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5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems: 1,800+ Practice Problems in Book and Online (Manhattan Prep 5 lb Series)

Manhattan Prep

2018    1056 Pages    (Manhattan Prep Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781506247595    ISBN 10: 1506247598

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from third-party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitles included with the product.Manhattan Prep's best-selling 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems has been updated to include an online companion of lessons from Interact® for GRE, our revolutionary interactive, on-demand learning platform. In addition, the book now includes new mixed timed sets, a cheat sheet of key math rules, and micro drills [...]

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from third-party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitles included with the product.Manhattan Prep's best-selling 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems has been updated to include an online companion of lessons from Interact® for GRE, our revolutionary interactive, on-demand learning platform. In addition, the book now includes new mixed timed sets, a cheat sheet of key math rules, and micro drills to test individual skills. The heart of the book is over 1,800 practice problems covering every topic tested on the GRE, making it an essential resource for students at any level.Developed by our expert instructors, the problems in this book are sensibly grouped into practice sets and mirror those found on the GRE in content, form, and style. Students can build fundamental skills in math and verbal through targeted practice while easy-to-follow explanations and step-by-step applications help cement their understanding of the concepts tested on the GRE. In addition, students can take their practice to the next level with learning modules from Interact® for GRE, our revolutionary interactive, on-demand learning platform. [less]

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10th Edition Examkrackers MCAT Biology I

Jonathan Orsay

2016    (Osote Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781893858848    ISBN 10: 1893858847

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10th Edition Examkrackers MCAT Biology II

Jonathan Orsay

2016    (Osote Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781893858855    ISBN 10: 1893858855

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10th Edition Examkrackers MCAT Chemistry

Jonathan Orsay

2016    (Osote Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781893858886    ISBN 10: 189385888X

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10th Edition Examkrackers MCAT Physics

Jonathan Orsay

2016    (Osote Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781893858879    ISBN 10: 1893858871

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10th Edition Examkrackers MCAT Psychology & Sociology

Jonathan Orsay

2016    (Osote Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781893858862    ISBN 10: 1893858863

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10th Edition Examkrackers MCAT Reasoning Skills

Jonathan Orsay

2016    (Osote Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781893858893    ISBN 10: 1893858898

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101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History

2012    210 Pages    (Haymarket Books)

ISBN 13: 9781608461561    ISBN 10: 1608461564

In the great tradition of Howard Zinn, 101 Changemakers offers a “peoples’ history” version of the individuals who have shaped our country for middle school students. In the place of founding fathers, presidents, and titans of industry, are profiles of those who courageously fought for social justice in America: Tecumseh, Harriet Tubman, Mark Twain, César Chávez, Rachel Carson, Harvey Milk, Henry Wallace, and many more. 101 Changemakers aims to provide young students [...]

In the great tradition of Howard Zinn, 101 Changemakers offers a “peoples’ history” version of the individuals who have shaped our country for middle school students. In the place of founding fathers, presidents, and titans of industry, are profiles of those who courageously fought for social justice in America: Tecumseh, Harriet Tubman, Mark Twain, César Chávez, Rachel Carson, Harvey Milk, Henry Wallace, and many more. 101 Changemakers aims to provide young students with new ways of understanding how history is written and made. [less]

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500 Essential Words

Manhattan Prep

2019    1000 Pages    (Manhattan Prep Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781506249728    ISBN 10: 1506249728

Manhattan Prep and its top-notch GRE instructors release the most comprehensive set of GRE flash cards on the market. Manhattan Prep's 500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flashcards go above and beyond other GRE flash cards on the market. Designed to help students develop a lasting understanding of words in a GRE-relevant context, the backs of all cards contain easy-to-understand definitions plus additional tools to facilitate learning, like usage notes, related words, etymology, and more. 500 [...]

