Alice Paul : claiming power / J. D. Zahniser & Amelia R. Fry.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Alice Paul : claiming power / J. D. Zahniser & Amelia R. Fry.
Author: Zahniser, Jill Diane,
Call Number: HQ1413.P38 Z34 2014
Description: Alice Paul has long been an elusive figure in the political history of American women. Raised by Quaker parents in Moorestown, New Jersey, she would become a passionate and outspoken leader of the woman suffrage movement. In 1913, she reinvigorated the American campaign for a constitutional suffrage amendment and, in the next seven years, dominated that campaign and drove it to victory with bold, controversial action, wedding courage with resourcefulness and self-mastery. This biography of her early years and suffrage leadership offers fresh insight into her private persona and public image, examining for the first time the sources of her ambition and the growth of her political consciousness. Using extensive oral history interviews with Paul and her colleagues, the authors revise our understanding about Paul's engagement with suffrage activism in England and later emergence onto the American scene. Though her Quaker upbringing has long been seen as the spark for her commitment to women's rights, the authors show how her childhood among the Friends forged crucial aspects of Paul's character, but her political zeal developed out of years of education and exploration. The authors explore the ways in which her involvement with the British suffragists Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst honed her instincts and skills, especially her dealings with her most important political adversaries, Woodrow Wilson and rival suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt. Applying new research to the persistent questions about Alice Paul and her legacy, this biography analyzes her charisma and leadership qualities, sheds new light on her life and work and is essential reading for anyone interested the woman suffrage movement.

The formula : how algorithms solve all our problems --and create more / Luke Dormehl.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: The formula : how algorithms solve all our problems --and create more / Luke Dormehl.
Author: Dormehl, Luke,
Call Number: QA9.58 .D64 2014
Description: In The Formula, Luke Dormehl takes readers inside the world of numbers, asking how we came to believe in the all-conquering power of algorithms; introducing the mathematicians, artificial intelligence experts and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who are shaping this brave new world, and ultimately asking how we survive in an era where numbers can sometimes seem to create as many problems as they solve.

Ancient Syria : a three thousand year history / Trevor Bryce.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Ancient Syria : a three thousand year history / Trevor Bryce.
Author: Bryce, Trevor, 1940-
Call Number: DS96.2 .B79 2014
Description: Syria has long been one of the most trouble-prone and politically volatile regions of the Near and Middle Eastern world. This book looks back beyond the troubles of the present to tell the 3000-year story of what came before: the peoples, cities, and kingdoms that arose, flourished, declined, and disappeared in the lands that now constitute Syria, from the time of the region's earliest written records in the third millennium BC, right through the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century AD.

Green : the history of a color / Michel Pastoureau, translated by Jody Gladding.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Green : the history of a color / Michel Pastoureau, translated by Jody Gladding.
Author: Pastoureau, Michel, 1947-
Call Number: BF789.C7 P39513 2014
Description: In this beautiful and richly illustrated book, the acclaimed author of Blue and Black presents a fascinating and revealing history of the color green in European societies from prehistoric times to today. Examining the evolving place of green in art, clothes, literature, religion, science, and everyday life, Michel Pastoureau traces how culture has profoundly changed the perception and meaning of the color over millennia--and how we misread cultural, social, and art history when we assume that colors have always signified what they do today. Filled with entertaining and enlightening anecdotes, Green shows that the color has been ambivalent: a symbol of life, luck, and hope, but also disorder, greed, poison, and the devil. Chemically unstable, green pigments were long difficult to produce and even harder to fix. Not surprisingly, the color has been associated with all that is changeable and fleeting: childhood, love, and money. Only in the Romantic period did green definitively become the color of nature. Pastoureau also explains why the color was connected with the Roman emperor Nero, how it became the color of Islam, why Goethe believed it was the color of the middle class, why some nineteenth-century scholars speculated that the ancient Greeks couldn't see green, and how the color was denigrated by Kandinsky and the Bauhaus. More broadly, Green demonstrates that the history of the color is, to a large degree, one of dramatic reversal: long absent, ignored, or rejected, green today has become a ubiquitous and soothing presence as the symbol of environmental causes and the mission to save the planet. With its striking design and compelling text, Green will delight anyone who is interested in history, culture, art, fashion, or media.

