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How to Fight Anti-Semitism (Hardcover): Bari Weiss How to Fight Anti-Semitism (Hardcover)
Bari Weiss
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'This acutely argued book will engender a thousand conversations' Cynthia Ozick The prescient New York Times writer delivers an urgent wake-up call exposing the alarming rise of anti-semitism -- and explains what we can do to defeat it On 27 October 2018 Bari Weiss's childhood synagogue in Pittsburgh became the site of the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. For most of us, the massacre came as a total shock. But to those who have been paying attention, it was only a more violent, extreme expression of the broader trend that has been sweeping Europe and the United States for the past two decades. No longer the exclusive province of the far right and far left, anti-Semitism finds a home in identity politics, in the renewal of 'America first' isolationism and in the rise of one-world socialism. An ancient hatred increasingly allowed into modern political discussion, anti-Semitism has been migrating toward the mainstream in dangerous ways, amplified by social media and a culture of conspiracy that threatens us all. In this urgent book, New York Times writer Bari Weiss makes a powerful case for renewing Jewish and liberal values to guide us through this uncertain moment.

Space and Place in Jewish Studies (Hardcover, Volume 2 Ed.): Barbara Mann Space and Place in Jewish Studies (Hardcover, Volume 2 Ed.)
Barbara Mann
R2,709 Discovery Miles 27 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Scholars in the humanities have become increasingly interested in questions of how space is produced and perceived - and they have found that this consideration of human geography greatly enriches our understanding of cultural history. This 'spatial turn' equally has the potential to revolutionize Jewish Studies, complicating familiar notions of Jews as 'people of the Book,' displaced persons with only a common religious tradition and history to unite them. Space and Place in Jewish Studies embraces these exciting critical developments by investigating what 'space' has meant within Jewish culture and tradition - and how notions of 'Jewish space,' diaspora, and home continue to resonate within contemporary discourse, bringing space to the foreground as a practical and analytical category. Barbara Mann takes us on a journey from medieval Levantine trade routes to the Eastern European shtet to the streets of contemporary New York, introducing readers to the variety of ways in which Jews have historically formed communities and created a sense of place for themselves. Combining cutting-edge theory with rabbinics, anthropology, and literary analysis, Mann offers a fresh take on the Jewish experience.

Managing Ethnic Diversity after 9/11 - Integration, Security and Civil Liberties in Transatlantic Perspective (Paperback):... Managing Ethnic Diversity after 9/11 - Integration, Security and Civil Liberties in Transatlantic Perspective (Paperback)
Ariane Chebel D'Appollonia, Simon Reich
R828 Discovery Miles 8 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

America's approach to terrorism has focused on traditional national security methods; Europe's response has been to rely on police procedures. This compares these two strategies and considers that both may have engendered greater radicalization and a greater chance of home-grown terrorism. Essays also address how transatlantic countries have integrated ethnic minorities, and argue that the neglect of civil integration has challenged the rights of minorities and made greater security more remote.

The Eugene B. Adkins Collection - Selected Works (Hardcover): Jane Ford Aebersold, Christina E Burke, James Peck, B. Byron... The Eugene B. Adkins Collection - Selected Works (Hardcover)
Jane Ford Aebersold, Christina E Burke, James Peck, B. Byron Price, W.Jackson Rushing, …
R1,723 Discovery Miles 17 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Eugene B. Adkins (1920-2006) spent nearly four decades acquiring his extraordinary collection of Native American and American southwestern art. His vast assemblage includes paintings, photographs, jewelry, baskets, textiles, and ceramics by many of the Southwest's most renowned artists and artisans. This stunning volume features full-color reproductions of significant works from the Adkins Collection, some of which are reproduced here for the first time.

Adkins began collecting in the 1960s, when American southwestern art enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. Ultimately his holdings encompassed works by such distinguished American artists as Maynard Dixon, Dorothy Eugenie Brett, Charles Bird King, Alfred Jacob Miller, Charles M. Russell, and Joseph H. Sharp. In addition, Adkins was a passionate and prescient connoisseur of Native American art and artifacts, and his wide-ranging collection of works by Native artists includes paintings by T. C. Cannon, sculpture by Maria Martinez, and jewelry by Charles Loloma, all of which are represented in this book.

