an industry that is too glibly demonized. The most promising way to promote the good society, Shiller says, is not to restrain finance but to release it."—Sebastian Mallaby, New York Times Book Review. "Extensively citing history, philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral science, the book convincingly calls for better fiscal education and claims that greater knowledge will lessen resentment and inequality, improve comprehension, and facilitate the good society.' An excellent resource for readers interested in understanding and improving financial capitalism."—Library Journal

LC 2011053481, ISBN 9780691154886 (c.)

AASL: G, S/P


332.4

Clarke, Lewis

(Introduction by Carver Clark Gayton)

Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke, During a Captivity of More Than Twenty-Five Years, among the Algerines of Kentucky, One of the So Called Christian States of North America: A Facsimile Edition

152 pp., 6" x 9", 1 illustration, $19.95 paper

July 2012

University of Washington Press

Lewis George Clarke, identified by Harriet Beecher Stowe as the prototype for the rebellious character George Harris in Uncle Tom's Cabin, became an abolitionist lecturer after his escape from Kentucky in 1845. This facsimile edition of Clarke's book is introduced by his great grandson, Carver Clark Gayton, former director of Affirmative Action Programs at the University of Washington. "Anyone who wants to understand America would get from this book a better feel for the complex relationships created by slavery than he might get from many history textbooks."—Seattle Times

LC 2012933305, ISBN 9780295992006 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


332.642

Fisher, Melissa S.

Wall Street Women

240 pp., 6" x 9", 3 illustrations, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

June 2012

Duke University Press

Wall Street Women tells the story of the first generation of women to establish themselves as professionals on Wall Street. Since these women, who began their careers in the 1960s, faced blatant discrimination and barriers to advancement, they created formal and informal associations to bolster one another's careers. In this important historical ethnography, Melissa S. Fisher draws on fieldwork, archival research, and extensive interviews with a very successful cohort of first-generation Wall Street women.

LC 2012011599, ISBN 9780822353300 (c.), ISBN 9780822353454 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: G


333.720

Lanza, Michael

Before They're Gone: A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 10 photographs, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2012

Beacon Press

A veteran outdoors writer embarks on a one-year journey to introduce his children to the grandeur of America's national parks—before they are radically altered by the effects of climate change.

LC 2011039419, ISBN 9780807001196 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: O


333.782

Turner, James Morton

The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964

576 pp., 6" x 9", 60 illustrations, 16 maps, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2012

University of Washington Press

Wilderness is not only a place. It is also one of the most powerful and troublesome ideas in American environmental thought, representing everything from sublime beauty and patriotic inspiration to a countercultural ideal and an overextension of government authority. "The Promise of Wilderness is an epic history of the heart, soul, and mind of the wilderness community over the last fifty years. Through personal stories of legendary conservation heroes, it provides a primer for all who work to protect special places."—William H. Meadows, former president, The Wilderness Society

LC 2011050149, ISBN 9780295991757 (c.)

AASL: G, S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: O


335

Evans, Bryan and Ingo Schmidt (Editors)

Social Democracy After the Cold War

339 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 paper, CIP included

June 2012

Athabasca University Press

The end of the Cold War was widely seen as a victory for free market capitalism. It also issued into a short-lived revival of social democracy. Drawing on evidence from different countries, the book explains the rise and fall of social democratic government.

LC 2012452087, ISBN 9781926836874 (p.)

AASL: G, S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


338.109

Hillman, Jimmye

(Foreword by Robert Hass)

Hogs, Mules, and Yellow Dogs: Growing Up on a Mississippi Subsistence Farm

267 pp., 6" x 9", 41 b&w photographs, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2012

The University of Arizona Press

"This volume is a fascinating memoir by one uniquely qualified to write of his years growing up in the culturally remote and depression poor piney woods' of Southern Mississippi. Jimmye Hillman has preserved for us in his inimitable style the almost-lost stories of life in a different time. It holds invaluable lessons for all of us who seek to understand better the richness and diversity of our history and culture."—Governor William F. Winter

LC 2011040707, ISBN 9780816529919 (p.)

AASL: G, RG, S/HS

CODES/RUSA: RG


338.160

Conway, Gordon

One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?

464 pp., 6" x 9", 8-page color insert, 10 b&w illustrations, 18 tables, 80 charts/graphs, $75.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

Cornell University Press

Hunger is a daily reality for a billion people, with regular food shortages, malnutrition, and poverty still plaguing much of the world. And with increasing food prices, climate change, resource inequality, and an ever-increasing global population, the goal of ending world hunger seems more of a challenge than ever. In this book, Gordon Conway addresses the issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security, emphasizing the essential combination of more efficient food production, environmental stability, and poverty reduction necessary to end endemic hunger.

LC 2012014403, ISBN 9780801451331 (c.), ISBN 9780801478024 (p.)

AASL: G, S/HS

CODES/RUSA: S


338.476

Goldstein, Gabriel M. and Elizabeth E. Greenberg (Editors)

(Foreword by Sylvia A. Herskowitz)

A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry (1860-1960)

264 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 151 color illustrations, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Texas Tech University Press

Scholars from varied backgrounds consider the role of American Jews in creating, developing, and furthering the national garment industry since the Civil War. Essays in this copiously illustrated volume address the development of the menswear industry; the early film industry and its relationship to American fashion; the relationship of the American industry to Britain and France; the acculturation of Jewish immigrants and its impact on American garment making; advertising history and popular culture; and regional centers of manufacturing. This multivalent group of essays compellingly weaves together important threads of the complex history of the American garment industry.

LC 2011047039, ISBN 9780896727359 (c.)

AASL: O/HS

CODES/RUSA: O


339.220

Dadush, Uri, et al.

