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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with ‘Martin Luther King’

by Heather Newman January 17, 2010

The University of Michigan Press is proud to celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a new biography of Martin Luther King., Jr., written by Britain’s leading observer of modern American history. Martin Luther King officially publishes today, January 18, and celebrates King’s life. Godfrey Hodgson, author of the acclaimed history of the civil rights era America in Our Time, uses his in-person interviews with King and meetings with prominent leaders of the time in combination with work by other researchers and biographers to craft an accessible, accurate, dramatic retelling of the events of King’s life. To receive a 30% discount for […]

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Check the Manual: Obama on New Afghanistan Surge Plans and Stability Operations

by kris bishop December 2, 2009

  President Barack Obama will face the central challenge of explaining why he is escalating an eight-year-old war in Afghanistan that is increasingly unpopular by committing 30,000 more U.S. troops, while he also outlines plans for ending it, in a detailed address. Read more at the Washington Post… See what the plan is: / Educators: REQUEST FREE EXAM COPY OF THIS BOOK U.S. Army Field Manual No. 3-07 The United States Army / Paper: 978-0-472-03390-4 / $15.00 ABOUT: With a focus on transforming conflict, managing violence when it does occur and maintaining stable peace, The U.S. Army Stability Operations Field […]

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Republican Heroes: The Racial Breakdown

by kris bishop November 3, 2009

Below: “Republican Heroes,” from the Republican National Committee Site Of the Republican Heroes posted: 8 out of 18 are identified as African American men 5 out of 18 are white men 1 is identified as a Latino man 4 out of 18 are white women 0 out of 18 are identified as Latino women 0 out of 18 are identified as African American women 0 out of 18 are identified as Asian American 0 out of 18 are identified as Native American Want to know more? Check out Race, Republicans, and the Return of the Party of Lincoln, by Tasha […]

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Getting to Grassroots: Author Clarence Lang

by kris bishop September 17, 2009

by Clarence Lang, author of new release GRASSROOTS AT THE GATEWAY: CLASS POLITICS AND BLACK FREEDOM STRUGGLE IN ST. LOUIS, 1936-1975 “All scholarship is autobiographical.  I often wonder, then, whether my scholarly interest in the dynamics of class among African Americans stems from a desire to grapple with my own contradictions as someone from a working-class background who grabbed certain opportunities, squandered others, and in the process became a black middle-class professional who lives and works very differently from most African Americans. When I think of the experiences that may have contributed to my research, I can pull from the […]

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Q&A with John Kenneth White, author of Barack Obama’s America

by University of Michigan Press September 4, 2009

The election of Barack Obama to the presidency marks a conclusive end to the Reagan era, writes John Kenneth White in Barack Obama’s America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family, and Religion Ended the Reagan Era. Reagan symbolized a 1950s and 1960s America, largely white and suburban, with married couples and kids at home, who attended church more often than not.  The demographics, however, have shifted: Marriage is at an all-time low. Cohabitation has increased from a half-million couples in 1960 to more than 5 million in 2000 to even more this year. Gay marriages and civil unions are redefining […]

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