Subject: US History

The Bork Hearings: Highlights From the Most Controversial Judicial Confirmation Battle in U.S. History
Shaffer, Ralph E., editor

Subject: U.S. History

The Bork hearings marked the beginning of a trend toward ideological evaluation of Supreme Court judicial nominees. These were the first and last hearings to feature such extensive discussion of legal and constitutional issues, as presidents quickly discovered that a …

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The Chosen People
Nyburg, Sidney Lauer

Subject: U.S. History, World Literature

This book is the fictionalization of a true class conflict in Baltimore’s textile industry at the turn of the century. The strike around which the story is centered involved religious leaders, Christian social workers, and the local gentry.



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The Cold War in Europe: Era of a Divided Continent
Maier, Charles S., editor

Subject: Europe, World History

Now that the Cold War is over, this book is especially timely: it analyzes and summarizes the events that ushered in an epoch of history nearly fifty years ago, and provides an analysis of the forces that were suppressed or …

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The Hidden Dimensions of Annual Reports: Sixty Years of Social Conflict at General Motors
Neimark, Marilyn K.

Subject: Accounting, U.S. History

Do annual reports ensure corporate accountability? Will they meet the information needs of the 21st century? No, according to Professor Marilyn Neimark. Annual reports are permeated by conflicts of interest on the part of the managements that prepare them and …

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The Impact of Intervention: The Dominican Republic during the U.S. Occupation of 1916-1924
Calder, Bruce

Subject: Caribbean History, Dominican History, US Foreign Policy

First U.S. paperback edition, spring 2006. Reprint of the 1984 edition with a new, extensive introduction by the author.

“A comprehensive and tolerant study, devoid of jargon….Calder, a historian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, fairly describes the mixed …

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The Irony of Desegregation Law 1955–1995: Essays and Documents
Whitman, Mark, editor

Subject: U.S. History

This volume continues the story begun in the author’s earlier work, Removing a Badge of Slavery. It seeks to provide an interpretive history of the major developments in school desegregation law beginning with Brown II. It suggests we may be …

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The Price of Blood: History of Repression and Rebellion in Haiti Under Dr. François Duvalier, 1957–1962
Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean

This is the terrifying history of how Dr. François “Papa Doc” Duvalier used terrorism to reach power, and how he institutionalized terrorism as a weapon of the State. The book reports in detail the stories of the many unsuccessful attempts …

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The Travels of William Wells Brown
Brown, William Wells (edited by Paul Jefferson)

Subject: Slavery, American History

This is the remarkable story of two trips by a fugitive slave. One is the dramatic and poignant journey of a humiliated slave up the Mississippi to the North, into freedom. The second is a glorious voyage to Europe of …

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The Turning Point: The Autobiography of Klaus Mann
Mann, Klaus (introduction by Shelley Frisch)

Subject: Europe, World Literature

Klaus Mann, writer of Mephisto and the oldest son of Nobel Prize winner Thomas Mann, describes the life of intellectuals in Europe before the Nazi seizure of power, then moves on to depict the restless existence of the often bohemian …

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Toward Pearl Harbor: The Diplomatic Exchange Between Japan Japan and the United States, 1889-1941
Shaffer, Ralph editor

Subject: Japan, US History

On oil boycott was the crucial factor in the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was organized by the U.S. against Japan, which feared economic strangulation, and attacked Pearl Harbor as the culmination of a period of political, economic, and …

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