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Orientalism
Orientalism
Paperback      ISBN: 039474067x
A provocative critique of Western attitudes about the Orient, this history examines the ways in which the West has discovered, invented, and sought to control the East from the 1700s to the present.
Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land
Arab and Jew
Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land
Paperback      ISBN: 0142002291
The "New York Times" chief correspondent in Israel examines the Arab and Jewish cultures and probes the ways in which the two peoples have sought to accomodate themselves in living together.
Brown V. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy
Brown V. Board of Education
A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy
Paperback      ISBN: 0195156323
2004 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court's unanimous decision to end segregation in public schools. Many people were elated when Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in May 1954, the ruling that struck down state-sponsored racial segregation in America's public schools. Thurgood Marshall, chief attorney for the black families that launched the litigation, exclaimed later, "I was so happy, I was numb." The novelist Ralph Ellison wrote, "another battle of the Civil War has been won. The rest is up to us and I'm very glad. What a wonderful world of possibilities are unfolded for the children!" Here, in a concise, moving narrative, Bancroft Prize-winning historian James T. Patterson takes readers through the dramatic case and its fifty-year aftermath. A wide range of characters animates the story, from the little-known African Americans who dared to challenge Jim Crow with lawsuits (at great personal cost); to Thurgood Marshall, who later became a Justice himself; to Earl Warren, who shepherded a fractured Court to a unanimous decision. Others include segregationist politicians like Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas; Presidents Eisenhower, Johnson, and Nixon; and controversial Supreme Court justices such as William Rehnquist and Clarence Thomas. Most Americans still see Brown as a triumph--but was it? Patterson shrewdly explores the provocative questions that still swirl around the case. Could the Court--or President Eisenhower--have done more to ensure compliance with Brown? Did the decision touch off the modern civil rights movement? How useful are court-ordered busing and affirmative action against racial segregation? To what extent has racial mixing affected the academic achievement of black children? Where indeed do we go from here to realize the expectations of Marshall, Ellison, and others in 1954?
Brother to a Dragonfly
Brother to a Dragonfly
Paperback      ISBN: 0826400329
In an attempt to find an explanation for the tragic end of his younger brother, Campbell provides an account of their lives in the South which is also an epic of a region during a period of racial struggle and turbulent social change
Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity
Where the Body Meets Memory
An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385471831
A boldly sensual memoir explores America's racial and sexual taboos, the consequences of assimilation, and the issues of raising children in a world that refuses to honor its racial diversity. Tour.
Challenging Racism and Sexism: Alternatives to Genetic Explanations
Challenging Racism and Sexism
Alternatives to Genetic Explanations
Paperback      ISBN: 1558610901
When Did South Segregation Begin?
When Did South Segregation Begin?
Paperback      ISBN: 0312257384
When did southern segregation begin? People often assume that segregation was a natural outcome of Reconstruction. In fact, scholars cannot agree on which events at the end of the nineteenth century mark the beginning of formalized Jim Crow. The 6 selections in this volume address the question of segregation’s origins and, amid the debate over when segregation began, also engage the issues of where, why, and how it became the norm for relations between black and white southerners. Concentrating on various issues—segregation’s antebellum antecedents, degrees of fluidity of racial interaction following emancipation, the complex relationship between race, gender, and class, and the diversity of segregation practices among the states—the selections illustrate the evolution of southern segregation from a diverse array of local practices to an inflexible American Apartheid.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
And Other Conversations About Race
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 046509127x
Jews in Minnesota
Jews in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0873514181
Although never more than a small percentage of the Minnesota's population, Jews have made a remarkable contribution to the state in business, politics, and education.
English Society in the Eighteenth Century
English Society in the Eighteenth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0140138196
A portrait of 18th century England, from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. The topics covered include - diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings, and work and wages.