Inequality in America: Facts, Trends, and International Perspectives

94 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, references, $19.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

Brookings Institution Press

Income inequality has been on the rise since the late 1970s, but the economic and financial crisis of 2008 instigated an unemployment epidemic that dramatically compounded this problem in the United States and catapulted the issue to the center of debate....Inequality in America provides a snapshot of the issues posed by growing economic disparity, focusing particularly on America but drawing on international comparisons to help set the context. The authors examine the economic, technological, and political drivers of inequality as well as identify worrying trends associated with its rise, making the issues surrounding income distribution accessible to a wider public.

LC 2012021020, ISBN 9780815724216 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


339.5

Brauer, Jurgen and J. Paul Dunne

Peace Economics: A Macroeconomic Primer for Violence-Afflicted States

155 pp., 6" x 9", tables, charts, graphs, glossary, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

September 2012

United States Institute of Peace Press

Creating sound economic policy and a stable macroeconomic framework is essential to societies recovering from violent conflict, yet few practitioners have the background needed to apply economic concepts effectively. To provide practitioners with a concise but broad overview of macroeconomic fundamentals as they touch on violence-afflicted states, Brauer and Dunne have created Peace Economics. Filling a gap in the literature on peace design from an economic perspective, this text extends beyond economic principles into the wider realm of social reconstitution, social contract, and social capital in the hopes of helping build a more stable peace.

LC 2012017402, ISBN 9781601271389 (p.)

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340-349 Law


340.092

Fraker, Guy C.

(Foreword by Michael Burlingame)

Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit

352 pp., 6" x 9", 34 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Southern Illinois University Press

Throughout his twenty-three-year legal career, Abraham Lincoln spent nearly as much time on the road as an attorney for the Eighth Judicial Circuit as he did in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois. Yet most historians gloss over the time and instead have Lincoln emerge fully formed as a skillful politician in 1858. In this innovative volume, Guy C. Fraker provides the first-ever study of Lincoln's professional and personal home away from home and demonstrates how the Eighth Judicial Circuit and its people propelled Lincoln to the presidency.

LC 2012005552, ISBN 9780809332014 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


341.48

Piccone, Ted

Catalysts for Change: How the UN's Independent Experts Promote Human Rights

225 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

Brookings Institution Press

Catalysts for Change examines the strengths and weaknesses of one of the United Nations' most important human rights mechanisms—the collection of independent experts known as special procedures—as they negotiate the rocky terrain where rights meet reality. These independent experts serve as the eyes and ears of the UN human rights system. Despite their prolific work as experts and advocates, however, there has been no empirical study of their impact at the national level—until now. This book provides concrete evidence of why the system works and ways it can be improved.

LC 2012023170, ISBN 9780815721925 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


341.690

Ryan, Allan A.

Yamashita's Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur's Justice, and Command Accountability

416 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 18 photographs, 2 maps, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

University Press of Kansas

The dramatic story of the 1945 war crimes trial of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, who was charged with atrocities he neither committed nor ordered—and of which he likely had no knowledge. Even so, he was convicted and, following a Supreme Court review, executed for having failed to control his troops.

LC 2012024202, ISBN 9780700618811 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


342

Strayer, Barry L.

Canada's Constitutional Revolution

360 pp., 6" x 9", 11 b&w photographs, notes, index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

December 2012

The University of Alberta Press

Barry L. Strayer was instrumental in the design of The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the patriation of Canada's Constitution. Here Dr. Strayer shares his experiences as a key legal advisor with a clear...voice that yields an insightful contribution to Canadian history and political memoir. He discusses the personal philosophies of Pierre Trudeau and F.R. Scott in addition to his...accounts of the events and people involved in Canada's constitutional reform, and the consequences of that reform...This is an accessible primary source for experts and nonspecialists interested in constitutional history studies, political history of patriation and The Charter, interpretation of The Charter, and the nature of judicial review.

ISBN 9780888646491 (p.)

AASL: RG/P

CODES/RUSA: S


342.73

Frank, Walter M.

Making Sense of the Constitution: A Primer on the Supreme Court and Its Struggle to Apply Our Fundamental Law

328 pp., 6" x 9", $34.95 paper, CIP included

March 2012

Southern Illinois University Press

In Making Sense of the Constitution, Walter Frank tackles, in a comprehensive but lively manner, subjects (such as constitutional theory, the function of the Supreme Court, doctrinal developments, and judicial processes) rarely treated in one volume.

LC 2011027008, ISBN 9780809330836 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: O


342.730

Hull, N. E. H.

The Woman Who Dared to Vote: The Trial of Susan B. Anthony

232 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $34.95 cloth, $17.95 paper, CIP included

April 2012

University Press of Kansas

The first book-length account of the most important trial in the history of the movement to secure the vote for women. Provides a concise and readable guide to the origins, proceedings, and significance of the controversial trial of Susan B. Anthony.

LC 2012004015, ISBN 9780700618484 (c.), ISBN 9780700618491 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


342.798

Case, David S. and David A. Voluck

Alaska Natives and American Laws,

Third Edition

600 pp., 7" x 10", $85.00 paper, CIP included

June 2012

University of Alaska Press

Now in its third edition, Alaska Natives and American Laws is still the only work of its kind, canvassing federal law and its history as applied to the indigenous peoples of Alaska. Covering 1867 through 2011, the authors offer lucid explanations of the often-tangled history of policy and law as applied to Alaska's first peoples. Divided conceptually into four broad themes of indigenous rights to land, subsistence, services, and sovereignty, the book offers a thorough and balanced analysis of the evolution of these rights in the forty-ninth state.

LC 2011041057, ISBN 9781602231757 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

CODES/RUSA: RS


344.046

Boyd, David R.

