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Environmental Justice in Postwar America


By Chris Wells ’95. University of Washington Press, July 2018. Available on Amazon. This reader collects a wide range of primary source documents on the rise and evolution of the environmental justice movement. The documents show how environmentalists in the 1970s recognized the unequal environmental burdens that people of color and low-income Americans had to bear, … Continue reading “Environmental Justice in Postwar America”


Them Gone


By Akua Lezli Hope ’75. Red Paint Hill Publishing. 2018. Available on Amazon. Poetry. Singing the stories of family and fate, Akua Lezli Hope weaves love, loss, and vision into a history of more than one self, one people, to claim our survival, to thrive. Truths told and suffering faced head-on transforms to sweetness here, … Continue reading “Them Gone”


The Gift of Recovery: 52 Mindful Ways to Live Joyfully Beyond Addiction


By Rebecca E. Williams ’84. New Harbinger Publications, June 2018. If you’re recovering from addiction, The Gift of Recovery offers quick, in-the-moment tips and tricks to help you cope with daily stress and stay firmly on the path to wellness. With this gentle, easy-to-use guide, you’ll learn how to navigate relationships, take time for self-care, and build a … Continue reading “The Gift of Recovery: 52 Mindful Ways to Live Joyfully Beyond Addiction”


The Evolution of Love


By Lucy Jane Bledsoe ’79. Rare Bird Books, May, 2018. A tribe of survivors—including a couple of feral kids, a bonobo researcher, and several activists— build community in the wake of a devastating earthquake.


A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America


By Susan Dunn, Massachusetts Professor of Humanities. Yale University Press, April 2018. Available on Amazon. In the cold winter months that followed Franklin Roosevelt’s election in November 1940 to an unprecedented third term in the White House, he confronted a worldwide military and moral catastrophe. Almost all the European democracies had fallen under the ruthless onslaught of … Continue reading “A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America”


Paris Picnic Club: More Than 100 Recipes to Savor And Share


By Shaheen Peershai & Jennie Levitt ’07. Sterling Epicure, April 2018. Every Friday for a year in a small town tucked into the hillsides south of Paris, Shaheen Peerbhai and Jennie Levitt made a delicious picnic-style meal for their friends, and it grew into a clandestine pop-up restaurant, serving much-anticipated lunches to eighty hungry guests. Soon they moved their … Continue reading “Paris Picnic Club: More Than 100 Recipes to Savor And Share”


Sexuality and Intellectual Disabilities


By Andrew Maxwell Triska ’11. Routledge/Taylor & Francis, April 2018. This book provides a concise overview of sexuality and gender identity in clients with intellectual disabilities for therapists, social workers, educators, and healthcare providers. It captures the social, political, and legal environment of the late 2010s and bridges the gap between research and practice, with … Continue reading “Sexuality and Intellectual Disabilities”


From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage


By Darel E. Paul, Professor of Political Science. Baylor University Press, March 2018. Over the last twenty-five years, a dramatic transformation in the American public’s view of homosexuality has occurred, symbolized best by the movement of same-sex marriage from the position of a fringe few to the pinnacle of morality and a cornerstone of establishment … Continue reading “From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage”


Desert Borderland


By Matthew H. Ellis ’03. Stanford University Press, March 2018. Desert Borderland investigates the historical processes that transformed political identity in the easternmost reaches of the Sahara Desert in the half century before World War I. Adopting a view from the margins—illuminating the little-known history of the Egyptian–Libyan borderland—the book challenges prevailing notions of how Egypt … Continue reading “Desert Borderland”


Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the 20th Century United States


Edited by Bethany Moreton ’92, Gillian Frank, Heather R. White. University of North Carolina Press, March 2018. At a moment when “freedom of religion” rhetoric fuels public debate, it is easy to assume that sex and religion have faced each other in pitched battle throughout modern U.S. history. Yet, by tracking the nation’s changing religious and … Continue reading “Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the 20th Century United States”