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To Set This World Right
The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau's Concord
Sandra Harbert Petrulionis
In the decade before the Civil War, Concord, Massachusetts, was a center of abolitionist sentiment and activism. To Set this World Right is the first book to recover and examine the voices, events, and influence of the antebellum antislavery...



Anti-Americanisms in World Politics
A distinguished group of experts, including historians, polling data analysts, political scientists, anthropologists, and sociologists, to explore global anti-Americanism in depth, using both qualitative and quantitative...



Failure to Protect
America's Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State
Eric S. Janus
Most crimes of sexual violence are committed by people known to the victim—acquaintances and family members. Yet politicians and the media overemphasize predatory strangers when legislating against and reporting on sexual violence. In this book...



Citizen Indians
Native American Intellectuals, Race, and Reform
Lucy Maddox, Lucy B. Maddox
By the 1890s, white Americans were avid consumers of American Indian cultures. At heavily scripted Wild West shows, Chautauquas, civic pageants, expositions, and fairs, American Indians were most often cast as victims, noble remnants of a...



Working Construction
Why White Working-Class Men Put Themselves—and the Labor Movement—in Harm's Way
Kris Paap
Kris Paap worked for nearly three years as a carpenter's apprentice on a variety of jobsites, closely observing her colleagues' habits, expressions, and attitudes. As a woman in an overwhelmingly male—and stereotypically "macho"—profession, Paap...



Trailing Clouds
Immigrant Fiction in Contemporary America
David Cowart
"We stand to learn much about the durability of or changes in the American way of life from writers such as Bharati Mukherjee (born in India), Ursula Hegi (born in Germany), Jerzy Kosinski (born in Poland), Jamaica Kincaid (born in Antigua)...



Red, White, and Blue Letter Days
An American Calendar
Matthew Dennis
The Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, and other celebrations matter to Americans and reflect the state of American local and national politics. Commemorations...



Claiming the Pen
Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South
Catherine Kerrison
The first intellectual history of early southern women, situating their reading and writing within the literary culture of the wider Anglo-Atlantic...



Ethics along the Color Line
Anna Stubblefield
What is "race"? What role, if any, should race play in our moral obligations to others and to ourselves? Ethics along the Color Line addresses the question of whether black Americans should think of each other as members of an extended racial...



How Early America Sounded
Richard Cullen Rath
"My hope is that by attending to sound I have been able to open up parts of these worlds, not to get a glimpse of them but to listen in. These were worlds much more alive with sound than our own, worlds not yet disenchanted, worlds perhaps even...



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