The Environmental Rights Revolution: A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment

468 pp., 6" x 9", 3 maps, 10 charts, 22 tables, $95.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

February 2012

University of British Columbia Press

The right to a healthy environment has been the subject of extensive philosophical debates that revolve around the question: Should rights to clean air, water, and soil be entrenched in law? David Boyd answers this by moving beyond theoretical debates to measure the practical effects of enshrining the right in constitutions. His pioneering analysis of 193 constitutions and the laws and court decisions of more than 100 nations in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa reveals a positive correlation between constitutional protection and stronger environmental laws, smaller ecological footprints, superior environmental performance, and improved quality of life.

LC 2012360244, ISBN 9780774821605 (c.), ISBN 9780774821612 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


344.730

McKeown, C. Timothy

In the Smaller Scope of Conscience: The Struggle for National Repatriation Legislation, 1986-1990

288 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w photographs, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2012

The University of Arizona Press

An insider's examination of the legislation that led to NAGPRA and other landmark congressional actions that continue to impact Native American heritage sites. "This book will be of interest to everyone who is concerned about the protection of Native cultural resources and issues of fundamental justice."—Eric Eberhard, Distinguished Indian Law Practitioner in Residence, Center for Indian Law and Policy, Seattle University

LC 2012017149, ISBN 9780816526871 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


346.730

Pelka, Fred

What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement

656 pp., 6" x 9", 33 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

February 2012

University of Massachusetts Press

"Nothing about us without us" has been a core principle of American disability rights activists for more than half a century. Pelka takes that slogan at face value, presenting the voices of disability rights activists who transformed how society views people with disabilities, and recounts how the various streams of the movement came together to push through the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The book traces how disability came to be seen as a political issue, and how people with disabilities—often isolated, institutionalized, and marginalized—forged a movement analogous to the civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights movements, and fought for full and equal participation in American society.

LC 2011050377, ISBN 9781558499188 (c.), ISBN 9781558499195 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


347.737

Ferguson, Andrew Guthrie

(Foreword by Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.)

Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen's Guide to Constitutional Action

224 pp., 5" x 7", 10 halftones, $55.00 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

December 2012

New York University Press

It's easy to forget how important the jury really is to America....The right to trial by jury...is the only right that appears in both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But for most of us, a jury summons is an unwelcome inconvenience....In Why Jury Duty Matters, Andrew Guthrie Ferguson reminds us that whether we like it or not, we are all constitutional actors....This book inspires us to re-examine the jury experience and act on the constitutional principles that guide our country before, during, and after jury service.

LC 2012024879, ISBN 9780814729021 (c.), ISBN 9780814729038 (p.)

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350-359 Public Administration, Military Science


352.367

Tria, Giovanni and Giovanni Valotti (Editors)

Reforming the Public Sector: How to Achieve Better Transparency, Service, and Leadership

311 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, $32.95 paper, CIP included

June 2012

Brookings Institution Press

The public sector is characterized by a profound transformation across the globe, the scope and ramifications of which have yet to be interpreted. For this act of transformation to be converted into an ongoing state of improvement, policymakers and civil service leaders must learn to implement and evaluate change in the public sector. Reforming the Public Sector is an important contribution to that end. The specific issues addressed include the uses and abuses of public sector transparency, the "audit explosion," and the relationship between public service motivation and job satisfaction in Europe. It presents comparative perspectives of government reform and innovation, discusses three decades of reform, and explores public sector strategic management.

LC 2012011886, ISBN 9780815722885 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


355.009

Chambers, Thomas A.

Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

248 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 20 b&w illustrations, 6 maps, 3 tables, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Cornell University Press

"Chambers explores how and why key American battlefields became memorials and tourist attractions, and the potentially powerful psychological and emotional effect these sites can have on visitors evoking the past....His descriptions demonstrate first-hand knowledge of each place as well as deep research into primary sources. Fascinating and original, this is recommended to scholars and informed readers of American military and cultural history."—Library Journal

LC 2012013902, ISBN 9780801448676 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


355.021

Connable, Ben

Embracing the Fog of War: Assessment and Metrics in Counterinsurgency

340 pp., 7" x 10", 52 illustrations, bibliography, $36.50 paper, CIP included

April 2012

RAND Corporation

The unpredictable counterinsurgency environment challenges centralized, quantitative campaign assessment. A comprehensive examination of the centralized, quantitative approach to assessment, as described in the literature and doctrine and applied in two primary case studies (Vietnam and Afghanistan), reveals weaknesses and gaps and proposes an alternative process: contextual assessment.

LC 2012001598, ISBN 9780833058157 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


355.021

Delpech, Th<0x00E9>r<0x00E8>se

Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Cold War for a New Era of Strategic Piracy

196 pp., 7" x 10", bibliography, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2012

RAND Corporation

Deterrence remains a primary doctrine for dealing with the threat of nuclear weapons in the 21st century. The author reviews the history of nuclear deterrence and calls for a renewed intellectual effort to address the relevance of concepts such as first strike, escalation, extended deterrence, and other Cold War-era strategies in today's complex world of additional superpowers, smaller nuclear powers, and nonstate actors.

LC 2012010239, ISBN 9780833059307 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


355.021

Koithara, Verghese

Managing India's Nuclear Forces

294 pp., 6" x 9", $59.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2012

Brookings Institution Press

For a variety of political and organizational reasons, India has a nuclear force management system that is largely incapable of handling the country's needs. Managing India's Nuclear Forces examines why things are as they are and what management changes are needed to improve matters....Author Verghese Koithara explains and evaluates India's nuclear force management against a backdrop of similar information available with respect to other nuclear states, encouraging a broad public conversation that can perhaps act as a catalyst for change.