Manhattan Prep and its top-notch GRE instructors release the most comprehensive set of GRE flash cards on the market. Manhattan Prep's 500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flashcards go above and beyond other GRE flash cards on the market. Designed to help students develop a lasting understanding of words in a GRE-relevant context, the backs of all cards contain easy-to-understand definitions plus additional tools to facilitate learning, like usage notes, related words, etymology, and more. 500 Essential Words is the first in a 2-volume set of GRE flash cards--start with essential words and graduate to advanced vocabulary with 500 Advanced Words. Together, the sets comprise the most comprehensive vocabulary study tool on the market. [less]

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500 Years of Chicana Women's History/500 Anos de la Mujer Chicana

Elizabeth Martinez

2008    340 Pages    (Rutgers University Press)

ISBN 13: 9780813542249    ISBN 10: 0813542243

The history of Mexican Americans spans more than five centuries and varies from region to region across the United States. Yet most of our history books devote at most a chapter to Chicano history, with even less attention to the story of Chicanas.500 Years of Chicana Women’s History offers a powerful antidote to this omission with a vivid, pictorial account of struggle and survival, resilience and achievement, discrimination and identity. The bilingual text, along with hundreds of photos [...]

The history of Mexican Americans spans more than five centuries and varies from region to region across the United States. Yet most of our history books devote at most a chapter to Chicano history, with even less attention to the story of Chicanas.500 Years of Chicana Women’s History offers a powerful antidote to this omission with a vivid, pictorial account of struggle and survival, resilience and achievement, discrimination and identity. The bilingual text, along with hundreds of photos and other images, ranges from female-centered stories of pre-Columbian Mexico to profiles of contemporary social justice activists, labor leaders, youth organizers, artists, and environmentalists, among others.  With a distinguished, seventeen-member advisory board, the book presents a remarkable combination of scholarship and youthful appeal.In the section on jobs held by Mexicanas under U.S. rule in the 1800s, for example, readers learn about flamboyant Doña Tules, who owned a popular gambling saloon in Santa Fe, and Eulalia Arrilla de Pérez, a respected curandera (healer) in the San Diego area. Also covered are the “repatriation” campaigns” of the Midwest during the Depression that deported both adults and children, 75 percent of whom were U.S.–born and knew nothing of Mexico. Other stories include those of the garment, laundry, and cannery worker strikes, told from the perspective of Chicanas on the ground.From the women who fought and died in the Mexican Revolution to those marching with their young children today for immigrant rights, every story draws inspiration. Like the editor’s previous book, 500 Years of Chicano History (still in print after 30 years), this thoroughly enriching view of Chicana women’s history promises to become a classic. [less]

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Aberrations In Black: Toward A Queer Of Color Critique (Critical American Studies)

Roderick A. Ferguson

2003    192 Pages    (Univ Of Minnesota Press)

ISBN 13: 9780816641291    ISBN 10: 0816641293

The sociology of race relations in America typically describes an intersection of poverty, race, and economic discrimination. But what is missing from the picture-sexual difference-can be as instructive as what is present. In this ambitious work, Roderick A. Ferguson reveals how the discourses of sexuality are used to articulate theories of racial difference in the field of sociology. He shows how canonical sociology-Gunnar Myrdal, Ernest Burgess, Robert Park, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and [...]

The sociology of race relations in America typically describes an intersection of poverty, race, and economic discrimination. But what is missing from the picture-sexual difference-can be as instructive as what is present. In this ambitious work, Roderick A. Ferguson reveals how the discourses of sexuality are used to articulate theories of racial difference in the field of sociology. He shows how canonical sociology-Gunnar Myrdal, Ernest Burgess, Robert Park, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and William Julius Wilson-has measured African Americans' unsuitability for a liberal capitalist order in terms of their adherence to the norms of a heterosexual and patriarchal nuclear family model. In short, to the extent that African Americans' culture and behavior deviated from those norms, they would not achieve economic and racial equality. Aberrations in Black tells the story of canonical sociology's regulation of sexual difference as part of its general regulation of African American culture. Ferguson places this story within other stories-the narrative of capital's emergence and development, the histories of Marxism and revolutionary nationalism, and the novels that depict the gendered and sexual idiosyncrasies of African American culture-works by Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, and Toni Morrison. In turn, this book tries to present another story-one in which people who presumably manifest the dysfunctions of capitalism are reconsidered as indictments of the norms of state, capital, and social science. Ferguson includes the first-ever discussion of a new archival discovery-a never-published chapter of Invisible Man that deals with a gay character in a way that complicates and illuminates Ellison's project. Unique in the way it situates critiques of race, gender, and sexuality within analyses of cultural, economic, and epistemological formations, Ferguson's work introduces a new mode of discourse-which Ferguson calls queer of color analysis-that helps to lay bare the mutual distortions of racial, economic, and sexual portrayals within sociology. Roderick A. Ferguson is assistant professor of American studies at the University of Minnesota. [less]

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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The

Sherman Alexie

2009    288 Pages    (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

ISBN 13: 9780316013697    ISBN 10: 0316013692

Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the [...]

Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Alexie's YA debut, released in hardcover to instant success, recieving seven starred reviews, hitting numerous bestseller lists, and winning the 2007 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. [less]

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Achieving Equity for Latino Students

Frances Contreras, Ursula Casanova

2011    192 Pages    (Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University)

ISBN 13: 9780807752104    ISBN 10: 080775210X

Despite their numbers, Latinos continue to lack full and equal participation in all facets of American life, including education. This book provides a critical discussion of the role that select K-12 educational policies have and continue to play in failing Latino students. The author draws upon institutional, national, and statewide data sets, as well as interviews among students, teachers, and college administrators, to explore the role that public policies play in educating Latino students. [...]

Despite their numbers, Latinos continue to lack full and equal participation in all facets of American life, including education. This book provides a critical discussion of the role that select K-12 educational policies have and continue to play in failing Latino students. The author draws upon institutional, national, and statewide data sets, as well as interviews among students, teachers, and college administrators, to explore the role that public policies play in educating Latino students. The book concludes with specific recommendations that aim to raise achievement, college transition rates, and success among Latino students across the preschool through college continuum. [less]

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Activist

K. K. Ottesen

2019    300 Pages    (Chronicle Books LLC)

ISBN 13: 9781452182773    ISBN 10: 1452182779

A speech on the radio. A high school literature class. A promise made to a mother. Activism begins in small ways and in unexpected places. In this inspiring book, over forty activists from Billie Jean King to Bernie Sanders and Angela Davis to Edward Snowden recount the experiences that sparked their journeys and share the beliefs that keep them going. These are citizens who met challenge with action. Their visions for peace, equality, and justice have reshaped American society--from voting to [...]

A speech on the radio. A high school literature class. A promise made to a mother. Activism begins in small ways and in unexpected places. In this inspiring book, over forty activists from Billie Jean King to Bernie Sanders and Angela Davis to Edward Snowden recount the experiences that sparked their journeys and share the beliefs that keep them going. These are citizens who met challenge with action. Their visions for peace, equality, and justice have reshaped American society--from voting to reproductive rights, and from the environment to the economy. [less]

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Afrofuturism Rising

Isiah Lavender III

2019    240 Pages    (Ohio State University Press)

ISBN 13: 9780814214138    ISBN 10: 0814214134

Growing out of the music scene, afrofuturism has emerged as an important aesthetic through films such as Black Panther and Get Out. While the significance of these sonic and visual avenues for afrofuturism cannot be underestimated, literature remains fundamental to understanding its full dimensions. Isiah Lavender's Afrofuturism Rising explores afrofuturism as a narrative practice that enables users to articulate the interconnection between science, technology, and race across centuries [...]

Growing out of the music scene, afrofuturism has emerged as an important aesthetic through films such as Black Panther and Get Out. While the significance of these sonic and visual avenues for afrofuturism cannot be underestimated, literature remains fundamental to understanding its full dimensions. Isiah Lavender's Afrofuturism Rising explores afrofuturism as a narrative practice that enables users to articulate the interconnection between science, technology, and race across centuries.   By engaging with authors as diverse as Phillis Wheatley, David Walker, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Ann Jacobs, Samuel R. Delany Jr., Pauline Hopkins, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright, Afrofuturism Rising extends existing scholarly conversations about who creates and what is created via science fiction. Through a trans-historical rereading of texts by these authors as science fiction, Lavender highlights the ways black experience in America has always been an experience of spatial and temporal dislocation akin to science fiction. Compelling and ambitious in scope, Afrofuturism Rising redefines both science fiction and literature as a whole.   [less]

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Alienated Affections: Being Gay in America

Seymour Kleinberg

1988    272 Pages    (St. Martin's Griffin)

ISBN 13: 9780312021580    ISBN 10: 0312021585

Essays on gay culture and conundrums.

