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I Heard It Through the Grapevine
by Patricia A. Turner

Ku Klux Klan-owned companies. Sodas that cause sterility. A military conspiracy to infect Africans with AIDS. These rumors reverberate through Black America. Now, Patricia Turner presents a groundbreaking, comprehensive look at how rumors translate white oppression into folk warnings throughout the African-American community.

Pub. Date: August 1994 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Textbook Paperback, 260pp
052008936

Price: $28.95
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Immigration Law and the U.S.-Mexico Border
Johson, Kevin R (Author), Trujillo, Bernard (Author)

Americans from radically different political persuasions agree on the need to "fix" the "broken" US immigration laws to address serious deficiencies and improve border enforcement. In Immigration Law and the US-Mexico Border, Kevin Johnson and Bernard Trujillo focus on what for many is at the core of the entire immigration debate in modern America: immigration from Mexico.

In clear, reasonable prose, Johnson and Trujillo explore the long history of discrimination against US citizens of Mexican ancestry in the United States and the current movement against "illegal aliens"--persons depicted as not deserving fair treatment by US law. The authors argue that the United States has a special relationship with Mexico by virtue of sharing a 2,000-mile border and a "land-grab of epic proportions" when the United States "acquired" nearly two-thirds of Mexican territory between 1836 and 1853.

The authors explain US immigration law and policy in its many aspects--including the migration of labor, the place of state and local regulation over immigration, and the contributions of Mexican immigrants to the US economy. Their objective is to help thinking citizens on both sides of the border to sort through an issue with a long, emotional history that will undoubtedly continue to inflame politics until cooler, and better-informed, heads can prevail. The authors conclude by outlining possibilities for the future, sketching a possible movement to promote social justice. Great for use by students of immigration law, border studies, and Latino studies, this book will also be of interest to anyone wondering about the general state of immigration law as it pertains to our most troublesome border.

Physical Info: 0.8" H x 9.2" L x 6.1" W (1.0 lbs) 312 pages
081652780

Price: $24.95
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Native Americans of California and Nevada, Vol. 1
by Jack D. Forbes

Revised Edition. Jack Forbes wrote this ethnographic study of Indian cultures from the prehistoric to present day times, covering an area that today is known as the states of California and Nevada. Includes a fascinating history of Indian-white relations with a section on the multicultural approach to Indian education and suggestions for teachers and administrators in public schools, and personnel training programs.

Pub. Date: July 1982 Publisher: Naturegraph Publishers, Incorporated Format: Paperback, 240pp
087961119

Price: $14.95
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The American Discovery of Europe
by Jack D. Forbes

An independent and indigenous revision of established history

The American Discovery of Europe investigates the voyages of America’s Native peoples to the European continent before Columbus’s 1492 arrival in the “New World.” The product of over twenty years of exhaustive research in libraries throughout Europe and the United States, Jack D. Forbes employs a vast number of primary and secondary sources to paint a clear picture of the diverse and complex societies that comprised the Americas before 1492 and reveals the surprising Native American involvements in maritime trade and exploration.

Starting with an encounter by Columbus himself with mysterious people who had apparently been carried across the Atlantic on favorable currents, Forbes proceeds to a detailed discussion of ocean currents and then to exploring the seagoing expertise of early Americans in the Caribbean, on the coasts of Greenland, and beyond. He also discusses theories of ancient migrations, the evidence for human origins in the Americas, and other early visitors coming from Europe to America, including the Norse. The book closes with a discussion of Native travelers to Europe after 1493, when they came mostly as slaves. The provocative, extensively documented, and heartfelt conclusions of The American Discovery of Europe present an open challenge to received historical wisdom. This book will be of lasting importance to Native people and redefine the way future scholarship views American history.

Pub. Date: March 2007 Publisher: University of Illinois Press Format: Hardcover, 250pp
025203152

Price: $34.95
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The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Forum
by Angie Chabram-Dernersesian

The Chicana/o Cultural Studies Forum brings together a diverse group of scholars whose work spans the interdisciplinary fields of Chicana/o studies and cultural studies. Editor Angie Chabram-Dernersesian provides an overview of current debates, locating Chicana/o cultural criticism at the intersections of these fields. She then acts as moderator of a virtual roundtable of critics, including Frances Aparicio, Lisa Lowe, George Lipsitz, Wahneema Lubiano, Renato Rosaldo, José David Saldívar, and Sonia Saldívar-Hull.

This highly collaborative and deeply interdisciplinary project addresses the questions: What is the relationship between Chicana/o studies and cultural studies? How do we do cultural studies from within Chicana/o cultural studies? How do Chicana/o cultural studies formations (hemispheric, borderland, and feminist) intermingle? The lively conversations documented here attest to the vitality and spirit of Chicana/o cultural studies today and track the movements between disciplines that share an interest in the study of culture, power relations, identity, and representation.

This book offers a unique resource for understanding not just the development of Chicana/o cultural studies, but how new social movements and epistemologies travel and affiliate with progressive forms of social inquiry in the global era.

Pub. Date: November 2007 Publisher: New York University Press Format: Paperback, 320pp
081471632

Price: $25.00
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