LC 2012014015, ISBN 9780815722663 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: S


355.031

Larrabee, F. Stephen, et al.

NATO and the Challenges of Austerity

144 pp., 6" x 9", 9 color charts, bibliography, $25.00 paper, CIP included

October 2012

RAND Corporation

In the coming decade, NATO faces growing fiscal austerity and declining defense budgets. This study analyzes the impact of planned defense budget cuts on the capabilities of seven European members of NATO: the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and Poland. The authors assess the implications of the cuts for NATO capabilities and strategy and for U.S. policy.

LC 2012040914, ISBN 9780833068477 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


355.033

Brown, Harold

(With Joyce Winslow)

Star Spangled Security: Applying Lessons Learned Over Six Decades Safeguarding America

277 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Brookings Institution Press

Former U.S. secretary of defense Harold Brown served during the hottest part of the cold war when the Soviet Union presented an existential threat to the United States. In Star Spangled Security, Dr. Brown, one of the most respected wise men of U.S. foreign policy, gives an insider's view of U.S. national security strategy during the Carter administration, relates lessons learned, and bridges them to current challenges facing America. Brown describes his part in the SALT negotiations, the normalization of relations with China, the Camp David Accords, the development of a new generation of ballistic missiles, and more.

LC 2012033419, ISBN 9780815723820 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


355.033

Pettyjohn, Stacie L.

U.S. Global Defense Posture, 1783-2011

144 pp., 6" x 9", 14 color figures, 9 color maps, 1 color chart, 4 b&w tables, 1 b&w map, 1 b&w chart, bibliography, $32.50 paper, CIP included

December 2012

RAND Corporation

This book describes the evolution of the U.S. global defense posture from 1783 to the present as the nation grew from a relatively weak and insular regional power into the preeminent global power. As new and unpredictable threats emerge, alliance relationships are revised, and resources decline, past efforts at dealing with similar problems yield important lessons for future decisions.

LC 2012045707, ISBN 9780833076960 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P


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360-369 Social Problems and Services, Criminology


361.6

Goyal, Rajeev

(Foreword by Peter Hessler)

The Springs of Namje: A Ten-Year Journey from the Villages of Nepal to the Halls of Congress

232 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

Beacon Press

A Peace Corps volunteer shares his inspirational story about the power of small change and shows how young Americans can be effective activists and make a global impact.

LC 2012009321, ISBN 9780807001752 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


362.12

Minkler, Meredith (Editor)

Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare, Third Edition

512 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 18 figures and tables, $26.95 paper, CIP included

September 2012

Rutgers University Press

The third edition offers new and more established ways to approach community building and organizing, from collaborating with communities on assessment and issue selection to using the power of social media to enhance the effectiveness of such work. Numerous case studies ranging from childhood obesity to immigrant worker rights to health care reform are provided as well as a "tool kit" of appendixes that includes guidelines for assessing coalition effectiveness, exercises for critical reflection on power and privilege, and such training tools as "policy bingo."

LC 2011037604, ISBN 9780813553009 (p.)

AASL: O/P

CODES/RUSA: S


362.16

Gaffney, Sandra J.

Making Myself at Home in a Nursing Home

204 pp., 6" x 9", 7 b&w photographs, $45.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

Vanderbilt University Press

Sandra Gaffney entered her first nursing home for long-term care at the unusually young age of fifty. Fourteen years earlier she had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Over the next sixteen years, Gaffney lived in nursing homes in Florida, Virginia, and Minnesota, as the ways she could be close to family changed. Gaffney became an acute observer and strategist about how to live in a nursing home. Her first-person account, dictated to family members and assistants, covers making the decision to enter a nursing home, choosing the right one, and understanding its culture....Gaffney's daughters...and her friend Ellen...provide additional perspectives on the caregiving experience.

LC 2012003430, ISBN 9780826518644 (c.), ISBN 9780826518651 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: G


362.196

O'Brien, Mark

(With Gillian Kendall)

How I Became a Human Being:

A Disabled Man's Quest for Independence

278 pp., 6" x 9", 13 b&w photographs, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

The University of Wisconsin Press

Available for the first time in paperback, How I Became a Human Being is O'Brien's account of his struggles to lead an independent life despite a lifelong disability. In 1955 he contracted polio and became permanently paralyzed from the neck down....Despite his physical limitations, O'Brien crafts a narrative that is as rich and vivid as the life he led. The Sessions, a film starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes, with William H. Macy, is based on the life story of Mark O'Brien. Mark O'Brien was also the subject of the 1997 Academy Award-winning documentary Breathing Lessons.

LC 2002010451, ISBN 9780299184346 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


362.283

Aldrich, Marcia

Companion to an Untold Story

280 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 15 b&w photographs, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

University of Georgia Press

When Marcia Aldrich's friend took his own life at the age of forty-six, they had known each other many years. In preparing for death, he gave her many of his possessions, concealing his purposes in doing so. When he committed his long-contemplated act, he was alone in a bare apartment. In Companion to an Untold Story, Aldrich struggles with her own failure to act on her suspicions about her friend's intentions. Modeled on the type of reference called a "companion," this book attempts to find a form adequate to the way these two stories criss-cross, tangle, knot, and break.

LC 2012006938, ISBN 9780820343372 (c.)

AASL: O/HS

CODES/RUSA: RS


362.409

Nielsen, Kim E.

A Disability History of the United States

240 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Beacon Press

The first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present....A Disability History of the United States pulls from primary-source documents and social histories to retell American history through the eyes, words, and impressions of the people who lived it....Engrossing and profound, A Disability History of the United States fundamentally reinterprets how we view our nation's past: from a stifling master narrative to a shared history that encompasses us all.

