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The Borscht Belt
Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland
The Borscht Belt, which features essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit, presents Marisa Scheinfeld's photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. 


"One winter I went with other teenagers to a convention at Grossinger's and remember my excitement at discovering the indoor swimming pool and the deep heat of their sauna. I recall that the whole place seemed to offer a wonderland of new experiences. I went to the convention again the next year, but I never went back after I left New York. There is a stark difference between my memory and the shell of a resort that exists today. But the past can be given form and detail by photography, and... cont'd



Shopping for Change
Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power
Shopping for Change brings together the historical and contemporary perspectives of academics and activists to show readers what has been possible for consumer activists in the past and what might be possible for today's consumer activists. 



The City Is the Factory
New Solidarities and Spatial Strategies in an Urban Age
Urban public spaces, from the streets and squares of Buenos Aires to Zuccotti Park in New York City, have become the emblematic sites of contentious politics. The contributors to The City Is the Factory argue, this resurgent politics of the square is itself part of a broader shift in the primary locations and targets of popular protest.



New York Amish
Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State
Karen M. Johnson-Weiner
Tracing Amish settlement in New York from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first, Karen M. Johnson-Weiner draws on more than thirty years of participant-observation, interviews, and archival research to introduce the Amish to their non-Amish neighbors.



Violence as a Generative Force
Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community
Max Bergholz
In Violence as a Generative Force, Max Bergholz tells the story of the sudden and perplexing descent of Kulen Vakuf—a small rural community straddling today's border between northwest Bosnia and Croatia whose multiethnic population had long lived in peace—into extreme intercommunal violence during 1941.



Saving Our Cities
A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America
William W. Goldsmith
In Saving Our Cities, William W. Goldsmith shows how cities can be places of opportunity rather than places with problems. With strongly revived cities and suburbs, working as places that serve all their residents, metropolitan areas will thrive.



Hard Sell
Work and Resistance in Retail Chains
Peter Ikeler
In Hard Sell, Peter Ikeler traces the low-wage, largely nonunion character of U.S. retail through the history and ultimate failure of twentieth-century retail unionism.



Rape during Civil War
Dara Kay Cohen
Rape is common during wartime, but even within the context of the same war, some armed groups perpetrate rape on a massive scale while others never do. In Rape during Civil War Dara Kay Cohen examines variation in the severity and perpetrators of rape using an original dataset of reported rape during all major civil wars from 1980 to 2012.



What Universities Can Be
A New Model for Preparing Students for Active Concerned Citizenship and Ethical Leadership
Robert J. Sternberg
In What Universities Can Be, the high-profile educator Robert J. Sternberg writes thoughtfully about the direction of higher education in this country and its potential to achieve future excellence.



White World Order, Black Power Politics
The Birth of American International Relations
Robert Vitalis
In White World Order, Black Power Politics, Robert Vitalis recovers the arguments, texts, and institution building of an extraordinary group of professors at Howard University, including Alain Locke, Ralph Bunche, Rayford Logan, Eric Williams, and Merze Tate, who was the first black female professor of political science in the country.



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