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Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women
Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women (August 1995)
Carole Levin - Editor
Patricia A. Sullivan - Editor

This book deals with women in political power during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Catherine de Medici, Mary II) and about the gender-based stereotypes that were produced rhetorically about them.
"This book is the only one that I have seen on the topic of women in Renaissance politics. It adds a crucial piece to the puzzle of women's contributions to political decision-making throughout the centuries. ...(Read More)
 
 
Workers of the Donbass Speak
Workers of the Donbass Speak (July 1995)
Survival and Identity in the New Ukraine, 1989-1992
Lewis H. Siegelbaum - Author
Daniel J. Walkowitz - Author

This is an oral and local history of the coal mining town of Donetsk in the Ukraine. The workers describe their changing political and economic goals and their reaction to Western culture, the rising tides of nationalism and religion.
"This book is a valuable contribution to the field of post-Soviet studies; it addresses a number of crucial issues in an engaging and informative way. Most importantly, it allows Western readers to hear Russ...(Read More)
 
 
Israel
Israel (May 1995)
The First Decade of Independence
S. Ilan Troen - Editor
Noah Lucas - Editor

This book provides new interpretations and research findings, from a wide spectrum of viewpoints, on Israel's formative first decade of independence.
"This is an impressive work. The authors bring new evidence, documents that simply weren't available when the earlier histories were written, and these new documents, or even simply new perspectives, contribute to the ongoing debates involved in discussion of Israeli political history. This ...(Read More)
 
 
Dachau
Dachau (March 1995)
The Harrowing of Hell
Marcus J. Smith - Author

A U.S. Army doctor describes the fight to save 32,000 survivors of Dachau.

Marcus Smith was the sole medical officer attached to a small displaced person (DP) team that was sent to the Dachau concentration camp the day after it was liberated by Allied troops and several days before the shocking conditions of the camp were publicized throughout the world.

Several years after his experience at Dachau, believing that we must never ...(Read More)
 
 
Education, Empowerment, and Control
Education, Empowerment, and Control (February 1995)
The Case of the Arabs in Israel
Majid Al-Haj - Author

“This is the first and only systematic social science account of contemporary Arab education in Israel that includes details on historical changes along with an evaluation of educational policies and programs. It is presented within a general model of social change in the society as a whole. This a comprehensive and thorough study that is likely to become a classic in the field.” — Calvin Goldscheider, Brown University

The New Modern Times assesses historical, contemporary, and projected trends in the American world of work. The contributors represent a range of disciplines -- sociology, history, education, economics, women's...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #18, Issue #1
Mediaevalia Volume #18, Issue #1 (1992)
Paul E. Szarmach - Editor
Milla Riggio - Guest editor
Martin Stevens - Guest editor

 
 
Cold War in the Working Class
Cold War in the Working Class (December 1994)
The Rise and Decline of the United Electrical Workers
Ronald L. Filippelli - Author
Mark D. McColloch - Author

"This is an important and engaging study of one of the most dynamic and effective of the industrial unions of the CIO era. Filippelli and McColloch have used the UE and CIO records to good effect to present a vivid picture of the ideological conflicts of the early Cold War era. Cold War in the Working Class documents the excesses of post-World War II anti-Communism and sheds important light on the dilemmas faced by trade unionists in a peri...(Read More)
 
 
The Parable of the Tribes
The Parable of the Tribes (December 1994)
The Problem of Power in Social Evolution, Second Edition
Andrew Bard Schmookler - Author

This is a new view of the role of power in social evolution. It shows how, as human societies evolved, intersocietal conflicts necessarily developed, and how humanity can choose peace over war.
"Goes far beyond our common folk knowledge about power." -- New York Times Book Review
The Parable of the Tribes provides a new way of analyzing the human condition. This panoramic work, which incorporates history, philosophy, a...(Read More)
 
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