Children and young people's nursing at a glance / Alan Glasper, Jane Coad, Jim Richardson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Children and young people's nursing at a glance / Alan Glasper, Jane Coad, Jim Richardson.
Author: Glasper, Edward Alan,
Call Number: RJ245 .C44 2014

All joking aside : American humor and its discontents / Rebecca Krefting.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 27, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: All joking aside : American humor and its discontents / Rebecca Krefting.
Author: Krefting, Rebecca, 1978-
Call Number: PN1969.C65 K74 2014

The cause of all nations : an international history of the American Civil War / Don H. Doyle.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 26, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The cause of all nations : an international history of the American Civil War / Don H. Doyle.
Author: Doyle, Don Harrison, 1946-
Call Number: E469.8 .D687 2015
Description: "The Civil War is most often understood as an internal conflict, one fought by American soldiers over issues uniquely American in origin and consequence. But in The Cause of All Nations, distinguished historian Don H. Doyle reframes our understanding of the Civil War, describing it as a conflict that was shaped by international forces--and which had major international repercussions. Doyle shows that, rather than being an internal struggle, the Civil War hinged on the support of nations across the seas, especially in Europe. Both the North and the South looked to Europe for backing, and the Confederacy in particular depended on Britain and France recognizing it as a legitimate nation, which would allow for commercial treaties, loans, and even military aid. Indeed, representatives of the North and the South went so far as to adapt their ideologies to the expectations of European leaders, in the hopes of garnering much-needed support; at a certain point late in the war, the Confederacy even considered abolishing slavery in an attempt to win over French and British rulers. Lincoln quickly learned to reframe the Union's argument in order to win over potential allies. Instead of framing the debate around the unconstitutionality of the South's secession, his speeches began to highlight the importance of preserving the Union and freeing the slaves, an approach with allowed Lincoln to win the support of the European public. The United States became the 'Great Republic, ' an embattled defender of liberty, equality, and self-government and, in Lincoln's poignant words, the 'last best hope of earth.' A bold account of the international dimensions of one of America's most defining conflicts, The Cause of All Nations offers an important new way of understanding the Civil War"--

The art of losing : poems of grief and healing / edited by Kevin Young.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 26, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The art of losing : poems of grief and healing / edited by Kevin Young.
Call Number: PS3575.O798 A89 2013

Chinese paintings from Japanese collections / edited by Stephen Little ; with contributions by Stephen Little, Christina Yu Yu.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 26, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Chinese paintings from Japanese collections / edited by Stephen Little ; with contributions by Stephen Little, Christina Yu Yu.
Call Number: ND2068 .C4849 2014
Description: Exploring a high point in the cultural exchange between China and Japan, this volume presents 40 masterpieces of the Tang, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties that made their way to Japan over a period of eight centuries.

A Portrait of America [electronic resource] : The Demographic Perspective

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 25, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: A Portrait of America [electronic resource] : The Demographic Perspective
Author: Iceland, John.
Call Number: E169
Description: Portrait of America describes our nation's changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial tensions and health disparities. Celebrated authorJohn Iceland covers various topics, including America's historical demographic growth; the American family today; gender inequality; economic well-being; immigration and diversity; racial and ethnic inequality; internal migration and residential segregation; and health and mortality.The discussion of these topics is informed by several sou

America toons in : a history of television animation / David Perlmutter.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: America toons in : a history of television animation / David Perlmutter.
Author: Perlmutter, David, 1980-
Call Number: PN1992.8.A59 P47 2014
Description: "Examining the productions of individual studios and producers, the author discusses ways in which the genre has often been unfairly marginalized by critics and how producers have challenged and embraced this "marginally" as a vital part of their work. This provides a framework for understanding the presence of television animation in American media--and how influential it has been"--

It takes a family : a cooperative approach to lasting sobriety / Debra Jay ; foreword by Robert L. DuPont, MD.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: It takes a family : a cooperative approach to lasting sobriety / Debra Jay ; foreword by Robert L. DuPont, MD.
Author: Jay, Debra, 1954-
Call Number: RC564 .J39 2014
Description: Most books on recovery from addiction focus either on the addict or the family. While most alcoholics and addicts coming out of treatment have a recovery plan, families are often left to figure things out for themselves. The author takes a fresh approach to the recovery process by making family members and friends part of the reecovery team, beginning in the early stages of sobriety.

