New Books List

Publisher:

San Francisco : City Lights Books, 1997.

Call Number:

KIC 970.00497 C563L 1997

Pages:

xix, 531 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues in North America. Here, he explores the history of holocaust and denial in this hemisphere, beginning with the arrival of Columbus and continuing on into the present. He frames the matter by examining both "revisionist" denial of the nazi-perpatrated Holocaust and the opposing claim of its exclusive "uniqueness," using the full scope of what happened in Europe as a backdrop against which to demonstrate that genocide is precisely what has been-and still is-carried out against the American Indians.
Publisher:

New Delhi : Roli books, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 954.3 K452B 2017

Pages:

152 pages.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Bhopal connections vignettes of royal rule takes us on a journey of dramatic events, the larger than life characters, scandals and social norms that are part of this princely state's history and culture, fashioned particularly by the reign of these four successive women rulers. some of these events were game changers, while others saw social change through family alliances.
Publisher:

New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University press, 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 940.5314508931 D733O 2012

Pages:

xii, 486 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustration ; 25 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Immediately after the Second World War, the victorious Allies authorized and helped to carry out the forced relocation of German speakers from their homes across central and southern Europe to Germany. The numbers were almost unimaginable¿between 12,000,000 and 14,000,000 civilians, most of them women and children¿and the losses horrifying¿at least 500,000 people, and perhaps many more, died while detained in former concentration camps, while locked in trains en route, or after arriving in Germany exhausted, malnourished, and homeless. This book is the first in any language to tell the full story of this immense man-made catastrophe.
Publisher:

Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2010.

Call Number:

KIC 972.982 G561P 2010

Pages:

xxiii, 226 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Édouard Glissant, long recognized in the French and francophone world as one of the greatest writers and thinkers of our times, is increasingly attracting attention from English-speaking readers. Born in Martinique in 1928, Glissant earned a doctorate from the Sorbonne. When he returned to his native land in the mid-sixties, his writing began to focus on the idea of a "relational poetics," which laid the groundwork for the "créolité" movement, fueled by the understanding that Caribbean culture and identity are the positive products of a complex and multiple set of local historical circumstances. Some of the metaphors of local identity Glissant favored¿the hinterland (or lack of it), the maroon (or runaway slave), the creole language¿proved lasting and influential.
Publisher:

Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 909.097492708312 A658 2017

Pages:

xv, 320 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Beginning in late 2010, peaceful protests against entrenched regimes unexpectedly erupted in a number of Arab countries, causing political upheaval across the region. Through contributions from noted scholars, The Arab Spring provides a comprehensive overview of the causes, key issues, and aftermath of these events. Divided into two parts, the book first examines the Arab countries most dramatically impacted by the uprisings, as well as why some of their Arab neighbors avoided large-scale protests. The second part explores other countries¿inside and outside the region¿that have a stake and interest in the uprisings.
Publisher:

New York : New York University Press, 1999.

Call Number:

KIC 909.82072 H842 1999

Pages:

x, 338 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
The Houses of History provides a comprehensive introduction to the twelve schools of thought which have had the greatest influence on the study of history in the twentieth century. Ranging from Empiricism to Postcolonialism, Marxism to the Ethnohistorians, each chapter begins with an introduction to the particular school, the main protagonists, the critics, and is followed by a useful section of further readings. From the classic, such as G. R. Elton's "England Under the Tudors" and E. P. Thompson's "The Making of the English Working Class," to the recent, such as Henrietta Whiteman's "White Buffalo Woman" and Judith Walkowitz's "City of Dreadful Delight," the diverse selections collected here bring together the leading historians and theorists of the century.
Publisher:

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Call Number:

KIC 940.531 R643W 2013

Pages:

xi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
How do you convince men to charge across heavily mined beaches into deadly machine-gun fire? Do you appeal to their bonds with their fellow soldiers, their patriotism, their desire to end tyranny and mass murder? Certainly¿but if you¿re the US Army in 1944, you also try another tack: you dangle the lure of beautiful French women, waiting just on the other side of the wire, ready to reward their liberators in oh so many ways.