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The Material Child
The Material Child
by Merry White
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As she describes the youth culture of Japan, Merry White draws comparisons with the interests and activities pursued by teenagers in the United States and the contrasting attitudes of adults in Japan and the U.S. towards adolescence. The result is both... (read more)

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Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption
Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption
by Randall Kennedy
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In Interracial Intimacies, Randall Kennedy hits a nerve at the center of American society: race relations and our most intimate ties to each other. Writing with the same piercing intelligence he brought to his national bestseller Nigger: The Strange... (read more)

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Someone Else's House: American's Unfinished Struggle for Integration
Someone Else's House: American's Unfinished Struggle for Integration
by Tamar Jacoby
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In this detailed history of relations between blacks and whites in the post-civil rights era, journalist Tamar Jacoby looks at how the ideal of integration has fared since it was first advocated by Martin Luther King, Jr., arguing that though blacks have... (read more)

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Showing My Color Impolite Essays on Race & Identity
Showing My Color Impolite Essays on Race & Identity
by Clarence Page
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The Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist for the Chicago Tribune presents a series of essays examining the central questions of race, gender, and ethnic identity that have emerged since the civil rights reforms of the mid-1960s. The essays address such... (read more)

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People's Place Book #06: Amish School
People's Place Book #06: Amish School
by Sara Fisher
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          Written by an Amish schoolteacher, this book gives an insider's view of an Amish school, as well as the history of how Amish schools and curriculum developed.         ... (read more)

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Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America (Vintage)
Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America (Vintage)
by Roberto Suro
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Strangers Among Us is a lucid, informed, and cliché-shattering examination of Latino immigration to the United States--its history, the vast transformations it is fast producing in American society, and the challenges it will present for decades to... (read more)

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Famine Diary Journey To a New World
Famine Diary Journey To a New World
by Gerald Keegan
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Famine Diary shows us the human face of the statistics of the Great Famine. In 1847, Gerald Keegan, a schoolteacher, and his young bride left County Sligo to travel aboard the now infamous coffin ships to Canada. This book is based on the diary he kept... (read more)

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How I Learned English: 55 Accomplished Latinos Recall Lessons in Language and Life
How I Learned English: 55 Accomplished Latinos Recall Lessons in Language and Life
by Tom Miller
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In this eloquent, inspiring collection, nearly 60 accomplished Latinos contribute fascinating, revealing, and often touching essays on the very personal process each went through to master the quirks and challenges of the English language.... (read more)

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Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America
Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America
by Peter Quinn
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In this remarkable collection of writings chronicling the author's exploration of his own past, Quinn paints a brilliant new portrait of the Irish-American men and women whose culture and values now play such a central role in all of our identities as... (read more)

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Asian American Women & Men
Asian American Women & Men
by Yen Le Espiritu
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What is the Asian American experience? What role does gender play within that experience? How do race and economics factor in? Asian American Women and Men answers these questions and examines how Asian American culture is shaped by a variety of forces... (read more)

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The Cultural Territories of Race: Black and White Boundaries
The Cultural Territories of Race: Black and White Boundaries
by Michele Lamont
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Even as America becomes more multiracial, the black-white divide remains central to understanding many patterns and tensions in contemporary society. Since the 1960s, however, social scientists concerned with this topic have been reluctant to discuss the... (read more)

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Translating America: An Immigrant Press Visualizes American Popular Culture, 1890-1918
Translating America: An Immigrant Press Visualizes American Popular Culture, 1890-1918
by Peter Conolly Smith
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How New York's immigrants assimilated to American life through their love of popular culture. Translating America focuses on one of the thorniest questions in American history: How do immigrants assimilate into American culture? And, how does American... (read more)

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The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire: A Tejano Elegy
The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire: A Tejano Elegy
by John Phillip Santos
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"Wonderful...a book that connects us to the global story of ourselves." -Sandra Cisneros In this beautifully written, highly original work, John Phillip Santos- the author of Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation-creates a virtuosic meditation... (read more)

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Latinos, Inc.: The Marketing and Making of a People
Latinos, Inc.: The Marketing and Making of a People
by Arlene M Davila
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How did Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Cubans become known as and#147;Hispanicsand#8221; and and#147;Latinosand#8221; in the United States? How did several distinct cultures and nationalities become portrayed as one? Cristina Mora answers both these... (read more)

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There's No Jose Here: Following the Hidden Lives of Mexican Immigrants
There's No Jose Here: Following the Hidden Lives of Mexican Immigrants
by Gabriel Thompson
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Mexican immigration has become one of the most polarizing issues and will remain a central issue in the coming years. Once Mexicans had a sizable presence in a few select states like California, Texas, Arizona and New York; today the fastest growing... (read more)

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Interracial Intimacies
Interracial Intimacies
by Randall Kennedy
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From the author of Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word and Race, Crime, and the Law—a tour de force about the controversial issue of personal interracial intimacy as it exists within ever-changing American social mores and within the... (read more)

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Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Biographical Novel (Asian Voices)
Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Biographical Novel (Asian Voices)
by Ruthanne Lum Mccunn
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This masterful biographical novel—which has sold more than 100,000 copies—tells the true life story of Lalu Nathoy, a young Chinese girl sold into slavery in 1871 by her poverty-stricken family and auctioned off in the American West. McCunn... (read more)

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Twelve Years a Slave (70 Edition)
Twelve Years a Slave (70 Edition)
by Solomon Northup
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Now a major motion picture! "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation." — Saturday ReviewBorn a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped... (read more)

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Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands (Cross-Cultural Memoir)
Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands (Cross-Cultural Memoir)
by Shirley Geok Li Lim
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"Lim recounts her journey with a poet's eye for detail and a storyteller's gift for narrative."--Ms.... (read more)

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Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
by Leo R Chavez
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One of the few case studies of undocumented immigrants available, this insightful anthropological analysis humanizes a group of people too often reduced to statistics and stereotypes. The hardships of Hispanic migration are conveyed in the immigrants... (read more)

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