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Confessions of a Hayseed DA
Confessions of a Hayseed DA (May 2022)
Robert R. Meehan - Author

An idealistic, occasionally naïve and somewhat irreverent young attorney becomes the District Attorney of Rockland County, New York, in the 1960s and faces the challenges of figthing crime in a rapidly changing world.

In the 1960s, the small county of Rockland, north of New York City, went through a period of rapid expansion. Although beneficial, this explosive growth also led to t...(Read More)
 
 
Addiction Recovery and Resilience
Addiction Recovery and Resilience (February 2022)
Faith-based Health Services in an African American Community
Townsand Price-Spratlen - Author

Analyzes the tensions and triumphs of a unique, faith-based, addiction recovery organization in a high poverty neighborhood.

We live in an era of substance misuse colliding with public health shortcomings. Consequences of mass incarceration and other racial disparities of the "drug war" are felt acutely in the neighborhoods and communities least equipped to deal with them. More tha...(Read More)
 
 
The Cultural Power of Personal Objects
The Cultural Power of Personal Objects (December 2021)
Traditional Accounts and New Perspectives
Jared Kemling - Editor

Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.

The Cultural Power of Personal Objects seeks to understand the value and efficacy of objects, places, and times that take on cultural power and reverence to such a degree that they are treated (whether metaphorically or actually) as “persons,” or as objects wi...(Read More)
 
 
Democracy at the Ballpark
Democracy at the Ballpark (November 2021)
Sport, Spectatorship, and Politics
Thomas David Bunting - Author

Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.

What is the relationship between sports and politics? Often, politics are thought to be serious, whereas sports are diversionary and apolitical. Using baseball as a case study, Democracy at the Ballpark challenges this understanding, examining politics as they emerge at t...(Read More)
 
 
From Pariah to Priority
From Pariah to Priority (November 2021)
How LGBTI Rights Became a Pillar of American and Swedish Foreign Policy
Elise Carlson Rainer - Author

Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.

From Pariah to Priority gives a unique, insider perspective that explains the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into the United States and Swedish foreign policies. From original data, case study analysis, and interv...(Read More)
 
 
Pragmatist Ethics
Pragmatist Ethics (November 2021)
A Problem-Based Approach to What Matters
James Jakób Liszka - Author

Argues that the path to the good life does not consist in working toward some abstract concept of the good, but rather by ameliorating the problems of the practices and institutions that make up our practical life.

Grounded in American pragmatism, Pragmatist Ethics proposes a rethinking of ethics. Rather than looking to the good—a concept for which consensus is difficult to ...(Read More)
 
 
A New American Labor Movement
A New American Labor Movement (October 2021)
The Decline of Collective Bargaining and the Rise of Direct Action
William E. Scheuerman - Author

Describes how new kinds of direct-action labor movements are emerging to reshape American labor activism in the twenty-first century.

The American labor movement isn't dead. It's just moving from the bargaining table to the streets. In A New American Labor Movement, William Scheuerman analyzes how the decline of unions and the emergence of these new direct-action movements a...(Read More)
 
 
The Humanistic Background of Science
The Humanistic Background of Science (October 2021)
Philipp Frank - Author
George A. Reisch - Editor
Adam Tamas Tuboly - Editor

The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.

Philipp Frank (1884–1966) was an influential philosopher of science, public intellectual, and Harvard educator whose last book, The Humanistic Background of Science, is finally available. Never publishe...(Read More)
 
 
Lionel Jobert and the American Civil War
Lionel Jobert and the American Civil War (September 2021)
An Atlantic Identity in the Making
Stephen D. Bosworth - Author

Tells the exciting tale of a highly ambitious Frenchman who commanded a New York Regiment during the American Civil War.

Millions of soldiers and civilians passionately supported one side or the other in the American Civil War. For Colonel Lionel Jobert d’Epineuil of the Fifty-Third New York Volunteer Regiment, however, his own advancement mattered more than the outcome of the conf...(Read More)
 
 
Blacks in Niagara Falls
Blacks in Niagara Falls (August 2021)
Leaders and Community Development, 1850-1985
Michael B. Boston - Author

A detailed study of the history of African Americans in a small upstate New York city from the days of the Underground Railroad to the deindustrialization of the 1980s.

Blacks in Niagara Falls narrates and analyzes the history of Black Niagarans from the days of the Underground Railroad to the Age of Urban Renewal. Michael B. Boston details how Black Niagarans found themselv...(Read More)
 
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