Stephanie Leigh Batiste ’94
(Duke University Press) This book examines African-Americans during the Great Depression. Batiste looks at how, even though they were treated as second-class citizens, they empowered themselves through artistic performance, specifically...
Patrick Patterson ’85
(Cornell University Press) Patterson explores consumerism in Yugoslavia. During the Cold War, communist Yugoslavia embraced elements of both socialism and capitalism, leading to a society that emphasized consumption. He argues that this focus...
Dennis R. Szeszko ’98
(Government of the State of Mexico) This reference book documents the native orchids of Mexico. It includes profiles of 150 native orchid species, 355 photographs, 157 maps, and a glossary. In addition, there is a historical account of plant...
David Warfield Brown ’59
(Praeger) Whether it’s poverty, high-school dropouts, obesity, or any other social problem, government did not create the problem and it cannot solve it for us, argues Brown. He calls on citizens to self organize and provides guidance on how...
David V. Forrest ’60
(Delphinium Books) In this book, Forrest looks at one of America’s favorite games, slots. He considers many different perspectives in evaluating the game — from treating it as entertainment to treating it as religion. Forrest uses insights...
(Posted on Dec. 7, 2011)