LC 2012014236, ISBN 9780807022023 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


362.709

Gormley, William T., Jr.

Voices for Children: Rhetoric and Public Policy

198 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, references, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

Brookings Institution Press

The United States spends more on programs for the elderly than it does on programs that enhance child development and improve child welfare....Noted child care and education policy expert William Gormley highlights the portrayal of children's issues in both the mass media and in public policymaking to explain why children have gotten short shrift....Voices for Children offers a fresh perspective on raging debates over child health, child poverty, child welfare, and education programs at the federal and state levels. It finds some hopeful examples that could transform how we think about children's issues and the kinds of public policies we adopt.

LC 2012028178, ISBN 9780815724025 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


362.732

Donnelly, John

A Twist of Faith: An American Christian's Quest to Help Orphans in Africa

200 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $25.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2012

Beacon Press

The unlikely story of how faith and determination compelled an American to travel to Africa and open a school for children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic.

LC 2012001326, ISBN 9780807001325 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


363.285

Maril, Robert Lee

The Fence: National Security, Public Safety, and Illegal Immigration along the U.S.-Mexico Border

384 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 10 b&w photographs, 3 maps, $29.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

Texas Tech University Press

To the American public it's a 2,000-mile-long project to keep illegal immigrants, narcotics, and terrorists on the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border. In some border stretches it's a huge concrete-and-steel wall; in others it's rusted barbed-wire cattle fences. For two-thirds of the international boundary it's nonexistent. Through first-person interviews with defense contractors, border residents, American military, Minutemen, county officials, Customs and Border Protection agents, environmental activists, and others whose voices have never been heard, Robert Lee Maril examines the project's human and financial costs and proposes new public policies that take into consideration human issues, political negotiation, and the need for compromise.

LC 2010049037, ISBN 9780896726802 (c.), ISBN 9780896727762 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


363.32

Bekoe, Dorina (Editor)

Voting in Fear: Electoral Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa

272 pp., 6" x 9", tables, charts, graphs, index, $22.50 paper, CIP included

November 2012

United States Institute of Peace Press

Nine contributors offer pioneering work on the scope and nature of electoral violence in Africa; investigate the forms electoral violence takes; and analyze the factors that precipitate, reduce, and prevent violence. The book breaks new ground with findings from the only known dataset of electoral violence in sub-Saharan Africa, spanning 1990 to 2008. Specific case studies of electoral violence in countries such as Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria provide the context to further understanding the circumstances under which electoral violence takes place, recedes, or recurs.

LC 2012017405, ISBN 9781601271365 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


363.325

Committee on Enhancing the Robustness and Resilience of Future Electrical Transmission and Distribution in the United States to Terrorist Attack; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Research Council

Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System

146 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", $49.00 paper, CIP included

January 2012

The National Academies Press

The electric power delivery system that carries electricity from large central generators to customers could be severely damaged by a small number of well-informed attackers....Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System focuses on measures that could make the power delivery system less vulnerable to attacks, restore power faster after an attack, and make critical services less vulnerable while the delivery of conventional electric power has been disrupted.

LC 2012040176, ISBN 9780309114042 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P


363.325

Michael, George

Lone Wolf Terror and the Rise of Leaderless Resistance

264 pp., 7" x 10", $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

Vanderbilt University Press

"In this important book, strategist George Michael argues that there has been a shift from terrorism by organized groups to terrorism by unaffiliated individuals' and draws the implications of this epochal change. He does so by placing this development in the history of modern warfare, surveying the leaderless resistance phenomenon, and persuasively warning about the danger of lone wolves who engage in terrorism on their own initiative with no traditional command-and-control hierarchy.'"—Daniel Pipes, author of Militant Islam Reaches America

LC 2011046021, ISBN 9780826518552 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: G


363.594

Cisneros, Henry, Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain, and Jane Hickie (Editors)

Independent for Life: Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America

319 pp., 8" x 10", 95 color and b&w illustrations, $45.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2012

University of Texas Press

Do you want to age independently in your own home and neighborhood? Staying home, aging in place, is most people's preference, but most American housing and communities are not adapted to the needs of older people. And with the fastest population growth among people over 65, finding solutions for successful aging is important not only for individual families, but for our whole society. In Independent for Life, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and a team of experts on aging, architecture, construction, health, finance, and politics assess the current state of housing and present new possibilities that realistically address the interrelated issues of housing, communities, services, and financial concerns.

LC 2011049654, ISBN 9780292737914 (c.), ISBN 9780292737921 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


363.738

Grossman, Zolt<0x00E1>n and Alan Parker (Editors)

Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis

240 pp., 7" x 10", $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2012

Oregon State University Press

Indigenous nations are on the frontline of the current climate crisis. With cultures and economies among the most vulnerable to climate-related catastrophes, Native peoples are developing responses to climate change that serve as a model for Native and non-Native communities alike. Asserting Native Resilience presents a rich variety of perspectives on Indigenous responses to the climate crisis, reflecting the voices of more than twenty contributors....Also included is a resource directory of indigenous governments, non-governmental organizations, and communities that are researching and responding to climate change and a community organizing booklet for use by Northwest tribes.

LC 2011052244, ISBN 9780870716638 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

CODES/RUSA: RG


363.750

Gilson, Thomas E. and William Gilson

Carved in Stone: The Artistry of Early New England Gravestones

138 pp., 10" x 9", 187 illustrations, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2012

Wesleyan University Press

An elegant collection of over 80 fine duotone photographs, each a personal meditation on an old stone carving, and on New England's past, where these stones tell stories about death at sea, epidemics, the loss of children, and a grim view of the afterlife. The essay explores a long personal involvement with the stones and their placement in New England landscape, and attempts to trace the curious and imperfectly documented story of carvers. Brief quotes from early New England writers accompany the images. This book will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in early Americana and fine art photography.