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All About Love: New Visions

bell hooks

2001    272 Pages    (William Morrow Paperbacks)

ISBN 13: 9780060959470    ISBN 10: 0060959479

"The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love to better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provacative and intensely personel, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp [...]

"The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love to better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provacative and intensely personel, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explode th question "What is love?" her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society's failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for the individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the "100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life." All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can. [less]

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All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw

Theodore Rosengarten

1984    575 Pages    (Vintage)

ISBN 13: 9780394722450    ISBN 10: 0394722450

All God's Dangers won the National Book Award in 1975."There are only a few American autobiographies of surpassing greatness. . . . Now there is another one, Nate Shaw's."—New York Times"On a cold January morning in 1969, a young white graduate student from Massachusetts, stumbling along the dim trail of a long-defunct radical organization of the 1930s, the Alabama Sharecropper Union, heard that there was a survivor and went looking for him. In a rural settlement 20 miles or so from Tuskegee [...]

All God's Dangers won the National Book Award in 1975."There are only a few American autobiographies of surpassing greatness. . . . Now there is another one, Nate Shaw's."—New York Times"On a cold January morning in 1969, a young white graduate student from Massachusetts, stumbling along the dim trail of a long-defunct radical organization of the 1930s, the Alabama Sharecropper Union, heard that there was a survivor and went looking for him. In a rural settlement 20 miles or so from Tuskegee in east-central Alabama he found him—the man he calls Nate Shaw—a black man, 84 years old, in full possession of every moment of his life and every facet of its meaning. . . . Theodore Rosengarten, the student, had found a black Homer, bursting with his black Odyssey and able to tell it with awesome intellectual power, with passion, with the almost frightening power of memory in a man who could neither read nor write but who sensed that the substance of his own life, and a million other black lives like his, were the very fiber of the nation's history." —H. Jack Geiger, New York Times Book Review"Extraordinarily rich and compelling . . . possesses the same luminous power we associate with Faulkner." —Robert Coles,Washington Post Book World"Eloquent and revelatory. . . . This is an anthem to human endurance." —Studs Terkel, New Republic"The authentic voice of a warm, brave, and decent individual. . . . A pleasure to read. . . . Shaw's observations on the life and people around him, clothed in wonderfully expressive language, are fresh and clear."—H.W. Bragdon, Christian Science Monitor"Astonishing . . . Nate Shaw was a formidable bearer of memories. . . . Miraculously, this man's wrenching tale sings of life's pleasures: honest work, the rhythm of the seasons, the love of relatives and friends, the stubborn persistence of hope when it should have vanished . . . All God's Dangers is most valuable for its picture of pure courage."—Paul Grey, Time"A triumph of ideas and historical content as well of expression and style."—Randall Jarrell, Harvard Educational Review"Tremendous . . . a testimony of human nobility . . . the record of a heroic man with a phenomenal memory and a life experience of a kind of seldom set down in print. . . . a person of extraordinary stature, industrious, brave, prudent, and magnanimous. . . . One emerges from these hundred of pages wiser, sadder, and better because of them. A unique triumph!"—Alfred C. Ames, Chicago Tribune Book World"Awesome and powerful . . . A living history of nearly a century of cataclysmic change in the life of the Southerner, both black and white . . . Nate Shaw spans our history from slavery to Selma, and he can evoke each age with an accuracy and poignancy so pure that we stand amazed."—Baltimore Sun [less]

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All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community

Carol Stack

175 Pages    (Harper)

ISBN 13: 9780060904241    ISBN 10: 0060904240

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All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Race: The Long and the Short of It, 1990-1994, The

Stanley Crouch

1997    288 Pages    (Vintage)

ISBN 13: 9780679776604    ISBN 10: 0679776605

In this brilliantly acerbic collection of essays--a New York Times Notable Book in 1995--Stanley Crouch confirms that he is one of the most eloquent and unpredictable commentators on race and culture in American society--something already known to anyone who's seen him on 60 Minutes or read his columns in The Village Voice and The New Republic. 288 pp. National media appearances.