Along with its rich photographic sampling of works by Native and non-Native artists, "The Eugene B. Adkins Collection" offers informative essays by art historians and curators, whose areas of expertise coincide with Adkins's own interests. The volume also features a foreword by David L. Boren, President of the University of Oklahoma, and a preface by Randall Suffolk, Director of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, and Ghislain D'Humieres, Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. These two museums, which share a commitment to preserving Native American art and artifacts, are joint stewards of the Eugene B. Adkins Collection.

The Eugene B. Adkins Collection - Selected Works (Paperback): Jane Ford Aebersold, Christina E Burke, James Peck, B. Byron... The Eugene B. Adkins Collection - Selected Works (Paperback)
Jane Ford Aebersold, Christina E Burke, James Peck, B. Byron Price, W.Jackson Rushing, …
R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Eugene B. Adkins (1920-2006) spent nearly four decades acquiring his extraordinary collection of Native American and American southwestern art. His vast assemblage includes paintings, photographs, jewelry, baskets, textiles, and ceramics by many of the Southwest's most renowned artists and artisans. This stunning volume features full-color reproductions of significant works from the Adkins Collection, some of which are reproduced here for the first time.

Adkins began collecting in the 1960s, when American southwestern art enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. Ultimately his holdings encompassed works by such distinguished American artists as Maynard Dixon, Dorothy Eugenie Brett, Charles Bird King, Alfred Jacob Miller, Charles M. Russell, and Joseph H. Sharp. In addition, Adkins was a passionate and prescient connoisseur of Native American art and artifacts, and his wide-ranging collection of works by Native artists includes paintings by T. C. Cannon, sculpture by Maria Martinez, and jewelry by Charles Loloma, all of which are represented in this book.

Along with its rich photographic sampling of works by Native and non-Native artists, "The Eugene B. Adkins Collection" offers informative essays by art historians and curators, whose areas of expertise coincide with Adkins's own interests. The volume also features a foreword by David L. Boren, President of the University of Oklahoma, and a preface by Randall Suffolk, Director of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, and Ghislain D'Humieres, Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. These two museums, which share a commitment to preserving Native American art and artifacts, are joint stewards of the Eugene B. Adkins Collection.

Institutional Origins of Islamist Political Mobilization (Paperback): Quinn Mecham Institutional Origins of Islamist Political Mobilization (Paperback)
Quinn Mecham
R720 R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Save R48 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Muslim countries experience wide variation in levels of Islamist political mobilization, including such political activities as protest, voting, and violence. Institutional Origins of Islamist Political Mobilization provides a theory of the institutional origins of Islamist politics, focusing on the development of religious common knowledge, religious entrepreneurship, and coordinating focal points as critical to the success of Islamist activism. Examining Islamist politics in more than 50 countries over four decades, the book illustrates that Islamist political activism varies a great deal, appearing in specific types of institutional contexts. Detailed case studies of Turkey, Algeria, and Senegal demonstrate how diverse contexts yield different types of Islamist politics across the Muslim world.

The Buried Bones Mystery (Hardcover): Sharon M Draper The Buried Bones Mystery (Hardcover)
Sharon M Draper; Illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson
R399 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R24 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In simultaneous hardcover and paperback editions, the first book in the Clubhouse Mysteries. Ziggy and his friends Rico, Rashawn, and Jerome call themselves The Black Dinosaurs, and share exciting adventures. In The Buried Bones Mystery, the boys build a clubhouse in Ziggy's backyard, where they uncover a box of bones while digging to bury their secret treasures. But when the boys try to hide their treasures, they're swept up in a mystery more intriguing -- and scary -- than anything they could have imagined. Who could have buried a box of bones behind their clubhouse?

Modernity, Sexuality, and Ideology in Iran - The Life and Legacy of a Popular Female Artist (Hardcover): Kamran Talattof Modernity, Sexuality, and Ideology in Iran - The Life and Legacy of a Popular Female Artist (Hardcover)
Kamran Talattof
R854 Discovery Miles 8 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For more than a century Iran's social, political, and cultural history has been defined by a struggle toward or away from modernity. In this book Talatoff makes a compelling argument that, despite revolutionary upheaval, the ideals of modernity remain remote due to the absence of a modern notion of sexuality. He illustrates his assertion through the life of Shahrzad, a celebrated stage and screen actress, dancer, journalist, and published poet who eventually became imprisoned and later homeless in the streets of Tehran. Tracing her career along with other pre-revolutionary women artists, Talatoff explores the relationship between gender, sexuality, media, and modernity in Iran.

