The Jews of Latin America (Religion and Politics in Society: Dynamics and Developments)

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When it was first published in 1980, Judith Laikin Elkin’s foundational book on the Jewish communities of Latin America quickly became the standard resource on the topic. This new edition, the first in fifteen years, brings the story up-to-date, incorporating the events of recent decades and reflecting new insights provoked by the changing political, cultural, and economic conditions throughout the region.



Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi: Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi (Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South)

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In Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi, Tiyi M. Morris provides the first comprehensive examination of the Jackson, Mississippi–based women’s organization Womanpower Unlimited. Founded in 1961 by Clarie Collins Harvey, the organization was created initially to provide aid to the Freedom Riders who were unjustly arrested and then tortured in Mississippi jails. Womanpower Unlimited expanded its activism to include programs such as voter registration drives, youth education, and participation in Women Strike for Peace. Womanpower Unlimited proved to be not only a significant organization with regard to civil rights activism in Mississippi but also a spearhead movement for revitalizing black women’s social and political activism in the state.

Womanpower Unlimited elucidates the role that the group played in sustaining the civil rights movement in Mississippi. Consistent with the recent scholarship that emphasizes the necessity of a bottom-up analysis for attaining a more comprehensive narrative of the civil rights movement, this work broadens our understanding of movement history in general by examining the roles of “local people” as well as the leadership women provided. Additionally, it contributes to a better understanding of how the movement developed in Mississippi by examining some of the lesser-known women upon whom activists, both inside and outside of the state, relied. Black women, and Womanpower specifically, were central to movement successes in Mississippi; and Womanpower’s humanist agenda resulted in its having the most diverse agenda of a Mississippi-based civil rights organization.



Gandhi for Kids: His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

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With his wire-rimmed glasses, homespun cloths, and walking stick, Mohandas Gandhi is an international symbol of nonviolence, freedom, simplicity, and peace. Tracing Gandhi’s evolution from a shy boy in India to a courageous, world-traveling spiritual and political leader who worked tirelessly to help India achieve independence from England, Gandhi for Kids will inspire young readers to make connections between his ideas and contemporary issues such as bullying and conflict resolution, healthful eating from local sources, civil rights and diversity, the “reduce, reuse, recycle” movement, and more. Kids learn about Gandhi’s important impact on the lives and work of Martin Luther King Jr., Aung San Suu Kyi, Malala Yousafzai, and other modern heroes, yet come to understand that he was also a complex man who struggled with personal conflicts, disappointments, and idiosyncracies. Packed with historic images, informative sidebars, a time line, glossary, resource section, and 21 creative activities that illuminate Gandhi’s life, ideas, and environment, Gandhi for Kids is an indispensable resource for a new generation of change makers. Kids can: make a traditional Indian lamp called a diya; practice anti-consumerism or vegetarianism for a day; create a henna hand design; learn some basic yoga poses; and much more. 



Face the Winter Naked: A Great Depression Novel

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For fans of Steinbeck’s timeless classic, THE GRAPES OF WRATH

Daniel Tomelin, a battle-worn veteran with PTSD—haunted by the carnage of World War 1—deserts his wife and children in the Great Depression and becomes a hobo seeking work and relief from his nightmares.

This page-turning tale of courage is set in a tragic era in which hope was sometimes all they had and parallels today’s economic turmoil and unemployment.

… “We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land. The poorhouse is vanishing from among us.” (Herbert Hoover, accepting the Republican presidential nomination. Palo Alto, California, August 1928) …

It’s a wife and mother providing for her children under miserable, heartbreaking circumstances, while her husband tramps around the country playing a banjo, searching for answers to the puzzle of Daniel Tomelin, keeping his hillbilly sense of humor, his humanity, his love of God and nature intact, while deep inside feeling ashamed and unworthy of the family he loves with all his heart.

Like scores of other men who abandoned their families during the Depression, Daniel’s wounded pride for being unable to care for his wife and children prevents him from going home. . . .

And if her deserting husband has the guts to show his face again, his wife, LaDaisy—who finds the strength and means to provide for her fatherless children while fending off the advances of a man with the power to leave them homeless—may feel like killing him!

FACE THE WINTER NAKED provides an engrossing read in which Turner interweaves history, geography, and a compelling love story.

More than that, it is a story that looks beyond the surface, delving into the inner workings of the human mind, a powerful narrative that illuminates larger issues of humanity that are timeless and volatile and just as apropos today as decades ago:

– War

– Political strife

– Economic collapse

– Environmental catastrophe

– Division of families

– Cruelty and oppression

– Poverty, inequity, and all the faces of prejudice.

But it is also about love

and faith

and strength

and hope, forgiveness, and perseverance.

Readers may feel they are traveling with this simple carpenter through the Ozark hills of Missouri as he wears out his cardboard “Hoover” insoles searching for his next meal, an odd job that pays only pennies, or shelter from the dust and sweltering heat that summer of 1932.

But they’ll be glad they’re not.

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FACE THE WINTER NAKED is a gorgeously written and evocative novel of an earlier economic crisis: the Great Depression. Readers looking for a stunning read, intelligent and emotional on every level, will not be disappointed.” ~ Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of Crazy Beautiful and The Education of Bet



International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues Plus MySearchLab — Access Card Package (12th Edition)

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MyPoliSciLab without Pearson eText — Standalone Access Card — for Case Studies in Comparative Politics

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Debuting in its first edition and written by a new generation of area studies experts, Case Studies in Comparative Politics follows a questions-based approach that helps readers understand different countries’ political histories, institutions, identities, and interests and why each country is politically interesting and relevant. When used on its own or with the accompanying thematic survey, Case Studies in Comparative Politics asks–and answers–the same important questions that political scientists research and that are relevant to anyone interested in politics.

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The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency

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The “fine biography” and “compelling personal story” (The Wall Street Journal) of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, FDR’s de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, and overlooked throughout history…until now.

Widely considered the first—and only—female presidential chief of staff, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand was the right-hand woman to Franklin Delano Roosevelt—both personally and professionally—for more than twenty years. Although her official title as personal secretary was relatively humble, her power and influence were unparalleled. Everyone in the White House knew one truth: If you wanted access to Franklin, you had to get through Missy. She was one of his most trusted advisors, affording her a unique perspective on the president that no one else could claim, and she was deeply admired and respected by Eleanor Roosevelt.

With unprecedented access to Missy’s family and original source materials, journalist Kathryn Smith tells the “fascinating” (Publishers Weekly) and forgotten story of the intelligent, loyal, and clever woman who had a front-row seat to history in the making. The Gatekeeper is a thoughtful, revealing unsung-hero story about a woman ahead of her time, the true weight of her responsibility, and the tumultuous era in which she lived—and a long overdue tribute to one of the most important female figures in American history.



Politics in the Developing World

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Politics in the Developing World, Second Edition, identifies and analyzes the processes of change that are transforming the politics of the Third World. It deals with central political themes and issues such as globalization–both economic and cultural, and resistance to both–inequality, identity, religion, the military, democracy, the environment, and policy development. Presented in a user-friendly format, the text contains useful pedagogical features including a glossary of key terms, chapter summaries, questions for discussion, chronologies, web links, suggestions for further reading, and boxes highlighting particular issues, events, and ideas. The second edition features four new chapters on “people power,” security issues, colonialism and post-colonialism, and globalization/good governance.

Features:


· Contains a section of issue-based case studies that enable students to compare individual countries


· An impressive line-up of international experts provides students with authoritative and accessible content


· Accompanied by a companion website containing additional case studies, review questions, web links, and a flashcard glossary