In this brilliantly acerbic collection of essays--a New York Times Notable Book in 1995--Stanley Crouch confirms that he is one of the most eloquent and unpredictable commentators on race and culture in American society--something already known to anyone who's seen him on 60 Minutes or read his columns in The Village Voice and The New Republic. 288 pp. National media appearances. [less]

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Am.dilemma Vol 1

Gunner Myrdal

1975    1483 Pages    (Pantheon)

ISBN 13: 9780394730424    ISBN 10: 0394730429

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America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible

Stephan Thernstrom, Abigail Thernstrom

1997    704 Pages    (Simon & Schuster)

ISBN 13: 9780684809335    ISBN 10: 0684809338

A Harvard scholar and an authority on race present a detailed study of the nation's racial divisions over the past fifty years, arguing that progress has been painful but real and that racial preferences will only retard it. 25,000 first printing."

A Harvard scholar and an authority on race present a detailed study of the nation's racial divisions over the past fifty years, arguing that progress has been painful but real and that racial preferences will only retard it. 25,000 first printing." [less]

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America The Story of Us: An Illustrated History

Kevin Baker

2010    412 Pages    (History)

ISBN 13: 9781422983430    ISBN 10: 1422983439

America The Story of Us is a groundbreaking series that brings to life the epic story of our nation in a new way for a new generation. The companion book, America The Story of Us is a history that is at once penetrating and lively, elegant and authoritative; great for serious reading as it is for casual skimming. America The Story of Us brings to life the vast forces that shaped this remarkable country and the ways in which revolutions in technology and transportation altered the way Americans [...]

America The Story of Us is a groundbreaking series that brings to life the epic story of our nation in a new way for a new generation. The companion book, America The Story of Us is a history that is at once penetrating and lively, elegant and authoritative; great for serious reading as it is for casual skimming. America The Story of Us brings to life the vast forces that shaped this remarkable country and the ways in which revolutions in technology and transportation altered the way Americans lived, made money, and fought one another. Explored in these pages is the struggle between settlers and Native Americans; the epic conflict of slavery, from cotton gin to Civil War; the creation of the transcontinental railroad alongside the thundering herds of buffalo across the West; and how American ingenuity and determination both carried us through the Great Depression and won the Second World War. Beginning with Jamestown and Plymouth Bay, the first successful British colonies on the mainland, the book highlights the landmark moments in political, social, economic, and military history, from the prototypical entrepreneur John Rolfe and his tobacco seeds to Barack Obama and the seeds of change, from the Model T to the moon landing. Written by novelist, historian, and journalist Kevin Baker (a key contributor to The American Century, by Harold Evans), the narrative shares the TV series- eye for the dramatic moment in U.S. history-there is danger, action, struggle-while adding new layers of detail and nuance. America The Story of Us is decisive and essential, the story of the country that every family will want to own.Foreword by President ObamaA stunning companion piece for the most anticipated HISTORY broadcast of all time, includes 412 heavily illustrated pages featuring over 300 full color images and layers of information including “charticles,” graphics, photographs, and text.The adventure that became a nation – the complete history of the US has not been told for 40 years.AMERICA the Story of Us is an exuberant, unprecedented look at the invention of America focusing on how events small and large are intrinsically linked to the exploration and innovation, leading us from the frontier to 21st century cities, from the Mississippi to the moon, from Jamestown to 9/11 up to present day. Moving though time and space linking key events, people and locations, capturing the vast sweep of American history— bringing viewers on a journey through the forces that shaped the destiny of America. [less]

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American Deaf Culture: An Anthology

1989    (Linstok Pr)

ISBN 13: 9780932130099    ISBN 10: 0932130097

Deaf and hearing authors explore cultural values, American Sign Language, social interaction in the Deaf community, education, folklore, and more. Authors include Ben Bahan, Veda Charrow, Terry Coye, Stephanie Hall, Tom Humphries, Barbara Kannapell, Betty Martin, Shanny Mow, Carol Padden, Susan Rutherford, William Stokoe, Ronnie Wilbur, Sherman Wilcox, and James Woodward. Edited by Sherman Wilcox; (1989) 202 pages; soft cover

