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African Catholic Decolonization and the Transformation of the Church
ISBN: HB: 9780674987661, Harvard University Press, March 2019
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 15 photos, 2 maps, 2 tables
"African Catholic" examines how French imperialists and the Africans they ruled imagined the religious future of French sub-Saharan Africa in the years just before and after decolonization. The story encompasses the political transition to independen...
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£32,95
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Njinga of Angola Africa's Warrior Queen
ISBN: PB: 9780674237445, ISBN: HB: 9780674971820, Harvard University Press, March 2019
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 14 halftones, 5 maps
Though largely unknown in the Western world, the seventeenth-century African queen Njinga was one of the most multifaceted rulers in history, a woman who rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess. Linda Hey...
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Boston's Massacre
ISBN: PB: 9780674237384, ISBN: HB: 9780674048331, Harvard University Press, March 2019
384 pp., 21x14 cm, 24 halftones, 5 maps
On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd gathered in front of Boston's Custom House, killing five people. Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the event that came to be known as the Boston Massacre is one...
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Privileged Poor How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students
ISBN: HB: 9780674976894, Harvard University Press, March 2019
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 2 illus., 1 table
The Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors – and their coffers – to support a more diverse student body. But is it enough just to admit these students? In "The Privileged Poor", A...
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£20,00
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Masters of the Middle Waters Indian Nations and Colonial Ambitions along the Mississippi
ISBN: HB: 9780674987678, Harvard University Press, March 2019
360 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 photos, 4 maps
America's waterways were once the superhighways of travel and communication. Cutting a central line across the landscape, with tributaries connecting the South to the Great Plains and the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River meant wealth, knowledge, an...
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£28,95
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Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: PB: 9780674237308, ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, March 2019
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus., 5 halftones
This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the "beautiful woman" (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868-1912). With origins in the f...
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Law and Macroeconomics Legal Remedies to Recessions
ISBN: HB: 9780674976054, Harvard University Press, March 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 17 illus.
After the economic crisis of 2008, private-sector spending took nearly a decade to recover. Yair Listokin thinks we can respond more quickly to the next meltdown by reviving and refashioning a policy approach whose proven success is too rarely acknow...
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Butterfly Politics Changing the World for Women (with a New Preface)
ISBN: PB: 9780674237667, ISBN: HB: 9780674416604, Harvard University Press, March 2019
512 pp., 21x14 cm
The minuscule motion of a butterfly's wings can trigger a tornado half a world away, according to chaos theory. Under the right conditions, small simple actions can produce large complex effects. In this timely and provocative book, Catharine A. MacK...
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Apollo in the Age of Aquarius
ISBN: PB: 9780674237391, ISBN: HB: 9780674971998, Harvard University Press, March 2019
368 pp., 21x14 cm, 42 halftones
The summer of 1969 saw astronauts land on the moon for the first time and hippie hordes descend on Woodstock for a legendary music festival. For Neil M. Maher, the conjunction of these two era-defining events is not entirely coincidental. "Apollo in...
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Cold War Democracy The United States and Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674976344, Harvard University Press, March 2019
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 12 photos
Is American foreign policy a reflection of a desire to promote democracy, or is it motivated by America's economic interests and imperial dreams? Jennifer Miller argues that democratic ideals were indeed crucial in the early days of the U.S.-Japanese...
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