LC 2012010810, ISBN 9780819573018 (c.)

AASL: RG/P

CODES/RUSA: RG


363.960

Holz, Rose

The Birth Control Clinic in a Marketplace World

238 pp., 6" x 9", bibliographical references, index, $80.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2012

The University of Rochester Press

The Birth Control Clinic in a Marketplace World is the first book to chart the origins and evolution of the charity birth control clinic movement in the United States from the teens through the 1970s....Rose Holz exposes the virtually unexamined relationship between Planned Parenthood and the commercial marketplace sphere. Challenging more than thirty years of historiography on birth control, Holz sheds new light on battles over reproductive rights....she asks such probing questions as: What were the meanings attached to the provision of birth control and its commercial distribution? How in turn were these meanings used as sources of power? The project draws on rich primary documents and oral histories to answer these questions.

LC 2011049620, ISBN 9781580463997 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: RS


364.106

Leap, Jorja

Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me about Violence, Drugs, Love, and Redemption

232 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, $16.00 paper, CIP included

March 2012

Beacon Press

Neither glamorized nor sensationalized, [Jumped In is] a compassionate, up-to-date portrait of the gangs of Los Angeles by an anthropologist who learns more than she expected to.

LC 2011031603, ISBN 9780807044568 (c.), ISBN 9780807044810 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


364.151

Lewy, Guenter

Essays on Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention

208 pp., 6" x 9", $25.00 paper, CIP included

April 2012

University of Utah Press

The essays in this book discuss episodes of mass murder that are often considered instances of genocide: the large-scale killing of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey during World War I, the near-extinction of North America's Indian population, the vicious persecution of the "Roma" or Gypsies under the Nazi regime. But in line with Article II of the Genocide Convention of 1948, Lewy stresses the crucial importance of looking closely at the intent of the perpetrators. In contrast to the Holocaust, the killers in the atrocities mentioned above did not seek to destroy an entire people, and therefore do not deserve the label of genocide.

LC 2011036455, ISBN 9781607811688 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


364.152

Kunerth, Jeff

Trout: A True Story of Murder, Teens, and the Death Penalty

216 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w photographs, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2012

University Press of Florida

One night in January 1991, three teenagers pulled up to Trout Auto Parts and murdered an innocent man. The three boys were hired to kill Daniel Wells by Robin Archer, who blamed Wells for losing his job. But Wells had called in sick that night. In this thought-provoking volume, Kunerth recounts the events of that night, the swift investigation of the murder, the trials and sentencing of the teens, and their subsequent lives within the Florida court and penal systems. He explores varying aspects of troubled adolescence and the national trend of trying juveniles as adults in court.

LC 2011037515, ISBN 9780813039817 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RS


364.154

Gardner, Lloyd C.

The Case That Never Dies: The Lindbergh Kidnapping

512 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", insert, 34 illustrations, $29.95 paper, CIP included

June 2012

Rutgers University Press

Since its original publication in 2004, The Case That Never Dies has become the standard account of the Lindbergh kidnapping. Now, in a new afterword, Lloyd C. Gardner presents a surprise conclusion based on recently uncovered pieces of evidence that were missing from the initial investigation as well as an evaluation of Charles Lindbergh's role in the search for the kidnappers. Out of the controversies surrounding the actions of Colonel Lindbergh, Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the New Jersey State Police, and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, Gardner presents a well-reasoned argument for what happened on the night of March 1, 1932.

LC 2003018870, ISBN 9780813554112 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


364.309

Smokov, Mark T.

He Rode with Butch and Sundance: The Story of Harvey "Kid Curry" Logan

456 pp., 6" x 9", 50 b&w photographs, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2012

University of North Texas Press

The infamous western outlaw Harvey Alexander Logan, better known by his alias Kid Curry, became involved in rustling and eventually graduated to bank and train robbing as a member—and soon leader—of the Wild Bunch in Wyoming. The core members of the gang came to be Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, George "Flatnose" Currie, Elzy Lay, Ben "the Tall Texan" Kilpatrick, Will Carver, and Kid Curry. Curry indeed was a dangerous man with a violent temperament, which was aggravated by alcoholic drink. "[A] rock-solid recreation of Old West grit and gunsmoke."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2012014392, ISBN 9781574414707 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


364.660

Westervelt, Saundra D. and Kimberly J. Cook

Life after Death Row: Exonerees' Search for Community and Identity

296 pp., 6" x 9", 6 figures, $72.00 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

Rutgers University Press

Life after Death Row examines the post-incarceration struggles of individuals who have been wrongly convicted of capital crimes, sentenced to death, and subsequently exonerated. Drawing upon research on trauma, recovery, coping, and stigma, the authors weave a nuanced fabric of grief, loss, resilience, hope, despair, and meaning to provide the richest account to date of the struggles faced by people striving to reclaim their lives in contemporary American society after years of wrongful incarceration.

LC 2011046943, ISBN 9780813553832 (c.), ISBN 9780813553825 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

CODES/RUSA: S


364.67

McCoy, Alfred W.

Torture and Impunity: The U.S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation

298 pp., 6" x 9", 14 b&w illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

The University of Wisconsin Press

Tracing America's use of "enhanced interrogation" from the 1950s to the present, Alfred W. McCoy probes the political and cultural dynamics that have made impunity for torture a bipartisan policy of the United States government.

LC 2011043916, ISBN 9780299288549 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


368.420

Thompson, Frank J.

Medicaid Politics: Federalism, Policy Durability, and Health Reform

288 pp., 6" x 9", 3 figures, 12 tables, $34.95 paper, CIP included

September 2012

Georgetown University Press

A thorough examination of Medicaid and the politics that have led to its durability and expansion as a central element of comprehensive health reform.

