Spring 2011

Abuse of Power

How Cold War Surveillance and Secrecy Policy Shaped the Response to 9/11

Athan G. Theoharis

An argument that domestic surveillance erodes civil liberties and fails to protect the country

232 pages | 6 x 9


Alphabet Movers

Teresa Benzwie

Young children dance their way through the alphabet, learning as they play

32 pages | 8.5 x 11


The American Dream in the 21st Century

Edited by Sandra L. Hanson, and John K. White

A multidisciplinary conversation on the state of the American Dream

168 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 7 tables, 7 figures


American History Now

Edited by Eric Foner and Lisa McGirr

A new generation of scholars addresses the current themes and questions in interpreting American history

440 pages | 6 x 9


As French as Everyone Else?

A Survey of French Citizens of Maghrebin, African, and Turkish Origin

Sylvain Brouard and Vincent Tiberj

Shedding new light on integration and citizenship in France to reveal the ways in which immigrants do-and do not-share the attitudes of the majority population

152 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 38 tables, 6 figures


Asian American Plays for a New Generation

Edited by Josephine Lee, Don Eitel, and R.A. Shiomi

Asian American plays from the heartland

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 halftones


Baltimore '68

Riots and Rebirth in an American City

Edited by Jessica Elfenbein, Thomas Hollowak, and Elizabeth Nix

The first comprehensive study of one city, Baltimore, forty years after the unrest that swept across some 120 U.S. cities

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 halftones, 1 map


How Racism Takes Place

George Lipsitz

How racism shapes urban spaces and how African Americans create vibrant communities that offer models for more equitable social arrangements

320 pages | 6 x 9


How to Be South Asian in America

Narratives of Ambivalence and Belonging

anupama jain

A variety of immigrant narratives portray the dynamic process of South Asian Americanization

288 pages | 6 x 9


Israel's Dead Soul

Steven Salaita

How Zionism became an exceptional ideology in the eyes of the West

176 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Living in the Crossfire

Favela Residents, Drug Dealers, and Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro

Maria Moreira Alves and Philip Evanson

Communities organizing to end Brazil's urban war on drugs

254 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 7 halftones


Mexican Voices of the Border Region

Laura Velasco Ortiz and Oscar Fernando Contreras Montellano

How the border shapes the experiences and opportunities of Mexicans on each side

238 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 halftones


Modeling Citizenship

Jewish and Asian American Writing

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

In fiction and nonfiction, Asian Americans and Jewish Americans grapple with their "model minority" status and the contested nature of citizenship

248 pages | 6 x 9


My Soul's Been Psychedelicized Electric Factory

Four Decades in Posters and Photographs

Larry Magid and Robert Huber

Philadelphia's popular music scene and the concert promoters who shaped it for more than forty years

200 pages | 10 x 12 | 250 color illustrations


Numbers on the Move

1 2 3 Dance and Count with Me

Teresa Benzwie

Young children learn by moving and dancing in this playful book for children ages four through ten

32 pages | 11 x 8.5