I Write What I Like (Paperback, Revised Ed.): Steve Biko I Write What I Like (Paperback, Revised Ed.)
Steve Biko
R236 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R36 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

On 12th September 1977, Steve Biko was murdered in his prison cell. He was only 31, but his vision and charisma - captured in this collection of his work - had already transformed the agenda of South African politics. This book covers the basic philosophy of black consciousness, Bantustans, African culture, the institutional church and Western involvement in apartheid.

Pathways of Reconciliation - Indigenous and Settler Approaches to Implementing the TRC's Calls to Action (Paperback):... Pathways of Reconciliation - Indigenous and Settler Approaches to Implementing the TRC's Calls to Action (Paperback)
Aimee Craft, Paulette Regan
R695 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R135 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its Calls to Action in June 2015, governments, churches, non-profit, professional and community organizations, corporations, schools and universities, clubs and individuals have asked: "How can I/we participate in reconciliation?" Recognizing that reconciliation is not only an ultimate goal, but a decolonizing process of journeying in ways that embody everyday acts of resistance, resurgence, and solidarity, coupled with renewed commitments to justice, dialogue, and relationship-building, Pathways of Reconciliation helps readers find their way forward. The essays in Pathways of Reconciliation address the themes of reframing, learning and healing, researching, and living. They engage with different approaches to reconciliation (within a variety of reconciliation frameworks, either explicit or implicit) and illustrate the complexities of the reconciliation process itself. They canvass multiple and varied pathways of reconciliation, from Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives, reflecting a diversity of approaches to the mandate given to all Canadians by the TRC with its Calls to Action. Together the authors - academics, practitioners, students and ordinary citizens - demonstrate the importance of trying and learning from new and creative approaches to thinking about and practicing reconciliation and reflect on what they have learned from their attempts (both successful and less successful) in the process.

Taos Pueblo & Its Sacred Blue Lake (Hardcover, Anniversary): Marcia Keegan Taos Pueblo & Its Sacred Blue Lake (Hardcover, Anniversary)
Marcia Keegan; Foreword by Stewart L. Udall, Frank Waters
R608 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R167 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the mountains of northern New Mexico above Taos Pueblo lies a deep, turquoise lake which was taken away from the Taos Indians, for whom it is a sacred life source and the final resting place of their souls. The story of their struggle to regain the lake is at the same time a story about the effort to retain the spiritual life of this ancient community. Marcia Keegan's text and historic photographs document the celebration in 1971, when the sacred lake was returned to Taos Pueblo after a sixty year struggle with the Federal government.

This revised and expanded edition celebrates the 40th anniversary of this historic event, and includes forwards from the 1971 edition by Frank Waters, and from the 1991 20th anniversary edition by Stewart L. Udall. Also contained here is new material: statements from past and current tribal leaders, reflections from Pueblo members, historic tribal statements made at the 1970 Congressional hearings and a 1971 photograph o

Help Indians Help Themselves - The Later Writings of Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-A a) (Hardcover): P. Jane Hafen Help Indians Help Themselves - The Later Writings of Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-A a) (Hardcover)
P. Jane Hafen; Foreword by Margaret Noodin
R857 R679 Discovery Miles 6 790 Save R178 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Zitkala-Sa, also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was born on the Yankton Sioux reservation in 1876 and went on to become one of the most influential American Indian writer/activists of the twentieth century. "Help Indians Help Themselves": The Later Writings of Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa) is a critical collection of primary documents written by Bonnin who was principally known for the memoir of her boarding school experience, "Help Indians Help Themselves" expands the published work of Zitkala-Sa, adding insight to a life of writing and political activism on behalf of American Indians in the early twentieth century. Edited by P. Jane Hafen, "Help Indians Help Themselves" documents Bonnin's passion for justice in Indian America and outlines the broad scope of her life's work. In the American Indian Magazine, the publication of the Society of American Indians, and through her work for the National Council of American Indians, Bonnin developed her emphasis, as Hafen writes, on "resistance, tribal nationalism, land rights and call for civil rights." "Help Indians Help Themselves" also brings to light Bonnin's letters, speeches, and congressional testimony, which coincide with important developments of the relationship between American Indians and the U.S. federal government. Legislation such as the Citizenship Act of 1924, the Meriam Report of 1928, and the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 is reflected through the work collected in "Help Indians Help Themselves". In these writings, in newsletters, and in voluminous correspondence-most of which have never before been published-Bonnin advocates tirelessly for "the Indian Cause.