Deaf and hearing authors explore cultural values, American Sign Language, social interaction in the Deaf community, education, folklore, and more. Authors include Ben Bahan, Veda Charrow, Terry Coye, Stephanie Hall, Tom Humphries, Barbara Kannapell, Betty Martin, Shanny Mow, Carol Padden, Susan Rutherford, William Stokoe, Ronnie Wilbur, Sherman Wilcox, and James Woodward. Edited by Sherman Wilcox; (1989) 202 pages; soft cover [less]

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American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, Vol. 2, An

Gunner Myrdal

1975    862 Pages    (Pantheon Books)

ISBN 13: 9780394730431    ISBN 10: 0394730437

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Americans by Heart

William Pérez

2011    208 Pages    (Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University)

ISBN 13: 9780807752838    ISBN 10: 0807752835

Americans by Heart examines the plight of undocumented Latino students as they navigate the educational and legal tightrope presented by their immigrant status. Many of these students are accepted to attend some of the best US colleges and universities but cannot afford the tuition to do so because they are not eligible for financial aid or employment. For the few that defy the odds and manage to graduate, their status continues to present insurmountable barriers to employment. This timely and [...]

Americans by Heart examines the plight of undocumented Latino students as they navigate the educational and legal tightrope presented by their immigrant status. Many of these students are accepted to attend some of the best US colleges and universities but cannot afford the tuition to do so because they are not eligible for financial aid or employment. For the few that defy the odds and manage to graduate, their status continues to present insurmountable barriers to employment. This timely and compelling account brings to light the hard work and perseverance of these students and their families; their commitment to education and civic participation; and their deep sense of uncertainty and marginality. Offering a rich in-depth analysis, the author presents a new framework for educational policies that recognizes the merit and potential of undocumented Latino students and links their situation to larger social and policy issues of immigration reform and higher education access. [less]

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And A Voice to Sing With: A Memoir

Joan Baez

2009    400 Pages    (Simon & Schuster)

ISBN 13: 9781439169643    ISBN 10: 1439169640

• The perfect time for a reissue: In October 2009, PBS will air a ninety-minute primetime special on Joan Baez as part of the Emmy Award-winning American Masters series. Told often from Baez’s perspective, but supported by a rich performance and historical archive, the documentary centers on her career as a musician, power as an artist, those who influenced her, and those she championed. She will also be on a 27-city U.S. tour starting July 2009..• A musical force and a catalyst for social [...]

• The perfect time for a reissue: In October 2009, PBS will air a ninety-minute primetime special on Joan Baez as part of the Emmy Award-winning American Masters series. Told often from Baez’s perspective, but supported by a rich performance and historical archive, the documentary centers on her career as a musician, power as an artist, those who influenced her, and those she championed. She will also be on a 27-city U.S. tour starting July 2009..• A musical force and a catalyst for social change: At the age of eighteen Baez was an international star with a Time magazine cover story; fifty years later she has thirty-three albums to her credit. She also marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., was jailed for supporting the draft resistance, and sang in the first Amnesty International tour. An extraordinary woman who has led an eventful life, Baez’s memoir is as honest, unpretentious, and courageous as she is. . [less]

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And the Band Played on: Politics, People, And the AIDS Epidemic

Randy Shilts

630 Pages    (St Martins Pr)

ISBN 13: 9780312009946    ISBN 10: 0312009941

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat.  One of the few true modern classics, it [...]

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat.  One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time. [less]

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Animales/Chon B'olometik

Celia Arias Perez

Names for animals in this book are in Spanish and Tsotsil, a Mayan language. Celia Arias Perez is a member of Tsobol Antzetik (Women United), a Tzotzil-Maya weaving co-op in highland Chiapas, Mexico. [...]

Names for animals in this book are in Spanish and Tsotsil, a Mayan language.

