Award Winning Books: 1999

Chanting Down Babylon

The Rastafari Reader

Edited by William David Spencer, Adrian Anthony McFarlane, and Nathanial Samuel Murrell

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1999

A comprehensive and indispensable study of the Rastafarian Movement

467 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 table 1 figure

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The First Suburban Chinatown

The Remaking of Monterey Park, California

Timothy P. Fong

Donald H. Pflueger Local History Award, Historical Society of Southern California, 1999
Outstanding Book Award in the Social Sciences, Association for Asian American Studies, 1995

Ethnicity issues fuel internal strife as a community faces change

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 tables, 2 figs., 8 halftones

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Holy Leisure

Recreation and Religion in God's Square Mile

Troy Messenger

Winner of the the Outstanding New Book on New Jersey award from the New Jersey Historical Alliance, 1999

An accessible account of the first permanent religious meeting ground in the U.S.

192 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 halftones

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Legal Bases

Baseball and the Law

Roger I. Abrams

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1999

An accessible, insightful look at how baseball and salary arbitration are shaped by law

240 pages | 6 x 9

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Mexican American Women Activists

Identity and Resistance in Two Los Angeles Communities

Mary S. Pardo

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books Awards, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1999

The story of Mexican American women in two communities who took control and made a difference

322 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 figs., 12 halftones, 1 maps

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Orientals

Asian Americans in Popular Culture

Robert G. Lee

Best Book Award Winner Culture Studies/Popular Culture, Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association, 2000
Best Book Award for the Social Construction of Race, The American Political Science Association, 1999
Honorable Mention for the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize for the best-published book in American Studies from the American Studies Association, 1999

A compelling study of how the label "oriental" came into being

288 pages | 6 x 9

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Paradise, New York

A Novel

Eileen Pollack

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1999

A funny and moving first novel of nostalgia for Catskills hotel life

288 pages | 5 x 9

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The Puerto Rican Movement

Voices from the Diaspora

Edited by José E. Velázquez and Andrés Torres

Outstanding Books Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1999

A long-awaited collection documents a missing chapter in the history of U.S. radicalism

432 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 halftones

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Q & A

Queer in Asian America

Edited by David L. Eng, and Alice Y. Hom

Book Award from The Association for Asian American Studies, 2001
Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books Awards, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1999
Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in Lesbian and Gay Anthologies/Non-Fiction, 1998

A spirited collection of essays, personal testimonies, fiction, and art on what it means to be queer in Asian-America now

445 pages | 7 x 10

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The Red Atlantis

Communist Culture in the Absence of Communism

J. Hoberman

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1999
Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1999
Association of American University Presses Book Jacket Award, 1999

A delightful and witty examination of Communism as an art form

326 pages | 5 x 9

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The Trial Lawyer's Art

Sam Schrager

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1999

The truth about courtroom craft

264 pages | 6 x 9

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Voice Over

The Making of Black Radio

William Barlow

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1999

The whole story of the making of Black radio

334 pages | 6 x 9 | 21 halftones

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The Wild Animal Story

edited by Ralph H. Lutts

Association of American University Presses Book Jacket Award, 1999

An anthology of some of the most celebrated animal stories ever collected

328 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 figs., 15 halftones

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