LC 2012003559, ISBN 9781589019348 (p.)

AASL: G, S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


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370-379 Education


370.917

Hill, Paul T., Christine Campbell, and Betheny Gross

Strife and Progress: Portfolio Strategies for Managing Urban Schools

140 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, $28.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

Brookings Institution Press

Deficient urban schooling remains one of America's most pressing—and stubborn—public policy problems. Strife and Progress details and evaluates a radical and promising new approach to K-12 education reform. The authors explain for a broad audience the "portfolio strategy" for providing urban education—its rationale, implementation, and results....The portfolio strategy creates interesting new bedfellows: people who think that government should oversee public education align with those advocating choice, competition, and entrepreneurship. It cuts across political lines and engages city governments and civic assets much more deeply than earlier reform initiatives.

LC 2012041472, ISBN 9780815724278 (p.)

AASL: S/P


370.92

Spencer, John P.

In the Crossfire: Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform

352 pp., 6" x 9", 11 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

University of Pennsylvania Press

In the Crossfire...[traces] the life and work of Marcus Foster, an African American educator who struggled to reform urban schools in the 1960s and early 1970s. As a teacher, principal, and superintendent—first in his native Philadelphia and eventually in Oakland, California—Foster made success stories of urban schools and children whom others had dismissed as hopeless, only to be assassinated in 1973 by the previously unknown Symbionese Liberation Army in a bizarre protest against an allegedly racist school system....By focusing on an educator who worked in the trenches and had a reputation for bridging divisions, In the Crossfire sheds new light on the continuing ideological debates over race, poverty, and achievement.

LC 2012002587, ISBN 9780812244359 (c.)

AASL: G/HS


370.973

Pellegrino, James W. and Margaret L. Hilton (Editors)

Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills, National Research Council of the National Academies

Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

242 pp., 6" x 9", $49.95 paper, CIP included

December 2012

The National Academies Press

Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good....At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management—often referred to as "21st century skills."....Education for Life and Work...summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility....In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.

LC 2012040479, ISBN 9780309256490 (p.)

AASL: O/P


371.33

West, Darrell M.

Digital Schools: How Technology Can Transform Education

159 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2012

Brookings Institution Press

Famed educator John Dewey made the case that education needed to adopt new instructional approaches based on future societal needs. Nearly a century later, that analysis still resonates in the Digital Age....In Digital Schools, the author examines new models of education made possible by enhanced information technology, models that will make public education in the post-industrial age more effective and more relevant. In particular, the author examines personalized learning; real-time student assessment; enhanced teacher evaluation; distance learning; special education; blogs, wikis, and social media; and video games and augmented reality in K-12 and higher education.

LC 2012011815, ISBN 9780815722441 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


371.826

Cianciotto, Jason and Sean Cahill

LGBT Youth in America's Schools

236 pp., 6" x 9", 1 table, 1 figure, $80.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, CIP included

April 2012

The University of Michigan Press

Jason Cianciotto and Sean Cahill, experts on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender public policy advocacy, combine an accessible review of social science research with analyses of school practices and local, state, and federal laws that affect LGBT students. In addition, portraits of LGBT youth and their experiences with discrimination at school bring human faces to the issues the authors discuss.

LC 2011045478, ISBN 9780472118229 (c.), ISBN 9780472031405 (p.)

AASL: O/P

CODES/RUSA: S


378.73

Delbanco, Andrew

College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be

248 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", bibliographical references, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2012

Princeton University Press

"At a time when many are trying to reduce the college years to a training period for economic competition, Delbanco reminds readers of the ideal of democratic education....The American college is too important to be permitted to give up on its own ideals,' Delbanco writes. He has underscored these ideals by tracing their history. Like a great teacher, he has inspired us to try to live up to them."—Michael S. Roth, New York Times Book Review. "Recommended for academic and general audiences as a thoughtful, literate, and gracefully written reminder of what higher education needs to be."—Elizabeth R. Hayford, Library Journal

LC 2011039399, ISBN 9780691130736 (c.)

AASL: G/P


378.772

Cunningham, Lawrence S.

(Photography by Matt Cashore)

The Chapels of Notre Dame

176 pp., 9" x 12", 200 full-color photographs, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

University of Notre Dame Press

"The text, by Notre Dame theology professor Lawrence S. Cunningham, provides a picture of the worship in these chapels along with reflections on the traditions, history, architecture and art works that adorn them."—South Bend Tribune. "The Chapels of Notre Dame is a compendium comprised of the superb full color photography of Matt Cashore, enhanced with the informative commentary of Lawrence S. Cunningham, as each of Notre Dame's chapels are perfectly showcased in a truly beautiful coffee-table volume that would grace the table and enhance the library collection of anyone of any institution with an interest in the subject."—Library Bookwatch

LC 2012017206, ISBN 9780268037352 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: O, RS


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380-389 Commerce and Transportation


381.1

Tucker, Gene Rhea

(Foreword by Richard Francaviglia)

Oysters, Macaroni, and Beer: Thurber, Texas, and the Company Store

216 pp., 6" x 9", 36 b&w photographs, 3 maps, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

Texas Tech University Press

From 1894 to 1934, the Texas Pacific Mercantile and Manufacturing Company operated and managed the various commercial and service enterprises essential to life in Thurber, Texas. With a keen eye for context, Tucker reads the pages of ledgers the same way historians read diaries or newspapers. In this thoroughgoing study he examines a wealth of company records, interviews, and newspaper accounts, presenting a case study not only of the microcosm of Thurber and TPM&M but of relations between labor and management in industrializing Texas, and a larger story of the complex role of the company store and company town in America.

