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Race And America S Long War

Author : Nikhil Pal Singh
ISBN : 9780520968837
Genre : Political Science
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Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency in 2016, which placed control of the government in the hands of the most racially homogenous, far-right political party in the Western world, produced shock and disbelief for liberals, progressives, and leftists globally. Yet most of the immediate analysis neglects longer-term accounting of how the United States arrived here. Race and America’s Long War examines the relationship between war, politics, police power, and the changing contours of race and racism in the contemporary United States. Nikhil Pal Singh argues that the United States’ pursuit of war since the September 11 terrorist attacks has reanimated a longer history of imperial statecraft that segregated and eliminated enemies both within and overseas. America’s territorial expansion and Indian removals, settler in-migration and nativist restriction, and African slavery and its afterlives were formative social and political processes that drove the rise of the United States as a capitalist world power long before the onset of globalization. Spanning the course of U.S. history, these crucial essays show how the return of racism and war as seemingly permanent features of American public and political life is at the heart of our present crisis and collective disorientation.
Category: Political Science

How White Men Won The Culture Wars

Author : Joseph Darda
ISBN : 9780520381445
Genre : History
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Reuniting white America after Vietnam. "If war among the whites brought peace and liberty to the blacks," Frederick Douglass asked in 1875, peering into the nation's future, "what will peace among the whites bring?" The answer then and now, after the Civil War and civil rights, is a white reunion disguised as a veterans' reunion. How White Men Won the Culture Wars shows how a broad contingent of white men--conservative and liberal, hawk and dove, vet and non-vet--transformed the Vietnam War into a staging ground for a post-civil rights white racial reconciliation. Conservatives could celebrate white vets as deracinated embodiments of the nation. Liberals could treat them as minoritized heroes whose voices must be heard. Erasing Americans of color, Southeast Asians, and women from the war, white men argued that they had suffered and deserved more. The war became a vehicle for claiming entitlements and grievances after civil rights and feminism, in an age of color blindness and multiculturalism. From the POW/MIA and veterans' mental health movements to Rambo and "Born in the U.S.A.," white men remade their racial identities in the image of the Vietnam vet. No one wins in a culture war--except, Joseph Darda argues, white men dressed in army green.
Category: History

Empire S Tracks

Author : Manu Karuka
ISBN : 9780520296626
Genre : History
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Empire’s Tracks boldly reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee Native American tribes, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path. In this meticulously researched book, Manu Karuka situates the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism. Through an examination of legislative, military, and business records, Karuka deftly explains the imperial foundations of U.S. political economy. Tracing the shared paths of Indigenous and Asian American histories, this multisited interdisciplinary study connects military occupation to exclusionary border policies, a linked chain spanning the heart of U.S. imperialism. This highly original and beautifully wrought book unveils how the transcontinental railroad laid the tracks of the U.S. Empire.
Category: History

Empire Of Defense

Author : Joseph Darda
ISBN : 9780226632926
Genre : History
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Empire of Defense is an extensive and multilayered critique of the past seventy years of American military engagement. Joseph Darda exposes how the post-World War II formation of the Department of Defense and the subsequent Korean War set a course for decades of permanent conflict. Conflict, which the United States, he argues, ingeniously reframed as the defense of humanity from illiberal beliefs and behaviors. Empire of Defense shows how a string of rationales for war from the 1940s to the present--anticommunism, crime control, humanitarianism, and counterterrorism--paved the way for unprecedented military growth that secured rather than dismantled the existing racial order. A wide range of writers, filmmakers, and journalists--from I. F. Stone and Ishmael Reed to Stanley Kubrick and June Jordan--have struggled to tell the story of war without end, and Darda reveals how that struggle itself tells the bigger story. He draws a clear line from the Cold War to the war on terror and makes sense of our collective cultural efforts to recognize the not-so-new normal of nonstop military empire-building.
Category: History

Literary Digest

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ISBN : NYPL:33433091246219
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America S Advancement

Author : Charles Edwards Lester
ISBN : COLUMBIA:CU01434101
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

Save America

Author : Elizabeth Tilton
ISBN : UOM:39015071649185
Genre : Prohibition
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The Woman's National Committee for Law Enforcement is to work for enforcement of all law with special stress, at present, on the Prohibition Law, the front to-day where the battle against lawlessness has to be fought.
Category: Prohibition

America History And Life

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ISBN : UOM:39015065458278
Genre : Canada
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
Category: Canada

Payback

Author : John K. Cooley
ISBN : UOM:39015022047586
Genre : Political Science
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Examines how the Iranian revolution affected United States involvement in the Middle East
Category: Political Science

Encyclopedia Of Black America

Author : W. Augustus Low
ISBN : MINN:31951D02749462R
Genre : History
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An exhaustive reference work on the culture and history of Black America provides commentary and exact, factual information ranging from the colonial period to contemporary Black issues and achievements
Category: History

South America S Story

Author : Elsie Spicer Eells
ISBN : UOM:39015059511579
Genre : South America
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Category: South America

Crisis

Author : William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
ISBN : WISC:89058603440
Genre : Africa Americans
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A record of the darker races.
Category: Africa Americans

Race Relations

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ISBN : UOM:39015038641620
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans

The Fifties In America

Author : John C. Super
ISBN : UCSC:32106018510740
Genre : History
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Surveys the events and people of the United States and Canada from 1950 through 1959.
Category: History

Bibliographie Mensuelle

Author : United Nations Library (Geneva, Switzerland)
ISBN : UIUC:30112119967427
Genre : International relations
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Category: International relations