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Art/Vision/Voice Cultural Conversations in Community A Book of Cases from Community Arts Partnerships

2005    133 Pages    (Columbia College/Maryland Institute of Art)

ISBN 13: 9780929911182    ISBN 10: 0929911180

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Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People

Helen Zia

2001    368 Pages    (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

ISBN 13: 9780374527365    ISBN 10: 0374527369

This groundbreaking book traces the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups into a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American society. It explores the events that shocked Asian Americans into motion and shaped a new consciousness. Helen Zia, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, writes as a personal witness to the dramatic changes involving Asian Americans.

This groundbreaking book traces the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups into a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American society. It explores the events that shocked Asian Americans into motion and shaped a new consciousness. Helen Zia, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, writes as a personal witness to the dramatic changes involving Asian Americans. [less]

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Asian American Panethnicity: Bridging Institutions and Identities

Yen Espiritu

1993    222 Pages    (Temple University Press)

ISBN 13: 9781566390965    ISBN 10: 1566390966

Explores the construction of large-scale affiliations, in which unrelated groups submerge their differences and assume a common identity. Making use of interviews and statistical data, this book examines how Asian panethnicity protects the rights and interests of all Asian American groups.

Explores the construction of large-scale affiliations, in which unrelated groups submerge their differences and assume a common identity. Making use of interviews and statistical data, this book examines how Asian panethnicity protects the rights and interests of all Asian American groups. [less]

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Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader

2010    672 Pages    (Rutgers University Press)

ISBN 13: 9780813545752    ISBN 10: 0813545757

Asian American Studies Now truly represents the enormous changes occurring in Asian American communities and the world, changes that require a reconsideration of how the interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies is defined and taught. This comprehensive anthology, arranged in four parts and featuring a stellar group of contributors, summarizes and defines the current shape of this rapidly changing field, addressing topics such as transnationalism, U.S. imperialism, multiracial identity, [...]

Asian American Studies Now truly represents the enormous changes occurring in Asian American communities and the world, changes that require a reconsideration of how the interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies is defined and taught. This comprehensive anthology, arranged in four parts and featuring a stellar group of contributors, summarizes and defines the current shape of this rapidly changing field, addressing topics such as transnationalism, U.S. imperialism, multiracial identity, racism, immigration, citizenship, social justice, and pedagogy.Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu and Thomas C. Chen have selected essays for the significance of their contribution to the field and their clarity, brevity, and accessibility to readers with little to no prior knowledge of Asian American studies. Featuring both reprints of seminal articles and groundbreaking texts, as well as bold new scholarship, Asian American Studies Now addresses the new circumstances, new communities, and new concerns that are reconstituting Asian America. [less]

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Asian American Women and Men: Labor, Laws, and Love (Gender Lens Series)

Yen Le Espiritu

2007    160 Pages    (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9780742560611    ISBN 10: 0742560619

Labor, laws, and love. Yen Le Espiritu explores how racist and gendered labor conditions and immigration laws have affected relations between and among Asian American women and men. Asian American Men and Women documents how the historical and contemporary oppression of Asians in the United States has (re)structured the balance of power between Asian American women and men and shaped their struggles to create and maintain social institutions and systems of meaning. Espiritu emphasizes how race, [...]

Labor, laws, and love. Yen Le Espiritu explores how racist and gendered labor conditions and immigration laws have affected relations between and among Asian American women and men. Asian American Men and Women documents how the historical and contemporary oppression of Asians in the United States has (re)structured the balance of power between Asian American women and men and shaped their struggles to create and maintain social institutions and systems of meaning. Espiritu emphasizes how race, gender, and class, as categories of difference, do not parallel but instead intersect and confirm one other. [less]

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Asian Americans: An Interpretive History (Immigrant Heritage of America Series)

Sucheng Chan

1991    264 Pages    (Twayne Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9780805784374    ISBN 10: 0805784373

Book by Sucheng Chan

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Assata: An Autobiography

Assata Shakur

2001    320 Pages    (Chicago Review Press)

ISBN 13: 9781556520747    ISBN 10: 1556520743

This presents the life story of African American revolutionary Shakur, previously known as JoAnne Chesimard.

This presents the life story of African American revolutionary Shakur, previously known as JoAnne Chesimard. [less]

 
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