Women and Public Life in Early Meiji Japan - The Development of the Feminist Movement (Paperback): Mara Patessio Women and Public Life in Early Meiji Japan - The Development of the Feminist Movement (Paperback)
Mara Patessio
R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Haitian Revolution - Capitalism, Slavery and Counter-Modernity (Paperback): Eduardo Gruner The Haitian Revolution - Capitalism, Slavery and Counter-Modernity (Paperback)
Eduardo Gruner; Translated by Ramsey McGlazer
R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It is impossible to understand capitalism without analyzing slavery, an institution that tied together three world regions: Europe, the Americas, and Africa. The exploitation of slave labor led to a form of proto-globalization in which violence was indispensable to the production of wealth. Against the background of this expanding circulation of capital and slave labor, the first revolution in Latin America took place: the Haitian Revolution, which began in 1791 and culminated with Haiti's declaration of independence in 1804. Taking the Haitian Revolution as a paradigmatic case, Gruner shows that modernity is not a linear evolution from the center to the periphery but, rather, a co-production developed in the context of highly unequal power relations, where extreme forms of conquest and exploitation were an indispensable part of capital accumulation. He also shows that the Haitian Revolution opened up a path to a different kind of modernity, or "counter-modernity," a path along which Latin America and the Caribbean have traveled ever since. A key work of critical theory from a Latin American perspective, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of critical and cultural theory and of Latin America, as well as anyone concerned with the global impact of capitalism, colonialism, and race.

War Party in Blue - Pawnee Scouts in the U.S. Army (Hardcover, New): Mark Van De Logt War Party in Blue - Pawnee Scouts in the U.S. Army (Hardcover, New)
Mark Van De Logt; Foreword by Walter R. Echo-Hawk
R942 Discovery Miles 9 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Between 1864 and 1877, during the height of the Plains Indian wars, Pawnee Indian scouts rendered invaluable service to the United States Army. They led missions deep into contested territory, tracked resisting bands, spearheaded attacks against enemy camps, and on more than one occasion saved American troops from disaster on the field of battle. In "War Party in Blue, " Mark van de Logt tells the story of the Pawnee scouts from their perspective, detailing the battles in which they served and recounting hitherto neglected episodes.

Employing military records, archival sources, and contemporary interviews with current Pawnee tribal members--some of them descendants of the scouts--Van de Logt presents the Pawnee scouts as central players in some of the army's most notable campaigns. He argues that military service allowed the Pawnees to fight their tribal enemies with weapons furnished by the United States as well as to resist pressures from the federal government to assimilate them into white society.

According to the author, it was the tribe's martial traditions, deeply embedded in their culture, that made them successful and allowed them to retain these time-honored traditions. The Pawnee style of warfare, based on stealth and surprise, was so effective that the scouts' commanding officers did little to discourage their methods. Although the scouts proudly wore the blue uniform of the U.S. Cavalry, they never ceased to be Pawnees. The Pawnee Battalion was truly a war party in blue.

Getting Good Crops - Economic and Diplomatic Survival Strategies of the  Montana Bitterroot Salish Indians, 1870-1891... Getting Good Crops - Economic and Diplomatic Survival Strategies of the Montana Bitterroot Salish Indians, 1870-1891 (Hardcover)
Robert J. Bigart
R1,034 Discovery Miles 10 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Tells how one American Indian tribe survived despite overwhelming challenges"

In 1870, the Bitterroot Salish Indians--called "Flatheads" by the first white explorers to encounter them--were a small tribe living on the western slope of the Northern Rocky Mountains in Montana Territory. Pressures on the Salish were intensifying during this time, from droughts and dwindling resources to aggressive neighboring tribes and Anglo-American expansion. In 1891, the economically impoverished Salish accepted government promises of assistance and retreated to the Flathead Reservation, more than sixty miles from their homeland.

In "Getting Good Crops," Robert J. Bigart examines the full range of available sources to explain how the Salish survived into the twentieth century, despite their small numbers, their military disadvantages, and the aggressive invasion of white settlers who greedily devoured their land and its natural resources.

