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As cities have gentrified, educated urbanites have come to prize what they regard as "authentic" urban life: aging buildings, art galleries, small boutiques, upscale food markets, neighborhood old-timers, funky ethnic restaurants, and old, family-...

Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places

Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other radio and televangelists first spoke of the United States becoming a Christian nation that would build a global Christian empire, it was hard to take such hyperbolic rhetoric seriously. Today, su...

American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America

Can libertarians care about social justice? In Free Market Fairness, John Tomasi argues that they can and should. Drawing simultaneously on moral insights from defenders of economic liberty such as F. A. Hayek and advocates of social justice such ...

Free Market Fairness

An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China.. China has 130 million migrant workers-the largest migration in human history. In Factory Girls, Leslie...

Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

Appalachia has played a complex and often contradictory role in the unfolding of American history. Created by urban journalists in the years following the Civil War, the idea of Appalachia provided a counterpoint to emerging definitions of progres...

Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945

For decades, the idea that more education will lead to greater individual and national prosperity has been a cornerstone of developed economies. Indeed, it is almost universally believed that college diplomas give Americans and Europeans a competi...

The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Forthright anecdotes and interviews fill this eye-opening account of the birth of the underground newspaper movement. Stemming from frustration with the lack of any mainstream media criticism of the Vietnam War, the creation of the papers was embo...

On the Ground: An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press in the U.S.

This new book analyzes how the Soviet leadership evaluated developments in Soviet-Vietnamese relations in the years from 1949 to 1964. Focusing on how Soviet leaders actually perceived China's role in Vietnam relative to the Soviet role, it shows ...

Soviet-Vietnam Relations and the Role of China 1949-64: Changing Alliances (Routledge Series: Cold War History)

Americans have always staunchly, sometimes bloodily, defended their right to bear arms, but does the historical record bear out this right? Michael Bellesiles, in a meticulous study of the issue that draws extensively on archival material and orig...

Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture

In Losing the News, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones offers a probing look at the epochal changes sweeping the media, changes which are eroding the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of daz...

Losing the News: The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy (Institutions of American Democracy)

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