LC 2012021209, ISBN 9780896727687 (c.)

AASL: RG, RS/HS

CODES/RUSA: RG, S


382.3

Linton, April

Fair Trade from the Ground Up: New Markets for Social Justice

200 pp., 6" x 9", 18 illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

University of Washington Press

The Fair Trade movement promises to raise living standards in developing countries by relying on informed consumers to choose ethically produced products. Does it work? From Guatemalan coffee farmers to student activists on U.S. college campuses, stories of individuals inform April Linton's analysis. "A great strength of this book is the breadth of the original surveys of everyone from producers to business owners to activists and institutional players. I don't know of any other work with such a broad assemblage of empirical pieces."—Mat Warning, University of Puget Sound

LC 2012004003, ISBN 9780295991726 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


384.850

Abraham, Adam

When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA

332 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/2", 72 illustrations (20 in color), $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2012

Wesleyan University Press

The surprising story of the pioneering cartoon studio UPA (United Productions of America). Throughout the 1950s, a group of artists ran a business that broke all the rules, pushing animated films beyond the fluffy fantasy of the Walt Disney Studio and the crash-bang anarchy of Warner Bros. UPA's films were innovative and graphically bold. This first book-length study chronicles the complete story of this unique American enterprise, and features cameo appearances by Aldous Huxley, James Thurber, Orson Welles, Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Jim Backus, Eddie Albert, and Woody Allen. Includes a select UPA filmography.

LC 2011041674, ISBN 9780819569141 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

CODES/RUSA: O


385.097

Churella, Albert J.

The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1: Building an Empire, 1846-1917

976 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 92 illustrations, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2012

University of Pennsylvania Press

Albert J. Churella's masterful account, certain to become the authoritative history of the Pennsylvania Railroad, illuminates broad themes in American history, from the development of managerial practices and labor relations to the relationship between business and government to advances in technology and transportation. Churella situates exhaustive archival research on the Pennsylvania Railroad within the social, economic, and technological changes of nineteenth-and twentieth-century America, chronicling the epic history of the PRR intertwined with that of a developing nation.

LC 2011043921, ISBN 9780812243482 (c.)

AASL: RG, RS, S/HS

CODES/RUSA: O


385.097

Grant, H. Roger

Railroads and the American People

328 pp., 7" x 10", 122 b&w illustrations, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Indiana University Press

In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad's "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics—trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America—illustrating each topic with carefully chosen period illustrations....He discusses the important role railroads played for towns and cities across America....Grant reviews the lasting heritage of the railroads as it has been preserved in word, stone, paint, and memory. Railroads and the American People is a sparkling paean to American railroading by one of its finest historians.

LC 2012008227, ISBN 9780253006332 (c.)

AASL: O, G, S/MS, HS

CODES/RUSA: G


387.245

Coen, Ross

Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil: The Epic Voyage of the SS Manhattan through the Northwest Passage

300 pp., 6" x 9", 25 halftones, 2 maps, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2012

University of Alaska Press

In 1969, an icebreaking tanker, the SS Manhattan, was commissioned by Humble Oil to transit the Northwest Passage in order to test the logistical and economic feasibility of an all-marine transportation system for Alaska North Slope crude oil. Proposed as an alternative to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the Manhattan made two voyages to the North American Arctic and collected volumes of scientific data on ice conditions and the behavior of ships in ice....Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil details this historic voyage, establishing its significant impact on the future of marine traffic and resource development in the Arctic and setting the stage for the current oil crisis.

LC 2011033205, ISBN 9781602231696 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


388.41

Campoli, Julie

Made for Walking: Density and Neighborhood Form

208 pp., 11 1/2" x 9", 445 illustrations, $50.00 paper, CIP included

December 2012

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

In her new book, landscape architect Julie Campoli challenges notions of space and distance and helps us appreciate the proximity of urban amenities. With hundreds of photographs, she brings to life twelve cities throughout North America. Some featured neighborhoods have historically dense land use patterns, mixed uses, and comprehensive transit systems; others have emerged in unexpected locations, where seeds of sustainable urban form are taking root. The author selected these neighborhoods because each offers choices in transportation, housing, and entertainment. Their streets are comfortable, attractive, safe for biking and walking, and they show how compact development can take shape in different regions.

LC 2012039064, ISBN 9781558442443 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


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398.22

Warner, Marina

Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights

560 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 25 color illustrations, 55 halftones, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2012

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Our foremost theorist of myth, fairytales, and folktales explores the magical realm of the imagination where carpets fly and genies grant prophetic wishes. Stranger Magic examines the profound impact of the Arabian Nights on the West, the progressive exoticization of magic, and the growing acceptance of myth and magic in contemporary experience.

LC 2011047124, ISBN 9780674055308 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


398.356

Mucz, Michael

Baba's Kitchen Medicines: Folk Remedies of Ukrainian Settlers in Western Canada

296 pp., 6" x 9", 60 b&w images, tables, graphs, maps, foreword, appendices, bibliography, index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

March 2012

The University of Alberta Press

From fever to frostbite, this encyclopedic compilation of tinctures, poultices, salves, decoctions, infusions, plasters, and tonics will fascinate and often mortify readers from all walks of life. Baba's Kitchen Medicines is an incomparable compendium brimming with the cultural memory of Ukrainian settlers from the Canadian prairies. The comprehensiveness of Mucz's research, framed with deftly painted historical, cultural, and botanical backgrounds, guarantees that this chapter of Canadian folk history will be kept alive for generations to come. Baba's Kitchen Medicines is a thorough, charming, and often moving work of anthropology, history, and ethnobotany that will find itself at home on all manner of bookshelves.

LC 2012405049, ISBN 9780888645142 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

CODES/RUSA: G


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