Bigart argues that a key to the survival of the Salish, from the early nineteenth century onward, was their diplomatic agility and willingness to form strategic alliances and friendships with non-Salish peoples. In doing so, the Salish navigated their way through multiple crises, relying more on their wits than on force. The Salish also took steps to sustain themselves economically. Although hunting and gathering had been their mainstay for centuries, the Salish began farming -- "getting good crops" -- to feed themselves because buffalo were becoming increasingly scarce.

Raised on the Flathead Reservation himself, the author is seeking to convey the Salish story from their perspective, despite the paucity of written Salish testimony. What emerges is a picture -- both inspiring and heartbreaking-- of a people maintaining autonomy against all odds.

Negro Leaguers and the Hall of Fame - The Case for Inducting 24 Overlooked Ballplayers (Paperback): Steven R. Greenes Negro Leaguers and the Hall of Fame - The Case for Inducting 24 Overlooked Ballplayers (Paperback)
Steven R. Greenes
R1,011 Discovery Miles 10 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since 1971, 35 Negro League baseball players and executives have been admitted to the Hall of Fame. The Negro League Hall of Fame admissions process, which has now been conducted in four phases over a 50-year period, can be characterized as idiosyncratic at best. Drawing on baseball analytics and surveys of both Negro League historians and veterans, this book presents an historical overview of NLHOF voting, with an evaluation of whether the 35 NL players selected were the best choices. Using modern metrics such as Wins Above Replacement (WAR), 24 additional Negro Leaguers are identified who have Hall of Fame qualifications. Brief biographies are included for HOF-quality players and executives who have been passed over, along with reasons why they may have been excluded. A proposal is set forth for a consistent and orderly HOF voting process for the Negro Leagues.

Race Conscious Pedagogy - Disrupting Racism at Majority White Schools (Paperback): Todd M. Mealy Race Conscious Pedagogy - Disrupting Racism at Majority White Schools (Paperback)
Todd M. Mealy
R984 Discovery Miles 9 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1935, W.E.B. Du Bois asked, "Does the Negro need separate schools?" His stunning query spoke to the erasure of cultural relevancy in the classroom and to reassurances given to White supremacy through curricula and pedagogy. Two decades later, as the Supreme Court ordered public schools to desegregate, educators still overlooked the intimations of his question. This book reflects upon the role K-12 education has played in enabling America's enduring racial tensions. Combining historical analysis, personal experience, and a theoretical exploration of critical race pedagogy, this book calls for placing race at the center of the pedagogical mission.

The Weight of the World - Social Suffering in Contemporary Society (Paperback): Pierre Bourdieu The Weight of the World - Social Suffering in Contemporary Society (Paperback)
Pierre Bourdieu
R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Confined in their governmental offices and with their eyes fixed on the opinion polls, politicians and state officials are all too often oblivious to the lives of their citizens. On the other hand, the ordinary men and women who have so much hardship in their lives, and so few means to make themselves heard, are obliged either to protest outside the official frameworks or remain locked in the silence of their despair.

Under the direction of Pierre Bourdieu, a team of sociologists spent three years analysing the new forms of social suffering that characterize contemporary societies - the suffering of those who are denied the means of acquiring a socially dignified existence, as well as the suffering of those who are poorly adjusted to the rapidly changing social and economic conditions of their lives.

Declining housing estates, the school, the family, street-level state services, the everyday world of social workers, teachers and policemen, factory workers and white-collar clerks, the universe of small farmers and artisans, of teachers and of the unemployed and partly employed: these are just some of the spaces where conflict occurs, where specific discriminations and recriminations, tensions and contradictions, abound and accumulate, and where new forms of suffering are produced and experienced by ordinary people in the course of their daily lives.

This book can be read like a series of short stories - the story of a steel worker who was laid off after twenty years in the same factory and who now struggles to support his family on unemployment benefits and a part-time job; the story of a trade unionist who finds his goals undermined by the changing nature of work; thestory of a family from Algeria living in a housing estate in the outskirts of Paris whose members have to cope with pervasive, everyday forms of racism; the story of a school teacher confronted with urban violence; and many others as well. Reading these stories enables one to understand these people's lives and the forms of social suffering which are part of them. And the reader will see that this book offers not only a distinctive method for analysing social life, but also another way of practising politics.