The emergence of rock and roll : music and the rise of American youth culture / Mitchell K. Hall.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The emergence of rock and roll : music and the rise of American youth culture / Mitchell K. Hall.
Author: Hall, Mitchell K.
Call Number: ML3534.3 .H33 2014

Considering hate : violence, goodness, and justice in American culture and politics / Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Considering hate : violence, goodness, and justice in American culture and politics / Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski.
Author: Whitlock, Kay,
Call Number: HN90.M84 W45 2015
Description: "Hate haunts the human imagination. As a society, the United States has created a "hate frame" through which we view the world. It provides a concept, a language, and a set of cultural images and narratives that help us attribute motivation for violence, slot different segments of the population into tidy categories of "us" and "them, " and justify enmity. Violence against marginalized and vulnerable communities - people of color, queers, women, people with disabilities, Muslims, and Jews - is said to be the result of hate, and the most popular remedy for it is more policing and harsher punishments. But is hate the right diagnosis for the violence that is so prevalent in American society? Does it help us reduce or prevent violence? How does it shape our understanding of innocence, guilt, and justice? How does it influence the way we assign people into the roles of "victim" and "perpetrator"? Considering Hate makes the case that the hate frame distorts our understanding of violence directed against vulnerable groups, obscures our ability to trace that violence to its sources, and impedes our ability to address the conditions that produce it. By anchoring us to simplistic political and cultural notions about violence and justice, the hate frame may do more harm than good. "--

The new era in U.S. national security : an introduction to emerging threats and challenges / Jack A. Jarmon.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The new era in U.S. national security : an introduction to emerging threats and challenges / Jack A. Jarmon.
Author: Jarmon, Jack A., 1951-
Call Number: UA23 .J35 2014

Good white people : the problem with middle-class white anti-racism / Shannon Sullivan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Good white people : the problem with middle-class white anti-racism / Shannon Sullivan.
Author: Sullivan, Shannon, 1967-
Call Number: E184.A1 S954 2014
Description: Building on her book Revealing Whiteness, Shannon Sullivan identifies a constellation of attitudes common among well-meaning white liberals that she sums up as "white middle-class goodness, " an orientation she critiques for being more concerned with establishing anti-racist bona fides than with confronting systematic racism and privilege. Sullivan untangles the complex relationships between class and race in contemporary white identity and outlines four ways this orientation is expressed, each serving to establish one's lack of racism: the denigration of lower-class white people as responsible for ongoing white racism, the demonization of antebellum slaveholders, an emphasis on colorblindness--especially in the context of white childrearing--and the cultivation of attitudes of white guilt, shame, and betrayal. To move beyond these distancing strategies, Sullivan argues, white people need a new ethos that acknowledges and transforms their whiteness in the pursuit of racial justice rather than seeking a self-righteous distance from it.--Publisher description.

Happy clouds, happy trees : the Bob Ross phenomenon / Kristin G. Congdon, Doug Blandy, and Danny Coeyman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Happy clouds, happy trees : the Bob Ross phenomenon / Kristin G. Congdon, Doug Blandy, and Danny Coeyman.
Author: Congdon, Kristin G.
Call Number: N89.2.R67 C66 2014
Description: Uses contemporary art theory to explore the painter, teacher, and television personality who was embraced by many while simultaneously being ignored and reviled by scholarly art educators.

The American dream and the power of wealth : choosing schools and inheriting inequality in the land of opportunity / Heather Beth Johnson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The American dream and the power of wealth : choosing schools and inheriting inequality in the land of opportunity / Heather Beth Johnson.
Author: Johnson, Heather Beth, 1972-
Call Number: HC110.W4 J64 2015

Fat blame : how the war on obesity victimizes women and children / April Michelle Herndon.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Fat blame : how the war on obesity victimizes women and children / April Michelle Herndon.
Author: Herndon, April Michelle,
Call Number: RM222.2 .H47 2014
Description: "Fat Blame is a book about how the war on obesity is, in many ways, shaping up to be a battle against women and children, especially women and children who are marginalized via class and race. While conceding that fatness can be linked to certain conditions, or that some populations might be heavier than others, Herndon is more interested in the ways women and children are blamed for obesity and the ways interventions aimed at preventing obesity are problematic in and of themselves. From bariatric surgeries being performed on children to women being positioned as responsible for carrying to term a generation of thin children, her book looks closely at the stories of real people whose lives are drastically altered by interventions that are supposedly for their own good"--Publisher.

Race in American sports : essays / edited by James L. Conyers, Jr.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Race in American sports : essays / edited by James L. Conyers, Jr.
Call Number: GV706.32 R3 2014
Description: "These essays examine the issue of race in college and professional sports, beginning with the affects of stereotypes on black female college athletes, and the self-handicapping of black male college athletes. Essayists discuss the use of American Indian mascots, the need to hire more NFL coaches of color, and ideals of black male masculinity in boxing"--
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