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Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, , 359,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Richard D. Alba (born December 22, 1942) is an American sociologist, who is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is known for developing assimilation theory to fit the contemporary, multi-racial era of immigration, with studies in America, France and Germany. Alba earned his B.A. in 1963 and Ph.D. in 1974 from Columbia University. Alba's text on assimilation theory (written with Victor Nee), Remaking the American Mainstream (2003) won the Thomas & Znaniecki Award of the American Sociological Association and the Eastern Sociological Society’s Mirra Komarovsky Award. It was one of the most highly cited works in sociology. Alba has also written about the historical realities of assimilation, using Italian Americans to exemplify them. His book, Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America, summarizes his thinking on the assimilation of the so-called white ethnics.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1999. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 694 pages. Family tree on endpapers. Illustrations. Maps. Plans, Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear, soiling and sticker residue. Adele Logan Alexander is an adjunct professor of history at George Washington University, where she has taught since 1983. She teaches the history of slavery, the civil rights movement, and African-American women. She has taught at Howard University, University of Maryland, and Trinity College. Her research focuses on the black Atlantic world, African-American history, and family history. She has written two books, Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879, and Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926. The latter book won the non-fiction prize of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. In 2003 the African American Historical and Genealogical Society recognized her contributions to family history with an award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution.
New York: Warner Books, c1989. First Printing. 24 cm, 192, illus., note taped to front endpaper, ink notation on front endpaper, few library markings, DJ taped to boards In this account of the largest mass mutiny trial in U.S. naval history, fifty black seamen were put on trial for refusing to load explosives during World War II.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxxiv, 222 pages. Errata and Acknowledgments insert present. Illustrations. Timeline for Brown v. Board of Education. Transcript of the Brown v. Board Opinion. Notes. Contributors. Index. Introduction and Commentary by Tavis Smiley. This is one of the Landmarks in Civil Rights History series. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Smiley was honored with the NAACP Image Award for best news, talk, or information series for three consecutive years (1997–99) for his work on BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley. Smiley's advocacy efforts have earned him numerous awards and recognition including the recipient of the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award from the National Association of Minorities in Communications.
New York, N.Y. Doubleday, 1993. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 512 pages. Minor soiling to bottom edge. Includes Illustrations, Footnotes, Acknowledgments, Prelude, Notes, Appendix, and Index. Chapters include Searching for Root; The Free State of Winston; The Growing-Up Years; Manhood Responsibilities; Off to the War; A Good Life in Jasper; Road to Montgomery; A Long Row to Hoe; Johnson and Rives; Early Years in Montgomery; A Trailblazing Court; The Evolving Storm; Freedom Riders; The Break with Little George; Close to Home; Ticking the Last Tick; Selma; Family Sorrows; Neighborhood Schools; Justice Johnson--Almost; The Right to Treatment; A Hell of a Day; Unfit for Human Habitation; Going to the FBI; Putting My Hay Down; Troopers; Overcoming Discrimination; Recognition and Acclaim; Appellate Judge; An Onerous Job; The Death Penalty; and Mark of a Man. Jack Bass is an American author and journalist. He was born in 1934. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1956 with a degree in journalism. He worked at The News and Courier, a co-owned weekly paper, The West Ashley Journal, and The State (Columbia). He received a Nieman Fellowship from Harvard for 1965–66. From 1966 to 1973 Bass worked as the Columbia Bureau Chief for The Charlotte Observer and was a lecturer for journalism at the University of South Carolina. He was named South Carolina Newspaperman of the Year in 1968 and 1972. His The Transformation of Southern Politics was on the American Library Association's "Notable Books for Adults List" for 1976, and he received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for "Taming the Storm" in 1994.
New York, N.Y. Henry Holt and Company, 2004. First Edition [stated]. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 415,  pages. Illustrations. Prologue. Notes. Acknowledgments. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Chapters include Where Death Waits; Ain't No Slavery No More; Migration; Uplist Me, Pride; White Houses; The Letter of Your Law; Freedmen, Sons of God, Americans; The Prodigal Son; Prejudice; Judgment Day; and Requiescam. Some creasing to dust jacket edges. Kevin Boyle (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1990) is an historian of the twentieth century United States, with a particular interest in modern American social movements. His publications include The UAW and the Heyday of American Liberalism, 1945-1968; Muddy Boots and Ragged Aprons: Images of Working-Class Detroit, 1900-1930 (with Victoria Getis); Organized Labor and American Politics, 1894-1994; and Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age, which received the National Book Award for nonfiction, The Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize, and the Simon Weisenthal Center’s Tolerance Book Award. It was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and was selected for community-wide reading programs in the Detroit metropolitan area and the state of Michigan. He has published essays and reviews in The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Detroit Free Press, Inc, and Cobblestone magazines. He has held fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the Andrew Carnegie Corporation.
New York: Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 1988. Later printing. Trade paperback. xii, , 1064, pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Notes. Major works cited in Notes. Index. Covers creased. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads: For Steve, With best wishes, Taylor Branch Dec. 6, 2016. Taylor Branch (born January 14, 1947) is an American author and historian who wrote a Pulitzer Prize winning trilogy chronicling the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and much of the history of the American civil rights movement. The final volume of the 2,912-page trilogy, collectively called America in the King Years, was released in January 2006, and an abridgment, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, was published in 2013. Branch served as an assistant editor at The Washington Monthly from 1970 to 1973; he was Washington editor of Harper's from 1973 to 1976; and he was Washington columnist for Esquire Magazine from 1976 to 1977. He also has written for a variety of other publications, including The New York Times Magazine, and The New Republic. In 1972, Branch worked for the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern. Branch shared an apartment with Bill Clinton, and the two developed a friendship. He also worked with Hillary Rodham, later Clinton's wife. Branch's book on Bill Clinton, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History With The President, was written from tape-recorded interviews and conversations, most of which occurred in the White House during Clinton's two terms in office and which were not disclosed publicly until 2009. In 2015, he received the BIO Award from Biographers International Organization.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1989. First Ballantine Books Edition, Presumed First Printing. Mass market paperback. xiv, 287,  pages. Illustrations. Some cover wear and some page discoloration. Includes Preface, Acknowledgments, Prologue, and a Note on Sources. Chapters include Waiting; The Battle for Washington; Bureaucracies a War; "Locked in Deadly Struggle..."; Boom Town; "Parties for a Purpose": Press Lords and Reporters; Congressional Blues; The Strains of the New; and Endings and Beginnings. Also includes A Note on Sources. The Extraordinary Story of the Transformation of a City and a Nation. David Brinkley has written an impressionist history, comparable to a pointillist painting composed of small points of color that, seen whole, comprise a remarkably truthful record of reality. Though it is today the hub of international affairs and government, Washington, D.C. was once little more than a small Southern town that happened to host our nationally elected officials. Award-winning journalist David Brinkley remembers what it was like--how Washington awoke from its slumber and found itself with a war on its hands. Washington had to print the paper, alphabetize the bureaucracies, host the parties, pitch the propaganda, write the laws, launch the drives, draft the boys, hire the "government girls," and engage in an often hilarious administrative war of words, wit, and even wisdom. David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997. Brinkley received ten Emmy Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.