The publication of this book was a major social and political event in France, where it topped the best-seller list and triggered a wide-ranging public debate on inequality, politics and social solidarity. It will be essential reading for all those - including social scientists, educators, social and political activists and ordinary citizens - who are concerned about the current state of contemporary societies.

Night (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Elie Wiesel Night (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Elie Wiesel; Translated by Marion Wiesel 1
R232 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R41 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel
"Night" is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man.
"""Night" offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees - Volume One: Early Contact and the Establishment of the First Mission, 1752-1802... Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees - Volume One: Early Contact and the Establishment of the First Mission, 1752-1802 (Hardcover)
C. Daniel Crews, Richard W Starbuck
R1,317 Discovery Miles 13 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the mid-eighteenth century, members of the Moravian Church, which had its origins in Central Europe, began conducting mission work among the Cherokee people. Their archives, now housed in North Carolina, include valuable records of their contact with the Cherokees. Drawing from these archives, these two volumes offer a firsthand account of daily life among the Cherokees during the years 1752-1805. Although written by missionaries and from their perspective, the documents contained in these volumes -- ranging from reports and minutes to diaries and correspondence -- provide great insight into Cherokee culture, society, customs, and personalities during this period.

Volume one describes initial contact between the Moravians and Cherokees during the French and Indian War and the Revolution, exploratory visits by Moravian missionaries into the Cherokee Nation, and the founding of a mission -- called Springplace -- in northern Georgia.

Subsequent volumes in this series will continue the story through Removal, the Civil War, and to the close of the nineteenth century.

Beyond Repair - Encounters in a Fractured World (Paperback): Sebastian Matthews Beyond Repair - Encounters in a Fractured World (Paperback)
Sebastian Matthews
R385 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sinews of the Nation - Constructing Irish and Zionist Bonds in the United States (Paperback, New): Dan Lainer-Vos Sinews of the Nation - Constructing Irish and Zionist Bonds in the United States (Paperback, New)
Dan Lainer-Vos
R543 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R63 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fundraising may not seem like an obvious lens through which to examine the process of nation-building, but in this highly original book. Lainer-Vos shows that fundraising mechanisms - ranging from complex transnational gift-giving systems to sophisticated national bonds - are organizational tools that can be used to bind dispersed groups to the nation. "Sinews of the Nation" treats nation-building as a practical organizational accomplishment and examines how the Irish republicans and the Zionist movement secured financial support in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Comparing the Irish and Jewish experiences, whose trajectories of homeland-diaspora relations were very different, provides a unique perspective for examining how national movements use economic transactions to attach disparate groups to the national project. By focusing on fundraising, Lainer-Vos challenges the common view of nation-building as only a matter of forging communities by imagining away internal differences: he shows that nation-building also involves organizing relationships so as to allow heterogeneous groups to maintain their difference and yet contribute to the national cause. Nation-building is about much more than creating unifying symbols: it is also about creating mechanisms that bind heterogeneous groups to the nation despite and through their differences.

Deep Delta Justice - A Black Teen, His Lawyer, and Their Groundbreaking Battle for Civil Rights in the South (Hardcover):... Deep Delta Justice - A Black Teen, His Lawyer, and Their Groundbreaking Battle for Civil Rights in the South (Hardcover)
Matthew Van Meter
R633 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R114 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma - A Legal History (Hardcover): L. Susan Work The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma - A Legal History (Hardcover)
L. Susan Work; Foreword by Lindsay G. Robertson
R1,168 Discovery Miles 11 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When it adopted a new constitution in 1969, the Seminole Nation was the first of the Five Tribes in Oklahoma to formally reorganize its government. In the face of an American legal system that sought either to destroy its nationhood or to impede its self-government, the Seminole Nation tenaciously retained its internal autonomy, cultural vitality, and economic subsistence. Here, L. Susan Work draws on her experience as a tribal attorney to present the first legal history of the twentieth-century Seminole Nation.

Work traces the Seminoles' story from their removal to Indian Territory from Florida in the late nineteenth century to the new challenges of the twenty-first century. She also places the history of the Seminole Nation within the context of general Indian law and policy, thereby revealing common threads in the legal struggles and achievements of the Five Tribes, including their evolving relationships with both federal and state governments.

As Work amply demonstrates, the history of the Seminole Nation is one of survival and rebirth. It is a dramatic story of an Indian nation overcoming formidable obstacles to move forward into the twenty-first century as a thriving sovereign nation.

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