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American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration & Okie Culture in California
American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration & Okie Culture in California
by James N. Gregory
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Fifty years ago, John Steinbeck's now classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath, captured the epic story of an Oklahoma farm family driven west to California by dust storms, drought, and economic hardship. It was a story that generations of Americans have also... (read more)

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Contributions in American History; No. 85 #2: Operation Wetback: The Mass Deportation of Mexican Undocumented Workers in 1954
Contributions in American History; No. 85 #2: Operation Wetback: The Mass Deportation of Mexican Undocumented Workers in 1954
by Juan Ramon Garcia
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Operation Wetback is an informative, well-conceived book that advances the Mexican labor immigration story into the mid-1950s. Garcia has performed his task of analyzing this highly-charged issue with tact, balance, and commendable detachment.Labor... (read more)

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Tearing the Silence : on Being German in America (97 Edition)
Tearing the Silence : on Being German in America (97 Edition)
by Ursula Hegi
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Brilliantly interviewed by bestselling novelist Ursula Hegi, German Americans born in Germany during and immediately following World War II speak out about the legacy of grief and shame that continues to haunt them. Like Studs Terkel in his classic... (read more)

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A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America (Russell Sage Foundation Books at Harvard University Press)
A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America (Russell Sage Foundation Books at Harvard University Press)
by Aristide R Zolberg
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Honorable Mention, 2007 Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human... (read more)

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America in Black and White (97 Edition)
America in Black and White (97 Edition)
by Stephan Thernstrom
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In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their... (read more)

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Honky
Honky
by Dalton Conley
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“A wonderful book.... A triumph.”Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn... (read more)

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Constructing Muslims in France: Discourse, Public Identity, and the Politics of Citizenship
Constructing Muslims in France: Discourse, Public Identity, and the Politics of Citizenship
by Jennifer Fredette
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The standing of French Muslims is undercut by a predominant and persistent elite public discourse that frames Muslims as failed and incomplete French citizens. This situation fosters the very separations, exclusions, and hierarchies it claims to deplore... (read more)

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The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
by Robert Jensen
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Cultural Writing. An honest look at US racism and the liberal platitudes that attempt to conceal it. THE HEART OF WHITENESS offers an honest and rigorous exploration of what Jensen refers to as the depraved nature of whiteness in the United States... (read more)

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Beyond Walls and Cages : Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis (12 Edition)
Beyond Walls and Cages : Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis (12 Edition)
by Jenna M. Loyd
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The crisis of borders and prisons can be seen starkly in statistics. In 2011 some 1,500 migrants died trying to enter Europe, and the United States deported nearly 400,000 and imprisoned some 2.3 million people—more than at any other time in... (read more)

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The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens
The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens
by Brooke Hauser
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“A refreshing reminder of the hurdles newcomers to this country still face and how many defy the odds to overcome them,” writes The New York Times, this inspiring work of narrative journalism recounts a year in the life at the International... (read more)

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Black Panther Party Reconsidered 1ST Edition
Black Panther Party Reconsidered 1ST Edition
by Charles E Jones
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Oakland, California, 1966-one of the nation's most controversial political organizations, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is founded. During its meteoric rise, and almost as rapid decline, the Black Panther Party became the subject of countless... (read more)

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Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940 (Vintage)
Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940 (Vintage)
by Grace Elizabet Hale
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In this brilliant and indispensable study of the making of segregationist culture, Grace Elizabeth Hale shows how what W. E. B. Du Bois called the "color line" came to define American identity itself: whiteness became the standard, desirable image of... (read more)

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Race Matters
Race Matters
by Cornel West
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With a new introduction, the groundbreaking classic Race Matters affirms its position as the bestselling, most influential, and most original articulation of the urgent issues in America?s ongoing racial debate. Cornel West is at the forefront of... (read more)

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Mexican New York : Transnational Lives of New Immigrants (06 Edition)
Mexican New York : Transnational Lives of New Immigrants (06 Edition)
by Robert Courtney Smith
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"An ethnographic classic and the best ethnography of migration that I have ever read."—Roger Waldinger, coauthor of How the Other Half Works "A compelling, multi-dimensional portrait of Mexicans in New York. Smith authoritatively examines, in... (read more)

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The Migration Apparatus: Security, Labor, and Policymaking in the European Union
The Migration Apparatus: Security, Labor, and Policymaking in the European Union
by Gregory Feldman
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Every year, millions of people from around the world grapple with the European Union's emerging migration management apparatus. Through border controls, biometric information technology, and circular migration programs, this amorphous system combines a... (read more)

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Debating Diversity : Clashing Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America (3RD 02 Edition)
Debating Diversity : Clashing Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America (3RD 02 Edition)
by Ronald T. Takaki
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From Different Shores presents essays written by neo-conservative, liberal, and leftist scholars on race and ethnicity in America. Among these scholars are: Nathan Glazer, Ron Takaki, Thomas Sowell, Robert Blauner, William Julius Wilson, and Charles... (read more)

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Making Race and Nation: A Comparison of South Africa, the United States, and Brazil (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)
Making Race and Nation: A Comparison of South Africa, the United States, and Brazil (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)
by Anthony W. Marx
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This book uses comparisons of South Africa, the United States, and Brazil to reveal patterns about race, nation, state and class dynamics.... (read more)

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Germany's First Bid for Colonies, 1884-1885: A Move in Bismarck's European Policy (Norton Library)
Germany's First Bid for Colonies, 1884-1885: A Move in Bismarck's European Policy (Norton Library)
by Alan J. P. Taylor
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In this book, the noted English historian A.J.P. Taylor examines the reasons for German's sudden entrance into the scramble for colonies. Professor Taylor takes issue with standard interpretations--a rising enthusiasm for colonies, public pressure on the... (read more)

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Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America
Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America
by Cecilia Menjivar
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This study explores how Salvadoran immigrants to San Francisco make use of community and family networks to acclimate to life in the United States.... (read more)

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Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border
Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border
by Luis Alberto Urrea
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            Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border... (read more)

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